Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pro Prospek: The Polyphonic Congress (Mini-Doc) [Video]

EF Cuttin presents #JetLounge: The 1st 48 (Episode 2) [Mix]


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Oakland Faders: Fader Nation v.1 [Mix]


The Oakland Faders open the vault and offer their award-winning 2004 mix for the low price of free.

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Waajeed: Electric Street Orchestra [Mix]

"Electric Street Orchestra" Mix by Jeedo (Waajeed) by Wax Poetics on Mixcloud

Pragmatic Theory: New Classic [Album]


Nearly 40 producers, including familiar names like Lakim, Warren XcInce, Keor Meteor and more contribute to New Classic, the latest compilation from Pragmatic Theory. Check for the standout single from Miles Bonny and Ta-Ku, As You Sleep On My Lap.

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The Good Guys Interview Curren$y [Video]

OG Ron C: Purple Slide Park (Chopped & Screwed) [Mixtape]


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DJ Critical Hype, 2DopeBoyz & Datpiff present The Art of Kendrick Lamar Blends [Mixtape]


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Curren$y & Young Roddy: 3-Piece Set [EP]


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Pro Era presents PEEP: The Aprocalypse [Mixtape]


Our excitement over PEEP: The Aprocalypse was no doubt overshadowed by the loss of perhaps the group's most prolific member, Capital STEEZ. His positivity and productivity have become his hallmark among PE members, and the New Year will not be the same without his sight and sound.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Bonquisha & Otis [Video]

A Mick Boogie Christmas [Mixtape]


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The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (Xmas Stocking Filler Special) [Mix]

Hedonist Jazz - Xmas Stocking Filler Special by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

Jakarta Records presents Festive Season Music (Compilation) [Album]


From Jakarta Records:

A little thank you gift for everyone's support in 2012 and a little preview what we have coming up in 2013.

'Festive Season Music' ranges from unreleased exclusive music like 'Everyday Is Christmas' that Blu sent us earlier this month to songs that will be released on Jakarta Records in 2013 like Ta-Ku's & Mr.Troys tracks. Most songs are yet unheard, some are exclusive to this selection.


Gummy Soul Christmas [Mix]

Gummy Soul Christmas by Gummysoul on Mixcloud

Big Boi Reads How The Grinch Stole Christmas [Video]

Mystikal: Hit Me (Rudolph Mashup) [Video]

Planet Asia & Gold Chain Music: Giftrap Medallions [Video]

Be sure to scoop a copy of Everyday Is Christmas.

Fiend: Christmas Tree (Lit) [Video]

Nate OG: Soulful Seasons Greetings [Beat Tape]



Maticulous: Christmas Sampler [Beat Tape]


Maticulous melds together an assortment of sounds to spread holiday cheer.

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Planet Asia & Gold Chain Music: Everyday Is Christmas [EP]


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Cookin' Soul & DJ Whoo Kid present Notorious B.I.G.: Ready For X-Mas [Mixtape]



Friday, December 21, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Santa Baby In Hollis [Video]


Puff Daddy f. RUN DMC, Mase, Snoop Dogg, Salt & Pepa, Onyx and Keith Murray: Santa Baby (Remix)

Run-DMC: Christmastime In Hollis

Little BIG Things: The Mix Tape (2012) [Mix]


Starting off with a personal favorite from Sisters Love, the trio of Personify, FROZ1 and Case Bloom can do no wrong with this first freebie featuring The Meters, Lee Fields, Gil Scott-Heron and many more.

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Flea Market Funk presents DJ Prestige: Too Future [Mix]

Too Future: A Live Mix by Fleamarketfunk on Mixcloud

The details surrounding the split-second decision to dismiss DJ Shadow from the decks at Mansion has spawned an uproar (and rightfully so) from fellow performers and fans alike. Personally, we never thought we'd see the day where a debacle of this nature would go down, so shit, perhaps it may be the end. Either way, what better mix to highlight than DJ Prestige's ode to he who is Too Future?

Zé Mateo (Chinese Man): How To Relax My Feet Waiting For The End Of The World [Mix]

Zé Mateo (Chinese Man) - How to relax my feet waiting for the end of the world by Chinese Man Records on Mixcloud

Thursday, December 20, 2012

NOLA MIX: Youth DJ & Music Production Program [Video]

NOLA MIX is a New Orleans based music education program that provides training, mentoring and performance opportunities for aspiring DJs of all ages and skill levels. NOLA MIX students learn about the history of DJ-ing, basic mixing, scratching and beat making. Students are also exposed to new DJ technology including Serato Live software, and art activities that reinforce their emerging DJ skills. Students who complete the 5 week NOLA MIX DJ training receive a Certificate of Achievement, produce a group music CD, and coordinate a free community performance.

Please support their Kickstarted campaign here.

Chuck Inglish: Four 12s [Video]

The diffusion of the duo formerly known as the Cool Kids earlier this week sparked speculation of creative differences. Although listening to Four 12s sounds similar to the signature sound that the pair premiered back in 2007.

Miss Special Interviews THURZ [Video]

Big K.R.I.T.: Rich Dad. Poor Dad [Video]

Vlada Stojanovik: Playing Jazz [Mix]

Playing Jazz by Vlada Stojanovic on Mixcloud

Stojanovic shares several special sounds from his personal collection. Enjoy!

Brooklyn Radio presents Bastard Jazz: Getting There [Mix]

Bastard Jazz - Getting There by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

Bastard Jazz blesses a "sunny afternoon in Brooklyn" with a new mix featuring Flying Lotus, DJ Nu-Mark, and Mo Kolours among others.

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Hexsagon: Dave Brubeck [Beat Tape]


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The Butcher's Block (Episode 10): Power (Wu-Tang Clan) [Video]

Slim K: good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Chopped & Screwed) [Mixtape]

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

George Benson: Face It Boy, It's Over (Platurn's PR Edit) [Single]


Just can't stop listening to this one...

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Rich Medina & Bling47 Break Down Fuck The Police [Video]

Jan Dulay: Thinkin' Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover) [Video]

To be honest, we're not necessarily fans of Frank Ocean. We are, however, huge fans of Jan and as such are compelled to highlight her ukulele-inspired cover of Thinkin' Bout You. Listen to more of her work here.

Blu: On The Porch [Video]

Think B.I.G. (Matty C & Schott Free) [Video]

Cool Kids: Champions [Video]

The Cool Kids call it quits (at least under this particular moniker), but go out on top - letting loose of the Champions video.

EF Cuttin presents #JetLounge: The 1st 48 (Episode 1) [Mix]


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The Kickdrums & Dee Goodz: The Higher [EP]


Dee definitely delivers the Goodz, linking with the Kickdrums to take us all Higher.


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

STONES THROW MIXTAPE VOL 1 by Dj Philly/Trackside Burners on Mixcloud

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Pro Era Previews Peep The Apocalypse [Video]

Whether you buy in the Mayan myth or not, Pro Era is prepared for the potential pandemonium by providing the soundtrack to it all - premiering their debut, Peep The Apocalypse, this Friday.

Kid Cudi: King Wizard [Video]

Cudder comes back rejuvenated rather than recreated, crowning himself King Wizard in the clean lead visual from Indicud, due March 2013.

The Doctor's Orders presents A Conversation With 9th Wonder [Video]

Dee-1 f. Killer Mike: Never Clockin' Out [Video]

Dee-1 and Killer Mike delivers a dose of the Dirty in the latest visual from The Focus Tape.

Night Swimmers: Night Swimmers (Vol 1.) [Album]


Featuring Ta-Ku and Prof.Logik along with 20 other beatmakers from around the globe.

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GLC: Silence of the Lames [Mixtape]


GLC gives away a feature-heavy freebie, soliciting Bun B, Chevy Woods and Fiend for sixteens.

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Top Tape, Dublab & Stones Throw present Top Tape (November 7 Archive) [Cassette]


From Dublab:

Top Tape is co-presented by our brethren in sound, Leaving Records. For this recurrent happening the dublab tape team dig up their favorite cassingles, mixtapes, and cassette spooled albums for a night of magnetic music.

This is an archive of a special Top Tape installment celebrating the collaborative Stones Throw x Leaving Records double cassette compilation DUAL FORM. The night featured all-tape sets by Peanut Butter Wolf, Matthewdavid, M. Geddes Gengras, White Rainbow, EMV, Knxwledge, Large Cats, Cat 500, Sun Araw and many more! Dual Form “Golden Tickets” were dropped at local record stores and lucky winners received a limited edition Leaving Records mix tape cassette by Matthewdavid. High energy was truly in the air for this night. We hope you enjoy the archive!

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DJ Muggs: Sound Boy Killa [EP]


Muggs experiments with the darker side of dub to prep fans for the upcoming release of Bass For Your Face. Don't miss his in-depth discussion with The Music Ninja here.

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Beats Antique: Skeleton Key [Video]

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Flowback Fridays: Can't You See The Payback [Video]


Total f. Notorious B.I.G.: Can't You See (Remix)

James Brown: The Payback

DJ Spinna & Bling47 Break Down Players [Video]

Laid Back presents 72 Soul - Snowflakes & Blue Skies [Mix]

72 Soul - Snowflakes and Blue Skies by Laid Back on Mixcloud

The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (More Gil Scott-Heron) [Mix]

Hedonist Jazz: More Gil Scott-Heron by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

Devil's Pie: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute [Mix]


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Southern Hospitality presents Twelve 12's Live Vinyl Mix #40: DJ Superix & The Geto Boys [Mix]

Twelve 12's Live Vinyl Mix: 40 - DJ Superix - Geto Boys Special! by Southern Hospitality on Mixcloud

DJ Jazznosis presents Illadelphmixlife: The Roots Anthology (Volume 1) [Mix]


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Ridiculous Raw: Stax of Throwbacks [Mix]

Stax of Throwbacks by Ridiculous Raw on Mixcloud

Rich Ginders: Bizarre Ride To The Phlip Side (Samples of the Pharcyde) [Mix]


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Dyme-A-Duzin f. Joey Bada$$, Capital STEEZ & CJ Fly: Swank Sinatra [Video]

Thursday, December 13, 2012

J. Rocc & Bling47 Break Down Free Your Mind [Video]

DJ Spair & DJ Presto One: Contraband [Mix]


DJs Spair and Presto One smuggle stacks of singles from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Zedd, and even hometown heavy-hitter Big Freedia.


SBTRKT: 50 Min Boiler Room Mix [Mix]


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Michael Uzowuru: FADER [Mix]



Soul Khan f. Akie Bermiss: The Machine [Video]

Psalm, out now.

Cookin' Soul: Macaulay Flow [Video]

So it looks like Cookin' Soul skipped their annual Halloween project in favor of B.I.G. stocking stuffer, slated for freelease this coming Tuesday.

HipHopDX Interviews King Chip [Video]

King Mez: Monte Carlo [Video]

My Everlasting Zeal, out now.

Alexander Spit: A Breathtaking Trip [Video]

Follow Alexander Spit on A Breathtaking Trip.

Karrien Riggins: Round The Outside (Alone Together) [Video]

Vikter Duplaix Interviews Bilal [Video]

Curator and crooner come together to chat about combining elements to craft a signature sound, creative continuity and the course of their careers.

Toro Y Moi: So Many Details [Video]

Toro Y Moi teases with the lead visual from his forthcoming album, Anything In Return, due January 22, 2013. Don't miss his near hour-long set at the Boiler Room this past November.

Truck North: Our American Cousins [EP]


Truck North tackles several tough topics, touching on transgressions of Our American Cousins. Check for the standout Capital Crime, alongside Black Thought and Asher Roth.

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Thelonius Martin: Twelve [Instrumental Album]


Twelve beats for the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012.


C-Plus: Still Out Here [Mixtape]


C-Plus closes out the year by reminding us that he's Still Out Here with a top-notch tape complete with production from Cardo, Chase Moore, Hippie Sabotage and more.

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Leonard Nimoy: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins [Video]

Spock was claiming the Shire long before Peter Jackson brought the hype back to the Hobbits.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Downloaded: The Digital Revolution (Trailer) [Video]

The Pharcyde @ Melkweg [Video]

Footage of the group performing the Gummy Soul remix of It Ain't Nothin' Like in Amsterdam.

Blu: Angel [Mixtape]



2-Player Co-Op (Trackademicks and 1-O.A.K.): Lovelorn [EP]


After sampling several singles, including standouts Goodbye Girl and Someone Great, HNRL's pair of players premier their collaborative EP.


Joey Bada$$: Pantie Raid [Video]

Masta Killa: Things Just Ain't The Same [Video]

7even Thirty: Where It's At [Video]

'Sip spitter 7even Thirty lets listeners know Where It's At by releasing Heaven's Computer on vinyl, and celebrates by coming out with a composition-colored clip.

Quest: The Juice [Video]

Aesop Rock: Cycles To Gehenna (Zavala Remix) [Video]

Ren The Vinyl Archaeologist: Funk Express [Mix]

Follow Ren on a ride of familiar funk and soul favorites from Chaka Khan, Prince, Rick James, and Zapp & Roger among many, many more.

Shortkut: ! [Mix]


In case you missed it, gain a glimpse of Shortkut's set this past Friday at The 45 Sessions in Oakland.