Monthly Archives: December 2018

NBA All-Star Baron Davis’ Annual UWish Presents The Black Santa Winter Wonderland Mixtape

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NBA All-Star Baron Davis Scores With Annual Holiday Campaign: UWish Presents The Black Santa Winter Wonderland Mixtape And Several Festive Experiences

 

UWish’s Black Santa To Spread Cheer Through Music, Original Content, Holiday Merchandise And Animation

 

NBA All-Star Baron Davis, Creator and Founder of UWish and Black Santa will make a slam dunk this season through his highly-anticipated holiday campaign. Davis has released the annual UWish Presents The Black Santa Winter Wonderland Mixtape which features current holiday music and hopes that the original songs will inspire others to “bless someone.”

 

The UWish Presents The Black Sant a Winter Wonderland Mixtape is infused with cultural variations of hip-hop, pop, and R&B songs and blends traditional holiday themes with swag ballads, trap-thumping rhythms and
remixes of classic holiday favorites. The mixtape also introduces Black Santa, UWish’s hero character, along with his wife Mrs. C and the other characters in Black Santa’s world. Their shared mission to spread goodwill reminds us all that “giving has no season.”

 

The mixtape release is just part of a series of major announcements for UWish, including the celerity basketball game which occurred on December 16th, a seasonal store opening which runs through December 24th as well as recent Breakfast with Black Santa pop-ups and many upcoming opportunities to meet Black Santa while he’s out and about in the community.

 

Black Santa just might visit your neighborhood next and the collection of holiday gear, wrapping paper, stocking-stuffer novelties and music are all available now. UWish Present s The Black Sant a Winter Wonderland Mixtape was introduced in 2017 to present Black Santa to audiences of all ages and share current renditions of holiday music. This year’s mixtape and upcoming EP release build upon last year’s success and features musical collaborations with highly- acclaimed, award-winning producers and songwriters.

 

Producers Baron Davis and TITLE 9 Inc. created all original content and songs for this project along with associate producers Andre ‘Dre’ Harris, Triangle Park Music and DUO as well as master guru Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound, NY. Artist and Repertoire (A&R) representatives are Carmen Murray, Jennifer Duke and Michael Michel.

 

Here’s a glimpse of the entertaining track list:

 

1. “It’s Cold Out Here” – Chilly The Polar Bear
2. “Mrs. C” – Cecilia Lee Nicholson
3. “4 The Bag” – Fire and Ice
4. “Froze” – The Three Snowmen
5. “All I Want” – Autumn
6. “Christmas Wave” – Wave
7. “Below The Ice “– Professor Penguin
8. “Don’t Wait For Christmas” – Big Kev Ft. The Elfington Band
9. “Better At Christmas” – The Three Snow Women
10.“On The Go When He Says Ho” –The Sleigh Dogs
11.“Snow Falls” – The Snowgirls
12.“Don’t Come For The Sled” – Neil The Navy Seal
13.“Joyful” –Flurry The Snowflake, Stella The Star, Misty The Mistletoe
14.“Blue Skies” – Dr. Ira Shoemaker
15.“Holiday Work” – The Elfingtons
16.”Mrs. C” – Cecilia Lee Nicholson Ft. Kash Doll
17.”Cold Outside” – Wave
18.”The South Pole Townsmen” – The Townsmen

https://blacksanta.com/

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VIDEO: I Don’t Camouflage (Theme Song Vol. 2) Feat. Sadat X, General Steele and Tarrey Torae

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Two Kings (Sadat X & General Steele) and a llama take you on a journey rich with plants, patterns and layers. I Don’t Camouflage, collaborated with the Hip Hop legends Sadat X of Brand Nubian, General Steele of Smif N Wessun and a singer Tarrey Torae to create I Don’t Camouflage Theme Song Vol. 2.

I Don’t Camouflage is a mini documentary series that profiles creative individuals who dare to stand out, via migrations and use of patterns.

I Don’t Camouflage (Theme Song Vol. 2) Feat. Sadat X, General Steele and Tarrey Torae

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Directed By: Aiko Tanaka of I Don’t Camouflage

 

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NOEL: A Christmas Album from Leon Ware

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The Estate of Singer/Songwriter Extraordinaire Leon Ware Gifts the World with His Unreleased Christmas EP, Noel

 

Collection includes 4 Christmas classics plus the original “Be Like Christmas”

 

On February 23, 2017, mere days after his 77th birthday, legendary songwriter Leon Ware departed this earth. The man had gifted the world with 13 albums of his own plus scores of timeless classic songs for others including “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson), “I Want You” (Marvin Gaye), “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” (Quincy Jones / AWB), “Rolling Down a Mountainside” (Isaac Hayes / The Main Ingredient), “I Know It’s You” (Donny Hathaway) and “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” (Maxwell). And yet, he left behind even more gifts to give…the first being a heart-stilling 5-song EP of Christmas songs titled, Noel (Leon spelled backwards as well as the French origin word for Christmas).

 

Noel is an intimate, one-from-the-heart musical gift of love that Leon Ware had been working on in his home studio workshop over the years, during holiday times, along with engineer Gerry Brown. The project is comprised of Leon’s singular renditions of “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire),” “Silent Night,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bells” (sung as a duet with Taura Stinson), plus the original composition “Be Like Christmas” that he composed with longtime friend/collaborator Richard Rudolph (Minnie Riperton) lovingly sung by dear friend Nikki Grier (often a featured singer in Leon’s live shows). All of the material was arranged by Leon with his singular bent for tropical rhythms, sensual tempos and tastefully lush harmonic sophistication. Leon handled all of the keyboards and programming, joined solely by guitarist Rob Bacon and some added programming by Darien Dorsey.

 

Noel’s artwork is derived from a painting of Leon’s creation.

 

The music of Noel is offered with love from Leon and to those we love. It is a testament to the spirit of the holiday and a uniquely felt expression of a timeless message in song that the world needs to hear.

 

Leon Ware’s Noel is a special holiday teaser leading up to the 2019 release of his final 12-song album, Rainbow Deux. Stay tuned. `Til then, have yourself a mellow little Christmas.

 

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“Jingle Bells” Featuring Taura Stinson

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JINGLE BELLS…like you’ve never heard it before !  This outstanding duet with TAURA STINSON is featured on LEON WARE’s EP  entitled NOEL which was just released to all streaming services.  It is also available as a digital download at CD Baby and iTunes.

 

Taura brings her unique talent and spirit to the track,  as she has to many of Leon’s works over the years.  Her talent as a songwriter were recognized by both the Golden Globes and Academy of Motion Pictures among others.  She lovingly refers to Leon as her “musical father” and only she could bring this vibe to something he had not completed before his passing.  Their seamless energy is evident.

 

Please enjoy and “jingle all the way”!

Princess Nokia’s Reissue of Debut ‘Metallic Butterfly’ with additional Bonus Tracks

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Princess Nokia just re-released a remastered and expanded version of her 2014 debut full length Metallic Butterfly via Rough Trade Records, featuring three bonus tracks from the era. Before the rapper/actor/model/intersectional feminist became the icon she is today, Destiny Frasqueri was a young trip-hop and Bjork-obsessed NYC raver kid. The album showcases all sides of what we’ve now come to know as the definitive multi-faceted artist Princess Nokia: music lover, philosopher, activist and anime nerd. The music was composed entirely with hip-hop producer OWWWLS, who also worked closely with her on 1992 Deluxe and has been her live DJ.

 

When the album was originally released, Vice called it “one of the most exciting and ambitious independently released albums to come out of the New York underground in a long time” and Complex adds, “we’re treated to her raw, but emotionally-rich talent as a vocalist on Butterfly… It’s clear this girl’s talents are vast.” See the intimate handwritten letter that Destiny wrote on the day of the record’s original release below.

 

Metallic Butterfly (Remastered & Expanded) features some of the enduring hits that are part of her live show, such as the pumped-up, drum-n-bass love song “Dragons,” the Afro-Latina pride anthem “Corazon En Afrika,” and the empowering mantra “Young Girls.” These fan favorites and more are finally available on streaming services for the first time here:http://rtrecs.co/metallicbutterfly.

 

Princess Nokia notes via Twitter:

 

Watch a mashup of the Metallic Butterfly videos HERE.

 

The shape-shifting emcee has been releasing music via YouTube and Soundcloud since she was in high school and catapulted herself to the next level with 1992 Deluxe—selling out venues across the globe and steadily gaining tens of millions of streams. Earlier this year, she released A Girl Cried Red–her mixtape showcasing another fully formed side of Destiny that still taps into the uncompromising feminist ideology of Princess Nokia.

 

After touring non-stop behind 1992 Deluxe and A Girl Cried Red for the better part of two years, Princess Nokia is currently taking some much-earned time off and working on new material, but look for her to bring her dynamic live show to San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound in 2019, with additional dates to be announced soon.

 

PRINCESS NOKIA 2019 TOUR DATES

 

March 2 – Berkeley, CA – Noise Pop Festival

 

May 30 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound

 

METALLIC BUTTERFLY (REMASTERED & EXPANDED) TRACK LISTING

 

01. Dimensia
02. Hands Up
03. Seraphims
04. Young Girls
05. Biohazard Butterfly
06. Cybiko
07. Dragons
08. Felicity Island
09. Bikini Weather / Corazón En Afrika
10. Anomaly (Bonus Track)
11. Earth Is My Playground (Bonus Track)

12. Versace Hottie (Bonus Track)

VIDEO: Grammy Nominated Kumar’s “It’s Alright”

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Singer/Songwriter Kumar has released his single It’s Alright. The track is the first single from his forthcoming full-length album on VP Records. Produced by Robert Livingston and Llamar “Riff Raff” Brown and written by Kumar, the pop infused reggae track is a perfect introduction to the artist. Listen here

 

Kumar first captured the spotlight as the lead singer for acclaimed roots reggae band Raging Fyah. With distinctive haunting vocals, Kumar picked up a 2017 Grammy Nomination for his work on Raging Fyah’s ‘Everlasting’ as well as millions of streams across Spotify and YouTube. With extensive touring in Europe and the States, Kumar has shared the stage with artists such as UB40, Tribal Seeds, and The Green, to name a few.

 

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In the studio Kumar has put out a steady stream of collaborations including recent duet alongside Alborosie (still with Raging Fyah), the re-imagined Metallica classic “The Unforgiven” in a reggae style, receiving millions of streams across Spotify and Youtube and mainstream radio support in the states. In late 2018 after lengthy deliberation and meditation, Kumar made the decision to leave Raging Fyah and pursue a career as a solo artist focused on pursuing his own artistic vision.

 

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kumarfyah/

 

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Movement Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup Teaser

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MOVEMENT FESTIVAL REVEALS 2019 LINEUP TEASER

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FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE BY ORBITAL – LIVE

PLUS: AMELIE LENS, CHRIS LAKE, DANNY BROWN, DJ BONE, DJ NOBU, FLOORPLAN – LIVE, HEIKO LAUX, HOT SINCE 82 and STEPHAN BODZIN – LIVE

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MAY 25 – 27
HART PLAZA, DETROIT

 

“The annual Memorial Day weekend marathon is a necessary pilgrimage for fans of Detroit music and those looking to get a grip on the bubbling US underground.” Billboard

 

“Movement is techno history in the making.” Dancing Astronaut

 

3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP 

 

are Now On Sale at www.movement.us

 

Paxahau is pleased to announce a special lineup preview for the 2019 Movement Music Festival, taking place on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27 inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza. 

 

The lineup teaser features UK dance music pioneers Orbital for their first live appearance in Detroit in almost 20 years. This also marks the duo’s first-ever performance at Movement. Orbital have laid the groundwork for today’s live shows by performing such anthems as “Halcyon”, “Belfast” and “Chime” on a cadre of studio gear in epic fashion. There is no better platform to expose a new generation of electronic music fans to the historical relevance of this incredible act than at Movement. 

 

Today’s lineup reveal also features Detroit’s very own Danny Brown, DJ Bone as well as Detroit Techno legend Robert Hood performing as Floorplan – live. British House sensation Hot Since 82 will also take the stage. 

 

Other notable first-time Movement performances include: Amelie Lens, Chris Lake, DJ Nobu, Heiko Laux and Stephan Bodzin – live. More names will be announced in early 2019 on Movement’s official website and social media channels. 

 

The 10 performances announced as of December 13th, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

 

AMELIE LENS

 

CHRIS LAKE

 

DANNY BROWN

 

DJ BONE

 

DJ NOBU

 

FLOORPLAN - LIVE

 

HEIKO LAUX

 

HOT SINCE 82

 

STEPHAN BODZIN - LIVE

 

Since its inception, Movement has been deeply dedicated to bringing a completely original experience to Detroit, the place where it all began for Techno music. Festival organizers are hyper focused on showcasing authentic talent for the event, which in turn provides an experience that is purely about the music. Movement fans will find themselves immersed with the best of the best, seasoned vets and up and comers within Techno and other dance music genres. 

 

Movement 2019 3-Day Weekend and Daily Passes for both GA and VIP are now available for purchase at www.movement.us. Payment Plan options are also available.

 

To learn more, visit http://www.movement.us
Instagram: @movementdetroit
Snapchat: @movementdetroit
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SoundCloud’s Year in Review & 2019 Artists to Watch

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It’s been an exciting year at SoundCloud! From our groundbreaking DJ tools announcement to integration with Instagram and the expansion of SoundCloud Premier, has rolled out over 12 big updates to the platform in 2018 to continue supporting and empowering our community of creators – the largest in the world!

 

Taking a look back to celebrate creators across the platform over the past 12 months, many of whom got their start first on SoundCloud (#SCFIRST), the 2018 SoundCloudPlayback covers 9 categories and rounds out with a look at the 2019 Artists to Watch, and they are launching playlists to accompany each!

 

Juice WRLD, who released his first track on SoundCloud back in 2015, claims the titles of ‘Top Artist’ and ‘Top Track’, The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down” claims ‘Top Remix’ and Two Friends. tops out the year with the ‘Top DJ Set’ for the 2nd year in a row.

 

SoundCloud’s 2019 Artists to Watch list includes: mobilegirlThutmoseDuenditaOctavianLeafJEVONAshnikkoPink $weat$Chloe LilacRosalíaTierra WhackClairoTeflon SegaRuuthLil MoseyAma Lou, Pardison FontaineGunna and Yaeji.

 

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GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW Shares Video for Album Title Track “Overload” Out Now On Brainfeeder

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Georgia Anne Muldrow unveils the video for “Overload” directed by Capricorn Clark of Harun Creative. Addressing “the process of building loving relationships in spite of the malfunctions of Western society”, it’s the title track from her new album – widely regarded as her finest work to date.

 

Released on October 26, 2018 via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint (a record label deeply embedded in her birthplace Los Angeles, with a ton of shared history, shared beliefs and a united vision of the future). It was justly acclaimed by Pitchfork (8.0) who paid tribute to her eclecticism, experimentation and individuality: “The restless avant-garde soul singer is still reinventing rhythm and blues for the future.. the epic scope of Muldrow’s body of work forms the funkiest of odysseys.”

 

“Overload felt like such a contrast between chaos and control that I wanted to find a subtle way to relay – in a way that allowed the non-core fans to meet her and gave the core a champion,” explains Capricorn Clark. “Aretha Franklin kept coming to mind, and an image of her in her dressing room kept coming back to me, so I built a world around that. Georgia is a huge being. She emotes this light, but she isn’t aiming for the spotlight, so I had to bring the light to her.”

Watch the video for “Overload” HERE.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload
(October 26, 2018 - Brainfeeder)
Tracklist:
01. I.O.T.A. (Instrument Of The Ancestors)
02. Play It Up
03. Overload
04. Blam
05. Williehook (Skit)
06. Aerosol
07. Vital Transformation
08. You Can Always Count On Me (feat. Shana Jenson)
09. These Are The Things I Really Like About You (feat. Dudley Perkins)
10. Canadian Hillbilly
11. Conmigo (Reprise)
12. Bobbie’s Dittie
13. Ciao

 

Follow Georgia Anne Muldrow online:
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Spotify / Apple Music / Brainfeeder

 

H.E.R., Launching A Live Experiential Musical Event Series by MWP Entertainment

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MWP Entertainment Group is launching a live interactive concert series, “WANTED,” and will hold its inaugural event performed by platinum R&B Artist H.E.R. on December 14, 2018 in Los Angeles. Shot in front of a LIVE audience the series will feature interactive displays, holograms & multi-camera media players, and behind the scenes (BTS) footage, allowing artists to reveal everything they aspire to share with fans, and enable fans to engage at unprecedented levels. With over one billion combined streams to date, the release of the breakthrough H.E.R. Vol. 1, H.E.R. Vol. 2 – The B Sides, and I Used To Know Her: The Prelude, singer/songwriter/musician H.E.R. has quickly established herself as one of modern music’s most fascinating new voices.

 

The premiere “WANTED” concert featuring H.E.R. will be held at The NOVO Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 14, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. – TICKETS.  The concert will also be available via live stream on multiple platforms, allowing the concert to be anywhere and everywhere, at your fingertips.

 

The “WANTED” concert series was born from a collaboration between MWP Entertainment Group and MBK Entertainment, both are leading music labels & production companies. Through this new series, the producers envision leading the evolution of the LIVE music experience for those in the venue while extending it in a new and innovative way via live interactive stream for fans around the world.

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Red Bull Music Announces LA Festival with Robyn, Rae Sremmurd, San Cha, ‘Red Dead Redemption 2′ & more

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RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES


International Music Festival Series Heads To Los Angeles In February

 

Acclaimed Series Explores Music and Its Intersection with Film, Gaming, Skateboarding, Photography & More

 

Events Include Robyn’s North American Tour Launch ++ ‘Heartbeats: A Night of Love’ Songs with Rae Sremmurd ++ The Music of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2′ ++ Day-long Music, Skate & Film Event with LA Collective Illegal Civilization ++ Insider Hip-Hop Photographer Gunner Stahl ++ Center Channel: A Music Inspired Film Series ++ and more

 

Tickets On Sale Wednesday, December 5th at 12pm PT

 

For Full Line-Up and Ticket Links, visit www.redbullmusic.com/los-angeles

 

Follow Red Bull Music: Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

 

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Los Angeles, CA  (December 4th, 2018) - Red Bull Music  will return this February to the City of Angels for the next installment of the critically acclaimed international music series. Kicking off February 7th, Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles 2019 (RBMF LA) will explore how music intersects with film, gaming, photography and more, as well as partnering with groundbreaking artists from Los Angeles and around the world for special performances and lectures. The festival made it’s Los Angeles debut in the Fall of 2017 and this year’s installment follows six acclaimed Red Bull Music Festivals in New York City, and the festival’s Chicago debut this fall.

 

 

The 2019 festival’s programming includes the launch of Swedish pop-royalty Robyn’s North American tour, taking place over two nights at the historic Hollywood Palladium. She re-emerged for the first time in several years this past May at Red Bull Music Festival New York to deliver a powerful public lecture and re-teams with Red Bull Music to bring her spectacular live show to the city for the first time since 2010, performing songs from her new album Honey.

 

 

Some of hip-hop’s brightest young names will also be part of RBMF LA. Valentine’s Day will see a special evening with rap’s dynamic duo Rae Sremmurd. Couples and singles will be treated to their eclectic and energetic live show which will also include some very special covers of iconic love songs of past and present, all within the halls of a historic bank vault in Downtown Los Angeles. Acclaimed hip-hop photographer Gunner Stahlhas documented the rise of a new generation of hip-hop stars. RBMF LA will bring Stahl out for a DJ set featuring a range of special guest performances with recognizable faces from his work.

 

 

Rockstar Games’s Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic Western outlaw story with an equally impressive 80-hour score, spearheaded by composer Woody Jackson of Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack fame. Red Bull Music has partnered with Rockstar Games to reimagine this extraordinary piece of dynamic score as a unique auditory installation. Fans will be able to experience a full ensemble performance featuring Woody Jackson, experimental Indonesian duo Senyawa and more musicians featured on the game’s score.

 

 

The festival is also working with the Los Angeles-based multi talented collective Illegal Civilization. Known initially for their skate videos, IC has become a leader of youth culture. Headed by polymath Mikey Alfred and fresh off a collaboration with Jonah Hill on his film Mid90s, Alfred and his crew are programming Illegal Civ Movie Motel–a day-long event at the iconic ’50s-era Pink Motel. The event will feature a crew of IC musical affiliates including Tierra Whack, Tommy Genesis, Show Me The Bodyand more, a mini-skate park, late night film screenings, a community swap meet and more.

 

 

San Cha, who will take her explosive and visceral artistry to new heights. The show will be based around the telenovela programs of her childhood, and will feature artists across a range of LA’s artistic disciplines.

 

 

Center Channel, an ambitious film series exploring the most compelling intersections of sound and film. Red Bull Music has collaborated with curators from LA’s local music and film scenes for premieres, screenings, panels, and live performances. Center Channel will offer a vibrant and versatile community space in the historic Ukrainian Cultural Center on the border of Hollywood.

 

 

Stay tuned for more programming announcements and festival details to be shared in early 2019.