Gil Scott-Heron

May 28, 2011

So necessary. Still so relevant. Stood up and said what needed to be said. Keep struggling, loud and determined. Was just jamming the remix album “We’re New Here” today.

Ain’t that some shit.

Shad

May 27, 2011

A great album breakdown at Spinner. Takes each track and gives you insight (from Shad) plus you can listen to each track as well. TSOL is a refreshing album in the recent run of marginal hip-hop. Serious to jokes … he covers it.

Lo-fi Anika

May 26, 2011

Stripped down lo-fi sounds. It’s impossible not to think a comparison to Nico. From the look to the sound. The vocals so reverbed out and distant. The music, ranging from pop to psych, make sense together, some how.  A Yoko cover. Very stripped down, man it really grows on you. Great interview about the content, cover song choices, BEAK> and the likes.

You should.

Starship 27 Vol. 2

May 20, 2011

Now that’s what I’m talking about. This project, this compilation, takes you funky … hard funky. All the way big fat and funky. Soul, beats, electro and the like are thrown in, but really, it’s an overall get your groove on funk compilation created by J-1. Great sample listen here. Artists include Dam-Funk, B. Bravo, I, Ced, Computer J … Can’t recommend enough. Jams.

Those Sneaky Gorillaz

May 16, 2011

Originally released for free to fan club members … now available to buy. I didn’t even see this coming. The Fall was created during their North American tour on an iPad. Very experimental and at times, a journal vibe. Listen to the whole thing and get lots of details right here.  Not all the tracks are keepers, but there’s certainly more than enough to crush on.  A sense of freedom here … in the moment vibe.

Salva

May 6, 2011

Today’s all about crunchy fat beats. Salva’s Jar from 2009 is so grimy and thick and well, crunchy. Complex Housing was just released but for me, it just doesn’t have that … texture Jar has. I mean it’s all gravy but today, it’s all about Jar. Serious sound manipulation. Check out XLR8R for a rad mix Salva did featuring bands/sounds including B. Bravo, Dorian Concept, and Bok Bok. There be some bass in that mix! Plus check out his Frite Nite label for tons of music hook ups, tons.