Saturday, February 27, 2010

Keep It Underground

Our bad for not letting you guys know that 80's versus Hip-Hop was going down last night at Shamrocks. The next installment will be the last Friday of the month, March 26th.

It was a slow night and Tommy and I were getting a little frustrated hopping genres and intensities to get some kind of reaction. It turned out that the few cats listening were huge hip-hop heads. We scrapped our loose theme for the night and ended up mixing dope underground hip-hop for the rest of the night. Normally a slow night without getting people to dance can get us down. But what made the night were the handful of heads that let us know that they were digging what we were doing. Much love to Lewis for chatting us up and spreading some hip-hop love. Totally made the night. As thanks, here's a rip from my prized Lords of the Underground LP that I copped in NYC last summer. And hit your boy up if you know some peeps who want to throw a house-party/block-party or you just want to plug in some speakers to some street lights. ONE!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Audible Doctor, "Crackers EP Vol. 1"

The Audible Doctor, part of the Fat Beats hip-hop supergroup Brown Bag Allstars, has blessed the hip-hop community with a freEP. Judging from the title, it sounds like there's more heat to come! While you're at it, you definitely need to check out his Brownies album. If you thought that you've heard James Brown flipped every way imaginable... think again. In the field of instrumental albums it's in the same league as Donuts, f'real.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ruby Kato Attwood, "Sparrow" from the Four In The Wild project

Really cool concept from A Story Told Well that works incredibly well in practice. An artist is recorded in 4 different environments with audio and video. Each environment's recording is set as a track. The final piece is audio and video mixed using these 4 tracks without any after-effects. There are other examples from this project, but this one is particularly beautiful.

ASTW Presents: Four In The Wild | Ruby Kato Attwood | Sparrow from A Story Told Well on Vimeo.

No Bird Sing, Lookbook and Kill The Vultures @ The Cedar 2/27

This show will have a little something for everyone. Kill The Vultures brings dark, introspective lyricism that drips like molasses off of Anatomy's off-kilter, bass-laden beats. Lookbook provides indie pop drama disguised in up-tempo drum loops made from 80's kits all set on fire by Maggie Morrison's ethereal vocals. No Bird Sing crosses abstract raps while reincarnating Minneap emo-rap forefathers, Oddjobs.

Put your intellect, dance shoes and whiskey all to use at one show.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Erykah Badu - Jump Up In The Air (Stay There) feat. Lil Wayne

It seems like f-o-r-e-v-e-r ago that Erykah Badu dropped New Amerykah Part One. It was only two years ago, but music like hers is like a drug. Once you get a taste, you need it constantly. Oh, and I am in need of a hit sooooo bad. Cop your fix on March 30th.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Live From the Kitchen Counter - 2/14 edition

Special thanks to all who attended and gave props at Shamrocks last night. Not gonna lie, that place can be frustrating to DJ for. There's A LOT of requests from people who believe Tommy and I have no idea what we're doing. Sorry, that condescending will NOT get your request played . But for those rocking out on the dance floor and giving dap, much love! We'll see you on Friday, February 26th for 80's vs. Hip-Hop!

Starting this week I will be creating a live mix from the tracks that are in my "Recently Added" iTunes folder. This will help me get more familiar with the new music on my computer and give you guys insight into what I'm listening to at the moment. Below is the tracklist. You'll notice two world-premier Freeway tracks. The Stimulus Package doesn't come out until this Tuesday, but you hear it here FIRST!

Statik Selektah, "The Thrill Is Gone feat Styles P and Talib Kweli"
Freeway, "Stimulus Outro"
Sean Price, "Slap Boxing feat Rustee Juxx and Rock"
Jaylib, "The Red"
Mux Mool, "Teal Trim"
Gil Scott Heron, "New York Is Killing Me"
Dam-Funk, "Killdatmuthafucka"
Yelawolf, "I Wish feat Raekwon"
Freeway, "One Foot In"

Morning Benders, "Excuses"

Whoa! This is fantABULOUS! Watch for the album Big Echo out March 9th. Also, download "Promises" after the jump.

Yours Truly Presents: The Morning Benders "Excuses" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yelawolf, "I Wish"

This shit goes sooooo hard!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Live From the Kitchen Counter - Chill Hip-Hop on Wax

Now that I've lost my weekly DJ gig on Thursdays I need to find another outlet for my underground hip-hop record collection. Enjoy this rough live mix that I just recorded tonight. It's best served with a couple of Premo pitchers. They're on the house.

Slum Village, "Forth & Back" from Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1
Presto, "" from a 12" single
J Dilla, "Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson" from The Shining
New Jack Hustle, "New Shades" from Soundcheck
Black Milk, "Bounce" from Tronic
Ta'Raach & The Lovelution, "I Don't Rock Parties" from The Fevers
D'Angelo, "Devil's Pie" from DJ Premier: Golden Years Returns
Faze-O, "Riding High" from Strictly Originals: The Songs That Made The Hits
Pete Rock & CL Smooth, "Lots of Lovin" from the 12" single

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Streets, "Could Well Be In"

*Disclaimer: no, this dude can't rap. He has no flow and, in fact, his vocal presence borders on monotone talking. He can't sing either... and yet he does... worse than Kanye. All that being said, his album Original Pirate Material is excellent. Don't ask me why. It's not rational. But neither is good music, right?

Totally in the mood for this song.

"I saw this thing on my TV the other week. Said that if she played with her hair she's probably keen. She's playing with her hair well regularly so I reckon I could well be in."

The Streets, "Could Well Be In" off Original Pirate Material

Groove Armada, "Paper Romance"

Groove Armada - Paper Romance from Stamp Films on Vimeo.

Off of the forthcoming Black Light set for a February 23rd release.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Broken Bells


Broken Bells is a collaboration between James Mercer, lead singer of The Shins, and Danger Mouse. Both artists have been incredibly successful and made a lot of fantastic music with their primary endeavors. If you follow Danger Mouse's projects, you will know how selective he is and how fulfilling each experiment turns out. He seems to get the most out of his subject matter, whether it be Cee-Lo, Jemini, the Beatles and now James Mercer. I have complete confidence that this first single is a perfect barometer for how wonderful this album will be. Be on the lookout for it March 9th.

Friday, February 5, 2010

GET CRYPHY 2-Year Anniversary

Jimmy2Times says, "Don't fuck up! Get there early!"

Get Cryphy 2 Year Anni Mix "The Revenge", mixed by Jimmy2Times & Plain Ole Bill

1. Edwin Starr - 25 Miles(Jimmy2times Bmore club remix)
2. Mike 2600 - Hold Up I'm Comin'
3. Wizard of Gaz - Jumpindeline
4. So Shifty - Wine
5. Sean Paul vs. Pryda - Temperature/Armed(Emynd Blend)
6. DJ Sega - Looka Here
7. Scott Matelic - Sirens
8. Party Squad - Pull Up
9. Kardinal Offishal f/Elephant Man - CLEAR!
10. Birdman/A-trak - Loonies to Blow(Plain Ole Bill Edit)
11. DJ Gant-Man - Juke Dat Girl(Nadastrom remix)
12. Project Pat f/OJ Da Juiceman - Keep it Hood(Bird Peterson Remix)
13. Gucci Mane - I'm the Shit(Jimmy2times and Plain Ole Bill club edit)
14. DJ Class f/Lil Jon - I'm the Shit(Jimmy2times Edit)
15. Lil Jon - Outta your mind
16. Nicki Minaj - I get crazy
17. B.G. - Bling Bling
18. Lil Wayne - Whip it
19. 5th Ward Weebie - Bend it ova
20. E-40 f/Juelz Santana - White Gurl
21. Outkast - Rosa Parks
22. Lil Jon/Soulja Boy - What you gon do/Turn my swag on(Jimmy2times blend)
23. Lil Wayne - Turn My swag on(Jimmy2times edit)
24. Ludacris - How Low
25. Yo Gotti f/Gucci Mane & Nicki Minaj - 5 Star Bitch(remix)
26. Twista & Young Money - Bedrock(Last Word & DJ Fundo edit)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ghostly Gift of Mux

If you've followed this blog for more than two months and haven't been to iTunes yet to purchase any of Mux Mool's electronic crunch of headnodic beats, SHAME ON YOU! The only reason you wouldn't already have his music is because you haven't heard it enough. Today I'm closing this gap for you. Because today I received a Ghostly International newsletter with a FreEP of past Mux Mool beats. Enjoy, but don't forget to support this homegrown beatsmith. His first official full-length, Skulltaste, drops March 23rd. You can preview some tasty morsels here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

El Truco Del Manco

This past August, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a month is Sevilla, Spain. One thing that I really took home with me was the appreciation they had for culture. I've never been anywhere that embraces who they are more than they do in Spain. During my time there, they held many outdoor cinemas that showed all kinds of films. One of these was an independent flick featuring a Spanish rapper named "El Langui". If you can get your hands on a copy of this, don't pass it up. Trust me!