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 email@example.com 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.
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
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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)
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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The house gangsta, DJ Sneak drops his new music video for his track “Tonight’s The Night”.
The video was produced by Vancouver’s VividusFX team. The concept is a day in the life of the larger than life caricature of DJ Sneak as he breaks free from the confines of 2 dimensions and makes his way through the city, in preparation for the big night.
Posted by: g.win on April 2, 2010 @ 5:00 PM
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