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  • April 15, 2013 1:05 pm
    roomfive16:


The Neptunes 2-Hour Mix
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams were easily the most revered hip-hop production duo of the early’00s. With beat credits for Busta Rhymes, Clipse, Diddy, and Justin Timberlake, as well as an unforgettable album of their own (In Search Of),anyone who knows anything about hip hop can appreciate what they’ve done. Thankfully, NTS resident Martelo just dedicated his entire two-hour radio show to the group’s prowess. Enjoy 120 minutes of nothing but The Neptunes. You can stream it here with part 2 to follow soon.
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    roomfive16:

    The Neptunes 2-Hour Mix

    Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams were easily the most revered hip-hop production duo of the early’00s. With beat credits for Busta Rhymes, Clipse, Diddy, and Justin Timberlake, as well as an unforgettable album of their own (In Search Of),anyone who knows anything about hip hop can appreciate what they’ve done. Thankfully, NTS resident Martelo just dedicated his entire two-hour radio show to the group’s prowess. Enjoy 120 minutes of nothing but The Neptunes. You can stream it here with part 2 to follow soon.

  • January 26, 2013 8:27 am

    christopher144:

    2012’s Most Underrated Album:  ”ƒIN”, by John Talabot


    Like most  self-proclaimed music junkies, I took it upon myself to construct a best albums of 2012 top 10 list (if I recall correctly, Ocean’s “Channel Orange” topped the list (big surprise!), with “Lonerism,” Lamar’s debut album, and others close on its heels). But in retrospect I realized that there is a sort of convergence amongst these lists of  the top critics and taste-makers in music; and that in parallel, there is often a group of well-deserved but chronically under-listened to albums that sort of get left out of the conversation. Even among this cohort one really jumps to mind as a sort of under-appreciated-outlier: John Talabot’s “ƒIN”. I first heard it in October, nearly a half year after it came out, and at first blush thought it was a bit strange [I think the one song with a scream sample scared me off— literally :) ]. But after giving it a second change over the holidays and repeated listens it’s really come to grow on me, taking on new shapes and textures with each and every listen. This sort kaleidoscopic behavior is usually a hallmark of each of my all-time favorite albums and songs, a signature of high auditory complexity that doesn’t wear after repeated use but just keeps transforming. In the case of ƒIN it’s a particularly genre (continent?)-spanning complexity, one that melds catchy beats alongside sun-drenched samples and tropical rhythms.

     I don’t have the time or energy right now in finals season to put up a full album review though; if you’re in the mood for that I recommend you read Pitchfork’s review, which although characteristically verbose, does have some interesting backstory on the artist himself that adds a bit of color to the production you hear. 

    That’s enough writing though— I highly  encourage you to give it a listen! Spotify embed of the ‘Deluxe’ Album, which contains a few remixes, is below. The video which introduces this post is an ‘unofficial’ music video for ‘Last Land

    Enjoy!

  • January 4, 2013 5:06 pm
    Its always great to see the best musical medium back in style
thestrutny:

 (via Graphic: Vinyl sales break another record in 2012)
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    Its always great to see the best musical medium back in style

    thestrutny:

    (via Graphic: Vinyl sales break another record in 2012)

  • September 4, 2012 6:00 pm
    nprmusic:

The Mercury Prize winners’ songs play like introductions to longer pieces that will eventually explode into bludgeoning catharsis — and yet instead merely whisper, shimmer and seethe some more. The xx lets its songs billow out softly and quietly, with only pretty guitar lines to lessen the tension.
Stream Coexist now.

    nprmusic:

    The Mercury Prize winners’ songs play like introductions to longer pieces that will eventually explode into bludgeoning catharsis — and yet instead merely whisper, shimmer and seethe some more. The xx lets its songs billow out softly and quietly, with only pretty guitar lines to lessen the tension.

    Stream Coexist now.

  • August 13, 2012 11:18 pm
    Our August mix tape is a funk, jazz, and tropical infused musical journey across several continents and decades, dedicated to the last days of summer. Tracklist below— enjoy!
1. Sunny by Marvin Gaye, Mercury Edit II2. Move On Up, Curtis Mayfield3. 90% of me is You, Vanessa Kendrick4. Space Funk, Manzel5. Super Strut, Deodato6. Mas Que Nada, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 Version7. Mamaya, The Souljazz Orchestra8. System 600, DJ Q9. The Mexican, Babe Ruth10. Roforofo Fight (Louis Vega Rmx), Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura band11. Without You (Nguzunguzu Rmx), Rainbow Arabia12. Vivid, Thievery Corporation

    Our August mix tape is a funk, jazz, and tropical infused musical journey across several continents and decades, dedicated to the last days of summer. Tracklist below— enjoy!

    1. Sunny by Marvin Gaye, Mercury Edit II
    2. Move On Up, Curtis Mayfield
    3. 90% of me is You, Vanessa Kendrick
    4. Space Funk, Manzel
    5. Super Strut, Deodato
    6. Mas Que Nada, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66 Version
    7. Mamaya, The Souljazz Orchestra
    8. System 600, DJ Q
    9. The Mexican, Babe Ruth
    10. Roforofo Fight (Louis Vega Rmx), Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura band
    11. Without You (Nguzunguzu Rmx), Rainbow Arabia
    12. Vivid, Thievery Corporation

  • August 4, 2012 5:10 pm

    comedyinacan:

    Something to help you enjoy your Saturday, Cam’s Jams: 90s Edition. Just a 3 hour mix of my favorite music from the 90s.

  • June 29, 2012 1:34 pm
    Martyrs in the Making

@MyNameIsBizzle and @BumpsINF have accomplished what so few have yet to accomplish in regards to Hip Hop music…they’ve managed to put out a GREAT project entitled #MartyrsInTheMaking which is considered “Christian Hip Hop,” but sounds just as good, if not better, than a lot of mainstream Hip Hop that’s currently being engulfed by the masses. #Bizzle a.k.a Mark Felder is an L.A. native who has turned down a number of record deals, so that he can stay on his path of righteousness, and his music has been putting other Emcees to task about the nature of their lyrics. Martyrs in the Making is clearly that album that gives you all the hot tracks and catchy rhyme-verses, without having all of the “run-of-the-mill” negative content. #Bizzle really captured a name for himself when he released the song “You got some explaining to do,” which was directed towards @S_C_ (Jay-Z). So whether you’re of faith, no matter your beliefs, or not of faith….you’d still want to listen to the latest mixtape #MartyrsInTheMaking from #Bizzle, which features @BumpsINF who is equally versed in rhyme delivery as well as blessing folks with spittin’ the scripture!
Please CLICK LINK below to download their free mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/Bizzle-Bumps-INF-Martyrs-In-The-Making-mixtape.366060.html
Also CLICK LINK to hear what the buzz is about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gChImf7SQCQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Martyrs in the Making

    @MyNameIsBizzle and @BumpsINF have accomplished what so few have yet to accomplish in regards to Hip Hop music…they’ve managed to put out a GREAT project entitled #MartyrsInTheMaking which is considered “Christian Hip Hop,” but sounds just as good, if not better, than a lot of mainstream Hip Hop that’s currently being engulfed by the masses. #Bizzle a.k.a Mark Felder is an L.A. native who has turned down a number of record deals, so that he can stay on his path of righteousness, and his music has been putting other Emcees to task about the nature of their lyrics. Martyrs in the Making is clearly that album that gives you all the hot tracks and catchy rhyme-verses, without having all of the “run-of-the-mill” negative content. #Bizzle really captured a name for himself when he released the song “You got some explaining to do,” which was directed towards @S_C_ (Jay-Z). So whether you’re of faith, no matter your beliefs, or not of faith….you’d still want to listen to the latest mixtape #MartyrsInTheMaking from #Bizzle, which features @BumpsINF who is equally versed in rhyme delivery as well as blessing folks with spittin’ the scripture!
    Please CLICK LINK below to download their free mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/Bizzle-Bumps-INF-Martyrs-In-The-Making-mixtape.366060.html
    Also CLICK LINK to hear what the buzz is about:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gChImf7SQCQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  • June 15, 2012 6:10 pm

    Another release from Childish Gambino. Happy Friday!

  • May 30, 2012 12:59 pm

    A spectacular video from @kanyewest and @S_C_ that features jousting, molotov cocktails and an elephant. Enjoy. #wtt

  • May 17, 2012 8:53 pm
    #DonnaSummer the Queen of Disco

Donna Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and throughout her great career, has decorated her “trophy room” with 5-Grammys…an amazing talent, but most importantly, an amazing human being. We celebrate her life, and will continue to celebrate her music, and legacy.

Please CLICK PHOTO for an amazing tribute/performance by Donna Summer and #JossStone.

Also CLICK LINK for an interview of Donna Summer by the late #DickClark 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eGIXPf5If4&feature=youtube_gdata_player View high resolution

    #DonnaSummer the Queen of Disco

    Donna Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and throughout her great career, has decorated her “trophy room” with 5-Grammys…an amazing talent, but most importantly, an amazing human being. We celebrate her life, and will continue to celebrate her music, and legacy.

    Please CLICK PHOTO for an amazing tribute/performance by Donna Summer and #JossStone.

    Also CLICK LINK for an interview of Donna Summer by the late #DickClark
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eGIXPf5If4&feature=youtube_gdata_player