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Run DMC's Legendary '87 Concert Arrives On Vinyl: Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam The Netherlands


Get a piece of Hip Hop history from a label who specializes in pressing classic concerts on vinyl. Run DMC demonstrate why they are among the best Hip Hop performers to ever hit the stage in this concert event from '87. To this day, Dutch Hip Hop fans remain in awe of this show and those who were lucky enough to attend reminisce on social media. Thanks to the label WHP, we can all experience the power of this trio for many years to come.


Enjoy some photography from the event above and listen to a preview of Run DMC Jaap Edenhal, Amsterdam The Netherlands below. The heavyweight vinyl LP is available to order here at Juno.
 

Watch K-Def Enhance The Sound Of His Drum Breaks With 12 Bit Soul's AMPlify Plug-In


Designed for the producer with that authentic boom-bap soundcoming out of their speakers. For 2022, 12-Bit Soul and Ski Beatz present the drum enhancement plug-in AMPlify. Watch as plug-in aficionado, DJ and producer K-Def tests out this new creation that is sure to enhance the knock of Hip Hop. 

For a limited time, AMPlify is available here for only $19 (normally $99).

Below, K-Def reveals interesting details behind classics as he tells his story to Vinyl Esquire. From messing with his first set of turntables as a kid to World Renown, Real Live, Marley Marl, LOTUG and more. 

Singers François Thomas & Kendra Morris Bring A Little Soul To David Bowie's "Space Oddity"


The tranquility of David Bowie's classic tune "Space Oddity" takes new shape with the laid-back and joyful sounds of François Thomas & Kendra Morris. Experience a soulful take on one of the most intriguing songs about the cosmos as these two musicians do their thing. François Thomas's Brazilian approach equals pure pleasure while singer Kendra Morris takes the blues away with a dreamy journey of Soul.


The 'Space Oddity' 50th Anniversary box set released by Parlophone, now available here at Amazon.

Enter The Notorious B.I.G. "Life After Death" 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition




Witness a musical ressurection like none other in one of the most impressive Hip Hop reissues to date. Simply Music Uk presents the 25th anniversary edition of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death". This super deluxe repackaging of Biggie's 2nd LP is available on your choice of streaming, CD or vinyl. Whichever you choose, this reissue includes all of the songs remastered, plus bonus songs such as instrumentals and singles. But the vinyl proves to be the most impressive as a collectors item, featuring attractive artwork and package design.

Get your copy of this deluxe reissue today here at Amazon or here at eBay. Below, enjoy a remix blend of a Biggie classic by DJ Flip that displays the timeless Bad Boy sound. 


Hip Hop Duo CRIMEAPPLE & DJ Skizz Give New Definition To Taking An L On "La Lluvia"


In the tradition of MCs who play with the alphabet, CRIMEAPPLE impresses with his creative use of the letter L. Loose and laid-back is the how he delivers his lingo on a longer-than-normal Hip Hop song by a leading lyricist. Enjoy the sounds of a Hip Hop duo who breathe new life into the underground and ultimately win by taking an L.

The Crew Known As Ready Ta Roll Bring The Real Hip Hop To Your Ear With An Early 90's EP


From the first few seconds of listening, it ain't hard to tell that this crew was from around the tri-state area. If your a fan of authentic, ruff and rugged East coast Hip Hop of the 90's, you'll dig the sound of the crew known as Ready Ta Roll. As a 90’s hip hop group from Jersey City, NJ. Mark “M.C. Supreme” Curry (Rapper/Producer) , Eric “Tysheen” Freeman (DJ), Christopher “Rizzo” Warren (Hype-Man) & Joseph “Music Maestro J-Rule” Jenkins (Producer) released several singles including underground classics “The Real Hip Hop” & “Drug Game” between 1993 & 1994. 

 


For the summer of 2022, Hip Hop Enterprise presents "Ready Ta Roll": The EP" on CD, limited to only 300 copies. The vinyl will be out in late Summer, so stay tuned to the label for that. 

Enter The Rare Groove Odyssey Of Father Hickey's Collection Plates On "Busy Is Good" Compilation

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"After a long time coming I am proud to announce the release of my label's first record, “Busy is Good”!

Busy is Good is an assemblage of rare-groove and jazz-funk cuts pulled from 45s of the 70s and 80s. A project that celebrates pure creative expression, these under-appreciated tracks reflect the individual efforts of artists both of their time and ahead of it; local legends who challenged convention and produced work steeped in ambition.

I want to thank all the artists who entrusted me with their music and all those who helped and supported me along the way. I especially want to thank my guy Matt Bruce @forager for his guidance and assistance. Without him, this record would not be here.

Quick note to my Euro friends: this available in stores near you thanks to the Pusher!

Limited run of 500 copies so don’t sleep :~)" - Father Hickey

Singer Monday Michiru Invites You To The Freedom Of A Spiritual Awakening On "Untethered"

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As desire for happiness burns inside Monday Michiru, the result is the pleasant and uplifting sound of "Untethered". Experience the feeling of better days as this vocalist combines singing and spoekn word for a jazzy spiritual awakening. During times of tension and confusion, Monday Michiru's reassuring touch of music provides the perfect place of comfort and understanding.

Drift Away On A Soothing Musical Journey With Percussionists Angelo Outlaw & Makaya McCraven


For summer 2022, two talented percussionists each create a moment of serenity as their rhythm drives dreamy musical compositions. The slow burn of "Silent Horizon" by mallet percussionist Angelo Outlaw is a hazy blend of Jazz Funk. Dreamy vibraphone melodies and fuzz guitar flow upon a laid-back rhythm for music that is soothing as it is funky. The heavenly sounds of Makaya McCraven's "Seventh String" also showcase vibraphone, but with a greater emphasis on strings which dominate the track. Makaya's energetic rhythm drives the sounds of mallets, flute and vibes which weave together for an arrangement that is truly pleasant.

Journey To The Darkside Of Hip Hop With Lord Willin, Redd Rebel, Esoteric, El Gant, Ras Kass & Kxng Crooked


There's a lot of dark Hip Hop out on the underground nowadays, and in the art of darkness these guys stand out above many. Enter the sound of Lord Willin, Redd Rebel, Esoteric, El Gant, Ras Kass, Dom Dirtee & Kxng Crooked. In summer 2022, this collective of elite lyricists join producers Dom Dirtee, Stu Bangas & Marco Polo for beats and rhymes to send chills up your spine.

Enjoy A Heap Of Prince Live Performance Audio From 1981-2016 + Meet The Designer Of "The Symbol"

Enter the live experience of Prince as one die-hard fan goes all-out to archive concerts throughout the career of The Purple One. From just a single Mixcloud account compiled in the playlist below, we have almost 200 shows to enjoy by this renowned musician. 

In addition, the original designer of Prince's iconic logo gives a brief overview of his work. Visit the design portfolio of Mitch Monson here at Behance to discover his thoughts and memories behind creating this timeless work of art.
 

Party To The Funky Afro Sounds of Soweto’s First Nightclub on "One Night in Pelican" Compilation


Ten tracks are the result of an incredible musical movement by a Soweto nightclub who managed to get funky during the height of Apartheid. "One Night in Pelican" is presented by Matsuli Music in a gatefold double vinyl edition with printed inner sleeves. Cover artwork by Zulu Bidi of Batsumi fame plus unseen photographs, and liner notes by Kwanele Sosibo. There is also interviews with key musicians, players and a former president of South Africa. For Funk fans who enjoy vibing out to obscure instrumental projects, this one is a must-listen.

In '75, South African Band Freeway Mellow Out With Funk & Soul On "ABAHAMBI"


With their joyful Funk and Soul vibe, the band known as Freeway create a time to chill with the groovy sounds of "ABAHAMBI". In the vein of groups like Kool & The Gang and Bernard Purdie, this band party down and get funky as the best of them. Take a trip through South Africa on 7 instrumentals driven by lively guitar and organ arrangements supported by heavy drums. Funk and Soul fans will recognize this as is one of those albums that you put on during the weekend, relax and let your mind be free.

The songs "Abahambi – Balomhlaba" have been reissued on 45, now available as 7inch vinyl singles for the first time. Transferred from the original master tapes and remastered to sound as good as never before. Plus "Abahambi" features a heavy drum break to conclude the song.

Phantasm Recounts The Cella Dwellas Journey, Talks LOUD Records, New Music, Nick Wiz & More


The Tall Man Phantasm shares his journey from past to present in a 2022 visit to Breaking Wreckords radio. As you listen, you'll hear that his story not only involves creating classic Hip Hop as The Cella Dwellas, but interacting with numerous Hip Hop legends. Enter the realms 'n reality of this mystic lyricist who shares some exciting plans for new music to come. 

Below, Cella Dwellas make it a night to remember as they rip the mic on the Tim Westwood and Stretch & Bobbito shows back in the mid-90's.


Melba Moore Provokes Wonderful Thoughts On Her Album "Imagine", Interviews With Rhythm And Soul Radio


On her 2022 album "Imagine", Melba Moore continues to aim for the highest star as a vocalist who takes the listener away to heaven with each song. This project demonstrates her outstanding ability as a songwriter to captivate the soul and introduces our mind to new ways of imagining the beauty of life. Love changes, and through the soulful sounds of Melba Moore we are able to bear witness to this wonderful revolving aspect of life in it's many forms. 

Enjoy the album below and tune in to veteran radio host Marko Noble of Rhythm And Soul Radio who chats with the legendary Melba Moore about her career and the new album.