Sunday, February 28, 2010
Not because it's horrible music per se (although it's not a patch on even the worst Gangstarr album), but because this wasn't exactly the post I had in mind when I got the email last week from PR firm, Yo! Promotions announcing that Guru's Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures album was to be given away for free for a limited time period.
What was to be bonanza of free music has turned into a Get Well Soon, Guru post after learning of the disturbing recent turn of events. As I said over at Miss Info's, "Get well soon, Guru. We need you in the game and its FAR too early for you to leave us. I was just playing The Ownerz album the other day. A highly underrated album in the great Gangstarr catalog…." Despite their differences, I was hoping Preme and Guru would reunite at some point and give us at least one more dose of that 'real' hip hop (you know what I mean by that) we've come to expect from this acclaimed duo.
Bump some of Guru's most recent work while you pray for his speedy return to health:
Guru feat. Styles P - "Don Status" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | limelinx: stream/download]
Guru - "Hood Dreamin'" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | limelinx: stream/download]
Guru - "Cave In" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | limelinx: stream/download]
Guru feat. Talib Kweli & Jean Grae - "Money, Power, and Influence" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | limelinx: stream/download]
Dig what you just heard?
Download the entire Guru - Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures album HERE. [megaupload link]
Guru - twitter | myspace | youtube
Another you may have missed during the week...
Download the Rick Ross - Audemare Piguet Collection mixtape HERE. [mediafire link]
3-2, b-tches!!! Despite my own naysaying, we own the podium where it counts: GOLD MEDALS!!! Record-setting, respect our G!
At the Highline ballroom featuring Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis. Tickets are still available - cop 'em HERE.
Watch the Promo Trailer for the tour above and download the free tour promo posse cut below:
"Crowd Control (Anthem)" featuring Kidz In The Hall, 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and Donnis [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | mediafire]
Corwd Control Tour - website | facebook
Lately by Daytona feat Amanda Diva by _TONE
Check out The Beach Boy Chronicles vol. 1:
"Whats going on yall... Here is a new series of documentary styled shorts from what goes on through out my weeks as I record my mixtape w/ LRG (The Interlude) my album, performances, and just the New York City night life its self. Myself and Community J.U.I.C.E. present to you "The Beach Boy Chronicles"!
In the first episode I take VIMBY to the South Bronx, where I grew up... Check some of the homies, and talk about some of the things I used to get into back in the day. Then later I go check out this loft party for the "Girl Soldier" event with LOLA and Gin Lane. And lastly I give you a sneak peak of what me and Legendary Producer Bink! have been cooking up in the studio!"
Click HERE to watch it.
Brown Meets Browz™. I'm one of the few bloggers that's a Ron Browz fan but calling him an icon??
Ron Browz feat. Foxy Brown - "Rida Ya Bike" [mp3 download links: limelinx stream | yousendit]
[via Rapstar Promo]
In case you missed it last week. Produced By Diplo:
Snoop Dogg feat. Kid Cudi – "That Tree" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Snoop Dogg feat. Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Maino, Rosco Dash & OJ Da Juiceman – "I Wanna Rock (Interstate Trafficking RMX)" (prod. DJ Green Lantern) [usershare mp3 links: stream | download] In case you mised the very cool trailer for this remix, watch it HERE. Who the f-ck is Rosco Dash though??
Diplo calls Rihanna a biter but says he used to it! [Parlour]
As outlined by Okayplayer:
"After a short break, we’re back with the latest edition of Okayplayer TV. Who better to bring back OKPTV than one of our most favorite groups, Reflection Eternal. Live from the set of RE’s upcoming video, “In This World,” OKP chops it up with Kweli and Hi-Tek about The RE:Union, why they took so long to come out with a new album, gettin’ props from Jay-Z (and turning it into a hook), and more. Look for the video “In This World” to drop next week. Reflection Eternal’s new album, Revolutions Per Minute will be out April 6th."
Reflection Eternal is almost back!
Watch Part 1 HERE (or on vimeo HERE).
Watch Part 2 HERE (or on vimeo HERE).
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push ((Pretty) Girls & Lasers Remix) by prettygirlsandlasers
Obviously "Kick, Push" is not a new song but this electro remix of the track by (Pretty) Girls & Lasers is. Not mind-blowing but worth sharing and a check-out for those into this kind of thing. Jack & Levi from (Pretty) Girls & Lasers are also throwing a party this Wednesday (Feb. 3, see flyer above for details). Its FREE with RSVP and vodka drinks are $5 all night which, if you know anything about NY nightlife, ain't a bad deal!
(Pretty) Girls & Lasers - twitter | website | soundcloud
Another club and electro-style DJ mix. Solid but not as much on the hip hop tip as the MIx Mason one I posted yesterday and not officially COC-cosigned. Lots of stuff you've heard getting caned in clubs over the past year or so but expertly mixed (or at least constructed via Pro-tools?). There's little new or surprising to hear in it except what sounds like a custom version of "I'm the Ish" made by DJ Class (?) just for DJ Bling. Still its a great listen and as Bling and his Theuep (The Urban Experience) crew say:
"Do you need some music to help get your weekend started on the right foot? Are you looking for some upbeat jams to listen to as you get pumped for an action packed weekend? Download DJ Bling’s Life of the Party Mix! It’s 60+ minutes of in your face house and electro that will guarantee to get your blood pumping for the weekend. Download this hot mix for free now and become the life of the party!!"
Check it out here:
Theuep present DJ Bling - The Life of the Party Vol. II Stream | download (mediafire link of mix as one whole mp3) | download (mediafire link of mix as separate tracks) | usershare: stream | download (mix as one whole mp3)
Theuep - twitter | website
DJ Bling - twitter | website
The Car Is On Fire - Can't Cook (Who Cares?) by thecarisonfire
Got this one via the Soundcloud drop box. Sounds a LOT like Phoenix but since I'm a big fan of that group, its no surprise I was kind of digging this too. Apparently they're from Poland!
The Car Is On Fire - twitter | myspace | website
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock
Friday, February 26, 2010
Whare has this broad been? Does her crew, the Busta Rhymes-headed Flip Mode Squad even still exist?? I'm not that against Nicki Minaj (all evidence to the contrary) or anti-female MC like some might think but we need this right now:
Rah Digga - "Warning Shots" (prod. Nottz) [usershare mp3 links: stream | download | sendspace]
This is a BANGER and they say it's not even gonna be on her forthcoming album?? They might need to rethink that decision....
Rah Digga - twitter | facebook | myspace
[via Kathryn at Biz3 Promo]
OnBoard by Girlie Action
"It started off as a drunken conversation at Corsica’s Calvi Rocks festival in July 2009. Friendly Fires had just played live, Holy Ghost had just finished DJing, and in the post-gig haze the decision was made by each band to cover one of the other’s songs.
Eight months later and here are the quite brilliant results. Friendly Fires were the first to honour the agreement, finishing 2009 in the studio with a superb take on the DFA duo’s ‘Hold On’ classic. Meanwhile, Holy Ghost’s cover of ‘On Board’ took a little longer – sessions vanished, vocal tracks mysteriously vanished, hard drives were fractured and somewhere in the middle of it, the duo lost their close friend Jerry Fuchs, whose awe-inspiring drumming is at the core of this version of ‘On Board’. The results are equally special."
I dig this! DFA still got it!
[via Girlie Action]
Mixtape features apperances from Lil Jon, Justin Timberlake, Fabolous and more:
Download the Pitbull presents: Jamie Drastik The Magnet Mixtape HERE. [usershare]
Click HERE for the back cover art with track listing.
[via Tapemasters Inc Promo]
Another leak from Shawn Chrystopher's The Audition EP which is set to be released March 23rd. The above video (shot by the Mighty Fifty) is the promo spot for it:
Shawn Chrystopher - "Can't Take That From Me" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Dude's also going on a tour spnsored by MySpace (they still have money??). Click HERE to see the flyer or his website, HERE for more details.
Shawn Chrystopher: twitter | website
Labels: Shawn Chrystopher
OK, this ain't that new any more (it dropped right before Christmas), but if you really follow the mixtape & blog music game, you know this cat from his work with Kid Cudi, Mike Posner and Yelawolf:
Download the DJ Ames & Jackie Chain Instant Classic mixtape HERE. [multiupload]
Video: Jackie Chain – "Mack A Bitch" [via PDS] <-- Spotted after the fact in my RSS reader....
Jackie Chain - twitter | myspace
[via Tawag Promotions]
George Reefah - Rollin by georgereefah
I've featured this T.dot MC before (see HERE and HERE). This track sounds like it could be a radio hit. Y'all dig it?
George Reefah - twitter | myspace
The Mix Mason :: Shameless Self Promotion by mixmason Alt. links: sendspace
A 'Bangin' Live Promo Mix' indeed...
I've supported this dude before (see HERE and HERE) and now I'm proud to premiere The Mix Mason's latest mix project in conjunction with Benhameen and Stone under the Connoisseurs of Culture banner.
Its not even technically an 'official' mix, just something he put together as a calling card to send around to booking agents but its FIYA still and needs to be shared properly! With his trademark blend of hip hop, electro, house, bmore and other current club sounds, Mason is spinning all the sounds that are hot in the clubs nowadays but its his selection and mixing skills, which are ridiculous, that set him apart. Mark my words, you're gonna be hearing a lot about and from this kid in the future.
Here he is on the mix:
"Its a 100%-live mix to showcase my abilities, flavor, and style. No drops, editing, mastering, or cleaning-up. Thanks for listening."
And, in case you missed it, check out his Freshly Picked Nov. 2009 mix HERE. [soundcloud link]
The Mix Mason - twitter | soundcloud | website
The Connoisseurs of Culture - twitter | website
"?uestlove from The Roots, now an associate producer on the hit musical Fela! on Broadway, talks about when he first discovered Fela Kuti's music, and walks us through Fela's influence in yesterday and today's hip-hop -- including works by Mos Def, Macy Gray, D'Angelo, X-Clan, and Leader of the New School."
Fela is up there with James Brown, Bob Marley, George Clinton and Ray Charles in terms of being a pillar of black music and pioneering and becoming an icon for an entire genre of music, in his case Afrobeat. If you haven't heard his music before, check this:
"Knitting Factory Records will be re-releasing Fela's entire catalogue. The Chop 'N Quench batch, containing 6 CDs (9 albums total) from 1964-1974, is available digitally and physically now. Buy them from Fela.net to get a deal better than you'll find anywhere else!"
Click HERE for more details and preview some music from it in the streaming audio player below:
See The Kitchen on Fela previously HERE and HERE.
Fela - twitter | facebook | website | myspace
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Watch CBS News Videos Online
Watch the video - it's all kinds of f-cked up!
Senate Committee Says the Contractor, Blackwater Is Armed and Dangerous. [ABC News]
Blackwater Allegedly Put a Prostitute on their Payroll. [via Gawker]
Got this out the blue in the inbox but sounded pretty good to my ears. I just respect dude for managing to include Malcolm Gladwell's name in his rhymes! Here's the official plug though:
"Sometimes MC’s just need to actually rhyme. Phene connected with Central PA producer Quiet Storm for this joint called “The Illz“… "
Phene - "The illz" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Phene - website | twitter | High Off Life
Labels: Independent Hip Hop
This ain't strictly my thing but it sounds like the kind of hip hop that's winnning right now. The lost track from DJ Khaled's Victory album? Here's the official plug:
"After his successful first single "Money in my pocket", Canadian rapper P Reign returns with another smash hit. This time, combining efforts with producer T-Minus [Ludacris' "How Low"] P Reign delivers "In My Hood" a catchy yet powerful song reminiscing about his youth growing up in the hood. "It's a tale of personal experiences," P Reign states. "I know people can relate to it." Having worked with several producers in Canada already, getting together with T-Minus was a no brainer. "T- minus to me is one of the top producers in Canada and we've both heard so many good things about each other so we were both excited to finally get to work together.""
DOWNLOAD P Reign - "In My Hood" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
P Reign - Twitter | Myspace
[via the homegirl, Lola]
Labels: Its a T.dot Thing
I thought this was a great look for President Obama. He showed real leadership first of all convening this summit and then, in an era of so-called broken government and sharp bipartisan divisions, smoothly managing what could have been an absolute clusterf-ck! #LetObamaLive
Click HERE to get the additional clips from the Health Care Summit as they get posted on the official White House Youtube channel.
Click HERE for more info.
Nakim - "Swervin" (Prod. By FKi) [usershare mp3 links: stream | download] - from Nakim's forthcoming F*ck Em project.
Who's White Town? Click HERE (and then here).
[Nakim via GFCNewYork | Wiley video via fellow Connoisseur of Culture, Stone of The Couch Sessions]
I know some of you probably can't get your heads around dude's accent but UK grime MC, Bashy is rippin' it unless you hate that punchline style of rapping that Drake and the Young Money crew have been OD-ing on recently.
SB.tv - twitter | website | youtube
Bashy - twitter | website
I posted a couple tracks from this already but here's the whole mixtape (bandcamp streaming player above):
Download B Magic - You Got It For Free Volume 2 (Produced by Dj DviousMindZ) HERE. [usershare link]
I know most of y'all who come here are comment averse for some crazy reason but DJ DviousMindZ and B Magic would like feedback if you check this out. Email them or leave it on his Bandcamp page.
B Magic - bandcamp | Dj DviousMindZ - twitter
Click the Famous tag below to see the previous episodes and download the related songs for them or click HERE to see the whole short film on one go.
Famous – The Building Of A Brand (By Chris Shaban): part I | part II | part III
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
From the A Minha Face album produced by Killamu and Gueto Produções.
Check out The Kitchen on Killamu and kuduro music previously HERE and HERE.
Killamu/Akwaaba Music - twitter | bandcamp | website
Even more Rhymefest:
Jay iLLa feat. Mikkey Halsted, Rhymefest, Twone Gabz & Juice - "Revenge" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Not usually down for these trailers but I dig these two groups and this track sounds cool....
Rhymefest murders another track! Here's DJ RTC on "Crack The Code" taken from Closed Sessions Vol. 1 project dropping on March 2:
"I really dug into Skyzoo's material while making the first Brainiac Mixtape with Naledge. He put two Skyzoo tracks on the mix and I was more than impressed. I went back into Sky's catalog and eagerly awaited the release of his debut LP, The Salvation. Shortly before the album's release, I had the chance to interview Skyzoo and he told me that he heard about Closed Sessions, and our Dimes and Dozens party in which we bring out of town artists into Chicago and have them perform at our monthly event. He expressed interest in doing the same and I was definitely with it. We organized a show for Skyzoo at The Darkroom, and setup a Closed Session for him the following day. Virgil and Ruben took Sky all around the city before his show, and when he hit SoundScape we could all tell that Chicago had made an impression on him. Rhymefest ended up just being at the studio during Skyzoo's session, the two hit it off very quickly with help from this K-Salaam and Beatnick track and the concept for "Crack The Code" was born. Skyzoo's verse centers on the intricacies of Chicago, while Rhymefest raps about the nature of New York City. It's an homage to two great homes for Hip Hop, and a pairing of two great emcees."
Rhymefest & Skyzoo - "Crack The Code" (prod. by Beatnick & K-Salaam) [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Here's another one from SMKA, again shot by The SP Agency, and the homies at GFC New York. In case what you;re wondering what this is all about:
"2 Weeks ago we got 15 of the artists (from Atlanta) on The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 together for a full day of shenanigans. We filmed the “WTF is SMKA” & “In Your Own Words” videos…but we also filmed artist profiles and some freestyles. We have 3 freestyle videos ft: Hollyweerd, FKi, Tom P, The Canz & Jay West. We will be leaking the videos over the next week or so. This first video features Dreamer (of Hollyweerd) and FKi. For Your Viewing Pleasure."
In case you missed 'em....
The one above directed by the SP Agency and courtesy SMKA. Check out the SMKA mixtape, The 808 Experiment: Vol 2 below:
Video: Pill - "16 Bars" directed by Court Dunn of Restless Films for HipHopDX’s 16 Bars series. [via TSS]
Dude is talented, no doubt but he better get focused on building his base in the A! The internet is not the whole world.....
22 tracks of underground hip hop mixed by featuring the homie, MaG™ and Amor Jones who I've featured on The Kitchen before courtesy HiPNOTT Records, a new label from blogger, Kevin Nottingham.
You can check out the HiPNOTT Records 2010 Takeover, Volume 1 mixtape on Bandcamp HERE.
Dude's still making videos from 808's & Heartbreak?? Why?? I hope Def jam ain't paying for this fiscal f-ckery. I heard Jay is still trying to shoot videos from BP3 too! Great for fans, terrible for the music business. Maybe Google can save the day?? *Smh....*
Video directed by Nabil Elderkin. BUY it on iTunes HERE.
Speaking of music industry fiscal f-ckery...
Here's Eskay's take on this ridiculous new Shyne record deal with Def Jam. <--100% co-sign him (except I think he'll probably do more than 30K first week based on marketplace curiosity but then will flame out quickly anyway)!!!! Stop the madness though and stop pretending like all the music biz's owes are related to online piracy.
Labels: Kanye West
Monday, February 22, 2010
Awehva by Old Money
hipster downtown-type club music vibes produced by Fonda. Video is directed by Char Loro/Lovehard Productions:
1. Mamaseh (Prod. by Fonda)
2. Mamaseh (Sonora Remix)
3. Mamaseh (Sonora Remix Instrumental)
4. Mamaseh (Acapella)
5. Awehva [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Click HERE for more info. BUY the entire single on iTunes HERE.
Attorney Street - website
Old Money - twitter | soundcloud
Download the Dorrough - Number 23 Gangsta Grillz Mixtape w/ DJ Drama HERE.
Dorrough - twitter | myspace
[via Chris at E1]
A 2 hour, 38 track tribute to the late Queensbridge MC including an 'exclusive' interview with Killa Sha.
Download the DJ Modesty - Killa Sha: Rest In Peace mixtape HERE. [megaupload link via Modesty's podomatic site]
DJ Modesty - myspace | twitter
Click the image above to see the full-size art.
Well I prepped you about this dropping earlier but here's the first leak track from rapper, T.Shirt's collab project with producer, Darvin Silva, the Tan-Face Children EP entitled, "Monday Massacre":
T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - "Monday Massacre" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Here's T.shirt's take on the track:
"In a first-ever collaboration with The Connoisseurs Of Culture (a progressive media collective comprised of The Couch Sessions, Different Kitchen and Pleasedontstare.com) T.Shirt & Darvin Silva come together to bring you their debut EP, Tan-Face Children.
Think interesting, and colorful T.Shirt verses over underground, worldly beats hand-picked and mixed by retro/electro king, Darvin Silva. We kick things off with "Monday Massacre", a frighteningly strong track, produced by Mr. Oizo, which puts you right in the pocket of what these guys are thinking musically. T.Shirt takes you down to what sounds like an illegal dogfight in a London basement. Yeah, that's what the f-ck these guys are on right now. Tan-Face Children drops March 9th world-wide."
Yeah, THAT's how we're gonna be doing it under the COC banner: riding with cats who are trying to do stuff that's new, creative and interesting, not only in just music but video, art, photography, literature, film, comics. Whatever! If you've ever f-cked me here at The Kitchen, Stone over at The Couch Sessions or Benhameen and his crew at PleaseDontStare.com and dug the aesthetic we've been cultivating on our sites,
Click HERE to read the full details on the Tan-Face Children EP at the brand new Connoisseurs of Culture tumblr site. Digital-only copies of the complete Tan-Face Children EP will be available free of charge March 9, through www.illrapper.com and www.darvinsilva.com presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture.
T.Shirt - twitter | website
Darvin Silva - twitter | website
The Connoisseurs of Culture - twitter | website
Sunday, February 21, 2010
DJ Quicksilva - Where They Do That At [via UpThemtracks.net]
I just got up on this joint but I couldn't really tag it as 'new music' in the post headline section above as it's been around forever in the DMV apparently but I'm not sure if people beyond there (like me, for instance!) are really aware of it, but sh-t is f-cking hilarious! Great stuff...
DJ Quicksilva - “Where They Do That At?” [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
Presenting DC and Bmore’s DJ Quicksilva, and the underground hit, “Where They Do That At?” [via Stone once again - COC, b-tches!!!]
Starring actor, Jake Gyllenhaal, RZA and Lil Jon! (Er... what?!??) I probably wouldn't have posted this normally as I'm not a big Vampire Weekend fan and think this is song is just OK, but between the ridiculous hip hop cameos, remembering I'd seen it in my RSS reading after posting that Mick Boogie Fashion Week mixtape that also featured VW and being in a bit of a left-field, alternative mood today, I decided, what the hey....
[h/t: Rizoh via Nah Right]
Congrats Sony, you've managed to reduce the opportunities for exposing this video by first making the MTV version of it non-embeddable and then not licensing the vevo version for play in Canada! :/ Somebody please clue me in: what F-CKING SENSE does that make??
Thanks to vimeo for a link I could actually use although based on how Stereogum was raving about how amazingly this clip was photographed, I don't think the copy I've posted is a full quality version?!
A special mix for New York Fashion Week 2010. Check it:
Download the Mick Boogie & Stylecaster.com present Sounds From The Front Row mixtape here:
StyleCaster.com [email reg. req'd] | usershare [via KeepItClassic.com]
I know you gotta be wondering what the hell would be on a mixtape like this so here's the track listing:
1. “Sounds From The Front Row” by Outasight
2. “Encore” (Jaydiohead Remix) by Jay-Z/Radiohead
3. “Lisztomania” (Holy Ghost Remix) by Phoenix
4. “Merrymakin’ at My Place” by Calvin Harris
5. “What a World” by Common and Chester French
6. “Skeleton Boy” by Friendly Fires
7. “Baby Can’t Stop” (Aeroplane Remix) by Lindstrom & Christabelle
8. “Wake Up” (Meterhead Remix) by Acid Girls
9. “Little Secrets” (Hey Champ Remix) by Passion Pit
10. “When They Fight, They Fight” by Generationals
11. “Yes I Know” by DJ Eleven
12. “Toot d’Amor” (Eli Remix) by Chin Chin
13. “Rockin’ That Thang” by Telephoned
14. “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend” (Twelves Remix) by The Black Kids
15. “I’m Not Your Toy” by La Roux
16. “The Kids” (Chromeo Remix) by Vampire Weekend
17. “Walking On a Dream” (Treasure Fingers Remix) by Empire Of The Sun
18. “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles
19. “Time” by Beach Fossils
20. “Take On Me” (Twelves Remix) by A-Ha
21. “Take the Hit” by Jade (featuring Theophilus London)
22. “Flower” by Bobby Hebb
23. “Priority” by Mos Def
24. “Things Work Out” by The Kickdrums
25. “Downtown in My Mind” by Outasight
[via The Press Play Show]
More COC-affiliated electro-related action courtesy the homie, Stone:
Download the DeeJay Diesel + Jerome Baker III – We Play Electro mixtape HERE. [mediafire link]
For those that are unaware, Jerome (aka Rome) is an OG blogger who's been doing it big and eclectic at the Better Than Yours blog for many years. Its been a pleasure to see him chronicle his rise from getting his music collection together and spinning friends' house parties to becoming a fixture on the DC-area hipster/streetwear community party & club circuit and starting to tour too. Respect!
It's a COC-thang!
[via The Couch Sessions]
I posted his Anatomy of a Broken Heart Valentine's Day mix HERE but I missed this collection of b'more, elctro, house, rock, pop etc. that the homie, Benhameen dropped a few weeks before that. It's COC-affiliated though so I had to go back and acknowledge it!
Download the Pump Ya Fist mixtape (mixed by DJ Benhameen) HERE: usershare stream/download [one large file] | mediafire [individual tracks]
Here's the track listing:
1. Sometimes – Miami Horror
2. Love Story (Digital Dog Remix) – Taylor Swift
3. Gifted (Treasure Fingers Remix V2) – N.A.S.A.
4. L.E.S. Artistes (Left/Right Remix) – Santogold
5. So What (Star Angelz Remix) – Pink
6. Hot ‘N Cold (dirty) (LMFAO Electro Remix) – Katy Perry/LMFAO
7. That’s Not My Name (LA Riots Remix) – The Ting Tings
8. D.A.N.C.E (MSTRKRFT Remix) – Justice
9. Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Remix) – David Guetta ft Chris Willis
10. Live your life (Stars Angels Remix) – Rihanna
11. Hard (Chew Fu Granite Fix) – Rihanna
12. Sandcastle Disco (King Britt Extended Club Remix) – Solange
13. Love Song (Hommer House Rmx) – Sara Bareilles
14. Memories f. KiD CuDi – David Guetta
15. Pregnant (Morsy Mix) – Telli from Ninjasonik
16. Took The Night – Chelley
17. Fun Positions “Intro Clean‚Äù – DJ Mad
18. I Wonder (Scottie B Remix) – Kanye West
19. Reach Out – Emynd
20. Lose Your Love – Nacey
21. Ask The DJ (Sinden & Count Of Monte Cristal Remix) – Mr Hudson & The Library
22. She Loves Everybody (Steve Aoki Remix) – Chester French
23. Animal (Fred Falke Remix) – Miike Snow
It's COC, b-tches!!! First stage in the takeover, the Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - Tan-Face Children EP TONIGHT Midnight....
Hosted by Pusha and Malice of the Clipse.
Download Andrew Kelley & 2DopeBoyz.com Present – Re-Up Gang Cracksploitation Vol. 2 HERE: zip file
[Refined Hype via Miss Info]
Download the Kid Cudi, DJ Green Lantern & the Broke Mogul present the How To Make It in America mixtape HERE: via Facebook / Mediafire
01. DJ Green Lantern – KiD CuDi Intro
02. Jadakiss – Searchin’ (feat. Sheek Louch)
03. Dan Black – Symphonies (Remix) (feat. Kid Cudi)
04. Nipsey Hussle – Husslas State of Mind (feat. K.C.)
05. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
06. Yacht – Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
07. Chromeo – Night by Night
08. Duck Sauce – Anyway
09. Freddie Gibbs – Playa (Capski Juke Remix) (feat. California Pudd)
10. Johnny Polygon – Riot Song
11. Holy Ghost! – Hold On
12. Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix)
13. Wave Machines – Keep the Lights On
14. Lupe Fiasco – Resurrection (feat. Kenna)
15. CyHi Da Prynce – Tired of Being Broke
16. Styles P – Send a Kite (feat. Dwayne Collins)
17. Phoenix – (Neighbors Remix) (feat. Devendra Banhart)
18. Junkie XL – Cities In Dust
[via Kanye's blog / DatNewCudi.com]
Click the image above to see the full-size art.
OK, this is something new that The Kitchen has been working on for the past couple of months. Check the science...
"The Connoisseurs of Culture is a media collective comprised of the critcially-acclaimed and popular music & lifestyle websites, The Couch Sessions, Different Kitchen and Please Don't Stare.
The goal of the COC is to brand & present the work of musicians, producers, DJ's, video & film directors, visual artists and other creative types whose art we believe in and want to support on a deeper level than just basic posts on our respective sites.
A 'Connoisseurs of Culture Presents' project will be rolled out as a fully 'Branded' project with a comprehensive, integrated launch campaign leveraging all key social media platforms and the combined might of the collective social networks and readership of the COC network."
First up to bat is New York-based, up-and-coming rapper, T.shirt. Some of you may already be familiar with him from his "Dear Sade," "I Won't Go (Freestyle
"Over the last two months Retro Electro DJ/Producer Darvin Silva, and New York City rapper T.Shirt have been working on their full and realized debut EP together, Tan-Face Children. The name derives from the opening line of the famous Walt Whitman poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” where the poet beckons the burning youth “Come my tan-face children”. He’s speaking of the Western world, the youth of a generation working in the sun for long hours thus becoming, “tan-faced”. It’s a poetic and just way to describe the hard-working famous kids from Queens.
The chemistry in the music is electrifying. Darvin’s penchant for finding the “dirty, rap shit” in say, a mid-tempo french house song is as strong as can be. It is said that where T.Shirt thrives is where he’s allowed to be different, finding new flows, and concepts. That’s exactly the type of platform working with a talent like Darvin Silva brings. Where else can you find a gifted and gritty New York rapper spitting verses on one of the hardest beats you ever heard, by France’s own Mr. Oizo."
Click HERE to read the full Press Release on the Tan-Face Children EP at the brand new The Connoisseurs of Culture tumblr site.
Tonight at midnight will see the leak of the first track from the project, "Monday Massacre" so check back to be the first to cop it! Digital-only copies of the FULL Tan-Face Children will be available free of charge March 9, through www.illrapper.com and www.darvinsilva.com presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture.
And look out after that more cool projects presented by the me, Stone and Benhameen under the COC banner.
Previously from T.shirt:
"Dear Sade" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
"I Won't Go (Freestyle
"The Paul Cantor (Freestyle
T.Shirt - twitter | website
Darvin Silva - twitter | website
The Connoisseurs of Culture - twitter | website
Second part of the 3-part doc on the legendary J. Dilla. Watch Part 1 HERE.
@DJ Houseshoes: How do you allow yourself to become the victim of 2 or 3 floods?? WTF??
I'm gonna try and do a post (or two!) with more Dilla-related links to celebrate the recent anniversary of his passing
I NEVER get tired of watching her or hearing this song. Album is amazing too!
I've covered The Phenomenal Handclap Band previously on The Kitchen. This joint is a little less on the downtown disco-punk vibe but is very soulful. Recommended if you dig the El Michels Affair or Mayer Hawthorne maybe? I like it and I even saw these guys perform live at Santos in NYC last summer but "You'll Disappear" is still the highlight of their short career to date, no?
Phenomenal Handclap Band - "Baby" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]
[video spotted via my fellow Connoisseurs of Culture, Stone & Benhameen / mp3 via Stereogum]
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - myspace | website | blog | facebook
Vol. 1 of electronic club music singer, Billie Ray Martin's The Crackdown Project 'Sold Out To Disco' is IN STORES NOW!
BUY IT HERE: Juno | iTunes | Amazon | Beatport
For more music and videos from Billie, click HERE.
Billie Ray Martin - twitter | facebook | website