Category Archives: music i like

D’ANGELO IS BACK!

He’s back.

And sounding as good as, if not better, than when he last graced us with his ridiculous talent, more than 10 years ago… Can NOT wait til his concert on Monday at Paradiso, Amsterdam. Words fail me. And that’s rare.

Want more proof?

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DJ Lovesupreme Feels Blue

dj lovesupreme

If u manage to connect tracks from as far back as 1931 to 2011, Robert Johnson to Pharaohe Monch, Nina Simone to forgotten, Dr. Dre produced hip-hop star D.O.C. – your name has to be Dj Lovesupreme. My brother from another..

Highly recommended for real music lovers

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Random Beautiful Tunes: John Coltrane – Tunji

Little to be said. Almost 50 (!) years after this was recorded, I can still listen to this on repeat. Speaking of timeless… Will try to post videos of music I really love more frequently.

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Two New Jay Electronica Songs

Jay Electronica in concert 2010 at The Box, New York

Hardcore hip-hop fans and dedicated blog hunters already know, but for all you other earth dwellers, here’s 2 new interesting tracks by Jay Electronica to celebrate his signing to Jay-Z’s ROC Nation record label.

Jay Electronica – Shiny Suit Theory (ft. Jay-Z & The Dream)

Jay Electronica – The Announcement (ft. JFK speech)

Btw, also re-discovering his two biggest tracks so far, Exhibit A and Exhibit C, both produced by Just Blaze. DAMN, this man can rhyme. So effortless and intricate at the same time. Don’t even know where to begin quoting him. And that voice. Put-on-repeat kind of music, proving intelligent real hip-hop is still alive in 2010.. Looking forward to that full album.

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Get your Fix At Dilla’s Donut Shop

Album Cover Artwork - J Dilla Donut Shop - Stones Throw

Good news for James Yancey / Jay Dee / Dilla fans – get 6 new dope instrumentals for FREE (in 320Kbps quality) if you sign up for Stones Throw’s mailinglist now.

Donut Shop interestingly enough is a combination of a Serato Scratch control record set (for use with the popular DJ software of the same name that enables you to DJ with your laptop – a development of the last 5 to 10 years that some dj’s spinning real vinyl strongly dislike), slipmats and a record containing these 6 Dilla instrumentals. Worlds colliding or growing closer?

Either way. What you’re waiting for?! GO!!

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Summertime..

Bit quiet in here last month, sorry for that. Summertime in Amsterdam can do that to you. Been working, spending time with friends and family, dj-ing a bit (guesting at Wicked Jazz Sounds was fire! Big up to Phil, Manne, Leroy and crew) and soaking up a lot of live music.

Anyway, for those who have not yet checked out Janelle Monae‘s fantastic album The ArchAndroid, just wanna urge you to do so. Twenty-first century soul music hasn’t sounded this fresh, diverse and addictive in a loooong time. Also if you don’t consider yourself a soul music fan, but just are into good music in general, don’t miss out! From cinematic orchestral pieces, folky dreamy pop songs, punky soul to futuristic afro funk, Janelle lays it down.

Above is one of my favorites (apart from the obvious instant classic Tightrope), featuring the kind of forgotten spoken word artist Saul Williams. Dope, pure and uncut.

Now it’s time i head on over to Amsterdam’s only free hip-hop festival in a park Appelsap – 10 Years featuring my man Rich Medina, Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, La Melodia, The Clipse etc..

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The Roots – Dear God..

New song by The Roots called “Dear God” on YouTube

Deep. Must hear.

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