news & such
I always look forward to hearing new music from NickNack. NickNack's latest full length album, 'State Machine' doesn't disappoint. Its 17 tracks of NickNack's production and cuts, with tracks featuring A.Dd+, Bavu, Crew54 and LOEGz. Its available from several digi shops including Crowd Control Records & BandCamp. Highly Recommended.
"State Machine" is inspired by the human apparatus which is a complex 'machine' capable of an extremely wide range of 'states' (as in conditions with respect to circumstances). As 'machines' we can relate to one another through these rich and meaningful 'states'. They help to define and shape the paths which we travel throughout our lives.
This album in and of itself is meant to be a stateful sonic journey, traversing a variety of genres, moods and styles (from angst riddled raps to relaxing soulful instrumentals).
Nick's 4th full length release features 17 original songs (50 mins) including gems from A.Dd+, Bavu, Crew54 and LOEGz.
'Roc For Raida' is Rob Swift's tribute to Roc Raida. The proceeds will be donated to Roc Raida's wife & 3 kids. The Album includes songs, routines & interview audio. Mista Sinista, Precision and Total Eclipse have tracks paying tribute to some of their favorite Roc Raida battle routines. Check the video preview below, you can order on DjRobSwift.com or get the digi copy on BandCamp.
Beat Inc is B.kun & HED, "The Formula", was released as part of the Original Cultures Project. This album is quite fantastic. Highly Recommended. If you haven't checked out Original Cultures, please do so immediately.
Here is the latest release from Prof, "All Eye Know EP", it was released January 31st. Its a very chill listen & well thought out EP. You can listen & buy on Prof's BandCamp page. Also, below are two videos of improvised compositions by Prof under the name of SlowPitch.
SlowPitch | IMPROVISATION 001
SlowPitch | IMPROVISATION 004
The Scratch Bandits forthcoming album "31Novembre" will be released April 9th 2012. For now check out the first video for the new album. The track is called Heart Beat, the visuals are a collaboration of graff artist Brusk & visual designer IceCream. Keep an eye out for more every week until the album is out.
The Scratch Bandits Crew announced a new album coming up in 2012. They have spent the year working on the album, making new instruments and working on a new live show. Five of the tracks from their new album are featured in the video below. You can also check out previews of their new instrument creations. As for the live show they have teamed up with 3d artist Icecream. Graff artist Brusk will also be helping with the visuals for the new live show. Be sure to check out the Scratch Bandits Crew's new website & new t-shirt designs.
Cosmic Parasite is a collaboration between Dj Quest, Eddie Def & Dj Que. Quest cuts it up over beats & pieces put together by Eddie Def and more drums & such by Dj Cue. The album is clearly intended to be listened to from beginning to end like a nice mixtape. The individual tracks could stand on their own but when their put together its so damn good. It will be available on iTunes & other digi shops on October 31. Check a track from Cosmic Parasite & the links below.
From the Press Release:
A soundscape and glimpse into a future world -created using traditional and modern hip-hop instruments; turntable, sampler, drum machines, synths and digital multi-track. The raw materials for this project were recorded and compiled by DJ Eddie Def who sampled a wide range of pre-recorded and stock sounds; drums, tones, dialog and pieces employing the use of an MPC2000, Korg MS2000, Roland MC505 and a random source of vinyl and movie clips. He then supplied Quest with a series of stems, beats, breaks, loops and fragments. Quest then conceptualized the vision for this sound-track by sculpting and shaping the crude sounds and arranging sections with scratching solos and combos using various techniques both complex and old school -played according with what the musical segment called for, placing them in their corresponding space to achieve the right dynamic intensity. At times remixing, over-lapping, re-tuning and of course cutting up the series of sounds provided by Eddie Def as well as his own selection of 'tweaks' and effects from his personal library. The work in progress was later passed on to DJ Cue who layered it with saucy beat programing and textural overdubs using AbletonLive which added a subtle high quality sonic presence to the mix. Last, Quest defined the multi-sonic puzzle and brought it together with final over-dubs and mixes arranged in a non traditional form but in a flow-form which dictates the next part of the song to follow naturally without the need to cater for vocal or lyrical content giving this recording it's sound-track value. The over-all finished product is an electro-funk/sci-fi/industrial -turntable and machine composition with sound-track/mix tape 'feel' to keep you on the edge of your ear.
Scratched, mixed & composed by DJ Quest
beats & pieces by DJ Eddie Def, additional drum programing and over-dubs by DJ Cue
J.Baracruz's forthcoming EP 'A Contemporary Witness' is the latest release from Equinox Digital. You can pre-order the EP now on Bandcamp. Check out more J.Baracruz on tablist.net.
J. Baracuz - A Contemporary Witness (Equinox.Digital 2011, eqxdgtl-005dl)
(01) The Overture
(02) One Way Ticket
(03) Jazzy Conqueror
(04) Everyone´s The Same
releases 28 October 2011
All Tracks Composed, Produced & Arranged by J. Baracuz (J. Emmerich)
Doc Jeezy's crew Lucid Music released a single from their forthcoming album 'Rockit Science'. Check out the single, 'All Day All Night' below. Its available now from Amazon, iTunes, BandCamp and other digi shops.
Due to some type of lapse in brain function I haven't posted about this album. I got the 12" several months ago but never managed to say peep about it. I was having a look at nozlrecordings.com & noticed the digi version is now available. Anyway here it is the latest from Deviant & Naive Ted. Send In The Hounds is good music made with records...
Have a listen, check the links below. The 12" is still available or name your price digi. Highly Recommended.
A bit of info from the bandcamp page:
Deviant & Naive Ted make skratch music. Unadulterated by synthesizers, untouched by guitars, not a delay pedal in sight. Records and hands. Turntable and mixer. Loop pedal and multi-tracker. Why? They’re not sure.