Most people regard Dj Shadow’s Entroducing as one of the most influential instrumental hiphop albums, it was able to merge hiphop with rock, soul, jazz, ambient, and many other genres and bring hiphop to a wider audience. It was ground-breaking; it showed the intricacy and creativity behind the sampling and arrangement of behind the production. Blockhead has been one beat maker who continues to expand and push Dj Shadow’s musical imprint, he continues to utilize and create these heavy sampled productions while incorporating as many different genres as possible. Blockhead’s new album Bells and Whistles carries on with his signature musical landscapes, as a listener you get fully immersed floating away in aural pleasure. Bells and Whistles chops up vocal samples over banging drum arrangements with some soulful samples. Do not listen to just one track, no start and stopping, give yourself the time and give the album justice and let the whole thing play out. Highly Recommended!
Aaron Livingstone aka Son Little is ready to drop his new EP Things I Forgot on November 11th on the ANTI- imprint. While in his past, he has collaborated with such artists as the Roots and RJD2, Son Little is going solo and creatively directing this EP. He has already released a few singles off the EP, the acoustic version of Cross My Heart is almost a new track in itself. The session was for Sessions Acoustiques series from Le Bruit Des Graviers, the emotion in this performance is great. While the rawness of his voice is balanced perfectly over the soft acoustic guitar. If you like that bluesy soulful rock, I highly recommend grabbing this EP. Son Little is the real deal!