New Release: Potatohead People feat. Frank Nitt – Kosmichemusik EP + Free MP3

Brooklyn wax-pushers Bastard Jazz Recordings have just released an expansive new EP (and limited-edition 7″) from Canadian producers Potatohead People (aka Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical). Just in time for Valentine’s Day,  the crew has offered up a free download of the EP’s love-sick anthem ”Back To My Shit” featuring heralded Detroit rapper Frank Nitt (Frank’n'Dank, J. Dilla). The production duo’s signature deep, synth-heavy beat underscores Nitty’s honest tale of breakup and redemption. Grab the MP3 below, and steam the entire Kosmichemusik EP (which also features the soulful vocals of Claire Mortifee and wordplay of Vancouver MC Moka Only) after the jump.


Full Stream of Kosmichemusik EP

Artist Spotlight: The Stuyvesants + New “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” MP3

 

If you’re amongst the lucky ones, you’ve already heard of The Stuyvesants who released their debut album, Brooklyn’s Finest, last June. The album was a 25-track instrumental cut from samples chosen by master selector and record collector, Darien Victor Birks (aka flwrpt), and woven together by the quiet beast of a producer, Allan Cole (aka Algorythm). As they gear up for the release of their second album this summer, our good homies have released a single paying ode to Brooklyn summers called “Stoops Parks & Rooftops.” The track features their counterpart, Naturel handling emcee duties over another breezy Stuyvesants instrumental. Stream and download “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” as well as their debut album for free after the jump!

The Stuyvesants – “Stoops Parks & Rooftops”

Download ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ after the jump

Video: A Message From Rob & Eric of Thievery Corporation

Check out this video message from Rob and Eric, personally inviting you to the Thievery Corporation with Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk & Master Blazter concert at Williamsburg Waterfront on Friday, June 24th in Brooklyn, NY. Make sure you buy your advance tickets today, or if you are feeling lucky then enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

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Ikebe Shakedown New Album, NYC Release Party + Contest

 

Brooklyn-based Ikebe Shakedown releases their self-titled album today. The rich sound of this seven-piece band borrows elements from “cinematic soul, afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo.” The album is their first on the esteemed record label Ubiquity, and represents an important part in their journey as a group: “Our sound has grown to incorporate our influences without overtly representing any one in particular. It just sounds like us,” says bassist Vince Chiarito.

Enter Giant Step’s contest for a chance to win the album on CD or LP vinyl plus a t-shirt, and check out Ikebe (pronounced “ee-KAY-bay”) at Southpaw in Brooklyn this Thursday, June 9th for the record release party.

Stream & Purchase Ikebe Shakedown from:
Amazon | Ubiquity Records (15% off with promo code)

more tour dates + nyc flyer after the jump

Raphael Saadiq Joins Thievery Corporation on Williamsburg Waterfront – Fri, 6/24

As if the prospect of the upcoming Thievery Corporation show on June 24th at the Williamsburg Waterfront wasn’t exciting enough, word has reached us that Raphael Saadiq will be joining the bill. More special guests are expected to be announced closer to the show. It would seem the perfect summer show just got more perfect.

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