I a little biased when it comes to the music of producer BATSAUCE. I have profiled him many times on this site and thru the podcasts over the years. Batsauce is still one of the illest beatsmiths below the radar. Check out his soundcloud page for the unvarnished truth. Batsauce recently released a project with emcee Qwazaar entitled "Style Be The King".
Check out the new video from the project below "Qwazaar & Batsauce - A Feeling ft. K.P. & Denizen Kane":
Frequent listeners of THEZROHOUR podcast and readers of the blog know that I always feature the best female emcees on the scene. Haitian born Farrah Burns got next. She began her performance career headlining in New York City hot spots like Joes Pub, SOB's, Knitting Factory, APOLLO, South Paw, Galapagos, Canal Room, Webster Hall, Lyricist Lounge and Philadelphia's own Mecca for soul performances Black Lily.
I first heard Farrah Burns at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, New York some time back. I was impressed with her flow and stage presence but forgot to seek her out. Flash forward to a few weeks ago and her video for the brilliant song "Shotgun Wedding" came my way and I was blown away by her neck snapping track. This week she dropped a new free project "Who Is Farrah Burns" which is available on datpiff.com. The mixtape is framed by interview segments that allow you into the essence of this powerful voice. Check it out below and hit up her Facebook and Reverbnation pages to tell her what you think-
Chicago based hip hop/alternative band ANTI-CREW is blazing through the mid-west with their genre-fusing sound. Their newest release, Foundation: Expansion Plan, is Hip-Hop at the core with a cross-genre sound that encompasses the essence of live instrumentation blended well with original sampling and turntablism. Band members MC FlareThaRebel, guitarist Pat Attack, bassist Cambo, and drummer Archangel each bring their distinct musical flavor to the stew. Below is a video for "BLUR":
DOWNLOAD "Foundation: Expansion Plan" HERE
This week I continue to bring forward the best in indepenent/underground hip hop. The show features music from ULTRABEAST (Senor Kaos & 4-IZE), APATHY, ODDISEE, JEAN GRAE, PHONTE & ELZHI, BROWN BAG ALLSTARS, FRESH VETZ, 9TH WONDER feat. RAEKWON, DA KREEK, DANNY BROWN and others. Starting this week I premiered two new segments on THEZROHOUR- "Producer's Corner" and "Spotlight Artist". BATSAUCE, producer of The Smile Rays and Lady Daisey among others is the first to bless the "Producer's Corner". I play a medley of some of his strongest bangers. "Spotlight Artist" is the section of the show where I play new music from artists you should be watching for. The first two "Spotlight Artists" of the week are Brooklyn, N.Y. emcee FARRAH BURNS (www.reverbnation.com/farrahburns) and Chicago, Illinois based Hip Hop/Alternative band ANTI-CREW (http://AnticrewMusic.com).
Enjoy the show!
The annual AES(Audio Engineering Society)Convention at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center is a wonderland of recording technology. Its a great place to research new gear, ask questions and see demos of new tech. Its also great for networking. Hit the link below for a free, three-day exhibits only pass. Act soon offer expires October 7th!
THEZROHOUR returns the airwaves this week with the best in independent and underground hip hop. I will reveal more info on the upcoming beat battle taking place in November and premiering a couple of new features- Producer's Corner and Spotlight Artist. Every week I will play some of the illest beats from my favorite producers during the Producer's Corner segment. Spotlight Artists will feature music from artists that are on the rise and those you should be paying attention to.
Hit the link below to tune in: