Monthly Archives: February 2010

alternative break 2

Quality music deserves attention.

Version 2.0; upgrade accordingly.

download: Alternative Break 2 Mixtape

*Track listing after the jump*

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beggin’

dj pilooski

electronic, terrific mixtape coming soon

artist spotlight: Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord is a zef rap-rave crew from Cape Town, South Africa. Die Antwoord crew is Ninja, Yo-landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek. Die Antwoord is a lovable, mongrel-like entity made in South Africa, the love-child of many diverse cultures, black, white, coloured and alien, all pumped into one wild and crazy journey down the crooked path to enlightenment.

Yeah, I’ve got nothing. This is the jam though. Ninja, bringing that next level shit.

view: Enter the Ninja

listen: WatKykJy

Efterklang

The Modern Drift is All I Have

for the lovers

video: Dam Funk – “I Wanna Thank You for Stepping Into My Life”

short film: “Foolishly Seeking True Love” – more for the lovers; great watch, funny well directed

music video: for the single lovers “Facebook Stalkin'” – for the single lovers; hillarious; viral & something to share with your favorite FB stalkie

new music: The Morning Benders “Excuses” – described as creating a “wall of sound”, the sound is rich and something not to miss. It features parts of the SF Big Echo Orchestra. A must see/listen for new indie sound.

new music: Dan Black ft. Kid Cudi “Symphonies” – fresh sound from the favorite martian of ours. Incredible video, the visuals are definitely super-par.

download: Kid Cudi “Highs & Lows” – never released oldish song from Cudi. A must listen; reminiscent to his first mixtape.

artist spotlight: Raphael Saadiq

This is Raphael Saadiq. He is the motown God of our generation. Saadiq is best known for his role in the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné!. Instant Vintage, Saadiq’s first solo album provided just that: a novel take upon retro soul. Saadiq’s latest attempt has received critical acclaim and for good reason: The Way I See It was released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone and Jay-Z. The album received three Grammy Nominations and was voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008.

More on Raphael Saadiq to come; this man is a musical genius and is a definite favorite of mine. Saadiq recently performed a live session with daytrotter*. The mp3s can be downloaded individually there or conveniently in a zip file here.

download: Raphael Saadiq’s Daytrotter Session

purchase: The Way I See It

*daytrotter is an incredible place to get the pulse on whats new in music, probably before the masses have jumped on board. Besides Free live sessions are hard to pass up.

alternative break mixtape

download: Alternative Break Mixtape

This mixtape has a different sound. Think like the title: alternative. Quality nonetheless. Support the artists. Tracklist after the jump.

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