I’m late to the game on this dude for sure, but over the last few days I’ve been listening to everything I can find by Robert Glasper. A pianist, Glapser’s music spans the spectrum from straight ahead jazz to Nirvana covers. (Seriously, check out that cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, it’s amazing). He’s taken […]
BadBadNotGood is a trio out of Toronto that’s been making waves recently (well, since 2011), collaborating with big names like Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean and now Ghostface Killah. Now, they’re releasing a whole album with Ghost, Sour Soul, which is due out tomorrow. In the meantime, you can stream the album on Soundcloud. BadBadNotGood manages […]
Off Action Bronson’s upcoming album, Mr. Wonderful, “Terry” features the Queens rapper’s distinctive flow and complex wordplay, which are complemented by jazzy production by the Alchemist. In related news, Bronson’s Vice series, “Fuck, That’s Delicious” – whose latest episode includes a clip of Bronson in the studio with Alchemist (see below) – is coming to cable TV. This isn’t […]
Here’s the video for the Memorabilia, the second single off Skyzoo and Torae’s 2014 album The Barrel Brothers. Spotted over at Wordisbond. Lovin’ the Shuttlesworth jersey!
OFWGKTA member Hodgy Beats released a new mix tape last week with producer Don Cannon. The full tape is available over at the OFWGKTA Soundcloud page, but here’s my favourite track, “HakuemeniB”:
Spotted over at Word is Bond, here’s a shiny new video from Jared Xavier. Featuring a smooth beat with shimmering keys and, in the background, a trumpet sample that drifts across the drums, the visuals match the tune perfectly. Check it out.
Spotted this over at Okayplayer: apparently Baz Luhrmann is bringing to Netflix a mini-series about the birth of hip hop in the Bronx (as well as punk and disco elsewhere in NYC) in the late 1970s. Check out the clip below, as well as this short synopsis from The Hollywood Reporter. Looks dope! The Get […]
To all our production-minded readers: Converse Rubber Tracks, a community-based recording studio in Brooklyn, has put online over ten days worth of samples! Recorded at the studio with live instrumentation, the samples are entirely royalty-free, meaning you can download and use the entire library at no cost. To convey a sense of the possibility here, the studio’s recruited […]
A couple of days ago Okayplayer posted this video of DJ Premier rehearsing with his new live band, which is apparently touring now in Japan. Not sure if they have a name yet but they’re sounding good. Super excited for this, and will definitely check them out if they ever come north to Canada.
Continuing our string of reddit-based posts, here’s a YouTube playlist of songs sampled by MF DOOM. For anyone interested in the art of sampling, or just a fan of good music, this is a great listen. Some sources are instantly recognizable, others take a closer listen, but in either case it’s an impressive playlist.