Access Newsletter 7-22-12
Well it's been a busy few weeks obviously, so here we present to you
another double stuffed issue of the newsletter covering the last two
weeks of releases in the store! After this I believe we will be all
caught up and get these out to you much sooner! Thanks for your
patience and continued support.
Huge list of pre-orders and follow a link below to find even more!
UPCOMING RELEASES YOU CAN PRE-ORDER NOW:
The Alchemist - Russian Roulette CD 7/24/12
The Chicharones - Swine Flew CD 7/24/12
Dark Time Sunshine - ANX CD/LP 7/24/12
DJ Nu-Mark - Broken Sunlight Series #3 10" 7/24/12
GZA - Liquid Swords Chess Box 2xCD 7/24/12
J Rocc - Taster's Choice Vol. 6 CD 7/31/12
La Coka Nostra - Masters of the Dark Arts CD 7/31/12
Large Pro - Professor @ Large 2LP 7/31/12
Serengeti - C.A.R. CD/2LP 7/31/12
Masta Ace & MF Doom - MA_Doom: Son of Yvonne CD/2LP 7/31/12
Oh No - Dr.No's Kali Tornado Funk CD/LP 8/07/12
Mantronix - King of the Beats 1985-88 2LP 8/07/12
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia Deluxe 3xCD 8/07/12
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia INST 2LP 8/07/12
Prince Paul - Psychoanalysis (re-issue) 2LP 8/07/12
Smoke DZA - Rugby Thompson 2LP 8/07/12
Strong Arm Steady - Stereotype CD/2LP 8/14/12
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Immortal Technique - The (R)evolution Of Immortal Technique DVD
Immortal Technique emerged from incarceration a changed man. As his
inner journey continues, he travels the world promoting humanitarian
causes and thought provoking street music. His path from a troubled
youth to a fearless revolutionary is an inspirational must-see.
Appearances by Woody Harrelson, Chuck D, Ice -T, KRS, DJ Green
Lantern, Ill Bill, Dr. Cornel West, Pam Africa. Filmed over 5 years
in USA, Afghanistan, UK, Morocco, Spain, Denmark, Peru, Columbia, and
the Netherlands. Five years in the making, this is the first DVD from
this revolutionary musician.
Murs & Josh Blaylock - T-Shirts & Hoodies
We've got black hoodies of Curse of the Merch Girl, plus two
different Yumiko designs in T-Shirt format, one in blue and one in
white, plus women's sizes! Limited!
Wu-Tang Logo T-Shirts
Finally back in stock! Our most requested shirts! Not sure how long
these will be around so if you keep putting it off...don't!
Uncommon Records - Uncommon Enemy Logo T-Shirts
Former Def Jukie and producer/rapper Nasa created his own label and
has been releasing albums for over 5 years now under Uncommon
Records! Cop these logo designs featuring the horsemen in the bulls
Vinyl Only T-Shirts
Vinyl junkies, DJ's, all that apply...show your love for vinyl with
cool light blue shirts for guys and pink and turquoise for girls.
FEATURED ITEMS OF THE WEEK:
Murs & Josh Blaylock - Yumiko graphic novel + CD
YUMIKO: Curse of the Merch Girl is both a collection of 10 NEW SONGS
from the one and only Murs and a full length, hard cover graphic
novel (broken into 10 correlating chapters), written by Josh Blaylock
with art by amazing newcomer Jose Garcia and colors by Jose and Juan
Urueta. You get the book & CD (including 5 bonus remixes) and a
Aesop Rock - Skelethon CD
Iconic New York-born, San Francisco-based rapper and producer, Aesop
Rock, has found a new home post Def Jux with Rhymesayers for his
highly anticipated sixth album! While it's been five years since his
last solo None Shall Pass, he certainly hasn't been on hiatus. Over
the years he popped up for guest spots on some unusual but very dope
projects, he produced Murs and Slug's Felt 3, and released the
concept piece Hail Mary Mallon with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz just
last year. Skelethon not only sees the rapper back waxing poetically
on his own but also marks his first wholly self-produced effort.
While the sounds are familiar, we see Aesop venturing in some
exciting new directions with guest appearances from indie rock
archetype, Kimya Dawson, as well as Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts,
Hanni El Khatib, Nicky Fleming-Yaryan, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and
the Grimace Federation. Aesop's new album follows in the wake of
several deep personal losses and highlights subject matter that deals
with the sometimes-futile ways people try to cope with serious issues.
The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride Expanded Box 3xCD
While you may not need an introduction and already own this album,
you'll definitely wanna cop The Pharcyde's seminal debut release in
this expanded triple CD reissue! with detailed liner notes by
producer J-Sw!ft, and rare vintage photos of the group all contained
within a deluxe hinged box with magnetic clasp for easy access to
some of the best hip hop of all time. This superbly arranged deluxe
reissue includes the original album in its entirety, plus two
additional discs including instrumentals, remixes, and 'b-cydes.
**Special new release price for a limited time only!**
Fat Boys - Fat Boys Pizza Box Set CD
The Fat Boys were one of the highest profile hip hop groups in the
early 1980's next to Run DMC. They were part of the first corporate
sponsored rap concert (Fresh Fest), they were featured in the movie
Krush Groove, one of the first rap groups to travel to Europe, and
they sold hefty amounts of records and continued to balloon
throughout the decade. Their beginnings were humble like most but
quickly catapulted into full stardom. Appearances on radio, TV, full
tours, magazine spreads and they even had their own embroidered satin
jackets! This deluxe reissue serves up the classic rap album for the
first time in 28 years, fully remastered with all the necessary
ingredients which include 3 bonus tracks not on the original album,
promotional sticker, liner notes, rare photographs and above all the
even more rare Mr. Magic (RIP) radio interviews! Packaged in a
genuine miniature pizza box! (Sold out - back in stock Monday 7/23.)
Rest in peace goes out to, Brandon Lee Evans 1988-2008...Access Customer since 2004.
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - Last Odyssey 2LP
Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra's new album Last Odyssey finds the French
band in fine form, creating music with Jazz as its foundation laced
with strains of Ethio and Nigerian Funk combined with Latin
Percussion and rhythms. By taking the "heaviest" elements from each
genre and distilling it down to its most potent form, the band's true
identity is revealed and sets them apart from their influences.
Founded in 2007 with a rotating cast of members and ranging in size
from a 20 piece band to 12 that contributed to this album, the core
musicians consists of 6 members: Masta Conga (percussion), Benjamin
Peyrot Des Gachons (keyboards), Elvis Martinez Smith (guitar),
Philipe Vernier (sax), Jb Feyt (trumpet) and David Battestini Quadri
(double bass). At its heart is Masta Conga who's the designated ring
leader and primarily responsible for the concept and production of
this album. "ALVO is not a classic group which repeats, It is a space
of creation all around of various revolving musicians according to
projects." says Masta Conga.
Bless - Because Language Equals Sound Shaping CD
"Bless" is an acronym for "Because Language Equals Sound Shaping" (the
full title of the album). Ohio emcee Bless says this album "was
created in response to many questions, life dilemmas, and through the
insatiable desire to keep real music alive."
Large Pro - Professor @ Large CD
Large Professor is so involved with the history of hip-hop, it's
almost impossible to separate the two. His first beat-work was for
Eric B. and Rakim. As a founder of the golden age crew Main Source,
he gave Nasty Nas his debut. He rapped and produced on Tribe's
Midnight Marauders, and co-crafted the sound of Illmatic. Now he's
back again with his third solo album, "Professor @ Large". He's proud
to be old school but you couldn't tell based on his lyrics. He sounds
hungry still. Each song is has a different style. And a lot of
featured artists like Busta Rhymes to keep your head noddin. You can
judge this one by its cover because the kaleidoscopic art is awesome!
Carlos Nino - Aquariusssssss LP
Now on vinyl! This project finds Carlos Nino (Build An Ark) back to
work, sampling, looping, editing, and processing recordings he's made
of himself playing various instruments and recordings of ensembles
that he leads. The feel is more ambient than his earlier work, and
plays like the soundtrack to a film of psychedelic visuals for
exploration, reflection and relaxation. A truly wonderful mix of
blissful tones and meditative drones that is brought to life with the
musical collaborations of Daedelus, Dntel, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and
Doseone - G Is for Deep LP
After a few delays since its originally scheduled release Dose's new
album finally makes it on a limited pressing on vinyl with a download
coupon as well. From its opening moments, it's clear that G Is for
Deep is a different sort of beast. Adam "Doseone" Drucker's first
solo LP for the label he founded fifteen years ago finds this one-man
Oakland arts colony more lyrically naked than ever, singing instead
of rapping, dressed in a Technicolor swirl of synthesizer, drum
machine, hacked Gameboy and layered voice. To call this pop might be
misleading, but there are indeed choruses here. To call it R&B might
confuse, but these are songs about one hardworking man's ups and
downs with life, love, friendship and fear. After years of innovating
via projects like cLOUDDEAD, 13 & God, Themselves and Subtle, Dose
returns alone holding one of the brightest records of his career.
El-P / Killer Mike - Into The Wild Tour Mix CDR
The official Into The Wild Tour mixtape compiled by DJ Trackstar
(Killer Mike's tour DJ) and featuring tracks off the new album but
not also just that...but rare and hard to find stuff from others on
this nationwide tour including Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire and Despot! Oh
and if you get a chance to catch the last leg of this tour...do
yourselves a favor and please DO! It was insanely fun!
DJ Trackstar - Out of the Darkness CDR
Leave it to DJ Trackstar to return from a brief hiatus and take on a
huge mixtape featuring the best of Dungeon Family! This is an
extensive collection of tracks spanning almost 20 years of the
Atlanta based collective of rap and r&b artists which spawned the
careers of Outkast and Goodie Mob, hosted by Big Rube over 50 tracks
of classic Organized Noize beats!
Fat Rat Squeak - Chicken & Codeine CD
Hustle and grime rap coming out of Tulsa, Oklahoma from Fat Rat
Squeak. For fans of Dirty South style hip hop.
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE CD
The solos keep coming out at a good pace from the Odd Future camp,
this time from fan favorite Frank Ocean.
Hazel - The Lost Tapes CD
Parisian producer Hazel is back with The Lost Tapes, a 21 track beat
opus compiled from his extensive catalog. With collaborations from
Drake, Slakah the Beatchild and Ebrahim, The Lost Tapes is far from a
simple compilation of instrumentals and features; it's an album in
the truest sense of the word, crafted with painstaking attention to
detail. Longtime collaborator and friend Ebrahim selected, arranged
and mastered each track to blend seamlessly together, creating an
album deserving to be experienced in its entirety by the listener.
Combining punchy basslines with crisp snares and deep kicks, Hazel's
music gives a nod to the signature style of those who inspired and
came before him; hip hop producers who breathed soul into their
sound. The incredible artwork was conceived and developed by Mikael
Columbu (videographer & director for Bilal, The Weeknd, Cee-Lo, Onra
& more). (Sold out - back in stock Monday 7/23.)
Illmaculate - Skrill Talk CD
Sandpeople member Illmaculate drops an all new solo album with Skrill
Talk! Featuring Only One and other Sandpeople guest appearances plus
big spots with Inspectah Deck and Tech9ne.
Beond - EverYThingZ BacKWardS CD
The LONG awaited solo debut from BeOND is almost here! "EveryThingz
BacKWards" features guest appearances by Self Jupiter of Freestyle
Fellowship, Lucky I Am of Living Legends and more.
J Rocc / DJ Rhettmatic - Beat Junkies 45 Series vol.1 7"
With countless musical accolades including five years worth of world
championship DJ competition titles, features on primetime radio mix
shows for Los Angeles' top radio stations for over a decade, and
providing production and DJing support for some of hip-hop's most
notable recording artists including Dilated Peoples, Madlib, Cypress
Hill and the Visionaries, the Beat Junkies have profoundly influenced
and impacted the international music scene and DJ community since the
early 90s. This year, the Beat Junkies are celebrating their 20th
anniversary with a world tour modeled off their legendary Los Angeles
nightlife parties that turned the Knitting Factory into a legendary
epicenter of hip-hop and a series of 7" singles showcasing the
talents of their crew. Volume 1 features J Rocc and DJ Rhettmatic on
limited edition white vinyl.s
Rest in peace goes out to, Brandon Lee Evans 1988-2008...Access Customer since 2004.
Nas - Life Is Good CD/Life Is Good DELUXE CD
For his tenth album and the last he'll do on Def Jam, Nas eases up on
the politically charged stuff and trades it in for an album about
reflection as he enters a new chapter in his life since the divorce
of his wife Kellis with whom they have a child. Featuring production
by Buckwild, No ID, Swizz Beatz and the late Heavy D. Guests include
Large Professor, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige and even a posthumous chorus
from Amy Winehouse. Deluxe Edition version features 4 bonus tracks.
Piano Overlord (Prefuse73) - Aninha Mission CD/LP
New and unreleased Piano Overlord material from Prefuse73. Under this
moniker he offers up melodic and moody stuff that relies heavily on
pianos and keys. Featuring additional production by Carlos Nino.
Shawn Lee - Reel To Reel CD/2LP
The Tiger is back with more instrumentals, laced with cinematic,
library-style funk, soul, jazz, rock and all groovy things in between
that you can shake a stick at. "Reel To Reel" showcases Shawn Lee's
Ping Pong Orchestra in fine form with a return to the library sound
that's made him a sought-after musician and producer. Here's a few
words from the "Tiger" himself describing his new album: "I love
making records. Music is my drug and I'm a junkie. A Funky Junkie"! I
once again return to my Ping Pong Orchestra guise making more
cinefunk jams. From Blaxploitation ("Daylight Robbery) to Spaghetti
Western ("Song for Ennio) and Motorcycle psych rock ("Biker Chick")
it's all in there. 'Reel to Reel' uses some of my favorite
instruments and sounds ie: vibes, double bass, waterphone, alto flute,
Marxophone and fuzz guitar."
Tanya Morgan - You & What Army CD
Tanya Morgan team up with HiPNOTT Records to finally release the CD
version of their previously digital only album from last year! You &
What Army featured Exile and Astronote and now the new CD version
includes 3 bonus remixes produced by member Von Pea.
K-Kruz - Beat Sniper 2LP
Chicago beatsmith, K-Kruz, precisely targets his return and strikes
back with his 3rd solo installment "Beat Sniper," an on-point rapid-
fire collection of instrumental beats spanning the past decade of his
production career, from his emergence onto the hip-hop production
scene via Diverse's critically acclaimed "One A.M." album boasting
the standout choice cut "Blind Man", as well as multiple 12" Singles
and B-Sides for Chicago record label Chocolate Industries. A worthy
resume with additional production credit (Diverse "Time" track) on
the Urban Renewal Program album, one half of the hip-hop group Modill
and other known Chicago hip hop artists (e.g., Longshot). "Beat
Sniper" continues the beat journey from his now sold out Time EP &
well received Look Honest EP feat: Steve Spacek, with 21 soulful boom
bap instrumental hip hop tracks via digital release and a 19 track
2LP vinyl pressing limited to 250 units worldwide.
The Cinematic Orchestra - In Motion #1 2LP
Now on vinyl! Jason Swinscoe of The Cinematic Orchestra has long been
intrigued by the link between vision and sound. From TCO's
re-soundtracking of Man With A Movie Camera, through his "soundtrack
to an imaginary film," Ma Fleur, to his band's name itself, Swinscoe
has continued to pick away at the issues and emotions found at this
intersection. With In Motion #1 he continues this process by inviting
some of his favorite musicians and producers to provide soundtracks
to or musical re-imaginings of seminal work by great avant garde film-
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road to the Riches 4LP
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo's 1989 debut album, "Road to the Riches," is
available again at long last, this time as a 2-disc set with 12-inch
versions, remixes and instrumentals on the second disc. All tracks
are digitally re-mastered, and the deluxe digi-pak comes with a 24
page booklet including all the lyrics and liner notes written by Fly
Ty, Mr. Magic, George DuBose and The Kool Genius of Rap himself, plus
additional photography by George DuBose.
"Road to the Riches" has withstood the test of time, and will always
be recognized as a cohesive project that demonstrates lyrical and
production ability, as well as artistic chemistry. G Rap's
knife-edged rhymes -- delivered with the hardest-sounding lisp in hip-
hop -- tear through Marley Marl's productions and DJ Polo's
scratching with all the ferocity of a pit bull devouring a piece of
meat. Marl’s imaginative sampling gleans from all sorts of
unexpected sources, like the harmonica from Area Code 615's "Stone
Fox Chase," the odd phrasings of Kraftwerk's "Trans-Europe Express"
(no one used it like this), and the burbling synths from Gary Numan's
"Cars" (remember, this was the late 80s). This project has been
thought out, done right and handled with care and we sincerely hope
you enjoy it.
IG Culture - Soulful Shanghai CD
IG Culture has been releasing music and albums since the early 90's
and Soulful Shanghai is a continuation and tribute to jazz and the
civil rights of Black Jazz and Strata East. It's a continuation of
the spiritual funk of the Mizell brothers and the spoken word of Gil
Scott Heron. It's a descendant of hip hop and the resistance of the
Zulu Nation, a distant cousin of techno and Juan Atkins' deep space
explorations. Musically, Soulful Shanghai mixes it all up while still
making sense. Selected vocalists ID 4 Windz and John Robinson of
Scienz Of Life, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and New Jersey residents Bilal
Salaam and K Banger lock IG's skewed beats together. The hip hop feel
is punctuated by plenty of live jazz tracks, with dedications to the
Mizell brothers and Harry Whitaker keeping the swing spiritual.
Perhaps the centerpiece of the album is the live rework of "The
Revolution Will Not Be Televised," with a 2012 lyrical update by
Niles 'Asheber' Hailstones, reminding us that images of riots and
unrest stay the same, and they keep happening around the world, round
the clock, from decade to decade.
Lorn - Ask the Dust 2LP
Specially pressed 180 gram vinyl with download code, the first 200 in
circulation are smokey grey color vinyl! Lorn returns with a new
full-length album, his debut on Ninja Tune, and it's a huge stride
forward since Nothing Else (released on Brainfeeder, June 2010).
Listening back to his first album, Lorn says it now seems "cold and
strict." Ask The Dust, on the other hand, is "haunted, oily,
smeared," and with this description he captures something of the
intensely felt, visceral aliveness of the music.
Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers 2LP
Standard regular 2LP re-issue of ODB's classic now nicely priced and
not completely bare bones as this set also includes an 18" x 24"
poster of the iconic album cover and detailed liner notes.!
Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - KoleXXXion Instrumentals 2LP
This is a limited release LP pressing so don't miss your chance to get
your hands on the instrumentals created by DJ Premier from his collab
earlier this year with Bumpy Knuckles!
Various Artists - Complex CD
Complex is Lex Records' 10th anniversary album featuring a special
collection of tracks. Originally released on limited picture disc for
Record Store Day earlier this year, now available on CD.
Follow the above link to check a monster list of restocks from July
10th to 20th!
Rest in peace goes out to, Brandon Lee Evans 1988-2008...Access Customer since 2004.