Video: Matoto Family – “Sembeh Ma”


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Following their eclectic debut compilation, SF-based global beats label Stronghold Sound ventured to Guinea to record a new compilation: Sembeh Ma Fa Fe. Translated from translated from Susu as “strong sound coming,” the sounds on Sembeh Ma Fa Fe blend reggae, hip hop, r&b, dancehall, and traditional West African music.

Above, enjoy the mellifluous and equally gully song “Sembeh Ma” by the Matoto Family. The video follows a hype bunch of Guineans getting down proper in their homeland. Jealous, huh? We are.

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Video: Emilie Simon – “Franky’s Princess”


Emilie Simon is just about the cutest quirky little thing we ever did hear. The whimsical French electronic artist is gearing up for the US release of her new album, Franky Knight, and with that comes a video for “Franky’s Princess.”

The intricate stop-motion animated video is a perfect accompaniment to the fantastically haunting electro-glam jam. Giving Pixar a run for their money with this one.

Franky Knight will drop in the US in August.

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New Track: Tall Black Guy – “Sparkling Adventure” + MP3


Tempo Dreams Vol. 1 is going to be a sure treat says the awesome trailer we posted a few weeks back.

For those that need a rehash, Tall Black Guy has curated the upcoming compilation to include some of his favorite upcoming producers worldwide. The lineup includes Tensei, Ta-Ku, Chief, Teru, Monkey Robot, Buscrates, Doc Illingsworth, and others.

Today, we’ve got a free down of the only Tall Black Guy track on the project, “Sparkling Adventure.” And indeed it is a glistening, shimmery, tropical adventure!

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Video: 14KT – “Blessed”


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In the video for “Blessed,” Ypsilanti producer 14KT brings viewers into some of the dearest parts of his life. Take a look into KT’s home and family, his studio, and some of his adventures around Michigan.

KT remarks on the video:

Blessed was basically all shot on a random Sunday. Andy (film director) and I just grabbed the camera and pressed record. Most of the video wasn’t planned. I wanted to give everyone a mini-photo album of candid “normal” moments that I get to experience daily. As “normal” as these things may look, many people don’t get the opportunity to experience what many may consider a “normal” life. Hence the title, Blessed.

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Video: Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night” + ‘Idler Wheel’ Album Stream


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How happy our ears are this week! The matchless Fiona Apple will be releasing her first album in seven years, The Idler Wheel, next week on June 19. Firstly, run over to NPR and stream the entire album in all its gut wrenching emotive glory.

To precede the release is the video for the sparse, haunting, yet unquestionably raw “Every Single Night.” Our girl is back.

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