Last saturday we were in Rotterdam to check out J*DaVeY and Muhsinah who were both performing. Big shout outs to the homey Deluge for the nice pictures (eventhough his lens was in the shop) and “Fat Lady” for the ambiance. If you missed it you a sucker…needless to say. We had a great time and next time Aime is cooking for everyone! No noodle soup or crappy falafel. I promise!
The interviews we did with both J*DaVey and Muhsinah will be online somewhere next month so keep an eye out for that. Visit HERE if you want to see the rest of the pics..
While Black Milk has started his European Tour to promote Tronic, he managed to squize out this little gem to satisfy our hunger for a new joint. “Dreams” hits with that crazy piano just the way we like it. Go check out Milk live if you have the chance and buy Tronic via iTunes if you haven’t already. Dates for the tour after the jump..
For those that don’t know, J Dilla was a great music producer who died of lupus. Now his mom has lupus and needs help with her medical bills. This Obey (Shepard Fairey) collaborative poster with B+ will benefit Dilla’s mom “Ma Dukes”. It is an edition of 400, measures 18 x 24, and priced at $55. Goes on sale Friday, Feb 20th at obeygiant.com so get that wallet/creditcard ready. Source: Individual Sole…more after the jump.
The debut full-length offering from Mark Pritchard’s Harmonic 313 project follows on from a couple of great 12″ releases. Koln is one of the tracks with a classic Warp electronica sound whilst ‘Battlestar’ adds a rap track from Phat Kat & Elzhi (Cold Steel), with a gritty, sampled break. The album launch party will be on February 28 in Amsterdam. Get it at Rushhour.
Harmonic 313 – Koln[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/download7/Harmonic_313_-_Koln_MOOVMNT.mp3]
With the help of ArtDontSleep and Mochilla, Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood Ferguson have produced a four song orchestral EP of music originally produced by James “Jay Dilla” Yancey. the pair will also perform the EP, along with other Dilla compositions, with a 36 piece orchestra at a live concert in Los Angeles on February 22nd with the help of VTech. The EP is already available on and all proceeds go directly to Ma Dukes. Thanks to Sweeneykovar.
It’s been a long time coming, but finally we can announce that Detroit rapper Finale will be releasing his new album on Interdependent Media. The official A Pipe Dream And A Promise album release show will go down on April 4th in Detroit at Elements Gallery.
Expect to hear people like Invincible, Black Milk (on production) and Flying Lotus. The last did the production on the J Dilla (R.I.P.) homage on this wonderful album and is the icing on the cake. Be sure to get it when it drops, because this one is a straight banger! Check out more info about the Raise It Up Dilla dedication (Amsterdam) after the jump!
Finale – Paid Homage[audio:http://moovmnt.com/download7/Finale_-_Paid_Homage_MOOVMNT.mp3]
Redplanet finally got Blu & Ta’Raach to perform in Bitterzoet Amsterdam. FullCrate & FS Green from the Mixing Monthly project will also be spinnin that evening next to The Superblenders & Civil. All Dutch residents make sure you don’t miss this one.