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New • Andreya Triana – “Far Closer” (Mr Scruff Remix) and “Lost Where I Belong” (Flying Lotus Remix)

Enjoy a new Mr. Scruff remix off a special limited version EP titled, Andreya Triana – Lost Where I Belong, which also features a remix of “Lost Where I Belong” by Flying Lotus. Hot Ninja Tunes release! Only 300 copies were pressed for Independent Record Store Day 2010 in the UK. Check it!

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Recommended • Todd Edwards, Nite Jewel, London Elektricity vs. Robert Owens

Todd Edwards – I Might Be Here is a nice throwback to the days of Artful Dodger, and the styles of Deja Vu and Just a Man. Enjoy!

[Scion Audio/Visual, Apr 2010]

(The EP is available for free download here)

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New • Flying Lotus feat. Laura Darlington – “Table Tennis”

Thanks to Speaker Snacks, I discovered a new song off Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma. Check it!

Update: stream all of Cosmogramma on FlyLo’s MySpace page.

Recommended • 7 Downtempo Must Haves

Take a listen and enjoy this great selection of downtempo, loungy, lo-fi, chilled out, easy listeners, hand picked by my buddy Sam. Check it!

Ephemeral – Ephix

From compilation: Casanova Lounge [Diventa, Feb. 2009] [DVM 019]

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New • Gorillaz – “Superfast Jellyfish” (Remixes)

Check a remix “Superfast Jellyfish” by a new artist from Edinburgh, UK, who goes by the name of Unicorn Kid. Listen and enjoy!

Gorillaz – Superfast Jellyfish (Unicorn Kid Remix)

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Recommended • Gorillaz – “White Flag”

Hot stuff here from Gorillaz, a clash of hip hop and arabic. Listen and enjoy!

Gorillaz – White Flag (Feat. Bashy, Kano, and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music)

[Virgin, March 2010] [5099962754729]

Recommended • Mixes By Scuba and Shed

Great Techno and Dubstep Sets by Scuba and Shed

These are must listen’s. Two great techno/dubstep mixes – One by Shed and the other by Scuba. Enjoy!

FACT MIX 116 – Shed (January 10th 2010)

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Video • Nude Music Videos

Erykah Badu – “Window Seat”

Erykah Badu undresses while walking in Dallas, Texas.

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Event • Flying Lotus, Benga, & Lazer Sword @ S.A.T., Montreal

Flying Lotus, Benga, and Lazer Sword @ S.A.T., Montreal, March 25th 2010

March the 25th was to be a big night for me in Montreal. Flying Lotus was set to do a show for the Neon + High Food Festival, at a time of garnering massive worldwide attention for his forthcoming album on the Warp label, called Cosmogramma. The Californian whose music has traces of hip hop, soul, and electronica always strives to break new ground with his productions. In a recent interview with Joe Muggs for Resident Advisor, he was asked if it was “a deliberate decision for [him] to branch out and take in extra influences from other genres in the new album”. He explains it as a natural process, saying “it’s just living and learning more, diving deeper into the imagination”. He feels compelled, with all the success he’s had so far, to “take it further and dive further into the ideas that [he’s] had.” In the same interview, FlyLo hinted towards including more of his music in his live shows than in the past. His decision is attributed with his new album taking off and “people proving so open to all this shit”.

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New • Joker – “Tron”

The unique style of dubstep tracks like the latest from Joker called “Tron”, is what some are calling  ‘purple wow’, a “colourful synth-led melodic style within dubstep”, as quoted by Multiverve on their SoundCloud page. Multiverve is a Bristol, UK based bigtime label running a number of sub-labels including Tectonic, ‘Earwax , Subtext, Kapsize, Caravan, and Vertical Sound. Artists include Pinch, 2562, and Joker.

A number of Joker’s tracks have a beautiful blend of the Classic West Coast Rap influence and the more recent UK Dubstep influence. This music, being referred to by Joker and others in his circle, as ‘purple wow’, can easily get the remaining hip hop heads, those that are still straggling behind,  to finally cross over and appreciate what dubstep is doing. It’s good stuff! Listen and enjoy these few monster tracks that I’ve posted from Joker, including the most recent “Tron”.

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