Thursday, September 19, 2013

Download New Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation's New Indian Summer Mix

Summer may be coming to a close, but Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation has put together the perfect "Indian Summer Mix" to help soundtrack those final warm days.

Listen and Download Rob Garza's "Indian Summer Mix" Here

  • The Smiths - This Charming Man (Luis Leon Bootleg)
  • Space Ranger - Push Button Bang JORI HULKKONEN INS
  • Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix)
  • 16 Bit Lolitas - Deep Space Girls (DAVI Remix)
  • This is I - Hood Rat (Original Mix)
  • Jimmy Van M, Affkt, Luxor T - Dreams (Original Mix)
  • Lonely Boy - When I Think About (Giom Remix)
  • Miguel Migs, Aya - The Distance (Balcazar & Sordo Remix)
  • Dharma Protocol ft Boy George - Coming Home (Juan Kidd Weirdo club mix)
  • Akabu - Another World (Andre Lodemann Mix)

Special Thanks: Rob Garza for putting this together, Thievery Corporation for still going strong, the new Nightmares on Wax album and fresh starts

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Essential Free Download: Chromeo Preview New Album on First Single "Over Your Shoulder"

Oh yes....the boys from Chromeo are putting the finishing touches on their next album and have delivered their first offering, "Over Your Shoulder" as a free download! Fans will rejoice in the duo's most funkdafied return and it provides a perfect soundtrack to usher in the Autumn season.

Listen and download "Over Your Shoulder Below"

Special Thanks: Chromeo, 80's grooves, funked out bliss and 36 chambers

Friday, September 13, 2013

UPPERHANDS Instagram Back Catalogue

All Photos Taken By : Upperhands

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Maya Jane Coles : Essential Mix - You're Gonna Get Housed!

Featured in one of Pete Tong's mix series, the Essential Mix, is one of my 
favorites in the House music game right now : Maya Jane Coles

Maya Jane Cole is one of the newest young UK House producers / DJ's
that are forcing the old guys to notice her skills. 

Here it is :
Maya Jane Coles - The Essential Mix

Special Thanks To : Derek Jeter's ankle, Frank Caliendo's Impressions, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 9, Essential Mix series, Great house music, Maya Jane Coles.

Kenny Dope : Hip Hop Breaks x Funk 45's Mix

I had the chance to interview one of the most influential and important DJ's and producers of the last 10 years, DJ Spinna, and when I asked him to tell me who in the Hip hop world has a ridiculous record collection, amongst people like Q Tip and Pete Rock, 
one of his answers was Kenny Dope.
Kenny Dope is one of those guys who has been around since the good old days. 
Understanding and studying where the beats behind classic Hip Hop tracks 
came from is one of Dope's fortes. Jazz develops into Rock, Rock branches into Funk and Soul, Soul morphs into Disco, Disco to Hip Hop and House and Kenny Dope was there for it all.
This mix is one of those gems that takes you back to the good old days and helps you understand where a lot of those classic Hip Hop tracks came from. An upbeat style jam that features emcee's, scratching, beat juggling and overall a great selection from Kenny Dope's huge record collection. 

Special Thanks to : Fantasy Football, Elephant Polo, United States Soccer Team still sucks.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Flying Lotus x Adult Swim x Viktor Vaughn x Earl Sweatshirt x Captain Murphy = Flava In Ya Ear : Adult Swim Is My Hero

Adult Swim has been on the cutting edge of new wave cartoons for anyone over the age of 16,
but has also been on the cutting edge of introducing ground breaking music from
Hip Hop and Electronic producers.
I can remember like it was yesterday that I started watching Adult Swim :
11:00 Pm on Channel 32 Friday and Saturday nights
I got super baked before I watched shows like Venture Brothers, Robot Chicken,
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Boondocks, Sealab to name a few,
but I was more interested in the quick snippets of Hip Hop beats in between commercials.
Unfortunately for a crate digger like myself, it was hard back in 2006 and 2007 to find these songs on line, or with Google searches.
Then that all changed.
Enter :  Danger Doom

Hip Hop emcee MF Doom had already made a huge name for himself in the Hip hop world by not only rapping about cartoons, adopting cartoon themes for his music videos, Dr Doom themed album artwork for his various releases, MF Doom is a "Super Villain" masked character.
MF Doom collaborated with Adult Swim to release an all Hip Hop album produced by
producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse, hence the name "Danger Doom".
For those of you idiots who don't know what I'm talking about... Have a listen and be educated :

Danger Doom - Aqua Teen Hunger Force 

MF Doom and Ghostface Killah - Man In The Mask

Danger Doom - Cross hairs

Just when you thought that Adult Swim and Hip hop fusion was done releasing new music after taking a brief hiatus, Adult Swim began releasing the "Adult Swim Singles" series.
Now this compilation was not just Hip hop influenced, featuring music from all different genres.
Below you will find a link to the Adult Swim Singles #12 and #13

Adult Swim Singles #13

And now, for the piece de resistance:

Flying Lotus has been a staple in the Adult Swim world since the start of Adult Swim.
If you watched their shows from 2005 to 2009, I can guarantee you heard a Flying Lotus
beat in between commercials. Recently Flying Lotus created an alter ego persona for his
mainly Hip Hop experiments, known as : Captain Murphy.
Featured on this year's Adult Swim Singles #13 is a track that beings me back
to the good old days of down, underground, dirty beats covered in dust and mud!
Flying Lotus has teamed up with Viktor Vaughn (AKA MF Doom) and Earl Sweatshirt
of the Odd Future crew to create a track that I would play as my entrance song if
 I were a pro wrestler. Just picture darkness and chains and hard rocks and it's cold...
then somewhere in the back of the room, you see red eyes pop out
and begin to spit hard lyrics at you.

Adult Swim Singles #13 :
Captain Murphy, Viktor Vaughn and Earl Sweatshirt

Special Thanks To : Adult Swim and the Hip Hop fusion.

Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: Stones Throw Records Releases New Documentary and Download Exclusive Mix From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

We were thrilled when the seminal Los Angeles hip hop label, Stones Throw Records, started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their first documentary and now, "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton" will finally see the light of day with some select screenings at places like Cinefamily in Los Angeles.

To celebrate, KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez, has lovingly put together an exclusive Stones Throw inspired mix for you to download and don't miss screening "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton" when it comes to your town or on Blu-Ray/DVD soon!

Playlist | Stonesthrow X Vala
Vex Ruffin - Secret Weapon
Peanut Butter Wolf and Planet Asia - I Your Area
Jonwayne - Gumbo Baby
Homeboy Sandman - Not Really
Stark Reality - Comrades and Dreams (PB Wolf Mix)
Charizma and PB Wolf - My World Premier (12' Version)
J Rocc - Stay Fresh
The Lions - Picture On The Wall (Feat. Leroy Sibbies)
Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy
Myron & E - If I Gave You My Love
J Dilla - Light Works
Koushik - Be With
Karriem Riggins - Tom Toms
Anika - Yang Yang
Madlib - Disco Dance
Dam-Funk & Steve Arrington - Crazy In Here
Jonti - Flesh Of Morning
James Pants - We're Through
The Stepkids - Sweet Salvation
Breakestra - Cramp Your Style
Mayer Hawthorne - Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
Gary Wilson - She Makes Me Think Of Endicott
Aloe Blacc - Arrive
Guilty Simpson - Run (Feat. Sean P and Black Milk)
MED - Classic (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Madvillain - America's Most Blunted

Special Thanks: Stones Throw Records for continuing to put out some of the most progressive hip-hop music on the planet, Peanut Butter Wolf for making it happen, KCRW, Kickstater and all those fellow fans who keep supporting underground music!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Album of the Week: Hot Natured Deliver on Anticipated Debut Album "Different Sides of the Sun"

At long last the eagerly awaited debut album from house music supergroup, Hot Natured, has been released and "Different Sides of the Sun" absolutely does not disappoint. Featuring plenty of deep, sexy house music grooves that have been lovingly sun-kissed with that current late-90's throwback vibe, this is the perfect end-of-summer album. Pair it with the recently released, AnjunaDeep 05 compilation from James Grant and Jody Wisternoff for a proper party.

While this album sampler doesn't do "Different Sides of the Sun" enough justice, you can get the basic flavor of what Hot Natured are offering on their debut album on Hot Creations label:

Oh and here's their huge hit, "Benediction" which is but one of many standout songs on the album:

Special Thanks: Hot Natured for making this album, Hot Creations for putting it out (along with a slew of other standout house jams), New Mexico, family and new adventures