Desert Gold E-Flyer V11

We’re heading to California next weekend! Dutty Artz DJs Rupture, Chief Boima, Lamin Fofana, and Narco Iris (along with a bunch of friends — the list above is pretty impressive) will be making things go bump at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Our takeover hits Friday + Saturday nights, April 20 + 21st. Full schedule. Free for all you boutique hotel people, tix available for everybody else.

It’s Coachella time in that part of The World, so if you want a nice alternative to big festival dust and bathroom lines and beery sunstroke, come kick it with us at the Ace Hotel’s Roadside Attraction… BONUS: this will be Lamin Fofana’s first time in Cali!!

I started teaching at Dubspot in August, thanks to Matt Shadetek. Before I began teaching I was a teacher assistant for DJ Kiva for about a month, and it was during this period that Kiva gave our class a sneak peek of his project 1000 Sunrises, which he finally put out last week.  It always awesome to hear a project during its earlier stages, and then hearing it completed.  Definitely worth checking out.

DJ Kiva will be dropping this freshness November 10th at Le Poisson Roug with Africa Hitech, and he will be rocking Webster Hall with Matt Shadetek November 12th.

The following material was pulled from the Dubspot blog, which Lamin wrote:

Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist producer and musician DJ KIVA returns with a superb new solo album 1000 Sunrises out October 18 on his  Adios Babylon imprint via Destroy All Concepts.

Navigating beauty and pain with deep, mesmeric, off-centered beats, soulful, dub-wise electronic impressions, twirling synthlines, and reinforced sub-bass, 1000 Sunrises is a perfectly balanced album. The six tracks presented here are meticulously and lovingly put together, and they move with an unhurried, reassuring pace. From the opening “Feel It,” with its extra-bouncy thump and unrelenting, catchy synthline to the meditative “Tayyib,” which maintains a solemn and contemplative mood with eerie voices but holds a propulsive groove, and the staggeringly beautiful, mind-expanding title track “1000 Sunrises,” DJ Kiva remains remarkably self-reliant and uncompromising in aesthetic throughout the entire album. Album closer “City Of The Dawn” is the uplifting, post-future, and soulful electronic music you can only get from an experienced and self-assured electronic music producer, whose style and range go far beyond arbitrary and trendy sub-genres. Electronics, melody, dub, and soul come together – same as it never was.

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Kendrick Lamar – Fuck Your Ethnicity


Kendrick Lamar – Rigamortus

Both tracks from Kendrick’s new album Section.80 out now on Top Dawg Entertainment, and it has been in heavy rotation for the couple of weeks. If you’re into rappidy rapps and don’t know who Kendrick Lamar is, please get familiar! Can’t believe this is his third album. He’s performing somewhere in the five boroughs this weekend!

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Proper visual for the first single off HAVEN, the forthcoming debut album from Copenhagen-based producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and homie CHLLNGR. We’ve been looking forward to this for a while! Slow, unhurried rhythms, subs whirring beautifully, and smart, astral synth stabs slow danced in a magical forest hours outside the Danish kapital.

Filmed in a Danish forest two hours outside of Copenhagen, Ask for is the first single released for the debut album HAVEN due out in July on Green Owl. Bjorn Stig Hansen and Steven Jess Borth II had only one bright light and one camera to make this happen in a period of two summer nights.

DJ Quik – “Fire And Brimstone” from The Book of David (2010 Mad Science)

Here’s what I was listening to, as I read Tally post about fresh and exciting new Dutty Artz gear; the opening track from that other legendary producer/rapper from Compton, California DJ Quik. Undoubtedly, one of the most underrated rappers/producers, Quik is without question one of the greatest producers. Super talented, adventurous, and unafraid to experiment with with bugged-out rhythms and structures. If you dig “Fire And Brimstone,” definitely don’t sleep on his new album The Book of David, or his last collaboration with Kurupt BlaQKout or Trauma or any of his early album. Get it how you live!

Next Tuesday, April 27 Dutty Artz will release Techno Rumba, official debut EP from producer/DJ-extraordinaire Chief Boima. Techno Rumba is Boima’s elegant and fresh take on Afrobeat and contemporary African dance music. Head over to XLR8R now for an exclusive stream/preview of the entire EP – which features two original tracks from Chief Boima and a pair of remixes from Dutty Artz own DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek and Uproot Andy.

You can download DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek additional refix with original vocal contribution from performance artist Kalup Linzey.  Also downloadable is the free remix EP African By The Bay – to hold you over until Tuesday when Techno Rumba drops in digital shops.

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Weird new video from Nguzunguzu feat. Leilah Weinraub for the track “Got U” which is off the brilliant free Nguzunguzu EP –still up for grabs, so get it in your life.


Kreayshawn‘s demo reel Summer 2009

& here’s the future! Lil B’s new video “Like A Martian,” also directed by Kreayshawn.

This is definitely dumbest track I’ve heard from Lil B this year -mind you, I can only listen to his material in tiny doses so I’ve heard less than one tenth of his output this year. Andrew Noz/Cocaine Blunts has the time and patience/attention for this. Grab the mp3/audio dope here if you dare.


African By The Bay
[Artwork/cover design by Lupo Avanti]

Dutty Artz is proud to present The African By The Bay EP, an exclusive collection of irresistible remixes from San Francisco/Bay Area producer Chief Boima. The EP is available for free download, and features a healthy dose of Afro dance remixes and instrumental reworkings of songs by Birdman (“Money To Blow” feat. Drake and Lil Wayne), Akon (“Right Now”), The Jacka (“Glamorous Lifestyle” feat. Andre Nickatina), Fabo & T-Pain (“Own Step”)

African By The Bay EP is a potent batch of new stateside rap tunes given the remix treatment by Boima, our favorite African-American (in the Obama sense) producer, whose trail-blazing approach weds percussive patterns from sounds like Ivorian Coupe Decale and Senegalese Mbalax. (Not to mention Angolan Kuduro, Nigerian Club, and South African Kwaito, and his Sierra Leonean Highlife and Palm-Wine refix of Cold Flamez “Miss Me, Kiss Me”.)

African By The Bay (62 megabyte ZIP file), feel free to to download and re-post on your site.

01 Chief Boima – Shake Them Dreads
02 The Jacka – Glamorous Lifestyle feat. Andre Nickatina (Chief Boima Remix)
03 Sean Garrett – Smooches feat. Young Joc (Chief Boima Remix)
04 Birdman – Money To Blow feat. Drake and Lil Wayne (Chief Boima Remix)
05 Akon – Right Now (Nananana) (Chief Boima Mbalax Decale Remix)
06 YV – Own Step feat. T-Pain & Fabo (Chief Boima Remix)
07 Cold Flamez – Miss Me, Kiss Me (Chief Boima Remix)


Larry Wilder in trash can


The Crooked Clef – Trash in the Bassment Vol. 8

Here’s another dope mix from Stefan Clef, the final installment in a series of well received mixes. This one heats up and burns down strong, unhurried and solid.

(copy + paste) tracklist Trash Menagerie

1. El Remolón – La Bonita (via Mudd Up!)
2. Fever Ray – When I Grow Old (Bassnectar Remix) ((via Pitchfork))
3. Burnkane – You Will Forget (via Boomkat)
4. Two Fingers – Doing My Job (Feat. Ms. Jade) ((via Cocaine Blunts))
5. La Yegros – Trocitos (DJ/Rupture & Matt Shadetek Remix) ((via Trash Menagerie))
6. Nosaj Thing – IOIO (via Boomkat)
7. Ce’Cile – Bad Girl (The Bug Remix) ((via JunoDownload))
8. Rasheeda – Juicy Like a Peach (feat. Shawnna) ((Inspired by Rustie’s Fact Magazine Mix))
9. Starkey – Gutter Music V.I.P. (via Boomkat)
10. Noah D & Roommate – Street Sound (via JunoDownload)
11. BD1982 – Space Boots (Slugabed Remix) ((via Dutty Artz))
12. Caspa – The Takeover feat. MC Dynamite (via The Fader)
13. Cauto – Identify (via JunoDownload)
14. Henry & Louis – Rise Up feat. Steve Harper (Pinch Remix) ((via JunoDownload))
15. The Spit Brothers – Roll and Tumble (Bakir and Dubworth’s VIP Mix) ((via Dutty Artz))
16. Pacific Steppaz – St. Gerrard II. (Sat In Silence) ((via Trash Menagerie))
17. Boy 8 Bit – Chapel of Ghouls (via Beatport)



The Spit Brothers – Roll And Tumble (Bakir And Dubsworth’s VIP Mix)

Amazing new release from Dubs Alive! This is the B-side, pure sweetness, guitar, melodica rolling on top some clean/almost too perfect subs, great drums & percussion sounds too! West Coast badman DZ (I have been enjoying his tunes for a good minute now) blessed the A-side with two rootsy riddims, and “Jah Prayer” is excellent, absolutely marvelous.  Check for the Spits Brothers “Roll and Tumble” original version here, along with their other great tunes. Also, keep an eye out for Bakir and Dubsworth.

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Audio and video are not completely in sync, but who cares, really? Especially, when the sound, visual, and message are so soulful and sexy (and she’s trying not to spell it out, but she can’t help herself…) “Milk and Honey” is deliberately sweet, seductive, and celebratory.  I find the experimentation and lightheartedness here much more interesting. Props to Bedrock for the beat.  I haven’t heard or seen much from Goapele since her 2000/1 song “Closerpositive, dreamy, a bit wistful now.

On a general note -  neo soul and alt contemporary R&B has been anemic, stale since 2001 (after D’Angelo’s Voodoo and Erykah Badu’s Mama Gun, what else is there?)  I’ve stayed away for the most part, but very now and then, there are impressive, surprisingly great albums and songs like Erykah Badu’s “The Healer” from her 2008 offering New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). For 2009, Sa-Ra’s album Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love is amazing and has been very enjoyable.

vimeo spotted @ TSS