Category Archives: Music

Friday Music Inspiration: MeLo-X – Fewture

I’ve been boppin’ to this mixtape from Brooklyn-based DJ and recording artist MeL0-X. An excerpt from the site: FEWTURE is MeLo-X’s most experimental and genre bending project since his Maxwell BLACKsummers’night Instrumental Album back in 2009. FEWTURE is a true testament to MeLo’s self proclaimed “experimental free music” style. From soundscape like tracks and piano […]

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Friday Music Inspiration: The Stuyvesants Remixes

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Hot off the presses, The Stuyvesants have just released an album with remixes of some of our favorite songs. Tracks include a twist on M.O.P.’s “Ante Up”, Camp Lo’s “Luchini”, SWV’s “Rain” and countless other headbangers. Just in time for the weekend. Listen/download here. Have a great one!

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Friday Music Inspiration: Jinesis -The Coffee Shop

I love music. Especially beats when I’m working. The lack of lyrics allow me to just listen to the sounds while my mind focuses on the task at hand. I figured I’d once in a while share the things I listen to on here. I’m currently bumpin’ to Bronx-based producer Jinesis’ The Coffee Shop. It […]

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The Sounds of Spring

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Darien Birks of flwrpt has a new mix out that was inspired by the spring. It’s features notable tracks like  a remix of Michael Jackson’s “Butterflies” and Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”. Download here.

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Converse Rubber Tracks and Gorillaz Collaboration

I would love to work with a brand like Converse in some capacity. Whether that’s design or marketing/media strategy or whatever, the thought of partnering with such an innovative and forward thinking company is thrilling. Converse has equity in many places such as basketball, skating and style, but it’s their musical partnerships that really excite […]

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New Music: dRes – Wild Produce

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Bright and colorful artwork on the new album Wild Produce by producer dRes. The album features tracks from some of my favorites like Homeboy Sandman and Tanya Morgan. It’s available on January 17th, but you can listen to a couple of tracks here. Great beats. via Okayplayer

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Music Inspiration: The Roots – undun

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I’ve been enjoying The Roots’ new album, undun, for the past couple of weeks.  It’s a concept album – telling the story of a fictional character, Redford Stephens, and his short, tragic life lost on the streets of Philadelphia. It’s an amazing piece of work from the band.  One of the best albums I’ve heard […]

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Music Inspiration: Electric Punanny Mixtape Vol. 2

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Volume 2 of the Electric Punanny mixtape saga was recently released a few weeks ago.  It’s a fantastic follow up Vol. 1 and just as dope. I wrote about Vol. 1 a few months ago (here), but if you’re unfamiliar with the series the album is a compilation of reggae and dancehall tunes created by […]

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Music Inspiration: Shingai Shoniwa

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I love Noisettes lead singer Shingai Shoniwa.  This photograph by Txema Veste from the UK edition of Harper Bazaar’s March 2011 issue is one of my favorites of her.  Her grace and style (not to mention that fabulous ‘fro) is so inspiring. I’ve included the Noisettes’ “Never Forget You” in hopes it’ll shed some light […]

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Music Inspiration: The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things

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The dynamic Brooklyn duo, The Stuyvesants, released their sophomore album “The Finer Things” (volumes 1 and 2) last week.  The two volumes contain 20 tracks each and are full of hypnotic soulful instrumentals that are sure to have you nodding your head and moving with the beat. It’s all I’ve been listening to over the […]

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