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Stream: The Heavy – No Time / In Time (Promo)

Ninja Tune blessed us with this promo for The Heavy’s new single ‘No Time’. Definitely check it out, we like it a lot. The extra (soulful) track ‘In Time’ is very good as well. You like it? Check out their album Great Vengeance and Furious Fire (2007) or stay tuned for their upcoming album ‘The House That Dirt Built’.
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Video: Thaione Davis – Commentary (New)

Brand new video by Thaione Davis of his track ‘Commentary’, taken from his upcoming 2010-release ‘Goodenough’. Description of the video: “The summation of all things conidered. Commentary is the closing track on the upcoming album ‘Goodenough’, which signifies Thaione’s stance on holding his ground. Stand firm. Stand strong. Big beat feel with abrasive delivery….signature Davis.”
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Article: Non Hip Hop Albums You Should Check Out [Pt. 3]

Some of the selections are challenging, and that’s a large part of why I like them. They don’t pander to the audience, they aren’t watered down with the populace in mind. They’re designed to challenge the both the listeners mind and heart; this is music to help you grow, live and learn.
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News: Us3 in Japan

After a tour through Europe earlier this year, Jazz/Hip Hop band is ready to take over Japan. They already did some shows in China, but on December 30th, 31st and January 2nd and 3rd Us3 will perform in the land of the rising sun as well.
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Article: Amoeba Music Record Store

The things that make a record store special are not only its one-of-a-kind interior design, its dazzling prices, or even its incomparable selection of music. No – what makes a record store special is its undeniable sense of community…
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Interview: Miles Tackett (of Breakestra)

Four years after the release of the classic ‘Hit The Floor’, Funk band Breakestra is back in full effect with their new album ‘Dusk Till Dawn’. Currently they’re touring through Europe with their fusion of Funk, Soul and Hip Hop. Brian Pollock hooked up with founder and musician Miles Tackett of Breakestra to talk about the band, touring, music and everything in between.