Empanadamn

How the hell did June get here already? Here’s another monthly Welfare handout from the buhbOmp crew to give you a boost while summer slowly kicks in.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | If you got a playlist, then you shoulda stayed home!

Little Dragon Feat. Trackademicks – After The Rain (Trackademics Remix)
*Sorry only a 192kbps file
I first heard Yukimi Nagano’s soulful croonage over Sleepwalker’s “Afloat” (big up to the dude Aser for dropping the knowledge gem way back in 2006) and she’s been a name I’ve casually followed since. Here she is with the rest of her band, Little Dragon with some remix love from Bay Area producer Trackademics.

Sa-Ra – Bitch Baby
*Sorry only a 192kbps file here AGAIN
Seriously ill summer track that just happens to be the lead single from Sa-Ra’s official debut album, Nuclear Evolution, The Age of Love. Make sure you cop this album when it drops!

Snap aka Red Clay – Live Learn
This man is a Houston legend. A staple in the underground hip hop scene here, Snap’s always impressed me with vicious wordplay and even more dangerous delivery. Big ups to the crew over at Rappers I know, so leaking this.

The Dream – Walkin’ on the Moon (UMYO Remix)
UMYO is yet another in a short line of Scandinavian producers that I’m rapidly becoming obsessed with. His treatment of Walkin’ on the Moon mellows out the vibe a bit, but still keeps it’s club compliance.

Floatingpoints – Lovemelikethis(ftps remix)
Ok, I need the venti latte pass with extra foam on this remix, but I’m making up for it with extra heavy early rotation. Holleur at it, folkels.

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dj lil tiger | on some nostalgia shit

Leela James – My Joy (Quentin Harris Vocal)
Classic deep house production from the legend Quentin Harris.

Cedric “Im” Brooks – United Africa
Uplifting little number from Jamaica’s Cedric Brooks off his big band jazz/reggae album United Africa.

Joe Bataan – Chevere Que Chevere
Here’s a funky, soulful, percussive tune from El Barrio‘s Godfather of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan, off his 2005 Call My Name LP. Black Filipinos stand up! Halfies stay winning.

Do or Die feat. Twista – Po Pimp
Dolla Holla Show classic. This is the tune that put Twista back on the map for me.

Fugazi – Sweet and Low
Since I’m traipsing through the sprawling fields of my youth, I’ll throw in this favorite of mine from punk heroes Fugazi. This still gets me every time I hear it.

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empanadamn | spring 2009: you half-stepped.

Jay-Z “D.O.A.” (Death Of Autotune)
F-auto-tune, hip-hop is dead, where the real MCs at?, yadda yadda. Who cares? I’m just happy to hear that Dion is staying busy. This song will not change the game.
 

Ellie Goulding “Starry Eyed” (Jakwob Remix)
This was hipped to me by Elz. Right now, this is it for me; the tune is getting played on repeat like I was a teenage girl in love. Now, I’m not totally into dubstep, but something about girly-pop vocals, dashes of xylophone and galloping drum change-ups against the low-end grit and grind that sounds like a giant electric can opener getting in a fight with a trash compactor that totally does it for me.

The Isley Brothers “For The Love Of You”
Not only sample worthy, but a stand alone, feel good track for that summer breeze steez.

Koop “Summer Sun” (Feat. Yukimi Nagano)
I discovered Koop while watching TV at a concert. Though I couldn’t hear anything from the video, I was captivated by the style of the video with its layers, shapes and fast cuts, but moreover WHO THE HELL IS THAT HOT CHICK UP IN THERE SANGIN’?!?!? After reading the credits, I went home did the research and boom: Koop -> Yukimi Nanago. At the time, she was probably 16 or 17, so I’m totally a pedol’ dirty-scum-bag. Forgive me for having taste in good music. Catch her group Little Dragon at SummerStage this July with an awesome line-up!
(Side note, Koop is the reason why Aser & I are friends.)

Sonny & Cher “I Got You Babe”
Last, but not least, this is a special dedication to some good, long-time friends Jamie & Wes. The two love birds went away to Paris a couple of weeks ago and returned engaged. So this one’s for them – congratulations! I love you guys. (No auto-tune-o.)

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo edition of Welfare, where fake-Mexican Lil Tiger and real-Mexican Empanadamn each serve up five 5ives to get you through 5/5. (Not that we actually thought that far ahead and included anything remotely Mexico-related in our selections or anything. That would require planning and forethought. We don’t really do that here.)

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | May I?

The Alchemist “That’ll Work” (Feat. Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile)
New cut off of The Alchemist’s forthcoming Chemical Warfare. This beat is murderlous. The rapping is kinda third-rate, but hey, it’s 2009!

Teairra Mari “Diamonds” (Feat. Kanye West)
I don’t condone diamonds, so in exchange, I’ll put this song on your finger. I don’t care if you say no.

The Secret Handshake “Brand New Love”
An album cut from Dallas native Luis Dubuc’s The Secret Handshake. My Name Up In Lights carries forward on that electronic rock / bubble gum / synth pop tip. I’m not really feeling the album on the whole. Dude needs to put the breaks on the auto-tune and mix it up with some females vocals. I’d be OK with instrumentals though.

Novalima “Yo Voy” (Seiji Remix)
Peruvian Afro-Latin blaps with the Seiji drum treatment. Escucha esto.

Datarock “New Days Dawn”
One of the more toned down cuts from the poppy/synth rock Norwegian duo’s soon to be released album Red.

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dj lil tiger | I’m not a Mexican, but I used to play one back in Texas

Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats – Afro Coco Soul (live)
Heavy West African funk and soul vibes from Sierra Leone’s Geraldo Pino, an early influence of the man they call Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Poirier remix)
Montréal’s Ghislain Poirier (a recent addition to the Ninja Tune stable) puts his smoking hot Wha-La-La-Leng Riddim underneath the already intense debut from Major Lazer, the Diplo/Switch mega-collabo that got all the kiddies all twisted up. Mr. Lexx and Santigold on the vox, of course.

Organized Konfusion – Decisions
Here’s a little gem I used to play endlessly during my moodier Hip-Hop days. This is off the America Is Dying Slowly compilation for AIDS awareness circa 1996. I forget how good Monch and Prince Po used to sound together.

The Aislers Set – Walked in Line (Live)
I miss The Aislers Set. They’re one of my all time favorite bands, and it saddens me that most folks have never heard of them. I remain devout. This tune is a cover of Joy Division’s “Walked In Line” from The Aislers Sets’ sessions for John Peel (R.I.P.) in 2003 at Maida Vale. More detail about those recordings here.

Vanessa Freeman – Sunrays
The ever prolific Vanessa Freeman pours sunrays all over your soul. One of the more beautiful tracks on The Chromatic Universe compilation that Alex Attias put together back in 2002.

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Now that the gloom and doom of Tax Day is behind us, we can return to the finer things in life, like desperately hoping we stay employed or fed or mobile or just plain sane as the rest of the world crumbles around us. With that in mind, your faithful and loyal representatives here at buhbOmp give you another installment of Welfare. It might not cure your financial troubles, but it will definitely help set your mind free. It’s our own humble little stimulus package. Enjoy.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | Soured and salted 4life (Softhands edition)

Diamond District – I Mean Business
DC’s producer du jour, Oddisee along with rappers X.O. and YU are Diamond District. I first heard Oddisee on Pete Rosenberg’s A Rosenberg Oddiseemixtape (look at that cover artwork, I don’t even need to tell you who’s style that is) and have been checking for him ever since. I kinda picked I Mean Business arbitrarily, but it definitely gives off the boom-bappish feel of the album and Oddisee’s production in general.

DJ Day – Still Ray

DJ Day – Skyy (Can you feel me)

Ok, this is a 2-parter from one of our favorite dudes in the game, DJ Day.
These are both haunting interpolations and anything I could say about them would do them no justice whatsoever, so I’ll let the dude, Day, break it down in his own words. Via Like a Throttle

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is all Cosmo Baker’s fault. I mean, I’ve always loved Saadiq going back to the TTT days, but hearing Cosmo’s mix of his work really put it all in perspective. Raphael Saadiq is a genius. Period. Just listen and you’ll see. From Tony! Toni! Tone! & Stevie Wonder to Q-Tip & DJ Quik, he is just that dude.

So, without jumping further on his nuts…fast forward a couple days later and I’m driving around town bumping this CD. “Still Ray” came on and stayed on and that’s when I knew I had to re-do it (now I know how Dre must’ve felt). I came home and listened to it, figured out the piano part and played everything else from there. Once I was finished I called my man Miles Bonny to lay down vocals and trumpet like only he can and here it is, free for you. …

This was going to (and still might) come out on vinyl with another Saadiq cover I did that’s an instrumental. I’ll keep you all posted and I might just post it on the strength*.

*That track, “Skyy (Can you feel me)” is linked above.

Dãm-Funk – Kill Dat aka Kill Dat Muthafucka
Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Kat Williams, Suga Free & Dãm-Funk. What do these hood certified men have to do with each other? All have fabulous, silky, luxurious, bitch perms! I gotta get my shit did soon so I can show out on Butt Nekkid Wednesdays!

B.o.B. – I’ll Be in The Sky (Astronote Remix)
Fact: B.o.B. is just straight up corny. Since Haterz Everywhere, B.o.B. has been on some after-school special shit. One more feelgoody two-shoes joint outta this dude, and I’m officially classifying him as a gospel rapper. Producer Astronote allows me to temporarily forget this.

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empanadamn | Skinnier than hip-hop

U.N.K.L.E. “Bloodstain”
This weather got me ag and reverting to my leave-me-be, emo skull thuggery. Here’s a personal favorite, moody track with sad girl lyrics from DJ Shadow-produced UNKLE.

Junior Boys “Parallel Lines”
Junior Boys is not only Michael Jackson’s favorite department to hang while at JC Penny’s (just kiddin’, homie), but a gleaming Canadian export implementing live instrumentation, production and vocals. This is the lead track off their most recent album Begone Dull Care.

Camera Obscura “Careless Love”
This Scottish outfit is a breath of fresh air / palate cleanser for a lot of stuff that I’ve been subjected to recently. It’s musically clean without being sterile, inflecting light to heavy-heartedness throughout. Chicks (like me) really dig this stuff. Also, just to clarify, there’s no bag pipes in this so don’t get your hopes up, McScrooge.

Depeche Mode “In Sympathy”
Gotta give it up to these dudes. They’ve been putting out music, performing and touring for close to 3 decades. Their sixty-11th album Sounds Of The Universe, dropping later this month, continues the tradition of their later albums with the darknesses prevailing over their shiny-happy new wave beginnings. This one accomplishes being depressing and uptempo at the same time.

Prince “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
I went to DJ Spinna‘s Soul Slam party last Saturday with my friend Minuette and while dancing Diddy pulled me into his circle of fun ( || ). After extinguishing my dancing shoes, I opened a Twitter account just to thank @iamdiddy, then filmed a live video blog on the spot to tell my friends around the world the news about Cassie’s new half-shaved head. SIKE! (about the Twitter / v-blog part)

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dj lil tiger | tax-free

Estelle f. Kardinal Offishall – Magnificent
This song is catchy as hell, and I can’t stop listening to it. I’ve also been a long time Kardinal fan, so that helps. Ronson got the touch.

Black Milk – Mo Power (right-click and save as)
Detroit’s Black Milk are really doing it for me lately, and this tune is sick as hell. Short, but sick as hell. Dudes got the drum game down solid. (Proppers to Rappers I Know (as usual) for showing me the way.)

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JP ft Ash Man & Xei – Jungle Skank
This tune epitomizes everything I love about Funky House right now. Got the Afro-Caribbean tribal vibe. Got raw, sexy club feel with the proper low end. Got the change-ups. All kinds of unusual shit going on here, and I’m all about it.

Jah Cure – Searching
This is my favorite off the Indiscretions riddim. Jah Cure always brings the true emotion, and this tune makes me want to curl up next to my gal and pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist.

Mondo Grosso – Now You Know Better
This is off Mondo Grosso‘s MG4 album that came out in 2000, and it still sounds great. I’m also a sucker for anything that showcases Amel Larrieux‘s beautiful and mesmerizing voice.

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING **

We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

As promised, we’re bringing a stronger effort from the team this time around, with Cashless and Empanadamn rejoining Lil Tiger to bring y’all some certified Welfare heat.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | WTF FML FTW

Rye Rye – Bang feat M.I.A
“I heard the song and I had to scream. They had [her] rhyming over a hyped drum machine”. The jury’s still out for me on this cut, but I’m throwing it up because Rye Rye’s (no Ri Ri) lined herself up to take the hipster rap queen crown. Bet that.

U-N-I & Ro BLVD – Stylin
“Oh, you mad cuz I’m styling on you.” Actually I’m not mad at “Stylin”. I am bugging on how obviously Kanye West influenced the track is though. Also, did they diss The Knux? I hope so! Someone had to diss those talentless fools sometime.

Dj Class – I’m the ish feat. Kanye
I’m definitely not feeling the remix as much as I am the O.G. The Kanyelectro treatment scrubs away the hard B-More coat of the O.G. that I enjoyed. Whatever, blah. There’s a Lil Wayne and Estelle remix coming soon too (via Estelle’s twitter account). Look for “I’m the ish” to take up where “Day n Nite” left off. Becky, holleur.

UGK – Swishas & Erb feat. Sleepy Brown
Long live PIMP C. UGK4LIFE! What else needs to be said?

Eddie Kendricks – Date with the Rain (extended)
One of the OG steppers, Kendricks had a distinct voice that you can recognize from the first few notes. “Date with the Rain” is no exception. Presented in it’s extended form. Peep how Spring this feels.

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dj lil tiger | cold be damned

Q-Tip – We Fight, We Love (Remix) feat. Kanye West and Consequence
Something new here from the suddenly prolific Q-Tip, with the ubiquitous ‘Ye and the second-coming of Jarobi.

Deee-Lite feat. Q-Tip – Groove is in the Heart (Morsy Mix)
Sticking with the Q-Tip theme, Nanachill‘s DJ Morsy gives this dancefloor classic a subtle re-fresh.

Wayne Marshall – Blame De Weed
Because it had to be done. Wayne Marshall gives Jamie Foxx’s Blame It a hit of that good shit.

Teedra Moses – I Think Of You
I think folks are sleeping on Teedra Moses. This is the tune that closes out her Complex Simplicity album from a few years ago, and it’s a really touching and personal number. The actual song comes in at about the 1:40 mark, but Teedra’s opening words and the snippet of gospel at the beginning give the song its proper context. This song makes me want to hug my mom and never let go.

Sam Cooke – Mean Old World
Just a beautiful tune from the master, Sam Cooke, off of his Night Beat album.

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empanadamn | Yeah Yeah Nos | Serato-ready

Wale “Chillin’” (Feat. Lady Caca)
After all the foot work in his Nike boots, Wale got signed to Interscope and is slated to release his album Attention Deficit this summer. A preview of the album, “Chillin’” features Lady Caca as she shits all over the track in her best M.I.A. impression. :*( Come on, dawg!!!

Jamie Foxx “Blame It” (Ted Smooth Blend Feat. T-Pain)
Here’s a different take on a club favorite. Switch it up and get it crunk on dem hoez.

Cam’ron “Cookies & Apple Juice” (Feat. Bird Lady)
Killa! First with the compelling “I Hate My Job” and now this one, Cam is back. And it looked like a Dipset reunion was in the works when Jim Jones reached out to Cam on the Funk Flex show on Hot 97 with hopes of getting the crew back together and taking over. Cam responded with a negatory, and chunked a deuce out the roof of his Camborghini while driving away.

The-Dream “Let Me See The Booty (Feat. Lil’ Jon)”
The litmus test for the shorty with the winning assets. Lil’ Jon puts some extra sexy on it.

Lil’ SNS “AIM So Crazy” (Feat. DJ Webstar)*
Son of Harlem’s mixtape DJ S&S, Lil’ SNS does his thang over a blitzkrieg of AIM sound bites courtesy of DJ Webstar. This one takes me back to the many lonely hours logged on AOL instant messenger before I discovered the sound setting preferences. Bound to give all the AIM heads / chatroom predators a seizure.

* We don’t actually have a downloadable version of this tune yet, but we still wanted to put it on your radar anyway.

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

I speak the truth, I tell no lie

In: Cashless, Crazy Talk, Elz, Empanadamn, Lil Tiger, Misc.

Been masturbating, since the 4th of July. Don’t believe me? I can prove it!

And because of it, I must tell all those who peruse this site the truth about the people who write this drivel! They are not who you think they are! Think they just spin the records that you love, huh? Well I’m here to tell you, IT’S ALL LIES!

EMPANADAMN: This person has never actually eaten an empanada! His name springs from a severe case of dislexia and a fixation on the inevitable damnation of all pandas. He is a 6’7″ native of Oslo, and eats soul food 8 times a week, particularly neck bones and whiskey.

CASHLESS: Tries to portray himself as a poor man? Claims his nationality to be Jamaican? Wrong, he is actually the independently wealthy son of an Irish businessman, heir to a fortune built on urinal cakes. His facial hair has been known break broad swords and he has rejected the microwave. He’s also the former world record holder for longest recorded camel clutch on a teenager. (Never call him by his real name, Paddy Higgins O’Houlihan Flanigan Fitzpatrick Hanrihan IIX).

LIL TIGER: Born and raised in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, he is a hater of all things circular, and his eyebrows are implants. He spent his youth throwing rocks at onlookers as he practiced his “dontchaknow” dj style in nothing but a beanie and socks during the long winter months. He prides himself on being able to pee all 50 states in alphabetical order in the snow, off one 12 oz. beverage.

ELZ: The most diabolical tiddly winks player ever produced by the great state of West Virginia. Other than that, he’s your normal half-Dutch, half-Malaysian, half-Greek, half-Madagascarian Appalachian warlord with a beard thicker than mature oak tree trunk.

So you see my friends, these are not the people who you think they are! I trust that now that I have pulled away the veil, you can fully appreciate them for who they are.

Until the next time,
Join the Resistance!!!

March is upon us and that means a lot of things – It’s Spring (again), March Madness, bewaring the Ides of March (St. Ides or not), South By South West, Winter Music Conference, St. Patricks Day, Dentist’s Day, Doctor’s Day, Toast Day, and Tater Day. But more importantly, we’re serving up our first installment of this month’s WELFARE. Hopefully you’ll find a little something in our offering to accompany your every day this March and beyond.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | Snow way

The-Dream “Walkin’ On The Moon” (Feat. Kanye West)
I was a non-believer when I first heard The-Dream. Then I saw him perform at Hot 97′s Summer Jam ’08. Having a crew of hot, back-up dancers kinda helped seal the deal. At any rate, here’s a cut off of the soon to be released, sophomore album Love Vs. Money.

The Foreign Exchange “Daykeeper” (Feat. Muhsinah)
I used to work in a law firm years back, and was on a project with a group of folks, one of which was a law student (again, cue Lost Boys’ “Renee”) whom I wrote off as an entitled b*tch because she was blonde, highly edumecated and, to top it off, attractive. The group conversation veered onto the topic of music, which I really don’t enjoy talking about with the layman. A co-worker mentioned to blondie that I was a DJ, to which responded with much intrigue, asking about the type of music I was into, and so on. She nodded with agreement, and started rattling off her favorites which included bunch of R&B, soul, Okay Player affiliates, and the like. Homegirl was a sheep in wolf’s clothing. At any rate, she recently hit me up and asked me if I heard The Foreign Exchange’s album Leave It All Behind, and shared a few of her choice cuts. Coincidentally, they are performing this Sunday at Highline Ballroom in NY, so check them out.

The Rachels “Lloyd’s Register”
I first heard The Rachels blaring inside the Sound Exchange (R.I.P.) in Austin, Texas on an afternoon when I probably should have been in class. I was captivated by the soul of the album, though delivered in modern classical form. I can’t remember who was working at the time, but he turned me onto the group. This song is probably my favorite on the album, as it plays through a cycle of emotions leaving me with a lump in my throat.

Archie Whitewater “Cross Country”
I don’t know how I acquired this one, but I’m glad I did. And somehow it always finds its way to my playlist set to shuffle. After talking to my mom this past Sunday telling me about the 80 degree weather for the week, it makes me want to be cross country. Peep the xylophone action.

Morcheeba “Fear & Love”
I found out about Morcheeba from a postcard that got mailed to my parents’ home over summer break from college. On the postcard there was a small, blurry picture of a girl that looked like Björk. Hoping it was a side project of sorts, I HAD to investigate. I called a toll-free number on the postcard and heard a snippet of Trigger Hippie, the lead track for their debut album Who Can You Trust? and was sold. So, unrelated to the Icelandic pop star, two brothers with a jazzy-pop songstress carried the torch of the UK downtempo movement and was met with a positive response over yonder. I couldn’t get with their 3rd album and beyond as they went for a polished pop style, and just felt too Gap for me.

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cashless | Spring Yang in this thang…

Geeneus – Peace of Heaven feat. Sacha
The first time I heard of Dubstep and UK Funky producer Geeneus was on the remix on DJ Wonder’s “What (have you done for me lately)”. He had an anthem with his remix to Benga & Coki’s “Night”. He hits my radar again (big shout to Dayta), with “Peace of Heaven” off his 2008 release, Volumes: One.

Marsha Ambrosius – Cloud 9
When Floetry broke up, that didn’t stop Marsha Ambrosius from continuing to make good music (no G.O.O.D. Music). She’s back at it with her latest mixtape, Truly Yours. Although I can’t say that I enjoyed the mixtape in its entirety, I will say that “Cloud 9″ is still that crack. Enjoy.

Drake – Successful feat. Trey Songz
Hi, internet. Can we stop talking about Drake yet? Obviously not. This gets major bumpage in the ride, even though I do turn it down really low when riding through the hood.

Erykah Badu – Real Thang (Astronote Remix)
So it’s a new remix to a song that is in no way new. Who cares? Because when Astronote put his foot in it, it regained that new track smell.

Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amor (Beatnik & K. Salaam remix)
For some reason when I first snagged this track, I coulda swore that said “Salaam Remi remix). My mind is playing tricks on me.

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dj lil tiger | is it spring yet?

Jay Sean – Tonight (Crazy Cousinz Remix)
Another fire remix from the Crazy Cousinz crew. (UK) Funky that I’m all about these days.

Shea Soul – Playing Tricks (Faeda Remix)
Another (UK) Funky tune for you, this one a sick soulful production from Faeda. Heavy broken house feel to this one. Love the vocals, too.

La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix)
Props to Wesley and Elz for this one. They’ve been telling me about this tune for a while, and I finally got around to checking it out. The vocals really haunt me. Dubstep type shit with a throwback feel.

Erik Rico – Wonderful
Soulful uptempo stuff from the multi-talented singer, musician, producer Erik Rico, who has a very forward approach to soul music.

Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
If you’re in a funk, Gil Scott-Heron got the remedy for you. Classic tune from his brilliant Pieces of Man LP.

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jd | some springy ish — because I’m ready for it

Black Star – Respiration (Dr. Luke Remix)

Eddie Senay – Cameo

Marvin Gaye – Music Feel the Soul

Three Times Dope – Mellow But Smooth

George Benson – Footin’ It

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** DETAILED DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, on the right-hand side, there should be a link that says “Download Original”. Click that link.

- That will take you to another page that says something like “You will be redirected to the download page in 15 seconds”. If you just wait a little while, the file will automatically download for you. Or, you can click on “Skip This Ad” at the top right of that page, and the file will start to download right away.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

For our 13th episode, DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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Also check out some of our previous episodes:

episode 12: EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER
episode 11: EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER
episode 10: STARSIGN
epsiode 09: DJ LIL TIGER
episode 08: EMPANADAMN
episode 07: EMPANADAMN
episode 06: WITNES & SQUINCY JONES

More episodes available at our podcast archives.

We’re on JAMPT here (that’s Jamaican, Arubian, Mexican People Time), which as you know means we’re a few (several?) days late with this. But the getting is still good. We’re glad to have Cashless back on the scene this time around. Enjoy. …

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | …

Drake – November 18th
The buzz surrounding Degrassi actor turned Rapper/Singer (No Joaquin), Drake, is deafening but seemingly warranted. Over the weekend, Drake dropped his latest mixtape, So Far Gone, and the response on the blogger/Twitter spheres was overwhelming. The track November 18th is somewhat of a homage to the late great, Dj Screw and the seminal track June 27th. While I think November 18th lacks some of the rough edges that make the O.G. so real, the polish of November 18th will finally bring some of that same realness to the clurb and/or the local becky experience.

Dj Deckstream feat Mos Def – Life is Good
Wanna hear something crazy? I like a new Mos Def song. Japanese dj, Deckstream of M-Flo fame, comes through with some jazzy heatrock production steez.

Outkast – SpottieOttieDopalicious (I.M. Elliot & Quix22 Club remix)
One of my favorite songs of all time, this time with a wobbly bmore/club feel to it. I’ve never heard of either I.M. Elliot or Quix22, color me disconnected, but when you make Spottie Ottie hipster friendly without offending me, I’m all about it.

BLK JKS – Lakeside
Nothing new here, just reminded myself and you people that BLK JKS will be playing at SXSW on March 19th. More info here.

Michael Jackson – PYT (U-Tern edit)
Canada’s king of the boogie edit, U-tern, hits hard again with a re-edited demo version of the MJ Classic. Speaking of the devil, make sure that you drop by Julien’s Auctions at the Beverly Hills Hilton this April to cop some nice joints from MJ’s personal collection of crazy shit. Personally, I’m feeling that animatronic head. :Pause:

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empanadamn | Rapchure | Serato-ready

Red Cafe “Hottest In Da Hood”
Brookly’s Red Cafe has been one lucky rapper who gets a hold of hoTT BeatZ. This one reminds me of Obie Trice’s track “The Set Up”. I’m a sucker for that percolating sound.

Papoose “Amnesia”
Remember when Papoose was supposed to be that guy who brought hip-hop back to New York? Yeah, me neither. What about that 1.5 million dollar record contract through DJ Kay Slay? At any rate, Sade is the best.

Big Boi “Ringtone”
My ol’ buddy Antwan André Patton got a new album coming out called “Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty”. This is one of the cuts on it on the uptempo, auto-tune tip. Also on the horizon for 2009 is an album from the other André, as well as a duet album in the form of a group called OutKast.

Busta Rhymes “Conglomerate” (Feat. Young Jeezy & Jadakiss)
This song really annoyed me in the beginning, but I’m a sucker for girls with accents (and I don’t mean Hyundai).

Public Enemy “Lost At Birth”
I’m watching Pineapple Express and there’s some great music throughout the movie. The last scene is hilarious, and I don’t even smoke weed! This track is used when Dale & Red are mounting up like regulators and mobbing down the street in a yellow Daewoo.

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dj lil tiger | Everything is gonna be alright …

Marvin Gaye vs Marc Mac – Sexual Healing
4hero‘s Marc Mac gives “Sexual Healing” the treatment.

Les McCann – Beaux J. Poo Boo
From one of my favorite Les McCann albums, 1971′s Invitation to Openness. Real Hedz Know the DealTM.

Big Daddy Kane – On The Bugged Tip
CLASSIC. BDK kills. Nuff said.

Ms. Dynamite – Watch Over Them
Consciousness from the one Ms. Dynamite. A little a capella gem off her highly-acclaimed A Little Deeper debut album from way back in 2002.

Zuco 103 – Love Is Queen Omega (featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry)
An uplifting little uptempo number from Holland’s Zuco 103, featuring the vocal blessings of dub legen Lee “Scratch” Perry.

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Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.

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** DETAILED DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS **
We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

- Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

- On the divShare page, on the right-hand side, there should be a link that says “Download Original”. Click that link.

- That will take you to another page that says something like “You will be redirected to the download page in 15 seconds”. If you just wait a little while, the file will automatically download for you. Or, you can click on “Skip This Ad” at the top right of that page, and the file will start to download right away.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

It’s the dead of winter, and we’re freakin’ cold over here. But we’ve reached the month of love, and the buhbOmp crew is all about some love. So, to warm you up and help you get through these wintery days, we’re back with another installment of mp3 downloads. The snuggie can’t compete with this. …

(click the song names to download the tunes)

dj lil tiger | he was a king, she was a queen under the moonlight …

Taylor McFerrin – Broken Vibes feat. Vincent Parker
This has been out a while, but I don’t get tired of it. Besides, more people need to be up on Taylor McFerrin‘s diverse talents. He’s ill on the beatbox, vocals and beats. Beautiful, soulful tune. Check for the changeup.

Bukola – Hypnotised (Domu Remix)
Hypnotic beats with a touch of dancehall.

DKD – You Know It (feat. Bembe Segue)
A favorite midtempo broken number from a few years ago. DKD is the super collabo of Dego (4Hero), Kaidi Tatham and Daz-I-Kue. This is off their 2004 classic, Future Rage.

Incognito – Nights Over Egypy (MAW remix)
Masters at Work’s monster rework of seminal UK band Incognito doing a cover of the Jones Girls’ classic.

Telefon Tel Aviv – Nothing Is Worth Losing That
In memory of Charles Cooper. I remember when Melodic and I met these dudes after a Telefon Tel Aviv show in Austin a while back. Really nice dudes. Amazing music, too.

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empanadamn | I love her / I love her not | Serato-ready

Jazzanova “Look What You’re Doin’ To Me” (Feat. Phonté)
Put this one on a mixtape for the girl in your life and tell her to smoke it.

INOJ / Daft Punk “Make Love You Down” (Siik Blend)
I love both these tracks, and they work remarkably well together. 

J Dilla “Fall In Love” (Flying  Lotus Remix)
A reinterpretation of a Soulquarian classique.

Ryan Leslie “How It Was Supposed To Be” (Remix Feat. Jadakiss)
So some might assume that this track is alluding to the relationship that Leslie had with Cassie, before Diddy Burger Kinged her out, but who really knows. I try not to keep up with the hip-hop Days of Our Lives. Next to the fact of this featuring a couple of dudes who I feel are really doing it in the game right now are the throwback synths.

Hawthorn Mayer & The Country “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out” 
DJ Day put me on this last week. Apparently it was the song of the day at NPR (shouts to O-Dub).

empanadamn at APT

BuhbOmp‘s own Empanadamn will be in the mix this Friday at APT, alongside DJ Day, $mall ¢hange, and the Large Professor (yeah, that Large Professor).

Info courtesy of DJ Day:

Come celebrate my man getting ancient and some random dude becoming a Supreme Court Justice. The one night in ’09 Moe Choi leaves the house, and the only time Sasha will wear a suit this year. Free admittance to anyone who knows Obama’s new cell number.

APT
419 W13st.
NYC 10014
$10

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EPISODE 13. DJ LIL TIGER
and EMPANADAMN

DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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