New Album: Michael Nau – Mowing / Track ‘Love Survive’

:: A fabulous album.

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Artist: Michael Nau
Title of Album: Mowing
Release Date: November 18, 2016
Label: Suicide Squeeze

1 While You Stand
2 The Glass
Love Survive
4 Smooth Aisles
5 Your Jewel
6 Maralou
7 Mow
8 So, So Long
9 Winter Beat
10 Good Moon
11 Unwound
12 In There

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Dec 05 // Sebright Arms // London, United Kingdom
Dec 08 // Point Ephemere // Paris, France
Dec 09 // LE TEMPS MACHINE Joue Les Tours, France
Dec 14 //  Auster // Berlin, Germany
Dec 17 // Paradiso, Kleine Zaal // Amsterdam, Netherlands

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New Album: JuJu Rogers & Bluestaeb – LIT Lost In Translation (2016/12/02) [Full Album Stream]

:: Listen, like, share, tell your friends about it…


LIT is a snapshot of Bluestaeb und JuJu Rogers’ musical endeavors in Fall 2016. Both had a successful 2015 & 2016 with highly acclaimed albums and a European support tour of Oddisee for JuJu Roogers. Both musicians are working on new solo albums and both of them are not happy with having the “boom bap” stamp forced on them. Their perspective is about progression, live music, changing the formula and going new ways. This doesn’t mean that they’re blindly following trends but to question and adapt one’s own formula. In the case of lit it means adding live musicians to the equation, going for a sound that refines the direction they took on their previous releases.

With regard to content, JuJu’s raps on the project deals with the important questions of our time. The trend word „lit“ becomes „LIT“, an abbreviation for “lost in translation” and a metaphor for the disconnection from trends of our society in general and hip hop especially. Racism, police brutality, gangsta rapper turning activists while still following a pattern of hate and destruction. Bluestaeb’s productions fluctuates from soulful and smooth to raw and gritty without sounding redundant or interchangeable. [Press Release via Bandcamp]

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Artist: JuJu Rogers & Bluestaeb
Title of Album: LIT Lost In Translation
Release Date: December 02, 2016
Label: Jakarta Records

1. Get Lost feat. Regis Molina
2. Artist´s Duty
3. Psalm 137
4. Real
5. Waitin’ feat. Ivan Ave
6. Unite
7. Right On!
8. Revobluetion
9. Black Thoughts
10. Outro

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December 2016: Upcoming Concerts and Festivals

Tuesday 01

  • Citizens! at Fritzclub Im Postbahnhof, Berlin

Saturday 03

  • Beginner at Sporthalle Hamburg, Hamburg
  • Romare at Gretchen, Berlin

Monday 05

  • Beginner at Sporthalle Hamburg, Hamburg

Friday 09

  • Nicolas Jaar at Columbiahalle, Berlin

Saturday 10

  • Fuck Art, Let’s Dance! at Clouds Hill Studios, Hamburg

Monday 12

  • Talib Kweli at Mojo Club, Hamburg

Wednesday 14

  • Talib Kweli at Columbia Theater, Berlin

Listen: Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel – Mind Doodles [Free Download]

:: Light melodies from Dresden in a dark season…

Track 1 of Alec´s summer EP “Mind Mill” 2013 (free download).

Tracks 1-4 created by Alec Troniq. Vocals and guitar in “Mind Doodles” by Gabriel Vitel. Hi-Hat by Matthias Schleyer. Guitar in “Like So” by Mario Meusel. Vocals and lyrics in “I Dont Need” by Mr. Yesterday. Guitar solo in “Soulquake Girl” by Mario Meusel.


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Artist: Alec Troniq & Gabriel Vitel
Titel of Track: Mind Doodles
Release Date: June 01, 2013
Label: Broque

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New Track: Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Sour Mango

:: Hauntingly beautiful.

Official audio of Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s “Sour Mango” from his forthcoming LP, Jardín (available January 27, 2017 on Stones Throw Records).


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Artist: Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Title of Single: Sour Mango
Release Date: November 02, 2016
Label: Stones Throw Records

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More ‘Gabriel Garzón’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Nov 29 – Listen: Montano Keep On Running
2014, May 10 – Debut EP: Bishouné: Alma del Huila [Full Album Stream]



Debut Album: Lance Skiiiwalker – Introverted Intuition / New Track ‘Lover’s Lane’

:: Oh yeah. I’m gonna love this album. Hit play!


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Artist: Lance Skiiiwalker
Title of Album: Introverted Intuition
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Label: TDE

1 Forbidden Fruit
2 ((Ni)) Radio
3 Could It Be
4 Speed
5 Stockholm (feat. Michael Anthony)
6 Sound
7 All Stops
8 Skit / Her Song
9 Attraction
10 Toaster (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
11 Advantage
12 Lover’s Lane
13 Reality

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New Album: A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service​ (2016/11/11)

:: Yes. Yes. Yes.

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Artist: A Tribe Called Quest
Title of Album: We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Label: Epic

1 The Space Program 5:41
2 We The People… 2:52
3 Whateva Will Be 2:53
4 Solid Wall Of Sound 3:43
5 Dis Generation 3:34
6 Kids… 3:48
7 Melatonin 4:45
8 Enough!! 3:21
9 Mobius 2:52
10 Black Spasmodic 3:04
11 The Killing Season 2:44
12 Lost Somebody 4:19
13 Movin Backwards 4:42
14 Conrad Tokyo 3:32
15 Ego 3:18
16 The Donald

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