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Jaydiohead – Jay-Z x Radiohead – Minty Fresh Beats…um wow yeah!

Jaydiohead – Jay-Z x Radiohead – Minty Fresh Beats


So this is pretty much the best thing I’ve let my ears listen to in a real real long time. Fucking seriously. This SHOULDN’T be this good, right? Well, it’s really really good. Blows the Dangermouse mashup out the water. And it’s for free. On jaydiohead.com or here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4njfmnwz2yn


Last Call with Carson Daly…. Carson digs it. I’ll let him blather on about it, you know, instead of me. Carry on now, Carson…

Jaydiohead on Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – 01/07/09 from Minty Fresh Beats on Vimeo.

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January 29, 2009 Posted by | free, ghost of electricity, indie, jay Z, mashup, Minty Fresh Beats, mixtape, radiohead, toodrunktodream | 4 Comments

If this continues, then Esau Mwamwaya is gonna owe me an IPod.

Do you guys own this yet? This album has been KILLING my Ipod since Pitchfork pushed it so hard. It’s the debut mixtape from Esau Mwamwaya, a Malawi-born, British educated artist. There’s lots of hype surrounding him, but I think he deserves a fair amount of it, based upon the strength of Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are The Very Best.

Download it HERE from Green Owl – (don’t worry, it’s free and legal)

From Pitchfork:

Continuing their Six Degrees of Indie game, Radioclit and Mwamwaya leaked “Get It Up”– which featured not only Maya herself, but also Santogold– “Kamphopo”, built on an Architecture in Helsinki track, and covers of the Beatles and Vampire Weekend featuring, respectively, the Ruby Suns and, uh, Vampire Weekend. The refreshing thing, however, was that unlike 95% of the superfluous odds and sods clogging blogspace, these tracks were actually really good.

I think that’s one of the most to-the-point and accurate descriptions that Pitchfork has ever done. The official video for “Kamphopo” is below.  It shows Esau returning home to Malawi for the first time in 9 years.  The kids in the video are his brothers, sisters and villagers.  The song itself is based around Architecture in Helsinki’s “Heart It Races”, which follows.

Heart It Races – Architecture In Helsinki

thanks to Gotcha Media for tipping me off to the video.

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January 13, 2009 Posted by | african, afrobeat, architecture in Helsinki, esau mwamwaya, ghost of electricity, jameson, malawi, mixtape, radioclit, santogold, toodrunktodream, vampire weekend, video | 3 Comments

Santogold and Diplo – Top Ranking [2008]


http://drop.io/lbxfige – pt 1.
http://drop.io/8eopl13 – pt 2.

Paste listed this disc at #24 on their year-end list and I can see why. They say it’s…..

A sizzling mixtape that re-imagines Santogold’s sound (which was pretty imaginative to begin with) Top Ranking boasts a strong Caribbean accent and a genre-jumping tracklist- the record drops young Santi White alongside Aretha, Devo, Desmond Dekker and Panda bear, and she hangs right in there.

I say “Damn, this is genius”. I CAN’T STOP LISTENING. HELP ME PLEASE. The way that Diplo creates a palette of Santogold mixed with a TON of great music surrounding her, is brilliant. Check her out on “Guns of Brooklyn”, doing an apt cover of the Clash classic. Or on Icarus, one of the greatest songs released this year. Or on the aforementioned Panda Bear mash, Lights Out.

Guns of Brooklyn – Santogold

Lights Out (Diplos Panda Bear Mix) – Santogold

Dub Selection Intro
3-6 Mafia – ‘Late Night’ (Unstoppable Mix)
Santogold – ‘Shuv It’ (Disco D Blend)
Santogold – ‘I’m A Lady’ (Diplo Mix Ft Amanda Blank)
Sir Mixalot – ‘Posse On Broadway’
Santogold – ‘Lights Out’ (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix)
Aretha Franklin – ‘Save Me’
Devo – ‘Be Stiff’
B52’s – ‘Mesopotamia’
Gerri And The Holograms – ‘Gerri And The Holograms’
Santogold – ‘Anne’ (Switch Mix)
Santogold – ‘LES Artistes’ (XXXchange Mix Ft Movado)
Cutty Ranks – ‘Dutty Six Pack’
Santogold – ‘Find A Way’ (Graeme & Switch Mix Ft Kid Cudi)/ Lunar Camel
Richie Spice x Ratatat – ‘Marijuana’
Desmond Dekker – ‘Shanty Town’
Santogold – ‘Guns Of Brooklyn’
Dixie Cups – ‘Iko Iko’
Tony Matterhorn – ‘Big Belly Guns’
Santogold – ‘Get It Up’ (Radioclit mix Ft MIA & Gorilla Zoe)
Mark Ronson In Studio
Trouble Andrew – ‘Run – Hide’
Sister Nancy – ‘Pigeon Rock’
Nora Dean – ‘Barbwire’
Shinehead – ‘Know How Fe Chat’
Clash – ‘Ghetto Defendant’
Warrior Queen – ‘Check It’
Santogold x Benga – ‘Unstoppable / Night Dub’
Shawty Lo x Skream – ‘They Know / Stagger’
Santogold – ‘Creator’ (Mumdance Mix ft Jammer, Badness, Chronik Rage, Slikman & Tempz)
Xray / Turbulence Duplate (Starstruck Diplo Mix)
Barrington Levy – ‘Send A Moses’
Prince Jazzbo – ‘Ital Corner’
Santogold – ‘Icarus’
Santogold x Diplo – ‘Right Brigade’ (hidden track)

December 18, 2008 Posted by | diplo, dub, hip hop, mad decent, mia, mixtape, reggae, santogold, top ranking | Leave a comment

Jacko surfaces, makes his best album in a decade, thanks to RHYMEFEST

Chicago rapper Rhymefest teams up with producers Mark Ronson, Best Kept Secret, and a slew of guests on “Man in the Mirror”. Oh yeah, and a whole heaping pile of unauthorized Michael Jackson samples….

Excerpt from Greg Kot’s Chicago :

The Michael Jackson revival is in full swing. A 25th anniversary edition of “Thriller,” his biggest album, is scheduled for release next month, and Jermaine Jackson says there will be Jackson 5 reunion tour this year that includes his most famous brother. Bottom line is that Jackson is still an icon, despite a litany of tabloid indiscretions that would’ve crushed most careers and reputations.

But Jackson also hasn’t made much in the way of compelling new music in at least decade. And I doubt that any of the Michael-is-back projects will equal the artistic inventiveness (or the affordability) of the latest release from South Side rapper Rhymefest, who just released “Man in the Mirror (The Michael Jackson Dedication Album)” as a free download on his Web site, rhymefest.com.

The release is musical contraband; it flouts copyright law and freely dips into the Jackson back catalog for source material, including a trove of audio interviews. It rearranges this material into a fascinating virtual collaboration between two artists of different generations who have never met. Gimmicky as it sounds, sparks fly. Jackson hasn’t had such a provocative and inspired collaborator since he was working with producer Quincy Jones — back when “Thriller” reigned. [cont.]

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2008/01/michael-jackson.html#more

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Track # Title
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01 The Cipher (Rhymefest & Michael Jackson)
02 Can’t Make It (Rhymefest) [prod. by Best Kept Secret]
03 “Thriller” Skit
04 Get Up (Rhymefest ft Wale)
05 Dancin’ Machine (The Jackson 5 ft Rhymefest)
06 Flip It Skit
07 Never Can Say Goodbye (Rhymefest ft Talib Kweli) [prod. by Best Kept Secret]
08 Mike The Mentor (Rhymefest ft Michael Jackson)
09 No Sunshine (Rhymefest) [prod. by Emile]
10 Caught Up Skit
11 Foolin’ Around (Rhymefest ft Dres) [prod. by Mark Ronson]
12 Set The Mood
13 Breakadawn (Rhymefest ft Daniel Merriweather & alpha.)
14 Windbreaker Skit
15 Higher Intro
16 Higher (Rhymefest)
17 Mark vs. Mike
18 All That I’ve Got (Rhymefest ft Ghostface Killah & Mary J. Blige)
19 Maybe Tomorrow (Michael Jackson)
20 Sunshine Skit
21 Coolie High (Camp Lo ft Rhymefest)
22 Family Reunion (ft Tito, Randy, Mike & Rhymefest)
23 Much Love Skit
24 Man In The Mirror (Rhymefest ft Michael Jackson)

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head over to rhymefest.com to d/l your free copy. or go here:

http://rhymefeststore.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=page&id=1&chapter=0

or here:

http://sharebee.com/7975d7b8

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Rhymefest – Man In The Mirror – 17 Mark vs. Mike
Rhymefest – Man In The Mirror – 08 Mike The Mentor (Rhymefest ft Michael Jackson)
Rhymefest – Man In The Mirror -07 Never Can Say Goodbye (Rhymefest ft Talib Kweli) [prod. by Best Kept Secret]
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January 17, 2008 Posted by | best kept secret, bootleg, chicago, hip hop, mark ronson, mashup, michael jackson, mixtape, pop, rap, rhymefest, rock | Leave a comment