House Shoes’s “Let It Go” album received the instrumental treatment with a limited edition vinyl piece of only 500 copies. The regular version of the album featured production by House Shoes and vocal features from the likes of Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Alchemist, Black Milk, Nottz and many others. Now, fans can purchase the instrumental album that plays just as well as the regular version, with interludes and all.
Today, enjoy the mp3 download of the song “Empire Reprise” featuring Will Sessions (band behind Elzhi’s ode to Nas, Elmatic) band member Sam Beaubien.
“The Makings” Pt 2 features past productions from House Shoes featuring songs with Elzhi, Danny Brown, Quelle, and others and also features audio commentary from Rich Medina, Paul Rosenberg, Crown Royale (DJ Rhettmatic & Jamal Bufford), Paradime, Nick Speed and others.
It wasn’t that long ago that every day brought a new remix of Phoenix from their break-through 2009 album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The band even put out an offical CD of remixes from the album.
But while we wait for the French stars to come with some new music, here comes a dreamy new remix by Paris duo Union, who are preparing to release their debut album on Fat Beats, featuring rappers Elzhi, MF DOOM, Talib Kweli, and Guilty Simpson. There’s nothing really hip-hop on this remix (except the tempo), but it’s an original reimaginging of a group we thought had been twisted and turned every-which-way already.
Real heads don’t throw bottles. When a Detroit Original Schooler like Elzhi does a show with a stellar live backing band (fellow D-natives, Will Sessions), there better be no trouble. And there wasn’t. A diverse bunch came to get down and that’s what hip-hop’s really all about kiddies. Yeah, there’s funky-ass attitudes but you should keep that shit under wraps unless some real stuff goes down, not penny-ante you-stepped-on-my-Nikes shit. Don’t start none, there won’t be none. The first motive is to have as much fun as humanly possible. …MORE