LIVE! On the internet now, watch the second episode of THECRAFT, featuring Chicago’s own DJ HEATHER.
What is THECRAFT you ask?
Have you ever wanted to know, emphatically, what a lyric truly meant, or where it came from? Have you ever wanted to know what the studio experience is like for some of your favorite producers? Each episode of THECRAFT will feature one music maker, in their environment, talking about their creative process – from what has shaped their artistic perspective to how they have evolved into the artist they are now.
Episode two of THECRAFT takes an in depth look at DJ Heather.
DJ Heather, one of Chicago’s top music talents, joins us for the latest episode of THECRAFT! With fifteen years of experience behind her, DJ Heather has risen from the ranks of Chicago’s underground DJs into one of the most celebrated house DJs today. DJ Heather is known for her relentless mixing and programming style and when she’s behind the decks there is not a still body on the floor. As one of the busiest people in dance music today, DJ Heather has toured over 500 cities and is currently the owner of her own imprint Blackcherry Recordings. DJ Heather is an artist who defies conformity, defines quality and continues to nurture her solid skills for soul music of the technological generation.
Picture a quaint evening of family and friends at an intimate club in Hollywood. Colette is doing her thing on the turntables singing away, when through the side entrance comes not just Paris Hilton – but her MTV camera crew for her new reality show “Paris ’ BFF”. Want to read the whole story?? Check it out here.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 29, 2008 @ 6:03 PM
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Raashan Ahmad (of Crown City Rockers) debuts his solo record featuring Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and production from DJ Vadim, Eligh (Living Legends), Stro the 89th Key (The Procussions), and more. The record hits stores Tuesday May 20th.
Contest: JanSport® & Om Hip Hop Present The Raashan Ahmad Contest
To celebrate the release and tour, JanSport® has teamed up with Om to present the Raashan Ahmad Backpack Contest. Win a limited edition JanSport® Artist Series backpack filled with an autographed copy of “The Push” along with posters, stickers, and a limited edition Raashan Ahmad T-shirt designed by Mixer Friendly.
JanSport® scoures the scene to create a community of some of the world’s most cutting-edge artists, from street graffiti to acrylic and digital mavens, JanSport® merges street art with fine art to bring you its new Artist Series Collection. Visit www.jansport.com for more info on the artists and their limited edition bags.
How to Enter:
-Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information and the subject line “JanSport Artist Series” and be entered to win.
First Name / Last Name /Sex / Age / City / Zip Code
-Contest only open to US Residents.
-Contest Starts May 09th and Ends August 31st.
-Winners will be contacted the first week of September.
Catch Raashan Ahmad “The Push” Tour w/ Giant Panda.
Download: Raashan Ahmad “The Crush” (produced by Headnodic of Crown City Rocker / Mighty Underdogs)
Get your dancin shoes on my friends, as Om Records announces its biggest tour of the summer! Coming to a venue in a city near you, is the House of Om tour featuring Om artists, Colette, DJ Heather, Andy Caldwell, and Fred Everything.
Click the icon for a full listing of the tour.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 15, 2008 @ 1:13 PM
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Next Aid, a Los Angeles based non profit organization, and cMarket, the leading provider of charitable online auction services, will once again collaborate to produce the second annual “Bids 4 Beats”. The auction will raise awareness and funds through the global electronic music community in support of Next Aid’s mission: to implement sustainable solutions to challenges facing African children.
You can check out all the details and the goods <A HREF= “http://www.nextaid.cmarket.com/”> here.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 15, 2008 @ 12:58 PM
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If you are in the bay area Thrusday, this is where we hope you will be….
There’s a very special event happening this Thursday, May 8th at Mighty. It’s a party called SOLID, an ongoing benefit series which this time, will help 2 dear friends battling Cancer. Sarah Pugh & Giselle Ayala, both of whom are young women of only 28 years. Sarah was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 2 years ago and has been battling it and its after-effects ever since. Giselle was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer and is about to undergo chemotherapy. � We are throwing this event to raise money for their extremely expensive medical bills.
This event is truly unique as it brings 6 heroic crews of the San Francisco Dance Community together for one cause of: Supporting Life Through Music. Om Records, Green Gorilla Lounge, PacificSound/Sunset, Dirtybird Records, Kontrol, and Salted are all rallying to throw down some amazing music for a sweet dance party.
We have a stellar musical line-up, (see flyer below). So come by and show your support for 2 bright, young women in need. 100% of the door proceeds will go to the cause. Mighty is also generously donating 20% of the bar proceeds. So at the very least, come down for a quick drink!
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on May 6, 2008 @ 6:01 PM
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