I'm not very familiar with Kenlo's work, but on his three beat albums there's some real bangers on here. His most recent one is Mauve, which is like some Flying Lotus type shit. For me, Noir and Bleu are the ones that stand out the most, but make sure you listen to all three. If you would like to check out more from Kenlo, then go to both of his myspaces: http://www.myspace.com/kenlolenarrateur and http://www.myspace.com/kenlocapsules
After three years from their last LP Boogie Angst, Kraak & Smaak the house act from the Netherlands is back, which is composed of three musicians Oscar De Jong, Mark Kneppers, and Wim Plugreleased. They came out with their latest album this year named Plastic People. I personally enjoyed this album, and I think after three years, Kraak & Smaak have came back better than most do.
1. Bobby & Whitney 2. Squeeze Me 3. Plastic People 4. Enzo 5. Man of Constant Sorrow 6. That's My Word 7. Cornered 8. California Roll 9. Thinking Back 10. Il Serpente 11. Ready For Life 12. Ain't Gonna Take it No More 13. To Everyone Who Has
Japanese producers always seem to have really really good music.
Here's a guy who goes by the name of Wooblue. This album is simply amazing. These soulful yet relaxing songs are just...perfect. Sounding very similar to the sound of the Nujabes or Tsutchie, but also it has its originality. Here's both of his LP's from last year, North Surface & North Letter.
"its the return of the black moors with no fez its eerie like that documentary on lisa lopez pentagrams pyramids conspiracies with goat heads knock down the levees knock down the projects start another project build another object a drive thru touchscreen doctrine for me to digest we just horses with our blinders on drivin by the obvious regardless who vote for if the mind dont grow and the poverty line dont go but the dope keep coming and the tv keep flashing images of a sports car then you bound for a coke war the meek get clowned by the coke law(s) the sheep get drowned in the folklore then lulled to sleep by tom brokaw what a pitty the hope on a politicians tongue never ever trickle down the city so if a nigga put a presidents mask on and run up in the bank with a mac saying gimme gimme i aint glad at him but i aint mad at him if anybody ask you who i be say a painter with a felt pen who Drew Ali im like Cassius when i blast molasses out the ass of the masses from fulton street mall to gratiot im handin out free at last kits yo jay where ya staff at? Green(Lantern) said you threw it yeah. i outgrew it some blogs said i blew it nigga fuck yo blog jigga man said you cant knock the hussle dog im on the same launchin pad that shot russel off thats why i stay dougie"
New Shit from New York's own, Cloud. Be on the look out for this guy, man. This guy is onto something. If you still haven't picked up Pimp Steak, I suggest you do. It's hands down my favorite instrumental CD of the year 2008.
Released a little before Black Milk's Tronic album was released, this beat tape is pretty self explanitory. Just another beat tape wondering around the internet waiting to be heard. Knowing Black Milk, you wont be disappointed at all.
Having already established a name for themselves in Ann Arbor, Tree City (Please Click) recently have collaborated with one of Detroit's finest, Black Milk (Not really a collaboration, but more of a consent from Black Milk to use beats from "Music From The Purple Tape"). This has been in my music rotation, heavily for the past few weeks.
Anyways, These guys are all very talented in their own special way. Definitely a must listen. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTIST.