Thursday, July 30, 2009

From Ragen Fykes with Love

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As usual, I am indebted to GP for this one. I just grabbed Portland, Oregon native(?!) Ragen Fykes's EP from Fresh Selects and am liking it a lot. Track 3, Love Life is the real ear-perker here but they are all gems. Get with this summery and soulful niceness.

Download (it's good and free!): Ragen Fykes - With Love (on Fresh Selects)

Jose James - Black Magic EPK

First sneak peek at Jose's forthcoming Black Magic EPK

José James, Vocalist + Lyricist + Songwriter :: Artist Profile from on Vimeo.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jay Electronica "Dear moleskin" snippet

Jay is up to something, and im liking it...filmed in nepal and produced by Just Blaze,,,guess we all gotta stay tuned

Monday, July 20, 2009

A younger Pirate DJ Gilles circa 84'

Speaking on accesible jazz music radio station for the youth, a problem thankfully we no longer have!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nas and Damian Marley "As We Are"

Ok, i can get down with this. nas and Damian, swoop up on some vintage Mulatu for their new "Distant Relatives" project... peep both

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What Goes Up Must Come Down

One of the most intriguing things I heard on last week's Gilles Peterson show was this weird little ditty, and I thought I oughta post it up here. It sounded like a radio play within a Cockney dub sorta track, but it turns out it was a track from a very weird little band called North of Ping Pong.

Check out the vid.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Father MC - "I'll Do 4 U"

For some reason, this song came into my head and thanks to the internet I could scratch the itch right away.

Peep the video with a mighty young Mary J. Blige!