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Free Music Friday!
Let the likes of Grimes, J Dilla, Usher and Iggy Pop cheer you up this miserable, miserable day...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 15 Jun 2012
With Ireland’s Euro 2012 dreams being so cruelly put to the Spanish sword last night – frankly, we were fortunate to get nil – the nation is in dire need of cheering up. Step forward then Free Music Friday with a veritable avalanche of new tunes for your aural delectation.
Our old http://3voor12.vpro.nl/luisterpaal/albums.html pals weigh in this week with Neneh Cherry, The Samuel Jackson 5 (tee hee!), Smashing Pumpkins, Pop ETC., Way Yes, Xavier Rudd, A Place To Bury Strangers, Teen Daze, Sun Kill Moon, Pop Etc, Jaill, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Guided By Voices, The Hundred In The Hands, Giant Sand and Peaking Lights album streams.
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/1 adds Waka Flocka Flame, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and The Rocket Summer to the list; http://www.npr.org/series/98679384/first-listen treats you to Fiona Apple, Glen Hansard, Hot Chip and Ravi Coltrane; and Metric, Future Of The Left and Skinny Puppy are all residing at http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/1
J Dilla is back with Rebirth Of Detroit, a hip hop belter featuring guest appearances from the likes of Amp Fiddler, Chuck Inglish, The Almighty Dreadnaughtz and many more.
We don’t know how tearful it was, but Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff have reunited on a free http://illroots.com/2012/06/11/dj-jazzy-jeff-mick-boogie-summertime-3-mixtape-3 mix-tape that in addition to their good selves features Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, The Jacksons, LL Cool J and loads more hip hop luminaries.
The hip hop/R&B/smooooth soul treats keep on coming with the http://www.soulculture.co.uk/music-blog/album-streams/usher-looking-4-myself-full-album-stream/#axzz1xZafuXe2 Usher stream and the eight-track http://astralwerks.bandcamp.com download compilation, which includes David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Swedish House Mafia, Air and Chemical Brothers among its bounteous treats.