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September 8, 2011, 7:22 pm
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available on iTunes

Hannibal is the founding member of several popular collaborative efforts over the past 5 years including Owusu & Hannibal (Ubiquity Records, 2006), Quadron (Plug Research, 2010) and most recently Boom Clap Bachelors (Plug Research, 2011). His projects have garnered praise from the likes of Pharrell Williams to Adele; from Giles Peterson  (BBC) to the entire team at KCRW.

But while Robin recognizes the benefits of working within cohesive groups and collaborations, he also values expressing his creative freedom through individual efforts.

Enter Bobby, his solo EP which was released digitally only on August 30, 2011 on Plug Research Music. Free to express his ideas fully and completely, Bobby fuses modern, abstract production with classic songwriting. The result is an ambitious leap into the future. (source: Plug Research)


To Frequent blog vistors there might be something familiar about this download. If so you’re kinda right because we’ve shared Label Love Vol. 1 not so long ago.

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed , Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity.  Like the first installment Vol. 2 is a trip … so stream & download.

November 3, 2010, 10:01 am
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We feature so many cool video’s several times a week why would this one be any cooler than all the other one’s at the moment? Quite simple… director Mikael Colombu did a very great job adding exactly the right frame to stress every word put into the lyrics of Robots. Apart from beautiful to watch, these visuals are actually functional.

(source: Vtech)

September 17, 2010, 8:28 pm
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To watch live performance video click here & to download click here

July 21, 2010, 9:33 am
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Strangefruitmusicblog here…providing y’all with a definite must share!!

On August 31st, Exile will release his next album Exile Radio “AM/FM” via Plug Research. “AM/FM” is going to be a remix album featuring various rapper/singers over the original versions of his latest album “Radio,” while various producers remix the original tracks. 

Now here comes the good part….when putting together the “AM/FM” album, there was such a high number of remix submissions, Plug Research decided to release a FREE BONUS that you can download when you click here…ENJOY!!

Label Love (free download) by strangefruitmusic
June 23, 2010, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Download, Electronic, funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, latin, music | Tags: , , ,

Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Bastard Jazz, ESL, Fania, Now Again, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts and Ubiquity. 

Each label evokes it’s own signature swagger giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, fresh unreleased gems and other dope selections with the goal of expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors. 

Bilal – Free (Download) by strangefruitmusic
June 21, 2010, 11:45 pm
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Something especially magical occurs when artists are given free reign to simply create. Choruses give way to bridges. Bridges give way to lengthy improvising. Lengthy improvising gives way to a song taking you on a sonic journey most unexpected. Such isBilal‘s new track “Free” that is not–I repeat not–on the upcoming Airtight’s Revenge. Give it a chance. It unfolds, then gives, then gives some more. Nottz does a great job on the production tip. If this is an indication of what Revenge will bring, I expect a frothfest of rabid proportions once this album drops in September.

Bilal: “Free” [Download]