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Archive for May, 2010

Full Crate & Mar (Amsterdam) on the Main Ingredient 6/1!

Full Crate & Mar, two of Amsterdam’s most talented musicians join me on the Main Ingredient tonight. Check out their dope videos for “I Said” from the Conversations With Her EP (I don’t know why you would, but don’t stop it before 1:41) and “80′s Sugar” below. And tune in tonight at midnight (or check the archive tomorrow)!

Anticipation
The Riches Instrumental
I’m From PG
Oddisee (Blog, Twitter, Bandcamp)
Odd Spring, 2010
Oddisee Music

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted an mp3 but as soon as I heard this, I knew I had to post it up and help spread the word. Prince George’s country (Maryland) never sounded so good. This is the last in a seasonal series of releases Oddisee has given away over the past year. I mentioned the first one when I posted the excellent Diamond District album last year. Like that album, the vocalists are (sometimes) a nice addition but the real draw is Oddisee’s production. I’m a sucker for organ and anything cinematic but he really seems to be zeroing in on the organ/synths/strings trifecta on this one. It’s hard to know where the samples end and the instruments begin. I would be interested to know what instruments he played and if there are any guest instrumentalists. The intro to “Anticipation” is the perfect example. The “you got to learn the tricks of the street or-” sample has an organ line in the back that sounds like its part of the sample but then continues for 4 bars after the sample cuts out. It’s met immediately by a low and fuzzy synth bass line and then met by a second high “summer madness”-like synth line four bars later. It’s not a combination that I’ve heard a lot but it sounds like a perfect (yet unlikely) match.

The more I listened to the Diamond District album and learned the different MC’s flows, the more I realized that every verse that I liked was Oddisee’s. This album is no different. I would say the only downfall of this album is, in fact, the (MC) guest talent. I don’t want to disrespect, I’m guessing these are cats from his area and friends of his but they definitely don’t shine on his tracks like he does. Generally their verses just glide by except for Kingpin Slim’s first verse that kinda ruins “Anticipation,” one of my favorite tracks. Which is really too bad because his first line is so witty (if he means it the way I hear it). After the “you got to learn the tricks of the streets or” soul sample gets abruptly cut off by the beat, it never comes back, as if to say “learn the tricks or…(it’s a wrap for you).” After a bar K.P.S. says “sounds about right” and I would like to think he’s referring to the aforementioned interpretation. After that it all goes downhill [commentary in italics].

I think they waitin’ for two niggas to just go in on the beat, knam sayin?
[thanks for defining the track title but actually we're pretty accustomed to an 8 bar intro]
Darker than the introspective of an introvert [grammatically and conceptually problematic]

Mind over matter, that’s a mental quirk
chirp, jump, mentally you like a twerp
you spit like a drool, i am like a burp / earl [please tell me he regrets making that simile]
me and odd star power like we are the world
we don’t need ya’ll referral
i’m a signature, singing to a whore in singapore
got her open like a single ??? [if she doesn't seem open off your b.s., she's not good at her job]
mi amour, furthermore, if you see me singin’ on a track
it ain’t whack, it’s the single ladies that i’m singing for
if you don’t like it, you don’t like girls [file under (middle school) response to "death of autotune"?]

These are all free releases. I highly encourage you to go to Oddisee’s bandcamp and download them in the digital format of your choosing. He is also going to release them as a vinyl boxset sometime this summer so be on the lookout for that too.

In other news, these are (320kbps) AAC (.m4a) files. As I was ranting earlier, I’ve stopped using mp3s whenever possible, mainly due to their disastrous tagging implementation (don’t ask) and and that includes here.

Songs are available for two weeks.

The Main Ingredient Episode #54 (May 25, 2010)

The Main Ingredient Episode #54 (May 25, 2010)
aretha franklin – one step (featurecast re-edit) (wah dubplate)
oddisee – the riches instrumental (oddisee)
charlie smarts – lovin’ me ((mixtape))
erykah badu – turn me away (get munny) (universal motown)
electirc wire hustle – gimme that kinda (wonderful noise)
fat freddy’s drop – pull the catch (the drop)
fashawn – pass the cohiba freestyle ((unofficial))
roy ayers ubiquity – ain’t no sunshine (polydor)
oddisee – birds & bees feat. diamond district (oddisee)
marvin gaye – you (motown)
cee-lo – i want you (prod by jack splash) ((forthcoming))
patti labelle – music is my way of life (epic)
homemade – bump this (barcadi visita)
the salsoul orchestra – you’re just the right size (salsoul)
coultrain – balancing act (record breakin’)
dj day – mo’horizons – ay y n’ama (day remix) (mpm)
banda black rio – casa forte (atlantic)
the detroit experiment – enterluud (rope-a-dope)
bugz in the attic – worla hurt (v2)
nicolay – saturday night (feat. carlitta durand) (foreign exchange)
reel people – second guess (feat. jag) (papa)
joy jones – this too shall pass (daz-i-kue mix) (record breakin)
rhianna – word love (jay’s extended mix) (sony soho square)
probe dms – frogspawn (dms country)
oddisee – anticipation (feat. kingpin slim) (oddisee)
blu – nachos
the main ingredient – no tears (in the end) (rca)
king floyd – i feel like dynamite (chimneyville)
the wild tchoupitoulas – hey pocky a-way (antilles)

SFNY DJs: Freddy Anzures + Marky AKA Proof (San Francisco) In The Studio for Episode #53 (May 18, 2010)

A photo from the SFNY recap with Freddy & Marky dropping tons of boogie gems on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
mux mool – merlinfist! (moodgadget)
oddisee – i’m from pg (oddisee)
bullion – god only knows (free download)
mos def – pistola (downtown)
issac hayes – hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (enterprise)

SFNY DJs Marky (aka Proof) and Freddy Anzures (p-r-o-p-s.com) Tag Team Set
kings go fourth – high on your love (luaka bop)
sharon jones & the dap-kings – i learned the hard way (daptone)
daktaris – up side down (now again)
shake – lost in space (bbe)
alfanzo – actions speak louder than words (larc)
trus’me – sucker for a pretty face (prime numbers)
the isley brothers – love zone (epic)
eddy grant – everybody dance (marco)
hugh masekela – don’t go lose it baby (stretch mix) (arista)
s.o.s. band – high hopes (tabu)
architeq – mind games feat llija rudman (tirk)
brooklyn creams – sir woolfy (white label)
orlando johnson and trance – turn the music on (aero)
i level – give me (epic)
imagination – just an illusion lindstrom dub (juno)
michael jackson – dave “jam” hall’s extended urban remix (epic)
doug lazy – let it roll (grove street)
rob base & d.j. e-z rock – get on the dance floor (profile)
donald byrd and 125th street, n.y.c. – love has come around (elektra)
wanda – I must dreamin (shred one remix) (elektra)
masurrati and huey harris – superduper (lovin) dub (lioness)
cherrelle – saturday love (extended) (tabu)
california flight project – california flight (black diamond)

SFNY meets The Main Ingredient 5/18!

Three of San Francisco’s finest soul selectors are in NYC to throw the second (super secret location, rooftop, daytime) SFNY party Sunday.

And are going to join in me in the EVR studios the day after to post-game and keep the music going.

DJ’s:
King Most (Plug Label, @kingmost)
Proof aka Marky (Massive Selector, @livinproof)
and Freddy Anzures (P-r-o-p-s, Props Radio, @freddyanzures, @propsradio)

DJ Eko (Santa Cruz) In The Studio for Episode #52 (May 11, 2010)

A photo from DJ Eko’s guest DJ on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
hypnotic brass ensemble – spottie (choice cuts)
bullion – lets go away for a while (mixtape)
tiron 60901
ty – special kind of fool (bbe)
alicia keys – wreckless love (j)
erik rico – wonderful (life notes)
me’shell ndegeocello – dead nigga blvd. (pt. 2) (maverick)
omar – tell me (oyster)
bjork – venus as a boy (elektra)
dwele – body rock (koch)
stephanie mckay – tell it like it is (astralwerks)
the police – walking on the moon (a&m)
k-os – crucial (astralwerks)
aaliyah v. santogold – are you that somebody? (scribe mash) (unofficial)
la melodia – working on it (record breakin)
bilal – gotsta be cool (unreleased)
choklate – long way (kajmere)
oddisee – sligo creek (oddisee)
miles bonny – blue and green (innatesounds)
electric wire hustle – perception (wonderful noise)

DJ Eko’s Set
beats antique – oriental uno
mims – this is why i’m hot (instrumental)
mos def – no hay nada mas (downtown)
bahamadia – spontaneity (chrysalis)
7 samurai – marlies and marcus (g.a.m.m.)
erykah badu – gone baby, don’t be long (motown)
goapele – milk and honey (aybee’s gorilla in trunk slap) (skyblaze)
stardust – music sounds better with you (mux mool remix)
quadron – jeans (plug research)
quantic soul orchestra – follow me (rebtuz)
marlena shaw – california soul (verve)
dj drm – somberosie (bstrd boots)
fingerbangerz – joy remix (instrumental)
modeselektor – hasir (bpitch control)
maxwell – bad habits (brolic beats)
j dilla – saftey dance (stones throw)
dinner at the thompson’s – daily vitamins (2good/earth at work)
latyrx – lady don’t tek no (solesides)
electric wire hustle – tom boy (wonderful noise)
jneiro jarel – breathin (kindred spirits)
fingazz – outstanding (vocoder version) (east side)
ruth brown – i don’t know (mca)
guess who vs mary j blige – these eyes love real hip hop
collen and webb – downside up (g.a.m.m.)
erykah badu – cleva (captain planet remix) (bstrd boots)
efrain ‘mon’ rivera – lluvia con neive (fania)
hot 8 brass band – sexual healing (club re-edit) (tru thoughts)
z trip – i don’t need this trouble (decon)
quentin harris – beautiful black women come from brooklyn (soul candi)
waajeed – jamaica funk feat monica blaire (unreleased)
nicolay – wake up in another life (foreign exchange music)

DJ Eko (Santa Cruz) on the Main Ingredient 5/11!

DJ Eko (Santa Cruz, CA) is going to join me for a guest set in the studio Monday night to help me celebrate the One Year Anniversary of the show!

Sunday Brunch with Quadron

Half of the I Love Vinyl crew will be in the house, providing some of the sounds for this open-ended tag-team Sunday Brunch at Nita Nita (in Williamsburg) with Quadron (OP! and I are “special guests”).

Quadron (Copenhagen) In The Studio for Episode #51 (May 4, 2010)

Quadron in the studio during last night’s The Main Ingredient. (iPhone pic courtesy of @DeePhunk).

My Set
guilty simpson – friends only (bonus 45) (stones throw)
open souls – sweetlove (mabanua remix) (wonderful noise)
africa hi tec – too late feat rio (red bull music academy)
ty – emotions (dego and akwasi’s 2000 black remix) (bbe)

Quadron (Robin Hannibal & Coco Malaika) Interview
quadron – average fruit (plug research)
quadron – simili life (plug research)
quadron – pressure (plug research)
quadron – unpatience (plug research)

Robin & Coco Select The Tracks
cody chestnut – come back like spring (none)
stevie wonder – send one your love (music) (motown)
slyvia striplin – you can’t turn me away (champagne)
johnathan johnasson – innan vi faller (hybris)
ozomatli vs. kcrw – love comes down (anne litt remix) (mercer street / downtown records)
r. kelly – whole lotta kisses (jive)
george mccrae – i get lifted (t.k. records)
boom clap bachelors – foraar til december (music for dreams)
j. bless – slick (my favorite things)
yvette michelle – everynight, everyday (loud/rca)
quadron – day (plug research)
jill scott – the way (hidden beach)
philip owusu – the followers (forthcoming)

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