♥♥ The cover alone was enough to make me check out Mac Miller’s highly anticipated mixtape, K.I.D.S. (Kickin’ Incredibly Dope Shit). This 18 year old Pittsburg native is a recent high school grad and one of the newest members of Rostrum Records. Given the amount of hype surrounding this particular release, I’m glad that I wasn’t disappointed. The beat selection is crazy and Mac Miller definitely earns points for keeping the guest appearances to a minimum. The reference to Larry Clark’s classic movie by the same name is pretty cool too! Download K.I.D.S. at Datpiff.
♥♥ On Maluca’s Chinafood mixtape, the reigning club queen takes us on a biographical journey of the past, present, and future. Mixed by Paul Devro of the Mad Decent camp, the Dominican beauty’s genre-hopping, feel-good, cutting edge release is full of tracks to get any party started (with a runway fit for vogue dipping of course)! The mixtape also features appearances from Proxy, Don Omar, Jay Karan, and more! Download or stream China Food on Bandcamp!
♥♥ Check out the album artwork for Madlib’s Medicine Show #8. The front & back cover is a spin on the 1851 oil-on-canvas painting “Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson” by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. The CD contains an 8-page booklet and detailed look at the artwork featuring jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Coltrane, and Sa-Ra. Advanced Jazz is Madlib’s latest installment in the Medicine Show series. With jazz music as his first love and inspiration, this is sure to be classic, funky, and obscure in a way that only Madlib can master! The estimated release date is August 24th on Stones Throw Records!
♥♥ Kanye West hooks up with Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, and….Kobe Bryant for the “Power” remix? Maybe a Justin Bieber collabo will be next. They’re totally B.F.F.s on twitter!
♥♥ I sure do miss HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. The weekly program that showcased spoken word artists, poets, and musicians from all over the globe was a favorite of mine, which is why I’m in love with Full Crate vs. Floetry – Fantasise Variation. For this absolutely beautiful track, Amsterdam resident Full Crate (of Full Crate & Mar) used Floetry’s piece “Fantasise” from the show and combined it with the missing element of music. Let’s hope that this is just the start of more goodies like this one! Take a listen to Full Crate vs. Floetry – Fantasise Variation and download at Pinboard Blog.
♥♥ The Discobelle Mixin’ It Up series is back in full force with a mix from rave legend Digital Boy and NYC bass king Shark. The Italian duo have teamed up to bring you 40 minutes of hardcore, in your face mixes and edits that blend the best parts of dance music genres all into one! Hyper speed and heavy bass have never sounded so good! Digital Boy and Shark will be looking to release it’s first single in October and EP shortly after including collaborations by Igor Cavalera, vocalist Carrie Wilds; along side remixes by Buraka Som Sistema, Congorock, Adam Tensta, and Mr. Vega. To follow their project and download the Spirit of ‘91 mix, visit their website Gangster Rave.
♥♥ Canadian singer/songwriter/producer Colin Munroe made an incredible cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U”, turning it into a certified, electronica-feel banger! Listen to the track and read more about the future plans of this up-and-comer at Soul Culture!
♥♥ Cherie Currie, the lead singer of The Runaways talks about Dakota Fanning and her wild years as the world’s first teenage glam-rock rebel with Dazed Digital.
♥♥ The Yes Yes Y’all Camp gives you a little something to help wind your summer down right with the We Dream In Color mix featuring music from M.I.A., Boom Clap Bachelors, and Cool Runnings!
♥♥ Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble – Some Day We’ll All Be Free feat BILAL is a soulful track that was recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances in the California Plaza. Check it out!
♥♥ Perajok delivers the G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape to satisfy your appetite for Kanye West material until the new album arrives.
♥♥ To celebrate their new line “Made In SF”, Made Jewelry drops DJ TAP.10’s MADE MIX VOL.4! Late pass approved!
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