Monthly Archives: July 2007

Nationwide Event Reviews

Last week: Brasilintime Live Event in LA, brought Brasil together with the likes of Madlib, Karriem Riggins, Cut Chemist & J.Rocc. A historical jam! photos. Chris Webber’s Bada Bling Celebrity Weekend wrapped up this weekend in Vegas. review | photos: Day 1 | Day 2

This Week: Atlanta’s International Soul Music Summit (ISMS) | schedule

Next Week: Chicago will be hosting the ad:tech summit, followed by the weekend-long
Lollapalooza festival with Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Daft Punk, Amy Winehouse, The Roots and many more! Zune hit Chicago with it’s BBQ event last weekend | review

Win a signed mic from Pharoahe Monch. click here

Interview: Malik Alston

Soulful Deep House & Nu Jazz Musician / Producer Malik Alstonon his new LP, “This Music Is Life”

FUSICOLOGY: You are a Detroiter, do you feel this album reflects life in Detroit right now? Or is this “Life” about something else?

MALIK ALSTON: I feel that this album captures me as a producer and artist reflecting on life experiences in Detroit. The journey is spiritual, enlightening and explosive.

FUS: Many have said that there is something for everyone on this project… how did that come about?

MA: Staying true to my artistic integrity, respecting the viewpoints of other people and their beliefs inspired me to write and produce a project that was unselfish. I strive to write classics – songs that can touch the hearts of all people.

FUS: Do you have plans to turn this project into a recurring live set?

MA: Every opportunity that I get, I love playing and taking people on a journey. It will be great to do the project as a live set all over the world.

FUS: If you had to pick one track that you think will
be the most DJ-friendly, which one would it be?

MA: All of them are DJ friendly, it just depends on the DJ. But one of my favorites is Badeya.

FUS: The album came out this past Tuesday 7/14 – in what formats, and where?

MA: The is CD format, digital download and vinyl (selected cuts). Dusty Groove, CD Baby, Tower Records Japan, Disk Union; local record stores like Record Time, Submerge, Vibes New & Rare Music, Spectacles, Flo, Pure Detroit and large retailers near you will carry the project plus iTunes and Amazon (coming soon).

Interviewed by Jocelyne Ninneman for


We are all over the place over the next 2 weeks covering Chris Webber’s 2nd Annual Bada Bling Celebrity Charity Event in Las Vegas 7/20 – 7/22 . Next week’s International Soul Summit in Atlanta from 7/25 – 7/28 features the Hot Soul Showcase and FunkJazz Kafé® Arts & Music Festival. July 31st to August 1st, Chicago will be hosting the ad:tech summit- 20% off sign up and full info here

Blogs coming soon, stay cool!

July 15th: Day of Reckoning

From our good friends at CMJ: What is being called by many webcasters as the “Day Of Reckoning” will come this weekend after months of protesting a ruling from the Copyright Royalty Board that will almost double the royalty rates facing Internet radio stations both small and large. full story

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival | Band Deadline Monday July 16th more info