It’s nice to open up your computer to a new M.I.A. song, especially one that brings her in an entirely new musical direction. Filled with heavy doses of punk rock, Born Free is expressing is raw emotions through her potent lyrics. Check out the brand new 8 minute music video after the jump.
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.
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
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Paris is Burning! Browsing The Fader Site, i just discovered this new track from Treasure Fingers‘What Am I Supposed to Do.’ Reminding me of the mid 90’s filter house disco house vibe, it’s taking me back to old DJ Sneak vs Armand Van Helden mixtapes. Check it out over at Fader and keep an eye out for his North American tour coming to a city near you.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 15, 2010 @ 11:38 AM
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Just in time for Coachella weekend, LCD Soundsystem is streaming their new album ‘This is Happening’ exclusively off their site. I’m on song two, and so far so good! If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album dropping on May 16th right off the website. See you in the desert.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 15, 2010 @ 8:51 AM
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Amp Live is proud to present the newest single from his forthcoming album ‘Turn it Up,’ featuring Mickey Factz. ‘Recalling the glory days of Run DMC, T La Rock, Shep Pettibone and the Latin Rascals,’ Amp Live’s 808 heavy beat dives deep in the dubstep realm while Mickey Fact rhymes hard over the production. On the remixes, Pance Party gives us a four on the floor electro mix while Marty Party dives even deeper in to the dubstep realm beefing up the low end for a guaranteed dancefloor banger. Last but not least we the Big Bang Remix which leads to a more straight up Hip Hop style. Be on the look out for Murder at the Discotech dropping soon!
Listen to Amp Live feat. Mickey Factz – Turn it Up
Listen to Amp Live feat. Mickey Factz – Turn it Up (Pance Party Remix)
Listen to Amp Live feat. Mickey Factz – Turn it Up (Marty Party Remix)
For all those heading down to Coachella this weekend, the Set Times have finally been posted. Make sure to use their own custom Coachooser to arrange and organize your personal schedule of acts you’d like to catch. Keep you eye out for Bassnectar and Kaskade playing back to back on Saturday on the Sahara Stage starting at 6:40pm. Also, an act that you won’t want to miss is Die Antwoord. Just added a couple days ago the Rap Rave group from South Africa is making tons of noise with their crazy music videos.
In other news, if you’re feeling thirsty on Friday, stop by the Heineken Dome for a cold one. Om Records has partnered with your favorite green bottled beer to program the music from 12 – 7pm. Artists performing include Classixx, Andy Caldwell, Fred Everything, Eskmo and J-Boogie vs. DJ Eleven. It’s all going down in 3 days. See you in the desert.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 13, 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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I’ve been waiting for this day ever since I saw Roger Waters headline Coachella two years ago playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. Well it’s official, Roger Waters and company are set to tour in celebration of 25th anniversary of “The Wall.” So far he’s announced 36 North American dates which will be ‘state of the art affairs’ with each date featuring a 250 ft wide and 35 ft tall wall which will be torn down during the show. For the complete list of tour dates and more info please visit Billboard.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 12, 2010 @ 12:41 PM
People Under the Stairs were recently featured on Hip Hop Official talking about getting booked to play the Paid Dues Festival and how Freestyle Fellowship is one of the main reasons why People Under the Stairs was formed. Peep the video below.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on April 12, 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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