Friday, April 26, 2013

Flowback Fridays: Strawberry & Sound [Video]


If you're in the Bay Area (and if tickets are even still available), get down to Mezzanine tonight to witness one of the West Coast's best, plus the homie Platurn as a precursor.

DJ Quik: Safe & Sound

Brothers Johnson: Strawberry Letter 23

Shuggie Otis: Strawberry Letter 23

Marley Marl presents Classic Recipes: Recreating Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz [Video]

Adam Kvasnica: This Is Jazz-Hop [Mix]

This Is Jazz Hop by Adam Kvasnica on Mixcloud

Adam K shares a short set choc-full of favorites from Nujabes, Freddie Joachim, Badu and more.

Gilles Peterson: GPWW presents Alice Russell [Mix]

GPWW presents Alice Russell by Gilles Peterson Worldwide on Mixcloud

Life + Times presents Decoded: Camp Lo (Cooley High) [Video]

1-O.A.K.: Stay With Me [Video]

No doubt we'd like to Stay in that record room for awhile. Special Request, out now.

D. Selina: Abstract Element [EP]

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The lady of Element X lets loose of her latest EP, Abstract Element, featuring production from Quest, among others.

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The Procussions: The Procussions [EP]

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Following several leaks, the duo of J. Medeiros and Stro Elliott drop-off five freebies to satiate fans until their full-length release later in the year.

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The Bee Shine Interviews Pete Rock [Video]

Talib Kweli f. Rubix Cube & Bajah: High Life [Video]

Kweli splits the screen and the stage with Rubix Cube and Bajah while in South Africa preparing for the May 7th release of Prisoner of Conscious.

Marian Mereba: Room For Living [EP]

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Finally another female steps up to the plate and produces a project on par with those we love the most. Her voice has hints of Dolores O'Riordan, accents of Alex Isley and (on certain tracks) the intensity of Tori Amos. The ATLien's EP leaves Room For Living, but more important, room to just be.

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Pragmatic Theory presents Cor Stidak & Keor Meteor: Widespread Irregularity [Album]

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From A.G.:

It began in early 2011 with a mutual Soundcloud respect and nods to each other's skill and talent. That nod resulted in a collaboration, their first--the Keor Meteor produced and Cor Stidak penned roller, 'Crown Chakra,' which appeared on the latter's first album 'Treatises of a Pendulum Slave.' The two joined forces again on Stidak's sophomore effort, 'Past the Sun and Moon' and again crafted a slick underground classic, 'Nothing To Seek.'
The plan and intention had been, from that point, to build a complete project of well crafted music that would make their 'peers proud but also to put an indelible stamp on this game' with their own original hip hop and unique focus.
For those who waited patiently, or were mildly curious or indifferent..wait no more. From VA to Paris to the UK and straight to the soul, Cor Stidak, Keor Meteor and Pragmatic Theory offer 'Widepsread Irregularity.' There are cameos by Virginia emcees El RaSun and Cordova on the tunes, "Pearls" and 'Elixirs,' respectively. Stidak trades bars with two underground generals, New Jersey emcee Light and Slim Pickens from Boston on the wildout 'Triangle Choke.' And with a styled out nod to roaring '20's cool, the lovely and uber talented Alexandra Bautista makes you fall in love with her creamy yet edgy soul stylings as she pairs with Stidak and Meteor on the polished, 'Vermillion.' Clearly, the guys haven't forgotten or neglected one of the essential hip hop elements--the DJ, as there is also some fine turntablism on display on a number of the cuts. Those duties were handled by RenRok, Delight and DJ Ivan6. Quite the lineup.
It may be hard to believe that on the cusps of previous releases by Stidak, Meteor and Pragmatic Theory that this album of 9 vividly dark jewels would be made FREE to download. But it is. Enjoy. And just hope we don't have to wait another 2 years for more.

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Beat Society (The Original Showcase For Beatmakers) [Video]

Catch Beat Society LIVE in a city near you (each and every one of these dudes is DOPE, so don't miss it).

VERSES: Paul Marz x RZA (Build Strong) [Video]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Doin' It In The Park (Trailer) [Video]

Dust & Grooves presents Zach Cowie: Elegant Truths [Mix]

Elegant Truths - A mix tape by Zach Cowie for Dust & Grooves by Dust & Grooves on Mixcloud

SoCal collector Zach Cowie spins an Elegant psych- and soul-filled set featuring Brian Eno and Alice Coltrane, among others.

Aloha Got Soul & Fitted present Hawaiian Salt [Mix]

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Chuuwee: Bend The Block [Video]

Chuuwee unveils the first official visual from WildStyle: B Side.

Zion I: The Vapors [EP]

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From Zion I:

The Vapors is a 5 song EP celebrating 420. This collection enlists bangers from Amp Live, as well as newcomers to the Zion I sound MkSmth and Neon Brown. On the mic are featured Fashawn, D.U.S.T., Nump and Povi Tamu. Turn it up and put one in the air...


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fuse presents Crate Diggers: DJ Babu [Video]

Skratch Bastid: I Have The Best Job in The World [Video]

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Vinyl Destination (Episode 8) [Video]

The Bee Shine Interviews Styles P [Video]

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: Rise of the Ghostface Killah [Video]

One of the things we love most about Ghost is his willingness to work with an array of different artists, most recently Adrian Younge. The two have tapped a tried and true sound, tricked it out, and treated us all to a treasure.

Life + Times presents On The Road (Curren$y) [Video]

Fiend: Know What It's Like [Video]

If you ain't knowin, you ain't blowin... Little Ghetto Boy, out now.

Southern Hospitality presents Twelve 12s (Jimmy Plates) - The Pharcyde Special [Mix]

Twelve 12's Live Vinyl Mix: 51 - Jimmy Plates – The Pharcyde special! by Southern Hospitality on Mixcloud

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DJ Enki: Break It Down [Mix]

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Enki experiments "45 minutes of breaks, beats, loops, and snippets" in funky Fader fashion.

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DJ Rhettmatic presents Trek Life: Hometown Heroes [Mixtape]

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From Mello Music Group:

Trek Life's new album 'Hometown Foreigner' is out everywhere now, but we wanted to take a moment to point out the mixtape DJ Rhettmatic of the world famous Beat Junkies put together featuring some of Trek's greatest moments. The mixtape called 'Hometown Heroes' was pressed on cassette and is available for free when you pick up the new album on CD. It features Oddisee and Exile among others, as well as production from Evidence, DJ Babu, Duke Westlake, and more.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Art of Sign Painting with Nicolai Sclater (Ornamental Conifer) [Video]

R.I.P. G.D.B.

The Hedonist: Hedonist Reggae [Mix]

Hedonist Reggae by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

Adam Kvasnica: Music For Your Soul [Mix]

Music For Your Soul by Adam Kvasnica on Mixcloud

Professor Eddy: Funking Up The Dance Floor [Mix]

Funking Up The Dance Floor by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud

Jonwayne @ Boiler Room (Los Angeles) [Video]

Coup de Soul: Guilty Company [EP]

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From Nematode Records:

All proceeds from this digital EP will go to New Orleans Musician's Relief Fund. The EP is available for a "name your price" download, as low as $0, but if you choose to donate we will be passing on all the funds to help keep the music alive. Thank you!

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Tylr Elwd: Nothing's Something [Album]

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Tylr Elwd dissects "100's of old, crackly, unwanted records" to design Something from Nothing.

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Thelonius Martin: From Me To You [Album]

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Mo Kolours: Promise [Video]

Wu-Tang Clan @ Coachella 2013 [Video]

C-Plus: All Nighter [Video]

Pro Era: Overseas [Video]

Beat Gates: Madflips [EP]

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Converse Rubber Tracks: The White Mandingos (Rubbertracks Meltdown) [Video]

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The Meters: Hand Clapping Song (Platurn Edit) [Single]

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Don't miss The 45 Sessions (Record Store Day Edition) this Friday at the Legionairre, plus a special Record Store Day performance at Amoeba Berkeley this Saturday.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

James Curran presents A Year & A Day (Tribute to MCA) [Video]

Boom Bap Beatnik: Madvillainy (Samples) [Mix]

Madvillain - Madvillainy (Samples Mix) by Boom Bap Beatnik on Mixcloud

Pragmatic Theory: Euphoric Elements [Album]

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DJ Phingaprint and Charlie Braxton: Dust Jams (Vol. 3) [Mix]

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Condensed Milk: Dusty Milk Crates (Vol. 3) [Album]

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Condensed Milk continue their crate-digger compilations, calling on Moods, Chief, JuSoul and more to contribute to the third installment in the series.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff Studio Tour (Episode 1) [Video]

Da Click: The Gladys Sessions [Beat Tape]

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InSein Radio presents Funked Up Females (Parts 1 & 2) [Mix]

InSein Radio - Funked Up Females Edition by Insein on Mixcloud

InSein Radio - Funked Up Females part 2 by Insein on Mixcloud

Bama Love Soul presents Ladies First [Mix]

BamaLoveSoul Presents Ladies First by Bama Lovesoul on Mixcloud

Substantial: Jackin' Jill [Album]

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Jurassic 5 @ Coachella 2013 [Video]

dL: Funky Prestige (A Jazz Mix Dedicated To The Organ Stompers & Dance Floor Monsters From The Legendary Prestige Records Vaults) [Mix]

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From dL:

I had decided a few nights back that I was going to do a live off of vinyl mix and I started to get some records together to record another jazz mix as I haven't done one for a while, I quickly decided that one of the mixes I had been really wanting to do was a Prestige Mix, but I had 2 dilemmas, 1. I knew there was already an amazing Prestige mix by Fatback from the SoulStrut Forums and 2. I didn't know how I was going to get the funkier prestige stuff I loved into the same mix as the straight Prestige stuff I also loved? The answer was kind of simple, as Fatback had covered the straight ahead stuff so well, I would stick to the funky organ stompers and dance floor monsters side of the prestige releases. So I gathered a bunch of records and pressed record and this is the result, scratches/scuffs and pops and crackles included! For those that don't know much about Prestige Records, this should be a great intro into their catalog, it includes cuts from jazz greats like Charles Earland, Sonny Phillips, Sonny Stitt, Patrice Rushen, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Melvin Sparks and Brother Jug Ammons, and the line up of some of the players on these recordings is like a who's who of jazz, think Bernard Purdie, Idris Muhammad and Candido just to name a few!

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The Jazz Jousters present Touching Bass: Buster Williams Strings Along The Jazz Jousters [Album]

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Cosmic Compositions presents Avant Garde Series Vol​​.​​2 (Alice Coltrane) [Album]

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Melodiesinfonie, Ben Jamin, Iller the Abstract Giraffe and many more come together to pay tribute to multi-instrumentalist Alice Coltrane.


Adam Kvasnica: The Amazing Nina Simone [Mix]

The Amazing Nina Simone by Adam Kvasnica on Mixcloud

Daru Jones present Drum Jamming: Matador (Karriem Riggins Drum Cover) [Video]

Friday, April 12, 2013

Flowback Fridays: The Days of Old Vibes [Video]


Paris: The Days of Old

The Blackbyrds: Mysterious Vibes

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: Rise of the Black Suits [Video]

The Hedonist: Hedonist Jazz (Mood Changers) [Mix]

Hedonist Jazz - Mood Changers by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

Adam Kvasnica: Deep Sounds of Jazz [Mix]

Deep Sounds of Jazz by Adam Kvasnica on Mixcloud

Bama Love Soul presents (Some) Jazz 5 Compilation [Mix] presents [some] jazz 5 by Bama Lovesoul on Mixcloud

FROLAB Radio & SOUL SLAM LA present DJ Spinna: Prince Wrote It (B-Sides, Collabos & Affiliations) [Mix]

SOUL SLAM LA Presents....DJ SPINNA "Prince Wrote It" B-Sides, Collabo's & Affiliations by Frolab Radio on Mixcloud

Timbertron: Rare Grooves (Vol. 1) [Mix]

Rare Grooves Vol. 1 by Timbertron on Mixcloud

Laid Back presents Cultures of Soul [Mix]

Cultures of Soul by Laid Back on Mixcloud

The Bee Shine Interviews Adrian Younge [Video]

Stalley Breaks Down Swangin' [Video]

Life + Times presents Decoded: Pusha T (Keys Open Doors) [Video]

The Bee Shine Interviews Lateef That Truthspeaker [Video]

3 Little Digs presents Studio Life (Big K.R.I.T.) [Video]

C-Plus: Got Her Open [Video]

Capital STEEZ: Apex [Video]

Southern Hospitality presents Twelve 12s (Rob Pursey) - De La Soul Special [Mix]

Twelve 12's Live Vinyl Mix: 50 - Rob Pursey – De La Soul special! by Southern Hospitality on Mixcloud

BIG K.R.I.T.: King Remembered In Time [Mixtape]

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K.R.I.T. comes across a little lofty (lyrically) on King Remembered In Time. After the lackluster level of Live From The Underground we were hoping for more from one of the South's top spitters.

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Edible Beatz presents Ol' Dirty Bastard (R.I.P.) - 1996 Live Concert From Paradiso, Amsterdam [Mix]

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The Bee Shine Interviews J-Zone [Video]

Saturday, April 6, 2013



Weekly roundup of remixes, rarities, flips and edits - compiled by Clusterfunk Collective.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Flowback Fridays: Reign Because [Video]


King Mez: Reign

The Beatles: Because

Fuse presents Crate Diggers: House Shoes [Video]

DJ Jazzy Jeff: Vinyl Destination (Episode 7) [Video]

MUKATSUKU: Mukatsuku Soulful Boogie (Vol. 1) [Mix]

Mukatsuku Soulful Boogie Vol. 1 by Mukatsuku on Mixcloud

DJ Matman: 7" Mix (Vol. 1) [Mix]

7" Mix Vol. 1 by Dj Matman on Mixcloud

HipHopDX Interviews Black Moon [Video]

Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: Twelve Reasons To Die (Trailer) [Video]

Brooklyn Radio presents Mwahaha [Mix]

Mwahaha Mixtape by Brooklyn Radio on Mixcloud

Southern Hospitality presents Twelve 12s (Pete Humphries) - Lauryn Hill Special [Mix]

Twelve 12's Live Vinyl Mix: 49 - Pete Humphries – Lauryn Hill Special! by Southern Hospitality on Mixcloud

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Illogic & Blockhead: Behind the Album 'Capture the Sun' (Episode 2) [Video]

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daru Jones presents A Documentary Musical Journey Through the Still City [Video]

DJ J-Finesse: Elemental Chill V​.​1 [Album]

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DJ Blue: Origami [Mix]

Origami by Dj Blue on Mixcloud

Strange Blanket: Creatures of Leisure (Vol. 1) [Album]

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Flea Market Funk presents DJ Prestige: Soundtrack To An Illusion [Mix]

Soundtrack To An Illusion by Fleamarketfunk on Mixcloud

Amp Live: D.H.E.A. [Video]

Amp unveils the first official visual from Kaleidoscope Theory. The drop at 2:03 is pure SLAPP.

Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.: How Soon Is Now [Video]

It's soon enough that you should have already scooped a FREE copy of the 2-Player Co-Op's Lovelorn.

Soulection Radio Show #125: Bahwee, Kaytranada & Ta-Ku [Mix]

Show #125 w/ Ta-ku, Kaytranada, & Bahwee by Soulection Radio on Mixcloud

Beat Gates: Café [Beat Tape]

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Jett I Masstyr: Up The Road [Beat Tape]

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Katrah-Quey: Woven In The Fabric [EP]

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Katrah-Quey comes together with several preferred collaborators for a crisp and welcome collection of cuts to set your mind right for Spring. Check for the standout, Mine, featuring freestyles from Toki Wright and Kai Swivel.

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C-Plus: Run It [Video]

Fresh off his Extra Sessions with Ski, Sac's son C-Plus cuts a new visual from Still Out Here.

Trademark & Young Roddy: Welcome [Video]

Barnes and Route link for the latest visual from Jet World Order 2.

DJ Dub: Re:DEFinition (Yasiin Bey) [EP]

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Funky DL: Jazzmatic (Nas Remixes) [Album]

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Funky DL pays Jazzmatic tribute to "the only" artist that paid him "a real sincere compliment."

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Jeremiah Jae: Beastie Boys Remix Project [Mix]

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Jae juxtaposes the serated edge of the Beasties with his smoother signature sound.

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DJ Finesse: It Was All A Dream (B.I.G. Over Premier) [Mix]

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Life + Times presents Decoded: Pusha T (Doesn't Matter) [Video]