Electronica guru Daedelus was classically trained in double bass and bass clarinet - which explains why he remixes Wagner, as well as current artists on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Holy Fuck and Ki:Theory remix UNKLE’s latest single “Natural Selection” featuring The Black Angels off their latest album Where Did The Night Fall. I love this version sooooooo much better than the original. Thanks to Fact Magazine for premiering the track and Music For Perfect People for the heads up!
Paul Wall enlists Blink 182 Drummer Travis Barker to produce some fresh cuts for his new album, Heart of a Champion, dropping next Tuesday. Check out "Live It" featuring hip hop greats Jay Electronica, Raekwon and Yelawolf and "Imma Get" featuring the king of the trill Bun B and Kid Sister. Shouts to 2dopeboyz!
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek release a brand new music video for "Ballad of the Black Gold", an ode to the oil crisis.
Check out Martina's stripped down version of her hit "Phoenix" from her new studio session album Some Place Simple. Recorded over one week at Damon Albarn's Studio 13 with musical cohort Fergus Gerrand, Some Place Simple is a jewel, a streamlined, spacious record that throws the spotlight exactly where it should be: on Martina's lovely melodies and fine songwriting, and the voice wrapped round them -- warm, limber and totally unmistakable.
"The idea for this record came from Damon Albarn after he saw the live show supporting Massive Attack last September in Brixton. Other friends had encouraged me to make a record in this constellation but he was the first to recognize the validity of including songs that had already been released in a previous incarnation. And that's what makes this unique. A fresh perspective."
Pick up this incredible album here.
The dope house pulls through again. Check out Hov address the Illuminatii rumors on his collab with the boss Rick Ross and John Legend. Check out "Free Mason" from Ricky's upcoming album Teflon Don in stores July 20th!
Straight from the soundboard, here's a bootleg of Panda Bear's set from Primavera Sound 2010.
[Download] Panda Bear - Live from Primavera Sound 2010.zip