Egon – “Rock Mix”


Egon (of Now Again fame) has put out a nearly 50 minute mix using odd and obscure rock and roll records from around the world, much like Madlib does on his recently released Rock Konducta album.

As Egon puts it, “This is a mix of late 60s to mid 70s rock music from all over the world: America to Germany to Japan and everywhere in-between. It’s the type of rock Madlib used for the Rock Konducta records, and is a mixture of the incredibly rare and random dollar bin finds that makes crate digging in the rock idiom so much fun.”

Jonwayne vs. Dilla – “No”


After releasing this gem last week, Jonwayne is back at it again with “No” which finds the emcee throwing down some rhymes over a J Dilla beat. Another winner from the emcee/beatmaker from Los Angeles who can seemingly do no wrong these days.

Stream The New Shabazz Palaces Album “Lese Majesty”


Last week I posted a new track from Shabazz Palaces off their upcoming Lese Majesty album, and now you can stream the record in full thanks to the good folks over at NPR Music. Stream it here.

Doley Bernays – “Prey”


A nice new track from Doley Bernays. The Bronx emcee has a new EP Bond Place Hotel due out August 26th.

Jonwayne – “Special Herbs Medley”


Jonwayne does his thing over twenty DOOM beats in just under five minutes. Ya know, because he can.

Shabazz Palaces – “Forerunner Foray”

Shabazz Palaces

A new track from the funky and freaky Shabazz Palaces off their upcoming Lese Majesty full-length due out July 29th. If you are familiar with these guys you know what to expect, if not, fasten your seat belt for some of the weirdest and way-out hip-hop going today.

Bob Marley & The Wailers – 1972 Demo Recordings


These are demos recorded by The Wailers around 1972 after getting some money to do so from Chris Blackwell, who was heading up Island Records at the time. Most of the tracks would appear in finished form on the ultra-classic Catch A Fire less than a year later.

1. Concrete Jungle
2. Rastaman Chant
3. Slave Driver
4. Kinky Reggae
5. You Cant Blame The Youth
6. Get Up Stand Up

The Budos Band – “The Sticks”


“The Sticks” is the first single off The Budos Band’s upcoming album Burnt Offering due out October 21st on Daptone. This reminds me not just how badass these guys are, but also how it’s been way too long since we’ve gotten new material from them. A perfect tune to get the weekend started off right.

Jul 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Jul 11 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
Jul 12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Jul 24 – Twilight Concert Series @ Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Jul 26 – Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul 27 – Victoria, BC @ Philipps Brewery
Jul 31 – Los Angeles @ Echo Plex
Aug 1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Wick
Nov 15 – Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Festival