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New T.V. Series – V

in November ABC debut’s a new TV series titled V. cool and all, but somewhere along the line ABC must have passed on this guy (see below). don’t ask us why, he’s clearly the real GEM. and since we’re not sure if it can get more epic than this cat, the contest goes, who can go the longest watching this video before deciding he’s insane??? reptile aliens feeding on children seals the deal here. but most importantly, how come he got hooked up with the advance of V and we didn’t?! wtf.

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10-20-09

How It’s Done

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10-20-09

Juelz Santana – Mixing Up the Medicine

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dr. santana is in the building!

Juelz Santana – Mixing Up the Medicine

buy juelz music
myspace

rating: 8.2

brown8

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10-20-09

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XX

HALLOWEEN.. AWWW YEAH!!!

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10-19-09

Gliss – Beauty

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off Devotion Implosion, “Beauty” is the new single from LA shoeglam rockers Gliss. like Morning Light, this tune has a lot of the right pieces.. solid hooks, nice arrangement ideas, and an engaging overall sound. a radio edit just might do “Beauty” decent. either way Gliss clearly stand out in the greater number of their contemporaries.

Gliss – Beauty

get devotion implosion
Gliss myspace

rating: 7.4
brown7

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10-19-09

Birdman – More Milli (Feat. Drake)

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hmmmm….. what have we here??? accord. to wikipedia (aww yeah pour one out for, wikipedia!) “more milli” producer boi-1da is “currently one of the most sought-after producers in Canada”. can you say r.e.s.p.o.n.s.i.b.i.l.i.t.y.? we can! on “more milli” the toronto beatmaker laces up ym on a pretty buttery beat. but a beat well enough to hold baby’s SICK FLOW??? (jokes!) don’t ask us to decide! drake, as usual, is pretty on point dropping sharp turns of choice phrase… (“about to reach my dreams, i ain’t even got my arms stretched”) shouts to ELHH.

Birdman – More Milli (Feat. Drake)

order birdman’s “pricele$$” LP
drake myspace

rating: 7.7

brown7

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10-18-09

Tweet – Call Me (TOKiMONSTA Remix)

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tweet, we take it back! BANGER!

Tweet – Call Me (TOKiMONSTA Remix)

find tokimonsta on brainfeeder
buy tweet music

rating: 8.1

brown8

reviewed by
10-17-09

The 39Steps – Ghost Writing

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the heavy new single from ‘dark soul’ duo The 39Steps is HMMM.. YES. the collaboration between Leeds UK producer Kato and the sultry as hell Laura Fowles fuses jazz, hip hop, psychedelia and filmscore. off their debut Coming Clean, “Ghost Writing” just gets better with each listen. and that ain’t all! the vid for the track is by far one of our favorite of the year! hazy pianos, scratchy horns, BEEEAAATS.. SIR alfred!! get familliar.

The 39Steps – Ghost Writing

buy it
myspace

rating: 8.2
brown82

reviewed by
10-16-09

Cibelle – Green Grass

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an arresting cover of an arresting song. this version of “green grass”, from brazillian singer cibelle’s 2006 record “the shine of dried electric leaves”, is both sublime and stunning. the tinge of bossa used in the song’s spare instrumentation creates a color and atmosphere that evokes an at some times diffuse and at others blended notion/dynamic of romantic idea and stark isolation. cibelle’s breathy float-on-top-of-the-mix vocal feels as an intermediary between that polarity. cibelle’s voice through tom waits’ penetrating words evoke those spaces between moments, the spaces devoid of the capacity even potential to feel something….anything.

Cibelle – Green Grass

buy “green grass”
cibelle on myspace

rating: 9.0

brown9

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10-15-09

Basement Jaxx – A Possibility (Feat. Amp Fiddler)

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the jaxx are baxx with their new “scars” LP. the album, out now on XL, features, among others; cool babe kelis, cool dude sam sparro, and the patently ice cold jose james. “a possibility”, our choice track from the record, has too what is easily our favorite feature on the record, detroit soul vet amp fiddler. fiddler’s buttery vox well compliment the track’s syrupy smooth beat and feel. love it!

Basement Jaxx – A Possibility (Feat. Amp Fiddler)

buy “a possibility”
on myspace

rating: 9.0

brown9

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10-14-09

Ghostface Killah – Do Over (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn)

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it’s that radio raheem and ghostface killah! yeah!

Ghostface Killah – Do Over (Feat. Raheem DeVaughn)

amazon / myspace

rating: 8.4

brown8

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10-13-09

Fenech-Soler – Lies

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new from Fenech-Soler, “lies” drops official this November 2. catch’em on tour with Groove Aramada if you can.. but if you’re like us and you can’t because you don’t live in the UK… then we’re TOTALLY FEELIN YOU! this track comes with an absolutely KILLER melody! can we say that enough? well, we’ll repeat (while we get down!) KILLER MELODY! KILLER MELODY! yeah! blahblahindie-electro with a tune that clearly sets these guys in the company of rising talent. The Phantom Revenge, Alex Metric and Tom Staar also lend their paws in remixes on the upcoming release. dig it dec..

rating: 8.4
brown81

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10-13-09