British singer, DJ, producer Ben Westbeech has a great new single. “Slowly” is smooth and creamy with house drums and subtle synths that keep it exciting. Ben’s floaty vocals seal the deal. His sophomore album There’s More To Life Than This due out in April.
You can download “Slowly” at his website (bottom right corner).
It’s hard to overstate what this track means for rap nerds. Unreleased material from the prolific Madlib isn’t all that surprising. But Jaylib? This deserves to be auctioned off in London with Fabergé eggs and Napoleon’s golf clubs. Jeff points us to the sample, The Meters’ “Handclapping Song.” Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget High Fi Music is out now.
I’ve been craving more MNDR since I heard her and Q-Tip make magic on “Bang Bang Bang.” Actually, I really caught the bug when I saw her on Letterman. Regardless, homegirl hits the electropop sweet spot. “Cut Me Out” is rhythmic, melodic and buzzing without all the cheese. Can’t wait for more.
Watch the making of and find tour dates after the break.
I’m not one to get excited about Freeway or Reek Da Villian, but Statik brings the best out of them here. “Im In the Hood” comes from The Statik-Free EP, which they recorded live for the Internet to watch. Out now.
And yes, Reek actually spells it “Villian.” I looked it up.
DJA and Dirty South Joe have distilled the essence of motivation and physical and mental exertion into musical form. The product of their labor is Heaven 2 Hell, their second 80s action soundtrack mix. As with any action sequel, the stakes are higher and the danger level has doubled (maybe even tripled). Put this on and get inspired.
Find the track list after the break and don’t forget about part one. Keep it locked for Blood Bros 3!
Giiiiirl, I heard Chico was outta jail now. Mmm mmm mmm.
I know, girl. Have you seen him? I heard he doing his thing.
It’s true. Paper Route Recordz’ new artist Chico is fresh off six years in federal prison and yes, he doing his thing. The rap promo handbook says you should have some mixtape buzz and preferably an album or two out before you go to jail, but it’s all the same to us. “6 Year Grudge” is the perfect intro track; it bangs hard on the verses and then breaks into a calm, expectant hook. Instead of lashing out with six years of pent up energy, Chico offers a measured flow. The beat comes courtesy of PT Prime Time, the guy with the gun and the baseball bat in the “Wut Chu Lookin At” video.