"NO, I NEVER REMEMBERED TO, DID YOU?" by ABJO // electronic
"Since I forgot myself the last time..." ~ AbJo // PRESS*PLAY>>
"NWA" ft. KURUPT from forthcoming album 'WILDHEART' by MIGUEL // r&b | soul
Artist: Miguel // Album: Wildheart //
Date: June 29th, 2015 // Label: RCA Records // PRESS*PLAY>>
"UHAMBA AMAZWE" by D-MALICE & ANDYBOI // afro house
A WORD via DM.RECORDINGS //
"Here we have for a brand new single by two names that need no introduction, UK's Afro House Producer/DJ D-Malice and the impeccable voice of South Africa's Andyboi.
Andyboi: A talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and DJ,Andile Hlanze better known as Andyboi, has been passionate about music his whole life. Singing from a very young age, his performances started in the youth choir at his church and by the time he turned 15 he started to take his music a lot more seriously.
His voice, often described as strong and soulful with a sweet feminine flair has resulted in him being featured in many other productions from artists like Shimza on the track “ We Going Higher” and Cuebur on the hit songs “Ngiyazifela” and “Be There”. As a vocalist, Andyboi has featured in chart topping songs like “Usangkhumbula” which was a collaboration with successful artists Kid Fonque, Okmalumkoolkat and Cuebur.
D-Malice is an exceptional talent and ambassador of the ever evolving world of dance music. Indian at his roots this man has also mastered the art of many other world music elements with African, Afro Cuban and Latin percussion programming backing up his strong centered deep and soulful sound. UK based DJ/Producer began spinning records from the tender age of 13, heavily influenced by 'Old School Garage' but not restricted to one genre, he has also dabbled in Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Motown and many other genres of the world and landing firmly on his feet finding his passion for House Music. All eyes are on this talented artist." // PRESS*PLAY>>
"ALL I REALLY WANT" from 'MOVIN' FORWARD'
A TRIBUTE TO DJ RASHAD by MACHINEDRUM // electronic
A WORD via TRAVIS STEWART //
"DJ Rashad was, is and will forever be a legend. Not only was he a Footwork and Juke pioneer but also one of the hardest working DJs and producers I've ever met. The dude really never stopped working. He was either globetrotting and spreading the sound of Chicago around the world or in the lab pushing himself to expand his sound further and further. On April 26 2014 the world lost one of the most inspiring and talented artists of our time. His spirit moves through Teklife, the dancers, his friends and everyone he has touched or influenced.
Over the past few years I've been lucky enough to collaborate with Rashad and even be remixed by him. The tracks were never completely finished and seemed impossible to finish after he passed. Eventually I mustered up enough courage to open the sessions and finish them. It is what Rashad would have wanted me to do.
"Movin' Forward" is a collection of those collaborations plus two exclusive unreleased Machinedrum tracks that were heavily inspired by Rashad and the Teklife crew. I called it "Movin' Forward" because I know Rashad wants everyone he touched to keep pushing themselves and follow in his footsteps on the path he had been creating all these years. I'm proud to have known him, shared the stage with him and to have collaborated with him. May his sound and spirit continue to inspire and spread through everyones speakers! Teklife to tha next life!!
100% of the proceeds will go to his family and estate. R.I.P. DJ RASHAD" // PRESS*PLAY >>
"IAMANTHEM" (SLOW MAGIC REMIX) by KODAK TO GRAPH // electronic
"WHERE PATHWAYS MEET" by SUN RA // jazz
"Lanquidity is a studio album by American jazz musician Sun Ra. It was released in 1978 by Philly Jazz. It is quite different from his earlier recordings, drawing heavily on funk, R&B and jazz fusion. Lanquidity is also unusual in featuring two guitarists, which were seldom used in the Arkestra. The funk influence is also considerable, especially on 'That's How I Feel'. That track also contains a prominent tenor sax solo by John Gilmore, Sun Ra's sideman from the '50s until Sun Ra's death in 1993.
Spin magazine called Lanquidity 'a beautiful place to enter Ra's psych-jazz omniverse', while Alternative Press wrote that it is 'impossibly funky': 'Often compared to Miles Davis' heaviest jazz-rock-funk fusion, Lanquidity is dense, rhythmic and curiously hypnotic'." ~ read full bio via wikipedia // PRESS*PLAY>>
"ALL I NEED" ft. GIFT OF GAB from newly release album
'THE NIGHT TOOK US IN LIKE FAMILY' by L'ORANGE & JEREMIAH JAE // hip-hop
A WORD via MELLO MUSIC GROUP //
"Enter those bloody alleys blocked off with yellow tape and chalk outlines. Secret backrooms riddled with sly crooks and blunt smoke. Slink into the underworld, the seedy shadowland owned by Jeremiah Jae and L’Orange on their noir-hop opus, "The Night Took Us In Like Family."
Consider it the alchemy of Madvillain and "The Maltese Falcon": a five-part fable of tangled crimes, narrow escapes, and raining lead. The door busts open with “A Conspicuous Man.” L’Orange’s carefully severed cinematic clips hold the frame steady. The Windy City-raised Jae muscles the narrative forward—the hitman creeping.
Beats bend sinister with imagery aiming for the temples. Jae invokes dark clouds, crowns of thorns and LSD eyes. Bars written in dirt. Samples are disembodied and ethereal. It’s like a grand jury indictment doubling as a Greek chorus. A song title like “Ice Obsidian” says it all. This is frozen lava, black and white celluloid, the spoils won by sinners. Watch your back rap.
Or maybe it’s the hip-hop version of the gangster flicks made before the Hays Code—raw and uncensored, deeply artful without pretension. Pitchfork once described Jae as: “a lot of people talk loud and say nothing; Jeremiah Jae finds strength in the inverse." On "The Night Took Us In Like Family," he inhabits both eulogizer and executioner. He triumphantly looms over the corpses and explains how this all came to be. L’Orange supplies concrete requiems of dusted soul: beats to crack safes, soundtracks to stealth assassinations.
If gangsta rap remains one of the genre’s most well worn tropes, Jae and L’Orange take inspiration from the rarely tapped roots of the tradition. This isn’t riffing on Oliver Stone’s "Scarface" like popular cliché, but rather the original Al Capone exploitation flick from the early 30s. Jae conjures a villain who vaporizes. Run-the-Jewels-raw but still sophisticated. Cuban cigars stuffed with California chronic.
The picture unfolds wide frame. Guest stars include New York poison dart-thrower, Homeboy Sandman and Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab. The chapters flesh out the story: The Conspicuous Man skulks into “God Complex,” “The Damning,” “Revenge and Escape.” Jae and L’ Orange build their world as a catacomb and find a way to escape just as the walls feel like they’re closing in. It fades out as “A Macabre Instrumental” plays. The funeral is closed casket. The memories aren’t easily disposed." // PRESS*PLAY>>
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