Oddisee just gave us Odd Winter, here is another piece of work from him, 24 instrumental tracks produced in 24 different cities over the world. Buy it at Itunes and lets begin the journey!
Oddisee - Stockholm
Oddisee - Paris
AJB PRESENT : Comming February 28th 2010. SLik d's third installment to his Vibes collection "Midnight Vibes" supported by us at Apple Juice Break, The Soul Dojo, LAX Paperboys and Larger Than Life. This time around the vibes will revolve around 12 AM. With production from Polyester The Saint (Produced for DOM KENNEDY on FS/DS and 25th Hour), Elaquent (From Gill Breathing) to SLik d himself. Prepare to go through a journey in the night from the intro till the outro.
(Produced by O Chedda)
Just got this quality music in the music to share with you apple drinking lovers!
Note:Ugh. No tea or biscuits. Could life be any worse? Doubtful.
This is our first EP. It blends the worlds of jazz, hip-hop, and that feeling when you open the pantry and there’s no English Breakfast left. Or there is, but there’s no milk. Heartbreaking stuff.
To thank you, the listener, for stopping by, the EP is available for download for a limited time via the cloud or directly from here. If you really like the tunes, you could even go so far as to buy them on iTunes.
Nr. 002 is here! This one is done by two artists we’ve invited to one of our events last year. We’ve been fans of 1000names since their releases Eklektik Records. The irregular spacy beats and usage of outerworldly and vintage samples proves that these two have a firm grasp on future sensibility. They’ve always kind of flown under the radar but that’s all going to change soon. With a mix done for Mary Anne Hobbs recently and also an LP forthcoming on Black Acre, the prospective of the new decade is looking good for the two Bulgarians. Tracklist and the interview can be found after the jump.
AJB been following Seven Days from day one here they are back with a new video - Seven Day- "2Fast" from the album Dusk Till Dawn Music Video by Nodar Noka Tchitchoua . Just perfect laid back hip hop.
GB'S latest release is called GB Interprets His Contemporaries. It's a 6 song EP consisting of his own interpretations of works by friends and artists whose music has interested him. He have remixed Little Dragon, Exile, Flying Lotus, Muhsinah, A Race of Angels, and the Beach Boys. He made this batch of songs available as a free download in the spring of 2009, but two weeks ago it was released on vinyl in limited quantity. Back by popular demand, the downloadable version is once again available at his site.
Here's a one out of several collaborations between The Primeridian and legendary producer Twilite Tone (Ynot nevertheless). Other songs include features by Add2, Peter Hadar and Koku Gonza. This one features Mikael who some may remember from The Primeridian's collaboration with the Molemen called "Soul Controllin."Download the song here
Lets enjoy this Mr El Chavo produced track called "One Culture" where he join forces with the cali emcee - Non Genetic . This is from Debilorithmicos upcoming EP which is set to be release around the middle of this year. Check out the outcome here press play!
Shouts to Juslikemusic!
Debilorithmicos "One Culture" feat. Non Genetic by El Chavo
Keyel, one of AJB's favorite (previously featured here on the blog) are back with something new for you, a 40 minutes mix with fresh music, so get it now for pure hip hop.
Who are they ? :For years hip-hop culture has been the voice of young people. Through style, dance, art, and music hip-hop has pushed forward and evolved into a worldwide phenomenon. As of late it seems that the game has given birth to a generation of emcees that have forgotten hip-hops roots. KEYEL not only remembers but embodies the art. KEYEL is a group of emcees, and a Dj who shared a common outlook on life and hip hop music, and came together in a time where music as a whole began to change. Hailing from the mid western city of Cleveland, Ohio; they follow in the path of hip-hops greats such as Slum Village, J-Dilla, Common, and Blackstar. With innovative production, thought provoking lyrics, and fresh sense of style, KEYEL is guaranteed to get heads nodding all across the world. Real hip-hop is back. PS, Prose, Dj ESO, and Holy are KEYEL.
Download it here
‘Say Goodbye To What’ is hook-laden psychedelic funk, a pop song brimming with intricacies and a beautifully-skewed production approach. It may well be the strangest singalong track of the year.
Flipside ‘Crazy Over You’ is a melancholic headnodder, drifting through the speakers with a lovelorn grace while pummelling you with the bottom end.
The life of the romantic is not always an easy one.
You've heard it on the radio, you'll see it on the TV show:
Dexter is talking all that jazz for the third volume of the Hi-Hat Club producer series.
Get an idea of what The Jazz Files are going to sound like
?and check the superfly teaser video provided by CGN based Audio:Visual.
Learn more about the project on http://www.hi-hatclub.com
ATCQ performing together? Wow... this gives me goosebumps just view and feel the magic.
This footage was shot at The Knitting Factory in BK and was brought to you by Its The Official.
Shouts to Moovmnt!!
Oddisee's back with another Put Me On It exclusive, the third installment in his season-themed series "Odd Winter". Not slowing down after his string of releases in 2009, he's also preparing to release his new instrumental album "Traveling Man" on Mello Music. Traveling Man will be available for purchase as a digital release January 26th and vinyl & limited edition slimlines (only at UGHH) February 23rd. Please visit Oddisee's new bandcamp page to download Odd Winter for free."This series has forced me to look at the seasons and time in a different way, they're like theme music." - OddiseeODD WINTER DOWNLOAD LINKhttp://oddisee.bandcamp.com
AJB is proud to feature this amazingly good beat-tape by Sugoisounds from the UK, the tape is called Neon Sounds. Been holding on to this for awhile,listen to it and it just so dope, for the lovers of good beats this is a experimentell BUT still back to the basic beats. Sugoisounds ACED this tape! Get it now for free and also props to 96 for the artwork!
Hawthorne Headhunters perform Do 4 U Live at the Echoplex, Los Angeles Nov. 19th, 2009 Featuring Coultrain, Black Spade, I Ced, Proh Mic and TeLuv Footage shot by Henry Demaio More
1000names - Ill(U)minated Man, Sampledelia, visuals and travelin::: forthcomin Black Acre:::
Shouts to our friend Louis Fly for this find, Svetnik also known as Purple Ink just dropped this record a few days ago, some very nice tunes relax too. A flava with a mix of electronic beats and some smooth hip hop vibes... ; "18 year old producer and dj, born in Bulgaria but since I’m about 8 years old I’m living in Berlin. I also go by the alias Svetnik. But as Purple Ink I’m trying to fusion 3 of my favourite music styles, that is: hip hop, deep house and electronic music. I just dropped something of everything together and produce it in Purple Ink mode. "
Shout out to our friend Frank @ Rappersiknow.com
Just got this in the inbox, peep out this Mooncircle project.
Via Mooncirle:Joe Kickass, a young and eager cat with many talents and a great passion for everything oldskool. Frustrated by most of today’s hiphop, Joe drops the accessories and takes it back to basics. With him contributing ill illustrations to the artwork and composing on five of the six tracks, it's fair to say this EP proves that he's more then just your average MC.
With a full length album droppin' later this year, Project: Mooncircle brings you this debut release to let the world get acquainted with their newest addition. The beats are raw, gritty and drenched with soul and jazz influences. Joe tops them off with his raw voice, high impact lyrics and on point delivery.
Joe Kickass Snippet!
Download the 'Let Me Introduce EP' for free at www.projectmooncircle.com/releases/59
For more information check www.joekickass.nl and www.projectmooncircle.com
AJB present you some of our favorite Nicholas Kopernicus you might remember us featuring them from the very beginning of their musical journey. Now Laid Back present you 'Audiocentric Unplugged' download it now, link at the bottom.
It's Jason "classicbeatz" Minnis here (1/2 of Nicholas Kopernicus). For those who don't know, we are back with a free live EP entitled Audiocentric Unplugged. For this project we teamed up with Laid Back Radio and Photographer Carlito Brigand to try and give everyone a full media experience. So in addition to the Audiocentic Unplugged EP, there are performance videos, interviews and photo's that document the entire "Unplugged" experience.
Via Laidback: Jason and Seon were born to create music. Producer/Pianist/Songwriter Jason “Classic Beatz” Minnis and Guitarist/Songwriter Seon Gomez form an instrumental duo called Nicholas Kopernicus. Their first opus, “Audiocentric“, is a homegrown blend of Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Blues, Folk, Reggae and Hip Hop. The album’s name comes from Nicholas Kopernicus’ quest for sound perfection. The result is an album that transports you back to the 70’s, a time where most albums had that characteristic warmth absent in a lot of today’s music.
Download it now free download
More info & video's here
Via Stonesthrow: Covers and music inspired by the Godfather of Afro-Beat. This Fela Estate-approved anthology includes rare and previously unreleased music from Nigeria, Ghana, Colombia, Trinidad and more.
He’s best known by his first name, Fela. He’s certainly Nigeria’s most famous musical export. His name itself conjures images of 70s Lagos: a metropolis awash in the jubilation that swept in after the 1970 armistice in the civil war between the Nigerian Army and Eastern Biafran secessionists, a capital city in the midst of transition. This is the environment in which Fela and his Africa 70 popularized the hybrid of highlife, jazz and James Brown style, big-band funk he invented: Afro-Beat.
In Nigeria, his countrymen knew his music like Americans know Elvis. On foreign shores, a chosen few Westerners could claim to know the extent of Fela’s genius. As a result, while music historians have filled books with references to the influence of Westerners on Fela’s creation, little has been said about Fela’s inspiration on others. Thus, our compilation begins.
Fela’s music, and that of his organization inspired musicians across the global village when Afro-Beat was new and novel. This compilation focuses on the music Fela inspired – whether by fellow Nigerians recording alongside him in the early 70s, neighbors in Ghana, then-modern Colombian cumbia ensembles inspired by the man who injected a new feel into the Yoruban rhythms that formed cumbia’s base, Trinidadian steel bands or the select few organizations left that have maintained Fela’s fury in the new millennium.
Buy it here & peep out the streams!
Dan Satch and his Atomic 8 Dance Band: “Woman Pin Down”
Kidkanevil is back with a new album available for download now, buy it here. Stream below!
The third album from super-producer kidkanevil.
"Fantastic, Straight up awesome!" Daedelus
"kidkanevil is a sonic visionary" iDJ Magazine
"8 bit madness packed full of e numbers. Gimme some more!" Alex Nut, Rinse FM
Producer Full Crate and singer Mar are two young musicians from Amsterdam. They fuse soul music and hip-hop with a sound design that - excuse the cliché -is best described as futuristic (think Flylo and D'Angelo falling in love with dubstep b-lines while writing the score for a remake of 2001: A Space Odyssey). Feat. Eric Roberson.
The long awaited 'Conversations With Her' EP by Full Crate & Mar is OUT NOW on MPM.Featuring 'Grammy Award' nominated Eric Roberson.
Full Crate & Mar - Surreal Moments
The instrumental album to Shafiq Husayn's "Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka" album is now out on iTunes. In support of the release, here is the instrumental to the song "All Dead."
Be on the lookout for upcoming show dates as well as more music to come from Shafiq Husayn in 2010, including his work on Erykah Badu's upcoming album.
Shafiq Husayn's 'All Dead' download
DYNOOO’s Gum Dragon is centered around Fuh Real, a song that features Swedish singer Naboobia laying down
a floaty vocal over a high-end 80’s r&b inspired club banger. It has already been remixed by Luigi (Jazzy Sport, Infinitskills) and Comfort Fit, whose version appeared on his latest full-length.
The rest of the mini-album is a collection of glitching electronics that ranges from soothing (Furbee) to smashing (Cawf Drop)
and psychedelic (Will Flattened, with Richard Colvaen of Bretzel Zoo).
Rooted in hip hop’s rich soil, but definitely branching out beyond the edges of the genre, DYNOOO’s music is for fans of the likes of Daedelus, Samiyam, Hudson Mohawke and next-gen beatcrafters alike. Gum Dragon sounds exactly as you’d imagine after perceiving its hyperreal cover (designed by the man himself):a refreshing collage of complex sound pieces and colorful lo-fi.
Out on Digsville / Mac Fly
It's been a year since Late Bloomers have been together and we would like to thank you for the support you have given us thus far. We have released 2 projects, and we're happy to say that the 3rd is finally here. Our 3rd EP/2nd installment of the Growth Series - Download hereThe first Growth Series was our way of introducing ourselves as a group, and TRIFECTA was our way to show the individual sides of Bloomers. With Growth Series 2, you'll really get a taste of what we're about and the growth that we are heading towards. We hope you enjoy, and please share it with friends and family. Again, thanks for your support.
This is a preview of NORTHERN CONNECTION - coming JAN 25, 2010. Stay tuned at myspace.com/soularp
This song features Brooklyn emcee, Sene, who recently released "A Day Late & a Dollar Short" bit.ly/86Fv7H produced entirely by Blu (who was partly responsible for Blu and Exile's critically acclaimed 2007 release, "Below The Heavens"). You can hear more from Sene at www.myspace.com/brooklynsene .
Erik L & Illingsworth - Northern Connection. Produced entirely by Erik L and Illingsworth. The album showcases the marvelous beat-stylings of both producers, as well as lyricists from the US and Sweden. This long awaited project features guest appearances from the likes of Stray (Favorite Flava), Sene (Blu etc.), DJ Devastate (BBE) and one of Swedens most authentic hip hop groups, Supersci. Release date January 25, 2010. CD release on Still Siblings Ent.
You people might know about flako, you might even heard about the record 'First Spaceshit On The Moon'. Kit Knows brings you ' First Spaceshit On The Moon' in a rap version on some flako beats!
Kwatro:"all tracks have been transformed into full lenght and fully-fledged songs. By keeping the original track names and recording vocals thoughtful he kept the original flavour and made the beattape grow to something complete."
Download Kit Knows ' First Spaceshit On The Moon' here.
fLako & Kit Knows - Welcome (Remake) by kwatro.info
shouts to Kwatro.info!
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (aka Dudley Perkins)just dropped some freshness, on a killer beat with a vibe of that g-funk era' with the track that goes by the name "Endure" featuring Rapper Big Pooh and M.E.D!
via okayplayer:The positive vibes of the track are inspired in part by Georgia who says that the lyrics help pull her out of the past "and into a new and improved being that is ready to act in the liberation of [her] people through music." The song will appear on their upcoming joint album, SomeOthaShip.
The digital release of this album is set to launch February 23rd via Mello Music Group.
Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime "Endure" feat. M.E.D. & Rapper Big Pooh
Bonus joint remix of Endure! for you (also on the upcomin album)
Georgia Anne Muldrow "Endure EthNick Remix (prod. Nick Tha 1Da)"
A new joint from Byron the Aquarius called “Freaky Fantasys” was just brought to our attention by Kozidoesit. This is a teaser for “Luxury Life”
"A new joint by yours truly! Let me know what you think...The Big Payback and JazzmineandAquarius soon 2010..."
Shouts to Moovmnt fam
Byron the Aquarius-FREAKY FANTASYS by kozidoesit
New music from the vocalist from the netherlands with a another Mar variation on S1 track, hear what Mar has to say about it;
Mar:My ears had the pleasure of listenin to this remake of Lil Wayne's 'Every Girl' from S1 & Caleb last week. Check out if you didn't:I just pushed the record button and started singing to it..this came out.Enjoy.photo was shot by Patrick Ebu-Mordi
S1 & Caleb - Every Girl (Mar Variation)
Via FS-GREEN:SoulBounce is one of my favorite music blogs, I check it out on a daily base searching for fresh music. Last month they started posting up a new serie of mixes that go by the name The Mixologists.
I'm proud to kick of 2010 with my mix. Expect the warm vibes that you might know from the Mixing Monthly mixtapes that I did together with Full Crate.
SoulBounce presents The Mixologists: FS Green (tracklist)
Electric Wire Hustle - Waters
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Run Away
Carlitta Durand & Vaughn Garcia - Alright Ft. Big Chopps
Adriana Evans - Reality
Freddie Joachim - Yes feat. Lauren Santiago
Dean High - Speciaal Ft. Fata
SirOJ For Slumgullion Music - Phonenumber
Henning - Skylines
Idris Elba - Best I Can
Freddie Joachim - Wake Up Ft. Othello
Erik Rico - 2 High
Shaliek Rivers - Ghetto Girl
Vula - Rock The Boat
Basic Vocab - Come Get With It
Photo credits: Patrick Ebu-Mordi
Download the mix here!
A little something from 'Mickey Factz- Amnesia Promo', Documented By Ronin & Edited By Steve-O of Mickey Factz – thedarkphoenix #ALPHA! Download it here
OC Notes previously known here on AJB for his production of the song 'Icing' with the two dope female artists from the duo THEEsatisfaction. Let's get to known more about OC Notes, a talented producer with a lot of dope stuff for you to hear, 'Crater Nate' is the name of a free project he dropped in Nov 09' with 35 tracks of pure listenin pleasure! Lets tune in! Check out more of his work at bandcamp.
Also word from OC Notes himself:
"I have an album coming out on itunes and amazon in january called dap confuser. You can check out a few songs at myspace.com/dapconfuser."
Download Crater Nate here
Message from Paul Pre!:Hey Fam, first of all - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
starting off the year with a brand new mix. mixed some Dubstep for the whole time - for the first time… hope you like it!
"Actually a designer, Paul Pre is best known as DJ behind countless mixtapes. Following contributions to Mondayjazz, Moovmnt and Musique Large, Paul has put together his latest mixtape for nutriot. While he is know to put together instrumental hip-hop mixes, this one is actually the first dubstep/garage mix from him – and it’s just as good as his others!"
01. FaltyDL – Party
02. 2562 – Flashback
03. Martyn – Vancouver
04. Joe – RUT
05. Indigo – Fading
06. Landslide – Dreams & Visions
07. Ramadanman – Humber
08. Synkro – Rooted
09. Clue Kid – Shifty
10. Mount Kimbie – Sketch in Glass
11. Joker – Untitled_RSN
12. Untold – Stop what you’re doing
13. Zed Bias – Dub Spot Riddim
14. Martyn – Mega Drive Generation
15. Kode9 – Black Sun
16. 2562 – Third Wave
17. DFRNT – Headspace
18. Synkro – Lost for Words
19. Joy Orbison – Wet Look
This is a very exciting project that is quite close to heart. In 2009, VTech and Mochilla put on a 3 part event series entitled "Timeless," showcasing The Suite for Ma Dukes orchestra, Mulatu Astatke, and Arthur Verocai, and March 2010, they will be releasing a limited edition box set DVD of each event, w/ extra behind the scenes footage, poster, exclusive music, full liner notes, etc. Although the Suite for Ma Dukes event maybe most relevant and of interest, w/ it's features from Posdnuos (De La Soul), Dwele, Bilal, Talib Kweli, Common, Karriem Riggins, and many others, all 3 events help create a bridge between producer/arrangers of yesteryear to the modern day hip hop producer.
The full press release is below, and today, I'm happy to share an exclusive video and audio track from the Suite for Ma Dukes event, mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award-winning producer/mixer Bob Power, best known for his work with De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, D'Angelo, Badu, and many more. Also, this is the first time folks can see the artwork and packaging for the box set DVD.
Enjoy Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Suite for Ma Dukes orchestra in their version of "Take Notice" from J Dilla's highly acclaimed Rough Draft EP.Download AUDIO here
The Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra "Take Notice"
via stonesthrow:Here’s a new podcast by Nite Jewel AKA Ramona. I found out about her through Dam-Funk, who thankfully introduced me to her music and to her as well. They’re now working on an album for Stones Throw, tentatively titled “Nite-Funk”. Turns out, she and her dude Cole (who plays in one of my favorite bands Haunted Graffiti) live down the street from me. I hang out with them from time to time and whenever we do, we nerd out on old records. I asked her to do a podcast of some of her favs, so here you go. Another one to get jealous of. Whaddup to 12ManRambo too.
Stones Throw Podcast 54 - Nite Jewel
“Indian” - Baffo Banfi
“More More More” - Ray & His Court
“You Really Turn Me On” - Prophet
“War” - Bruce Haack
“Between Righteousness” - Ed N. “Sted
“I Pity Inanimate Objects” - Godley & Creme
“Remind Me” - Patrice Rushen
“Ba-benzele” - Brian Eno & Jon Hassell
“Superlady” - Jeff Phelps
“Piano Instrumental” - Joe Meek
“Siren Shallows” - Iasos
also get these download's
Nite Funk - Am I Gonna Make It? (MP3)
Nite Jewel - Weak For Me 7-inch single
Yes yes ya'll ladies and gents we back with a new mix for you to hear, something to celebrate the beginning of 2010 with. A list selected out of love for the good artist that create beautiful music. It features some artist that we have supported over the past year! It also features some xlusive joints only @ Apple Juice Break. Enjoy!
Download 'A TASTE OF' - WHATS IN THAT JUICE.
Gen - Lejos (produce Manuvers)
KJ- Life feat. Brendan Philip
F.A.M.E - Determination
J Dilla - Make Em' NV (DaveNotti Mazymus remix)
Vikter Duplaix - Electric Love (Nicolay remix)
Miles Bonny - Words (I LOVE YOU)
OC Notes x THEEsatisfaction - Icing
Reggie B & Miles Bonny - My Sunshine
Sonnymoon - Run Away
Kuhn - Quiet Nights
Bam Circa 86' - ODE
Constrobuz - Shittin' On A Jet
Stray - Later Ft. Vertual Vertigo
Gen - Otra Dimensió (con Kinetica production Flor Negra)
A new video from the lovely Muhsinah "Rediscovered" enjoy!