Atlanta resident Mantiz releases his long awaited new single “Nobody’s Watchin”, which he also produced. This one is definitely for the clubs and the twerkers. This serves as the lead single from his forthcoming album, “Word To My Words” due to drop next year.
Kulkid has created quite a stir recently with a string of highly acclaimed remix releases throughout 2013, several of which have topped the Hype Machine popular chart. A native of the French Alps and a seasoned multi-instrumentalist (cello, piano, guitar), Kulkid has defined a distinct style crossing fluidly between nu-disco and deep house. His latest offering is an affecting and melodic remix of Drake’s unstoppable single “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” which Kulkid’s giving away as a free download for fans. Here Kulkid takes the tempo up and adds in warm sounds of the kalimba.
Earlier this fall Kulkid shared his first two original tracks “U Were The One” with XLR8R and “Have I Ever Told U”, which premiered with THUMP. “U Were The One” features a crisp steel-drum melody rubbing shoulders with a snappy house beat. “Have I Ever Told U” opens teasingly with “crashing waves tinged with a tin-pan drum, but swiftly drops the beach bum act for warped vocals and a rising, glacial synth line.”
Having already shared stages with electronic heavyweights including Fatboy Slim and Bakermat and with several new releases forthcoming, Kulkid is poised to continue his rise as a veritable force in the dance producer community.
One of Black Cloud Music’s newest members has their first project through the label underway and decided to drop some heat for you! Producer Oh Gosh Leotus made a remix of Rich Boy’s track “Throw Some D’s”, originally produced by Polow Da Don. This track is the latest single off of his upcoming project, Sharpie To Your Magazine. No release date has been set up yet.
Nigerian singer Dontom also fondly called The Putuputuone of Africa is back with a Caribbean inspired feel good tune titled Bolingo, in which he combines his exceptional vocal talent with highlife-style production. His ability to incorporate humor into his songwriting is
also showcased on the song and makes Bolingo a certified listener’s delight while evoking a party atmosphere.
Bricksquad Monopoly’s YG Hootie and Top Dawg’s Kendrick Lamar come together on a record that depicts both of their personas in relation to the great leaders Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. As individuals, they were Presidential in their own right. Both leaders shared the same perspectives but took a different approach fundamentally. As do YG Hootie and Kendrick Lamar, who grew up together in Compton. It’s deeper than rap for the “Two Presidents”. Check in for YG Hootie’s project “Destroy & Rebuild” drops February 4th, 2014.
As you sludge through shopping centers this flammulated Friday, why not cue up PUSSYFOOT–your favorite internet-radio show–to ring in the holiday wrangling? The November 2013 finds Matt ‘n Matt dusting off one of the ‘Foot’s most popular packages, the Pussyfoot ‘Pop In’.
First up, BLAKE EVERETT (known in some circles as Blake Clark) tackles a black-and-white road film from salt ‘n peppery cineaste Alexander Payne. ‘Nebraska’–Payne’s latest–stars aging film icon Bruce Dern, SNL-also-ran Will Forte, and a smart-mouthed June Squibb. Blake targets the movie Midwest in an all new ‘Blake at the Movies’. Next, a triumphant return from the highways and byways for one MYSTI MAYH3M. This month, our elegant eulogist remembers a hippy dippy spiritual queen who recently vanished from this Earthly scene. And in an accusatory ‘Eddie’s Sagelike Advice’ EDDIE ROUSE–our Rabelasian radio rocketeer–gets called on the proverbial carpet for his history of suspicious positive thrusting.
Our keynote guest this month is as much a place as it is a person. Matt ‘n Matt pop-in to the self-dubbed ‘exclusively industrial’ town of VERNON, CALIFORNIA. A town bustling with industry (and just 80 permanent residents) Vernon is also home to THE HOLY ANGELS CHURCH OF THE DEAF, a parish bizarrely within a stone’s throw of a slaughterhouse and discount paper towel depot. Replete with digital display screens, a booming soundsystem of pre-recorded vibrato tracks, and a core group of devoted ASL and voice interpreters, Fr. Tom Schweitzer gives Pussyfoot the low down on this personal parish for the deaf community in a fascinating and enlightening PF exclusive.
All that, plus a playlist that’ll have you a flutter this Fall…
So join us, won’t you? Only online at http://www.thehomeofpussyfoot.com
The Black Opera releases a RAW new track “Black Friday” with the announcement of their new Genesis Logo Hoody via TBOHQ on Black Friday. “Black Friday” is produced by the multi-talented Black Spade ofHawthorne Headhunters. This neo-nostalgic track is reminiscent of the classic ‘Timbos and hoodies’ era, back when Wu-Tang Clan was nothing to fuck with. [They still ain't. And neither is TBO.]
Connor Evans releases his new single “Kanye Glasses.” The song, produced by Connor Evans and BHB, is an insanely catchy, ultra soulful flash back to the days of college dropouts and shutter shades. “Kanye Glasses” is the first single off Connor’s new album “So Cal Soul” due for release in early 2014.
No artist embodies the spirit of Jalapeno as much as its founders Elliot Ireland and Alex Rizzo collectively known as Skeewiff.
Having had a stint signed to Ministry of Sound in the mid-nineties the Skeewiff boys found themselves the delighted proprieters of a worldwide number one hit under the name Shaft (Mucho Mambo) and with the proceeds of said hit kitted out their studios and set up their own label Jalapeno.
Three albums on Jalapeno followed before the boys went on to set up their Pedigree Cuts imprint following in the footsteps of their heroes like Alan Hawkshaw (who features on the album) and other lounge legends by creating a library music company where all the different strands of their output would have one home.
The album is a joyous blend of impeccable production, astonishing taste and the now rare ability to not take yourself too seriously. Hammond belters sit next to breakbeat country and western. Lounge classics merge with electro swing until you realise that this album really is sunshine on a disc. Many of the tracks are recognisable from TV and Film as Skeewiff have been the industry go-to guys for this style of music since the beginning of their career.
The album has been remastered and in most cases remixed by the Skeewiff boys themselves to provide fans and newcomers to their sound an incredible listening experience.
The Legends League Presents: Naturally Born Strangers (Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb) debut mixtape out now!
Toronto’s finest rhyme spitters Rich Kidd, Tona, and Adam Bomb have teamed up with Bryan Espiritu of Toronto based clothing line TheLegendsLeague to form Naturally Born Strangers, the audio component to the TheLegendsLeague’s F/W 13 collection that dropped Saturday November 30th at Livestock in Toronto (116 Spadina Ave.) and at retailers across Canada. The full collection will be available online this friday at www.thelegendsleague.com.
Following the first three singles “A Gun And A Pack Of Sandwiches” premiered by Mass Appeal, “Tie Breaker” premiered by OnSmash, and “Jameson Ave.” premiered by Complex, the trio now delivers the full project, entirely produced by Rich Kidd in full via Audio Mack.
With Espiritu at the creative helm, the clearly-defined visual aestethic of this project is explained below:
“Naturally Born Strangers represents those born and raised different who don’t associate themselves with the common communal circles. It’s a proclamation of pride in the power of being disliked, unwanted or obscure, weird or foreign to the norm. It’s for the stranger and the more strange, the new community of outcasts, the antithesis to the neighbourhood and the cynics of its circles. NBS is the umbrella title to those influenced by much, deterred by nothing and unknown the world over.
It’s a reflection of our societies vision of “normal”. The queen is represented to create familiarity but has been tainted to identify the strange. It’s fuck government, fuck the system, fuck money, fuck fame, fuck art.”
- Bryan Espiritu & James McGurk of TheLegendsLeague.
Da Kidd P.G. has been consistently releasing his music as of late as he prepares for his forthcoming project, which is expected in 2014. The MC from Connecticut keeps the content rolling in with a quick release, finding him reworking one of Harry Fraud’s best productions. Taking on possibly one of the best instrumentals of 2012, P.G. shows his concise, premeditated rhymes off over the airy Harry Fraud production. This is a track that lets you know P.G. is here to stay. Listen to “Keep Ya Head Up” below and stay tuned for his upcoming releases in the very near future.
J-ron Black is an extraordinary
singer/songwriter/ on the rise. With a charming “boy next door”
demeanor and vocal styling that will inevitably draw comparisons to
artist like Mario, Chris Brown, and Trey Songz. J-ron’s tone cuts through the
clutter and rings clear as bells forcing you to sit up and pay
attention.J-ron took an early interest in singing at the age of five years old.
The St. Louis native got his start singing in his school choir,
influenced by R&B greats like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to name a
few. J-ron’s singing/dancing influences include the likes of not only
Michael Jackson but also Usher and Chris Brown as well.
It’s only a matter of time the world will learn about J-ron’s talents.
In a crystal-clear flow that would make the most experienced emcee envious, ShaqIsDope showcases his potent, passionate mic style. Zach Lyda‘s echoing beat is on the softer side, thanks to the velvety sample, but this record is anything but lightweight. Shaq posses all the power the track needs, both in his flow and his thoughtful, engaging lyrics. If you dug “Just Believe”, be on the lookout for the artist’s next project, “Black Frames”. – DJBooth.net
RC Williams has toured the world as part of Erykah Badu’s exceptional live band, The Canabinoids. This is his official album release with his crew The Gritz, featuring stellar guests such as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and Raheem DeVaughn. The project is filled from top to bottom with great R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul.
The release of “After THE IRONY” is the follow-up to the previous release of “THE IRONY”. This project represents the growth of Queens, N.Y. emcee Ronnie Brown not only as person but as an artist as well. The 16 track release covers a range of topics presented through stylish, and lyrical wordplay for everyone to enjoy.
Being that Hip Hop Artist, Kid Xandre has been consistent with releasing free verses over what his self & many consider some of the hottest songs out to date.
He decided to display his lyrical abilities & overall presence over Keys N’ Krates Dum dee dum instrumental. Simply trying to make a statement & perhaps outdo any other rappers who make the same attempt.
Be Prepared for more free verses coming soon, For now please enjoy his rendition on this particular song.
New Deal Crew’s youngest recruit, $pencer $ims, is back at it with a brand new single from his upcoming mixtape project titled “The $ims”. The project will be the follow-up to $pencer’s amazing “The Agreement EP”. On the track “Kaleidoscope” the young gun gives listeners a look at the world from his vantage point. Producer Kez The Dude’s serene production on the track serves as the perfect backdrop for the coming of age ballad. Be on the lookout for more from $pencer $ims and his #StrayLife compadres in the coming weeks as he puts the finishing touches on The $ims project.
Armani White’s T.O.L.L. (To Our Lost Loves) series returns today with its second release; the Freddie Joachim assisted track “Call Out My Name”. The song paints the up and down sequences of a premature love story between two avid adolescents. The full T.O.L.L. project is slated to be finalized and released within the coming weeks.
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Lynn, MA’s Tony Moreaux drops a set visuals for his newly released single ‘Sign Here’ produced by the man himself, directed by Ankit Bagchi. The track is a blunt statement giving heads a full dose of Tony Moreaux in tunnel vision mode, taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Had You At Hello’ out December, 2013. The 8 track EP features production from Da Beatminez, Evolushin, Fade and Tony Moreaux, including a collaboration with Jayo. Providing the perfect introduction to the Massachusetts denizen, stay posted.