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India.Arie, Grammys, J Dilla & Austin launch

on February 12, 2009with 0 comments

New homepage up tomorrow Web 2.0 design – more to come in March!

New City: Austin – Next the Pacific NW and Columbus, OH

INDIA.ARIE Her new album, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics out now!

CONTEST: Purchase a copy of India.Arie’s Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics between Thursday, February 12 through Sunday, February 15 by 6PM and get a FREE India.Arie LOVE & POLITICS T-SHIRT. To redeem your gift, scan your store receipt with date and store name clearly visible and email to indiaariecontest@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at midnight. No handwritten receipts accepted. Only receipts purchased during indicated dates qualify.

BONUS: all entries will qualify to win a signed and hand-painted GODIN guitar.

NEW SINGLE: Ready To Blow by Suga SP

TEN YEARS OF DEEP! LA’s Longest-Running House Music Event Celebrates a Decade of Dance this Sunday 2/15 with Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Marques Wyatt, Rich Medina, Garth Trinidad, DJ Spinna more…

GRAMMY WRAP

Select Fusicology Grammy Weekend Photos + a set from the Friends and Family event c/o our friends at Frolab plus a special Blog

The 12th annual Friends and Family Party kicked of Grammy weekend last Friday in Hollywood at Paramount Studios. Live performance by Idle Warship ft. Talib Kweli, Res and Graph Noble and DJs Pete Rock, Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ AM.

Spotted: Catherine McPhee haning with Lil Jon backstage, Slash and ?uestlove taking to DJ AM’s set next to the stage, Jill Scott, Eve, David Banner, The Jonas Brothers, Prince’s Apollonia, Chris Tucker, Michael Rappaport and Grammy winning producer James Poyser.

“WHAT’S G” AT THE GRAMMYS

After a weekend filled with events, noon into the night, it was such a tasty, refreshing change of pace from soda and (fake) bar juice the Fusicology crew and friends treated ourselves to Gatorade G and we loved the not-to-sweet taste and the alternative, non-sugary beverage to quench our thirst and giae us a little energy boost that we all needed after the madness that is Grammy Weekend in Los Angeles.

As viral sensations go, it doesn’t get much better than “What’s G.” The cryptic commercial was crammed with celebrities, yet never mentioned that Gatorade was the product. And that sparked a national frenzy of blog chatter and punditry. more…

We continue to celebrate Black History & Dilla Love Month J Dilla birthday video marathon this weekend and don’t forget to Raise it up for Ma Dukes. Search for Dilla and Ma Dukes events in your city.
Photos from Donuts Are Forever 3 in Brooklyn last week.

Madlib Beat Konducta Vol 5-6 featuring J. Rocc, a tribute to J Dilla, drops 3 years to the day after his passing.

YouTube: Dilla Bio Video Tribute

Tribute Mixes: DJ Applejac (Atlanta)

MARCH CONFERENCES:

Fusicology’s Austin and Miami city pages are live and ready for you to begin posting your confirmed and South by Southwest and Winter Music Conference events. Need a Hotel during WMC week in Miami? Contact Us

Remix Hotel Miami, returning for its seventh-annual weekend of cutting-edge audio technology and music-production programming. Presented by Numark and Beatport, Remix Hotel Miami 2009 will also feature performances by some of dance music’s leading artists including Louie Vega, Josh Wink, Dennis Ferrer, Radio Slave, The Martinez Brothers, A-Trak and more through the daily Beatport Pool Party series.Register today and save $100 or get a FREE Expo Pass at http://www.web2expo.com/sf

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip! The Funky People Panama Tour ’09 takes place on May 22-26, 2009 for 5 Days and 4 nights. Pricing Details and Package Options

2009 also marks the 50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Fusicology.com also now has a new full-fledge electronic ticketing service

FREE DOWNLOADS

Peter Hadar: ‘She’s 4 Months’ – A Collection of Signature Selections to Set the Mood: free download

J Rocc – Beat Junkies Dilla Tribute Mix #1 (of 3)

Stones Throw Podcast #42: Valentine’s mix from Prince Paul and Peanut Butter Wolf

TECH NEWS

Facebook just turned 5 years old, but a week that should have been filled with reflection and good times was instead marred by a series of breaking news reports detailing sex scandals, phishing, and other malicious activity on the world’s largest social network. Coinciding with the anniversary, Facebook announced a set of changes to its platform that make it easier for third-party applications to exchange data about users’ status messages, notes, shared links, and videos.
more…

Google Brings Location-Awareness to Email. Google appears to have a new obsession with knowing and broadcasting your current location. A week after announcing Latitude, which shares your location with friends on Google Maps and threatens to render several startups irrelevant, an engineer has developed location-aware email signatures for Gmail. more…

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CONTEST: Win A Pair of Tix To See Kool Keith in LA!

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