Few names in music carry quite as much kudos of that of our headline DJ ?uestlove. He has worked with such a phenomenal array of talent while always leaving his own distinctive mark on each one. The list reads like a who's who of modern Hip-Hop & Soul; Jay-Z, Al Green, Erykah Badu, J-Dilla, Common, Joss Stones & De La Soul to name just a handful. All this before we mention The Roots for whom this is an official after party for the live show at Hammersmith Apollo.
As a drummer he is a funky metronome that has brought to life so many tracks originally created through samples, drum machines and computers. Just check out his leadership of the ever morphing group of musicians that calls itself the “Illadelphonics” on Jay-Z's unplugged album (Roc-A-Fella) and Madison Square performance in “Fade To Black” (Paramount) or at “Dave Chapelle's Block Party” (Rogue Pictures) for an example of this. As a producer, both on his own and as part of the Soulquarians alongside J-Dilla, Q-Tip & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, his musical knowledge and understanding has seen him bring the classic Al Green sound bang up to date on “Lay It Down” (Blue Note) as well as bring the very best out of performers like D'Angelo & A Tribe Called Quest.
He'll be making the most of all of these phenomenal attributes as he blesses The Doctor's Orders crowd to what, if last year's show was anything to go by, is sure to be a real treat for all Soul and Hip-Hop fans alike. With only 350 tickets available this is sure to be another packed house so grab your ticket now and get there early to get your spot on the dance-floor.
L.I.F.E. Long x Big Ape Album - "Crossing The Globe"
DUB MD PROMOTIONS x FLY DEFINITION MUSIC PRESENTS... L.I.F.E. LONG x BIG APE "CROSSING THE GLOBE" (SAMPLER + iTUNES) FEAT. PRINCE PO x U.G. x SHABAAM SAHDEEQ x BREEZ EVAHFLOWIN "NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE ON iTUNES x AMAZON x BANDCAMP NOW"
L.I.F.E. Long & Big Ape present "Crossing The Globe". L.I.F.E. and Ape have done just that with this album! Emcee L.I.F.E. Long (Stronghold Crew) hailing from N.Y. and Big Ape (Elite Fleet Crew) hailing from Sweden and now residing in Amsterdam met each other online in 2004. The inspiration of the LP "Crossing The Globe" started as an idea to do one song.
This was the beginning to not only a connection between U.S. and overseas Hip-Hop, it was the beginning of "Crossing The Globe". The Crossing The Globe LP mirrors the music from the "Golden Era". With guests spots from industry vet's like Prince Po, U.G., Shabaam Sahdeeq, Breez Evahflowin, Rise, Swave Sevah and Canada's Crownathorns.
01.) Begintro 02.) The Motive 03.) Travelin (feat. Respect Tha God & Sip Liq) 04.) Carnival Carnivore Flow Attraction 05.) The Journey 06.) Skit #1 (feat. Impress Tru, Aneeway, Sneaker Sandy & Iomos Marad) 07.) Crossing the Globe (feat. Rae) 08.) Samurai Code of Honor (feat. Prince Po & U.G.) 09.) Snake Charmer 10.) Kick It (feat. Melodic Yoza) 11.) Skit #2 (feat. Infinito 2017, Twin Towers & DJ Connect) 12.) Nhomadz (Spit 16) (feat. Rise, Breez Evahflowin, Swave Sevah & Shabaam Sahdeeq) 13.) Sativa 14.) Caravan (feat. C.A.T aka Crown A Thornz)
Big Ape and L.I.F.E. Long take listeners on a Hip-Hop voyage that will make them feel like its the "Golden Era" all over again! The album is available for purchase right now at these digital retailers, support quality Hip-Hop music!
If you haven't heard, our "V.A. - Tribute To Jun 2", Nujabes Tribute album is available now @ BandCamp for digitals, and available now @ Shop Digi Crates for physical CD's. ------> V.A. - Tribute To Jun 2 | A tribute album dedicated to the late great, one and only Nujabes, also known as Jun Seba. Nujabes has inspired and birthed many musicians around the world with his teachings/music. From his soundtrack recordings with Samurai Champloo, to his Tokyo label discography with Hydeout Recordings, Nujabes has been a spiritual enlightenment to many. This tribute album is dedicated to Nujabes from his students/inspired souls here at Digi Crates Records and around the world.
14? - Feelin' Blue (MP3) ttp://soundcloud.com/digicratesrecords/14-feelin-blue-nujabes-tribute .