Monthly Archives: February 2013

2/28/13: FREE DOWNLOADS, MIXTAPES & PODCASTS

The Seshen, The Last Skeptik, A-Wax featuring Gucci Mane & DJ Paul, DEEP 14 Year Anniversary presents Louie Vega, Spasmodic Movements Radio, DJ Kemit, DJ Tim Martell, Nation19 Magazine presents The Art of Nas, DJ Cuzzin B, Elle DJ, Glam.I.Rock, Anthony Nicholson, Demigodz

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Seshen, “Turn”


FREE DOWNLOAD: The Last Skeptik, “Park Champ”


FREE DOWNLOAD: A-Wax featuring Gucci Mane & DJ Paul, “Make Room”


PODCAST: DEEP 14 Year Anniversary presents “Louie Vega Live Pt. 1″


PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Fusicology Episode 110″


MIX: DJ Kemit, “Soul Makossa March Mix”


MIX: DJ Tim Martell, “Coachella 2013″


MIX: Nation19 Magazine presents “The Art of Nas”

MIX: DJ Cuzzin B, “Rebel With a Cause”

MIX: Elle DJ, “Love Is Moving”


STREAM: Glam.I.Rock, “The Feel EP”


STREAM: Anthony Nicholson, “Number (Four) Soundclips”


STREAM: Demigodz, “KILLmatic”


 

Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology Mix Episode 110

1. Yacoub- Djarabi (Ian Friday Libation Vox)

2. Random Soul- Mysterious (Richard Earnshaw Vocal)

3. Dj Spin 659 ft. Blonk- Be My Friend (Cilongo Inst.)

4. Reaching For the World (Remix)

5. Cajmere ft. Russoul- Spinnin (Original Mix)

6. Tortured Soul- I Might Do Something Wrong

7. Corrine Bailey Rae- Like a Star (Shelter Vocal)

8. Dj Zinhle- My Name Is (Black Motion Ritual Mix)

9. India.Arie- You’re Always In My Head (Shelter Vocal)

10. Peven Everett- Burning Hot (Adam Rios & Timmy Regisford Mix)

11. Black Science Orchestra- New Jersey Deep

12. Roland Clark- I Love a Black Woman (RC Mocha Mix)

13. Louie Vega- V Get’s Jazzy (Dance Ritual Remix)

14. Timmy Regisford- I Love You More (Vocal)

15. Lou Gorbea ft. Jannae- Felling Good (Louie Lou & Chris Perez Mix)

16. Ian Friday ft. Chris Rob- Found Myself (Yoruba Soul Vocal)

17. Blaze- We Are One (Kiko Navarro Ne Life Remix)

18. Shota- Etshwaleni Bump

19. Melanie Fiona- If It Kills Me (Shelter Remix)

Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology Abstraxt Thoughts Mix

1. St. Germain- Rose Rouge

2. Velvet Suite Lounge ft. Lennox- Fade Away (Lounge Mix)

3. MdCL pres. Lady Alma- Far Away (The Layabouts Vocal Mix)

4. Choklate- The Tea (Reel People Rework)

5. Benny T- Talking To My Drums (Main Mix)

6. Darque & Reelsoul- Lovers & Friends (Original Mix)

7. Osunlade ft. Maiya James- Same Thing (Atjazz Floor Dub)

8. Vick Lavender ft. Niki Divyne- Celebration (Vick’s Diaspora’s Den Mix)

9. Dj X-Trio ft. Luzolo- Africa (Dj X-Trio Original Mix)

10. Deepconsoul ft. Swazi- Ode to Music

11. Dr. Renas ft. Afrikan Roots & John- Luphelile (Main Original Mix)

“Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace” on Centric TV February 23rd

BET NETWORKS, WONDER PRODUCTIONS AND THE UNITED NATIONS PRESENT “STEVIE WONDER WITH FRIENDS: CELEBRATING A MESSAGE OF PEACE” AIRING ON CENTRIC, FEBRUARY 23rd

Tune-In for Special Performances by Sting, Janelle Monae, Wyclef Jean, Freddie Jackson and more joining Stevie Wonder for a two-hour concert event commemorating the founding and peace work of the United Nations.

BET Networks and Wonder Productions have joined forces with the United Nations to present Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace.

In celebration of the 67th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization, the star-studded concert took place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Featuring performances by StingJanelle Monáe,Wyclef Jean and more, the concert also features duets by headliner and music legend Stevie Wonder, the UN’s Messenger of Peace. Emceed by Malcolm Jamal Warner, the concert is set to premiere on Centric, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 9PM ET/PT and will premiere on BET, Sunday, March 3rd at 11AM ET.

United Nations Day, marked annually on the 24th of October, is dedicated to the global efforts and achievements of the UN since its founding in 1945.  The observance serves as an occasion to highlight, celebrate and reflect on the Organization’s work for peace and security, peackeeping, development, humanitarian relief, human rights and efforts to protect and empower the disadvantaged and disenfranchised, refugees, women and children, and people with disabilities around the globe.

In his official message for UN Day 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “The United Nations is a unique and indispensable meeting place for diplomats. The United Nations is also a peacekeeper disarming fighters, a health worker distributing medicine, a relief team aiding refugees, a human rights expert helping deliver justice…  No single leader, country or institution can do everything. But each of us, in our own way, can do something.”

“It was such a spirited and fun night,” said Stevie Wonder.  “A day and the desire for peace must always be recognized and celebrated.”

“We are honored to celebrate all the amazing work the United Nations does around the globe,” said Debra Lee, CEO & Chairman of BET Networks. “Beyond his incredible music career, Stevie Wonder has consistently used his voice to create a better and more peaceful world.”

American Family Insurance is the presenting sponsor of Stevie Wonder with Friends: Celebrating a Message of Peace.

About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET operates in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

About CENTRIC
Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today’s hottest artists. It is a unique mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the Centric viewer. Centric: What’s Good.

2/21/13: FREE DOWNLOADS, MIXTAPES & PODCASTS

Bilal, Chaka Khan featuring LeCrae, Attitude, 2 Chainz, Cory Mo & Mr. Bobby Marley, NMB Stunnaz, Hayze featuring Apathy, Spasmodic Movements Radio, DJ Destroyer, The Last Skeptik, Oveous Maximus, DJ JS-1, Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric, Curly Castro, Darnell Levine, Ricky Jones

STREAM: First Listen on NPR: Bilal, ‘A Love Surreal’


FREE DOWNLOAD: Chaka Khan featuring LeCrae, “It’s Not Over”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Attitude, 2 Chainz, Cory Mo & Mr. Bobby Marley, “Aww Naw”


FREE DOWNLOAD: NMB Stunnaz, “Get It Girl”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Hayze featuring Apathy, “Life Is Hell”


PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Fusicology Abstraxt Thoughts Mix”


MIX: DJ Destroyer, “Satorially Sound II: The Licorice Session”


MIX: The Last Skeptik, “Reggae Mix”


MIX: Oveous Maximus, “Frequencies of Offering #76″


MIX: DJ JS-1, “Say What Again Mix”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Inspectah Deck + 7L & Esoteric are Czarface featuring Action Bronson, “It’s Raw”


STREAM: Curly Castro, “Fidel”


STREAM: Darnell Levine, “I’m Sorry (Post-Grammy Teasers)”


STREAM: Ricky Jones, “Dreamers”


 

Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival Phase 2 Lineup

MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SECONDPHASE LINEUP, FEATURING BRODINSKI, DANIEL BELL, GRiZ, MASTERS at WORK, MOODYMANN, NICOLAS JAAR, STACEY PULLEN and many more
Three-Day Weekend Passes & Three-Day VIP Weekend Passes Now on Sale at www.Movement.us

DETROIT, FEBRUARY 20, 2013—The 2013 Movement Electronic Music
Festival, taking place May 25, 26 and 27 inside Detroit’s Hart Plaza, confirms 39
additional artists to its illustrious lineup of international heavyweights, rising stars and
hometown favorites.

The second phase lineup includes a live set by the renowned producer Nicolas Jaar;
French DJ and music producer Brodinski; as well as the legendary superstar duo and
remix team Masters at Work – Kenny Dope and Louie Vega.

Many Detroit favorites have also been announced, including a live set by electronic
saxophonist and Mad Liberation tour star, GRiZ; 7th City Distribution founder and early
90s techno DJ Daniel Bell, deep-house favorite Moodymann; and second wave
techno pioneer Stacey Pullen.

The complete list of the additional 39 performances announced today, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

Al Ester
Adult. – live
Alton Miller
Ataxia
Audion – live
Azari & III – live
Ben Sims
Big Chocolate
Break Science – live
Brodinski
Bruce Bailey
Carlos Souffront
Daniel Bell
Dantiez Saunderson
DJ Godfather & DJ Zebo
DJ Minx featuring Diviniti & Eva Soul
Downlink
Ellen Allien
Erika – live
Gesaffelstein
Gramatik
Gregor Tresher
GRiZ – live
Hector
Laura Jones
Matt Tolfrey
Masters at Work – Kenny Dope & Louie Vega
Mr. Joshooa
Miguel Campbell
Milkman
Moodymann
Nicolas Jaar – live
Paper Diamond
Soul Clap
Stacey Pullen
Steffi
T.Williams
Totally Enormous
Extinct Dinosaurs – live
TOKiMONSTA

Today’s lineup is in addition to the phase one announcement made by Paxahau Promotions Group listed HERE.

Tickets for Movement are on sale now ($79 Weekend / $199 VIP), and can bepurchased by visiting www.Movement.us. After this Friday, February 22nd the cost for athree-day weekend pass will rise to $89. The cost for a three-day VIP pass will remainat $199 and includes many extras that can be found on the website.

The Movement Electronic Music Festival features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP settinglocated behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technologycenter featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate thesenses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2012 festival.

2/14/13: FREE DOWNLOADS, MIXTAPES & PODCASTS

J Dilla, The Twilite Tone, Kev Choice featuring 1-O.A.K., MED & Blu produced by Madlib, Nas x Aerosmith x Frank Sinatra, DJ Day, Signator Champion featuring IroNY, Kai & Kyle featuring Ashley Jana, Nia Andrews, Curly Castro featuring Has-Lo, Toro Y Moi, Questlove, DJ Chicus, Soundwaves Radio, DJ Lady D, SuckaPunch, Sal Negro, Ervin Arana, Spasmodic Movements Radio, SoundRotation, Hip Hop Nation & DJ ScrapDirty

FREE DOWNLOAD: J Dilla, “Anthem”


FREE DOWNLOAD: The Twilite Tone, “Golden Silence”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Kev Choice featuring 1-O.A.K., “Dear Love”


FREE DOWNLOAD: MED & Blu produced by Madlib, “Burgundy Whip”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Nas x Aerosmith x Frank Sinatra, “Street Dreams (Cheatcode Remix)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: DJ Day, “Land of 1,000 Chances”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Signator Champion featuring IroNY, “Rin6 thE AlaRm”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Kai & Kyle featuring Ashley Jana, “Home (Tortured Soul Remixes)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Nia Andrews, “The Lovers”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Curly Castro featuring Has-Lo, “Coal”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Toro Y Moi, “Say That (DaM-FunK Re-Freak)”


MIX: Questlove, “Pro Creation Nation”


MIX: DJ Chicus, “After-Hours Aerobics Vol. 2″


MIX: Soundwaves Radio, “Jesse Boykins III, HouseShoes & DJ Mantron”


MIX: DJ Lady D, “Naked Kaleidoscope”


MIX: SuckaPunch, “Bridges 10th Year Anniversary Mix”


MIX: Sal Negro, “HSR 3″


MIX: Ervin Arana, “Love Like This”


PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio, “Love Hangover Fusicology Mix”


PODCAST: SoundRotation, “Lucid Surreal: The Rough & The Smooth”


STREAM: Hip Hop Nation & DJ ScrapDirty, “J Dilla Tribute”



 

The MojaMoja Pre-Grammy Brunch & Concert Serves Up Good Music in the Name of a Good Cause

The Grammys are a great way to celebrate the musical elite, but one of the best things about being in Los Angeles during the infamous Grammy Weekend is attending all the pre & post Grammy parties, which often times rival the Grammy presentation itself.

The 5th Annual MojaMoja Awards Brunch and Benefit Concert was one such event. Held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, the brunch included intimate performances by emerging aritsts hand-picked by KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad, along with appearances by a couple of living musical legends.

The brunch was set up to raise awareness and funds for Oxfam America and partner The Darfur Stoves Project. 2 million people die every year from cooking over an open fire indoors in Darfur. That is 3 times the number of people who die annually from malaria.

The money raised by the Darfur Stoves Project will go to supplying stoves to households in Darfur. Just a single cookstove equates to 50% fewer harmful emissions and 50% less time spent collecting firewood, which is a safer alternative to women, since many women in Darfur walk up to 7 hours, 3-5 times a week, just to find a single tree with usable wood to burn for fire, risking violence along the way.

Every dollar donated at the brunch became almost $20 in the hands of a stove user.

With this in mind, different artists took the stage to perform their music and often times say a few words about the cause.

Classical pianist Chloe Flower spoke about human trafficking after her set. Also performing were Fink, Chicano Batman, Yuna & Adrian Younge, who brought on stage William Hart of the legendary Delfonics.

Oxfam America awarded the Vanguard Award to The Godfather of Funk, George Clinton, who was scheduled to appear but got snowed in on the East Coast due to ongoing blizzards.

“Oxfam America is honored to present Dr. George Clinton with the 2013 Vanguard Award at the MojaMoja Brunch and Benefit Concert. George’s musical genius has inspired artists around the world and helped to break creative boundaries in all kinds of art for nearly half a century,” said Bob Ferguson, Oxfam America’s Manager of Creative Alliances & Music Outreach.

Accepting the award on Clinton’s behalf was his friend and fellow legend Sly Stone, who strutted up to stage in a sharp white suit and actually bowed down to Clinton’s award before walking off stage with it.

Also in attendance were Parliament Funkadelic‘s Sa’D “The Hourchild” Ali & Clinton’s grandson, Trafael.

words/photos by: Ani Yapundzhyan