Run The Jewels 2 is the best early Christmas present I have ever received. While partying at the BroHaus last night I was put on to this devastating album. Killer Mike and El-P have done it again, yeap. Here they offer examples of crushing beats, über cranial lyrics, and the most unexpected and interesting guest spots of right now. And what do we pay for it? Run The Jewels 2 is absolutely free (if you want it to be). I would say more, but just listen…
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This week during my waking hours, while eating some cereal, making Deutsch study, and listening to The Current’s morning show I became privy to a local gem. Apparently, these songs have been out some 6 months yet they remained under my radar. I thought I would share something new, something innovative, and something with a sound so familiar and creative you might just be surprised. I introduce to you And The Professors…
Immediately one notices their multi-layered sound, the intense wall of sonic power that flows through these individuals. I am impressed with the difference and intelligence they present. And The Professor added a new level of noticeable quality to my morning. It gave me that feeling I had when I first heard ‘A Day in the Life’, The Beatles. And The Professor takes a classic concept and makes it anew. One of the best things about this feel-good listening is that it is local, great for Sunday mornings and coffee. The song I heard was: See Through Brain, it lent a bittersweet nostalgia of yesteryear, how I felt young again to hear this melody. I hope it does the same for you. Lend yourself a listen.
Here they are on Twitter:
‘Orchestral folk rock parlor songs for people who love chewing gum, avocados and warm socks.’
We haven’t put up any links to free music in a while so when Beats Antique made their first album available a couple a days ago, I figured it was worthy enough to put the word out. The belly dancing, Egyptian-Funk electronic group out of California really gives you a taste of what they are all about on their debut album. Follow this link to be thrown into a different world of sound on Tribal Derivations.
Here at Mindinversion we like to show love to local up and comers in the music scene. Some artists of our areal, even artists we might know and hang out with personally. Cause we are so cool like that and we can. Here is a chance for us to get out of the mainstream a bit and focus on the future, on things that interest us now, and to show you what’s up where we live.
In this edition of Local Love I have decided to do a little bit of a piece on my friend and almost neighbor Lukeb.
Lukeb. is a local Minneapolis transplant from La Crosse/La Crescent area (La Crosse Music Scene), as well as this guy, so there is empathy and recognition in his art and words that I can relate to. He has been rocking his style for some time and he goes hard on the mic all the time. His MC skills are authoritative, aggressive, and deep. Northern Lightz live shows are always exciting. He does his own production (“everything, Man.”) and he rages daily. If you are looking for something local and homemade with a twist of great lyricism and humble humility then you are looking for Lukeb. He has been doing shows for 10 plus years in the Midwest, he is a vet. go check out a show if one is near, also check the jukeboxes at your favorite bars, hit up Northern Lightz with a Z.
This video is good for a listen. It makes a decent day start better. These are beats made down the street. I can enjoy that. The video is artsy and made by Lukeb. Well done, representing the neighborhood.
“We do all this shit ourselves.” -Lukeb.
If you dig the video I advise you to check out more music from Lukeb. Lukeb. also is part of the creative force surrounding Northern Lightz, and he does collaborations with numerous artists in and throughout the Midwest, specifically La Crosse, WI: Motz, CASTaway, Sara Mae, Mysta J, YoursTruly, Cat Robey and the Whiiild Ones, MasterNate, and others. Also, check out the above single and other songs on his soon to be dropped album The Midnight Zone.
Check them at:
Soundcloud Link: Northern Lightz Sound
ReverbNation Link: Northern Lightz ReverbNation
Other Albums: You Can’t get there from Here, Other Side of the Table, and others.
What a great day for Hip-Hop music; first the Soundset 2012 lineup is announced (which K.R.I.T. will be at), and then the Meridian, Mississippi phenom dropped some new material for the world to hear. 4Eva N A Day is a mix tape that I’ve been anticipating for quite some time now; I really didn’t get into Big K.R.I.T. at first, but once I really started to dig deeper, I instantly became a huge fan. The one thing that I really enjoy about K.R.I.T. is that he always puts out original music. K.R.I.T’s mix tapes contain tracks that have production by none other than himself; he isn’t releasing half-assed mix tapes with jacked beats. In fact, I (along with the rest of the Hip-Hop community) consider his mix tape releases to be album quality
4Eva N A Day features seventeen all new original tracks from K.R.I.T., and there are no vocal guest appearances; it sounds like this tape could be monumental. It seems as though there is no slowing down one of the hardest working cats in the Hip-Hop game; he had released three top-tier mix tapes in the last three years, and he is readying the world for his Def Jam debut, Live From the Underground. Make sure click the download button and get yourself a syringe.
Download: Big K.R.I.T., 4Eva N A Day
That’s right folks, The Coldplay Sessions album is finally here. I was going to hold off on posting this until I did a review, but I’m so blown away by this project that I felt compelled to post it now. GoodMusicAllDay, Ashley Outrageous and DJBooth.net proudly released M.i’s new project on Tuesday. The Austin, Texas native did all of the production on the album (with the exception of the last track which is produced by Tyler Keyes), and he also did all of the mixing and engineering. The production on this album is crisp, and all of the samples are perfectly utilized to make incredible cuts.
I’ve been a fan of M.i’s since I first heard his mixtape Prep Time, and I can honestly tell you that I will keep following this dude as long as he keeps putting out music. In today’s music age, it’s not that common to see a jack-of-all-trades like M.i, and he’s very good at what he does. Ever since it came out on Tuesday, I’ve been spinning The Coldplay Sessions non-stop. As I’ve said many times before, M.i has a laid back flow that makes it so easy to like his style. Now all I can do is impatiently wait on the album that Tyler and M.i have been putting together for the last year since Tyler moved to Texas; good lord is that project going to be bonkers.
You can download The Coldplay Sessions here, and make sure you stay tuned for an album review coming very soon.