AJB keep on supporting the good people with their movement/brand GAS'D which keeps on growing and the love keeps on spreading around worldwide! You might remember us doing "A Love Special" together with GAS'D last year which was a super dope one by the way, if u havent check out the love mix here. If ur unfamiliar with GAS'D to some exploring it's absolutly wonderful. In the video you hear the lovely vocals by Nikko Gray and beautiful art/production by Imani Waddy, Earnest Rhea, Johnny Hernandez.
Imani Waddy: "These videos are the bringe campaign to all of everything to come in GAS'D. GAS'D is moving more and more to being a huge art project. These seasons we look within. "
We give you this very new joint "Reverberate" from SelfSays produced by Snowjackman, this is a free download for your enjoyment! Its been awhile since we last heard from this cat so get into it!
SelfSays, known to friends and family as Charles A. Vann. This writer, rapper and music producer has been developing his music craft over the last seven years. Coming from the same Michigan scene that birthed Slum Village, One Be Lo, Finale and Invincible, and Mayor Hawthorne and many other talented acts, SelfSays's take on hip hop is one that incorporates hip hop's roots with a decidedly futuristic twist.
Artwork : Apple Juice Break
Selfsays - Reverberate (prod. Snowmanjack) by applejuicebreak
Check out the trailer from the upcoming album "Long Distance". video by Walter Dal-gren Mecca
Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: "Oscillations Part 1"
The day has finally arrived for the release of our OSCILLATIONS part 1, enjoy this 20 tracks long record! Available to download for FREE right now!Oscillations is a FREE digital compilation presented by Jus Like Music and Apple Juice Break designed to help spread the word of amazing music by amazing artists from the genres of hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, dubstep and anywhere in between! Featuring primarily exclusive, or at least previously unreleased material, each of the two parts contains around 20 tracks. The release will also come packaged with a pdf booklet full of info on the artists, plus a showcase of art by an array of incredibly talented visual artists.
Free promo EP by Damu The Fudgemunk (Y Society), give it a lisent on the stream below nad why not also get this free download!
Swedish producer Erik L's album "The Soularp Suite" is out now! They just hit us up to give away the track Push It Up featuring Detroit rap duo Frank n Dank. The record also has Guest appearances by Cerebral Vortex, Paul Mac Innes & Stray. Don't sleep on this one, which is a digital release, out now on iTunes!
Push It Up ft. Frank N Dank
Check out this new laid back tune from Alex B, if u feelin why not give it a vote on XLR8R!
Note from XLR8R: Fresh-faced beatmaker and Brainfeeder mix contributor Alex B sent over this premiere of a track from his forthcoming debut, Moments. Entitled "You and I Both Know," this diddy is a brief look into the type of herky-jerky rhythms and smooth, spaced-out sonics to be heard through the album's 17 tracks. Within two minutes we are treated to a tweaked soul loop, delayed vocal stabs, sporadic percussive elements, and swirling synth arpeggiations wrapped around a descending bass melody. It all comes off sounding more like an interlude between larger movements, but we can only know for sure when Moments is released April 6 via Alex B's own Elm and Oak imprint.
It's gettin close to release people take a lisent to the litte teaser sample of part 1 and download a free track from it now!
Oscillations is a free digital compilation featuring the cream of emerging talent from hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, dubstep and anywhere in between. From 29th March you will be able to download it in its entirety via Bandcamp page. Until then, check out this teaser mix…
And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving away an mp3 of Gaffer Tape by Vital, taken from Oscillations Part 1!
Album Art: Apple Juice Break
Melting Pot Music present,"The Gin Diaries" will be released in LP/CD/Digi
Which is set to Release 16.04.10
Photos from the Suff Estate. Video by TypoClique
Here goes the fourth in our series of promotional mixes for Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations, This time brought to you by Jesse Futerman with a mix called "Don't Haet"!
Get ready for the "Oscillations Part 1" drop Monday 29th March, also if you have been missing out on the previos mixes you can still catch the first mix by BUG,the second mix by Akello Light on Mixcloud, and the third mix by Cazeaux OSLO.
Jesse Futerman: "This mix was made by myself and my friend Evan Bertram under the course of a week. We hope you have as much fun listening to it as we did making it."
Note: Tobrock & Fella Vaughn joined forces to create a 25-track ROCKAFELLA record filled with instrumental joints and re-edits based on samples from the funk, boogie and italo disco era. get your free download and enjoy the springtime while nodding your head and waving your hips to some unique stuff.
“Look Alice” is taken from Delorean’s debut album, No More Heroes and explores the initial stages of a relationship. The single is available for download here and includes the B-Side track, “I’m Super”.
While their debut video, “Dear Langston”, captured Delorean’s struggle with reality, “Look Alice” is a look into the imagination of the duo. Produced and directed by Chris Dela Cruz for Postit Productions, the video is inspired by the theme of “Alice in Wonderland" and was shot in various locations throughout Los Angeles.Delorean is currently working on their next project, The Bridge, due for a mid-spring release.
One of my favorite producers in Europe Dela from France is back again! This time he joins forces with Robert Glasper, here is what the man himself has to say about it-
Note:The first time I heard Robert Glasper's music was in the summer of 2007.
I was hanging out with the homie phinydee in the jazz record shop he used to work at, in Paris. We were trying to finish Changes Of Atmosphere at the time, so quite often I would stop by the shop so we could discuss featurings, label deals, yadda yadda..
So anyway, Phinydee had In My Element playing in the background, and of course Dillalude caught my ear... “hold on, what is this ?!”
But shortly we got back into babbling about distribution, mastering, budget and all that, so I didn't get to give the album a proper listening.
Until october 2009. A that time, Robert's latest, Doubled Booked, was on heavy rotation at the crib, and after I twat (twitted ?) about it, twitters @FROactiv and @fwmj advised me to get my hands on In My Element.
A couple weeks later I found a copy in Archambault in MTL, so I copped it, went home and played it and... DAYMN! This album is 1) very dope 2) absolutely full of samples. Some of the interludes are basically hip-hop beats already...
So.. I was like, I can't sample the whole album and get away with it, can I ? Can I ???
I felt guilty already, so I figured I might as well do it, but call it a remix album or something.. And I started making these beats.
So there you go now, The Robert Glasper Beattape is up for free download.
If you like it, please support good music by copping In My Element, you’ll like it too. It’s on iTunes, and you should be able to find the CD in the jazz section of your nearest record store.. Enjoy !
The third in our series of promotional mixes for Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations comes in the form of a production showcase from the talented Cazeaux O.S.L.O. You can still catch the first mix by BUG and the second mix by Akello Light on Mixcloud, but this mix is all about Cazeaux O.S.L.O...
“As a youth I would stay up late most nights listening to the radio with my finger on the tape player’s record button. By the end of the week I’d have a whole new selection of tapes to share with my folks. Things have changed. Radio has changed and sharing the love has only gotten easier. Some may say that this has cheapened the love. My first response to the situation is to pose these questions, “Who’s the Boss?”, “Who’s at the control panel?, “Who’s making those definitive choices?” We all have the potential to be great CREATORS. Technology and Culture are tools, not an end in themselves.”
The launch of Oscillations is not very far away now and we’re very excited at the prospect of being able to share with you some incredible tracks from some incredible artists. Mr Beatnick gave a little sneak peak of his track for the compilation, Plastic Memory, at CDR in London last week. Om Unit’s track, Neptune, is gonna blow heads off! And 00Genesis‘ funky number, Dew, got a cheeky airing recently via this low-key video. But, that’s all the gossip you’re getting on the compilation today – stay tuned!
Suff Daddy - The Gin Diaries. On this new record, his drunkness Suff Daddy shares his music with friends like Miles Bonny, Fleur Earth, Mariama, Mar and Jim Dunloop. We call "The Gin Diaries" a beat novel, consisting of 13 musical short stories. Some have lyrics and some have not but they are all snaphots of the life of Suff Daddy. LP, CD & Digital in store Apr 16. Video by TYPO CLIQUE.
We really excitied to share this joint from EC DC or nope, from now on - Here is a exclusive joint from T Hemingway, previously known as EC DC but after a namechange you better get used to T Hemingway , same dude & same crazy good music! This joint is called "Sunday After You" and it is ridiculous good, the song just evolves in to a brilliant beat press play and you'll see what we mean! Download the song here! Stay tuned for more T Hemingway - and look out for the upcomin record!
Photo Credits: AppleTreeCafe
T HEMINGWAY - SUNDAY AFTER YOU by applejuicebreak
Seven Day is about to drop their new album "Dusk Till Dawn" in a near future this year, here is a little preview of the album and we wanted to share the track "I AM" with you. For those who are familiar with Seven Days Duo known they are known for their smooth hip hop, so this what to expect! Enjoy! Also a free download!
One of our favorite sites FLWRPT's Darien just made this crazy good sample mix out, just sit back and enjoy this smooth sounds hear what Darien himself has to say about this one! Tracklist in comment section!
Message from Darien:
Finally, I present you with my sample mix. Most of these are the originals to hip-hop and r&b songs. Some of the tracks you may have heard, some you may not have heard…but regardless, I hope you enjoy the music and get your week off on the right foot! Enjoy…
Here is a little leak from califronia emcee Real J Wallace, here what himself have to say about it!
Real J Wallace Says:
This song is a Leak from my mixedtape called The Laundry Room.
It's about being trapped in the cycle of time. "I sit in contemplation and doubt the existence of arrows" and along the way come to the conclusion that time is like the woman I can never have.
This beat is from Blu's (Godlee Barnes) HerFavoriteColor mixtape and the rest of The Laundry Room includes me rapping over instrumentals from both Blu's Open LP and his NoSleepForADay. Coming soon.
Download "The Days Long"
Art by: Peligro!
Ethiopian, Mulatu Astatke is a giant in African music. He is the inventor of Ethio-jazz. His work has inspired many imitations, many admirers, and a whole new generation of fans. His music veers from the sublime tezetas to the most foot stomping funk.
The award winning and invaluable Ethiopiques series has shed a light into a vital and amazing music scene that existed in Addis Ababa in the 60s. The composer/arranger of that era was Mulatu Astatke.
On February 1st, during the first concert in the Timeless Series brought to you by Mochilla and VTech, he blessed the sold-out Luckman Theater with an amazing show. He shared the stage with veterans of the Los Angeles jazz scene, Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, and Phil Ranelin. The performance was beautiful- showcasing many classics (like Yekermo Sew featured here) as well as some new material.
Nas, Damian Marley, Cut Chemist, Quantic, Oh No, Madlib, and K’naan all have felt the influence of Ethio-Jazz- this Timeless Sneak Peek honors Mulatu and his music.
Download the track here
Ubeat Records is back into offering quality releases. Favorite Flava Remixes offer a diverse look into the production skills of several new production artists from varied parts of the globe, as well as the original production duo themselves.
Here are a pick of AJB favorites remixes of the upcomin Favorite Flava - "So Cruel RMXS"
So Cruel Rmxs (Kan Sano Remix)
So Cruel Rmxs (Sauce 81 Remix)
Ghost, Verb T and Kashmere are back as Invisible Inc! Their digital album, The Exit Strategy, is coming out on 26th April via Bandcamp. Peep out the sample below to get the feeling of how this combination put it in work!
“This album was recorded whilst under the influence of LSD and lemsip max strength, the names have been changed to protect the innocent, this is a true story…”
Shouts to Jus Like Music
Yesterday, U-N-I's new project, A Love Supreme 2.0 hit stores. Here you have the new video off the project "Lately (remix)" featuring Miguel you might even spot GASD love v neck! Video directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman
Marvelous Mag of Brooklyn, NY releases his soul/jazz/cool album entitled "Soul City" on Digi Crates Records. We got a lisent through this very chilled and laid back hip-hop record which will drop march 12th. "Soul City" equals relaxtion & it is just pure dope. You might get the feeling from the song we choosed to share with you. This is a 13 track long record which just continues to send out that vibed out feeling through-out the record all the way from track 1 til end.Take My Time
Release Note:Discover J-Zen’s « Guilty Pleasure » More than the classic EP with 1 track, instrumental & acapella ,This EP coming with 1 track plus 2 instrumentals on each side which makes 6 bangers. This release includes participation of Shawn Jackson (Tres Records,L.A) & Substantial (QN5, Baltimore) Available March 2nd 2010 in 7’’ and digital (iTunes,Amazon…)
Mixed & Mastered by Dave Cooley (Stones Throw)
Distributed by Jazzy Sport (Japan), The Pusher (Europe)
Akello Light said of his mix, “An extreme amount of sedative herbal tea, incense and upcoming releases is the vibe. The tracks played are the artists I will be working with or just really enjoy (Slept on hard). Raw late-night uncut bedroom music in Hi-Fi. Hugs for everybody!”
Oscillations will be coming out later this month and, as well as some of the names previously mentioned, will feature some amazing artists on the cusp of blowing up, like; 8Bitch, Dza, Bluntspeakers, Vital and Grillo. Those names are merely the tip of the iceberg, but I don’t want to give too much away too soon!
Stay tuned for more mixes and then of course the actual Oscillations compilation later this month, containing the best in emerging hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul and dubstep sounds.
"This is the official music video of the new single 'Drop It'. You can buy the single here. 'Drop It' is the first single of Giovanca's new album 'While I'm Awake', which will be released on March 26 2010."
Another joint from LA's own Co$$ entitled "Dub Plate" produced by DJ Playa Haze. The official LP is coming soon via Tres Records.
Word from Co$$:
"Sup world? Anyone who knows me personally or musically knows I have the utmost reverence for the "old skoo", so I thought I'd prove it by laying one of those throw back 80s/90s inspired joints...I hit up my nigga Playa Haze because I knew he could cook up one of those old skool joint with that classic boom bap feel..I came up on a variety of MCs, from Pimp C to Daddy Kane, Planet Asia to MC Lyte, they all inspired me to do what I do today, so enjoy the joint, and respect the Old School ya'll, without the past there would be no present....R.I.P. Pimp C!!!......"
Love, Respect, C$$......
AJB got this awsome hip-hop tune in our inbox some week ago and it has been on repeat since! This is a laid back hip-hop track that reminds of that 90's tribe sound, absolutely beautiful!
This joint is acutally the first single off the Spectac & Amiri debut "Almost Famous" on HiPNOTT Records. The album drops on April 13th!
Note:What do you get when you combine two multi-talented musicians (one a former public school principal and another who makes his living working for one of the top automotive industry giants)? Well, just add the high pitched, smooth-lyrical rhyme delivery along with jazzy samples that’s reminiscent of hip hop’s Golden Era and you have the Dynamic Duo better known as Spectac & Amiri. Both artists have been in the game for some time now and after a short hiatus they’ve decided to return with their first official full length, titled Almost Famous, to be released on HiPNOTT Records.
Spectac & Amiri - My God
Mayer Hawthorne video for ' I Wish It Would Rain ' , absolutely beautiful video to lay our eyes on along with the fantastic tune in your ears.
Director: Henry DeMaio
Director of Photography: James Hammond
Animation: James Reitano
Camera Assistant: Sabina Padilla
We're gettin closer and closer to the release of "Oscillations" here you have the promo video which will reveal the crazy features it has blended into a crazy twist & it even gives you a little taste of one of the songs from the project named "Listen Close" by Constrobuz !
Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break Presents: Oscillations Mix - 01
Oscillations, coming out in March 2010, featuring some of the brightest talents from hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul and dubstep.
In BUG’s own words, “The concept for my Oscillations mix is to showcase a collection of instrumental hip-hop tracks created by artists from the Louis Den network. Every producer featured on this mix is from the UK and every track was provided exclusively for this mix.”
Oscillations will feature some of the brightest talents from hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, dubstep and any sounds that fall somewhere in between. It’s a collection of tracks created by extremely innovative individuals from all corners of the world. Some you will be very familiar with, whilst others you might not be, well not yet anyway!
A new Oscillations mix (or two!) will come out each week in the run up to the release, so stay tuned for plenty more.
New music video from Delorean, a group i've been following for a while, always been interested in what they put out. Here is a real crisp video for the song "Dear Langston." Directed by Sami Abdou, Edited by Doug Herman and shot on the Canon 7D. This is a Faux Real Production! FRESH!
Preview for the video "Deep" off "The Leftovers:Unmixedtape. Video directed by Gerard Victor Atillo Official World Premiere coming soon!!