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The Flying Skulls – Live at Arcata 12/5/2009

time January 29th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , ,

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This weeks Fire Friday Mix comes from The Flying Skulls! These guys are killing it. They are comprised of four majorly talented dudes. They show up and rock the place with their underground sounds that give you chills down your spine.

Right now I’m on a real big trip on these guys. The first time I heard them on glitch.fm I had to know who the track was by and ever since found out I follow up on everything I can that they release.

I see these guys being on the forfront of glitch. This is the type of stuff that you can jam out too at any time or state of mind.

Big up to the whole Flying Skulls crew, hope to see you guys our here on the East Coast soon!

The Flying Skullz at Arcata

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Afro Monk’s Debut on Glitch.fm

time January 28th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , , ,

Afro MonkLast Monday I had my debut show on Glitch.fm!!!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to announce this.
I’ve been working real hard the past couple of months and I have a show now!
Every Monday from 11pm-1am EST I’ll be broadcasting on http://glitch.fm.
It’s an honor to have a show and not to mention share a part of my music to listeners.
I still consider myself a rookie and still even have some big mess ups but I’m practicing all the time now and want to be perfect. I’m quite disappointed in this mix but really happy about the feedback I’ve received and know I’ll be a LOT more prepared for next week.

Thank you all who believe in me and support me.
Never did I imagine this would actually happen.

This mix shows off a lot of what I’m really into when it comes to music. Majority is glitch music with some touch of glitch hop, dubstep, and even some trip-hop. I hope to bring this vibe every week and keep tunes fresh every week. I’m most likely not going to allow myself to play the same tune more than twice a month and if I do even do that, the track is just that worthy. Hope you enjoy! Be sure to tune in and feel free to join in the chat located at http://glitch.fm/irc

Here is the link to the mix:
Afro Monk’s Debut Show on Glitch.fm 1/25/2010

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Ghostly International presents The Dark Arts

time January 27th by Pierre authorTags: , , , ,

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I just wanted to let you know about Ghostly International’s new clothing line. They are calling it ”The Dark Arts”.
I’ll copy what they’ve written on the page about it:
”Earlier this year, The Ghostly Store introduced custom artist t-shirts, working with West Coast designer Ryan Stephens (aka Electric Seaweed). This fall, The Ghostly Store is expanding its curatorial t-shirt line with Dark Arts, a new collection of extremely limited-edition tees showcasing work by a small group of New York artists, curated by Brooklyn’s Philistine DSGN.

The Dark Arts line, whose imagery tends toward the shadowy end of the aesthetic spectrum, features work by fine artists and graphic designers Lauren Bahr, Andy Gilmore, and Danny Scales. The line’s initial roster will continue to grow, as new shirts will be added periodically throughout the coming year.”

The dark feeling of the t-shirts is something I really love cause I’m a sucker for skulls and other dark imagery”. As Ghostly wrote the t-shirt are from a limited batch so act fast if you want a shirt.

And of course don’t miss out on their musical release, they’ve got some real good artist on their roster.
For those who own a iPhone they’ve got a real nice app for you aswell.

See the clothing line here!

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Nocando – Jimmy the Lock

time January 26th by Pierre authorTags: , , ,

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Artist: Nocando
Title: Jimmy the Lock
Label: Alpha Pup Records

I’m pretty sick ‘n’ tired of hip hop these days but every once in a while there’s one album that really rocks my socks and that time is now! Nocando has really dropped a bomb with his debut album. Alpha Pup Rec is in my book a label that always come up with some 100 % quality stuff and they definitely don’t disappoint me this time either.

Nocando hails from L. A. and some might recognize his name cause his won the Scribble Jam battle 2007. Usually I’m more into the east coast sound when it comes to hip hop but this one really redefines what you’re used to hear from west coast I guess one big reason for Nocando’s sound comes from the producers he’s chosen to work with namely Nosaj Thing, Nobody, Thavius Beck, Th’ Corn Gangg, Free the Robots, Maestone, & Daedelus. I can’t say that I recognize all the names but Nosaj Thing, Free the Robots & Daedelus are three of my favorite names when it comes to the more instrumental scene (Glitch Hop, Dubstep, call it what ever). A few guest rappers has been invited aswell; Busdriver, Iron Mike Eagle, Nick Diamonds and VerBS .

With these guest and these producers I guess this will be on of the best albums this year regardless what genre we’re talking about.

Noncando on Myspace
Alpha Pup Records

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Blockhead – The Music Scene

time January 26th by Pierre authorTags: , , ,

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Artist: Blockhead
Album: The Music Scene
Label: Ninja Tune

I’m not that very familiar with Blockhead and his music, sure I’ve heard some tunes here and there but this is the first time I really sit down and listen to his music. Overall it sound pretty good, Blockhead has something quite good goin’ with his own twist of instrumental hip hop but it’s really nothing new, there are many producers out there producing almost the same kind of tunes.

“The Music Scene” contains 12 tracks and Blockheads seems to be quite eager to mix various genres into his music but still sticking to the hip hop core.

Give it a listen, perhaps you’ll find it more interesting than me.

Artist Site: http://www.myspace.com/theblockishot
Label Site: http://www.ninjatune.net

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Heyoka – Marklar

time January 26th by Pierre authorTags: , , , , , ,

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Title: Marklar
Format: CD Album
Cat # Muti049
UPC Barcode #: 705105138800

Tracklistng:
01 Boom 3:42
02 Neem 4:21
03 Particle 3:37
04 Micron 4:40
05 Fractalscape 4:50
06 Chem 4:11
07 Reptilian 4:34
08 Ned 5:15
09 Doodle 5:07
10 11th Dimension 3:39
11 Antsy 3:01
12 Borscht 4:39
13 Multiverse 3:49
14 Neutrino 6:41
15 The Big Trippy Thing 2:13
16 Mud 3:29
17 Cosmic Indigestion 4:42
18 Grit 2:17

Andrei Olenev the man behind the pseudonym Heyoka seems to be a very productive man, in two years he’s released three EP’s and now with “Marklar” he has released his second full length album.

For those who haven’t not yet heard Heyoka he produces a mix of down- to midtempo beats with lots of bass and some occasional dub and hip hop influences but still with some really nice melodies. Since the last album “Space Code” I think the sound has become a tad more dance-floor friendly which I think is a great development.

Andrei is becoming one of my favorite artist on the Muti cause this is the kind of music I want to hear these day, it really gets me goin’.

Be sure not to miss this one! I’m loving it!

Heyoka on Myspace
Muti Music
Muti Music on Myspace

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Erik L & Illingsworth – Northern Connection

time January 26th by Pierre authorTags: , , , , ,

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Sundsvalls own Erik L (Supersci & Favorite Flava) is a busy man, he spit out one great tune after another. This time he has teamed up with Detroit’s Illingsworth and created a monster album full of broken hip hop.

I don’t really know how they’ve worked with this album, if they’ve worked together with the beats or if they’ve made the beats separated and collected them on this album. Either way we get sixteen track and a bunch of guest appearances, how about; Black Reign, Ohkang, 7even:Thirty, Sene, Supersci, Stryfe, Paradox, Stray & Hanna.

It’s kind of hard to try to pin down the sound on this album but I’ll give it a try. Slow hip hop beats with funky but still a modern touch. The album is released on Erik’s own label Soularp Records.

If you’re into these kind of avantgarde beats you shouldn’t miss this one.

Soularp Records
Soularp on Myspace
Erik L on Myspace
Illingsworth on Myspace

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Wlecome Pierre to Afro Monk blogging team!

time January 25th by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , ,

Please welcome a new member to the Afro Monk Blog, Pierre! He’s a veteran blogger for ThatHype.com. He resides from Sweden and has tons of release info for all readers.

I’m happy to have someone else onboard not to mention representing another country. This site is starting to become something I’m really proud of.

I’ve been hard at work with organizing a party for WMC and glad to know someone else will be posting and not solely just me.

If anyone is interested in adding photos from any events that go on please let me know. I have no problem allocaing space for you to upload all the photos.

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Bassnectar – 2010 mixtape – IDJ

time January 22nd by John-Michael authorTags: , , , , ,

Bassnectar 2010 Mix for IDJ

This weeks Friday’s Fire Mix goes to Lorin.

Bassnectar is back with a new mix for 2010. Needless to say it’s packed with some serious thump! Most of the tracks seem to be edited heavly. Always good to hear such a diverse set of genres mashed up all together. Yet they all come together under one name, BASS Music.

Expect quite a diverse ride along the way as tempos jump up and down throughout the ride. Tell you one thing though if you like those low freq’s you’ll love this mix.

Enjoy!

Tracklisting:
1. Azzido Da Bass – Doom’s Night (Timo Maas vs Bassnectar)
2. Bassnectar – Cozza Frenzy (Mega Bass Mix)
3. Rye Rye – Bang feat. MIA [aca]
4. S.C.A.M. – Let Me Hear You Say
5. Stagga – I Got Bass
6. Seductive Dubz – Hey!
7. Caravan Palace – Starscat
8. AAK & Double Step – (Bassnectar Edit)
9. Bassnectar – Boombox (Bassnectar Remix)
10. The Pixies – Where is My Mind? (Bassnectar Remix)
11. Nextmen – The Lion’s Den (Sigma vs Bassnectar)
12. Zen – Your Shout ft. Killabeats & Gry (Bassnectar Re-edit)
13. Bassnectar – Teleport Massive (Bassnectar Remix)
14. Bassnectar – Slam Dunk feat. Dunkelbunt
15. Bazznectar Medley – Tears for Modern English Masher
16. Damian Marley – It Was Written (Chasing Shadows Remix)
17. Kid Cudi – Day & Night (JOTS vs Crowdrock vs Bassnectar)
18. Malente & Dex – Lions (Bassnectar & iLL Gates Remix

Download Bassnectar 2010 Mix for IDJ

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Will Marshall – DJ Effects (phase cancellation)

time January 21st by John-Michael authorTags: , , ,

I never stop being amazed by my good friend Will Marshall. The concept and how this rack works is amazing. Right now I haven’t implemented this rack into my template but once I feel comfortable with it, just waittt.

Will is probably the reason I’ve gotten so far with Ableton. Having a mentor like this who is around to help is priceless. Wish him the best of luck with his interview with Ableton coming up.

Check out Will’s site at: http://marshall-law.co.nz

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