Israel’s acclaimed rap duo Peled & Ortega have finally released their shelved album Special Delivery. The two went their separate ways a couple of years ago, leaving their sophomore album in the vaults. Now, the long-awaited album is finally released via Bandcamp - with help from producers Ori Shochat and Michael Cohen. The posse cut “Open Mic” features our man Sagol 59 with a lyrically blazing final verse. Listen here:
Peled & Ortega’s “Open Mic”
Israel’s dynamic turntable duo, DJ Alarm & Ori Shochat are at it again, with a dope new mixtape filled to the brim with blazing Hip-Hop, Reggae and Dancehall tunes, as well as exclusives from Israeli artists and shout outs from various international superstars. Shouts to the homey Gon Alon of Broken Fingaz crew for the bangin artwork
Tracklist after the jump
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On Thursday, April 29th at The Block in Tel Aviv, a who’s who of Israeli Hip Hop and Reggae will assemble to appreciate Arie “Chulu” Avitan who, 15 years ago, opened “Madman”, hip hop clothing chain/recording studios, where the first Israeli rap tracks were recorded. The line up includes Subliminal, Mooky, members of Shabak Samech, Sagol 59, Big Fishy, Silverdon and countless others. Thanks to Noa Ramone for the photo!
On April 29th at The Block club in Tel Aviv, an amazing line up of Israeli hip hoppers will gather to perform in honour of Arie ‘Chulu’ Avitan, who, through his hip hop clothing shop “Madman’, has kick-started the genre some 15 years ago. Among the acts performing live onstage: Subliminal, Mooky, members of Shabak Samech, Big Fishi. Silverdon, Sagol 59, Kwami, Cohen & Mushon and many more. The event will be filmed and recorded - and looks like a hell of a night to remember.
Just before Passover, Israel’s leading radio station, Galei Zahal 96.6FM, had broadcasted a special programme, surveying the history of Israeli Hip Hop and celebrating 25 years since the first Hebrew Rap song (”Hashem Tammid” by Yair Nitzani) was recorded. Among the guests featured on the show were Hadag Nachash, Mooky, Sagol 59, The Shadow and DJ $upreme. Watch the YNET video or download the whole show here.
Leeches - DJ Spooky Remix
Jerusalem hip-hop kingpin, Sagol59 is here to offer a brand new remix album straight outta Israel for FREE. The record is filled with remixes of tracks from the last 10 years of his career and features remixes by Israeli heavy hitters and a few American dj’s including Shimmy Sonic of Soulico, DJ Spooky, Ori Shochat and more. Sagol hit us directly and wanted to give this record away for free, so here it is; download it, sit back and enjoy the beats and rhymes.
Download the album HERE
1. Earth, Wind & Cash - Michael Cohen Remix
2. Love Song - Ori Shochat Remix
3. Leeches - DJ Spooky Remix
4. Ping Pong ft. Dan Toren - Amir Estlein Remix
5. What Do I Have to Do
6. Till the Fat Lady Dances - Shimmy Sonic Remix
7. Current Affairs - Mankush Remix
8. Hard Cleaning - Digital_Me Remix
9. Rak Hasagol - Kusemek.com Remix
10. Move Forward ft. Roy Uadry - Amir Estlein Remix
11. If i Had no Mic ft. Vulkan (Prod. DJ Dao) - unreleased
12. Lost Tape Freestyle Ft. Rebel Sun (Prod. Markey Funk) - unreleased
For all you producers / DJs Remixers out there: here’s a nice collection of 8 acapellas (vocal track only) of recent Israeli Hip Hop tracks. Courtesy of the artists themselves & Cookedlabs.com. Download and enjoy!
1.) Tachles - Nevermind
2.) Tacles ft. Elparver - If i had a Shekel
3.) Tachles - Brother Brother
4.) Ruff ft. Sagol 59 - Turning the page
5.) Lukatch ft. Ortega - Time for changes
6.) T.O.B ft. Ortega - Rookie of the year
7.) Ortega - Hopes
8.) Ortega - The right time
The results are in for the winners of Soulico’s Exotic on the Speaker Remix Contest. Big thanks to all who submitted remixes, it was tough to pick the winners, but we chose what we thought were the cream of the crop here. So congrats to the winners and all the producers who submitted a remix. Check the remixes below and if you haven’t picked up a copy of Soulico’s Exotic on the Speaker, it’s on sale for the next few days for only $5.99.
Grand Prize Winner:
Runner Up’s: Exotic On The Speaker (Aryeh’s 12 Tribes Remix)
Soulico’s debut album, Exotic on the Speaker, is on iTunes September 9 and in stores September 29th. Exotic on the Mixtape
will be out next month and is fire fire fire! Yes, they have collaborations with MCs like Ghostface, Del, and Rye Rye. And yes, Israel is represented by Axum, Tomer Yosef, Onili, and more. Underneath those voices are some banging, intricate beats. Check two of them out for free below. One is based on a Ladino folk song called “Et Dodim”. The other is 100% original flavor. Like what you hear? Grab them on iTunes for a whopping $1.98. While you’re there, can you help us spread the word by leaving a review and rating it?