8 Miles To Moenart has literally brought Tall Black Guy full circle. Detroit was where he started making music, and it’s to his hometown he returns to draw inspiration for his debut album. Taking in low-slung hip hop, downtempo house and jazz-tinged street soul, it’s a record of rare focus. Largely instrumental, he’s also added some choice collabs with Ozay Moore (formerly known as Othello) and Diggs Duke, bringing their own unique styles to the melting pot. This record encapsulates the musical heritage of Detroit, through the looking glass of Tall Black Guy’s own signature sound.
French based producer, Dandy Teru, released his album “Adventures” today via Ubiquity Records. The album is a delicate mix of hip hop, nu-jazz, future soul, and downtempo that has been so successful for Ubiquity over the years and the album features guest appearances from Count Bass D, Rita J, Moka Only, Tall Black Guy, Ty and others.
Mon Amie De’Troit is the first single from acclaimed Hip Hop producer Tall Black Guy’s debut album. Tall Black Guy has quickly established himself as one of the most talked about producers in hip hop. With fans including Gilles Peterson, Anthony Valadez and Robert Glasper (TBG won Glasper’s official remix competition in 2012) his album ’8 Miles To Moenart’ is the subject of huge anticipation.
The single itself features a sublime vocal performance from Ozay Moore (formerly known as Othello of hip hop crew Lightheaded). The track deals with the subject matter of the full album – the city of Detroit. Over a soulful hip hop beat, Ozay’s low slung raps and subtle sung vocals paint an evocative picture of his hometown.
French producer, Dandy Teru, linked up with Ubiquity Records to release his upcoming album “Adventures” on April 23rd. The album is an eclectic mix of Downtempo, Nu Jazz, Soul, and Hip Hop and also features guest appearances from Count Bass D, Moka Only, Ty, Rita J, a remix from Tall Black Guy, and others.
“This Could Be The Night” (Tall Black Guy Remix) is the second leak from “+FE Music: The Reworks” remix compilation that features remixes from Nicolay, Zo!, 4hero, ?uestlove & James Poyser and more. The Reworks will hit stores February 26 and Zo!’s upcoming album ManMade will be out this Spring, both on +FE Music.
After debuting last night on 106 & Park, “Spike Lee Was My Hero” gets released to the online world. Watch the video in which Skyzoo and Talib Kweli pay tribute to legendary filmmaker Spike Lee, who also makes a special appearance at the end of the video.
Directed by Alex Ghassan | Song Produced by Tall Black Guy
1) Dreams In A Basement featuring Jill Scott (produced by !llmind)
2) Jansport Strings (One Time for Chi-Ali) (produced by 9th Wonder)
3) Pockets Full feat. Freeway (produced by !llmind)
4) Give It Up feat. DJ Prince (produced by !llmind)
5) Glass Ceilings (produced by !llmind)
6) Range Rover Rhythm (produced by Jahlil Beats)
7) The Knowing feat. Jessy Wilson (produced by Eric G)
8) Drew & Derwin feat. Raheem Devaughn (produced by Focus)
9) Realization feat. Jared Evan (produced by DJ Khalil)
10) The Rage of Roemello (produced by DJ Khalil)
11) How to Make it Through Hysteria (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12) Steel’s Apartment (produced by Black Milk)
13) Spike Lee Was My Hero feat. Talib Kweli (produced by Tall Black Guy)
14) The Cost of Sleep (produced by Tall Black Guy)
Skyzoo is set to release his new album, ‘A Dream Deferred’ on October 2nd through The Faculty / Duck Down Music.
The album has stand out production from the likes of !llmind, Jahlil Beats, 9th Wonder, Eric G, Focus, Black Milk, DJ Khalil, Best Kept Secret & Tall Black Guy.
‘A Dream Deferred’ features songs with Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Freeway, Raheem Devaughn, Jared Evan, DJ Prince, and Jessy Wilson.
Skyzoo describes the cover, drawn by Chilean artist Fabian Ciraolo (www.fabianciraolo.blogspot.com) as a perfect representation to what the album sounds like. Skyzoo goes on to explain that “the idea was to demonstrate the feel of being in a dream and I wanted the album to represent that visually as well. Fabian’s work contains his signature star speckled background on all of his designs, so it made sense to use him with the stars representing a dreamy atmosphere. He’s an incredible artist and did an excellent job of bringing the theme of the album to life.”
We have already brought you some Midnight Snacks and even a slice of Space Toast, but now we’re proud to present our latest instrumental compilation. It’s Cosmic Island, a collection of 16 exclusive tracks from some of our favorite producers the world over. The future-funk/boom-bap sound that permeated throughout our previous releases remains present here, as does the love and appreciation for soul music.
You’ll hear touches of electro on Cosmic Island, too, with some producers, including Def Sound and Durkin, bringing synth-laden bangers to the soiree. Elsewhere, Ohbliv weaves a mellow, smoked-out groove, Ryan Hemsworth pens a sonic ode to his dead Super Nintendo, and Lakim takes a trip back to ’97.
Those are but a few of the lunchtime goodies you’ll find within Cosmic Island, which you can stream and download in its entirety below. Enjoy