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Preview Abstract Orchestra's "Madvillian Vol. 2" + Rare MF Doom Footage

By JR on 1:46 PM

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Once again, Abstract Orchestra return to bring new excitement to the funky productions of MF Doom and Madlib on an intriguing follow up to "Madvillian". The album “Madvillian Vol. 2 drops May 23 2019. Listen below as Hip Hop and live instrumentation combine for a good time on 13 tracks of madvilliany. Lost Files provides some rare footage of DOOM performing

Pinoy Grooves: Rare Funk & Soul 45 Collection From The Philippines

By JR on 10:09 AM

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Take a funky walk down to the island of The Philippines as a group of obscure bands get down to the influence of American Funk and Soul. On their SOundcloud page, Pinoy Grooves feature originals and rare covers of all-time American classics. Visit to listen to more rare groove from the Philippines.

Mellow Out With Pianist Kan Sano On His Latest Project "Ghost Notes"

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The genre-bending pianist Kan Sano has a plseasant surprise in store for your soul as he brings joy with each tune on his latest project "Ghost Notes". When it's time to chill, Kan gives you something you can feel in music that projects a unique sense of happiness in the realm of Jazz/Hip Hop fusion. Full album stream available on Spotify.

Ill Bill Reflects On Fat Beats, NY Hip Hop Radio + More With Mr. Hyde, 5/2019

Nevasayneva Sundays radio show invites Psychological Records artists Ill Bill and Mr. Hyde for a chat about Hip Hop during the release of Bill's latest LP "Cannibal Hulk". Bill shares some amazing memories of chilling with Hip Hop royalty while working at Fat Beats record store in New York, describing the experience as "the Stretch & Bobbito show if it was a record store".

Show setlist:

1.Bun b ft.westside Gunn & termanology-concrete
2.Conway-richest in the city
3.Ill bill ft.vinnie Paz-Russo’s on the bay
4.Vinnie Paz & tragedy khadafi ft.ill bill-fibre optic weapons
5.Eto & Nicholas craven-vendetta
6.Roc marcaiano ft.hus kingpin-warm Hennessy
8.Rim-good luck b
9.Napoleon Da Legend-d.rose bones
10.Illa ghee-malvo
11.Nolan the ninja ft.t3-supply
12.Bang belushi-gotta go
13.Milano-warriors drum
14.Smif-n-wessun ft.ric Ross-let me tell ya
15.Styles p ft.lil fame-the professionals
16.Planet Asia ft.ghostface killah-real niggaz
17.Illa ghee-shooter season
18.Ill bill ft.blacstan & spit gemz-tales to asonish
19.Flee lord-real barsback2
20.Eto ft.willie the kid & vdon-floor seats
21.Djpremier ft.conway & benny & westside Gunn
NSN/BR 5-19-19 Ill Bill and Mr Hyde
1. Cannibal Hulk- Ill Bill
2. Antron Singleton- Ill Bill, Goretex
3. Still Trill- Bun B, Statik Selekah, Method Man, Grafh
4. Joy- The Legion
5. Survive Or Die- Diamond D, Fat Joe, Fred The Godson, Raekwon
6. Verses From An Unquiet Grave- Mr Hyde
7. Rhyme To Murder- Mr Hyde
8. Killer Collage- Mr Hyde, Q Unique, Ill Bill
9. Hulk Meat- Ill Bill, Goretex
10.World War Hulk- Ill Bill, Goretex, Slaine
11.Shiva Call- Ill Bill, Goretex
12.High Beams- Planet Asia
13.Perspective- Smoke DZA, Cory Gunz, Shoota
14.Comfortable- Trillmatic, Conway The Machine
15.New York Slick Rap- Lyes Papparazzi, Henne Maraco, PMD
16.Dream Life- I.D
17.My Style- Erick Sermon, Raekwon, Noreaga
18.What They Need- Toni Steelz
19.Kill Bill 3- Tiye Phoenix, Queen Herawin, Stahhr

Philly Rhyme Slayer RJ Payne Drops Divine Lyrics As "The Elohim"

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Pickin up where Nipsey left, Philadelphia's RJ Payne takes risky steps as one of Hip Hop's most dangerous lyricists as "The Elohim". Witness the godly vision of an MC who brings back the great art of rhyme cinematics and using imagination as a writer to turn himself into a symbol greater than man.

American Idol's Elise Testone & Daru Jones Go "Flying High" On Soulful Collabo

Right from the jump, American Idol finalist Elise Testone displays powerful musical ability and soars with inspiring Soul music on the Daru Jones collaboration "Flying High". Sky's the limit as a remarkable vocalist projects deep from within her soul to the sounds of a funky drummer from Detroit. Prepare for take off and enjoy an exciting journey of modern Soul with the first song from Elise Testone's fiery new LP "This Is Love". Full album now streaming on Soundcloud and Spotify.

DJ Format, Mr Bongo, DJ Mr Thing & More Spin Rare Grooves For 6-Hour Radio Set

It's a showcase of rare grooves by some of The UK's most esteemed crate diggers on this episode of 1BTN. The station broadcast live from The Brighton Centre for the inaugural Discogs Crate Diggers event where they managed to catch sets from the likes of Mr Bongo, Mr Thing, Billy Nasty, Nick The Record and DJ Format. There were a couple issues with the broadcast cutting in and out because of internet issues but overall you have just over 4 hours of killer music to enjoy.

Rare Soul 45 by Roscoe And Friends "Barnyard Soul", Reissued by Soul Junction

"Following on from our previous release of two of the more in demand songs from the Washington D.C Tec label by Roscoe & Friends and Tojo, we at Soul Junction have decided to release the remainder Of Roscoe (Bowie) & Friends Tec output in the format of an EP single.

The A-side features the currently in demand Funk outing “Barnyard Soul” the official A-side on the original release of Roscoe’s classic Northern Soul dancer “Broadway Sissy”. The B-side features a Roscoe & Friends cover version of the Herbie Hancock penned classic “Watermelon Man” a song first recorded by famed Latin Jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria in 1962 and released on the Riverside Records subsidiary Battle label. “Watermelon Man” has been covered by many, many artists ever since with Santamaria’s version being inducted into The Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998. Herbie Hancock also, due to the popularity of Santamaria’s version recorded the song on his debut Blue Note album “Taking Off”." - Soul Junction Records

The 2019 7" vinyl reissue of "Barnyard Soul" by Roscoe and Friends now available at Juno Records.

Retroflection Remixed: DJ Spinna, Tall Black Guy & Others Get Soulful With Reel People

"The release last autumn of Reel People’s first full studio album in 10 years was, it’s fair to say, a moment. Retroflection stylishly recreated soul, disco and boogie classics behind the collective’s formation nearly 20 years ago and exposed its rarefied DNA like never before. Now band leader Oli Lazarus widens the collective, inviting the world’s finest producers and remixers to add their funky splices to the Retroflection blueprint. Retroflection Remixed, featuring Mousse T., Osunlade, DJ Spinna, John Morales, Atjazz, Terry Hunter, Sebb Junior, Scott Diaz, Da Brownie, Tall Black Guy, Matt Cooper’s OUTSIDE, BusCrates and Art Of Tones, is a majestic rebooting of the soulful flow that swept us away in 2018." - Reel People Music

With Action-Packed Music, Producers BDunn & Tone Jonez Are In Pursuit Of The End

Hold on to your seat as BDunn and Tone Jonez lose control with a couple of beats built to get your heart racing like the feeling of being in hot pursuit. The ATL duo work their magic once again, bringing next-level arrangements and versatility to impact both your imagination and rhythm in your spine. In these two selections, B and Tone get dark and dramatic in a display of their cinematic approach to beats. Check out their latest uploads for more moods and rhythms as they show a wide range of their sound catalog, from Trap to boom-bap and new styles.

Ronin Arkestra: The Finest Of Japan's Jazz Scene, Led By Mark de Clive Lowe

NZ musical masermind Mark de Clive-Lowe continues to push boundaries in the world of fusion with a thumping rush of energy delivered by his Ronin Arkestra. "Stranger Searching" blends heavy drums with moments of solitude and excitement in an ear-opening instrumental which inspires the explorer within.

"The Sunflower is like no other. A flower of ultimate dedication, it basks in the glory of sunbeams all day, it’s head constantly and carefully tracing the source of light and warmth’s every move. A superb ally to nature anywhere it is found, it has unique nutritional value, oils and seeds available to all who cultivate it. It’s the reason they are found across the globe.

This is the ethos behind Ronin Arkestra. Formed in Tokyo in 2017, Ronin Arkestra brings together some of the finest and most creative players in Japan’s Jazz and and electronic scene. The collective includes members of Kyoto Jazz Sextet, WONK, Cro-Magnon, Root Soul, Sleepwalker, Sauce81, Kyoto Jazz Massive and, of course, band leader Mark de Clive Lowe.

Kicking it all off is ‘Stranger Searching’, where lush electronics meet beautifully executed Jazz in full story mode. A constantly driving beat push this track along through its various chapters, with each member of the band given time tell their tale. Horns from Shinpei Ruike, Kohei Ando and Wataru Hamasaki tie everything together in beautiful harmony."

Grand Daddy I.U. Announces Upcoming Star-Studded LP, DJ Mr Phantastik Pays Tribute

Industry rap veteran Grand Daddy IU stopped by the Stress Free Radio Show to talk about his new project "The Essence" in which he doesn't rap at all...he produces. It's a star studded project with the likes of General Steele, Large Professor, Babz Bunny, Lil Fame of M.O.P., Smoothe The Hustler and many more!

The Grumpy Old Men of Hip Hop tribute a mixtape to Juice Crew legend, top tier emcee Grand Daddy I.U. DJ Mr Phantastik is on the cut.

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