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Electric Wire Hustle

Posted in Funk, Hip Hop, Soul with tags on October 9, 2009 by adam

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Wellington, New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle are out to prove soul and funk are alive and well.  This track is disgustingly good. Mara TK does an exceptional job with the lyrics and if these guys can continue to produce gems this good, watch for them to easily compete with the best out there.  They had their first vinyl, a 12″ EP released through Wonderful Noise Records Japan, and also just released another self-titled EP last July.  Hit up both if you’re diggin’ the goodness below.

Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want Me

They are Night Zombies.

Posted in Dub Step, Electro, Electronica, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lounge House with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by megaphoneteeth

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Yo, what are all you funky brothers up to, got a couple of bangers, once again for all my information super high comrades out there. Again i have kind of been off the grid for a little bit, school and work schedules are overlapping with my social schedule and well, i am not to happy about it. But I gots some tunes to get me through that struggle.

 

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Off the top of the dome, we got this interesting cat by the name of Jayou out of the the ever progressive United Kingdom, more specifically Manchester. His sound can be a little bit aggressive but at the same a very serious groove. A lot of this brothers tracks are a little to “techno, club vibe” for me personally but the ones i have come across and ended up posting have a serious groove to them. Jayou has a “Hold the Phone” remix for that Kid Cudi Track Day n’ Night, you know HA, that banger The Crookers pumped out. I don’t dig it as much, but whatever you might and it is still a banger, give it a listen (at about 2:25 it gets pretty dope). I threw a few of his originals, have a listen. By the way, J5 have a track “Jayou”, i wonder if there is some sort of affiliation/connect hmmm…. The Township funk remix, has a really dope sound to it, can get irritating after a little bit, but for the most part this track is banger, listen large.

Jayou – Ghost

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Moving on, New York has always been a hub for culture and music alike. Jazz, Hip Hop, Punk, whatever it is, if it hasn’t hit New York it isn’t cool in my books. Check this brother out by the name of The GRENADE, pretty decent stuff, kind of fresh on the scene but he has got a few tracks floating around out there. check these bad boys out, hopefully will spark some interest. I especially like the track “Phone Stalker” give this one a listen, i don’t think you will be disappointed at all friends. The other track is remix of a Scandinavian band i have never heard, but am defs guna check into. Check out his new EP “DinoBots” which has some pretty fucking sweet artwork, all classic video game based, pretty dope. Enjoy. … Just wanted to rep “The Culture of Me”  for this dope track, and a really interesting story to along with it, check out this post and have a little laugh.

The GRENADE – Phone Stalker


Kid Cranberry – Get Drunk (The GRENADE remix)

 

As in Rebekkamaria – Yours Truly (The GRENADE Remix)

 

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Jumping right into a groovy change of pace, i got a couple of smooth and funky tracks i don’t think anyone can really deny, personally. The first track i have posted up, is by a jazz-hop crew called the Sharpshooters, simply some real smooth shit that you all should take a listen to, just some real smooth shit right here, i would say as smooth as peanut butter … Just ended up picking up this record, wow is it groovy. Invest a little time and get to know the Sharpshooters a little better. Nightmares on Wax have been around for a little while but i have just started to get into them, creeping on their smooth tracks for a little while now, shifting through some of the junk, and finding gold! check out this tune, just a slow burner. Really check these guys out if you dig on that smooth, jazz, hip hop, lounge feel.

The Sharpshooters – Japanese Mathematics


Nightmares on Wax – Hear in Colour

 

Nightmares on Wax – 70s 80s

 

Keep it Gully

Qwan

Pilotpriest

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Hip Hop, House with tags on June 14, 2009 by adam

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Local Torontonian Anthony Burns is the man behind the electrotech project that is Pilotpriest.  Innovative and original, Burns’ claim to fame is that he picked up his music ability from 80s childhood movies and years of playing various synthesizers and recording devices.  His tracks are eccentric and will keep the dance floor moving.  Plus Shuffle Bored gives you a lil bit of funk n’ vibe.

Pilotpriest – Shuffle Bored

Pilotpriest – RADWOMAN

Kanye West – Love Lockdown 1994 (Pilotpriest Remix)

Run DMC – My Adidas (Pilotpriest Remix)

Notorious

Posted in Hip Hop, Rap with tags , on January 23, 2009 by adam

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Last night some of the guys got together, smoked a j, and watched the movie Notorious. For those of you who have lived under a rock the last 3 months, it’s the new Hollywood film documenting the rise and fall of Christopher Wallace aka Biggie Smalls. The film did an excellent job portraying the east/west coast rap “war” that dominated much of the mid 90’s. However, some of the acting choices for Biggie’s affiliates within the movie were, in my opinion, poorly chosen. (movie = 7/10)

That being said, I can’t hate on the movie too much because it provided an ample opportunity to showcase Ratatat’s remix to “Party and Bullshit.” It’s an interesting twist on an already golden track. With Biggie on my mind I decided to include some throwbacks as well. I can’t believe fifteen years have gone by since some of these first came out…

Notorious B.I.G. – Party & Bullshit  (Ratatat Remix)

The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy

The Notorious B.I.G.Big Poppa

R.I.P. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)