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Red Bull Music Academy

DON’T SLEEP: RBMA x James Pants “Hotel Collection” [BEAT TAPE]

Red Bull Music Academy and James Pants teamed up for 10 track 20 minute beat tape called “Hotel Collection”. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: RBMA x Nouveau Palais (Ango x Lunice x Prison Garde) “Avant Gang Extended Play” [COMPILATION/BEAT TAPE]

Red Bull Music Academy Presents Nouveau Palais: Ango, Prison Garde & Lunice. Featuring remixes by Canblaster & Sinjin Hawke, Salva, Ambalance, Monolithium, HxdB & Self Evident. I just saw this compilation on the Red Bull Music Academy Bandcamp over the weekend and I heard it then but you get to hear it now. If you’re unfamiliar with the Canadian trio of Nouveau Palais then get familiar. Don’t sleep…



Pazes new beat tape “Limbo EP” comes courtesy of the RBMA and it’s glitchy, ambient and heavy synths for dat ass. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Red Bull Music x Clear Soul Forces “Sound And Vision Episode 2: Clear Soul Forces” [MINI-DOCUMENTARY]

Rappers I Know’s own Clear Soul Forces were the subject of a mini-documentary recently made by Red Bull Music. The second episode of their “Sound And Vision” series to be exact. Don’t sleep on this and if you still haven’t heard “Detroit Revolution(s)” yet then you should rectify that right damb now…


DON’T SLEEP: RBMA “Various Assets: Not For Sale” [COMPILATION]

RBMA released this compilation full of tracks made and produced during RBMA Madrid 2011 to promote the upcoming RBMA New York 2012 sessions (which you can still apply for). The application is tougher than trying to holler at an Amish girl that ISN’T on Rumspringa but you should still give it a try. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: RBMA x Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ) & DJ Maseo (De La Soul) “Los Angeles 2012 RBMA Lectures” [INTERVIEWS]

Last night, Henri of 92bpm shot me these two lecture links but they were blocked on Vimeo AND the RBMA regular site. If you searched on the site it would show up on the list but you needed a password to view it. Just about 30 minutes ago Gedi of Potholes In My Blog told me they were finally made viewable to the public at large. Here is Cognito of FROLAB interviewing 2 of the Native Tongues DJ’s, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & DJ Maseo (formerly Pasemaster (P.A.) Mase). This is heaven for a Hip Hop head, B. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: RBMA Lecture w/ Chairman Mao “Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito (San Francisco, 2012)” [INTERVIEW]

The all time greatest Hip Hop radio show of all times is the show that Stretch & Bobbito did on 88 tec 9. It was THE official backpacker’s Hip Hop radio. The opposite of commercial. All about the culture and the music. A great time for Hip Hop and radio period. Here’s the copy from the RBMA Vimeo page:

“Pioneering college hip hop radio jocks Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito sit down on the couch for an interview with rap scholar Chairman Jefferson Mao, touching down on the beauty of unprofessional radio and the joy of igniting careers for countless artists like Jay Z, Nas, and Mobb Deep. The interview took place during the Red Bull Music Academy’s ‘New York City To the SF Bay’ lecture series in San Francisco. Oh yeah, and the whole thing is also pretty damn funny.”

Go watch it there because it will not embed. DAMB.


DON’T SLEEP: Red Bull Music Academy “The Medium Is The Message: A Tribute To Musical Formats” [MINI-DOCUMENTARY]


The Red Bull Music Academy produced a mini documentary borne out of the RBMA Madrid 2011 session that discusses the different formats involved with the creation of or culture of different musical genres. Here’s what RMBA has to say about it:

“From shellacs and tapes to 12″ vinyl, CDR and mp3, countless storage formats have been hailed as the future of recorded sound – some of them going on to acquire cult status for their unique sonic and tactile qualities. During its 2011 tenure in Madrid, the Red Bull Music Academy paid tribute to this evolution with an exhibition, various lectures and a special formats-themed party. In this mini-documentary, musical luminaries such as dubplate champion Hatcha, laptop wizard Clams Casino, and legendary disco edit master Greg Wilson, discuss how each format has become emblematic – and indeed, defined the sound of an era.”

Don’t sleep.


DON’T SLEEP: Red Bull Music Academy Madrid 2011: MF DOOM Lecture [DOCUMENTARY]

Here’s a somewhat awkward MF Doom/DOOM lecture/interview with Chairman Jefferson Mao. It’s great to have an interview with one of my all time favorite emcee/producers especially given that he’s so damb elusive. This is for all my DOOM fans worldwide. Don’t sleep!

Lecture: DOOM (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.


DON’T SLEEP: Red Bull Music Academy Madrid 2011: Erykah Badu Lecture [DOCUMENTARY]

It’s the long awaited full length Erykah Badu lecture from the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, Spain. I’d been hearing about it for days but here it finally is. Don’t sleep…

Lecture: Erykah Badu (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.


DON’T SLEEP: Bun B “The Life” (prod. by 14KT) [SINGLE]

The legend himself Bun B hooks up with 14KT, the winner of the 2010 Red Bull Big Tune championship to create the song “The Life” in Red Bull Studios. Enjoy the end result. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Red Bull Music Academy Madrid 2011: Young Guru Lecture [DOCUMENTARY]

The latest edition of the Red Bull Music Academy is being held in Madrid, Spain rather than Tokyo after the earthquakes. Producer/engineer Young Guru’s lecture was one of the most talked about events amongst those that were invited this year so when I saw Young Guru had the entire 2 hour plus lecture uploaded on Vimeo I had to post it up here. Don’t sleep…

Lecture: Young Guru (Madrid 2011) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.