In this installment of Complex’s Magnum Opus, Busta Rhymes recounts the making of his Shamello & Buddah-produced classic “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.” Enjoy and be educated.
In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile, explore director J.C. Chandor’s new film, All is Lost. The film features only one character (played by Robert Redford) and contains almost no dialogue; however, the film is brought to life by the talented sound and music team including sound designers Steve Boeddeker and Brandon Proctor, supervising sound editor Richard Hymns of Skywalker Sound and music composer Alex Ebert.
All is Lost is now in theaters.
It’s been a while since my last “Miles Davis Monday’s” post, but today I return to the series with a great documentary. The Miles Davis Story explores the music and the man behind the public image, from Miles’ middle class upbringing in racially segregated East St. Louis, Illinois to the last years when he traveled the world like a rock star. Learn the history of one of the best jazz musicians the world has ever seen. Enjoy and be educated.
After 8 months of record digging since the last mix I was able to put this mix together. It’s an aural representation combining what I currently love the most about soul, funk and disco from the early to mid-80s. Admittedly my tastes haven’t changed that much, but they have shifted a little bit towards the middle part of the 80s – while at the same time brought me closer to the roots of “boogie”.
Hope you enjoy this mix and I can’t wait to bring the next volume to your ears, hopefully sooner rather than later. – Arni Kristjansson
Arni Kristjansson Presents Boogie Mixx 6 | Download
No Idea’s Original is a weekly radio show airing every Saturday night (technically Sunday morning) on WVKR 91.3FM in Poughkeepsie, New York. Hosted by Joe Gibbs, Bey Battery and DJ Enyoutee, No Idea’s Original plays only the best in underground hip-hop.
Brooklyn, New York’s own One Dae was the special guest on this episode of No Idea’s Original. One Dae has just released his debut album, Daes & Times, through his newly formed Daelight imprint, via Coalmine Records. The 13-track album features an impressive roster of guest features that includes Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Sean Price, C-Rayz Walz and Statik Selektah, and boasts production from Marco Polo, Australia’s M-Phazes and Domingo among others. Purchase the album digitally on iTunes or cop a physical at Fat Beats.
No Idea’s Original Radio Show with Special Guest One Dae (12/01/2013) | Download
01. Nas – Affirmative Action (Feat. AZ, Cormega & Foxy Brown)
02. The Artifacts – Wrong Side Of The Tracks
03. The Beatnuts – Turn It Out (Feat. Greg Nice)
04. Chief Kamachi – The Best (Feat. Guru)
05. B-1 – Hustle
06. Cocoa Brovaz – Spanish Harlem (Feat. Tony Touch & Hurricane G.)
07. L-Fudge – Show Me Your Gratitude
08. Flipsyde – Long Time Coming
09. Eddie Whispers – Armageddon (Feat. Tragedy Khadafi)
10. Marco Polo – Strange Brew (Feat. Gangrene)
11. Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
12. O.G.C. (Originoo Gunn Clappaz) – Wild Cowboys In Bucktown (Feat. Sadat X)
13. Jigmastas – Last Will & Testimony
14. The Step Brothers (Evidence & The Alchemist) – Step Masters
15. Black Moon – U Da Man (Feat. Dru Ha & Havoc Of Mobb Deep)
16. Das Efx – Mic Checka
17. The Godfathers (Necro & Kool G. Rap) – Black Medicine
18. One Dae – Play By Play (Feat. Evidence)
19. Esoteric & Stu Bangas – Repercussions (Feat. Ill Bill)
20. A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
21. DJ S&S – Beat Of The Day (Feat. BBO)
22. Alpha Faktion – Move Back
23. Mobb Deep – True Lies
24. Lucky Tatt – Celebrate
25. Blaq Poet – Voices Pt. II
26. J-Love – My Hood (Feat. AG Da Coroner)
27. Marco Polo – 6 Trill (Feat. The Last Emperor)
28. One Dae – Style
29. One Dae – Abu Ghraib (Feat. Sean Price)
30. One Dae – A Long Way
Missed previous episodes of “No Idea’s Original”? Check them out here.
After receiving a few requests from our listeners, I have uploaded past episodes of Enjoy and Be Educated that are currently not available for download on our PodOmatic page. Please take this opportunity to catch up on episodes you might have missed the first time around. Enjoy and be educated!
- Episode #1301: The Arrival | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1302: The King and I (A tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1303: Soul, Scratches & Shamrocks | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1304: Talkin’ All That Jazz | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1305: Music to be Awesome By | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1306: Palm Trees & Pineapples | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1307: Sounds from the 36th Chamber | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1308: Wax In Your Ears (Record Store Day 2013 Mix) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1309: Give the Drummer Some | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1310: Flea Market Funk (Special Guest: DJ Prestige) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1311: Dear Mama (Mother’s Day Mix) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1312: The Beatography of Justin Smith (Just Blaze) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1313: Cultivate Yourself (Special Guest Mix: DJ Step One) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1314: Slave to the Riddim | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1315: Soundtracks and Sofrito | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1316: Father Knows Best (Father’s Day Mix) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1317: Give the Drummer Some 2 (Dance to the Drummer’s Beat) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1318: Talkin’ All That Jazz 2 (A Tribute to CTI Records) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1319: The Beatography of Alan Maman (the Alchemist) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1320: Originally Aggressive (Special Guest: DJ Neil Armstrong) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1321: The Technicolor Planet | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1322: 45 Caliber (Special Guests: Skeme Richards & DJ Prestige) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1323: The Universal Language | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1324: There’s Something About H.E.R (Celebrating 40 Years of Hip-Hop) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1325: Talkin’ All That Jazz 3 (A Tribute to CTI Records 2) (Special Guest: DJ Prestige) | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1326: A Trip Down Mixtape Memory Lane | Episode writeup and playlist
- Episode #1327: Climate Change | Episode writeup and playlist
The name gives a lot away here – a mix of the world’s funkiest drummers – 100 or so of Funk, Soul, Rock & Jazz’s finest breakbeats and licks in a 20 minute mix! A labour of love which started life some years ago, the mix comes in two parts with two different versions of each (one with all the trimmings, one with just the drums!). I decided it was about time I finally made it available and will be uploading it in parts over the coming weeks / months. There will also be a double CD offering with an exclusive bonus mix coming soon.
The subtitle ‘Crunkies Pick’ refers to Cut Chemist’s drum heavy ‘Bunky’s Pick’ cut up and J-Rocc’s similarly styled ‘Junkies Pick’ to which (along with Steinski’s seminal ‘Lesson’ edits) this is an homage of sorts. – Chris Read
Most record collectors I know read Wax Poetics. The quarterly magazine dedicates itself to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B in the crate digger tradition. The man behind this great publication is Andre Torres, editor-in-chief and founder of Wax Poetics. In the video above, Andre explains why the music he loved inspired him to start the best music magazine on the market today (in my humble opinion). Enjoy and be educated.
On this episode of The Blueprint, Life+Times travel to Asheville, North Carolina for an unprecedented look inside the Moog Music factory. Watch and learn as Moog experts shine light on the company’s deep historic ties to the music industry, and take you step-by-step through the process of building a custom-made “Jay Z blue” MiniMoog Voyager XL. Enjoy and be educated.