Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cradle Orchestra - Transcended Elements

"Cradle Orchestra is a Japanese Jazz/ Hip Hop band which mixes live orchestral instruments with the flows of [mostly] underground rappers."

Quite the line up here... Guru (R.I.P), De La Soul, CL Smooth, Aloe Blacc.... enough said.


01. Don't Wake Me Up feat. Speech
02. The Night Is Right feat. Giovanca
03. Follow This feat. Hocus Pocus
04. On My Way feat. Nieve & Jean Curley
05. You Got To Luv It feat. Guru
06. Things Have Changed feat. Pismo
07. Jazzentic
08. Walk Out feat. Need Not Worry
09. Picnic feat. De La Soul
10. Imported Nights feat. Camp Lo
11. Married To The Game feat. CL Smooth & Jean Curley
12. Make Life feat. Aloe Blacc
13. I Never Knew feat. Substantial
14. Eternal Truth

Chris Turner - Liquid Love

Download HERE

MED - Bang Ya Head III (Mixtape)

Download HERE

1) Intro -prod by JRocc
2) Advice – LMD prod by Madlib
3)Misunderstood -MED prod by Madlib
4) Candlelight -MED feat/prod by Georgia Anne Muldrow
4) 50,000 Watts -MED prod by Soul Professa
5) Salute – J Rocc/MED feat WildChild & Baby Boogalu
6) Fall Back – Fred feat Med/Pok prod by FRED
7) R.E.M -Epsilon Project Feat MED prod by Oddisee
8 ) West Iz Back -MED prod by Khalil
9) Saga Cont. -Babu feat MED prod by Babu
10) O.U.T -Matt feat MED prod by Matt
11) Listen -Descry feat MED prod by Descry
12) Outro Prod by JRocc feat Daru Jones on the drums
Mixed By Dj Romes, Artwork by Plann B

The Deep Thinkers Feat. Reggie B - Thinking Clear (Audio)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Foreign Exchange Feat. Darien Brockington & Median - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Pure P's Sky Hygh Remix)

Glad I found this! Just received my goodies in the mail (being in Australia delays things a bit). This track is off the limited edition 7" that came with the pre-order....

Also the following track is the B-Side, FE's cover of James Taylor's "Something In The Way She Moves". Enjoy :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kanye West - Runaway (Short Film)

Eric Lau - Home Run

Freeeee goodness!

The Revivalist - Okayplayer's home of jazz.

On October 26 Okayplayer will launch Revivalist, it's online Jazz channel. 

The Revivalist from Serious Business on Vimeo.

I've posted a free tracks from their first project 'Freedom Suite' presented by Nnenna Freelon & The Beast, hosted by 9th Wonder and featuring artists such as Phonte & Questlove. Im reallly excited about this!!
Check out the first two tracks, Freedom Part 2 & Rise Above The Sky.

Download HERE

Jesse Boykins III - Various Artists Ft. Jesse Boykins III

Regular check ups to Mr JB3's website/ Bandcamp always give me something to dance about. If you are as much a fan as I am then none of these songs will come as much of a surprise to you, but for those just catching on (or missing a few), this is brilliant! A collection of songs featuring the man himself... enjoy!

[NEW KANYE] Feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean - Don't Look Down

Download HERE

MeLo-X Feat. Paul Mcartney & Erykah Badu - Gone Baby

Download/ Listen to 'Gone Baby' HERE

Grillade - Remain The Same (Video)

Grillade "Remain the Same" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Weekend - What You Need

I love finding music by artists I have never heard before. There's no expectations, just good music. But it turns out finding out about 'The Weekend' is proving very difficult. Really nice joint though... Abel Tesfaye on vocals, Jeremy Rose on production. 
It seems 'The Weekend' is part of the She's So Lovely crew, check 'em out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

James Blake - Limit To Your Love (Video)

Niiiiice tune.

James Blake - Limit To Your Love from James Blake on Vimeo.

Shouts to Mint Collective.

Mar - About Mar Variations (Video)

The boys explain the concept behind Mar Variations, how it started and the absolute talent involved.

About Mar Variations from Mar on Vimeo.

Check out the first Mar Variation, Lil' Wayne's "Single" HERE.

The Beast & Nnenna Freelon Feat. Rapsody & YahZarah - Rise Above The Sky (Freedom Suite)

"Jazz vocalist and multi Grammy nominee Nnenna Freelon joins hip-hop quartet The Beast to release Freedom Suite: a 10-track collection of creative reflections on jazz and hip-hop. Freedom Suite will be available for FREE download, digitally released on Okayplayer‘s new jazz channel:The Revivalist on October 26, 2010.

With guest appearances from 9th Wonder, Branford Marsalis, Phonte (of The Foreign Exchange/Little Brother), YahZarah, Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo) and several others..."

'Rise Above the Sky' is a live re-arrangement of Lauryn Hill's classic Hip Hop anthem, Doo Wop featuring Rapsody and YahZarah.

Check out previous track 'Freedom Part 2' HERE.

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers (Official Video)

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for injured coworkers as a result of this song.

Video is pretty dope (and a little bit twisted).

Grap Luva & Damu The Fudgemunk - 7 Minutes of Sound (SP1200 beats)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Foreign Exchange - Thank You For Listening (Short Film)

Phonte & Nicolay take us on a journey through all of The Foreign Exchange Albums: 'Connected', 'Leave It All Behind' & 'Authenticity' (out now).

The boys discuss how they came together, the transition from 'Connected' to 'Leave It All Behind', the Grammy nomination for the first single off LIAB 'Daykeeper', and Phonte talks about his move to less of an 'MC' role.

Part 1: Connected.

Part 2: Leave It All Behind.

Part 3: Authenticity.

Reggie B - The Traveler (Joc Max Preview Mix)

Download HERE

Eric Benét - Sometimes I Cry (Video)

Box of tissues handy? Ok good... check out the video for the leading single 'Sometimes I Cry' from Eric Benét's latest album Lost In Time (Nov release).

Lupe Fiasco Feat. All City Chess Club & Pharrell - Im Beaming (Remix)

Hello remix! Introducing the All City Chess Club & Skateboard P.

Download HERE

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PMOI Exclusive: Olivier Daysoul - Labor (produced by Oddisee) & PMOI interview

Olivier Daysoul's new single 'Labor' from the forthcoming EP Mr Saint Louis (out later this week).

<a href="">Labor by oddisee</a>

Put Me On It caught up with Olivier whilst he was on tour supporting Hudson Mohawke in Tokyo. PMOI is a great site for good music, and we support good music so check it out!!

Chris Barz Feat. Jesse Boykins III - Dreamers (Video)

Check out the video for 20 yr old Chris Barz's first single 'Dreamers' featuring Mr Jesse Boykins III (produced by Best Kept Secret). Once again Jesse's putting that soul in it!

Monday, October 11, 2010 Presents Feed Your Ears Vol. 1: The Soul Edition

"The first [in a long series of EPs] is our ‘Soul Edition’, featuring 7 incredible tracks from 7 amazing alt-soul artists. We have Olivier DaySoul, Jimetta Rose, Peter Hadar, Brittany Bosco, DivaGeek (Vula & Ben Jones), Fatima x Alex Nut & Reggie B. Some of these tracks were recorded specially for ‘Feed Your Ears’, some are exclusive, never before heard golden-audio-nuggets, while others were specially reworked, just for us." via PinBoardBlog

<a href="">Feed Your Ears Vol. 1 by PinBoard Blog</a>

Download HERE.

Track Listing:

1. Olivier DaySoul - Kiss
2. Jimetta Rose - Right On Time
3. Peter Hadar - Dance Wit Me
4. Brittany Bosco - It Was You [Ether Reworking]
5. DivaGeek (Vula x Ben Jones) - Alien
6. Fatima x Alex Nut - Waist High Jeans
7. Reggie B - The Kingdom

Pharoahe Monch - Clap (Live Premier)

So I saw this, got excited about it, thought "I'll post this" and then didn't... But that's ok we are here now.   

“It was incredible,” Monch told SoulCulture of his debut performance of ‘Clap’ in London. “That song is like a year and some change in the making – not that it took me a year to write it, but I found the beat on tour in Australia."

‘Clap’ was particularly inspired by the cases of Aiyana JonesOscar Grant and Sean Bell – “All young black people who were murdered by police officers in the States,” the Queens, NY emcee explains. “You feel helpless when this happens and the police never get charged with these crimes.”

 We. Are. Renegades (W.A.R) is due out Feb 2011.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dam-Funk - Adolescent Funk (Album) / I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)

So what do you get when you cross Peanut Butter Wolf & a collection of Dam-Funk tracks circa 1988-1992? The answer is Adolescent Funk: a 14 track album (to be released October 26) that features songs going back to Dam-Funk's teenage years..

"Dam-Funk, to many, is a new name from the past year or two, but what we see and hear from him is a great deal more interesting than a new and emerging artist with a sound influenced from the golden era of electro-funk.  Dam-Funk is the real deal.  He has been recording for himself for two decades, developing his work to his own taste, and using equipment like the Korg M1, Linn Drum, and Casio SK-1 since the days when many other musicians considered them novelty electronics rather than instruments. "

This track was recorded in 1992.

Eagle Nebula - LoveBomb EP (Produced by Daru Jones)

Click image to download free EP.

<a href="">LoveBombs by Eagle Nebula</a>

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Erykah Badu - Window Seat (The "O" Remix)

So was strolling through the homie Dee Phunk's ( @DeePhunk ) blog Trees For Breakfast and I came across this dope remix of Window Seat. The following conversation with myself followed:

"Wait wait wait, HOLLLUP, the person who remixed this is 17 ?!? whattheholymolygokidgo!!"

YEP 17, now press play!

<a href="">Window Seat (The O Remix) by oriJanus</a>

Check out other work by 17 year old oriJanus HERE

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mar - Single (Mar Variations)

"I grew up with so many different music genres. With my dad as a professional musician and mom literally starting and ending days with the radio as her bible, I got exposed to music as a whole package. With this as the foundation of Mar Variations, I can take any joint or lyric and flip it the way I would love to hear it." via Mar Variations.

For the first of Mar Variations, Mar puts his spin on 'Single' by Lil' Wayne. This man is brilliant.

Download the MP3 HERE via

[PHOTO] DJ Premier / The Beatnuts at Rap City, Sydney 2010

A few photos I snapped at the Rap City concert earlier this year in Sydney. I love this photo of Premo.

Art Of Fresh - When The Night Comes In (Album Teaser)

Art of Fresh's latest album 'When The Night Comes In' is available on iTunes NOW!

DJ Gavin Boyd - Common Tribute Mixtape

DJ Gavin Boyd hails from my fair city of Brisbane, Australia. He's supported the likes of ?uestlove (The Roots), Maseo (De La Soul), Dam-Funk, Anthony David and many many more! Basically, he knows his sh*t and this Common Tribute Mix is another sweet mix to add to the collection! Enjoy!

Check out other mixes by Gavin Boyd HERE or pay a visit to his WEBSITE.

Download HERE


01: Common - I Used to Love H.E.R.
02: Common - The Bitch In Yoo
03: Black Star - Respiration (feat. Common)
04: Hi-Tek - The Sun God (feat. Common)
05: The Roots - Act Too (Love Of My Life) (feat. Common)
06: Common - One-Nine-Nine-Nine (feat. Sadat X)
07: Common - Come Close Remix (Closer) (feat. Erykah Badu, Pharrell, & Q-Tip)
08: Common - Nag Champa (Afrodesiac For The World)
09: Common - So Far To Go (feat. D'Angelo)
10: Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band - If There's a Will There's a Way
11: Common - Southside (feat. Kanye West)
12: Common - The Game (feat. DJ Premier)
13: Common - The 6th Sense
14: Common - Resurrection 95
15: Common - Announcement (feat. Pharrell)
16: Common - The Hustle (feat. Omar and Dart Chillz)
17: Common - Dooinit
18: J. Dilla - E=MC² (feat. Common)
19: Common - Heat (feat. Jay Dee)
20: Common - I Want You
21: Common - GO! (feat. Kanye West)
22: Bobby Caldwell - Open Your Eyes
23: Common - The Light
24: Common - All Night Long (feat. Erykah Badu)
25: Common - The People (feat. Dwele)
26: Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. (DJ Gavin Boyd Remix) (Bonus Track)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Jesse Boykins III Feat. Smoke DZA - Runaway (4RM A G.O.O.D Man)

Anything Jesse Boykins III touches turns to soulful gold. Even Kanye West's 'Runaway'.
Just Listen!

Runaway: a person or vehicle that is running out of control

"I feel like most of us, try and compromise with love and put ourselves thru relationships that are clearly not good for our health,
which drives us to do things to pacify the confusion. When the overall best thing to do is let it go." - Jesse Boykins III

DJ Rahdu - The Soul Master (2003 Mix)

This mix resurfaced on BamaLoveSoul recently to my extreme delight. This is a classic mix that you can vibe out to from start to finish! It's just good music.

"Here’s a CD that I did back in 2003 after learning of the death of soul singer Edwin Starr. "

Download HERE

1. The Soul Master Intro
2. Conya Doss – All Because of You
3. D’angelo – Feel Like Making Love
4. Common – Nag Champa
5. Blackalicious – Release feat Saul Williams
6. Macy Gray – Still (Attica Blues Remix) w/Amiri Baraka
7. Kellie Sae – Candy
8. Busta Rhymes – One feat Erykah Badu
9. Jill Scott – One Time feat Eric Roberson
10. Biz Markie – Games feat DJ Jazzy Jeff
11. Hi-Tek – Get Ta Steppin feat Mos Def & Vinia Mojica
12. N’dea Davenport – Bullshittin’
13. Yahzarah – Blackstar
14. 4Hero – The Action feat Butterfly
15. Jamiroquai – Black Capricorn Day feat Slum Village
16. Urban Ave 31 – Heaven Help Us
17. The Soul Master Outro

Full Crate & FS Green - Hi-Hat Club (Vol 5): Eggs And Pancakes

"The Hi-Hat club is a series of instrumental albums released by the German label Melting Pot Music. Full Crate and I just finished the 5th installment of this series, we call it 'Eggs and Pancakes' and it will be released on October 22nd. "

<a href="">Never Never by Hi-Hat Club</a>


Side A 
01 FS Green - Pick a Star 
02 FS Green - Troopercat 
FS Green - Monoshow 
04 FS Green - Tycoon Thug 
05 FS Green - Awesome 
06 FS Green - 1 Up 
07 Full Crate & FS Green - Eggs and Pancakes 

Side B 
01 Full Crate - Thursday 
Full Crate - Never Never  

03 Full Crate - Bobby & Melinda 
04 Full Crate - Falling Flutes 
05 Full Crate - Crack 
06 Full Crate - Inspirations 
07 Full Crate & FS Green - To the Floor