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DON’T SLEEP: Scion AV x Jonwayne “Open Mic: Jonwayne” [INTERVIEW]


Scion AV interviews Low End Theory alumnus and Brainfeeder/Stones Throw producer/emcee Jonwayne. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Black Jungle Squad (Zeroh x Jeremiah Jae) “Black Jungle Radio” [NEW PROJECT]


First, Jeremiah Jae & Zeroh formed the Black Jungle Squad then teamed with Kutmah, Ras G, Lord Raja, YBP, Rawhyde, Beans Da Poet & Jonwayne to create “Black Jungle Radio”. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Flying Lotus “Until The Quiet Comes” & “Putty Boy Strut” (prod. by Flying Lotus) [VIDEOS]

Flying Lotus’ new album “Until The Quiet Comes” drops on October 1st in the UK/Europe and October 2nd in US/Canada on Warp Records. “Until The Quiet Comes” will feature Erykah Badu, Laura Darlington, Niki Randa, Thundercat, Thom Yorke & more. Pre-order it here. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Jeremiah Jae “Raw Money Raps” [NEW PROJECT]

Jeremiah Jae’s “Raw Money Raps” LP dropped today via Brainfeeder. It features production from Jeremiah Jae himself and  Flying Lotus. The 19 song project can be purchase from iTunes, Amazon, Bleep, Boomkat, UGHH or from Brainfeeder’s NinjaShop. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Boiler Room x Samiyam “Boiler Room Los Angeles #002: Samiyam 25 Minute Set (3.31.2012)” [LIVE FOOTAGE + AUDIO]

Here is some newly released to YouTube footage of  Samiyam’s set from “Boiler Room: Los Angeles #002 GLK & Friends” w/ Gaslamp Killer, Jeremiah Jae, Samiyam, Computer Jay, DJ Nobody, Jonti, Alter, Jonwayne, PBDY, Cohenbeats & Eric Coleman. For the audio go to the Boiler Room SoundCloud page. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Jeremiah Jae “Money” (prod. by Jeremiah Jae) [VIDEO]

Here’s a lead video for Jermiah Jae’s “Money” off of his upcoming project “Raw Money Raps”. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Coachella 2012 x Flying Lotus “Flying Lotus Live @ Coachella 2012″ [LIVE FOOTAGE]

Here’s footage of Flying Lotus playing live @ Coachella 2012. You know Flying Lotus, right? The guy who’s been killing shit since 2006 but Kanye West isn’t familiar with him at all. In any event, enjoy this footage and I look forward to hearing “Until The Quiet Comes”. Don’t sleep…



Kirobot Films shot footage of my peoples Time Wharp & Sonnymoon on tour with Teebs. This footage is from their Toronto show @ The Drake Hotel. You’ll see cameos from T-Dredz, My Man Henri of 92bpm and some others. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Jonwayne “Oodles Of Doodles” [BEAT TAPE]

Jonwayne (“The Death Of Andrew” & “Bowser”) is well known on the LA beat scene, his appearances with Brainfeeder and also by spinning and emceeing @ Low End Theory. He drops a two CD monster of a beat tape called “Oodles Of Doodles” today. The physical version contains 48 slaps but the digital download contains only 44 (Only *chuckles to self*). You can preview the project and purchase it by going directly to the venerable Stones Throw site or finding it in a damb wrecka stow. Don’t sleep…



Brainfeeder’s Teebs dropped a new project full of tracks that were previously unreleased that even features some of his Brainfeeder fam such as Austin Peralta. These 10 tracks must be heard and you had cop ‘em directly from Brainfeeder, Ninja Tune, iTunes or Amazon. Don’t sleep…

DON’T SLEEP: Jonwayne “The Death Of Andrew” [NEW PROJECT]

Jonwayne is a well known beatmaker/producer/live performer on the LA beat scene/circuit. He’s one of the stars of the Low End Theory and his eyebrow raising mixtape “Thanks, Bro” and his previous Alpha Pup release “Bowser” both rose his profile so much more in 2011. Yesterday, Jonwayne’s new EP “The Death Of Andrew” hit iTunes, Boomkat and Beatport. Go cop it and don’t sleep on him…


DON’T SLEEP: Thundercat f/Austin Peralta “$200 TB” (prod. by Flying Lotus) [JAPANESE BONUS TRACK]

“$200 TB” is the Japanese bonus track from the mindblowing Brainfeeder LP “The Golden Age Of The Apocalypse” which features Austin Peralta and is produced by the one, the only Flying Lotus. Don’t sleep. Because sleep is the cousin of death…


DON’T SLEEP: Mochilla x Thundercat “Thundercat 105: Daylight Live At The Echo” [LIVE FOOTAGE]

Live footage captured by the good folks @ Mochilla of Thundercat performing “Daylight” during his album release party @ The Echo in Echo Park, LA on September 5th, 2011. If you wanted to hear the incredible Brainfeeder LP “The Golden Age Of The Apocalypse” in it’s entirety then get thee to Soundcloud. DON’T SLEEP!

Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo from MOCHILLA on Vimeo.


DON’T SLEEP: Jeremiah Jae Live @ Tivoli in Utrecht, Netherlands 9.9.2011 [BEAT VIDEO]

Beatmaker, visual artist & emcee Jeremiah Jae performing live in Utrecht, Netherlands last night. Swipe @ Tivolli de Helling with Ruwedata, Jeremiah Jae, Teebs & Krampfhaft. Don’t sleep!


DON’T SLEEP: Free The Robots “Rattlesnake” (prod. by Free The Robots) [SINGLE]

Free The Robots dropped one of my favorite projects of 2010 with the Alpha Pup release “Ctrl Atl Delete” and now he’s back with a 5 song EP called “The Mind’s Eye” that dropped on Tuesday. “Rattlesnake” is the last song on the project and it closes it out well. Don’t sleep!


DON’T SLEEP: Flying Lotus “Soundcloud Beats” [INSTRUMENTALS]

Flying Lotus recently got on Twitter and alerted his followers that he’d uploaded a grip of jawns to his Soundcloud page. Here are all of his recent offerings for the beatheads and the beathead curious. Enjoy:


DON’T SLEEP: Thundercat “The Golden Age Of Apocalypse” [NEW UPCOMING ALBUM]

Bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has performed and appeared on several artists albums in the past and he’s a studio player and touring bassist for a few groups as well. After hearing him on Shafiq Husayn’s Plug Research album, I knew it was only a matter of time before he’d have one of his own. Thundercat’s Brainfeeder debut is produced entirely by Flying Lotus and drops on August 30th, 2011. Until then, check out these two selections from said album below, “Daylight” & “For Love I Come”. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Samiyam “Sam Baker’s Album” [NEW PROJECT]

Samiyam (“Rap Beats Vol. 1″, “Return EP”, “Man vs. Machine EP”, “Bootleg Beats” (w/Flying Lotus) & several placements) has finally dropped his long awaited and highly anticipated Brainfeeder project “I Am Sam Baker’s Album” today.  This project consists of 17 sickening tracks all the way from the haunting opener “Escape” to the final offering, the off kilter “Sometimes”. In case you need extra motivation, I embedded two tracks from the album below for the non believers. You can purchase Samiyam’s latest opus “Sam Baker’s Album” via Amazon (for only $5.99), iTunes, eMusic, Boomkat or UGHH. Don’t sleep!


DON’T SLEEP: Samiyam “Cushion” (prod. by Samiyam) [SINGLE]

This album first got announced months ago but the official lead single has finally been announced. It’s called “Cushion” and you can hear it here. After I first heard this, I sat in front of my door waiting for the advance like Scott Pilgrim waiting for Ramona Flowers to deliver his package from Amazon.ca (Shut up, I loved the graphic novels AND the the movie). Samiyam’s “Sam Baker’s Album” drops on Brainfeeder June 28th. I can’t wait, B…


DON’T SLEEP: Matthewdavid “a blue tape” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

This is weirder than fuck, B… Listen to it here & form your own opinion. Matthewdavid “a blue tape”. Gah! © Liz Lemon



Brainfeeder & Smashcartel have a monthly event they sponsor called Beat Cinema. Several videos and audio of live sets from Dibia$e, BUSY, TAKE, Devonwho & AFTA 1 are now available @ Smashcartel and even audio of a recent live Beat Cinema set from Freddie Joachim is up now @ Finest Ego. Enjoy beatheads & the beathead curious…



TOKiMONSTA (“Cosmic Intoxication EP”, “Midnight Menu” & “L.A. Series #8 10x10x8″ (w/Mike Gao)) AKA The First Lady Of Brainfeeder will be releasing her new “Creature Dreams EP” on May 16th, 2011 via Brainfeeder. The lead single is called “Stigmatizing Sex” and can be streamed over at MOOVMNT. Don’t sleep on it



Samiyam (“Rap Beats Vol. 1″, “Return EP”, “Man vs. Machine EP”, “Bootleg Beats” (w/Flying Lotus) & several placements) will drop his highly anticipated Brainfeeder project “I Am Sam Baker’s Album” on June 27th, 2011. This project will consist of 17 tracks and at the time of this posting there is no lead single as of yet. If the quality of the previous Brainfeeder releases or Samiyam’s back catalog is any indication, this album will be insane. As soon as a single is made available you best believe you’ll see it featured here.



The week before Daedelus’ “Bespoke” drops, his Brainfeeder brethren Mono/Poly’s “Manifestations EP” will be made available for purchase (April 4th overseas, April 5th Stateside). The lead single “Needs Deodorant” has been online since late February but the video has recently dropped so I included it in this post just below. Jeebus! © Homer Simpson. Pre-order it now or just wait until next week. It’s bananas tho…



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