09.07.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Exclusive Mix & Interview: Tele Fresco

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West Coast producer on the rise, Tele Fresco, put together a fantastic mix for us which you can stream or download below (download it while you can).

When I discovered his rework of Travi$ Scott’s Upper Echelon I pretty much listened to everything on his Soundcloud. It’s only a matter of time before this guy really breaks through. I did a short online interview with him a couple weeks ago, so while you’re listening you can learn a little bit more about him! Enjoy.

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08.07.15 by Staff

New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers

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There are a lot of struggling artist stories but this one might take the cake. After numerous setbacks (broken computer, stolen hard drive), Prince Harvey recorded his entire album using nothing but his own voice and a display computer at an Apple Store in Soho! Even after befriending a couple of the employees, and using some ingenuity to actually save his work at the store (hiding files in the trash to save them from nightly memory wipes), it still took months to finish.

The album entitled PHATASS, set to release July 26th, is an acronym for Prince Harvey At The Apple Store: Shoho. Check out the result of Prince Harvey’s four-month labour of pure determination below.

 

 

Prince Harvey’s Website

Via The Daily Beast

25.06.15 by Staff

Music Video: Kool A.D. “Hickory”

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Great video directed by Youth Experimental Studio and animated by Muriel Holguín. Check out Kool A.D.’s “Hickory,” featuring Talib Kweli and Boots Riley, below!

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21.06.15 by Staff

Weekend Tunes: Harrison Brome “Fill Your Brains”

 

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Debut track from Harrison Brome, a virtually unknown kid from Richmond, British Columbia. After he was featured by The Fader it didn’t take long for his song to clear 100k on Soundcloud. Bright future for this one.

 

 

Via The Fader

Harrison Brome’s Website

10.06.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Performs Fantastic Renditions of Classic Hip-Hop Tracks

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Polish orchestra conductor Radzimir Debski, also known as JIMEK, wins the award for best encore ever. This is the best video on the entire Internet today as far as I’m concerned.

Debski and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra perform a 30-song medley of hip-hop classics (and one original piece) as an encore following concerts at the Polish Nation Radio Orchestra Concert Hall in Katowice, Poland. I love that this is edited together using mostly footage shot by fans in the audience.

Watch the video below!

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27.05.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Vinyl Moon Mailing Mixtapes to You

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Brandon Bogajewicz, the music blogger behind The Burning Ear, has a great project on Kickstarter called Vinyl Moon. His idea is simple; release mixtapes pressed on limited edition vinyl with insane packaging every month. Artist Joseph Veazey, previously a designer for Adult Swim, is designing Volume #1 and based on the preview images the packaging looks amazing.

Watch Brandon’s video below!

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20.05.15 by Staff

Run the Jewels

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Official video for “Early” (featuring Boots) off Run the Jewels 2. Really nice minimal animation style. Watch the full video below.

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18.05.15 by Staff

Bruce Brubaker on Philip Glass

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In this video by Mitch Moore, Iowa-born pianist Bruce Brubaker performs Philip Glass’s “Metamorphosis 2” and talks about the significance Glass’s work. Having played and studied Glass’s music for over 20 years, Brubaker stresses Glass’s belief that art isn’t the sole property of the person who creates it but is, rather, completed by the people who take it in. See the video below.

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