Like that of DJ Shadow, RJD2 and Four Tet, UK based artist Little People aka Laurent Clerc plays downtempo hip hop-based electronic music. His debut album, an ode to late 90s instrumental hip hop, has gone on to be in the top 30 selling download albums on iTunes in the electronic genre for the last 2 years. His sophomore LP record "We are but Hunks of Wood" (released on Youth & Progress Recording on October 9), part beeps, bleeps and real live instrumentation falls somewhere in between Bonobo and Explosions in the Sky would hypothetically meet.
As CoolHunting.com explains, "[Little People's album is] "...a cinematic journey--complete with bird-like sounds and outer space bleeps--that's well-suited for all-nighters, whether spent working or simply lounging."
Music Submission: Wes Pendleton "Love" via ILLECT Recordings
Here we are today, and I'm about to release my 5th project to date. I can honestly say I'm the most proud of this project, because of what each and every track means to me personally. Each track tells a small part of my journey, that can be interpreted in so many ways it's not even funny. I also wanted to create something that the listener would be able to interpret for themselves personally as well. The project will mean many different things to many people, and that's the way I wanted it.
I'm excited for what the near and far future has for me in music. There are some things going on behind the scenes that I would've thought was a joke two months ago. But things are slowly being worked out, and worked through, and new things are still coming!
Trigg Da Kidd joins Diggy Simmons, Omarion & more for Coats for Kids RadioThon
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
This Saturday, November 3, 2012, Trigg Da Kidd and Take Over Music Group will join Diggy Simmons, Omarion, Ca$h Out, Jacob Latimore, Dusty McFly, Dollhouse and more for the 30th Annual 2012 Coats For Kids Radiothon, benefiting The Salvation Army.
From 9:00am-9:00pm Saturday, FM98 WJLB will broadcast live, as artists will be on-hand to meet fans and take donations at HYPE Recreation Center (23302 W. Warren Ave, Dearborn Heights, MI - btwn Telegraph &Ann Arbor Trail).
Audio - Ryan Collins "The Barbarian" from Now or Never EP
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Known for his work with DMV duo Cloud Nine, whose 2011 military tribute "When You Come Home" struck a cord with fans across the nation to over 710k YouTube hits, Collins is stepping out confidently with his solo effort. Take a listen to "The Barbarian" produced by Dope Orchestra.
Jarren Benton & OG Ron C - Freebasing With Kevin Bacon
Jarren Benton and legendary Texas DJ, OG Ron C, have linked up to chopped and screw Jarren's latest project. Today we are proud to release Freebasing With Kevin Bacon [Chopped Not Slopped]. The deluxe version of the project with 8 additional tracks will be released on iTunes very soon. Jarren Benton is currently recording his first Funk Volume release, which is schedule to drop in the first quarter of 2013.
Since first emerging in the late-1990s with songs like "World Premier" and "Rocket Science," hip-hop's most committed and dedicated underground rap fans have awaited this moment: This week, longtime favorites MHz Legacy, comprised of rappers Copywrite, Tage Future, Jakki Da Motamouth, and producer RJD2, are releasing their first official full-length album, the self-titled MHz Legacy. (MHz' fifth and final member, Camu Tao, who passed away in 2008 following a bout with lung cancer, also appears on the album with a number of never-before-heard verses.) The album features the likes of Danny Brown, Blu, Slug (of Atmosphere), ILL BILL, Slaine, and Oh No, along with outside production from Harry Fraud, Marco Polo, and !llmind.
"R U Down?" marks Chippy's newest material following the release of her eclectic, party-inducing EP, #MONEYDANCE101. Never one to do the expected, Chippy swaps her feisty hypersexuality for a more Lolita vibe with this track, offering a glimpse of what the firecracker from The Bay is like once the strobe lights dim. Ryan Hemsworth lends his talents to Chippy's latest track and infuses it with the hazy, ethereal, and whimsical sound that he has become known for. All trapness is not lost, however: while Chippy purrs romantically, Antwon comes through with a solid party rap verse that is reminiscent of Method Man's "All I Need."
June links up with fellow Memphis native Skewby to assist him on the MLK sampled One Day. "One Day" is one of the fan favorite's off his successful debut mixtape EVOL, which is available on Datpiff. EVOL has garnered almost 25,000 streams/downloads since it's 10/25 release.
On the morning of October 28th, Richie Cunning and John Coyne hit the SF streets at sunrise to shoot this video for Richie's song "City Boy" from the Late Night Special Mixtape. Later that day, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series... I'm just sayin.. RIchie Cunning, born in raised in San Francisco, flips the Journey classic into his own anthem.