Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vast Aire "Dueces Wild" Drops June 24

Yep, Vast Aire is back with his sophomore album "Dueces Wild" on IGC/ One Records. If you have fond memories of early Def Jux releases from Cannibal Ox (Cold Vein), Mr. Lif, & EL-P then this record is for you. Don't Sleep.

Download: Vast Aire "The Man Without Fear"

2000black "A Next Set A Rockers" Debut LP

2000black’s Debut LP “A Next Set A Rockers” is dropping in August! 2000black combines the production skills of 4Hero’s Dego and Bugz in tha Attic’s Kaidi Tatham.

After many ground breaking compilations and sideline projects (”DKD” & “Silhouette Brown”) the sound of London Boogie arrives! “A Next Set A Rockers” is a genre defying collection of studio recordings demonstrating all that has influenced 2000black. Soul, Funk and Boogie are revealed in the bands very own unique style. The labyrinth of 70’s synthesizers and drums create a lavish warm feel in contrast to the current digital age. The duo’s dynamic sound is complemented by strong songs such as “Lost It” featuring the voice of Face, “So Right” with Ferraz, “Simple Sacrifice” sung by Nadine Charles, “Take It Back” with Rasiyah, plus Philadelphia’s Lady Alma on “Move Over”. It's a little hard to believe that they have quietly been making music under this moniker for 10 years!! this stuff is smooth, soulful, and vibey as all hell. Good for cocktail parties and late night after hours chill out sessions.

Release date. late July/August 2008

Download: 2000Black "So Right"

Bullion "Get Familiar" 7" On One-Handed Music

From London, Bullion was the dude who did that Pet Sounds/J Dilla mix album that I posted about a while back. This tune is from his "get familiar" 7″ on one-handed music. Go pick it up if you're a fan of that Flying Lotus-style, hip hop, instrumental production. Very nice stuff.

Download: Bullion "Rude Effort"

Nas' Album Due July 15 Let The Controversy Begin...

Nas is dropping the album that shall not be named by me. It is due July 15, 2008 and will obviously debut to a lotta hype and probably some controversy. I haven't thought much of the leaked material thus far but I just heard "Hero" and it is hittin' pretty hard for me so I figured I'd share with all of you.

I also saw on Glitter And Gold that he and the ever present DJ Green Lantern are dropping a mixtape in preparation for the album. Go over and check that blog out.

Download: Nas " Hero" fixed the link!!! Video HERE