Tag Archives: Def Presse

RAW POETIC: Open Roads (PROD. DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK)

RAW POETIC:  Open Roads (PROD. DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK)Genre-boundary pushing stuff from Raw Poetic and Damu The Fudgmunk as the Virginian MC and the DC producer get together for new single Open Roads from forthcoming LP, Laminated Skies. The track itself opens with Raw Poetic half singing, half rapping over uptempo cymbals soon joined by a crunchy drum break and guitar. As the album itself promises to be, this is lyrically personal stuff that
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DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK feat. BLU: God Speed

DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK feat. BLU: God SpeedThe next single to drop from Damu The Fudgemunk’s Conversation Peace album collaboration with library label KPM as part of the Def Pressé Editions/KPM Crate Diggers series is God Speed featuring L.A. rapper Blu. If you caught previous single Four Better Or Worse Pt 1 feat. Nitty Scott, you’ll know two things – one, that the aforementioned label collaboration
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PAN AMSTERDAM: All Kindsa Don’t

PAN AMSTERDAM: All Kindsa Don'tNot had enough whimsy in your life lately? Allow Pan Amsterdam into your life once more then and let his mellifluous tones to float into your earholes atop those trademark jazz trumpet and woozy synth-laced beats. Floating in from the farthest reaches of hip-hop where things get all mixed up with spoken word and jazz, Pan Am is busy making all his usual “nonsensical sense” on All
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PAN AMSTERDAM X IGGY POP: Mobile/ 15 Seconds

PAN AMSTERDAM X IGGY POP:  Mobile/ 15 SecondsStand by for far-out as left-field rap act Pan Amsterdam hook up with ‘godfather of punk’ and Radio 6 tastemaker Iggy Pop for new single Mobile. Turns out all parties involved met-up to record Mobile in Texas – currently headquarters of ExxonMobil. Is there a link? Are Pan Am and Iggy standing up to the planet-killing might of the petrochemical industry? Perhaps the track will
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. THE ABOLITIONISTS: Plantation Earth/ Divine Frankensteins

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. THE ABOLITIONISTS:  Plantation Earth b/w It’s posse cut time as Paris/ Brooklyn/ Oakland trio The Abolitionists join Madison Washington’s Malik Ameer to lay it down on the mic for Plantation Earth. And what better way to lyrically explore the idea that the entire planet is no better than a giant version of an ante-bellum cotton plantation than over funky drum breaks drenched in jazzy
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PAN AMSTERDAM X OPEN MIKE EAGLE: No Snare

PAN AMSTERDAM X OPEN MIKE EAGLE:  No SnareHopefully you caught all the fuss about Pan Amsterdam’s superb debut LP The Pocket Watch back in the spring and are eagerly looking forward to more. In which case, you’re in luck since Pan Am is back with new single No Snare and in the company of Mike Eagle no less as the pair of them trade finely-crafted witticisms over the sort of ambient jazz-hop(this time provided by Pajama
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MADISON WASHINGTON: Facts

MADISON WASHINGTON:  FactsIf you caught the phenomenon that was the Pan Amsterdam LP The Pocket Watch earlier this year, you’ll have heard of the Def Pressé label. However, the other jewel in said label’s crown – the two of them linked by dint of having the same producer – is Madison Washington. Where Pan Am is the inspired teaming of Leron Thomas and thatmanmunkz, Madison Washington is the
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS: No Cliche

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS:  No ClicheRight in the dog days of August, producer thatmanmunkz of Pan Amsterdam provides this little soother, No Cliche, from his ‘other’ hip-hop project Madison Washington a.k.a. his partnership with rapper Malik. Turns out the track is inspired by the band’s namesake Madison Washington who risked returning to the perils of slavery (having
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Landlord Elijah

PAN AMSTERDAM:  Landlord ElijahIt’s time for the next single to be drawn from the mighty Pan Amsterdam’s superb debut LP, The Pocket Watch, and this time around it’s all about the social commentary and what is apparently a bit of autobiography detailing rapper Leron Thomas’ bid to get started in the biz on Landlord Elijah. Adopting a world-weariness Donald Glover’s character Earn from Atlanta would recognise
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MADISON WASHINGTON: Baytrified/ Djedet + video

MADISON WASHINGTON:  Baytrified/ Djedet + videoThe JTHOTEC-featuring Baytrified finds thatmanmunkz switching from his Pan Amsterdam project with Leron Thomas back to his other going hip-hop concern, Madison Washington, with Bay Area native Malik Ameer as MC. And with a name like Baytrified – what else was it going to be but a celebration of Ameer’s beloved Bay Area? Except hold on – what’s this? “The Bay ain’t the bay no
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