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Friday, April 29, 2011

Blu - 'Her Favorite Colo(u)r' Mixtape

Rapper Blu has laid another sweet set upon the world!

'Her Favorite Colo(u)r' is swathed with 60's pop and jazz samples; a mellow ride that breezes past with tasty beats and sporadic sick-rhymes.

15 tracks, 30 minutes. 
Precise and succinct, this a nice hold-over as we wait for Blu's forthcoming LP proper.

Track two from the set, 'Amnesia' has seen release as a 12" for the vinyl heads, so keep an eye out if that's your format.

Head to i-Tunes for the dig DL.

J-Dilla - 'Geek Down' Visualz


Vanilla is a cat from the UK that I recently stumbled upon.

Check out his Bandcamp page with special DL focus on his v. nice LP, 'Chrometrails'.

Definitely some Dilla-sound going on here, but unlike a lot of imitators out there this guy can actually make a hot beat.

Check out this LOVELY beat using the classic Roy Ayers legendary 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine' as sample material.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kev Brown - 'Classic Joints' FREE DL

Kev Brown is a generous and talented man/producer.

HERE he supplies us with a link to his nice-as-usual 'Classic Joints' LP.

No complain!

Some video of Kev chopping samples up? Why not!

Jamie Woon - 'Night Air'

Jamie Woon's smooth croon rides over this Burial produced killer.

It also happens to be the opening track from his soon-to-be-released LP 'Mirrorwriting'.

'Night Air' is released on 12" with a b-side comprising a remix by Ramadanman whos does his thing and strips the track right back to vocals and a low-key club bounce.

Sexual music.

Friday, April 22, 2011

PNC feat. Jordache & Tom from Homebrew - 'Slow Motion'

Here's a hot new track from NZ rapper PNC.

'Slow Motion' features two nice guest verses from Jordache and Tom Scotch of Homebrew.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Percee P x Madlib - 'The Woman Behind Me' (Remix) Video

I listened to this track A LOT a while back and I still love it.

Now there's a video to accompany the dopeness...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Five - 18th April, 2011

Had my first vinyl jam at a bar in around three months last night. It was real fun!

Big thanks to Cian for the hook up.

One. Arthur Russell - 'Make 1,2'
Two. Ghostpoet - 'Survive It'
Four. Owiny Sigoma Band - 'Wires' (Theo Parrish Remix)
Five. Real to Reel - 'Love Me Like This'


Scratch 22 - 'Distance From View'

So, it's Monday April 18th and the homie Rodi Kirk has finally got his long awaited LP out into the wide world.

First of all Rodi, congratulations. 
Second of all, please have a listen and support one of AK City's finest.
Third, buy it HERE at Bandcamp.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Scratch 22 Interview

Scratch 22's LP 'Distance From View' drops officially this Monday 18th April.

Here's an interview with Rodi from Cheese On Toast...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

'Off the Record' April Podcast, 2011

Too crazy!

Here's another fresh-off-the-boat podcast from the 'Off the Record' production-line.

Please enjoy: DL HERE.

1. Santo & Johnny - 'Sleepwalk'
2. Henry Mancini - 'Lujon'
3. Kan Sano - 'Music In My Mind'
4. Trademark Da Skydiver & Young Roddy - 'Nothin' Lesser'
5. Ghostpoet - 'Gone'
6. The Clonious - 'Alter-Ego-Cate'
7. Take - 'Horizontal Figuration' (Tokimonsta Remix)
8. Dose - 'A'Loner'
9. H-Town - 'They Like It Slow' (Star Slinger Remix)
10. Bobby - 'Groggy'
11. Jed & Lucia - 'Apostrophe' (Shawn Lee Remix)
12. Wagon Christ - Mr. Mukatsuku
13. Towa Tei - 'Butterfly' (Cornelius Remix)
14. B.Lewis - 'Light Wire'
15. Ilya Santana - 'Transborder' (Letherette Remix)
16. Fat Jon - 'You Are'
17. Jed & Lucia - 'Helium' (Letherette Remix)
18. Trailer Limon - 'Call To Me'
19.Chin Chin - 'Go There With You' (We're Hip To Your Hop Remix)
20. Bibio - 'St. Christopher'
21. Burial/Fourtet/Thom Yorke - 'Ego'
22. Jacques Greene - 'Tell Me' (Kingdom Edit)
23. Plantlife - 'Be Beautiful (Luvboogie Pt.II)'
24. Debruit - 'Debruit's Pony'
25. Future Airwaves - 'Feel So Lonely'
26. Holy Other - 'Touch'
27. J-Rocc - 'Chasing The Sun'
28. Space Invadas - 'The Way We Feel'
29. Shigeto - 'And We Gonna'  (Samiyam Remix)
30. Nemo Achida - 'Black Magic'
31. Mo Kolours - 'Biddies'
32. D'Angelo - 'Africa'
33. Roddy Rod - 'Josi Luv'
34. Radiohead - 'Give Up The Ghost'

Saturday, April 9, 2011

DJ Dan Paine - 'Sumthin' Ill' 2007 Re-Up

'Sumthin' Ill' is a mix that I worked on back in 2007.

Contained are favourite jams from that time, and I still love this mix and think that it still sounds fresh. Hey, good tunes are timeless right?

Here's a DL for those who feel the vibe.

Thanks for the support.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beastie Boys - 'Make Some Noise'


Mike Gao - 'Don't Fake the Funk'

Could be interesting.

Mike Gao's 'Sun Shadows' LP drops on April 12th.

Peep the lead single off it, DL 'Don't Fake the Funk' featuring Eddie Funkster and my old MySpace (what happened there?!) mate Zackey Force Funk.

It's all round funk and it's H.O.T.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mo Kolours - 'Biddies'

This just appeared in my inbox today.

I know only what I have just read about Mo Kolours, and that is very little.

But I am digging this sound; 'Biddies' appeals to my insatiable taste for clicking, programmed drums and African sound-scapes. Throw in a groove line and like Erykah Badu you got me.

Head over to the man's Bandcamp for goodie-bags of DL's.

J.Rocc - 'Some Cold Rock Stuf' LP

Vex Ruffin x 45 Postcard


Is this zany or ingenious or what!?!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Riki Gooch - 'Cave Circles 1 & 2'

This is getting a bit silly, in a good way.

More home-grown ish on Bandcamp, this time from Wellington City's Eru Dangerspiel himself, Riki Gooch.

Good drummer that Riki. Funny guy too.

Monday, April 4, 2011

JBrown & The Mic Smith - 'Where Ya At'

More super-fresh NZ business...

My mates are on fire at the moment with a local talent post hit-rate of impressive regularity.

JBrown (of Kolab) and Mikey Rock have just dropped the video for their debut single, 'Where Ya At' which features a killer beat from JB who just gets better and better on the boards and Mikey flowing in his go-to party style.

Peep and enjoy...

Scratch 22 - 'Distance From View' LP Presskit

My cohort Scratch 22's long-anticipated debut LP is just around the corner.

Releasing on April 18th, Mr. Kirk will finally unleash his mega-musical brain upon us.

Sooo looking forward to seeing one one of my friends and AK City's brightest talents long-player getting out there.

So, until the day comes, check out the electronic press kit/megamix as a taster of what in store.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Christoph el' Truento - 'Wednesday' EP

Young Auckland upstart and fellow Base FM DJ  Christoph el' Truento has graced our ears with an EP production of lovely proportions.

The 'Wednesday' EP is a smooth ride of NZ beat goodness.

Cop it at his Bandcamp page and use as a musical tool to seduce your girl.

A.P.C + Vans

I never "fashion post" on 'Off the Record' (best to leave that to my homie Adam at SlamXHype) but I just had an OMG moment (never use that expression either but it seemed apt) when I got my weekly A.P.C mailer this eve.

Holy shizzle, two of my favourite things, A.P.C and Vans teaming up. 

Now you see these fash colabs all the time and most of the time for me; blah blah blah...

This time though, SOLD!!! Straight to the online shop and picked up a pair of them fine blue-trim daddy-o's.

Should arrive in the mail just in time for my birthday.

So let's get a musical twist in there shall we. Okay...

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