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When I saw this new video on UGSMAG, purveyors of new hiphop media for those seeking refuge from the swag and trap stylings of the day, I rushed to the record shop and copped the album Dialogue. After listening through and blabbing to the homies about how dope the whole album is, I was surprised to find out that the album actually came out in 2009. I’m more than a little embarrassed for managing to sleep on Thavius Beck, cause the album is more creative and cutting edge than most of the hip hop I’ve heard for a minute.

“Go” and the rest of Dialogue speak to my love for lyricism. Beck’s rapid fire delivery kinda reminds of me of Living Legends Eligh, however unlike many dense rhymers he shares space with his epic, degenerate beats in a sonic dialogue that shatters the standard verse/bar formula. If I had to go into battle against an army of soulless terminators – this is what I would bump before facing my fate. A Mush records signee and certified Ableton guru, Beck boasts collaborations ranging from Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta, Saul Williams’, and 2MEX.  I will be  watching/hoping for some new face-mashing music from dude soon.

Some of you may be up on this mix already, but for the rest of you I feel obligated to put you on to this here hot ish.

By the tasteful selection and mature vibe of the mix, its hard to believe that Greene is just 21 yrs old. The mix has all of the nostalgic warmth and soulful sonic foundation of the house and garage you fell in love with- but weaves in the creative blippage and vocal experimentation of the new school.

Overall it feels like a smooth but high energy contrast to the epic and raunchy booty tech sound that seems to be carrying the banner for house at the moment. Look out for Greene’s upcoming album “The Look” in just a few days on Jan 5th, released on NYC label LuckyMe also home to  LxNxM faves Lunice & Hudson Mohawke. Download the mix, check out the teaser for “The Look” the below, tracklist for mix after the jump.

LM007 – JACQUES GREENE – THE LOOK by Jacques Greene

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we have previously addressed how great jay electronica’s “exhibit c” is. as the soundtrack for the trailer for the boondock’s final season, it has to get the big screen treatment.

Hola! What a beautiful Sunday ’twas in the 206! You know what puts the sugar in my Sunday coffee? Palms Out Sounds dope blog – that’s what.  Honestly I love visiting this site. It feels like these folks keep a finely tuned ear to all that’s good and forward-thinking in the intermingling worlds of house, techno, dubstep, dancehall, electro-hop etc. etc.

Each Sunday Palms Out also posts up a new “Remix Sunday” compilation/mix that’s guaranteed get it percolating. Tasteful selectahs transform cuts from artists as diverse as Busy Signal, Cherish, Prodigy, Massive Attack to Bill Withers, Blaqstarr, Debruit, Band of Horses, Udachi and yes -Jefferson Airplane.

Step your electronic game up with some grown folks techno – download these mixes and hit up the site – Peace.

Download Remix Sunday-Feb 21,2010 #143

image: Jelle Martens

Download Djuna – “Hippie not Hippie_3 – the heroin edition” Tracklisting after the jump


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Good evening fair LxNxM denizens.   In addition to being a prolific local beatmaker, WD40 also holds down a nightly  called Grey Area a the local bar/artspace Grey Gallery. If experimentaldubglitchbreakhopstep is what you seek – or if it sounds compelling Grey area is the spot.

Here is the first ever Grey Area Podcast to give you taste of what you might hear. Kicking it off with resident blapster Dead Noise and a bunch of his original tracks, mixed with some of his favorite tunes of the day. Rounding things out, Ill Cosby (Car/Crash/Set) brings a fine selection of glitchy, wonky sounds from the future!

If you can make it out to Grey Area this Friday, Feb.12 – you can catch LxNxM’s very own Toast and Tang on the decks as special guests. Peace.

Hailing from West London, and the One Handed Music squad along with Paul White, Nathan “Bullion” Jenkins sneaks mushrooms into your hip hop dance party and shames you off the decks. Apparently this beat savant piqued many an ear with a mix called Pet Sounds: in the Key of Dee, a remix project that remixed The Beach Boys in the style of the late and beloved Dilla. This was followed by the well received Young Heartache EP.

Now Bullion packs more flava for ya ear with the new single “Say Goodbye to What” along with a free mix composed in cahoots with the freshcheckers at FACT magazine. The single and mix are a gumbo of Krautrock, afro-funk, avant-garde electronics and dreamy 70s rock. For god’s sakes have the friends over for a potluck and dance already… Download the Bullion FACT magazine mix

I recognize that this Jay Electronica track surfaced a couple of months ago virally but it’s really just starting to catch fire now.  I don’t even feel bad about the late pass you want to hit me with. I’m guilty! Still, have you heard “Exhibit C” yet? I mean, really heard it. The song is amazing and is a total return to the art of true MCing. God-like MCing.

Folks are sometimes too quick to make the Jay Electronica/Nas comparisons if you ask me. A writer from Pitchfork wasted half of a review on it this morning. There are some similarities I suppose but I’d say he sounds more like Rakim to me if anybody.  Either way, he’s spitting out proverbs and ghetto psalms on just about every track I’ve heard from him thus far and “Exhibit C” is hip-hop’s New New Testament. The number of pure quotables he drops on this track is ridiculous and if you haven’t heard it yet, the first listen is the best.

If you’re already a fan of the “Exhibit” series (Jay Elec+Just Blaze), then you know “Exhibit A” is smoldering but “Exhibit B” with Mos Def was just so so. Trust, “Exhibit C” rectifies all that. You can stream the song and download it right here.

Hi-Tek’s face pretty much says it all.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a new Statik SelektahReflection Eternal mixtape coming out on New Year’s Eve and a new RE album, Revolutions Per Minute, in 2010 – yet another sign that 2010 is gonna be a good year.

Reflection Eternal ft. Mos Def, Jay Electronica & J. Cole – Just Begun

We like mixtapes up in this biz, and we like people who send them to us (hint hint: One such person is LxNxM affiliate/associate/G-Unit Hollis Wong-Weezy, aka Ispire of Canary Sing. Hollis put together a little something something of the music that’s getting her up and out in the morning, including an exclusive preview of the Canary Sing remix of Dead Prez’s Mind Sex.

The mix goes by the handle i can’t help it, and it’s good isht, running the gamut from some BK-One/Haiku d’Etat to Senegal repper/rapper Sister Fa. The full tracklist is below the jump, so start downlading that goodness, and peruse the full selection. Get that!

Wongweezy – Mixtape from Last Night #1, i can’t take it

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