Hey, here’s a Jack Splash track (feat Kelis). It’s from his upcoming mixtape “Heir To The Throne Vol 1″ (coming 11/11/09). No joke, Missy Elliott says he’s the next prince. He’s done records for Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, Kelis, Estelle, Cee-Lo’s entire upcoming album, John Legend, Solange, Anthony Hamilton, etc. His album (and short film) coming in March 2010 is his opus (singing, rapping, producing and big guests) entitled “Technology and Love Might Save Us All”- on J Records.
Here is a link for the song he did with Kelis called “In the Future”- track off this first mixtape that starts off a 3 part series.
Jack Splash/Kelis ”In The Future” track
featuring USHER, DRAKE, RICK ROSS, YOUNG JEEZY
“FED UP” IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE FROM KHALED’S FORTHCOMING NEW STUDIO ALBUM VICTORY WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY 2010.
Tonight is the night!
$10 advance tickets are available until 4pm today: http://www.ticketpicket.com/staygold
@ The Polish Combatant’s Hall 206 Beverley St. (just south of College)
w/DJ sets from
Michael Williams (Rap City)
Your Boy Brian (More Proof)
Doors @ 10pm. Hope you can make it!
STRONG ARM STEADY & MADLIB FEAT. TALIB KWELI
ANOTHER FREE TRACK
A second peek at the forthcoming album Stoney Jackson: “Get Started”, free track via Stones Throw Podcast
Strong Arm Steady have just wrapped up a U.S. tour and will be shooting a video for a track off Stoney Jackson in the next week. Stoney Jackson track list & release date will be announced soon.
The late Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Dr. Dre and many others join Death Row to help celebrate the holiday season with The Ultimate Death Row Collection, out on November 24, 2009 through WIDEAwake/E1 Music Canada. The 3 discs set features 60 tracks from Death Row artists packaged with a DVD of popular music videos, unreleased footage, and a limited addition Death Row T-Shirt. The box set boasts 20 unreleased tracks from Snoop Dogg, Danny Boy, Kurupt, Dogg Pound, OFTB, The Lady of Rage, Crooked I and more. Legendary hits from the nineties such as “How Do You Want It.” “California Love,” and “Nuttin But A G-Thing,” show up amongst other Billboard topping tracks. This release follows this years highly anticipated albums The Chronic Re-Lit and Snoop Dogg’s Lost Sessions Vol.1.
“I am especially excited that we are bringing to the forefront Danny Boy, Jewell, Rage and many of the other brilliant artists who were shadowed by Snoop and Tupac at Death Row in the past. There are some real gems in this collection. I have spoken to so many of the Death Row artists now and they trust me to bring their music to the fans. I don’t take that trust lightly despite the challenges.” said Lara Lavi, CEO/President WIDEAwake Death Row Entertainment LLC.
Rihanna ‘Russian Roulette’ ft. Kardinal Offishall
One of Toronto’s fastest-growing and diverse music promoters, Jay Cleary’s NuFunk.ca, is thrilled to announce an exciting sequel to last year’s inaugural Nujazz Festival, November 12 – 14, 2009at Revival and El Mocambo. Last year’s Festival was a tremendous success as headliners, The Herbaliser Band, King Sunshine, Souljazz Orchestra and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble were musical highlights as was the enthusiasm by the press and community for the ambitious initiative.
“Nu-jazz” is about bringing jazz into a modern context, by blending this essential improvisation-based art form with various styles like funk, soul,electronica, and other ethnic sounds. We’re thrilled to have another amazing lineup in store this year that embodies the spirit of nu-jazz. Headlining the festival are international nujazz heavyweights Jazzanova (Germany), Nickodemus (NYC, USA), Robertson (Montreal) and Toronto’s own Elizabeth Shepherd Trio. They’re joined by some of the most exciting live acts from Toronto, including ESCALATE!, Katie DuTemple and the Stay Toughs and The Jessica Stuart Few, Innifa & The High Plains Drifters and local pioneers, DJs John Kong (Do Right!), Rollin’ Cash (Hot Pie Records) and DJ gaDJet & Chico Pacheco (Soulwhat).
In the two years since Barletta first started tearing up the blogosphere, he has managed to promo over 70 tracks, including official remixes for LAZRtag, OHSNAP!!!, Kelevra, and Steed Lord. In October 2008, he released his first EP, Bass Live, as a free promo through YYZ Recordings, and packed it with remixes by other Toronto natives: TMDP, 84.85, Gingy, and TT. His second EP, Panther, is being released worldwide through Torontonian electronic label, INTELLEGENIX formed in 2008 by DJ Barbi and Cryo aka Syntonics on May 8th, 2009 on www.electrobounce.com.
The Cardigans-Lovefool (Barletta Edit)
Using “Love Czars” from their Nuclear Evolution album (Voted by Spin Magazine as one of the best albums of 2009,) as inspiration, the SA-RA Creative Partners create “Love Czars II” exclusively for this release.
This is not a remix (the music is completely different), and in a clash of heavyweight new schoolers, it features red hot MC/producer Jay Electronica and Ta’Raach on the mic. Also included is “Powder Bump”, a SA-RA track previously unavailable on vinyl.
Please note that this is a very special limited release with the music on one side and the Serato tone on the flip of Electric Indigo vinyl! This is an official Serato Control Vinyl release which works as a conventional 12” release on Side A, and is a Serato Control Vinyl release on Side B. Available November 3.
Order the special limited edition pack with matching slipmats!
25 lucky customers who purchase the double pack will be randomly picked to win a SA-RA 12″ previously unavailable anywhere outside of Japan. Those who’ve already placed their orders for the limited edition pack have been automatically entered. CLICK HERE OR ABOVE IMAGE TO ORDER.
The iSkin Vibes for iPod nano is a soft and flexible crystal-clear protector etched in one of four designer patterns. This allows for the iPod nano’s natural color to shine through, while creating an elegant, chic and fashionable makeover. Lightweight and slim-fitting, the iSkin Vibes arrives with an array of rich features including: a safety wrist-strap that keeps owners and their beloved iPod nano stylishly connected, an integrated hard screen protector that helps shield the glass screen from cracks and scratches, and compatibility with the lightweight iSkin DuoBand for iPod nano (5G) armband accessory, which is also released today and sold separately.
The iSkin Vibes comes in four pattern options designed to give the iPod nano a noticeably elegant touch of class: Croc, Enchanted, Ivy and Orbitz. It is available at www.iSkin.com, Apple retail stores and other participating Authorized iSkin retailers worldwide for an MSRP of $24.99 (USD).
Almost four years after the release of Corinne Bailey Rae’s four million-selling debut album, Virgin Records are proud to announce the release of The Sea. Corinne’s second album, showcases a remarkable step forwards in the musical evolution of one of the most acclaimed artists of recent times.
Corinne started work on the songs for her second album at the end of 2007, following a whirlwind two years which saw her go from unknown singer-songwriter to worldwide multi-platinum, award-winning artist with a string of Grammy and Brits nominations to her name – including a Platinum award in Canada.
However the tragic loss of her husband in early 2008 lead to Corinne taking a complete break. It was well over a year before she eventually revisited her work. These songs, along with the music she has subsequently written and recorded, have found a new expression through Corinne’s singular talent.
Recorded mainly in Leeds and Manchester and co-produced by Corinne Bailey Rae with two separate producers, Steve Brown and Steve Chrisanthou, The Sea is a career-defining album, the moment in an artist’s life where expectations are exceeded, boundaries are broken and a new musical language emerges, one rich in meaning and imbued with a passion that sets the work apart.
One plug. One mat. Many devices.
“It’s very common for Canadian households to have multiple electronic devices, all needing to be charged on a regular basis,” says Shaun Kobrin, CEO of HoMedics Group Canada, which is bringing Powermat to Canada. “As you can imagine, this causes quite the jumble of wires and jockeying for power sockets in many homes. Powermat offers a simple, single source charging solution that is changing the way consumers think about their devices. In fact, once most consumers see Powermat, they’ve got to have one.”
Wireless charging is the new black (and it comes in a sleek black finish). In Canada, Powermat will be available at Best Buy, Future Shop, The Source and London Drugs beginning November 1, 2009. For more information, please log on to www.powermat.com.
- Home & Office Mat (MSRP $99.99) – Charge up to three devices simultaneously on this oblong, thin-profile mat. The mat also includes a USB port to charge a fourth device, perfect for those legacy items, and the Powercube accessory, which contains tips for multiple adapter designs.
- Travel Mat (MSRP $99.99) – The Travel Mat includes all the charging benefits of the Home and Office Mat in a portable design. The three interconnected mini mats fold together for easy travel and a fitted carry case is included.
- Powermat Receivers (MSRP’s range from $39.99 to $49.99) – Each device to be charged needs its own Powermat receiver, which is built right into the case for many popular devices.
Toronto Public Library Brings Local Music to the Library Toronto’s hottest artists will give free performances and workshops
Toronto Public Library’s local music initiative, Make Some Noise, brings local music to the library with free live performances featuring Grand Analog, Bruce Peninsula,
Timber Timbre and Katie Stelmanis, as well as workshops on DJing, documenting the music scene, and an inside look at the history of the Polaris Music Prize from its founder, Steve Jordan.
“We’re excited to bring the library’s local music CDs to life,” said Youth Collections Librarian Lisa Heggum. “Any hip-hop band that features the venerable kazoo in their music has got to be worth checking out. And Bruce Peninsula and Timber Timbre were both nominated for the Polaris Prize this year, so you know that’s going to be a great show.”
Thursday, November 5, 8 p.m.
Make Some Noise concert in the stacks with Grand Analog
College/Shaw Branch, 766 College St. (east of Ossington)
Saturday, November 7, 8 p.m.
Make Some Noise concert with Bruce Peninsula and Timber Timbre
North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street (North York Centre subway)
Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.
The Art of DJing: a Make Some Noise workshop with Grand Analog
College/Shaw Branch, 766 College St. (east of Ossington)
Friday, November 20, 8 p.m.
Make Some Noise concert in the stacks with Katie Stelmanis
Bloor/Gladstone Branch, 1101 Bloor St. W. (east of Dufferin)
Tuesday, November 24, 7 p.m.
Documenting the Local Music Scene: a Make Some Noise Workshop with Colin Medley
Explore the importance of documenting music scenes and lesser know bands; get advice on the how to do it. Local music documenter Colin Medley uses examples from the past (fanzines) and present (blogs), as well as photography and video.
Kennedy/Eglinton Branch, 2380 Eglinton Ave. E. (Liberty Square Shopping Plaza)
Tuesday, December 1, 7 p.m.
Getting Into the Scene a Make Some Noise Workshop with Polaris Music Prize founder Steve Jordan Get a brief history the Polaris Prize, along with practical music industry advice to help up-and-coming artists and other music industry hopefuls.
Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (north of Eglinton, just off Yonge)
DMX speaks on his upcoming Boxing bout. He is not training and has idea who will be in his corner.WHEN DMX SPEAKS, WE LISTEN…
FORT Apparel has introduced several new designs while also adding hoodies to the line. Included in the new season are some fresh new FourOneSix colourways; “Courtside”, inspired by the jersey mesh of the Toronto Raptors and the other, “Sneaker”, paying tribute to the shoe obsessed Torontonians that shop at Stolen Riches and North Trooper. There is also the two-sided “Big Smoke” logo tee referencing the 416’s Canada-wide nickname. Lastly, the “Official” tee is a local parody of the popular headpiece of the Toronto identity. Though available online in black and white tees, “Official” will also be available in two limited edition colourways in-store; one for each FORT Apparel stockists.