declaime | andsoitisaid the instrumentals

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Georgia Anne Muldrow`s record label Someothaship recently released the instrumentals of Declaime aka Dudley Perkins‘ 2001 album „Andsoitisaid“. 14 tracks produced by Madlib, Kankick and Oh No. Listen to the beats after the jump – get them on Bandcamp.

Be sure listen to Declaime`s brand new album, released on June 6th. „Southside Story“, reflects Dudley’s eventful growing up & living at the Westcoast – the legendary Californian city Oxnard keeps a lot of exciting stories on hand. Only feature guest on this magnificent LP is Dudley’s wife Georgia Anne Muldrow aka Ms. One! Pproduction by Dudley himself together with Chris Keys! Continue reading

ghostface killah | twelve reasons to die II

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Adrian Younge announces the release of „Twelve Reasons To Die II“, starring Ghostface Killah, featuring Raekwon, RZA, Bilal, Vince Staples and more.

Where the first installment of „Twelve Reasons To Die“ was based in 1960s Italy – detailing the machinations of the feared DeLuca crime family – Part II inhabits the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City. Descendants of the DeLucas are running the city, but a powerful, younger crime syndicate is percolating, commanded by black gangster Lester Kane (personified by Raekwon). As Kane’s power grows, he takes on the DeLucas and a bloodbath ensues. Kane has always known the legend of Tony Starks, who was killed by the DeLucas in Italy and whose remains were partially used to create twelve vinyl records. When played back in the “old world,” the Ghostface Killer rose and destroyed the Italian faction. This plays into the story’s conclusion at the end of Part II.

The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments on certain songs – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop.

Out 10th July on Linear Labs, pre-order digital on iTunes, vinyl direct. Stream some tracks below.

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es-k | mantras in motion

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Es-K grew up in a creative environment surrounded by music and art. As a young child his father would help him “sequence” songs on the keyboard, and by the age of five he had picked up his first instrument. At 15 he had his first copy of beat making software and by 16 he had his first MPC. When he was 17 he moved to Vermont where his passion for making beats continued to grow. In November of 2011 he signed his first track with Cold Busted and the rest, as they say, is history. His innate creativity and salient worth ethic is exemplified through his monthly Spontaneous Grooves series, where each instrumental is created in one sitting – the result being truly “spontaneous” and diverse tracks. Es-K currently manages a tobacco shop, continues to release music through Cold Busted, and works with various artists around the world.

His new album „Mantras In Motion“ is now out on Cold Busted, available on Bandcamp.

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anthony mills & clefco | supplicate

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Austrian record label Hector Macello introduces the debut album „Supplicate“ by singer Anthony Mills and producer Clefco. Get „Supplicate“ for free on Bandcamp – you can also stream the entire LP after the jump … »

„… freestyled hierglyphic repertoire by Akron born, NYC sharpened, and Stockholm based Anthony Mills meet eleven genuine beats masterfully produced by Viennas own Clefco.“ (via Hector Macello)

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slum village| yes!

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Slum Village is about to release their new album „Yes!“. The LP holds nine tracks produced by beatmaker J Dilla with guest appearances from Bilal, De La Soul, Illa J, Black Milk, Jon Connor, Phife, BJ the Chicago Kid and J Ivy. The album set for release on Barak Records and will be out on June 16th. Available now for pre-order on iTunes.

Stream the entire 12-track LP after the jump.

„Yes! sounds like progressive vintage soul, a perfectly blended stew with a dash of the past (Dilla & Baatin), a quarter-cup of the future (Young RJ) and topped off with the secret ingredient (me) and a top-notch supporting cast,“ T3 tells Rolling Stone of the album. „Yes! is comfort food for the summer – enjoy!“ Young RJ adds that the LP was „made for Slum Village fans, the true lovers of feel good music!“ via Rolling Stone

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miscJAZZ#2

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‘miscJAZZ#2′ is the sequel of 2013 mix „misc„. Featuring productions by some of our favourite producers, the recent compilation is a 56 minute jazz/hip-hop-fusion journey for the eased moments. We hope you enjoy this mix.

Full tracklist and Player after the jump / You can also listen on Soundcloud or Mixcloud.

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favourite things | 5.15

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The soundcloud-playlist for may 2015 contains 19 tracks and 1:06:02 selected tracks/remixes/productions by: Adrian Younge, Karolina & Loren Oden, Bilal, Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood & Island Riot, Slum Village, Je$u$, Devaloop, Blunt One, CoryaYo, Hubert Daviz, Adam Santoya, JuJu Rogers, Lion Babe & Suff Daddy, Jordan Rakei x Kiran Kai, Beauville, Es-K & Loupo, Flako feat. Dirg Gerner, Dorian Concept, Clarinet Factory & Hidden Orchestra.

» Music Player after the jump.

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linear labs | los angeles

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Linear Labs : Los Angeles compilation featuring songs from upcoming releases produced by Adrian Younge, including 12 Reasons To Die II (with Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & RZA) „Something About April II“ and „The Midnight Hour“ with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, alongside Younge catalog classics dating back to 2000.

„In less than a year’s time, Adrian Younge’s Linear Labs imprint has made a very firm impression on fans of forward-thinking, analog-based music from multiple genres. One notable fan, among many, is DJ Premier, who produced his late 2014 PRhyme album exclusively using samples drawn from Younge’s catalog. To give fans a chance to revel in Younge’s range and – just as importantly – give followers a sneak-peek at four impressive 2015 albums already slated for release, Younge is proud to release the compilation album, Los Angeles. On Los Angeles, many hip-hop fanatics will impatiently skip forward to the graceful, galloping and appropriately dramatic “Return Of The Savage,” from the upcoming Younge-helmed 12 „Reasons To Die II“. The song features Ghostface Killah alongside Raekwon and RZA. But track-skippers will soon head back to the album’s opener: the dusky, Baroque soul of “Memories Of War,” from the upcoming „Something About April II“, with vocals by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier. Also on the upcoming tip: a track from the Adrian Younge/Ali Shaheed Muhammad concept album The Midnight Hour, entitled “Feel Alive,” with silky vocals by Karolina, alongside longtime Younge collaborator Loren Oden. Other highlights amongst the album’s ten tracks include: · “1969 Organ” – From Adrian Younge’s first release, 2000’s Adrian Younge Presents Venice Dawn · “Panic (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Remix)” – From the 2014 Souls of Mischief / Ali Shaheed Muhammad album, There Is Only Now Remix · “The Sure Shot Parts 1 & 2” – An instrumental originally rhymed over by the inimitable Ghostface Killah, on 2013’s 12 Reasons To Die · “To Be Your One” – Taken from 2013’s Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics · “Chicago Wind” – From the 2009 album, Original Score To The Motion Picture: Black Dynamite“

Available on iTunes or direct.

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hubert daviz | o alta perspectiva

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May 28th sees the 5th anniversary of Hubert Daviz masterpiece „Proceduri De Rutina“ from 2010, which has only been available as a limited LP (500 copies pressed). To celebrate this day Hubert has asked some of his producer friends to revisit the album: Dexter, FloFilz, Tbrck, Max Graef, Wun Two and Hulk Hodn. On May 28th 2015 Melting Pot Music will re-release „Proceduri De Rutina“ as a double LP, holding the original tracks plus remixes.

Available on Melting Pot Music, HHV or digital at Bandcamp. Preview tracks after the jump …

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bishop nehru | the nehruvian ep

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NY’s young age Bishop Nehru dropped off his 8-track EP as a prelude to his upcoming album. Later this year he will make his debut on Mass Appeal Records with a new album executive produced by Nas. Download „The Nehruvian EP“ for free here – stream after the jump.

„Its crazy to me that i’m a completely different person right now than displayed in these songs but I never want you missing a moment of a way that I feel. Try to understand… Try to connect… & Most of all Enjoy.“

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