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Future Sounds of Buenos Aires: ZZK Records’ EL G Announces Winter Tour 2012/2013

ZZK RECORDS LABEL HEAD
EL G
ANNOUNCES US WINTER TOUR 2012/2013
IN SUPPORT OF THE ‘FUTURE SOUNDS OF BUENOS AIRES’ COMPILATION

Pioneering Argentinian label ZZK Records is still hot on the heels of its scene defining compilation ‘Future Sound Of Buenos Aires’ (FSOBA), released earlier this year.  The LA Times praised, “A wildly inventive collection of Argentine music that’s as funky and of-the-moment as any instrumental electronic dance music being made right now.”  Rural South-American-styles fuse with electronic futurism on this stunning snap shot of the burgeoning experimental electronic scene that has emerged in Buenos Aires over recent years.  Label head and American expat El G will be touring the US throughout December and January in support of the critically acclaimed release.  He will be DJing the latest releases from the label and beyond, walking the fine line between eclectic and accessible.

EL G is the DJ name of Grant C. Dull, label manager of ZZK Records, co-founder of Zizek Club and a 8-year adopted citizen & cultural ambassador of Buenos Aires.  DJ sets of El G are powerful showcases of ZZK music: past, present and future.  B-Sides, mashups, bootlegs, official and unofficial releases plus the newest music from the ZZK label is tested on audiences during his fiery, eclectic and intensely fun DJ sets.  El G has commandeered ZZK Records as a global movement, both behind the scenes and on the turntables at festivals like Coachella, Roskilde & Summer Stage in Central Park, NYC.  El G also founded WhatsUpBuenosAires.com & FeatBA.com

El G’s finely curated compilation for ZZK, FSOBA is a collaboration featuring some of the most compelling artists emerging from Buenos Aires’ electronic underground including Mati Zundel, Fauna, Super Guachin and Chancha Via Circuito to name a few.  Learn more on the vibrant ZZK landing page: http://zzkrecords.com/futuresoundsofbuenosaires/


For Future Sounds of Buenos Aires, Chancha Via Circuito, Mati Zundel, Frikstailers, Super Guachin, La Yegros, El Remolon, King Coya and more came together to write the collective work. The end result is a chronicle of the burgeoning experimental dance scene that has emerged in Buenos Aires in recent years. Pioneered by the visionary Latin American label ZZK, Buenos Aires’ music fuses classic rural South-American-style with electronic futurism, creating a style that’s wholly unique.

ZZK is the first label to push the sound of Argentina from the villa (ghettos) to the uptown”, says Diplo, “ZZK is a big part in bringing this to the attention of the people.”

Much like what Detroit was to techno and Kingston was to dub and reggae, Buenos Aires is quickly becoming the focal point for this Latin American cultural movement. Future Sounds of Buenos Aires is the defining work of the new movement.

What makes this album interesting is that all of the artists are influenced by the combination of rural, traditional cumbia and folkloric roots mixed with a contemporary street-inspired sounds. The results offer twelve different interpretations of the past blended with the future.

2012 has seen ZZK form new partners in line with their ethos.  With Waxploitation, best known for their work with Danger Mouse in Los Angeles and Kartel, best known for their work with Soundway in London, enhancing it’s reach beyond a DIY, independent operation.  Recent shows at Boiler Room (http://boilerroom.tv/frikstailers-live-in-the-boilerroom/) and a 2013 full of debut albums from artists like La Yegros and Frikstailers make ZZK a label to watch.  Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the finest DJs pushing some of the most progressive sounds in Latin America today.  Catch him at a city near you!

FSOBA Tracklisting:

1. Frikstailers “Guacha”
2. Tremor “Malambo”
3. Mati Zundel “Señor Montecostez”
4. Daleduro “La Poli”
5. Fauna “Hongo x Hongo”
6. The Peronists “Mi Llegada Tu Llegada Nuestro Descanso”
7. Super Guachin “Se Pixelo el Vinito”
8. La Yegros “Viene de Mi”
9. Chancha Via Circuito “Prima”
10. El Remolon “Atras” (featuring Lido Pimienta)
11. El Trip Selector “Coombia del Piano Triste”
12. King Coya “Cumbiatron”

2013 TOUR DATES

01/04/12 @ BPM Studios (BomBeat) – Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY [LINK]
01/05/13 @ Fox Hollow (Bombon) – Houston, TX [LINK]
01/12/13 @ Elbo Room (Tormento Tropical) – San Francisco, CA [LINK]
01/16/13 @ Eastside Luv (Subsuelo) – Los Angeles, CA [LINK]
01/17/13 @ Zanzibar (Afro Funke’) – Santa Monica, CA [LINK]

Review of Robert Glasper show in NYC: Songs In the Key of Life

I had the opportunity to attend the Robert Glasper: Songs in the Key of Life concert at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Thursday December 13th, 2012 for the 10pm show.

Going into the show, I did not know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. At the sold out performance, The Robert Glasper Experiment along with special guests for the evening, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Stokley, and Questlove on the drums paid homage to the music of Stevie Wonder.

As a huge Stevie Wonder fan, I was in awe of Rober Glasper’s interpretations of Stevie’ music from the pinnacle album “Songs in the Key of Life” originally released in 1976.  To my surprise, my favorite song “Rocket Love” from his 1980 “Hotter than July” album was performed with such soul and with an amazing saxophone solo by Casey Benjamin. Such soulful interpretations kept the crowd dancing in their seats the entire night, and when the evening ended, everyone was begging for the music to continue. It is my hope that Harlem Stage brings back the Robert Glasper Experiment for more shows in the future since it felt the evening just begun with the music ended!

Oakland Art Murmur Launches New Membership Program – Holiday Launch Party 12/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OAKLAND ART MURMUR LAUNCHES NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM; ANNOUNCES CULTURAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND BALLET, AND OAKLAND EAST BAY SYMPHONY

KICK OFF EVENT AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street
Oakland, CA

(November 26, 2012, Oakland CA) – Oakland Art Murmur (OAM) today announced a new membership program, Friends of OAM, to support the OAM gallery association, a coalition of art and cultural venues dedicated to increasing popular awareness of and participation in the arts of Oakland.  OAM started in 2005 and has grown to showcase nearly 1,200 local, national, and international artists in 300 exhibitions each year, and the First Friday art walk has become a major monthly event drawing up to 20,000 visitors and garnering international media coverage.

Friends of OAM will be officially launched at the OAM Holiday party on Thursday, December 13 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street in Oakland’s Uptown district.  The event will feature libations and delectable local culinary treats, live jazz by the Reuben Moss Trio, ensemble performances by the Oakland Ballet, and a visit from the Oakland Museum of California’s mobile museum, The Oakland Rover.  Tickets are $20.

“OAM is very excited about our new membership program, and about partnering with Oakland’s prominent art institutions,” says OAM Executive Director Danielle Fox.  “The world is taking notice of the art and cultural scene in Oakland. Now, everyone can contribute to OAM’s ongoing success in attracting people to Oakland on a regular basis.”

Friends of OAM members will receive invitations to exclusive members-only events including four unique gallery nights per year, special exhibitions, private tours and receptions, plus OAM’s Quarterly Newsletter, and a Friends of OAM thank you gift. Members will also enjoy discounts at select OAM galleries, and at the Oakland Museum of California, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and the Oakland Ballet.

OAM Membership Program Holiday Launch Party
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, Oakland, CA
Tickets $20.00

For more information on membership levels and benefits, visit www.oaklandartmurmur.org/friends or email Dalya Sachs, dalya@flourishoakland.org or call (510) 919-4454.

 

The Soul Rebels Play at Highline Ballroom (CMJ) 10/19/12

 

It’s that time of year where the CMJ Music Marathon hits New York City for it’s annual event. Though I am an Ohioan transplanted and living in NYC, I have a huge affinity for funk and soul. This year on Friday October 19th, 2012 you can experience the blending sounds of Mardi Gras funk, soul, R&B and pop by the eight-piece brass ensemble straight from New Orleans known as The Soul Rebels.

This show is not to be missed. They will perform songs from their first international album, Unlock Your Mind, which was released in January of 2012 on Rounder Records. The Soul Rebels do a mean funky cover of “Sweet Dreams” originally by British pop music duo Eurythmics. Another great tune by The Soul Rebels is “504” that is sure to get the crowd dancing. As The Soul Rebels say “Everybody get up on the floor and enjoy yourself!” and check out their CMJ showcase on Friday October 19th, 2012 at The Highline Ballroom.

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Yoshi Akiba of Yoshi’s Jazz Club Launches 51Oakland Non-Profit Organization

Benefiting Performing Arts and Music Education in Oakland Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Oakland, CA) – Wednesday, July 25, 2012 – Forty years ago Yoshi Akiba and her partners launched the first incarnation of Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant. Once a small Berkeley restaurant, Yoshi’s is now recognized for bringing world-class musicians to its Oakland and San Francisco locations, while showcasing an array of local talent. Now, Akiba is expanding her vision to include Oakland youth with the launch of 51Oakland, a non-profit organization in partnership with Yoshi’s Jazz Club, that promotes educational, artistic and musical opportunities for Oakland youth. This weekend the organization will host two all-ages events benefiting performing arts and music education in Oakland public schools. “Oakland children do not have enough opportunity,” she says noting the funding cuts for arts and music programming in the schools. “We want to create opportunities for them that they’ve lost.”


The indoor and outdoor celebration at Oakland’s Toast Wine Lounge will kick-off the two-day community fundraiser on Sunday, July 29th. Hosted by Yoshi Akiba, with a special appearance from Don Reed, the event is from noon to 9pm and will feature live musical performances every hour, on the hour. Attendees will enjoy selections from David Gans (Host of KPFA’s “Dead To The World,” and Sirius XM’s “Tales From The Golden Road”), Kev Choice (keyboardist, composer, band leader, educator), Jordan McConnell (Grammy nominated musician), Cava Menzies Quartet featuring Shawn Whitehorn (keyboardist, educator), OUSD Ensemble, and DJ Jah Styles. Guests can also enjoy a delicious family-friendly menu and participate in a silent auction.

Don Reed, double NAACP Theatre award nominee, writer and Oakland native, revives his critically acclaimed one-man show East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player for day two of fundraising in support of arts in Oakland public schools. The special one night only performance will take place atYoshi’s Oakland on Monday, July 30th. Praised by The New YorkerSan Francisco Chronicle, and East Bay Express, the play explores surprising family dynamics, rebellion, and the complexity of one’s moral compass.

Proceeds from both events go to making sure that Oakland students are afforded the resources and opportunities that will enable them to become the world-class musicians and artists that have been celebrated on the Yoshi’s stage for the last 40 years.


About 51Oakland
51Oakland was established in 2011 by Yoshi Akiba, co-owner of the renowned musical venues, Yoshi’s Oakland and Yoshi’s San Francisco, and Jason Hofmann, a young Oakland-based entrepreneur and former educator who, within the last few years, has become increasingly involved in philanthropic activities benefiting youth.

51Oakland, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, is organized and operated solely to promote educational, artistic and musical opportunities for youth in the Oakland community. An advocate of the Oakland Unified School District, 51Oakland provides access to mentoring, nurturing and training by professional musicians and, later this year, will underwrite and organize a monthly concert series, “Live at Yoshi’s,” featuring Oakland’s finest youth talent.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012
51Oakland Presents
A Fundraiser Benefiting Arts and Music Education in Oakland Public Schools
Featuring Live Music, Comedy & More!
with Performances by:
David Gans, Kev Choice, Jordan McConnell, Cava Menzies Quartet featuring Shawn Whitehorn, OUSD Ensemble, DJ Jah Styles.
Appearance by Don Reed, Hosted by Yoshi Akiba
Toast Wine Lounge
5900 College Avenue (between Harwood Ave & Chabot Rd, near Rockridge BART)
Oakland, CA 94618
Doors: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free admission
All Ages
www.toastwinelounge.com
www.facebook.com/events/431207090252656

Monday, July 30, 2012
51Oakland Presents
DON REED’S EAST 14TH:
True Tales of a Reluctant Player
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
A Fundraiser Benefiting Arts and Music Education in Oakland Public Schools.
Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Doors: 8 p.m.
$25
Advance Tickets:
www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/2896
All Ages (Contains some mature language and themes)
www.yoshis.com
www.east14th.com
www.facebook.com/events/404630162922460

Additional Info:
www.51oakland.org
www.facebook.com/pages/51Oakland/189412667826004

SF Outside Lands 2012 Single-Day Lineup Revealed

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OUTSIDE LANDS SINGLE-DAY TICKETS

TO GO ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 20 AT 10AM PDT;

SINGLE-DAY LINEUP REVEALED;

BEER LANDS ANNOUNCED

ALONG WITH MORE WINE AND FOOD OPTIONS

July 18, 2012 — San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands organizers are announcing that a limited amount of Single-Day GA and Single-Day VIP tickets to the Outside Lands Festival will go on sale this Friday, July 20 at 10am PDT via www.SFOutsidelands.com. Ticket prices are $95 per day for GA and $210 per day for VIP. The single-day artist lineups have also been confirmed, and the full breakdown is below. Outside Lands will once again take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 10 – 12, 2012. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Expanding on its unparalleled culinary personality, Outside Lands announces a game-changing experience: Beer Lands, an area dedicated to California’s craft beer, for the ultimate weekend of music, food and drink. The festival also reveals Outside Lambs, in reverence to the lamb, and breaks news of a few exciting additions to A Taste of the Bay Area and Wine Lands.

About Beer Lands:
“We’re really excited to announce Beer Lands. Outside Lands has become known and loved for being the world’s only gourmet music festival – that’s a reputation we’re very proud of and want to continue to expand on. Beer Lands perfects the food and drink experience the festival offers by bringing in 16 top local, craft breweries and gives ticket holders another way to enjoy California’s rich culinary culture,” says Outside Lands Co-Producer Jonathan Mayers of Superfly Presents. Brewer Dave McLean, who owns San Francisco’s famous Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery and whose passion for beer was ignited by the craft Northern California beers he discovered in the parking lots of Grateful Dead concerts, collaborated with Outside Lands to create the lineup. McLean chose the 16 breweries, for a menu of over 30 beers, with an eye for those that are local, micro, hand-crafted and with world-class appeal. Riffing on the laid-back, daytime sipping that festivals encourage, Sierra Nevada’s Brewer Terence Sullivan got so inspired by Outside Lands that he created the Outside Lands Saison. It will be available for the first time at the festival.

The complete Beer Lands lineup is below:

21st Amendment
Anchor Brewing
Bear Republic Brewery
Drake’s Brewing
Firestone Walker
Heineken USA
Iron Springs Brewery
Linden Street Brewery
Lost Coast Brewery
Mad River Brewing Company
Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery
North Coast Brewing Company
Pacific Brewing Laboratory
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
The Bruery

About Outside Lambs:

Marking an exciting new culinary addition devoted to the savory, deliciousness of the lamb is Outside Lambs. This tented area will be spearheaded by

Chef John Fink of The Whole Beast, the loved Bay Area outdoor cooking concept, and will also feature daily pop-ups from acclaimed chef Michael Mina’s RN74, MICHAEL MINA and BOURBON STEAK HOUSE. Fink will source whole lambs from Superior Farms in Dixon, California, known for its sustainable, all-natural lamb, and render them into menu items like Gyros with Red Onion and Cucumber Salad andChermoula Yogurt, Moroccan Lamb Stew and Lamb Poutine. Chefs from BOURBON STEAK, MICHAEL MINA and RN74 will be serving lamb-inspired dishes like Kefta Lamb Kebabs, Grilled Brentwood sweet corn with lamb sausage crumbs and sheeps milk fetaand Border Springs Lamb Hotdogs with sweet and hot peppers

on a menu that rotates daily.

New Additions to Outside Lands’ Food and Wine Options:
With a new total of 65 food offerings, Outside Lands has added everything from barbecue to bacon to chocolate to its menu. Joining A Taste of the Bay Area’s lineup are 1300 on Fillmore, Bacon Bacon, Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers, Del Popolo, Hapa SF, Liba Falafel, Living Greens, Luella, Seoul on Wheels, andSouthpaw BBQ and Southern CookingWine Lands, with a new total of 39 offerings, adds the esteemed Zin masters, Turley Wine Cellars, family-owned biodynamic winery Qupé, and family-owned, organic winery Preston of Dry Creek. At Free Flow Wines’ 1920s kitchen sink, Simi, King Estate, Cultivar, andRowland Tebb will be on tap.

The Outside Lands Single-Day Music Lineup is below:



FRIDAY

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Foo Fighters
Beck
Justice
Andrew Bird
Mstrkrft
Die Antwoord
Fitz And The Tantrums
Of Monsters And Men
The Walkmen
Washed Out
Reggie Watts
Two Gallants
Yacht
Antibalas
Sharon Van Etten
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Wallpaper.
Tennis
White Denim
Jukebox The Ghost
Tanlines
Papa
Futurebirds

SATURDAY

Metallica
Sigur Ros
Norah Jones
The Kills
Passion Pit
Grandaddy
Big Boi
Explosions In The Sky
Portugal. The Man
Alabama Shakes
Dr. Dog
Mimosa
Tame Impala
The Be Good Tanyas
Geographer
Thee Oh Sees
Zola Jesus
Michael Kiwanuka
Sean Hayes
Father John Misty
Yellow Ostrich
Animal Kingdom
Cory Chisel And The Wandering Sons
Honey Island Swamp Band

SUNDAY

Stevie Wonder
Jack White
Skrillex
Dispatch
Regina Spektor
Bloc Party
Santigold
Franz Ferdinand
Rebelution
Fun.
Amadou & Mariam
Wolfgang Gartner
City And Colour
Trampled By Turtles
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
Bomba Estereo
Big Gigantic
Allen Stone
The M Machine
Jovanotti
Electric Guest
Caveman
Birdy
Infantree

*LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Brand New Fusicology.com is live! Post your Event, Promote & Spread the Word!

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Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival 2010

Paxahau Event Productions announces the lineup for the Movement Electronic Music Festival Powered by Ford Fiesta on May 29-31 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit with the likes of Inner City, Model 500, Larry Heard, Mr. Scruff, Kid Sister, Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson w/Will Sessions, Recloose, Stacey Pullen, Theo Parrish & more…

EXCHANGE BUREAU MUSIC unleashes ASSORTED GOOD vol.1

The second coming of Motown continues to unfold as one of Detroit’s newest, quality sound factories releases their first full-length compilation this week. After debuting the label 2 years ago with a string of solid singles, tight remixes and the clever “Particularly Handsome” EP of 2008, ExchangeBureauMusic is now playing with a full deck – a library sturdily built on a no-filler artist roster and undeniable grimey funk for which the D is known.

Detroit — land of Motown, of turntable glory, of black soil and rich musicianship. While the streets of forgotten New France are blemished with potholes, the neighborhoods tormented by burnt down houses, and the abandoned factories ghosts of evacuated industry, the underground music scene is packed with midnight marauders and pitch pioneers who take desolate environments and turn them into musical opportunities where innovation reigns supreme. While the mass media has declared Detroit dead, music aficionados know better – we know it is only growing stronger, a cultural underground brewing beneath the surface, preparing to reign supreme just as it has when the Motor City birthed Motown, and Techno, and its innumerable contributions to each of the other major music genres.

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Fusicology In Review – Week of March 7, 2010

OUT NOW: Raheem DeVaughn “The Love and War Masterpeace” out now | Press Release, Music, Links & Video

OUT THIS WEEK: U-N-I:“A Love Supreme 2.0″ (CD+DVD)

Song writers: Lalah Hathaway is looking for a song from YOU submit by 3/20

VIDEO: J*DaVeY “Get Together”

FREE DOWNLOADS:

Afro Latin & Deep House: ¡WEPA! MIX

New Deep Soul Sessions Podcast: Still Deep

Bembe Segue vs David Sancious

NEW BOOK:

Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web by Brian Solis with an intro by Ashton Kutcher