A special trick AND treat: “Fela Kuti + Ginger Baker: LIVE! Remixed” (free download below), produced by Teck-Zilla of Nigerian artist collective Str8buttah.
Here's the skinny: “Inspired by the urgency and need to share Fela's legacy from a Nigerian's point of view,” Teck-Zilla combines snippets of rare interviews with Fela, Ginger Baker and Fela’s musicians with sound bites and remixes of the live recordings from his 1971 “LIVE!” album, which featured Africa70 and Ginger…
Did you get the latest remixes for underground artist Zebra Katz' anthem 'Ima Read' (featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx and released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's Imprint)? They're as cunty as the original, and they're FREE. Grab your mp3 below for the Paul Devro remix + bonus: the Mao remix. You're welcome, bitch. :-* - Lou C-D…Continue
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While you wait for Azealia Banks' debut LP 'Broke With Expensive Taste' (coming in September) and her mixtape 'Fantastic' (due out July 4 - get a free track here), here's her brand-new 4-track EP '1991'. It includes '212', the song that made her an Internet…Continue
Self-proclaimed lyricist/bitch/comedian/cutie pie Azealia Banks revealed a track off her upcoming 'Fantastic' mixtape. It's called 'JUMANJI', with production by Hudson Mohawke & Nick Hook.
Check it out below and download it too if you fancy it! It's…
This just in from genre-bending group Twin Shadow and their frontman George Lewis (in short: get ready for his dope new album and here's a FREE MP3 for ya):
"One winter I crashed my motorcycle, with a friend on the back. I shouldn't have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are…
Maybe you've seen her causing a commotion in her hometown New Orleans, or opening for badass hard rock band The Memorials. AP member Nasimiyu is sharing her "fresh, dancey, gender-bending, flirtatious, and deliciously Afro-Punk track" 'Spooks' with us as a free download. Ain't that nice? Get your free mp3…Continue
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Underground artist Zebra Katz just rose to "stardom" in the fashion world when designer Rick Owens used his track 'Ima Read' for his Fall Winter 2012-2013 show, during Paris Fashion Week. The cunty song talks about "reading a bitch", aka telling someone to get lost, in club kid lingo. “For me, it was the perfect culmination of where that song could go,” Katz told The New York Times. 'Ima Read', featuring rapper Njena Reddd Foxxx was released on Diplo's Mad Decent's Jeffree's…Continue
We already warned ya: apocalyptic punk/hip-hop band Death Grips announced that they will release 2 albums this year on Epic. The first one, 'The Money Store' will be out April 24th. A new track called 'Lost Boys' surfaced online, showing that this group shows no sign of slowing down. Fasten your seat belt and press Play already! (click on "Download" to get the free mp3)…
We had been wondering what happened to O. Children... Turns out lead singer Tobi O'Kandi was in and out of court, facing possible deportation to Nigeria for not having the correct papers to be in the UK. O'Kandi developed a breathing condition called 'Apnea' and severe insomnia. No wonder the band's new album (due out May 28th) is called 'Apnea'. While we wait, here's track 'PT Cruiser' as a free download, and the video that brought O. Children to our attention a couple of years…Continue
Keeping it real but always fabulous (no small feat), electro-funk-rock artist Gordon Voidwell is going to make you dance with his new mixtape 'MalcolmXXXMclaren'. Here's what his camp said: "Bronx-bred style child Gordon Voidwell releases the 22-song MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape this February, just in time to coincide with (or rather to “complicate,” as Voidwell puts it) the onset of Black History Month. The highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s Voided Checks mixtape finds the…Continue
One for the collectors! AP member dcscorpiongirl told us she wanted to share her collection of flyers. She gathered them from punks around the world (1980-2002). She says: "I am from Washington, DC, so there's a strong focus on bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Fugazi, and Dischord bands, as well as bands from South Africa, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and more."
The flyers are compiled into an eBook that you can download for free by clicking…
A few releases from indie AP band for you to check out this weekend: super talented long-time Afro-punk friends Apollo Heights explore funky pop and electro sounds, UK group The Thirst share their new EP (free download!), Room 11 mix funk and rock, Kenyan metal band Absence Of Light reveals new tracks...…
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We were compiling a 'Fuck Rockstars" Vol.3 compilation around the AP Festival, and due to the cancellation we weren't able to get it out. So we thought we'd let you hear tracks from the album for the next few weeks! Now we'd love you to comment and share and be as supportive as possible. :) We'll reveal the tracks one by one, stay tuned to this page!
Need your punk rock fix for the weekend? Cerebral Ballzy got what you need. They recently visited the studios of BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show and recorded a Live session. Tracks available for streaming below, one is even downloadable. As a bonus, we're including their 'Griptape Vol. 2' free mixtape in case you don't have it yet (hosted by Bart Simpson! :D). This is the new generation of punk rockers you all, don't sleep on it!…
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You already know by now that J*DaVeY isn't your average boring cookie cutter R&B band. We listened to their upcoming album 'New Designer Drug', a collection of songs they recorded over the past few years that doesn't follow the usual rules and seamlessly juggles pop, electro, funk and [insert whatever the hell you want here!.. they can't be pigeonholed].
Yes, they had the balls to sample French legend…
You might know him as the MC/vocalist from hip-hop/punk/funk band Rebelmatic. Creature just dropped his solo EP 'Chester Himes', produced by Prefuse 73 (TV On The Radio, Ghostface Killah, Mos Def). Conscious hard-hitting rhymes and innovative production are on the menu. The good news is that you can download here it for free! (click on cover below)