Prior to it’s October 28th release date you can now stream Black Milk’s new record If There’s A Hell Below in full over at the New York Times website here. If you need more convincing, check out the great track “Gold Piece” featuring Bun B below for a taste before kicking back and enjoying the album in full. Vinyl and digital pre-orders are happening over at his Bandcamp site now.
On the heels of Pinata, Madlib & Freddie Gibbs have released the Knicks Remix EP featuring exclusive tracks not included on the album. The “Knicks Remix” features a new verse by Gibbs alongside Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$ and Ransom, and both sides of the EP have unheard Madlib instrumentals. Vinyl and download available here. Recommended.
A1. Knicks Remix feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ransom
A2. Knicks Remix (Instrumental)
A3. The Dunk (Bonus Beat)
B1. Home ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
B2. Home (Instrumental)
B3. The Garden (Bonus Beat)
NehruvianDOOM pairs the young emcee Bishop Nehru with the legendary MF Doom. You can stream it now over at Pitchfork here.
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.
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.