Monday, January 30, 2012

Get Cryphy: 4 Year Anniversary Mix

The monthly Get Cryphy party is this Friday in the Record Room.  The main event, the 4-Year Anniversary Party, is February 24th at First Ave's Mainroom!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DJ Sleeper 8 Minutes of Moombahton

I've been following DJ Sleeper for the last two years.  I love his style as he seamlessly and mind-bogglingly quickly blends vastly different genres into a cohesive party mix.  In his latest 8-minute quick-mix he gets it in with a moombahton theme, a genre I am still not fully up on yet.  But this mix provides an excellent introduction to those who don't know and a source of inspiration for DJ's like myself.  In his words...

My favorite style of music to spin right now! Moom­bah­ton com­bines latin rhythms with elec­tronic sounds and vice versa.
It’s genius because it’s the best of both worlds.
You get all the power/​aggression/​wobbles of Elec­tron­ica and merge it with all the funky/​groovy/​soul of Latin music.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble x Outkast, "Spottie"

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie by ArtDontSleep

School of Seven Bells, "Lafaye"

School of Seven Bells - Lafaye by Vagrant Records

I saw SVIIB the last time they were in town at 7th Street and it was euphoric.  They'll be at the Triple Rock this time around on Friday, April 27th.  Get your tix and a free MP3 courtesy of Ghostly.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Logic, "Young Sinatra III"

Not bad for a DJ-turned-emcee... especially since the cuts on this track are nice.  You can check more Logic off his free mixtape, Young Sinatra.

Logic, "Young Sinatra III" download

Beat Junkies play with the new Rane Sixty-Two

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doomtree, "Bangarang"

The banger off of No Kings gets some visuals.  Grab the album here or your local Best Buy.

Santigold, "Big Mouth"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sleigh Bells, "Comeback Kid"

Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells

Reign Of Terror due February 14th on Mom+Pop Records.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Usher x oOoOO - My Moody Way (B-Rock blendit)

Usher x oOoOO - My Moody Way (B-Rock blendit) by DJ B-Rock

Anchormen feat. Big Zach, "The Essence"

Upcoming Ableton Competitor: Bitwig Studio

No official announcement on when this new production software will be arriving, but it looks quite slick.  It's no coincidence that the interfaces and even workflow seem reminiscent of Ableton as Bitwig was founded by former Ableton employees.  via Synthopia

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

DJ Brace, "Synesthasia"

DJ Brace - SYNESTHASIA from Bill Acheson on Vimeo.

The Brown Bag Allstar affiliate's project is out now.

Michael Kiwanuka, "Home Again"

Some brand new nu-soul from across the pond. He's been compared to the likes of Otis Redding. Of course, that's nothing to take lightly. I know I don't. But from what I've heard and seen, this guy's legit. His debut album by the same name of the single, Home Again, is due March 26th out on Polydor. You can get the single and two other tracks now on iTunes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Useful Instrumentals from Different Mothers pt 2

Classic mid-90's ('96 to be exact) instrumentals from two legends, each with distinct styles.  First up, a DJ Premier instrumental for Group Home with his signature deep bass line...

Group Home, "Suspended In Time (instrumental)"

*bonus* Group Home, "Suspended In Time (Groove Remix)"

Next up is one of my favorite remixes.  The late J Dilla lays an instrumental that somehow brings out the soft-side of the otherwise hard Woo-HAH Busta acapella.  I have not come across a remix that transforms a song as much as this.

Busta Rhymes, "Woo-HAH!! Got You All In Check (The Jay-Dee Bounce Remix)"

*bonus* Busta Rhymes, "Everything Remains Raw (instrumental)" produced by Easy Mo Bee

Franz Diego, "Waggin On The Scene"

Monday, January 2, 2012

Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers...

One of my all-time favorite emcee-and-producer duos dropped a Xmas present last week.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Gab Gotcha, "The Purple 7"

Classic New York hip-hop stylee from Gab Gotcha, a Wu Music Group artist collective (unfortunately their domain name rights just expired on 12/30/11.  It'll probably be re-upped soon-->  Dig it.

Jean Grae, "U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow"

My favorite female emcee drops a brand new, heartfelt jam over a silky M-Phazes beat.  Great way to start the new year.  Her highly-anticipated Cake or Death still doesn't have a release date as Jean says, "I think the idea is when it’s right, when everything sounds like what it’s really supposed to sound like instead of rushing to get everything out, then it’ll come out."

Jean Grae, "U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow"