Yup… so this one is even later than usual.
So we’re gonna keep it extra brief w/ the write-ups this time.
Leave a comment to complain about it.
- VIDEO: Spector “Fade Away”
- VIDEO: The Purist feat. Roc Marciano “Change”
- TRACK: Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
- VIDEO: Ka “Up Against Goliath”
- VIDEO: The-Drum “/SYS”
- VIDEO: Moritat “Cats”
- VIDEO: Nemo Achida “Soundtrack”
- VIDEO: Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Jello And Juggernauts (live)”
- VIDEO: No Malice “June”
- VIDEO: DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles “More Levels”
- VIDEO: Yung Texxus & Tek-Neek feat. Bun B “I’m Comin’ Down”
- VIDEO: Om Unit “Dark Sunrise” feat. Tamara Blessa
- VIDEO: Deep Time “Clouds”
- VIDEO: Tanya Morgan “Borrow That (Boogie’s Revenge)”
- TRACK: Karriem Riggins “Moogy Foog It”
- MINI-DOC: Danny Brown & AraabMuzik “Molly Ringwald”
- VIDEO: Twin Shadow “Patient”
- PODCAST: MED & J.Rocc – Axel F
- VIDEO: The Walkmen “The Love You Love”
- TRACK: Tame Impala “Apocalypse Dreams”
- MINI-DOC: Bling47 Breaks Dilla Edition – DJ Parler on “Signs”
“Never Fade Away”
This song has that nice, 80′s Donnie Dark soundtrack kinda feel to it.
I get the impression that these guys are pretty big in the UK,
but it seems like the US has still yet to fully catch on.
SUPPORT: Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts COMING SOON
feat. Roc Marciano
The king of the raw brings just that on this new collaboration.
The video’s well did & shit too.
SUPPORT: The Purist – Double Feature EP OUT NOW
“Swimming Pools (Drank)”
So… this guy can pretty much do no wrong at this point, huh?
A lot of pressure has been put on this next album
but it’s already off to a pretty promising headstart
between this & “The Recipe.”
SUPPORT: Kendrick Lamar – good kid m.A.A.d city OUT 10/22
ALSO SEE: Kendrick Lamar feat. Best Coast “No Make-Up” LIVE VIDEO
“Up Against Goliath”
Yet another nicely done, self-shot video from the Brownsville lyricist.
Really looking fwd to whatever he’s got planned next, release-wise.
SUPPORT: Ka – Grief Pedigree OUT NOW
ALSO SEE: Ka “No Downtime” + VIDEOGRAPHY
Is any other city w/ as many noteworthy new, young artists making noise right now as Chicago?
I think not.
SUPPORT: The-Drum – Sense Net EP OUT NOW
Hey, these guys are from Chicago too!
See what I mean?
SUPPORT: Moritat – Clill Blanzin OUT NOW
Rising talent from Lexington, Kentucky -
working w/ 88-Keys‘s Locksmith Music group.
SUPPORT: Nemo Achida – Conversations With Myself OUT NOW
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
“Jello And Juggernauts
(live in Minneapolis)”
One of my favorite things about this New Zealander-fronted PRTLND band
is their live shows,
& I think this video is one of the best yet
to capture just how good they are.
BONUS VIDEO: UMO Interview
ALSO SEE: UMO “I’ll Come Back 4 U” FREE SINGLE
No Malice (
feat. Eric David
Still getting used to this non-explicit side of the former Clipse member,
but this first single isn’t a bad start.
SUPPORT: No Malice – Hear Ye Him COMING SOON
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles
This is pretty much exactly what you want a Bumpy & Preem track to sound like.
SUPPORT: DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – KoleXXXion OUT NOW
Yung Texxus & Tek-Neek
feat. Bun B
“I’m Comin’ Down”
A nice Southern twist to the same Arthur Verocai sample
that DOOM, 9th Wonder/Ludacris & ScHoolboy Q have all used before.
The added live guitars are an especially nice touch.
And does Bun B ever phone-in a verse,
even for guest appearances?
Easily one of the most consistent rappers ever.
SUPPORT: Yung Texxus & Tek-Neek feat. Bun B “I’m Comin’ Down” SINGLE OUT NOW
feat. Tamara Blessa
Strong vibe on this one -
it reminds me of all the great trip-hop & downtempo tracks
that were coming out of London in the late 90′s & early 2000′s.
SUPPORT: Om Unit – Aeolian EP OUT NOW
ALSO SEE: Om’Mas Keith “Girl’s A Player (Om Unit Remix)” VIDEO
Nice Stereolab-esque (in the best way) tune
by the Austin, TX duo formerly known as Yellow Fever.
SUPPORT: Deep Time – Deep Time ALBUM OUT NOW
Quick one (like, really quick) from them Brooklynati boys
for a track that’s only available on
the physical copy (you should really still be buying those)
of You & What Army – out now.
SUPPORT: Tanya Morgan – You & What Army OUT NOW
“Moogy Foog It”
First official leak from the Detroit-born producer/jazz drummer’s longawaited solo debut.
DOWNLOAD: Karriem Riggins “Moogy Foog It”
ALSO SEE: Karriem Riggins Produced That FREE MIX
SUPPORT: Karriem Riggins – Alone Together OUT OCT 23rd
Danny Brown & AraabMuzik
This second installment brings us another dope track from
Yours Truly’s Songs From Scratch series – presented by adidas Originals.
SUPPORT: Danny Brown & AraabMuzik “Molly Ringwald” 7″ COMING SOON
The second piece to this music video trilogy
is even more grandiose than the first,
for better or worse.
The album is still great though.
ALSO SEE: Twin Shadow “Five Seconds” PREVIOUS VIDEO
SUPPORT: Twin Shadow – Confess OUT NOW
MED & J.Rocc -
30 minute preview mix of an upcoming collabo project
from two of Stones Throw’s finest,
featuring guest appearances from Strong Arm Steady, LMNO, & more.
DOWNLOAD: MED & J.Rocc – Axel F
“The Love You Love”
This probably seems out of place here,
but The Walkmen have been one of my favorite bands for years now
& their new album is great.
Open up to it.
SUPPORT: The Walkmen – Heaven OUT NOW
The first officially leaked song from one of indie rock’s
most anticipated albums of the year doesn’t disappoint.
Maybe the apocalypse won’t be so bad after all.
Lonerism will be in stores this October.
DOWNLOAD: Tame Impala “Apocalypse Dreams”
ALSO SEE: Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams ALBUM TRAILER
Bling47 Breaks Dilla Edition
DJ Parler on “Signs”
One of NY’s most respected DJ’s testifies
on the genius that is “Signs” –
the bonus track released as a 7″
along w/ early purchases of the Donuts album.
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