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Saturday, April 14, 2012

New J-LIVE cuts

J Live Music, the triple threat's Official Site is one of the artist homepages worth checking out on a regular basis. Occassionally 'Live drops off some hot non album tracks, freestyles and remixes free of charge to give something back to the fans that has followed the former school teacher's impressive career. Sometimes we get a mixtape or cover versions of classic boom bap joints like Diamond D's "A Day in the Life" or The Roots' "Clones". This time there's a whole bunch of J-Live guest features and remixes to enjoy from the "S.P.T.A." (Spitta that is). So let's get down to business:

First out is a new mix of "From Scratch", the opener from "S.P.T.A." album where J. Scrilla put his remix skills to the test over Illastrate's original LP version. This mix was made for the Kevin Nottingham sponsored remix EP "Dirty Loops Remix EP" which also features new takes on joints by Roc Marciano, Boog Brown, XO and many more. You can check out the EP in full @ Bandcamp or directly from Kevin Nottingham.

Next up is an absolutely mindblowing remix of J-Live's Domingo produced "So Good", remixed by M-Phazes. This particular mix appears on M-Phazes' latest official compilation "Phazed Out" which I recommend you picking up if you like some vintage boom bap esthetics. "So Good" closes that LP and as it's always an important thing to end an album on a good note, having fans to fiend for more you can imagine that this being a powerful cut. Presented by 2DBz, you can download the joint for free below, and also check out this video of M-Phazes creating that remix in the studio session for the song.

Finally J-Live shares three of his latest guest features available to us heads heads free of charge. Artists he's worked with here includes Lyric Jones, Senór Kaos w. Flux and Ekundayo. If you're not too familiar with J-Live before for some reason, maybe these five songs can open your eyes to the dopeness that is J-Live. If that's the case, why not stream and then buy a cheap digital copy of "S.P.T.A." here or head over to UGHH to pick up a copy on CD or vinyl (depending on what you rock) of one of last year's best album. Here goes the three cameos from J-Live.

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