Tag Archives: hip hop

SONG OF THE DAY 7evenThirty & Gensu Dean – The Problem

I’ve been a massive fan of David McCallum’s 1967 House of Mirrors for a long time now and was first introduced to this track when DJ Shadow sampled it in Dark Days, a gorgeous instrumental that he released back in 2000.  … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in hip hop, hip hop rap, sampled | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in hip hop, hip hop rap, jazz hip hop, R&B, rap soul, Soul, Toronto | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Funk Orchestra – What Now

This band’s title, Ghost Funk Orchestra is interesting enough in itself, but if you connect the substance of sound with the style of name, what you get is a very dynamic blend of DIY psychedelic soul, latin funk/jazz, hip hop … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Alternative, brooklyn, DIY, hip hop, hip hop rap, Instrumental, latin world, Soul | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Ash Walker Meets Sweatshop Soundsystem – Bagger (ft. Yazz Ahmed)

I feel like a snake in a basket! One listen to today’s sinuous tune and I’m charmed! London-based producer Ash Walker has been releasing his jazz-inspired, dub-rooted electronic sounds for at least 2 years, so if he isn’t a new … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in dub, Electronic, Funk, Instrumental, Jazz, london, Soul, Trip Hop, World | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY DJ Prince Paul feat. Chubb Rock, DOOM & Wordsworth – People, Places & Things (No I Didn’t)

New York producer, DJ and recording artist, Paul Edward Huston, aka Prince Paul, has been creating and producing music for over two decades.  He began his career as a founding member of Stetasonic and went on to produce De La … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in hip hop, hip hop rap, new york | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Johnny Popcorn – Cold World

You may already be familiar with the work of Philadelphia’s rock’n’soul three-piece Johnny Popcorn, but this is another new discovery for me! Describing themselves as a ‘rock band with a lot of soul’ the group as a whole consists of Hezekiah (Vocals), … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in afro funk, Afro Pop, Alternative, hip hop, Rock, Soul | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange – Look Around (feat. Oddisee)

“My new album is called The Ordinary Man, it’ll be out 10/27!   The first single with Oddisee is out today and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever made.  Losing my hearing over the past few years has … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in beats, hip hop, hip hop rap, Instrumental, instrumental hip hop | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Francesca Belmonte – Stole

Francesca Belmonte has been described as a hip-hop blues artist and if you are familiar with her vocals style, you can see how she has gained this title and why it is she works so well with Tricky. Featuring as … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Alternative, hip hop, Trip Hop | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Galt MacDermot – Coffee Cold

Having discovered Galt MacDermot for the first time tonight, I have to ask myself why I’ve never heard his music before! It’s been sampled in songs that I’ve heard, influencing hip hop and funk artists substantially, but until this evening … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Funk, Jazz, Soul | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Gladys Lazer – Veronica

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this many times before, but one of the first things that draws me to any music is the beat..and this song has a cool beat!  Not only that, when I tracked down the accompanying video earlier, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Alternative, beat music, beats, breaks beats, Experimental, krautrock, Psychedelic, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment