Tuesday, February 28, 2012

do my thing ~ estelle ft. janelle monae

'when i dance i dance to the beat of a drummer you don't hear...and can't see'

two of my favorite artists collaborate on this fly new track. i highly suspect this will be my new theme song for a minute. also: very treadmill-y. love it. 

estelle's new album all of me was out yesterday, february 28th. 

[discovered via: okayplayer]


freshness: fanfare -- leo37

i posted the preview for leo37's fanfare a little while ago and, it's now finally been released

the EP  is a collaborative effort between the emcee/producer/turntablist leo37 and producer and toronto-based mult-instrumentalist, john poon. it features guest appearances by lilian chan [vocals] (you & the night) and tim shia [drums] (fire dance, footwork, & fanfare) and album art from award-winning animator/illustrator howie shia. the result of the collaboration is an effort that is both classic and fresh and that is musically, aesthetically, stylistically refreshing.  dopeness abounds, y'all.

fanfare is available now for free download at:  www.leo37.com


Monday, February 20, 2012

video: k'naan + nas 'nothing to lose'

during my wee hibernation this weekend, k'naan dropped his new video with nas for nothing to lose. love the whole look and feel of it.

and here's a behind-the-scenes look at the story behind their collaboration (via okayplayer).