Wednesday, February 14, 2018

MMYYKK -"Nala"- mp3


Producer, musician, video-director & vibes king MMYYKK one of the WRZDS of astralblak fka ZULUZULUU releases the meditative, soulful salute to Queens with "Nala". "Nala" will be the first track from MMYYKK's upcoming new project, it follows two EP's from 2016 Love (In Syththesis) and Astralbeats Vol. 2.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Astralblak -"Dues"-mp3


Minneapolis ZULUZULUU changed their name to Astralblak.

AFROPUNK PREMIERE: HYPNOTIC SINGLE ‘DUES’ MARKS NEW FOCUS FOR ELECTRO-SOUL COLLECTIVE ASTRALBLAK

Electrosoul collective ZULUZULUU has never pulled punches, and their re-emergence as astralblak finds the band pushing their sonic limits, while holding themselves accountable. The song matches a retro synth beat to one of the band’s tightest hooks. Melting synths fill out open spaces beneath a massive beat. As for the name change, it came as the result of soul searching about cultural appropriation and being true to their message as a band. By Nathan Leigh,Afro-Punk

"The main reason for the name change was a matter of authenticity and accountability. Being that none of us is directly related to the actual Zulu tribe of South Africa, we collectively decided that changing the name would be the most respectful course of action. astralblak is universal as in connecting with the universe, it is all encompassing in its narrative of blackness and highlights the diversity in all of our individual experiences as artists and members of the unified diaspora".- astralblak (formerly ZULUZULUU)


Dizzy Fae - Free Form - mixtape


Dizzy Fae releases the first great record from Minneapolis in 2018 with her sprawling mixtape Free Form, produced by su-na, Psymun & sen 09. Dizzy breaks barriers, genre specifics and delivers a post FKA twigs Free Form.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MAST -"Nutty (ft. Makaya McCraven, Dan Rosenboom and Gavin Templeton)"-mp3


Los Angeles producer MAST - aka Tim Conley - pays homage to the significant history of Thelonious Monk. MAST is a veteran of Los Angeles beats scene, and on the upcoming Thelonious Sphere Monk, MAST tackles 15 Monk compositions including the acclaimed "Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", and "Straight No Chaser", as well as more obscure titles like "Misterioso", "Pannonica", and "Bemsha Swing". Thelonious Sphere Monk arrives on January 26th on World Galaxy / Alpha Pup Records.

MAST ft. Makaya McCraven, Dan Rosenboom and Gavin Templeton -"Nutty"-mp3

Izell Pyramid -"Soul Now" - (Andrew Broder Remix)-mp3


Minneapolis Izell Pyramid follows up his excellent Priestcraft EP with a clever interpretation by Andrew Broder of "Soul Now".

Izell Pyramid -"Soul Now"-(Andrew Broder Remix)-mp3

Friday, January 12, 2018

Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake -"King's Dead"-mp3


TDE's Jay Rock returns with a banger with assist from Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake,"King's Dead" from the Black Panther soundtrack and Jay Rock's new record.

Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake -"King's Dead"-mp3

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Rayvn Lenae -"Sticky"-mp3


Chicago's rising Rayvn Lenae collaborates with Steve Lacy on new track "Sticky". Expect big thing from her in 2018. Her 2017 Midnight Moonlight EP was in heavy rotation all year.

Rayvn Lenae -"Sticky"-mp3