vendredi, juin 13, 2008

Last day when I was at the record shop, I was pleasantly surprised to see a new record with Raashan Ahmad on it.
He's one of my favorite mc. This guy is amazing on the mic and is a member of the great Crown City Rockers.

Moar & Raashan Ahmad "Seasons change" 12" [Trad vibe]

What we have here is a dope collabo between french producer Moar and Raashan Ahmad. The result is "Seasons change" declined in 2 versions.

I prefer the original edit since the remix (which is still quite nice) uses the same loop as Dj Tonk used for his track "Underground life" with Pismo.

As a bonus track you get the instrumental version for "Père et fils", a track that was on Moar's first 12".
This 12" is released by Trad vibe, the promising french label that recently put out the great instrumental album by The Audible Doctor.

And for those who like Raashan Ahmad, don't forget to check his new album, unfortunately cd only for the moment, "The push" ;)

mardi, juin 10, 2008

Today's highlight is french producer Dela who you might already know if you were listening to SBR back then.
As far as I can remember Dela caught my attention for the first time with his beautiful "Stakes is high" remix he put out as volume 3 for these Doping Classics series.
Here's a reminder for those who slept on...

Now Dela is back with two 7" taken off his mixtape/album "Atmosphere airlines" released earlier.

Dela "Cheer (ft. Large Pro) / The bullshit" 7"
Dela "Let me know (ft. Apani) / La bonne attitude" 7"

Each 7" comes with a vocal side and an instrumental on the flip.
My preference goes to the cut featuring Large Pro but both 7" are worth getting.

Each record is pressed on colored wax, white for "Cheer (ft. Large Pro)/The bullshit" and transparent for "Let me know (ft.Apani)/La bonne attitude".

To conclude, be on the lookout for his new EP out on japanese dope label Subcontact. Dela has invited Aloe Blacc & Blu on 3 tasty cuts.
You should also have a listen to the nice remix of "Elemental music" he provided to female mc Melodee (the track was originally produced by Nomak).

mardi, juin 03, 2008

Here's one essential 12" to have in the collection!

Drum Brothers "Take it back / Live & Uncut / NY State of Mind / Love break" [Kif Records]

This is the first 12" by Drum Brothers and a great teaser for their debut album to come.
Drum Brothers are french and gather 3 beatmakers - Architect, Guan Jay and Permone - and a turntablist, Atom.
They have worked with many artists from every part of the world. This record is a great example of their appetite for international collaboration: Blezz, Pfel, Shinobi, Melodiq, Dj Greem and Fazz are invited on this project.
On Side 1 you'll find 2 cuts including the title track of their upcoming album "Live & Uncut" ... and damn this hook is bangin' "a one, a two, a three, hot, Drum Brothers live & uncut" !!!

Side 2 has 2 more tracks and features Melodiq whose voice & flow suits perfectly the nice beat of "NY State of Mind". The last song is a beautiful instrumental entitled "love break" and is definitely appropriate to sit back & relax.

No need to say that I'm dying to hear the album, "Live & Uncut" soon to be released on french label Kif records.