Boogie Music is the dance music genre that was wedged between 70’s disco music and the electronica explosion of the 90’s. Some call it Post Disco, some call it Electro Funk, but the characteristics that define Boogie Music (funk, soul and R&B) would form the building blocks of proper house music. This is the kind of music that was coming out of the inner city clubs of the time and there’s a whole lot of culture and emotion built into these songs. Hell, Michael Jackson’s classic Off The Wall is a boogie record!
A child of the 80′s DJ Spinna (aka Vincent Williams) lived through the boogie heydays. With a global resurgence in vintage club music, Italo disco, alt dance and dance rock, Spinna felt it was his duty to pay homage to the original artists who inspired so many of today’s hottest DJs and musical acts. The jams on this compilation rocked the airwaves in Brooklyn back in the day and now it’s ripe from a brand new crop of music lovers across the world.
BBE releases DJ Spinna Presents The Boogie Back – Post Disco Club Jams on November 24, 2009
CD 01 – Mixed by DJ Spinna
01 South Bronx – The Bottom Line, 02 Foxy – Tena’s Song, 03 T.J Swan – And You Know That (Dub), 04 Chemise – She Can’t Love You (Original 12” Mix), 05 Mtume – o You Wanna Be A Star, 06 Final Edition - Betcha Can’t Love Just One (Can’t keep Running Away), 07 Masurrati and Huey Harris - Super Duper Lovin, Don’t Stop, 08 Community People -Education Wrap (Dj Spinna Edit), 09 War - The World Is A Ghetto (Special US Disco Mix), 10 Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your Face (Special J&M Mix), 11 Stargaze – You Can’t Have It, 12 Jan Leslie Holmes – I’m Your Superman – (Dj Spinna ReFREAK), 13 Slyck - Love It (Or Beat The Bush), 14 Modern Romance -Salsa Rhapsody, 15 Melody Stewart – Get Down, Get Down, 16 Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Part 2)
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) launched two complementary and dynamic exhibitions this fall, featuring images that epitomize glamour and that have helped define the public personas of some of the world’s most influential people.
September 26 marked the simultaneous opening of two iconic photography exhibitions – the ROM’s Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008, presented by the Bay, featuring classic images from Vanity Fair magazine’s early years and contemporary images after its 1983 re-launch, and the AGO’s Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937, showcasing photographs by one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
Visitors to either exhibition can retain their ticket stubs for presentation at the other venue to receive 20% off the cost of admission. A reciprocal members’ weekend will also be offered on October 17 and 18, allowing ROM and AGO members free admission to the other attraction.
The ROM and AGO will also host a panel discussion focusing on the culture of celebrity and photographic portraiture on Monday, November 9. Facing the Lens, Seeing the Light: Observations on Portrait Photography will be moderated by Sophie Hackett, assistant curator of Photography at the AGO and Francisco Alvarez, managing director of the Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM, and will include photographer Nigel Dickson, gallerist Jane Corkin and Dr.Lilly Koltun of the Portrait Gallery of Canada.
The AGO exhibition Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 and the ROM exhibition Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008 will run from September 26, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
With tens of thousands of available apps, many iPhone users have a difficult time finding new ones. Now there is a solution. Yappler.com Sync is an innovative discoverability tool that lets iPhone users share a list of apps they use with friends. Each list that’s created and shared is like a personal recommendation of those apps. It’s also fun to show off the apps you’re using and to see what the Top iPhone Apps are.
Yappler.com Sync creates a list of apps and automatically keeps it updated when new ones are downloaded or deleted. Users can then share the list on social networks like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. There’s also an option to embed the list on your webpage, a great tool for bloggers.
This is the new way to discover and share iPhone applications.
With so many available apps—more than 80,000 in the Apple App Store– it is getting more difficult for users to find an app they like or to keep up with new ones. The app discoverability tool Yappler.com Sync makes the iPhone user’s experience easier, more efficient and shareable.
New version 2.0 has been updated with an even better interface, improved speed and more control over the sync process.
Today we are happy to present Beaterator Sessions: VMA Montage a new video for Beaterator-the portable music studio featuring sounds and loops created by legendary musical artist and producer, Timbaland. At a recent event, a group of artists, musicians, producers, and performers received an exclusive opportunity to go hands-on with Beaterator before its September 29 launch on the PSP. Rapper Ice-T, producer Chris Robinson, lead singer of Aventura, Henry Santos, and a handful of others discuss the power, ease-of-use, and creative possibilities Beaterator brings to the table as one of the most original and exciting entries in the PSP lineup this fall.
CONGRATS TO JEAN PASCAL ON DEFENDING HIS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE TONIGHT AT THE BELL CENTRE (MONTREAL)
EARTHDANCE 2009: SYNCHRONIZED GLOBAL PRAYER FOR PEACE IN 200 LOCATIONS … 70 COUNTRIES — SEPTEMBER 26, 12 MIDNIGHT GMT
Release of “Peace Watch” Widget/Phone Application
Timed for this Year’s Event
At the same moment around the world: 12:00 midnight Greenwich Mean Time, September 26/27 – that’s 7:00-PM on the 26th in New York City – event attendees at 200 locations in 70 countries – and thousands more online — will join together for a synchronized global prayer for peace.
It’s the 13th Annual Earthdance Global Festival for Peace, the largest synchronized dance and peace event in the world. Local events, with participants ranging from a few hundred to many thousands, will feature musicians, DJs, artists, and speakers sharing inspiration and ideas to “build a world culture of peace.” Twenty-five locations will stream live video from their events on the Earthdance Network (www.earthdancenetwork.com).
Empowered by the universal language of music, Earthdance has been a pioneer in what is now a growing movement of collaborative global events such as Earth Day and Burning Man. Through its Earthdance Global LLC and Earthdance International 501c3, the group is building a global brand through partnerships with individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments.
“Since 1996 we’ve had millions of people participate in hundreds of locations, and join us online for the Prayer for Peace,” says Earthdance CEO Matt Marshall. “Now we are building ‘The Business of Peace’ with the global brand, Earthdance, which offers a great variety of opportunities for the global ‘peace’ community.”
This is what happens when two classic rappers from the Bronx & Brooklyn hook up. Here is the new single from KRS-ONE & BUCKSHOT album “Survival Skills”, which hits stores September 15th. Download their new single “The Way I Live”, featuring the one & only songstress Mary J Blige and produced by Detroit’s own Black Milk.
DEBUT ALBUM, ULTRAVIOLET, OUT NOVEMBER 17TH
Chicago native, essential dance-party ingredient and all around stunning rapper & singer extraordinaire, Kid Sister will embark on a headlining tour through select cities across North America in support of her anxiously awaited debut album, Ultraviolet (To be released November 17th). The album features the new white-hot single “Right Hand Hi”, produced by Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, as well as the now infamous track, “Pro Nails” featuring Kanye West. The album boasts collaborations with Estelle and Cee-Lo and musical production by A-Trak, XXXchange, Count & Sinden, Rusko and DJ Gant-Man among others.
With sold-out performances across the world, shout-outs and remixes from DJs of all genres this upcoming nationwide romp will be one of the most exciting shows to attend this fall. No small feat but no sweat for Kid Sister.
Revered DJ Duo (and family) Flosstradamus will be there representing at Kid Sister’s first six shows on the decks for her as well as rocking their own sets.
MON 10/19 VANCOUVER, BC Venue*
TUE 10/20 SEATTLE, WA Neumos*
WED 10/21 PORTLAND, OR Holocene*
THUR 10/22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Rickshaw Stop*
FRI 10/23 COSTA MESA, CA Detroit Bar*
SAT 10/24 LOS ANGELES, CA Echoplex*
SUN 11/8 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
WED 11/25 CHICAGO, IL House of Blues
FRI 11/27 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
SAT 11/28 TORONTO, ON Mod Club
The 10th Annual FILMI South Asian Film Festival (FSAFF) will be presenting Canadian premieres of “I Promise You” by Vancouver pop vocalist Dal Hothi, starring “Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto ; and “Magic Carpet Ride” by Etobicoke raised actress/singer Karen David, star of last Summer’s “Scorpion King 2” Hollywood blockbuster which had its Canadian premiere at FILMI 2008.
Well known Canadian music personality Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra) returns to program FILMI’s 2nd annual music video night. FILMI is currently the longest running South Asian film festival in North America, and the first to introduce a music video segment, to celebrate South Asian artists from across Canada and around the world. FILMI’s debut music video night at their 2008 festival screened Bollywood themed music videos featuring rap legend Snoop Dogg and actress Natalie Portman among many others.
Also screening at FILMI will be “Wanna Be Loved” by Toronto rap sensation Imaan Faith featuring Akon protege Colby O’Donis, best known for his appearance on Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nominated “Just Dance” single ; and “One Voice” by Montreal R&B group The Bilz, released to raise awareness and support for the award-winning War Child Canada charity.
Additional Canadian premieres at FILMI include “Nine Parts” by UK fusion band Trickbaby, starring Bollywood heartthrob Abhishek Bachchan ; and “Electro Jugni” by producer Diamond “Swami” Duggal, whose industry credits include spending a year in Switzerland recording with Shania Twain on her multi-platinum “Up!” album.
The vision of the FILMI South Asian Film Festival is to promote, discover, introduce and celebrate cinematic endeavours by talented South Asian filmmakers, actors and musicians, and to highlight works with South Asian themes that can be brought to a mainstream audience.
FILMI Music Video Night
7:00 PM – Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Toronto NFB Mediatheque, 150 John Street
Hosted by Deejay Ra, featuring artist and director Q&A’s
Electronic Arts in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Football Association, announced that the DUTCH NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM is now included in FIFA Soccer 10. The Royal Netherlands Football Association and EA SPORTS reached an agreement regarding all players of the Dutch selection in FIFA Soccer 10. Players like Wesley Sneijder, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Mark van Bommel can be selected in their real DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM kits!
Previously it was only possible to play a fictitious DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM without real player likenesses and the official kits – but this is now history.
FIFA Soccer 10 will be available October 2 in Europe and October 20 in North America.
MSI COMPUTER, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce the Canadian availability of the award winning X-Slim line and the 13’’ ultra-slim X340. The X340 is the latest addition to the X-Slim line and is only 20mm wide at its thickest point and weights just 1.3 kgs including the battery. Featuring the latest LED power-saving technology and MSI’s latest graphics improvements, the X340 produces bright imagery at industry standards in eco-friendly power consumption. The X340 is available now in Canada and starts at just $749.99.
The X340 notebook is available now at Staples.ca and other fine retailers. MSI is thrilled to offer a 2-year limited warranty and full customer support at 1-888-614-6674.
Classic “Sabotage” Video Receives Retroactive Honors at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards
The last installment of this year’s deluxe, remastered, expanded and altogether awesome Beastie Boys catalogue reissues has been confirmed: The multi-platinum 1998 opus Hello Nasty will be given the 2-CD/vinyl box set/multi-format treatment featuring 21 bonus tracks and rarities, including 10 never before released items (tracks/skits).
Preceded by the universal smash “Intergalactic,” Hello Nasty crashed into the #1 position of charts worldwide upon its July 1998 release, with first week sales of nearly 700,000 in the U.S. alone. Buoyed by the launch of the 360 in the round tour, Hello Nasty would yield B Boys classics “Body Movin’,” “Three MCs and One DJ,” “Remote Control,” “Super Disco Breakin’” and more, win two Grammys, see the band presented with an MTV Video Vanguard lifetime achievement award, and ultimately sell some 7 million copies worldwide.
Hello Nasty will be available in a variety of configurations, ranging from a digital download of the original album and b-sides to a 43-track 2-CD set, to a limited edition deluxe package of four 180-gram vinyl LPs featuring the deluxe remastered album, 21 bonus tracks and rarities, and Hello Nasty Collectors Edition PATCH in an 8-panel gatefold package enclosed in a hardcover “coffee table book” case. The deluxe vinyl version will be strictly limited to 1500 pieces.
CANADIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
Roc Nation recording artist Jay-Z has debuted in the #1 position in Canada on both the physical and digital sales charts with his latest album The Blueprint 3. A great feat considering the album was only eligible for three days on the weekly sales chart. This marks the first time in Jay-Z’s 11 album career that he tops the charts in Canada. In the U.S., all 11 albums have debuted at #1 and Jay-Z is now only behind the Beatles, having surpassed Elvis Presley, for the most #1 albums in history.
Released on Friday, September 11, The Blueprint 3 is the final installment in the Blueprint series which began in 2001. Production credits include Timbaland and Kanye West among others, as well as various superstar guests including Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Pharrell and Drake. The first single, “Run This Town,” is currently a Top 10 hit at Canadian radio and the video is in heavy rotation at MuchMusic.
To celebrate the release of The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z has announced an eight city Canadian tour beginning in Edmonton on October 13 and ending in Ottawa on November 1. For a full listing, please see below.
Jay-Z’s reputation speaks for itself. He has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, has won seven Grammy Awards, has 18 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hip Hop/R&B chart and more US #1 album debuts than any other artist in history. He is also the co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing and co-owns the NJ Nets and 40/40 Sports Clubs.