Light Handed

Category: Music is a gift that should be shared

Laura Mvula – She (Eagles For Hands Remix)


London Grammar – Hey Now

Winter’s leaving, not too sad about that, but this song captures my mood and moment so perfectly with the chilling touch of a cold winter. Just found this trio. While she’s no Florence Welch, whoever this singer is definitely rattles my bones. Once again, they’re British.

Been a while since I posted but I will return here when I find myself in the right moments. I’m getting more comfortable with releasing some more personal stuff–poetry, lyrics, personal stories, etc. I still want to write as much I can. This blog won’t be left behind so easily as before…

Sly and the Family Stone – If You Want Me to Stay (Funk Ferret edit)

My crewmate Bas1 had this song playing every time you would call him, in the way that you wished he didn’t pick up (in a good way that is haha). So funky, soulful, and feel-good. This version simply has beefier bass and brass sections to it, with some edits that make it more usable for club DJs or loud systems. This is one of my friend Lex’s favorite songs too–had this on repeat on our trip to Denver yee!

DJ Crumbs – BattleDrill 2013 (Mixtape)

Bboy Crumbs (Style Elements) is a legend of our time–inventor of many moves, champion of many battles, and passionate supporter of the culture. I always envision an ESPN classic in 50 years digging into the video archives of VHS’ and DVDs’, with a small but dedicated community of super fans. While the kids won’t know, the true heads and students of the game will remember names like Crumbs, Remind, JayRawk, Poe One, etc. But it isn’t just the moves or the victories that separate history’s chapter makers from the asterisks, it’s being able to make contributions back to the culture consistently.

Crumbs, little known to others, is also a DJ and lover of music, specifically 90s hip hop. I remember we shared a conversation about how breaks being played at jams are just too fuckin fast nowadays, with no space to breathe or create for that matter. We both believe that it’s not just affecting people’s tastes and performance at jams, but it’s also constricting them creatively. There’s no more party vibe. With this in mind, Crumbs has been working hard and has now released his Battledrill training mixtape, aimed at getting folks hype at practice while reintroducing the hip hop uptempo vibe. Most of the tracks are reworks by Crumbs himself, mixed in with some of his favorites. I’d recommend it to everyone in the scene, to satisfy nostalgic tastebuds or teach youngbloods the value of another man’s (generation’s) nostalgia.

Download, Subscribe, Listen, Enjoy.

No Laptop Speakers Allowed.

Otik – Tremble

Ab-Soul ‘ILLuminate’ ft. Kendrick Lamar

Dope song. Dope video.

“They Wanna Share my Light”; Light-Handed.

αtμ – Way I Feel

Short and sweet. smooth, deep, dark, emotional, with a touch of sensuality but not the kind of make out on your love couch type of sensual. More of a quiet cuddle session on a rainy day, full of appreciation that someone could make you feel such warmth.

eagerly awaiting his next ep.

DL his latest here:

AlunaGeorge – Diver (Lindsey Lowend Bootleg)


from Lindsey Lowend’s facebook