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Ancient Mith - Ciroc Shot Kool Herc

“Ciroc shot Kool Herc” – New Music Video from Ancient Mith – Out Now!!

Ancient Mith recently dropped his awesome new animated music video put together by Bryan Wade / Blueswade Cartoons!! Check it out here:


Here are a few words on the track / video from the videographer:
“Any real hip hop fan during the 80’s and 90’s can appreciate the juxtapose of hearing a rap song in the grocery store in present day. Even the thought of such mainstream acceptance, at the time, seemed light years away and the real life trajectory, most likely unforeseen by the biggest enthusiasts. Ciroc shot Kool Herc is an ode to what was, what is and what might have been, in the evolution of said circumstance. The song was inspired by reports of Kool Herc (credited as the creator of hip hop) falling on hard times coupled with celebrations of P. Diddy’s son receiving a full ride scholarship to college. While these two things are unrelated, they invoked questions about ageism, classism, and commercialization in the hip hop community and the greater market outside of it. What better way to bring this to the eyes than a motion comic capturing a colourful, fevered dream within a dream about a fictional confrontation over fortune and legacy between Kool Herc and P. Diddy. The animation style is intended to reinforce the dreaminess of the beat and lyrics. The idea of creating the video as a motion comic rather than a more traditional cartoon was to remove the slickness from the art, leaving it as organic and gritty feeling as possible. Crumpled paper and splattered ink are used to create a sense of something that’s been discarded and rediscovered, like a great old comic book that’s been found at a yard sale. ‘It’s my hope that the video comes across as a genuine love letter to the legacy of hip-hop and more immediately as a tribute to Ancient Mith’s words and music. This project has been one of challenge and discovery for me, and as a print cartoonist working in motion for the first time, really a great deal of fun.’ ” – Bryan Wade


This track is lifted from Ancient Mith’s album “And The Dead Shall Lie There” entiry produced by Matr and available via Dora Dorovitch Records right here:

https://doradorovitch.bandcamp.com/album/and-the-dead-shall-lie-there

This album was part of our Choices of 2013 and we highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already done so.

For more information on Ancient Mith and his works, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/AncientMith
https://twitter.com/AncientMith
https://ancientmith.bandcamp.com/

Enjoy! ~dhh

 

Al'Tarba - Let the Ghosts Sing

“Let the Ghosts Sing” – Brand New Album from Al’Tarba + “Good Morning Rain” – New Official Music Video – Out Now!!!

Hey people!

I hope you are all doing well; I’m very please to announce that today, the one and only Al’Tarba releases his brand new and once again completely epic album, “Let the Ghosts Sing” and it’s officially available for purchase in a variety of format’s right here:
Adobe Photoshop PDFhttp://cd1d.com/en/album/let-the-ghosts-sing

“I had the opportunity to listen to the album over the weekend and once again I am completely taken back by the utterly awe inspiring production throughout the project. While maintaining the classic Al’Tarba feel this album is something completely fresh from the French multi-intrumentalist. The sound & feel of this album is exactly as the name say’s with a complete otherworldly eeriness that sticks with you throughout as well as beautiful analogue arrangements, classic instruments and samples to die for making this an undeniable must have for anyone who appreciates hip-hop instrumental music at its finest”.

Be sure to check out the music video for one of the tracks from the album, “Good Morning Rain”, right here:

“Let the Ghosts Sing could be the soundtrack for a Tim Burton movie, as we feel joy surrounded by death. Siberian Vengeance or Still Insomniac take us to a trip inside our own mind when Gangster & Rude Girls or My Vicious Side work as a carthasis, as we headbang our troubles away. That’s the strength of Al’Tarba and this opus, they bring us to an imaginary place where we face the nostalgia and spookiness of our childhood, while enjoying it as an adult”.
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For more information and to stay in touch with A’Tarba, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/altarbabeats
http://cd1d.com/en/artist/al-tarba

Peace! ~dhh

 

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“Sami” – New Music Video from Nïats + “Antares” – New EP – Out Now!

Thought we could kick Monday off with something a little different…
Nïats just dropped this fresh new music video for his track “Sami”!!
Check it out here:
The track is lifted from his all new “Antares” EP available here:
Itunes > https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/antares-ep/id922070353
Spotify > http://open.spotify.com/album/4kktpPBNWsgfkIlR4pJnYU
Deezer > http://www.deezer.com/album/8755917

“Nïats is musician and sound engineer, his music is inspired mainly by the world of movies, Fantasia, Coppola, David Lynch, Corto Maltese just to name few. He likes the blend of audio and visual. “Antares” is his first EP, its a blend of beats, sampling and composition that brings us into his multi-faceted imaginary universe.

Sometimes through ethereal soundscapes, sometimes thru heavy grooves he navigates in a universe of audio imagery”.


“Antares”  is beautifully weaved and put together, it navigates through mutiple styles and blends them, most of the time, well together.


Although this EP is quite different from what I usually listen to, I found that the blend of sounds and instrumentation very pleasing and did enjoy the project as a whole. 


For more information and to stay in touch with Nïats, check out:
www.niats.fr

https://soundcloud.com/niats
https://www.facebook.com/niats.antares

Enjoy! ~dhh / Waa

 

Chill Bump - The Memo

“The Memo” – New Music Video from Chill Bump – Out Now!!

Hope everyone is having a good Friday!!

French hiphop duo Chill Bump just dropped this slick new video for their track “The Memo”!! Check it out here:

This track is lifted from their debut full length album “Ego Trip” out on November 3rd & you can pre-order your copy via I-tunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/ego…

“Chill Bump are a rap duo straight out of Tours (France). Bankal (Beatmaker) made himself a name in the scratch battle scene. Miscellaneous (MC) is the lead singer of Fumuj and Rytmétix, and has collaborated with Doctor Flake and Metastaz. Their trademark : Sample-based beats shaped for versatile flows.
Chill Bump is 100% DIY. “Pure rap music ain’t made under pressure” “

For more information and to stay in touch with Chill Bump, these are the spaces:
http://www.chill-bump.com
@ChillBumpMusic
http://facebook.com/ChillBumpSound
http://chillbump.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/chill-bump

Peace! dhh

Drones x Rikluse - Split 12

D R O N E S x RICKOLUS – Split 12″ – New Album Out Now!!

Very pleased to be able to say that this is officially here! Check out this brand new split 12-inch EP out now on Dora Dorovitch(France).. with brand new material from Rickolus and debut project from D R O N E S (Swordplay + PT Burnem + Erik Akers of Double Rainbow)! This is an acoustic album with a twist; being both musically sound, fusing incredible lyricism making this an album to take us into the future. The message is current & I can see it being just that for many many years to come. For me, this is an instant classic!! You can stream and purchase the digital version here:

They are also currently accepting Pre-Orders for the vinyl version of this project and you can place your order over on their Bandcamp page here:
https://doradorovitch.bandcamp.com/album/d-r-o-n-e-s-rickolus-split-12


D R O N E S“D R O N E S is a folk rap group from Richmond, VA who combines acoustic and digital elements into their music. Sounding like what you might expect if Pink Floyd had ever rapped, the songs oscillate appropriately between electronic shoegaze and the droned out workings of acoustic guitars. Lyrically, D R O N E S is a paranoia soaked nosedive into the collective subconscious of America. Written from the perspective of drone operators, while sometimes taking on the homicidal voices of the drones themselves, D R O N E S offers a collection of songs that could easily be imagined sung around a post-World War III campfire”.

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Rickolus“Rivers and Lakes is a five part folk song about the ridiculous beautiful trials of a young romantic. It was written as a burst of words almost unconsciously pouring out of Rick Colado late at night while he was working as a projectionist at a movie theatre. The music came together when Rick showed the bare songs to his friends Anthony Anurca and Rebecca Zapen who then added their wild talent to the record, giving the songs the strange arrangement of guitar, voice, violin and bassoon. It’s a unique but familiar sound, recorded live in a little green shed in Rick’s parents backyard, the sounds blend together as if they were all coming from one source”.
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For more Information about Dora Dorovitch, their releases and the various artists the represent, check out:
http://www.doradorovitch.fr/
https://www.facebook.com/doradorovitchLabel
Rickolus:
www.iamrickolus.com
D R O N E S:
www.ptburnem.com
www.isaacontheinternet.com

Peace! ~dhh

Al'Tarba - Just Like Ants

Al’Tarba’s – “Just Like Ants” – Official Music Video Out Now!!

Al’Tarba just dropped this incredibly fresh new video for his track “Just Like Ants”!!! Check it out here:

This track is lifted from his upcoming album “Let the Ghost’s Sing” due to drop in October 2014, so best be on the lookout for that!!!

for more information and to stay in touch with Al’Tarba, check him out here:
https://www.facebook.com/altarbabeats

Peace! ~dhh

Triune Gods - Causing Terror

“Causing Terror” by Triune Gods – Official Music Video Out Now!!

Fresh for your Friday!! bleubird (USA), Scott Da Ros (Canada), sibitt/志人 (Japan) are Triune Gods and they’ve just dropped their incredibly slick new music video for their track “Causing Terror”!! Check it out here:

This track is lifted from their album “≠Three cornered world”, available in various format’s right here:

For more inform,ation and to keep in touch, these are the spaces:
http://www.triunegods.com
http://www.granmamusic.com
http://www.doradorovitch.fr/
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Peace! ~dhh

Uncomfy beatz - outercrust 6

“Outer Crust” – New Producer Compilation from Uncomfortable Beats – Out Now!

“Outer Crust” is the  all new and now sixth compilation album to be released under the ever diverse Uncomfortable Beats umbrella!! Check it out here:

This time the flood gates were opened up to world-wide submissions, which saw music pouring in from musical hubs such as the UK, US, Germany & France to name a few and with a total selection of twenty-one tracks from various beat-makers across the map, Outer Crust presents the perfect mixed bag of both classic and post Hip-Hop Instrumentals.

Uncomfortable Beats is a diverse Australian-based music label dedicated to showcasing the best in electronic music.

For more information and to keep in touch with Uncomforatable Beats, check out:
uncomfortablebeats.com
Twitter
Facebook

Peace! ~dhh

The Haze

“Rogue” – Brand New Music Video from THE HAZE – Out Now!

Hot off the fresh!! Check out this awesome new video from The Haze for their track “Rogue”:

Buy the song or full album here (merch also available):
http://thehaze.net (physicals, digi-downloads, merch)

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Besatree (of CLDMKRS) & Kid Presentable!!! (of CLDMKRS).
Produced by: Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat

Directed by: MudsOne

We also shared some thoughts on the full project here:
The Haze: Album Launch

For more info, this is where to look:
Besatree: http://twitter.com/besatree
Kid Presentable!!!: http://twitter.com/kid_presentable
Haunted Days/Witch’s Teat:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Haunte…

Enjoy! ~dhh

Smokey Joe & the Kid

SMOKEY JOE & THE KID – The Game(Ep) – Out Now!!

Word up People!

Hope you’re having a good week so far and we’re gonna share some good tunes with you to make it even better…

I recently had the honour of checking out the new EP from Banzai Lab production duo Smokey Joe & The Kid called “The Game” and all I can say is WOW!! This EP is an incredible blend of multiple instruments, percussion, scratches and on point lyricism making up one hell of an EP that you simply can’t miss.
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“In this project, Smokey Joe, Bordeaux’s main musical mafia head, and The Kid aka “Senbeï,” cheeky Parisian master of Turntablism, transport us back in time to the gangster run streets of 1930’s Chicago. These two gangsters mix Hip Hop and Electro with the groove and melodies of early 20th century Swing. Percussion solos played with scratches ,beats and melodies banged out on the MPC, everything is performed live.
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A year after their acclaimed first album « Nasty Tricks » (Banzaï Lab – 2013), the most wanted gangsters of the electro Hip-Hop scene are back with a new EP “The Game”, recorded between Paris, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Clearly Hip-Hop oriented, with samples still taken from traditional american music of early XXth century, Smokey Joe & The Kid took a trip to California to record 4 tracks, each powerful, captivating and overall, absolutely brilliant.

Smokey Joe & The Kid : « We wanted to step out of pure jazz and to get more into the roots of all modern music : the Blues. We drove a lot during our stay in California, and west American landscape fed our imaginary world, as much as the heat of Los Angeles’ streets.”

After collaborating on their first opus with Puppetmastaz, Lateef The Truthspeaker, or Youthstar (Chinese Man), the duo hired this time accomplices from the US West Coast : Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), NON Genetic (Shadowhuntaz) and The Procussions (Watch the making of the EP). Gift of Gab gives a conscious message on “Stay Awake” when NON tells all about his touring experiences “What goes on tour stays on tour” (Gifted Child). Finally, The Procussions end the EP with poetry on “Temptation”.

« The Game » is clearly in reference to the famous “Rap Game” of which they make a personal interpretation, finding there the game field of their old-fashioned megalomania.

THE LIVE PROJECT :

Since 2013, Smokey Joe & The Kid work with the VJ Miss Chemar to deliver a unique A/V Show that mixes old school movies and original pictures of the duo. The strong interaction with the audience makes this a fun, original and incredibly dynamic show”!

You can listen to the first single “Stay Awake” ft. The Gift of Gab and purchase your copy right here:

THE FEATURES :
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The Procussions

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Also, be sure to check out the video for the making of “The Game” here:

I really enjoyed this EP and highly recommend getting a copy!

For more information on Smokey Joe & The Kid, check out:
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Peace! ~dhh