Monthly Archives: July 2013

VICE LAUNCHES THUMP, THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC AUTHORITY

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VICE LAUNCHES THUMP, THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC AUTHORITY



Global media company VICE puts its stamp on electronic music and culture with the launch of THUMP, in partnership with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency founded by top industry veterans from AM Only and Complete Control ManagementTHUMP has exclusive access to established and up-and-coming artists, scenes, and trends in electronic music, using VICE’s video expertise, global community, and family of top-ranking YouTube channels to become the number one destination for electronic music-related video content online.



Focusing on the full range of electronic music and culture, from massive festival stages to renegade warehouse parties,THUMP chronicles every aspect of the global dance music movement: the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. From The Arrival, which follows the world’s biggest DJs as they step on the stage, to SUB.Culture, which documents some of dance music’s most compelling underground scenes,THUMP provides music fans with unparalleled original content along with exclusive mixes and video premieres.



THUMP has also teamed up with L.A. party institution IHEARTCOMIX to create Up All Nite, a weekly talk show filmed at a cabana at IHC’s Sunday night party at Drai’s Hollywood. Hosted by a deviant puppet named Lil Lucifer and Yung Klout Gang‘s Brittney Scott, Up All Nite is turnt up and unscripted, hanging out with your favorite artists outside the DJ booth.


WATCH UP ALL NITE #1 WITH GASLAMP KILLER, LOUDPVCK, LIL TEXAS AND BRRRANG-A-DANG

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WATCH MORE CONTENT FROM THUMP:

DISCLOSURE “WHEN A FIRE STARTS TO BURN” VIDEO

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SUB.CULTURE: DETROIT MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

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STREAM & VIDEO: Ooh LaLaLa THE WEED THING @HEMPRESSSATIVA

“THE WEED THING” is Hempress Sativa’s call to legalize the Herb. This is a social issue that deeply touches her heart and consciousness. Hempress Sativa was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica to Rastafarian parents. Her moral fiber is strongly influenced and deeply rooted in the Rastafarian belief system. Ganja is an important part of the social fabric of Hempress Sativa’s culture. The incarceration of innocent people all over the world has inspired Sativa to take a public stand against the criminalization of marijuana. By using music as a platform to deliver a global message, “The Weed Thing” was recorded.

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PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio [SMR] – Fusicology Mix 127

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PODCAST: Spasmodic Movements Radio [SMR] – Fusicology Mix 127

INGREDIENTS:

Tumelo ft. Vikter Duplaix- All Alone

Harley & Muscle ft. Gerideau- Light To A Flame (Caio’s Theme)

G. Family ft. Nombongo- People With Bullets (Manuel Tur Instrumental)

Ron Hall & Thommy Davis- Bam A Lam (Spen & Thommy’s Original Edit)

Tyron Mc Duling- Exception

Kuniyuki- Set Me Free

David Harness & Roland Clark- The Deejay’s An Alien (Manoo & Francois A’s Alien Invasion Dub)
P-Tempo ft. Salimah- Blood, Sweat & Tears (Remix)

Manoo- Kromosome X

Ziggy Funk ft. Taliwa- Everyday (Yass Classic Mix)

Jamujakota- Your Soul (Benny T Tswana Perspective Afro Mix)

Soul Minority ft. Nathalie Claude- Always There (Dj Peace Afro Groove)

Black Coffee ft. Soulstar- Rock My World (Julian Gomes Remix)

Bucie- Get Over It- (Sun-el Sithole Remix)

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7/25 – NEW MUSIC: FREE DOWNLOADS, STREAMS, PODCASTS & MIXTAPES

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Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, Mayday! & Kendall Morgan, SMR, Castle, Duke Westlake ft. VerBS & Jose Zeta Jones Rios, ATlas BLK, Daru Jones, Miss Angelina, Ron Trent, Kendra Morris, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jesse Boykins III, FOO #86, Algebra, Gyptian ft. Angela Hunte, Blitz The Ambassador & more!

STREAM: Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, Mayday! & Kendall Morgan, “Fragile”

PODCAST: SMR, “Fusicology Mix #127″

FREE DOWNLOAD: Castle, “Opium (Blueprint Remix)”

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Duke Westlake ft. VerBS & Jose Zeta Jones Rios, “Geyser”

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FREE DOWNLOAD: ATlas BLK, “Under Construction”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Daru Jones, “#Loopers2″

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Miss Angelina, “Magic City”

STREAM: Ron Trent, “Universal Love”

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STREAM: Kendra Morris, “Mockingbird”

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STREAM: Hiatus Kaiyote, “Tawk Takeout: Tawk Tomahawk Remixed”

STREAM: Jesse Boykins III, “P.O.P. (Purpose or People) EP”

MIX: FOO #86, “DJ Cortega – Electrafrique”

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MIX: Algebra, “Dessert Before Dinner”

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STREAM: Gyptian ft. Angela Hunte,”Vixen”

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Blitz The Ambassador, “African In New York”

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EVENT REVIEW: The 9th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

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Words by Dashaun Simmons @13Rose | Photos by Shino Yanagawa @shinopaz

With 9 years of planning and executing the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival to varying results, the good folks at Brooklyn Bodega have seemed to figure out exactly how to run this thing. Time management has long plagued the festival, but in 2013 it was no longer an issue. Instead of booking more acts than they can handle or a headliner that sucked up all of their resources (see last years Busta Rhymes difficulties) performances were evenly divided. Even the layout of the festival was better, with a “vendor village” on one side offering several food, clothing and recreational program options, an elaborate Brooklyn Nets video game and basket ball set up on the other, and a comfortable space in the middle for everyone to enjoy the show. With Uncle Ralph McDaniels and Torae hosting the show everything was in place.

The meat of the show leading up to the headliners was much better this year. Newcomer Dizzy Wright hailing from out west put on a very engaging set. Without knowing his songs you were still forced to move. Hot 97′s own DJ Enuff put it down for one of hip hop’s legendary fallen soldiers MCA of the Beastie Boys. DJ Hurricane who used to spin for the Beasties held down the stage with Enuff to make it official tissue. The tribute was one that I’d like to think Adam would have been proud of. At one point I thought Hurricane might jump into Elbow Room but he keep it about the Beasties and kept it cool. To top it all off the unofficial mayor or Brooklyn Mr. Spike Lee himself touch the stage to discuss the gun violence plaguing the country right now. He didn’t even plug his new movie Oldboy until later on in the show. Spike seems determined to make a change in the community.

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The first headliner was the Funk Doctor Spot himself Redman. You might wonder why Redman who is well known for tearing down a stage would go first but here’s the dilemma. There is no way Redman would let his mentors EPMD open for him, and there is no way that a high priced new comer like Pusha T would work being sandwiched in between the Hit Squad. So Redman goes first and he of course destroys the stage. He does a few (and I really mean a few) new songs and goes right into his bread and butter. Tonights The Night and Time 4 Sum Aksion almost got someone punched in the face (as it should). The only bad part of Red’s set was that when a fan asked him to do something off his Dare Iz A Darkside album his only reply was “Man I don’t even remember that album.” It’s unfortunate because Can’t Wait is one of his best songs. But Redman always being one to keep it in the fam, brings out DoItAll from Lords Of The Underground (who actually introduced Red to EPMD) for the classic Chief Rocka. Jersey represented lovely.

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EPMD come out to the classic It’s My Thang and rock the crowd old school style. You gotta love Erick Sermon and Parish Smith. They are graduates from the rap class of 88 and still here to tell the tale. However they are starting to show signs of wear and tear. Erick having several health issues is starting to lose his flair. Their major hits had so much energy that at times it hard to watch them struggle through and just finish most after half of the song. DJ Scratch at this point is the strongest draw of the group with his amazing scratching and tricks of the trade.

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The headliner was G.O.O.D Music artist, one half of the Virginia rap group Clipse, spokesperson for the neighborhood dope boy Pusha T. Pusha has been building his solo career for a few years now with mixtape releases and numerous guest features. So of course his stage show is full of guest features and mixtape songs. He gets through his very strong Clipse catalog quick before hitting the new swagged out songs like Millions and Doesn’t Matter. For most of his set the audience seemed to be in a trance just amazed that Pusha was actually there. He seemed pleased with the admiration and visibly showed his appreciation for the crowd.

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The Festival finished on time, with no violence (not that there ever is any) and relatively good weather (the rain was faint and mostly during the middle of the show). With number 10 on deck you have to wonder what Brooklyn Bodega has in store. Will they stock up the line up like they did the year Q-Tip headlined or will they go top heavy for a big Brooklyn name to round off 10 years on the set? Whichever route they choose I’m sure it will be dope.

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Words by Dashaun Simmons @13Rose | Photos by Shino Yanagawa @shinopaz

NEW RELEASE: Selan presents SPACE FLIGHT, the album

Selan presents SPACE FLIGHT, the album featuring Nile Rodgers, Ali Shaheed, M1 of Dead Prez, Emily King & more

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“Selan is a true genius.”

- Louie Vega, Grammy-winning producer & remixer

 

“Selan’s singing comes from the heart…you feel every ounce of soul, every smidgen of emotion. He’s a great talent.”

-DJ Spinna, hip-hop producer & remixer

 

“The choices Selan is making as a young musician separate him from “the norm” and keep him reaching for a place we should all reach for…..the pursuit of the very best of us.”

-Leon Ware, singer/songwriter/producer (Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Maxwell)

 

Selan is a unique and rare type of talent. He possesses perfect pitch and has an eidetic memory (or photographic memory) for music. Raised in Queens, NY to a Trinidadian mother and Jewish-American father, Selan is a self-taught pianist since the age of 3. He eventually entered the music industry by means of doing recording sessions and backing up recording artists on tour and on TV. Here are a few notable artists he’s worked with:

 

Adele, Sting, Alejandro Sanz, Louie Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, DJ Spinna, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Roy Ayers, Kanye West, Rihanna, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Guru (Gangstarr), Amel Larrieux

 

Highlights from his career as a sideman:

 

-The 2009 Grammy Awards performance with Adele

-Played keyboards on the 2006 Grammy-winning remix for Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” (Louie Vega remix)

-Co-writer for “Focus” on Ashanti’s platinum-selling album, “Concrete Rose”

-Co-writer for the house music hit “Lean On Me” (MAW feat. James Ingram)

 

Since 2009, Selan has been touring the world as a keyboardist/vocalist with the classic disco group, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. In 2013, Nile Rodgers has rightfully claimed the top of the charts thanks to his work on Daft Punk’s album “Random Access Memories”, propelling Chic into the limelight by performing on Europe’s biggest festivals and TV networks (Glastonbury, Hyde Park, BBC, Canal+TV, RTE Television).

 

The natural evolution of Selan’s career has lead him to that of becoming a solo artist. His debut album, “Space Flight” features Nile Rodgers, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, M1 of Dead Prez, Emily King and Melissa Jimenez. Selan wrote, composed, produced and performed virtually all of the songs, causing many people to label him an auteur.

 

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The first single, “Space Flight” is an uptempo track driven by an infectious beat, layered synthesizers and a rhythmic pizzicato string part that truly takes you on a flight.

 

 

“Why Did You Hurt Me” features the undeniable rhythm guitar of the iconic Nile Rodgers, along with enough heavy, funky synth parts to pull you to the dance floor. “You Will Never Know” is a duet that showcases the beautiful voice of Melissa Jimenez, who has been a featured vocalist with Wyclef Jean and The Kumbia All-Starz. The folk-style arpeggiated guitars lay the foundation here while a pulsating backbeat accompanied by lush strings and expressive synths complement Selan’s most heartfelt vocal delivery to date. The entire album is an unfolding story that carries you through space and time.

 

You are cordially invited to take a “Space Flight” on a journey that began in New York City and now transcends far into deep space.

 

www.selanonline.com

 

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7/18 – NEW MUSIC: FREE DOWNLOADS, STREAMS, PODCASTS & MIXTAPES

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SMR, Nylo, SouLab’s Digital Promo, Trinidad James ft. Mike G, Taco & Hodgy Beats, Dice Raw, Castle, Hieroglyphics, Archetypal, LeFtO, Audible Treats, Earthquake Institute, The Rub ft. Lil’ Fame & Misun, Algebra Blessett, Jermaine Hardsoul ft. Eric Roberson & more!

FREE DOWNLOAD: SMR, “Fusicology Afro Deep Mix”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Nylo, “Indigo Summer”

FREE DOWNLOAD: SouLab’s Digital Promo, “Uptown Funk Empire / Boogie”

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Trinidad James ft. Mike G, Taco & Hodgy Beats, “I Need Mo (Odd Future Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Dice Raw, “Wake Up”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Castle, “Krillz”

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STREAM: Hieroglyphics, “The Kitchen”

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STREAM: Archetypal, “II: Emanations EP”

MIX: LeFtO, “Summer of 2013 #1″

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PODCAST: Audible Treats, “Hip Hop Podcast 141″

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Earthquake Institute, “Take A Hit”

FREE DOWNLOAD: The Rub ft. Lil’ Fame & Misun, “Feel You (Marco Polo Remix)” 

MIX: Algebra Blessett, “Dessert Before Dinner”

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STREAM: Jermaine Hardsoul ft. Eric Roberson, “We Can’t Finish”

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SMR – Fusicology Afro Deep Tek Mix [Spasmodic Movements Radio]

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Brewed Souls- Happy With Me

Francesco Chiocci- Afuture

Cubique- Nawe (Sauces Mix)

Trinidadian Deep ft. Kev Kruz- Borrowed Time (Afflikteddeep Mix)

Gumz- Lithium (Amy Lee Dub)

Tyzo & Spike Deep- Egyptian Ancestors

P-Tempo ft. Shalimah- Blood Sweat & Tears (Remix)

PM Project- Life Circle

Jaytee- Northern Jungle Deep (Original Mix)

Meropa Park- Live a Lil (Suges Vocal Remix)

Mr. Boogie- Slave Trade (Dj Pyper Remix)

Trinidadian Deep- Maferefun Eggun

Benny T- Talking To My Drums

Soul Minority ft. Nathalie Claude- Always There (Dj Peace Afro Groove Edit)

Zulu Mafia ft. Mastr P.- Day Dream About You (Love Vocal Mix)

Renato Xtrova ft. Os Bamfumos- Mulungue (Original Mix)

Tibi ft. Leanne- Waiting

Msashi Roski- Experimental (Original Dance Mix)

Josi Chav ft. Zweli- Shame On You (Main)

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ROCK THE BELLS – Artist Additions + Official Trailer & Exclusive Fusicology Interviews

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SURPRISE ARTIST ADDITIONS TO ROCK THE BELLS 2013 LINE-UP: BIG SEAN, A-TRAK, CHIEF KEEF & IAMSU + MORE ARTISTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED
 
OFFICIAL 2013 TRAILER NOW AVAILABLE ON GUERILLA UNION’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Just announced to the ROCK THE BELLS 2013 FESTIVAL SERIES line-up are BIG SEAN (Washington DC, New York), A-TRAK (Los Angeles, Washington DC), CHIEF KEEF (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York), and IAMSU (Los Angeles, San Francisco).

Guerilla Union President and Rock the Bells founder CHANG WEISBERG states, “We wanted to kick off our ten year anniversary campaign this summer with yet another talent announcement. Our fans are expecting an epic experience and we want to make sure to deliver more new music and more classic performances. Plus, this will give everyone something to look forward to until our final announcement next month. We’ll be revealing yet another handful of artists, including an additional headliner in all four cities.”

Fans can preview the Official 2013 Trailer on Guerilla Union’s YouTube channel. For more information and future updates please visit www.rockthebells.net.

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NEW RELEASE: Peven Everett ‘King of Hearts’ LP – Available Now | Stream & Download


King of Hearts is the highly anticipated new album from Peven Everett who returns with a bang! Instrumentalist, prolific lyricist and heartbreak extraordinaire. This album is fully armed with a sparkling set of super smooth and sizzling love songs. Once again showing us his unique ability of seamlessly floating across all genres from RnB, Power Soul, Funk, Rap and Soulful Vocal House.

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links to buy USA:

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links to buy UK:

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SPECIAL EVENT IN NYC THIS Sunday 7.21.13

Makin’ Moves NYC BBQ
@ East River Bar

Makin’ Moves are proud to present our first event in New York, an all day BBQ party at the East River Bar situated in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn on Sunday 21st July. London’s most talked about underground party takes over this great outdoor space featuring a kick ass sound system and FREE ENTRY til 6pm!

This promises to be a very special event as we say goodbye to friends that we’ve made here in New York before we depart back to London. We’ve selected some of our artists from the label and a chosen few of our favourite friends to come and perform at this one off event.

Supporting resident Matt L-S for this 12 hour spectacular will be Master Kev from Underground Collective, Jihad Muhammad from Bang The Drum in New Jersey and Tyrone ‘Mixologist’ Francis from Blak-N-Yello.

We’ll also have a debut performance from Tiger Wilson performing his soon to be release summer anthem ‘Possible!’

East River Bar
97 South, 6 St, Williamsburg
Brooklyn
NY 11211
FREE before 6pm, $5 after

DJs

Matt L-S (Makin’ Moves, UK)

Master Kev from Underground Collective

Jihad Muhammad from Bang The Drum, New Jersey

Tyrone ‘Mixologist’ Francis (Blak-N-Yello)

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