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DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall (Mass Appeal)
Friday, June 24th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ worldwide via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011.

CD MSAP0034CD / 2LP+MP3 MSAP0034LP
Release: 24-06-16
DJ Shadow returns with his new album ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ via Mass Appeal Records
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ worldwide via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career […]

J Dilla – The Diary (Mass Appeal)
Friday, April 15th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Lost album J Dilla completed for MCA in early 2000s with previously unreleased material by the legendary producer. Featuring vocal performances by J Dilla, Snoop Dogg, Bilal, Kokane, Frank and Dank, Nottz and Boogie.

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Release: 15-04-16
Various – Rubble Kings (The Album) (Mass Appeal)
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 | Tags: ,
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The album is a soundtrack of music inspired by the movie Rubble Kings. Produced by longtime Run The Jewels collaborator Little Shalimar. Featuring Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, and many more.

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Release: 22-01-16
Mass Appeal Records announces the release of Rubble Kings
Monday, January 11th, 2016 | Tags: ,
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The album is a soundtrack of music inspired by the movie Rubble Kings. Produced by longtime Run The Jewels collaborator Little Shalimar, the album features appearances from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe, Mr Muthaf*kin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, Ka and Roxiny, in addition to Run The Jewels. Scoring the film was […]

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (Mass Appeal)
Friday, April 24th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V.

CD MSAP0018CD / 2LP+MP3 MSAP0018LP
Release: 24-04-15
Mag – Mass Appeal 52
Friday, May 31st, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mag – Mass Appeal 52

Image: 1581144 Earl Sweatshirt/Blake Anderson cover / Fresh off of Nas’ announcement to FORBES that he is investing six figure sums in the famed hip-hop lifestyle mag the new issue, the first printed in five years, is now ready for the shelves.
Fresh off of Nas’ announcement to FORBES that he is investing six figure sums in the famed hip-hop lifestyle mag the new issue, the first printed in five years, is now ready for the shelves.

COLUMNS
Fan Out! Tyler, The Creator on Pharrell
Fresh Out The Box Reebok AXT Pump
Hey You’re Cool Kerin Roe
Litter A Ture The Merciless Book of Metal Lists
Watch & Witness Photos by Jason Goldwatch and 13thWitness
Duck Hunt Rappers and Molly
Dine Piece Zahra Tangorra of Brucie
Musical Chairs Dave Bry vs. The Gravediggaz
Career Watch AG the Coroner
From The Heart Bret Hart: GOAT
Miss Appeal Marilyn Rondon
Whip Appeal Bentley 2013 Continental GT V8
Roid Rage Celebrity Polaroids

FEATURES
A$AP Mob Family Tree Anatomy of a rap mafia.
Pinball Wizards Bumper to bumper fun for everyone.
Bun B’s Coloring Book Big kids don’t play.
Hang Loose Hang 10 with California’s Wavves.
The Bombing of a Theme Park Painting in the middle of nowhere with TRUSTO CORP.
Ebony & Ivory Earl Sweatshirt and Blake Anderson get open and open up.
That Nasty Hand Handwriting Analysis: A new book breaks down the writing on the wall.
ICE CREAM Skate Team Rock the fly shit!
Going Pro Working girls show you how they live Reas’ Masterpieces Fine artist Todd James talks life and crappy manual labor jobs.
Heavyweights Action Bronson and MR MFN eXquire.
Henry Chalfant’s Big Subway Archive Ask The Mushroom Jason Goldwatch gets deep with nature.
Barrier Kult Satanic Skaters.
The World Is Your Billboard Streets assassins Pixote + Sabio might just roll up on you.
Red Dawn A Blood’s take on gang life.
The Ups Man Easy gets up and truly delivers.
Cool Calm Collecting… SSUR is a brand that didn’t just come out of nowhere.
The Colossal Perspective Sky High Visions. Available from 10.05.2013

Various/OST – Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack (Ltd.Colored/LP+MP3
Friday, August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various/OST – Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack (Ltd.Colored/LP+MP3

Image: 1611321 Zusammenarbeit zwischen HBO und Mass Appeal für den Soundtrack zur “Silicon Valley”-Serie von Mike Judge & Alex Berg mit Musik von Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Danny Brown, DJ Shadow, Hudson Mohawke, Too $hort, u.v.a. Available from 22.09.2017

K-Def – In The Moment
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on K-Def – In The Moment

Image: 1608453 If there’s anyone who lives up to the concept of “Supply and Demand,”
its veteran producer, K-Def. With 4 full length projects and an EP with
rapper K.A.A.N. all released in 2016, he’s back with his frst offering
for 2017, In The Moment. So much has been and can be said about K
over 2 plus decades in the industry as one of hip-hop’s elite producers.
What else is left? Well, honestly K is not stuck on the accolades of
his past and he prefers to look at his art as “his best work is yet to
come”, even after so many monumental career accomplishments.
Recently, he was featured in Mass Appeal’s viral web series, Rhythm
Roulette, to great appreciation from longtime fans and newfound
acclaim reaching a younger audience previously unaware of his
brand. Capitalizing on buzz, K realizes that mass abundance is never
a bad thing as long as your product is good. So he continuously
assembles project after project, adding new chapters to his legacy.
A man of many tricks who guards his secrets, peers and record nerds
are often dumbfounded by many of the techniques K-Def exhibits
in his well constructed tracks. Never one to shun new technology,
many of his latest works show what can be done with sound when
software and a complex mind meet. However, as advanced as
K-Def evolves, he’s never abandoned his fundamental approaches
to beat production no matter what tools he applies. He’d rather make
room for both. With the invention of Akai’s MPC Renaissance, as
advertised, it put K in a tactile headspace of hardware before the
software it controls. Why stop there when K had bags of diskettes he
accumulated from his work on the classic MPC 60ii and the MPC 3000?
The nostalgic process inspired K to incorporate all this weapons to
make timeless current day music regardless of perceived limitations.
Creatives often refer to their optimal stride in coined terms like “”The
magic hour”” or “”In the zone””. Using all the tools and experience
at his disposal (mainly MPC’s), K captured his stride documented
in these generous 23 tracks. When asked about the album’s
background and composition, he said simply, (he) “was in the
moment”. It resonated and there you have it. K-Def’s new LP is titled
“In the Moment” so you’re “in luck” if you’re “in the know”.

1. Make It Twice
2. Come Back To The Funk
3. Got Into Something
4. Straighten It Out
5. The Next Level Lude
6. The Jazz Box
7. Is It Good To You
8. In The Moment
9. Mystic Ride Elements
10. West Coastin
11. Da Boom Groove
12. Can You Dig It
13. Do You Remember
14. Asian Funk Mood
15. A Different Breed
16. Drive Music
17. Then What You Want
18. Secret Squirel
19. On The Right Track
20. In Hong Kong
21. Nightmare On Ghettoman Street
22. Crusin In My Ride
23. The Mpc Jazz Encore Available from 24.02.2017

Stro Elliot – Stro Elliot
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Stro Elliot – Stro Elliot

Image: 1606286 Stro Elliot is an incredible producer and performer. Plain and simple.
His productions mold the past and the present into futuristic soul
splashed gems that turn heads whenever they are heard. His ability
to breathe new life into already classic records is one of the reasons
he is one of the most respected producers of the day.
From “The Summer Love Song”, where he beats the shit out of
Kool and the Gang’s perrenial classic “Summer Madness”, to the
absolutely ridiculous flip of “Soul II Stro”, to “Virginia Wolf”, where he
sings about relationship woes, it’s all flawless. Street Corner Music is
proud to present the debut LP from one of the best to do it.
Boiler Room Performance:
“Stro Elliot’s set was the one. A blend of classic hip hop and soul
samples mixed with live new beats — taking you back, while
wrenching you into 2016 at the same time.”

1. The Summer Love Song
2. Virginia Wolf
3. James Baby
4. Drama 4 Kathy
5. Maybe Not
6. Gohan Attack
7. Soul II Stro
8. James 3000
9. Miles Funk
10. Mistaken And Hurt
11. Virginia Wolf (Instrumental)

• Debut full-length release
• Produced for the group The Procussions
• Recently was a guest and performed on Soulection Live
Sessions
• Recently featured on an episode of Mass Appeal’s Rhythm
Roulette Available from 09.12.2016

DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall (2LP/Gatefold+MP3)
Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall (2LP/Gatefold+MP3)

Image: 1603986 DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ worldwide on June 24 via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 20 years ago. On ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ he’s shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more.

TRACK LIST:

1. The Mountain Will Fall
2. Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels
3. Three Ralphs
4. Bergschrund feat. Nils Frahm
5. The Sideshow feat. Ernie Fresh
6. Depth Charge
7. Mambo
8. Ashes To Oceans feat. Matthew Halsall
9. Pitter Patter feat. G Jones & Bleep Bloop
10. California
11. Ghost Town
12. Suicide Pact Available from 24.06.2016

DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
Friday, May 13th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall

Image: 1603985 DJ Shadow, ein allseits anerkannter Pionier für die Entwicklung von experimentellem Instrumental-Hip Hop, kehrt Ende Juni mit seinem brandneuen Album “The Mountain Will Fall” auf Mass Appeal Records zurück – gleichzeitig sein erster Longplayer seit 2011. Im Verlauf des insgesamt zwölf Stücke umfassenden Werkes erkundet DJ Shadow neue musikalische Gefilde mit Hilfe von scharfsinnigen Samples und kinetischen Klanglandschaften, für die er seit über zwanzig Jahren berühmt ist. Auf “The Mountain Will Fall” widmet er sich zudem verstärkt eigenständigen Kompositionen, umfassenden Experimenten in Sachen Beats und Texturen, Synthesizer-Sounds und Live-Instrumenten wie Hörnern und Holzblasinstrumenten. Das Album bietet außerdem überaus interessante Gastauftritte von Künstlern wie Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall oder Ernie Fresh. Available from 24.06.2016

Various – Rubble Kings (The Album) (Deluxe Gatefold 2LP+MP3)
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Rubble Kings (The Album) (Deluxe Gatefold 2LP+MP3)

Image: 1601325 The album is a soundtrack of music inspired by the movie Rubble Kings and is out globally on digital and physical formats on January 15, 2016 via Mass Appeal Records. Produced by longtime Run The Jewels collaborator Little Shalimar, the album features appearances from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe, Mr Muthaf*kin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, Ka and Roxiny, in addition to Run The Jewels.
Scoring the film was the first time Little Shalimar set out to make period music. Half of the music on this album was taken directly from the score and is heavily indebted to ‘60s and ‘70s soul and funk music. For the new tunes Shalimar sampled joints from the score and created new beats out of them.
“The messages of hope and self-determination from the film are so applicable to modern times that we felt it was really important to include rappers and singers that young people check today. I’m in the fortunate position to work with a bunch of really great artists on a regular basis. I called on my friends and their friends to contribute vocals as project. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.”
Both the CD and LP version include an iron-on patch of the Rubble Kings plus a download code for the Rubble Kings documentary.

1. War
2. Savage Habits
3. Warrior Thing feat. eXquire
4. Bouncy 3 feat. King Mono
5. The Revolution Might Be Televised
6. Delaney Card feat. Ka
7. Edge of the Edge (Instrumental)
8. Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite) feat. Run The Jewels
9. Partytime (Jitter Buggin)
10. Comes With The Territory
11. Same Damn Thang feat. Ghostface Killah, Boldy James & eXquire
12. The Piano District (Gentrification Boogie)
13. Phoenix feat. Roxiny & Tunde Adebimpe Available from 04.03.2016

SiR – Seven Sundays
Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on SiR – Seven Sundays

Image: 1600552 Further carving out it’s place as the home for cutting-edge R&B, Fresh Selects is proud to present the beginning of something special.

A formidable songwriter working behind the scenes with major R&B stars for years now – Inglewood, L.A.-based multi-talent, SiR, is now stepping to the forefront with his official solo debut.

Effortlessly combining his instantly recognizable voice and universally relatable songwriting with the rawness of the indie L.A. beat scene – SiR defines his own sound that’s both refreshingly new and immediately digestible at the same time. A rare combination of mass appeal and artistic integrity, he’s poised to bring pop appeal to the underground, and substance and a unique ear for production to the mainstream.

On his full-length debut, Seven Sundays, his writing covers the full spectrum of a relationship – from infatuation to heartbreak, playful indulgence to addictive co-dependency, and ultimately, growth through letting go. Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, each one single-worthy in it’s own right, SiR flexes his pen game through both personal soul-bearing, vivid storytelling and lighthearted shit-talking alike.

SiR’s recent writing placements include Jill Scott’s new single “Fool’s Gold,” plus forthcoming songs by Melanie Fiona (including a duet w/ Mr. Stevie Wonder), Robert Glasper & Anita Baker, Bilal & Tweet, Tyrese & Marsha Ambrosius, and about a dozen others.

His debut LP also boasts an all-star line-up of producers, including Knxwledge (known for his work with Kendrick Lamar, Joey BADA$$ and Blu), Iman Omari (Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla $ign), DK The Punisher (Justin Bieber, Dom Kennedy), Chris Dave (Blue Note recording artist, drummer for Adele, D’Angelo), J LBs (Jhene Aiko, Casey Veggies), Alvin Isaacs II (Boyz II Men, Trey Songz) and Tiffany Gouché (Iggy Azalea, Little Simz) – making it an audible time capsule of an exciting moment-in-time for an entire new wave of Los Angeles talent.

With all of the stars aligned in it’s favor, it’s a safe bet that Seven Sundays will prove in time to be the seminal West Coast R&B album of 2015!

1. Love You (prod. Knxwledge)
2. In The Sky (prod. Knxwledge)
3. You Ain’t Ready (prod. Tiffany Gouche)
4. The Real (prod. DK The Punisher)
5. Right By You (prod. J. LBs)
6. JAY Z (prod. J LBs)
7. NBN (prod. J LBs)
8. Liberation (feat. Anderson .Paak, prod. Chris Dave)
9. Falling (prod. Alvin Isaacs II)
10. Can We Still (prod. Iman Omari)
11. The Perfect Remedy (prod. SiR)
12. Crashing Down (prod. J. LBs)
13. The Bullet And The Gun (prod. Knxwledge)
14. He Deserves Your Love (prod. DK The Punisher) Available from 15.01.2016

Pimp C – Long Live The Pimp
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pimp C – Long Live The Pimp

Image: 1600703 Mit den Underground Kingz (UGK) hat Pimp C zusammen mit Bun B Geschichte geschrieben, Southern Hip Hop seinen Stempel aufgedrückt und wegweisende Alben veröffentlicht. 2007 wurde er tot in einem Hotelzimmer in West Hollywood, Kalifornien aufgefunden. Er wurde 33 Jahre alt. Das letzte posthume Album namens “Long Live The Pimp” erscheint nun über Mass Appeal Records genau an dem Tag, an dem sich sein Tod zum achten Mal jährt. In Zusammenarbeit mit seiner Familie wird auf dem Album über 16 Tracks nicht nur Pimp C mit unveröffentlichtem Material zu hören sein, sondern auch UGK-Partner Bun B, A$AP Rocky, Nas, Ty Dolla $ign, T.I., Juicy J, Slim Thug, David Banner, Devin the Dude, 8Ball & MJG und weitere. Produziert wurde es von Pimp C selbst, von seinem Langzeitpartner Mr. Lee, Ray Murray (Organized Noize), Crazy Mike und Cory Mo. Available from 11.12.2015

JR & PH7 (Ft. Chuuwee) – The South Sac Mack
Friday, June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on JR & PH7 (Ft. Chuuwee) – The South Sac Mack

Image: 1596524 Chuuwee and JR & PH7 Pay Tribute To Sactown with The South Sac Mack. JR & PH7 and Chuuwee are pleased to announce news of their collaborative LP, The South Sac Mack. The project brings the German production duo together with the Sacremento spitter for 17 breezy tracks that epitomize the sound of the new West. The South Sac Mack will give listeners a street level perspective of Sactown, and will be available on all formats on March 24, 2015, from Below System Records.

This is not the first time that both producers have aligned their production talents with Chuuwee. After hearing about Jorg & Peter through a close friend who has worked with them in the past, Chu began an email exchange that eventually led to them working together on multiple songs. 2012’s “Travelin”, “It Is What It Is”, and “Just Like SAC” not only allowed for them to create music for their fans, but also to develop a rapport that forged their chemistry for, SSM. Unlike other bonds between their contemporaries, Chu and JR & PH7’s ties grew stronger organically, and not in hopes of chasing a check, these characteristics reflect beautifully on the album.

With a background in soulful Boom Bap, the album manages to blend ’90s fundamentals, with a twist of West Coast sensibilities. The final product is a hybrid, perfect for the modern day head that stands out among most contemporary Hip-Hop works. Thematically, the decision to name a handful of tracks after neighborhoods throughout Sacramento, gives the listener a first-person narrative, that puts themselves in the shoes of Chuuwee, as they get to experience Cali’s capital city. Tracks like the stream of consciousness driven “Meadowview Morning”, which describe the area as a microcosm where everyone’s actions are connected, and “Meanwhile Off Mack”, which creates a “Me Against The World” scenario between the protagonist, and those around him through its memorable chorus, allow us to see Sacramento in a unique light. This particular theme is continued on tracks such as the Blu assisted “DueYuu”, “James Rutter (Swim Center)” and “Florin High Flirt”, where Chuuwee highlights the various spots that have all played a role in developing the person that he is today. Conversely, joints such as the rough around the edges “Riverside Ransom,” show that Chuuwee can throw down some gully bars when needed, further showcasing the multitalented efforts of both the rhymer, and production duo.

In terms of crafting the perfect sound for Chuuwee to speak his mind, fostering an organic work flow was the most important aspect for this album to take shape ” We just wanted to create a sound that we feel goes well with Chuuwee and the story he is telling on the record,” say the European beatsmiths. “The whole process was super smooth, and we let it flourish naturally based on the subject matter and the overall scope of the album,” they conclude.

For such a broad album that both manages to highlight Sactown’s features, through Chuuwee’s words, and JR & PH7’s lush soundscapes, The South Sac Mack succeeds in transporting us to the midst of the 916.

“Sometimes a beautiful view of a sunset comes with a price, as told by Sacramento emcee Chuuwee’?¦” – Mass Appeal
“It’??s been a minute since we last checked in with Sacramento emcee, Chuuwee, on some solo sh*t. Well, make no mistake about it, dude’??s bars are still top-notch ‘?? let this new LP serve as the proof.” – Okayplayer
“With many of the tracks named after Sacremento neighborhoods, the album will give listeners a street level perspective of Chuuwee’s surroundings through the sounds of the “new West.” – DJ Booth
“Chuuwee’??s ridiculously smooth Cali flow and wordplay is exactly the sort of style that, combined with his liberal use of Sacramento references and imagery, are setting him up with the groundwork a young emergent rapper needs to become recognisable.” – ACCLAIM Magazine
“Edited with digitally imprinted noise for a VHS appearance, the video [“Meanwhile off Mack”] here harps back to the days when emcees made videos with what they could get their hands on.” – HotNewHipHop
“The pair offers a breath of fresh air as far as hope in real Hip-Hop is concerned, and their work is beyond worthy of checking out if you are unfamiliar.” – RESPECT Magazine
“Well, this time the guys from Germany and Denmark are working together with emcee Chuuwee, and it’??s another collaboration to be excited about.” – The Find Mag

Tracklisting
1. Begin The Mack (Intro) [feat. Chuuwee]
2. Meadowview Morning (feat. Chuuwee, Bueno & Sean LaMarr)
3. Powder Inn (feat. Chuuwee)
4. Florin Light Rail (feat. Chuuwee)
5. Regional Transit (feat. Chuuwee)
6. DueYuu (feat. Chuuwee & Blu)
7. James Rutter (Swim Center) [feat. Chuuwee]
8. Lime Lights (feat. Chuuwee)
9. Florin High Flirt (feat. Chuuwee)
10. Riverside Ransom (feat. Chuuwee)
11. Hide & Seek (feat. Chuuwee & St3wart KooL)
12. Lonely In Land Park (feat. Chuuwee)
13. Meanwhile Off Mack (feat. Chuuwee)
14. What We Started (feat. Chuuwee)
15. South Sac Get The Money (feat. Chuuwee)
16. Greehaven Blues (feat. Chuuwee)
17. Save The Last Dance (For Someone Who Cares) [feat. Chuuwee] Available from 16.10.2015

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (+MP3)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos (+MP3)

Image: 1596529 Jetzt auch auf Vinyl: Rockstar Games und Mass Appeal Records präsentieren eine Genre übergreifende Sammlung an neuer Musik, kreiert von den Produzenten The Alchemist (Dilated Peoples, Action Bronson, Lil Wayne) und Oh No (Stones Throw, Talib Kweli, De La Soul) in Zusammenarbeit mit Woody Jackson und Tangerine Dream. Die Gästeliste illustriert das breite Spektrum der Einflüsse und Stilrichtungen. Mit Dabei sind Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future), Little Dragon, Killer Mike (Run The Jewels), Phantogram, Samuel T.Herring (Future Islands), Freddie Gibbs, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), u.v.a. Die Musik ist inspiriert vom Soundtrack zu “Grand Theft Auto V” und wird Anfang April zunächst exklusiv in der PC Version des Spiels debütieren. Available from 10.07.2015

JR & PH7 (Ft. Chuuwee) – The South Sac Mack
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on JR & PH7 (Ft. Chuuwee) – The South Sac Mack

Image: 1596523 Chuuwee und JR & PH7 zollen Sactown ihren Tribut mit ‘The South Sac Mack’. Das Projekt bringt das deutsche Produktions Duo JR & PH7 mit dem aus Sacramento stammenden Rapper auf 17 Tracks zusammen die den neuen Sound des Westens verkörpern.

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“Sometimes a beautiful view of a sunset comes with a price, as told by Sacramento emcee Chuuwee” – Mass Appeal
“It’s been a minute since we last checked in with Sacramento emcee, Chuuwee, on some solo sh*t. Well, make no mistake about it, dude’s bars are still top-notch – let this new LP serve as the proof.” – Okayplayer
“With many of the tracks named after Sacremento neighborhoods, the album will give listeners a street level perspective of Chuuwee’s surroundings through the sounds of the “new West.” – DJ Booth
“Chuuwee’s ridiculously smooth Cali flow and wordplay is exactly the sort of style that, combined with his liberal use of Sacramento references and imagery, are setting him up with the groundwork a young emergent rapper needs to become recognisable.” – ACCLAIM Magazine Available from 15.05.2015

The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Alchemist & Oh No – Present: Welcome To Los Santos

Image: 1596355 Rockstar Games und Mass Appeal Records präsentieren eine Genre übergreifende Sammlung an neuer Musik, kreiert von den Produzenten The Alchemist (Dilated Peoples, Action Bronson, Lil Wayne) und Oh No (Stones Throw, Talib Kweli, De La Soul) in Zusammenarbeit mit Woody Jackson und Tangerine Dream. Die Gästeliste illustriert das breite Spektrum der Einflüsse und Stilrichtungen. Mit Dabei sind Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future), Little Dragon, Killer Mike (Run The Jewels), Phantogram, Samuel T.Herring (Future Islands), Freddie Gibbs, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), u.v.a. Die Musik ist inspiriert vom Soundtrack zu “Grand Theft Auto V” und wird Anfang April zunächst exklusiv in der PC Version des Spiels debütieren. Available from 24.04.2015

Various – The Music Of Grand Theft Auto V: Lim. Edition 3CD
Friday, November 14th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Music Of Grand Theft Auto V: Lim. Edition 3CD

Image: 1593884 Die Einführung von Grand Theft Auto V ist der erfolgreichste Unterhaltungs Launch aller Zeiten und übertraf $ 1 Milliarde Umsatz in den ersten drei Tagen nach der Markteinführung. Gewinner mehrerer Auszeichnungen, darunter Spiel des Jahres, bestes Open World Spiel und Bester Soundtrack, neben dem BAFTA für den besten Multiplayer (Grand Theft Auto Online), hat Grand Theft Auto V über 300 Bestnoten weltweit nach seiner Freigabe erhalten und wurde von der Kritik und Fans gleichermaßen gelobt. Zusammen mit dieser Einführung, veröffentlicht Rockstar Games in Zusammenarbeit mit Mass Appeal Anfang Dezember eine Deluxe-Edition des Soundtracks auf 3CD und 6xLP. Beide Versionen sind auf weniger als 5.000 Einheiten weltweit limitiert. Der Soundtrack bietet 59 Songs, darunter Original-Musik von A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus und Yeasayer, zusammen mit der Originalpartitur komponiert von Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist und Oh No, gemischt von DJ Shadow.

Die Verpackung ist ein Sammlertraum: die Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl Collection bietet eine High-End Sammler-Box, die ein farbiges Booklet und Lithographieplakat beinhaltet, während die Limited Edition CD-Sammlung noch zusätzlich mit einem Grand Theft Auto V ‘Gold Brick’-förmigen USB-Stick aushestattet ist. Available from 12.12.2014

Various – The Music Of Grand Theft Auto V: Lim. Edition 6LP
Friday, November 14th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Music Of Grand Theft Auto V: Lim. Edition 6LP

Image: 1593886 Die Einführung von Grand Theft Auto V ist der erfolgreichste Unterhaltungs Launch aller Zeiten und übertraf $ 1 Milliarde Umsatz in den ersten drei Tagen nach der Markteinführung. Gewinner mehrerer Auszeichnungen, darunter Spiel des Jahres, bestes Open World Spiel und Bester Soundtrack, neben dem BAFTA für den besten Multiplayer (Grand Theft Auto Online), hat Grand Theft Auto V über 300 Bestnoten weltweit nach seiner Freigabe erhalten und wurde von der Kritik und Fans gleichermaßen gelobt. Zusammen mit dieser Einführung, veröffentlicht Rockstar Games in Zusammenarbeit mit Mass Appeal Anfang Dezember eine Deluxe-Edition des Soundtracks auf 3CD und 6xLP. Beide Versionen sind auf weniger als 5.000 Einheiten weltweit limitiert. Der Soundtrack bietet 59 Songs, darunter Original-Musik von A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus und Yeasayer, zusammen mit der Originalpartitur komponiert von Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist und Oh No, gemischt von DJ Shadow.

Die Verpackung ist ein Sammlertraum: die Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl Collection bietet eine High-End Sammler-Box, die ein farbiges Booklet und Lithographieplakat beinhaltet, während die Limited Edition CD-Sammlung noch zusätzlich mit einem Grand Theft Auto V ‘Gold Brick’-förmigen USB-Stick aushestattet ist. Available from 12.12.2014

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (Instrumentals / Coloured)
Friday, November 14th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (Instrumentals / Coloured)

Image: 1593895 Run The Jewels, the super dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike, two of themost distinctive and celebrated names in rap, just released their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on October 27th on Mass Appeal Records. In addition to being made available as a free download, it was also released on CD, 180gm Collector’s Edition 2XLP, Limited Collector’s Edition 4XLP and across all digital platforms. The immensely anticipated album includes guests ranging from Zack de la Rocha to Travis Barker amongst others, but the duo maintains that the album is first and foremost about the creative partnership. between the MCs themselves.

4XLP TRACK LISTING*
1. Jeopardy
2. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
3. Blockbuster Night Part 1
4. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (feat. Zack de la Rocha)
5. All My Life
6. Lie, Cheat, Steal
7. Early (feat. BOOTS)
8. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
9. Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11. Angel Duster
• Includes Instrumental Vinyl Available from 05.12.2014

Gang Starr – Hard To Earn
Saturday, October 11th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gang Starr – Hard To Earn

Tracklisting:A1 Intro (First Step) 0:54A2 ALONGWAYTOGO 4:13A3 Code Of The Streets 3:29A4 Brainstorm 3:02A5 Tonz ‘O’ Gunz 3:55B1 The Planet 5:16B2 Aiiight Chill… 3:13B3 Speak Ya Clout 3:35B4 DWYCK 4:03C1 Words From The Nutcracker 1:29C2 Mass Appeal 3…

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (180g / Colored)
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2 (180g / Colored)

Image: 1592637 Run The Jewels, the super dynamic duo of El-P and Killer
Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap,
are set to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on
October 28th on Mass Appeal Records.
In addition to being made available as a free download, it will
be released on CD, 180gm Collector’s Edition 2XLP and and
across all digital platforms. The immensely anticipated album
includes guests ranging from Zack de la Rocha to Travis Barker
amongst others, but the duo maintains that the album is first
and foremost about the creative partnership between the MCs
themselves.

1. Jeopardy
2. Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
3. Blockbuster Night Part 1
4. Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) (feat. Zack de la Rocha)
5. All My Life
6. Lie, Cheat, Steal
7. Early (feat. BOOTS)
8. All Due Respect (feat. Travis Barker)
9. Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10. Crown (feat. Diane Coffee)
11. Angel Duster Available from 07.11.2014

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike) – Run The Jewels 2

Image: 1592638 Ex-Company Flow Mitglied, Def Jux Gründer, Ausnahme-Produzent und MC El-P und der aus Outkasts Dungeon Family stammende MC Killer Mike melden sich auf dem aus der Partnerschaft von Decon Records und Nas entstandenen Mass Appeal Records mit ihrem zweiten Album als Run The Jewels zurück. Als Gäste mit von der Partie sind Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) , Travis Barker (Blink 182) und andere. Die Deluxe-2LP- Edition erscheint als 180g Pressung und mit farbigem Vinyl. Available from 07.11.2014

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

DJ Shadow
Monday, June 20th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Josh “DJ Shadow” Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an outlet for his original tracks. Hooking up with Davis’ few b-boys […]

Lost album J Dilla completed for MCA in early 2000s with unreleased material by the legendary producer
Monday, April 11th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, The Diary, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime, […]

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

The Alchemist and Oh No present: Welcome to Los Santos
Monday, April 13th, 2015 | Tags: , , ,
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Rockstar Games and Mass Appeal Records, in collaboration with musical artists The Alchemist and Oh No are proud to announce The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, a genre-spanning collection of new music based on and inspired by the original soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V. The new music will debut exclusively […]

West Coast rapper Fashawn is ready to release his sophomore album The Ecology
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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West Coast rapper Fashawn is set to release his long-awaited second album, The Ecology. Fashawn’s distinctive talent captured the attention of Nas, who brought him out during a sold-out showcase at SXSW 2014. This album, executive produced by Nas, will not only showcase Fashawn’s raw lyricism but also highlight his versatility as a songwriter. Featured appearances from […]

Staff Charts 2014
Friday, December 19th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Das Jahr 2014 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Angestellten von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen musikalischen Highlights der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend haben wir ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen Geschäftspartnern, Medienpartnern, […]

Run The Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike)
Friday, November 7th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,
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One of the most recent duos to form in the hip-hop game is Run the Jewels, consisting of Atlanta native rapper Killer Mike and underground star, Brooklyn-born rapper/producer El-P. In 2012, El-P produced Killer Mike’s critically acclaimed album R.A.P. Music. Later that year, Killer Mike appeared on the track “Tougher Colder Killer” from El-P’s Cancer […]

El-P and Killer Mike release the second album from their collaborative project Run The Jewels
Monday, October 27th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,
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Run The Jewels, the super dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, are set to release their sophomore album, Run The Jewels 2, on Mass Appeal Records. In addition to being made available as a free download, it will be released on CD, 180gm Collector’s […]

Veteran emcee R.A. The Rugged Man presents his new album “Legends Never Die”
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of […]

R.A. The Rugged Man
Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of […]

Biz Markie
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 | Tags: ,
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Biz Markie has gone from being the beatbox “Clown Prince of Hip Hop” to platinum selling rapper, legal landmark and now one of the most in-demand black DJs in the world, backing Will Smith, spinning at the Super Bowl, the NBA All-Star Game, The Grammy’s – wherever the party is needed. The Biz has DJed […]

Biz Markie
Monday, October 6th, 2003 | Tags:
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The true hip hop legend Biz Markie returns with a must have album. Biz has gone from being the beatbox “Clown Prince of Hip Hop” to platinum selling rapper, legal landmark and now one of the most in-demand black DJs in the world, backing Will Smith, spinning at the Super Bowl, the NBA All-Star Game, The Grammy’s ” wherever the party is needed.

The video of “Let Me See You Bounce” featuring Elephant Man & Lil Kal was directed by Kirk Fraser. Watch it !

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Ben & Sadar – The Red, White & Blue’s
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ben & Sadar – The Red, White & Blue’s

Image: 1610574 Legendary DJ and collector Sadar Bahar & Dutch synth obsessive Ben Spaander’s present their new collaborative EP on BBE!

Tracklist:
A1 Electronic Frequencies
A2 Fast Trumpet
B1 Binaries In Love
B2 East River Throwdown

Hugely respected both as a DJ and authority on rare disco, funk and his own brand of ‘Soul In The Hole’, Chicago’s Sadar Bahar joins forces with Dutch synth-obsessive Ben Spaander for a very special 12” release, “The Red, White & Blue’s”. A regular fxture at the world’s most discerning parties including Southport, Soundwave and Helsinki’s Flow Festival, Sadar Bahar frst joined forces with BBE in 2012, releasing acclaimed (and highly sought after) compilation album ‘Soul In The Hole’. Better known as Cosmic Force, electro veteran Ben Spaander has amassed an enviable array of synths in his Utrecht studio, using them to devastating efect in his productions and live shows. Starting out working only with Ben’s synth collection and Sadar’s supreme ear for the groove, the pair soon enlisted help from some talented sax, guitar and keyboard players to give their new project a delightfully organic, live sound. Following hot on the heels of their debut release (‘We Are Righteous People’ on Rush Hour), ‘The Red White & Blue’s’ comprises four heavy grooving dance-foor cuts of varying shades.
‘Electronic Frequencies’ sounds like an early Chicago House track, with a hypnotic synth bassline and insistent kick drum punctuated by sensual spoken word vocals and jazzy guitar licks. ‘Fast Trumpet’ lives up to it’s title with a frenetic disco rhythm and looping brass samples giving way to an ultra-funky wah-wah guitar jam. ‘Binaries In Love’ is a disco/funk workout of epic proportions, the dizzying interplay between live sax and guitar giving a classic feel to the rock-solid groove. Finally ‘East River Throwdown’ gives a nod to b-boys and bgirls across the world, touching on one of the most iconic breaks of all time while adding a earscandalous layer of smooth jazz-funk. An exciting partnership from two artists brought together simply through a love of music, the energetic, joyful nature of these tracks lends them a wide and instant appeal. Coming soon to a dancefoor near you. Expect smiling faces.

For Fans of: Crazy P, DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, John Morales, Kerri Chandler. Available from 21.07.2017

Incredible new live album from Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Freestyle Records
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Brian Auger’s professional career first made headlines in 1963 when he won the #1 position in the Melody Makers Jazz Piano Readers Poll. As a prodigious jazz pianist, Brian had already amassed an amazing amount of experience on the London scene. In 1965, after hearing jazz organist Jimmy Smiths’ music – Brian began his love […]

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