Archive for February, 2010
I have no idea, but this mystery has been plaguing the internet and fans of good music since 2006.
Over the last four years Clutchy Hopkins has put out five albums (two with Shawn Lee and one with Lord Kenjamin) and an EP with MF Doom acapellas over his instrumentals. He also has an upcoming album on Ubiquity records, the Story Teller, set to drop April 16th. Call me late to the party, but I just got hip to this whole “Who is Clutchy Hopkins?” thing and I must admit that I’m very intrigued. Is he some crazy looking old dude like the guy pictured on the left, or like the guy they describe in the video below? Is Clutchy Hopkins just one person? Is “he” really a bunch of people? Is he actually a well known DJ or producer like DJ Shadow, Madlib, MF Doom or Shawn Lee? I don’t know!
What I do know is that all of Clutchy’s music that I’ve heard so far is instaclassic material. It’s mellowed out, soulful, instrumental magic. I haven’t heard one song of Clutchy’s that I was not feeling yet. Seriously. Who is making this music?!?!
So you’re probably wondering what all this fuss is about. Check the videos and links below and let me know what you think. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. And if you have any clues, holler at your boy.
the media landscape sure is strange when a stand-up comic best known for his supporting role on an nbc sitcom who also had a small role in a judd apatow movie as a very parodied version of himself is putting out a mixtape as that character, which is produced by none other than hipster god/tv on the radio dude dave sitek. whatever though, cause this track is one of the funniest dis tracks (‘kanye, quit fucking updating your blog and send us a verse!’) i’ve ever heard.
There’s nothing wrong with a good ganja tune every now and again. We here at LxNxM are familiar with the sticky icky and some writers have been puffing since 6th grade (not naming any names). Interestingly enough, most of my favorite ganja tunes are dancehall or reggae songs. It’s good to see a nice ode to the sweet leaf coming out of the hip-hop realm that I can stomach. The Tacoma-based rapper/sanga Spaid definitely created a solid tune with the song, “By the Pound,” and the visuals in the video set it off nicely. And might I add, it’s nice to hear a rapper/sanga crooning in his actual voice and not hiding behind Auto-Tune for a change.
I know your neck must still be hurting from that WD4D mixclusive Toast dropped on you yesterday, but I just found this BTS Radio mix and had to share. This time it’s a selector set by London’s own Dego, who, according to BTS, is pretty much the fucking man:
A founding member of 4Hero, Dego is a true original and living legend. A chameleon with it comes to production, Dego has taken hand in influencing and spearheading new styles and movements ranging from Jungle, Drum & Bass, Broken Beat, Hip-Hop and Soul. With aliases and projects like Tek 9, Jacob’s Optical Stairway, DKD and Silhouette Brown among countless others, he’s solidified his place as a master of music.
I’m warning you now, don’t hurt yourself! Nod your head at your own risk.
Dego BTS Radio Selector Set (right click, save as). Sorry, kids. No tracklist for this one.
Old Money Massive, the Vancouver/NYC dudes we wrote about waaaaaay back when, recently put out the video for their single Mamaseh. The song is dope, and the video brings a corresponding level of awesome with it. Washed out colors, grainy, and with more of that old New Yawk than you can shake a stick at. Check the b-side below, and download that. Loving that Old Money!
Sometimes great minds really do think alike, and sometimes they even collaborate. And today has brought together two of my favorite musical forces, Seattle space travellers THEESatisfaction and LA/NYC/Milky Way future sounds pioneers Sa-Ra Creative Partners. Wordlush hit you with the early release of the single, but now we have the whole five-song enchilada. And it sounds so NICE.
It’s not a straight up collaboration – THEESat is jacking some of Sa-Ra’s instrumentals, but the results sound intentional. THEESatisfaction has worked with an array of producers, who together have supplemented their natural galactic inclinations and pushed them beyond the musical stratosphere.
But Sa-Ra is some next level stuff. They exist on a funk-soul plane of existence. When the ladies of THEESatisfaction join up with them, it’s no longer about what part of space they’re in, but which dimension. That is to say, this five song EP feels like a natural fit, as if someone planned it all along. Here’s hoping that perhaps they will…
In case you want more of the Last Night’s Mixtape goodness, this Saturday is your lucky day. Tang and I are going to be holding our second late-night throwdown at Osteria La Spiga on Seattle’s picturesque Capitol Hill. Yes, it’s a dark and romantic Italian restaurant, and yes, we’re going to be dropping dubby bassy broken dancehall on it all night long.
So come through and get your grown and sexy on. Or come through and just get your sexy on, we’re not tripping either way. The bottom line is it’s going to be the best night for you to experience LxNxM in the flesh. Until next month, that is…
Late Night at La Spiga
Osteria La Spiga – 1429 12th Ave
10 till late