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If you're an artist that would like me to check out your stuff or if you would just like to share some music with me, please feel free to send any files or links to waxramble AT gmail.com .
While I can't promise to write about everything I receive, I will definitely share my thoughts about any music that I am really enjoying a lot
Category Archives: Music
Received an e-mail from Soul Temple earlier tonight regarding the shipping issues they’ve been having lately which explains the delay on my instrumental copy of Twelve Reasons To Die that I ordered a few weeks ago. In response to this issue they have released an exclusive/unreleased track from RZA’s vault titled Execution in Autumn which features RZA, U-God, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck and production from Frank Dukes which you can hear above. What’s really awesome though is that they are releasing the track and instrumental on a “pay what you feel basis” 7-inch record which can be purchased until May 31st. Nice track and awesome deal on the 7-inch, definitely makes up for the slow shipping in my opinion. You can download the song and purchase the 7-inch over here.
The e-mail from Soul Temple can be read in the spoiler: Show ▼
Cool “unboxing” video for the vinyl copy of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories which releases next Tuesday. The album is currently being streamed on iTunes for free and I must say that this record really does meet the incredible hype it has received over the last few months. I imagine that this will be very high on my favorite releases of year. Fantastic album, my favorite track from this one so far is “Touch” with Paul Williams (absolutely incredible song). Check out the free stream while you can if you aren’t sure about it for some reason, it’s definitely worth checking out. Ordered my copy on wax tonight from Amazon, looking forward to listening to it next week.
Post in progress! Will be completed soon
Aloe Blacc – Fireside Chat (Stream)
Anika – Live at Benicassim 2011 (Stream)
Breakestra – Fireside Chat (Stream)
Dam-Funk – Headphone Highlights (Stream)
Dam-Funk – Live at Simachev Loft (Stream)
Dam-Funk – London Session (Stream)
Dimlite – Live at Brainfeeder Sessions, Fabric (Stream)
DOOM – Live at Sonar Sao Paulo 2012 (Stream)
DOOM – The Message Behind The Mask (Stream)
Egon – Fireside Chat
Egon – Live at The Sleep-Over
Emmanuel Jagari Chanda – Zamrock Special
Guilty Simpson – Headphone Highlights
Guilty Simpson & MED – Live at Free Your Funk, La Bellevilloise
J Rocc – Live at Brainfeeder Sessions, Fabric
J Rocc – Live at GLK and Friends, The Mayan
James Pants – Live at La Casa Encendida
Karriem Riggins – Fireside Chat
Mayer Hawthorne – Fireside Chat
Mayer Hawthorne – Headphone Highlights
Oh No – Fireside Chat
Peanut Butter Wolf – Stones Throw Special
The Heliocentrics – Live at Broad Casting
The Stepkids – Headphone Highlights
The Stepkids – Live at Play, Japan!
Witch – Fireside Chat
Earlier this month I shared some tracks from my buddy Avant-Garde’s new album Pigeon. Happy to say that the full project is finally out today. I’ve listened to this a few times now since getting an advance last week and I have to say that it really turned out great. Avant-Garde is always nice on the mic and I’m digging all of the production choices too. Really hoping that this will get some exposure as it’s definitely worth a listen.
You can listen to the full album above. If you like what you hear, it’d be awesome to throw a few bucks the dude’s way too over on Bandcamp. The album can be downloaded here for any price (including free if you’re being cheap…)
Below is an interview with Avant-Garde from the folks over at EveryDeJaVu:
Earlier today the Quasimoto Facebook page hinted at the following: “Now playing — Quasimoto “Yessir Whatever” LP test press”. Shortly after a post to Instagram showed a test pressing which you can see above.
Many around the internet have been incredibly excited about this, most thinking a new Quasimoto album is in the works. When I was at work I was getting excited about the idea myself. After coming home though I looked at the test pressing photo a little more closely and noticed that they already had a catalog number posted which is “STH 2326″. A quick search on Google has found that rather than a new album, Yessir Whatever will be a compilation of harder to find tracks from various sources and maybe some unreleased material (Here is the screenshot for evidence of this). The track list can be seen below and I’ve linked to where info can be found for each song (Stones Throw can be nazis about songs online so not all can be heard here):
1. Broad Factor
2. Seasons Change
3. The Front
6. Planned Attack
7. Brothers Can not See Me
8. Catchin ‘the Vibe
9. Am I Confused?
10. Sparkdala (Original Version)
11. Green Power (Original Version)
12. LAX to JFK
It’s too bad but I guess a new Quasimoto album was too good to be true. It will be nice to have a release with some of these tracks though since a lot of folks might not have heard this material before. The fact that this was said to be coming out in June 2013 makes a lot more sense given this new info. A thread over at STMB from back in November also mentioned the possible release of a Quasimoto compilation.
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Great little film that Dublab put out a few years back. Fantastic beat makers J Rocc, Ras G, Daedelus, and Nobody all get $5 each to buy dollar bin records to make a beat. Seeing the process of what they look for in the records they buy and then seeing them head back to their work spaces to make music is really interesting. All of the music put together is great, but I’d have to say that J Rocc’s beat stole the show in my opinion.
The release for this film was also neat. The limited edition package included a picture disc vinyl set with screen printed gatefold cover, slipmats, and more which was pretty sweet. I’m happy to say that I picked this version up when it released. You can check out a bunch of photos of the limited edition goodies and see more details and promos for the movie over here. Fortunately a physical release with DVD and CD is still available for purchase over here as well.
Edit: I was reading about the set over on Discogs and found out the first 500 copies also included a hand-numbered, stamped, and printed paper slip inside which I took a photo of here. What was funny though is that of all of the numbers I could have gotten, I received 420 of 500. I thought this was worth pointing out given their smoking habits!
Earlier last week someone posted the shaky cam video from the teaser shown at Coachella and everyone around the internet (including myself) has gotten even more excited about the new Daft Punk album that is releasing next month. Like the teaser for the song that was put out last month, the longer ad featuring Pharrell and Nile Rodgers was played on last night’s Saturday Night Live. It’s nice to finally see a high quality version of the video.
The song is really really good, it’s just too bad that we haven’t gotten anymore of it than this (it’s so short I have to keep playing it over and over again). I’m also digging the style of everything associated with this record so far like the album art, the stylized lettering of the album’s title, and just the way everything looks in the video above really. Right now I’d have to say that Random Access Memories and Danny Brown’s Old are two of my most anticipated releases of the year so far. Can’t wait for next month!
I’ve never listened to Django Django before but this has to be one of the coolest videos I’ve seen so far this year. The description for the video on Youtube is perfect:
Mercury music prize nominees Django Django became obsessed by the infamous Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad. So, naturally, they asked Noisey if we’d be up for travelling over to India and standing right in the middle of large lumps of precariously speeding metal for a day, to film a video for their track “Wor”. We happily obliged, getting our shoes stolen in the process, but it was worth it to meet a bunch of guys with the most rock solid testicles we’ve ever come across.
The song is also really good too, will have to listen to some more of this stuff for sure.
Fantastic mix with every sample from Madvillainy presented by Hip Hop Is Read. Listening to this all the way through with the samples put together in order by each song is quite an experience! You’ll always see lists with all of these samples for classic albums but it’s really cool that someone took the effort to put it all together for everyone to listen to all the way through. If you’re feeling this, go ahead and follow @IvanRott. Looks like he’s covered a lot of other classics with sample mixes of their own, check it out over here.
It’s been about a year since sharing some of Avant-Garde’s music last and I’m happy to say there’s even more stuff to share with you now. Spent the last hour checking this new work and I have to say while his old stuff was very good, you can definitely tell that he’s been hard at work lately creating an even more refined sound. I said it last time and I’ll say it again, if Trevor doesn’t get some decent following sometime in the future I figure everyone is just sleeping big time.
It’s looking like a new release will be coming out later this month titled Pigeon. Be sure to keep an eye out for this, I imagine it’ll be even more good stuff. If you are digging what you hear, be sure to follow Avant-Garde over on Twitter and check out his blog Endless Euphony.