FREE DOWNLOAD: Dam Funk “STFU”

June 2, 2015 at 12:02 pm
dam More coolness from the LA funkmaster Dam Funk.  In preparation of his new album coming out, "Invite The Light", Dam has blessed us with yet another set of free tracks!  Download here.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Gensu Dean

May 28, 2015 at 8:45 am
gensu From Mello Music Group:
Producer Gensu Dean has been quiet for a minute after his collaborative album with Planet Asia (Abrasions) and then his production work for 7evenThirty (The Problem). As summer starts he wanted to let his fans know where he's been musically by offering up an all new instrumental album for free. The 25 track record is meant to be a warm up to the new material Dean has coming late in 2015 and early in 2016.

FREE Download: The Pharcyde “Re-Runnin’ (Altered Tapes Uptempo Remix)”

May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm
altered-rerunnin From Altered Tapes:
** In celebration of us hitting #5 on the CMJ Hip Hop charts (& #15 on the RPM charts), FREE MUSIC! ** A 121bpm House flip of our Pharcyde "Runnin" remix. This was something we usually only played in our live sets, but enough of you asked about it so here's a download! Shades of classic Chicago House over all this one...
Download at: https://soundcloud.com/alteredtapes/the-pharcyde-rerunnin-altered-tapes-uptempo-remix-follow-to-download

FREE Download: Scrimshire “Forgotten Songs, Vol. 3”

May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am
scrimshire-forgotten3 Dope music from From Wah Wah 45's!
"This is it. The last of the Forgotten Songs.The last remaining tracks that were initially composed after The Hollow and around Bight. Five pieces that grew up too late, or in the wrong way, to make those albums. But five songs that stuck in my head and that I wanted to share. The writing process is a long winding road and sometime there are detours. This is 5 of those tangents."
Free Download/Name Your Price at: https://scrimshire.bandcamp.com/album/forgotten-songs-vol-three

Fresh Air “Slowly Coming Along” EP

January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm
 I got to hang out with my man, Khalil, over the holidays and we reminisced on our days as Fresh Air, an independent hip hop group I joined around 2003.  Long story short, I ran into Khalil at an afterhours spot playing beats.  We exchanged cards, and that was that.  A few months later, I was DJ'ing at a spot and Fresh Air was scheduled to perform, but their DJ couldn't make it.  I filled in and we rocked it.  Khalil hit me up a few days later to ask me to join the group, and the rest is history.  In 2006, we released our first EP, "Slowly Coming Along."  It was fun and stressful at the same time.  There were days where I had no desire to go in to the studio to help Khalil with the mixdown, let alone go in and do my part, which were the scratches.  Then there were other days where we'd be all together and just vibin to our project, making plans to do shows and what not.  It was definitely a good time.  I hit up Khalil recently to suggest that we put up the EP for free download, and he agreed it was a good idea.  So here it is, folks.  Enjoy!

Free Download: T.iM.E “Breakthrough” (Beat Ventriloquists Remix)

January 6, 2012 at 10:30 am
Music in Los Angeles is definitely doing well in 2011-2012!  I'm very excited to be around so much talent in our city, and TheImagination & E Reece, better known as T.iM.E, are  creating progressive sounds combined with fresh lyrics.  I've been a fan of E Reece since around 2007, when his album "A New Breed," was released.  He even came out to the crib when I was first podcasting after leaving the CSUF radio studios.  His early work was a straight ahead hip hop vibe, but now, as T.iM.E, the duo dives into space.  TheImagination sounds like he's very much at home with this sound, with soulful and heavy beats to accompany E Reece's dependable rhymes. Their new EP, "The T.iM.E Is Now," is available on bandcamp now. In the meantime, check out this free download of "Breakthrough," remixed by The Beat Ventriloquists, and featuring vocals by Joy Jones. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/26391247"] Let's get nostalgic and check out one of my favorite tracks from an old E Reece record, "Make A Change."

Little Shalimar – The Best Thing Since Chin Chin

January 6, 2012 at 8:00 am
I posted on Facebook today that I was waiting for a band to make me as excited as I was when Chin Chin's "The Flashing, The Fancing" was released in 2009.  As I decided to write this post, I checked out Little Shalimar's homepage and what did I discover? Torbitt Schwartz, the brains behind Little Shalimar, is also founder of Chin Chin.  I thought there were striking similarities in the vocals.  Chin Chin's sound is much more dance oriented, with some other instruments involved.  I was instantly impressed with Torbitt's new release, The New Pneumonia Blues, and couldn't wait to share it with you.  Unfortunately, no upcoming shows in Los Angeles, but maybe we can convince to come out for no money.  This is just good, fun, rock n' roll, and I can dig it. You can download the new Little Shalimar EP for free on bandcamp.  Check him out on Facebook as well.  "Winds of Wackness" is definitely my favorite track.

Fresh Air’s “Slowly Coming Along” Free Download

November 24, 2011 at 11:13 am
I spoke to Khalil a few days ago, and we decided to throw up all of our old Fresh Air material for free download.  I need to upload more, but, for now, you can download our EP, "Slowly Coming Along," for free.
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