[alternate unreleased cover by Thordis Claessen | thordisc.com]
The love for this mix just won’t quit. After almost a year and a half we’re still getting folks from across the planet inquiring about the project and the material within. And since we’re close to running out of the bonus tracks cassingles, we decided to put a little package deal together for y’all on bandcamp. Limited supplies so don’t sleep, and for 1st time ever the HQ download is included. Take advantage cuz when it’s done it’s donezo for good. Enjoy!
First 7″ i’ve been on in a while, a remix for Superjock Records of Warren Lee’s “Underdog Backstreet”, a funky little NOLA number that I spiced up with just the right amount of chunky drums and vocal shouts. Gold wax, heavy stock sleeve, and custom ‘NOLAOAK’ sticker. Out now via Fat Beats — cop it here and preview below…
Catch myself and Professor Shorthair promoting the release with a string of shows and appearances throughout LA in a couple weeks & a special release party in Oakland on fat tuesday with my MJ’s Brass Boppers family — enjoy!
A bit all over the map here and in no particular order, these were my favorite albums released in 2018. I emphasize albums because these were solid listens as full LPs and not just a dope joint here and there. As in I dig some of Cardi’s jams, but her full length was extra meh IMO. The art of the full album isn’t gone, but it’s def rare these days. Kudos to artists that still take the time to craft something meaningful as a full listening experience. Y’all are the real heroes in this current music game. Enjoy!
Louis Cole – Time
Kali Uchis – Isolation
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – The Serpent’s Mouth
Buddy – Harlan & Alondra
Leon Bridges — Good Thing
Black Thought — Streams Of Thoughts Volumes 1 & 2
The Internet – Hive Mind
Anderson .Paak – Oxnard
The Midnight Hour — The Midnight Hour
Charles Bradley – Black Velvet
There’s more, and as always if you think there isn’t good music coming out these days, then you’re asleep at the wheel for real. Support independents and support real talent. Important as ever these days. Peace!
Headed back on tour to Australia in a couple of weeks for the 1st time in 8 years, adding a couple stops in New Zealand this time around. Here’s the schedule so far, subject to change with some in the works additions. Got some really dope gigs lined up, both digital and 45s related…
Very much looking forward to getting out of the States and playing music for some different crowds. Peep the dates below and hit me on the socials to stay up on the scoop (i’ll be reporting from the event page as well — rsvp here). Let’s get funky my Aussies!
* here’s the 1st mix I made after my last trip to Australia, with a couple day layover in Malaysia where I scooped a nice chunk of 7s from a flea market in midtown Singapore. Remastered for modern systems — enjoy!
Been busy in the studio working on a lot of random things lately, edits as well as remixes, a 7″ release with Superjock Records outta NOLA, & an EP coming out next year on Needle To The Groove with a dope up & coming MC outta the bay named Edgewize, among other little treats I can’t announce just yet.
Speaking of gettin’ biz in the studio, cooked up this little Talking Heads edit just recently…
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Appreciate everyone still paying attention. Throwing shows and 45 Sessions are still on hiatus — might do something early next year but we’ll see. Waiting for the hype around vinyl & 7s to settle down again so I can take it back to the essence, but not holding my breath. In the meantime go check out Hello Stranger in downtown Oakland, a new venue i’m currently music managing.
Thanks for taking the time family. Peace to you and yours!