Monthly Archives: November 2012


Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson, J Pinder, DJ Mick Boogie & Yonas Michael, Mark de Clive-Lowe, J Boogie & DJ Chicken George, Mixmaster Morris, NA!RA, Ezel & Pirahnahead

FREE DOWNLOAD: Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson

MIXTAPE: DJ Skee Presents J. Pinder’s Careless Redux

MIXTAPE: Mick Boogie PresentsYonas Michael “Made Love With A Leo”

MIX: J Boogie & DJ Chicken George: Jazztronic Boogie 2

MIX: Messages vol.8 – compiled & mixed by MdCL

MIX: Mixmaster Morris @ Tokyo Tower pt.1


MIX: Ezel - Boogie for Two

MIX: Pirahnahead – STEAMCAST: 11.18.12

Ropeadope’s REnew Jersey Efforts for Hurricane Sandy Victims

PHILADELPHIA (November 28, 2012) – renew Jersey is a message of hope and affirmation for the millions affected by Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey shore and beyond. A simple concept – buy a tee shirt, show your pride in New Jersey, and help those millions of people affected by the storm.

New Jersey beaches are a treasured slice of Americana; from the boardwalk shops to the carousels and roller coasters. Millions of people have found joy and peace throughout their lives with a weekend ‘down the shore’. Millions more have earned a living as people flock to the beach in the summer. What is truly amazing about New Jersey resorts is the mix: locals, fishermen, day trippers and hard core surfers mix with the privileged who own summer homes. Each of these dynamic qualities flourish against a backdrop of homegrown family businesses that dominate the landscape and keep New Jersey’s hard earned identity intact.

New Jersey has a strong musical heritage from Thomas Edison‘s invention of the phonograph record to a vastly impressive list of native New Jersey musicians. Such inspirational artists include Nelson Riddle, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, George Clinton, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Glenn Danzig, Debby Harry, Ice T, and of course, Bruce Springsteen. From the Newark jazz scene of the early 20th century, to the first Hip-Hop recording of Rapper’s Delite in 1978, to the unrelenting punk and metal scene, New Jersey is and always has been a place of musical innovation.
ropeadopes Renew Jersey T-shirt
The Nelson Riddle Foundation‘s mission is to preserve, maintain and promote the musical legacy of Nelson Riddle for future generations and by doing so provide music education opportunities and benefit communities. The foundation has graciously offered to administer donations from renew jersey and get the funds directly to musicians in need in New Jersey. By keeping proceeds separate, they will be getting money quickly to those in need with little overhead – exactly what working musicians need at this time.Ropeadope is a Philly-based record label and apparel brand that has a history of helping. In 2005 we created the renew orleans clothing line and raised over $80,000.00 for musicians affected by Hurricane Katrinarenew jersey and renew york are the company’s way of helping victims of Hurricane Sandy




Spasmodic Movements Radio Fusicology #100 Astral Afro Mix


1. Gilles Peterson Havana Cultura Band- Orisa (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)
2. Paul Deep ft. Sheyi- Alafia (Cueber Vocal Spirit Mix)
3. Dub Natives ft. Tsholofelo- I’m In Love With This (Point 5 Remix)
4. Jose Gonzalez- Madlion (Fresh Sol Mix)
5. Robert Owens- Sacrifice (Kai Alce’s Distinctive US Remix Version 2
6. Angel-A & Demarkus Lewis – Courageous (Main Mix)
7. P.M. Project ft. Folarian Tallman-Waking Dream (Renato Xtrova Remix)
8. Echo Deep & Kinetic Deep- This Feeling (Bbdm Original Mix)
9. Arnaud D. Ft. Heidi Vogel- Green & Yellow (Dj Spen & Ziggy Funk Remix)
10. SMI ft. Shea Soul- Just Fine (David Harness Yourself Remix)
11. Dazzle Drums- Wayback Version 2
12. Mudfoot Jones- Black Heroes (12 in Mix)
13. Luis Radio- The Tim Track
14. Eric Kupper- Rock to the Beat (Dj Meme Re-rub)
15. Dj Pierre aka The Don- The Horn Song (Cajmere Rework)
16. Kim English- Time For Love (Frankie Feliciano’s Nervous Mix)
17. Dj Kent ft. Zaki Ibrahim- Sunrise (Culoe De Song Remix)
18. Deep House Souldiers ft. Adrianne Archie- Live it Up (Zepherin Saint Tribe Mix)
19. Echo Deep & Kinetic Deep- This Feeling (Bdhm Original Mix)
20. Nick Curly- Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

A-Trak To Release Tuna Melt EP on December 4th via Fool’s Gold Records

A-Trak To Release Tuna Melt EP on December 4th via Fool’s Gold Records

Available for pre-order now on iTunes

That signature A-Trak hat just keeps accumulating feathers. 2012 saw the Grammy-nominated DJ remixing the likes of Justice and Martin Solveig, collaborating in the studio with Juicy J and Foster The People, dropping singles with Dillon Francis and DJ Zinc, gracing the cover of Billboard and starring in a Grey Goose ad campaign, all while touring non-stop around the globe – from massive electronic music festivals Ultra and I Love Techno to the raucous, invite only Fool’s Gold House Party tour.

The man GQ calls “the most skillful DJ in the world” now closes out the year with Tuna Melt, a new, four song EP. Each track is a collaboration with an eclectic choice of producers: Beatport chart-topper Tommy Trash, rookies of the year GTA, Swedish super-group Galantis and Fool’s Gold’s own Oliver, highlighting the musical diversity, irreverence and humor that we have grown to expect from Trizzy.   Tuna Melt is already supported by Skrillex, Madeon, Annie Mac, Diplo, Tiesto, Jacques Lu Cont, Nicky Romero, Crookers, Sebastian Ingrosso and Dada Life, to name a few.

As if this weren’t enough, A-Trak is also gearing up to release a rap compilation, Loosies: 22 tracks hand-picked by him and his Fool’s Gold partner Nick Catchdubs. Stay tuned for more details.

Listen to snippets of the Tuna Melt EP at

Tuna Melt Tracklisting:

1.    Tuna Melt (with Tommy Trash)

2.    Landline (with GTA)

3.    Jumbo (with Galantis)

4.    Disco Nap (with Oliver)


Berklee Releases Music Careers in Dollars and Cents Detailing Salary Ranges for Careers Across the Music Industry

Boston, MA, November 26, 2012. Berklee College of Music releases an updated version of its comprehensive directory of salary ranges for U.S. music positions including performance, business, audio technology, education, and music therapy. First released in 2010, Music Careers in Dollars and Cents has been revised for 2012 to keep up with a constantly changing industry.

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New features include updated salary and job information; and more detailed salary ranges for many positions, such as TV and Film Score Composer, Music Supervisor, and Songwriter/Lyricist. Job titles like Video Game Composer, Film Score Conductor, and Concert Hall Manager that were not included in the previous edition have ben added. A flowchart on negotiating a job offer and a resources section that includes professional music organizations and associations are also new, along with artist revenue trends with information from the Future of Music Coalition’s recent survey.

The study shows salaries trending upwards for certain positions (Orchestral Musician, Assistant Professor, Public Relations Specialist), while others are seeing a decline (Commercial Jingle Composer, A&R Representative, Music Education Administrator). Some changes are due to more comprehensive data collection, but market factors are also at work. “It’s important to remember, despite our best research efforts, all salaries represent only ranges, dependent on numerous variables,” said Peter Spellman, Director of Berklee’s Career Development Center.

“There is downward pressure on many music performance salaries right now due to the slowing global economic recovery, changing perceptions of music’s value, and hyper competition,” Spellman continued. “Thus, all the more reason for musicians to expand their repertoire of both musical and professional skills in this transforming industry.”

Music Careers in Dollars and Cents also includes an expanded Emerging Career Paths section highlighting current positions that are expected to experience continued growth in the coming years. These titles include Mobile Music App Developer, Social Media Manager, Integrated Marketing, Content Acquisition, Audio Advertising Producer, Online Video Music Teacher, and Creative Arts Therapist.

In addition to emerging careers, the study covers a broad range of more traditional music-related fields, including orchestral, Broadway, and studio musician – with information on union rates and scales; choir director; arranger; conductor; instrument maker; A&R representative; artist manager; music attorney; live sound; record producer and engineer; audiologist; and music teacher.

Berklee’s Music in Dollars and Cents study, produced by the college’s Career Development Center, is the result of months of research and revisions. The report aims to be the most comprehensive and user-friendly resource of its kind – not only for the Berklee community, but for the music industry at large.

Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock n’ roll in the 1960s, created the world’s first degree programs in film scoring, music synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries, a music industry “who’s who” of alumni that have received 222 Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today – and tomorrow.


2013 International CES Shines Spotlight on Start-Ups, Expanding Eureka Park

Startup America Brings Programming for Entrepreneurs to Expanded Eureka Park at the 2013 CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®  announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES®.  The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is scheduled for January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada

“Innovation defines the International CES and we are thrilled to partner with Startup America to bring programming that highlights the young start-ups and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We look forward to the exciting sessions on the Startup America Stage at the 2013 CES shining a light on the companies and innovations of tomorrow.”

The Startup America Stage will bring programming throughout the 2013 CES and will be featured within Eureka Park, an area of more than 140 start-ups, emerging companies and entrepreneurs. Returning for its second year, Eureka Park has increased by 40 percent over the 2012 CES and will feature the next generation of technology.

“Eureka Park will be home to some of the most cutting-edge startups from across the country this year at the 2013 CES,” said Scott Case, CEO of the Startup America Partnership. “We’re incredibly excited to bring together startups, investors, large companies and media to highlight the amazing innovations taking place at this world-class event.”

The 2013 CES will feature 3,000 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 major product categories including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more. For more information on the 2013 International CES, visit

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at and Follow CES at and through social media

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Kiss-n-Grind Tour | LA, MIA, DC, BMORE, PHILLY & NYC | NOV/DEC 2012

We’re thrilled to announce Kiss-n-Grind’s first-ever national tour. With the help of our friends at Smirnoff, and the launch of their new “Iced Cake” & “Kissed Caramel” confectionary flavored vodkas, the Kiss-n-Grind tour will be touching-down in Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia & New York City from November 23rd – December 5th.

Originating in Los Angeles,  Kiss-n-Grind events have become well known for their atypical locations, beautiful art installations and raucous dance-floor environments. Kiss-n-Grind has hosted a number of notable DJ and music talents including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Raphael Saadiq, Questlove, The Brand New Heavies, Kid Capri, Idris Elba, Eric Roberson, Just Blaze, Foreign Exchange, Biz Markie and many others.

Headlining the tour will be Kiss-n-Grind’s founder and curator, GRAMMY nominated recording artist and DJ, Vikter Duplaix along with a “surprise” DJ line-up in each market. We are looking forward to giving the rest of the country the same high production quality and raucous dance-floor environments that LA has come to know and love!

Sunday, December 2nd – Washington, DC – Ozio with guest DJs Stylus & Sam “The Man” Burns

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Monday, December 3rd – Baltimore, MA – Select Lounge with guest DJs Spen & Phaze

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Tuesday, December 4th – Philadelphia, PA – Whisper with guest DJs Kid Capri & Lee Jones

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Wednesday, December 5th – New York, NY – Sullivan Room

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world wide web:

Kiss-n-Grind Podcast Volume One

KnG & Questlove (GRAMMYs 2012) recap video

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KnG & DJ Jazzy Jeff (GRAMMYs 2011) recap video

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KnG & Raphael Saadiq recap video

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Delicious Vinyl and Yancey Media Group Declare Partnership Announce Forthcoming Releases from Jay Dee aka J Dilla’s ‘Lost Scrolls’


Delicious Vinyl and Yancey Media Group Declare Partnership – Announce Forthcoming Releases from Jay Dee aka J Dilla’s ‘Lost Scrolls’

November 22, 2012 (Los Angeles/Detroit): Storied hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl (Tone-Loc, Young MC, The Pharcyde) proudly announces a new partnership with Yancey Media Group, the family-operated company administering the catalog of late, great producer James Yancey aka Jay Dee, aka J Dilla. The fruits of the partnership will include new releases from what J Dilla Music Catalogue Curator Frank Nitt has dubbed ‘The Lost Scrolls’ — previously unreleased productions from the considerable body of work Dilla left behind. Delicious Vinyl has significant history with J Dilla.

In the mid-’90s, Dilla (then known as Jay Dee) placed his first beats on an official release on The Pharcyde album Labcabincalifornia (including the hit single “Runnin‘”) and remixes for Brand New Heavies. Then in 2009, Dilla’s younger brother John “Illa J” Yancey laced a cache of previously unreleased Jay Dee beats to create the critically and popularly acclaimed Delicious Vinyl album Yancey Boys. “Dilla was my closest childhood friend,” says Frank Nitt. “I went with him out to L.A. that first time in 1996. I met [Delicious Vinyl founder] Mike Ross then and saw he was giving Dilla the opportunity to get his beats out.

Fast forward thirteen years, after Dilla passed, Illa J makes Yancey Boys, and again I go out to L.A. to help with promotion. Mike Ross asked to hear what I was doing, and Delicious Vinyl wound up releasing my Jewels In My Backpack EP. So Delicious Vinyl goes back with Dilla to the beginning, and has always been part of furthering his legacy properly. We’re doing doing this with Delicious Vinyl with the total approval of [Dilla's mother] Ma Dukes, who’s known and trusted Mike from way back.”The first release from the ‘Lost Scrolls’ cache will be digital-only single “The Throwaway” this December. The song, credited to Yancey Boys feat. Frank Nitt, features new verses from Illa J and a tight hook from Frank over a vintage Jay Dee beat.

Subsequent releases in 2013 will include a 10-inch vinyl release of unheard Jay Dee cuts featuring the producer himself rapping. The new year will also see the first official release the oft-bootleged Frank & Dank album 48 Hours, the only LP ever produced by Jay Dee without any samples. Frank Nitt is set to host the Second Annual Dilla Day in Detroit on February 9th, 2013 with special guests Talib Kweli, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Brandon Williams Experiment, Frank & Dank, Illa J + DJ’s Spinna, Sicari and Houseshoes at The Fillmore Detroit. The flame of the Yancey legacy keeps on burning.


Action Bronson, Daley, Daru Jones, Djeff Afrozila “Kazukuta”, Cee-lo protégé “V”, E4RTH, Ezel presents Girl from Ipanema feat. Tamara Wellons + Future Soul Records Radioshow feat. Daz-I-Kue

FREE DOWNLOAD: Action Bronson: Rare Chandeliers

STREAM: Daley: Alone Together [EP]

MIX: Daru Jones l Rusic Records: #DARU&RENA excursions MIXTAPE A & B-SIDES

MIX: Djeff Afrozila Presents Kazukuta Vol.23


FREE DOWNLOAD: E4RTH: It’s Where We Live

FREE DOWNLOAD: Ezel ft. Tamara Wellons: Girl from Ipanema

MIX: Future Soul Records Radioshow feat. Daz-I-Kue: Episode 29


Deeper Shades Of House 400th Episode

2012 marks the 10 year anniversary of the “Deeper Shades Of House” radio show as well as its 400th episode.

The program started out on German radio station Jam FM and was shortly after syndicated on US nationwide satellite XM Radio and can now be heard on over 30 FM, satellite + online radio stations worldwide. DSOH is a ‘weekly’ showcase of host and producer Lars Behrenroth’s versatile but very selective musical range. Each show features guest mixes by international DJs and was nominated as “Best Podcast” in the 2011 IDMA in Miami.

The 400th anniversary show is celebrated with a two hour Classic House special, handpicked, mixed and presented by Lars Behrenroth.

The 100% classic vinyl set includes music by MAW, Bugz In The Attic, Karizma, Francois K, Ian Pooley, Street Corner Symphony, Nick Holder, Pepe Bradock, Roy Davis Jr and Peven Everett, Atjazz and many more …

Full track list, stream and download at