I haven't done a Dusted Off post in almost two years but I found it fitting to do this one as myself and some of the heads in our Jazz Jousters Facebook group are flipping Chet's 'Almost blue' Classic. This will be released this weekend (June 1st) on the Millennium Jazz Bandcamp under the name of The Jazz Jousters. If you know your Jazzhop you may even recognise some of the many names of international Hip Hoppers that are Jousting with us.
Anyway back to the doc ..I'll confess that before starting the above project I didn't know half as much about the great Chet Baker as I do now. You may find this to be quite deep or possibly very inspirational. We shall see...
R.I.P Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. (December 23, 1929 – May 13, 1988)
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Myze drops a quick promo video for his track with Bilal. The track 'Fantasy' is off his mixtape 'Revamped' coming soon. Download http://khalid-khan.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=9c7b9df8e993f33ef42fcc9ae&id=1fe39c0a43&e=4800313931
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Something very different here. I actually went and listened to the 'Powerskills' track after Savvy aka Asaviour posted it up on Facebook and the design of the page took me back some years and made me think of thing like Amstrad or Atari. Once you hear some of Camp America's music you kind of get the vibe via audio as well. I can't say this whole LP is for me, but it found me at a time when I wanted to hear something completely different. That said, you can't ignore the skills that have gone into making this project and the quality of the artists involved.
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Words by Conan Liquid...
For all those who know me personally, you know that I started out as a Hip Hop DJ and producer in the mid 80s. The Beastie Boys were a massive influence on me as a DJ, a person, producer and writer. With the untimely death of MCA last week I wanted to pay tribute in the only way I know how. Remix some old Beastie Boys. Here is the first of my tributes to MCA and a welcome return to my Hip Hop roots. Downloadable for those who want to play it out or PLAY IT LOUD.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Also check out the video of 'Where The Wild Thing Are' ..
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
And now for the original...
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
New single from Pittsburgh's own, emcee Melodiq. This is a very uplifting track that is packed with soulful keys and synthesizers composed by Ondrej Zatkuliak. The track features DJ Atom on the cuts during the bridge, as well as Sisa Feherova on the hook ..both complement the songs atmosphere in fine style. Get It Here or stream below...
"Here is The Wonderful World of Carminelitta, as played on Ness Radio. As usual, you can find an eclectic selection of hip-hop, soul, instrumentals, experimental music and more." - The Wonderful World of Carminelitta
A tribute to one of Hip Hop's slickest and smoothest rappers known to live. The mixtape includes tracks from his Rap group, Gang Starr, his collaborations with Jazz and Soul legends, his solo work and some interview snippets. This is for the lovers of Boom Bap Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul and for those of you that want to learn a piece of history. This mix was mixed live using no computers in the edit of the final piece. - A.Gee / @A_Gee_
Stream below or Download here. Also listen to Guru We Miss You Vol.1
I had never heard of 'MoSik' until this track. I was kind of lost in terms of info as there isn't much detail in the description section of this video, so I went to his Youtube home page and found he had recently featured on the BBC Asian Network where he battled (Freeza) on the 'Hype On The Mic' segment ..as well as drop a lot of information about himself via his lyrics or questions put to him.
I'm listening to this as I type, but it sounds like he's winning this battle...
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
"For years I've said to myself I should do a little something and pay homage to the big man whom I found so inspirational, so this year *2012* I did. This was done over a five day period between commitments. I just switched on the mic, vibed out and recorded some old, new and unheard lyrics as well as some on the spot freestyles and hooks. I hope you can "get down" with it!" - Gadget Millennium Jazz Music 2012 Recorded, mixed, mastered and vocals by Gadget
All tracks produced by James Dewitt Yancey aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla :: R.I.P February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006 ::
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