The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Collection: Mixed and Compiled by DJ Spinna & Mr Thing

The Beat Generation series is one of the strongest and most diverse created within Hip Hop. It's no surprise that a label as focused and thorough as BBE is behind such a series. With an A&R approach of 'do what you want' towards each artist, the end result has continued to be raw and inventive. The series has seen original full length from Hip Hop legends like Marley Marl and Jazzy Jeff; left-field experimentalists like King Britt, DJ Spinna and Madlib; and outright pop stars like Will.i.am.

To mark the Tenth Anniversary of this compilation series BBE enlisted the programming and mixing talents DJ Spinna and former Scratch Pervert and DMC Champ Mr. Thing to wrap the best of the best into a mixed CD.

I'm highly looking forward to this comp.

BBE releases The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Collection on March 29, 2011.

Check out this dope track listing below.

01. Madlib The Beat Konducta – Stop
02. Pete Rock - Nothin' Lesser (featuring The UN)
03. Madlib The Beat Konducta - What It Do (featuring Talib Kweli)
04. Marley Marl - Big Faces
05. Dj Jazzy Jeff - My Peoples (featuring Raheem Devaughn)
06. Pete Rock - Pete's Jazz
07. Jay Dee - African Rhythms
08. Marley Marl - What Ruling Means (featuring Kevin Brown & Grap Luva)
09. DJ Spinna - Drive (featuring Shadowman)
10. Madlib The Beat Konducta - Go! (featuring Guilty Simpson)
11. Dj Jazzy Jeff - Are you ready? (featuring Slum Village)
12. will.i.am - Lay Me Down (featuring Terry Dexter)
13. DJ Jazzy Jeff - Rock Wit U (featuring Erro)
14. Dj Spinna - Surely
15. Pete Rock - Give It To Y'all (featuring Roc Marciano & Trife)
16. Jay Dee - Beej-N-Dem Pt. 2 (featuring Beej)
17. Madlib The Beat Konducta - Blow The Horns On 'Em (featuring Guilty Simpson)
18. Marley Marl - Live Ova Beats
19. Dj Jazzy Jeff - We Live In Philly (featuring Jill Scott)
20. DJ Spinna - All Up In it (feat. Eric Krasno & Neal Evans)
21. DJ Jazzy Jeff - A Charmed Life (featuring J Live)
22. will.i.am - Money (featuring Huck Fynn, Oezlem, The Horn Dogs)
23. Marley Marl - Hummin' (featuring Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong)
24. Jay Dee - Rico Suave Bossa Nova
25. King Britt - Spaces (featuring Quasimoto)
26. will.i.am - Lost Change In D Minor
27. King Britt - Transcend (featuring Bahamadia)
28. Dj Spinna - Idols (featuring Vinia Mojica)
29. Larry Gold - No Stoppin' (featuring Black Thought, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead)
30. Dj Spinna - Love is Sold (feat Abdul Shylon)
31. Jay Dee - Big Booty Express
32. DJ Spinna – Rock (Unplugged)
33. King Britt – Cobbs Creek (featuring De La Soul)
34. Pete Rock – To My Advantage (featuring Nature)
35. Larry Gold – All That You Are (featuring Kindred The Family Soul)
36. DJ Spinna – Galactic Soul

37. Various Artists - The Beat Generation Continuous Mix by DJ Spinna
38. Various Artists - The Beat Generation Continuous Mix by Mr Thing
39. Various Artists - The Beat Generation Continuous Mix by Chris Read

BBE Music

Rainbow Arabia + Spoek Mathambo + Nguzunguzu

Rainbow Arabia are about to take the underground on the road alongside chief township funk master Spoek Mathambo in the US and then they'll head to Europe, all in support of their full length album 'Boys And Diamonds' to be released next week on techno heavyweight Kompakt, Feb. 26th.

This past Tuesday their single 'Without You' was released digitally and on limited edition 7". Check out the massive percussion Nguzunguzu provided for their remix of the track.


US TOUR // all dates with Spoek Mathambo (except SXSW)

March 8th - San Francisco, CA at The Mighty
March 10th - Seattle, WA at Nectar
March 11th - Portland, OR at Branx
March 12th - Boise, ID at The Reef
March 13th - Salt Lake City, UT at the Urban Lounge
March 14th - Aspen, CO at Belly Up
March 16th - Austin, TX at Red 7 (SXSW)
March 19th - Austin, TX at Malverde (SXSW)
March 22nd - El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace
March 24th - Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
March 25th - Los Angeles, CA at The Echoplex (Record Release Party)
March 26th - San Diego, CA at Soda Bar


April 5th - Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Grand Mix - Tourcoing - FRANCE
April 6th - Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Olympic - Nantes - FRANCE
April 8th - De Helling - Utrecht - NETHERLANDS
April 9th - Melkweg - Amsterdam - NETHERLANDS
April 10th - Festival SUPER MON AMOUR ! @ Laiterie - Strasbourg - FRANCE
April 11th - Gebaeude 9 - Koeln - GERMANY
April 12th - Astra Stube - Hamburg - GERMANY
April 13th - Debaser - Malmo - SWEDEN
April 14th - Debaser Slussen - Stockholm - SWEDEN
April 15th- Bla ! - Olso - NORWAY
April 16th - Jazzhuset - Goteborg - SWEDEN
April 18th - Musikcafeen - Arhus - DENMARK
April 19th - Huset Magstræde - Copenhaguen - DENMARK
April 20th - Berghain Kantine - Berlin - GERMANY
April 21st - Karlstorbahnhof - Heidelberg - GERMANY
April 22nd - Carré Rotondes - Luxembourg - LUXEMBOURG
April 24th - Electron Festival - Geneve - SWITZERLAND

April 27th - Le 106 - Rouen - FRANCE
April 28th - Witloof Bar Botanique - Bruxelles - BELGIUM
April 29th- La Machine - Paris - FRANCE
April 30th - Camden Crawl Festival - London - UK
May 1st - Sounds from the other city - Manchester - UK
May 2nd - Captains Rest - Glasgow - UK
May 5th - CAMP - London - UK


Psymbionic Remixes Trillbass & The Glitch Mob

It's no surprise that glitch hop, dubstep and all forms of Bass Music continue to expand and gain momentum across the US. Hip Hop was born in the US along with Electro. Combine the two classic genre and you get the cresting wave of electronic music crashing from coast to coast.

From press release::
'To kick off the release of Trillogy No.1 the right way, Trillbass is giving away a glitch hop remix from their colleague Psymbionic of the tune 'Chief Rocka'. Trillogy No.1, due out March 10th, marks their first release on Trillbass Digital, and is the first of a 'trilogy' of albums, due in April and May respectively. Recently Trillbass put out an exclusive mix for future bass label Made In Glitch, which showcases many of the tracks forthcoming, as well as tunes from ill-esha, Your Dirty Habit, and Psymbionic. '

Trillbass 'Chief Rocka (Psymbionic Remix)' (Direct Link)

The Glitch Mob 'Drive It Like You Stole It (Psymbionic Remix)' (Direct Link)


Filthy + Social Service + SimplePlay present SXNO :: March 19 & 20

Saturday, March 19th ::

Frite Nite Records Showcase:


“For a good while now, the main man behind San Francisco’s Frite Nite label, Paul Salva, has stood firmly behind his label, making sure its delivery of futuristic, eclectic electronic music ran smoothly as it remained tasteful and interesting. But the label head makes music too, under the name Salva, and next year will see the release of his own full-length album, Complex Housing. …Salva’s new tune is a pristine slice of squelching, synth-driven funk, albeit ‘funk’ that sounds like it comes from a whole other time and place. Its impressively infectious melodies are rivaled only by the smashing beats that surround them. The soundscape is fully realized with the addition of warm, warbling ambiance in the background. Sure, you can dance a bit to Salva’s “Blue,” but you can also just sit and listen to the rich production through headphones.” -Patrick Fallon/SF Weekly

B. Bravo

B. Bravo (Adam Mori), a West Coast California native, brings his own sound of synthesizer funk to any track he lays hands on, whether in the studio, behind the turntables in the club, or performing his music live on stage. As an original member of the Frite Nite crew based in San Francisco, he is also a driving force in the Modern Funk Movement, spearheaded by LA’s Dam-Funk. Bravo’s DJ sets include melody-infused Dubstep, UK Funky, and original Future Funk bangers, all loaded with full helpings of bass. His live set (showcasing original material played live with samplers, synths, keyboards and vocoder) was unleashed this year to the masses and has received rave reviews from crowds and music lovers alike.


Hailing from San Francisco as a writer/MC/DJ, Epcot has been releasing and touring music on an international stage for the last 10 years. As an MC, he has worked with everyone from Tipper, Si Begg and The Glitch Mob, to Salva, Eprom, NastyNasty, Mimosa and Lorn, just to name a few. His tunes have been championed around the globe by radio and club DJ’s alike, including Rob Da Bank, Annie Mac, Mary Anne Hobbs, Giles Peterson and Annie Nightingale. With multiple international tours under his belt, as well as appearances at Bestival and Fabric, many mics have been torched across the globe. As a DJ, Ep has a reputation for playing all sub-genres of progressive bass music with the skill of a turntablist wiz.

Sunday, March 20::


Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to create vast textural soundscapes by utilizing live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty vinyl. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles into something unique.


LA native Henry Laufer may be a young fella, but the 19-year-old producer, better known as Shlohmo, has rocketed on to our radar screen in recent months with his lo-fi, psychedelic mix of abstract hip-hop, dubstep-flavored wonk, bouncy synth-funk, breezy trip-hop, and what sounds like lost gems from the mid-’90s Mo’ Wax catalog. Now splitting time between San Francisco and LA, in January Shlohmo will be releasing theShlohmoshun Deluxe mini-album.


LA’s most daring new artists wears a buzzing halo. This young musical romantic weaves together a true “love-sound” that falls between honeyed melody and avant-electronics. Daedelus chops and splices disparate acoustic sources into incredible works of staggering resonance. His production style is very unique; it has a precise impact that will make you wonder if you?re dreaming or dancing.
more artists tba….

Ms. Thing 'Hot (MRC Riddims Remix)'

My boys MRC Riddims are back with another digi-dancehall stomper with their remix of Ms. Thing's 'Hot.'

Mash up di dance.

Ms. Thing - Hot (MRC Riddims Remix) by MRC Riddims


Kyle Andrews and his SushiDanceParty

Kyle Andrews "Sushi (Slow Dancing at the Prom)"

"Real Prom Dancey-Dancey" is a dance partner simulator designed to recreate the dream-woozy feeling of slow dancing with your sweetheart. Featuring "Sushi (Slow Dancing At the Prom Mix)" by Kyle Andrews, users can choose between 4 unique dance partners and let their imaginations create the ultimate slow dancing simulation experience.

This kid just writes perfect Indie Pop songs. They remind me of my permanent soundtrack via mix tapes my high school sweetheart would make me.

Inventive music videos aren't new for Kyle Andrews. He got himself on the video map with the YouTube Mosaic for the original version of "Sushi" in 2009. It's a digital piece of art that was made from 1.4 million tiles, and thousands of unique and clickable YouTube video stills. The Guggenheim Museum praised it on their Biennial of Creative Video shortlist. In 2010, the video for "You Always Make Me Smile" was a viral hit, breaking the world record for largest water balloon fight and gaining over a million YouTube hits in just under 2 weeks. The SushiDanceParty.com experience is just another taste of what Kyle Andrews has up his sleeve.

His debut full length "Robot Learn Love" will be released in Summer 2011.


Freddie Gibbs - National Anthem (Quickie Mart remix) by Quickie Mart

New Orleanian DJ/producer Quickie Mart presents the official, Gibbs-approved remix of "National Anthem". Quickie Mart's three-volume Haze Diaries mixtape series with NY rapper Gotham Green features Gibbs as well as Planet Asia, El Prez, Sum, IamOmni and more. His Gypsyphonic Disko mixtape features Chali 2na, Juvenile and Gift Of Gab and blends New Orleans bounce, klezmer, hip hop and Balkan music.

Be sure to check out Quickie Mart @ Bass Church Mardi Gras Edition with Mochipet, Carmine P. Filthy and more.


Carmine P. Filthy 'Cooped N Rain' (Live Feb. Mix)

Set recorded on a cold and rainy day in New Orleans featuring music produced by Salva, Sepalcure, Toddla T, FaltyDL, Roof Light, Jacques Greene, Mexicans With Guns, Clicks & Whistles, Primary 1, Jamie Grind, Cedaa, Benga, Jamie XX and more.

Percussion Lab - Carmine P Filthy - Cooped N Rain

Daedelus 'Bespoke' (Ninja Tune) :: Out 11 APRIL (EU) / 26 APRIL (NA)

Daedelus is a producer who has surpassed the point of genre discussion. He has dragged the term 'experimental' across time and sample so many times the lines are not just blurred, they are seemingly ancient and fresh all at once. His newest full length, Bespoke, will be released in April via Ninja Tune.

Daedelus - Tailor-Made feat. Milosh (TOKiMONSTA Remix) by Ninja Tune

The album features vocal talent “from all around this current music mess” (as Darlington puts it), including acclaimed soul singer Bilal, Inara George (of Bird and A Bee), Baths (aka Will Weisnefeld), Busdriver and Alfred’s Uncle Pete (aka Pete Curry of surf band Los Straightjackets), to name but a few.

And for all you New Orleans kids, if you missed him a few months back then you better catch him next time he comes to town.

Pre-Order your copy of 'Bespoke' here.


RYAT 'Avant Gold'

RYAT 'Superficial Friction' (Direct Link)

I first came into contact with RYAT when Simple Play Productions brought the duo through New Orleans. They played Dragon's Den on a Monday night in the middle of Summer. It was one of those shows where you just had to be excited to be part of such a small group of people watching such a rad performance.

Their music falls into its own category verging multiple styles and genre into one cohesive whole. Part free jazz, part wild electronics, part pop music.

You can catch the band in New Orleans again via Simple Play during Foburg Fest at One Eyed Jacks.

RYAT. Avant Gold. OUT 3/8 on Obvious Bandits.


In Your Face

The Gaze

The Fish That Lived Out of Water

Superficial Friction


We Walk Slow, But as Far as their Rush

Time Worn

Not for this Lifetime


RYAT - Avant Gold Spring Tour 2011

FRI FEB 18 - NUBLU, New York, NY
SAT FEB 19 - THE OX, Philadelphia, PA
WED MARCH 2 - Metro Gallery- Baltimore, MD
MON MARCH 7 - Underbelly, Jacksonville, FL
MON MARCH 14 - THE FLAT, Houston, TX
TUES MARCH 15 - Lucy the Poodle presents @ CHEER UP CHARLIES, Austin, TX
WED MARCH 16 - KVRX in studio performance
SUN MARCH 20 - Dads House, Albequruque NM
MON MARCH 21 - MIA's Flagstaff AZ
FRI MARCH 25 - The Central, Los Angeles, CA
SAT MARCH 26 - TBA, San Francisco,
THURS MARCH 31 - TBA Portland,
FRI APRIL 1 - Missoula, MT Badlander
SAT APRIL 2 - Bozeman, MT the Filler
WED APRIL 7 - Bozeman MT - University
SUN APRIL 10 - TBA, Omaha, NE (Spence Love presents)
WED APRIL 13 - TBA 7TH ST ENTRY, Minneapolis, MN
FRI APRIL 15 - Heart of Gold, chicago IL
SAT APRIL 16 - TBA, Pittsburgh, PA

Kush Arora 'Tribal War Mixtape'

Kush Arora - Tribal War Mixtape by KushArora

1.Professor - Intro Jezabell
2. Appietus - Miss Doctor Remixed ( Paul Mormota Remix)(Akwabba Music)
3. Jali Bakary Konteh - Combination (Hat+Hoodie remix)( Akwabba Music)
4. The Crime - Tundra ( Top Billin) with acapella by Mega Banton"Shake Sitten"upcoming Kush production on Top Billin'
5.Savage Skulls & French Fries - Marawa (Enchufada)
6. Sharkslayer- Hammerhead (Dub) (Top Billin)
7.Chernobyl - Empina A Pipa (feat MC Gi&Cabal - Dex remix)(Man Recordings)
8. Zombie Disco Squad -Danca Do Zumbi ( Man Recordings)
9. Chrome Optimism (Remixes) [Dubblestandart Meets David Lynch & Lee "Scratch" Perry]- Kush Arora Tropical Bass Mix( Subatomic Sound Recordings)
10.L-Viz 1990- Zahonda ( Greena Remix) (Sound Pellegrino)
11.Appietus - Miss Doctor Remixed ( Sabbo Remix)(Akwabba Music)
12.Mujava - mugwanti (Schlachthofbronx remix)
13.Batida - Tribalismo Com Sacerdote
14.Fiedel - Doors To Manual ( Ostug Ton)
15.Dj Soto & Zoca Zoca - Tem Fogo Na Saia
16. DubbelDutch - Dead Pool ( Enchufada)
17. Puto Cosa - Vem Live
18. Kush Arora feat. Shamik - Time Runner ( upcoming on High Chai Recordings)
19. Jack Sparrow - Red Sand ( Techtonic)
20. Mumdance - Sacrifice ( Jack Sparrow Remix) (Mad Descent)
21. Kush Arora - Tribal War ( unfinished, unreleased) + Zuzuka Ponderosa "Tambores" acapella taken from Sub Swara's "Triggers" album(low Motion)
22. Rogue State - Very Tribal (R8 Recordings)
23. KuBo Feat. Joyce Muniz)- Boha ( Man Recordings)
24. Schlachtfhofbronx_-FockMeAvontade(MCGringo MCNe)
25. Puto Prata Ft Man Killa - Alila
26. Berts On Beats - Zulu Airlines (Man Recordings)
27. Kush Arora - Vampire Riddim ( Subatomic Sound) + upcoming KAP release acapella Mega Banton "Reppin and Stepping"


Beyond Digital: Morocco

Dutty Artz's DJ /rupture + Taliesen Gilkes-Bower team with Maga Bo and Fader magazine photo editor John Francis Peters for Non-Profit project.

Learn more and support the project here.



James Blake 'The Wilhem Scream'

Salva 'Complex Housing' (Friends of Friends Music) :: Release Date 2/8

Paul Salva is set to drop his full length 'Complex Housing' next week on the Friends of Friends label. This is one heavy hitter with productions covering the gamut of dope musical leanings. Whether it be references to classic Chicago house or the vast Future Bass movement, this album has something for every electronic nerd out there.

His productions have been supported by Numbers, Ernest Endeavors and LuckyMe crews in the UK, the Low End Theory residents in LA and his own Frite Nite label/crew in SF.

If you don't know what Salva has brewing in his complex house, you should.

And for one week only you can stream the entire album @ FACT Magazine's Website.

Hang on to your hats New Orleans because I believe Salva and a crew from Frite Nite Records will be in NOLA before you know it.