Some real dope music and look at the features artist on this Portformat record!
Via the good people at Moovmnt: Shooting to Sirius and beyond, the intense and intergalactic slowmotion grooves of Portformat finally hit space! NASA-compatible Hip Hop Funkadelica is what to expect on Portformat’s debut album released into orbit, musically combining space themes of the 70’s with the golden moments of 90’s R’n'B. Shooting stars such as Georgia Anne Muldrow, Shuanise and Suzi Analogue shine on Portformat’s beats from “The Repeat Factory”. Rappers such as Madlib-vocalist Dudley Perkins, Blaktroniks, Obey The Altar Native, Bless1, Gajah and Thesaurus Rex also join the ride. Turn it up loud, this is “The Repeat Factor”! This will drop December 3rd on CD & digital! (Tokyo Dawn Records)
AJB favorite podcast with some really hot selects, HVW8 gives you Ty G and Max who will take you on another ride through some of their current playlists.
Ty G's the up side of down,
Black Spade Feat. Coultrain - Untitled
The New Holidays - Maybe So, Maybe No
Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Mix)
Hawthorne Headhunters x Dam-Funk - PCH
WH - Million Dollar Bill
Law - Winning Hand
"The Legend" of Omar - The Grand Master Lover edit
Hawthorne Headhunters - Manifest Station (Osunlade's Way Back When Interpolation)
Coco Steel & Lovebomb - Feel It
Busy Signal - Da style deh (Douster Dagga Remix)
Fever Ray - Seven (Crookers Remix)
Zero 7 feat. Eska - Medicine Man(Trackademicks Remix)
Max's Down Side of Up,
Andres - Express
Pal Joey - Runaway
Side On - Magic
Champagne - Can You Find The Time?
Dolle Jolle - Balearic Incarnation
RBL Posse - Don't Gimme No Bammer Weed (blend)
Amplified Orchestra - Hot Muffin (AO Remix)
Babylon Warrior - LA Girls Dub
Lighthouse Family - Question Of Faith (Idjut Boys Mix Edit)
Le Cellule - Roucoulade
Press Play For the Podcast (right click to download)Mixed by Ty G and Max for The HVW8 International Podcast
AJB features this lovely lady named Rox from the UK as she just put out this soulful, chilled-out new song called 'Sad Eyes'. Give it a lisent and let mesmerize you!
Growing up was an interesting one for me; being brought up in a household full of people, food and music had to have some sort of affect. Every family gathering would usually end with all the older generation singing old gospel country-esque songs, with about 10 different harmonies! From the age of about 5, I remember being completely obsessed with harmonies and how they could colour a melody. My mum would often encourage me to sing the alto line and when I'd slip into the main melody, she'd put me back on the right track and make sure I stayed there! It sounds weird, but that helped me in loads of ways and has given me an ear for harmonies, chords, melodies and music in general. Although my tracks may differ in genre, harmony will always play a massive role in my music... As well as having the gospel influence from my mum’s side, my dad opened up a whole different world to me; SWV, Sade, Mary J, Boyz 2 Men, Alfonzo Hunter, Rakim, Guru, Chubb Rock...
My sound has evolved over the years and it’s continuing to grow everyday... I don't want to label it as anything, not because I can't, but because I'd rather you'd make that choice yourself... So that's me I suppose, there's so much more I could say, but I won't as you've probably fallen asleep by now.
Rox - 'Sad Eyes'
AJB just recived these news from Fella Vaughn & Tobrock, they join forces as Rock-A-Fella, and dropped this teaser snipper of how they might sound together peep it out!
This goes out to all our Cologne people - get down with us! Mr. Static Hubert Daviz and UpMyAlley things runner Joscha Creutzfeldt aka DipSome playing choons this Friday at the infamous Stecken, we also got a special first time appearance by Rock-A-Fella (Tobrock & Fella Vaughn) on schedule who will present some of their new team productions.
Do not miss if you want to hear all those unreleased beats by your favourite producers…
Fella Vaughn & Tobrock - Rock-A-Fella Teaser.
Cali Emcee 'Piff California Herrera' just recently gave out a mixtape that goes by the name 'Vintage Verses:The Paradigm Shift' which is a free download. The tape is a blend of hip hop, raw lycricsm and dope beats. Don't sleep and show some love.. get to know PCH! Peep out AJB favorite track 'Vibe'!
New Jay Electronica how about that? Here is a joint called 'Exhibit C' this is a radio rip but it sound real good. Can't wait for the new Jay Electronica!
Download it here
On the eve of the feature film "This Is It" we're launching the "He's The King, I'm The DJ" mixtape project. We are honored to have loaned our influence to the latest creation by Philadelphia legend, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
By blending popular favorites and rare gems- Jeff has masterfully created a new and exciting tribute mix that honors the King Of Pop. The music takes listeners on an emotional journey by opening with slow grooves like "Lady in My Life", followed by a smooth transition into more uptempo classics. Also included in the mix are exclusive remixes by Jeff!
UNDRCRWN was on board to add our signature caricature style to the mixtape cover art. Clever, nostalgic and from the heart- the artwork inspiration comes from the iconic Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith album "He's The DJ, I'm The Rapper."
If that isn't enough to win you over, we're also selling a limited edition UNDRCRWN x Jazzy Jeff t-shirt.
Download "He's The King, I'm The DJ"
An allegorical short film/music video for Shabazz Palaces shot in Watts, Los Angeles, directed by Kahlil Joseph, cinematography by Matt Lloyd. Featuring a cameo of Dante (Ernest Wadell) from “The Wire” in homage to Charles Burnett’s 1977 classic film “Killer of Sheep”.
Last week was a whirlwind of music and events. Can you even remember all the acts you saw and the places you went? Instead of straining your already exhausted brain, which is slowly recovering from all the events of CMJ 2009, just sit back and relax. Download this exclusive podcast featuring our friends, Exile, Blu, Pharoahe Monch, J. Rocc, Spinna, Large Professor and more from our special VTech evening last Wednesday, and let the music help you get back into the groove of things.
Don’t sleep… just listen.
Can I Get You High: Podcast (right click to download)
This ain't your mama's crusty old beat tape! These are The Original Recipes - a collection of Cook Classics beats from the last few years. We managed to plug about 40 beats into a twenty minute set by the incredible DJ Seano. The tape starts with hip hop, but by the end you'll be dancing like a teeny-bopper to some serious pop and uptempo production. To all the beat-jacking loop builders out there, we kindly introduce the funky chicken and our favorite lazer sounds to make your life just a little more difficult. Remember, this is only a small selection of hundreds of Cook beats, so if you want to work, hit me up! It's time to cook, biatch!
EC|DC - the magical music creator from New York, gives you some beautiful music out of this world! This is a new AJB favorite. Everyone down for amazing music, hip hop/Experimental/soul & beats!
This is a must lisent for you! EC|DC will bring you EC|DC Universia : BRKLYN EP x Berlin EP which will be released FEB.23.10 only on iTunes - All proceeds will go to German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg Germany) & NYU Cancer Institue (New York City) Stay tuned for more details.
Special shoutout to the fam at CrateMag for the heads up on this great music!
EC|DC Presents : Universia Rejects
(link been updated shouts to Louis!)
Note:something greater than ourselves. this is what i do. i love doing what i do. i synthesize. i sample. i change tempos. i get easily influenced. i’m a traveling man. i make what comes to mind. i’m in love with an aries . bob ross is inspiration. quincy jones is king. hemingway recordings is a new phase. this is what i call, something greater than ourselves.
We are back again, Jus Like Music & AJB ! A super fresh mix made by Gavin.
Jus Like Music had the proud honour to provide a guest mix for Apple Juice Break. AJB showcases such incredible tastes that I had to make very well considered choices for my selections! So, I wanted to make it a journey, starting with some heavy beats, moving on to electronic sounds and then injecting a bit of soul, before some classic hip-hop and a deep ending. I'm really happy with the outcome and hope the AJB faithful will enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Download Jus Like Juice Break
Another free track from stonesthrow for our enjoyment from the album Stoney Jackson, produced by Madlib. Which is 16 tracks produced by Madlib. Guest appearances include Talib Kweli, Guilty Simpson, Little Brother’s Phonte, Planet Asia and a host of underground Los Angeles’s emerging rap talent. Track list & release date on the way.Strong Arm Steady - Get started feat. T Kweli pro, Madlib
Download the track here.
Oil on Glass / Feather on Wood EPs are an extension of the Hammerstrike album released in 2008. These are tracks that were recorded during the Hammerstrike sessions that did not make it on the album. Lotus went back and reworked the tracks to create these EPs. Remixes from Skytree, Kypski and Lotus's own Luke Miller with vocal contributions by Othello (member of Portland's Lightheaded crew) round out the album.
OIL ON GLASS (tracks 1-6)
hammerstrike (kypski remix)
alkaline (remix ft. othello)
FEATHER ON WOOD (tracks 7-11)
72 hrs awake
turquoise (prussian blue remix by skytree)
cain & abel
Shouts to CrateMag!
One of my favorite producers Kev Brown with the new video for the song
Another Random Joint'. Shot by Apex & Edited & produced by Humble Monarch.
"Random Joints" Available Now.
- Some really fresh and beautiful music and already one of my favorite, soulful hip hop at is best. There are 2 tracks available for free right now for download so go get it! This amazing EP features Freddie Joachim, Raashan Ahmad, Vigilant, Othello, Jacewon, Navery, Dibiase, Addullessence, Braille & Deedot.
Mellow Orange Music Present "Last Resort" ep. An album inspired by artists staying true to their art form and doing what they do best. This album and its music is last resort in a world that is truly dominated by commercial/radio contemporary music. However it may also be the last resort in an effort to find a place/music that people have been waiting for... Available Fall of 09.
- released 15 November 2009
Production credits by: Freddie Joachim, Seoul Avenger, Othello, Deedot and Dibiase.
Songs performed by: Freddie Joachim, Raashan Ahmad, Vigilant, Othello, Jacewon, Navery, Dibiase, Addullessence, Braille and n/a.
It's been a minute since we heard anything new from these two guys, so how about a new mixtape from the one and only Hoodie Allen hip hop duo! It's an 10 track long filled with dope beats and rhymes, download it now for free & don't sleep.Download Hoodie Allen - Makin Waves
Some little some some from Bongholia, look out for the AJB favorite Grooveman Spot - Benzaiten Love (Bongholio's Brown Sugar Edit).
International jet-setting gorilla Bongholio Iglesias knows a thing or two about how to keep the señoritas happy. Sure, having Hollywood-fame, a Malibu beach house and a big hairy chest helps, but that’s not all. Rule number one is to always keep some good music within reach – there’s no way around that.
Announcing Child (Refugee), the first official single from Canadian MC/Producer EmAy. The song is based on young soldiers that have been driven away from their homes due to civil war and poverty. The release is in partnership with www.vinylmeltdown.com and Judgemental Music. The track, along with acapella and instrumental versions, is available for free via bandcamp. We will however be accepting donations that will be sent directly to Unicef in order to combat the issues presented in the track. The .mp3 and single cover are attached for convenience.
Emay (born Mubarik Adams) is a young producer and MC residing in Ontario, Canada. He's best best known for his work with artists such as Sene, Co$$, Chris Faust (formerly known as Print), or from his debut remix project entitled Altered Dynamic Dimensions. Emay is currently collaborating with Blu, Kenn Starr, and Wax and EOM, as well as working on some solo endeavors.
Brand new track from one AJB favorite cali emcee Versis, lets hear what himself has to say about the track,"All In" As the title suggests, the song carries a poker theme throughout. This life's a gamble, you can either play your hand, or you can fold...right where you stand." Jazzy Hip Hop for your ear!
Download the track here
Versis - 'All In' (prod. by Pajozo)
Sa-ra live in paris, a free your funk event.. Show looks amazingly dope! Peep it out for those who weren't there..
A celebration for those who live & move in technicolor. Captured & sonically produced by $@ © Los Angeles/ PBz.
Via XLR8R: For the next release on the up-and-coming LuckyMe imprint (whose upcoming parties with the UK's Citinite label we recently discovered), world traveler Mike Slott has crafted his first solo EP for the Glasgow label which follows his remix work for Flying Lotus, his collaboration with Hudson Mohawke, Heralds of Change, and many other notable projects. Taken from said EP, "23 Halfs" is a slow-moving number rife with space-noise, warbling bass, and a variety of influences from jazz to R&B. It's a short, tasty morsel of what's to come from a young producer with a seeming plethora of new ideas.
Mike Slott 23 Halfs (Audio)
A little gift from the lovely Kissey Asplund along with Sam Champion in a track called 'In My Mind'. Download the track for free!
Dr Kwest ( you might remember him as the guest of the week at Laid Back Radio) flipped this lovely mix specially for AJB , called 'I Love My Apple Juice During A Break' .This mix is the flava of Soul / Hip Hop / Electro/ Jazzy Vibes & Beats. Take the time & lisent through this mix, it will amaze you. It features musicians all over the globe, such as; Kissey Asplund, Hocus Pocus, Masia One, Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange & More!
Download it here
Skweee music video for Randy Barracudas new album on Flogsta Danshall. Animation, design and edit by David Giese.
Put me on it;Long-time contributor and friend of PMOI Oddisee gave us the second installment of his seasonal instrumental playlist series "Odd Autumn" today. Known for the diversity of his production style, Oddisee has been making music with collaborators all over the world this year, and we think this album is a great example of his eclectic yet always soulful palette. After the huge success of Odd Summer, we hope you enjoy the soundtrack to fall, "Odd Autumn"; which we imagine you'll follow up with the official release of "In The Ruff" by Oddisee's group Diamond District, set for release October 27th on Mello Music & is currently featuring on Rolling Stone's Hype Monitor.
01 The Supplier Feat. Tranqill
02 Almost A Year Since
03 Everything Changed Nothing Instr.
04 Every Day People instr.
05 Pulp Fiction
06 Saw Myself Today
07 The Second Date
08 Grey's Anatomy
09 Tell The Truth Instr
11 Autumn Run
12 Bonus: Tell The Truth feat. Nikki Jean
Free download - ODD AUTUMN
+Pre-order "In The Ruff" CD or collectors edition CD & double vinyl
(fatbeats (cd) + fatbeats (vinyl lp) + ughh (cd) + ughh (vinyl)
A new video from Jesse Boykins III, 'Shine' Dir & edited by: Dr. Woo
Note from Error Broadcast:
From across the misty hills of San Francisco, we welcome kid Shlohmo with his long-awaited Shlo-Fi EP for release at Error Broadcast. His instant-classic Shlomoshun EP made faces fall earlier this year but this one will boost the cat to a whole new level.
19-years old Shlohmo delivers the soundtrack for the LA aftershow party. His tracks swarm from dirty textures, strange sounds and obscured samples. It’s not Hip Hop what you hear, but the echoes are clearly there: under the blanket the beats are alive and kicking, the compression is awful (as we love it) and from the way Shlohmo arranges his tracks, it is clear what this kid listens to at night.
Solanaceous and surreal music from the point Burial and Fly Lo let off.
Here is part 1 of a 7 part series of an ongoing EPK series on Shafiq Husayn, his album "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka," and the process of making the album. In the various 7 segments, you sit down w/ various musicians and artists that played a major role in creating the album, as well as Shafiq's own commentary on making the album.
Part 1, Shafiq talks about the various meanings of the album title "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka," and coming up w/ the album title, as well as his previous producers credits, highlighting his work w/ Ice T, Rhyme Syndicate, co-producing Ice T's "New Jack City," Lord Finesse, Jurassic 5, and creating the supergroup SA-RA Creative Partners w/ partners Om'Mas Keith and Taz Arnold.
The entire 7 part EPK series is shot by Eric Coleman courtesy of www.Mochilla.com.
Shafiq Husayn's "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka" is in stores and on iTunes Now!!
Here is episode #2 from this 7 part EPK series w/ Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA Creative Partners) shot by Eric Coleman for www.Mochilla.com. This episode features Shafiq talking about the bubblin' Los Angeles music scene, and the various creative folks that have been a big part in helping to develop this scene to a worldwide audience.
Also, Coleman sits down with Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, the featured bass player, who plays bass on the entire "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka" album. Many folks may know Thundercat from his work w/ Erykah Badu, Suicidal Tendencies, SA-RA, and many others.
Some newness from the one and only Devonwho, peep out these three new tracks now - Available for a free download.
It’s been a while since the last volume of the Jus Like Music podcast, but this is hot off the press! It’s a special guest podcast from the incredible Apple Juice Break blog. I’ll let AJB explain…
AJB has done a number of podcasts, the last one with the label/brand GAS’D, which caught quite a buzz. This time we had the opportunity to make a mix for Gavin at Jus Like Music, a site we follow and love. The podcast is called A Fall Suite which is a (circa) half-hour long music journey, with its goal to keep you warm under these cold days and nights during fall. The mix is put together with slow-tempo vibes, a bit of soul, and with the flava of funk – all in one with beautiful sounds. It features such AJB favourites as Electric Wire Hustle, Shuanise, AFTA-1, Shafiq Husayn and plenty more!
Enjoy, listen and love.
Download stream/ here
A Fall Suite tracklisting:
01. Vikter Duplaix – In The Middle Of You (Freddie Joachim Remix)
02. The xx – Basic Space (Mount Kimbie Remix)
03. AFTA-1 – 7th Sun (first draft)
04. Electric Wire Hustle – Waters
05. Shafiq Husayn – Le’Star feat. Rozzi Daime, Noni Limar and Nia Andrews
06. Shuanise – Purple Haze
07. Anthony Valadez – Dawn feat. Wendisue
08. Eric Roberson – Still
09. Clara Hill – Endlessly (Freddie Joachim Remix)
10. Quadron – Day
11. Jackhigh – Airspace
Since our mix got featured at Mixcloud.com we decided to make little re-up for those who havent checked out this very awsome mix made by AJB.
We at AJB joined forces with the wonderful GAS'D people to celebrate good music & that LOVE IS REAL. This mix was fully put together by AJB & it features the great minds of GAS'D people such as; Nikko Gray, Afta-1 & Chris Young. The GAS'D foundation is much loved by Apple Juice Break & we wanted to make this time's podcast something special for you. On this travel you get you'r mind set on ease through a love journey - Chilled out, Soul, Rap, Down Tempo... this is a 34 minute long podcast with also one track cooked into an AJB remix - ▲❍▼❏
Thanks to everyone who supported this mix! Vinylmeltdown, Musical Shizophrenia, Mixcloud,GAS'D, Sticky Sugar Shack,Crate Mag & more!
Download it here.
Last leak from the recently released Beat Machine project curated by Blu Jemz and presented by the good folks at Scion. Currently, Blu Jemz, Waajeed, and Ge-Ology have been hitting various cities spreading the gospel, and here is a great joint from veteran Detroit drummer and producer Karriem Riggins, who has also worked with the likes of J Dilla, Common, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Bilal, and many others.
Brandnew soul 45 from Amsterdam's hardeat working funk band. Feat. UK soul sensation Corrrina Greyson. Sold exclusively on the Lefties UK tour. Luckily the boys brought some copies back. Check out the store at mpmsite.com. Digital release date is Oct 30. HHV and Groove Attack will have some copies too.
Lefties Soul Connection feat. Corrina Greyson - You Don't Know by olski
Q-tip & Norah Jones = LOVE. Peep it out if u haven't already!
Just dropped here is the video from hip hop duo U-N-I's song Pulp Fiction ft. Fashawn! YUM!
“Developing their own sound and twist on modern hip-hop, psychedelic and soul, the music of Electric Wire Hustle reaches forward while referencing key points of music’s past. Thick drums and percussion layered with synth lines, hints of the Fender Rhodes and nylon stringed guitars have your neck snapping while your ears crane to its soulful vocals.” Kwatro; You can get a copy of their 12inch featuring “Perception” and “Longtime” with Steve Spacek. Unfortunately there is no news on if/when the EP will be released, but you can get a digital copy here.
More info here on their website
Also peep out the MySpace page!
Tracklist in comment section!
clouds by fella vaughn
Fly w/ Shuanise by fella vaughn
The album drops worldwide on November 3rd and the first official leak is from the joint w/ Co$$ entitled "Love Lost."