CATEGORY: video

Jihae – Succubus

DeviantART has a reputation of being a bottomless pit of amateur anime doodles and lazy photography. But really, there are a lot of great artists there (Jasinski, for example), though you may have to dig for them. One of those…

Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package

I was considering picking up Freeway and producer Jake One‘s new album on Rhymesayers, but after seeing this I have to buy it. Thanks to Mykola for pointing it out. Rhymesayers has been doing well with the crazy packaging as…

Madlib – Madlib Medicine Show #1: Before The Verdict

I’m having trouble keeping up with Stones Throw. It seems as if every product they release is designed specifically to make me reach for my wallet. The first in Madlib’s monthly album series, Medicine Show #1, is no exception. To…

Various – You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts

Just one of the purchases in my short obsession with record label compilations last year, Ninja Tune’s You Don’t Know: Ninja Cuts, the fifth in a series of collections they’ve released, is a 3-disc package bringing together old, unreleased, rare,…

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

James Blagden, a New York-based artist who’s had work in a variety of publications including WaxPoetics and URB, created an animated short chronicling the hallucinogenic baseball antics of Dock Ellis. Ellis was well known for his no-hitter in 1970, performed…

Shafiq Husayn – Shafiq En’ A Free Ka

Last month Shafiq Husayn, 1/3rd of the Sa-Ra Creative Partners, released his solo debut on Plug Research. The album’s an eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, jazz and electronics with an African spirit throughout. It’s a deep, soulful record and is…

Embedded With Mos Def in Japan

Current TV’s new music-focused show, Embedded @ Current.com, premiered last night. The first episode is a 48-minute documentary following Mos Def’s experiences during his tour in Japan along with some insight into him as an artist. Of note is his…

Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle

While wandering around the Stones Throw message boards, I ran across a recommendation for a soul group from New Zealand. Interesting… I was pleasantly surprised to be confronted with an amazingly mellow electronic/soul/hip-hop track with a beautiful vibe by a…

Martha Cooper – The Hip-Hop Files

This Current TV clip by Thomas Green is a year old, but it showed up on TV a few minutes ago and I thought it was worth posting for those who haven’t seen it. From Current.com: “Martha Cooper was a…

Broadcast & The Focus Group – Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age

UK-based psychedelic-pop band Broadcast have returned with a new (50 minute long) mini-album on Warp Records, in preparation for a full-length to be released sometime next year. The album is a collaboration with The Focus Group, aka Julian House, a…

Eyedea & Abilities – By The Throat

I am not the big Rhymesayers Entertainment fan that I was in high school, but they still manage to grab my attention every now and then (Brother Ali!). Eyedea & Abilities is one RE duo that I never fully examined.…

Mick Boogie / Peter Bjorn & John – "Stay This Way"

Mykola Dosenko, the artist behind the pixel-based videos for Kanye West’s “Robocop”, DJ Shadow’s “This Time”, and DJ I-dee’s “Swollen Dome” was asked by DJ Mick Boogie to put together a video for his new mixtape, Re-Living Thing. The free…

Jay Z Rhapsody Commercial

I’m actually impressed with this new commercial, featuring Jay Z posing through imitations of his album covers. They all end up being pretty accurate and recognizable. Now let’s see them try that with the cover of Blueprint 3! Heh. Speaking…

Yuri Suzuki – The Physical Value of Sound

Yesterday Ghostly International made a post about a solo art exhibition in Tokyo, Japan by artist Yuri Suzuki. The exhibit features several pieces experiment with vinyl records and sound. The concept of the show is to display the value of…

DUBLAB : Defining Future Roots Radio

Thrillhouse Productions created a short documentary segment for Current TV highlighting Dublab, a non-profit internet radio station. Daedelus and Leaving Record’s Matthewdavid make an appearance, along with some other familiar faces. I have a lot of Dublab material to catch…

Spectral Sound – Spectral Sound Vol. 2

Spectral Sound Vol. 2 is a compilation celebrating the 50th release of Ghostly International’s counterpart label Spectral Sound. It’s a mass of 50 chronologically ordered house and techno tracks including artists like James T. Cotton (Dabrye), Osborne, Matthew Dear and…

Gorgon Visits An Independent Record Store

Not exactly my experience with independent record stores. But then again, I’m not an alien. SuperNews

U2 – "I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight"

If you’re unable to view the video, click here. I’m not a big U2 fan, but I am a fan of David O’Reilly’s work. O’Reilly is an Irish-born, Berlin-based artist and animator known for his abstract, experimental short-films and videos.…

Willie Isz – Georgiavania

After several years, Lex Records continues to put out crazy, unexpected artwork with their releases. This album is no exception. Georgiavania by Willie Isz is a collaborative project between Philadelphia-based producer/MC Jneiro Jarel and Georgia-based Good Mob-associate Khujo. The album…

Reflection Eternal – Train of Thought

I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately, digging through my CD collection and playing albums I haven’t heard in-full since high school. One of those albums is Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek’s Train of Thought, released in 2000 on Rawkus Records, back when…