Janelle Monae & Big Boi - Tightrope (video)
This video is all kinds of AWESOMEness! My favourite music video of the year so far. The End.
London Pirate Radio Documentary
This informative 16 minute documentary delves in the rise of the pirate radio phenomena in London, how they operate and how they manage to evade the filth.. I actually feel privileged to have had pirate radio - in its 90’s heyday - form part of the soundtrack to my formative teenage years..
Obama Records Signee Young Democrat Interview
The lastest instalment of Jermaine Dupri’s online promo/docu series “Livin the Life” Too funny!
Uncle Bootsy Collins breaks it down.
Parliment Funkadelic founder and bassplayer extraordinaire Uncle Bootsy Collins shares his basic Funk formula. Apparently he’s starting an online Funk university this Summer…
The Caligraphist - MIDAS TOUCH (WORK IN...
Erykah Badu - Window Seat (video)
While I wasn’t 100% sold on the song initially I could always appreciate its existence as an antidote or blue pill in a Rhinana/Gaga/Beyonce saturated world. The 1 take, Matt & Kim inspired performance video and its message and themes of perception, artistic freedom, evolution, fear & mass conformity/manipulation has definitely shed new light on the song! Simply put, Erykah...
Jónsi of Sigur Rós performs accoustically
‘go do’ from Jónsi on Vimeo. Recorded here in London and accompanied by Arranger Nico Muhly on piano. Sweet.
Amerie performs “Heard Em All” in Korea.
Amerie performes a remix to her single “Heard Em’ All” with popular Korean girl group 4minute. Love the nod to her Korean heritage. Buffness.
Hudson Mohawke - Joy Fantastic (feat. Olivier...
This is my shit right now! That is all.
Jamie Lidell - The Ring (video)
Retro-soul singer/beat freak Jamie Lidell is back with the first single from his star studded forthcoming album, “Compass”. Love the janky, contorted Blues and the lo-fi visual quality to this one.
Cali is the Hero of the World!
Yup. I’m clearly lame and vain… I guess there’s something to be said for advertising companies and their ability to tap into human vanity in their campaigns…
Brandy sangs At Last...
I’ve always loved Brandy’s unique vocal tone and underneath all the unnecessary melisma in this rendition, I think her voice is actually getting more powerful with age. Let hear that on wax!
“Rapper turned sanger”, T-Pain’s new video for “Reverse Cowgirl”. Interesting title… I’m pleasantly surprised at how he’s changed tact visually in this video.
Fatima - Soul Glo
London songstress Queen Fatima drops the second release from her “Mindtravellin” EP Feelin the Coming to America reference and the languid SA-RA influenced vibe on this.
Visionary artist/performer Kaneng Lolang has teamed up with Laura Hyland of Clang Sayne to put together KICK - a monthly celebration of progressive experimental music. Duke Garwood formerly of Little Wet Horse (one of the most exceptional live bands I’ve ever seen!) and his challenging, Blues based experimental pieces - backed by the incredible Paul May on drums - was a definite highlight...
RELOAD: Brittany Bosco - Black & White
The music’s hauntingly beautiful…naked. The visuals perfectly encapsulate the song and project BOSCO’s captivating screen persona. Love this.
Sebastien Tellier - Look (Promo by Mrzyk &...
Record Makers Promo from CreativeApplications.Net on Vimeo. Peep this superb video promo by French animators Mrzyk & Moriceau which uses “Look” by Sebastien Tellier. Booty-ful.
CARIBOU - Odessa (video)
CARIBOU - Odessa from Caribou on Vimeo. Loving this new joint by CARIBOU - the lead single from their forthcoming album, “Swim” - out 20.04.2010
Why do I suddenly hanker for a fish sandwich after watching Lady Gaga &...– Cali.
The Caligraphist featuring Egypt & Diablow -...
New Music from Jesse Boykins III
Underground Soul crooner Jesse Boykins III and producer Machine Drum preview a new song from the singer’s forthcoming “Love Apparatus” LP, in this tiny but tantalising piece of in-studio footage. Sounds like he’s changed up his sound somewhat - but still soulful. I like.
Steph Jones - La La Means Love (Music Video)
Former model/DTP recording artist Steph Jones has just released the music video for ‘La La Means Love’ from his Gravity Mixtape The video is kinda laughable. But I’ve always enjoyed this Tricky & The Dream song and felt it was a good look for Steph as an artist.
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…And if you can’t f*&k, that day, baby. Just lay back, and open...– Nate Dogg.
Prince - Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
The legendary artist known as Prince rehearses the heck out of a song in this previously unseen footage, circa 1984. I guess given his penchant for ass-less trousers and stilettos it’s sometimes easy to forget just how dope a musician Prince actually is - shit - his guitar playing alone is stupendous! This is an awesome reminder of his genius.
New MGMT: Flash Delirium (stream here) →
Brand spankin new music from psyche-rock duo, MGMT. Flash Delirium is taken from their forthcoming album “Congratulations”, out April 13th. Quite a melange of styles - at times old rock & roll, doo wop, Spector-esque pop and the shades in between. Me likey.
4tones: kidpretentious: Caribou - “Kaili” ...
listening to "Dexter Wansel - New Beginning" →
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Now this is the joint - and not just because it was sampled by Poke for the Notorious B.I.G. R.I.P Christopher Wallace
Breakage ft Donae'o - Speechless (video)
The début video from young D&B/Dubstep producer Breakage, featuring talented UK singer/songwriter/producer Donae’o and a cameo by Maxi Jazz of Faithless. Dope track - love the sparseness of it. Feelin’ Don’s vocal tone really shines on this one too!
J*DaVeY - Get Together (video)
Peep the latest video from one of my favourite “genre defying” bands. “Get Together” is taken from J*DaVeY’s superb Boudoir Synema: The Great Mistapes EP. Download Here
Kid Cudi Ft MGMT & Ratatat - Pursuit of Happiness...
Kid Cudi returns with this trippy alternate video for “Pursuit Of Happiness” which features psychedelic/electronic rockers MGMT and Ratatat.
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Erykah Badu & The Roots perform "Window Seat"
Erykah Badu performed her new record backed by The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently. This joint sounds awfully close to be something she might’ve left off of her Mama’s Gun album to me. Sidebar: Ms Badu showing off her new found thickness to perfection.
Ok so, Hollywood rewarded yet another depiction of black pain and psychosis at the Oscars lastnight… How about some positive, 3 dimensional characters and stories perhaps? I’m just sayin… Shout out to screen writer Geoffrey Fletcher for his win!
Steve Liriks - Lazyboy Syndrome
Check out this foreign exchange. A transatlantic collaboration between producer Jobe out of Paris, France and rapper Steve Liriks from Cali. The production is SICK and I can definitely relate to the lyrics! Dope! Lazyboy Syndrom by GOODJObe http://www.myspace.com/goodjobe http://www.myspace.com/steveliriks
The Caligraphist - In The Sky feat Dukus of Dukus...
Sunday Sunshine in London Town.
In the immortal words of Ice Cube, “today was a good day”. Clear blue skies & sunshine and I’m feelin’ fine. I know my boy Martin Luther can feel me on this..
TINASHÉ - MAYDAY
The début video from UK singer/songwriter/producer Tinashe. I’m happy to see Tinashe moving forward, he’s a real talent - but I feel like his material was a whole lot more inspired before he signed on the dotted line with Island Records…
T-Pain’s “Freaknik: The Musical” (Trailer)
So T-Pain has created an animated musical based on Freaknik, the ’90s university Spring Break in Atlanta…