Us Natives – Used Vinyl Review

Us Natives – Used Vinyl Review

Sometimes I download tons of stuff and drop it on the iPod. Last weekend I did just that and loaded up some new stuff. I took a drive the other day and thumbed through some stuff and landed on Us…

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NickNack – State Machine

NickNack – State Machine

NickNack’s State Machine is a good solid album with an eclectic sound. With a little bit of sampling, scratching, retro sounds, and a funky groove it’s a good mix of tracks that has a good progressive flow. I dig beat…

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EOM – Further

EOM – Further

The good folks at Knock Study/ Knock Steady let me know their good friend EOM, Elements Of Music, dropped an instrumental that I would dig. After listening to some Duke Westlake I figured some good things were coming from that camp.…

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Richard Wright – Open Minded

Richard Wright – Open Minded

The combination of J. Bizness and Richard Wright is like chocolate and peanut butter. You like both separately, but together is some other level sh!t. With all the guest appearances J. Bizness and Richard Wright are reaching for outer space on this one. Open Minded…

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Sinitus Tempo – Journey

Sinitus Tempo – Journey

This is one of the most laid-back chill albums I’ve heard. Sinitus Tempo’s Journey puts me in a hypnotic jazzy trance. Bolivia started off and I immediately envisioned people in a Richard Neutra home with some Eames furniture. Folks are sipping on…

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Kone – The Tractatus

Listening to Kone’s The Tractatus is like reading a good essay or book. Not sure if it’s the little bits of narratives injected in between tracks, or because it’s instrumental music with an organic flow to it. Either way, you…

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Union – Analogtronics

Union – Analogtronics

 What do you get when you have two Parisian producers, one a big Dilla fan and the other a Herbie Hancock jazz lover? Well OJ & Gold (Union) would say Analogtronics and I would tell you it’s some good music. With some…

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James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

I wasn’t much of a James Pants fan…until I heard Sludge: James Pants Beats Sorrows Pt. II, 2006-2010. It was almost like I discovered something for the first time and realised there was an ample supply. This cat can make…

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Black Spade – The Sweetest Revenge

Now this is what I’m talking about. There are a few artists and albums that are on my phone and never get deleted… Black Spade is one of those artists. A while back I ran into him at the LA vs.…

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John Robinson – Gifted

John Robinson – Gifted

A friend of mine told me, “if a rapper has to curse every other word…they’re not a rapper.” John (JR) Robinson is a rapper for sure! The Gifted is one of those albums I can play with my mother in…

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