DOOM's most recent solo album following 2004's MM..FOOD Guests include Ghostface, Raekwon, Bumpy Knuckles, Charles Bukowski with beats from J Dilla, Jake One, Madlib and the supervillain himself.
The 20th Anniversary Edition Of Labcabincalifornia is pressed on limited edition Gold Vinyl. The Pharcyde’s landmark Labcabincalifornia just hit its 20th anniversary, having originally been released on November 14th, 1995. The Bicycle Music Company celebrates with an all new pressing of the double gatefold LP. The Pharcyde released Labcabincalifornia, their follow up to their legendary debut Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (itself released on November 24th, 1992) with the album ultimately launching three singles, “Runnin’”, “She Said” and “Drop” (which would go on to massive MTV music video fame due to it’s first ever entirely backwards filmed video directed by Spike Jonze). Over the next 20 years, the legacy of The Pharcyde and Labcabincalifornia has continued to rise. In the case of Labcabincalifornia, that’s in no small part due to the production work on the project from the legendary Jay Dee, aka J Dilla.
Swarvy is dope. We all saw this when "Scotch" dropped last year to high acclaim. Stunts picks up where Scotch left off. Stunts is a four volume journey with a wide range of sonics, from live instrumentation, to beaten up samples. The 2xLP offers 40 tracks, 10 as of yet unheard by the world, and exclusive to the vinyl.
20th Anniversary edition released in collaboration with Raekwon, who designed the set’s look & feel A Purple Cassette of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is housed in a premium, “Watch Box” display case with white stitching, an embossed silver-on-black Raekwon logo, and a “The Purple Tape” silver placard on front Full color outer box with wrap-around original cover artwork Cassette only: repressing of the original famed “Purple Tape,” with full audio from 1995 album 118-page hardcover book, featuring lyrics to all songs and liner notes by Chris Faraone and Raekwon, plus photos and other visuals pertaining to album’s 1995 release Limited to 1995 copies worldwide! Hip-hop fans who will salivate at this reissue likely already know some of the backstory: in 1995, worldwide Wu-Tang frenzy was at an all-time high. First, of course, there had been the Wu-Tang’s epic 1993 debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), which changed the shape of hip-hop to come, with ripples that still resonate today. Then the solo albums, all produced by Wu patriarch RZA: first was Method Man’s Tical (late 1994), then Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (spring 1995). By the time Raekwon’s debut was ready, fans were knocking each other over on album release day. And so, on August 1, 1995 as the legend goes, the first 10,000 cassette buyers ran home and opened their plastic cases to discover that the tape itself was an unexpected, stunning shade of lavender. The rest, as they say, is history… and limited-edition history at that. After the initial purple versions, RCA Records switched to the usual clear plastic to house the legendary tape. The Purple Tape became an instant collector’s item, a Holy Grail for Wu-Tang disciples, coveted by those who could claim to be the earliest devotees of Raekwon’s lyrical genius. The album is still called “The Purple Tape” to this day, by Raekwon and other Wu-Tang members. Colors aside, though, let’s not forget the album itself. Backed by arguably RZA’s most wide-ranging, hard-hitting and at-times lush beats on any Wu-Tang family album before or since, Raekwon and co-MC Ghost Face Killer run the lyrical gamut, introducing “Wu-Gambinos” slang, dishing out “Ice Cream”, and melting “Glaciers of Ice” along the way to influencing just about every MC who followed in their wake. Beyond Ghostface (who shines on 12 out of the album’s 17 tracks), guest appearances from Nas, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Master Killa, RZA and the debut of Cappadonna (aka Cappachino) locked the album as an undisputed classic. It’s a record that hit hard in 1995 and continues to resonate with new fans to this day. As Raekwon explained in the original “Purple Tape Cassette Box” liner notes book (and in Brian Coleman’s Check the Technique Volume 2): “A lot of rappers wasn’t being creative [at that time] and we came with a potion that just shocked the game. We introduced shoes, we brought about different names and aliases. That record inspired maybe 95% of the game’s lyrics [afterwards], and integrity on just making music, period. People from our era know how real it is. It’s timeless.” 20 years later, celebrate the majesty of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx with Get On Down’s “Purple Tape Watch Box,” a release you are sure to proudly display in your collection for decades to come.
180g heavyweight black vinyl LP housed in a special die-cut cover art gatefold jacket. Includes 16 page color booklet with special varnish. LP package is a gatefold with die-cut star cover which you ‘look through’ to see the vinyl inside. ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) is David Bowie’s 28th studio album and his first since stunning the world in 2013 with the critically acclaimed The Next Day. The release date for ★ coincides with David’s birthday. The album’s title track is the first single, and is accompanied by a short film visual directed by the acclaimed Johan Renck. Music from the ★ single has been featured in the opening title credits and trailers for the new TV series The Last Panthers. The series, also directed by Johan Renck, began airing across Europe in late-October and will premiere in the U.S. on SundanceTV in Spring 2016.
Four Tet's brilliant 2012 collection finally available on vinyl. Half-speed mastered for audiophile-quality reproduction. Double LP packaged in a stunning heavyweight spot-color jacket.
The holy grail for Sun Ra collectors and fans, his original album previously released on Impulse. No interplanetary orders accepted.
Live from the Streets' is a video series created by producer Mr. Green and director Sam Lipman-Stern. The series, which airs on Noisey, follows Green globally on a journey meeting interesting people and musicians on the streets. Green samples their music; interviews the street performer; and then turns the sounds into original beats. After the beat is created, he collaborates with one of his favorite rappers to add powerful lyrics to the musical backdrop he and the street musician constructed. Finally, at the end of each episode, Green revisits the people he sampled to play theam the final track; often times receiving emotional responses from people who have never heard themselves on recorded audio. The final episodes are a unique hybrid music/video experience. Mr. Green is now preparing to release his first ever Live From The Streets album on vinyl in collaboration with Fat Beats.
Limited to 1000 units. Mr. Len (Company Flow/Dirty Disco Squares) and Natasha Diggs (Mobile Mondays) collaborate to curate a 10 record box set of 45s for the hallowed Brunswick label. Fueled by the soul and disco jams by the likes of Exit 9, The Chi-Lites, and Vaughan Mason & Crew, the duo compile tunes to keep dancers grooving, skaters rolling, and beat lovers bopping. The limited edition box set slated for a November release include: Barbara Acklin Sidney Joe Qualls Boobie Knight The Chi-Lites Exit 9 The Lost Generation Johnny Jones Tyrone Davis Vaughan Mason & Crew Young and Company Willie Henderson Young Holt Unlimited
Dense with rhymes and intriguing beats, Jonwayne is Retired is fresh with purpose – an updated glimpse into the sound of the LA beatmaker and MC. Each track is an interactive playground of deep-cutting production and Jonwayne’s magnetic rap style. "Beacon" merges grainy, distorted sounds with thoughtful clarity and sharp vocals. Riddled with hooks and fire, "Minerals & Gems" feels light yet submerged. ""Dirty Dan"" is a movement-inducing flip that sways, while "Green Light (feat. Anderson Paak)" lines up the planets ahead of everyone. "30,000" closes the EP with curious synths, a minimal beat showcase that reveals Jonwayne at his low-key best. Mixed by Daddy Kev on his new SSL console at Cosmic Zoo, Jonwayne is Retired is arguably the best sounding Jonwayne record to date. Zone out with the flow, or pay attention and get inspired. Choose your adventure. Jonwayne is Retired.
Low End Theory resident & veteran Los Angeles DJ Nobody creates the crucially timed full-length Vivid Green via Alpha Pup Records. Embracing the flux within LA underground musical movements of the last fifteen years, Elvin Estela has been on the studio grind while touring internationally refining chops in bass heavy beats, electronic bangers and psychedelic rock. Since debuting with one of Los Angeles' first instrumental hip-hop full lengths with 2000's Soulmates, Estela has gone on to remain relevant within the shape-shifting scenes of LA's multicultural artistic climate. Nobody utilizes the same signature mood, melody, and diversity that identified him in 2000, but with an unmistakable modern upgrade - no doubt influenced by Low End Theory, the club he co-founded in 2006. Vivid Green is expanding on the repertoire that has kept Nobody standing as a strong symbol for open ears. Vivid Green is strongly instrumental, but boasts the vocal collaborations of The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler-Zavala, electronic songwriter Baths, laid-back SoCal rapper Nocando, freak-soul Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise (Sonnymoon), and Teri Gender Bender of Les Butcherettes/Bosnian Rainbows.
"Mindblowing Warp debut for Bibio, destined to sit in the canon as one of the loveliest records in the catalogue. A hushed crackle ushers in Ambivalence... the lo-fi noise soon gives way to chiming guitars and the hazy hue of a lost 70s folk record. Gorgeous. Then the swift drop as Bibio stays in the 70s but with 'Jealous of Roses' lifts it up to the funk, where wah-wah guitar dust sounds like a blue-eyed Sly Stone. From here he runs through these irresistible flavours but also finds space to explore cut-n-paste-post Dilla beat science ('Fire Ant', 'S'Vive) euphoric, sun kissed highlife ('Lovers Carvings') and thick-n-hazy B.O.C broken psychedelia. A dizzying album, one of the best Bleep has heard in '09." - Bleep
Do You Want More?!!!??! is the second studio album by the hip hop band The Roots. It's the band's major label-debut, coming two years after their independent debut album, Organix (1993). Do You Want More?!!!??! is considered by critics as a classic of hip hop jazz. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this title back on blue vinyl for its 20th Anniversary.
The Nickel EP marks Red Apples 45's five year anniversary. It's only right for AG & Ray West to celebrate the label in the spirit it started. The Nickel showcases the duo's chemistry and growth while keeping to their essence. Special guests appearances that include Roc Marciano, L Fudge, John Robinson and Red Apples' own Superstar Dave Dar. With original water color art by world renown artist & Graffiti writer Cern1 of the Ymi crew. To all that have supported us: The red apples movement has been about the music from its inception and will continue to be. Our only goals are quality pieces and culture preservation. Thanks to all the great artists whom have contributed their various talents and energy to our projects along the way. Thank you to all the people who have listened, shared, purchased, blogged, downloaded, interviewed, wrote about & help spread the word of our movement. This EP is dedicated to the late Party Arty.
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PRODUCT complies the A and AA sides of Sophie's first two EPs on Numbers, with the contents of the brand new "MSMSMSM b/w Vyzee" and "L.O.V.E. b/w Just Like We Never Said Goodbye" singles.
Adele is set to release "25," her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday November 20th and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single 'Skyfall' in 2012. "Hello" is the debut single from ''25." The cinematic video for ''Hello'' was shot in the countryside surrounding Montreal and is directed by the celebrated young Canadian director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm). "My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did." - Adele
The Internet, the Los Angeles-based, R&B/soul band fronted by Syd and Matt Martians will release their third album, Ego Death, on Columbia Records in the summer of 2015. The album's first single, "Special Affair," is a sultry, skittering swirl of a song that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of the rest of the record. Ego Death was recorded in the band's hometown of Los Angeles. The album is a heady mix of confessions and come-ons, shiny Rhodes keyboard glimmers, chugging drums, slinking bass lines, and Syd's honeyed voice anchoring the mix. It's an album that connects the dots between Digable Planets, Erykah Badu's Baduizm, the warm, inviting breezes of the West Coast, and the stories that only happen very late at night or very early in the morning, all played by musicians who are carrying the soul torch for the new generation. The band says Ego Death is about "being vulnerable and honest. It's about us growing up as a band and as individuals, and the challenges we're facing and learning from. It's about us acknowledging our egos and the egos around us, and using them the best way we know how." Ego Death is The Internet's most evolved album to date, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Tyler, the Creator, and Vic Mensa. The Internet began as two people Syd and Matt. Syd taught herself how to record, engineer, and produce at age 15. She also sings, imbuing every song with a passionate, mellifluous, quiet power. Matt produces and plays synths. She's now 23; he's now 26. Like all post-modern relationships, the duo initially met on Myspace in 2008, only to meet in-person three years later. The Internet have released two prior albums including 2011's Purple Naked Ladies and 2012's Feel Good.
Saturdays= Youth is the fifth studio album by M83 produced by Ken Thomas, (Sigur Ros and the Cocteau Twins) with co-production by Ewan Pearson (Tracey Thorn, The Rapture, and Ladytron) and M83's Anthony Gonzalez. The album was originally released on Mute in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim including an 8.5 "Best New Music" by Pitchfork, and being named album of the year by Drowned in Sound.
Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee formed the group Mantronix In the early 80s. Their Sleeping Bag Records debut - Mantronix: The Album shot to commercial success with the wildly futuristic sound that is summed up perfectly with the 2 songs featured on this 7". Side A features "Needle To The Groove" which is classic Mantronik production; pounding 808, pulsing bass, lots of scratching all accompanied by MC Tee's signature voice. Side B features the equally amazing (and the first single from the group) "Fresh Is The Word". While encompassing the same trademark style of "Needle..", "Fresh Is The Word" is a little more stripped down putting more focus on the beats and rhymes. Both these songs are essential to the foundation of Hip Hop which was starting to push the envelope of technology and sampling during this time putting Mantronik at the forefront of this movement.
"Cold Gettin' Dumb" remains one of the most exhilarating tracks from an era when hip-hop was inventing itself day by day. Mantronik's production was so ahead of its time, and when coupled with Just Ice the combination was pure fire. This song still to this day might be one of the hardest beats ever made in Hip Hop. 10 years after its release Redman tried to recreate the beat for his single "It's Like That (My Big Brother) but the fact that Mantronik had programmed and sequenced "Cold Gettin' Dumb" live you can hear the difference which makes the original beat unmatched.
Warp reissue Fi, previously released on Mush Records. "Bibio is the antidote to the modern laptopia of pristine electronic music, curing us with majestic drones, gnarly disintegrating guitars and warbling tape loops filtered through your parent's broken 1970's hi-fi" -Marcus Eoin, Boards of Canada
The follow up to Skyzoo's acclaimed debut LP "The Salvation", 2012's "A Dream Deferred" is finally available on vinyl. The sophomore album by the Brooklyn wordsmith features the singles "Jansport Strings", "Range Rover Rhythm", and "Spike Lee Was My Hero" (featuring Talib Kweli). The fan favorited project includes guest spots from Jill Scott, Freeway, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn and more, and boasts production by !llmind, Jahlil Beats, 9th Wonder, Black Milk DJ Khalil and a host of others. After three years it's now available on limited edition purple colored wax for your collection.
D12 is the hip hop group from Detroit featuring the world's most popular rapper, Eminem. Their sophomore album “D12 World” features "My Band," which reached number one in Australia and the U.S., and top 5 in the U.K. and Germany. The album features production by Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Eminem. Continuing with its Respect The Classic campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic back on vinyl with a special edition animated cover with monster finger with nails that grow and a rotating planet.
"CB Records is proud to announce the new 7” single by Mophono and The Gaslamp Killer titled “Murder Man (CTB vol 1)”, the first installment in the limited edition vinyl series based on the legendary San Francisco party Change The Beat. Founded in 2006 by Mophono, The Gaslamp Killer, Citizen Ten and Aspect McCarthy, CTB was known as the most forward thinking weekly showcase in the world, Hosting acts like Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Slum Village, Edan, Mono/Poly and Eprom. The party description says it all, “Dirt Wave & Rock Electronique, Thug Jazz & Riot Funk, Psyche Madness & Funk Rock layered with the hardest instrumental & Dub beats from around the world!!!" The Gaslamp Killer and Mophono have worked together for over 10 years since their first meeting behind the turntables at a Halloween art party in San Diego. GLK and Mophono have consistently thrown back the boundaries of music and DJ’ing from the early days of CTB to working together extensively on GLK releases like Death Gate, Breakthrough and now this grimy new single Murder Man. There is an emerging vocabulary that accurately describes this experimental genre that Mophono calls Dirt Wave. The A side, with the surprisingly upbeat rhythms to the screeching breakdown at the end, “Murder Man” smashes a futuristic yet vintage sound that can be heard all over this new release. “Xposure” on the B side, is definitely not shy either. From freakout screams to the distorted bass and chaotic b-boy drums, this is definitely not for the faint of heart."
2015 album from critically acclaimed rapper, Freddie Gibbs. Fresh off the heels of his successful album, Pinata with prolific producer, Madlib, Freddie returns with Shadow of A Doubt. Includes 16 page booklet.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition housed in jewel case with special silver foil cover to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of this release. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, hip hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest release the original album remastered from the original tapes by Grammy-Award winning engineer Bob Power with three exclusive new remixes by a few of today's biggest hip hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence. Featuring remastered versions of classic cuts like "Bonita Applebum", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Can I Kick It?" and more.
Le1f, the artist moniker of Khalif Diouf, is one of the most hyped rappers in the underground hip-hop scene. His debut record Riot Boi, to be released by XL Recordings this fall, features some of the hottest electronic producers —SOPHIE, Evian Christ, Dubbel Dutch— while tackling issues such as black racial justice, transgender rights, and access to clean water.
PRODUCT complies the A and AA sides of Sophie's first two EPs on Numbers, with the contents of the forthcoming "MSMSMSM b/w Vyzee" and "L.O.V.E. b/w Just Like We Never Said Goodbye" singles.
The album throws horror soundtracks, sampled library and j-pop records into a no mans land between grime, early dubstep and Chicago footwork. Mostly instrumental, it zigzags between hypnotic, downcast loops, growling drones, jagged cut-ups of androids gone haywire, threaded through twitchy, transatlantic rhythms and sub-bass inaudible through your laptop speakers. Building slowly, but more upbeat than previous albums, many of these tracks have more in common with Kode9's recent singles from the last few years than they do with his two previous albums with collaborator The Spaceape 'Memories of the Future' (2006) and 'Black Sun' (2012) Yet 'Nothing' is haunted both by The Spaceape's presence (he died in 2014 after a prolonged battle with cancer), on 'Third Ear Transmission', a communiqué from a zone of digital immortality, and his absence, on 'Void', whose spaces were originally intended for the vocalist, and 'Nothing Lasts Forever' which closes the album with a 9 minute silence. In 2016, in collaboration with simulation artist Lawrence Lek, Kode9 will tour a live A/V set which revolves around a evacuated, fully automated, luxury hotel known as the ‘Nøtel', whose corporate logo features on the album’s cover. The project explores a post-scarcity world in which the only thing in short supply is humans. The performance guides the audience on a first-person tour through the uncanny architecture of the Nøtel. In sprawling chambers deep within slick glass corridors, they encounter warped spaces, quantum clouds, gravitational pools, dancing voids and holograms of the dead.
The issues of police brutality, corporate greed and racial inequality continue to fuel a powerful movement in America today. Never one to mince words, Legendary New York rapper Talib Kweli's voice has become a prominent one across not only social media platforms, but through television appearances and his music as well. His latest surprise effort, Fuck The Money, sees Kweli take politicians, bankers and the entire capitalist system head on.
In Spring 2012, producer MONO/POLY self-released a FREE 5-song EP through his website entitled "KILLER B's". These previously-unreleased tracks were raw, unmastered bangers to be digitally unleashed in between 2011's "Manifestations" EP (Brainfeeder) & his forthcoming 2013 full-length opus "Golden Skies" (Rodriguez Lopez Productions). HIT+RUN longed to give these songs an official home, and have recently collaborated with MONO/POLY to release the "KILLER B's" Deluxe edition (HNR22) available worldwide on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013. The classic 5-track EP was remastered and supplemented with 7 additional unreleased songs, mostly unearthed from that fruitful period in late 2011. 'Ill Deal' & 'Boxing Gloves' made brief appearances on "The Age Of the Soul" (HNR14), the otherworldly hour-long mix cd crafted exclusively for H+R by MONO/POLY in Fall 2011. "Crew" is MONO/POLY's stand-out contribution from "Hit+Run Presents: Road Kill Vol. 1" (HNR19), and was be featured in an February 2013 episode of "WORKAHOLICS" on Comedy Central. Alongside these 5 unreleased gems are two very special and exclusive remixes by Los Angeles luminaries Daedelus and Ras_G. These inventive remixes were created in January 2013, showcasing the ethereal and visionary genius of each producer.
MoSS may be a new name to some in the music game, but his production credits are instantly recognizable. Ghostface Killah’s smash hit “Kilos”, Raekwon’s “”Have Mercy””, Obie Trice’s entire “”Special Reserve”” album and most recently a collaborative album with Eternia “”At Last”” released on Fatbeats. The Canadian-born, Toronto area resident has been bubbling just below the surface of worldwide notoriety for quite some time, and is now preparing the release of his debut production album featuring the likes of: Joell Ortiz, Slum Village, Ill Bill, AZ, DJ Premier & Joe Budden. MoSS got his first taste of notoriety by working with Obie Trice (Shady Records) around 2000. Moss was producing records for Obie – including both his independent singles “”Well Known”” and the 12” “Mr. Trice” – which created the buzz that eventually led to Obie’s major label deal. Since then, MoSS has produced for a long list of “who’s who” in the Hip Hop world, including: Joell Ortiz, Ghostface, Papoose, Peedi Crack, The Game, Slum Village, Boot Camp Clik, Red Cafe, Mr Easy, AZ, Bounty Killa, D-Block (Styles P and Sheek Louch), Termanology, Big Shug, M.O.P., Kool G. Rap, Ras Kass, Omilio Sparks, Proof of D12, and the list goes on. A former member of DJ Premier’s production label, “Works of Mart”, as Premier’s first ever production signee, MoSS is not only an emcee’s producer, but a producer’s producer as well. Recognized by an elite group in his field, he is known by many as a record digger. Having assisted on price guides, rare record books and various musical anthologies, MoSS eventually started his own reissue label ‘Strawberry Rain’ that specializes in re-releasing rare psychedelic music from around the world, including countries like Indonesia, Iran, France and even Zambia where he travelled to find records and artists. His label has gained recognition across the globe and his releases have been reviewed in everything from Guitar Player magazine to an Indonesian division of Rolling Stone Magazine. A record collector in the truest sense of the word. MoSS has been recognized in publications such as Rollingstone, SPIN, Scratch, People Magazine, Pound, Fadeout, and more. Production credits combined, the talented producer has sold over 2 million records worldwide.
"Wise words are like water. Crystal clear and essential for life. Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche. J-Live’s twelfth studio album, “How Much Is Water?” challenges listeners to consider how much music is worth in today’s landscape. J-live experiments with various modern styles of production and enlists double time rhyme schemes that he hasn’t incorporated since the days of the classic single “Them That’s Not” from his debut album “The Best Part”. J-Live maintains the balance with his signature boom-bap ethic, jazzy eclectic samples, and thought-provoking lyrics.
Million dollar smiles, lattes & police brutality.Excess and fiscal ambiguity.Media violence & Lamborghini dreams, all under one surveillance video texture. The desert landscape, like tupperware housing digital smog.K9’s and glistening acid rain,wash away the sentient blood that stains the palm tree city.An Escalade® burns on the freeway.The drone of helicopters hum above head, in a desert backdrop commuters in traffic requite a speed of 20 mph pass the gleaming semiotic debris.the sushi elite & the poor all anonymous in an unforgiving freeway fatality,an undiscerning system. Man on the highway, through a walkie talkie speaker, barefoot on the slick asphalt.As the sunsets, the sky burns a fusion of metal and silhouetted palms.and a hyper real civilization is rendered by it’s idealism, at war with the gravity of reality..Rendered by it’s traffic culture, it’s culture of police brutality and gang violence, media saturation and racism, it’s glamorization and solipsism, rendered by the tabloid of it self. "Skid Row started as a collection of poems, it came first as words, then grew into becoming the lyrics of Skid Row.. I was writing about the state of the world around me, living on what feels like the brink of societal collapse while also seeing high excess everywhere.. all the sounds of the streets crept in, the blood and tears on the street, the echoing sirens in the early morning fog, soaked into the poetry and it became evident that LA is a hyper America. a place where violence (media and real life), excess and poverty, police exceptionalism & brutality, racism interact daily.. racism is a war on reason, so in my state of animosity I wrote Skid Row, I’m a disciple of the streets my spoken word and music on Skid Row mirror these conflicts that spill out over the western landscape like a painting of America frozen in a state of hyper real war “ - JAMES FERRARO
Available on metallic silver colored 12" vinyl distinctly housed inside a hand-screenprinted jacket by HIT+RUN Crew (a strict edition of 500qty) featuring the cover art of UK graffiti legend SheOne. The enigma known as ZACKEY FORCE FUNK returns to the electro stratosphere with his latest musical treasure “CHROME STEEL TIGER”[HNR54]. Nine new tales of blissed out boogie & modern funk-influenced beats featuring Zackey’s hauntingly sly vocals, guide the listener into a parallel universe of love, celebration, wisdom & heartache. Album highlights include a crowning collaboration with West Coast legend The Egyptian Lover on b-boy uprock “ON THE 1”, plus Zackey’s heartfelt homage to Eric Garner on “I CAN’T BREATHE”, which struggles for peaceful reconciliation in an otherworldly resting place. Production duties are laced by Tom Noble, Josh Jetson, Brian Ellis, plus Loos Shus, RND1 and Zackey’s most recent collaboration with XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster on the single “HEARTS ON FIRE”. First discovered by Kutmah back in the golden era of Myspace, Zackey's signature "Force Funk Sound" swiftly grabbed the attention of a number of formidable producers. Collaborations followed shortly after with the likes ofSalva, Lazer Sword, Lorn, Mike Gao, Inkswel, Jellphonic, Daedelus and B. Bravo, as well as forming the group DEMON QUEEN with Tobacco. As these tunes were scattered across various labels, finding their homes on their respective collaborator's projects, ZFF continued to hone his style, delving deeper into the psychedelic future funk realm of which he has created for himself. “CHROME STEEL TIGER” is the follow-up to Zackey’s debut LP “Money Green Viper” [HNR40], a scrapbook of late night joyrides, fast women, demonic visions, real rap rituals and the ever-present pursuit of infinite paper, released to worldwide acclaim last summer on HIT+RUN. This new future funk classic is destined to rocket Zackey’s Force Funk Sound into the global spotlight. **Don’t miss the Official “CHROME STEEL TIGER” Record Release Party taking place at The Echo in Los Angeles on October 27th featuring live performance by Zackey & Friends.
Gian Scott (better known as Jincallo) is a talented young musician and unnecessarily well kept secret. Residing in the 818, we have long enjoyed Jincallo's vivid releases from over the hills. The dreamy nature and animate percussion in his instrumentals make for some of the smoothest cuts in the city. He's graced the stages of Low End Theory and has played with the best of them. After years of following his sound, we're proud to be able to release one of his projects. Wish You The Best is Jincallo's fourth official LP and is made entirely of 2014 experiences. We found it to be the type of project we got lost in as we worked ourselves into those Monday nights. After suffering the dreaded case of a fried MacBook, some of his favorite tracks were recovered and luckily ended up on his newest album. This full-length beat memoir can be purchased digitally on his Bandcamp right now. It features Gian's brother Dreadfro, as well as Kat Khaleel, and long-time collaborator/friend, ELOS.