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The Ride

Allan Kingdom provides today’s vibes as he takes listeners on a ride into his world. This Minnesota native speaks on how much he has changed and progressed while not changing his morals and values. Allan explains how change is a part of life but you should always stay yourself. Don’t change who you are in order to fit in, but rather educate and better yourself so you can grow and develop into a better you. Instilling self-love and positivity through his music to uplift and motivate the listener. Make sure you do yourself a favor and check out this video below and as always…

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Super Origami

This past week Da Bassment had the opportunity to sit in on a residency night in Cincinnati at The Comet. The vibrations were elevated and the music was electrical, Super Origami put on a show. Combining music art and  culture in one building, using their sound to break down social stereotypes and speak on injustices as well as everyday life. The room was packed and filled with people from all walks of life connecting through the music. There was a cohesiveness between everyone who attended last night’s show and the love was truly felt and genuine. The live instrumentation quickly got the crowd to their feet, within seconds more than half of the audience was front and center dancing laughing and having a good time. The nostalgic vibes of the venue (The Comet) accented perfectly with their sound, placing you in a different time zone similar to the 70’s with free spirits, righteous hippies and revolutionaries. Make sure you check out the video below and as always….

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Grown Up Calls

Today’s post come from the very talented Toro Y MOI as he follows his fourth studio album and brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, the vibes are to die for as you get lost in the mystic instrumentation and groovy visuals. This video is easy like Sunday morning and a great stress reliever for a hectic day or early morning meditation, do your self a favor and stream below and as always…

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Plastic

All I can say is the girl got Soul, singer/songwriter Laura Roy dispenses gold with her recent single “Plastic”. She displays her heavenly vocals over an acoustic guitar in an abandon car, creating a gritty atmosphere with the most pure sound manifesting a contrast that keeps you glued. Laura captures the 90’s r&b vibe with her soulful melodies and catchy hooks. Mesmerizing the listener with her natural organic sound, singing from the soul. Make sure you check out the video below and as always…

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The Afrikan Space Program

Today’s post comes from a talented producer who goes by the name of Ras G. Not too often does a sound tickle the ears as well as blow you away mentally, but leave it to Ras G and his comrades to produce a sound so unique that it requires you to listen numerous times before catching everything that is going on. Manipulating melodies and creating the perfect imperfect beat, making off-beat weirdness sound cool. Not only does he deliver sonic-ally but he accompanies his sound with intense visual concepts that accent the song well. The Los Angeles producer prides himself in making unconventional brilliant music while mixing genre’s creating a fusion that’s international. Delivering sounds seldom heard on the western hemisphere, opening a new world for the listener to explore. Make sure you check out Ras G song below and as always…

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IT”S ELECTRIC

Kaytranada drops his electric track “Lite Spots” off his newly released debut album 99.9%. “Lite Spots” is a great track and the video adds to it’s greatness by being uplifting and fun. The video is centered around Kaytranda building a robot companion to dance and play with, capturing the energy of the track with lighthearted and happy visuals. Sonically the song is a masterpiece, taking you on a musical roller coaster with different sounds and frequencies accompanied with stunning choreography. If you are looking for original sound and electric vibrations stream the video below and as always.

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Phony PPL

Nine-piece band Phony Ppl creates music that feels wise beyond its years, especially since the members of the group are just out of high school. Through hard word and countless hours of practicing they were able to produce a unique sound, which they niche as “Brooklyn Soul,” an acoustic swirl of jazz, R&B and hip-hop which include guitarist, sax, bass and more. Phony Ppl Recently released their debut album Phonyland early quarter 2016, collectively they have come together to create a sound which elevates consciousness with jazz and swooning rhythm and blues hooks and smooth rap verses. Do yourself a favor and stream the content below. And as Always…

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Abraham

Miles Mosley, an upright bassist, composer, producer and co-founder of music collective The West Coast Get Down, celebrates his sense of self on his new single “Abraham.” With help from his band mates and To Pimp A Butterfly’s saxophonist Kamasi Washington, the L.A. jazz musician brings the song to life with charisma, behavior, and confidence. Capturing the emotion of survival while referencing biblical events catapults this song into a higher echelon, one that surpasses time and speaks universally. Stream the song below and as always

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Ghetto Walkin’

Robert Glasper an outstanding jazz pianist pays tribute to Miles Davis 90th birthday with the release of “Everything’s Beautiful”, an 11-track album that is energized by samples from the late-extraordinar’s inventory.Glasper creates a visual for Miles original composition “The Ghetto Walk” featuring Bilal. The spirited video sculpts the faces on the album’s cover overcoming the dark and menacing streets. Using contrasting imagery of dark environments accompanied with the radiance and hum of street lights and police sirens, representing road block or obstacles a young black man in 2016 must face. Everything’s Beautiful features additional cameos from Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Illa J, Phonte, and Georgia Anne Muldrow just to name a few. The release date is set for May 27th be on the lookout in the meantime check out the video to “Ghetto Walk” below and as always

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LINK UP

When you hear “link up” by Anderson Paak and Knxwledge one can’t help but think of this R&B jam as a funky version of elevator music. “Link up” takes the funk template pioneered by musical genius groups like Parliament, Funkadelic, The Ohio Players and the Gap Band and creates their own sound. Anderson Paak’s scratchy, mannered soul vocals is showcased effectively throughout the song and Knxwledge’s production connects a sequence of choral backing with heavy-foot, drum-bass thump to form an adhesive backdrop for Paak’s  antics. Stream the video and song below and as always…

 

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