ESP Music Agenda: August Vinyl Purchase

Trying to expand my vinyl catalog and was surprised by a nice little gem some record companies are doing to keep buyers purchasing physical copies. They are adding digital download cards to the vinyl so you have it on the computer as well on your turntables. I definitely support this movement because it is easier than trying to rip your vinyl and separate the songs through an audio program. Here are the new joints that will be bumping through the Ecliptic Sight headquarters for this month:

Gangrene – Gutter
Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun – Monumental
Random Axe – Random Axe
Madlib – Medicine Show No. 9: Channel 85 Presents Nittyville
Gangrene – Sawblade EP (Shaped like a sawblade and new music not on the Gangrene – Gutter album)

Little Work Makes Big Design

I first witnessed Juart Little’s impressive work at DeviantArt and was taken back by his use colors and expressions. He definitely chooses some of my favorite artists to give his interpretation through his designs. Little has drawn Aesop Rock, Cypress Hill, Planet Asia, Afu-Ra, Pharaohe Monch, RZA, Tash, Immortal Technique and many others giving the underground hip-hop some shine. Juart’s art does not stop at hip-hop and his work goes from tattoo designs to fonts and much more. His website at displays his work in a simple but elegant way to let his designs become the focal point.

Hard to pick one but this is my favorite from his work:

© 2011 Juart Little

See Today It Will Be Soulcrate Music

I love it when I stumble across music like this. I was on Fifth Element to see if they had pre-order on the new Evidence album. On the front page I saw an album cover for a group I have never heard of. They are called Soulcrate Music and the album is, “The Kick Rocks Collection” and I clicked the link to see what they were about. So I ventured to YouTube to see if I could find their videos and was greeted with this one called, “See Today” off their album I mentioned above. So I thought I would share a new group I discovered so you can do the same.