Gummy Soul presents a collection of tracks that bring A Tribe Called Quest-inspired instrumentals under a number of vocal cuts from 90s-era hip hop start The Pharcyde. Stream and enjoy via the widget above, and download it on a name-your-price basis on Bandcamp.
CLASSICS WEEK: Dead Kennedys’ Plastic Surgery Disasters is easily one of the most creative, colorful, and unique hardcore albums of the 80s. With stellar performances from the band and some of the best social satire out there from frontman Jello Biafra, this record deserves much more praise than it actually gets.
The Keepsies are a New York trio, and among the musicians involved is Jason Kelly of Fergus & Geronimo. If you’ve heard that duo’s work–especially their 2010 album “unlearn.”, the somewhat vintage rock aesthetic the Keepsies projects shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.
The heavy level of snark usually associated with Fergus & Geronimo’s music is surprisingly vacant here, which is nice because the band has certainly replaced that with smitten sincerity on tracks like “Saturday” and “Get Back.”
Give a listen to the Keepsies’ three-track EP, Dumb Fun, via the widget above.
Download: Mayhem Lauren- Respect the Fly Shit
You don’t have to listen to Meyhem Lauren long to figure out where he’s coming from. He’s a New York MC who doesn’t exactly embrace the trendy, fashionable sounds in modern hip hop. And I’m talking about both mainstream and underground. I mean, just look at the title of this mixtape. To call your music “fly” these days seems a little old hat, doesn’t it?
But Mayhem, a lot like his right-hand man Action Bronson, brings the old, 90s-style of hip hop back with class. He brings a nice, rugged aggression, too.
Download this new tape via the link above.