Last week I wrote about the latest in the Ninja Tuna series from Mr. Scruff – the lead track was Music Takes Me Up featuring Alice Russell, “a real head nodder with a very addictive melody” as I said then. Well as you can see above there is a video out to coincide with the official release of the EP. Mr. Scruff has made Alice Russell out to be a right lemon – but in the nicest possible way of course! Oh, and … [read more]
Former UK DMC DJ Champ and producer extraordinaire, 2tall, is back for 2008 with his second solo LP The Softer Diagram, out now on the Content label. Available as of last month on vinyl, The Softer Diagram is now officially out to buy on mp3 download. And download you should, cos this one’s a bit special – 37 minutes containing some of the tightest and most interesting productions I have heard in a while. 2tall created something a bit wicked last year with … [read more]
The Long Lost is a project by Alfred Darlington (Daedelus) and his wife Laura Darlington. At the end of this month their first official release, Woebegone, will be available through Ninja Tune on both 12″ vinyl and mp3 download.
Alas, today I have a couple of remixes for you from a dear friend of The Long Lost – Monsieur Flying Lotus, no less. Both remixes are for the title track Woebegone. The first is Flying Lotus’ Luckiest Charm, giving … [read more]
Fresh off of recent publicity garnered from the trailer for Pineapple Express – which used the track Paper Planes – I have for you today, via those good people at Blender.com, a rare and unreleased M.I.A. demo of a track called Hit That, which was produced by Bangladesh.
mp3: M.I.A. – Hit That
The third installment of Mr. Scruff‘s Ninja Tuna series is here! Previously we’ve had Donkey Ride/Giant Pickle and then Kalimba/Give Up To Get, but now we have Music Takes Me Up featuring none other than Alice Russell. Out now on both 12″ vinyl and mp3, the release also includes the tracks The Clock and Fix That Speaker.
The best hip-hop group in Australia, Hermitude, will be delivering their third LP, Threads, later this month on Elefant Traks. As a pre-cursor to that highly anticipated release, I have for you today a sneaky glance at one of the new tracks from messrs Luke Dubbs and El Gusto, aka: Hermitude.
Slychain is a chilled out banger encompassing a slightly latin influenced beat, mean synth samples and some tight scratches. There are multiple layers to this beautifully arranged track and it’s … [read more]
In 2007 a little known album on the Audio 8 record label crash landed into my Album Of The Year blog post. That album was Orange by Juba Dance. Benjamin Lamar and Polyphonic the Verbose are the duo that make up Juba Dance, and what they create is tough to pinpoint and describe. Essentially speaking it’s a sonic culmination of hip-hop, jazz, blues and probably half dozen more genres and sub-genres too! But what really stands out is just how damn fresh … [read more]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you will no doubt have been eagerly anticipating the new Roots Manuva LP Slime & Reason just as much as I have. Officially out on 1st September on Big Dada, but emphatically reviewed right here on Jus Like Music and right now.
Exclusive new video from LOUD.com for the track The Perfect Beat from Talib Kweli‘s 2007 LP Eardrum. The video features the legendary KRS-ONE and the footage was recorded during a recent performance at the Shrine Auditorium in LA.
It’s a banger of a track from Talib Kweli and it has a hint of that old skool Dilated Peoples vibe about it – which is only a good thing! The video, as you will see, shows both fellas doing what they do best and … [read more]