Oh No’s debut album for Now-Again Records was also the first in Now-Again’s “music library” series, one of the label’s most successful exercises in creating modern “library music” for easy synchronization for film and TV. It also stood alone as an instrumental album for this lauded producer. For this entry, the seventh Now-Again Music Library, Oh No combs through a now-much-more-vast catalog from American soul, funk and jazz to Iranian folk to Zambian hard rock. Fans of the variety of projects that Oh No is a part – from his Gangrene project with Alchemist to his production for the likes of Talib Kweli and Danny Brown – will be pleased with the variety of beats contained within.
This album is 19 tracks, running 40 minutes. As with all of Now-Again’s library releases, comes as a limited edition is CD is packaged in a “mini-LP” thick cardboard “tip-on” sleeve and is only available digitally at Now-Again’s subscription service at http://drip.fm/nowagain
aka Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, MF DOOM & Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner. “Between Villains” is the latest from Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series. It will be available for download next monday on adultswim.com
Previously in the series: Madlib, Freddie Gibbs & Karriem Riggins – “City”
Update: HELIO GLK is now released on 12-inch vinyl by Now-Again Records.
On Sale: Gaslamp Killer – HELIO GLK
Gaslamp Killer is one of our favorite DJs and a big supporter of the Heliocentrics, recently saying that Heliocentrics producer and drummer Malcolm Catto “is the reason I got into all of this shit.” That inspiration comes through in this mix of GLK re-edits of some of the best tracks from their new album 13 Degrees of Reality, and the series of EPs that Now-Again will launch in 2014. He also mixes in some music from 60s ensembles that influenced the band. GLK writes:
“In 2008 Jeff Jank asked me to make a Heliocentrics podcast for stones throw to help promote the guys 1st album. It was one of my most fun & unique mixes. Here we are 5 years later in 2013 & again, I was asked to make a mix of some of the bands newest material from their superb album entitled “13 degrees of reality” that was just released & i was even granted access to some of the unreleased sessions that I had been hearing so much about for so many years from Egon. It is an honor that I present this, (my newest mix) HELIO GLK to the world. My chopped up / re edited madness from the band they call The Heliocentrics!”
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ON SALE: MADLIB – PILL JAR
We put together a short collection of tracks from Madlib Medicine Show #1-13 called Pill Jar, presented here as a free download from Rappcats.com. The collection has now been expanded to 20 tracks and pressed onto limited edition vinyl. Featured artists include: DOOM, J Dilla, Karriem Riggins, James Poyser, Guilty Simpson. Artwork by Rogerio Puhl, design by Jeff Jank.
You can still download the original 8-track collection here: Madlib Medicine Show: Pill Jar