J-Boogie just recently visited the Soulstatic Show on Brooklyn Radio for a special in station dj mix. Boogie keeps his mixing cool with a nice blend of hip hop, reggae, soul, disco and uptempo classics. Click the banner to navigate to the podcast page where you can download the mix or stream it in our player.
Happy Monday! Om Recording artist Any Caldwell just hit me with a new exclusive after hours mix specially designed for the big room. Featuring several tracks from his own imprint, UNO Recordings as well as new joints from Wolfgang Gartner, Ron Carroll and the Crookers Remix of Kid Cudi ‘Day ’N’ Night.’ Click the banner to visit the podcast page where you can either stream or download the mix by right clicking the link.
1. Zinga – Tom Flynn – UNO Recordings
2. Warrior feat. Lisa Shaw – Tiger Stripes Mix – Andy Caldwell – UNO Recordings
3. Cantonese Woman – Presslaboys Remix – Mikael Jonasson & Ricky Stone
4. Music Talking – D.O.N.S. & DBN Remix – Roland Clark & The Montanas
5. The Rhythm Of Life – David Penn Remix – Ruben Alvarez & Rober Gaez
6. Mini Jack – Original Mix – Ramon Tapia
7. Bump To Dis – Bart B More & Bingo Players Remix – Ron Carroll
8. Clap – Original Mix – Wolfgang Gartner
9. It’s Guud Master (Matteo Dimar Mix) – Andy Caldwell – UNO Recordings
As if there isn’t enough to be thankful for this food filled Thanksgiving weekend, Om is hookin’ you up with a FREE download of Colette’s newest mix! This podcast features a solid hour of some funky dance music jams with booty shakin’ beats and smooth vocals from your girl Colette. If your jeans are fitting a little tighter this morning due to a some extra post turkey-day cushion, I would recommend that you go to the podcast section of the Om site, download this FREE podcast to your iPod and hop on that tread-mill, or better yet, grab the homies, turn up your speakers and shake of them pounds! Either way, enjoy it because not only does it sound good, but its FREE!
Happy Listening :)
01 – Colette “What Will She Do For Love” (live performance)
As the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie fill the streets, the anticipation mounts as we all wait for the arrival of family members, friends, good meals and some much needed rest. It is only appropriate that with Thanksgiving comes the release of Raashan Ahmad’s newest music video ‘Give Thanks’. True to form, Raashan serves up a healthy helping of feel good hip-hop with this newest video. In the video, Ahmad pays tribute to some historical heroes as he flows in front of a montage of images of Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Fredrick Douglass, Malcolm X and many more. With his down to earth vibe and poetic lyrics, Raashan reminds us to not only be thankful for the good times that make us smile, but also for the hardest of times that make us stronger. Raashan wraps up themes of family, friendship and faith in beats and rhymes and we can all be thankful for. Check out this music video if one of the things that you are thankful for is conscious hip-hop music, I know I am! So, while you are indulging in that last slice of pie this weekend, don’t forget to give thanks and check out Raashan’s new video.
Let us know what you think, leave a comment.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on November 24, 2008 @ 2:25 PM
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Hot off the press, Om Records recording artist Black Spade just sent me a couple remixes he finished up in LA before he heads home to St. Louis. First up, Spade gives his filtered keys interpretation of 88-Keys ‘Stay Up! (Viagra)’ feat. Kanye West. Spade uses his own brand of electro hop to give this song a whole new vibe. Make sure to check out 88-Keys ‘The Death of Adam’ instores now! Next, Spade gives Jesse Boykins III ‘Tabloids’ a whole new face lift. Once again, Spade use of off kilter drums and electro keys creates a style unique to his own. Make sure to keep an eye out for more from Spade, i hear rumors of possible collaborations with Naledge of Kidz in the Hall??? Click the banner to download.
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West Coast hip-hop music of the 1990s had a kickback vibe that transported listeners directly into the backyards of their favorite MCs. With their new album “Fun DMC,” People Under the Stairs take you back to a time before hip-hop made you think of commercials for Doritos, iPods, and reality TV. As an old school hip-hop fan, any reminder of that laid back Sunday afternoon hip-hop is welcome in my book, and this album is definitely worth listening to. The track ‘The Ultimate 144’ showcases the lyrical backbends of People Under The Stairs, and hits you with a bit of that old school feel. People Under the Stairs’ dedication to the old school shines through again in the track ‘Anotha (BBQ)’ which has already secured a solid place in my kick back summer time play list. The influences of 90s hip-hop are strong in this album, and serve as a welcome reminder of the hip-hop classics. As you find yourself drowning in chopped and screwed hooks and product placement in the current world of hip-hop music, People Under the Stairs throws out a musical life raft with their “Fun DMC” album. Whether you are throwing a funky house party or a backyard barbeque, “Fun DMC” will give you that break that you need, and carry you to another time in music, a time where there are no distractions between artist and listener, a time referred to by many as “back in the day.”
What do you think of the new album? Leave a comment.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on November 12, 2008 @ 9:30 AM
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I couldn’t be more juiced to announce that Raashan Ahmad’s new video for his track ‘Peace’ has finally dropped and is ready and waiting to be consumed by the hip-hop loving public. Throughout his new album, “The Push,” Raashan echoes the themes and sounds of the roots of hip-hop music, intertwining social and political trials and tribulations with personal struggles and discovery. The ‘Peace’ video’s vintage vibe runs smoothly together with Raashan Ahmad’s thoughtful lyrics and classic beats. With the world in a current state of panic, Raashan is preaching peace on an individual and a global level. Combining the creative forces of director Eric A. Leppo and the passion behind Raashan’s lyrics leads to the creation of this dope video. When describing the collaboration process Leppo has said, "We realized we were both independently trying to get some similar messages across so it made a lot sense to combine forces through this project. To do justice to the topic of peace in our war- filled times, I could see from the start this would need to be a dense four minutes of animation visually and ideologically. After listening to the song and talking with Raashan about it, I came to see the song as an appeal for peace to the world, and at the same time as also a huge thought provoker, doing everything from prodding us to think about why someone might say “Peace!” instead of “bye,” to making us consider the general concepts of peace and conflict in and among different countries, classes, religions, time periods, races, species and beliefs." There is no doubt that the song and video do the message of ‘Peace’ mad justice!
With the economy down the tubes, I’m sure that many of you (like myself) are desperate for some exciting activities to partake in at the end of your stressful work week that wont break your bank or max out your credit card. Well, if you check out the Podcast section on the Om site, we have added another Podcast for our fly ass LoveFest afterparty for your listening pleasures. This one’s for all you fist pumping, rump shaking electronic music lovers. Mike Monday, the man who brought you last week’s iTune’s video of the week from his newest album ‘Songs Without Words’ shut it down at the LoveFest afterparty with a techno electronic mash up that will get your heart pumpin’ and your blood flowing for a solid 40 minute jam sesh. Mike Monday’s set brought down the house at the Mezz after Love Fest, and now we are bringing the party to you. So hop on over to the Podcast section of the Om site, lace up your adidas, and get to steppin’.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on November 10, 2008 @ 11:35 AM
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Recorded in London, Mumbai & Chennai, Bombay Dub Orchestra’s sophomore release once again combines chilled electronica with the cinematic lushness of a full Indian orchestra. 3 Cities also features contributions from many of India’s finest soloists and vocalists who help to bring the group’s uniquely dubbed, South Asian sound to new levels of beauty.
Step inside the sound of 3 Cities, Bombay Dub Orchestra’s sophomore release, and experience the crossroads where Mumbai, Chennai, and London musically meet. Since the release of their self-titled debut, the name Bombay Dub Orchestra (consisting of composer/producers Garry Hughes and Andrew T. Mackay) has built quite a reputation. From main-stage performances at the UK’s Big Chill Festival and Djing across the globe, scoring feature films to remixing such world-renowned artists as Bob Marley, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Bebel Gilberto, fans and critics have been eagerly awaiting their next album. For 3 Cities, both Hughes and Mackay traveled to Mumbai and Chennai to record with the cities’ premier musicians and vocalists before returning to London to mix the album. 3 Cities is where their cinematic soundscapes meet Indian Classical and electronica featuring a huge cast of over 75 musicians.