February 2011

Krystal Hardwick – “Trippin”

I first met Houston artist, Krystal Hardwick, in July at the Flat when Dj Center came to town. Since then, we have managed to stay in touch despite our busy schedules and even record a track together (which will be released someday)… :) Krystal has since released two new singles for download off her upcoming album, The tale of two fish, which will be released March 22.  Although it was not in her original plan, I somehow convinced her to let me post “Trippin” almost two weeks before its debut, because it is my absolute favorite from her! The track was produced by Maqman from Switzerland and Raul Pages is playing guitar. Krystal has performed in Switzerland, Italy, London and Brazil, and she can sing in a slew of different languages– Portugese being one of them. Be on the lookout for a post about her album closer to the release date. Bless up!

Krystal Hardwick – “Trippin”

Name your price on her 2-track album here:

Krystal Hardwick – “The (w)ho”

Krystal Hardwick – “Waiting to break up”

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Szjerdene – “Think it through (Dorsh remix)”

This is a mash-up of young U.K. artist Szjerdene, Savath y Savales, and myself. Earlier this week Szjerdene’s single, “Think it through,” hit the scene and received unprecedented feedback. Her angelic vocals placed atop the Catalan acid folk provide such a refreshing sound scape… Sit back and take it in like the sunshine on a bright spring day. Bless up!

Szjerdene – “Think it through (Dorsh remix)”

Szjerdene – “Think it through (Original)”

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Full Crate & Mar – “Let’s Funk This”

Producer Full Crate and singer Mar are two young musicians from Amsterdam. They fuse soul music and hip-hop with a sound design that – excuse the cliché -is best described as futuristic. This one, “Let’s funk this motherf***er” may not be the most educational, but I am fairly certain that Einstein said education can get in the way of learning, and this track sounds like a smooth lesson to take into the weekend (at least to my ears). Enjoy.

Full Crate & Mar – “Let’s funk this motherf***er”

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C’est Jeudi

We all agree that there aren’t enough days in the weekend… but its basically here. Whatever you do, make it count, make it you. Here is some scrolling/anticipation music for your enjoyment: Towa Tei feat. Taprikk Sweezee “Taste of You”




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My M.O. – “Bonfire Man”


Brooklyn based band, My M.O., formed in 2008 and is fronted by three women hailing from three different countries– Texas, Australia, and Jamaica. Because the band has such a subtle hand in culling together such a broad range of sound, it’s nearly impossible to peg them into any specific genre. In this video, “Bonfire Man,” Dion, Katy, and Erika blow off their dead end jobs in the city, steal their bosses car and drive upstate where they start a bonfire and reconnect with the forces of nature. Badass.

Here are some of their free downloads:

“Love me down RnB Mix”

“Rock Steady”

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Szjerdene – “Think it Through”

Szjerdene may be young – but, in her own words, she is a product of the past. The songwriter and musical all-rounder has forsaken the oft-rodden road of modern, commercial R&B, in favour of honing her love of the old school jazz sound, putting her own twist on the genre. Checkout the soulful UK talent and her first unofficial release for 2011 – ‘Think It Through,’ which covers the beautiful instrumental from Savath y Savalas‘ ‘Folk Song For Cello’ and was co-written by Dutch singer/songwriter Mar.

Szjerdene – “Think it through”

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