21.08.09 by Jeff

Pitchfork picks Top 500!

Pitchfork has just released their picks for the Top 500 tracks of the last decade! I can’t believe 1999 was ten years ago.

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Let the arguing commence.

06.07.09 by Jeff

Graniph x CSS

Graniph just sent me over the new CSS remix album (Japan Only), Donkey Party: Bate Cabelo – and the cover art was drawn by CSS vocalist, Lovefoxxx herself! Pretty rad!

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Keep an eye out for her tee for Graniph coming out this month! They also sent me a beautiful Miles Davis tee from their upcoming jazz series. I love the illustration!

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17.06.09 by Jeff

Thanks Lifetime!

My friends at Lifetime Collective invited me out for a BBQ on their patio and then a few (million) other people showed up to hear Lightning Dust, Ladyhawk, and Constantines make some noise. It was a great party! Lifetime is a brand that fully supports the scene, and they’re also the ones behind the magazine I mentioned before, Selector. Cheers fellas!

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17.06.09 by Jeff

Mos Def / Letterman performance

My sister just sent me this video of Mos Def performing Quiet Dog on Letterman. Amazing performance (fingers crossed for the album)!

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Watch the video below!

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19.05.09 by Jeff

Theresa Andersson / Birds Fly Away

Oh. My. GOODNESS! Theresa Andersson. You had me at hello, and at the 3:34 mark I decided I would marry you (I’m sorry you have no say in this matter). Look at those little feet go.

Another video below!

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16.03.09 by Jeff

Zelda hip hop remixes!

This is ridiculous. Team Teamwork just dropped 10 remixes using music from Zelda! The image below has nothing to do with the project but the album artwork was so wack I decided to post this instead. The remix of Aesop Rock’s No Jumper Cables using the music from Goron Village is perfect.

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Download The Ocarina of Rhyme, here.

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04.03.09 by Jeff

Kutiman remixes Youtube!

This is where you scream ‘why didn’t I think of this???’ and jump off a bridge! Israeli musician Kutiman has crafted an album entirely from Youtube clips, and it is nothing short of brilliant. Dj Shadow, Mike Realm and Pb Wolf look out. Thanks to Dutch for the heads up!

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Watch the videos here: http://thru-you.com/#/videos/

01.03.09 by Jeff

Jay Dee / 40-Piece Orchestra

AWESOME. A 40-piece orchestra interpreting the music of the late great Jay-Dee. Arrangements by Miguel Atwood Ferguson. Lots of cameos throughout – here’s Pos and Talib doin Stakes is High and then the show closing with Illa J (Dilla’s little brother) singing over Fall in Love (footage courtesy of DERT).

There was a film crew there and it looks like it will be released as a DVD! It will be a must-have (at least for me). Thanks to YesYesYall for the heads up!