Milwaukee’s Rhythm Lab Radio | May 14th Playlist

Flying Lotus

Last Friday at 10pm on 88Nine was the return of Rhythm Lab Radio.  For those who unfamiliar with the show, it is 120 minutes of genre bending music that redefines the urban sound.  We added to new features called album of the week and download of the week to Rhythm Lab Radio.  Last week’s Album of the Week was Flying Lotus’ “Cosmogramma” and the download of the week was Trouble Andrew’s “Trouble Gang Mixtape”.  You can download the Trouble Andrew mixtape from here. We also had new music from the Gayngs record Relayted, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the Nas and Damian Marley album Distant Relatives, which drops on May 18th.

Here is the playlist

Hour 1
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie – Heritage EP (Choice Cuts)
Steve Reid – Lions of Juda
B.o.B. – Satellite (Hudson Mohawke Remix) – ATL RMX – Adult Swim
Quadron – “Buster Keaton” – Plug Research
Cee-Lo – “I Want You – Lady Killer –
Ratatat – “Party With Children – LP4
Joya Mooi – “When I Take A Step Back” – Hard Melk
Yacht – “Psychic City (Classix Remix)”
Bill Withers – “She Wants To (Get On Down)”
Kotchy – “Sing What You Want (Rusko’s Skwee Remix)”
Album of the Week
Flying Lotus – “Satelllliiiiiteee” – Cosmogramma – Warp
Flying Lotus – “…And The World Laughs With You (Ft. Thom Yorke)”
Flying Lotus – “Do The Astral Plane”
Kooley High – “Kooley is High”
Wale – “Break Up Song”
James Blake – “CMYK”
Hour 2
Def Harmonic – How Do We Let Go
Nas & Damian Marley – “As We Enter (Tinie Tempah remix)”
Mark Ronson – “Cirucit Breaker”
Joker – “Tron”
Rusko – “Hold On feat. Amber Coffman (Sub-Focus Remix)”
Killa Queenz – “Double Up feat. Lady Cham”
So Shifty f. Ward 21 – “Wine”
Telephoned – “Dancin’ On Me”
Download of the Week
Trouble Andrew f. Amanda Blank – “Run Hide”
Trouble Andrew f. Jofo – “Dream On”
Wiley ft. Emeli Sande – “Never Be Your Woman (Shy FX Remix)”
Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill” – Treats – N.E.E.T.
Major Lazer – “Keep It Goin’ Louder (So Shifty 1961 Ska Remix)”
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – “Dog With A Rope”
Slyvia Striplin – “You Can’t Turn Me Away”
Gayngs – “No Sweat” – Relayted Jagjaguar

Sound Travels: Sunday Nomadik Mix

The Sound Travels weekend round-up here with the details on all the songs you may(or may not) have heard in the Sunday set. Also want you all to come down to the Nomad Pub for a live set of DJ-ed music from my self and the occasional guest. Last night I was solo, and though the night was a bit chilly, everyone who came was nice and warm. If you missed the show, here’s a taste…

Sound Travels Sunday Nomadik Mix



Selda Bagcan “Gitme” Selda

Parva “Mosem-e Gol” Pomegranates – Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych of the 60s & 70s

Yamasuki “Kono Samourai” Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki

Bollywood Brass Band “Urvashi Urvashi” Rahmania

Santero “Agua del Mar Olokun (Remix)” El Hijo de Obatala

Damian Marley “Gangsters and Pimps” Rare Joints vol. 2

The Juju Orchestra “Nao Posso Demorar (Dubben remix)” Remixes #2

Os Mutantes “O Careca” Haih or Amortecedor

Lokkhi Terra “Nodir Kul (BAS remix)” Viva Camino Vol. 2

Karina Nistal “Muchos Chavos” The Sweet Spot

Twisted Wires “One Night At The Raw Deal” One Night At The Raw Deal

Karen Gafurdjanov “Yor Uzga”

Habib Koite & Bamada “N’tesse” Afriki

Djavan “Nereci feat. Marianzinha” The Brazilian Funk Experience

Marcos Valle “Valeu Ft. Joyce” Latinesque “Jednou” Gypsy Groove

Trio Ternura “Sempre Existe Alguém” Favela Chic – Postonove 2

Malo “Oye Mama [45 Edit]” From Burbank to the Bay Area

Eddie Palmieri “Ay Que Rico Li (Ozomatli Remix)” Latinesque

Maldita Vecindad & Los Hijos Del Quinto Patio “Fátima” Circular Colectivo

Kocani Orkestar “Mi Bori Sar Korani” Balkan Fever

Jorge Ben “A Lua e Minha” Salve, Jorge!

Federico Aubele “Suena Mi Guitarra” Amatoria

Are You Feeling This | Nas & Damian Marley, Cults, Prophetic and Galactic

Lots of songs never make it to the radio that are getting lots of attention online. Live tracks, sanctioned and unsanctioned remixes, mash-ups, overlooked gems by unsigned artists. Every week on “Are You Feeling This,” we invite you to hear what the buzz is all about. You tell us what you think. Vote in the Are You Feeling This poll, leave a comment, send us an e-mail.

We have music from the Milwaukee’s Prophetic, Cults, Nas & Damian Marley, and a funky remix of a Galactic tune from their latest album Ya-Kay-May. Take a listen below and let us know what you think by voting in the “Are You Feeling This” listener poll.

Galactic – “You Don’t Know (Emynd Bounce Remix)” feat. Glenn David Andrews & Rebirth Brass Band (download)
Cults – “Go Outside”

More Nas & Damian Marley, “As We Enter”

Few days ago I shared with you a new track from the forthcoming  Nas & Damian Marley collaboration called Distant Relative. Well the internet has blessed us with another track from the forthcoming album. I’m pretty sure the sample is from Mulatu Astatke (correct me if I’m wrong).  Let me know what you think.

Nas & Damian Marley – “As We Enter”

New Music from Nas’ and Damian Marley’s Distant Relatives Project

Some of you  may know that Nas & Damian Marley have a project called Distant Relatives.  It was rumored to have been released back in 2009, but now it will be out April 20th. They recently were invited by National Geographic to speak on the connections between Reggae and Hip Hop. Check out the track below.

Nas & Damian Marley – “Strong Will Continue”

Nas & Damian Marley| Distant Relatives – The Roots of Hip Hop & Reggae

National Geographic Music held an amazing forum this past Saturday in Washington, DC. The forum was on the African origins of hip hop and reggae and the deep-rooted connections betweent the two.   Hip hop icon Nas, and reggae icon Damian Marley (son of Bob Marley) lead this forum that was moderated by Sway (MTV news). In addition to Nas and Damian Marley, Kool Herc, Rakim, Daddy U-Roy, King Jammy, Jeff Chang, Pat McKay, Waterflow and DJ Red Alert were also part of the discussion. You can watch the discussion in its entirety below.

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The title of the forum was Distant Relatives which is the same name of the project from Nas and Damian Marley, which will be released on March 16, 2010. Below is a sneak peek from the forthcoming album.

Here is a little snippet of a song from the Album

Track listing for Distant Relatives:
1. Intro (Something New) (prod. Damian Marley)
2. As We Enter (prod. Damian Marley)
3. Revolutionary (prod. Damian Marley)
4. Count Your Blessings (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
5. Belief is Key (prod. Damian Marley)
6. Africa Must Wake Up feat. K’naan (prod. Nas, Damian & Stephen Marley)
7. Black Horizon feat. K’naan (prod. Damian Marley)
8. Only the Strong (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
9. Our Generation feat. Joss Stone & Stevie Wonder (prod. Damian Marley)
10. Empowerment (prod. Stephen Marley)
11. AID (prod. K’naan & Nas)
12. Let’s End It (Poverty) feat. K’naan (prod. 9th Wonder & Damian Marley)
13. The Earth feat. Bob Marley (prod. Salaam Remix, Damian & Stephen Marley)
14. Black Man’s Paper feat. Erykah Badu (prod. Afry) [UK Bonus]
15. Weed On feat. Snoop Dogg (prod. Damian Marley) [iTunes Bonus]

Damien Marley ain’t no Nimrod

This week, I’m continuing a reggae theme here at the station. It’s funny how sometimes these things just come together. This week on Sound Travels, Marcus is exploring Reggae Riddims and this Saturday night on the Saturday Session, DJ Web Spinna is rocking a mix of dub and dancehall. So I thought I too would join the reggae bandwagon and explore some reggae samples. In Tuesday’s post, I showed how Lily Allen used a great John Holt track, and today I’ve got a reggae artist sampling a Ska band!
In 2005 Damien Marley released his award winning reggae masterpiece “Welcome To Jamrock” The album featured a number of guests, including Black Thought of the Roots, Nas, and brother Stephen Marley. They came together on this track…

That funky break at the beginning of this song comes to us from Jamaican Ska godfathers THE SKATALITES. This super group formed in the early 60s, when these guys began recording together in some of the islands first recording studios. They released a number of Ska and Reggae classics, including the track NIMROD.