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Tuesday Forecast: 10.28.14

Yea. Apollo Brown and Ras Kass gotta be good. It is. Run the Jewels, yes. Some Black Milk. Budos Band on some eery psych rock outing. Dj Koze (I loved his last album). Flight Facilities’ “Crave You” easily gets stuck in my head, in a good way. And Quintron is a go to Nola weirdo. Yea.


Run The Jewels 2, Free Early Download!


Jaime and Mike (El-P and Killer Mike) are blessing us twice with a free, early download of their second album (I guess that technically makes it three things). Their concept is simple, make good music to give out for free and if you like it and want to support then you’ll buy a physical copy and/or go to their shows. Legit.

Grab the whole album of Run The Jewels 2. Buy merchandise. And check their tour schedule.

And big ups to Mass Appeal Records for putting them down.


Tuesday Forecast: 10.14.2014

A new week. Another week when it starts getting darker earlier. But I digress. Diamond District, Dj Js-1, Sims (Doomtree), I’ve got high hopes for these releases. Diamond District is helmed by Oddisee and pretty much anything he touches is solid. Dj Js-1 is a Rock Steady Crew dj and his releases are like an x-ray into the backbone of hip hop, just check out the roster of heavy hitters that come out to make all new music with him.

Then there’s some other releases from folks I’m not too familiar with, like Kele’s (Bloc Party) solo stuff. And the other stuff that I’ve never heard of but has somehow in one way or another piqued my interest. Open/shut.


Tuesday Forecast: 10.07.2014

So, here we are. What up fam? I must say this is a pretty stellar release week as far as more out there, electronic, cosmic music. That’s a good thing. I am very curious to see if Flylo and Sbtrkt can elevate from their last releases and stay fresh. Same can be said for Caribou, Daedelus, and Hudson Mohawke too I guess. Then there’s the Heliocentrics hooking up with famed film rebel Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song), whaaaa? You know that’s gonna be out there.

I am not familiar with the yungin’ Bishop Nehru but he’s gotta be worth checking out if Doom decides to do his debut release as a partner. Make sure to also check out the rest of this week’s releases for some more worldly other worldy vibes, including some from Brazil and the West Indies.

Over/out. thos.


Periodic Links Along A Theme Or Three

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Misheard Lyrics: Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends (Woodstock)
McCann Sydney PowerPoint Karaoke
Join the Battle for Net Neutrality


Podcasts And Music And Kickstarters

Exceptional Podcast: Episode 1 “Spoilers”
The NSFW Story
Secret Service
Garfunkel & Oates – Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci answer our 11 questions
Humphry Davy and Nitrous Oxide
Space 1026 – an art & skate collective
Judgmental Maps
Paul’s Boutique Remixed and Re-Imagined From All The Original Samples