Madlib will release Rock Konducta Vol. 1 – 2 on all formats in Spring 2014. Shipping now is the advance LP release of Rock Konducta Vol. 1. Vinyl only. No CD, no digital. There isn’t even track titles. Rock Konducta is the latest in Madlib’s instrumental “Beat Konducta” series, the producer’s raw hip-hop beat tapes brought to life. Previous titles include Movie Scenes and Beat Konducta in India, imaginary film soundtracks; the self-deceptive A Tribute to J Dilla;the Beat Konducta in Africa inspired by the Zambian “Zamrock” music scene of the ’70s. The latest album finds it’s inspiration in various worldwide underground rock scenes from the 1960s through the 80s: American psychedelia, Germany’s Krautrock, acid-soaked Spanish prog-rock and synthy, early-80s oddities. Tied together by Madlib’s unique sensibility, these music scenes coalesce into a new whole.
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Zara McFarlane‘s sophomore album is slated for an early 2014 release. On her new project she’s featuring NYC’s Leron Thomas on vocals and trumpet. Release on 20th January 2014, now available to pre-order on iTunes.
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Our monthly soundcloud-selection for november holds 50 tracks, out of various genres. Some of the songs are well known to our facebook-/twitter-readers. The artist-list ist quiet long, please see below and check out the artists pages. The december-selection is now open!
Today Eglo Records vocalist Fatima return with her new EP “Family / La Neta”. Both tracks are produced by Flako. Available from today on Bandcamp. Following on from “Circle” this is the second release to be taken from her forthcoming debut album.
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San Diego based producer Esta. dropped his new thirteen track strong album. “Paradise” features guest vocals by Alina Baraz and JBird. The album is now available via Bandcamp for free or “name your price”.
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