Archive for the ‘Muhsinah’ Category

The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah – Daykeeper

September 8, 2008

This just made me forget I was anxiously awaiting Kanye’s new single ‘Love Lockdown’ to drop any hour/night now.

For I’ve waited only 14 months since Kanye’s last effort, and yet 48 months (4 years) for some new material from Phonte & Nicolay. Yes, I goes & does me a bitta’ math still.

A mellow, ambient first number (featuring Your Mum’s beloved Muhsinah) signalling a broader downtempo direction for the duo’s forthcoming sophmore set ‘Leave It All Behind’ due October 14th. ‘Daykeeper’ very slightly reminds me of a stripped-down, sombre Gnarls Barkley cut; though it’s delicately hypnotic in a way that doesn’t feel forced. A song to give us company in the mornings.

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Various Assets – Not For Sale Vol. 4 (Red Bull Music Academy 2007 CD Snippets)

September 8, 2008

Couldn’t stay holdin’ onto these priceless numbers now could I? Such innovative, refreshing, avant-minded music is churned out annually at the Red Bull Music Academy; I really must Solid Snake stealth sneak up into that motherfucker one day, a few little taps on the Korgs and MPCs and I gaurantee you I’ll end up remixing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into a talismanic, new-age, glitch-hop jingle.

The Jake One + Muhsinah collaboration here is outstanding; what an adorably eccentric creature she is, defiant of Rn’B songwriting banalities. Now if only I could get the whole damn CD (non-purchase exclusive industry shit they say), so take a-quarter-of-a-damn-disc and get you some wings (forgive this inevitable carbonated soft-drink punchline).

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01. Jake One & Muhsinah – You
02. Marks & Muhsinah – In Need Of
10. Africa Hi Tec feat. Rio – Too Late
11. Happy Melody – Indian Summer
12. Samiyam & Hudson Mohawke – Eff This
15. Sarah Lahey & Om’Mas Keith – Get Over It

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Click to bump track Track 1 here: Jake One & Muhsinah – You

Fantasticunt quarter-of-a-damn-disc rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

Nhmiah Su – 16 Hours: The Mixtape

July 23, 2008

6.10am. And before I lay my weary head…

I love this lady and all her split personas: Muhsinah >>> Boozina >>> Nhmiah Su.

Robust, bubbling self-produced soultronica to make the galactic jazz federations bump spaceships unto a DUI arrest. I’m high and my head pulsates with this miniature masterstroke. A more zealously realised piece of work than her prior material, presented to us in under 14 minutes of audio- I go to bed hungry.

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1. 00.00
2. 02.00
3. 04.00
4. 05.00
5. 07.00
6. 09.00
7. 12.00
8. 14.00
9. 15.59

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

8 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]

UPDATE:

Muhsinah les Golden Girl is dishing out a shitload of treats (remixes + rarities) for free via her website. Promptly register and cop all nine mp3s upped, including a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Scatterbrain’ and a joint featuring Erykah Badu. Link: http://www.muhsinah.com/treats/

The Future Sounds of Soul Music…

July 11, 2008

Let your speakers ripple on the emerging influx of spacey, forward-thinking, progressive, slightly off-kilter, bugged-out, psychadelic, acid-Rn’B, electro-funk, soul music… or as I sometimes refer to it, Soultronica.

After a stagnant decline in the last decade (starting off tenaciously with the emerging Neo-Soul trend in the late 90s which by now seems to have deteriorated), you’ll be forced admit it’s a very exciting time for Black music. As some artists of that era struggle to maintain an athletic relevance (e.g. Musiq’s corny arse, lyrically Lloyd/R. Kelly’esque new Crunk-n’-B single ‘Radio‘ which complete with Atlanta strip-club synths, is perchance an un-wise career move as it wreaks of commercial desperation and could severely repel his unanimous core fanbase); others such as Erykah Badu embrace the offspring of this Rainbow Child generation by injecting the sound of these seeds into her latest LP alongside her own vintage sonance (i.e. ‘My People’, ‘Twinkle’, ‘Master Teacher’).

I also believe this sound I’m trying to characterize lies affectionately somewhere between…

Point A:
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A Funk come New Wave god of ‘the Minneapolis sound’.

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A pioneering Hip-Hop prophet of ‘the Detroit sound’.

Maybe also what we’re seeing is greater than the categorization of soul music itself- as a growing number of Black artists refuse to be pigeonholed in an effort to reject mainstream mundanity and draw back the eclectic, imaginative light under which many great Black musicians have been illuminated: Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic, George Clinton, Parliament, Prince, Joan Armatrading, Tracey Chapman, Tina Turner and most recently even Outkast to name but a few of the conspicuous ones.

The next wave is here- are you listening? (Don’t turn around in 2 years and act like I didn’t tell you so).

-J*Davey – Beauty In Distortion/Land of The Lost [2008]

As a primary example of this burgeoning genre, I assure you the following debut offering by percussive LA duo J*Davey is the most fearless and exciting soul(tronica) album of 2008; unafraid to fortify influences that suggest a hybrid of the Eurythmics crossbred with J-Dilla and even acclimatize some of these sonics to contemporary pop music (as illustrated on ‘Mister Mister’) and yet build lush, magnetic soundscapes such as ‘Enterception’ that make your heart float on a bed of protons, whilst not forgetting to emphasise one of groups key strengths- Miss Jack Davey’s labia dripping sensuality- via ‘No More’.

I believe out of any Soultronica act that has modish appeal to crack the mainstream, it could very well be J*Davey. But will those fucking record label pussies market/promote this shit right (keeping in mind they are signed to a major like Warner)? Well both Beauty In Distortion and Land of The Lost had been individually floating around the bootleg circut for the last year (I been bumpin’ since late ’07) and were only officially released this month as a double-disc package, so perhaps it’s too late for this record to seize the industry though a potential sophmore effort (no news yet) could definitely spell a landmark breakthrough. Time will tell.

Also, on a slightly less theoretical note… Jack Davey herself (bar the androgynous name) is so sexy it actually hurts my face.

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Beauty In Distortion Tracklist
01. Divisions Of Joy
02. Mr. Mister
03. Touch It
04. Private Parts
05. No More
06. Gangsta
07. Might As Well
08. Cowboys & Indians
09. Enterception (originally entitled ‘Beat (Tell You Goodbye)’
10. Mr. Mister (Remix)

Land of The Lost Tracklist
01 Hi’s & Lo’s
02 Just Because
03 Lil Big Heads (co-produced by ?uestlove of The Roots)
04 Red Light (produced by J-Dilla)
05 Hi Sun
06 Dirty Love
07 Slooow
08 Thick Interlude
09 sLAyer
10 Lalaland
11 Dancehall
12 Mr. Mister (Cock Out Remix)
13 Venus 2 Mars
14 Valley of Love
15 Let It Bleed

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above and the following tracklists below.

Video: Mister Mister

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

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-Kissey Asplund – Plethora [2008]

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01. Still The Baddest (Intro)
02. Beam Me Up
03. Caos
04. You & I
05. Entrapped
06. Fuss’N’Fight
07. Hit Me With Medication
08. 6am
09. Another Glass
10. Syntax Error
11. Phone Call
12. Work It Out
13. With You
14. I’m Out!!!

Video: Fuss’N’Fight

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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-Muhsinah- Day.Break 2.0 [2007]

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1. AM
2. Reconstruct
3. Discovery
4. Once Again
5. Gogh
6. Outsource
7. Mine
8. Psychloan
9. Yiy
10. Netknot
11. Millions
12. Only & Always

Video: Only & Always

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

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-Sy Smith – Conflict [2008]

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1. Conflict (This Is Your Brain On Drugs)
2. Fly Away With Me
3. The Things I Do
4. Overthought feat. Bilal Salaam
5. The Art Of You
6. Spies
7. Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness
8. Reach Down In Your Soul feat. Wes Felton
9. B-Side Love Affair
10. Would All The People From Compton Please Leave?
11. Star

Video: Conflict

Fantasticunt album rating:

7 mums out of 10

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-Little Dragon – Little Dragon [2007]

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01. Twice
02. Turn Left
03. No Love
04. Recommendation
05. Constant Suprises
06. Forever
07. After The Rain
08. Place To Belong
09. Stormy Weather
10. Test
11. Wink
12. Scribbled Paper

Video: Test

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

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-G & D (Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins) – The Message Uni Versa [2007]

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1. Ye Olde Skit
2. GodUnit
3. On One
4. One
5. Peace Of Mind
6. Time
7. Found
8. U
9. All 4 U
10. Ye Olde Skit Too
11. Good Mornin Amerikkka
12. P.I.F.O.T.P.H. 34
13. War Drums
14. Stomp, The
15. Poppa’s Song
16. MGD – (with M.E.D.)
17. Stronger
18. Ye Last Olde Skit
19. Message, The
20. Uncle Dudley’s Outro

Video: Time

Fantasticunt album rating:

5 mums out of 10

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-Sa-Ra Creative Partners – The Hollywood Recordings [2007]

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1. Seagulls
2. Hey Love
3. Glorious
4. So Special – (with Rozzi Daime)
5. And If – (with TY)
6. Rosebuds
7. Feel the Bass – (with Talib Kweli)
8. Not on Our Level – (with Capone ‘n’ Noreaga/Lord Nez)
9. White! (On the Floor)
10. Bitch
11. Do Me Gurl – (with TY)
12. Ladies Sing
13. Sweet Sour You – (with Bilal)
14. Tracy – (with Rozzi Daime)
15. Fly Away – (with Erykah Badu/Georgia Anne Muldrow)
16. Lean on Me – (with Kurupt/Erika Rose/Lord Nez)
17. Fish Fillet – (with Pharoahe Monch)
18. Thrilla – (with J Dilla)
19. Hollywood – (Redux)

Video: Hey Love

Fantasticunt album rating:

5.5 mums out of 10

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-Janelle Monae – Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase [2007]

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01. March Of The Wolfmasters
02. Violet Stars Happy Hunting!
03. Many Moons
04. Cybertronic Purgatory
05. Sincerely, Jane

Video: Sincerely Jane

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

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-Georgia Anne Muldrow – Olesi Fragments of Earth [2006]

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1. New Orleans
2. Melanin
3. Wrong Way
4. Feet
5. Frames
6. Lovelight
7. Radio WNK
8. Because
9. Speakversion
10. Wheels
11. Birds
12. Amnrh
13. West Coast
14. Boom
15. Patience
16. Blackman
17. Leroy
18. Nowadayze
19. Skaw De Beast
20. Epilogue
21. Blackman

No video retrieveable, thus Click to Bump the following for preview: Wrong Way

Fantasticunt album rating:

8 mums out of 10

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Wayna – Higher Ground

July 9, 2008

The 2nd LP from perhaps one of the most sweetest, cherubic voices on the Washington DC soul scene. Watch Wayna’s dulcet tones synthesize blissfully with fellow funk martian Muhsinah’s earthy vocals on the mind-bending soultronica backdrop of ‘Billy Club’… this particular track 3 successively came on as I was examining the album with my iPod on in bed the other night and I started wiggin’ out under the covers. Shit is far out.

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01 Moonlight Rendezvous
02 A New Scenery
03 Billy Club ft. Muhsinah
04 Loving You (Music) ft. Kokayi
05 Close to You featuring Kenn Starr
06 Daydream
07 Mr. Duracell <<<<<<< An ode to her vibrator. Heads up ladies.
08 Interlude
09 Office Politics
10 My Love
11 Not Gonna Go
12 Home
13 Stalking Horse (the Cuba joint)

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Fantasticunt album rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

Click to bump: Billy Club feat. Muhsinah

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