B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)
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B-Wave is back in Brooklyn TONIGHT (Friday, July 12th, 2013)

The InStereo crew (Engine, Yellowtail, and Jun Bug) are back at Brooklyn Stable in Williamsburg for the open format, “funk fusion” party we call B-Wave. Tonight we’re blessed to host special guests Zero Chaser (Bagbak Records), DJ Critical (Surreal Soundscapes), and Zona Tapes (Paxico Records). The soundtrack will span genres, cultures, time zones, and time … Continue reading

(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!
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(NEW) MUSIC From DJ Vadim: “Vah Vaow”, and “Control 2012”, “Don’t Be Scared” On Sale Now!

DJ Vadim‘s new album, “Don’t Be Scared”, is available now and if you heard its first two singles, there’s a good chance you already know it’s worth buying.  Though it maybe unnecessary, here’s a couple more joints for added incentive: “Vah Vaoh”, which is on the album and features Heidi Vogel, and “Control 2012”, which … Continue reading

Stream and Download Masia One’s “Bootleg Culture” Sampler + “Errrybody (studio cut)” Featuring Pharrel, The Game, and Isis Islam
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Stream and Download Masia One’s “Bootleg Culture” Sampler + “Errrybody (studio cut)” Featuring Pharrel, The Game, and Isis Islam

I’ve been impressed with Toronto emcee Masia One since I first saw her videos back in the early 2000s. It would’ve been easy to dismiss her as a gimmick artist, being that Asian rappers, particularly, Asian, FEMALE rappers, were an unfamiliar phenomenon. And, being a Canadian artist, it was hard for anybody to anticipate serious … Continue reading

WAYNE MARSHALL – “Go Hard” feat Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin (AGENT SASCO) , Bounty Killer, Vybez Kartel, Sizzla, Ward 21 & Bawse Dawg
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WAYNE MARSHALL – “Go Hard” feat Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin (AGENT SASCO) , Bounty Killer, Vybez Kartel, Sizzla, Ward 21 & Bawse Dawg

Much of the dancehall I’ve been hearing of late has been anything but hard. If you’re a bit tired of the soft stuff, you can thank Wayne Marshall and friends for knowing when it’s time to “Go Hard” That’s the title of the track which features vocals from Damian Marley, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Vybez kartel, … Continue reading

Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW
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Preview Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight – Out TOMORROW

Saw this posted on KN earlier… definitely had to share it here. BBC Radio Host/Producer/DJ/Globe-traveling Crate-Digger and founder of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson, is bringing us another eclectic compilation of recordings from “unsung heroes and emerging talent from the Worldwide underground” with the eighth Brownswood Bubblers album. Multinational selections of FOlk, Soul, Hip-Hop, and Jazz … Continue reading

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Brand New Damian “Jr Gong” Marley – Set Up Shop (Official Music Video)

More sights and sounds from Jamaica and Damian Marley, who just dropped this video for his track “Set Up Shop”. On this one, we get the classic brand of Marley inspiration with lyrics and video touting entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. At least that’s the drift I’m getting. Comment to the post or reply on twitter … Continue reading

Sounds in the Clouds: Stimulus’ Africa In Your Earbuds 4.0 – WHAT IT MEANS (presented by Okay Africa)
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Sounds in the Clouds: Stimulus’ Africa In Your Earbuds 4.0 – WHAT IT MEANS (presented by Okay Africa)

I listen to a lot of dope music, much more than you would think from my recent posts (or lack there of)! Like so many people, I discover a lot of this dopeness in the “cloud”, whether it be via Soundcloud, MixCloud, or some other site or streaming service. It’s long overdue that I make … Continue reading

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Blitz the Ambassador & the Embassy Ensemble – Upcoming Shows at SOBs and the Apollo

Blitz the Ambassador is doing very big things! If you’re not familiar with the Brooklyn based MC/producer who got a lot of press in 2010, you’ve got two more chances coming up to make sure that you’re up on Blitz and his six-piece, brass-heavy backing band – the Embassy Ensemble – in the new year. … Continue reading