Monthly Archives: August 2013

XZIBIT Hosts GETAWAY Movie Event

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Hip-Hop artist and noted car enthusiast XZIBIT hosted a special event this week for the new movie GETAWAY, featuring a panel with the filmmakers and display of the cars from the film.  XZIBIT moderated as the film’s director (Courtney Solomon) and stunt coordinator (Charlie Picerni) shared insight on how the action scenes and car crashes were created.  XZIBIT became a fan of the film upon seeing an early screening and learning that all of the car crashes in the film were performed by stunt drivers and not created with computer graphics (CGI).

I thought [GETAWAY] was dope.  Once I found out the CGI was nonexistent, then I started counting how many cars were crashed” – XZIBIT.

GETAWAY starring Ethan Hawke & Selena Gomez in theaters now.

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Denitia & Sene, Anonymous Conglomerate, Oveous, Chk Chk Chk ft. Main Attrakionz, Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige, JoJo Flores, SMR, Dee Day 2, Blitz The Ambassador, 14KT ft. Blu, Hus Kingpin ft. Smoovth & Roc Marciano, Stereo Boyz ft. Shoua Kue, Violator Radio, Ian Friday & more!

FREE DOWNLOAD: Denitia & Sene, “Blah Blah (Kissey Remix)”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Anonymous Conglomerate, “So What”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Oveous, “Black Avocado”

STREAM: Chk Chk Chk ft. Main Attrakionz, “Californiyeah (Patrick Ford Remix)”

STREAM: Yancey Boys ft. Common & Dezi Paige, “Quicksand”

MIX: JoJo Flores, “Live at Blockorama – 2013 Toronto Pride”

MIX: SMR, “Fusicology Atlanta Weekender Mix”

MIX: Dee Day 2, “The Colors”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Blitz The Ambassador, “The Warm Up EP”


FREE DOWNLOAD: 14KT ft. Blu, “Paid”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Hus Kingpin ft. Smoovth & Roc Marciano, “Strive”


STREAM: Stereo Boyz ft. Shoua Kue, “RayBanz”


MIX: Violator Radio, “Vice Verse – V2″


MIX: Ian Friday, “FOO #90″


CMJ Music Marathon 2013 Announces Initial Artist Line-Up




New York - August 28, 2013 - CMJ Music Marathon is pleased to announce the first round of performing artists for this year’s event, heldOctober 15-19 in New York City. The 2013 festival revisits a few old friends while inviting hundreds of gifted new ones. This year’s line-up also builds on last year’s diverse, international roster, pulling talent from across the globe for one of the world’s most influential outlets for rising artists.


Visit for more details on 2013 performing artists, hundreds more of whom will be announced in coming weeks. Highlights include:



ASTR, Betty Who, DIANA, The Dismemberment Plan, Empress Of, Fuck Buttons, Glasser, Godflesh, The Griswolds, HAERTS, Half Moon Run, Helio Sequence, Hunters, JMSN, Kevin Drew, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Long Winters, Lovelife, Menomena, The Neighbourhood, Nick Waterhouse, Obits, Quadron, Saul Williams, Savages, Speedy Ortiz, Woodkid

Additional artists in the initial line-up include:


Bad Suns * Ball Park Music * Black City Lights * Bear Mountain * Big Black Delta * Black Light Dinner Party * BLK Kathy * Bored Nothing * Calvin Love * Cardiknox * Caught A Ghost * Chrome Sparks * City Riots * Cloak Ox * Continuum * Courtney Barnett * Dan Croll * Deep Cotton * Deep Dark Woods * Diane Birch * Dorine Levy * Dune Rats * Duologue * Dusted * Ejecta * Eleanor Friedberger * Electric Wire Hustle * Elizabeth Rose * Elle King * Elliot and The Ghost * Emperors * Enola Fall * Ex-Cult * Firehorse * Frontier  Ruckus * GEMS * Geoffrey O’Connor* * Ghost Wave * Ginger And The Ghost * Gossling * Grizfolk *Gus + Scout * Hopspin * In The Valley Below * INVSN * Jacco Gardner * JBM * *Jessy Lanza * Jetta *John Murry * Julia Easterlin * July Talk * Junior Prom * Kid Karate * Kill It Kid * King Dude * Landshapes * Larry Gus * *Lawrence Rothman * Le Trouble * Lee Bannon * Little Daylight * Lindi Ortega * Magic Man * Marc Kinchen * Marijuana Deathsquads * Misun * Moonstone * Nicole Mercedes and the Affair * Night Drive * NONONO * North Highlands * Oh Mercy * Okta Logue * Optic Yellow Felt * Orgone* * P.O.S.* Panama Wedding * Peachpit * Pelican * People Get Ready * Pictureplane * Ponyboy * Pool Cosby *  RATKING * REPTILES * Reuben and the Dark * Royal Bangs * Saint Rich * Sheppard * Shigeto * Sir Sly * Slim Twig * Squad * Still Corners * Story of the Running Wolf * Strange Talk * Streets of Laredo * TEEN * The Aprons * The Delta * Riggs * The History of Apple Pie * The Novocaines * The Preatures *

*Them Swoops * Tiny Ruins * Touch * Sensitive * Tremor Low * TV Ghost * U.S. Girls * Vadoinmessico * WET * Will Stratton * Wilsen *

*World’s End * Press * Yamantaka // Sonic Titan *


To celebrate, CMJ partied last night with Champion, official apparel sponsor of CMJ 2013, at Bowery Electric in Manhattan’s East Village. CMJalums Weekend performed with CMJ 2013 artist Magic Man, and all guests received apparel gift bags from Champion.


This first list is a mere glimpse at the full force of the CMJ 2013 artist roster, which is filling out more every day. This year CMJ Music Marathon will bring a talented pool of divergent artists together in NYC for five nonstop days and nights. Check in with for more details on the latest programming,  including panels and other events to be announced in the lead-up to the festival. Early discounts still apply onCMJ Music Marathon badges, so purchase one here.


New for 2013, CMJ’s partnership with Spindio ( will allow attendees to view the entire artist schedule in one handy app. It’s part interactive map, part streaming radio, and the power of organizing your CMJ Music Marathon itinerary in the palm of your hand. Spindio streams the music from any artist selected while showing their event listing and location. Attendees can filter by date and genre, and link to more information with ease .The CMJ Spindio app  also utilizes listener preferences to prioritize music tracks from artists for a tailored experience. As a premium web app, it works readily on all PC and mobile devices.

About CMJ Music Marathon:

CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJfeatures over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest venues. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference events with renowned speakers, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar, and College Day, programmed especially for college and non-commercial radio programmers. A full CMJ badge grants access to shows, Q&As, meet and greets, mixers and parties. CMJ 2013 is headquartered at New York University’s Greenwich Village campus. For more information, please visit  All CMJ Music Marathon events are subject to change without notice.

PODCAST: SMR – Fusicology Atlanta Weekender Mix


Anthony Hamilton & Elayana Boynton- Freedom in Django Unchained (Benedetto & Farina Romain Pelleti Edit)

The Moodyfreaks ft. Donald Sheffy- Wonderful- (SPR Afrosoul Remix)

Erro- She Went Away (Essential Movements Mix)

The Doobie Bros.- What a Fool Believes- (Ken’s Re- Groove)

Dj Whisky ft. Zaki Ibrahim & Kid Fonque- Be (Atjazz & Jullian Gomes Remix)

Daniel Dalzochio- The Look (Scott Wozniak Mix)

Copyright ft. Donae’O- My Desire (Jullian Gomes Remix)

Sacred Soul ft. Gugu Zulu- Places (Room 806 Dance2Deep Mix)

Emeli Sande’- Mountains (Quentin Harris Re-Production)

Raheem DeVaughn- Customer (Mike Dunn’s House Mixx)

Rose Spearman- King of Air (Kerri Chandler Summertime Vocal)

Raffa Scoccia ft. Princess Controversy- Come Alive (Original)

Tortured Soul ft. Black Coffee- I Know What’s On Your Mind (Ethan White Remix)

Angel-A- Moonlight (Original Mix)

Timmy Regisford ft. Lynn Lockamy- At The Club (Claude Monnet Remix)

Terrence Trent D’arby- Sign Your Name (Azee Project Afro Mix)

Rescue Poetix- They Bang (Bang The Drum Full Vox Mix)



MINNEAPOLIS LAUNCH: We are now live in the Twin Cities


Our newest event curator Sarah Fritz, is thrilled to finally bring the must-have event resource to her hometown, as Fusicology Minneapolis officially is now launched!

Growing up in the purple city in an era when Prince and the Time were still local talent, the Mini-Apple has long been known for incubating musical genius. But being in-the-know then was not as accessible as it is today with Fusicology.

Sarah knows the value of exposure to good music, owing much of her own rich musical experience to the the culturally diverse and savvy booking of the legendary First Avenue. The Ave brought everything from Public Enemy, P-Funk, or Fishbone to King Sunny Ade‘ and Baaba Maal, and has booked Afrobeat every Monday before it was a household name.

Bringing good music and thriving culture to the people of Minneapolis and all of its visitors is what Fusicology is here to do – we are excited for the launch in this new city!


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SMR PODCAST: Fusicology Something New Mix

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Botshelo Huma ft. Nkokhi- Something New (Josh Milan’s Honeycomb Vocal)

Nutown Soul ft. Melo- Take It Slow

Dennis Ferrer- Change The World (Instrumental)

Timmy Regisford- Thank You (Frankie Feliciano Vocal Mix)

Reggie Dokes- Once Again (Morning Factory Edit)

Ananda Project ft. Terrence Downs- Where Do You Come From (Dj Spen & Gary Hudgins Main Vocal)

t3n- Live 4 Now (83 West Main Mix)

Zaki Ibrahim- Sunrise (Dj Kent Club Mix)

Zakes Bantwini- Wasting My Time (Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell Main Mix)

Martin East Project ft. Jared Douglas- Making Memories (Keys Snow Remix)

Msashi Roski- Experimental (Original Dance Mix)

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

Heavy K- Gunsong

Dj Le Roi ft. Lady Bird- So Astounded (halo & Atjazz City Deep Dub)




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Oveous, Ladi6 ft. Invincible, SMR, Black Milk, Amadaus Melodies, Ugly Heroes, Oddisee, Definite Mass ft. KRS-ONE, Maylay Sage & Self Lion, Dizzy Wright, Rich Medina & Sol-Power All-Stars, DJ Chicken George, DJ Kemit & more!

FREE DOWNLOAD: Oveous, “Black Avocado”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Ladi6 ft. Invincible, “Slow Ride”

PODCAST: SMR, “Fusicology Something New Mix”

STREAM: Black Milk, “Perfected On Puritan Ave.”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Amadaus Melodies, “For Your Boomin’ Pleasures EP”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Ugly Heroes, “Me”


STREAM: Oddisee, “Lonely Planet”


STREAM: Definite Mass ft. KRS-ONE, Maylay Sage & Self Lion, “Kulture Vs. Korporate”


STREAM: Dizzy Wright, “World Peace”


STREAM: Rich Medina & Sol-Power All-Stars Live Tag Team Set


MIX: DJ Chicken George, “Straightup Jazztronica! Mix (Australia)”


MIX: DJ Kemit’s Beautiful Summer 2013 Deep House Set B”



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J Dilla, Blitz the Ambassador ft. Sarkodie, Tortured Soul Vs. Black Coffee, Trek Life, Grayskul, Jai Paul, Mark Pritchard ft. Ragga Twins, Stevie Stone ft. Rittz & Tech N9ne, Lola’s Child Music, Steve Arrington & DaM-FunK, Computer Ugly, ATlas BLK, Jesse Myles, Gaslamp Killer Vs. Heliocentrics, Vex Ruffin, 14KT, Genda, Dirtyphonics, Trek Life, Clockwork, Yolanda Be Cool, Stereo Boyz, Sound Of Stereo, Apollo Brown, HBK Gang (Iamsu!), Rich Medina & Sol Power All-Stars

STREAM: J Dilla, “Diamonds”

STREAM: Blitz the Ambassador ft. Sarkodie, “Internationally Known”

STREAM: Tortured Soul Vs. Black Coffee, “I Know What’s On Your Mind”

STREAM: Grayskul, “Zenith”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Jai Paul, “100,000 (Tycoon Remix)”

STREAM: Mark Pritchard ft. Ragga Twins, “1234″

FREE DOWNLOAD: Stevie Stone ft. Rittz & Tech N9ne, “The Baptism”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Lola’s Child Music, “Send Me Somebody (Like Dis Mix)”

STREAM: Steve Arrington & DaM-FunK, “Good Feeling”

STREAM: Computer Ugly, “Perfected On Puritan Ave.”

FREE DOWNLOAD: ATlas BLK, “Under Construction”

FREE DOWNLOAD: Jesse Myles, “Perfect Life”

STREAM: Gaslamp Killer Vs. Heliocentrics


FREE DOWNLOAD: Vex Ruffin, “No Escape”


FREE DOWNLOAD: 14KT, “Lincoln Lux (Test Drive EP)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Genda, “Different Faces”


STREAM: Dirtyphonics, “No Stopping Us (Remixes)”


FREE DOWNLOAD: Trek Life, “OG Pen Perfect”


STREAM: Clockwork, “Surge (Remixes)”


STREAM: Yolanda Be Cool, “Sweat Naked (Remixes)”


STREAM: Stereo Boyz, “Carz, Clubz & Theaterz”


STREAM: Sound Of Stereo, “Origin/Terminal (Remixes)”


STREAM: Apollo Brown, “Skilled Trade”


MIX: HBK Gang (Iamsu!), “Gang Forever”


MIX: Rich Medina & Sol Power All-Stars, “Live Tag Team Set”


STREAM: Trek Life, “Hometown Foreigner”


DJ Search – W Hotels & burn Launch Online Search for Emerging DJ Talent for 2013 DJ Lab



For the First Time Ever, Aspiring DJ/Producers from around the World Can Submit Original Tracks to for Chance to Participate in Weeklong DJ ‘Boot Camp’

W Hotels Worldwide together with burn®, The Coca-Cola Company’s globally leading energy drink, today announced the launch of a global online search for emerging talent to join the third annual W Hotels and burn DJ Lab. With six available spots, aspiring DJ/Producers will compete for the chance to join the weeklong DJ ‘boot camp’ at W Retreat Koh Samui in September, and later spin at a culminating music event at the recently opened W Bangkok.

Starting today through August 28, interested DJ/Producers can upload an original track to for the chance to jet off to Thailand as part of the 2013 program. Each submitted track will be judged by an expert panel of DJ Lab Mentors, with the winning six participants announced later this summer.

“We’re thrilled to once again partner with burn to further develop dynamic music programming that showcases emerging talent around the world,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels, St. Regis and The Luxury Collection. “Evolving the DJ Lab to use digital technology to seek out artists from across cultures and musical genres allows us to continue to bring what’s new and next in music to both our guests and locals on a truly global scale.”

For the third consecutive year, W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L’Acqua will return as executive producer and lead mentor of the DJ Lab, bringing with him a skill set cultivated from years of working with brands to strengthen their presence through music curation. As part of his role, L’Acqua has identified some of the music and entertainment industry’s most influential names to serve as official mentors of the 2013 W Hotels and burn DJ Lab. This year’s mentors include: DJ White Shadow, two-time Grammy nominated producer, composer, and instrumentalist for Lady Gaga; James Lavelle, A&R label boss, recording artist and DJ; and Andy Caldwell, two-time Grammy nominated DJ producer.

Throughout the weeklong program, each mentor will help the rising DJs refine their skills, offering expert advice and invaluable training across various facets of the industry. From perfecting music engineering skills to building a distinct brand and sense of personal style, the 2013 class of DJ Lab participants will be ready to hit the road following the once-in-a-lifetime experience along the beaches of Koh Samui. Later this year, the DJs will embark on a global tour performing as some of W’s most glamorous hotels and retreats around the world.

“burn shares in W Hotels passion for inspiring and fostering emerging musical talent, and we are excited to continue our partnership to bring this incredible opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s biggest names to artists around the globe,” said Prinz Pinakatt, Global Director, burn, The Coca-Cola Company.

As part of the launch of the 2013 W Hotels and burn DJ Lab global talent search, select W Hotels around the globe will host kick-off events featuring headline performances from 2012 DJ Lab artists. Dogus will perform at W Barcelona on July 31, Vitor Kurc at W Santiago on August 3, Gio Vanhoutte at W Seoul on July 26, and Vanessa Giovacchini of Posso at W Los Angeles – Westwood on August 3.

To learn more about the W Hotels & burn DJ Lab, please visit  Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram using #DJLAB2013.

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