Thursday, July 31, 2014

Watch what happens when a deaf Montreal boy hears music for the first time

Most of us grow up hearing music — but for one little boy, that small joy didn't come until he was three years old.

Montreal's Auguste Majkowski was born deaf, but a few months ago his family flew to Los Angeles where he underwent brain surgery to receive an Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI), which allowed him to hear.

Earlier this week, he got to hear music for the first time.

"We never thought the first song he would hear was 'Ma Baker' by Boney M. but we're not complaining," wrote his mother on their YouTube page. "This moment was absolutely amazing for all of us! Check out his reaction."


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Bonafide Magazine @ MSN: DJ Mr Thing on finding J.Dilla’s ‘Cold Steel’ sample

Bonafide Magazine @ MSN: DJ Mr Thing on finding J.Dilla’s ‘Cold Steel’ sample

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Posted: 27 Jul 2014 02:49 PM PDT
DJ Mr Thing on finding J.Dilla’s ‘Cold Steel’ sample

Love this outtake from First Word Records’ mini documentary Nothing Leaves The House. The extra footage captures DJ Mr Thing describing how, at a listening post in the Real Groovy record shop, New Zealand, he discovered the sample J.Dilla used for Phat Kat’s Cold Steel Beat. Visibily animated by the find, Mr Thing explains that he’s been sitting on the knowledge for a while and proceeds to demonstrate to an excited Eric Lau, Essa, Aly and Sri from First Word, how Dilla twisted the sounds of an unknown piece of soul into that funky Cold Steel beat.

FACT Magazine Listen to Azealia Banks’ new single, ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’ @ Musique Non Stop

FACT Magazine Listen to Azealia Banks’ new single, ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’ @ Musique Non Stop

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  1. Listen to Azealia Banks’ new single, ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’
  2. Stream a new EP by Eyedress, Egyptian Night Club
  3. Pete Tong reveals which DJ has “consistently eluded” him for an Essential Mix
  4. Man dies at GlobalGathering festival
Posted: 27 Jul 2014 09:48 AM PDT
Listen to Azealia Banks' new single, 'Heavy Metal and Reflective'
Finally free of a label, Banks previews Broke With Expensive Taste.

Earlier this month, Azealia Banks announced that she had parted ways with Interscope, a move which would supposedly clear the way for her long-delayed debut album Broke With Expensive Taste.
New single ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’ finds Banks as combative as ever over a synth-heavy beat produced by frequent collaborator Lil Internet. Stream it below; it’s due out on July 29 but is out now in New Zealand.

BamaLoveSoul: Maxwell – Ascension (aywy. & Shem Edit) [Download]

BamaLoveSoul: Maxwell – Ascension (aywy. & Shem Edit) [Download]

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Posted: 27 Jul 2014 02:30 PM PDT
It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 20 years since we were invited to Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. Although the original still sounds fantastic, aywy. & Shem’s “future funk flip” brings new life to the “Neo Soul” classic. The producers from London and Australia provide a boomin bassline and atmospherics to help you find that […]

Maxwell - Ascension (aywy. & Shem Edit). DOWNLOAD

Basement Soul: GoldLink - Ay Ay (aywy. & Fortune Remix) @ Musique Non Stop

Basement Soul: GoldLink - Ay Ay (aywy. & Fortune Remix) @ Musique Non Stop

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  1. GoldLink - Ay Ay (aywy. & Fortune Remix)
  2. Bearcubs x Tom Misch - Colours Of Freedom
  3. Mieux - Fishing
  4. Wes Pendleton-Furthest From Half Crazy
  5. we are shining - hot love
Posted: 26 Jul 2014 09:52 AM PDT

BKLYN Music: hallways

BKLYN Music: hallways

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Posted: 26 Jul 2014 05:00 AM PDT

Homeboy Sandman is set to release ‘Hallways’, his second full-length album on Stones Throw Records. It is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself noticeably thrives in this release. Producers on Hallways include Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna, Oh No and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, “America, The Beautiful.”

The prolific Queens MC has been prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post, plus featured in an array of media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone even naming him as “Artist to Watch.” Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, Homeboy Sandman has made himself at home releasing a full length ‘First of a Living Breed' along with a series of five short records, establishing himself as one of the most productive and creative lyricists of this generation. Release date is September 2nd.

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The 10 best Sega Genesis theme songs

The Sega Genesis turns 25 this summer. Well, not your Sega Genesis. Yours is probably a couple years younger, plus your parents gave it to Goodwill when you moved out, plus you hadn't played it in a while anyway because the AV adapter on the back was super finicky and you had eventually saved up to get a PlayStation.

While everyone seems to have a fondness for the music of the mid-'80s NES games (Super Mario Bros. , Tetris , Punch-Out ), the Genesis was my first console and I feel like its music is overlooked.

Check out the 10 best Sega Genesis soundtracks in the gallery above. While there are plenty of memorable soundtracks from the 16-bit era, I focused on Sega-only games, and left out cross-platform games. Sorry, Wolverine: Adamantium Rage and NHL '96.

by Dave Shumka via Electronic RSS

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watch Rob Ford and Deadmau5 go for coffee

Canadian electronic musician Deadmau5 just took Toronto mayor Rob Ford out for coffee, and posted a video of the whole thing. In it, the pair take Deadmau5's Ferrari to Tim Hortons, Ford orders 5 shots of espresso and they talk about politics and cyclists. Check it out. It'll be the weirdest half hour of your day.

by Dave Shumka via Electronic RSS



The deep sounds of Copenhagen’s KANT have landed our favorite remix on Blonde‘s new Higher Ground EP . The uplifting melodic original has summer written all over it, but KANT’s version unleashes all the feels – so much that it landed ‘Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune’ this month on BBC Radio 1. If you don’t already know his production, this track is like the the lovechild of Mark Knight and The Magician. Listen below, and grab it when itdrops on August 3rd.






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The new Mac DeMarco video is the weirdest thing you will see this week

He's already known for his bizarre, low-tech videos, but Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Mac DeMarco has outdone himself with his new video for "Chamber of Reflection."

It involves the lonely journey of a woman wearing a Homer Simpson mask as she wanders city streets, lies in a hammock, looks out over the water and rides the subway, and is set to the slowed-down sound of DeMarco's track.

It's oddly unnerving. Watch:

by Jennifer Van Evra via Electronic RSS

Mixjunkies @ Musique Non Stop

Mixjunkies @ Musique Non Stop

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  1. Paul Oakenfold – Planet Perfecto – Radio Show 195
  2. Umek – Behind The Iron Curtain Episode 159
  3. Tocadisco – Tocacabana 27 2014
  4. Carl Cox – Music is Revolution – Week 4
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 10:09 AM PDT
The official radio show featuring legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold delivers exclusive music and fresh mixes in every two hour weekly program. The Grammy-nominated artist, DJ, producer, composer, and remixer tours the world constantly and acquires original music from all corners of the globe – from trance to progressive to electro house.
You’ll also hear the latest Perfecto Records and Perfecto Fluoro releases including a mix featuring the cutting-edge sound of Full On Fluoro.

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Musique Non Stop - Gilles Peterson

Gilles Peterson recently journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and assembled a cast of amazing Brazilian musicians- named collectively as 'Sonzeira', to produce 'Brasil Bam Bam Bam'. In keeping with the spirit of this unique and daring album, BOSH- the award winning, in-house production arm of ad agency, Mother London, captured Gilles' trip. Their resident director and Brazilophile Charlie Inman, teamed up with resident Rio de Janeiro film director Ben Holman, of Beija Films, to co-direct and cover every element of Gilles' wild journey deep into the favelas and through the world of Samba. 

This is an exclusive clip from Gilles Peterson's documentary. The first cinematic screening will be on the 18th July 2014 at Hackney Picturehouse. Further screenings planned UK-Wide in the upcoming months. 


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FACT Magazine Jonwayne begins weekly rap song series, Cassette compiled on vinyl @ Musique Non Stop

FACT Magazine Jonwayne begins weekly rap song series, Cassette compiled on vinyl @ Musique Non Stop

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  1. Jonwayne begins weekly rap song series, Cassette compiled on vinyl
  2. The Week’s Best Vinyl Releases
  3. DOOM and Bishop Nehru share new track from joint album, the meditation-inspired ‘Om’
  4. Paul’s Boutique turns 25 with a commemorative wall in NYC, visual companion and new book
Posted: 26 Jul 2014 07:50 AM PDT

A new rap song every monday.

Stones Throw‘s resident salty cracker is back with some more rap for you, a week on from his Special Herbs medley.

Jonwayne took to Twitter on Monday this week to announce a new weekly series: “I’m going to be dropping a rap song every Monday until I don’t feel like it anymore.”

Up first is the mellow vibe of ‘No’ with the rapper’s laid-back rapping style applied to an old Jay Dee beat – hear it below.

In related news, Stones Throw have released Jonwayne’s Cassette series on vinyl. Compiled by the rapper, the 12″ includes nine cuts from the tape and digital only series that led to his debut on the label.
Check back in on Monday for another rap. Or not.

BamaLoveSoul: DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 016 | 07/25/2/14

BamaLoveSoul: DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 016 | 07/25/2/14

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  1. DJ Rahdu – The Diamond Soul XXXperience 016 | 07/25/2/14
  2. Bobbito García Y Su Álala – Park Pick-Up Player (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix)
  3. Kai Alce – Spring (KZR’s Main)
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 02:09 PM PDT
DJ Rahdu keeps it caliente for the final show of July! Birmingham's Byron the Aquarius makes an appearance on the setlist with a track from his upcoming Detroit house inspired album and make sure you peep Rahdu's new favorite artist Malia. Keep it tuned here to make sure you're XXXperienced!


Kaytranada to tour North America, Europe

Montreal-based producer and DJ Kaytranada will be taking his show on the road this fall. His seven-week tour will kick off at the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego on Sept. 14, and will see him play a handful of American dates, as well as two in Canada, before heading across the Atlantic to play gigs in France, Ireland, the U.K. and the Netherlands.

Kaytranada signed to British label XL in May, and is supposed to be releasing an EP on the label later this summer.

Here's the full list of tour dates, in case you want to be the first Deadhead-style Kaytranada follower:

Sept. 14, San Diego, Calif., Mad Decent Block Party

Sept. 20, Eugene, Ore., Mad Decent Block Party

Sept. 24, Seattle, Wash. Decibel Festival

Sept. 25, San Francisco, Calif., 1015 Folsom

Sept. 26, Vancouver, B.C., Celebrities

Sept. 27, Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey

Oct. 9, Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct. 11, Montreal, Que., SAT

Oct. 12, Miami, Fla., III Points

Oct. 16, Washington, D.C., U Street Music Hall

Oct. 17, Toronto, Ont., The Hoxton

Oct. 23, Lille, France, Nuits Electroniques

Oct. 24, London, U.K., Village Underground

Oct. 25, Caen, France, Nordik Impact Festival

Oct. 25, Manchester, U.K., Warehouse Project

Oct. 28, Sheffiled, U.K., Foundry

Oct. 30, Dublin, Ireland, Button Factory

Oct. 31, Utretch, Netherlands, Pitch Indoor Festival

Nov. 1, Paris, France, Pitchfork Music Festival

by Chris Dart via Electronic RSS

DJBooth.net: [Listen] Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love - Pay Attention

DJBooth.net: [Listen] Big K.R.I.T. ft. Rico Love - Pay Attention

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Posted: 25 Jul 2014 08:00 PM PDT
Pay Attention
In late April, longtime DJBooth favorite Big K.R.I.T. released MT. Olympus. In three months time, our feature of the record has been shared almost 200 times and sits with an average member rating of 4.6 (out of a possible 5 stars). Not bad, huh? Ready to remind everyone that his forthcoming, super-delayed new album is still on its way, …   Click the link for the stream.

Halifax Pop Explosion to unleash Ghostface Killah, Against Me!

The Florida punk band Against Me!, with members, from left to right, Inge Johansson, Atom Willard, Laura Jane Grace, and James Bowman, performs at the Halifax Pop Explosion, taking place Oct. 21 to 25. (CONTRIBUTED)

Legends of hip hop and 21st-century punk are among the offerings at this years Halifax Pop Explosion, taking place Oct. 21 to 25.

Organizers for the annual festival of alternative music, and its coinciding arts and technology conference Collide, unveiled a list of over 30 acts this afternoon at the Carleton Music Bar & Grill.

Starting locally, they built from familiar East Coast favourites up to major headliners, including Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, backed by Toronto rhythm trio BADBADNOTGOOD, and Florida punk game-changers Against Me!.


There was also a surprise last-minute announcement that Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who has previously collaborated with Halifax singer Megan James from the electronic duo Purity Ring, would also be performing at this fall’s indie pop extravaganza.

“We’re definitely happy to have more hip hop; it’s something that’s blowing up in Halifax more and more,” enthused the event’s new executive director James Boyle, who stepped into the post vacated by longtime HPX head Jonny Stevens earlier this year.

“We’ve got a larger hip-hop community, so we’re excited to have a more diverse lineup with more electronic sounds as well. And that Raekwon/Ghostface/BADBADNOTGOOD show is going to be off the hook.”

Also scheduled to appear are Canadian acts Kevin Drew, Operators, Teenage Kicks, Bry Webb, Astral Swans, Petra Glynt and Single Mothers. Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen, Kingston duo P.S. I Love You and Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club will also trek eastward, while Whitehorse, featuring Halifax-born Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, will perform with Symphony Nova Scotia at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

While acts like Drew from Broken Social Scene and the Constantines’ singer/guitarist Webb will be festival favourites, Boyle says the band to keep an eye on is Operators, featuring Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs.

“I saw their first show at Canadian Music Week. It’s an electronic duo and it’s perfect for the Pop Explosion. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’ll definitely hear it by October, and it’s something Halifax has definitely never seen before.”


Maritime performers at HPX include Halifax duo Cousins, Enfield rapper Mike Boyd and Nova Scotia/New Brunswick aboriginal hip-hop crew City Natives. That roster will grow as more acts are announced in the coming months, along with plans for the Collide conference.

These acts come after news of HPX dates by Toronto electropop act Austra and U.S. comedian Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately, Drunk History), plus a show by Toronto indie singer-songwriter Lights at the Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Centre, one of three wet/dry all-ages events, along with the Danny Brown and Raekwon and Ghostface Killah with BADBADNOTGOOD shows.

“It’s a key thing for us to have the Forum as a proper all-ages venue, which in Halifax can be very hard to do,” said Boyle. “To have a large-scale venue for our highest capacity shows, as well as have underage people attend, is a major win for us.

“And to have shows in a venue that’s traditionally wet/dry, so people in the community know things are set up that way, is easier than changing the setup at Olympic Hall all the time.”

Festival wristbands, passes and tickets go on sale Friday at halifaxpopexplosion.com.

Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Rustie: "Attak" [ft. Danny Brown]

Best New Tracks - Pitchfork: Rustie: "Attak" [ft. Danny Brown]

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Posted: 25 Jul 2014 11:30 AM PDT
It's kind of surprising that the inevitable took this long: Rustie has released his first collaborative single with a high-caliber rap artist. Admittedly, the Glaswegian beatmaker is no stranger to working with vocals—2011's excellent Glass Swords featured singer/producer Nightwave woven through its hyperactive synths and clicking beats, and it was followed by an alternate version of "After Light", which boasted the featherlight harmonies of AlunaGeorge. But for anyone who thought 2013's hard-knocking "Slasherr" wouldn't have suffered from a couple verses and choruses, "Attak" delivers on all fronts.

The second single to surface from Rustie's forthcoming Green Language LP, "Attak" succumbs to the fast-talking and foul-mouthed Danny Brown, and the combination would be hard pressed to work any better. Maybe because Brown is already a living cartoon character (albeit more in line with Fritz the Cat than Bugs Bunny) and Rustie's helium-huffing, dayglo beats sound readymade for fidgety Saturday morning TV, but the two personalities compliment and challenge each other throughout the formidable tune. Hefty 808s boom and bounce underneath a campy synth hook and repurposed rave stabs, giving Brown a radiant throne from which to posture, "Got the game on lock like we changed the keys." And even though Rustie would never be one to offer the metaphor himself, it's a cocksure sentiment that rings true for all parties involved.

The Stones Throw News: Tht Yung KNX

The Stones Throw News: Tht Yung KNX

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Tht Yung KNX

  • July 25, 2014
We seem him cruising around the streets of east Los Angeles, sometimes even around the offices of Stones Throw Records, and we always wonder: "How does he find time to make all those beats and still leave the house?"

His name is Knxlwedge sometimes known as KNX and often pronounced "knowledge." He's from Philly and New Jersey, now in Los Angeles. He makes a lot of beats. Unsubstantiated rumors claim he employs an army of clones working around the clock on beats. A 53-track Anthology of beats came out on a double cassette from Leaving Records not long ago.

However he does it, he'll soon be doing it with Stones Throw. We're working on an album to be released later this year. Meanwhile, KNX has a new mixtape, released on his Bandcamp page just last night, and a T-shirt here at Stones Throw.


THE JAZZ CHILL CORNER New Releases - Sophie Alour - Shaker; Ray Barretto - Eye Of The Beholder / Can You Feel It; Acid Jazz Mod

THE JAZZ CHILL CORNER New Releases - Sophie Alour - Shaker; Ray Barretto - Eye Of The Beholder / Can You Feel It; Acid Jazz Mod


  1. New Releases - Sophie Alour - Shaker; Ray Barretto - Eye Of The Beholder / Can You Feel It; Acid Jazz Mod
  2. Amazonian songstress Dona Onete releases debut album - Feitiço Caboclo
  3. Vocalist Freda Payne Comes Back to Jazz and Big Bands with Come Back To Me Love
  4. New Releases - The Brand New Heavies - AllAboutTheFUnk; T-Bone Walker - Super Black Blues; Akira Sakata, Johan Berhtling, Paal Nilssen-Love - Arashi
  5. Lineup Announced for the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 19-21, 2014
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 12:20 PM PDT

For her fifth record, young French saxophonist Sophie Alour returns with a new formula, a beautiful trio album, with saxophone, organ, and drums. Is it because she played with Rhoda Scott? Or just because she likes the somewhat historical funky sound it carries. With gusto and a hint of mischief, she sheds a new light on some of her own compositions, plus a colourful version of the Sergio Mendes arrangement of 'My Favourite Things'. Tracks include: Joke; In This World; Comptine;
Shaker; En Ton Absence; Mystère et Boule de Gomme!; I Wanna Move My Body!'; Nos Cendres; My Favourite Things; and En Ton Absence (alternate take).

BamaLoveSoul: Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Scott C’s GOODS Touch Up) [Download]

BamaLoveSoul: Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Scott C’s GOODS Touch Up) [Download]

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  1. Jacob Collier – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Scott C’s GOODS Touch Up) [Download]
  2. Malia – Malia EP
  3. Jesse Boykins III – Mine/Cat Rider
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 07:42 AM PDT
We turned you on to Jacob Collier’s amazing acapella rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing HERE. The good folks at Music Is My Sanctuary have created a more aggressive version for the dancefloors that will set the Summertime on fire. Download and enjoy!

Jacob Collier - Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Scott C's GOODS Touch Up) DOWNLOAD
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