Monthly Archives: July 2018

Red Bull Radio Launches RBMA Alumni DJ Mix Series ft. Nina Kraviz, Black Coffee, Sinjin Hawke, Ta-ku and more

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RED BULL RADIO CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF RBMA WITH EXCLUSIVE ALUMNI MIX SERIES 

Ahead of Red Bull Music Academy’s 20th Anniversary Edition in Berlin this September, Red Bull Radio has curated the RBMA20 Alumni Mix Series. To celebrate the occasion, Red Bull Radio will reflect on the transformative minds who have joined the Academy over the past two decades, featuring a collection of exclusive mixes from 20 celebrated RBMA alumni.

From July 30th, Red Bull Radio will premiere a new mix each weekday, featuring Russian techno star Nina Kraviz, South African house music maestro Black Coffee, Canadian bass wizard and Kanye West collaborator Sinjin Hawke, as well as 20-year-old Swedish club music innovator Toxe, rising electronic heroine Marie Davidson, British low-end futurist Mumdance, and many more.

Featuring a total of 20 artists, hailing from 16 countries and six continents, the RBMA20 Alumni Mix Series is a true celebration of the most exciting music scenes around the world. Each of the 20 artists featured in the Mix Series came to the Academy at a pivotal time in their career, and have since gone on to do exciting and unique things in their musical field.

The RBMA20 Alumni Mix Series is part of a wide-ranging series of Red Bull Radio programming that will shine a light on both the host city Berlin and the Academy’s own rich history from the past 20 years. Tune in to Red Bull Radio for the best new music, in-depth interviews, and unique stories from the 20th Anniversary Edition of RBMA at the historic Funkhaus studio complex in Berlin.

EPISODE GUIDE

Tune in to premieres every weekday at 10AM EST/7AM PST

July 30

Nina Kraviz (RUS)

August 13

 Mumdance (UK)

July 31

Sinjin Hawke (CA)

August 14

 Bosaina (Egypt)

August 1

Toxe (Sweden)

August 15

 Teebs (USA)

August 2

Black Coffee (SA)

August 16

Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru)

August 3

 Ipek Gorgun (TUR)

August 17

 Sign Libra (Latvia)

August 6

 Ta-ku (Australia)

August 20

 Marie Davidson (CA)

August 7

 Asmara (USA)

August 21

 Palms Trax (UK)

August 8

 Valesuchi (Chile)

August 22

 Cosmin TRG (Romania)

August 9

 Om Unit (UK)

August 23 

 Jivraj Singh (India)

August 10 

 Yosi Horikawa (JA)

August 24

 Axel Boman (Sweden)

Tribe Tambor Cruise 2019 – Announcing DJ Lineup

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The 5 Day Musical Festival at Sea 
Tribe Tambor Cruise 2019

March 28 – April 1, 2019 we do it all over again
This time to Cozumel Mexico
4 nights leaving from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Brand new ship – Independence of the Seas
TTC Where Love Lives

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Josh Milan
Honeycomb Music – New York

 

Jihad Muhammad
Bang The Drum – New Jersey

 

DJ Minx
Women on Wax – Detroit

Women On Wax (Detroit)

 

More of the DJ lineup to be released very soon.

 

The cruise this year to the Bahamas was a great success! We loved having you join us, and hope that you enjoyed every minute of this musical experience.  If you haven’t experienced the cruise, now is your time to join in with the family Love and all that music.

 

 

Deposit plans start at $200.  Payment plan options available, book now and take advantage of the lower cost cabins.

 

So whats new next year?
A daytime beach party at Cozumel, with a full DJ lineup on our own private beach with complimentary food and open bar
Destination is to Cozumel Mexico
Newly refurbished ship, Independence of the Seas
4 nights 5 days

 

PLUS++
House Music every day for 5 days!!
A great lineup of the best DJs
House Music – House Music – HOUSE MUSIC ALL CRUISE LONG!!

 

 

 

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This Weekend! 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival in South Los Angeles

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23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival this Saturday July 28 & Sunday July 29, 2018 in Los Angeles Featuring All-Star Lineup and Legendary Greats

 

23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival Returns with Silky Sounds, Multicultural Foods, Interactive Pavilions and Activities for All Ages

 

FREE annual favorite festival returns July 28-29 and includes performances by TC Carson, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Harvey Mason Chameleon Band, Pete Escovedo Orchestra, Betty Bryant, Ernie Andrews, Mark de Clive-Lowe and more.

LOS ANGELES—Legendary artists Betty Bryant and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra are among the dozens of performers taking the stage at the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 28-29. For more than two decades, the FREE music festival has been a staple for the South Los Angeles community, celebrating the region’s rich cultural past and turning the spotlight on what was once considered the heart of the Jazz scene.

 

FREE outdoor festival on July 28-29 features musical performances, range of resources, live art demonstrations, kid-friendly soccer games, confidential medical screenings and more

 

FREE Central Avenue Jazz Festival has been a staple for the South Los Angeles community. The revered summer event honors the historic rich cultural past of Central Avenue—once considered the epicenter of Jazz music— and returns July 28-29 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

  •  GRoW @ Annenberg Health & Wellness Pavilion will provide free and confidential medical services for everyone in the family including health, vision and dental screenings. Healthy eating tips will be provided, along with cooking demonstrations.

 

 

  •  Arts Pavilion curated by LA Mancha Gallery, featuring cutting-edge artwork from top artists in Los Angeles, as well as live art demonstrations from local muralists and graffiti artists.

 

  •  The NEW 9th Business & Jobs Pavilion inviting emerging and established business owners, entrepreneurs and job seekers to obtain important information that will guide them down the path to success.

 

  •  Balfour Beatty Youth Pavilion where children can enjoy fun soccer games presented by Street Soccer USA, learn the basics of traditional Cuban Rumba provided by Latin Percussion and a chance to create your own acrylic painting led by the non-profit organization Art Active. There will also be carnival games and arts & crafts.

 

The two-day celebration will have an array of food trucks and vendors that will provide a variety of multicultural dishes, such as Mexican barbeque, Jamaican cuisine, vegan options and Soul food for purchase.

 

“We want people to come for the music but stay for the unique experience!” said Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr., who hosts the fan-favorite event in the 9th District. “Where else can you get a free summer concert complete with medical screenings, enjoyable physical activities and art classes? This festival truly has something for everybody.”

 

Each year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival draws tens of thousands of people to enjoy live entertainment from legends and up-and-coming artists.

 

Festival parking is extremely limited and public transit and ride sharing is highly recommended. For more information on the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, including artists’ bios, vendor information and shuttle service, please visit www.centralavejazzfest.com.

 

Held along Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, the citywide signature event features back-to-back concerts from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on three stages.

Artist Lineup

 

SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018

 

Myron McKinley Trio

McKinley is a pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer and film score composer for large box office films and television shows. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a University of Southern California alumni, McKinley is the current music director and keyboardist of the legendary R&B Jazz Funk group “Earth, Wind & Fire”

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Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down the barriers between Smooth Jazz-Salsa-Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 40 years.

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Mark de Clive-Lowe

Musical maverick, juggling piano, synths, live sampling and beat making all on-the-fly, brought to life with a casual ease that’s mind-boggling.  Clive-Lowe has contributed to over 300 releases and has been featured at festivals including Montreal Jazz, North Sea Jazz and Uberjazz and is an established globally-touring performer.

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Boogaloo Assassins

Boogaloo Assassins are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band with asound and style inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa and Latin Funk records of the 1960s and 70s.

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Kátia Moraes and Brazilian Hearts

The Brazilian singer/songwriter/educator/producer Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980s with the band O Espírito da Coisa.

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Betty Bryant

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Betty Bryant, dubbed “Cool Miss B” by her fans and fellow musicians, is a revered pianist/singer who brings a solid piano technique, a light, swinging touch and a skilled vocal approach to her music.

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TC Carson

He is a jazz vocalist, voiceover artist and actor best known for his portrayal of the debonair Kyle Barker on the hit sitcom “Living Single.”

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Harvey Mason Chameleon Band

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Kenneth Dixon Quintet

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Tierney Sutton Band

8-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist. The New York Times wrote: “Aserious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.”

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

The two-time Grammy winning Salsa and Latin Jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, hard core Salsa. Live or recorded, it doesn’t get any better.

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Connie Han Trio

With her debut Mack Avenue Records album CRIME ZONE, next generation Los Angeles pianist Connie Han has created an edgy blend of new and old jazz.

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Francisco Torres Latin Jazz Band

He is the trombonist and musical director for the Grammy-Award winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band who hails from the state of Sonora, Mexico but calls Los Angeles, California home.

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Gretchen Parlato

Described as “a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music.”– Herbie Hancock.

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Katalyst

The ten piece band has played at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Inner City Youth Orchestra and a host of events and concerts in the Los Angeles area as well as being the creators of the #Inglewoodstock popup concert series

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Ernie Andrews & Richard Simon Band

Ernie Andrews has managed to be both popular and underrated throughout his lengthy career and is also prominent in the documentary Blues for Central Avenue.

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Roy Gaines & Tuxedo Blues

He has toured and recorded with blues greats like Chuck Willis and Ray Charles and did session work for Bobby Blue Bland and Junior Parker.

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Andrae Alexander

A veteran of The Marine Corps and a pianist in The United States Navy Band of Washington D.C., Andrae is an accomplished musician, songwriter, producer, author and performer.

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Katelyn Hunter

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“For this festival, we wanted to present a special program unlike anything we’ve seen before,” said Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr., who hosts the fan favorite event in Council District 9. “It was important to me that we pay homage to the traditional sounds and historical predecessors while integrating other genre influences.

“This fusion allows us to connect with our devoted jazz enthusiasts while generating a wider appeal and drawing in new fans who will ensure that this continues to be one of the biggest and best jazz festivals in the nation.”

Each year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival draws tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. In addition to live performances by world-class favorites and up-and-coming artists, the revered summer event includes pavilions focused on arts; Balfour Beatty Youth; GRoW @ Annenberg Health and Wellness; and business/employment services, as well as the participation of merchants and food vendors.

For more information on the 23rd Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival, including a complete schedule of performances, please visit www.centralavejazzfest.com

Presented by COUNCILMAN CURREN D. PRICE, JR. and The NEW 9th
In conjunction with Coalition for Responsible Community Development
In partnership with Concerned Citizens for South Central Los Angeles

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Single & Video: Brandon Coleman “Giant Feelings” | ‘Resistance’ LP out 9/14 via Brainfeeder

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BRANDON COLEMAN Announces New Album Resistance Out Sept 14 via Brainfeeder

Brainfeeder is proud to present Resistance - a 2018 Funk odyssey by keyboard maestro, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger and astral traveller Brandon Coleman. A regular fixture in the Kamasi Washington band, wylin’ out on the keys or wielding his keytar, he is introduced onstage at gigs as “Professor Boogie” by his longtime friend and collaborator. Resistance - released on September 14 via Brainfeeder – represents a new chapter in the Funk dynasty that spans George Clinton / Parliament Funkadelic and Zapp through to Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and Dam Funk as the Los Angeles resident salutes his musical heroes – Herbie Hancock, Peter Frampton, Roger Troutman – and honours their ethos of freedom and experimentation in his search for Funk’s future.

Lead single “Giant Feelings” features contributions from Kamasi Washington and the close knit band of musicians with whom he has toured since releasing The Epic and it has been a regular fixture in their set lists. “I wrote ‘Giant Feelings’ for the band… for Kamasi, Miles [Mosley], Ronald [Bruner], Stephen [Bruner]… all those guys. I wrote it for us to play,” he explains. Diving into a slumped-out synth funk groove at the outset before building to its soaring orchestral apex, the track features lead vocals from Patrice Quinn. “I’ve been waiting to work with a voice like Patrice for my whole career,” says Brandon. “Her voice is as timeless as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday, it just radiates love.”

WATCH: Brandon Coleman “Giant Feelings” (feat. Patrice Quinn & Techdizzle) Video

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Resistance is a powerful statement from an artist who is passionate about hybridity and innovation – stitching together threads from jazz, disco, boogie, R&B, electro, soul and Funk. “I’ve been in the studio a lot in recent years, writing with this or that artist and I always felt constrained… like I had to compromise and submit to a ‘pop’ sensibility,” he explains. “This time I just wanted to create something that was really free… something original… to incorporate all the styles that I represent, because often when I’ve tried to do that in the past it’s been met with resistance.”

The list of artists with whom Coleman has collaborated is simultaneously inspiring and exhausting. From Ciara to Mulatu Astatke and Childish Gambino to Shuggie Otis… but one of his most consistent studio partners during the last decade has been R&B icon Babyface. “I’ve learned a lot from him… working on countless projects… he would just call me at any time and say: ‘Hey man, I’m in the studio with Aretha Franklin at the piano and I want you to come in and help us arrange some songs.’ And I would be like: ‘Erm ok, I’m on my way’,” he shakes his head and laughs. “Those experiences shaped the way I hear and appreciate music”.

Coleman‘s epiphany came aged 16 when he’d only really just taken up piano. “My brother gave me a Herbie Hancock record – ‘Sunlight’,” he says. “I put it on and just kept listening to it on repeat ‘cos I couldn’t fathom how he was singing like that… it sounded electric. That was it for me.” Utterly bewitched by the marriage of human touch and robotic texture in those vocals, he moved on to Peter Frampton and Roger Troutman (celebrated for their mastery of the talk box) and decided to create his own signature synth patch for his vocals. “I wanted to take it further… if Siri could sing, this is how Siri would sing,” he laughs.

It is fitting that Resistance should arrive on the imprint founded by Flying Lotus - a perpetual free-thinker and champion of genre-exploding. “I can remember the first time I met him,” says Brandon. “It was at a ‘Suite For Ma Dukes’ rehearsal with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and I walked in and noticed this mad set-up with crazy pedals and stuff and I’m usually the guy who has that. Who the hell does this guy think he is, doing what I do but different gear?… and then I was like ‘Holy shit – this is Flying Lotus!’” The pair have subsequently worked together on music for Bladerunner, FlyLo’s directorial debut Kuso and Brandon plays on Until The Quiet Comes and You’re Dead! too. It was an easy decision to sign the album to Brainfeeder: “It just feels like family, y’know?”, he explains. “Stephen [Thundercat] is there… plus I’ve toured a lot with Kamasi and the type of shows we were playing – the venues and the crowds – it wasn’t a jazz audience and I dug that. I feel like that was something that Brainfeeder brought to the table”.

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Brandon Coleman - Resistance (September 14 via Brainfeeder)

Tracklist: 1. Live For Today

2. All Around The World

3. A Letter To My Buggers

4. Addiction (feat. Sheera)

5. Sexy 6. There’s No Turning Back

7. Resistance

8. Sunday (feat. N’Dambi)

9. Just Reach For The Stars 10.

Love 11. Giant Feelings

12. Walk Free

Follow Brandon Coleman: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple Music / YouTube / Brainfeeder

OUT NOW: Frank Nitt ‘Traveling Salesman’ on Delicious Vinyl

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Frank Nitt returns with more heat for Summer 2018 with a new set of bangers named The Traveling Salesman.

With this new masterpiece, Frank likens the experiences of a world traveling, underground artist to that of a door-to-door salesman. Nitt chronicles his view with sharp-witted precise bars, touching every key of the emotional piano. From the struggles of being a legit black man in this world on “Cuz Im Black” (featuring Canadian Idol fly guy Kaleb Simmonds) to the trap inspired love song “Love Trap” (featuring Joz B), Frank covers all the bases.

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The lush musical landscapes provided by Music Over Matter frontman Jay Vernon, peppered with contributions from the likes of The Trailer Park Boys’ KnuckleheadDJ IV and more in the mix with Nitt’s wit and grit is sure to keep the heads banging for the summer and beyond.

Hip Hop the way it was meant to be.

iTunes  

 Apple Music

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Visit Frank Nitt on: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter

For more information please contact:
Chris@DeliciousVinyl.com

ROCK RUBBER 45s: A Film by Bobbito Garcia

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ROCK RUBBER 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic New York City culture orchestrator Bobbito Garcia.

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The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative. The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process.

 
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DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC, STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, and his autobiographical documentary ROCK RUBBER 45s.

 

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Currently, “Kool Bob Love” produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good With Stretch And Bobbito” podcast.

 

Rock Rubber 45s from Saboteur Media on Vimeo.

 

WITH: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, ROSIE PEREZ, STEVIE WONDER, QUESTLOVE, PATTI LABELLE, MIKE RAPAPORT, CHUCK D, CHRIS PAUL, SCOTTIE PIPPEN, MAXWELL AND MANY MORE. 

 

MUSIC BY: BOBBITO GARCÍA, EDDIE PALMIERI, ROBERT GLASPER, OSUNLADE, SPINNA, MONICA BLAIRE & THE DU-RITES   

 

Available On Demand on all major VOD platforms including: iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu and Google Play

 

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Red Bull Festival 2018, Berlin

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World premieres from Oneohtrix Point Never, Jlin, Sevdaliza, Robot Koch; Performances from Nina Kraviz, Dixon, Tony Allen and Jeff Mills; Conversations with Janelle Monáe and Pusha T; Berlin installments of Culture Clash and Diggin’ in the Carts and more 

 

Festival takes place concurrently with the 20th anniversary edition of Red Bull Music Academy September 8 to October 12 

 

Tickets On Sale Now at ​redbullmusicacademy.com/berlin

 

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For five weeks in September and October, Red Bull Music Festival touches down in Berlin, bringing its acclaimed program of concerts, club nights and public talks to music and cultural venues across the city.

 

From São Paulo to New York City, Johannesburg, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles and beyond, the Red Bull Music Festival series has circumvented the globe, shining a light on the unique sounds and scenes of its host cities. For the inaugural installment in Berlin, celebration converges with education for the 20th anniversary edition of the Red Bull Music Academy. 61 music-makers selected from around the world will come together at the Funkhaus, a historic recording complex In East Berlin, where they’ll collaborate in custom-built studios and attend lectures with artists that have shaped the contemporary musical landscape.

 

When Jeff Mills became the first artist to sit down on a Red Bull Music Academy lecture couch, in a Berlin warehouse in 1998, his selection was no coincidence. The Detroit techno legend’s symbiotic relationship with Berlin embodies the city’s open attitude towards cultural exchange and creative innovation – the ways in which Berlin refuses to recognize walls of any kind, and enables artists to grow like few other places can.

 

For the Red Bull Music Festival, Jeff Mills will provide inspiration in a different form, performing alongside drummer and Fela Kuti collaborator Tony Allen at Funkhaus. Elsewhere, G.O.O.D Music boss and rap legend Pusha T and Grammy-nominated singer and actressJanelle Monáe will take their place on the lecture couch to share wisdom in two public talks during the festival.

 

In a nod to techno as part of the German capital’s DNA, S3kt0r Ufo: 30 Jahre Techno sees a roster of the genre’s biggest names – including Red Bull Music Academy alumna Nina Kraviz, Academy studio team member Mathew Jonson, Westbam, UR presents Depth Charge and DJ Hell – come together for a time-bending journey through three decades of Berlin techno.

 

One of RBMA’s most popular event series, United States of Bass, goes international with Bass Union, assembling sub-loving innovators from across Europe, including UK grime figurehead D Double E, Lisbon’s Nidia and club deconstructionist Gaika; looking further afield, An Afro-Rhythmic Affair celebrates a range of explosively popular, swagger-laden club music sounds from the African diaspora with some of the genre’s biggest stars, including Naija/Ghana cool kid Mr. Eazi and Angolan Kuduro star Titica.

 

Continuing in Red Bull Music tradition of fostering creativity, electronic music iconoclasts Oneohtrix Point Never and Jlin will create works for the world premiere of the Symphonic Sound System, a new 4D spatial sound system in partnership with MONOM. Also premiering during the festival is Sevdaliza’s The Great Hope Design from the Dutch avant-pop producer and Red Bull Music Academy alumna who will collaborate with LA-based German choreographer Rauf Yasit AKA RubberLegz on an alternative, heart-led reality, using Berlin’s storied Volksbühne theater as a laboratory.

 

Berliners are known for transforming abandoned spaces into clubs and cultural centers, and in this same spirit, festival events will take place at a range of unique venues, including SEZ, a former sports and recreation center in East Berlin, and the Zeiss-Großplanetarium, where award-winning German composer and Academy alumnus Robot Koch joins forces with visual artist Mickael Le Goff for an audiovisual journey through the spheres.

 

The festival also brings two Red Bull Music signature events to Berlin for the first time: Culture Clash, an earth-shaking take on Jamaican soundsystem clashes featuring diverse local crews from different genres and backgrounds, and Diggin’ in the Carts, presenting live performances including Kode9 and Kōji Morimoto inspired by cult Japanese video game soundtracks.

 

The 2018 hand-selected Red Bull Music Academy participants represent some of the most exciting new voices in music from around the globe. As part of the Red Bull Music Festival, they’ll perform – often for the first time in Berlin – as part of the events program.

 

To learn more about the 61 artists taking part in the Academy, visit http://win.gs/classof18.

 

In addition to the festival events, original editorial will be created on wide-ranging topics in a variety of storytelling formats throughout September and October on redbullmusicacademy.com/berlin and daily.redbullmusicacademy.com as well as on social channels.

 

Broadcasting live from a custom-built studio at the Funkhaus, Red Bull Radio (​www.redbullradio.com​) will also feature five weeks of Berlin-focused programming, including event livestreams, daily specials featuring the 2018 Academy participants, and more.

 

For details of all events, visit redbullmusicacademy.com/berlin.

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Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live Premiere “Help” ft. Adult Karate from their new LP, Gate 13

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Watch a young Del mature into his modern self and explore self-awareness in the age of “fake news.” The video for “Help” is directed by Anthony Cole, and the single features vocals by Adult Karate and Andrea Blunt. 

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It is the latest release from the Gate 13 album by Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live out now. In the video, we follow a young, carefree Del as he matures into a conscientious adult bombarded by sensationalist mass media.

 

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“More than any other song on the album, ‘Help’ was the song that we wanted to make sure had the biggest impact in terms of message,” says Amp. “So its visual interpretation was important. The ‘Help’ video represents the struggle that many people are having right now with differentiating between an act and reality. A young Del in 2018 quickly grows into his present self and we are seeing the journey he has to take in discovering who he is. The final destination is his big awakening.”

 

“Help” showcases Amp’s next-level beat work which is by turns gritty and melodic and Del’s trademark laidback but concise lyricism. It is the second single from their critically acclaimed album, Gate 13. Pitchfork raved, “Protean future-funk production steals the show on this collaboration between two veterans of the Bay Area hip-hop scene.”

 

Billboard called it “an album sprawling with so many genres, unexpected sounds, and aggressive bars that it feels like a universe of its own — like hip-hop’s version of Stranger Things’ the Upside Down.” And Bandcamp stated, “Del The Funky Homosapien and producer Amp Live’s collaborative album is all about future funk grooves.”


Video Credits:

Director – Anthony Cole
Editor – Spencer Groshong
Director of Photography – David Gomar
Lighting/Grip – Mike Tafao
Featuring Adult Karate
Opera Vocals Andrea Blunt

More info at https://www.delandamplive.com/

Coming Home: Colombia

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The Los Angeles Film School Hosted the Red-Carpet Screening of Coming Home: Colombia, for Students, Media and Industry Tastemakers

 

The Los Angeles Film School hosted students, media, and fans for a red-carpet screening of “Coming Home: Colombia” on June 14, 2018. The fifth installment in the docu-series followed DJ EFN and his crew as they visited Colombia and follows prior episodes that showcased countries around the world, learning about the influence of hip-hop on a number of cultures, including Cuba, Peru, Haiti, and Vietnam.

 

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DJ EFN, co-host of widely popular podcast – Drink Champs, as well as famed American record label executive and DJ, was joined by cast-mates: Paulo Londono, Drain, Hazardis Soundz, Charles Ribeiro, Cejaz, and Lorenzo Mashan, for a Q&A that discussed the scope of hip-hop culture in Colombia.

 

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The episode delves into the depths of Colombian society, where hip-hip is engrained into the hearts and souls of many communities. Rappers and freestylers explain to DJ EFN and his crew how they have the opportunity to narrate their daily lives through a similar hip-hop style to that of their own. Regardless of how different their cultures may be, hip-hop is a defining way for them to connect with the Colombian people they meet on their journey.

 

A country that has seen the strife of civil-unrest first-hand, the Colombian people had a lot to teach the Coming Home cast, and the fifth part of the docu-series continues to demonstrate the powerful theme of connecting cultures through music and the hip-hop movement.

 

Photos by Michael Muncatchy

 

A trailer of the film can be found here and below and will be available to watch on REVOLT TV, coming soon.

 

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SoundCloud for Summer

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SoundCloud is the first place so many artists got their start – from Lorde to Post Malone to Disclosure to Kehlani, where established and emerging creators upload new content first – from DJ remixes to rap songs to podcasts, being the world’s largest open audio platform with the world’s largest catalogue.

 

The SoundCloud mobile app features:

 

World’s largest music streaming catalogue: 180M+ tracks from established and emerging artists and growing

 

Content direct from creators and often years ahead of what’s on the mainstream charts

 

A more personalized user experience than ever: From artist-curated playlists and curated recommendations to playlists based on your listening behavior and music that reflects what’s happening in culture

 

Additional features with the SoundCloud Go+ subscriptionOffline, ad-free listening and access to 30M+ premium tracks

 

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