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

on April 24, 2009with 0 comments

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…

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