One of America's most influential cities that has continually inspired soulful and impactful music. Here's a mix by Jonny White to get you there, and some slappers from House Shoes' growing label, Street Corner Music , to make you feel right at home.
Here's an interesting "Sway In The Morning" interview with AD Rock of the Beastie Boys providing insight on his current music consumption habits...
...And for the Brooklyn music component, lean back and sink into this beat-centric mix from The Stuyvesants, who also call Brooklyn home.
Producer, Knxwledge aka Knx, is a master at sourcing and flipping obscure samples into hazy beats. He has cut his own path, which is obvious when scrolling through his robust digi-discography on bandcamp.com
Extensive indi-recordings aside, Knx also collaborates with Anderson Paak (NxWorries) and Kendrick Lamar. Below are a few beat selections from Knx's vast collection, 'Kendrick's Interview With Tupac' and sample material from To Pimp A Butterfly mixed and dusted with KL sound bytes. Thanks Run P.
Picked this mix up at Fatbeats (R.I.P.) on Melrose many years ago and it continues to blow my mind. Record collectors and DJs alike can appreciate the uninhibited break selection by DJ Zeph and DJ Platurn, accompanied by DJ Teeko on the cuts. Listening to this mix leads me to question where and when audiences lost track of what makes a great DJ. This is what it's all about. These sounds and ideas are why many of us starting collecting records in the first place.
With their recent collaboration with Ghostface, these fellas have certainly earned their spot on the large festival circuit. But despite producing an album with one of the more popular and distinguishable voices of the Wu-Tang Clan, these Toronto natives continue to collaborate with lesser known talent from around the world. Here are some of our favorite sounds coming from BADBADNOTGOOD...