Sunday, February 27, 2011

Miles Bonny & Ta-Ku - Down to Earth Club Music

Miles Bonny lends his smooth vocals to a Ta-Ku beat. What's not to like. Press Play.

Anthony Valadez - Hear What I See (Mix)

Popped up in my timeline.. nearly missed it.

"This one is truly special to me. A few of the gems that I truly never get to take out of the record bag at a gig. I have played a few of these on air but I wanted to share these into a nice long mix. Enjoy!  Download! Share!" - Anthony Valadez

Hear What I See | Mixed and Selected by Anthony Valadez
**Intro w/ Phontae (Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange**
SBTRK & Sampha – Livin Like I Do
Nina Simone – Funkier Than A Mosquitos Tweeter
Ifan Dafydd – No Good
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
Fantastic  Mr. Fox – Over
Bilal – Levels (Sonnymoon Remix)
Darondo – Didn’t I?
Cee Lo – Bodies
Jose James – Vicadon
D’Angelo – BS (Feat Roy Hargrove)
Orakel – Sou Do Futuro
Michael Jackson – I Cant Help It (Cuthead Re:edit)
Queztal – Yes He Can.. Lie
Flako – Gentle
Pedders – Hankuri
Eme Lelu – Quim Manuel O Espirito Santo
Ben Westbeech – Slowly
Hiroshi Fujiwara – Lost Child
George Fitzgerald Vs Groove Theory – Tell Me
Kid Cudi – Mr. Ranger
Wunder – Noit’z Kakao

Reggie B & Saadiq - Tomorrows Not Promised (EP)

Dakota - Yellow/ Blue/ Green/ Red Instrumentals

Shouts to Word Is Bond

J*Davey - Evil Christian Cop: The Great Mistapes

"Evil Christian Cop was inspired by the dark undercurrents that exist in the phrase "To protect and serve." As producer Brook D'Leau explains, "Why should we rely on an evil stranger to protect and serve when you have the power to protect and serve yourself?" The EP features co-production by Greg Wells ("Teen Spirit"), GB ("Lazy Daze"), and LA-based lyricist DefSound."

"Full of synths, alluring vocals, and distinct production, the seductive twosome provide a dreamy soundscape for listeners to lose themselves in. Jack Davey and Brook leave all interpretations up to the listener. "We cannot provide the message, we simply provide the mental playground for the listeners' minds to go wild upon," says Brook."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boho Fau & Elevated Soul - Sweet Tea

"The Coffee House Swinger project is a collaboration between multi-talented musician Boho Fau and the master beatsmith Orakl of Elevated Soul. The duo met while attending a show of a mutual friend at the Grand Star Jazz Club in Los Angeles... Coffee House Swinger was released in May of 2010 and was embraced all over... As a result of all the positive feedback, the duo is back with a follow-up album entitled "Coffee house Swinger: Brewing Sessions," to be released in early 2011."

"Back with more coffee-centered exploits set atop fly jazz grooves...SWEET TEA is the final single prior to the release of the COFFEE HOUSE SWINGER: BREWING SESSIONS album."

The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity (Official Video)

Apollo Brown - Time Passed Autumn & Tao Te Ching

"From the Apollo Brown album "CLOUDS" at itunes February 22nd & on CD March 1st via FatBeats"

J. Good Feat. Ayomari & Keno - The Rush

Shouts to BamaLoveSoul

“Sacramento, Ca emcee J.Good links up with his Usual Suspects teammate Keno and Southern California hip hop mainstays Ayomari and Jansport J to craft a vivid tale of failed relationships. The first leak off of his upcoming project Look On The Brightside which also features Von Pea, L.E.G.A.C.Y,  TiRon and more”

Download HERE

Eric Lau - Quadrivium (Album teaser & Video)

"In this video Eric Lau talks about the production of the LP and where the inspiration for the music originated"

Quadrivium is OUT NOW.

Track list:

1. Star Trekking
2. Bismillah
3. Chant & Bounce
4. Earthing Out
5. Low On The Treble
6. Can You Say Yeah?
7. Cloud Burst
8. In Paradise
9. Orchid
10. In The Air
11. Vu Ja De
12. It's Time
13. Lazy
14.  The Garden
15. On My Mind
16. Gold En
17. Proceed With Caution
18. Water
19. Wee Deep
20. 4U

Eric Lau: Web | Twitter

J. Period, John Legend & The Roots present: Wake Up! Radio

"Epic remix compilation features John Legend, The Roots, Rakim, Common, Nneka, Q-Tip, Pete Rock & CL Smooth & More!"

Download HERE

"Hosted by The Roots’ own Black Thought, WAKE UP! RADIO pays tribute to the legacy of soul music that paved the way for WAKE UP! and imagines a world where mainstream radio transmits music with a message. Employing an all-star cast of musical contemporaries (including John Legend & The Roots themselves), J.Period dissects, remixes and rebuilds the original recording sessions from the WAKE UP! album in an unprecedented manner, defying the conventional wisdom of what a “mixtape” can be—producing a full-fledged remix album in the process. The result is a treasure trove of powerful new music, produced and remixed exclusively by J.Period for WAKE UP! RADIO."

J. Period: Web | Twitter 
John Legend: Web | Twitter 
The Roots: Web

INI Feat. Pete Rock - Fakin Jax (Cookin Soul Remix)

Just jam to it! Shouts to Cookin Soul.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Legendary: A Film About The Roots

The Legendary: A Film About The Roots from Cam Be on Vimeo.

DJ SoulOne - Jelly Donuts (J Dilla Mix)

Just Dilla, does it get much better than that really?

Well besides the chick interviewing Pharrell asking him if J Dilla is a new producer.

Download HERE


1. Pharrell on Dilla
2. Interview
3. Live It Up – Busta Rhymes
4. Signs – J Dilla
5. Heat – Common feat. Jay Dee
6. A Bad Situation – J Dilla
7. The $ – J Dilla
8. Do You – Slum Village
9. Vivrant Thing (Inst.) – Q Tip
10. You’re The One For Me- J Dilla
11. Breathe N Stop – Q Tip
12. Don’t Nobody care About Us – Phat Kat
13. Beat CD ‘05
14. Funky For You – Common feat. Bilal and Jill Scott
15. Fingertips – Poe
16. Love (Inst.) – Pharoahe Monch
17. Verbal Clap – De La Soul
18. Stepson Of The Clapper – J Dilla
19. Stand To The Side – Talib Kweli
20. Dollar – Steve Spacek
21. Beat CD ‘05
22. Sometime (Jay Dee Remix) – Brand New Heavies feat. Q Tip
23. Beat CD ‘05
24. ONE (Inst.) – Slum Village
25. Pause – Frank N Dank
26. On Stilts – J Dilla
27. Bend Ova – Phife Dawg
28. Keep On – Dwele
29. Certified – Guru feat. Bilal and Jay Dee
30. Move (Inst.) – J Dilla
31. Fuck The Police – J Dilla
32. 1Nce Again (Acapella) – A Tribe Called Quest
33. Interview
34. Dynamite! – The Roots
35. Go Ladies – Slum Village
36. Lightworks – J Dilla
37. Cash Flow – Que D. feat. Frank
38. Rock Box – Que D.
39. Players – Slum Village
40. Let’s Ride (Inst.) – Q Tip
41. Beat CD ‘05
42. The Light (Jay Dee Remix) – Common feat. Erykah Badu
43. Come Close (Jay Dee Remix) – Common feat. Pharrell
44. Find A Way – Nine Yards feat. Jay Dee
45. Interview
46. Rugged N’ Raw – Jaylib
47. Keepin’ It Moving – A Tribe Called Quest
48. You Used To Love Me (Jay Dee Remix) – Faith Evans
49. Dubnova – Towa Tei
50. Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix) – De La Soul feat. Truth Enola and Mos Def
51. Stakes Is High – De La Soul
52. I Don’t Know – Slum Village
53. Fantastic (Ext. Version) – Slum Village
54. Dedicated To The Suckers – Phat Kat
55. Enjoy Da Ride – Busta Rhymes
56. Fever (Inst.) – Q Tip
57. Fantastic 3 – Slum Village
58. Interview
59. Got ‘Til Its Gone – Janet Jackson feat. Q Tip
60. Reminisce – Bilal feat. Mos Def and Common
61. The Rhyme (Jay Dee Remix) – Keith Murray
62. Nothing But Your Love (Jay Dee Remix) – Toshi Kubota
63. People Make The World Go Round (J-88 Remix) – Innerzone Orchestra
64. Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (Jay Dee Remix) – D’Angelo
65. One Eleven – J Dilla
66. Can’t Stop This – The Roots
67. Purple (Jay Dee Remix) – Crustacian
68. I Try (Jay Dee Remix) – Macy Gray
69. Didn’t Cha Know – Erykah Badu
70. Interview

Saturday, February 12, 2011

DJ Mensa presents: Hibernation (Mix)

Think I just found this weeks mixtape!

"Following up where Cabin Fever left off, Hibernation is an exploration in lo-fi: soft keys, warm bass, and all kinds of intimacy. Look out for some amazing remixes of R’n'B standards, left field covers of others and, of course, The-Dream. Far from a slow jam tape, but definitely a gateway to foreplay, or something."

Download HERE

The Roots ft. George Benson – Breezin’
Oliver Daysoul – Finer Things In Life
John Legend – Live It Up
Ayah – 4:15 (Apollo Brown Remix)
J*Davey – No More
J. Cole ft. Drake – In The Morning
Terri & Monica vs. Elephino – Sexuality (DJ Mensa Blend)
Slakah The Beatchild – Something Forever
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (Mawkus Remix)
R. Kelly – Number One Hit
Avila Bros. ft. Shelea – Let It Go
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Siik Remix)
Sade – Love Is Stronger Than Pride (Paul Nice Remix)
Brittany Rosco – It Was You
Mara Hruby – Alright
Foreign Exchange ft. Jesse Boykins & Median – Make Me A Fool
Peven Everett – Testin’ Me
Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes (Acapella)
Zhane – Crush (k15 Remix)
Quadron – Horse
Sonnymoon – Houstonlantavegas
Mayer Hawthorne – Thin Moon
Saidah Baba Talibah – Good Morning Baby
The Dream – Fancy

DJ Mensa: Web | Twitter

Mar (Variation) - 2U4U

Another Variation from Mar, this time he takes to Slum Village's '2u4u' which was of course produced by J Dilla. Press Play.

Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long (Official Video)

Another one added to Flying Lotus' resume.

Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't be Long from beeple on Vimeo.

Nas & Damian Marley - Patience (Official Video) / Distant Relatives Mini Documentary

Nas & Damian Marley ft. Amadou & Mariam - Patience (Official Music Video) from on Vimeo.

Peep the three part doco style series produced by B+ (Mochilla).

Part 1: Hope Road
Nas and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley (Distant Relatives) visit the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road.

Part 2: Dub Plates at Tuff Gong
Nas and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley (Distant Relatives) record Dub Plates at Tuff Gong Studios in the Bob Marley Museum.

Part 3: Trenchtown Rock
Nas and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley (Distant Relatives) show an insider's look at "what bringing Nas to Trenchtown is all about!" while they take you behind the scenes of the making of the video for LAND OF PROMISE.

U. City Feat. Eric Roberson & Jesse Boykins III - Heartbreaker (Remix)

Followed U. City for a while now so was happy to see Erro & JB3 on a track!

Twitter: @ucitymusic

J. Dilla - Still Shining (Remembrance Piece/ Video)

Sit back, relax... and spend 40 (more) minutes remembering the great J. Dilla.

"J.Dilla: Still Shining" from B.Kyle on Vimeo.

"Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James "J.Dilla" Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon."

Directed by: Brian "B.Kyle" Atkins / Gifted Films Inc

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

2:55) - Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
7:35) - What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
9:10) - J.Dilla's Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
12:16) - Going Beyond His Influences
14:39) - The Dilla Approach To Production
20:21) - Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
26:08) - The Personal Side of J.Dilla
29:04) - A Soldier Unstoppable!
32:05) - Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat) 
33:59) - Heading Home... Job Well Done.
34:48) - We Salute You.