Greg Grease -"Down So Long" mp3

Minneapolis artist/producer Greg Grease offers a second look, following "Migraine" into his upcoming third record Down So Long with a song of the same name. The subversive, celebratory and triumphant funk spiral of "Down So Long". Check out his Bandcamp interview Greg Grease On Eschewing Escapism on “Down So Long”

 

 

Greg Grease - July 22nd at Icehouse. Then off to tour with Atmosphere's Welcome to California Tour 2017 with ZULUZULUU, Greg Grease and DJ Just Nine Aug 7th-20th. 

 

Muja Messiah: The Legacy Series

The Legacy Series is a new run of concerts at Icehouse dedicated to giving local music veterans a chance to perform a set of their all-time best songs, accompanied by a live band. First up is Minneapolis rapper Muja Messiah, whose catalog dates back to his material with the Raw Villa crew around the turn of the century. In a city not known for street lyricism, Muja has fit in with area introspectives like Slug and Brother Ali while standing out as a whip-smart MC who reflects on his gram-bagging, cop-dodging hustler’s ambition. In the last couple years, he’s solidified his status as a local legend, releasing a full-length album with I Self Devine, the astrology-inspired 9th House, and his latest solo album, PyrExpeditioN, almost entirely produced by Minneapolis’ Tek. That hot streak will presumably continue when Muja releases Saran Rap, his upcoming record with the supremely grimy New York rapper and producer Roc Marciano. With Sophia Eris and “special guests.”

by Michael Madden

http://www.citypages.com/calendar/muja-messiah/432302433

Parables of Neptune - Minnesota's best albums of the year (so far): Star Tribune

Lady Midnight & Afrokeys, “Parables of Neptune” 
After cutting her teeth everywhere from Malamanya gigs to P.O.S. records, the versatile Adriana Rimpel (aka Lady Midnight) paired up with former Atmosphere keyboardist Erick Anderson (aka Afrokeys) on a headphones-ready, late-night-zoned five-song EP that puts her alluring, ethereal vocal talents and cool, earthy persona out front. Part Jill Scott and part Marian Hill, this coming-out EP fits in locally alongside ZuluZuluu with its cosmic sonic flavor but mindful lyrics, as the dramatic opener “All Day” gives way to the playful buzzer “Bumble” and then an infectious ode to infatuation, “Crazy.” (The release party for “Parables of Neptune” is Thursday at Icehouse in Minneapolis, 10 p.m., $10, IcehouseMpls.com.)

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-s-best-albums-of-the-year-so-far-brother-ali-chastity-brown-romantica-prince/431623233/

Sound Verite Vol.2 compilation - stream

Sound Verite Vol.2 compilation - stream

Sound Verite Records Vol. 2, a compilation from Minneapolis record label showcasing a few of the artist we think you should know. Featuring Lady Midnight, Manchita, Greg Grease, unreleased music from Izell Pyramid, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Muja Messiah, MMYYKK, Proper-T, RP Hooks, Talia Knight, Destiny Roberts, Lazerbeak & Bionik, Lula Saleh, Maria Isa, Local Loc, Devata Daun and Javi Santigo. Following up last years edition Sound Verite Records Vol. 1 won City Pages Best Compilation of 2016

ZULUZULUU at Low End Theory

ZULUZULUU take their Afro-Futurist funk to Los Angeles for Low End Theory May 31st with Taso, Thavius Beck, Erica Dee with Daddy Kev, Nobody, Glaslamp Killer, D-Styles.

At The Airliner 2419 N. Broadway 90031

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 Twin Cities alt-weekly City Pages polled 100-plus critics around the metro area, asking them which local band held the most promise in 2016. ZULUZULUU ran away with the prize. A producers’ supergroup of sorts, ZULUZULUU has been synthesizing and streamlining enough collectivized inspiration (their covers album The Cover Up spans from The Stylistics to DJ Quik) to stand out as a more hip-hop-indebted heir to the classic ’80s Minneapolis sound—the classic DIY funk roots fused with a sample-searching cratedigger’s ear. Think of their mission as the geographical inverse of Jam and Lewis’s early production gigs that helped define the vintage boogie-funk sounds of L.A. and Atlanta; their Twin Cities g-funk feels like TDE and Organized Noize refitted for the Cities’ Midwest art-rap sensibilities. “Black excellence is always our goal, to inspire greatness through sonics and to pay homage to our ancestors,” explains co-producer and MC Greg Grease. “Our inspirations come from the tradition of great black music, jazz, soul, R&B, hip- hop, and reggae. We’re all students of this music and want to continue the legacy and culture.”- Nate Patrin