Love the idea of the Adult Swim Singles Program! Feeling this new Flying Lotus track, feat. Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy. Download it + other singles in the series for free here… then look for the new FlyLo album due out in October on Warp, and catch him with us in Toronto at The Hoxton [...]
Category: Hip Hop
On Mother’s Day, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey (aka J Dilla‘s mom) announced the official launch of Ruff Draft Records, her own label (named after the 2003 Dilla EP) that will focus on releasing posthumous releases by her son, and possibly releases by new artists as well. The first release will be Rebirth of Detroit, due [...]
Been feeling this self-released debut EP for a little while now (thanks to the music head behind this site). The talented 22-year-old Mara Hruby has a voice as sultry and smooth as honey and unbelievably, she’s unsigned.. but probably not for much longer since she’s been gaining growing attention since bursting onto the scene in [...]
Video by Matt Ferran New official video for Onra‘s “Sitting Back” is collage dopeness! That’s right, ya’ll.. throw your hands in the air for the ’80s! p.s. Don’t forget to revisit the interview I did with Onra when he was in town last Fall.
Our next party is a collaborative effort! More info on this electronic feast here.
This month, we remember J Dilla along with the rest of the world. Watch the full video, just released today: 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 [...]
In no particular order, here are the albums released in 2010 that I enjoyed most… Onra – Long Distance [All City] (listen) This was hands down my favourite, most listened to album of 2010. Seems I’m not the only one - it’s been appearing on many a ‘best of’ list all over the ‘net. Check [...]
Okay, okay… I admit I’m digging the new Kanye West album on first listen so far. It’s the interesting instrumentation, arrangements and guests that really grab me most (not so much his own vocals which are just okay). You’ve heard about this video/short film. Watch it again:
Onra is Arnaud Bernard, a Parisian beat maker who started to turn heads around the globe after the critically acclaimed 2007 release of Chinoiseries, an album strung together using samples from old Chinese and Vietnamese records he found while crate digging in Vietnam. His second full-length offering, 1.0.8, was influenced by the sounds of Bollywood. [...]