Beatport has just announced the first ever Beatport Music Awards. The Beatport Music Awards aims to recognize electronic music talent. With nominees based solely on Beatport sales data from March 2009 – March 2010, the awards are broken down by music genre.
There are 36 categories altogether: Best Artists (separated into 18 genres), and Best Track (17 genres, with both originals and remixes), with a final open question asking the public to name the ‘most influential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic music over the past 12 months’.
Voting closes on May 19th 2010, with the winners announced on or around May 27th.
Vtech just hipped me to a new DJ Nuts mix dedicated to the works of Brazilian artist and producer Arthur Verocai. Known to be one of the most prolific artists in recent Brazilian history, DJ Nuts compiles and mixes his favorite Verocai tunes digging deep in the catalogue working directing with Verocai himself. DJ Nuts is an astute and rigorous historian of Brasil’s vast and varied musical culture. His record collection is legendary; his skills as a DJ are world class. For such a mix to be made, only a true Brasilian music aficionado could have created this, and Vtech is honored to be able to share it with you.
Rocket Empire and Sinning in LA got together for a little Q & A last week speaking about the new album and reinvigorating the downtempo music genre. They’re also giving away 5 signed copies of the album for those who email firstname.lastname@example.org what they love about the story.
Sinning in LA:
We’ve always loved all the fresh sounds that have come out on OM Records. It has long been one of the best labels in America when it comes to delivering forward-thinking and genre-defying electronic and hip-hop music. While many would associate the label with their stable of house music legends, such as Marques Wyatt, Kaskade, Mark Farina and Andy Caldwell, they have also showcased some of the best in downtempo beats as well, especially with their legendary OM Lounge series. This was how I came to discover the sounds of Rocket Empire, where producer Dave Dish has reinvented himself after starting his career as a house music producer for the label and delivered an album that should find plenty of late night favor this year.
From Director Jony Lyle, a new documentary To Have and To Hold delves into the world of vinyl records as a musical and cultural phenomenon. The beautifully presented ‘musicmentory’ contains interviews with people who’ve collected over 2 million pieces of it and includes a host of vinyl aficionados such as Chuck D, Questlove, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Amir, Andre Torres from Wax Poetics magazine and more. Also stories of people who run labels that will always sell it, people who record it, do cover art for it, and people who make it art. Scheduled for a 2010 release it’s a must see for all selectas.
Are you ready for the Child’s Play takeover? James Curd has blessed us with an exclusive mix featuring some of his favorite eclectic indie electronic tracks.
His band, the Greenskeepers, are preparing to drop their first single “Live Like You Want To Live” on Child’s Play on May 11th. The new single features remixes from Tommie Sunshine, James Curd, Stereo Heroes, and more. Check back for an exclusive leak. For now, you’ll just have to satisfy your craving with this awesome new Child’s Play Om Cast Volume 10 mix.
The Temper Trap “Fader (Pivot Remix)”
Timewarp Inc “Back To The 60’s (Valique Down The Street Remix)”
Jam Funk “Fit The Shoe”
Colors Sound System “Yeah Mate I Hate (Manuel Sahagun Remix)”
Lindstrom & Christabelle “Baby Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix)”
Lorenz Rhode “Like A Player”
Crazy P presents Syndromes “The Hit (Inland Knights Remix)”
Andreas Henneberg / Simon 2 “Bolingo Gringo”
Jesse Rose “Night At The Dogs (Original mix)”
Mario Basanov “Do You Remember? (Arithmatix Remix)”
Phenomenal Handclap Band “15 To 20 (Den Haan Remix)”
David Coleman “Can’t Get Next To You”
In Flagranti “Ex Ex Ex (In Flagranti mix)”
Parov Stelar “Rock For (Club Version)”
Der Dritte Raum “Bob (Tanz Variante Remix)”
Something Ala Mode + Kflay “5am (James Curd Remix)”
Groove Armada “Warsaw (James Curd Remix)”
Posted by: g.win on April 21, 2010 @ 10:50 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads
Coachella 2010 was epic! Gorillaz, Kaskade, Wolfgang Gartner, Bassnectar, De La Soul, Thom Yorke, Florence & The Machine, Passion Pit, Phoenix, Z-Trip, Die Antwoord, Jay-Z w/ Beyonce, Little Dragon all blew us away.
Check out video and photos from the Om day inside the Heineken Inspire Dome.
Thanks to the Heineken crew, Classixx, Andy Caldwell, Eskmo, Fred Everything and Isaiah for holding it down.
Posted by: g.win on April 20, 2010 @ 11:52 AM
Posted in: Events
I’m a sucker for great advertising. Check out the new video released by Nike Japan. The video features Japanese breakbeat artist, HIFANA with their Nike Free Run shoes turning them into instruments. The video was produced by Wieden + Kennedy, Tokyo.
Posted by: g.win on April 15, 2010 @ 1:18 PM
Posted in: Style
Fred Everything just dropped his new and the last single from “Lost Together”. “Don’t Nobody” features soul legend and Brand New Heavies memeber, N’Dea Davenport. For those of you who are vocal house fans and follow artist like Lisa Shaw, Candi Stanton, Barbara Tucker, Marlena Shaw, and etc, you will need to pick this up immediately.
The single has already had massive support from the likes of Josh Wink, Alex Barck (Jazzanova), Florian Kruse, Wagon Cookin, Andre Lodemann, Inland Knights,Dj Heather, Andy Caldwell and many more.
How did this rare collabo come about? Who better to tell you the story than Fred Everything himself. Fred Everything: I was a big fan of The Brand New heavies, in 1997 I did an “unofficial” remix of one of her solo tracks (On) that ended up on vinyl and gotten a lot of play within the New York circles, mainly with the Body & Soul crew, where it became a bit of an underground hit. In 2004 while playing a gig at Apt in the Meat packing district in NYC, N’Dea showed up unannounced to the gig and asked to meet me. I was a little worried at what she would have to say. Turns out she just heard the track that night and loved the version. We exchanged numbers and arranged to meet up with her manager the next day. After the meeting, we kept in touch but we didn’t get to work together right away. In 2007 she joined the Brand New Heavies again and I thought my chances to work together were over. At my biggest surprise, she got back in touch when I moved to San Francisco in 2008, as I was finishing my album Lost Together for Om Records. We managed to meet in LA while she was in town for the Grammys. I found the crappiest little practice room for us to meet and finish the writing of the track, and the next day we recorded in Hollywood at Raphael Sadiiq’s studio. My friend Chuck works there as an engineer and we were able to use this amazing facility. It was such an experience to be in this amazing studio where countless artists have recorded, let alone Mr Sadiiq himself. We had an amazing time with the staff, visiting this studio that could only exist in my wildest dreams (3 studios with the wildest analog gear you never knew existed). N’Dea and I even played basketball inside the studio (it’s that big). And yes, she kicked my ass. It was like Prince beating Charlie Murphy in the Chappelle show (for those who know, The Blouses against the Shirts!). Thanks again N’Dea for you wonderful voice on this project!
This is the final single of my album Lost Together and I’m really proud to have this all star cast of remixers on the project : Hot Toddy from Crazy P, Mr J Boogie himself and the new addition to our family, from Ibiza to San Francisco, Mr Al Velila aka Al Pacino – El Proyek Manayer, who help dust out this project and bring it to life.
Click Here To Download Fred Everything feat. N’Dea Davenport “Don’t Nobody” Featuring Remixes From Hot Toddy, J-Boogie, and more.
Listen: Fred Everything Feat. N’Dea Davenport “Don’t Nobody”
Listen: Fred Everything Feat. N’Dea Davenport “Don’t Nobody (J-Boogie’s Remix)”
Posted by: g.win on April 15, 2010 @ 1:16 PM
Posted in: Music
People Under the Stairs have launched a contest off of their fan site in celebration of 5 years of The P forum. They are asking fans to submit original People Under the Stairs inspired sketched or hand drawn art to incorporate in to the new forum being designed now. Besides being featured on the new site, prizes include Brown Stepfather T-Shirt, Thes One ‘Target 10 Single,’ Scrapploc – From Whence Thy Came EP, feat. Double K production, Olde Soul / Double K – “Taking Me Places Split 7” and a Carried Away CD. Click here for more info.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 15, 2010 @ 12:21 PM
Posted in: Contests