What do you do when you can’t sleep at night? Thelonious Martin makes pulse-pounding instrumentals with Busta Rhymes ad-libs thrown in for good measure. “5AMinLA” would be a great instrumental for a lyrically inclined emcee who needs to get a few things off of his or her chest. Who’s ready to step up and deliver? . . .
Thelonious Martin lays the beat down, Saga handles the rhymes, and “Infomercial” freestyle takes flight. Both Saga and Thelonious signed with New York-based indie label Coalmine Records recently, and they’ll be releasing a project called Molotov in the near future. Consider our interest piqued with this release. Look for Molotov to release in early February. . . .
Thelonious Martin‘s Late Night Programming album actually doesn’t have any guest features, but that doesn’t stop the Chicago-based producer from showing out on the ten-track new release. Stream Late Night Programming below, and purchase via iTunes.
With his Late Night Programming album right around the corner, Chicago-based producer Thelonious Martin saw fit to drop a video for “Infomercial,” appropriately modeled after vintage commercials. Late Night Programming releases in less than two weeks. Martin told The Fader that the album is “a nostalgic voyage into television with soulful samples paying homage to . . .
Theo Martins has been quiet for some time now, but it seems that he has been working hard with talented producer Thelonious Martin. The two will drop a joint project in the near future entitled Why I Left. To give us ingight to what direction the project will go, they give us “Bad Tendencies,” the . . .
Chicago producer Thelonious Martin dropped three new tracks (Acts I, II and III) over the weekend to make up his latest EP Static. The experience is parallel to that of aimless, late night channel surfing before stumbling upon something abstract and intriguing that keeps you locked in. Stream Static below.
Fellow Chicagoans Thelonious Martin and Joey Purp team up for “Bomaye,” a brand new Adult Swim single featuring a prominent soul sample and a triumphant vibe. The song has two parts, the latter of which takes on a darker, more aggressive tone. If you haven’t heard Joey’s iiiDrops project, definitely check that out. Stream “Bomaye” . . .
Joey Purp has been rapping like his life depended on it for years, and soulful Thelonious Martin only adds to the weight of his words on “Cornerstore.” Fellow Chicago native Saba is equally charged up on his guest verse. Look for more information about his forthcoming iiiDrops project in the near future, and stream “Cornerstore” below. Cornerstore . . .
K.eYe.D. recently hooked up with Thelonious Martin and director 6ix Shoota to deliver the official visual for “As The World Turns,” the debut single off his forthcoming PoolsClosing EP. Today, he returns with the project’s latest leak, “Arnolds Rooftop.” Inspired by Nickelodeon’s late 90’s animated series Hey Arnold!, the song takes us one step closer to . . .
Thelonious Martin released a love-inspired, five-track EP titled U4ME, in collaboration with Botanica NY. This is an easygoing listen that can stand on its own, Valentines Day or not. My personal favorite track, “Yours When You Need It,” is a flip on Mokenstef’s “He’s Mine”. Stream U4ME below.
It’s been 5 years since Thelonius Martin dropped Dusty Cartridges but now we have Dusty Cartridges 2 to absorb. A mixed bag, DC2 contains original and previously released music along with new remixes. This is great vibe music that covers a lot of bases for those with eclectic hip hop palettes as you’ll hear everything from vintage Jay . . .
Yesterday was Thelonious Martin‘s birthday, and today he continues in the tradition of dropping a new track to coincide with a new year in his life. “Live From Japan” is a smooth-riding instrumental that begins with a classic Chris Rock standup vocal sample, and soon thereafter progresses into the realm of subtle, relaxing hip-hop instrumentation. . . .
Sundays are made for relaxing. Soulful Thelonious Martin beats are made for relaxing. How appropriate that today the Chicago producer drops a new instrumental entitled “Wake Up!” featuring more of the delectable soulful goodness that we’ve come to expect. In all honesty, I wouldn’t mind being awoken by this as opposed to my current iPhone . . .
Chicagoan producer King Thelonious heads back to the boards, delivering a high octane of Future’s anthemic “Move That Dope,” featuring Pusha T and Pharrell. The producer formerly known as Thelonious Martin uses melodic chords and an ethereal choral sample to give “Move That Dope” an entirely new feel. Stream the King Thelonious remix below.
Trapo and Alex Wiley trade melodic bars over soulful Thelonious Martin production on “Blink.” Warm trumpet, lush piano chords, and subtle percussion create a floating, jazzy ambience that proves to be a great fit for both emcees. Stream “Blink” below.