Apple Juice Break , Lrgr thn life & The Soul Dojo Present Midnight Vibes!

SLik's 3rd addition to the Vibes collection. Midnight Vibes is the perfect LP to throw in for the ride home after a good night of having fun or just staying up late for no reason,when you need something uptempo yet relaxing to set the mood right. Midnight Vibes will be there to help out. (Sound like a commercial huh. Haha)

Slik D Says
: This LP is about to take you on a night out crusin with some homies or a lady if you feel me. Haha. After just going to a wild party or kickback you wanna listen to something smooth and relaxing while keeping your head nodding the whole ride home kinda music. This is it. If you guys know from my Summer Vibes. I stay giving good vibes to the people. Hopefully this time around you feel me by showing everyone you know,posting to your site of any kind. Or just letting me know how you feel about the project good or bad. I got plans yall. But the world is trying to tell me something. Time for me to find out. Ill post this one more time later. Thank you. See yah this summer.

Go and get the LP now for free @ Bandcamp!

<a href="">Eleven Fifty Nine (Co Prod.Megan) by SLik d</a>

Afta1 & Speakz have recorded a handful of songs that will be appearing on an album called "No Distance Just Grace". The songs will be limited to a 500 copy tape cassette run. "The songs are pretty fucking fantastic and chalk full of amazing sounds for
creative people who only listen to great music." - Speakz

Speakz - Simma Down (Prod. Afta-1)

One of my favorite vocal -soul artist in Sweden Stray just hit us up with this fresh track featuring the dope Cerebral Vortex, Big up!
"A breakdance flavored remix of Won´t Do That - a track from Stray´s album Get On Up. Featuring Texas MC Cerebral Vortex. Download and stream, for free!" - Stray!

<a href="">Won´t Do That rmx (feat. Cerebral Vortex) by straY</a>

Sven swift of error broadcast record label sent this vey dope remix pack to us today, this is a 11-track remix compilation for pixelord's debut-ep "lucid freaks". it features crunked-up hip hop, dubstep, some garage flavours,... eclectic listen T2B.

MP3 will be online tomorrow 16.02. for FREE DOWNLOAD, here is a little preview!

Pixelord's - Quartz boy coco bryce dirt rider remix

The keen amongst you will have heard the global premieres of tracks from Flying Lotus' new album Cosmogramma on Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 show and over at Pitchfork. Listen again below and learn of the limited and first edition special pre-orders at Bleep.

On top of that FlyLo returns to the live arena in March with a brand new show, sure to be brimming with all the ingenuity and energy that has been winning over crowds worldwide.

Highlights include Brainfeeder at Fabric, London (named after his LA-based label) with a Lotus-curated line-up of the freshest bass music including Hyperdub head Kode9, J Rocc, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Martyn, Dorian Concept, The Gaslamp Killer and more.

Plus a newly announced Warp showcase at SXSW alongside labelmates Hudson Mohawke, Born Ruffians, Nice Nice and Pivot

Cosmogramma - Double Gatefold Vinyl with Velum inner sleeves / Limited 'First Edition' CD with foil-blocked slipcase / Standard CD / Digital


New tracks as played by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 1

The awaited Orko Eloheim solo album Forbidden Physics. Recorded from May through July 2004. Set to release 2005 but got pushed back and back. Heres the original intended release of the album on one cell records. Get it at Bandcamp.

Art work by Kofie Layout by Jeff Madrid.

<a href="">IGF feat UNKL FSTZ by Orko Eloheim</a>

My friend Gav present you his first label artist Bug & also Jus Like Music first release, enjoy & support & also its for free!

24 year-old Londoner, BUG, is a keyboard player, songwriter and producer. Under the moniker, BUG, he creates an experimental, instrumentally grounded style of music with a compositional approach. The BUG sound encompasses the finer elements of hip-hop and neo-soul, yet the real beauty is in the delivery. Think the smooth richness of the Dam-Funk vibe, the solid construction of a Dilla beat, the electronic wizardry of Flying Lotus and the soulful melodies of Lonnie Liston Smith's jazz.

The debut single from BUG, Cosmic Lab b/w 20 Winks, is out right now via the newly formed Jus Like Music Records, and it's absolutely FREE!

Initial reactions to the single have been both incredible and overwhelming;

"BUG brings alive the fresh funky headnod, a new bedroom God! Bring forth the hot soup sir!" - Ty (BBE / Big Dada)

"Butter!" - Eric Lau (Ubiquity)

"Deep bass, and subtle arrangements, groovy and chill!" - Débruit (Musique Large / Civil Music)

"Oh so banging, I need a neckbrace with the lastest technologies to keep my head from nodding so hard!" - Lunice (LuckyMe)

"I dig this BUG ish! Proper vibes, ill post-dilla beats and smooth space jazz synths. Pow! Bumpin' this hard!" - Kidkanevil (First Word)

"The BUG sound takes you on a trip to the far reaches of space in your own personal pod to vibe out and drift for a while. Very nice and downtempo for when you wanna get away for a while, but keep heads nodding" - Ohmega Watts (Lightheaded / Ubiquity)

<a href="">Cosmic Lab by BUG</a>

Spec Boogie new video to the smooth track, "Bed Stuy." The sweet beat is produced by Von Pea. Video directed by Ali Santana. Love it!

AJB wanna give you a little heads up on this dope upcomin project, which shall not be slept on, once again a Tokyo Dawn release and they continue to pop out their dope drops.

Le N?ko and DistantStarr join forces to bring you "StarrSkream- The No Sleep Project" This is a 20 minute mix of things to expect from the duo "No Sleep EP" with the soon to be completed "No Sleep LP" being released through Tokyo Dawn Records in 2010. This mix features Reggie B, Al Mighty (MAGr), and Lady Ash. Enjoy

StarrSkream (Le N?ko & DistantStarr)- The No Sleep Project EP by distantstarr

Here is a little teaser for the upcoming music video for Shut Up, produced by Swiff D featuring The Cool Kids. Peep it!

Dexter's Hi-Hat Club Vol.3 is really dope might say one of my favorites. After I had a lisent through the whole record I can say nothingt but wow, its great! So go get the album now for some sweet Jazzy beats!

Dexter – "The Future" / "Sounds Great Les" Double feature video from Dexter's "The Jazzfiles". Hi-Hat Club Vol.3. Out on vinyl + digi.
(Directed + edited by Obi)

Note via Vinylmeltdown:

What's good folks?
It's been busy over here at Vinyl Meltdown, with lots of exciting new projects in the works. The first of which is "Sounds Like," an upcoming collaborative EP with Dutch producer Ivan Ice on the beats, and Canadian producer/MC on the rhymes. "Sounds Like" is scheduled for a February 23rd release, so in the meantime, be sure to check out our single, 'ze Drums.' This track is unique to the EP in that it's only track on the project to feature an outside MC, with California based C4. It's also the only track that sees Emay step out of the booth for a minute and behind the boards as co-producer. But despite being unique in some ways, it's a good representation of the unusual brand of hip hop that Ivan Ice and Emay have cooked up together for the EP.

<a href="">Ze Drums (feat. C4) by Ivan Ice & Emay</a>

via stonesthrow:This is the lead off single from Aloe Blacc's forth coming album Good Things, produced by Truth & Soul, and featuring the backing band known as Expressions and El Michels Affair. The A-Side “I Need A Dollar” has just debuted as the theme song to the HBO series How To Make It In America.

The 12-inch vinyl for “Dollar” will be in stores April 2010. This is an advance digital release, which is also available on iTunes. Instrumentals for both tracks are included.

The album Good Things will be released in 2010 – track list & street date TBA.

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Part two of a three part documentary focusing on J Dilla's life in Los Angeles.

On Saturday Febuary 13th, 2010 Stussy celebrated the life of brilliant hip hop producer and rapper James "J Dilla" Yancey, by releasing a limited edition tee shirt produced in conjunction with Stones Throw and the Dilla Estate. for more details.

Blu is one of my personal favorites & in a celebration of the new company NewWorldColor. Blu & Mainframe A.K.A Johnson & Jonson present us “e.q.e.p”. Get the full download of all the tracks given out for free yesterday! NewWorldColor. Big shout to Moovmnt fam for the download link! YUM!

Shouts to Frank @ Rappersiknow for giving AJB a heads up on this upcoming mixtape, this track is a real laid back hip hop track, do not sleep.

The first joint to leak off the forthcoming “Chix, Kix, & Kung Fu Flix” Mixtape from emcees Brisk & Lord Quest aka Unlikely Heroes

“G’Hot Damn” (Produced by Lord Quest)

Via: RappersIknow!

AJB xlusive from Leonard Dstroy featuring Reggie B on the keys!
Leonard Dstroy from the Innatesounds crew outta Kansas City Mo, just made this track this the other weekend and sent it to us..big up! Download it , play it & enjoy!

right click to download

In case you slept on this remix made by Markus Gramm on Joy Jones song "Over" get into it now and download it for free, it's pure and lovely!
<a href="">Over [Markus Gramm Remix] by Fave</a>

The good people at GAS'D let us this track for Valentines Day with AFTA-1 & NIKKO GRAY - Chemical Reaction. Nikko Gray & AFTA-1 has been featured at AJB quite a lot so most of our readers are familiar with the GAS'D fam. So here is yet a treat! Download here

AFTA-1 x Nikko - Chemical Reaction by gasd

EC|DC is one of the most interesting and talented up and coming producers. EC|DC, whose real name is Trevon, is based in Brooklyn, New York, is currently working on an EP and has several times already appeared on AJB with exclusive joints.

This time when I caught up once more with EC|DC, to see what he has coming, he sent me some fresh tracks and I knew right then that there was going to be a nice future for this talented producer. I got to hear "Dance With Me" in its early stages, and I could already tell the tracks were going to be insane. So, here we have the final versions of the tracks for your listening pleasure! The AJB EC|DC pack consists of only unreleased and exclusive joints for you! "Higher" is from his upcoming EP, so AJB also gives you a little taste of that! "Nike Affair", proves the different styles of beats EC|DC can deliver, he'll blow you away.

EC|DC will also be on the upcoming Apple Juice Break & Jus Like Music "Oscillations" record, which is going to be huge and dope - dropping in March!

Would like to give a shoutout to the designer Brain Barton for the lovely background in this cover, check out more of his work here.

AJB Xlusive: EC|DC pack. by applejuicebreak

Cratemag fam just released their second podcast, with excellent blends give it a lisent!


After #1 must come #2. And it finally came! This time Crate Podcast is mixed by our Spanish friend Niño who dropped a very smooth, soulful, hip hop - soul compilation.

It’s kind of continuation of part one, but at the same time it sounds different. No more talking, just listen and chill out!

Good music for good people!


Zo - Overnight Experience
Spacek - Time
Kissey Asplund - Fuss’N'Fight
Tremendo - Mi Ciudad
Dwele - A Pimp’s Dream
D’Angelo - Chicken Grease
Jamie Lidell - What’s The Use
Omar - Your Mess
Sa Ra - Glorious
Aqeel - Wake Up
Platinum Pied Pipers - Your Day Is Done

DOWNLOAD: CrateMag Podcast #2

Crate Podcast #2 by cratemagazine

Here is the official music video from DJ Spinna's "Sonic Smash" album. We released the video trailer for "Get On Down" featuring AOK collective members Fresh Daily, P.So, and Homeboy Sandman, and now, we present the official music video.

Produced/Directed by the good folks at Chancleta Entertainment.

The Sounds of VTech / Angel Feat. Dwele

Today is the fourth anniversary of Dilla’s untimely passing. People are celebrating his life all month long. At Mochilla, we have spent the past year working on A Suite for Ma Dukes. Until now we have held our cards close to our chest releasing videos and entirely instrumental pieces. But today in homage to the man responsible for all this we are releasing, just to you, the first vocal performance from SFMD.

Dwele sang Angel that night without rehearsal. It is a classic. Miguel’s arrangement is super heavy and Bob Power made it magic. -B+

Turn it up.

Track: Angel Feat. Dwele
Album: Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes
Artist: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

D. Rose - "Revolution" From the album "Taster’s Choice" Written by: D. Rose || Produced by / Cuts by: DJ Cozmos & Directed by: Damien Randle

Damien Says:When D Rose hit me up for the video, he said that he wanted something "simple and elegant". No frills, no bells & whistles. And that's what you have here: a clean, vibrant look into the soul of a man who stands alone, but is always in the company of others. The city of Houston serves as a beautiful backdrop to his narrative. This was the one video that he had to do above and beyond any other on the album. It may be the song that best defines who he is.

eLan's album "Famlay" is here & it's for free, you might the remember the video 'I Can't Breathe x Miami Vice' posted a little earlier here on AJB if u haven't seen it yet check it out here. "Famlay" is a dope album with 10 tracks for your enjoyment as laid back as 'I Can't Breathe' so you know what to expect! Download it here

Elevonwho ft. Devonwho

Round1 ft Messi.

H.I.S.D one of the best hip hop groups out there right now, just dropped this fire track 'Lando' which is the first single from the upcoming album, The Weakend.

Hue-ston we have a problem; Hip Hop has been interrupted. There's a renaissance occuring before your eyes and this crew is right in the middle of it. This group of forward thinking music junkies have come together and formed H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)

<a href="">Lando by H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)</a>

ABJ wants give you a little look into who AbJo is & what makes him so dope. AbJo is a producer from california, that describes his inspirations such as; "midnight misdemeanors, hot sex & meeting old souls like myself." AbJo makes ridicolousy good beats and reminds me a bit of Freddie Joachim, but still the AbJo way with a load of varities! Abjo the Midnight Kid one of the newest members to KC.93 records dropping a raw album called "Pinklemonade Sunset Suite"on iTunes right before the summer hits us in full force! Peep out more stuff by AbJo at bandcamp!

<a href="">The Early Mornin' Scratch by AbJo</a>

<a href="">Divine War Cries by AbJo</a>

<a href="">Before the Verdict feat. Guilty Simpson (AbJo Remix) by AbJo</a>

How times flies? Yes, enjoy this tribute track to legendary J Dilla by The Roots crew, its simply beautiful.. Just enjoy these sweet melodies & vibes! Shouts to Moovmnt for the headups!

The Roots – Antiquity Ft. The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Dillchestra

Teaser for Paten Locke's upcoming music video for "Ventilation," which will be his next single off of TRES Records.

Robot Koch made this ridicolous good remix of 'Teleport Massive' the original by bassnectar...!

Teleport Massive (Robot Koch Remix) by robot koch

Miles Bonny:This is the first album I've released that i feel has truly represented who I am. It is subtle,and strong, relaxing and danceable, calm and determined. I hope it adds enjoyable moments to your life. It is available everywhere online on Feb 10 2010 but I've made the package available now. straight from me. I also plan to include a lyric sheet. be good to yourself.

This is the first album I've released that i feel has truly represented who I am. It is subtle,and strong, relaxing and danceable, calm and determined. I hope it adds enjoyable moments to your life. It is available everywhere online on Feb 10 2010 but I've made the package available now. straight from me. I also plan to include a lyric sheet. be good to yourself.

<a href="">Miles Bonny &quot;Never Be The Same&quot; by MILES BONNY</a>

You can finally bag the first single, ‘On The Sly feat Kylie Auldist’, to be lifted from the fantastic new Bamboos album ’4.’ 'On The Sly' is the first single from the forthcoming Bamboos album '4' out in March 2010 on Tru Thoughts Records. Official release date of the single on vinyl & digital formats is Feb 8th 2010, but you can check the video clip out RIGHT NOW on Tru Thought's official youtube channel!

Buy it here!

Peep out the video aswell!

So lets introduce a new label named Svetlana Industries based in Belgrade, Serbia.
Lets peep out some of their releases! "When we were just thinking about getting ourselves together as a label we approached Greg Wizard and asked if we could do some remixes for their upcoming album. This is the result." & All of this in a free download so go get it now @ Bandcamp or Soundcloud!

The tracks were never released but Greg kindly agreed to let us give them away. Go check out the original tune here:

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;Luv 4 Music (1000names RMX) by Deekline &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Wizard by Svetlana Industries&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

Another dope mix from Mr Full Crate !

Note from Soulbounce: Our last installment of The Mixologists' series found FS Green lacing us and you with a sexy and sophisticated mix worthy of your ears. This time around, we find his compatriot in mixing and beat selecting, Full Crate, doing the honors by giving us his interpretation of a perfect Wintertime mix. Expect many SoulBounce favorites on this one, such as Electric Wire Hustle, Jose James, and Eric Roberson, as well some tracks of his creation with talented vocalist Mar. Having to keep this one to myself was more difficult than expected since receiving it two days ago, but now I get to share the spoils with all of you. May this be the perfect start to a much needed weekend.

SoulBounce Presents The Mixologists: Full Crate [Download]

AJB is a big fan of Up My Alley artist Shuanise be sure to check this one out!

Still to put a foot wrong, the Floating Points helmed Eglo Records offers up the angelic soul vocals of Shuanise on three buttered beat productions. Displaying an impressive range of vocal styles and beats, the Stevo produced 'Kingdom' takes the A-side slot with a sub-weighted hiphop number made for Shuanise's rapped vox, sounding not dissimilar to Speech Debelle. Meanwhile on the flip the sublime 'Catch' from Hubert Davis caters a blend of post-Dilla drums and smoky mellow Sun-Ra vibes to Shuanise's mellifluous flow, and Knowledge's lolloping nu-Soul beat on 'Commotion' frames Shuanise as a UK styled Erykah Badu, albeit with a more youthful sweetness to her tone. Gorgeous music.

Buy it here

Shouts to!

Shouts to C.blac for putting me up on this Trü-ski a hip-hop/soul artist from Atlanta Georgia. The track is called 'Land Of Longin' featuring Benezer Butto.' Land Of Longing ' is a beautiful track and dope production I must say. Enjoy & Download it!

Tru.Ski- Land of Longing (feat. Benezer Butto)

Some quality newness from Jose James

Note: The video to the spine tingling "CODE" produced by Flying Lotus and taken from Jose James' BLACKMAGIC LP, released now on Brownswood Recordings

Versis performs The Journey produced by Dibia$e which will appear on his full length debut album, to be released in early Summer 2010 entitled, ILLCANDESCENT, for more information

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