Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The crew here at THINKTWICEPRODUCTIONS have been pushing the tropical vibes a lot in perth at the moment. Every sunday at defectors bar "upstairs at the flying scotsman" and a monthly sunday at fremantle arts centre. So I have put this mixtape together of some of the flavours we will be spinning at these party's.
check the mix
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
M.E.D. - Privacy feat. Steve Arrington | Prod. by Madlib
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
PERSONAL SPACE - ELECTRONIC SOUL 1974-1984
This is seriously one of the best compilations I have ever, ever come across. Soul comps are a dime a dozen these days. Usually with all the same mayfield, o'jays e.t.c tracks showing no research or originality. Then there is those comps that are just perfect. Perfect track selection, perfect packaging, perfectly written liner notes.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE COMPS.
The theme is to showcase some of the first ever recorded examples of drum machines and synths used in soul music. Usually recorded at the home on 8tracks I guess this is a compilation of some of the first bedroom producers. A unique sound of soul, jazz and blues with strong syncopated drum machine lines and synth pads and lead lines. Amazing music. Put out by chicago based "chocolate industries"this is definitely one to cop. my fav jam on the comp is probably "Key and Clearly", "A MAN" Peep below.
Key & Clearly - A Man
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Menahan street band come drop their incredible new single "The Crossing". A deep raw funk/soul instrumental with awesome drums, the signature daptone horns and some harp goodness almost reminiscent of "Dorothy Ashby". If this tune is anything to go by the new album could even surpass the debut "Make the road By walking" if thats even possible. to stream click link below.
Menahan Street Band "The Crossing"
for free DL click here
Thursday, July 19, 2012
SCRATCH BASTID - SOUL SISTERS STAND UP
Canadian dj Scratch Bastid drops his latest mixtape soul sisters on us, an all sister soul and funk double mix. i had the pleasure of booking scratch for my club night early this year and he was hands down one of the best party rockers I'd ever seen. details and links below.
Dear fellow music junkie,
This is the Skratch Bastid writing to you on behalf of The Gaff and myself from my melted igloo in Toronto, Canada. Today, July 17th, we are releasing a mix that we've been working on for quite some time (read: forever) and I would love for you to have a listen to it. Prime summertime extended listening action here.
Soul Sisters, Stand Up! is an 80-minute mix filled with 100% Female Funk/Soul/R&B/Breaks. 2 DJs. 2 years in the making. Featuring the sounds of soulful ladies from the mid-60s & mid-70s – a snapshot of love, pain, happiness, oppression, strength, struggle and more from an era where records were the primary outlet for these voices. These messages are driven home by the beats and grooves from what is undeniably the funkiest decade in music history. From Freda, Aretha, Nina & Diana to Betty Everett, Lavette & Davis, we take you on a journey to a mindset, using tunes both classic and criminally overlooked to tell the story. Mixed together in classic mixtape fashion... you know, with mixing.
cop the mix here
Monday, July 2, 2012
JUAN PABLO TORRES - ALGO NUEVO
For some reason this is a record I put off buying for a while even though I knew it was dope. I had heard the tune "Son of propulsion" on a few mix tapes and comps and always really dug it. But I think I was too heavy into digging for Afro and Colombian stuff the last few years and Cuban funk was always pushed aside. Now I'm living for the funky cuban vibes.
So I finally saw it pop up on the bay and decided it was time to cop it. What I didn't realise though was the whole record is complete fire. It's the perfect blend of latin, psych, funk and rock. Another jam is the opening track "Y QUE BIEN", with the killer beatbox style latin intro this ones for the tropical heads.
keep diggin y'all!!!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
ODDISEE - PEOPLE HEAR WHAT THEY SEE.
Washington DC native ODDISEE has become an independent hip hop juggernaut. He has released more than 10 albums and mixtapes since 2005 and in 2009 and 2010 he produced four instrumental beat tapes.
His 2011 release "Rock creek Park" was definitely one of the best instrumental beat releases of the year.
People hear what they see is a great album which Oddisee raps on every tune. Fresh beats of mixed tempos. Mellow music group is giving away "Way in Way out" for free here
THE BLACKBYRDS - DREAMING ABOUT YOU
Taken from the action album 1977 on fantasy records. Such a smooth, rare groove, soulful joint with a killer break at the intro. For me this jam always was overshadowed by "Mysterious Vibes" taken from the same album. Going back over your Lp's from time to time you realise you tend to forget about all these great jams you have.
sampled by Scientifik's Zhane, Kool G Rap and Dj Polo to name a few this is a well loved rare groove number from one of the finest in the bizz.
peep the Dl below
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
EBO TAYLOR - The Legendary Ghanian afro beat/ afro funk artist drops his latest "APPIA KWA BRIDGE". Backed by the "BERLIN AFROBEAT ACADEMY" and Featuring a pantload of incredible artists including the undisputable afro rhythm keeper "TONY ALLEN" and original Africa 70 guitarist "OGHENE KOLOGBO".
The album features 6 brand spanking new compositions including the heartbreaking "Barima" written for his one true love and first wife who sadly passed away last year, The heavy "Ayesama"
(see DL below)and a few tracks from his childhood. This is one hell of an album.
Born in 1936 Ebo has released some cracking albums , many which are highly sought after and expensive to find in original copy.
cop the album here
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Japanese beat wizard "Mitsu the Beats" hits us with his latest drop "Beat installments" out now on
Jazzy sport. A 10 track release of original instrumental beats by the man. A little bit of jazzy hip hop a little bit of soulful House (ish) tempo tunes.
An allround dope album good for the car and chillin at home.
the tune for me is "Masquerade" a dope little bossa nova feel joint.
cop the album here
Saturday, April 28, 2012
and while were on the NAS topic here's the brand new single "Daughters". the 3rd single to drop from the forthcoming "Life is good" Lp. Nas's 10th studio album by the way.
a heartfelt jam about daughters most importantly his. You cant help but feel like in a way being a nas fan you have watched him grow up as hip hop grew at the same time. From rapping about drug dealing to rapping about daughters "Any hood'll tell you Nas helped grow us up"
Thursday, April 26, 2012
OC & APOLLO BROWN - TROPHIES
D.I.T.C veteran "OC" links with detroit beat wizard "Apollo Brown" for this album "Trophies".
This is raw hip hop soul beats mixed with intelligent, witty lyricism. OC has always been criminally "slept on" as this album proves. He paints a clear picture of who he is and where he came from in on these 16 tracks. Apollo certainly comes correct and has produced an album anyone with a penchant for dusty boom bap hip hop will enjoy.
Mellow Music Group have even given away the joint "People's Champ" for free
cop it here
cop the album here
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Mellow Music Group hits us again with another slice of pure hip hop. Dj Soko provides the cuts, Gensu Dean provides the beat and detroit legend Guilty Simpson provides the rhymes.
Seriously Guilty is on fire right now. I believe it may finally be his time. Fresh from his amazing colab with Eric Lau Guilty attacks the biters of the world with his unmistakable flow. Very clever cuts on this tune from acapella samples of Biggie, Mobb deep and James Brown.
free download here
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Primeridian is a Chicago based underground hip hop group making some moves at the moment. Teaming up with one of the finest producers in the game at the moment
"Tall Black Guy" They have released this little gem of an album named "Darling Lure".
it's a Jazzy , soulful excursion into honest modern day hip hop. Cop the album here.
Dl for Love hurts
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Always been a big fan of "Million Dan" since dogs and sledges and Spektrum ride. He comes out hard with his new single "AS I KUM BAK" with Busta rhymes shout from "Scenario".
Huge tune produced by former south west resident and 3 amigos affiliate "Pete Cannon".
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Nasty NAS back in the building.
This dude is unstoppable right now after "Dirty", "Ghetto Dreams" ft common and His awesome colab with Damian Marley, Nas has once again secured himself at the top of the game.
Perhaps influenced by his time with Damian Marley this beat kicks off with heavy rasta chant heavy drums Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz and the late great "HEAVY D".
This is BIG
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
After waiting patiently behind two singles, a dope video, and a neon-blue triangle shaped vinyl, Union is ready to unleash the most musically challenging, painstakingly crafted, MC-packed album in the dawn of 2012 - Analogtronics. Featuring Talib Kweli, Elzhi, MF DOOM, Roc Marciano, Guilty Simpson, Syl Johnson and P towns own "Rachel Claudio" Union produces space-aged bangers that mold perfectly around each guest, in addition to sprinkling in a few lush, eye-widening instrumentals. This is the full length we have all been waiting for, as bonus tracks provide over twenty songs hypnotic interstellar boop-bap.
peep the album here
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Bustin from the same school as Ladi6, julien dyne, Electric wire hustle & open souls. Funkommunity is the latest future soul offering from NZ.
A collaboration of Rachel Fraser and Isaac Aesili, Funkommunity have released an album named "Chequered Thoughts".
The jam on this for me is "The Light" super dope mid tempo future soul joint. cop the albumhere.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Whats up muthaluvas???
apologies for massive drought of posts lately I was away for a while and I'm busy man shit.....get off my case!!!
any how had to post about The melbourne homies Run For Your Life, who just dropped their e.p available here.
RFYL is a 2 year music collective feat some crazy fresh talent Remi, check him here. Jsmith and dutch, screamy POABO Mc 1/6 and the homie NFA.
do yourselves a favour and cop this, won't even cost you anything!
p.s you can catch remi and jsmith performing at the manor friday the 23rd of march come down for a knees up!!!!