Upbeat energy and rhyming ability aside, hard work has no substitute. But New York’s Dow Timo, who single handedly build his own studio and wasted no time paying his dues, is no stranger to pounding the pavement. With the release of his mixtape Scummy In America and the visuals to “Motion Picture” already under his belt, Timo has taken 2014 by storm and isn’t prepared to take a break anytime soon. “A Must,” with its catchy instrumental and anthemic chorus, is bound to be your inescapable Springtime anthem as Timo touches on the finer things in life. Be on the watch for Dow Timo to make moves throughout this year as he gets set for the forthcoming release of The Sippas Story, scheduled for a June release date. In the interim, hit the jump for the stream/free download.. that’s “a must.”
Check out the song “Nuba Noutu” from Alsarah & The Nubatones’ upcoming album “Silt” which will be released next week, March 11th via Wonderwheel Recordings.
Described as “East African Retro Pop” Alsarah was recently crowned as “The New Star of Nubian Pop” by The Guardian and her last album was named one of NPR’s 10 Favorite World Music Albums of 2013.
Alsarah & The Nubatones will be celebrating their “Silt” album this month in NYC and Washington DC. If you’re in the area, feel free to come see her and the band perform!
This week’s podcast comes from the aptly named duo Formally Unknown, a Moscow-based outfit that’s coming fresh off a debut 12″ on the Capital Bass imprint; delving into territories that stray the sounds existing between producers such as Joe and Blawan. With early DJ support from the likes of Ben UFO, Breach and Loefah, this twosome is primed to deliver their evolving sound to the masses soon enough. Seeing their massive potential, we at URB asked them to contribute to our podcast series, and they certainly came through with some serious vibes. Check out the mix, with tracklist down below. Enjoy wisely.
Los Angeles Producer/DJ, Anthony Valadez, can be heard every week through his weekly radio show on KCRW 89.9 in Los Angeles.
On March 18th, Anthony Valadez will present “In Search Of…” the introspective follow-up album to his 2012 debut “Just Visiting.” The upcoming album continues where his last LP “Just Visiting” left off, feeding off of personal life experiences, music discovered over the last two years, and the organic relationships he’s forged through DJing and his KCRW radio show.
Today, enjoy the first song leak from the upcoming “In Search Of…” album for the song “Searching For” featuring Kansas City singer, Miles Bonny.
This week’s edition of INPUT is going heavy on the grooves; as house and disco-pop auteur Tensnake prepares to lay out his signature saccharine-laced rhythms to the Output faithful on Thursday, March 6th. Coming off some amazing releases on Defected and Permanent Vacation, the Hamburg-based producer is finally releasing his debut album, via Astralwerks in the United States. The album, entitled, Glow, features collaborations with the likes MNEK, Jamie Lidell, Jacques Lu Cont and the legendary Nile Rodgers, and is set to crossover genres, charts and boundaries when it gets released on March 11th. So as he embarks on a tour to commemorate the occasion, he comes to Output with a massive lineup in tow, consisting of the always-impressive Juan MacLean and FIXED residents, JDH & Dave P. …