[VIDEO] “Funniest Movies Of All Time” with CunninLynguists, Grouch + Eligh, DJ.Fresh & DJ Flip Flop

Posted 3 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes ago

CunninLynguists are currently on tour with Grouch & Eligh and DJ Abilities for the 7th annual “How The Grouch Stole Christmas” tour. Ever the editor, Deacon took to some behind the scenes footage snagging to catch all the backstage banter. Here, they discuss the topic, “What’s Your Favorite Comedy of All Time?”. Be sure to catch their remaining dates if you’re on the west coast.

12/16/14 – Seattle @ The Showbox
12/17/14 – Portland @ Wonder Ballroom
12/18/14 – Sacramento @ Ace of Spades
12/19/14 – San Francisco @ The Fillmore
12/20/14 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
12/21/14 – Santa Ana @ The Observatory




[VIDEO] Fjer - “Children (Live @ SoFar Sounds)”

Posted 5 days, 6 hours, 5 minutes ago

Fjer – Beautiful Home – | [AVAILABLE NOW]

If Fjer’s fantastic second EP, Beautiful Home isn’t on any year-end lists, there is no justice in the world. Here she is performing an intimate rendition of “Children” for Sofar Sounds Aarhus. Looking for a stocking stuffer? You can still get a physical CD digipak of Beautiful Home + exclusive sticker @ FjerMusic.com.





[DOWNLOAD] Bop Alloy - Winter Breaks [EP]

Posted 1 week, 4 days, 7 hours, 46 minutes ago

Today marks the release of Winter Breaks, the first holiday project by independent Hip Hop duo Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D).

In February 2014, Bop Alloy was able to fund their 2nd LP, ‘Another Day in the Life of…’ using Kickstarter. The initial goal of the project was $7,000. They more than doubled that amount in under one month and issued stretch goals, one of which included a holiday EP which would become Winter Breaks. ‘Winter Breaks’ compiles 6 sonically vintage Hip Hop tracks. Producer, Marcus D handles the live instrumentation mixes masterfully while infusing jazz, soul and a pinch of Afro beat samples. Lyrically, Substantial touches on the personal, social, and economical effects of the Holiday season, using thoughtful lyricism, wit, and a variety of flows to paint a different portrait of Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s.

“I wanted to do something that wasn’t a traditional Christmas/Holiday album. I celebrate Kwanzaa as well and I set out to make songs that give you a peek into this underexposed, wonderful world”, says Substantial. “Regardless of how you celebrate, what you celebrate, and/or who you celebrate it with, this is the best time of year, and I think ‘Winter Breaks’ embodies that sentiment without the cliche “holiday raps factor”, says Marcus D. The Winter Breaks EP is sure to be the only holiday music you’ll be playing from now through February.

Track Listing
1. Let The Flakes Fall Where They May
2. Hottest Christmas On Record
3. Resolutions Per Minute
4. Spent
5. Longing for Nia
6. A Celebration

*All songs written, produced by Substantial & Marcus D



Category: News


[PODCAST] Tacos & Chocolate Milk #65: “Session”

Posted 1 week, 5 days, 1 hour, 28 minutes ago

This one’s been a long time coming, but FINALLY we have a new episode and an awesome guest for y’all this week. For episode 65, Face Time Agency Co-Founder (And former QN5 artist) Session stops by to reminisce and answer “What happened to Session?” (Recorded 12.07.14).

Por favor, send your questions and comments (audio or written) to tacos[at]qn5.com, tweet us @tacmpodcast and be sure to rate/comment us on iTunes!



Category: Podcast



Posted 2 weeks, 5 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago

TonedeffPolymer | PRE-ORDER NOW @:


Since the project’s announcement back in February 2013, with the release of Glutton, and the subsequent reveals of each following EP (ie. Demon & Hunter) anticipation has been building as fans have tracked the progress of the album throughout it’s creation. Now with the last EP on the horizon and the release of the collected version of the album slated for Q1 of 2015 (along with a slew of music videos), Polymer is finally forming into it’s final form shape.

With 3 pre-order only editions available today, this is your last chance to get one of these ultra-rare pressings. Each edition contains the final Polymer album, a DVD documentary, and a sticker, yet each contains something unique & special – these aren’t trinkets or dollar-store swag. The fan-demanded POLYDISC editions contain singular pressings of each individual EP INCLUDING a self-contained version of the secret final EP which will not be made available anywhere else. The POLYMORPH edition perks include 2X VINYL, an Art book and for the first time ever – instrumentals & acapellas of the album. QN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorph collector’s editions will be discontinued. This is NOT to be missed.

ABOUT POLYMER The order of the releases are denoted by the Polymer icon located on each cover, with a new molecule filled-in for each release.

Putting a new thematic slant on the format, Tonedeff’s Polymer consists of 4 separate EPs – each stylistically different from the next and focused on a different facet of his personality. Each EP represents a different “molecule” of Tonedeff, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version of Polymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to mimic an actual polymer’s synthetic structure.



Category: News


[DOWNLOAD] The Grouch & Eligh x CunninLynguists - The Winterfire EP

Posted 1 month, 1 day, 7 hours, 56 minutes ago

SURPRISE! CunninLynguists haved teamed up with fellow indie hip-hop mainstays The Grouch & Eligh (G&E) to bring you The Winterfire EP. The release is now available via the usual outlets digital outlets as well being available for free via Bandcamp.

After a banner year for both outfits, G&E and CunninLynguists wanted to thank fans with new music and a potent side-project. This surprise EP is sure to set the underground on fire with contrasting styles over 5 tracks of classic Kno production. The Winterfire burns brightly, with organic sounds such as the syncopated flows and driving storytelling on “The Gas Station Attendant.” With many cult-championed songs about intimacy in each group’s catalog, EP opener “Fire In Her Eyes” builds upon that repertoire, while time is analyzed in “100 Years” to name a few.

Winterfire literally sets the stage for the annual How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour beginning December 4 in Santa Cruz, California. This year’s series of West Coast dates will feature Grouch & Eligh along with CunninLynguists & DJ Abilities as well as some very special guests in each city. CD copies of the new EP will be available on tour in exchange for canned goods intended to be donated to food kitchens in time for the holidays. Winterfire will also released on limited edition vinyl, with pre-orders beginning November 18. Brothers in arms, G & E + CunninLynguists have come together in 2014 with an EP, a tour and a common cause.

01. Ignite (Intro)
02. Fire In Her Eyes
03. Only The Past
04. 100 Years
05. Gas Station Attendant
06. Too Many Winters
07. Extinguish (Outro)

Produced by Kno
Executive Producers: Eligh & Kno
Photography: Sol Exposure

7th Annual How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour

12/4/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
12/5/14 – Reno, NV @ Cargo (with Zion I)
12/6/14 – San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brew
12/7/14 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub
12/9/14 – Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
12/10/14 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
12/11/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
12/12/14 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes
12/13/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
12/14/14 – Boise, ID @ Reef (G&E & Abilities only)
12/16/14 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12/17/14 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12/18/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/19/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/20/14 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
12/21/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory


Category: News

[NEWS] Tonedeff Featured @ NYC’s Prestigious Village Voice

Posted 1 month, 2 days, 17 hours, 56 minutes ago

This past week, Tonedeff was featured in NYC’s prestigious culture newspaper, The Village Voice. Those in and around the New York area know the cache the Voice has and this marks the first time Tone’s been featured for his work on the upcoming Polymer release. Some interesting tidbits were uncovered in the interview by writer, Chaz Kangas, such as:

Tone tells us the plan to release the album EP by EP had been planned for a while, and that the final album version of Polymer may feature the songs tweaked and reorganized for a proper album experience. “Polymer will be a best-part composite of the EPs. My plan was always to have the songs I knew 100 percent be the album, and the songs that were thematic addendums be on the EP.”

#bombshell – Which tracks do you think will make it onto the final cut of Polymer? Join the discussion on the forums and be sure to comment on the article over at the Village Voice to let them know you support their coverage of Tonedeff.


Category: News


[PODCAST] Tacos & Chocolate Milk #64: “God Bless U Ma”

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks, 2 days, 7 hours, 41 minutes ago

The internets have been flooded by cat-calling debates and PackFM has had enough! Check out our full on debate/tirade as the fellas chop it up re: compliments, inactivity and the upcoming Strange Universe East Coast Tour w/ CunninLynguists. (Recorded 11.03.14).

Por favor, send your questions and comments (audio or written) to tacos[at]qn5.com, tweet us @tacmpodcast and be sure to rate/comment us on iTunes!



Category: Podcast


[NEW RELEASE] Fjer - Beautiful Home (EP)

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days, 20 hours, 24 minutes ago

FjerBeautiful Home | Photo: Jesper Justesen | [BUY NOW]

It’s finally here!! Fjer’s Beautiful Home is available TODAY!! You can get it at Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

Shortly before the release of 2013’s A New Start, the Danish Singer/Songwriter/Producer was boarding in a Brooklyn brownstone owned by a 90-year old woman. It was there that she became inspired to build a floor by floor portrait of a home and the stories of chaos, love and loss contained within the walls.

Beyond producing her own work, Fjer further sets herself apart from her electro-soul contemporaries by building the foundation of the record atop emotive piano & string ballads to go with the booming retro-flavored 808s and modern chill-wave soundscapes. Sampling a plethora of household sounds and noises, Beautiful Home draws you into its atmospheric narrative the second you press play. The artistic growth on display from her first release is fully on display here.

Don’t forget, you can still order the physical CD digipak + exclusive sticker right now @ FjerMusic.com Shipping starts November 3.

1) Beautiful Home
2) Floors
3) Children [VIDEO]
4) Stairs
5) Roof

Executive Producers: Fjer & Peter Anthony Red
Photography: Jesper Justesen


Category: News


[AUDIO] Peter Anthony Red - “Spiral (Cosmo Remix)”

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes ago

Things have been quiet on the Peter Anthony Red front since the release of The Projectionist back in 2012. Well, here’s a brand new remix of “Spiral” from the producer Cosmo. Here, Cosmo boils the dense lyricism of the original down to a minimalist groove, chopping and fragmenting the vocals into an ambient patchwork of phrases and emotive drones over a atmospheric house shuffle. This one’s perfect for your next fancy cocktail party.


Category: Audio News


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