Monthly Archives: April 2009

URB Next 1000, Hip Hop Howl Mixtape, Movement DEMF, Hard Truth Soldiers Tour

URB Next 1000: chance to be heard by an international audience of rabid music fans seeking out their next favorite artist. Over 10,000 readers a month use the NEXT 1000 to discover, discuss and vote for their favorite new acts. The top ranked bands (as voted by the fans) are awarded further coverage in URB Magazine and URB.com – make your submission

Rapper/activist Paris’ Guerrilla Funk Touring and Promotions, LLC officially launches this year’s biggest hip-hop concert series, the Hard Truth Soldiers Tour 2009, sponsored by Fusicology, with Talib Kweli, dead prez, Immortal Techinque, Pete Rock & more

Music Festival now produced by Paxahau as Movement Festival for the 4th year in a row, takes place at Motown’s riverfront Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Weekend (May 23 – 25). Featuring 3 days of choice electronic music performances, including those from Detroit Techno and House legends such as Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, and Al Ester, as well as guests such as Afrika Bambaataa, Francois K, Osunlade, and Flying Lotus, among many more. As always, Fusicology will be bringing you our exclusive Movement Festival Afterparty Guide in coming weeks. Sign Up for our Detroit Newsletter to get the guide | Tickets

D.C. is a volcano right now as Oddisee has elevated this city to underground classic status with the new LP from his supergroup Diamond District.download the album FREE! Producer/MC Oddisee, X.O. and YU are Diamond District.

VIDEO: This Day Demo – highly recommended!

VIDEO: Interview with the Revolution about their forthcoming album The Revolution presents Revolution (June 9th, Rapster). The video and album feature Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), Rich File (UNKLE) , Poet Name Life (Black Eyed Peas), Guy Sigsworth (Bjork) along with an array of the finest young talent Cuba has to offer. more…

CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st

Om Lounge (15 Year Anniversary Edition)Celebrating 15 Years of Om Records as one of the premiere labels for downtempo electronica.

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HIP HOP HOWL MIXTAPE SXSW TAKEOVER: FREE DOWNLOAD with 27 smoking tracks! Everyone from: Raye6, Homeboy Sandman, Jazmine Solano, The Beatards, Karina Nistal, Miz Metro, Fresh Daily, Zion I, Esso, Yarah Bravo, MCEyeris and others. Full Tracklisting
Seiji is back! Free download

Om Lounge track: Rocket Empire – Simmer Down Jammie

Fusicology’s full-fledged electronic ticketing service

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Funky People Panama Tour ’09: Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26

Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival ’09: May 23 – 25Fusicology Imeem Playlist | Lineup

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

Hard Truth Soldiers

India.Arie

Stones Throw | Win Tickets!

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Eric Roberson

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

Project Playlist Fills CEO Void, that left to run MySpace, with MTV Co-Founder John Sykes

Twitter Eats World: Global Visitors Shoot Up To 19 Million

Apple’s App Store: 1 Billion Served

MySpace Local Now Open To The Public

BOOK: The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff

URB.com FEATURES

INTERVIEW: The Grouch and Eli : A Family Affair

CONTEST: Win A Copy Of Notorious On DVD!

CONTEST: Win A Pair of Nixon Master Blaster Headphones + Beastie Boys’ On Vinyl!

REVIEW:DJ Hell :: Teufelswerk

NEW MIXTAPE: DJ Smiles Davis: “PREACH!”

Coachella & IndiOasis rap, Big Tone, Om Records turns 15

We hope all the Coachella-goers got to check out the IndiOasis event last weekend. The 2 day event Fusicology sponsored was a huge success and a great get-away from the festival madness. Day 1 highlight reel – pool party x free booze x madness Day 1 c/o dubFrequency | photos

Tres Records presents the latest LP release The Art of Ink from Detroit veteran artist/producer Big Tone. Many are aware of Tone’s previous work on his debut album “The Drought” (2005 ABB Records), Ta’raach’s “The Fevers”, Shawn Jackson’s “First of All”, or his earlier work on J Dilla’s “Welcome 2 Detroit.” Guest appearances on “The Art of Ink” from the arsenal of Detroit heavy-hitters such as Monica Blaire, Guilty Simpson, Ta’Raach, L’Renee and more adds yet another feather to the city’s cap as a musical force to be reckoned with, especially this season. Tone’s production style carries a signature warmth and gentle grit that could only come from the utter realness that is the Motor City. Don’t sleep

Karriem Riggins on Madlib’s f**d up drum set at the Loop Digga’s Hideaway – Video. New album from Madlib & Karriem under the name Jahari Masamba Unit coming soon.

CONTEST: Grandmaster Flash Mixtape Contest (Win Traktor Pro & More) until June 1st

Om Lounge (15 Year Anniversary Edition)Celebrating 15 Years of Om Records as one of the premiere labels for downtempo electronica. Featuring a brand new track from Samantha James along side exclusive and new releases from Lisa Shaw, J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, Kissey Asplund, Woolfy vs. Projections, Rithma, and more. The newest edition also introduces the world to US’s answer to Tosca, Rocket Empire. Compiled by Om’s very own a&r man, Rob G….’Lounge’ fans new and old will be very pleased!

Kobe Bryant Documentary by Spike Lee Premiering at Tribeca Film FestivalSneak Peek

Respected Los Angeles visual artist Steven Lopez features soul goddess Erykah Badu in his latest addition to the “After Midnight” series, a collection of portraits celebrating notable musicians. Prints + Info with proceeds going to Erykah’s non-profit B.L.I.N.D | Video

Spring 2009′s “WHAT IS GOOD MUSIC” Online Compilation featuring: Amanda Diva, Daz-I-Kue, Idle Warship, Illa J, King Britt, Ursula Rucker, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Peven Everett, Quetzal Guerrero, Rich Medina, Russell Taylor, Yahzarah and more. Streaming free @ WhatIsGoodMusic.com

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SPECIAL EVENTS

40th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 24 – May 3

OnHollywood: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment April 27th-29th in West Hollywood more…

The Funky People Panama Tour ’09: Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26

Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival ’09: May 23 – 25Fusicology Imeem Playlist | Lineup

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

India.Arie

Stones Throw | Win Tickets!

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Eric Roberson

FREE DOWNLOADS:

DJ Smiles Davis: Download Many Styles Vol 3: PREACH!

c/o Stones Throw: Stussy Dam-Funk feature mix

Om Lounge track: Rocket Empire – Simmer Down Jammie

DJ Spinna ft. Fresh Daily and Daniel Joseph: “Summer Madness” MP3

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

Forget Billboard. We Are Hunted Charts The Music People Are Listening To On The Web

Watch Out, TwitPic: PhotoBucket Is Coming At You With TwitGoo

Did Twitter Just Quietly Start Twitter Connect? If Not, It Should.

BOOK: The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff

Earth & Record Store Days, Badu, Mos

Earth Day is celebrated April 22nd every year – Get Active. The NBA is taking steps to become a more environmentally responsible organization and will continue to explore ways of improving in this area. Speaking of the NBA check out this Kobe Bryant Documentary by Spike LeeSneak Peek

Respected Los Angeles visual artist Steven Lopez features soul goddess Erykah Badu in his latest addition to the “After Midnight” series, a collection of portraits celebrating notable musicians. One hundred copies of the limited edition Giclée prints, signed by Badu and Lopez, went on sale April 15th, exclusively at aftermidnightsoul.com with proceeds going to Erykah’s non-profit B.L.I.N.D | Video

Record Store Day is this Sunday! A celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

Mos Def – Flowers New album, The Ecstatic available 6/9/09 – Video

As promised, The Goodness & Fusicology bring you *exclusive* live video clips from the notorious GODFATHER III party @ WMC this year featuring freestyle sets from Phonte & Mad Skillz w/Jeremy “Ayro” Ellis on our News Blog + Our Fave WMC 09 Photos there too c/o Oh!Beatrice.

Spring 2009′s “WHAT IS GOOD MUSIC” Online Compilation featuring: Amanda Diva, Daz-I-Kue, Idle Warship, Illa J, King Britt, Ursula Rucker, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Peven Everett, Quetzal Guerrero, Rich Medina, Russell Taylor, Yahzarah and more. Streaming free @ WhatIsGoodMusic.com

Fusicology’s full-fledged electronic ticketing service

SPECIAL EVENTS

40th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 24 – May 3

OnHollywood: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment April 27th-29th in West Hollywood more…

The Funky People Panama Tour ’09: Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

India.Arie

Stones Throw | Win Tickets!

Tortured Soul | New Album

Santigold

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Lily Allen

Eric Roberson

FREE DOWNLOADS:

Oveous Maximus – Want to Be (happy)

Oveous Maximus – Oscar, Grant me a new Future

TECH / SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS:

Current TV Cancels $100 Million IPO

Google and Microsoft Fighting Over Twitter

How the Internet Works – Explained in Video

Digital Music Streaming Startup tunesBag Releases Desktop Application

Amie Street Music Store Swallows Songza

BOOK: The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff.

URB.com FEATURES:

Coachella Favorites Survey

Coachella 2009 URB Staff Picks

REVIEW: Prefuse 73 : Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian

REVIEW: Amadou & Mariam : Welcome to Mali

A Pair of Nixon Master Blaster Headphones + Beastie Boys’ On Vinyl!

WIN: A Copy Of Notorious On DVD!

Aceyalone Wants YOU To Win Big!

Record Store Day, Coachella, Tours & Downloads

Record Store Day is April 19th! A celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

OnHollywood: Where Innovation Meets Entertainment April 27th-29th in West Hollywood 33% discount

LAST CHANCE! Loudcrowd and URB.com are offering you a chance to win a pair of tickets to Coachella 2009 along with VIP access to the Indioasis event: Entry is free and only takes 60 seconds: urb.com/loudcrowd

WMC 09 Wrap Up – Events, Top 10 Tunes & more | Photos on Fusicology | More Photos c/o John Crooms

OUT NOW: Aceyalone & The Lonely
Ones
is a tribute album to the doo-wop, blues and funk genres that have been so inspiring to the MC. myspace.com/aceyalone | Amazon | Aceyalone - The Lonely Ones

NEW BOOK: The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff. Clara Shih offers best practices for overcoming obstacles to success, ranging from privacy and security issues to brand misrepresentation, and previews social networking trends that are just beginning to emerge–helping you get ahead of the curve and ahead of the competition, too.

Spring 2009′s “WHAT IS GOOD MUSIC” Online Compilation featuring: Amanda Diva, Daz-I-Kue, Idle Warship, Illa J, King Britt, Ursula Rucker, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Peven Everett, Quetzal Guerrero, Rich Medina, Russell Taylor, Yahzarah and more. Streaming free @ WhatIsGoodMusic.com.

Fusicology’s full-fledged electronic ticketing service.

THE FUNKY PEOPLE PANAMA TOUR ’09:

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26, 2009 Pricing Details and Package Options

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference.

The 2009 A3C will be taking place on October 1-3, 2009 – New Dates, New Atlanta Location more…

TOURS:

India.Arie

Stones Throw

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Lily Allen

Eric Roberson

FREE DOWNLOADS:

A few years ago, Oveous Maximus introduced himself to the world as a spoken-word artist.  He now feels its time to show you who he really is… a Music aficionado.  Check these 2 songs from his upcoming mixtape album “Future Intentions” which will be available for free download very soon.

Download Oveous Maximus – Want to Be (happy)

Download Oveous Maximus – Oscar, Grant me a new Future

TECH NEWS:

FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses

Are URL Shorteners A Necessary Evil, Or Just Evil?

Simple Stretching Exercises to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

MySpace Music Announces Executive Team
(Internal Memo)

Contxts alternative business card service

WeFollow – User Powered Twitter directory

URB.com FEATURES:

Win Tickets To Coachella 2009

Interview With Tech N9ne

STREAM: Mad Decent x URB x MYX present Invasion of the Loop Zombies from Mexico

Win Tickets To Coachella 2009

REVIEW: Lady Sovereign :: Jigsaw

REVIEW: A Kangol Hat & Aceyalone’s New Album

WIN: Tix To See India Arie In LA

Coachella, WMC wrap, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones

Loudcrowd and URB.com are offering you a chance to win a pair of tickets to Coachella 2009 along with VIP access to the Indioasis event happening within spitting distance from the festival. A luxury home complete with music, drinks, and a pool to keep you cool in the desert heat.

All you have to do, is go to urb.com/loudcrowd. and become a member of the Loudcrowd music/gaming social network. Entry if free and only takes 60 seconds!

What recession? Fusicology tore it up this year in Miami for Winter Music Conference just as hard as years past. In fact, the slightly smaller attendance only made it more like a giant party vacation with all our close friends and colleagues that are pushing the envelope to revolutionize the music industry right now. Amazing and inspiring! Read the WMC 09 Wrap Up – Events, Top 10 Tunes & fun facts | Photos. Stay tuned next week for more photos and exclusive video from Godfather III James Brown Tribute!

Drawing on the sounds of Phil Spector, 60s girl groups, the J.B.s and a slew of raw, dirty funk for sonic inspiration, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones is a tribute album to the doo-wop, blues and funk genres that have been so inspiring to the MC. The second in a series of genre-specific releases, Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones is a follow up to his 2007 Lightning Strikes, an ode to his love for Jamaican music. Full big-band sound is coupled with finger snaps, falsetto choruses and Rickenbacker guitar that is a look more towards Motown & the Wall of Sound than today’s by-the-numbers beats. Along with producer Bionik, each song was painstakingly produced to re-create the sound and feel of a long-gone era and augmented with modern flourishes. The result is an album that simultaneously looks forward and back for inspiration myspace.com/aceyalone | Amazon | Aceyalone - The Lonely Ones

PATOIS! This week marks the 6th Annual New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. Over 50+ independent films, live music performances, and speaker forums are taking place over 10 days @ many NOLA theatres and art galleries, including feature premieres from AfroPunk’s James Spooner + Detroit’s Invincible, among others. Follow Fusicologist @JMoneyRed on Twitter for all the live scoop from the Big Easy streets this weekend!

Spring 2009′s “WHAT IS GOOD MUSIC” Online Compilation featuring: Amanda Diva, Daz-I-Kue, Idle Warship, Illa J, King Britt, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Peven Everett, Quetzal Guerrero, Rich Medina, Russell Taylor, Yahzarah and more. Streaming free @ WhatIsGoodMusic.com

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THE FUNKY PEOPLE PANAMA TOUR ’09

Memorial Day Weekend vacation trip May 22-26, 2009 Pricing Details and Package Options

International Soul Music Summit: New Site for the Sept 2009 Conference

TOURS:

India.Arie

Omar

Robin Thicke & Jennifer Hudson

Lily Allen

Eric Roberson

50th Anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Tour

TECH NEWS:

Twitter Tweaks Its Title Tags For Better Google Juice

Two Current TV Reporters Still Being Detained In North Korea

EMI Drops Lawsuit Against Project Playlist, Licenses Catalog Instead

MySpace Music Announces Executive Team (Internal Memo)

Troubles At Imeem, But Company Says No Shutdown Imminent

The Sorry State Of Music Startups