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Oooo Blamm

Stones Throw and Aloe Blacc coming through again on the Soul tip with this fine number. You can cop it up over at XLR8R.

I Need a Dollar


So ya must have been crankin at RZA Welly, cos now the man above is going to be hollarin on March 21 at San Fran.
Yeah Muthafucka!

Uganda skateboard union

Kitintale from Yann Gross on Vimeo.

Ras G - End of Days - via Twitter (@Ras_G)


J*Davey - Boudoir Synema

Brand new 5 track album up on the J*Davey bandcamp.. glad to hear something new coming from this crew, seems to have been a while since last we heard. Got kind of a PPP tinge to it but as always sparkin' something original, vital, and totally worth you clicking this link ----> GEDDIT!

More tracks soon I certainly hope.

Big Nuz - Undisputed Part Two

Not a bean I know about this one. It originates from South Africa. Big ups to Martin soundboy Blackdown for having a very necessary piece of the internet over at ->
could imagine this cranking at a certain upcoming northern festival afterparty, more on that soon im sure....!

apparently they crank this stuff in the taxis in S.A and sell it out the back. They have taxi soundclashes on the beach and everything. Holy shit!

Fourtet - Love Cry

just heard the massive Joy Orbison rework the other day and thought id check this out, slightly late to the party, still.. big tune, let it build up nice for maximum effect!


Christoph El' Truento - Homemade Shit

Christoph El' Truento beat tape
 - get it here

The Gas Lamp Killer

So if you haven't heard by now...



with special guest



THE GASLAMPKILLER (Brainfeeder + Low End Theory L.A)
I don't really need to say how stupid crazy this gig is gonna be, so if your round about town definately come check this shit out! An epic week with The RZA playing Wednesday and Home Grown on Saturday. Stay posted we might even feel like giving away a few tickets.

The RZA x San Francisco Bath House

RZA tearing up the muthfuckin Bath House.

Common on J Dilla


"This is the lead off single from Aloe Blacc's forth coming album Good Things, produced by Truth & Soul, and featuring the backing band known as Expressions and El Michels Affair. The A-Side “I Need A Dollar” has just debuted as the theme song to the HBO series How To Make It In America. " Stonethrow

Carla Thomas - I've Fallen In Love

A little Valentines special..


Valentine's Day Soul, a acoustic version of "I Wanna Thank You 4 Steppin Into My Life". "Dam and I went to a studio last night and recorded an acoustic piano version of "Steppin Into My Life" and filmed the whole process live. Just Dam, an acoustic piano, 2 mics and a candle in a room surrounded by red velvet curtains"

DJ Spinna -feat. Fresh Daily, P.SO, Homeboy Sandman (AOK)"Get On Down" from CHANCLETAFILMS on Vimeo.

Cold Legistics - Peace

A little tribute to Dilla coming from ill beat maker Cold Legistics. Soul beats for a SOUL BROTHER. TURN IT UP!

Eddie Gale - Black Rhythm Happening

Got put onto Eddie Gale a couple weeks ago by Mr Dangerspiel (shot cuzzy), so have had this album "Black Rhythm Happening" as well as the extraordinairy "Ghetto Music" on frequent rotation. I vaguely remembered Gales name through his recordings with Sun Ra & his Arkestra, but he has also contributed to other seminal releases such as Cecil Taylors "Unit Structures" and Larry Young's "Of Love And Piece". Gales playing is a good example of taking the "older" jazz styles and combining with the "newer/freer/spiritual" as well as other "non-jazz" influences. Regardless of all the different influences that can be heard, this is straight up SOUL music.

(thought I'd include the "Ghetto Music" cover as well, which is Gales wacky parody of the KKK)

Eddie Gale - Black Rhythm Happening

How Did I Miss This?

late night bumper....

Moved in for three days, couldn't hack it.

"We were having one of those bad runs, where you seem to interview about thirty people every day and they are all zipper heads. We really took this guy in desperation. He wasn't A-list, didn't have a microwave or anything like that, and now both he and the felafel roll were cold" John Birmingham.

I was given a book by a guy named Olli who recently moved into the empty room in our flat, Over a cup of tea and a cigarette on the front porch he told many story's about delusional flatmates and crawling in and out of flats around Auckland. He Died with a Felafel in His Hand is a novel by John Birmingham, first published in 1994, This comic edition consists of a collection of storys about living in share houses in Brisbane and other cities in Australia with variously dubious housemates. The title refers to a deceased heroin addict found in one such house. "Here is the full horror and madness of shared housing, as experienced by millions of young Australians, in hilarious and graphic detail".
If you think you got it bad this is a must read.

Bit of A Stones Throw Round Up

So its Dilla's birthday this Sunday and as you may or may not know he died three days after his his 32nd birthday so its quite fitting that Stonesthrow have made available the 2003 Jaylib Vs J-Rocc mixtape. It's a "mixtape of Dilla, Madlib & Jaylib songs as well as some of the sources, essentially telling the story of this group".
Also to coincide with the Stonesthrow 2010 Hoodies & Sweatshirt releases is this ST X Stussy Dilla Tee.

Also here's more free tunage from the forthcoming reissue album by the Equatics. And lastly keep ya eyes peeled for the Guilty Simpson x Oh No remix joints which will be dropping on the Stones Throw facebook/twitter as well as Mayer Hawthornes "A Strange Arrangement" instrumental LP. For more info on all this dope shit go to the Stonesthrow website. Holla

Pinch feat. Yolanda (Guido Mix) - Get Up

Picked up this 12 a few days ago which I've been diggin for some time now.

Jose James - Code

Grooveman Spot - Change Situations snippets

New album due April on Jazzy Sport

   grooveman Spot "Change Situations" snippet  by  jazzysport