Humans- De Ciel

Humans are about to drop their Traps EP on Hybridity Music next Month. Here is the lead single, De Ciel.


Yasiin Bey- N****s in Poorest

--The artist formerly known as Mos Def drops the visual interpretation of his rendition of The Throne's ubiquitous song. Honoring Malcom X's 42nd death-day, Yasiin's version conveys quite a different message. It also serves as the first video from his Top 40 Underground series. --

Info taken from Hypetrak.com


4 The D

Eric Lau + Guilty Simpson: 4 The D (Harmonic 313 Rmx)


In The Now

Grasp The Erro + Shamik: IN THE NOW. Forthcoming on BomBeatz Ink.

Sit back
This life's right on track
Used to wish time would speed up
You can't rush progress
Teaching myself to live in the now
When I think life should slow down
It's a gradual process
Live in the now...


Daphutur EP

My pals Daphutur dropped their new free EP on Friday! Have a listen below and grab the EP here. Much respect!


Bonobo- Boiler Room Mix

This mix from start to finish is stellar. Vibes...

BR#77 Bonobo from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.


WRII artwork

Cheers to Chelsea Hailes who helped design the artwork for my last 3 releases! Westward Rising volume II was a fun project, because we decided to use a different coloured cover for each song. I posted one tune per week.

I took the cover photo on Texada Island en route to Diversity Festival, and I took the back photo at Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver. Read more about the concept here.

Much love.


Shlohmo- Gilles Peterson Mix

Some nice slow songs on here...

Download link.

1. Nathan Johnson - Emily's Theme (Brick OST) - [Lakeshore]
2. His Name Is Alive - One Year (Four Tet Remix) - [Domino]
3. Emily Reo - On The Beach - [self released]
4. Drake - Club Paradise (RL Grime screw) - [OVO]
5. Jon Brion - Phone Call (slow) - [Hollywood]
+ found voicemail
6. Dimlite - Roo - [self released]
7. Asura - Her Tearing - [Non Projects]
8. M83 - I Guess I'm Floating - [Gooom]
9. Evenings - [I] Softly, We Go.. - [self released]
10. Little Dragon - Twice - [Peacefrog]
11. Groundislava - Culminate - [Wedidit]
12. D'Angelo - Africa - [Virgin]



Shamik- Westward Rising vol II

Somehow the music surfaced again:) I am very thankful for my friends involved on this release. Their production and willingness to make sounds around my voice / let my voice make sounds around theirs was a great opportunity. The first Westward Rising was created amidst some challenging times in my personal life, and this one actually triggered new things for me. I'm happy to call Vancouver home and be surrounded by good people. Waking up to make music with minimal obstacles is a beautiful thing. Doing it for 'the one' is the way I've been looking at things as of late....for the one person who discovered this music...for the kid who saw me giving a beatboxing workshop years ago who's all grown up now still practicing...for the guy who stopped me on the street to thank me for my performance at a show. I remember doing a show once where only 4 people showed up and I still did my whole set with ease. It was still a chance to practice and perform.

Keep going everyone. Thank you.

* * * Westward Rising vol II on Bandcamp * * *
* * * Westward Rising vol II on iTunes * * *

Grasp The Erro: Soundcloud . Web . Fan Page
Vincent Parker: Soundcloud . Web . Fan Page
Self Evident: Soundcloud . Fan Page . Wepa
Dan Solo: Soundcloud . Sanctums . The Rinseout
Michael Red: Soundcloud . Low Indigo . Lighta! Sound
Artwork by Chelsea Hailes: Web . Fan Page . Ornament & Crime


I've come this far on intuition alone
Ideas on stars came to fruition to grow
When i make my mark the inhibition's a foe
Didn't ask to start won't need permission to go...


Burial- Kindred EP

New 3 tune EP from Burial is out. Enough said.

Listen/ purchase here.

Much respect.



I'm so excited for this! Geoff Barrow of Portishead teamed up with 7STU7 and DJ Katalyst to create a 41-track lo-fi hip hop project called Quakers. The album will be out this spring on Stones Throw featuring an onslaught of artists including Aloe Blacc, Dead Prez, Guilty Simpson, Booty Brown, and Prince Po.

You can preview all the tracks here.

Little Dragon- Crystalfilm

New Little Dragon. Video by Daniel Wirtberg.


Fort Knox Five- Funk The World Mix 02

New mix from the homies Fort Knox Five!


Avisado - DJ Farrapo & Yanez
It Don't Mean A Thing (Original Mix) - Club Des Belugas
Gipsy's Dub - S.O.S.
Sentimiento Latino (Solo Moderna remix) - Empresarios
Feel The Swing - Nick Thayer
Papi chulo - La Factoría
The Revenge Of El Santoro - Dorophy's Fortress
Dame Agua - Captain Planet
Numbers In Action (Sticky Remix) - Wiley
Acid in my Hot Chocolate - DJ Czech
Bailando (Bobby C Sound TV remix) - Empresarios
End Of Love (Oliver $ Remix) - Jack Beats


MIA- Bad Girls

M.I.A. does it again! Large tune and video...track is produced by Danja!


Pretty Lights- We Must Go On

This was the perfect song to wake up to!

--The track is reminiscent of an earlier PL style, a classic soulful hip-hop style.
The music video was created by Derek Vincent Smith (Pretty Lights) and his girlfriend Krystle Blackburn (PLM's creative Director).
While the two of them traveled together all over the world during 2011, they filmed as much as their schedule allowed. Locations included in the video include Detroit, Warsaw, Oslo, NYC, Vancouver, London, Paris, Prague, Australia, New Zealand, Denver and many more.
The aim with the video was to accomplish multiple things:
1 - Create a visual accompaniment for the music that added depth and complexity to the emotions being channeled by the music and lyrics... Rather than tell a story, communicate a range of feelings and open ended ideas.
2 - Create a piece of art that speaks to the name "Pretty Lights" The name was originally intended to capture the essence of inspiration and speak to the nature of the artistic eye, so this video combines captivating imagery with beautiful lights in an organic and creative manner.
3- To accomplish the first two things in a way that captures the attention of the viewer and does not let go. The element of precise synchronicity combined with quickly and creatively edited shots brings the video and music together in a way that unites the two like never before.
It truly is one piece of art.

The track was produced by Pretty Lights and was released as a single on Jan. 26th 2012.

In case you can not understand the lyrics completely, they are:

"Times will get bad, and the whole wide world, will come down on you.... You must go on."

"I wish that I could tell you how I feel. It's so real, it's so real."

This song and video can be downloaded for free at prettylightsmusic.com
...as well as all other Pretty Lights albums and singles.