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 .
Press Release: Witchdoctor Conjures Up Another Classic
Courtesy: Todd Davis.
July 2011 -- More than thirteen years removed from his, now, classic debut solo outing, A S.W.A.T. Healin' Ritual, Dungeon Family alum, Erin "Witchdoctor" Johnson is back with his brand new, radio ready single, "Safe Like The Pope Car," from his soon-to-be released magnum opus, The United Race Ov America.
Largely known for his intense, thought provoking lyricism, the native Atlantan takes the backseat on "Safe Like The Pope Car," where he's joined by female proteges, F.A.O.L. (pronounced For All), on the airy, feel good summer-time anthem.
"This project is another explosion from the Witchdoctor's arsenal!" E.J. exclaims with excitement. Elaborating, he further expounds, "The title is extremely interesting, with race taking the place of states. Race having two different meanings; race as in all ethnic groups and race meaning literally running away from the competition."
On the overall subject matter and musical direction he's taken on The United Race Ov America, Witchdoctor vividly describes, "This project includes cuts like 'Run Shit,' produced by Organized Noize, having a controversial tone (and) targeting all authority on planet earth. The hit song, 'Pope Car,' features F.A.O.L. Girls spittin' and having the time of their lives riding safe in the Pope car. And, 'American Cocoa' gives the streets and gangsta players that grit that every Hip-Hop head crave for."
Witchdoctor, who has since relocated to Davenport, Iowa, also reached out to a few very talented locals who also contribute to the more-than impressive set. "Newcomer Millie G makes an appearance on 'Dead Presidents.' Also, there is production from Iowa residents Grape City. With the whole world migrating to the U.S.A., this album is classic and will change a few minds for the future (that) is at hand," E.J. believes wholeheartedly. More special guests will be announced shortly.
Witchdoctor recently dropped a teaser/warm-up entry, the Grimey Beats' laced, "The Bomb," available everywhere now, with The United Race Ov America [Dezonly1 Records] scheduled for release Tuesday October 18th 2001 on iTunes, and all other major digital and retail outlets.
The creation of this joint was 100% organic. One night in BK all the pieces lined up perfectly to manifest this epic 10 man cypher. Bekay was throwing a show at Southpaw (Brooklyn) featuring performances from everyone on the joint & many more : PR Dean (Hardtimes Records) rolled up with an entire studio set up, ready to record : DJ Concept (Bash Brothers) was spinning for the night & had the perfect track : A monster was born.
With the mobile studio set up in Southpaw's basement, PR Dean recorded MC after MC while the show was taking place upstairs.
The joint explodes as veteran MC & 1/5th of Infinity Gauntlet (IG), Shabaam Sahdeeq sets the tone for the joint then El Gant (IG) steps up to continue the assault. Next up is FaMo$o of Hardtimes Records followed by Nutso who both flow effortlessly over the DJ Concept soundscape. Then we bring it back to IG as The Brooklyn Beast, FT tears through the track & Bekay 'rips' it to shreds. He also introduces the 1st appearance of his prodigy, 15 year old Dov. Amidst many seasoned MCs, Dov holds his own with ease. Next up are Flo out of Brooklyn & 151 Proof (God Sunz) who both make quick work of the track. As we come to the end of the joint, Climax (Dope Rush) spits a ferocious 24 bar verse to close it out.