Looking to freshen up that old October playlist? Allow me to recommend Halloween Booootie
, three free, full-length compilations (2009, 2010 and 2012) of bootlegs and mashups all perfectly themed for your next graveyard smash.
But do you want some more?
Are you looking for, dare I say, the real wicked shit?
Then please, step this way... [more inside]
A dynamic mix
of rock, funk, hip hop and comedy, a cappella sextet Duwende
has been winning nearly every award
the industry has to offer with original songs that challenge traditional conceptions of what contemporary a cappella music can be. Duwende's latest album, Collective, can be downloaded for free
or previewed on YouTube
. [more inside]
Four Hours of Free Funkiness Filter: Pretty Lights [more inside]
What does it all mean?
In many ways, today's remix culture
kicked off in earnest one weekend in 1983 when two ad men
(one a recording engineer
) spent a weekend in a studio crafting the first pop record made up entirely of samples
in the hopes of winning a $100 remix contest. [more inside]
Go way back
into time with a deliciously analog collection of mastermixes from 1980s-era soul radio
from London. [more inside]
4 Brothers Beats
. This is a tribute to all the original music that built hip-hop – the best beats in soul, funk & jazz collected by four brothers.
An amazing collection of out-of-print releases from the 70s and 80s.
Hip hop history— It's the Rub!
Along with a handful of other shows, Brooklyn hip hop lovers The Rub compile a history of hip hop. Eleven parts through 1989.
has 390 full shows available for download featuring the funk, underground hip-hop, and rare grooves that are so hard to find. BitTorrents are available for the two
shows and there's always the audio stream
coming at you fresh from Montréal's CKUT
Rappers I Know
presents 31 days of the "best shit you've never heard" for download. Featuring Talib Kweli
, De La Soul
, Oh No
and the Kanye West
"George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People
" Gold Digger remix, a response to Hurricane Katrina from The Legendary Knock Out Boyz.
...and much, much more.