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Archive for November, 2012

Song of the Day: “The Stars” by Catching Flies

Catching Flies (London) released his The Stars EP (as a free download) on October 6th.

Philip Owusu (Copenhagen) On The Main Ingredient December 4th!

In 2006 an album came along that broke my brain a little bit…or at least the rules in it. The instrumentation and the harmonies and the humor and the song structures didn’t seem like they could have all come from the two kids watching tv on the album cover and it definitely didn’t fit into my understanding of genres at the time. It was “Living With…” by Owusu & Hannibal. Some of you know it but it didn’t reach anywhere near the amount of ears it deserved to reach. I’ve listened to it and played tracks from it in DJ gigs consistently over the last 6 years and I’ve only grown more fond of it during that time. I was lucky enough to have Robin Hannibal as a guest on the show (as part of Quadron) a couple years back and I am finally completing the circle. Philip Owusu, who just completed his solo album, will come by and be a good a sport about the barrage of questions emanating from my mouth.

Listen to the album on Grooveshark.

Song of the Day: “Truth Be Told” by Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson

Two of Detroit’s finest, Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson released their album Dice Game Nov. 6th on Mello Music Group. This track samples “Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme” by Willie Hutch (from the Foxy Brown Soundtrack) which is one of my favorite samples sources. Easy Mo Bee used it on “Ready To Die” and it has also been used on tracks by NaS, Pete Rock, Masta Ace and Moby, among others. Depsite it’s heavy previous use, Apollo Brown still finds a fresh way to flip it, especially the way he used the “it’s true” line (at 1:16) in context.

Black Spade – “Nobody’s Fool”

Song of the Day: “I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun” by The Decoders

The Decoders (Los Angeles) have been releasing covers of classic soul tunes over the last year. This is their 8th which was released yesterday. You can hear the original here.

Rhye – “The Fall”

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #179 (November 27, 2012)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show NYC – Episode #179 (November 27, 2012)
s3 (miles bonny & brenk sinatra) – movin on (
the black opera – outrolude (
flako – honey drips (
the decoders – i am the black gold of the sun (
positive flow – hold on featuring colonel red (
grooveman spot – take a stance (
jessie ware – running (universal island)
kendrick lamar – real featuring anna wise of sonnymoon (aftermath/interscope)
dels – ylimh (
jesse boykins iii & melo-x – the perfect blues (jacques greene remix) (
arthur russell – how we walk on the moon (youth return to base edit) (
me’shell ndegeocello – suzanne (naive)
ultraista – gold dayzz (maribou state remix) (temporary residence)
kidkanevil & daisuke tanabe – nanotrees (out in the woods) (
anthony mills – badman (
black spade – nobody’s fool (converse rubber tracks)
flying lotus – all in (
submotion orchestra – thinking (exceptional)
dam mantle – r g b (notown)
diggs duke – duty of grace (
apollo brown & guilty simpson – wrong hand (
catching flies – the stars (
dark time sunshine – overlordian featuring p.o.s. of doomtree (fake four, inc.)
kaah – visa sej (sum comfort belo horizonte remix) (
birthday – lexus music (
oddisee – anothers grind featuring tranqill (
grasscut – lights (
the broken orchestra – over + over featuring natalie gardiner (

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: “Overlordian” by Dark Time Sunshine

“…by all means, tell me again about your purchases; that’s great, really…” Dark Time Sunshine released their album ANX July 24th on Fake Four Inc. (click the song title in the player below to go to the soundcloud page where you can download this track for free).

Song of the Day: “My Prediction” by Positive Flow featuring Omar

Positive Flow (UK) released his album Flow Lines on Tokyo Dawn last week. This preview only has the first verse and the chorus but it’s enough. Check for this album! Can’t imagine it won’t be in my (and many other people’s) top 10 for the year.

Song of the Day: “Industrial Hemp Music” by Beyond Luck

Beyond Luck (Chicago) released Travelin’ Music Vol. 2 (and this b-boy dream sequence) on a “name your price” basis, September 11th. [via bamalovesoul]

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