PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) gave a triumphant performance at Coachella on Friday, April 16 in Indio, CA. Clips from PiL’s performance can be seen at the links below.
“We would like to thank Coachella in the furtherance of our quest to lead where others can only dream to follow.” –John Lydon, Public Image Ltd, April 20th 2010
Pro 1/2 of Embassy Music has dropped the mixtape I AM MY FAVORITE RAPPER
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UFC® RELEASES CUSTOM CAMARO “#1” TO BENEFIT INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND
UFC®, Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas Create Ten Limited Edition UFC Camaros
The UFC® today announced it is teaming up with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas to release 10 Limited Edition UFC Chevrolet Camaros. The very first car, “#1” will be auctioned to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund, a charity dedicated to providing financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty.
UFC, in conjunction with Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas will build the limited-edition UFC Camaros complete with 650 Super-charged horsepower and one-of-a-kind features that will make even the most die-hard UFC fan or gearhead stand up and take notice. The remaining Camaros (numbered #2 through #10) will be made to UFC fans in the coming months. They will sport subtle UFC cues such as a black, red and silver paint scheme, leather seats resembling the UFC fight glove and other UFC-themed insignia.
Sports car enthusiasts, muscle car collectors and UFC fans alike can catch the unveiling of the very first UFC Camaro at the UFC® Fan Expo™ufcfanexpo.com taking place May 28 and 29 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first chance to bid on the “01” UFC Camaro will be Saturday, June 26th at Barrett Jackson’s in Orange County, California. “01” will also come with an unforgettable UFC experience that includes an inaugural drive with UFC President Dana White, backstage VIP access at a UFC event, meet and greets with UFC fighters, an autographed limited-edition OCTAGON book, UFC gear and other surprises.
“Our troops make incredible sacrifices every day for our country,” said Dana White, UFC President. “Auctioning off the very first UFC Camaro for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is just another way to continue our support, and show the men and women of the armed forces how much we appreciate their service.”
“We consider it a great honor to work with the UFC on this project for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund,” said Adam Bonaldi, Vice President of Findlay Customs and Modern Muscle Las Vegas. “Only 10 of these custom UFC Camaros will be made, so we expect a huge response from collectors and fans for these ultra-rare cars.”
Give your boyfriend back his button flies. Clean, polished, effortless denim is on Fidelity Denim‘s radar this fall.
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Circle Research – You Don’t Know Me (Radio Edit)
|Necro Unleashes First Track From Forthcoming Album DIE!
Those familiar with Necro, the Brooklyn bred rapper/producer/label-owner know that he single handedly re-defined the term “hardcore” while gaining an enormous cult following behind his flourishing indie rap empire. “asBESTos,” the first leak from his forthcoming sixth album,DIE!, finds Necro taking listeners on another ride through the darkest side of hip-hop’s rugged terrain where drum hits and calculated flows brutally assault the ears to mind-numbingly pleasant results. Connoisseurs can’t help but listen to Necro and reminisce about the days when an emcee’s worth was only as good as his words. Necro describes the track as “a go for the throat, brutal and epic” record. This is no understatement, as the Brooklyn anti-hero manages to morph flows effortlessly, bobbing and weaving through piano stabs and the threat of soaring strings. This is not hip-hop for the faint of heart.
Coming off of his 2009 production credits on the critically acclaimed Only Built For Cuban Linx II album from Wu-Tangswordsman Raekwon, quite a few folks have wondered what Necro had hidden up his sleeve. Now we know: A scorcher that reasonably predicts yet another outstanding forthcoming album, in DIE!, for Necro.
Necro’s latest album, DIE!, will be released May 18th through Necro’s own Psycho+Logical-Records / RBC / Fontana.
Check out “asBESTos”: http://media.audibletreats.com/Necro-asBESTos.mp3
- Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
- Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
- Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
- Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
- Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
- Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
- Gang Starr – Eulogy
- Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
- Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
- Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
- Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
- Gang Starr – The Planet
- Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
- Gang Starr – Next Time
- Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
- Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
- Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
- Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
- M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
- D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
- Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
- Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
- Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
- Gang Starr – Conspiracy
- Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
- Gang Starr – Zonin’
LETS CELEBRATE HIS LEGACY!! PEACE!!!!!!
Due to phenomenal demand and anticipation around the news of the forthcoming second self-titled Crystal Castles album on Fiction Records, the US will be following suit with the advanced UK digital release by making the album available immediately on Monday April 26th.
Following the debut of both the limited edition Record Store Day 12″ release of “Doe Deer” and first single “Celestica” last week by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, a few new tracks have since surfaced online placing the band at #1 on the Hype Machine chart today and straight to the top of Elbo.ws ‘Hot Artists’ and ‘Hot Posts’ as well. Over 460,000 plays of “Celestica” have been tracked on Last.fm to date, so by popular demand the band is making the record available now.
The antisocial duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass have created an unexpected level of excitement and cult loyalty, clocking up a staggering 50 million plays on MySpace and Last.fm and headlining sold out tours around the world.
Produced by Ethan Kath, tracks were recorded and written in contrasting environments around the world, including a church in Iceland, a self-built cabin in Ontario, and a garage behind an abandoned convenience store in Detroit.
NextAid Presents BIDS BUILD HOPE Online Auction To Benefit Projects on the Ground in Africa May 7, 2010 – May 31, 2010
As in past years, the 2010 auction items reflect NextAid’s strong foundation within the dance music community and commitment to sustainable and “green living.” Highlights of the auction include the Richie Hawtin Gear Package (supported by Native Instruments, Ableton, and Minus), several DJ tutorial and music education classes from Dubspot, and an unforgettable cruise for two aboard the infamous Groove Cruise. Other donors include NextAid supporting artists such as Louie Vega, DJ Rap, Barbara Tucker, Samantha James, DJ Colette, Andy Caldwell, Gene Farris, and Joey Barnes; music companies including Putumayo Records, OM Records, ESDJCO, and M-Audio; clubs and promoters such as Cielo in NYC, Electric Pickle in Miami, and supperclub, Afro Funké, and Ben Annand’s Tropical in LA; green businesses like Natural High Lifestyle, Strange Invisible Perfumes, Jeffrey Levin Jewelry, andNau; and dining/entertainment packages provided by Bodega Wine Bar, Nook Bistro, Ben Gleib of Chelsey Lately, and the Hollywood Improv. Items will continue to be added to the catalog throughout the auction. Promotional partners and sponsors include Love Fatigues, Fusicology, URB Magazine, The MML, Flux Summit, Causecast, Big Up Magazine, Nu-Soul Magazine, and Green Galactic.
Whether you know him as PLASTIKMAN, F.U.S.E., Circuit Breaker, or simply, Richie Hawtin – there is no questioning the influence that this legend has had on the modern electronic dance music scene. With constant innovations in sound and technology, Richie Hawtin’s creations achieve exactly what electronic music was intended for: overcoming the limitations of language and space to bring people together from across the globe. This Canadian DJ’s groundbreaking, world-renowned performances often incorporate custom-designed visuals, audio controllers and effects to increase the potential of what can be achieved musically and visually through technology. NextAid is excited to offer the opportunity for someone to step behind the booth and into this unique visionary’s shoes with the auctioning off of the Richie Hawtin Gear Package. The heavily (but lovingly) used equipment from his 2008 season may help a lucky bidder catch a bit of Hawtin’s genius, but more than anything, it’s a chance to own a piece of electronic music history. The package includes: Rimowa Topas Cabin Trolley, (2)Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ interface, Native Instruments Maschine, (2) Allen & Heath Xone 1D Controllers, Roland EV-5 Foot Pedal, Midi Solutions Pedal Controller, Allen & Heath Xone DJ Headphones, international power adapter
The third edition of Peso’s Beatery entitled Shef’s Kitchen features an exclusive interview and freestyle performance by independent Hip Hop artist Gold Spade. The project will be available for download April 27th.
The increasingly popular instrumental mixtape series showcases independent Canadian artists as well as snippets of beats produced by C-Sol aka Peso Pesado. Entitled Shef’s Kitchen, the third instalment of the mixtape series also shines a light on the DJ/Engineer/Videographer who goes by the name of Shef, of the popular online Hip Hop show Shef’s Kitchen.
Gaining notority amongst underground Hip Hop fans worldwide, Shef’s Kitchen (shefskitchen.com) showcases the latest and greatest in Hip Hop culture. From the hottest freestyle cyphers to underground videos and world events, Shef’s Kitchen keeps it innovative with exclusive how-to, step-by-step visuals on preparing your favourite dishes. Working as an active contributor with the show, Gold Spade is featured regularily on segments of Shef’s Kitchen.
‘This is Hip Hop for grown folks’ explains Shef. ‘With Shef’s Kitchen we’re targeting an older, more mature and established audience. We’re reaching out to those who grew up and developed with the culture, those who truly understand and appreciate the underground movement. We’re not trying to follow any trends or promote the latest flavour of the month. Instead, we’re presenting these key underground elements with every episode.’
In showcasing the hottest and most innovative independent artists in Canada, C-Sol aka Peso Pesado plans to continue establishing Peso’s Beatery as a point of reference amongst music aficionados worldwide. Peso’s Beatery Volume 3: Shef’s Kitchen will be available for download on April 27th at www.myspace.com/csol. Watch for Gold Spade’s upcoming single release entitled Lacklustre and view the latest episode of Shef’s Kitchen at www.shefskitchen.com.
Musician, composer and singer Sidney B, who was born in France began his career with acting, which he did professionally for more than 9 years. He has appeared in numerous television films and features across Europe. He fell in love with music at an early age and always had a passion for writing. He got his start in music forming the rap group “Hors du Com’ 1.” After more than 2 years of touring in Europe and selling over 5,000 copies of their first album “Anticon-formistes.”, they disbanded. Sidney then settled down in London where he started to write in English. After a year in the British Capital, his suitcase arrived in Paris, where forged contacts in the music industry and hosted the radio program, ” Westcoastla ” on Skyrock (the biggest hip hop radio in Europe.) He has composed for numerous hip-hop artists,short film sound tracks and for theatre pieces. He also partciped in project called Armonia with the classical music composer Sebastien Damiani (over more than 500,000 copies sold). He also won the best in show award and the best emerging artist award at the European indie festival.
In 2005 he left Paris and decided to produce a solo English album. He moved to North America where he wrote many songs ,and performed in multiple prestigious shows (The Motion, Colony). At the end of 2007 he created his first music videos in his 5 month stay in Mexico City where he collaborated with numerous artists and influential producers (remix of Somebody Else by Bly.)
All the sounds he has heard during his many journeys manifest prominently in his music, he created a new style mixing R’n'B, Dance and Funk, which he calls “Future Pop”. He is currently working on his next album project and releasing music world wide through GCP / Fontana/ Universal. Check out his hot new singles “Cant Fight The Feeling” and “Revolution”.
On Thursday April, 29th, 2010 join award winning DJ P-Plus, Devo Brown and Jeni from the New FLOW 93.5 and T-Rexxx from 1 Love T.O. as they host Hoopin’ 4 Haiti, a gaming tournament and fundraising initiative in support of Haiti relief. The tournament takes place in the trendy Queen West open concept venue, Studio 99. Hoopin’ 4 Haiti targets young professionals who are socially conscious and technologically savvy.
The tournament will feature the hottest video game in the sporting genre, NBA2K10. The champion will walk away with a grand prize and the fulfillment of knowing they have contributed towards a worthy cause. There is a $50 entry fee for the tournament, which guarantees two games for each player over the age of 18. Non-competitors are welcome to join the party and enjoy food, music and on-site silent auction.
Hoopin’ 4 Haiti has garnered the support of many of P-Plus’ celebrity guests and noteworthy DJ’s Starting from Scratch, Agile, Deuce, Spoonz Charlie Brown, Wrispect, Jason Chambers, Flatline, Ononymous and Lissa Monet will provide entertainment throughout the tournament. With the support of Playground Gaming and the New FLOW 93.5 FM, the event aims to inspire and bring hope to those suffering from this natural disaster.
About the Cause
The recent devastation caused by the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010 has called on the global community to offer their support and money towards rebuilding a country in desperate need. Award winning DJ, P-Plus, has vowed to play a practical role in assisting with Haitian relief efforts. He has chosen to embark on a journey to Haiti with the grass-roots organization, Third World Awareness (TWA).
Check out Diamond Supply’s Freddy Krueger inspired limited edition T-shirt!! This exclusive shirt will be available ONLY on DiamondSupplyCo.com starting April 30th (in conjunction with A Nightmare on Elm Street movie release). Don’t sleep!! You won’t want to miss this collection!
photos by Mark Gutknecht, April 21/2010
Over 500 people came through to see the Vancouver premiere of LRG’s Give Me My Money Chico at Fortune Sound Club. Tyrone brought Chico Brenes, Kelly Hart, Jack Curtin and Rodrigo Peterson and good times were had by all. The night was followed by the after party featuring DJ’s Tanner (Faction Sound Crew), Seko (The Freshest) and MJE (The Boyscouts). Thanks as well to the shops who helped us out, Underworld, Coastal Riders and Boardroom.
West coast shoe designer John Fluevog is pleased to announce a very exciting new collaboration with JJ Bean Coffee Roasters. Arriving this Spring is The Coffee Tenango Shoe, inspired by another Spring arrival, a special new Reserve coffee roasted by JJ Bean in celebration of 40 Years of Fluevog.
John loves coffee. He can often be found in the back of a café in some far off part of the world sketching new shoe ideas. When at home, that café, more often than not, ends up being a JJ Bean Café. Ironically enough, John Neate started JJ Bean, and all of his employees wear, or have worn shoes.
“The idea just bubbled up that it would be fun to link our two organizations in some way. As it often does with people, this sort of thing can happen naturally when there is what appears to be a shared vibe or feel”, comments John Fluevog.
“Although we’re biased, we really view the whole process of roasting and enjoying some of the world’s best coffees as being a very Soulful experience”, says John Neate. “Needless to say, we were excited about linking up with such a creative Soulman who takes the quality of his work as seriously as we do.”
Once John N got John F up to speed on the delicate balance of roasting, the two started cupping, tasting and crust breaking until the wee hours of the morning. “It was a real education”, commented Fluevog. “I’ll certainly think of coffee a little differently from now on.”
This single origin Guatemalan coffee exemplifies all that is sought after in great Central American coffees. It is very clean, with a refined acidity and a rich, nutty character. As Neate put it, “now this is coffee with soul.”
Fluevog’s Tenango design (named after the origin of the Fluevog Roast: Huehuetenango) passionately brewed into a bright tea-strap heel that has floral notes of a lively buttery sweetness, and features the 3″ leather wrapped Coffee heel. Finished with sexy Cairo imprinted leathers and patent trims, the Tenango heel is now being served at all Fluevog locations. Just like the bean that it was inspired by and named after, the Tenango is a delicious single origin shoe roasted to Fluevogian perfection.
MMA Legend Penn and UFC Middleweight Sonnen talk about the news of the week
TONIGHT Friday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET
WHAT: Tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight champion BJ Penn joins UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen on the panel to discuss the latest MMA news of the week with Kenny and Bas. Topping the list on this week’s program is a review of the post-fight melee at April 17 Strikeforce event – including commentary from the panelists. Penn also tells the panel about losing his belt to Frankie Edgar and what the status is on a possible re-match. He also gives some additional background on his new book, “Why I Fight.” Chael Sonnen, who is also currently running for State Representative in Oregon, talks about Anderson Silva’s antics at the recent UFC 112 and his strategy for beating him in their upcoming showdown, targeted for this August.
WHEN: “Inside MMA” airs on HDNet, TONIGHT Friday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
“WIDEawake entertainment group” Juno Award Winning Recording Artist Sean Jones, is heading back to the studio to record new material for his upcoming album. Sean describes his new sound as Pop Rock with Soul. Heavy distortion and soaring guitar lines juxtaposed over killer grooves and soulful melodies.
Sean will be collaborating with music producer, Stuart Zender. Zender a founding member of Jamiroquai, has worked with the likes of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, Mica Paris and Omar to name a few. A personal highlight for the producer was the opportunity to play and record with the legendary Stevie Wonder.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with such a high caliber producer, someone who I truly admire” - Sean Jones.
There’s no doubt, by putting Sean Jones and Stuart Zender in the same studio, the final result will be great music. Stayed tuned and stay connected.
DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH – Mr GREEN http://www.zshare.net/download/74984571c09dcea3/
DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH feat DEVIN THE DUDE- Good Time Girl http://www.zshare.net/download/74985384276f604a/
T.I.T.S (Two In The Shirt) is excited to announce the second release from its latest collaboration with Seattle’s emerging hip-hop group DYME DEF. The “Wet Dreams promo video” is the second release from their highly anticipated project, “Sex Tape” due to drop June 1st, 2010.
“We wanted to show people the idea of taking a song and turning it into a shirt collaboration. From the time we heard the song we knew this would a classic T.I.T.S. shirt” says owner Marek Grubel. “It was great to be able to be on set for the video and see everything come together. These guys are thirsty and are putting in the time that is needed to have a long successful career.”
From the start of the “Wet Dreams” collab T.I.T.S. and 800lb decided that they wanted everything done in house for this video. “From using the T.I.T.S. warehouse to the actual staff we wanted to show that this was a collab on both ends,” says 800lb founder Josh Berman. “This was also a great way for us to say thanks to the fans by showing them inside the T.I.T.S. home and to the staff for all the hard work they have done in supporting our vision.”
The t-shirt series will be available exclusively online at shoptits.com. The official release date for Dyme Def’s Sex Tape is June 1st, 2010, at which point with every purchase in conjunction with T.I.T.S. X Dyme Def collab shirt you will receive a free download. For more on Dyme Def visit dymedef.com.
Here is a brand new record from Trina off the new album “Amazin” in stores everywhere May 4th. This track is called “Dang A Lang” and features the Young Money barbie herself Nicki Minaj and Lady Saw. Ladies this is for you!!!