Raashan Ahmad is definently one of my favorite emcees nowadays, from his new Album "For What You've Lost" he drops video "Beautiful Ugly" which is a jazzy hip-hop tune.
Just a little something to enjoy this friday evening - Stranger Day's official music video for "Not Playin", directed by Ben Coffman.
'Voltage Controlled Feelings' is a newly discovered planet orbiting a distant star, that also pays homage to the synthesizers, drum machines and the artists who influenced Opolopo's music. Echoes of Prince, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Isao Tomita can be heard throughout the album.
Fellow electronauts include L.A. vocalist Erik Rico, known for his work with Marc Mac and Tupac Shakur, UK acid jazz hit singer Farah, Toronto-based jazz vocalist Sacha Williamson and Stockholm-based oral transmorpher of sounds and words Amalia 'Miz Fuze' Townsend, who will soon also release her debut album via TDR produced by Opolopo.
Supported by respected funkateers such as Dam-Funk, King Britt, Daz-I-Kue and Laurent Garnier, you best put on your finest space suit and dappest boogie shoes to catch the Opolopo starcruiser!
One of the best album's this year in my opinion, this record has been on an instant replay. So won't go wrong with a really nice remix by Exile on "Think It Over" which is one of the very deep tracks on Airtights Revenge.
Note:For your mid-week enjoyment, VTech and Plug Research Music bring you LA based produced Exile's incredible remix of Bilal's "Think It Over," delving deeper into Bilal's forte of bittersweet blues tunes. The track, co-written by Hezekiah, fondly recounts longing for a love lost - realizing that space is sometimes needed for time to work its healing magic.Exile manages to update the track's original throw-back feel (produced by 88-Keys) with added kick-drums, chants, haunting echoes, and resonating baselines, while still capturing the overall essence of the original version. This remix is a perfect example of the exceptional work that we've become accustomed to from Exile. Download, press play, close your eyes, and commence to reminiscing.
Bilal "Think It Over" Exile Remix
2010 continues to be a sucessfull year for Full Crate, which has seen the Amsterdam native release two widely repected projects on MPM, as well as providing production for a number of international artists.
“The Barb” is a 2 track single showcasing broken beat and funk elememts of Full Crateʼs production. “Letʼs Funk This Motherf*cker” features guest vocals from long time collaborater Mar, vibing with an infectious Rhodes sample. Both tracks were hand picked by Full Crate and Kilawatt for their playability both in and out of the club, with infamous mastering engineer Tim Debney adding the final touches.
“The Barb” is limited to 300 copies, and will be available from all good retailers including hhv.de (GER), Fat Beats (US) and Jazzy Sport (JPN).
Here is the official music video to the first single from the upcoming Crown Royale (Buff 1 & DJ Rhettmatic) album dropping December 7th via A-Side Worldwide.Directed by Jeremy Deputat and edited by James R. Petix.
Bobby Blunt + Vex = Huey Nuetron. Originally teaming up as a duo while Vex was residing in Norfolk, VA, these two eclectic artists join forces as Huey Nuetron to bring forth Are We There Yet?; a project that is as funky as it is concious and as soulful as it is futuristic. Now a resident of his birthplace of Pittsburgh, PA, Vex handles all of the production duties on this musical compositon that takes the listener on a musical journey as Norfolk, VA’s own Bobby Blunt narrates in his usual soul-drenched, matter-of-fact fashion. Prepare yourself for a glimpse into the future of hip hop soul.
A-Side Worldwide is preparing to release the Crown Royale album, the pairing of veteran Michigan emcee Buff1 with World Famous Beat Junkie, DJ Rhettmatic. The project was conceived by DJ Haircut (BKA Mayer Hawthorne) and A-Side Worldwide's Jackson Perry as they discovered the mutual respect between both artists.Crown Royale's S/T album drops December 7th and features Buff1 on mic duties with DJ Rhettmatic on the beats. Guest features also include Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill, Bishop Lamont, Fashawn, Ras Kass, Guilty Simpson, Chino XL, MED, Marvwon, Magestik Legend, and more.Today, it's with great pleasure to share the first single to the album, "We Gotcha," as a FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD. It's a great song and be on the look out next week for the official music video to the song.
Crown Royal - "We Gotcha"
AJB wanna give you glance into this Florida based lyricalist named Rufat, got in touch with this guy's music via the excellent NYC producer T.Hemingway. So what kind of music can you expect from this guy? As in his own words he don't wanna be called a stereotypical rapper, instead mixing diff genres with a nice blend of hip-hop. So basically press play and check out for urself. We decided to feature the track named "They See Us" which is produced by Amtrac. Get in touch with more Rufat music here and download more of his music.
Pete Philly is one of the artist that holds the gift of turning everything they lay hands into something amazing, it's been awhile since we last heard from him but now his back with some killer tracks that is not to sleep on. We suggest you just stroll by his site and grab some of the free tracks giving, more to come cus a free opend loop is available every monday, enjoy.
The video featured is "Changing" which is one of the free tracks available for download on the site.
T.Hemingway have been mentioned several times here on AJB, and was featured on our previous project with Jus Like Music :Oscillations, also down on our latest upcoming project (coming soon!). You might remember him as EC|DC but yes its absolutly the same guy and the same dope music. T.Hemingway delievers a quite unique sound, you know that its him, like when you just know when you hear a Dilla beat.
Anyways T.Hemingway drops dope productions pretty much almost daily on his soundcloud site so you should really check out more of his music over there to get ur own doze of T.Hemingway.
Today he dropped a free song which ft. vocals by Kenna and its named "Kenna Interlude" which really give you a sight on how a T.Heminway production sounds like. We caught a big liking on this track first time we pressed play so enjoy this featured track on AJB.
T.HMWY: "My engineer suggested that i turn this into a interlude. so, here it is...(free download too)..."
Kenna Interlude by T.Hemingway
Jazzy vibes along with rap is one word: Smooth you'll get it once you get into this one. Today marks the release of a free new EP from Brooklyn wordsmith & AOK Collective member: 8th W1 + Jersey City producer / multi-instrumentalist: Pat Van Dyke aka PVD. The two artists form the group Lux DeVille to bring you 4 introspective head nodders, that will leave you lifted.
Download or stream the new Lux DeVille EP available for FREE (this week only) via PVD's Bandcamp or pick it up at iTunes