Category Archives: music

Submotion Orchestra – 2L84U

As quick as we put them up Submo are back with another! Here’s a lovely soulful piece ‘2L84U’

‘2L84U – Submotion Orchestra’

- Beautiful.

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Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Alium’, for those going to Outlook festival (Lucky!) you can catch them performing live, with the legendary Lauren Hill, Fatima & Andrew Ashong.

Evan Black – For The Birds

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Some real nice music for you this morning from Boston native Evan Black, his second release after  “The Arrival” which featured the likes of Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo and Reks, boasting a definite Boston feel to this, ‘For The Birds’ is a personal and heartfelt journey through relationships, drinking, daily life and Hip-Hop. His vocals the only featured on the release, flow in harmony with the excellent production by Portland-born recording artist and beatsmith Customary. The release features 12 original new tracks produced by Customary including the singles “Go Round,” “Stay Young” and “Cheap Date.”

Chris B. Murray provides the totally awesome original album artwork.

Okay so we can’t embed the songs, but you can listen/download etc here.

Purchase via iTunes here.

Napoleon LV – Take it Away

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Straight out of North Carolina, Napoleon LV may be relatively new to the scene (starting in 2009), but he is already making an impact – having worked with “Little Brother”, Curren$y, Hot Spitta/ Wiz Khalifa and having worked on videos for 2chainz, Asap Rocky, CamRon & Red Cafe.

‘Take it Away’ is his latest release from the EP “Superb”, produced by Russian Natives ∆PƩXProduction.

If I had to say, I would say it is reminiscent of someone like Fashawn to me but with a much more cinematic feel, to the music especially, this is some chilled-out, slightly dark, anthem kind of vibe. Check out some of his other work too, an interesting sound which seems quite removed from lots of other current Hip-Hop. It’s set to be an interesting release! You can find out more about Napoleon IV via his Twitter here.

Protein are back with another Block Party! Based at their new HQ on New Inn Yard, they will be taking over the whole street and jam packing it full of the best food, drink and music London has to offer.

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All proceeds and entry donations going to Amnesty International.

Find out more and book tickets here.

Under the Bridge – Graffiti & Music Jam

Event this Saturday for all you Yorkshire heads!

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Our events group Fresh Kids has teamed up with local event/clothing company Mad Fresh for an all day and night event. Live graffiti art, and music ranging from funk to hip-hop to jungle, PLUS a BBQ… What more could you want?!

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Eclectic mix of dope sounds coming from some great northern talent. Get down!

For more information view the Facebook event here.

 

Flyer by Oliver Lancaster Smith.

Mr Scruff USA tour

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The Shelf Wobbler himself Mr Scruff is currently touring America after a 6 year absence, for anyone located near one of the shows we would highly recommend going! He is a one of a kind DJ & producer and is sure to keep any crowd rocking from start to finish, in celebration here is some of his stuff…


Mr. Scruff 100% Vinyl set @ Piccadilly Records, Manchester


Feel Free (Scruff’s 12″ Re-Tweak)

Having seen the guy play live well over 10-15 times, I really can’t express how good he is! Dust off those dancing shoes…

For gig news & the online store, visit his website here.
Also on SoundCloud, Twitter and Facebook.

Neil & the New Vibration – Chemwali (Sister)

Very nice slice of super laid back African vibes in the inbox this morning…

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The Malawian 5 Piece Afro-Country-Fusion band are currently gearing up for their debut global release, ‘Made in Malawi.’ Neil, a singer songwriter from Kent, has ventured into the heart of Africa and has collaborated with the award winning outfit known as ‘Konkalazi’ to create this ground-breaking album. Their debut video ‘Chemwali,’ beautifully shot in Malawi, has been released along with the album on pre-order via Bandcamp & Cd Baby.

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Purchase the album ‘Made in Malawi’ here. Find out more on their website here, Facebook and Youtube.

Dilated Peoples – Focus Found‏

Now a banger from the forthcoming Dilated Peoples album. The legendary group have been away for a while, members such as Evidence concentrating on their solo work, but now they’re back and if this is anything to go by the album is gonna be straight dope!

FOCUS FOUND – Watch Dilated Peoples talk about the album title and a few of the tracks in part 3 of the interview series here:

Artist: Dilated Peoples
Title: Directors of Photography (Album)
Rhymesayers Entertainment
UK Release: 11th August 2014

Find out more by checking out the Dilated Peoples page over on Ryhmesayers here.

Mighty Atom – Bestival Mix

Damn! bringing you a real gem of a mix here, fresh from Bestival, here is Mighty Atom’s excellent Funk, Soul and Motown mix. You lucky people!
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Mighty Atom, 4 x DMC Champion from UK turntablist super crew The Disablists, has dropped an exclusive new mix for one of the UK’s largest festivals, Bestival.
The mix expertly cuts up legendary Funk and Motown hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barry White and Martha Reeve. Employing his incredible turntablist technique, Mighty Atom breathes new life into these old hits.

Bestimix: Mighty Atom by Bestimix on Mixcloud

Tracklisting
1. Gwen Mcrae – Rocking Chair (Mighty Atom’s Blahzay Blahzay Scratch Intro Edit)
2. Barry White – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ Lloyd Charmers – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ Kellee Patterson – Im Gonna Love You Just  Little Bit More
3. Blackstreet – No Diggity (Acapella)/Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggity
4. Stevie Wonder – Superstition/ Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Acapella)/Oneness of Juju – African Rhythms
5. James Brown – Cold Sweat/ Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome/Marva Whitney – Unwind Yourself/ Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run (Acapella)
6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
7. Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up/ The Bamboos – Tighten Up (Mighty Atom’s Scratch Edit)
8. Rare Pleasure – Let Me Down Easy
9. Lyn Collins – Think/ Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two (Acapella)/ Ritchie Havens – Going Back to My Roots/ Jonny L – Back to Your Roots (Acapella)/ Odyssey – Going Back to My Roots
Follow Mighty Atom here.