Aug 23, 2013

Vacation Time! Out of the Basement until Sept.2

Dear loyal readers and newcomers, I am headed on a weeks vacation with my lady to walk lobsters and lay face down in the ocean. Please read through the archives, leave comments, send submissions and I will talk to you all soon! I'll be back with more news and music on Sept. 2. Peace!

Aug 22, 2013

Listen: Mr. Brown - "THE NUMBER STATION" album

London-based eccentric producer Mr. Brown recently dropped an instrumental opus of sci-fi samples and jazzy, boom bappish beats for you to zone out with entitled "Music Capsule Vol.1 - THE NUMBER STATION". Described by the man himself as being discovered "From deep within the Echo Base studio located on H.O.T.H - comes a rare transmission...". This should give you an idea of the type of spacey, dusty and experimental vibes on the project. "The Number Station serves as a message of hope and a warning of imminent armageddon to those who are lucky enough to stumble upon its frequency." is yet another unique description of the sounds you can use to inspire your blurry upcoming holiday adventures. Dust off some dystopian tracks and stare into space.


Aug 21, 2013

Video: MidaZ The Beast - "Champion Of The Block"

Though his voice sounds very close to Jay Electronica in tone, Doxside Music Group affiliate MidaZ the Beast is much more productive in terms of dropping albums and recently dropped the "Champion Of The Block"video to flex his lyrical skills and preview his album "AU:Another Universe" out now on HiPNOTT Records. MidaZ teamed up with IMAKEMADBEATS for the anthem-esque track and the creative video shows MidaZ mimicking political podium speeches to spread the word about his place in the rap game and drop knowledge about the struggles quality emcees face these days.


Aug 18, 2013

Throwback: Little Brother - "Lovin It"

I recently came across the original sample (Stylistics - One Night Affair) that 9th Wonder flipped for their one and only hit that was turned into a music video during their time on Atlantic Records. It made me go back and study how 9th chopped the beat, but also revisit what was to be the second coming of True School artists lead by then-backbacker Kanye West and the likes of Little Brother and Dilated Peoples. This track still has power with the spirit of underground hip hop and shows a group too talented not to have made a bigger mark with the MTV crowd. The concept for "The Minstrel Show" was lost on the general public, but those who recognized the talent in the group and the message that consumers generally only buy what they know fits in a "box" stuck with the group even after they flirted with major label success. #TROY