Monthly Archives: July 2015

Coworking Week 2015 – August 4th – 12th


Coworking Week 2015, support the sharing economy coming, posting and sharing our events during the Aug 4th to Aug 10th.

This year Citizen Spaces is going to celebrate an entire week instead of just one day, this year we are encouraging space owners all over the world to join us in celebrating 10 years of Coworking, collaboration, and the shared economy.

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Coworking Week will begin August 4th, 2015, and end on August 11th, 2015, International Coworking Day as always is on August 9th, 2015

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Brig Feltus presents The Hungry Beast Sessions Phase One Unleashed


Throbbing bass. Holistic frequencies. Visceral music. Brig Feltus presents The Hungry Beast Sessions Phase One Unleashed.

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Provocative Artist Tyler Hicks Joins Forces with Fundrboogie for a Revolutionary Crowdfunding Campaign


Limited Transit Art Currency debuts with fully loaded, original work from Hicks that is sure to incite discussion


LOS ANGELES – July 6, 2015 – fundrboogie, the world’s first crowdfunding site for the Hip-Hop community, proudly announces its partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Tyler Hicks. Hicks’ original work “Open Season” is the first work in fundrboogie’s Transit Art Currency project. This project, based on an original idea generated by fundrboogie founder Randy Nkonoki-Ward and pioneering artist Rammellzee, presents upcoming artists’ work in a new and unexpected medium: on transit currency.


Furthermore, the campaign seeks to raise money for the production of the art currency and to generate discussion and social awareness through both its medium and featured work. Hicks’ work perfectly represents this goal. A piercing juxtaposition of assault rifles hidden among leaves, “Open Season” is both a personal and political artwork for Hicks. “As I’ve processed local and national events, ‘Open Season’ has been a means of both meditation for me and a critical commentary on the violence and heavy policing of communities of color in this country,” Hicks says.


“Social engagement such as Hicks’ is a perfect representation of both the Transit Art Currency project and fundrboogie’s vision of creative activism,” Nkonoki-Ward says. “We’re excited about our launch on July 7, and we feel that this partnership with Tyler is a great way to officially introduce fundrboogie to the world.”


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Event Review: Bilal Brings In Another Life to NYC

Bilal on Guitar

We are lucky to still have Bilal. After four albums including the unreleased (by a major label) Love For Sale, he is still exploring the boundaries of his art. With the release of his fifth album In Another Life, the unique vocalist decided to celebrate in his adopted home of NYC. Fans were treated to an opening set of 45s by the albums sole producer, Adrian Younge.

The dusty groove of the album was brought to life by a four piece band and one back up singer (with a nice range of his own). While this new album finds Bilal keeping his far reaching vocal range in check for the most part, his performance was still filled with the wailing that fans depend on from their favorite soul singer. The playful groove of Open up the Door gives way to a rare moment for everyone to do a little two step.

Money Over Love is just as menacing in person even without the Kendrick Lamar guest verse. However, it’s when Bilal does the song that makes him “spill out all his guts” Sometimes, that everyone completely looses it. The back up singer drives home the haunting adlibs and backing vocals of this classic record. The audience just sings along as if it’s their own tales being spilled in the song.

Adrian joins Bilal on stage about a quarter through the show to take on the keys. Featured artist Kimbra adds to the festivities for Holding It Back. The back up singer had to remind Bilal that the guitar sitting on stage is for him to actually play. He then proceeds to lightly strum it for the next song. It’s clearly something he’s working still on.

The overall show has a very loose feel to it. Without having the album as a map to follow, you would think it was a jam session. A really good one, but a jam session none the less.

After the customary leave the stage for a bit, the band returns for an encore performance of the Grammy nominated All Matter, followed by Back to Love. The show wraps up when Bilal brings his son on stage to say goodnight to the audience. It must feel nice as an artist to continue to create your own standards and not have to perform Soul Sista at every show. It’s his creativity, talent and ability to move forward which constantly gives him another life.

Energy Kimber and Bilal Bilal and Son

PHOTOS / STORY: Dashaun Simmons @13rose

Nas & Warner Music Group invest in Canadian startup LANDR

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In just one year since launch, LANDR has mastered more tracks than all U.S. music studios combined


NEW YORK, NY — JULY 7TH, 2015LANDR, the cloud-based audio post-production software that’s driven by a sophisticated machine-learning algorithm, today announces that is has mastered more than 1.2 million tracks for a community of 250,000 users and releases its newest engine, ‘Ionian 1.0’, which heralds a long-coming shift in music tech for singer-songwriters and rock, electronic and hip-hop music labels worldwide. LANDR has conquered the world of mastering in only one year, partnering with the leaders of the industry worldwide, such as TuneCore, CD Baby, InGrooves, and even Alibaba’s distribution platform in China, Xiami.


LANDR has also recently raised $6.2 million in funding from renowned rapper and record producer Nas, HDGL (Cirque Du Soleil founders Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier), Warner Music Group (WMG), Plus Eight Private Equity (DJ’s Richie Hawtin, Tiga, John Acquaviva, and Pete Tong), Real Ventures, YUL Ventures, and others. In addition to emerging artists, users of the platform include world-leading DJs, producers and professional musicians such as Tiga, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Echosmith, Wolf+Lamb as well as A&R and recording engineer Frank Vasquez of Doggystyle Records – and Orlando Puerta (remixing A&R for Madonna, Azealia Banks and more), who have all used LANDR in the final stages of audio production.


“Technology has allowed for more creators to be birthed. More and more music is being made but certain parts of the process don’t have consumer tools to help make fine and crisp finishes,” says rapper and producer Nas. “I believe LANDR is an affordable groundbreaking technology to help musicians make music that has a quality finish like any major label artist with a budget. I’m excited to help the LANDR team take their technology global.”


Designed by a team of leading international researchers, the new platform benefits listeners and producers with improved focus, dynamic and color in their sound. Specifically, it features a completely redesigned interface, more advanced artificial intelligence and updates to the corrective EQ, multi-band compressor, multi-band stereo enhancer and limiter. ‘Ionian 1.0’ will also mark vast improvements across genre-detection, machine-learning, dynamics processing (especially in drops and breaks) and mixed-correction – resulting in an incredibly smooth sound that rivals the work of professional sound engineers.


“We are thrilled to see the music industry rallying behind our technology,” says LANDR CEO Pascal Pilon. “With the relationships we have with musicians such as rapper and producer Nas or with Grammy award-winning audio engineer and producer Mike Latterell, we can now explore the full potential of artificial intelligence as an enabler of creativity. We look forward to working more closely with all artists and labels around the world and to welcoming many more emerging artists to our new platform.”  


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LANDR revolutionizes the mastering process with drag-and-drop simplicity, achieving results that rival professional studio work in minutes. This opens up a world of possibilities for producers: LANDR your demos before sharing them, drop in full length DJ mixes or live recordings, make a track on the road and have it mastered in time for your gig the same night. LANDR lets you integrate mastering seamlessly into your creative process.

DTLA: Lyricist Lounge / WATTS50 ft. Dead Prez @ Grand Performances | FREE


DEAD PREZ, THE WATTS PROPHETS, ILL CAMILLE, FOOD4THOT, and JIMETTA ROSE will perform at Grand PerformancesWATTS50 concert curated by LYRICIST LOUNGE on July 10, 2015 @ 8pm. This free outdoor concert takes place under the spectacular skyline of Downtown L.A.

Watts50 is an evening of socially conscious rap and hip hop, curated by Lyricist Lounge in recognition of the 1965 events in South Los Angeles. Pacifica Radio Archives’ on-the-ground coverage from Watts will serve as source material for select musical compositions throughout the evening. Pacifica Radio Archives and KPFK are media partners for the evening.

“Lyricist Lounge is honored to be a part of the 50th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion,” says Lyricist Lounge co-founder and Watts50 host Ant Marshall, “Although we aren’t old enough to remember the day, we are well aware that the circumstances that lead to the uprising still exist today.  For that reason, we are dedicated to highlighting the story of the Watts Rebellion so the next generation can learn from this historical day.”

Leigh Ann Hahn, Director of Programming at Grand Performances says, “The evening will entertain true fans, and it reminds us the important role hip hop can play in both remembering our history and inspiring us to make social change.”

Watts50 is part of Grand Performances’ 29th Annual concert series at Downtown L.A.’s California Plaza. It is also the second in their Los Angeles Aftershocks series, which focuses on the cultural aftershocks of the pivotal events in 1965 and 1992, and exemplifies how music, dialogue, and community celebration help us address racism in our city and nation.

Remaining shows in Grand Performances’ Los Angeles Aftershocks series include an examination of race and the criminal justice system in The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musicalby Dice Raw (July 17 – a West Coast debut) and 65-92: The Rhythm Changes but the Struggle Remains, an exploration of jazz, hip hop, and politics orchestrated by L.A.’s own Kamasi Washington (July 25).

To learn more about the Aftershocks series, or Grand Performances’ entire line up, which features a broad spectrum of cross-national, genre-defying performances curated to explore social issues and inspire joy, visit



Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at California Plaza in the heart of Downtown. Over 28 years, Grand Performances has developed a loyal audience, and an industry reputation for presenting the most globally eclectic and forward-thinking summer series on the West Coast.



The series focuses on the cultural aftershocks of the pivotal events in 1965 and 1992, and exemplifies how music, dialogue, and community celebration help us address racism in our city and nation. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Sony Pictures Entertainment.