Marc Mac “Message from Soulville”

Message from Soulville – Available on Bandcamp

Marc Mac delivers yet another visionary beats & politics release, “Message from Soulville.” This guy is just incredible:

“Marc Mac (4hero) returns with another Mixtape Style album following on from ‘Extend The Knowledge” & “It’s Right To Be Civil”. Beats are intertwined with soundbites from the 1960’s Vietnam War protest era where African Americans were sent to fight in Vietnam during the Civil Rights period in the USA.

“The Vietnam War saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an American war. During the height of the U.S. involvement, 1965-69, blacks, who formed 11 percent of the American population, made up 12.6 percent of the soldiers in Vietnam. The majority of these were in the infantry, and although authorities differ on the figures, the percentage of black combat fatalities in that period was a staggering 14.9 percent, a proportion that subsequently declined. Volunteers and draftees included many frustrated blacks whose impatience with the war and the delays in racial progress in America led to race riots on a number of ships and military bases, beginning in 1968, and the services’ response in creating interracial councils and racial sensitivity training. . . . ” – John Sibley Butler, Remember To Remember. “A Generation Needs Truth”


Evolve-One “Less is More” Instrumental Release

Evolve-One : “Less is More” (Download on Bandcamp)

A dope release from the homie Evolve-One. Got a chance to get up with him in Seattle a little while ago, and needless to say, he’s been stacking dope beats to the ceiling. This is just a taste. Free download.


Questlove Plays Instrumentals (Live Set)

Nice set of mostly Roots covers of Dilla beats. (h/t Pipomixes)


EarDrumz “Grateful Dread” Instrumentals


Dollabin “Styles You Can’t Afford” Instrumentals

I’ve spent the past couple weeks moving all the Dollabin music onto Bandcamp so it’s more easily accessible. I’ll continue to update and tweak things moving forward.

Here’s one slightly “new” release – many of the instrumentals from “Styles You Can’t Afford” which we dropped in 2009. Enjoy.


OCnotes “Walk” (Video)

Dope Seattle stuff.


Hannibal King “Good Days”

Nice cut from Hannibal King’s “Flowers for Pamela.”


Occasional Mix #8

DJ Ian Head – Occasional Mix #8

Another little mix for you all, 20 minutes of a couple hip-hop cuts I’m feeling right now, hopefully some joints that you might not have heard.

Tracklisting:

Evolve-One – “Sure Thing”
Bosko – “You Go”
The Physics – “These Moments”
Bambu – “Fish”
Subtext – “Modus Operandi”
Ka – “Cold Facts”
Mr. Lif ft. Bahamadia – “Breathe”
Shabazz Palaces – “Free Press and Curl” (Live on KEXP)

— DJ Ian Head