As reported a few weeks ago, Kenny Shane will be releasing an album in October called The Gawn, and from it is another song for you to try out, this one called “Me & My Drink”, which may sound like the perfect subject for a country song by Brad Paisley but it’s a hip-hop song that also features Troy Ave and Ian Smith. Try it out and get into the libations discussed.
A DJ can do more than just DJ, maybe they’re able to direct videos. That’s what DJ Bless did when he put together “Ancient Alchemy”, the new one by Ancient Alienz. The song was produced by Joey Juggz, whose work can be heard in the mixes available in the single from Bandcamp below, available as a free download.
DJ Platurn has done it once again with this edit, this time handling a prized gem from the one and only Hamilton Bohannon. He has become an influence in the world of soul and funk, many in hip-hop have sampled him over the decades and he was honored in Tom Tom Club’s “Genius Of Love”. This time, Platurn takes “Save Their Souls”, issued as being by the Bohannon Band and released as a B-side to his “Stop And Go” single in 1973. The original 45 ran under five minutes but this edit takes things to the 6:19 mark. Download this now, while supplies last.
Produced by Corbett, Nazdaq Brixx has a new song with a slight rock edge that makes you want to bang the head and rock out while getting down to its funky sound. “A Long Way” is what he calls it and perhaps it’s a way for him to live and believe in it. Nazdaq says the song is decided to the people who died in 9/11 thirteen years ago, along with showing respects to the passing of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, along with “the people who are still in the struggle.”
Ralph V. has a new EP out now called Sweaters but if you want to know if it’s worth your while, check out this video for “Wasted Youth”. You may find out that the effort to play this was not wasted at all. As for the EP, the five song piece of entertainment is below and most of all, it’s free.
This song sounds like it was made in the early to mid-90’s, and it feels like the kind of integrity hip-hop used to have. Adot does his song in a very nice manner with “Reasonz”, with help from Vee Miyagi and Illiad. If the song makes you feel afraid, producers GRiMM Doza and RSZN did it right.
Don’t hesitate to tickle your schnitts, for Baauer & Boys Noize are ready to tenderize the loins with their mound sounds. “Fire Like This” will give you the ultimate in bliss and they don’t miss. Don’t believe me? Weave me.
All of the samples contained and more will be what you can explore when they go on tour next month:
October 2… San Diego, CA (SOMA)
October 3… Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
October 4… Oakland, CA (Fox Theater)
October 7… Eugene, OR (McDonald Theater)
October 8… Portland, OR (Roseland Theater)
October 9… Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
October 10… Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)
October 11… Seattle, WA (Showbox SoDo)
October 12… MT (The Wilma Theatre)
October 15… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
October 16… Madison, WI (Segrado)
October 17… Chicago, IL (Concord Music Hall)
October 18… Royal Oak, MI (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
October 21… Bloomington, IN (The Bluebird)
October 22… Lincoln, NE (Burbon Theatre)
October 23… Denver, CO (The Ogden)
October 24… Albuquerque, NM (El Rey Theatre)
October 25… El Paso, TX (Tricky Falls)
October 27… Dallas, TX (House Of Blues)
October 28… Austin, TX (Emo’s)
October 29… Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
October 30… New Orleans, LA (Republic New Orleans)
October 31… Orlando, FL (House Of Blues )
November 1… Miami, FL (The Fillmore)
Rome Fortune is currently on tour right now, talking about “broke ass bitches” and why they apply to his life at this moment. If you’re wondering why he’s talking about ladies this way, listen to “FriendsMaybe”, and also wonder why he puts in “maybe” as part of the equation. The song will be on his soon-to-come Small VVorld EP.
KongZilla is the forthcoming EP from King K.O.N.G. and Teck-Zilla and from it they do a song called “All Kosher”, which tells listeners why things have to be clean for a reason, with help from AVN. Get ready for the ‘Zilla.