The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson) – My Inspiration [Video] [2020]

The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson) – My Inspiration [Video]

The Leonard Simpson Duo (Guilty Simpson & Leonard Charles) – “My Inspiration” [Official Music Video]
Taken from LSD, out Jan31st by Jakarta Records

video by MC Blue Matter

Legendary Detroit MC Guilty Simpson & New Zealand producer Leonard Charles team up as “The Leonard Simpson Duo” and provide a one of a kind 60’s & 70’s inspired, psychedelic & acid influenced Rap-Album. The psychedelic sound of this record is heavily drawn from rare acid influenced records from New Zealand’s 60’s and 70’s, carefully selected, picked and sampled by musical multi-talent Charles himself and accompanied by very well placed instrumentals and interludes taking direction from late 60’s jazz/rock fusion and fuzzed out African records. All of that combined with the lyrics and the beloved attitude of Motor City’s finest makes this album a beautiful, inspirational and surpassing Trip. The visuals for their 2nd single “My Inspiration” come from Paris based artist MC Blue Matter.

The Lasso – Oscillations [Video] [2019]

The Lasso – Oscillations [Video]

“My years in Arizona were a rebirth for me musically. After decades as a musician, I found a new voice there. Life circumstances forced me to move back home, but I owe a lot to the people and places of Arizona. I wanted my first video to display my love and respect to that sacred land”
-The Lasso

Beat Culture & the SP-404: Dibia$e, Flying Lotus and Ras G [Video] [2019]

In the early 2000’s, Los Angeles cultivated an underground hip-hop beat culture, where every budding producer were on the same wavelength, experimenting like mad scientists in laboratories, and producing their next instrumental masterpieces.
A community formed around these artists who crafted a lo-fi, gritty sound that warbled and hissed like worn cassette tapes and vinyl. Glitched effects, samples and loops—driven along by a minimal kick/snare/hat groove—were created and performed on the Roland SP-404 Sampler.
This video shares memories from Dibia$e, Flying Lotus and Ras G but barely scratches the surface of a scene that grew from the roots of Project Blowed, Sketchbook, Boombox and Low End Theory. Now, from dedicated YouTube channels to SP-based Beat Maker showcases to loyal online communities, this underground beat culture from L.A has now found a global home.