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Larry Heard to release first full length album as Mr. Fingers in nearly 25 years

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Larry Heard’s life has been characterized by the kind of quiet intensity that will be instantly understandable to anyone who knows his music. From the moment he unwittingly gave the nascent house music scene a shot in the arm with his introspective and dreamlike early tracks, he has delivered music that doesn’t shout or demand your attention, yet which speaks to the very deepest parts of the human condition, and as such triggers the most passionate and enduring responses in discerning listeners and dancers. And his dedication to his craft means that not only do his earliest works still stand up as classics for the ages, but he continues to be as prolific as ever, creating the kind of poised, beautiful electronic music that can consistently win over the most demanding music lovers.

Larry Heard’s life has been characterized by the kind of quiet intensity that will be instantly understandable to anyone who knows his music. From the moment he unwittingly gave the nascent house music scene a shot in the arm with his introspective and dreamlike early tracks, he has delivered music that doesn’t shout or demand your attention, yet which speaks to the very deepest parts of the human condition, and as such triggers the most passionate and enduring responses in discerning listeners and dancers. And his dedication to his craft means that not only do his earliest works still stand up as classics for the ages, but he continues to be as prolific as ever, creating the kind of poised, beautiful electronic music that can consistently win over the most demanding music lovers.

Under one of his most notable guises, Larry is pleased to announce details of a new album for 2018. Cerebral Hemispheres is his first full length album as Mr. Fingers in almost 25 years (15 years under Larry Heard). Famous as one of the most important heads in the dance music around the world, Larry has enjoyed a successful career as a producer, remixer, collaborator, vocalist and DJ spanning 35 years.

Due for release on April 13th via his own imprint Alleviated Records, Cerebral Hemispheres features 18 pieces of music that allows the listener to fully immerse themselves and dig deep into Larry’s musical world. From shimmering ambience to deep soul to psychotropic electronics, shows, there’s absolutely no danger of him slipping into a creative rut or formula. Created with quiet, focused dedication, and full of the full range of human experience and emotion, this music comes from the same place it always did more than three decades back in Chicago, which is why it will continue to provide a place of comfort and sanctuary for people around the world for a very long time to come.

The music itself is always what matters.

News on forthcoming singles and remixes coming soon…

Mr. Fingers – ‘Cerebral Hemispheres’

1. Full Moon
2. City Streets
3. Urbane Sunset
4. Sands of Aruba
5. Tiger Lounge
6. A Day In Portugal
7. Sao Paulo
8. Crying Over You
9. Cerebral Hemispheres
10. Electron
11. Outer Acid
12. Inner Acid
13. Spy
14. Stratusfly
15. Nodyahed
16. Quazars
17. Aether
18. Praise To The Vibes

Mr. Fingers
Cerebral Hemispheres
April 13th 2018
Alleviated Records

www.alleviatedrecords.com

Listen to album track ‘Electron’ HERE

Stream ‘Electron’ HERE

Pre-order the album HERE

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Fuse Honors Whitney Houston | #WeMissYouWhitney

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On Sunday, February 11 at 7p.m. ET/PT, the anniversary of Whitney Houston’s passing, Fuse will air a #WeMissYouWhitney five- hour programming block in honor of the legendary Grammy Award-winning singer and actress.

Throughout the evening, Fuse will celebrate her catalog of classic hits and reflect upon the unrivaled career of an amazing and remarkable icon. Also included that night, is a back-to-back airing of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, starring Houston as the Fairy Godmother, alongside another Grammy award-winning singer, Brandy, who plays the title role of Cinderella.

The groundbreaking 1997 movie follows the classic tale of Cinderella as she fights to escape the cruelty of her wicked stepmother (Bernadette Peters) and her evil stepsisters, Calliope (Veanne Cox) and Minerva (Natalie Desselle), until her beguiling Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life, making “impossible things happen” for one unforgettable night.

Five years later, Whitney Houston’s immeasurable contributions to the music industry continue to resonate. Join Fuse as they pay tribute to the voice of a generation, singing the soundtrack of our lives.

And over on Fuse.tv, fans can look out for playlists, galleries, videos and more that honor Whitney’s life and legacy.

Follow the conversation at #WeMissYouWhitney. Find Fuse in your area with the Channel Finder.

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Tiffany Haddish, Snoop Dogg, Ne Ne Leakes, La La Anthony, Rick Ross, Tamar Braxton and more in ‘Uncensored’

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On Feb. 18, 2018TV One, will premiere their new series, Uncensored, which gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the lives of influential comedians, musicians, actors and moguls.

The series will premiere with Tiffany Haddish, who will tell viewers about the highlights of her career, how it feels to make it and how she got to be one of the most recognized female comedians.

Other notable subjects include Snoop Dogg, Ne Ne Leakes, La La Anthony, Rick Ross, Tamar Braxton,  Nia Long, Charlamagne The God and Le’Andria Johnson. 

Check out Our Crenshaw TV

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As the cultural hub in the Crenshaw Corridor, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw (BHC) is a place with strong community roots and continues to be committed to curating events that speak to the story of the neighborhood — including concerts, jazz nights, inspirational celebrity interviews and unique activations.  To further this commitment, BHC partnered with All Music Television Digital Network to create OurCrenshawTV.com, an online lifestyle platform that celebrates this rich history and neighborhood.

Grammys 2018: BMI’s How I Wrote That Song

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BMI panel “How I Wrote That Song ” with Faith Evans, Mark Barron, Tory Lanez and Redbone, moderated by BMI VP, Creative, Catherine Brewton and special surprise guest Rodney Jerkins

 

 

Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) had its annual pre-GRAMMY panel How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS) on Saturday, January 27th at the Apollo Theater.  Lanez, along with GRAMMY award-winning super producer RedOne and GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty Faith Evans, shared the stories behind some of their biggest hits and give insight on what it takes to write a #1 song.

 

For over ten years BMI’s How I Wrote That Song® has provided aspiring songwriters with the unique opportunity to learn about the art of songwriting, producing and performing straight from the industry’s hottest GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning artists. Previous participants have included Nas, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, will.i.am, Zac Brown, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, Kara DioGuardi, Seal, Luke Laird, Claude Kelly, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, Common, Colbie Caillat, Dallas Davidson, Lauren Christy, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry, Salaam Remi, Rev Run, RZA, The Madden Brothers and more.

 
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Single: SIDIBE Unreachable

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Sidibe’s newest song “Unreachable” highlights her signature voice and harmonies. Drawing from Sting, Sade and Toto for inspiration, Sidibe shows us that no genre is unreachable for her with this upbeat take on failed communication.” highlights her signature voice and harmonies. 

When you have a voice as versatile as Sidibe, genres become less relevant. While shape shifting effortlessly through genres, she maintains a signature sound that blends ethereal vocals, lush harmonies and romantic themes. Love isn’t always lovely, and she tackles the downside of romance with a sense of hopefulness that reminds us that even pain can be beautiful.

With Nico Stadi by her side as her primary collaborator, co-writer and producer, Sidibe takes on the role of executive producer. This creative relationship has allowed for both growth and consistency with her music as she continues to evolve as an artist and a woman. Amidst all this expansion, one thing stays the same – “Unreachable” features a line-up of stellar musicians including Warryn Campbell, Nate Mercereau, Rodney Jones Jr. and Aaron Spears.

Sidibe had this to say about “Unreachable”, “When I am writing, I like to draw from my life and the emotional landscape I am navigating at the time. In those moments when I feel like I am struggling with writer’s block, all I have to do think about what is going on in my life and there is endless inspiration.”

Another Sidibe signature includes her vulnerable and honest lyrics. She explains, “It’s all about honesty. Besides execution and skill, honesty is the most important thing an artist can bring to the process of creation.”

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VIDEO: Frank Nitt – Deaf And Dumb on Fat Beats

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Detroit hip-hop underground great and J Dilla catalog curator Frank Nitt (Frank n Dank) returns, getting an assist from comedic legend Dolemite with a new batch of flammable goods for the listeners. Using samples of the aforementioned comedy giant’s stand up routines, Nitt cleverly crafted the subject matter of each song, and then flipped it!

VIDEO: Frank Nitt – Deaf And Dumb

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Behind the boards duties are handled by Detroit bred L.A. based producer Uneek Enterprise (Cappadonna, Rampage). The neck snapping drums and lush musical landscapes offered up by Uneek, combined with the lyrical spill of Nitt, the brashness of Dolemite and a dash of Illa J, T3 (of Slum Village), Botni Applebum, Dank and DJ Rhettmatic (Beat Junkies) are sure to have the recipe for goodness!

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Mi Casa Holiday: Travel, Music Community Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

flyer tenyears landscape Thousands of “holidayers” from around the world will join elite House Music DJs, producers and artists to celebrate 10 years of Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday (MCH), a series of global music events that bridge DJ entertainment with unique travel concepts.

 

“Ten years is a milestone in any industry, especially entertainment,” says Co-Founder Jenn Hurst.  “So, we’re very proud, grateful and excited to be able to provide these experiences for so many people for this long, and we look forward to continuing to do so.”

 

Featured artists include Karizma, Atjazz, Colette, Tony Touch, Josh Milan, Dajae, Kai Alce, Sunlightsquare, Oscar P, Julius the Mad Thinker and many more. Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday All are invited to celebrate and Rediscover Amazing.

 

WHO: More than 100 DJ’s and performers from around the world; and thousands of travel and music lovers from around the world.

 

WHAT: Destination music event series with DJs while exploring some of the coolest and most mysterious cities in the world.

 

WHERESan Jose, Costa Rica; Havana, Cuba; Chicago, USA; PDC/Tulum, Mexico

 

WHY: To provide a unique travel, music and cultural experience with the perfect ingredients for an unmatched season of excitement.

 

TICKETS: Affordable ground packages (hotels, events) are available for purchase online.

 

About Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday: 

Mi Casa Es Su Casa Holiday (MCH) is the brainchild of Chicago’s brother/sister duo Julius Spates and business partner Jenn Hurst. In 2009, Spates and Hurst, bridged DJ entertainment events with unique travel concepts to create MCH.  A never-give-up attitude combined with a host of guest celebrations has allowed MCH to blossom into an inspirational, fun and exciting community.  Past events have included breast cancer awareness, surf lessons, yoga, DJ’s and dance workshops.  Join us and Rediscover Amazing!

Best of 2018 Grammy Gifting Suite

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Top Products and Favorites: Best of 2018 Grammy Gifting Suite

We loved Safi Kilima Tanzanite. First shared with the world in 1967 from a single source near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, Safi Kilima means “pure mountain”.
www.safikilima.com

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Smart Ring by John McLear
Ring can unlock your smart phone or tablet, door to your house or car and can also be used to make payments, start apps, share wi-fi information, share links to websites, and share contact information to smartphones and tablets.

Ring costs $139 and must be replaced every 2 years.
For house and car locks, McLear will connect you to one of their compatible lock companies.

www.mclear.com

Fingerlings
Interactive Baby Monkey, rated the hottest toy of the year by many publications and retailers and sold out globally – up for the Toy of the Year award.  For the exclusive bling ones Fingerlings partnered with @PoplineBling artist Michelle Fishman to hand crystallize Fingerlings. They’re valued at over $200 and can they also make a custom Swarovski one which would be valued at $1000+

www.fingerlings.com

Grosse Jewelry – 111th year anniversary
Vertical Miss was our favorite, a necklace that can be worn 6 different ways

Grosse – beautiful high end costume jewelry brand founded in Germany in 1907 but based in Japan with three different lines:
Elegant and luxurious line: Grosse
Young and Casual Line: Grosse Glace
Luxurious Street Line: EINS by Grosse

www.grosse.jp

We also checked out Happiesttee (t-shirts), Smile (invisible aligners sent to straight to your home and are more cost effective) and as years past, the Truth Campaign that inspire tobacco-free lives.

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words & images: Sapna Lal