Freebie | Atmosphere, “Free Fallin”

On September 9th, Minneapolis’ Atmosphere will be performing live at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.  It will be their second stop on their “To All My Friends Tour”.  The guys recently dropped a free track called “To All My Friends” a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday they dropped another track and it will be part of an double EP  full of new songs called To All My Friends, Blood Made The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EPs. They sure know how to give names to albums and EPs.  You can listen and download the “Free Fallin” below. The EP will be available digitally  via iTunes and Amazon and at their show on September 9th.

Atmosphere – Free Fallin’ (download)

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Sound Travels Wednesday: Guest Mix “Funky Isthmus” from DJ’s Gnotes & Canyon

Normally, I put together all the Sound Travels sets, today however, I wanted to share one from a DJ whose mixes I’ve been digging for a while. DJ Canyon Cody has been a favorite of mine for the sensibility and freshness he brings to his mixes. Old-school, new-school converge; his palette is worked with purpose and are some of the freshest mixes out there. So here I decided to feature this excellent mix on the air. There is a lot to like about it and you can find more details on Cody’s blog. You can also download the mix there or HERE.

The mix features original Gnawledge hiphop remezclas of Panamanian calypso, funk and cumbia from the 1960s & 70s, sampled from Soundway Records 12″ vinyl compilations Panama! Vol. 1, Panama! Vol. 2, & Panama! Vol. 3.

Gnotes & DJ Canyon Cody Panama Doaba: Funky Isthmus Mixtape

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Freebie | Sleigh Bells, “AB Machines (French Horn Rebellion Remix)”

I just spotted this amazing remix of Sleigh Bells’ song AB Machines by Milwaukee-ish group French Horn Rebellion over at the blog Seizure Chicken. If you still have not checked out the Sleigh Bells yet, what are you waiting for? They are food for your daily allowance of crunchy goodness.

Sleigh Bells – “AB Machines (French Horn Rebellion Remix)” (download)

Freebie | Cut Chemist, “Adidas to Addis”

Former DJ of the now defunct Jurassic Five Cut Chemist is back with a new album called “Sound of the Police”.  Known for complicated sets using more than two turntables, Cut Chemist take a new approach to his music on this forthcoming album using only one turntable,  a mixer, all original vinyl pressings and a loop pedal. The album was meant as a one-time performance for the Mochilla Timeless series (I highly recommend you check out the DVD).

The music chosen for this mix goes quite a bit deeper into the crate than his other contributions. Driven by his passion for Ethiopian, Colombian, Sudanese and Afro-Brazilian sounds, this mix also features a few classic tunes you might recognize. Sound Of The Police puts it all in context to help the listener remember that hip-hop culture is indeed rooted in Africa.

The album will be release on July 27, but you and listen and download the first track from “Sound of The Police” right now.

Freebie | Kid Cudi + Rostam Batmanglij(Vampire Weekend) + Best Coast, “All Summer”

A little over year ago Converse put out a track featuring Santigold, Julian Casablancas(Strokes), and Pharrell from N.E.R.D. Well Converse is back with another collaboration this time it is Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij(Vampire Weekend) and Best Coast.  The appropriately titled “All Summer” is available for free download from Converese’s website.

Kid Cudi + Rostam Batmanglij(Vampire Weekend) + Best Coast – “All Summer”

Freebie | Two Door Cinema Club, “What You Know(Doubledrop Remix)”

Milwaukee’s Doubledrop just release an amazing remix of Two Door Cinema Club’s “What You Know”, which you can download for free below. Doubledrop has also been a featured DJ on 88Nine’s Saturday Session a few months back.

Listen to Doubledrop’s Saturday Session mix

Freebie | Brother Ali, “Don’t Look At Me, Look Around”

Rhymesayer artist Brother Ali is probably one of the most exciting hip hop artists right now.  He put on an amazing show at this year’s Soundset in Minneapolis.  If you have not seen this man live, you will have a chance on June 19th in Chicago at the Muslim Music Festival – Takin’ It To The Streets.  In honor of the event, he dropped a tracked called “Don’t Look At Me, Look Around”  Also performing at the festival will be Mos Def, Kindred The Family Soul, Tinariwen, and more. (spotted at Sound Verite)

Brother Ali – “Don’t Look At Me, Look Around” (download)