Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Afta-1 - Believe [Aftathoughts Vol. 1]

Yes, his productions have a tendency to get stuck in your head/soul for days. Something truly dreamlike about the Afta-1 sound at times. This time. Modern soul still has some of that original soul left and the soul is still beautiful. But the soul is different now, it's not as raw and filled with energy. A metaphor for the world today?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fiestas Pirate mixtape - Spike Devil Disco and Papi Perez

 So I tend to jump from soul music, to world music, to J Dilla inspired instrumental beats, to chillwave and then to politically inspired music on this blog. So here is me jumping to a really great modern Cumbia mix that is far ahead of its time and most people's ears. Its got the right amount of subtle effects, recognizable beats/tracks, fresh new beats/tracks, is mixed smoothly and professionally and makes you wanna move. Most of all it is not annoying. There are so many potential annoying moments in most Cumbia mixes (mad vocals and over talking, mad airhorn, mad accordion, or just simple madness) mixes but here they seem to skip by them or layer effects on at these moments to keep it smoothed out. Nice one.  

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

They don't make em like this anymore. Say all you want about the production quality of today's artists but all the technology and production quality in the world doesn't hold a candle to the beauty and soul that pours through this one. Produced by a guy named Otis Redding.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Free mixes by DJ MadCoins - The Sunday Supper sets

Enjoy 3 new sets of music from my Sunday residency at TenOak in Austin, Tx. They are all full of genre jumping goodness. The mixes are all a bit different but include soulful hip hop, soul,  downtempo, reggae, world beat, breakbeat, rock, left field remixes, mashups and moombahton. These sets are meant to help you listen away the hangover from Saturday night and let you forget the dread of Monday morning work. As always free downloads are available. Enjoy.

A Tribe Called Red - PowWowzers feat. Northern Cree and Clarence Two Toes

PowWowzers feat. Northern Cree and Clarence Two Toes by A Tribe Called Red
Love that the tribal roots element is more and more apparent in electronic underground music these daze. Native America crawling through colonial speakers. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

DJ MadCoins - 21st Century Soul Vol 2

The second volume of a mix series celebrating modern Soul music. A balance of remix, instrumental and vocal styles with much of the sound you hear influenced by the late, great James Yancey aka J Dilla. 

DJ MadCoins - 'Merica hip hop set

A slew of golden era and old school hip hop recorded live for Sunday Service night at Natt Spil bar in Madison, Wisconsin on 7/3/2011

Immortal Technique - Rich Mans World (1%)

Enjoy some new Immortal Technique genius. You can download his new mixtape ‘The Martyr’ for free below.

The words “Immortal Technique”, “new mixtape” and “free download” should be enough to catch the more discerning listener’s ear, but if you’re new to this excellent MC let’s just say he’s the real deal. If you want to know more, his full, extraordinary biography can be found on the Viper Records website (as can his essay The Legacy of Bin Laden which is well worth reading.)
The Martyr features guest spots from Dead Prez, Joell Ortiz, Diabolic and more on the mic, and production from J Dilla, Southpaw and the man himself. On the track “Rich Man’s World (1%)” he puts himself in the mind of a genuine one-percenter and shows just how much he doesn’t give a shit what the other 99% of us think (“I hope you got good credit bitch/If not better get a new job with benefits”) - all over that naggingly familiar riff from “Money Money Money” by Abba.
Immortal Technique is currently on tour through-out the US in support of The Martyr (he’l be coming to a city near you pretty soon, check the dates on the Viper website). but in the meantime you can download the 16 tracks here, so get clicking.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Lennon - Anon

Anon - Lennon by kronika
Nice steady head-nod beat with subtle, chopped samples brought to you by Lennon. Lennon is a CT kid who is only 17 years old and already rockin it. I love the young kids who help push change so i'm extra down with helping promote his work. His whole beat tape can be found here: Lennon - A Beat Tape

Nick Wisom - Nightlines album

Andres Digital - No, No, No (Andres Digital Cumbia Remix)

No No No (I've got your man) Andrés Digital Cumbia Remix by AndresDigital
I'm feelin this new Cumbia mix of the classic Reggae tune No, No, No. Nice blend of Latin and Reggae wrapped up in greatness.