Bay Area rap at it’s best

California reggae group Rebelution’s dreamy and catchy productions have been turning the ears of many Bay Area producers, including the ever prolific board master of Zion I, Amp Live. The marriage of Zion I and Rebelution makes for some of the freshest and most infectious hip-hop I’ve listened to in a long time. Commercial “urban” radio programming may be dominated with songs that feature the audio tune more heavily then the rapping, but Zion I shows true hip-hop fans that they can get down with many styles.

Zion I, “Many Styles (feat.Rebelution)” (play/download mp3)

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The Phenomenauts – “I Am Not Robot”

The Phenomenauts – “I Am Not Robot”

Aliens from Oakland, California have captured this week’s MP3 Jackpot! The Phenomenauts those special beings from this planet perform what I call Space-a-Billy. Their MP3, “I Am Not Robot,” is this week’s winner. Besides gr8 songs, these beings from our planet have a hell of a stage show.

The Phenomenauts
“I Am Not Robot” (mp3)
from “Electric Sheep: Electronic Extended Play”
(Silver Sprocket)

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ArnoCorps – “I’m Ballsy” (mp3)

ArnoCorps – “I’m Ballsy” (play)

Here’s one from the Arnold-inspired Bay-native skate-punk fools Arnocorps. If you’ve ever seen them live, they look straight out of Predator or Commando or something.

ArnoCorps
“I’m Ballsy” (mp3)
from “The Ballsy EP”
(Smog Veil Records)

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The Aimless Never Miss – “Heart Surgery”

What an interesting band name, The Aimless Never Miss. They make some gr8 interesting music. Their prog rock song “Heart Surgery” is this week’s MP3Jackpot winner. There is soo much good talent in the Bay Area, this band is one of them.

The Aimless Never Miss
“Heart Surgery” (download mp3)
from “Tran EP”
(500 Records)
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The Aimless Never Miss – “Heart Surgery”