Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Love Muscle - Magic Carpet Ride

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Re: Generation - 5 DJs, 5 styles of music.

"Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future."

DJ Premier + Classical Music = 'Regeneration'
Feat. Nas & Berklee Symphony Orchestra

The Crystal Method + R&B = 'I'm Not Leaving'
Feat. Martha Reeves and the Funk Brothers.

Mark Ronson + Jazz = 'A La Modeliste'
Feat. Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Trombone Shorty, Zigaboo Modeliste 
and members of The Dap Kings.

Bad Bad Not Good - Fall In Love/ Electric Relaxation

Download full album HERE

Download full album HERE

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty (j23 Remix)

or download HERE

Shaolin Jazz - The Gil Scott Suite

"Shaolin Jazz presents The Gil Scott Suite; a tribute to the late Gil Scott-Heron. The EP contains 3 tracks that feature samples from his work blended with select Wu-Tang acapellas, along with cover art created by Shamona Stokes; winner of the Shaolin Jazz Cover Art Remix contest." Via The Rivivalist

Download HERE

Tall Black Guy Feat. Simeon Viltz & Shev Rock - Dance Forever

I have already posted this song (mind you over a year ago) but considering it is now available to purchase with addition of another track, I thought it only fitting to post it again!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rashad & Confidence - The Element Of Surprise

This is just one of those things where the unknown takes you completely by surprise, fitting enough considering the album title itself. Yea, ok. You got my attention.

"Rashad & Confidence, two longtime students of the game, finally drop their long-awaited debut album "The Element of Surprise". This up-and-coming MC/producer duo, hailing from Brooklyn and Philly, merged to create a record with a timeless sound reminiscent of hip-hop's golden era but with a fresh, updated feel."

Buy the album HERE

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"Rashad & Confidence - Brand New"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Phonte Feat. Elzhi - Not Here Anymore (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Freeness from Phonte's solo project 'Charity Starts At Home'.
Do yourself a favour and BUY this album. Hip Hop thanks you!

Buy 'Charity Starts At Home' HERE

Download 'Not Here Anymore' HERE

Oddisee - Rock Creek Park

OH and while we're on the Mello Music Group train, another one that slipped through the posts... Oddisee's Rock Creek Park; and album created entirely around the park and what it means to him.

"Rock creek park is & has always been one of my favorite places in Washington, DC. It has a way of aging with you & adapting to where you are in life. When I was younger, it was a place for skipping rocks, bike rides & imaginary adventures in the woods. As a teen it was a place where I played basket ball, had cook outs with friends & walked through with dates. As an adult it's my short cut through the city, my quickest way from Silver Spring to George Town. One thing it still is and always will be is my retreat."        - Oddisee 

Has-Lo - Illegally Yours (EP)

9th Wonder Feat. Phonte & Terrace Martin and Bird & The Midnight Flacons - One Night

In celebration of the release of his new album 'The Wonder Years', 9th gave away one of the tracks for your listening pleasure. Download this track, and buy the album kids!

Download HERE

Buy 'The Wonder Years' HERE

Devil's Pie - Native Tongues Tribute Mix (mixed by DJ Bonds)

If you know the Native Tongues collective, you need this. If you don't you NEED this.
The track list says its all. Enjoy.

You can check out other mixes from the Devil's Pie crew HERE.

Download HERE

Shout out to BamaLoveSoul

Monday, October 24, 2011

Miguel Migs Feat. Lisa Shaw - Breakdown

Miguel Migs is one of my favourite (yes that's how we spell it in Australia) House artists and when he pairs up with Lisa Shaw, he has my full attention. Check out this free download off his new album "Outside the Skyline".

Download 'Breakdown' HERE

Dam-Funk - InnaFocusedDaze (EP)


Download HERE

"Is there anything better than a new free Dam-Funk EP? No, there is not. More gorgeous PCH-ready modern funk, with Dam tweaking the formula ever so slightly. Make no mistake, at heart Damon Riddick has a musically omnivorous bent, with an equal ardor for soul, metal, jazz, techno, disco, and rock. Ask him about Prefab Sprout or Todd Rundgren and turn your tape recorder on to remember the recommendations. But at heart, he is a funkster, both traditional and experimental, futuristic and nostalgic. The Gemini Twin, a master of duality. InnaFocusedDaze is the appetizer for his next full length, due next year on Stones Throw."

Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown - Daily Bread Mixtape (mixed by House Shoes)

This is one of those things I had every intention of posting, but somehow managed to forget. So here it is, better late than never! Enjoy the freeeeeeness!

"The House Shoes "Daily Bread Mixtape" features a variety of Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown's past tracks, collaborations, features, rare and unreleased tracks, along with new material including a sneak peak at the track "Weak Won't Do" from the upcoming Daily Bread album, and the Apollo Brown Troubled Waters Remix of The Trenches featuring Sean Born. Other mix guests include Invincible, Nick Tha 1Da, Danny Brown, Black Milk, Diamond District, Kenn Starr, The Left, Elzhi and more."
Buy the 'Daily Bread' ALBUM HERE

1. Intro (feat. Nick Tha 1Da)
2. How We Live feat. The Left
3. Odds Aint Fair
4. Friction feat. Boog Brown, Miz Korona, Invincible
5. Simone (Louder)
6. Army Fatigue Rap (Alexander Green)
7. Freestyle Remix
8. Hungry feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk
9. Contra feat. Danny Brown & Elzhi
10. Soul For Sale
11. 585 Remix feat. Emilio Rojas & Black Sinatra
12. Know The Time
13. The Trenches feat. Sean Born (Troubled Waters Remix)
14. Nightmares feat. Future Joyner
15. Let It Be Known feat. Kenn Star
16. Good Gawd feat. LMNO
17. All It Takes
18. Weak Won't Do - Daily Bread
19. Outro

DJ Flash - The Best of Phonte

The Phonte mixtape to end all Phonte mixtapes. 70 tracks, 78 minutes, covering the past 10 years of my career all mixed and selected by DJ Flash.

For those who need a Phonte crash course, start here.

Thank you for listening. And if you're a long time fan, thank you for re-listening,

- Phonte 

Download HERE

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Häzel & Slakah the Beatchild - This

Bugseed - Boom Tape

Just name your price and it's all yours!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nefarious! - II

Sinitus Tempo - Peaceland

Sit back...relax... and take a journey through Peaceland.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

India Arie - Simple (Love 360 Remix) Feat. Talib Kweli

J-Finesse does his thing with India Arie's 'Simple'

Ahmed Sirour - The After 2am Sessions (EP)

"The debut instrumental EP by musician/producer/composer/arranger, Ahmed Sirour. The tracks of this project are coupled into 3 sets: The Romantic, The Erotic, and The Spiritual...exploring the various forms of Love through the nuances of the emotion through sound."

"This EP was made with the listener in mind, for the everyday people who need to unwind and rejuvenate after a long, stressful day at work…or someone who wants indulge in a hot, soothing bath…or a romantic candlelit dinner for two…for what follows after that, whether they make it to the bedroom or not…and even for those who need to commune within themselves and find peace and balance in meditation and reflection."

TFM & Some Wicked - Hazy Dreams V

"Welcome to the fifth episode of the Hazy Dreams podcast series. This selection starts out with some soulful sounds leading to a J Dilla and Madlib salute and then ending on some jazzy hip hop beats."

The Jazzment - Lonely Soul

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jesse Boykins III - Way Of A Wayfarer

"After my release "The Beauty Created" 3years ago. I took some time to truly discover my art, my spirit, my voice, my style, my love for life and its mysteries. That journey has taken me around the world, exposed me to various cultures and people, and enlightened and influenced me along the way. "Way Of A Wayfarer" is me sharing with you those moments and those lessons, in hopes that can inspire you to share your moments and lessons with the rest of the World. That is the only way, the universal way. Schwaza.
The visions of a lover thru his travels, in search of his present self"
 - Jesse Boykins III

1-O.A.K - Rewind (Prod. by Trackademicks)

Emily King - Seven

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah - Back For More

Zo! - ...Just Visiting Three

01. Black Cow feat. Phonte and Sy Smith
02. Let It Go feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant
03. Driving feat. Sy Smith
04. Marzipan feat. Eric Roberson and Phonte
05. Everything She Wants feat. Phonte
06. Same Ole Love feat. Jeanne Jolly
07. Playing Your Game, Baby feat. Anthony David

Produced by Zo! and Phonte for Chapter 3hree Verse 5ive Music/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC

AND in case you missed it

Trek Life - Wouldn't Change Nothing (Prod. by Oddisee)

Cloud. x TFM - Xmas in July

"Cloud. is an amazing soulful beatmaker from Brooklyn, New York. Here is a great mix he did for us, featuring a bunch of unreleased beats, old instrumentals and a lot of other awesome stuff. Christmas comes twice this year! Once in July thanks to Cloud."

Max Tannone - Ghostfunk

"Ghostfunk pairs one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music."

The Sweet Vandals - So Clear

A pleasant discovery coming out of Madrid! I am absolutely in love with these guys!
Check out their previous albums 'The Sweet Vandals' (2007) and 'Lovelite' (2009)

@Peace - @Peace

Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour (Ahmed's Wonder​-​FULL Remix)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Reggie B - Poison Candy

"This song is a tale about a beautiful, sexy, breath taking woman who is awful on the inside... all of her insides that is. The candy looks and may taste sweet but still might be Poison Candy!!"

Take that how you want... its a nice jam. Even if the "candy" isn't.

Anthony Valadez - Party Jams To End The Day With..

Benny Tones - On My Way Feat. Mara TK (Flako Remix) 
Green Meadows - What's Up? 
El Timba - Descarga Bontempi
Michael Jackson - Remember The Time (Acapellah)
Gil Scott Heron - Madison Avenue (Re-edit)
Chris Turner Vs Phantom Lover - Fly Love
Ben Westbeech - Falling
Lisa Shaw - Born To Fly
Black Coffee - Superman Feat. Brucie
Kaori - Goodlife
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Hotel Particlier (Bof' Melody Nelson)
AAliyah - One In A Million (Klaar Remix)
T Williams - Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)
Little Dragon - Looking Glass (Trackademiks Remix)
Seinabo Sey - Outlines
Destiny's Child Vs James Blake - Bills Bills Bills
Malice and Mario Sweet - Speed Of Light
Tyler The Creator - AU 79
Pharoahe Monch - Hailie Selassie Karate
Kan Sano - Music In My Mind

Slakah The Beatchild - The Cure (Video)

Visuals for 'The Cure' taken from the album "Something Forever".
Get it HERE.

Miles Bonny - Lumberjack Soul

"Lumberjack Soul is the first album by alternative soul singer Miles Bonny from Kansas City. Produced by DJ Day, Suff Daddy, Hulk Hodn, Twit One, 74 Miles Away, Kova, Nicolas Kopernicus a.o. Guest appearances by AHU and Fleur Earth."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tokyo Dawn Records - The Heart Volume 2

"'The Heart' compilations are a musical homage to the iconic heart symbol which refers to the core of the human being, representing love and passion worldwide."
This second installment of the series holds even more previously unreleased love bombs. Amongst the songs to discover are highlights of forthcoming TDR albums from no others than Colonel RedVindahl and Portformat, besides the winner of TDR's recent Amalia Remix Contest, B. Kun. Further artists featured include Canadian jazz superstar Diana Krall, Danish vanguard soul collective Boom Clap BachelorsMarc Mac of 4hero fame and Tupac producerErik Rico amongst many other standout musicians. A must-have compilation for all lovers of high class R'n'B and jazz!

1. Colonel Red – I Will Be There
2. A Race of Angels and GB – Love Is The End
3. Rachel Claudio – Belong
4. Reggie B – It Gets Better
5. Bobby – Amends
6. Amalia – All The Funk I Need (B. Kun Remix)
7. Vindahl – Down (Boom Clap Bachelors Remix)
8. Psaul – Change
9. Portformat – Myself I feat. Cherri Prince
10. Gotta – Story I (Living Together) feat. Lene Riebau
11. Häzel – This Is Dope feat. Ebrahim
12. Sean Haefeli – Balance
13. Kan Sano – The Truth
14. ClassicBeatz – In The Currency of Love feat. Lisa Preston
15. Erik Rico & Marc Mac – Just Love
16. Vince Benedetti meets Diana Krall – My Love

Buy The Heart Volume 2 HERE