Today marks the digital release of “Classic Drug References Vol. 1.” Previously only available as a 3 x 7″ box set including detailed linear notes, interviews and photographs, the release is now available digitally. The box set features songs from Danny Brown, Blu, KNX, Ras G, Zeroh, Pablo Ygal, Quelle Chris, and engineer/producer for Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica, Mike Chav.
In support for today’s digital release, enjoy the full stream of “Classic Drug References Vol. 1.” Some words from Sweeney Kovar below for more info:
“In 2011 I decided to create a physical incarnation of my old blog, Classic Drug References. I decided to work strictly with friends and like-minded individuals I had connected with in the years since I closed down CDR. …
If you’re a fan of futuristic synth pop–retrofied, then Ghost Beach is your go-to band. The collaborative New York based duo, Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn, are prepping for their 2014 LP debut on Nettwork Records. In the meantime, Ghost Beach brings out the dramatic vocals and new wave sounds of the 80′s in their new single “Moon Over Japan”. Influenced by the likes of Tears For Fears, The Police, Daft Punk, and Depeche Mode, you can’t help to be transported back to your childhood when listening to their music–sitting in your living room watching Brat Pack movies and swooning over its cast members.
Saw !llmind, Skyzoo and Smokey Robotic tweet about this yesterday. Young Planet consists of emcee Cidida (of 106 & Park fame) and producer Eibol (linked to World’s Fair). “Resurrect on Jupiter” was shot by Alex Ghassan.
Manchester’s infamous Hoya:Hoya club night founder, Ryan Hunn, AKA Illum Sphere is about to release an album early next year and we have a sneak preview of what you can expect. Out on December 9th the single Sleeprunner is remixed by Zed Bias, who has also remixed The Streets (“That yeah yeah you are fit, And yeah I do want it, But I stop sharking for a minute to get chips and drinks!”) and is crafted with laser precision while layered with sparkling and resonating sounds.
The full album, GHOSTS OF THEN AND NOW comes out on Ninja Tune Records on February 10th, 2014.
New Zealand’s own Ladi6 recently released her album “Automatic” which featured production from Waajeed and Parks. Today, enjoy the Oddisee remix to the song “Diamonds” which is produced by Oddisee and also features a verse from the Washington D.C. producer/rapper. The original version to “Diamonds” was produced by Parks and featured on Ladi6′s album “Automatic.”