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Video: I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Mayer Hawthorne

Created to commemorate the end of Mayer Hawthorne's two-month tour, which finishes on Thursday in San Francisco, Hawthorne is releasing this rather sublime cover of Tony Bennet's 'I Left My Heart In San Francisco' in collaboration with SF based Huf and designer Freegums.

If you haven't checked out Hawthorne yet then BlackPlastic suggests you do - this cover strikes a beautiful balance between his usual refined soul sound and a more subdued, lounge style that reminds us of Richard Hawley.

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MP3: Lifetime (Lifeline) - Madlib

Just a quick note the make sure everyone knows that Benji B's Deviation is taking over room one and the balcony bar at Fabric on Wednesday night for a night of hip-hop:




Madlib (Stones Throw), J Rocc (Stones Throw), Benji B (Deviation/BBC 1 Xtra)

To get you in the mood check out 'Lifetime (Lifeline)' by Madlib from his recent Madlib the Beat Konducta Vol,5-6: A Tribute To.... album.  It's got a nice laid back J Dilla type vibe, especially when the sample kicks in at the end...

Speaking of which J Rocc recently did another podcast inspired by BlackPlastic's favourite late hip-hop producer, Tribute to Jay Dee Act 4, which is now available over at Stones Throw.  It blends together a ton of Jay Dee cuts together with some samples from both relatively well known songs that sound like the kind of thing he'd have sample as well as some of the tracks Jay Dee did himself use.  Check it out

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