Par DJDemonAngel le 3 Juin 2011 à 11:00
Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Abstract hip hop
Sortie : 2006
From Official Site :
Seattle based producers Adam Straney and Justin Neff have created a unique style of instrumental music featuring organic and synthetic beats combined with evolving soundscapes, dreamlike sax, dusty samples, soaring synths, and pulsing drum machines that can only be defined as The New Law.
Adam began his musical career playing guitar, bass, and drums in punk bands throughout his youth. In college he discovered a new love for Drum ‘n’ Bass music, which soon led to DJing and producing. Justin began playing the piano at age six, picked up the saxophone at age twelve, and has played in jazz, funk and rock bands ever since. The duo met during college while working at a movie theater, and their mutual passion for music of all genres served as a foundation for what would become The New Law.
More than half a decade later, The New Law has been featured as an up-and-coming artist in magazines and websites such as properlychilled.com, textura and 80bpm.net, in addition to being selected as Urb Magazine’s Next 1,000 Artists.
1.Deconstructed Funk 06:04
2.Highly Sophisticated 06:10
3.Tired of Feeling Like This 07:26
4.Fa Lude Oh! 05:02
5.The Midnight Sorceror 03:18
7.The Story of the Dragon Slayer 02:50
8.Banshee On Valium 06:11
9.Black and Tan 07:15
10.Falling Autumn 05:09
11.Bloody Mary 06:35
12.Bad Weather Beach 05:39
13.Drinkin' Whisky and Playin' Vids 03:15
Par DJDemonAngel le 30 Mai 2011 à 12:00
Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Abstract Hip Hop
Sortie : 2002
Par Gouzzzou pour http://www.trip-hop.net
Tout est dans le titre !!!! Dans la lignée de Dj Shadow mais avec un côté un peu plus Happy.. :D
Un album homogène et mâture...qui passe comme une lettre à la poste...
Bref, n'hésitez pas à casser la tirelire pour vous procurer ce p'tit bijoux de salon...
1. The horror
3. Smoke & Mirrors
4. Good times roll part 2
5. Final frontier (feat. Blueprint)
7. Cut out to FL.
8. F.H.H. (feat Jakki da Motamouth)
9. A shot in the dark
10. The chicken-Bone circuit
11. The proxy
12. Two more dead
13. Take the picture off
14. Silver fox
15. June (feat. Copywrite)
Par DJDemonAngel le 22 Mai 2011 à 16:00
Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Abstract Hip Hop , Hip Hop , Nu-Soul , Alternative
Sortie : 2006
By Jenni Cole from http://www.musicomh.com
Recent Black Grass single Don't Leave Me This Way - a reworking of the song which has previously been a hit for The Communards and Thelma Houston - was something of a nothing, but luckily his new album is all together better.
A Hundred Days In One more than makes up for the disappointment of the mediocre single, from the opening Latino-style drum beats of Lucha Contra De La Injustica all the way through to the smooth and steady Nobody Knows (It's Sunday). In fact, in the middle of this box of delights, even Don't Leave Me This Way starts to sound good, with Dominique Noiret's sultry vocals adding the perfect air of dark mystery to this slowed down, lugubrious take.
Using Hip Hop as his foundations and framework, Black Grass (aka Mex) fills in the gaps with funk, jazz, soul and reggae, helped out by a host of collaborators, including American and home-bred Hip Hop stars such as Maylay Sparks and Micall Parknsun, MC Blu Rum 13 as well as Jah Marnyah and Rider Shafique from the world of reggae.
The result is smooth, relaxing and laid-back, dipping in and out of the musical styles which comprise it from track to track. Nemesis in particular is a highlight, offering a darker, bassier, trancier downtime after the more energetic Lines of Defence which precedes it, the latter complete with military beats, as its title might suggest.
So Many Ways also deserves an honourable mention, helped along by Okou's impressive vocal range, while the back-to-back patter of Blu Rum 13 and Maylay Sparks on Rest Assured and Don't Try respectively also works well.
If fact, what makes the album so much better than the single alone is its structure. All that was wrong with Don't Leave Me This Way was that it had been taken out of its carefully crafted context and, on its own, sounded too slow and forgettable; here, it's a part of a greater whole which speeds up the beats for a couple of tracks then slows them down for the next, offering lyrically dense Hip Hop next to extended instrumentals that give you time to watch the girl, plan your approach, offer her a drink and a dance and then sidle back to the comfy couches for a quick snog before the evening's out.
Mex took to the decks recently at The Big Chill, and this is an album that seems tailor made for a festival with that name. He's next on show at Bestival and amid the sequins and feather boas he could just provide the honey-tinged smooth respite needed at the end of a weekend when the relentless cheeriness of The Scissor Sisters threatens to become just a little bit too much.
1. ILucha Contra De La Injusticia
2. Oh Jah
3. Lines Of Defence
5. Don't Leave Me This Way
6. Floating Wizard
7. Down And Dirty
8. So Many Ways
9. Rest Assured
10. Don't Try
11. Sweet To Taste
12. Nobody Knows It's Sunday
Par DJDemonAngel le 21 Mai 2011 à 11:00
Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Abstrack Hip Hop
Sortie : 2011
The UK based beatsmith Tony Mahoney throws a brilliant instrumental hip-hop album with tasteful dusty samples, moody atmospheric sounds and catchy boom-bap flavoured rhythms. Can't get enough? Hop to his youtube channel for more beats!
01 - Intro
02 - Delusions
03 - Love Is A Battlefield
04 - The Last House
05 - Broken Wingz
06 - Streets Raised Me
07 - Candlelight
08 - Black Clouds
09 - The Blues
10 - Vultures
11 - Sex, Drugs & Hip Hop
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Par DJDemonAngel le 6 Mai 2011 à 15:00
Origine du Groupe : Nederland
Style : Abstract Hip Hop Jazz
Sortie : 2010
By David Amidon From http://potholesinmyblog.com
Sound Surroundings is, at a glance, easy to pigeon hole. Released on Germany’s jazz rap-oriented Project: Mooncircle, home of projects by John Robinson and CYNE, it’s not an album whose sound will surprise or shock you you. It is what one might expect a Project: Mooncircle, German producer album to sound like. However, under the surface there’s a little more to the record than that. The group’s name, Q4, stands for QuadraphoniQuartet, and it informs just about everything they do on the production tip. As the cover art implies, Sound Surroundings is certainly one of the year’s first headphone albums. There are a lot of details hidden in the pockets of this music that reward a big headphone budget, and when the details are lacking the main elements shine. The fidelity and sample chops here are definitely appealing.
Unfortunately, like all producer albums the MCs leave a little if not a lot to be desired. One thing’s for sure, they add to the diversity of the album. Terryman does a reasonable impression of DJ Dusk on “Goin’ Down” and Curra Suarez provides a pretty dope cut that blends Mediterranean and Latin sensibilities with “Oscuros Angeles”, but BLS’ voice is a natural progression of Aesop Rock that takes too much effort to get into. PAX, on the other hand, is someone I’d just as soon not pay any attention to as pay barely any attention at all. I think it’s going to be no secret to those that cop this joint that the vocals are easily this album’s low point, and it’s ultimately a little confusing why they’re even here. They give Sound Surroundings a bit of a conscious purpose, but they still feel like vocals for the sake of vocals. I’m not sure why the group felt the need to have vocalists on these tracks, honestly.
Not with the Deadringer-inspired “One of These Days” following a great “Intro”, or the dub experiment “Trouble With Me” closing out the setlist. No, this is definitely an album I would have preferred to hear an instrumental cut of. I think the Quadraphonic stuff is a little overrated, but really, what group obsessed with their own so-called unique production techniques doesn’t give off that vibe? Haterade aside I do really enjoy the first three tracks and the last three, but what lies in the middle is too dull and milquetoast for me to truly get behind. Q4 have a future in international jazz rap production if they can keep cranking out stuff like “Intro” and “Split Personality”. It will be interesting to see if they can harness their few unique qualities in the future and churn out a more entertaining album than Sound Surroundings. For now, though, Q4 qualifies as little more than a blogger-download curiosity.
02. One Of These Days
03. Oscuros Angeles (feat. Curra Suarez)
04. Demagogues (feat. Pax)
05. Look Again
06. Goin' Down (feat. Terryman)
07. My Own Advice (feat. Unorthadox)
08. Pulse (feat. BLS)
09. Split Personality (Part II)
10. Trouble With Me
11. Trouble Dub (Outro)
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