Two Left Coast legends join Alchemist on “Any Means,” which is one of two new tracks featuring MC Eiht and Spice 1 from the second volume of Alc’s limited 45 vinyl series, Craft Singles.
Black Milk‘s latest finds him further exploring the deceptive depths of his live band, Nat Turner, excavating new ground and paths of rhythm, culminating in the upcoming release of The Rebellion Sessions. Today we’re gifted “The Knock,” which caries with it a jazz inflected backbone with flares of afrobeat and funk pulsing through. The Rebellion Sessions is due April 4th and can be pre-ordered via iTunes today.
Bryson Tiller has come a long way in the last year. T R A P S O U L catapulted Tiller into stardom, and his rise continues. The Weeknd remixing one of the many bangers, “Rambo,” off of T R A P S O U L is further evidenced of this. Listen to the two collaborate above, and let’s hope there’s more The Weeknd x Bryson Tiller music to come.
Snakehips, a UK based production outfit comprised Oliver Lee and James Carter, first landed on the scene with their massive hit “All My Friends,” featuring Chance The Rapper and Tinashe. But it seems their eye for collaborations knows no bound, as the follow up single “Money On Me” arrives, strung together by the melodic rasp of Anderson .Paak. It’s a ride-out-with-top-down type of joint, fit with dizzying trap drums and jabs of synthesizers. Snakehips readies their All My Friends EP, slated to arrive on April 15th via RCA.
Minneapolis Rhymesayers duo Atmosphere have been rather quiet as of late, but that’s all changed thanks to their new single “Trying to Fly.” The track features keyboard and vocal work from their fellow Minnesotan Eric Mayson, a multi-instrumentalist whose “Detail” EP was one of the finest indie R&B releases of late 2015. Perhaps inspired by Mayson, Slug opts for a borderline crooner approach on the new single, blending melodic runs and a slower flow over Ant‘s smooth production.
Joey Negro is one of the most prominent disco/house producers out there. He has the gift to touch any sample and give it that signature JN sound. Pulsating kicks, slick licks and spine tingling bass lines will get you footworkin’ to one of the funkiest house joints your ears will ever witness. Don’t get it twisted his DJ skills are just as good as his production. Check out his latest live mix on Defected In The House Radio’s Glitterbox Takeover with Simon Dunmore.
01. Patti Labelle – Music Is My Way Of Life (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix) (Z Records)
02. Grace Jones – Pull To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper) (Z Records)
03. Andre Espeut – Get To Know Me (Hot ToddyRemix) (Nang Records)
04. Alex Mills – Into The Blue (CDR)
05. Joey Negro – Must Be The Music (Z Records)
06. Pockets – Come Go With Me (Joey Negro Found A Place Mix) (Z Records)
07. Funkmasters – Love Money (Joey Negro Dewise Revision) (Z Records)
08. Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burnin (JoeyNegro Feed The Flame Mix) (Z Records)
09. Deep Sensation – Soul Heaven (Guidance)
10. Sean McCabe featuring Erik Dillard – Everythings Alright (Art Of Tones NJ Sound)
11. Moulinex – Don’t You Feel (Crackazat Remix) (Discotexas)
12. Inner City – Do You Love What You Feel (10 Records)
13. Album Of The Week: Louie Vega featuring Tony Momrelle – Gift Of Love (Taken from: Louie Vega starring… XXVVIII) (Vega Records)
Guest Mix: Simon Dunmore
01. Infinity Inc featuring Yasmin – How Do I Love You
02. Soul Clap featuring Robert Owens – Misty
03. Eli Escobar – Seein You
04. The DangerFeel Newbies – What Am I Here For (Danny Krivit Edit)
05. Norma Jean Bell – Baddest Bitch
06. Thelma Houston – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (John Morales M+M Mix)
07. Willie Hutch – Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro Return Of The Mac Mix)
08. Loshmi – Still Loving You
09. Alkalino – Get Up
10. Disclosure featuring Gregory Porter – Holding On (V’s Respect To Gregory edit)
11. Sha-Lo’m – In Love (Caught Up Version)
12. Matt Hughes – Do Your Thing
13. Kem – Love Calls
14. Pete Heller – Big Love
15. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – The Love I Lost (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend)
16. Dimitri From Tokyo – Don’t Hold Back Your Love
17. Fusion Groove Orchestra – If Only I Could (Liem Remix)
While we wait for Royce da 5’9” to drop his Layers LP next month, the Detroit emcee drops this new EP for the fans. Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter is a 12 track EP from Royce with contributions from DJ Premier, AntMan Wonder, Mr. Porter, Nottz, Styles P, AraabMUZIK, Jake One, Kahlil Beats, S1, Smoke DZA, and more. The production credits alone make this a must listen, and you already know Royce da 5’9″ rips those beats from start to finish. Listen to and download the EP in full above. Layers will be out on April 15th.
It’s been 5 years since the release of Big K.R.I.T.’s free album, Return of 4eva. K.R.I.T. has come a long way since then, but takes some time out to salute the grind with this new song, “So Bad.” K.R.I.T. handles the production on this one, while the bars serve as motivation towards putting your all into whatever it is you truly want. Listen to the latest from Krizzle above.
Planet Asia and DJ Concept’s new joint project Seventy Nine hit the streets last week and they’ve provided a full stream as well for your listening pleasure. Guests include TriState, Marvelous Mag, Sean Price, Blu, Agallah, John Robinson, SmooVth, DJ Revolution, DJ Pain 1, and DJ Devastate. Listen above, and purchase now at iTunes, or your preferred digital retailer.
DJ Will LV digs deep into the crates to compile some of the best verses from Phife Dawg into a staggering mix. Celebrating the life and musical legacy of the celebrated A Tribe Called Quest MC and Native Tongues‘ everyman, the set presented by Gilles Peterson focuses on Phife’s distinctive wordplay and the sheer volume of hits in Tribe’s catalog. Dropping joint after joint after joint, Will LV drills home the superior quality of Tribe’s music as well as the gravity of Phife’s contribution to music.
For this particular Wedding Mixer series Rhettmatic and host Mad Skillz are taking it back to the late 80s early 90s with that New Jack Swing. Pull out your parachute Jordache jeans and multi colored button downs because you’re about to be getting down to a live recording of the Wedding Mixer part 3 featuring Rhettmatic and Mad Skillz.
Motown on Mondays is coming to the BK. For the last seven years, a collective of DJs has been celebrating and expanding on the Motown catalog under the Motown On Mondays, or MoM, banner. The weekly party series began in San Francisco and has expanded to numerous cities across the country, as well as an ongoing collection of custom remixes, edits and reinterpretations. Monday April 4th sees the launch of Motown on Mondays BK at Bed-Vyne Brew (370 Tompkins Ave) in Bed-Stuy. DJs Tara, Tap.10, Mawkus, Still Life & Dstrukt comprise the resident DJ line up, and special guests are sure to be showing up as well. The party begins at 6:00pm and ends at midnight, giving you a chance to get loose to quality music without losing sleep at the beginning of the week. Stream DJ Tara and Mawkus’s MoM BK mix above, and scroll down for the full track listing.
MoM BK Tracklist:
Dwele – Down Jimmy
Lady Teena Marie – Ooh La La La (King Most Redirection)
Waajeed & The Jazz Katz – I Want U
The Commodores – Girl I Think The World About You
Carl Anderson – Buttercup
The Jackson 5 – I want you back (Z-trip remix)
DJ Dstrukt – Goin’ On
Marvin Gaye – Time To Get It Together (Alternate Extended Mix)
Odyssey – Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love
Brenda Holloway – Lonely Teardrops
Tammi Terrell – Hold Me Oh My Darling
Gladys Knight & The Pips – When Somebody Loves You (You’re Never Alone)
Eddie Kendricks – Never Gonna Leave You
The Marvelettes – Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
The Temptations – Cloud Nine
Liz Lands – I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
All of the work Elzhi has put into his new album comes to fruition tomorrow when Lead Poison finally goes on sale. Check out one last leak called “INTROverted,” which continues the LP’s theme of raw self examination. Listen above, and pre-order Lead Poison on iTunes.