Kosha Dillz is going-going back-back to Cali-Cali and this time he’s brought his crony Rapper Pooh along for the ride. Produced by Matty Trump (the acclaimed producer of Sam Adam’s debut album, Boston’s Boy) and directed by Matthew Vaughan, “West Coast Flavor” is a must for your summer playlist. Hit the jump for visuals and free download.
Recently covered in our Pings list a few weeks ago, our friends with Discopolis sent us an exclusive premiere of the music video for our featured track, Falling (Committed to Sparkle Motion). The video brings a poignantly dreamlike visual to the track, which ties everything up together in a well thought out package. Capturing the ethereal feel of the vocals and arrangements, the video depicts the artists’ journey culminating in an almost primal release with the track’s climax.
Band member Fergus Cook had this to say with regards to the video and song, “In the not so distant past, an insufferable woman shrieked the immortal line “SOMETIMES I DOUBT YOUR COMMITMENT TO SPARKLE MOTION!” So shrill the sound of the voice that left those haggard chops, I was left with precious few options. I must look inward… …
Bay Area duo, Rojai & E.Live recently released their album “Hard Pressed” to an amazing response throughout the Bay Area. Their take on modern soul/funk is a perfect blend of past inspirations and future sounds. Today enjoy the mp3 download for the song “So Fly” which is accompanied by their music video for the same song. The Bay Area duo are preparing to release the vinyl version of their album “Hard Pressed” so stay tuned for release info coming soon!
A lot of people seem to assume that the LA Beat scene end starts and ends with Gaslamp Killer and Flying Lotus (with a guest DJ set by Thom Yorke, of course). But this new mini-documentary, Not A Beat, Not A Scene, focuses on the current state of the community still centered around the legendary Low End Theory club night and shines a spotlight on the next generation of LA artists making waves in what is now an international pool of talent, including Juj, Free the Robots, Co.fee and MNDSGN. Add in some seriously sage analysis by scene elder Daedelus and you’ve got yourself a crash course in all things LA Beat.
In celebration of Koncept “Malt Disney (J57 Remix)” EP dropping today via SoulSpazm Records. Koncept and J57 decided to release a new video for one of the songs from the EP. They shot this video in the California desert while they were out there recording their album at Red Bull’s studio in Santa Monica. Check the jump for the video.