Mayer Hawthorne – Impressions

May 13th, 2011

I love what Mayer Hawthorne does, so when I saw he had dropped a free EP while reading Pinboard Blog I had to download it and see what is was sounding like. It is basically a six track EP of cover’s but not obvious covers mainly of old tracks (descriptions of can be viewed via the link above). It doesn’t disappoint much like “A Strange Arrangement” which if you haven’t already got that in your life, you need to rectify this situation!

Anyway you can download the latest EP (Impressions) by clicking the cover below – enjoy!

Mayer Hawthorne - Impressions

How cool is this..

May 4th, 2011

Tape recording uploaded to YouTube from Manchester Pirate Radio from 1994! Nothing like recording to tape then rewinding it so many times it get chewed up in the tape player! This is parts 1 &2 of 6 purely because it was the first I came across. You can find the rest under the related videos…it’s too sick such a flashback!

The British Hip Hop Documentary

May 4th, 2011

Part 1 of many (you can find the rest from the related videsos) from YouTube below…really interesting watch if your into UK Hip Hop…

60 Minutes Of Soul 45’s

May 2nd, 2011

More sharing via Soundcloud this time something a little more chilled than the previous post. This time courtesy of Johnnyroast (check out his Discogs page he sells Records) this mix does what it says on the tin…60 minutes of Soul straight from 45’s… Have a listen see what you think?

60 Minutes Of Soul 45’s by Johnnyroast aka JP

Artful Dodger – Glastonbury 2000

May 2nd, 2011

This is dope…. UKG at its best…Full Artful Dodger set from Glastonbury 2000, listen below or head over to soundcloud to download it!

Artful Dodger Live at Glastonbury 2000 by artfulmark

Swim Good

April 7th, 2011

Cannot get enough of this track… One of the best RnB tracks I have heard in a long time! You can get it free by downloading the mixtape from the previous post!

Frank Ocean – Nostalgia/Ultra

April 4th, 2011

Frank OceanThis mixtape is dope…a bit of a late discovery here but this mixtape is RnB fire. Can’t lie I don’t really know much about Frank Ocean all I know is this is some of the best RnB I have heard from a free mixtape in a long time.

You can download it over here

Did some quick Wikipedia work and brief story here is that Frank Ocean is a singer with a hip hop collection called “Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated OFWGKTA or Odd Future“, so this just appears to be a side project

The Weeknd

March 21st, 2011

I know very little about what/who The Weeknd are/is? All I know is they have dropped one of the best mixtapes of the year. I believe “They” are a Canadian RnB group/artist who have been all over the blog world today, after dropping the mixtape over the weekend.

Their sound is a little experimental, their isn’t very much structure to what they do in that a song doesn’t follow the natural verse, chorus, verse, chorus structure….It’s very So Far Gone/Drake sounding. Canada does seem to be producing some really good RnB talent!!

Below is a track from the mixtaped titled “House of Ballons”…. You can get the whole mixtape here…Enjoy!

Flashback…

March 20th, 2011

Fabolous never fails to deliver…Neyo needs to go back to making decent RnB as with the rest of the music industry….When exactly did it start going wrong? Who was the first RnB artist to think it was a good idea to release Europop/Dance shit!? … Answers on a postcard?

Yasmin – Finish Line (Mike Delinquent Project Remix)

March 15th, 2011

I am/was a massive UKG fan and hearing this for the first time last night on Mistajams 1xtra/R1 show made me extremly happy. Easily the best UKG remix I have heard in a long, long time… Fingers crossed this will kick some more artists to go down the UKG remix route and maybe see a revival of the 2-Step/UKG sound. I’m not a fan of the original of this produced by Labrinth however this makes me happy….UKG is alive and kicking!