Quadron: “Baby Be Mine” Video & Cover

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Check out Quadron‘s video for their new cover of Michael Jackson‘s song, “Baby Be Mine”.  The Danish duo brings MJ’s song back to life with their own twist and change of tempo, as well as a beautifully shot vid of Coco and friends in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Quadron was in New York City this past June for their first Brooklyn performance.  You can hear the full thing here.

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The Raveonettes x The Stone Roses + MP3

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For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martens, Danish rock duo The Raveonettes bring us their take on The Stone Roses “I Wanna Be Adored” with a cinematic video, starring an aggressive yet adorable old lady and her young companion. Dr. Martens is giving out free MP3s so get your copy of “I Wanna Be Adored” by The Raveonettes here.

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Colin Munroe Covers Prince + MP3

The producer we’ve all had our eyes on, Colin Munroe, is back with a bold move: releasing a cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” His 2008 mixtape Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero left us wanting more, so the delayed full-length (Don’t Think Less of Me) is high up on our radar. Colin let this download out to his fans as a little reminder not to think less of him.

Colin Munroe – “I Would Die 4 U” [MP3]
 

Questlove and John Legend Talk About Their New Album Wake Up!

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There are plenty of reasons why we’re looking forward to the release of this upcoming collaboration, Wake Up!, but here are a few highlights as described by the musicians themselves. Find out how these soulful 70′s throwbacks and their political themes are more relevant than ever in 2010.

Incognito & Samples

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On their new album Transatlantic RPM, Incognito remakes a heavily-sampled classic, “Lowdown,” originally by Boz Scaggs. The remake is infused with the vocal soul power of Chaka Khan and Mario Biondi while preserving the hip-hop rhythms that sprouted from the original.

Boz Scaggs - original version of “Lowdown” (1976)

Whether you’re a hip-hop fan, producer, or just an educated listener, you’ll probably hear something familiar in this. The various layers of rhythm in the Boz Scaggs track have been sampled enough in old school hip-hop to qualify “Lowdown” as a break beat classic. Scaggs’ drums are easy enough to spot, but that flipped bassline produces a bit of a challenge in discovering samples.

Leave a comment with more sample knowledge and we’ll be your best friend.

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MF Doom – “Black Snake Root” (2003)

Blackstreet – “Booti Call” (1994)

Girl Talk – “Give Me A Beat” (2008)