Friday, March 28, 2014

Flowback Fridays: This Song IS About You


Janet Jackson: Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)

Carly Simon: You're So Vain

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith Story (Documentary) [Video]

Stalley f. Crystal Torres: Long Way Down [Video]

Blu: Soul Amazing (Part Three) [Album]

Blu breaks out the third batch of Soul Amazing tracks just shy of the end of the third month - creating with clever company Mela Machinko, Quartermaine, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Hi-Tek: Where You Been? [Video]

DJ Rahdu presents Honey Molasses: Jill Scott Remixes & Covers [Mix]

DJ Rahdu has revisited remixes, remakes, and rarities from more than one of our most respected artists - including Phonte, ?uestlove, Dilla and now the incomparable Jill Scott. Check for standout re-edits from Zo!, Theo Parrish, Madlib and many more.

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L'Orange f. Billy Woods The End [Video]

Friday, March 21, 2014

Flowback Fridays: Flash The Red Mosh


John Forte: 99 (Flash The Message)

Nena: 99 Red Balloons

Just-Ice f. KRS-ONE: Moshitup

Francis Chiser: Dream A Little Dream [Mix]

Fresh off of last year's Top Drops, Francis Chiser tips his hat to Denise Huxtable via "a mix that she’d dance to with no care if you liked it or not." If you're in the Bay Area this evening, don't miss the premier of his new monthly Change Clothes alongside Max Kane at Luka's Taproom in Oakland.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

DJ Nu-Mark: Take Me With You [Mix]

A collection of culturally-inspired Afro-Beat, Bulkan Beat, Cumbia, Latin and Samba, this set "is intended to travel with you on your next tropical adventure to paint the musical background for your trip" (and we're pretty sure that we will Take Uncle Nu With us on our upcoming trip to the Big Easy).

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Fuse presents Crate Diggers: Domino [Video]

J Boogie: In The Mood [Mix]


Monday, March 17, 2014

The Hedonist: Madlib [Mix]

Madlib Mix by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

Supastition: Honest Living [EP]

Supastition speaks for the many who share the struggle to stay employed, save money, and make an Honest Living diong what you love most.

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The Grouch & Eligh f. Steve Knight: Fireflies [Video]

Keor Meteor: 99 Cents [Album]


Atmosphere: Bitter [Video]

The Boombox presents Off The Record: Talib Kweli (Get By) [Video]

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fuse presents Crate Diggers: DJ Qbert [Video]

Prince Paul Interviews Cheech Marin [Video]

Dee-1: Accountability Partner [Video]

The Bar (Prometheus Brown & Bambu): Coming To America [Video]

Pete Marriott: #REALHIPHOP [Album]


Curren$y: $ Migraine [Video]

Oddisee f. Paolo Escobar: Back of My Mind [Video]

DJ Platurn: Mind Blowing Decisions Pt. 1 [Mix]

From DJ Platurn:

How come old school hip hop heads have such an affinity for house music? Why does the dubstep and trap scene hold the turntablism community in such high regard? Music is full circle, and if you do not keep your ears open then you risk losing a big chunk of enjoying it to the max. Just because a DJ loves the crackle of a dirty drum break does not mean he cannot appreciate the punch of a thick 808 coupled with a soulful synth melody. Music is powerful and we all look to it for an emotion that evokes something in us -- you do not feel the same way during every waking moment, so your daily soundtrack does not have to reflect as such. Soul exists everywhere. Here is a part of mine.

[mega shout out to Amp Live, Cutso, Illo, Mochipet, Teeko, J-Boogie, Eric Sharp, & EL Dusty for the super dope drops!]


Dam Funk & Snoopzilla: High Wit Me [Video]

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels [Video]

Compact Music presents Isa (Compilation) [Album]

From Compact Music:

This album is fundraising response to what happened after one of the most powerful typhoons on record hit Tacloban and the people of the Philippines, who are still in the need of help.

All proceeds go directly to who have been on the ground since the disaster hit providing clean drinking water and medical supplies, more info on them over here:


Young Heavy Souls: Volume 1 [Album]

Young Heavy Souls, a pack of producers put together by Matt Black, unveil their very first compilation with a heavy focus on progression and collaboration. If this is the type of originality that will lead Detroit back to the musical promise land, then we're all for it.


Expansions Collective: Expansion Sound Vol​.​1 [Album]

Expansion Collective bring together familiar faces like Moods, Question, Mecca:83 and more to experiment with Sound, and also to raise funds for Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble after he was hit by a car. Please support.

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Damon Albarn: Lonely Press Play [Video]

Monday, March 3, 2014

Gilles Peterson Worldwide presents Brownswood Basement Sessions (Jonwayne Performs Black Magic) [Video]

Jazzcat: Rawkus Records Special [Mix]

Rawkus Records special by Jazzcat on Mixcloud

DJ Cutler: Volume 1 (Sides A & B) [Mix]

From DJ Cutler:

The first of a semi-chronological, multi-volume mix series we will be releasing throughout the year exploring some of our favorite hip hop music of 1994. Each volume will be physically available for purchase on cassette later in the year, please hit me up if you're interested in copping one. Mind you, each volume is separated into two sections, side A and side B - be sure to download both.



The Hedonist: We Want Dilla [Mix]

We Want Dilla by The Hedonist on Mixcloud

The Hedonist always seems to have a pretty good grasp on what We Want.