November 22, 2010

SLE Presents: Soundscape Radio! Episode 13

Trying to get back in to the swing of things. Had a lot of problems with creating this episode, but it came out dope - the only way I know how. Great new music from some relatively new artists in addition to the more familiar names that's buzzing in mine and soon, your ears. Enjoy!

No Talk, Just Listen!

Allison Carney - Japanese Candy
Fayth Hope - Truly, Deeply, Madly
Nikko Grey - Nail Polish
DTMD - Champion
Black Milk - Real Hip Hop ft Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi
Novel - Momma Said
Nikki NTU - Pelican Fly
Project Place - Chillin’
Cee-Lo - Bodies
Dwele - Dodgin’ Your Phone ft. David Banner
Floating Points Ensemble - Post Suite ft. Fatima
Saturn Never Sleeps - Stuck In You [Instrumental]
Tomson Ft. Paul Randolph - Joy Vibration (Aqua Bassino Remix)
MDCL ft. Sy Smith - Truth (vocal)
Direct Soul - I Need Your Love
Grillade - Dream Of You

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November 19, 2010

Yung B Da Producer - AcKnoWleGe iT

Whenever I receive an email asking me to post music/video to the blog, I'm not always quick to jump on it, especially when I get one with the title of "Yung..." in the subject line. Any rapper/emcee with a name beginning with Young/Yung, usually hits the trash bin with the quickness. Somehow this one didn't make it there, and I'm thankful for that. Hailing from New Jersey, 21 year old emcee/producer, Yung Da Producer is hip-hop remeniscent of the "Golden Era." As an emcee, Yung's flow and content kinda reminds me of a young Nas, and as a producer, influences from Buckwild, Large Pro Pete Rock and The Beatminerz can be heard. “Acknowledge It” is the first single from his upcoming debut project entitled “The Last Poet.” Press play on the joint below and let it bang. Hit up his myspace to check out more. 

Yung B Da Producer - AcKnoWleGe iT

November 18, 2010

The Bug - Catch a Fire (Video)

Kevin Martin aka The Bug reunites with King Midas Sound vocalist, Hitomi for the new single, "Catch A Fire." Loving the slow dub vibe of this record. It's sort of enchanting. You can get the Infected EP which features 3 other songs via itunes

Velourpistol - Mind Traveling ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime

"Mind Traveling" featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime is one of two tracks I was sent yesterday from Brooklyn producer Makalani Nosakhere a.k.a Velourpistol. From the forthcoming "The Vale of Happiness" soundtrack.

"The Vale of Happiness" is my three-part series chronicling a young artist coming into his own in present-day Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Descended from a family of Afro-Dominican immigrants who moved to the neighborhood in the 1950's, our main character struggles to express the growing feelings of helplessness and rage spreading throughout his community in the face of rapid gentrification."


Grillade - Dream of You (Video)

Director, Andrew Juncker and producers, French Press Films brings forth the visuals to one of the best songs I've heard this year. Grillade's - Dream of You tickles your soul and fills you with warm feelings of good times with friends.

November 17, 2010

Opolopo - Voltage Controlled

Tokyo Dawn Records is back with another eclectic project. This time Swedish synth composer Opolopo presents his electro, funk - boogie album, "Voltage Controlled Feelings." The album has a futuristic sound, yet it captures the feeling of the late 70's and early eighties sounds which reminds me of my youthful days back in Brooklyn N.Y. Features include L.A. vocalist Erik Rico, UK acid jazz hit singer Farah, Toronto-based jazz vocalist Sacha Williamson and Stockholm-based oral transmorpher of sounds and words Amalia 'Miz Fuze' Townsend. The project's release date is December 3rd, but you can get a taste of it below as well as the mixtape here.

Opolopo - The Singularity

Opolopo - Bonafide ft Amalia

November 16, 2010

Kil Ripkin - The Quickening

It's been a little while since I last heard from the emcee known as, Kil Ripkin. Just last week I received the email with his new project, "The Quickening," and today I finally got around to giving it a listen. "The Quickening" is 19 tracks deep and deals with a variety of topics from social issues, black relations, self discipline, empowerment and metaphysics. Get a glimpse of what the project features below and get your download here.   

Kil Ripkin - The Flesh






Kil Ripkin - Sounds of Freedom ft. Charles Herron






November 15, 2010

Coultrain - While She Was Sleeping

Last week when this project dropped, it was capped at 100 downloads. Well, fortunately for those who missed like myself, Coultrain put it up himself to allow for more, new and old to get aquainted or reaquainted with his music. If you're a true fan of Coultrain, then this will serve as a refresher to what you already know. But if you're new, then you're in for a musical blessing. DJ Limelight puts together a short but nice collection of Coultrain's work from features with Hawthore Headhunters, Daru Jones, his debut "The Adventures of Seymour Liberty" and joints from his most recent work, "GodMustBeABoogieman." I encourage all new ears to behold this man. He is without a doubt, one to watch for years to come. Press play and let the adventure begin. 

Coultrain & DJ Limelight - While She Was Sleeping






November 9, 2010

Grillade - Dream of You

While crusin' bandcamp over the weekend, I came across a group called Grillade. Prononced [gree-yahd] - the group consisit of Ragen Fykes, Keelay and The Park. Seeing Ragen's name caught my attention, so I went ahead and pressed play, and blaring from my speakers came the soulful, funk of "Dream of You." The tune took me back to an early Brand New Heavies sound - thorough instumentation laced by sultry vocals. Unfortunately, it's only a snippet. Damn! However, after doing my research, I came upon the full track and more info about the band. The 6 member group hails from San Francisco, California, and they're preparing their debut full-length entitled, Fresh Out Of Nowhere. Keelay, the group's producer, keyboardist and percussionist states: “We╩╝re musicians – artists. Grillade is a band that was born in an era where bedroom producers, singers and rappers are a dime a dozen. But we are playing the gigs, we are spending the time in the studio, we are crafting a brand new sound”. And the sound is most worthy to be heard. Peep the gem below and fall in love.

Grillade - Dream of You






November 3, 2010

Andreya Triana - Draw The Stars (Video)

One of my favorite breakout artists from last year is Andreya Triana. Her jazzy, soulful textured debut "Lost Where I Belong" dropped back in September and it's one album that get nuff burn on the ipod. In the video above, she drops a beautiful acoustic version for the opening track off the album. Her producer Bonobo will be on tour in Tampa, at the Crowbar on Nov. 14th, and I'm hoping she'll be the special guest they mention on the bill. Peep the original of "Draw The Stars" below, and support the album if you have not yet. {PMOI}  

Andreya Triana - Draw The Stars






November 1, 2010

gENSu dEAn - Forever ft. Large Professor

Just a few hours ago, I was introduced to a new joint by producer gENSu dEAn. "Forever" ft Large Professor is classic boom bap hip hop. I'm sure I've heard beats before from the Dallas, Texas representative being that he's produced for David Banner, Royal Flush and ODB, (gotta check my CD collection) but for now I'm really feeling this joint. No name on the forthcoming album, but it's done, so follow him on twitter to stay up for more to come.

gENSu dEAn - Forever ft Large Professor

K15 - On Impulse

UK producer, K15 has been putting his personal spin on some of his favorite artists he admires: Dabyre, Radiohead, Zhane... With his new release 1+1 , he adds Detroit emcee, Phat Kat to the list remixing "Nightmare ft Guilty Simpson" off 2007's Carte Blanche. The vibe K15 spins is a mellow spacey one which shows his ability to contrast the hard body production of the original (produced by Nick Speed). Peep the original production of "On Impulse" which to me is short, but he delivers sort of a sensuous vibe with subtle bell tingles, sprinkles of wind chimes, melodic keys and a nice knock to keep your head bobbing. Get your free download of both tracks here.  

K15 - On Impulse