Kid Koala, "Drunk Trumpet"
"Drunk Trumpet" appears on Kid Koala's first record, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and this is a fun live version of it from Live From The Short Attention Span Audio Theater Tour. As always, Kid Koala is a gas.
Jay Dee, "Pause"
Before his legendary Donuts, J Dilla's first record under his own name was Welcome 2 Detroit, part of the first set of records for BBE's Beat Generation series. Dilla's record is probably the second best of that group, after Pete Rock's, and if you haven't looked it up but enjoy his other work, you should.
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird, "Encircle My Love"
Jimbo Mathus is better known as one of the founders of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, which is where he first worked with Andrew Bird. The pair got back together last year for a folk record called These 13, and if that sounds like something you'd like, you're absolutely in for a treat.
J-Zone, "Chump Change"
J-Zone's penny-pinching persona from his rapping days was always a good pairing with the circus music beats he put together. Ballin' on a budget indeed.
Jonwayne, "TED Talk"
Lotta hip-hop today. We should do this more often!