Another awesome lecture video from this years Red Bull Music Academy in NYC made it’s way online. Listen to ?uestlove showing us how J Dilla influenced his musicianship, what rhythmic experimentation we can expect from D’Angelo’s next album, how he began teaching a class on classic albums at NYU, and why sometimes he just wishes he [...]
Our boys from NYCTrust recently launched a new project called Independent Grand. It’s a collaborative record webshop started by NYCT in conjunction with a few other indy labels like Bastard Jazz, Black Pearl Records, Chulo Records, Daptone, Electric Cowbell, Wonderwheel and many more.
I don’t know if you already caught the leak from Kanye’s Yeezus. It’s not really an opus like My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. To put it bluntly: It’s an angry, concentrated, electronic sounding release which will definitely be bumping in our office for months. There are a lot of samples you will spot immediately, but for the more electic choices Ye made, you can check out Boom Bap Beatnik’s Yeezus Sample Mix
With their self-titled EP, The Rub, the duo behind the monthly party that the Village Voice deemed NYC’s best, release four new songs that, in the spirit of the party, bring the heat across genre. Although their It’s the Motherfuckin’ Remix mixtape series received praise in outlets like Spin, Pitchfork, and MTV, The Rub EP is the group’s first release of original music.
Woooo – the first release on Que Bajo Records! Uproot Andy’s Worldwide Ting Vol. 1 is a 5 song EP of club ready remixes, 5 different musical styles from 5 different countries. Homenaje a Justino by Grupo Socavon, a currulao marimba ensemble from the Pacific coast region of Colombia; Mangala Special is highlife music from Nigeria’s Kabaka [...]
On June 25th, Dutty Artz will be releasing Geko Jones and Atropolis present: Palenque Records Remixed. New York City’s Que Bajo boss Geko Jones and Dutty Artz artist Atropolis, frequent visitors to Colombia, celebrate the Afro-Colombian roots music of Palenque by assembling an A-list of global talent…