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6 more HUSH/SLUT tracks (5 remixes + 1 original)

a little while back i introduced y’all to my new music alias, HUSH/SLUT. it’s only been a month that i’ve been living with this name, but as always, a new moniker somehow helps me churn the music out at record pace. i managed to crank out 5 originals and 5 remixes in that time, all of which i’m rather proud of (tho some mixing issues still abound). i debuted on this blog with 4 originals, i now add to the collection 1 more original and 5 remixes for ur listening and/or downloading pleasure. hope you can dig the vibe i was goin for.


Dwele – I Think I Love You (HUSH/SLUT Remix)

Lucy Pearl – Dance Tonight (HUSH/SLUT Remix)

People Under The Stairs – The Wiz (HUSH/SLUT Remix)

1st Down – Front Street (HUSH/SLUT Remix)

The Roots – Don’t See Us (HUSH/SLUT Remix) (feat. Dice Raw)

HUSH/SLUT – Spaces & Places


The Roots x Kaidi Tatham – 75 Hans Solo Bars (Mista Vee’z Reconstruction)

a few days ago a discussion on Okayplayer lead to people making mash-ups of The Roots‘ “75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)“, with the intent of making the vocals fit with music that could TOP the original tune. clearly the focus is on the boom bap, so on a random spark of an idea i thought it might be good to switch the tempo up & present a non-hip hop offering. in this, my first ever attempt at a mash-up, i sped up Thought’s vocals & put it over the last few mins of an unreleased Kaidi Tatham song called “Hans Solo“, one which i snagged from his Myspace page many years ago and still regularly play to death (the shit is bananas, YouTube links below). sofar the response has been largely positive, and i had fun doin it so i hope yous dig it.



Dilla Month: The Roots – Make Em NV

i know i know, it’s gonna be April soon and i’m still posting Dilla Month shit. what can i say, sometimes i make moves like a tortoise, FULL o’ rigor mortis (i dunno why that quote popped into my head, i guess it’s always been stuck in there). regardless, i’m pushing on into the coming month with more Dilla greatness. apart from a mix of his beats n instrumentals, i’m also working on compiling all the various Dilla tributes into one collection (there are more out there then ppl know of). but to tide myself over i’ve upped a Dilla Joint to YouTube, it’s from a bunch of live re-interpreted Dilla beats from last year played by none other than The Roots.

Make Em NV appears on the Ruff Draft EP. OG version below.


KING – The Story [EP] (2011)

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not only has this L.A. trio taken me by surprise, but it seems most of the music world too. all this sudden attention is apparently due to ?uestlove (of The Roots) and Phonte (of Foreign Exchange & Little Brother) co-signing em via tweets. and thus witness, the power of the Internets! yes we can be mean bastards online, but we also throw our collective weight behind undeniably beautiful music when we hear it. case in point: KING.

KING are: Anita J. Bias, Amber Tenae Strother, Paris Nicole Strother

their sound is a hybrid of traditional soul & electro-soul (+ hints of “chillwave” here n there on the production tip). some of the harmonies (while all of them gorgeous) reminds me of Stevie. i feel that as we push on into the future of music, the most productive way forward is by trying to consolidate all eras of music in whatever genres tickle ur fancy, and come up with a rich aural landscape to compliment the words. le example, the title track of the EP: The Story. instead of further trying to dissect the genre make-up of the group, i’ma say the shit’s just damn SOULFUL and K.I.M.

Hey kinda reminds me of a downtempo acoustic number that Tweet coulda made (not to be confused with Twitter, i’m talkin bout Charlene “Tweet” Keys). and here for ur enjoyment, streamed straight from King‘s own Soundcloud page, is my fav track from the 3 song EP: Supernatural. the way it LIFTS halfway through and continues to keep on building is just so beautiful that continuing to describe it will result in my making this moment gheyer than it has to be. just listen and hear for urself 🙂


01. the story (4:10)
02. supernatural (4:33)
03. hey (4:27)

there are links to buy the album up top underneath the EP cover, also hit em up on their Facebook page n show some love. even my non-music-buying ass wants a physical copy of this…lushness. the songs were written by all 3 women and produced by Paris. they’re slowly taking over the Internet at the moment, get on board NOW so you can enjoy the ride.