I was just talking to my man Amp Live who is in New York on a press day talking about one of sony’s newest endeavors for the PSP, TraxxPad, a video game that allows users to compose full beats as one would do in the studio. Other producers included in the game are Sha Money of G Unit fame, 17 Hertz Studios, Traxamillion and Clyde Carson from the Team.
The Do Over has been going on for three years strong at a small indoor/outdoor venue called Crane’s Tavern in Hollywood. Thrown by Ubiquity Records own Chris Haycock, Stonesthrows’ Jamie Strong and legendary host mc Aloe Blacc, it has become a staple in any music aficionado’s diet. Going from 2pm to 10ish, you will hear all styles of music ranging from house to hip hop, disco to funk and all those dusty breaks in between, not to mention the great carafe’s of sangria that compliment the sun! Last Sunday, J Boogie and Sake One were invited to represent San Francisco along side of DJ Food (Ninja Tune) and Willow the Glass Lamp Killer (MHE). Check out the pics…
J Boogie and Dj Food
Sake One is a happy man..
Boz is all smiles.
My man Willow working a record from Turkey..
The Do Over is easily one of the best weely parties I have ever been to in the US. Summertime weather, great people, music and more…Check it out if you ever in LA on a Sunday evening.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 26, 2007 @ 11:34 AM
Posted in: News
Welcome to the first edition of the friends and family dj charts and news update. I will be posting new charts every week from our artists and extended family members. This week, tastemaker and DJ Hakobo honors us with his top 10. Not only is he one of the only promoters pushing eclectic music here in the city, his dj selection is not to be missed. You can check out the Culprits every 4th friday at Pink in SF.
1. Erykah Badu “Real Thing” produced by Madlib (Mowtown CDR)
2. Jill Scott “Hate On Me” (Hidden Beach)
3. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Twone Gabz “Go See The Doctor 2K7” (BBE/Rapster Records)
4. Common Feat. Dwele “The People” (Universal)
5. Headhunters “I Remember I Made You Cry” Probe DMS Re-Edit (IM MP3 Transfer)
6. Seiji “Raspberries” (Sonar Kollektiv CDR)
7. Osunlade “Queen’s Battle” (Strictly Rhythm)
8. Darius Rashaud “It’s Going Down” U-Key Bugz Screaming Mix (In Phusion)
9. Alex Wizz "Drummin’ " Lost Heroes Edit (Manga Records)
10. Peven Everett “Heat Up” (Studio Confessions)
Posted by: Jonthecorner on June 20, 2007 @ 7:34 PM
Posted in: News
91.7 WHUS is a commercial-free college and community-based radio station
broadcasting from the University of Connecticut. It broadcasts 24 hours a
day and provides quality programs of informative and entertaining value for
people both in central New England through their FM radio dials and for
everyone else through live broadcast internet feeds.
They took their time to sit down with our boy Bassnectar— to catch up and see whats going on in his world…..
Cut and paste this url into your browser to check it out…
Artists and Music Community Launch Campaign to Secure Royalties From Over-the-Air Radio
A group of organizations, including SoundExchange, that represent all facets of the music community, have banded together in a coalition called musicFIRST to encourage Congress to right a decades-old wrong in copyright law and grant artists the same performance right in over-the-air radio that they receive from digital platforms.
The musicFIRST coalition consists of more than 100 founding artists and several music industry organizations. Find out more at Click here
Big corporate radio is the only medium that refuses to pay performers royalties for their hard work.
The United States is the only western, free-market nation that does not require radio stations to pay artists and labels when they broadcast performances on the terrestrial radio. In fact, when American music is played in foreign countries, they withhold royalties to protest that U.S. radio stations do not honor a performance right for foreign artists. That translates into lost royalties of between $80 million and $100 million annually for U.S. performers.
We hope to have hearings in both Houses of Congress beginning in July. We expect this to be a long, hard fight with the National Association of Broadcasters doing everything possible to avoid radio having to pay performance royalties
What you can do is talk to your friends, write letters to newspapers, blog, and contact Members of Congress (from where you live now and from where you grew up) and tell them how, in this age of multiple music platforms, it is important that wherever music is played, the creators of music need to be paid.
Bassnectar’s video “Bomb the Blocks” is up on cravefest.com. Cravefest is an international music video awards festival that recognizes signed and unsigne artists. If you haven’t seen the video already, now is as good a time as ever to go check it out and show our boy Bassnectar some love. He worked hard on this video and you can tell! Its one of my faves!
The winners are determined by votes- and you are the voters!