Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Joint: Headnodic Feat. Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab & The Grouch - "Turn Your Radio Up"

Producer and bassist Headnodic is a musical time-traveler. His exploration into the furthest reaches of rhythm and melody, from golden era rap to 70's fusion jazz, has inspired an original and profound voice in hip-hop. Whether he's sampling, chopping, and re-constructing breaks, or fluently performing on any number of vintage instruments, the aesthetic of a well seasoned crate-digger is apparent.

His collaborations with many of the most notable names in Indy hip-hop have yielded dynamic results, exhibiting his musical elasticity. Some of these collaborators include, MF Doom, Jr. Gong Damian Marley, Brother Ali, Mr. Lif, Lyrics Born, Ladybug Mecca, DJ Shadow, Tash, People Under The Stairs, Oh No, Chali 2na, Zion I, The Grouch, Casual, Mystic, Sadat X, and Del the Funky Homosapien.

Trained as a bass player at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, it was there that he met the members of what would later become the hip-hop band, Crown City Rockers, (originally called Mission: ). He has furnished the “low-end” for Crown City Rockers for over a decade now and he has produced, recorded, and engineered a bulk of the group's catalog. In 2008, Headnodic joined forces with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latyrx) to form the indy-hop super group, The Mighty Underdogs (Def Jux / Quannum).

Headnodic has also released a number of instrumental albums including "Tuesday" and "Headnodic Beats Vol.1" (Insiduous Urban Records), as well as the "Now A Daze / The Drive" 12" (with MC Zion & The Procussions) (Tres Records). Headnodic’s forthcoming album "Red Line Radio" (7-26-2011) will mark the full length debut of Headnodic as a headlining artist, and it's a firm indication that his musical explorations are already becoming the classics of the future.

Download link to the first leak from Headnodic’s “Red Line Radio” Headnodic Feat. Mr. Lif, Gift Of Gab & The Grouch - “Turn Your Radio Up”

Headnodic "Red Line Radio" Album Promo video:

“Red Line Radio” In stores July 26th 2011 via Brick Records

1. You Can Call It That (the introduction)
2. Red Line Radio feat. Mission (aka Raashan Ahmad & Moe Pope)
3. Movin' On Up feat. Latyrx (aka Lateef the Truth Speaker & Lyrics Born) & Kat ((O1O))
4. Surgeon General feat. People Under The Stairs
5. The Mondays feat. Kat ((O1O))
6. Haven't You Heard? feat. Sadat X, & Scienz of Life (aka John Robinson & ID 4 Winds)
7. These Days Ahead
8. The A.M. feat. Othello, Aima the Dreamer & DJ Vajra
9. Turn Your Radio Up feat. Mr. Lif, Gift of Gab & The Grouch
10. Russian River
11. Cough Drop feat. Raashan Ahmad
12. The Mush feat. Moe Pope & Benzito the Village President
13. Truth feat. Destani Wolf & The Jazz Mafia Horns
14. Durty Diamonds feat. Moe Pope, Bru Lei, Very, Jern Eye, Nightclubber Lang & One.Be.Lo
15. Carpe Noctum
16. Viles feat. Myka 9 & P.E.A.C.E.
17. Mr. Incomplete feat. The Jazz Mafia Horns
18. Pepper's Lullabye
19. Thanks
20. Red Line Radio - Woodstock Remix feat. Mission & DJ Vajra (Digital Bonus Track)

********The first 1000 physical copies of Headnodics “Red Line Radio” include a micro 331/3 rpm 5” record which includes two exclusive songs- “Noddy By Nature” feat. The Might Underdogs & “Nodstradamus.”********

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