Archive for Aloe Blacc
A quick glance at MED’s discography shows many classic releases from years past: Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Madlib’s Shades of Blue, J Dilla’s The Shining, Lootpack’s Soundpieces, Quasimoto’s Unseen. Each appearance showcases his well-rounded knack for lyricism, ranging from vivid street imagery to nostalgia to everything. On November 1st we have MED adding a new title to that list.
The new album, Classic, drops November 1st. With the sophomore album, we’re treated to collabs with label mate Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, Hodgy Beats (OFWGKTA), Oh No, Kurupt and Pok. Madlib produced the bulk of this album – 10 tracks – along with beats by Karriem Riggins, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow and The Alchemist.
MED speaks on the meaning of the new album’s title, “I called the LP Classic because that’s the approach I took: create music that has the potential to be played by every generation. This album deals with current issues, personal and within the community. Good-feeling music will always last and allow hip-hop to grow. Even though I recorded well LP was to do the music that I love to do but at the same time show growth.”
A limited edition 3/LP version of the vinyl containing the album+instrumentals is available for pre-order. Cover by Eric Coleman/Jeff Jank.
MED – Classic feat Talib Kweli (Official Video HD)
MED feat. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From (Official Video HD)
Midnight Sun Premieres New Remix From
L.A. Noire Remixed EP, Out Now!
Buy It via iTunes HERE!
Verve Records and Rockstar Games teamed up for the new L.A. Noire Remixed EP, which serves as the soundtrack to the groundbreaking video game, L.A. Noire, both of which were released yesterday. Check Free MP3 of Midnight Sun’s remix of Lionel Hampton’s classic, “Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop.” Midnight Sun is the remix/production guise of Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley of Midnight Magic and Jessica 6.
Download Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Midnight Sun remix) – Lionel Hampton
The six tracks comprising the EP see classic jazz songs getting reworked by some of today’s hottest and most acclaimed DJs, producers and remixers, including David Sitek (TV on the Radio), DJ Premier (Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West), Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Aloe Blacc, Adele), Ticklah (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), Midnight Sun (Midnight Magic) and Detroit techno/house innovator Moodymann.
L.A. Noire Remixed EP Tracklist:
1. Stone Cold Dead In The Market (Ticklah remix) – Louis Jordan and Ella Fitzgerald
2. Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Midnight Sun remix) – Lionel Hampton
3. Slick Chick (David Andrew Sitek remix) – Dinah Washington
4. Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (DJ Premier remix) – Louis Jordan
5. Sing Sing Sing (Truth & Soul remix) – Gene Krupa
6. That Ol’ Devil Called Love (Moodymann remix) – Billie Holiday
The latest installment in the Verve Remixed series, the EP was inspired by the timeless songs in the game. L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that follows a young detective in 1947 Los Angeles as solves cases and rises through the ranks of the LAPD in one of the most violent and corrupt years in the city’s history. L.A. Noire released on May 17 for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
from the album Good Things
Directed by Ross Harris, featuring Baby Boogaloo
MED – WHERE I’M FROM/CLASSIC 12-inch single feat. Aloe Blacc & Talib Kweli
New video from MED off his 2011 album on Stones Throw. “Where I’m From” featuring Aloe Blacc, produced by Oh No. Directed by Ross Harris.
Europe Tour Dates:
Dec 1 – Copenhagen, Rust
Dec 2 – Köln, Subway
Dec 3 – Berlin, Bohannon
Dec 4 – Biel, La Coupole
Dec 8 – Leipzig, Conne Island (w/ Pete Rock & CL)
Dec 9 – Moscow, 16 Tons
Dec 10 – Innsbruck, PMK
Dec 11 – Münster, Skaters Palace (w/ Pete Rock & CL)
MP3 Download – MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc MP3 128kbps