After Bullion’s ‘Young Heartache’ EP ushered in the dreamy days of summer, the young producer returns with a mind-bending brace of wistful songs for winter: ‘Say Goodbye To What’ is hook-laden psychedelic funk, a pop song laced with intricacies and a beautifully skewed production approach. It may well be the strangest singalong track of the year. Flipside ‘Crazy Over You’ is a melancholic headnodder, drifting through the speakers with a lovelorn grace while pummelling you with the bottom end.
The life of the romantic is not always an easy one. You can listen to both tracks by visiting Bullion’s Bandcamp and you can also make a digital purchase while you’re at it. Big ups One Handed Music..
Bullion – Crazy Over You[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Bullion_-_Crazyoveryou.mp3]
While outside everything is covered in snow, I thought it’d be nice to shine some light on a warm soulful joint. I’m positive that Dwele needs no introduction, nor does the track he covered here: Dilla’s classic remix of Spacek’s “Eve”. However, I still don’t hear enough people play this tune. Little is known about it, other than that it’s one of many many Dwele tracks that have never officially been released. So just sit back with some hot tea and enjoy!
Detroit’s been dropping heat lately! Granted this post is a tad bit late, but I couldn’t refrain from posting it anyway since these guys need to be heard. MC’s/producers Quelle Life (out of the Wasted Youth camp) and Denmark Vessey (production for Detroit’s finest including Monica Blaire, D12, Slum Village etc.) met through Wasted Youth member Loose Cannon in 2006. Shortly thereafter the two formed a group called Crown Nation and started rockin’ stages all over Detroit. Last month they blessed us with a few free releases: Quelle’s “Blue Mondays”, Crown Nation’s “Slut Bag Edition” and Awesome in Outer Space’s “Songs About You”.
Upon first listening to Quelle’s “Blue Mondays” I immediately got that feeling I had when I first heard Slum Village’s “Fantastic”. These guys find a unique way of blending an old boombap sound with contemporary hiphop and added a little Detroit twist on top of it. Judge for yourself, check out all three LP’s for FREE over at their website. And if you like them, leave a donation so these guys can keep doing their thing.
Quelle – Special Ingredient
Crown Nation – The Crown
Today, July 23, is none other than Kissey Asplund‘s birthday and to celebrate it in style she decided to give away some tunes. The project entitled “19” consists of re-recorded versions of two songs, “Jazzcool” and “MyWay”, that she originally wrote when she was 19. Kissey also shows some piano skills on these tracks, backing herself up on the keys. Enjoy!
Kissey Asplund – Jazzcool
Kissey Asplund – My Way
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is eight brothers from the south side of Chicago, all sons of the Sun Ra trumpeter Philip Cohran — a street-marching brass band in the New Orleans tradition; jazz to dance, with a funk sensibility honed by hip hop. Here are two scorchers from the imminent album. Written by Philip Cohran in memory of Alyo Tolbert, star dancer for the Montu Dance Company in Chicago, Alyo is its hardest, funkiest track (with Malcolm Catto from The Heliocentrics on drums); and in memory of the band’s friend and rabblerouser. One pressing only, in metallic ink sleeve.
And no this is not a free download, although it is the best €8,50 I’ve spent in a long time. Maybe even better than the €8 I spent at Little Italy this afternoon. And believe me that pizza was damn good. Pepperoni, mushrooms, paprika, cheese, tomato sauce..Now go and get your copy of “Alyo/Flipside” at Rushhour.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Alyo
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Flipside
Kissey’s debut album Plethora coming soom
Javaanse Jongens ( Boys from Java)
JJ consisting out of four young guys: Wan Kei-You, Jay Bordeaux, Ruben Rahametwau and Louis Bordeaux, who recently released it’s debut LP on Appletree Records, JJ keeps it rocking with 10 banging tracks on this E.P. From heavy thumping drumlines to soulful rhythms with deep vocals it’s all here, so play it, experience it, nod your head to it and feel the versatility….