This is gonna be epic when we can hear it without tags, but even as it is, it’s awesome. Andre 3000 flipping the entire concept of grown man rap on its head and showing older dudes how to make songs about living comfortably without sounding like a cornball. JAMS.
I first heard of M.A.E. in passing when someone told me about the duo while I was heading to Homeboy Sandman’s album release party in June. I stayed aware of the music they were making, checked out their video for “Fuck Dancing,” and took a listen to their free EP More. The jazz tinged production and great lyricism that showed a high level of wit and personality really impressed me. This week I caught up with the M.A.E. duo of Express The Motif and Indigo (pictured L to R) to find out more about their work, how they’re going about making sure they’re original, and how they really feel about dancing.
Mystika Music is proud to present our fall 2010 sampler, featuring 2 new tracks each from The Problemaddicts and Moke & Tone, along with those excellent artists you saw in the subject. These tracks will be featured on The Problemaddicts untitled 3rd LP, and the debut album from Moke & Tone, "Shot Heard 'Round The World". These tracks will also be available on itunes shortly in instrumental and clean form.
While you may be familiar with us Probs, Moke & Tone is the combination of Hard Time's MokeOut, and The Prob's own Producer/ MC, Tone. The project features production from Tone, Illmind, J Clyde, and more, as well as other collabos with Toussaint The Liberator, Vorheez, Catalyst, Tools, and more. This album should be emerging in the next few months, so keep an ear out for the Shot!!!
The Problemaddicts are slowly and surely putting the final wraps on their 3rd full length LP, but after the positive response of their "Burn This Shit" mixtape (DL @ http://www.mediafire.com/?2zyn022vgxy) they are ready to give another sliver of whats to come. Expect more leaks over the coming months, and while theres no release date as of yet, this album will be done when its done! Keep an ear out for The Probs coming up on several foreign EPs and limited prints in the meantime. or come to a show...
SHOWS!!! This summer has been great, so thanks to all the people who came to see us at Nateva in ME, The House of Blues in Boston, and who are coming to see us in the coming weeks at RhinoFest in VT w/ Zion I (8/13-8/15 http://www.rhinofestvt.com) and Bella Terra Music & Arts Festival in Stephentown, NY w/ Immortal Technique, Lee Scratch Perry, and Soulive (8/19- 8/22- http://www.bellaterrafestival.com). This fall we'll be back to our regular grind of shows as well as hosting Western MA's best Open Mic, Mystika Mondays, @ Bishops Lounge in Northampton every Monday, starting Sept. 6th. Any acts who wanna showcase hit us up.
MC/Producer Purpose, reppin' the Tragic Allies crew outta Mass is pleased to present his first leak "City Of Sin", taken from his forthcoming mixtape Better Than Your Album (hosted by Statik Selektah) which drops next Friday, the 13th (8.13.110). "City Of Sin" is produced by Toronto's Crucial The Guillotine and features cuts by DJ Slipwax of the Deck Demons. Click on either of the links below to download.
Yes, it's The Don Juan Edition. Back in 1926, New York premiered its first movie featuring audio ever. Name of the movie: Don Juan. Of course. Now FMF is paying tribute by giving an audio movie for all to share. But get this, it's for FREE!
The Are & Brokn.Englsh :: Are X B
[Not sure if they are the underground supergroup, a la Meth & Red. But with a free joint like this one, you can't complain about two emcees going at it together. You can cold yank the plug on Are & B.E., but that'll be really bugged.]
[With the lack of support for female rappers not named Nicki Minaj these days, Audra The Rapper took a bold step by naming her mixtape after one of the best femcee albums of all time *cue Kanye*! Rest assured, this ain't nothing typical about this female rapper. She gives herself and herself only as she gives the state of VA a lift that Missy Elliott once held. Chick it out!]
[The story behind this group is very unexplainable. This joint is one of the best music that came out of nowhere I ever heard! It's a supergroup featuring Seer aka Zachary Field (Writer, singer, rapper), Father Dude (Writer, singer, producer, engineer), Konrad (Producer, singer, engineer, graphic artist), Illmind (Producer, engineer), and JK5 (Chief visual director). Definitely check 'em out!]
[*cues Seinfield bassy theme* Continuing with the primetime theme, Wale gives us "More About Nothing" which is anything but. Those who dig the D.C. native on previous mixtapes will mos def dig this one.]
That's it for the "Don Juan Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at email@example.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love....
Ever since Forever Famicom dropped, i been in hardcore retro game-mode! So during one of my random google searches this morning, i came across what i'd consider to be a godsend for all my fellow retro-gamers who want want/need some fresh sounds for their beloved smartphones- classic NES ringtones... for FREE!
There are two volumes available at the site of a self-proclaimed avid gamer/technology nut named Charles Williams... DOWNLOAD HERE!
...And speaking of ringtones, next Tuesday, i'll be releasing the first in a series of "Neosonic Tones". My Bandcamp site will be THE one & only place to get them, so stay tuned for more details top of the week...