Stream The Bishop Nehru & MF Doom Album “NehruvianDOOM”


NehruvianDOOM pairs the young emcee Bishop Nehru with the legendary MF Doom. You can stream it now over at Pitchfork here.

Madlib – “The Beats”

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Madlib continues his very productive 2014 (Pińata, Rock Konducta) with his first original film soundtrack, The Beats, featuring his original compositions from the Stones Throw documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton. The 10-inch vinyl release (also available digitally) has ten instrumental hip-hop tracks done as only Madlib can. The vinyl will be released with two different covers, so cop yours over at Stones Throw now.

Jonwayne – “Kenan and Kale (feat. Scoop Deville)”

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Jonwayne continues his assault on your aural senses with the fifth installment of Wayniac Monday, this time it’s “Kenan and Kale” featuring a guest spot from Scoop Deville. The dude just keeps killing it.

DJ Shadow – “The Liquid Amber EP”

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After a short break, I’m back today with some exciting news, the great DJ Shadow – one of the original pioneers of beat-making – is back with The Liquid Amber EP,  the opening shot from his new Liquid Amber label. The EP features two brand new tracks plus a remix of the classic “Six Days” by Machinedrum. Nice.

Roy Ayers Mix


Here is an absolutely killer Roy Ayers mixtape done up by Fruitman as part of the Beck’s Rhythm Series. Get this one up and primed for whatever you have planned this weekend and then keep it in heavy rotation. Amazing and highly recommended.

Lee Fields and the Expressions Live In The KEXP Studio


I am loving the new Lee Fields and The Expressions album Emma Jean, which is a must-listen for any fans of funky vintage soul music. Fields is in top form and, as usual, The Expressions are a crack backing band that hits every high and low with prime efficiency. The group recently performed live at the KEXP studios, playing three tracks from the new record and ending with “Faithful Man,” the title track of their outstanding album from 2012. Excellent.

Just Can’t Win
Don’t Leave Me This Way
Talk To Somebody
Faithful Man

Jonwayne – “Echoes”


Jonwayne is back again, this time with the 3rd installment of his Wayniac Monday series, and it’s another doozy. “Echoes” is produced by the man himself and finds him in a mellow mood as he explores the inner workings of his mind as he’s apt to do from time to time. Check it below.

Sean Price – “El Raheim (featuring Rim)”


A new Sean Price joint, featuring Rim from Davillians, and inspired by his wife. Yah, it’s prime SP, so listen below.