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  • Blood Money Part 1 Blood Money Part 1 Quick View

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    Blood Money Part 1

    Pressed On Opaque Deep Red Colored Vinyl


    Over the course of a decade, Dope has recorded 6 studio albums, established an incredibly devoted touring fan base, and sold more than a million albums worldwide. They've shared the stage with bands they love and respect, had their music featured in major motion pictures and in hit video games like "Guitar Hero." Yes, the success and growth of Dope is complex and impressive and on their new album, appropriately titled Blood Money Vol. 1 they show their fan base that they haven't skipped a beat.

    1. Intro: Confessions Of A Felon
    2. Blood Money
    3. Shoulda Known Better

    4. Lexipro

    5. Hold On

    6. 1999

    7. Razorblade Butterfly

    8. Drug Music

    9. A New Low

    10. Hypocrite

    11. X-Hale

    12. End of the World

    13. Selfish

    14. Numb

    15. Violet
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    Dope Machines

    Every so often, one song can change everything. For The Airborne Toxic Event, that particular number happened to be an A Capella version of Queen and David Bowie's classic duet "Under Pressure".


    "Somebody played it for me, and it blew my mind," declares vocalist and guitarist Mikel Jollett. "I made a decision to change my whole approach to music. I just wanted to be joyful about it. I wasn't going to worry anymore. For the first three records, I thought mostly like writer. My mindset changed. It was about inventing a musical logic that was unabashedly catchy and rhythmic, but way weirder than anything we've done in the past."


    That "logic" came to life while Mikel composed "Hell and Back" for the Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack in August 2013. Under a tight deadline, he had no choice but to produce the track himself-a first for the Los Angeles outfit. However, he didn't stop there.


    The frontman would go on to personally produce The Airborne Toxic Event's fourth full-length album and first for Epic Records Dope Machines with the blessing and support of Steven Chen [guitar, keyboards], Anna Bulbrook [violin, keyboard, backing vocals], Daren Taylor [drums], and Adrian Rodríguez [bass].


    "Producing was massively challenging and super fun," admits Mikel. "When we finished the last record, our producer Jacquire King said to me, 'I think you're ready to produce an album now.' I felt like we had reached the apotheosis of being a proper rock band. This was the exact opposite. It was me alone in a room for 12 hours a day working harder than I'd ever worked."


    Early in the process, Mikel tapped into a boundless aesthetic, embracing electronic elements as well as pop structures and unbridled rock 'n' roll bombast. At the same time, it defied categorization at every turn. "That's one of the hallmarks of the record," he affirms. "It doesn't sound like anything else."


    The first single "Wrong" merges striking synths and an electronic swing with an evocative refrain punctuated by a robust groove. It's borderline danceable, but always chant-able.


    "It's just about a guy feeling insecure," explains Mikel. "I wrote it at a time of massive upheaval in my life. We all have that moment. You look over everything and think, 'I am an idiot!' It's not every day, but you wish you could start over. That's the idea."


    "California" turns a spotlight on a different side of the Golden State from the perspective of a true native. All the while, it still boasts an unshakable refrain and intricate instrumentation.


    "I grew up in California," he goes on. "My parents were hippies, and I was born in the back of a VW bus on the beach. I was around everybody from Beatniks to gang members to kids who just emigrated from Guatemala or Ethiopia. None of this had anything to do with the popular image of what California is-that idea of palm trees and movie stars. As soon as you've got an idea of utopia, it begs a dystopia. It's an idea of apocalypse right around the corner in a place that's considered ideal."


    Simultaneously, the title track tempers a distinct guitar bounce with entrancing harmonies, making for a provocative and potent dichotomy.


    "You can interact with all of these dope hand devices, but they make you sort of dopey an hour later," he sighs. "You make music with them. They can save you from a heart attack. They're little extensions of the things that make us fundamentally human, which is the desire to interact with one another. The machines are all of these things at the same time."


    In the middle of 2014 after moving on from Island Records, Epic Records C.E.O. L.A. Reid reached out and signed them-for the second time.


    "L.A. signed us way-back-when at Island," recalls Mikel. "He literally saw us at Bowery Ballroom in New York, came backstage, and offered us a record deal. The moment we were free, he sent us a deal memo. It's a pleasure to be working with him again. He's a big believer, and he brings a lot of energy to this."


    They've carried a similar energy through three full-length albums: The Airborne Toxic Event [2008], which spawned the gold-selling single "Sometime Around Midnight", All At Once [2010], and Such Hot Blood [2013]. In addition to reaching gold status, iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the "#1 Alternative Song of the Year", and it spent a staggering eight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseakers Chart. HBO utilized it on their high-profile Network Season Promo. The group has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! three times. Moreover, they've taken the stage at festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza and sold over 50,000 tickets in 2013 alone.


    In many ways though, Dope Machines signals something of a rebirth.


    "It's like debuting a new phase," concludes Mikel. "It was a new approach. We've got a new label. We threw out everything we were tired of and moved on to a brand new palette. That was the goal. This isn't what The Airborne Toxic Event is supposed to be. This is who we are.

    1. Wrong
    2. One Time Thing
    3. Dope Machines
    4. California
    5. Time To Be A Man
    6. Hell And Back
    7. My Childish Bride
    8. The Thing About Dreams
    9. Something You Lost
    10. Chains
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  • F.T.F.O.M.F. F.T.F.O.M.F. Quick View

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    F.T.F.O.M.F.

    Get those turntables ready for the funky hip-hop motherlode! Shaggy 2 Dope's #1 Indie charting album--his first solo record in 11 years--is coming to 180-gram vinyl! Already a Juggalo classic, F.T.F.O.M.F. is the perfect album for the hip-hop loving vinylphile!
    1. Intro
    2. Tell These Bitches
    3. F.T.F.O.M.F.
    4. Too Dope
    5. The Knife
    6. Tonight I'm Yours
    7. Dickhead
    8. Foggin' Up The Window (feat. Violent J)
    9. Stretch Nuts: A Legend Was Born
    10. Electric Kool-Aid
    11. Don't Ask Me
    12. Celebrate
    13. Seven Deadliest
    14. Psychopathic Soldier
    15. Revolution 17 (Outro)
    Shaggy 2 Dope
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    Maiden Powers

    Nerftoss "Maiden Powers" is an album by which to better appreciate the days that we have. John Jones, maybe known to some as a riffer in Baltimore band Dope Body, has made a record more interested in the light filling the room than the architecture itself. Half serious half playful the album works with pop concepts that often drift into fierce forms of sonic exploration that then lead back to a familiar listening space.
    1. Mediums
    2. Calibur
    3. Bount Sweat
    4. Reaching
    5. Bottomless
    6. Porsch
    7. Dream Of Pennies
    8. Binje
    9. Plaza Entrance
    10. Your Highness
    11. Industry Portal
    12. Corner Prohphet
    Nerftoss
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    Black Origami

    Planet Mu are very excited to announce Jlin's long awaited second album "Black Origami." A percussion-led tour de force, it's a creation that seals her reputation as a unique producer with an exceptional ability to make riveting rhythmic music. "Black Origami" is driven by a deep creative thirst which she describes as "this driving feeling that I wanted to do something different, something that challenged me to my core. Black Origami for me, comes from letting go creatively, creating with no boundaries. The simple definition of origami is the art of folding and constructing paper into a beautiful, yet complex design. Composing music for me is like origami, only I'm replacing paper with sound. I chose to title the album Black Origami because like Dark Energy I still create from the beauty of darkness and blackness. The willingness to go into the hardest places within myself to create for me means that I can touch the Infinity."


    Spirituality and movement are both at the core of "Black Origami", inspired largely by her ongoing collaborations with Indian dancer/movement artist Avril Stormy Unger whom she met and collaborated with at her debut performance for the Unsound festival - "There is a fine line between me entertaining a person and my spirituality. Avril, who collaborates with me by means of dance, feels the exact same way. Movement played a great role in Black Origami. The track Carbon 7 is very inspired by the way Avril moves and dances. Our rhythms are so in sync at times it kind of scares us. When there is something I can't quite figure out when it comes to my production, it's like she senses it. Her response to me is always You'll figure it out. Once I figure it out it's like time and space no longer exist."


    Similar time shifting/folding/disrupting effects can be heard throughout the record - especially on "Holy Child" an unlikely collaboration with minimalist legend William Basinski. She also collaborates again with Holly Herndon on "1%", while Halcyon Veil producer Fawkes' voice is on "Calcination" and Cape Town rapper Dope Saint Jude provides vocals for "Never Created, Never Destroyed.

    1. Black Origami
    2. Enigma
    3. Kyanite
    4. Holy Child
    5. Nyakinyua Rise
    6. Hatshepsut
    7. Calcination
    8. Carbon 7 (161)
    9. Nandi
    10. 1%
    11. Never Created, Never Destroyed
    12. Challenge (To Be Continued)
    Jlin
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  • Event II Event II Quick View

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    Event II

    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
    2. The Return
    3. Pay the Price
    4. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    6. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zach De La Rocha)
    7. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    8. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
    9. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
    10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
    12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
    13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    15. City Rising From the Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
    16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
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    Event II: Instrumentals


    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION


    Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, superproducer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and
    virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala. Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they
    warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals
    of underground hiphop.


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. It's not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new
    underground, period, said AllMusic.com. Pitchfork called Nakamura the poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats, describing the album as an exciting
    reimagining of the future from the bottom up that reveals Del as a surprisingly acute social critic.


    Now, over a decade later, they're finally releasing the long-awaited follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our
    technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to
    survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this
    as a hip hop album - it's more like a rock opera, but using rap.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. Well, this is beyond a regular album.
    Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren't limited by what other rap groups do - we're musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan
    and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We're bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised
    by what we got. You'll see.

    1. Stardate
    2. The Return
    3. Pay The Price
    4. Nobody Can
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1
    6. Melding Of The Minds
    7. The Agony
    8. Back In The Day
    9. Talent Supersedes
    10. Look Across The Sky
    11. The Future of Food
    12. My Only Love
    13. What Is This Loneliness
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2
    15. City Rising From The Ashes
    16. Do You Remember
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    Dreamland

    Natalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.


    Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.


    I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'


    The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.


    Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.


    The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.


    Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.


    They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.


    Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.

    1. Mississippi River
    2. Losing You
    3. Dreamland
    4. Coyotes
    5. Cannonball
    6. Giving Up On You
    7. It Was You
    8. Throw Down Your Guns
    9. The One That Got Away
    10. Our Love Will Survive
    11. Rock & Roll Angel
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    Forestelevision

    Lesbian are a peculiar band, and not just in name alone. This Seattle-based four piece is one of the more eclectic acts to grace progressive metal, touting influences based in doom metal, 70s prog rock, black metal, and grunge. Combining all these seemingly disparate elements together may seem like an absurd task, but when psychedelics are involved, anything is possible. The group's latest effort explores these sounds and more in the course of a single forty minute track, Forestelevision.


    Forestelevision is as suitable a title as any considering the structure and content that lies within. Lesbian shuffle through genres and moods as if flipping through channels while doped out on cough syrup. ADD applied to metal has allowed for the creation of some very off-the-wall music, but few approach this attention deficit as slowly evolving as Lesbian. At a whopping 44 minutes, Forestelevision crawls and plods along throughout a myriad of vignettes and experimentation in a way that is as challenging as it is awe-inspiring. Typically, spoiler alerts don't apply to music. However, given the nature of Forestelevision, the surprises that may lie around the corner upon first listen can make for an exhilarating experience. Going in blind yields the best results, but for those in need of more convincing may read on.


    The album first opens to trudging doom metal riffs with vocals bringing to mind the likes of a young Ihsahn before giving way to riffing not out of place on a King Crimson record. These motifs continue to grow and change form through solos and synth leads in epic fashion. It isn't until halfway through Forestelevision when the band picks up considerable speed and begins to sound like something in the realm of post-blackened thrash before bottoming out again in a breakdown not unheard of from death metal greats Suffocation.


    And this is just the tamer side of the group. Things get downright bizarre in the album's second climactic half. Following a barrage of math rock, sludge, and oddball soundtrack work that would expect to hear in an episode of Scooby-Doo, the band pulls off a shockingly convincing King Diamond impression almost out of nowhere, falsetto screams and power metal galloping riffs included. The band closes the show in an explosive crescendo of tremolo picked power chords and blasts of cymbals. Even with the considerable length, the fact that the band were able to make such a strange transformation from bleak doom to triumphant classic metal feel so natural is deserving of praise.


    As excessive or self-indulgent as Forestelevision may seem, the ideas explored within are often captivating and epic as much as they are crushing and brutal. This is a culmination of all the insanity found throughout rock and metal condensed into a single epic track, and on more than one occasion can elicit a mouthing of "what the fuck am I listening to?" Those with enough patience to sit through Forestelevision will be left confused and disoriented, but compelled enough to go back for a second helping.

    1. Forestelevision
    Lesbian
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    Lese Majesty

    Herein bumps and soars Lese Majesty, the new sonic action of Shabazz
    Palaces. Honed and primal, chromed and primo. A unique and glorified
    offering into our ever-uniforming musical soundscape. Lese Majesty is
    a beatific war cry, born of a spell, acknowledging that sophistication and
    the instinctual are not at odds; Indeed an undoing of the lie of their
    disparate natures.


    Lese Majesty is not a launching pad for the group's fan base increasing
    propaganda. It is a series of astral suites, recorded happenings, shared.
    A dare to dive deep into Shabazz Palaces sounds, vibrations unfettered.
    A dope-hex thrown from the compartments that have artificially contained
    us all and hindered our sublime collusion.


    These reveries were sent to Palaceer Lazaro and Fly Guy 'Dai in the
    year of gun beat battles in excess; In a succession of days, whilst walking
    in dreams and in varied transcendental states .(every minute of every
    day is filled with observation and composition. In action). Songs are
    committed and gathered by robots at Protect and Exalt Labs, a Black
    Space in Seattle,Washington.


    The visual features of Lese Majesty are resultant of the gleanings of
    fellow Constellationaire, Nep Sidhu.


    The Black Constellation squads up, protects and exalts the messages
    within, and colludes accordingly. We thank you.

    1. Dawn in Luxor
    2. Forerunner Foray
    3. They Come in Gold
    4. Solemn Swears
    5. Harem Aria
    6. Noetic Noiromantics
    7. The Ballad of Lt. Maj. Winnings
    8. Soundview
    9. Ishmael
    10. ...down 155th in the MCM Snorkel
    11. Divine of Form
    12. #CAKE
    13. Colluding Oligarchs
    14. Suspicion of a Shape
    15. MindGlitch Keytar TM Theme
    16. Motion Sickness
    17. New Black Wave
    18. Sonic MythMap for the Trip Back
    Shabazz Palaces
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  • People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition)

    A Tribe Called Quest and Sony Legacy present the 25th anniversary edition collection of the group's classic debut album, People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm. In celebration of the 25th anniversary, the album has been remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power, and re-released with exclusive new remixes. This album marks the debut release in a series of re-releases by A Tribe Called Quest over the course of the next few years.


    People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm made its debut in 1990 and came at a crucial time for hip-hop. The Queens-raised childhood friends -- Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White -- took the traditional hip-hop formula and threw it out the window. Like their contemporaries in De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, all of whom would become known as the Native Tongues collective, their lyrical and musical influences were unlike any hip-hop group on the scene. While many built breaks around vintage soul and funk samples, ATCQ utilized samples of jazz and '70s rock. Their verses were conversational instead of confrontational, addressing socially conscious topics with laid-back candor and slightly off-kilter humor.


    Critics and hip-hop audiences understood the sea of change ATCQ represented. The Source gave the album a perfect score of five mics (a first for the publication), while The Village Voice praised it as upliftingly dope.

    LP 1
    1. Push It Along
    2. Luck of Lucien
    3. After Hours
    4. Footprints
    5. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
    6. Public Enemy
    7. Bonita Applebum (includes 'Can I Kick It' Intro)
    8. Can I Kick It?
    9. Youthful Expression


    LP 2
    1. Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)
    2. Mr. Muhammad
    3. Ham 'N' Eggs
    4. Go Ahead In the Rain
    5. Description of a Fool
    6. Footprints (remix)
    7. Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)
    8. Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix)

    A Tribe Called Quest
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  • La Peste La Peste Quick View

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    La Peste

    Alabama 3's second album shows off their trademark uplifting quality, albeit in a "Screamadelica"-style fusion of euphoria and melancholy. Songs like SAD EYED LADY OF THE LOWLIFE and recent single TOO SICK TO PRAY have a gospel-like hugeness about them, while WADE INTO THE WATER and MANSION ON THE HILL twang with countrified swagger.


    The album runs the gamut of emotions in the face of adversity: from the incandescent beauty of the shimmering WALKING IN MY SLEEP and the closing SINKING " to the claustrophobic beats of COCAINE (KILLED MY COMMUNITY) and the energy rush of STRANGE, adding a sense of dope-fuelled urban paranoia.Of particular note are a twisted beat-heavy cover of the Eagles' HOTEL CALIFORNIA, throwing a totally new slant on the song as the last cocaine-addled stop on the country musician's road to oblivion, and THE THRILLS HAVE GONE, whose spoken word contribution from Birmingham 6 survivor Paddy Hill brings into focus exactly what the band mean when they talk about injustice.
    LA PESTE (THE PLAGUE) may well be HIV, computer viruses or simply a global decline in justice and morality, but Alabama 3 are imploring us to come together and get loaded anyway. After all, we all have to die sometime. -PHASE9.tv

    1. Too Sick Too Pray
    2. Mansion On The Hill
    3. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
    4. Walking In My Sleep
    5. Wade Into The Water
    6. Hotel California
    7. Cocaine (Killed My Community)
    8. The Thrills Have Gone
    9. 2129
    10. Strange
    11. Sinking
    12. Woke Up This Morning
    Alabama 3
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  • Natural Motion Natural Motion Quick View

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    Natural Motion

    Other Colors is an exploratory pop group from Baltimore comprised of longtime collaborators William Ryerson and Daniel Whatley, with a rotating cast of characters.


    A historic blizzard in Baltimore back in 2010 played prominently in the early history of the band. With the city shut down for almost two weeks, Ryerson took the opportunity to write a droney, catchy set of songs on a broken electric guitar, layering sounds overtop on an old four-track. The results, captured on a self-titled EP released a year later, set a course for the group's future pop ambitions: a skewed, lo-fi miniature of greater things to come.


    Their proper debut album, Free Thoughts, was recorded in 2012 by Dan Frome (Big Ups, Expert Alterations). A more polished and recognizably rock affair, it features contributions from notable musicians including Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak) and Dave Jacober (Dope Body). Released on their own Genpop imprint in early 2013, the album incorporates introspective folk-rock moods and atmospheric production into a set of memorable songs. To follow up, they recorded a two-song seven-inch with Chester Endersby Gwazda (Future Islands, Dan Deacon) that more accurately captured the band's dreamy live sound.


    The band is now preparing to release their second album Natural Motion, recorded and mixed throughout 2015 at Beat Babies by Chris Freeland (Lower Dens, Wye Oak). This new album draws stylistic inspiration from forgotten AM radio hits and the smoother side of krautrock, conjuring tender soft-rock vibes through the fractured lens of contemporary underground pop. Filled with imaginative arrangements and first-rate songcraft, Natural Motion is a major step forward for the group: a lush, fully realized sound experience with abundant melodic treasures waiting to be uncovered.

    1. Return To Life
    2. Natural Motion
    3. Livin The Same
    4. Color Me Whatever
    5. Awaken The Feeling
    6. You Know The One
    7. Something Flashy
    8. Dream Of Mine
    9. Is It Over
    Other Colors
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  • Rest In Chaos Rest In Chaos Quick View

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    Rest In Chaos

    Let me explain what it's like to summarize Rest in Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly reconceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock'n'roll music, past, present and future, and that's no dream, it's just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else. "Half Ass Moses," the third song, ends by declaring "The song wasn't all that complicated."


    Like hell it isn't. When, in the very next song, "Dope is Dope," Todd Snider is a voice more inflammatory and gritty than I have ever heard from him before, "His mother didn't understand him / Whose mother ever does?" am I supposed to laugh, cry, applaud or beg for mercy. All that's really sure is, you're not leaving 'til the show's over. Even if you want to. There's nowhere else to go, and even if there were, the music's too good.


    So much for metaphysics. The actual physics of the thing is seven billion people out for what they only think is a stroll, armed with nothing more than some quite treacherous Roman candles Rest in Chaos might, if these Hard Working Americans were scientists of something other than sound, be the story of the entropy of the universe, and if you think I'm kidding that's only because you haven't taken the deep dive into its complexity, which if not quantum is at least a quandary. Albums aren't this good anymore; they're not this ambitious; their parts are not so finely conceived, the risks they take are not so reckless, the ways they resolve contradictions are not so elegant. Most of all they don't kick you in the preconceptions anywhere near so often. (How did they manage to create harmonies in "Something Else" that recall both the Hollies and the Mothers of Invention?)


    Todd's songs sound like he swiped part of them from Billy Joe Shaver and part from Tim Buckley and welded them together with spare parts from Iggy and Paul McCartney. There's a nightmare embedded here, and what cares the weight of it, the aspect of doom and the hint of doom is Dave Schools' bass. Neal Casal, who might be the most under-rated guitarist in rock, is constantly making the chaos more beautiful than you'd think possible. The roots of the sound are in the jam bands and Americana groups and singer-songwriter sessions the band members have played in but when they get to "Throwing Goats" (OK, maybe I should have said Thomas Pynchon or John Barth rather than Dick) and "Something Else" (both parts), they've joined the ranks of the rockers who no longer look for interstellar overdrive, because they've already found it.


    All this is, of course, metaphor. Well, most of it. Some of it. The part about how strong it is, how smart, how completely the product of the past ("stand up for your brother, stick it to the man") and how anticipatory of one of the best futures anyone has shown us is straight up. It's one of the most well-sustained albums I've heard in years, and what it sustains is not only my faith in rock'n'roll or even how hard the Hard Working Americans really do work to make their magic, but how much it means to them, which is the only way it can mean very much to the rest of us.


    Let me put it this way: I've heard Rest in Chaos any number of times and there's no way I'm done with it. I can tell you about its surface but I haven't gotten to the bottom of it. I'm not really sure there is one. It is humbling to confront it, and reassuring to know that there is all the rest of our lives for that. "The High Price of Inspiration"? A bargain.

    1. Opening Statement
    2. It Runs Together
    3. Half Ass Moses
    4. Dope Is Dope
    5. Burn Out Shoes
    6. Roman Candles
    7. Ascending Into Madness
    8. Throwing The Goats
    9. Something Else
    10. Massacre
    11. The High Price of Inspiration
    12. Acid
    13. Purple Mountain Jamboree
    Hard Working Americans
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  • Elan 15 Speakers - Cherry Elan 15 Speakers - Cherry Quick View

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    Elan 15 Speakers - Cherry


    Have a question about this product? Please email our href=mailto:audioadvisor@soundstagedirect.com>audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Elan 15 is the larger of the two bookshelf speakers in this new range. It has been designed to hold true to Epos's purist principles of simple crossover, well-behaved drive units and clean understated aesthetics, yet deliver a 'big-speaker' performance. It has a larger cabinet and woofer cone than Elan 10 and, as a result, offers notable advantages in sensitivity, bass output and power handling. As you would expect, the Epos design philosophy delivers the very best sound quality and musical performance.


    Design

    Epos has applied the finest wood veneers, for a high-quality finish. To minimize unwanted vibration and coloration, extensive horizontal and vertical internal bracing has been added to the sturdy 18mm MDF cabinets. For optimum performance, Elan 15 should be stand mounted. Epos make a stand to suite this and other Elan models.


    Elan 15 is supplied with an audiophile baffle with no visible fixing screws, grille-fixing holes or cloth. The baffle fits snugly around the tweeter and is gently contoured around the woofer. So, unlike a conventional grille frame, there are no obstructions or sharp edges to cause reflections and sound colorations.


    For a more family-friendly appearance and improved protection, optional cloth-covered grilles are packed in the carton. It's simplicity itself to change them over.


    Tweeter

    Epos has developed a new soft-dome tweeter. By using virtual-performance CAD simulation tools, Epos has achieved very high performance with a sound which combines clarity and smoothness, in equal measure.


    The new tweeter has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response. With its 25mm (one inch) doped-fabric dome, short horn, high-temperature Ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil, and shielded neodymium magnet, it is capable of high output levels for extended periods.


    Epos has also developed a brand new 187mm bass/mid driver for the Elan 15. This is built on to an open-frame cast aluminium alloy chassis with a generously ventilated spider and vented magnet pole, to minimize colorations and distortions.


    Mid-Bass

    This bass/mid unit features a high-quality polypropylene cone and 'bullet'-shaped dust cap. These form a stiff yet pliable, well-damped structure which retains its shape, even under high power, and help the woofer to produce a dynamic sound, with a very even frequency response and smooth roll off.


    The woofer is loaded by a good-sized port, flared at both ends to reduce turbulence, to produce more deep, clean, detailed bass than expected from such a modest cabinet, coupled with a clear and smooth mid-range.


    This medium-sized speaker is much more sensitive than you'd expect, making it suitable for use with a wide range of amplifiers, from as small as 20 watts to as large as 120 watts.


    Crossover

    In typical Epos fashion, the Elan 15 crossover is as simple as we can make it: both the woofer and tweeter networks are 2nd order filters at 3.2 kHz. To ensure the highest sound quality, all the resistors are metal oxide, all the capacitors are high-quality polypropylene-foil dielectric, and internal wiring is solid core. Inductors are designed for low distortion even at high powers: air-core for the tweeter and an over-sized laminated-iron cored coil for the woofer. The input terminals are bi-wirable.


    Detail

    We paid great attention to every single minute detail during the design of the Elan 15, to give customers the best sound at the best price. It comes as no surprise that this elegant speaker will have you in awe from the first note. In addition to the astonishing bass power for its size, sound stage, depth and detail are truly exceptional, with a clarity that outshines the competition and many higher priced speakers.


    This is a truly eye and ear-opening loudspeaker that will keep you enthralled listening to your favorite tracks for many years to come.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Epos Speakers
    $1,399.99
    Elan 10 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers - Cherry Buy Now
  • Elan 35 Speakers - Black Elan 35 Speakers - Black Quick View

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    Elan 35 Speakers - Black


    Have a question about this product? Please email our href=mailto:audioadvisor@soundstagedirect.com>audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Elan 35 is the largest floor-stand speaker in this new range. Its design holds true to the purist principles followed by Epos. The two woofers work together at low frequencies to provide even higher sensitivity and power handling than the bookshelf models - in addition to delivering deeper and more powerful bass. We believe this design philosophy delivers the very best sound quality and musical performance for the money.


    Design

    Only the finest real-wood veneers are selected, book-matched and hand-laid. Several coats of polyurethane are applied and polished for a high-quality finish. To minimise unwanted vibration and coloration, extensive horizontal and vertical internal bracing are positioned inside the sturdy 18mm thick MDF cabinets. For optimum performance and stability, they should be fitted with the plinths supplied, together with the adjustable spiked feet, designed to decouple unwanted energy from the cabinet into the floor.


    Elan 35 is supplied with two baffles. The standard audiophile baffle with no visible fixing screws is fitted. If required, this can easily be swapped for the alternative cloth covered version, which is designed with the same profile as the naked baffle. Both types of baffle fit snugly around the tweeter and are both gently contoured around the woofers. So, unlike a conventional grille frame, there are no obstructions or sharp edges to cause reflections and sound colorations. The sound from both types of baffle will therefore sound similar.


    Tweeter

    Epos has developed a new soft-dome tweeter for the Epic and Elan range. By using virtual-performance CAD simulation tools, this new tweeter has been designed to achieve the accuracy and speed of a metal dome but with smoothness associated with a soft dome. It has a low resonance frequency, high sensitivity and extended high frequency response. With its 25mm (one inch) doped-fabric dome, short horn, high-temperature Ferro-fluid cooled voice-coil and shielded neodymium magnet, it is capable of high output levels for extended periods. Its natural high sensitivity is necessary to match the much increased output from the new bass and mid-range drivers.


    Mid-Bass

    A new long-throw eight-Ohm 187mm bass/mid driver has been developed for the Elan 35. Built on to an open-frame cast-aluminium alloy chassis, with a generously ventilated spider and vented magnet pole, this driver minimises colorations and distortions while allowing greater sound pressure levels than earlier Epos drivers.


    The bass/mid units feature a high-quality polypropylene cone and 'bullet'-shaped dust cap. These form a stiff yet pliable, well-damped structure which retains its shape, even at high power. This helps the woofers to produce a dynamic sound, with a very even frequency response and naturally smooth roll-off. The lower woofer is rolled-off by the crossover (filtered) so that it only plays bass, allowing the top mid-woofer to play bass and mid-range smoothly. The mid-woofer is rolled-off (filtered) at higher frequencies by the crossover to integrate properly with the tweeter. This is essentially a true 2 ½ way configuration.


    Both woofers are loaded by a very large diameter port, flared at both ends, to reduce turbulence. Together they produce plenty of clean deep bass coupled with a clear, smooth and detailed mid-range. In some rooms, or in placing them close to a wall or corner of a room, this may be too much, so we have supplied a custom foam bung to fit inside the entrance to the port to restrict the airflow and roll-off the bass earlier.


    A special feature of this floor-standing speaker is its high sensitive, making it suitable for use with a wide range of amplifiers, from as small as 10 watts to as large as 200 watts into 4 Ohms. So, tube fans should find this amp a perfect match.


    Crossover

    In typical Epos fashion, the Elan 35 crossover is as simple as we can make it: both the woofer and tweeter networks are 2nd order filters at 800Hz and 3.2kHz. To ensure the highest sound quality, all the resistors are metal oxide, all the capacitors are high-quality polypropylene-foil dielectric types and internal wiring uses proprietary solid-core wire covered in a sponge sheath to prevent vibration. Inductors are designed for low distortion even at high powers: air-core for the tweeter and an over-sized laminated-iron core for the woofer. All connections to drive units and crossover are hand soldered. The input terminals are bi-wirable, using a proprietary metal terminal panel with solid metal binding post equipped for 4mm plus and large spade lugs.


    Detail

    We paid great attention to every single minute detail during the design of the Elan 35, to give customers the best sound at the best price. It comes as no surprise that this elegant speaker will have you in awe from the first note. In addition to the astonishing bass power, detail and depth, sound stage, depth and detail are truly exceptional, with a clarity that outshines the competition and many higher priced speakers.


    This is a truly eye and ear-opening loudspeaker that will keep you enthralled listening to your favorite tracks for many years to come.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Epos Speakers
    $2,399.99
    Elan 35 3-Way Floor-Standing Speakers - Black Buy Now
  • The Awakening (Out Of Stock) The Awakening (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    The Awakening (Out Of Stock)

    Shuko is a German producer, born in 1981, who has been making music
    since 1999. He lives and works in an old factory building in a small village
    near Frankfurt unless he is in Paris, Berlin or New York working with your
    favorite artist. Shuko has produced music for a broad and impressive
    selection of artists such as Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Sexion d'Assaut, 1995,
    Cro, Kollegah and Casper.


    2013 started off great for the experienced Producer. Having released his
    well-received instrumental album "Sleepless", the title seems to be a
    characterization that perfectly applies to Shuko. With help from California
    native Blu and the young lyricist Kidaf out of New York City Shuko is ready
    to drop a vocal version of "Sleepless" called "The Awakening EP". The
    record lists five tracks with a perfect mix of lyrics as well as
    instrumentaltracks and therefor meets the needs of a large audience. Dope
    lyrics to vibe to and fresh tunes that ensure enough freedom for MCs
    looking to be creative.


    Also be on the lookout for the upcoming editions of "Beats From Jakarta"
    series featuring albums by Ta-Ku and Mr.Troy.

    1. Be Yourself (ft. Blu)
    2. Air Vent 2 (ft. Kidaf)
    3. The Awakening
    4. Be Yourself (Instrumental)
    5. Air Vent 2 (Instrumental)
    Shuko
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  • The Wild Style Breakbeats (Out Of Stock) The Wild Style Breakbeats (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    The Wild Style Breakbeats (Out Of Stock)


    13 Songs Total, Spread Out Over Seven Big Hole 45s(each With A Different Label Color)


    Re-Edited And Re-EQed Extended Audio Versions Of Each Song, From Original Reels


    Extensive Liner Notes In A 28-Page Book, Including Dozens Of Images - From "Wild Style" Director Charlie Ahearn, Among Other Sources - As Well As Interviews With Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein And Grandwizzard Theodore


    The 14th Side (The B-side Of The Seventh 45) Features Unique Etchings With Different "Wild Style" Graphics


    Unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" Packaging - All Seven 7-inches Fit Into A Book As Self-contained Pages


    KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its "Book Series." Kenny's vision for Kay-Dee's first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen "Wild Style" photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films.


    The year was 1981 and young, New York City-based filmmaker Charlie Ahearn was working on what would become one of the most important artifacts in the history of hip-hop music and culture: "Wild Style." He was scraping by to fund his efforts, which were far from a surefire money-making enterprise. Hip-hop wasn't even called "hip-hop" at the time, and it was still viewed as a fad, by both nationwide music listeners and a majority of the press.


    As Ahearn and his crew continued to film scenes from "Wild Style" (which starred graffiti writers Lee Quinones and Lady Pink, among many other hip-hop and "Downtown" luminaries of the day), they reached an interesting juncture: what music would DJs in the film use in the soon-to-be-legendary live performance scenes?
    The director - making a visionary move more than a half-decade before any sampling or music clearance lawsuits would appear - decided that he wanted to control the music to be used in these scenes. They would create their own breakbeats, instead of using known cuts of the day; for instance, The Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" or James Brown's "Funky Drummer."


    While Ahearn headed off to film more scenes, he left these important musical production duties to an up-and-comer who, thanks in part to his crucial role as Phade in the film, would grow to be one of hip-hop's and graffiti's most important ambassadors of the 1980s: Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite.


    Over the course of a week's time in the late summer of 1981, the Wild Style Breakbeats sessions were completed and mastered. None of the three principal musicians who played on the Breakbeats were ever in the studio at the same time. And the final number of white-label-only Breakbeats 12-inches was, according to Freddy, only 100, making them some of the rarest "Holy Grail" pieces of vinyl in music history.


    The original Breakbeats vinyl was given to the DJs in the film - including GrandWizzard Theodore, Charlie Chase and Kevie Kev Rockwell - who used them in live performance scenes, most of which were completed in the spring of 1982. Interestingly, out of 13 Breakbeats given to DJs, only five were ever used in these performance scenes or on the film's much-revered soundtrack.


    For this premium Wild Style Breakbeats set, renowned DJ, producer, and lifelong "Wild Style" fanatic Kenny Dope obtained the original reel-to-reel tapes from director Charlie Ahearn and went about re-EQing and extending the length of each Breakbeat [most were originally about one minute long]. Thanks to these efforts, all 13 Breakbeats are presented here with top-level audio quality that has never been heard before. Additionally, since only bootlegs of the Wild Style Breakbeats have ever existed, this is the first time they have ever been presented on their own, as an official full album release.


    This stunning set with unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" packaging - officially licensed from Charlie Ahearn by Kenny Dope and Kay-Dee Records, and packaged by Get On Down - is a hip-hop junkie's dream. It presents a crucial rap artifact with the respect it has always deserved but, until now, has not been given. It is sure to sit on your shelf alongside other trophies from the music and culture that has touched the lives of so many over the past four decades.

    1. Down By Law
    2. Subway Beat
    3. Cuckoo Clocking
    4. Crime Cut
    5. Gang Busters
    6. Meetings
    7. Military Cut
    8. Busy Bees
    9. B Boy Beat
    10. Jungle Beat
    11. Yawning Beat
    12. Baby Beat
    13. Razor Cut
    Kenny Dope
    $69.99
    7 Vinyl Single - 7 Singles Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • 100 Days, 100 Nights (Out Of Stock) 100 Days, 100 Nights (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    100 Days, 100 Nights (Out Of Stock)

    On October 2nd, renowned Soul and Funk band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings released 100 Days, 100 Nights on their self-owned independent label, Daptone Records. Since the 2005 release of their Naturally LP, the band has continued to build a worldwide following for their raw soulful recordings and blistering live performances. Like the highly acclaimed Naturally LP before it, 100 Days, 100 Nights was recorded in their self-built, self-operated, all analog recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn and bares the unmistakable Daptone Soul Sound - highly in demand among music fans and tastemakers alike. In the last year, producers such as Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Hank Shocklee, and Kenny Dope have been among those who came knocking at Daptone�s door seeking the inimitable Dap-Kings sound. The Dap-Kings lend a tougher edge to their own productions for such artists as Rhymefest, Lily Allen, Ghostface Killah and Amy Winehouse. Meanwhile, Sharon Jones herself has past the time between touring lending the her soulful voice to projects for Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants and others.

    1. 100 Days, 100 Nights
    2. Nobody's Baby
    3. Tell Me
    4. Be Easy
    5. When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle
    6. Let Them Knock
    7. Something's Changed
    8. Humble Me
    9. Keep On Looking
    10. Answer Me
    Sharon Jones
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  • When Disaster Strikes (Out Of Stock) When Disaster Strikes (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    When Disaster Strikes (Out Of Stock)

    By the time Busta Rhymes hit with his second solo album, "When Disaster Strikes", he was already
    cemented as one of the most powerful voices in the rap game. With a lead single that countered that statement "Put Your Hands Where MY Eyes Can See" he proved he is more than just a one act man. The single was an immediate smash and was followed by an equally amazing album. The albums second single "Dangerous"
    continued to push Busta creatively and was accompanied with a stellar video gained him major air play on BET and MTV.


    Critics and fans alike applauded this release for its depth and well-crafted songs which made it platinum at the
    time of its release. Songs like "Turn UP" the Flipmode assisted We Could Take it Outside and "Rhymes Galore" showcase Busta at his best; rapid fire delivery over hard pounding beats. Other stand out cuts include
    So Hardcore and "One" which is a great collaboration with Erykah Badu. On the production side Busta brings
    along his trusted team; Rashad Smith, Dilla, Rockwilder and DJ Scratch to serve him just what he needed for
    "When Disaster Strikes" to be full on dope!

    LP1
    1. Intro
    2. The Whole World Lookin' At Me
    3. Survival Hungry
    4. When Disaster Strikes
    5. So Hardcore
    6. Get High Tonight (feat. Fabulous Fab, Rah Digga, & Spliff Star)
    7. Turn It Up
    8. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
    9. There's Not A Problem My Squad Can't Fix (feat. Jamal)


    LP2
    1. We Could Take It Outside (feat. Fabulous Fab, Web Welch, Lord Have Mercy, & Spliff Star)
    2. Rhymes Galore
    3. Things We Be Doin' For Money Pt. 1 (feat. Spliff Star)
    4. Things We Be Doin' For Money Pt. 2 (feat. Anthony Hamilton, Chosen Generation, Rampage)
    5. One (feat. Erykah Badu)
    6. Dangerous (feat. Rachelle Weston)
    7. The Body Rock (feat. Mase, Rampage, Sean "Puffy" Combs)
    8. Get Off My Block (feat. Lord Have Mercy)
    9. Outro (Preparation For The Final World Front)

    Busta Rhymes
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    Operation: Doomsday (Silver Age Set) (Out Of Stock)

    This special edition 2xLP package comes housed in an all new exclusive jacket featuring DOOM's
    infamous metal mask icon embossed out of a metallic silver foil.


    Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF Doom hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD's 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was turfed by Elektra in 1994 and Subroc (one half of the sibling rhyme duo) passed away, surviving KMD member Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF Doom. The Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol' Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, Rhymes Like Dimes, Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting 'only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.' Doomsday features female vocalist Pebbles the Invisible accompanying the masked rhyme avenger on his journey to denounce wack MCs, while on ? he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom's avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on Tick, Tick... where he and guest MC MF Grimm's flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, many of which include snippets of dialogue from Marvel's Dr. Doom series, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today's bland commercial Rap universe, Operation Doomsday's left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy.

    1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
    2. Doomsday
    3. Rhymes Like Dimes
    4. The Finest
    5. Back In The Days (Skit)
    6. Go With The Flow
    7. Tick, Tick
    8. Red And Gold
    9. The Hands Of Doom (Skit)
    10. Who You Think I Am?
    11. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
    12. Hey!
    13. Operation: Greenbacks
    14. The M.I.C.
    15. The Mystery Of Doom (Skit)
    16. Dead Bent
    17. Gas Drawls
    18. ?
    19. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)
    MF Doom
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    In 1988 KRS One made the poignant declaration of never trusting a "big butt and a smile" on Boogie Down Productions song "Jimmy". Truer words have never been spoken. Fast forward 2 years later, Bell Biv DeVoe are smashing the charts (Urban to Pop) with their debut single "Poison", and in taking KRS's words of wisdom the exact phrase - "never
    trusting a big butt and a smile" has a major part of the chorus. The world over was singing it. Where once Hip Hop was borrowing from R&B, here the tables were turned, and for good reason : Bell Biv DeVoe weren't making your typical New Jack Swing of the
    day, the music sounded closer to a Public Enemy or Ice Cube album. This wasn't your parent's R&B.


    With help from Public Enemy producers Eric Sadler, Hank and Keith Shocklee, and several others, Bell Biv Devoe had crafted their debut album Poison which went number 1 on Billboard's R&B/HipHop chart. Poison also spawned other significant hits which
    include the title track, "Do Me", B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? When Will I See You Smile Again? and She's Dope". The success this album had on R&B and Pop Culture was unimaginable. By this point other R&B artists tried their best at emulating the sound,
    style and (hate to say it) 'swagger' of BBD, but by then it was too late. What BBD was doing is not something many (even their former bandmates) could easily duplicate. And now listening to this album 23 years later it sounds just as fresh and exciting as it did the day it dropped.

    1. Dope!
    2. B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)?
    3. Let Me Know Something!?
    4. Do Me!
    5. Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph And Johnny
    6. (Word To Mutha)!
    7. Poison
    8. Ain't Nut'in Changed!
    9. When Will I See You Again?
    10. I Do Need You
    Bell Biv Devoe
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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