The ArchAndroid Janelle Monae gets down for a special performance for KCRW's show Morning Becomes Eclectic. Check it out and make sure you pick up her amazing album The ArchAndroid
Hell Has Officially Froze Over but in the greatest way possible. All the Bieliebers/Biebtards (whatever you wanna call them) are gonna fuckin flip their lids. El-P has gone back in forth with Bieber fans/cult (whatever you wanna call it) all week via his Twitter page but today with the help of XLR8R El put the final nail in the coffin with his Death Remix for Bieber's hit "Baby". I tip my hat to you sir.
Over the past week, we've been going back and forth with Definitive Jux label head and NY indie-rap icon El-P on Twitter about jokingly doing us a remix of Justin Bieber if we could find him an acappella. Well, guess what? We came through with the vocals, and El-P came through with a dope-ass opus—a remix of tween heartthrob The Bieb's "Baby." Mixing in a heavy dose of the Paul McCartney and Wings' classic "Live and Let Die," amongst other things, the results are pretty far from Bieber's wholesome original. (Via XLR8R)
[Download] El-P x Justin Bieber - Baby (Death Mix)
Electric Independence visits Philadelphia DJsician Ramble John “RJ” Krohn, better known as RJD2. RJ takes us for a tour of his multiple drum kits and massive modular synths. Despite the success of his solo material on Def Jux, producing for every independent rapper under the sun, and his recent, poppier work on XL Recordings, RJ insists that he has no chops. Yeah, he went to music school. Big deal. It’s not like going to school’s automatically going to give a guy an infusion of chops. He’s a messy 13 year-old experimenter and that’s how he likes it, shredders and virtuosos be damned. The proof is in the cobblers, which he generously cooked up for us and even dusted them with cinnamon!
DJ X-Rated & DJ Esco have compiled a good chunk of General Patton’s best material as he’s set to march in some newness with Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Dusty on July 6th, 2010. Peep the official mixtape below and if you have heard Big Boi's new album check it out hurrrr.
[Download] Big Boi (of OutKast) - "Mixtape For Dummies"
The gang from Pretty Much Amazing has posted a nice little video exclusive from the brothers Chiddy. Check out the new video for one of the older Chiddy Bang tracks "Sooner or Later", which dropped before their official single "Opposite of Adults". Chiddy Bang's debut album, The Swelly Life drops this August.
Here's a new one off School of Seven Bells' upcoming release Disconnect From Desire. Check out "Dust Devil" and pick up the album when it drops July 13th.
UPDATE: Take a listen to the full album here.
[Listen] School of Seven Bells - "Dust Devil"
While Fall Out Boy are currently on an "indefinite break", bassist Pete Wentz has already formed a new band called Black Cards. According to a post on his personal blog on Petewentz.com, the bassist says he understands if Fall Out Boy fans do not gravitate toward the new sound and hinted more info on the band will be coming soon.
"If it's not for you then we understand...if you enjoy it, keep coming back."
Check out a sample of one the BC's tracks titled, "Club Called Heaven" below.
Cee-Lo Green's is preparing to drop his new album titled Cee-Lo Green Is the Lady Killer on August 9th. Mr. Green just dropped a video for another album cut, covering of Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You". There's some nudity so beware its a bit NSFW. Enjoy!