Black Milk and Nat Turner return with Sunday Outtakes, a 7" vinyl release consisting of 5 tracks created during a week-long jam session - the same jam session that produced the acclaimed instrumental album The Rebellion Sessions.
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The latest in Cold Busted’s 7” series – featuring previously digital-only cuts now enshrined on wax – comes from accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea. Known for his contributions to the IWYMI and Bust Free compilations as well as his widely lauded album Seeds, Roots & Fruits, Emapea has been recently selected for inclusion in Mark Farina’s next Mushroom Jazz installment. So the time is ripe to get funky and fresh with this prime beat-maker’s new 7” single. This one goes out to the B-Boys, as “B-Boy Stance” grooves with its ‘70s-style car chase guitar, feet-shuffling rhythms, horn splashes, and energetic vocal drops. Every B-Boy needs a solid B-side, and here you’ll find “B-Boy Theme”. This one transports the floor to a raucous block party complete with breakneck scratches and energetic drum loops, alongside ‘70s funk flourishes that’ll get any private dick – who’s a sex machine to all the chicks – quickly moving his hips.
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Cold Busted is digging deep into their extensive catalog to issue choice cuts – previously digital-only – onto wonderful 7” wax. This latest offering collects two of the label’s biggest tracks on a split single that’s sure to get the DJs salivating. First, the cool downtempo beats and breezy latin flavor of “Fiesta” by British producer 80s Casual create bonafide dance floor chills. Lovely flamenco guitar riffs, filtered drum beats, and incredibly cool vocal snatches and hand percussion show why this cut spent over 300 weeks on the Beatport top 100 Downtempo Chart … 8 of those weeks at #1. Flip the vinyl for Yuri Petrovski and his fun take on “True”. Also a hit on the Beatport Downtempo Chart – 24 weeks at #1, and 82 weeks total on the chart – this cut is the total definition of ‘slow jam’ with its steady rhythm, smooth synth pads, and deliciously cheeky sample loops. It’s tailor-made for the loungiest of mirror ball moments.
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A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88). Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year old Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last year. Now, after many calls for a physical release, on Oct. 10th, 2016 or Dia De La Raza, Brownout adds to the celebration of the heritage of Latin America and cultural heritage by releasing this limited run 45. Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and veterans of the international B-Boy battle scene, performing live at many battles over the last ten years. After knocking out a live reworking of the song, which contains a famous sample of El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado,” the band called on their peers and heroes alike. Mellow Man Ace, the legendary Cuban American rapper best known for his 1989 hit “Mentirosa” was the first collaborator for the tune. “Mellow was my very first concert as a kid in Laredo, TX” says song producer Adrian Quesada, “so for him to jump on board quickly sparked the fire.” Others include DJ Dus (aka El Dusty) and Mexstep of the group Third Root representing the South Texas Chicano experience, Niña Dioz, an explosive female MC from Monterrey, Mexico, Afro-Cuban MC Kool AD (Das Racist) and his DJ, the Chicago born Amaze 88. The coming together of multiple races and cultures is more important now than ever in today’s increasingly divided political climate and Brownout’s version of “La Raza” pays homage to the past, keeping one foot firmly planted while putting their sincere and creative stamp on visioning a more united future. The flipside is an instrumental original that, as the title teases, has some Arab flare. The recipe for this cut seems to blend a dash of Cairo Jazz Band with and a pinch of desert-psych funk groove, in turn creating a full, slow-burning groove that is sure to mellow and get heads nodding.
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Very limited 10 year anniversary edition 7" boxset which includes instrumentals! Demand for Dilla's music has continued to grow and grow since his tragic passing in 2006, testament to his talent and originality which has influenced a whole new generation of producers and musiclovers across the globe. Around 75% complete at the time of his death, the task of finishing the album was entrusted to friend and fellow Detroit artist Karriem Riggins. The album features stellar performances from Common, Busta Rhymes, D'Angelo, Black Thought and Pharoahe Monch, as well as Dilla himself rhyming on closing track 'Won't Do'. Undeniably soulful yet raw, real and deeply rooted in the streets, The Shining perfectly showcases perhaps the greatest beat-maker of all time at his very best. To mark the tenth anniversary of this special album, which marked the reunion of Dilla and BBE for the first time since his debut LP Welcome 2 Detroit, we've pressed it to 7" vinyl for the very first time. Featuring both original and instrumental versions across a massive ten discs, this comprehensive boxed set serves as a timely document to an artist who helped bring underground hip hop and soul together, introduced new levels of creativity to music production and wrote a blueprint which continues to be followed to this day.
Since the invention of Serato, creating the perfect break record is a lost art form. In the twenty teens break record releases are few and far between for vinyl purists. DJ’s and producers alike rely on instant access to curated sound libraries bypassing all the junk. Breaks For Hire is the immediate tool for the job. If you’re a DJ looking to build a potent battle routine for the recent wave of 45 only nights or the producer in search of the ideal break exclusive to vinyl, this record will keep the productivity seamless. Carefully assembled by DJ Mekalek, this 7” scratch/break record (plays at 33RPM) is packed full of phrases, skipless kits and even a side of ultra-rare drumbreaks supplied by legendary rap producer K-Def. Breaks for hire is ready to work for you.
HISS: Fragments includes odds and ends connected to Damu The Fudgemunk's long running How It Should Sound Series. Includes 3 tracks that were previously unavailable on vinyl including a vocal track that was previously only available as the music bed for an old youtube promo clip from 2010. Also includes intro music from Vol One (2010) & Vol Three (2016), both without the scratches as originally heard in the album versions.
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The Alchemist and ALC Records are proud to present Craft Singles - a carefully curated, color coordinated seven inch series features a variety of artists who’ve collaborated with The Alchemist in his Los Angeles lab. Each volume is strictly limited to 500 hand numbered copies. Volume Two features legendary veterans MC Eiht and Spice One.
DJ Rhettmatic of the Beat Junkies is starting a 45 Vinyl Series that will feature his own production work & with artists that he worked with (New, Old, & Unreleased). All 45s will be limited edition runs & will be released thru the Beat Junkies’ sub-division label: Sound Junkies Recording. The 1st 45 single will contain 2 new songs as a ‘Double A’ side featuring 2 groups that Rhettmatic is a part of: The Visionaries & Crown Royale. The Visionaries’ song “All Along” is the first official new song from the West Coast Hip Hop Super Group in 10 years. Rhett samples his good friend, the talented producer/musician/composer Adrian Younge in the latest Visionaries song. Emcees Key-Kool, LMNO, Dannu, 2Mex, & Lord Zen all trade verses over a haunting yet heavy drum break beat talking about bucking the system! The other song, “Stratasphere” is a new song from Crown Royale (Jamall Bufford of The Black Opera & Rhettmatic). Jamall fka Buff1 gets down on a spacey Boom Bap track that Rhett lays down along with traditional scratch chorus hooks, on some dynamic duo DJ/MC steeze.
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limited edition of 300 pieces, hand silkscreen printed covers, numbered Percussion drummer Julian Sartorius Puckt problems like punctuation points roi singer inspiration and stimulation solutions, this is a one-piece models. Sartorius' s wonderful performance and different drums school Pierre Favre, improvisation, description rap for participation (yet shooting had not begun), hands, potatoes, palettes, brushes, a combination of old and vintage kit, and us both studio and the way we like. Sartorius logo is full of birds; tremors, low tone and emphasis balefully tramping heartbeat; hi-hat, stars are reduced; sound hole and multiplying brushstroke - and all lovers of rap, lurchings satire turns into a life like all those bits and disorientation. If it works it depends on their intent, deep, disturbing acoustic dance but Sartorius game is very different, he is a uniquely elegant and powerful hips possible options. Keep wind and have a great reputation, Notorious B.I.G., Gang Star Line and the last poet, music. Incredible fun and different, emotion.
Another single from the previously unreleased 1984 Aurra tapes. Slave founding member Steve Washington brings the boogie-funk this time with hard-hitting beats and lush synth chords along with Bride of Funkenstein Sheila Brody & Chaka Khan’s brother Mark Stevens on vocals.
Another single from the previously unreleased 1984 Aurra tapes. Slave founding member Steve Washington hits the production nicely blending elements of the Salsoul label's Aurra track ‘Make Up Your Mind’ with Bride of Funkenstein Sheila Brody & Chaka Khan’s brother Mark Stevens on vocals. The result is a tour-de-force funk track that’s sure to move the dancefloor.
Professor Brian Oblivion is a producer and DJ whose sample based, boom bap style is rooted in Golden Era Hip Hop while steadily projecting towards new treatments. He recently contributed production to Homeboy Sandman’s album “Hallways,” alongside heavy hitters Oh No, DJ Spinna and Jonwayne. The second single release from his upcoming instrumental full-length album, “Dissertations Vol.1”, Professor Brian Oblivion brings us, “Like This!”. Hard hitting drums drop once the needle hits the groove and as soon as the swing of syncopated snares gets you in the pocket, the lightness of a playful organ melody and airy synths create a well- balanced beat breakfast. Hungry for more? The bonus break is a healthy slathering of the track’s heavy percussion section; a helping so good, it’ll get you through the day. Flip to the B-side and Professor Brian Oblivion offers a more full-bodied experience with “Caution”. Dark, moody funk collides with dissonant synth swells and menacing horn stabs, warning listeners to tread lightly. “Dissertations Vol. 1” is the highly anticipated LP release that is the follow up to the professor’s debut album, “The Dark Realities of the Moment” (2011).
Play Me An Old Melody (Spiel Mir Eine Alte Melodie) by Klaus Layer was first heard as a snippet in a promo video for his debut album, The Adventures of Captain Crook, but the song was never officially released until now.Since the original video was posted (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPVNx74CeAU) many fans have inquired about when or if the German hip-hop composer had plans to release it officially. One you tuber commented “I wish I could find the very first beat somewhere! it’s freaking amazing!“ and another stated, “That first beat instantly made me a fan.” The b-side features the previously unreleased “Come Back” (Instrumental version).Stream and download both for free at www.soundcloud.com/redef
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K-Def is back with another quality release on Redefinition Records. This 7” EP features “Back To Basics,” a collaboration with the legendary MC and fellow NJ resident, El Da Sensei (of the Artifacts), along with 3 instrumentals. The record is packaged inside a custom printed heavyweight paper sleeve.