Here’s the video to ‘Refugee’ as played recently on the show and taken from Homeboy Sandman’s LP ‘Hallways’ out now on Stones Throw records.
Funk by Funk Show audio Part 2 (29/09/2014): Featuring music from J57, Figub Brazlevic, Madlib, Nu-Sound Express Ltd and more.
Funk by Funk Show audio Part 1 (29/09/2014): Featuring music from Prozak Morris, The Artifacts, DJ Dez & DJ Butter, Skeezo and more.
Here’s a FREE download of the brand NEW Artifacts single ‘All Points Bulletin’ we’ve been playing on the show for the last few weeks.
Explicit Version available on Vinyl, Cassette & iTunes
Buy White Vinyl: http://www.redefinitionrecords.com/collections/the-artifacts/products/artifacts-apb-vinyl-white
Buy Black Vinyl: http://www.redefinitionrecords.com/collections/the-artifacts/products/artifacts-apb-vinyl-black
Buy Cassette Tape: http://www.redefinitionrecords.com/collections/the-artifacts/products/artifacts-apb-tape
SIDE A (Produced by Def Dee)
01 - APB Main
02 - APB Instrumental
03 - APB Accapella
SIDE B - (Produced by Klaus Layer)
01 - APB Remix
02 - APB Remix Instrumental
03 - APB Bonus Beat
ABOUT THE ARTIFACTS / APB:
From the fading SMPTE sound and the melancholic opening sax riff to “Wrong Side Of Da Tracks,” the Artifacts endeared fans with their back- and-forth wordplay and honest rhyming, paying homage to an oft-forgotten aspect of Hip Hop culture: graffiti art. The New Jersey duo went on a mission of demolition as Tame One and El Da Sensei’s lyrical onslaught was perfectly paired with no holds barred production from some of the best boardsmiths of the day. Their aptly titled debut Between a Rock and a Hard Place (1994) symbolized both the blue-collar work ethic Tame and El put forth in their craft and a clever reference to “Brick City,” better known as Newark, NJ. This momentum carried over to their second (and final) album That’s Them (1997), which showed an ability to grow lyrically while maintaining a strong eye and ear on quality control.
Fast-forward to 2014. On this outing, Tame and El team up, reuniting for a rare appearance with Redefinition Records for their latest single “All Points Bulletin (APB).” Seattle’s Def Dee deftly handles the production duties on Side-A and Germany’s Klaus Layer runs the remix on the flip side, but please understand: this is a “Nu Jeruz” affair. With that said, Redef provides a home for the two veteran MCs to showcase their talents sans the restrictions and constraints of a corporate machine exerting its will to mold the artists into something artificial versus “artifact”ual. The music takes on an organic feel and leaves the listener feeling like Tame and El haven’t missed a beat. Rounding out the north NJ connection is K-Def, who lends his mastering prowess to the project. This synergy is felt through geographical bonds and an overall desire to make the best art possible, with more music coming to a speaker near you.
The Artifacts continue to “show and prove” with their indelible stamp left on Hip Hop, irrespective of time. Never rule out industry vets with an undeniable dedication to all aspects of the culture…can’t forget New Jersey.
Jon Wayne takes his turn to flip up a beat from 3 randomly chosen records in Mass Appeal’s latest edition of ‘Rhythm Roulette’.
Part 4 of Noisey’s ‘Back & Forth’ series with Def Jam legends Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin - ‘Slick Rick’.
New video to J-Live’s ‘Not Listening’ as played on the show earlier this year and taken from J-Live’s full length album “Around The Sun” available now on Mortier Music.
The Audible Doctor performs “The Vibe / Wings Pt 2” at the 2014 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
Brand new Remix of Common’s ‘Kingdom’ we debuted on the show a few months back featuring Vince Staples and now Jay Electronica.
Source: SoundCloud / ThinkCommon
Funk by Funk Show Playlist: 23/09/2014
Louis Vuitton Wallets - DJ Rhettmatic feat Koncept & J57 (Promo)
Blood On The Cobblestones - Adrian Younge & Ghostface Killah feat U-God & Inspectah Deck (Soul Temple)
The Last Act - Souls Of Mischiel & Adrian Younge (Linear Labs)
H2O - Apollo Brown & Ras Kass feat. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience (Mello Music Group)
The Reversal - Dilated Peoples (Rhymesayers)
Refugee - Homeboy Sandman (Stones Throw)
Fly Me To The Moon - Choosey (Dirty Science)
Les Warning - The Bodega Brovas (Promo)
Constellations (On Planets Mix) - P.SO The Earth Tone King (Promo)
Work Hard - Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark feat. K-Natural (Delicious Vinyl)
Elements - Rome (Promo)
DTD - Jabrjaw (Footwerk 4 Self)
Bars - Joell Ortiz (Promo)
Gucci Ghosts - J57 (Promo)
Water Bags - Prozak Morris (Sinoptic International)
Cue 10 - Madlib (Stones Throw)
Influence - Figub Brazlevic (Project Mooncircle)
A Sad State Of Affairs (Jenome Remix) - The Herbaliser feat George the Poet (Bandcamp)
Party & Bullshit (Remix) - Lord Finesse (Slice of Spice)
Here We Go Again (Instrumental) - Lack of Afro (Freestyle)
Make Love Not War - Omar (Freestyle)
Ring Within Rings - Harry Beckett (BBE)
Grandma’s Rocking Chair - Olli Ahvenlahti (Mr Bongo)
Feel Free (Scruff’s 12” Re-Tweak) - Mr. Scruff (Ninja Tuna)
Official Video to The Bodega Brovas ‘Les Warning’ joint as played on this week’s show. The Bodega Brovas feed the streets once again with slick talk over a ruggedly smooth beat (produced by K Phlx), with DJ Sean P on the cuts.
The Jazz Spastiks ‘The Product’ has been on heavy rotation on the show & here’s the new video to ‘Dumb’ featuring Yesh.