Well it’s finally here: the This One Goes To Eleven… 11th Anniversary compilation album for Different Kitchen! It’s been a three to four month journey putting this project together but it came together in a really great way and I’m super happy & proud of the sound of it and how it turned out in the end.
I’ve spent 11 years doing this blog, at some points spending more time on it than others but this is one of the things in my life that I get to do that really reflects who I am, my musical & aesthetic tastes and how I see the world without regard for what is cool, will sell or drive online traffic or what I should be doing from a career or personal life point of view.
All of the artists on the album are ones I really dig, personally and I have backed that up by supporting their music and careers on the blog. I’m glad that they all came through and supported this project with their art. Props go out to The Names Are Known, King Reign & Saukrates, Keita Juma, Brendan Philip, Noah Vinson & Isis Ash, Joel. & Arthur Lewis, J.Nolan, Jai Nitai Lotus & Sam I Am Montolla, Audego, Emay, Third Mind, 416 Band and Mickey Factz.
Also a big thanks goes out to Exclaim! magazine, the top music media outlet in Canada, who came on board as a media partner and co-premiered the album on their site HERE.
Tired of streaming the album and want to play it in iTunes, on your mp3 player or go ‘old school’ and burn a CD copy for the whip? Download the entire This One Goes To Eleven… album complete with art HERE: mediafire (zip file)
Marketing by CoolerBuzz
Audio mastering by Neil McDonald and Paul Kehayas for Echosound Studiolab
Art by Tiffany Pilgrim for Tiffany Pilgrim Art Direction & Graphic Design
Promo Art by Shehab Tariq for Implant Media
Viral video production by Ian Jones for the ear2much collective
Media Partner: Exclaim!
(For songwriting & production credits, click/see the back cover art above or to the album link on Soundcloud HERE to check each song’s credits individually)
The homie, Junia-T has his big album release event tonight:
Eye See You – Album Release Party The Drake Hotel
Junia-T performing joints from Eye See You with The Juice Money Collective
Also a set from TassNata
Vibes will be provided by DJ Mensa & Silver Fox!
Hoted by Wan Luv
Download the whole album at www.Junia-T.com
Previously on The Kitchen:
– Junia-T – Sky Is Falling Feat Kemikal [MP3 + Music Video]
Well, if you’re any kind of a D’Angelo fan, you already know what happened Friday. The release of Black Messiah, his long-awaited and long-anticipated third album and follow-up to the classic Voodoo was announced completely out of the blue and not only was announced but whose arrival we learned was more than imminent, coming out today! As you can imagine, all kinds of mayhem ensued. As the homie, O-Dub put it, dude basically broke the internet with this news. I was not immune although, if you can believe it after all my hyperbolic talk on Friday, I did not download immediately download the album at midnight last night and have been relying on snippets on iTunes and now Spotify (RDIO, what’s up??) until I can buy a physical copy. I’m old school like that. [update: after striking out at Sonic Boom and realizing physical copies might not be forthcoming for a while, I caved in and made Black Messiah my very first ever purchase on iTunes, which seems fitting]
Based on those snippets though, D’Angelo has not been shy about indulging his Prince inspirations and Black Messiah sounds like the funk-soul-rock masterpiece everyone was hoping for. Album of the Year already?? To celebrate this epoch-moving musical event, here goes “Sugah Daddy”, a track that’s actually been on YouTube as a live version from various shows around the world for the better part of two years now, which Red Bull let go yesterday as part of their “20 before 15″ initiative.
It’s Monday so, appropriately enough, here goes another track from Tuku‘s Moonday Sessions: The Black mixtape. Enjoy
– Listen to Tracks from Tuku’s Moonday Sessions: The Black Mixtape [MP3 + Music Video]
This is fantastic! Hit the jump for the related track by Declaime, “Cops Ain’t Sh-t.”
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– Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod (Upworthy)
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