Ray West & John Robinson to release new EP on cassette

Red Apples 45 brings you yet another artistic EP, this time combining Ray West's production and lyricist John Robinson from Science Of Life. Together they bring you "Sample & Percussion" - a limited edition cassette tape produced entirely on an EMU SP12 Turbo. The project comes complete with fold out double sided panel art and liner notes, plus a special guest appearance by J-Zone and 4 bonus instrumentals on the b side. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/ray-west-45/classic-vibes to check out a sample from the project and consider the EP a prequel to more music coming soon from Red Apples & John Robinson. Please visit http://www.fatbeats.com/products/ray-west-john-robinson-sample-percussion-cassette to order "Sample & Percussion" now. Also check out http://shop.madina.co.uk/coll

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Blockhead to release Bells and Whistles album

New York based hip-hop producer Blockhead aka Tony Simon has been active since 1999 and is well known for his celebrated work with Aesop Rock and solo releases on Ninja Tune. On November 18th, 2014 he will self-release his sixth studio album, Bells and Whistles. The album continues his proven techniques of exquisite beat making with methodically arranged samples, all the while being fluid and experimenting with new tempos and genre flavors. The offerings on Bells and Whistles lay somewhere between a 70's horror movie soundtrack ("Sacrificial Santa") and what you might hear in a Turkish café ("Kaput!"), with boom bap roots front and center ("Desirebulation"). Shuffling rhythms play off of often ominous and emotionally nostalgic samples. Composed using not much more the

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Kosha Dillz release new video for In Da Club

Kosha Dillz has just released his latest music video for "In Da Club" off his most recent album, Awkward in a Good Way, which was put out on Murs' Label 316. The video is produced by Jesse Shatkin, who most recently became infamous for producing Sia's infectious Billboard and radio hit "Chandelier." The video was filmed by Ed Jansen during the summer festival season in Holland and Belgium where Kosha played festivals with artists such as Dilated Peoples and Danny Brown. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3yLUGk2pKw to view the video now.

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DJ JS-1 drops single with Breeze Brewin, Homeboy Sandman & Kyle Rapps

"The safest way to get what you want," said famed investor Charlie Munger, "is to deserve what you want." We're faced with people on a daily basis who don't want to do the work necessary to succeed. Instead of trying to game the system and risk your reputation as a half-stepper, you should learn to love the work. This is nothing new for a student of the game like Queens' deejay/producer, DJ JS-1, who after studying alongside the greats in the industry, and mastering his craft, is here to smash the clowns guilty of robbing the culture with their shortsighted gimmicks and bogus antics. Joining in his onslaught are Breeze Brewin' of the Juggaknots fame, Homebody Sandman, and Kyle Rapps, who all speak on how they intend to rule their respective fields. "110 Percent"

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Kid Tsunami releases a new single with 2 Chainz, LeBomb James & The Corynthian

Last year, Kid Tsunami brought you The Chase, a collaborative album which featured Masta Ace, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Kool Keith, Sean Price, O.C. and many others. Now the DJ/Producer from Perth, Australia returns with a new single, "Behind Barz," featuring 2 Chainz, LeBomb James and The Corynthian on the hook; and it's certainly a melting pot of commercial and underground music. Kid Tsunami is currently working on his forthcoming instrumental EP, Songs For Celia, which will be released this winter. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/kidtsu/coming-october-behind-barz-feat-2-chainz-lebomb-james-the-corynthian to check out "Behind Bars" now.

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Hasan Salaam debuts new single/video with Immortal Technique and Hezekiah

New Jersey rapper Hasan Salaam presents "Jericho", his new Hezekiah-produced single featuring Immortal Technique and Hezekiah. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jW2Slij4Q&feature=youtu.be to check out the video now. "Jericho" will appear on Life In Black & White, Hasan's forthcoming Viper Records full-length also set to feature Kendal Good, Maya Azucena and Drue Davis as well as production from Snowgoons, DJ Static, Denny Carson, Remot, dj INSITE, Craig Rip, Hezekiah, Beatnick Dee, Crossbone T, Southpaw, and Douglas G. Simpson & Kareem Knight of the Aqua League. Hasan has performed live on NBC, Fuse, CSPAN and PBS. All profits from his 2012 EP Music Is My Weapon (listen) were used towards his "It Takes A Village" project which funded a school, clean water well, and medi

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