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Friday, September 30, 2011

Jonti x Hodgy Beats - 'Nagoya'

Gotta say I am absolutely not a fan of 99% of the OFWGKTA Crew's output.

But, I am a fan of Australian-born Stones Throw Records artist Jonti and his recent LP release 'Twirligig'.

Found this track this morning though, Jonti & Hodgy Beats of the aforementioned crew doing their callabo thang on a tune called 'Nagoya'.

Definitely liking!

Hodgy Beats & Jonti - Nagoya by stonesthrow

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Five - 26th September 2011

Golly gosh, heaps of mean tunes!

Two. Lee Dorsey - 'Give It Up'
Three. Tall Black Guy - 'Water No Enemy'
Four. 9th Wonder feat. Master Killa & Halo - 'Loyalty'
Five. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - 'Stick Figures In Love'

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dam Funk - 'Innafocuseddaze' FREE DL

Stones Throw Records have been kind enough to offer us all a free DL OF DAM-FUNK'S latest EP 'Innafocuseddaze'.

You might like to pop along and get a copy of this one for yourselves HERE.

How generous!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday Five - 19th September 2011

I have used this '5' before, but I do like it.

Tunes that hit me right now. 
Tap the links for some DL/listening action.

One. The Blackbyrds - 'Dreaming of You'
Two. Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul - 'Breakadawn' (De La Soul x Fela Kuti)
Three. The Primeridian & Tall Black Guy - 'Whistle While You Work'
Four. Christoph El' Truento - 'M o o n j u m p i n g'
Five. Linton Kwesi Johnson - 'Loraine' (Kompleks Edit)

LIPS - 'Everything To Me'

New-ish tune from LIPS whom I know little about.

I do however know some of the names involved; I recently posted about Jeremy Toy's rad She's So Rad project, and he pops up here on the drums(?!)

This is a very sweet, lilting, slightly melancholic pop number. Crash Bandycamp strikes again!

I do dig.

Turnaround DJ's - 'The Cloud'

With the Rugby World Cup facilitates most of the partying going on in New Zealand right now, all the party people need some dope tunes to keep their feet moving.

'The Cloud' at Auckland's waterfront is the "brainchild" of NZ's dorky Prime Minister but it seems to have made an impression, and whoever is programming the entertainment has their finger on the pulse by enlisting the DJ talents of legendary local DJ crew, The Turnaround.

The boys got high in the puffy shaped building on Friday night; check out a recording of their jam right here...

Christoph El' Truento - 'M o o n j u m p i n g'

Super-fresh new ish from Auckland beat maestro and producer for local crew @Peace.

Bandcamp DL's rule the world like Tears For Fears!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Five - 12th September, 2011

Tunes to make my ears happy...

One. Shadez of Brooklyn - 'Change'
Four. Rhythm & Sound - 'Mango Drive'
Five. Mecca 83 - 'Love Story'

Thursday, September 8, 2011

She's So Rad - 'In Circles'

She's So Rad is the band project of Jeremy Toy b.k.a Ota from the now defunct Opensouls.

Where Opensouls were firmly based in hip-hop and contemporary soul vibes, She's So Rad is a total departure with clear influences coming from the legendary "Dunedin sound".

...and definite links to British bands of the late 80's and early 90's. Think Ride, The Charlatans...

The man himself even narrows the LP's genre down to 'shoegaze'. 
A one-word summary that doesn't quite sum it up.

Digging a bit further into his musical history though and the fact that Mr. Toy played guitar in semi-successful Auckland punk band Sommerset puts the sound of this record a little more into perspective. 

There are also parallels in sound with modern artists such as Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, and Jonti.
See personal fave at the mo, 'Restless'...

For me, what I hear in it the most are early Cure and without question NZ's own John-Paul Satre Experience.

However, all of these other band names just serve as a reference point in describing what is going on here; this is a fresh, different, fantastic and rewarding album.

I am REALLY digging this and I wouldn't be suprised at all if it finds a fan in Sofia Coppola, it is right up her soundtrack ally.

Just think: "Sofia Coppola's new feature film 'Shoegaze' starring Marion Cottilard, Bill Murray, McCauley Culkin and Adrien Brody, featuring the music of She's So Rad."

Could happen!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MED - 'Classic' LP

MED is like Stones Throw Records' resident rapper. 
The diversity that is the STR label's stable means that it is now far removed from the strictly 'hip-hop' label that it was in it's early days.

One thing about MED is that he almost always picks great beats, and on his latest to-be-released LP his selection is no exception; Alchemist, Karriem Riggins, Oh No and a whole swag of beats from 'in-house' producer, the legendary Madlib the Beatkonducta.

Set for release on November 1st (I have already entered it into my diary), hopes are high for a banger of a record.
If early release 12" 'Classic' b/w 'Where I'm From' and the vid for 'MEDical Card' are anything to go by, we should expect one of 2011's stronger rap records.

Check the FREE mp3 DL of 'Outta Control' HERE.

Monday, September 5, 2011

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