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Archive for October, 2012

Song of the Day: “Flowers” by Andrew Ashong

Andrew Ashong (& Theo Parrish) released the Flowers EP in August on Sound Signature. [via Oddisee]

Song of the Day: “The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die?)” by Kendrick Lamar

I’ll just quote Apple Juice Break‘s Sunday post because I’m not so familiar.

With just one day away from the release of Kendrick Lamar’s debut album ‘Good kid M.A.A.D city’, the crew TDE releases part 3 of the wonderful ‘The Heart’ series, recorded just last-night in Las Vegas. Along with raw lines by Ab-soul, Jay Rock and production by TDE’s own Tae Beast & mixed by Ali, “The Heart Pt.3 (Will You Let It Die?)” is all TDE combined classic material.

Song of the Day: “Straight & Arrow” by Falty DL

This is the lead single from Falty DL‘s forthcoming album “Hardcourage” (no release date set yet). The single release date is Nov. 13th and it features remixes from Four Tet and Gold Panda. I love this vocal sample (I’m assuming it’s a sample).

Oddisee (Brooklyn via MD/DC) In The Studio for Episode #175 (October 23, 2012)

Photos from Oddisee‘s interview on last night’s The Main Ingredient.

My Set
dam mantle – lifting (notown)
cody chesnutt – i’ve been life (vibration vineyard)
erimaj – nothing like this (don’t cry)
homeboy sandman – whatchu want from me? (
falty dl – straight + arrow (
dj vadim – akura uprock featuring gregory blackman (
bosq of whiskey barons – dem know featuring kaleta (
dotmatic – overture iv: hello featuring i, ced & stopha vasquez (
kendrick lamar – the heart pt. 3 (will you let it die) (
lupe fiasco – how dare you featuring bilal (atlantic)

The Interview
oddisee – the need superficial featuring olivier daysoul (
oddisee – thinking maybes (
oddisee – let it go featuring olivier daysoul (

Oddisee Picks The Tracks
andrew ashong & theo parrish – flowers (sound signature)
rick ross – 3 kings featuring dr. dre + jay-z (def jam)
kanye west, jay-z + big sean – clique (island/def jam)
van hunt – what were you hoping for? (red distribution)
kendrick lamar – poe mans dreams (his vice) featuring glc (top dawg entertainment)
lianne la havas – don’t wake me up (
phonte – the good fight (
thundercat – is it love? (
santigold – disparate youth (atlantic)
kanye west + jay-z – the joy featuring curtis mayfield (def jam)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Song of the Day: “Overture IV: Hello” by Dotmatic

Dotmatic is set to release the final installment on his Lullabies series on October 29th on Recordbreakin.

Eska “Gate Keeper” – In The Woods 2012 Barn Sessions

More Eska. [via putmeonit]

Oddisee (Brooklyn via MD/DC) On The Main Ingredient October 23rd!

Anyone that’s listened to my show, even if only once, has probably heard me play an Oddisee track. I’ve been playing his music since my 2nd show back in May of ’09 and I’ve played 95 songs that he’s either produced or rhymed on (often both) in my 173 shows. That’s by far the most of any artist. He first stopped by the show with Olivier Daysoul in late 2010 and I’m really glad to be able to get a little time in the middle of his tour to talk about his excellent new album “People Hear What They See.” He’ll also be performing at Public Assembly Tuesday night; I recommend being there.

About Oddisee:

The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington DC, spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile. Growing up amidst the sounds of New York hip hop, his father playing Oud, Go-Go, and gospel, Amir took his first steps as an MC producer in the analog basement studio of his legendary neighbor, Garry Shider (Parliament Funkadelic).

Convincing his entrepreneurial father that he too had business acumen, Amir laid the check from his first commercial release on the kitchen table before his 21st birthday and never looked back. Though Oddisee has gone on to perform with The Roots, produce for Freeway, Jazzy Jeff, Little Brother, De La Soul & Nikki Jean, and has MC’d on production from Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke and Kev Brown, his proudest moment was the birth of his critically acclaimed group The Diamond District with fellow Washingtonians X.O. and yU.

Known in the music industry for his independence, Oddisee consistently debunks the scatterbrained artist myth – doing everything from booking international tours to photography to marketing and promoting himself and even other artists. He now works as both artist and consultant with Mello Music Group, one of the foremost emerging independent labels to take advantage of the digital revolution to build a successful business.

Oddisee’s debut album “People Hear What They See” (set for release 12 June 2012) is a culmination of the duality of his life experiences, from DC internal politics to third world struggles, the line between love and selfishness, and the personal conflict between self-sabotage and progress, set to a backdrop of intricate drums, lush instrumentation, and soul-stirring harmonies.

“People Hear What They See” is out now -
iTunes // CD // Gatefold Vinyl // Deluxe Edition Haze Vinyl + Bonus 7″

Song of the Day: “From Towns And Fields” by Grasscut

Grasscut (Brighton, UK) released their album Unearth July 16th on Ninja Tune. You download the song for free from their site.

Song of the Day: “Reminiscin’ (After Hours)” by Shecky’s Jazzy Tofu

Shecky’s Jazzy Tofu (aka Applejac from Decatur, GA) posted this instrumental cover of Bilal’s (Dilla produced) “Reminisce” back in March.

from the post:

After going to the Robert Glasper Experiment show last night, I was inspired to do this when I got home. The RGE absolutely SMASHED this shyt along with Bilal and Musiq Soulchild. Hope ya’ll dig it. RIP Dilla Dawg…

Song of the Day: “Terms and Conditions” by Chet Faker

Chet Faker (Melbourne, Australia) released his Thinking In Textures EP May 22nd on Downtown Music.

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