Lil’ Stewy – Break Free feat. Tha Real U & The Essence

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Lil’ Stewy

“Break Free feat. Tha Real U & The Essence”

‘Break Free’ is a cross-regional collaboration between three regions of the South African Western Cape province.

The song features both West Coast and South Coast rappers, namely Tha Real U and Lil Stewy, accompanied by an Overberg artist known as The Essence.
It is the first Shaloma Muzik release by Lil Stewy, after joining the label in November 2014. The song anticipates the #ShalomaFuture series, proposed by the label for the year 2015. Upon release, ‘Break Free’ reached the Soundcloud Download Limit of 100 downloads after 3 hours and 38 minutes, making it the most rapidly downloaded Shaloma Muzik release to date.

It reflects the life of the three artist and their outlook at possible stardom. Knowing that they would need to increase their artistic reputation and build their careers in music, they each reflect on what it means to break free from everyday life through their passion for music and how this passion is interlinked with their reverence for God.

The song could be linked to a previous Shaloma Muzik release in 2012 known as ‘Long Nights’. This was the first Shaloma Muzik breakthrough release into the West Coast Hip-Hop community. Similarly, ‘Break Free’ became Shaloma’s breakthrough into various other communities – and audiences. It is the first release by the label after it’s redevelopment.

The first verse sees Lil Stewy introducing his ambitions with reference to his faith in the Lord and the promise he finds thereof.

The song continues with Tha Real U analyzing what his life feels like on a regular basis, and touches on what he aspires to withhold or reach. It also tickles the current state of Hip-Hop as Real U critiques and expresses his remorse thereof.

The concluding verse by The Essence provides a summary of both the previous two verses through the perspective of the rapper’s life.

Essence mentions that music is his release and expresses that although fame and stardom might not be reached, music is still a tool for expression.
He then adds that with God everything is possible to those who believe, motivating the listeners to put their faith in a Higher-being and striving to achieve their dreams.

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I Neurologici, Ras Moray, Jobba – 440 Hz Riddim

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I Neurologici, Ras Moray, Jobba

“440 Hz Riddim”

It’s quite a bit of time that Strato Dischi Notlabel host I Neurologici in its studies. In recent years we have accumulated a lot of material, enriched by the collaboration to the collective of singers and musicians. It has come to the idea, announced by a video ( I Neurologici – Riddim To Riddim), to publish a track per month, in different interpretations went out along the way. So Riddim To Riddim was born, which debuts in this month, January 2016, with the track that best relates to the style of the collective before the more electronic experiences. 440 Hz is in fact the opening track of the 1999 album, selfproduced and pressed on vinyl, which has already seen a newly remastered release on our netlabel.
The riddim was subjected to new production. Opening version starring once again, as seventeen years ago, Alexander Mazziotti’s flute and his quotation of a popular tune. It follows the version sung by Ras Moray, Kenyan-born singer, with his warm and powerful voice. The third version is the interpretation of our friend Jobba (Roberto Addo), italian reggae scene new promis, born from that resource of artists that is Campania.
Enjoy … to the next month with Riddim To Riddim second release
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Duppy – Canções de uma Roma Negra

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Duppy

“Canções de uma Roma Negra”

n mid 2012 in Salvador-Bahia/Brazil, was founded Duppy. The musical proposal of the band is mainly exploring the blend of reggae / ragga to the metal, with the theme of the letters mysticism and African culture!

This is their first album titled “Canções de uma Roma Negra”, which represent the living culture that exists in Bahia state where they live, establishing religious and musical values.

The Duppy is seeking space in the world, to show that in music there are no limits but a science that one can take a risk and build the originality!

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A metà del 2012 a Salvador, Bahia / Brasile, è stata fondata Duppy. La proposta musicale della band sta esplorando principalmente la miscela del reggae / ragga al metallo, con il tema della mistica lettere e cultura africana!

Questo è il loro primo album dal titolo “Canções de uma Roma Negra”, che rappresenta la cultura che esiste nello stato di Bahia in cui vivono, esplorando i valori religiosi e musicali.

La Duppy è alla ricerca di spazio nel mondo, per dimostrare che nella musica non ci sono limiti, ma solo una creazione che ricerca il rischio e costruisce l’originalità!

BRA

No meado de 2012 em Salvador-Bahia/Brasil, foi fundada a Duppy. A proposta musical da banda é principalmente explorar a mistura do reggae/ragga ao metal, tendo como temática das letras o misticismo e a cultura africana!

Este è o primeiro disco intitulado como “Canções de uma Roma Negra”, onde representam a cultura viva que existe na Bahia, estado onde vivem, firmando valores religiosos e musicais.

A Duppy vem buscando espaço pelo mundo, para mostrar que na música não há limites e sim uma ciência de que se pode arriscar e construir a originalidade!


Camille – La bella teoria

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Camille

“La bella teoria”

Exciting, intelligent, surprising rock straight from Saragossa/Spain!

CAMILLE – “La bella teoria” (2015)

01 – O fanatico ombre bala
02 – El mudo, el mago y la princesa
03 – Stardust
04 – Güella negra – Huella negra
05 – Tender la ropa
06 – The wild brunch
07 – Turbulentziak haiku
08 – Äsa

Total Time: 34:54

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M-PeX – hado [remastered]

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M-PeX

“hado [remastered]”

M-PeX revisits his debut album Phado, originally put out in 2007 by Thisco and Fonoteca Municipal de Lisboa, now remastered and available free for download at Enough Records. The album is dedicated to his grandfather, Luís Tomás Pinheiro, master of the portuguese guitar, who introduced M-PeX to the fado universe. In Phado, M-PeX assumes the portuguese guitar as a characteristic trait of his musical identity, mixing it with electronic music. Cover artwork by Marco Madruga.
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Various Artists – netBloc Vol. 50: superSonic

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Various Artists

“netBloc Vol. 50: superSonic”

First and foremost, I’d like to send out an extra special thank you to all artists and netlabels who, over the years, have been part of our story through the netBloc series. When I first had the idea to begin this series in 2006, I really had no idea if anyone would be interested in being included on such a compilation series. I surely had no idea whether or not the listeners would come. Thankfully, the response was great and that has allowed us to build on that with our original release formats, as well! It’s been a hell of a ride thus far.

2016 promises to be an interesting year for us with new formats that will see us giving back to the Creative Commons community with very remix friendly content. It’s still too early to give away all the details of what we’ve got cooking, but stay tuned.

Today we’ve got netBloc Vol. 50: superSonic for you to enjoy — a selection that includes Hip-Hop, Synthpop, Indie, Rock, Electronic, Trip-Hop, Downtempo, Electro and Future Beats. A global collection which even includes a sneak-peak of a forthcoming Tha Silent Partner release, which is set to drop on February 9th!

Thanks again to all Vol. 50 artists and labels! As always, this series really couldn’t happen without you.

Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!

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Die Leere im Kern Deiner Hoffnung – Freiheit Aushalten

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Die Leere im Kern Deiner Hoffnung

“Freiheit Aushalten”

Freiheit will in diesen Tagen nicht nur immer wieder erkämpft und verteidigt sein. Freiheit muss auch ausgehalten werden wenn es brenzlig wird. Genau so, wie es mit der Toleranz immer dann spannend wird, wenn sie einen herausfordert und zwangsläufig zu Akzeptanz und eben nicht Ignoranz führen muss, genau so wird es mit der Freiheit dann spannend, wenn sie ihren Preis einfordert und sich gleichsam selbst auf dem Altar des diffusen Verlangens nach mehr gefühlter Sicherheit zum Opfer anbietet.

Machen wir uns nichts vor: Freiheit für mehr vermeintliche Sicherheit zu opfern ist eine bescheuerte Idee. Umso blöder, wenn es am Ende noch nicht einmal mehr wirkliche Sicherheit gibt.

Was zu tun ist, sollte jedem Einzelnen klar sein. Doch verharren wir in Agonie, pflegen unser Phlegma und überlegen ernsthaft, ob Resignation nicht doch eine Option ist. Die alte Hoffnung Revolution? Bitch, please. Bequem geht die Welt zu Grunde. Viel Spaß dabei.

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K.Markov – Excerpt One

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K.Markov

“Excerpt One”

The first release for 2016 is from guest artist K.Markov. A ten track ambient album showcasing a selection from three of his existing albums – The Mist, Transmission and Liquid, which you can find on his bandcamp page.

Following on from his first release on Kahvi under the name Phrulex (which was a single several years ago) K.Markov shows us that his style has evolved into a more mature ambient and chilled out vibe, much akin to Curious Diversions and Solar Fields.

Gently floating atmospheres, mixed with sweeping arpeggios and melodical interludes to keep you listening closely.

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Redshifter – Two Red Stars

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Redshifter

“Two Red Stars”

Beta Draconis (β Draconis, β Dra) is the third brightest star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco. It has the traditional name Rastaban, which has also been used for Gamma Draconis. With an apparent visual magnitude of 2.79, it is bright enough to be easily seen with the naked eye. Based upon parallax measurements from the Hipparcos astrometry satellite, it lies at a distance of about 380 light-years (120 parsecs) from Earth.
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Martin Rach – Fall Quartets

Martin Rach

“Fall Quartets”

fall quartet 1 – two zithers, kalimba, metalophone (modulation of a single string tension through the piece,”til it breaks)

fall quartet 2 – chord zither, kalimba, metalophone, korg volca bass (quasi scale falling somewhere in the middle and the end)

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