On The Scope 7-31-2014

On The Scope 7-31-2014

Shabazz Places Lese Majesty stream

– Seattle’s experimental Hip-Hop collective Shabazz Places recently released their sophomore album Lese Majesty, a follow up to Shabazz Places’ critically acclaimed 2011 debut album Black UpShabazz Places collective is lead by the duo: Ishmael Butler aka ‘Palaceer Lazaro’ (once ‘Butterfly’ of the Hip-Hop group Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire, son of Mbira master Dumisani Maraire. Shabazz Places are on the now legendary Seattle indie label Sub Pop (once home to legendary Seattle acts like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney). Lese Majesty continues Shabazz Places’ experimental, electronic, organic beats, and Afrofuturists aesthetics with Ishmael Butler’s stream of consciousness, abstract, spoken word rhymes over next level electro-organic beats. Listening to Lese Majesty conjures to mind the Last Poets, Sun Ra, Brian Eno, electronic instruments, traditional musical and percussive instruments, Afrofuturism, Kool Keith (Doctor Octogon), Deltron 3030 (Dan the Automator & Del The Funky Homosapien), and Madlib’s alter ego Quasimoto. If you’re looking for something a bit different from the norm Lese Majesty will do the trick to raise your consciousness to that next level. 

BBC Radio 1 – Essential Mix: Joy Orbison – 7-25-2014

– An ill BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by UK DJ/producer Joy Orbison, playing some ambient, minimal, House, Techno, UK Garage, funky, post-dubstep, and other futuristic sounding electronic beats.

Joy Orbison “Hyph Mngo” (2009)

– Joy Orbison’s debut hit UK Funky/Garage/post-dubstep tune from 2009. It samples Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”.

Janet Jackson “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” (1989-1990)

http://youtu.be/4i9Mba9keHA?t=2m34s

The Scientist mixes Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub “Stop & Frisk Dub”

– Dub master The Scientist aka Overton Brown works his magic on Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub “Stop & Frisk Dub”.

MNEK “Wrote A Song About You”

– “Wrote A Song About You” is the second single from UK singer MNEK,  off his upcoming debut album. Here is the music video to the soulful, R&B, House track.

Omar Souleyman “Warni Warni” (2013)

– Electro-folk (dabke) Syrian singer/musician Omar Souleyman teams up with post-rock/electronic musician/producer Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) on this hypnotic electro-folk track “Warni Warni”.

Warni Warni (Come to Me) English translation lyrics:

Come to me come to me
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
You can have me and my love easily
You can have me and my love easily
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
You can have me and my love easily
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
They told me that we’ll get married, I cannot live without you
They told me that we’ll get married, I cannot live without you
You’re for me like the water and the air that I breathe that I cannot survive without
They told me that we’ll get married, I cannot live without you
They told me that we’ll get married, I cannot live without you
You’re like the water and the air that I breathe that I cannot survive without
Come to me come to me
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
You can have me and my love easily
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
May God punish who tries to separate you and me
May God punish who tries to separate you and me
When are we going to be together for you to hold me in your arms?
Come to me come to me
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion
You can have me and my love easily
Oh beautiful, you charmed me with your dark complexion

 Eric B. & Rakim “Paid In Full” (1987)

– “Paid In Full” is a classic Hip-Hop track by Eric B. Rakim. This music video features the popular version of the track “Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness – Coldcut Remix)”. This Coldcut remix features the Middle Eastern sounding sample from the late Yemenite Jewish singer Ofra Haza’s song “Im Nin’alu” (original a Hebrew poem by 17th-century Rabbi Shalom Shabazi).

Ofra Haza “Im Nin’Alu” 1984 version

Ofra Haza “Im Nin’Alu” 1988 remixed version

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Tinariwen Emmaar stream

Tinariwen Emmaar music videos

Emmaar is the latest and the sixth album from Malian Tuareg Tishoumaren, folk, African blues, rock band Tinariwen. Songs on Emmaar touch on the band’s exile (one of the band’s member Abdallah Ag Lamida was captured by Islamist militants during the 2012 rebellion in Mali and later released) and the political strife in their homeland. Guest contributors to the album include musicians Josh Klinghoffer, Fats Kaplin, Matt Sweeney, and Saul Williams.

Tinariwen – Full Performance (Live on KEXP) recorded on April 14, 2014

Rodrigo y Gabriela “Diablo Rojo” (2006)

– Beautiful guitar work from the Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela in the track “Diablo Rojo” from their 2006 self titled sophomore studio album.

Disclosure ft Sam Smith – Latch (G Duppy Reggae Remix)

– A cool reggae remix track of Disclosure featuring Sam Smith’s “Latch” by G Duppy.

DJ Luck & MC Neat “A Little Bit Of Luck” (1999)

Timebase ft. Kromozone “Unity” (1991)

http://youtu.be/WH7aLZxBIgA?t=2m38s

– 1999 UK Garage hit “A Little Bit Of Luck” by DJ Luck and MC Neat samples the bassline and snyth keys from the 1991 UK breakbeat/hardcore tune “Unity” by Timebase featuring Kromozone.

Xavier Leblanc “Now That I Need You (Juche Dreams)”

–  “Now That I Need You (Juche Dreams)” is a smooth Soul/R&B sampled UK Bass, post-dubstep styled track by Minneapolis producer, keyboardist, DJ Xavier Leblanc.

Ryn Weaver “OctaHate”

– “OctaHate” is a cool emo track by the mysterious singer/songwriter Ryn Weaver. Supposedly this track was worked on with Charli XCX, Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos, and producers Cashmere Cat and Benny Blanco.

Addison Groove & DJ Rashad  “You Been Gone”

– A snippet of a juke/footwork track called “You Been Gone” by Addison Groove & DJ Rashad (RIP) has been released. Info on the Addison Groove’s Soundcloud says that this track and a project called 50 Weapons is going to be out this coming August. Presumably this track and possibly others on the upcoming 50 Weapons are collaborations between Addison Groove and the late DJ Rashad.

Ellie Herring for SSENSE mix

– Kentuckian musician/producer Ellie Herring‘s cool electronic/soulful/R&B/experimental beats mix for designer clothing boutique SSENSE.

Janelle Monáe “Electric Lady”

– Cool new video for Janelle Monáe’s song “Electric Lady” off her The Electric Lady album. The music video features cameos from T-Boz, Estelle, Esperenza Spalding, Monica, Kimbra, T.I. and Solange. The music video is set to a sorority/fraternity theme reminiscent of the late 80s movie School Daze, or a party function like the 90s House Party movie series.

Diplo Random White Dude Be Everywhere stream

– Diplo decided to give us a streamed preview of his just released compilation of singles called Random White Dude Be Everywhere highlighting the evolution of his sound with previously unreleased remixes and two new tracks featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Yellow Claw, Alvaro and Kstylis. Random White Dude Be Everywhere is a Diplo’s greatest hits, showcasing his DJ/producer/record label head career thus far.

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