Island vibes… When we need them most.
More from Truth & Soul (NYC) here.
This free compialtion is a great addition to the chill side of your musical library. California based producer/singer FIFTY GRAND has brought her sound a long way over the last several years. Originally I think she’s from New York, or somewhere in the North East, however since she hit the West Coast some time ago she has been making waves throughout the underground scene with her soothing ghostly vibe wrapped in acoustic plucks and a lush vocal atmosphere.
Fifty Grands music is meant to bring happiness, provoke thought, and relieve stress at anytime of the day.
*ALL MUSIC IS ORIGINAL*
Seattle reggae rockers Kore Ionz will be gracing the stage at Nectar Lounge this month, plus special performances by DJ Kidhops and, all the way from Brooklyn, NY… New Kingston! This is sure to be an evening of positive vibes, so get your tickets now. Buy them directly from Nectar here!!
Kore Ionz is a Seattle based reggae band which does roots reggae like it is in their blood. Led by Hawaiin native Daniel Pak, the band brings a sound which is truly inspirational, in a literal sense of the word. My first time at Nectar Lounge a few years ago was for a Kore Ionz show on Earth Day. They had one of their young son’s on stage with them to sing and play melodica. What a treat!
“The intention of the music and the message is to give people a glimpse of the truth in a way such that it just might uplift them to go do something to change it.” -Daniel Pak of Kore Ionz
More from Kore Ionz on their homepage here.
No matter how you cut it, Brooklyn based reggae band New Kingston are a family. Many bands find strength in blood ties, but these guys really have it going on. The three brothers share the stage with their father who lays it down on the bass. With two full length albums under their belt featuring artists like Mr. Vegas and Collie Buddz, this little crew swiftly moves the dance!
More from New Kingston here.
We are proud to announce Ganjaology’s first release with multi-talented creator Dubamine! The Bust ‘Em EP features four tracks filled with drippy synths, crisp percussion, and bubbling dub baselines – all packaged into a visionary dub selector’s dream pack. Whether your tastes tend toward the heavier side of dubstep or the more reggae influenced, vibes oriented rub-a-dub stylee, the Bust ‘Em EP has something for you.
Native to Santa Cruz, based in New York – 22 year old Lucas Heinel is Dubamine. Already receiving accolade from some of the scene’s heaviest hitting DJs, the sound boy is on track to be one of the hottest up and coming artists of 2013. His tune “Wicked Dub” was recently featured on a mix by legendary UK selector, Cessman. With plans to release a series of EPs followed by a feature length album through Ganjaology Records, Heinel has his work cut out for him.
When asked, “Why Dubamine?” – Heinel replied that the name highlights the idea that within each of our brains is a little receptor specifically targeted to resonate with the sounds of dub. The Bust’em EP, available for free download June 1st, is just a teaser of what this sound boy scientist can do. We invite you to awaken your consciousness with a pure dose of Dubamine!
To get things started, the first track entitled Bust ‘Em sets the precedent for this sinister sound pack. The track features classic vocal samples carefully inlaid atop a burping bass line, smacking drums and a stack of spacey dub synths. Bouncy and delicious, this one definitely defies gravity.
Next up is another round of dopeness, aptly titled Dro. Featuring an acapella of E40’s “Pimpin Smokin Dro”, this hard hitting track will surely find it’s way into the crates of many.
For those that thought the EP wasn’t quite gutter enough, the tune Gutter Punk certainly exceeds expectation. Heavy synths and smacking snares characterize this dastardly track.
Lastly, we have Dubamine’s self proclaimed favorite of the release, Vita Mon C VIP. Throw this one in the mix for a straight to the vein dose of Dubamine’s vital dubs. One question, “Are you feeling alright!?”
or the Regulation of a Natural in the Land of a Thousand Kisses,
by Papillon Philippe, Comte du Cray
The prohibition has ended. Welcome to the second G…. Rush.
For the first time in the history of American capitalism, the tobacco and alcohol industries are going to get some serious competition. Their markets will shrink a substantial amount; may be 25%.
How is this going to happen you might ask?
Very simply: the new kid on the block is called cannabis (C). Its consumption and its trade is now, as we speak, being legalized by the state governments of Washington and Colorado. You can now walk the streets of downtown Seattle while puffing on a (C) cigarette, freely. I was doing so last month one evening. A policeman walked by me. He did not say a word, nor did he even look in my direction. But he for sure smelled it. I suspected he probably smoked it too…
A new society awareness is being invented by the American population. One can draw a direct parallel with the 1930’s when alcohol became finally legal.
Only one must add to this comparison a fact of pure wonder, the one that will change the world as we know it: cannabis acting as the “health angel”, which in turn will prove alcohol (as well as tobacco) as “hell’s angels”. An iconic, societal combat is about to begin.
We will separate our study in two parts:
The first explains how cannabis teaches you the creative process, which starts with the thought process and finishes with the emotional one, while the link is played by the nervous system. Creativity is the voyage between the thought and the emotion. To travel the distance, we depend on the nerve. We ride on it.
We must therefore protect the latter — which is what alcohol (A), tobacco (T) and cannabis (C) do so well — in order to facilitate the creative process. Only we will explain how one of those three actors, (C), does it so much more effectively, because, among other reasons (those two being linked):
It creates much less side effects than the two others; which, in turn, makes (C) a much better actor on neuro-transmitters.
The second part will explain how the (C) makes you physiologically aware of the deficits of (A) and (T), and their taxing on one’s psycho-physical wealth. We all know about how bad those two compounds are for us (except for the moderate consumption of wholesome, pure, synthetics free red wine). But here, we will explore how (C) gets you to the feeling of such deficits, which in turn will subconsciously dictate behavioral and life style changes. And that for the better.
Photo by Noom Srisunakorn
Dave Gee of Brooklyn, NY, has blessed us with a special selection of bass infused beats to set October off right! This mix is incredible. The transitions from song to song are seamless and keep you yearning for the next drop, however, one thing this mix is missing is a playlist. Send Buygore a message on SoundCloud HERE requesting a playlist and maybe we’ll get one!