Friday, November 30, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Worst I Forgot To Love Survival [Video]


Dilated Peoples: Worst Comes To Worst

William Bell: I Forgot To Love You

Mobb Deep: Survival of the Fittest

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LAST DAY To Enter To Win Tickets To The 45 Sessions (Winter Edition)



@The45Sessions and @cfunkcollective

I want to see @JustBlaze & @Shortkut @The45Sessions @thenewparish

Winner will be announced tomorrow.

Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom [Video]

Fuse Interviews Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [Video]

Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh: OMFGOD pt. 3 (In-Studio) [Video]

Fuse presents Crate-Diggers: Jermaine Dupri [Video]

?uestlove @ The Boiler Room [Video]

Bobby Tre: A Day In The Life [Video]

Joey Bada$$ @ The Boiler Room [Video]

Wiz Khalifa Breaks Down O.N.I.F.C [Video]

Blue Scholars: Anna Karina [Video]

Cinemetropolis, out now.

The Kid Daytona: Lost Luggage [EP]


You may remember Daytona's Summer Games (his project prior to this), recorded while visiting Europe. Apparently on the return flight his hard drive was lost, but ultimately found, resulting in Lost Luggage.

DOWNLOAD Lost Luggage

Potholes Podcast: Freeway [Podcast]

Sauce: Sauce Remixes... [Album]


Australian audiomaker Sauce experiments with eight familiar tracks, re-envisioning works from Aaliyah, De La Soul, Badu, Miles Davis and more.

DOWNLOAD Sauce Remixes...

Sufjan Stevens: Silver & Gold (NoiseTrade Holiday Sampler) [Album]


DOWNLOAD Silver & Gold (NoiseTrade Holiday Sampler)

ARTST TLK: KAWS & David Salle [Video]

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Skratch Bastid & DJ Jazzy Jeff @ Revival [Video]

Ridiculous Raw: The Sith Eleptikal Gems (Parts 1 & 2) [Mix]

From Ridiculous Raw:

Back by popular demand! Two 'original breaks & beats' mixes made in 2000 and 2001 by my dear friend DvL and myself under our 'Rotobotnus Twins' moniker with the ever genius assist from DJ Grazzhoppa in the scratching department. Originally released as mixtape cassettes only on After Hours Records and constructed with 2 turntables, an 8-track minidisc recorder, guitar effect pedal, movie dialogs, a crazy load of pretty rare original records from around the planet and 100% hip hop attitude. Sorry, no tracklisting or cover run down for this post. The amount of records used is just way to big to list and honestly, I can't even remember some of them. Laid Back digitally launched the 'Sith Eleptikal Gems' again in 2008 but they haven't been 'officially' online since.

Nardwuar Interviews Brother Ali [Video]

Soul Khan f. Akie Bermiss: Not Like That [Video]

Khan lets loose of his Psalms on December 11th.

Life + Times presents Decoded: RZA (Unspoken Word & Protect Ya Neck) [Video]

Freeway f. Nikki Jean: Sweet Temptations [Video]

Soothe your senses with the Sweet Temptation of the Philly Freezer's prose paired with the seductive sound of soulstress Nikki Jean.

The Well Versed Interviews Mac Miller [Video]

Mac promises that his joint project with DJ Jazzy Jeff, '92 Til Infinity, will arrive early next year.

Wiz Khalifa f. Cam'ron: The Bluff [Video]

Jansport J: For Love. [Instrumental Album]



J Rocc: The Madlib Remixes (1997-2007) [Album]


Ten years of tracks from Madlib, all remixed by J. Rocc? Yes, please!

DOWNLOAD The Madlib Remixes (1997-2007)

Dangermouse: The Grey Album (Remastered) [Album]


The mashup mixtape that spawned a sea of lesser caliber clones has been remastered and re-released by audiophile John Stewart.

DOWNLOAD The Grey Album (mp3)

DOWNLOAD The Grey Album (tracked)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pinky & The Brain Meet The Beatles [Video]

Blue Line [Video]

Laid Back: Meet John Soulcox [Mix]

From Laid Back:

A few days ago, John Soulcox - music composer and producer from Czech Republic - released "Breakbyte", an album filled with funky breaks, house, 2step and discofunk. This podcast features tracks from "Breakbyte" and older tracks published by John under the SasA moniker.

Shpakt: Bill Withers [Mix]

Shpakt shares his mix of Withers originals, covers and samples to illustrate his indelible influence.

The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (Music of Stevie's Mind) [Mix]

DJ Cheeba: Mos Def (The Samples) [Mix]

Miss Special Interviews Maticulous [Video]

Falside: White Noise [Video]

East Toast, out now.

Think B.I.G. (Alchemist) [Video]

Prince: Rock & Roll Love Affair [Video]

Vlada Stojanovic: An Ode To Hip-Hop [Mix]

Don P: Nas (The Illmatic Samples) [Mix]

DJ Neil Armstrong: From Marcy To Barclays [Mix]


BK beams with pride as the burrough continues to build back to glory, and DJ Neil Armstrong provides the soundtrack to its "new era."

DOWNLOAD From Marcy To Barclays

Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz 5 [Mixtape]


Although Mark Farina is now on the seventh installment of his acclaimed Mushroom Jazz series, this is undoubtedly the holy grail. Mixed well before the first edition was waxed, this mixtape is a must-have for longtime Farina fans and an appropriate introduction to the sets for those unfamiliar.

DOWNLOAD Mushroom Jazz 5

Shortkut @ The 45 Sessions [Video]

Shortkut will be opening at the Winter Edition of The 45 Sessions on December 7th. Don't miss your chance to win two FREE tickets by entering to win here.

Filmed by Professor Cutfresh.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dyskograf [Video]

The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (Strata Records) [Mix]

Brooklyn Radio presents Beatsauce: Night Moves (J. Boogie) [Mix]

Originally released in May of this year, J. Boogie juxtaposes Andre 3000, Little Dragon, Stevie Wonder and many more into one smooth set.

Ridiculous Raw: Continental Strut (The Europas) [Mix]

Rhapsody presents On The Record: Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Also, don't miss K Dot break down the design behind good kid, m.A.A.d. city, below:

Rhapsody presents On The Record: Stalley [Video]

THURZ: Are You Not [Video]

THURZ lets loose of the latest visual from his 517 W Queen mixtape.

Nardwuar Interviews Wiz Khalifa [Video]

Yelawolf & Travis Barker f. Tim Armstrong: 6 Feet Underground [Video]

Sounding eerily like Bradley Nowell, Yelawolf spits ska over the Sublime-infused single.

iHipHopDistribution Interviews Ski Beatz [Video]

Ski speaks to iHopHop about the Senseis, his new label, and what's next for DD172. Speaking of which, check for more info on the South Carolina segment below:

Karriem Riggins: Summer Madness [Video]

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Karriem Riggins serves up a visual dish of his infamous drums to accompany Summer Madness, one of the standouts from Alone Together, out now.

L'Orange: The Mad Writer [Album]


From L'Orange:

For his latest release, The Mad Writer, L’Orange has assembled a distinguished roster of guest artists to populate a new concept album with inspired rhymes and vocal performances from Blu, yU, Has-Lo and Erica Lane. The Mad Writer, to be released November 2012, attests to L’Orange’s ability to unite a wealth of diverse talent under a common creative banner, a mark of a well-respected producer.

STREAM The Mad Writer

Tokyo Cigar: WU2 (Wu-Tang Clan vs. U2) [Album]


We first featured Tokyo Cigar in April of this year, reveling in his remixes of Depeche Mode. To close out the year, he has unveiled his latest batch of blends, this time pairing the Staten Island senseis with Ireland's most innovative ensemble.

DOWNLOAD WU2 (Wu-Tang Clan vs. U2)

Larry Lovestein (Mac Miller): You [EP]


Mac lets his alter ego, Larry Lovestein, share the spotlight on his latest freelease alongside The Velvet Revival.


Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks (Platurn's Bonus Beat Edit) [Single]


Platurn reshapes one of the toughest tracks from the legendary Led Zeppelin (Jon Bonham remains the greatest drummer of all time). Don't miss him spin LIVE on December 7th at The 45 Sessions in Oakland.

DOWNLOAD When The Levee Breaks (Platurn's Bonus Beat Edit)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

House Shoes & Bling47 Break Down The Light (Remix) [Video]

Chris Arch/Retrotable Funk & Soul: Fatty's Lunch Box [Mix]

Fredfades: Fredfades Remixes [Album]


Norwegian audio artisan Fredfades restyles 6 tracks, including Quasimoto's Broad Factor and Method Man's Uh-Oh.

DOWNLOAD Fredfades Remixes

Sundrenched: Beat Studies (Vol. 1 & 2) [Album]


Ray Wilson, better known as Sundrenched, is a Floridian beatsmith whose moniker could not be more reflective of his music. His Beat Studies sound like a drive down Alligator Alley or lamping on Lake Pontchartrain. Check for our favorite, Rhodes Loop.


DOWNLOAD Beat Studies (Vol. 1)


DOWNLOAD Beat Studies (Vol. 2) Mixtape Sessions #1: Dexter (Things I Did Last Year)

Photobucket sets their new mixtape series in motion, turning listeners onto the tastes that they prefer, beginning with Dexter. Stay tuned...

DOWNLOAD Dexter (Things I Did Last Year)

9th Wonder & Buckshot: Crazy [Video]

It doesn't seem at all Crazy that 9th Wonder and Buckshot could have one of the Top Drops this year.

Noisey presents The People vs. Joey Bada$$ [Video]

Dee-1: Love Me Some You [Video]

The Focus Tape, out now.

Kid Cudi: Teleport 2 Me, Jamie [Video]

i-D Magazine presents i-N Conversation: Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Menahan Street Band: Lights Out [Video]

Laid Back presents Poldoore: The Upgrade [Mix]

Sound Color Vibration: Podcast 146 (DJ Shadow) [Mix]

From SCV:

These releases celebrate DJ Shadow's vast body of work over his 20 year career. Rather than a tedious 'best of' collection, 'The Definitive DJ Shadow' is truly a journey through a revered artist's body of work, and reflect his important and meaningful contribution to the musical landscape. NPR calls him 'a sort of sonic Merlin: He's known and revered for his buoyant beats, hypnotic loops and dark textural expanses, but he leads listeners to places where a nightlight, and even sunlight, can be glimpsed.' His groundbreaking LP 'Entroducing' was voted in the Top 100 of Rolling Stone's Best Albums of the 90s.

J. Boogie & DJ Chicken George: Jazztronic Boogie 2 [Mix]


J. Boog joins Chicken George for a soothing set to usher you into Autumn.

LISTEN Jazztronic Boogie 2

Stanley Bloom & Mike Ro Wave: The Lovely Daze Radio (The Mixshow #042) [Mix]


Parisian production pair Stanley Bloom and Mike Ro Wave (the minds behind Pacific Shore) put together a subdued set featuring Bob James, The Honey Drippers, Morris Day, Roy Ayers and more for #042. You can also read the accompanying interview here.

DOWNLOAD The Lovely Daze Radio (The Mixshow #042)

Harn Solo @ SoundClash [Video]

Monday, November 19, 2012

House Shoes & Bling47 Break Down Fever [Video]

DJ Philly & Trackside Burners: Rhymesayers Mix (Vol. 1) [Mix]

DJ Doobius: Bad Apple Crisp [Mix]

DJ Doobius (formerly DJ Deadpool) resurrects a rare mix of rap and hip-hop, featuring Brother Ali, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, The Fugees, Lyrics Born and many more.

The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (Curtis) [Mix]

From The Hedonist:

Curtis is the debut album by American soul/funk artist Curtis Mayfield, released in September 1970. Produced by Mayfield, it was released on his own label Curtom Records. The musical styles of Curtis moved further away from the pop-soul sounds of Mayfield's previous group The Impressions and featured more of a funk and psychedelia inspired sound. The album's subject matter incorporates political and social concerns of the time.
Curtis sold well at the time charting at number one on the Billboard Black albums (for five nonconsecutive weeks) and number nineteen on the Billboard Pop albums charts. Only the single '(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go' charted. Curtis receives very high praise from modern day critics with Bruce Eder of Allmusic commenting that the record is "...practically the 'Sgt. Pepper's' album of '70s soul.

I want to pay tribute to this great album in traditional Hedonist Jazz style…

I hope you enjoy!

Professor Eddy: Jazzy Grooves & Funky Tunes [Mix]

Menahan Street Band: Ivory & Blue [Video]

The Crossing, the newest LP from Menahan Street Band, is out now. If you're in the Bay Area, be sure not to miss their live performance at the Great American Music Hall on November 30th.

Crack & Shine: Season 2 (Trailer) [Video]

Def Sound: Lady of the Year [Video]

Joey Bada$$ @ la Bellevilloise & XOYO [Video]

Footage of his first performances in Paris and London, respectively.

Wax: Toothbrush [Video]

The always hysterical Wax unveils the hilarious debut video from his forthcoming album, Continue..., due January 2013.

Bootleg Kev Interviews Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Blueprint: We Takin' It [Video]

Deleted Scenes is available now on iTunes.

Miss Special Interviews GQ [Video]

Chuuwee: 40 Oz's & 40 Sacs [Video]

Chuuwee lets loose of the latest visual from Wildstyle! (Side A).

Curren$y: The Stoned Immaculate Tour (Parts 3-6) [Video]

Trademark Da Skydiver: Comin' Up [Video]

I'm coming up, it's going down, glance at my watch, no time to fuck around...

Flamingo Barnes, out now.

Who wants two FREE tickets to The 45 Sessions DEC. 7th?


@The45Sessions & @cfunkcollective

I want to see @JustBlaze & @Shortkut @The45Sessions @thenewparish

For a chance to win two tickets.

Winner will be announced November 30th.

Eddy Mumbles: Beastie Blends [Mix]

Chuuwee: Wildstyle! (Side A) [Mixtape]


Chez chooses the retro route, opting to release the album in separate sides as LPs were in the past. Fitted with production from Jonathan Lowell, PH7, Audible Doctor, Ohbliv, Cookin' Soul and more, Wildstyle! will curb any cravings for classically crafted cuts.

DOWNLOAD Wildstyle! (Side A)

DJ Jazzy Jeff: The Block Party (Vol. 1) [Mix]


DJ Jazzy Jeff throws it back, mixing Diana Ross, Cameo, Ohio Players, and more into what looks to be the first in a series of similar sets.

DOWNLOAD The Block Party (Vol. 1)

Bama Love Soul presents Phonte: Never At A Loss For Words (The Guest Verses) [Album]


From Bama Love Soul:

Phonte is one of the first highly opinionated emcees to definitively capture the ear of the Hip Hop community and beyond since the days of KRS-One and Chuck D. We fell in love with his humor and wittiness on The Listening, anticipated his colorful social commentary on Gordon Gartrell Radio with DJ Brainchild and even checked for his critique of the latest films with Movies in a Minute. Yet, the North Carolinian never ceased to deliver punchlines and knockout verses with numerous collaborators over the years while simultaneously establishing himself as a singer as The Foreign Exchange reinvented their sound. Although more entertainment than edutainment, the loquacious emcee has our ears successfully on lock and we hope he's never at a loss for words.

Disclaimer: This is not a 'Phonte's most fire guest verses mix', but a mix of DJ Rahdu's favorite Phonte collaborations. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD Never At A Loss For Words (The Guest Verses)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Midnite Sons: Cabin Fever [Video]

The Midnite Sons tap John Coyne John Coyne (also behind the lens of the The Bones visual) to direct the first official video from the duo, which depicts the decline of a man's mind.

Fuse presents Crate-Diggers: DJ Toomp [Video]

9th Wonder: The Making of What I Gotta Say [Video]

2DopeBoyz Interviews Curren$y [Video]

Wiz Khalifa f. The Weeknd: Remember You [Video]

RubyHornet Intervews RZA [Video]

Zion I f. D.U.S.T. & Codany Holiday: Trapped Out [Video]

Shadowboxing, out now. Be sure to not miss URB's recent Cross Check, in which Bassnectar and Zion I interview each other.

Ras Kass: The Barmaggedon [Mixtape]


One of the chief contributors to the Cali underground, Ras Kass, preps for The Barmaggedon with an army of of features (Kendrick Lamar, Evidence and E-40 to name a few) and an arsenal of production (Alchemist and JR & PH7 among others).

DOWNLOAD The Barmaggedon

Audible Doctor: And I Love Her [EP]


Audible Doctor splices the Beatles' And I Love Her in six different ways to form six separate sounds.


Mela Machinko: What You Want Me To Do (I'm Sorry) [Video]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Madlib Medicine Show: The Aftermath [Video]

All-Star Tribute To UGK (Mini-Doc) [Video]

Several of your favorites favorites detail their personal introduction to the sound of UGK.

Waxist Selecta: La Soulecta De Waxist (Volumes 1 & 2) [Mix]

Tom Bombadil: Poisoned Piano [Album]


From Tom Bombadil:

This project was made in a time in which life was moving fast, and things seemed serene. But in this serenity there was something slightly off, a deep heavy undertone to the positivity that my recovery had enveloped me in.

DOWNLOAD Poisoned Piano

Daddy Tuner: Jazzin' Serious [Mix]

Smoke DZA: K.O.N.Y. [Video]

DZA drops off a vaporous visual from the mixtape of the same name.

The Well Versed Interviews Dom Kennedy [Video]

Curren$y: Chandelier [Video]

Don't miss Spitta on his SFC stop of The Stoned Immaculate Tour on December 12th at DNA Lounge.

Soulful Chemistry: Soul Chem Jazz Flip [Beat Tape]


Johnny North, iLe Flottante, Bears Beats, Double Deuce, NosmoKing, Aspie and Jinks come together to tweak seven jazz tracks, at the same time staying true to their original form.

DOWNLOAD Soul Chem Jazz Flip

Small Eyez: G.I.A.N.T.S. [Album]


After studying jazz G.I.A.N.T.S. such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker (among others) for several months, Small Eyez lauds the lessons he learned from the legendary musicians in a 5-track freelease.


DJ Mr. E: Thank You Dilla [Mix]


DOWNLOAD Thank You Dilla

Friday, November 9, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Rest In Backboards [Video]


Sene f. Blu: Backboards

Extreme: Rest In Peace

We Love Retro Media: Vinyl, VHS, Tapes & Film (Documentary) [Video]

Dam-Funk In Japan [Video]

Curren$y: The Stoned Immaculate Tour - Hill Auditorium (Part 2) [Video]

Life + Times presents Decoded: Stalley (Hammers & Vogues) [Video]

Kendrick Lamar @ War Memorial Auditorium [Video]

The Black Keys: Sister [Video]

DJ Bonics & Jon Deck In Ottawa [Video]

Lushlife: Magnolia [Video]

From Lushlife:

Do you want to own one of the 188 handmade, upcycled cardboard heads from the Magnolia video? The folks at Rap Genius have teamed up with me to give away prize packages including signed Lushlife merchandise, and these one-of-a-kind masks from the video. Add meanings to the Magnolia lyrics and you'll automatically be entered to win.

Nice Kicks Interviews Macklemore [Video]

QuESt: The Fear [Video]

If nothing else did, this last week evidenced that there is no better time than now to Fear Not Failure.

#TableRonde Interviews Kendrick Lamar [Video]

Mac Miller: One Last Thing (Blue Slide Park Anniversary Edition) [Video]

Even though we found Blue Slide Park disappointing in comparison to the rest of Mac's catalog, dude definitely has a penchant for premier visuals. With that being said, a Blue Slide Park montage is a welcome wake-up.

A-Trak: Fool's Gold Radio (November 2012) [Mix]


DOWNLOAD Fool's Gold Radio (November 2012)

Omen: A Glorious Cool [EP]


Omen delves deep over Dilla Dog beats, touching on tender topics related to economy and education with ease. Official, alongside King Mez, is just that plus our top track.

DOWNLOAD A Glorious Cool

Daphni: Live from the Bussey Building [Mix]

We have witnessed some high quality sets over the years, but this choc full of clever content for 7.5 hours? There is truly a first for everything.

DOWNLOAD Live from the Bussey Building

The Procussions Announce New Album [Video]

We mentioned that Mr. J Medeiros and Stro Elliot have joined forces once again for an all-new LP (slated for March 5th) a few weeks ago, and to build steam for the project, the duo are offering their entire catalog for FREE. Grab them all here.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis @ House of Blues (NOLA) [Video]

Shot and edited by Mikey White Chip$ (YMK Productions).

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mr. Flesh: 90s Japanese Hip-Hop Classics [Mix]

Read Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization, if you have not done so already.

DJ Platurn: 85 Snowboards [Mix]


Dope mixes never die, as is the case with this gem that DJ Platurn dusted off for free download yesterday.

DOWNLOAD 85 Snowboards Mix

Jack Davey: Like That [Video]

JD lets loose of the first official visual from the forthcoming L0-F! (Side B) EP, a call for forward- and free-thinkers to come together and create a new brand of revolution.

Bywardofmouth Interviews Blu [Video]

Kid Cudi f. King Chip: Just What I Am [Video]

Good call, Cudi. Just What I Am sounds like the Kid we all came to love back in 2008.

9th Wonder & Buckshot: Shorty Left [Video]

The Solution, out this coming Tuesday.