Yesterday we received, in the traditional mailbox, a beautiful gift by our good friends at Thefindmag HQ: a nicely designed 7-inch called ‘Pale Blue Dot‘ with music by Mr. J. Medeiros, an L.A.-based rapper, producer, singer and songwriter. The original version, produced by Stro Elliot and a hook sung by Giannina Ashe, switches smoothly from a ‘Easy like Sunday morning’-vibe to powerful, lyrical eruptions that sound like Urban Dance Squad‘s Rudeboy’s. The remix, done by 20Syl with extra vocals by Canadian MC Shad, adds more electronic Funk synth-lines and heavy drums. Go get it a.s.a.p., because this one will be sold out quickly!
Then there’s another great single out: ‘This is it‘ by singer iET (NL). Budy Mokoginta (our favorite mastering guy!) remixed the track and you can download it for free or download it on iTunes. Like Kool Keith said, like James Brown; please, please, please. Don’t sleep on this. Do not!
Sometimes surfing the net for new tunes can be a disappointing. Sometimes you’ll surf into surprises that make your day: like this one, found via 20jazzfunkgreats: A track called Union, by a guy named Saitam, bringing drums, gamelan and an ocean of sound to your ears. Get it.
A few more for on the road: check this To and Fro mix, this Pedestrian guestmix for Brownswood Recordings, this Rhythm&Roots mix, the new, but a little old (January 2011) mix by DJ Mace on mixcloud. And we have ourselves a Beatport chart.