Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kriswontwo: Boondigga Beat Challenge

I have mad respect for Kriswontwo, the mad Danish producer who calls Copenhagen home. I was chatting it up a bit with him earlier today and he alerted me to his latest video where he was challenged by the Boondigga crew to do a track sampling all three randomly selected records from a few stacks while blindfolded. The results....a banger as usual. Check out the video, then leave a comment on the Youtube page to give a shout. Or, follow Kriswontwo on Twitter.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DJ Lord x 2MP: World Citizen [Official Video]

The mission; operation snatch-back. With the focus shifting back to the DJ, which is the foundation of Hip-Hop, DJ Lord has dropped a new sound bombing upon us from the vaults of the newly launched Rap Central Station website that has been around for less than a year. "World Citizen" is the latest single from Lord's Eat The Rat solo debut LP that features 2MP (2 Much Posse). This is a serious attack on the wack with razor sharp cuts, verbal assaults, and a critical beatdown through production. If you have never witnessed DJ Lord on stage with Public Enemy or his solo DJ sets, brother is a one man show that sends crowds into frenzies.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy Birthday: Nina Simone

Today we pay tribute to a legend. Her name is Nina Simone, known also as the "High Priestess of Soul". A couple of years ago I put together a compilation of her tunes to help tell a story as she is known to do. It will make you dance, shout, and hit you deep down to your core.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

David Sha: The Ugly Mixtape

If you want to book a multidimensional person for your live show or studio project, then David Sha is the man. A long time friend of mine and another very consistent brother who has the flow of an emcee, the soulfulness and chops of a gifted singer, an excellent poet and songwriter, and when he steps on stage and is really to take you to that higher level, there's absolutely no way you can deny it.

As of recent, he has dropped his long-awaited UGLY Mixtape that is chock full of banger after banger. As I mention on Facebook, listening to it did what it describes itself as, made me ugly from twisting up my face and my neck hurting from all the head-nod biz. Just as impressive as Mr. Sha is, so is the co-stars of this project. On hand is Austin based band Riders Against The Storm (RAS), and Houston emcees K-Rino and EQuality. When you purchase the mixtape, you will get full versions of each song unmixed, as well as the soundbombing mixed version by DJ Youl. Download and get ready to rumble!

E.Classic: A Few From The Stash Vol. 3

I just caught wind of the beats dropped last month by Houston producer E.Classic, who has done tracks for a few local groups. I really like how this guy is consistent with the tunes he churns out, which makes him one who can rumble with the best of them. It was sort of hard to pick one tune out of this batch, but since night is upon us, I thought I would go with a groove that's fitting.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fatima: Biggest Joke of All [Official Video]

It was so pleasant to hear Fatima when I first laid ears on her voice on Shafiq Husayn's Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka album from 2009. Since that time, i've been hooked. This past summer she released her highly anticipated debut LP Yellow Memories that enlists some great producers, including Eglo Records label head Floating Points. Speaking of Points, here is the latest video of "Biggest Joke of All" that he produced the track for.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Modern Groove Assembly: Sy Smith Mixtape

Today is the birthday of songstress Sy Smith and the Modern Groove Assembly, led by Steve Catanzaro has done a wonderful tribute to this gifted singer-songwriter. I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of years ago after seeing her perform with The Foreign Exchange. This beautiful lady has the spirit to match. Indulge in the mix and purchase her catalog. Plenty of goodies to satisfy your soul.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Kool Emdee: The Hop

One of my latest all Hip-Hop mixes that features some local talent and other well known indie acts. A few classics from the 1990s are mixed in as well. Listen, enjoy, and be sure to look the artists up. There's a complete tracklist to accompany the mix. Enjoy!

The Hop by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud

Turntable Tuesdays: Nickodemus: WONDERWORLD: 10 Years Of Painting Outside The Lines Mix

DJ/Producer Nickodemus is celebrating 10 years since his debut LP Endangered Species on his own Brooklyn based Wonderwheel Recordings label. To get things kicked off, he has uploaded a mix of some of his classic tunes that are on his upcoming CD that will also be available as a digital download and cassette. When you purchase, you are getting the mix and 25 original and remixes of unmixed tracks from his catalog. You can pre-order via the Wonderwheel Bandcamp page.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DJ Kool Emdee: LOVE [repost]

For all those celebrating Valentine's Day here stateside, here is a compilation of ballads I put together last year to help make things a little more cozy. Sit back, relax, and let the music be your guide. Don't forget, this is not limited to just one day.

LOVE by Djkoolemdee on Mixcloud

Get a free download of this via The Record Realm website.