Friday, November 27, 2009

New Track: Tim's Party Time

A track I threw together a lil while ago and revisited last night. Mix of some classic breaks, some Fela, and my own synthy goodness. Can you figure out which parts are synthesized and which are real? Gave it to my friend Tim to work with, hopefully he'll spit some hot shit over it. Go check it out in the Soundclick player at the bottom of the page.

Also, just to reiterate, I'll probably be rotating songs in my Soundclick player rather than permanently leaving em up. So enjoy this one for now......

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Phatal has a kick ass new website. It's still being tweaked a bit, but please check it out. Explore and give us your feedback!

Watchmane: How I Got Over by the Roots

I'm really digging the new Roots single "How I Got Over" The video's pretty cool, very tasteful and straight forward. I do wish that the Roots would get more videos that compliment their sound as much as their content/lyrics. The track itself is pretty classic roots fare: Fela-ish keys and drums, conscious and fun lyrics, soulful singing. I always love the sense of honesty and playfulness the Roots bring to their music. Definitely a nice change of pace from the vast majority of the music you hear right now.

Monday, November 9, 2009


So I'm making a few changes to the blog over the next day or two. Namely some link updates, possibly a bit of reformatting, but primarily the nature of my Soundclick player is going to change. Since a large amount of the material I'm producing now is actually getting made into songs I'll be taking down a lot of my tracks in order to avoid bootlegging and overexposure. I will still sometimes post full songs, but when I do they will be rotated in and out (for a month you may be able to hear the track and then it may get replaced by another one). I will also upload previews of songs. I know it's less fun to have track previews instead of full songs, but the internet is a sketchy place and I need to protect my IP (as in intellectual property, not my address). That said, I hope an increasing regularity of posting updates and thoughts as well as my music will keep this a worthwhile site =)

Also, since I'm updating the links section I think it's an appropriate time to say bye bye to the long dead blog "Too Sense" which was simply fantastic and disappeared over a year ago. I wouldn't have a website if dnA hadn't encouraged me too, so I salute you. Be sure to check out the new sites in the links section. They're wonderful.

Likeblood News

Mbea Da 1, Yung E, Dre Strong: Can you figure out which one's the ninja, which one's the samurai, and which one's the pirate?

First up on the catching up to-do list is Likeblood. They've been having a crazy successful and busy year. A video on MTV Jams, another on 106 and Park, tracks with guest appearances by Raheem DeVaughn and Bobby Valentino...things have definitely been getting interesting.

The latest piece of news is that Likeblood is currently on a national tour hitting up 30 cities over the next month with none other than Raekwon and Dead Prez. Please check out the tour, it's sure to be amazing. Also, check out their website and twitter feeds for more info.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Screw It

Welcome back

The blog is back. I've uploaded a new track "Last Memory" to the Soundclick player at the bottom of the page. Just something I cooked up yesterday as a quickie. There's a lot of news to catch up on; big things have been happening over the past year. We'll talk soon. I missed you.