Jun 27, 2014

Fine Art Friday: OVECK - Photography Portfolio

The NYC-based musician and visual artist named Oveck has recently amassed an interesting collection of photos from his mobile phone, with which a medium that has historically been lame by most measures, and pushed into a fine art. He combines different elements in his visual work that include moody, darker themes, and sometimes surrealist qualities using landscapes and figures. Though not all of his photography is done with his mobile phone and he does use proper, traditional cameras, the bulk of his output is rife with album cover worthy pics and though I haven't listened to his music, hopefully hints at the quality of his other crafts. Check his visual work out below.


Jun 25, 2014

Listen: Melaz Cosmo - "Jazzy Trip 4" Collection

Italian Graphic Designer, DJ, and music fan Melaz Cosmo recently dropped his latest "Jazzy Trips 4" compilation, honoring some of the heavily curated downtempo tracks of varied producers around the globe. Not one to just pick the instrumental to a hit song, Melaz does extensive research to find gems from unlikely places and always make for a good jazzy break from the madness of Summer. Check it out and absorb some international vibes from a true beat head.


Jun 24, 2014

Video: The Other Guys - "Blow My Mind" ft. Tanya Morgan

DMV Hip Hop duo The Other Guys hook up with Von Pea and Donwill of Tanya Morgan for the official video of their latest single, "Blow My Mind" off their upcoming HiPNOTT Records debut album 'Seeds of Ambition'. Produced by The Other Guys, "Blow My Mind" has Isaiah trading raps with Von Pea and Donwill, making the track sound effortless and giving us a nice preview of what's to come with the album.


Jun 23, 2014

Listen: Ju-Ar - "Day Out"

German Indie record label Morgen Noi Collective recently dropped the third release by instrumental producer Ju-Ar entitled 'DAY OUT'. With this most recent project, he combines his deep roots of Hip-Hop beatmaking with a smooth swing of soul and subtle funky synth lines - perfect for a BBQ soundtrack on a nice Summer day. Check it out below and support a torchbearer for the Dilla sound.