This is one the most interesting producer collaborations that I never saw coming. Erik L, a very known producer from Sweden who has worked with the likes of Kissey Asplund and Hezekiah, to name a few; and ILLINGSWORTH, a Detroit based produced who proven himself to be one of the most dopest producers that people need to hear.I have had the pleasure of getting to know both producers and they are definitely next. If you haven’t gotten it already, or at least heard it, get NORTHERN CONNECTION now!

Erik L via Myspace
Erik L via Twitter

ILLINGSWORTH via Myspace
ILLINGSWORTH via Twitter

STREAM ALBUM BELOW —-> BUY ALBUM HERE

Erik L & Illingsworth – Northern Connection (feat DJ Devastate) by Erik L & Illingsworth

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There comes once every blue moon that I will take a listen to a remix of a fallen soldier like ChristopherBiggieWallace. Recently, BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble released two tracks by Notorious B.I.G he remixed. The songs are “Suicidal Thoughts” and “Party and Bulls**t“. Check out these dope tracks for FREE! Let me know what you think BLS fam.

BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Notorious B.I.G “Suicidal Thoughts

BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Notorious B.I.G “Party and Bulls**t

Download Links:
BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Notorious B.I.G “Suicidal Thoughts
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BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble – Notorious B.I.G “Party and Bulls**t
 Download Here

Porsche Smith: LOVELAND EP

November 24, 2009


 I have to write up on this chick everytime she drops something because not only is she family but she is one of the most talented female singers I know. Born and raised in Oakland,CA, Porsche Smith has an undeniable gift. She is a musician/songwriter/ singer who’s voice is smooth, raspy, and sultry. She also is apart of a dope all-female band in Dallas, TX by the name of Beauty and the Beats who you will hear from very soon. In 2007, Porsche released her debut album About Life which is still available on iTunes. About Life told a story of every day life and is a very inspirational album. It was also an album that was full of soul with hints of jazz. Nowadays, Porsche is moving into a new direction. Her latest ep LoveLand is a more Electronic/Pop/R&B project which is totally left field from what she is known for; however, Porsche still remains soulful with her vocal style and range, unlike other artist who change their complete style in order to fit in with today’s crowd. LoveLand consists of three tracks and it tells the classic story of Prince Charming and love. Please support indie, and download a copy of Porsche Smith‘s LoveLand today. Available on iTunes.

Porsche Smith via Twitter
Porsche Smith via Myspace

Porsche SmithHonorable Mention (from the LoveLand EP)

 Porsche SmithDaydreamin’ (from the About Life LP)


Long name huh? LOL However, you will be surprise to know that he is one of the many producers still alive who actually play an instrument. Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble is hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is definitely in need of more ears. Bus Crates started out djing and producing some years ago. He is constantly working on music and elevating his sound. Even though he doesn’t claim to be a pianist, much of his music heavily consist of Moog Little Phatty and Wurlitzer 200a electric piano. He also uses Ableton Live 7 LE, percussion instruments, MPC 2000XL and vinyl which certifies him a gear junkie, in my opinion. Bus Crates is heavily influenced by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Les McCann. Crates also draws inspiration from artist such as J Dilla (R.I.P) and DJ Spinna. In a world field with wanna be producers who get shine, Bus Crates seems to keep his head above water. So far, Bus Crates is staying on the grind and is not collaborating with a gang of people (YET) so he is definitely a producer that artists should want to work with soon.

Bus Crates MySpace

Bus Crates 7″ EP Available Here

Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble-No.10 (Moogies Discovery)

Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble– Broken Pencils