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  • Ruff Draft Instrumentals Ruff Draft Instrumentals Quick View

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    Ruff Draft Instrumentals

    "Before we get this started, let me explain it. It's Ruff Draft. For my real niggaz only ... Sound like it's straight from the ma'fuckin' cassette! ... Let's do it."


    ... Thus begins Ruff Draft. These self-produced tracks make up one of the late J Dilla's least known works during his lifetime. Released on vinyl only in February 2003 this sought-after release was elusive and virtually unknown to the casual Dilla fan until Stones Throw's reissue in 2007. Recorded in the wake of a failed deal with major label MCA, Dilla returned to solo recordings as a fiercely independent artist with Ruff Draft.


    These are the instrumentals from the infamous, the official, Ruff Draft.

    1. Let's Take it Back (Instrumental)
    2. Reckless Driving (Instrumental)
    3. Nothing Like This (Instrumental)
    4. The $ (Instrumental)
    5. Make'em NV (Instrumental)
    6. Crushin'(Instrumental)
    7. Intro (Instrumental)
    8. Wild (Instrumental)
    9. Take Notice (Instrumental)
    10. Shouts (Instrumental)
    J Dilla
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    Head Sounds

    Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn't categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same.
    You don't have to put yourself in a box...there's so many different ways to go, Riggins says. A student of late jazz bassist Ray Brown, he tours with another Brown protÉgÉ, Grammy Award winner Diana Krall. In 2011, he collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert and on Kisses on the Bottom, McCartney's first studio release in five years. Names of some of the jazz artists he's backed reads like the genre's hall of fame - Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter.


    But on his solo debut Alone Together, set for an October 23 release on Stones Throw Records (Vinyl and digital will be released in two-parts over summer and fall 2012), Riggins plants himself firmly as a hip-hop producer with a 34-track instrumental odyssey through nearly every influence on his career thus far. The project was inspired by much of the music he was creating while living in Los Angeles, and also by the love of his son and family.


    Now residing in his native Detroit, Riggins is back where it all began. I feel like I can really breath and stay inspired here, and I have room to set up my lab and be creative, he says. This is the rationale behind the title Alone Together, taken from a jazz standard written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz that begin with the words, Alone together, above the crowd.


    Coming back to the machines, I feel like I can really express myself, Riggins says. This is the way that I express my rhythms.


    Machines, however, are just one way he expresses his rhythms. Midway through the album, the track Water is interrupted by a vocal snippet where the speaker places Riggins right at the intersection of hip-hop and jazz. Alone Together is that intersection; it's the jazz music he's played professionally since the age of 19, and it's crafting beats like Africa on an MPC5000 while touring throughout Eastern Europe and Russia.


    I need the balance, Riggins says, of working with the likes of Krall and McCartney, and also being able to go back to the studio and create hip-hop. Without that, I couldn't be who I am.


    Songs on Alone Together range from 14 seconds to a little over three minutes, and are the essence of man vs. machine. When Riggins channels Elvin Jones on the album's climax and tribute to his longtime friend, J Dilla the Greatest, his tools are a Gretsch drum kit, the Fender Rhodes and an MPC3000. As versed as he is in jazz and pop, the machines will always be at the root - until the next thing.


    There's always something new to figure out, he says. That's the blessing in it.

    1. Belle Isle Reprise
    2. daOOOOOH!!
    3. Tom Toms
    4. Because
    5. F-rd Jingle
    6. Boy Is Doin' It Right
    7. Summer Maddness S.A.
    8. Back In Brazil
    9. Live at Bert's
    10. No Way
    11. 6-4
    12. I Need Love
    13. K. Riffins
    14. Voyager/5000
    15. Bring That Beat Back (next time)
    16. Matador
    17. J Dilla The Greatest
    Karriem Riggins
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  • Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (Awaiting Repress) Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (Awaiting Repress)

    'Splinter' (Songs From A Broken Mind) is the inspired new album by pioneer, chart-topper and influential artist Gary Numan.'Splinter' features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses), is produced by long-standing collaborator Ade Fenton, and will be followed by a full national headline tour in November.


    The album finds Gary on fine dark electronic form; sounding both cutting-edge and classic Numan, it marks his best work since the late 70s, early 80s heyday.'Splinter''s opening gambit 'I Am Dust' is a statement of intent, combining heavy grind with his archetypal anthemic pop skills. The unsettling whispered verses, crunchy guitars and Hans Zimmer-esque strings on 'Here In The Black' create a sense of menace and drama, whilst more orchestral work adorns the cinematic 'The Calling'. Slower-burning ballads 'Lost', 'Where I Can Never Be' and 'My Last Day', highlight the album's broad palate, adding elements of subtlety and even beauty in contrast to the album's more aggressive moments.


    Gary's knack for sexy, idiosyncratic dancefloor killers is strongly evident on the pounding, growling throb of 'Love Hurt Bleed', whilst 'Who Are You' carries equal clout as-body-music-Numan-style - infectious, but sounding unlike anything else you might hear blasting from a soundsystem.
    Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album 'Dead Son Rising' in 2011, this is his first self-penned full album since 'Jagged' in 2006.


    In recent years he's been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West, Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Prince and J Dilla, to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles (they released a single 'My Machines' on Warp Records with Numan in 2011).
    But while Numan's unique style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of metal, hip hop, electronica, industrial and indie, he remains as focussed as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. 'Splinter' sounds unique, while also utilising new sounds and ideas.


    Perhaps it's the voice - one of the most distinctive in music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to Numan's songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly won't be disappointed with the new album, where there are several tracks that set Numan's vocals against moody, atmospheric torch songs to stunning effect.


    - Contact Music

    1. I Am Dust
    2. Here in the Black
    3. Everything Comes Down to This
    4. The Calling
    5. Splinter
    6. Lost
    7. Love Hurt Bleed
    8. A Shadow Falls on Me
    9. Where I Can Never Be
    10. We're the Unforgiven
    11. Who Are You
    12. My Last Day
    Gary Numan
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    Champion Sound

    The original release from the Madlib and J Dilla collaboration, Champion Sound created between Los Angeles and Detroit in 2002-2003. Half of the songs are produced by Madlib and feature J Dilla on vocals and the other half are produced by J Dilla and feature Madlib on vocals.

    1. LA to Detroit

    2. Mcnasty Filth feat. Frank-N-Dank
    3. Nowadayz
    4. Champion Sound
    5. The Red
    6. Heavy
    7. Raw Shit feat. Talib Kweli
    8. The Official
    9. The Heist
    10. The Mission
    11. React
    12. Strapped feat. Guilty Simpson
    13. Strip Club
    14. The Exclusive feat. Percee P
    15. Survival Test
    16. Starz
    17. No Games

    Jaylib
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  • Beat Konducta Volume 5 (Dil Cosby Suite) Beat Konducta Volume 5 (Dil Cosby Suite) Quick View

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    Beat Konducta Volume 5 (Dil Cosby Suite)

    Featuring J.Rocc. Madlib's 5 & 6th volumes of Beat Konducta are his & J.Rocc's tribute to J Dilla.
    1. For My Mans (Prelude)
    2. The Mystery (Dilla's Still Here)
    3. Beat Provider (Through the Years)
    4. J's Day Theme #3 (Support)
    5. In Jah Hands (Dilla's Lament)
    6. Get Dollaz (24-7)
    7. The String (Heavy Jones)
    8. Two For Pay Jay (No Dough, No Show)
    9. No More Time? (The Change)
    10. Do You Know? (Transition)
    11. Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)
    12. Floating Soul (Peace)
    13. Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
    14. Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day)
    15. The Main Inspiration (Coltrane of Beats)
    16. The Get Over (Move)
    17. Shades of Pete (Super)
    18. King Chop (Top Line)
    19. Anthenagin'
    20. Sacrifice (Beat-A-Holic Thoughts)
    21. Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
    Madlib
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    The Definition

    Originally released in September of 2017 as Jon's fourth mixtape.


    In an interview with Jared from The Daily Buzz, Jon said his inspiration came from two things: J. Dilla and Pixar movies.

    1. Munny Right (Ft. Mylon Hayde)
    2. Carry Your Throne
    3. Pre-Occupied (Ft. Blaque Keyz)
    4. Human
    5. Run Wild
    6. A Haunted House
    7. Jungle
    8. Simple and Sweet
    9. An Immigrant
    10. Ooh (Ft. Christianne Jensen)
    11. Luxury (Ft. Audra Mae)
    Jon Bellion
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    The Child Of Lov

    180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    For Fans of: Gnarls Barkley, Beck, J Dilla, Gorillaz, Danger Mouse


    There's something about Cole Williams's voice that conjures pictures in the mind.
    Not only through the intense and compelling vocals of his recordings, either.
    There's a catch to it, a rugged rasp weathered beyond his years, that shows that his
    singing style - rich in the cadences of funk, blues and soul. Spend any time with
    them, and it's abundantly clear that Cole - or if you prefer, The Child Of Lov - is a
    true modern soul man.


    This much we know: Cole has lived in London, Paris and Amsterdam where he's
    currently based. He has, for various reasons, spent a good deal of time alone with
    music. His first inspirations were his mother's Stevie Wonder albums. By the age
    of 13 he was listening to hip hop and neo-soul, and began to try and make his own
    beats on his computer, and initially to rap. At 14, he began to teach himself guitar
    and piano, and became obsessed with the off-kilter hip hop beats of J Dilla and
    especially Madlib, the master of the thickly-layered psychedelic groove. Inspired
    by the combination of unorthodox musicality with hip hop attitude, as he picked
    out his own melodies and slowly developed his instrumental skills; it all came
    together.


    So here we are: from those years' worth of self-disciplined musical study and
    practice recordings, then a period of adjusting to their exposure to the world, have
    come the tracks that became The Child Of Lov album. They're layered with all
    the intensity and dedication that Cole has put into his listening and learning, and
    with his passion for the influences. Check out "Give Me" - the peculiar stutter of
    his abstract hip hop heroes Madlib and Dilla is there, but so is his first inspiration
    Stevie Wonder as well as brilliantly discordant hints of Prince and even Tom Waits
    in full junkyard prophet mode. Listen to the powerfully defiant "Fly" and wonder
    that the powerful, gospel-infused voice is that of a young man, and not a soul
    veteran beaten but unbowed by life's tribulations and soak up the mournful opener
    "Call Me Up" - the sort of track you'd always hoped Sly Stone might pull himself
    together and make one day

    1. Call Me Up
    2. Heal
    3. One Day [feat. Damon Albarn]
    4. Living The Circle
    5. Give Me
    6. Go With The Wind
    7. Owl [feat. DOOM]
    8. Fly
    9. Warrior
    10. Give It To The People
    The Child Of Lov
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  • Love Now Love Now Quick View

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    Love Now

    Mean Lady is the duo of Katie Dill and Sam Nobles. They are from Delaware and they're both really nice. Really, really nice. For their new debut LP the duo have written a collection of songs about lust, innocence and vulnerability.


    Pitchfork have premiered first single "Far Away," writing, "'Far Away' wouldn't feel out of place on the last Youth Lagoon record, an out-of-time waltz flanked by aqueous sound effects. It's a prelude to something far more vigorous, though, as squishy beats, sprightly piano plinks, and an approximation of a sitar server as the backdrop for Katie Dill's transcontinental love letter."


    Through bubbly synths and rhythmic production, Dill and Nobles managed to cobble together a timeless, concise pop record. It's a finished product that could only exist when kids from Delaware grew up, trashed all their soul records and then got high some time after DJ Shadow started to suck but probably before J Dilla died.


    Love Now is deep and rich. The sound is Sam's wonderfully abrupt sampling and skipping drum beats underneath the band's live instruments. All of this is anchored by Katie's songwriting and sharp, but sweet vocals. Take heed: this is an important debut for a young band.

    1. One Big Family
    2. Far Away
    3. Mother Earth
    4. Bop Bop
    5. Why'd'ya Haftabee Sucha?
    6. Daisies
    7. Lonely
    8. Pony Ony O
    9. I Will Marry You
    Mean Lady
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    Soy Sauce

    Nacional Records is excited to announce the vinyl release of Mexican Institute of Sound's (M.I.S.) critically acclaimed,
    DJ-favorite albums 'Politico,' 'Pinata,' 'Mejico Maxico and 'Soy Sauce.'


    Their third album traverses Camilo Lara's wild musical imagination with a witty sense of humor for good effect - whether it's converting the traditional sounds of cumbia to a full on electronic dance track, paying tribute to J Dilla and Biggie with Mexican sonidos, or singing a love song as if Serge Gainsbourg had spent time in the Mayan jungle. Special guests include Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys), Mexican pop star Paty Cantu, Joselo Rangel (CafÉ Tacuba), and Brazilian singer Pat C.


    M.I.S. tours the world performing at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, with a wide range of
    high-profile television and videogame uses, including HBO 'Entourage' & 'East Bound & Down,' as well as
    'Californication' and videogames like EA Sports' 'FIFA' and the new 'Grand Theft Auto V', for which he curated
    one of the radio stations 'East Los FM.'


    The sound of old Mexican cumbias, boleros and mariachi tunes scrambled with samples, effects and beats.
    - NEW YORK TIMES


    Camilo Lara works the electro-dance scene like the James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem] of Latin America.
    Think Hot Chip visiting the Buena Vista Social Club; think traditional samples with bells and beats; think a
    sweaty indie-dance party. - CMJ

    1. Cumbia
    2. Alocatel
    3. Yo Digo Baila
    4. White Stripes
    5. Hiedra Venenosa
    6. Te Quiero Mucho
    7. Jalale
    8. Comite Culificador Part 1
    9. Comite Culificador Part 2
    10. Karate Kid 2
    11. Reventon
    12. Sinfonia Agridulce
    13. Alocatel
    14. Chiflideur
    Mexican Institute Of Sound
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    New Magic (Blue Vinyl)

    Pressed On Blue Vinyl

    Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R&B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound-blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll-through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.

    The song that serves as the album's true centerpiece is Blue Magic, a Philly Soul inspired number deconstructed almost like a rap song or the best of production savants like J Dilla or Madlib, complete with chiming glockenspiel bells and old school female backing vocals. The song has the appeal of an instant classic. On the heels of his 2015 self-titled debut and the 5-song EP, Songs I Forgot, that came before it, Son Little found his reach steadily growing. His song Lay Down had been streamed over seven million times, he had toured the world with artists as diverse as Leon Bridges, Kelis, Mumford & Sons, Portual. The Man and Shakey Graves in addition to his own headlining runs, and also became a Grammy Award winning producer, earning a 2016 Best Roots Performance award for his work on Mavis Staples.

    1. Kimberly's Mine
    2. Blue Magic (Waikiki)
    3. O Me O My
    4. Charging Bull
    5. Mad About You
    6. Miss Ona
    7. The Middle
    8. Bread & Butter
    9. ASAP
    10. Letter Bound
    11. Demon To The Dark
    Son Little
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    New Magic

    Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R&B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound-blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll-through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.

    The song that serves as the album's true centerpiece is Blue Magic, a Philly Soul inspired number deconstructed almost like a rap song or the best of production savants like J Dilla or Madlib, complete with chiming glockenspiel bells and old school female backing vocals. The song has the appeal of an instant classic. On the heels of his 2015 self-titled debut and the 5-song EP, Songs I Forgot, that came before it, Son Little found his reach steadily growing. His song Lay Down had been streamed over seven million times, he had toured the world with artists as diverse as Leon Bridges, Kelis, Mumford & Sons, Portual. The Man and Shakey Graves in addition to his own headlining runs, and also became a Grammy Award winning producer, earning a 2016 Best Roots Performance award for his work on Mavis Staples.

    1. Kimberly's Mine
    2. Blue Magic (Waikiki)
    3. O Me O My
    4. Charging Bull
    5. Mad About You
    6. Miss Ona
    7. The Middle
    8. Bread & Butter
    9. ASAP
    10. Letter Bound
    11. Demon To The Dark
    Son Little
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    Eyelid Movies

    Phantogram's music sounds like it's made by a band from the city. Electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul, and pop each find its way into their songs. Unexpectedly, the band doesn't live and work in a major urban center, but rather calls the town of Saratoga Springs, NY home. Despite the cultural influence of local Skidmore College (where fellow beat-experimenters Ratatat formed) Saratoga isn't exactly teeming with fans of J. Dilla, My Bloody Valentine or Serge Gainsbourg. Using various samplers, tapes, records, synths, drums, and both percussive and stringed instruments, Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, the duo that make up Phantogram have allowed their natural surroundings and metropolitan influences to mix, resulting in brilliant, unusual recordings that are beautiful yet hard, dreamlike yet substantial, danceable yet smart.


    1. Mouthful of Diamonds
    2. When I'm Small

    3. Turn It Off
    4. Running from the Cops
    5. All Dried Up
    6. As Far As I Can See
    7. You Are the Ocean
    8. Bloody Palms
    9. Futuristic Casket
    10. Let Me Go
    11. 10,000 Claps
    Phantogram
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    99.9%

    Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and raised in the city of Montreal, 23
    year-old Canadian artist Kaytranada is widely regarded as one of
    the most important new producers in the musical landscape today.
    Since the age of fourteen, when he first began to DJ and when his
    brother introduced him to music production software, his output has
    been relentless. As he explains, "after he showed me the basics,
    from that day on I couldn't stop making beats," pumping out a beat
    a day for the next couple of years and soon after self-releasing a series
    of EPs and beat tapes that quickly began to expand his reach.


    Single releases like "Drive Me Crazy" with Vic Mensa and "Leave
    Me Alone" with Shay Lia soon spread his name like wildfire and
    gained listens reaching far into the millions. In addition to that
    he's produced for artists such as Mobb Deep, Kali Uchis, Freddie
    Gibbs, The Internet, & Talib Kweli and remixed the likes of Disclosure,
    Pharrell, Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, and others. Kaytranada
    soon cemented his reputation and his sound; an undeniable swing
    of the drums comparable to J Dilla's, a signature soulful touch in the
    melodies, and a healthy dose of funky bass lines. Last year he was
    tapped by the legendary Rick Rubin who has acted as a mentor,
    eventually signing him to a publishing relationship.


    99.9% will be Kaytranada's first debut album on XL Recordings.
    The 15-track album includes guest vocals from Anderson .Paak,
    AlunaGeorge, BADBADNOTGOOD, Craig David, Syd, Little Dragon,
    Goldlink and more.

    LP 1
    1. Track Uno
    2. Bus Ride (Feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber)
    3. Got It Good (Feat. Craig David)
    4. Together (Feat. Alunageorge & Goldlink)
    5. Drive Me Crazy (Feat. Vic Mensa)
    6. Weight Off (Feat. Badbadnotgood)
    7. One Too Many (Feat. Phonte)


    LP 2
    1. Despite The Weather
    2. Glowed Up (Feat. Anderson .paak)
    3. Breakdance Lesson N.1
    4. You're The One (Feat. Syd)
    5. Vivid Dreams (Feat. River Tiber)
    6. Lite Spots
    7. Leave Me Alone (Feat. Shay Lia)
    8. Bullets (Feat. Little Dragon)

    KAYTRANADA
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    Ivywild

    Night Beds, the musical project of 26-year-old Colorado Springs native Winston Yellen, received much acclaim for his 2013 debut album, Country Sleep, scoring plaudits for its tortured take on alt country and Yellen's soaring vocals. But after finishing that album and before Country Sleep was even released, Yellen began experimenting with the kind of melancholic, neon-tinged R&B that makes up the mesmerising Ivywild. The thread that weaves through all of Yellen's music and holds it together is his unmistakable voice - plaintive, yearning, soulful, heartbreaking. Whether it's ascending over the luscious epic-electronics of Tide Teeth or aching alone on Country Sleep's opener Faithful Heights, Yellen's voice has a unique beauty matched by few of his contemporaries. The second Night Beds album draws on Yellen's original love of Bill Evans through to J Dilla and is made up of what Yellen calls sad sex jams and was inspired by a long-term love and a break-up which looms large throughout the albums veiled lyrics. Its genesis can be found in the stoned night in Nashville when Yellen first heard Yeezus. Lying on the floor, Yellen blared the album at top volume. Ivywild is a truly collaborative effort with a makeshift team of 25 musicians, notably Abe, Yellen's younger brother and closest friend - his credit on the album comes above Winston's own, so much value does he place upon the work Abe put in. Additional vocals come from Heather Hibbard, a singer from Maine who features on over half of the 16 track album, and was contacted by the gregarious Yellen through YouTube, after he found a video of her covering one of his songs. She came out to the studio the very next day. Finessing the poignant assortment of songs was a sometimes painful task, but dedicated to the core. I felt at some points we were losing our minds, he says. Initial versions of Me Liquor and God band On High: were 17 and 33 minutes respectively while Finished took four months to record. His editing process though was simple: If it makes you cry, keep it in. Field recordings also flood the record, offering it a deep textural grain. It is a luxury record, but it has a worn shirt feel, explains Yellen. It's lived in. It's like a quilt - but it took forever, cutting up all the vocals and letting it breathe.
    1. Finished
    2. Corner
    3. Me Liquor and God
    4. Seratonin
    5. Tide Teeth
    6. Sway(ve)
    7. [9_6] slack-jaw
    8. Eve A
    9. On High:
    10. Melrose
    11. Lay Your Hands
    12. All In Good Time (I Get You Wrong Interlude)
    13. Moon Sugar
    14. Love Streams
    15. I Give It
    16. Stand On My Throat
    Night Beds
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    Alone

    Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip-hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn't categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same.


    You don't have to put yourself in a box...there's so many different ways to go, Riggins says. A student of late jazz bassist Ray Brown, he tours with another Brown protÉgÉ, Grammy Award winner Diana Krall. In 2011, he collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert and on Kisses on the Bottom, McCartney's first studio release in five years. Names of some of the jazz artists he's backed reads like the genre's hall of fame - Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd and Ron Carter.


    But on his solo debut Alone Together, set for an October 23 release on Stones Throw Records (Vinyl and digital will be released in two-parts over summer and fall 2012), Riggins plants himself firmly as a hip-hop producer with a 34-track instrumental odyssey through nearly every influence on his career thus far. The project was inspired by much of the music he was creating while living in Los Angeles, and also by the love of his son and family.


    Now residing in his native Detroit, Riggins is back where it all began. I feel like I can really breath and stay inspired here, and I have room to set up my lab and be creative, he says. This is the rationale behind the title Alone Together, taken from a jazz standard written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz that begin with the words, Alone together, above the crowd.


    Coming back to the machines, I feel like I can really express myself, Riggins says. This is the way that I express my rhythms.


    Machines, however, are just one way he expresses his rhythms. Midway through the album, the track Water is interrupted by a vocal snippet where the speaker places Riggins right at the intersection of hip-hop and jazz. Alone Together is that intersection; it's the jazz music he's played professionally since the age of 19, and it's crafting beats like Africa on an MPC5000 while touring throughout Eastern Europe and Russia.


    I need the balance, Riggins says, of working with the likes of Krall and McCartney, and also being able to go back to the studio and create hip-hop. Without that, I couldn't be who I am.


    Songs on Alone Together range from 14 seconds to a little over three minutes, and are the essence of man vs. machine. When Riggins channels Elvin Jones on the album's climax and tribute to his longtime friend, J Dilla the Greatest, his tools are a Gretsch drum kit, the Fender Rhodes and an MPC3000. As versed as he is in jazz and pop, the machines will always be at the root - until the next thing.


    There's always something new to figure out, he says. That's the blessing in it.

    1. Intro
    2. Round The Outside
    3. From Detroit/Belle Isle
    4. Moogy Foog It
    5. OOOOOAAAAA
    6. Stadium Rock
    7. Alto Flute
    8. Orbitz
    9. Up
    10. Forward Motion
    11. Esperanza
    12. Africa
    13. Harpsichord Session
    14. Water
    15. Double Trouble
    16. A7 Mix
    17. Ding Dong Bells
    Karriem Riggins
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    A Constant Moth


    LP Is Packaged In 2-Panel Art Sleeve On High Quality Paper


    Welcome to the world of Lord RAJA, a strange, sometimes perilous
    alternate dimension withbeauty and decay in equal measure. It's a
    world built on the beat-centric music which flows through New York
    native Chester Raj Anand's stream of consciousness; here, half-remembered hip-hop classics are spliced into '90s IDM, ambient,
    footwork, and experimental sound design. Our latest dispatch from
    Lord RAJA's uncanny realm is the impulsive and unpredictable A
    Constant Moth LP, 12 hyper-detailed scenes ripped from the surreal
    mayhem at play in the mind of this talented young producer.


    After releasing his lush Rubies EP with Ghostly in the spring of 2013,
    Lord RAJA has travelled further down the wormhole opened by J Dilla,
    Dabrye, and Aphex Twin, seeking a place to call his own. His debut
    album, A Constant Moth, is that cosmic destination, and has been
    carved out and personalized with a strong sense of texture, rhythm,
    and spaciousness. Productions like Skyre and Pistol Refix put forth
    heavily smashing beats as the foundation of Lord RAJA's palace, while
    opulent dancefloor heaters Throw Them Out (System) and De Lia Lu
    Lu build glittering pillars from juke experiments and low-res
    electroisms, respectively. Warp affiliate Jeremiah Jae graces the
    atonal thump of Van Go like a knight paying his respects in RAJA's
    court, and beatless synth composition Gottfried Semper billows in
    the astral landscape's warm breeze. As far as we can discern, A
    Constant Moth is the most eclectic and fully realized depiction of Lord
    RAJA's far-o! galaxy to date.


    But these 12 tracks are indeed just a glimpse into the sheer scope of
    the East Coast artist's musical vision, as A Constant Moth boasts a
    brisk 35-minute runtime that'll leave you itching to jump into its
    dizzying barrage again. From the opening moments of Yelleo E-
    with its jittery rhythmic workout and whirlpool atmospheres-to the
    warbling radio transmissions which close out Golden Gravity Birds,
    Lord RAJA's debut LP delivers an intricate portrait of a burgeoning
    new producer. A Constant Moth is one of those rare records that
    sounds precociously self-assured while also hinting at a vast sonic
    universe that he's only begun to explore.

    1. Yelleo E
    2. Van Go feat. Jeremiah Jae
    3. Pistol Refix
    4. Darwin
    5. TV Talk
    6. Gottfried Semper
    7. Skyre
    8. Throw Them Out (System)
    9. De Lia Lu Lu
    10. Red Sun
    11. Black Top
    12. Golden Gravity Birds
    Lord RAJA
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    Fever

    Detroit's rap scene just wouldn't be the same today without the presence, influence and dedication of Motor City pioneer Black Milk. For the last 2 decades, he has been a vital producing and rapping force who has put in work with the likes of Slum Village, J-Dilla, Royce da 5'9 and Danny Brown just to name a few. Black's resume also expands way past the Midwest - do your homework.


    This month Black Milk gifts fans with a heavy project that touches on the sad state of affairs around the world. No topic was off limits on this release.


    "It's a lot of shit going on in the world right now," the Detroit veteran told DJBooth about the LP. "The title FEVER is based off the hot and high temperatures that we're seeing with all of the different social issues that's happening right now. I'm speaking on some of those topics and expressing how I'm maneuvering through this era that we're in right now."


    -Mikey Fresh (Vibe.com)

    1. unVEil (feat. Sudie)
    2. But I Can Be (feat. Ab)
    3. Could It Be
    4. 2 Would Try (feat. Dwele)
    5. Laugh Now Cry Later
    6. True Lies
    7. eVE
    8. Drown
    9. Dive
    10. Foe Friend
    11. Will Remain
    12. You Like To Risk It All/ Things Will Never Be
    Black Milk
    $23.99
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    Modern Streets

    Beat Spacek is the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style - instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere. From his legendary output with the band Spacek - Curvatia (2001), Vintage Hi-Tech (2003); solo work on the cult Sound In Color imprint and collaborations with the late, great J.Dilla; to his under-the-radar Black Pocket project for dBridge's Exit Records and his most recent work with Mark Pritchard as one half of Africa HiTech, his fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original.


    Beat Spacek sees him once again take the reigns as a solo artist creating a record that is as much a love letter to the future as it is an ode to the past. Created largely using iPhone and iPad apps, the album once again finds Steve liberated through new technologies, excited by the prospects of "the new" whilst expressing notions of the past. It's a journey through the evolution of modern Britain from a futurist perspective.


    Framed against a particular period in the 1980s when Steve was growing up as a young man in New Cross, South East London, Modern Streets is rooted in the duality of the past and the future. Flim-Flams was the club where he first experienced the clash of sounds and styles that characterised South London's racial, ethnic and cultural melting pot. A spot where Punks, Soul Heads, New Romantics, Dread Locks and Skinheads all converged brought together through a love of music and new sounds.


    From the paranoid, post-punk, sleng teng musings of I Wanna Know to the nu wave pop-powered love song Inflight Wave, Modern Streets is a direct reflection of that experience, envisioned through the mind of a 21st Century Rudeboy. Ghanaian Highlife is re-imagined in digital form on Tonight; Stand Firm tips its hat to the dancehall with a futuristic rinse; whilst the sub-bass powered anthem Alone in Da Sun draws on the finest elements of dubstep's sonic vocabulary and reworks them into a loose, new age club jam, brimming with soul and charisma.

    1. I Wanna Know
    2. Tonight
    3. Inflight Wave
    4. Modern Streets
    5. I Want You
    6. Gotta Get Some Music
    7. If You Are My Chalice
    8. There is a Love
    9. Stand Firm
    10. Compact n Sleep
    11. Back to School
    12. You're the Only One
    13. Alone in Da Sun
    Beat Spacek
    $29.99
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    The Grind Date (Out Of Stock)


    10th Anniversay Reissue Of The Grind Date


    2 LP Colored Vinyl (One LP Orange / Other LP Is Blue)


    De La Soul were interrupted just before they could deliver the third volume in their AOI series -- projected to be a DJ album -- to Tommy Boy. (The label
    perhaps bailed out from a 15-year relationship precisely because the group was going to release such a commercially bankrupt title, one that was planned
    instead to appear on an independent label run by Maseo.) De La Soul quickly realized they couldn't go ahead with the plan after signing their AOI label to
    Sanctuary, so they wrote a new record, The Grind Date. Although it may see them settling into a holding pattern, at least the pattern of 2001's AOI: Bionix
    is one that any hip-hop fan won't mind hearing repeated. Better yet, it boasts productions from an excellent cast of figures -- partner in crime Supa Dave
    West, author of the best tracks on their AOI series, J-Dilla, who's stretching out his patented (read: overdone) sound to embrace classic hip-hop, an only
    slightly commercialized Madlib, and young phenom 9th Wonder. Madlib gets what must be the first lead single of his career, a bright, antimaterialist tale
    called Shopping Bags (She Got From You) that thumps like a club tune, but lurches as only the Beat Conductor could do it. Verbal Clap finds J-Dilla
    allowing some grit into his productions, and Supa Dave only continues floating the most fluidly catchy productions of any rap producer in action.
    Meanwhile, De La Soul voices Posdnuos and Dave balance their time breezing easy on bumping message tracks with a few old-school shots that show
    them a bit defensive about the passing of time. (Check out Come On Down, a Madlib-produced shot with Flava Flav, or Days of Our Lives featuring
    Common.) Without a concept to tout, The Grind Date doesn't gel like AOI: Bionix, but it does show De La Soul keeping everything together more than 15
    years after their debut. After all, you certainly wouldn't see MF Doom guesting on a Tone-Loc record. - Review By John Bush

    LP 1
    1. The Future
    2. Verbal Clap
    3. Much More feat. Yummy
    4. Shopping Bags (She Got From You)
    5. The Grind Date
    6. Church
    7. It's LIke That feat. Carl Thomas


    LP 2
    1. He Comes Feat. Ghostface
    2. Days Of Our Lives Feat. Common
    3. Come On Down Feat. Flava Flav
    4. No Feat. Butta Verses
    5. Rock Co.Kane Flow Feat. MF Doom
    6. Shoomp Feat. Sean Paul (Bonus Track)

    De La Soul
    $24.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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