I remember back last year in the early days of AJB we did our third podcast & we feautured this duo called Martin Parks, so it's just about time we give you a little more insight to this amazing duo from Illinios. Their music can be described as jazzy & soul vibes mixed with hip hop. Jacque Hammond & Roman Lee really complements eachother with her sweet vocals and his. Their music is a bit experimental to the point that is just amazing and re:freshing to hear. "Barefoot" is their latest album which is available @ their Bandcamp site such as more awesome music. Always nice with some quality music right?

<a href="http://martinparks.bandcamp.com/track/mean-boy">Mean Boy by Martin Parks</a>

Ready for some new ish' from Bobby Blunt well here's the 2nd volume of the Soupbowl Sessions series. Features production from Bobby Blunt, Grand Ear, Nice Rec and others. Also features guest spots from Antagonist, Quamin, Sunceer, Core, SMI, and Ish

<a href="http://bobbyblunt.bandcamp.com/album/the-soupbowl-sessions-vol-2">'83 by Bobby Blunt</a>

From the soulful well of Gothenburg Sweden springs the amazing Hanna & Beatr8. Their music is soul infused RnB flavoured by jazz, hip hop and also by their Nordic uppbringing with a distinct sense for melodies.

Hanna & beatr8 is vocalist Hanna Olsson with production from Gothenburg based beat maker David Levisson aka Beatr8. They have on earlier released EP received support from Jazztronik, Danny Krivit, Beatfanatic, Atjazz, DomServini (Wah Wah 45s), Kyoto Jazz Massive and Gilles Peterson from BBC Worldwide who said ''It's definitely good...Nice soulful original..'' Press support has come from XLR8R Magazine, DJ Magazine (4/5), Update Magazine, IDJ (4/5) and One Week To Live Magazine ( 7 out of 7 review). Hanna has appeared on recordings by Stray, Favorite Flava and Erik L & Illingsworth.

AJB got this upcoming release from AEEDs' called "Error Code", it truely has some heavy sounds innit and you should really check it out, we featured two of our tracks on this upcomin record. Perfect Lighting ft. Railster & Moussaka (feat. Morpheground).

Can you imagine the sound of your NES descending a staircase?
“Error Code” it the long-awaited sequel to AEEDs’ stand-out debut “Synesthesia” released
with Error Broadcast in 2009*. The Swiss-based producer refines his trademark style of 8bitinfluecend electric boogie and teamed up with three of Italys’ hottest beat fanatics. “Error
Code” includes cooperation with Railster and Morpheground, as well as a funk offence on
“Moussaka” by AD Bourke. Infamous MPC wizard fLako and Tokyo Dawns’ Portformat
contribute remixes, as well as our own Pixelord and ichiro_.

Perfect Flashing (feat. Railster)

Moussaka (feat. Morpheground)

"The One" is one of my favorite tracks of Long Distance LP, here's something new for you.. the video!

Onra says:A little ways back, we leaked the MP3 for the song "The One" featuring T3 of Slum Village, from Onra's critically acclaimed album, "Long Distance." Today, I'm proud to share the official music video for the song.

The upcoming 12" single for "The One" also features 2 remixes by Detroit native and original Slum Village member, Waajeed of Bling47. Be sure to look for that coming very soon!

Enjoy and feel free to post and share.

Onra "Long Distance" In Stores Now!

Note:To round up this years` Beat BBQ (which took place at Friedenspark Cologne last month) the MPM & UpMyAlley family teamed up for a free tape filled with previously unreleased Beats by Powell, Dexter, Hubert Daviz & Tobrock, moO, Twit One, Suff Daddy and Adlib.

Download: Beat BBQ 2010 - Free Tape

Zo's! LP entitled Sunstorm drop in 27th july and the lineup just seems great there will be features such as; Phonte, Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington,Jesse Boykins III, Sy Smith and many more! For being a huge fan of Zo! and all his previous work all I know is that I just can't wait to hear this record. Check out the track "Greatest Weapon Of All Time" ft. Sy Smith and u'll get amazed!

Zo! Message:
"Well y'all, the six-week plan is now officially underway. Here is first sample of the album that you all have heard me talk so much about. Sy came through and did her THING... I am this close to posting the story behind how this joint came about, but I'll save it.... Not unless y'all want to read it. Anyway, enjoy this one and thank you for listening."

Zo! - "Greatest Weapon Of All Time" ft. Sy Smith

AJB gives u a cut featuring The Primeridian and Wes Restless off the album 12 Bit Spit from Scotland/UK producers Jazz Spastiks which just recently dropped on Godsendant Music. You can purchase it here. We're really feeling this sound

The Primeridian X Wes Restless "Buzzin" prod. by Jazz Spastiks

Form by definition is the mode in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself. It is the foundation by which all things are perceivable in the physical realm. Our reality takes form as we visualize to manifest it. Once it is visualized it can be created physically. Becoming part in building our exterior existence as a reflection of what we are within; Life, Love, Creation.

Buy Cassette / Digital

<a href="http://afta1.bandcamp.com/album/f-o-r-m">1. Prelude To MeMeaningWE by AFTA-1</a>

Apple Juice Break, Been enjoying the re:freshing sounds from this Cleveland based group named Keyel. All we know is that this group is one of the dopest so we wanted to share this AJB exclusive track "Slowing Down" ! Also some news for you, Keyel will be doing some collabs with Smoke Screen just imagine what can be done! Yum! Cleveland putting out the goods huh?

Oh this is also a free download ;)

Look out for more Keyel here @ AJB.

AJB Exclusive: Keyel - Slowing Down by applejuicebreak

Here's the 3rd official music video from Shafiq Husayn's recently released album, "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka." This time around Shafiq and director Joslyn Rose Lyons focus on the song "The U.N. Plan," creating universal visuals to accompany one of the first songs from the album.

Yum Yum!

Its been some days since we posted you something, word is that we are currently working on a fresh project with GAS'D..yes u heard it. But anyways here is the video for the joint "Ya Know" with LMNO & Kev Brown, go get 'Selective Hearing part 2' now at itunes!

AJB is really amazed by this producer named B.Lewis ever since the "Talking Chairs" album we been wondering what's next, and here it is called "Mercury Backburner" which is a totally free download brought to you by Moovmnt so much respect to them to gettin this dopeness out!

Young Californian B.Lewis drops his "Mercury Backburner" beat tape today as a FREE download. The good people from MOOVMNT decided to lend upcoming artists a helping hand, by endorsing certain releases and other music related projects. So enjoy the 1st 'endorsed by Moovmnt' release.

Download - "Mercury Backburner"

This is worth a checkout why? Cus it's really dope, im talking about Numaads EP "Now", which got released just today! Shouts to Project Mooncircle for this one yum yum ya!

Note:The record features four original songs and two remixes of the title song Now, by renowned producers Robot Koch and J Rawls .

Whatelse to say then this is some awesome project from Mooncircle whom are very proud to bring you "International Summers". NY's very own brothers in arts John Robinson and Lewis Parker have created a lyrical masterpiece, spiced up with the best ingredients ranging from jazzy instrumentals to finest old-school-flavour.

It is often difficult to describe in words the emotion that is involved in creative ventures. This is one of those situations. When we decided to record the new album “International Summers” we wondered how we could possibly capture the deep and warm sensation that lies within the heart and souls of the people world round. John Robinson and Lewis Parker both hold impressive discographies the easily boast a decade plus of gems delivered to the masses wrapped in passion, love and integrity. John is the perfect example of still waters run deep, his much reserved and calm façade belies the excitement and the imagination that explodes when he literally loses himself in the rhymes and let thoughts channel from a higher place.

Lewis is a master craftsman, and his craft is one of hypnotism, seduction and satisfaction all accomplished via his bewitching SP 1200 and other Classic vintage
analog machinery, which gives birth right to his Golden Sound. JR and LP are the oracles of that warmth the has been missing in the world of music and leaving so many cold and lonely searching for that same substance that forced them to fall in Love with the music in the first place! International Summers marks the continuing journey that can’t be limited to a certain place nor season, so fasten your seatbelts yall! Let’s RIDE!

The album includes features by StaHHr, Cymarshall Law, 4RCE, Renee Neufville, Angelz INC., East Koast, Tah Born, I.D. 4 Windz & Dynas.
THE BONUS TAPE includes the whole Instrumental Versions - Just Vinyl Bonus!
Artwork by The Binh & Bionic (Russia).

Album Snippet

Project Prospect is producer from Minneapolis, he has a real nice laid back hip hop sound, we're truely feeling these soulful beats this porject named "As Of Late" is new new new stuff just dropped yesterday! Our absolut favorite flava out of that one is "Chillin". Project Prospect says; An instrumental album based of feelings Project Prospect has had lately over this summer."! So check it out and get to know Project Prospect, peep out more of his work here.

<a href="http://theprojectprospect.bandcamp.com/album/as-of-late">Your Love by Project Prospect</a>

You know AJB been talking about Hoodie Allen for awhile now, so here-(hear) whats new is this is their- first single off of Hoodie Allen's mini-mixtape"The Diamond Cuts", which features samples from Marina & The Diamond's 2009 Release "The Family Jewels". Hoodie Allen "You Are Not A Robot samples "I Am Not A Robot" and transforms it into a bass heavy hip hop summertime jam. "

You Are Not A Robot (feat. Marina & The Diamonds) by itshoodieallen

Sotu The Traveller sent me this record some weeks ago and it's something really nice
for the ears to just lisent to take this track called "Hourglass" as a good example of how good this record is. So peep out 'Left' which is Sotu the Traveller's first self-released record, and is currently exclusively available on Bandcamp.

What else to be on the lookout for is the upcoming digital EP later in June with remixes of 'HourGlass' by the likes of Daisuke Tanabe, Dynooo, Portformat and Louis Bordeaux, plus a new mixtape!

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