favourite things | 7.17

favourite things 7.17 Sigmund Washington, Leifur James, E Scott Lindner, Medline, MFakka, Chris Keys, Eets, Ivan Ave, Dibiase x Devonwho, Giorgio Oehlers, Eu-IV, Acie, Drew Dave, Mujo 情, Z.Z. x Olive Tree, Tawiah, Ladi6, Kiefer, OTG feat. Little Simz, Little Simz feat. Josh Arcé, Tyler, The Creator, Mono/Poly x Alyss, Joey Bada$$, Danger Doom, Declaime feat. Blu, Curren$y, Chester Watson, Skyzoo, Swarvy, Karriem Riggins, Four Tet, Blameful Isles.

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Madlib | Bad Neighbor Instrumentals

Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP is timeless. Also listen to the unreleased track „The Turn Up“ featuring Oh-No below.

Available on Bandcamp

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favourite things | 11.15

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Our monthly ‚favourite things‘ series is based of the constant digging through soundcloud. We hope the original soundcloud service will remain with us for a long time to come.

The November selection for 2015  holds 1:28 hours of music by artists and producers such as Thundercat, Nate Smith, BadBadNotGood, Rodinia, Amanaz, Chaka Khan, The Kondi Band, Levitros, Wu15, Swarvy, Scoop, Nxworries, MED feat. BLU and Madlib, Anderson.Paak, Freddie Gibbs feat. Black Thought, Toothtaker & Kaytranada, The Broken Orchestra feat. Lady Paradox, Ol‘ Burger Beats, Ivan Ave, Knowsum feat. Anne-Louise Hoffmann, Sarah Williams White, Columbia Nights, Freddie Joachim, Chris McClenney, Holden McOwen, Frank Liin.

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med, blu & madlib | bad neighbor

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MF DOOM, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk join MED and Blu over 100% Madlib beats.

A couple years ago Blu got a few Madlib instrumentals and put together a few demos. The rough collection became the foundation of what would become „Bad Neighbor„. MED, a longtime collaborator of Madlib, put the pieces together, bringing together an impressive group of MCs and vocalists to complete the album.

Listen and see the full tracklist after the jump.
Released on October 30th, pre-order on Rappcats or iTunes.

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favourite things | 9.15

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Our soundcloud playlist for september 2015, „favourite things 9.15“ is packed with nearly two hours of music.

The Set features selected tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Nils Frahm & eeph, Khruangbin, Rodrigo Amarante, Jono McCleery, Jospeh Scaturro, Josa Peit & Dexter, Sinh feat. Natty Reeve, Adam Snow, Floating Points, Ian Ewing & Flamingosis, Spaze Windu, Gi-Tori, KIP, Melo-Zed, Jenova 7 & Eddie Shinn, Nite-Funk (Nite-Jewel & DaM-FunK), Brenk Sinatra, Blended Babies feat. Anderson Paak & Asher Roth, Jamie Woon, The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker, Roots Manuva, YP, Handbook, Giallo Point, Philanthrope, J Dilla, MED, BLU, MADLIB feat. MF DOOM, Golden Rules & Paul White feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey, ShunGu feat. Chester Watson, WOKE feat. George Clinton, Homeboy Sandman, Kirk Knight feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright, Mick Jenkins, KAYTRANADA & A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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favourite things | 4.15

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Our monthly soundcloud playlist „Favourite Things 4.15“ contains 23 tracks and 1:14 hours of music by artists such as: BluntOne, nepo, KA-YU, FloFilz, Hubert Daviz, Wun Two, Dexter, Swarvy, Freddie Gibbs x KAYTRANADA, Nomine, Emanative, Four Tet, Roots Manuva, Sonzeira x Werkha, Lapalux feat. Andreya Triana, Frameworks, Annabel (lee), Bahamadia x aCatCalledFRITZ, Jonwayne feat. Anderson Paak, Suff Daddy, Kàhmi Wan, Nugat, Mecca-83 x Tom Misch, Saga x Marco Polo, JR&PH7 x Chuuwee x Blu x Brenk Sinatra, DistantStarr x IAMNOBODI.  » Music Player after the jump.

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hallways

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Homeboy Sandman is set to release ‚Hallways‘, his second full-length album on Stones Throw Records. It is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself noticeably thrives in this release. Producers on Hallways include Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna, Oh No and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, „America, The Beautiful.“

The prolific Queens MC has been prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post, plus featured in an array of media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone even naming him as „Artist to Watch.“ Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, Homeboy Sandman has made himself at home releasing a full length ‚First of a Living Breed‘ along with a series of five short records, establishing himself as one of the most productive and creative lyricists of this generation. Release date is September 2nd.

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astroblacked

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Astronote’s new album named ‚Astroblacked‘ features Stacy Epps, Rasheed Ali, Blu, Séou, Nick Walker, Illa J, Mansool, only to name a few. All tracks produced, arranged, mixed, mastered by Astronote. Additional vocals by KA-E , Boaz, Mansool, Phileas Flow, scratches by LD. See the full tracklist and stream the entire LP after the jump. Out June 26th on Astro Black Music/Shinigamie Records, available at iTunes or Bandcamp.

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good to be home

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L.A. rapper Johnson Barnes aka Blu’s new album, „Good to Be Home“, dropped last week on Nature Sounds. The 20-track set is produced by Bombay and Blu’s first full-length since 2013’s „York“.  Features comes from Fashawn, Alchemist, MED, Like & BeYoung (Pac Div), Evidence, Co$$, Imani (The Pharcyde), Prodigy, Thurz, Casey Veggies, Krondon, and more.  The entire LP is currently available for full stream after the jump. Avialable on iTunes or Nature Sounds.

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the orchid days

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L’Orange recently dropped his new album, entitled „The Orchid Days“, all songs produced and mixed by himself. The vocals additions comes by Erik Todd Dellums, Erica Lane, Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Jeremiah Jae and Billy Woods. Available now on iTunes or direct on Mello Music Group.

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e&j

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Following his collaboration with Blu, Exile teams up with Johaz, from Los Angeles. Beats produced by Exile, the album features appearances by the Dirty Science members Blu, Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, Co$$, MED, Blu and more. The debut album “E & J” by Dag Savage is now available digital on iTunes or physical via fatbeats.

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step brothers

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The debut album „Lord Steppington“ from Step Brothers aka Alchemist & Evidence finally hit the stores worldwide.  You can stream and preview the album in it’s entirety below. The 14-track project features Action Bronson, Styles P, Fashawn, Roc Marciano, and more. Out now via Rhymesayers. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon.


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lord steppington

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The Step Brothers (Alchemist and Evidence) finally finished the work on their collabo album. „Lord Steppington“ will be out via Rhymesayers on January 21st, 2014. Featured guest are Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, Blu, Fashawn, Rakaa Iriscience, Oh No, Styles P, Domo Genesis, and The Whooliganz. Stream the official first single and video. You can also cop the song „Ron Carter“ for free via soundcloud. Pre-order now.


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the buzz

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MED & Blu announced their new collaboration over Madlib beats with The Burgundy EP earlier this year. „The Buzz“ featuring Mayer Hawthorne, b/w Peroxide featuring Dam-Funk. This is the first time Stones Throw alumni Madlib, MED, Mayer & Dam have all appeared on the same record. This 8-track vinyl EP released by Bang Ya Head & Fat Beats features a bonus beat, instrumentals, and an acappella. Order now!


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extened play

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Statik Selektah’s upcoming album „Extended Play“ is set to release on June 18th. You can now steam the entire album on NPR. The album includes features by Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Black Thought, Blu, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Bun B and the Flatbush Zombies. Pre-order on iTunes.


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burgundy

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MED & Blu are announcing a new collaboration and this is the first release ‚Burgundy EP‘ – set to the sweet sound of Madlib beats, with one produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The EP contains half vocal tracks, half instrumentals and a cappellas on burgundy colored vinyl, released by MED’s own label Bang Ya Head. Pre-Order now on Stones Throw Records or FatBeats.


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disrupted ads

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Oh No will be releasing his new LP „Disrupted Ads (Audio Dispensary System)“ via Kash Roc Entertainment on January 29th. The album contains new and unreleased instrumentals including features from Gangrene (Oh No and Alchemist), Blu, MED, Souls of Mischief, Rapsody, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Declaime, and more. You can now stram the first track „Jones“ featuring Blu and MED.

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cassette

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Exile and his Dirty Science collective present his “Cassette” Mixtape as a thank you gift for the Holiday Season. The mixtape features exclusive songs from Exile’s vaults (1996-2009) featuring music that did not make it on his rap album “4TRK MIND” as well as demo versions from Blu & Exile and Emanon (Aloe Blacc & Exile). All songs were made on a 4-track recorder and produced by Exile, except “Like That,” produced by Kankick. Click here for free download.

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so far, so good

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German beat duo JR&PH7 and The DJBooth brings their latest mixtapeSo Far, So Good“. A precursor to the Cologne natives‘ junior set (scheduled for release in fall of 2012 via Soulspazm Records/Foundation Media), the project is a 23-track, 60-minute collection of unreleased remixes, B-sides, outside production and previously-released jams, hosted by Sacramento rhymesayer and DJBooth fave Chuuwee. Providing guest by Blu, Edo G, Elzhi, Evidence, Random Axe, Skyzoo,Oddisee, Torae and many more. All beats come courtesy of JR&PH7.

Listen and download here.

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somethings got to give – vol. 1

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Enjoy our new mix, featuring tracks by artists such as Shad, Chiddy Bang, Black Star,  Oddisee, K-Def, iSHE, Georgia Ann Muldrow, Adrian Younge and some more … listen on mixcloud.


Tracklist:
01 Freddie Joachim – What A Woman Really Needs
02 DJ J-Scrilla – Daddy
03 Has-Lo – Hindsight
04 Shad – Rose Garden
05 Chiddy Bang – Ray Charles
06 Tabi Bonney – Feeling More (feat. Nicole Wray)
07 Exile – Love Line
08 Black Star – You Already Knew
09 The Primeridian And Tall Black Guy – Let’s Go
10 Oddisee – All Because She’s Gone
11 Blu + Exile – A Letter
12 Apollo Brown – Bridge Through Time
13 K-Def – From Da Brain
14 iSHE + Daru – Come Close
15 Georgia Anne Muldrow – More & More (feat. Bilal)
16 Miles Bonny & Circle Research – Jesus Children of America
17 McKay – Bluesin‘ It (Dr Rubberfunk’s Blues Explosion Remix)
18 Icebird – Charmed Life
19 Adrian Younge – Lovely Lady (feat. Dennis Coffey)
20 BBNG – Fall In Love
21 Full Crate – Without My Heart (feat. David Simmons)
22 Jesse Boykins III – B4 The Night Is Thru
23 14KT – Width (feat. Tony Ozier)
24 Will Sessions – The World Is Yours

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god is good

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God Lee Barnes aka Blu released another digital album called „God Is Good“ – it’s a soundtrack to life … stream and purchase via bandcamp.

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