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New Soundtracks Releases for the Summer

Posted by Amoebite, June 28, 2017 01:20pm | Post a Comment

New Soundtrack Releases For Summer

It's heating up outside, which means the multiplexes are cranking the air conditioning and cueing up the ol' reel-to-reel. That's right: summer movie season is upon us. This year, perhaps the only thing hotter than the flicks themselves are their soundtracks. And fortunately, a lot of our favorite films, new and old, are getting special new releases. How special, you ask? 

Well, a lot of these are out on high-quality 120-gram+ vinyl. Others are ready to slide right into your tape deck. Some are remastered. Some are back in print for the first time in decades. Others feature special bonus tracks or new art. And, of course, there are some pretty rad colored vinyl options, as well. Read on to find out what we're cranking now and what we're looking forward to spinning.
 

OUT NOW

Baby Driver

Various Artists - Baby Driver

This upbeat, excellently curated collection of tunes from Edgar Wright's new film, Baby Driver, is destined to be one of the year's best soundtracks. Out now on CD and 150-gram double vinyl with gatefold packaging.

Caroline Munro, the Warrior of Love

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, June 27, 2017 07:40pm | Post a Comment

Caroline Munro

By Kai Wada Roath
Caroline Munro in Golden Voyage of SinbadAmbassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show


Do you remember the face that Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli made when he was surprised by the Lone Ranger for his birthday on the "Hi Yo, Fonzie Away" episode of Happy Days? For I had that same expression of unbelievable awe as a young lad when I first saw Caroline Munro appear in her harem costume in the Golden Voyage of Sindbad. (If you need a refresher on being struck in such awe, just watch Lynda Carter do six minutes of Wonder Woman spin transformations.)



Caroline, who is a Capricorn, is known by most for her superb acting abilities in fantasy-action, science Caroline Munro in Dracula A.D. 1972fiction, and the Hammer horror films of the 1970s (such as Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, a favorite of the famed ventriloquist comedian, Hiroshi Hasagawa).

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Hip-Hop Rap Up 06:27:17: DJ Khaled, Big Boi, RTJ, J Dilla, Apathy & Celph Titled, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, MC Bin Laden + more

Posted by Billyjam, June 27, 2017 06:27pm | Post a Comment

Hip-Hop Top Ten New Releases June 23 2017 (includes CD/vinyl, new + reissues)


1: DJ Khaled Grateful (Epic)

2: J-Dilla  Jay Dee's Ma Dukes Collection LP (Yancey Media)

3: Big Boi  Boomiverse  2LP vinyl (Epic)

3: Apathy & Celph Titled No Place Like Chrome (Antidote)

5: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony New Waves (E1 Entertainment)

6: Krazie Bone Eternal Legend (Real Talk Ent)

7: Post Malone Stoney LP (Republic)

8: MC Bin Laden É Grau EP LP (True Panther Sounds)

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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Laurel Halo

Posted by Amoebite, June 26, 2017 06:18pm | Post a Comment

Laurel Halo What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"Unless I'm going in with a specific thing in mind I try to always buy a mix," Laurel Halo tells us while shopping at Amoeba Hollywood. "When I DJ on the weekend I like to always play a blend." The electronic composer and producer says that when it comes to hunting for records, "sometimes it's just one track that you hear on the record...and you actually will buy it for one tune." She certainly did find an eclectic mix of records at the store, most of which were off the beaten path.

Laurel Halo (born Ina Cube) began writing music when she was nineteen, drawing inspiration from Detroit dance music, time spent performing in free jazz groups, classical theory coursework, and her on-air DJ shifts at the University of Michigan's college radio station. She released a handful of EPs Laurel Halo Dustbetween 2006 and 2009, garnering a larger audience with the 2010 release of the King Felix EP on Hippos in Tanks. A year later, she collaborated with labelmates GAMES on the Hour Logic EP. A full-length, Quarantine, followed a few months later via Hyperdub.

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billy woods, Who Plays Amoeba Berkeley Today @ 2pm, Typifies Current Wave of Underexposed High Caliber Hip-Hop

Posted by Billyjam, June 24, 2017 08:40am | Post a Comment

I've said it before but it bears repeating, especially in the case of underground Brooklyn, NY based hip-hop artist billy woods who plays Amoeba Berkeley at 2pm today in support of his brand new album Known Unknowns. Far too frequently the most amazingly talented hip-hop artists of today are the ones we hear the least about. Which is why so many longtime fans of the genre are constantly heard moaning about how "hip-hop sucks these days with nothing but auto-tuned mumble rappers cranking out lyrically shallow, hook driven rap that's presented as hip-hop and is just crap rap. Not like in my day." Wrong! But correct if you only go on the stuff that you hear on the commercial radio, or that makes the Grammys, or that pops up on your (sponsored) social media feeds. Just dig a little deeper and in 2017 you'll discover more quality hip-hop been made than in any previous time in the development of the Bronx born street art. These under the radar producers and emcees and DJs, who are content to craft quality music and not concerned with chasing commercial acceptance, truly transcend that unfair (but understandable) stereotype of modern day rap all being crap.

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