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Video Digs
Hip-Hop

The Story behind Jeru & Dj Premier’s “Come Clean”

via the good folks at EGOTRIP “It wasn’t really East versus West, it was fake versus real.” So says Jeru the Damaja about his rugged, no holds-barred “Come Clean” in this Complex TV presentation on the making of theDJ Premier-produced instant classic from 1993. The mini-doc gets into the Shelly Manne andOnyx samples used in the track and the …

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Video Digs

Documentary: “NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell”

It’s a rainy Sunday night here in Montreal, which basically provides the perfect scenario for settling down (after what was most-likely a weekend of hard partying) and watching a great doc. Whatever the weather, NY77 – The Coolest Year In Hell is an extremely captivating account of one of the …

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Video Digs

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 2” – All the Videos!

The second edition of the Throw Em’ Up mix is finally out and we’re really happy that people are loving it. Tons of people are discovering tracks they didn’t know and also falling back in love with a few classics too. We can only tell you that we put a …

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Video Digs

Documentary: “Lookin 4 Galt” (produced by Gasface)

You might not have heard of Canadian composer Galt MacDermot but you’ll almost certainly recognise his music. Creator of the most popular musical of all time, Hair, Galt also turned his hand to some of the most famous samples in history – without wanting to give too much away, Busta, Doom …

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Video Digs

Between The Beats: Motor City Drum Ensemble

As Resident Advisor follows Motor City Drum Ensemble over a few days, we witness an introspective and personal view of his time on the road. Once one of the busiest DJ, Danilo Plessow then suddenly vanished from the circuit. In this short documentary of his slow comeback as a travelling …

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Beats

Film: “All Ears – A Glimpse into the Los Angeles Beat Community”

The amount of experimental hip hop coming out of Los Angeles over the last ten years is matched only by the number of genre names attached to it. Cue many an infuriating conversation about Flying Lotus’s evolving sound, just how much swing is appropriate and what on earth to call …

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Video Digs
Beats Soul

Video Dig: Lapalux “Without You”

I’m pretty psyched about this video dig because I actually discovered it through one of our readers. I love when that happens cause people have a tendency of thinking that just cause we write about music that we’re music experts who literally live with our heads in crates when in …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Godfather of Disco” Documentary on Mel Cheren & West-End Records

This documentary is more than just about the life of Mel Cheren, it’s a a great time capsule for what was a great era in New York City club culture; the burgeoning disco sound, unified dance floors consisting of every race and sex and a record label that wasn’t afraid …

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Jazz

Thelonious Monk “Straight No Chaser” (Live in London 1965)

Thelonious Monk Quartet performing Straight No Chaser in televised performance at the Marquee Club, London, 1965. Personnel: Charlie Rouse (ts), Thelonious Monk (p), Larry Gales (b), Ben Riley (d)

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