Monday, February 23, 2009

Dead Oceans (record label) Rules.

I ordered a bunch of crap from them (crap meaning STUFF, not crap meaning, bad stuff) mostly because I wanted the new Phosphorescent. While I was at it I grabbed a couple of other things that I've been liking in the past year... The Explorers Club "Freedom Wind" LP and Bowerbirds "Hymns for a Dark Horse" LP. They threw in a Tren Brothers 7 inch and I had never heard of the Tren Brothers before. Side A was "Gone Away" and the flip was "Kit's Choice". Let me tell you, they are a label after my own heart because this random 7 inch they threw in there sounds just like Dirty Three and as everyone well knows... Dirty Three put out perhaps the best record in history, "Ocean Songs" and that is what I love about cute, great labels like Dead Oceans, they have NONSTOP QUALITY ARTISTS:

Bishop Allen
Dirty Projectors
The Donkeys
The Explorers Club
John Vanderslice
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
These Are Powers
White Hinterland

to name a few.

AND the other good thing about labels like Dead Oceans is the little fun things like an extra 7 inch here and there... or a sticker. ain't sendin no little treats.

If you have never heard of Dirty Three, go listen to their music NOW.

Prepare for your soul to be crushed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

J Period's “QTip The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1″ Mixtape --- free download for limited time!

an download the new “QTip The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1″ Mixtape featuring De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, ?uestlove, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Consequence, Zion I, Skillz, Black Sheep, Kid Cudi, and Blu. It’s available free for a limited time only so DOWNLOAD NOW.

tracklisting below

J.Period & Q-Tip – The [Abstract] Best, Vol. 1
1. J.Period f. Prince Paul, Questlove & Randy Watson– Rhythm (Scratch Intro)
2. Cannonball Adderly / Excursions Intro
3. J.Period f. De La Soul – Excursions (Tribute Remix)
4. Aquarius Interlude #1: Welcome
5. Q-Tip f. Busta Rhymes – Getting Up (DJ Scratch Remix) (The Renaissance)
6. Behind the Scenes: Ghetto Origins [Produced by J.Period]
7. What the Fuss f. Stevie Wonder (Shook Remix)
8. Queens Represent (Interlude)
9. Mobb Deep f. Nas & Q-Tip – Give Up the Goods (J.Period Remix) [Produced by Q-Tip]
10. Apache – Gangsta Bitch [Produced by Q-Tip]
11. ATCQ – If the Papes Come (Intro)
12. ATCQ – Check the Rhime
13. Behind the Scenes: Don’t Walk Away (Interlude)
14. ATCQ –Award Tour
15. Behind the Scenes: Award Tour (Interlude)
16. Hot Butter (Interlude)
17. J.Period f. Dres - Jazz Pt. 2 (Tribute Remix)
18. Behind the Scenes: We Got the Jazz (Interlude)
19. J.Period f. Blu– Jazz (Tribute Remix)
20. Skypager: Bob Power & Big Daddy Kane (Interlude)
21. Q-Tip f. Jay Dilla – Let’s Ride
22. Behind the Scenes: Bob Power You There? (Interlude)
23. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing (Remix)
24. Q-Tip – Move (The Renaissance)
25. Q-Tip – Breathe & Stop (J.Period Remix)
26. Respect to Phife Dawg (Interlude)
27. J.Period f. Consequence & Kid Cudi – Buggin Out (Tribute Remix)
28. ATCQ Consists Of…
29. Behind the Scenes: The Native Tongues (Interlude)
30. De La Soul f. Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip, Monie Love & Queen Latifah – Buddy (Remix)
31. Respect to Ali Shaheed Muhammed (Interlude)
32. Q-Tip f. Busta Rhymes – N.T.
33. A Message From Talib Kweli
34. J.Period f. Questlove, Talib Kweli & Randy Watson – Youthful (Tribute Remix)
35. Q-Tip f. Amanda Diva – ManWomanBoogie (The Renaissance)
36. Chris Rock: Men vs. Women (Interlude)
37. De La Soul f. Q-Tip – Saturdays
38. De La Soul f. Q-Tip & Phife – Saturdays (Remix)
39. Q-Tip – She Likes to Move (J.Period Remix)
40. Dee-Lite f. Q-Tip – Groove Is in the Heart
41. Beastie Boys f. Q-Tip – Get it Together
42. Behind the Scenes: What Is Kapelka? (Interlude)
43. J.Period f. Skillz, Questlove & Randy Watson – What? (Tribute Remix)
44. Behind the Scenes: Busta Rhymes / Scenario (Interlude)
45. Busta Rhymes – Scenario (Unreleased Demo Tape)
46. Behind the Scenes: Hood R.I.P. (Interlude)
47. Hood – Scenario (Remix)
48. Aquarius Outtro
49. Behind the Scenes (Bonus): Reinvention (Kamaal the Abstract – A Million Times)

saw this on

figured i would pass it along for all the Q-tip loverS!!!