Archive for May, 2012
Mixpak label boss Dre Skull has created another banger of a riddim, and he continues to build his reputation for featuring only the best vocalists in Caribbean music on his productions. Beenie Man, Popcaan, Natalie Storm, and, yes, even the Soca King himself, Machel Montano, have blessed the Loudspeaker Riddim, each with their unique flow.
Although I think they all killed it, Machel Montano takes the number one spot on this one. It’s a rare treat to hear Machel on a straight up dancehall beat, so maybe that’s just me relishing the moment. But that’s alright. I’m just gonna keep on relishing.
i really don’t know anything about mykki blanco besides the fact that the internet uses slashes to describe him (i.e. rapper/performance artist/drag superstar/etc.). whatever though, this track kills and was produced by brenmar, who i just found out is playing seattle’s lo-fi on july 13, which seems like as good a reason as any to post “wavvy.”
mykki blanco – “wavvy” (download)
Even though I’ve temporarily retired the Detroit Heat series I can’t help but spread the word about this mini documentary on a solid group out of the 313 called Clear Soul Forces. If you haven’t heard of them (yet) it’s not surprising but they’re making good music, aligning themselves with Royce Da 5’9″ and clearly making enough headway that the music/video savants at Red Bull SoundStage are paying attention.
Check out this easily watchable 12 minute documentary as the foursome talks about the trials, joys and tribulations of being young artists based in Detroit. City and craft aside, this is the struggle of most creative young people of color in general.
well hot damn: LxNxM’s very own monthly gig is turning one year old. it feels like just yesterday we were rocking MOE BAR for the first time. to celebrate, we’ll have our favorite djs tang and toast playing some big jams and good times will be flowing like you’ve come to expect. we’re also ringing in year two with a brand new super fresh flyer, courtesy of emeka of gold coast trading company. so come through this THURSDAY (5/17) to MOE BAR between 10:00PM and 2:00AM for SOUNDSYSTEM. and, as always, FREE.
alunageorge is aluna francis and george reid, two london-ers making some kind of future r&b that will almost certainly get stuck in your head. they’ve got an ep out on TriAngleRecords (home to artists like clams casino, oOoOO, and evian christ) as well as a mess of remixes (both of their and other artists’ tracks) over on their soundcloud page. stream ep standout “just a touch” below, and head over to soundcloud to sample their other sounds.
alunageorge – “just a touch”