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)
I am obsessed with this song right now. This is that rip-your-guts-out type of soul music. #realsoul #onrepeat
Audio brand, iHome has teamed up with Diplo’s Mad Decent label to present the Mad Decent Block Party Mix by Toronto step duo, Zeds Dead.
Zeds Dead – Lost You ft. Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy
Tchami – Promises ft Kaleem Taylor
Zeds Dead – Bustamove
Tony Quattro – Superbad
Sydney Samoson – Make the Club Go Like ft. Alvita
Nero – Satisfy
Branchez – Truth
Two Fresh – Blimpus
Danny Brown – Smokin and Drinkin (Boys NoiZe Remix)
Zeds Dead and Dirtyphonics – Where Are You Now ft. Bright Lights
Louis Futon – Shoulda Known (Ganz Remix)
Zeds Dead – Collapse ft. Memorecks
Salva and Astronomar – 3rd World ft. Scottie B
4b – Bomboclat
Tommy Trash – Lord of the Trance
Zeds Dead and Hunter Siegel – LOUD
Autoerotique and Mercer – Murda Dem
Duke Dumont – I Got U ft. Jax Jones (High Contrast Remix)
Frankee – Flintsone
Zeds Dead – Hadouken
Trip Pony – Daze ft. Jaykin (Slumberjack Remix)
Rusko – Sun Shower
Proxy – 10,000
Dillon Francis – I Can’t Take It
Will Eastman – Caroline (Nacey Remix)
Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Dj Koze Remix)
Jungle – Time
Weiss – My Sister
Robosonic – The Edge
Odesza – Memories That You Call ft. Monsoonsiren
Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo – Rude Boy
Sleepy Tom – Jobless
Benga – High Speed ft. P Money
Megalodon and Habstrakt – Riddim 101
Culprate – Eddys
Zeds Dead and Memorecks – Love Me
Kito and Reija Lee – Under My Skin
Wallwork and Rzr – Mad Techno Incvasion
Zeds Dead – Blink ft. Perry Farrel
Karin Park – Shine (Nebbra Remix)
Also, don’t forget to download the official Mad Decent Block App to enter for a chance to win a VIP trip for two on the Mad Decent Boat Party 5 day cruise to the Bahamas in November (12-16). Download the App: iOS | Android
#DK11 alum, J.Nolan drops an absolute heater of a track for his latest single. Missed his contribution to the This One Goes To Eleven… album? To hear it and read an interview with him CLICK HERE. Or click the album title to hear the entire album.
Regular readers know Montreal’s Jai Nitai Lotus is the homie! “Noir” is the second video and third single from his Acknowledgement mixtape which dropped a couple weeks ago. What was the first video? Why, that would be “Pi (Brahma Built)” which was premiered as part of the Different Kitchen presents This One Goes To Eleven… 11th anniversary compilation album.
Here’s the official blur on the Acknowledgement mixtape and “Noir” video:
MC and Producer Jai Nitai Lotus (pronounced Jhai like Thai, Nee-tie) has recently released his mixtape project titled, Acknowledgement. The title is inspired by the opening song on the legendary John Coltrane album, A Love Supreme. For Jai Nitai, it’s about acknowledging the original source of creation: the Creator, as well as artists he draws inspiration from. Jai reworks an impressive variety of productions from artists such as Pusha T, Haitus Kaiyote, Kanye West, Thunder Cat, Madlib, as well as including his own originals. The Acknowledgement mixtape is being released in collaboration with Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow‘s label, Somothaship Connect.
Also, a new video single is being released with this mixtape project. The single, titled “Noir”, is a heavy sound clash of styles including Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca, and Eastern music styles over a Dilla-esque groove. This song features the talented Vox Sambou (Nomadic Massive) rapping in Creole alongside Jai Nitai Lotus, with the chorus sung by the incredible Sam I Am Montolla, giving an anthem-like energy. The beat is produced heavyweight Montreal Producer, Kenlo (Alaclair Ensemble). The video is highly playful, colorful, and full of imagination.
Dig “Noir”? (I know I do with that “Paint It Black” sample chop in the mix.) Then listen to the Acknowledgement mixtape by Jai Nitai Lotus in full right HERE.
Previously on The Kitchen: Read an interview with Jai Nitai Lotus HERE
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