On June 30th 2010, Canadian independent record label, eLLIPTIC The Symphony Records, will release their much anticipated music video, ‘A Rapper’s Motivation (I’m Here)’ directed by Ryan Knight. It will be released on YouTube and Vimeo as well as Much Music and Aux TV. This will be their first follow up to 2009′s hit release, ‘Bar Ain’t Far Away,’ directed by Toronto’s own Ant Horasanli of N5 Pictures. The release precedes the label’s follow up, album entitled ‘Art is Life Vol 2: Signed On The Dotted Line’, featuring all original music from The Symphony’s artists, Truezt, Special and the artists and producers around them such as JCORI, Andrew ‘Casino’ McFarlane and DMA productions. ‘Art is Life Vol 2: Signed On The Dotted Line’ is due out mid 2010.
eLLIPTIC The Symphony’s, Riley ‘Special’ Wallace was first noticed by industry majors and fans alike in 2007, after he released his mixtape ‘Mr. One Of A Kind,’ hosted by Atlanta’s own DJ Lion, a member of Sniper Squad DJ’s. He then released ‘Grind Song,’ a collaboration with Hip-Hop veteran EL Da Sensei of the Artifacts. Money B of Digital Underground, the artist collective credited for launching the career of Tupac Shakur, also featured Special on a remix. Nick ‘Truezt’ Pasvanis, Co Founder and artist of eLLIPTIC The Symphony Records released his first single in 2006 called ‘Write.’ featuring JD Era, known best for his song ‘ Rock N Roll’ featuring Young Money’s artist Drake. After solidifying a deal with The Symphony’s, Kestin Cornwall, Truezt released his first mixtape under eLLIPTIC The Symphony in 2009 featuring his long time friend and business partner, Riley ‘Special’ Wallace. The mixtape also featured many upcoming members of the youthful team such as ‘Oriana’ Cheung and Ryan ‘Ryi’ Mag-Iba. The Tape was titled ‘ART IS LIFE: V1′ it was featured on Hip-Hop Canada and is praised by many online blogs and magazines for its beautiful raw sound and artistic integrity. The cover art features the work of Jon Todd and was designed by Kestivan.
Kestin Cornwall, Nick ‘Truezt’ Pasvanis and Riley ‘Special’ Wallace are working vigorously on the upcoming releases under the label and are very excited to release ‘A Rapper’s Motivation (I’m Here)’ and see what the world thinks of the work. Cornwall, Pasvanis and Wallace are focused on the creative process and are constantly fighting to combine dance, club, raw rap and rock music with the original hip-hop art form as well as other art forms that inspire them. eLLIPTIC The Symphony Records is looking to ensure the product released is genuine and are working to create a home for artists to thrive and create. The year of 2009 proved to be a very successful one, Truezt was quoted saying, ‘ you have to grow, you have to prosper,’ and that’s exactly what these young artists intend to do.
Download the song here - http://www.mediafire.com/?emvomdzozd3
Keep Watch 18 features 36 tracks of the past, present and future of UK grime, funky, garage and dubstep curated by none other than DJ P.O.L. Style. If you are left wondering who we’re talking about then you must have been sleeping under a rock for the last ten years of the bubbling UK underground. Amongst the plethora of tracks you can find many of Nightslugs’ recording artists like Girl Unit, Moska, Egyptrixx and of course L-Vis 1990. The mix continues with classic Dj Narrows track followed up with a handful of grime riddims that will blow your mind such as Rebound X’s “Rhythm ‘N’ Gash”. the grand finale is comprised of NMBRS records exclusives from SRC and Kavsrave followed by dubstep innovators Joker, Benga and a current favorite of ours Dubbel Dutch’s edit of Youngsta’s “Bongo”.
After helping to form the Glasgow club event Numbers in 2003, DJ P.O.L.Style moved to Tokyo where he has been djing and producing for the past 6 years. In 2007 he started the Numbers off-shootNumbers Tokyo where he has invited guests such as DJ Funk, Modeselektor, Dre Skull, DJ Sega, Kazey, DJ Ayres to name a few. In 2009 P.O.L.Style released a number of tracks and remixes on labels like T&A (Tittsworth & Ayres), Kid 606′s Tiger Bass label and Jess Jubilee & Donna Summer’s Nightshifters label. His tracks have also been remixed by the likes of LOL Boys and Rob Threezy.
Stream it on the Mishka Doombox: http://mishkanyc.com/doombox/doombox
“The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo, Beat Showcase: Toronto Edition” takes place at The Great Hall in Toronto on June 26.
The night will be highlighted by the much anticipated W-1 debut of Denis Kang as he takes on Korean sensation Dae Won Kim.
After being robbed at his shot at the Featherweight Title in Bad Blood, John “Haggis Basher” Fraser proved he is ready to be a W-1 Champion – this time facing off against a familiar foe, Montreal MMA legend Thierry “The Surgeon” Quenneville.
Judgement Day will also feature the return of the legendary Ivan Menjivar, fan favourite Antonio Carvalho, and Canadian MMA’s “Next Big Thing” Misha Cirkunov.
One night only! LIVE & FREE!
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival is inviting a few thousand of our closest friends for a free Saturday night party. Come down to Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday, July 3rd for a special performance by legendary R&B vocalist Chaka Khan and Grammy Award winner Macy Gray. Did we mention it’s free?
Chaka Khan formed her first singing group when she was 11 years old. She went on to join local Chicago group Rufus, where multiple gold and platinum albums followed. Khan’s career has spanned from R&B to funk to soul to jazz and has included collaborations with Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones and Barbra Streisand. She has released multiple albums and received 10 Grammy Awards among other impressive recognition awards.
With her utterly unique and raspy voice, Macy Gray first burst onto the R&B music scene with a fresh sense of style and talent for alternative and mainstream soul. Since her debut album release in 1999, Gray has received two Grammy nominations and one Grammy award for Best Female Pop Vocal. Her latest album will be released summer 2010 with collaborations including Bobby Brown and Matt Sorum.
For more information visit www.torontojazz.com
Toronto Star Stage – Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West, Toronto ON , Doors 8 pm – Show 9 pm – All Ages
As one of hip-hops most influential bands, The Roots take musicianship to the next level and beyond incorporating their prolific lyrics with a heavy jazz sounds and live instrumentation. Their music blurs the lines between genres always leaving you wonder where will they go next.
The Legendary Philadelphia crew is composed of Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter (vocals), Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (keyboards), Frank Knuckles (percussion), Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas (guitar) and Owen Biddle (bass).
June 2010 sees The Roots set to release their highly anticipated 11th album, How I Got Over via Def Jam Recordings. How I Got Over reflects the relief the band felt at the end of the Bush administration and the beginning of the Obama presidency. Guests include Beanie Sigel, Young Chris, Chrisette Michelle, L.A. rapper Blu, Phonte of Little Brother, Pharoahe Monch, Cody Chestnutt and Patty Crash, whose song “Serve This Royalty” is covered on the album.
Taking a rare break from their Late Night commitments, the band will be appearing at The TD Toronto Jazz Festival on June 29.
Junk Science And Director John Ta Team Up To Rewrite History
John Ta directs a new concept music video of Junk Science‘s “Really, Ma“. Baje One and Snafu play the roles of John Lennon and Mark David Chapmen as they reenact the assassination of the late, great Beatle. Baje One’s lyrics of “Really, Man” detail the perspective of Mark David Chapmen looking back on the tragic events, regretting his decision, rapping, “the best teacher is time.” The group uses modern hindsight of the world-changing event that imparting deep meaning with the video for the group’s latest single. John Ta calls the music video his “proudest moment as a Music Video Director.”
Oh…..and the video has a surprise ending…
Opening on Friday June 4th, Mishka presents a series of work from Los Angeles based Coop at their Brooklyn based 350 Broadway gallery. This will mark the first time since 2001 that Coop will be showing any work in New York. The show is a collection of work inspired by Coop’s recent collaboration with Nag Nag Nag on his Boryoku Genjin figure. Much of the preliminary work and concepts such as original sketches and header card will be included in the show as well as a very special custom figure by the creator of Nag Nag Nag.
Coop arrived in Los Angeles in the late 80’s where he immediately got to work subverting the mainstream applying his artwork to a number of merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, posers and even Zippo lighters. Much of his work included doing a host of poster art, including rock posters for Nirvana, Soundgarden, The Sex Pistols and album cover art for notable bands like the Monomen and the Ramones.
During his illustrious career, Coop has been featured in numerous magazines and has published two books - The Devil’s Advocate and THE BIG FAT ONE, a 1008-page sketchbook, which was released in October 2002.
Coop cites Robert Williams, R. Crumb and Eric Stanton as some of his favorites and great influences, in addition to Big Daddy Roth, Irving Klaw, Wally Wood, Gil Elvgren, and a host of other degenerates.
|The Niceguys Announce New Video, Give Fans A Chance To Catch Up On Prior Releases
The Niceguys’ EP, The Green Room, is evidence that the Houston-based group is truly a Supreme Team. Having met and formed while attending school at the University of Houston, The Niceguys bring together elements of the North and South to offer a versatile collection of sincere hip-hop with The Green Room EP – MC Yves Saint hails from Queens, New York, while DJ Candlestick, and producers Free and Christolph call various parts of Texas home.
For the Niceguys, the plan for putting together The Green Room EP was clear. “We just wanted to keep the formula simple,” says Free about the seven-track EP. “Dope beats, dope rhymes and no nonsense.” Presented by leading hip-hop outlets 2dopeboyz.com and Fatlace, the EP continues to garner the foursome acclaim and accolades. The song “Not At All” reveals the group’s undeniable energy and ability to pair catchy hooks with rewind-worthy verses, while the EP’s opening track, “Supreme Team“, serves as a Niceguys anthem, showcasing both their musical and lyrical abilities with a mix of boom-bap, bouncing basslines, and growing instrumentation paired with Yves Saint’s winding flows. After a colorful introduction that travels all over the place musically, it is hard not to keep listening to the rest of this EP.
The Niceguys have also given us an inside look on their straight forward, yet effective formula with an EPK, which also offers fans insight into the founding and history of the group. Says Yves Saint, “The EPK really just gives an in depth look into how The Niceguys started, to where we are now, and where were going.” In leading up to The Green Room release, The Niceguys have also released six online shorts called The NiceShorts, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the group.
As The Niceguys continue to put the finishing touches on their Fall-scheduled debut LP, The Show, they’re planning the release of a series of videos from The Green Room, the first being the official video for “Not At All,” which fans can expect in the coming weeks.
Check out the mastered version of The Niceguys’ new single, “Not At All”:http://media.audibletreats.com/The_Niceguys-Not_At_All.mp3
Download The Green Room EP here: http://theniceguys.bandcamp.com/album/the-green-room-ep
KIWI Choice, Inc. has unveiled the state of the art KIWI U-Powered, a Solar & USB-powered portable charger for mobile devices. KIWI U-Powered is the first in a family of four innovative and environmentally-friendly products to be introduced by KIWI Choice in summer and fall of 2010. Unlike other portable chargers, KIWI U-Powered can be charged from any power source such as a USB port, car charger, wall charger or the sun. Once charged, KIWI U-Powered is used both as a backup power source for electronics, such as cell phones, Blackberries, iPods, iPhones, digital cameras, and universal chargers for all these devices. KIWI U-Powered is now available for sale at www.kiwichoice.com.
Based in Ottawa, KIWI Choice is a leader in developing eco friendly consumer electronics in North America. Specializing in the design and manufacture of electronic and solar products to help reduce energy waste, KIWI Choice is available to both individual and corporate customers with co-branding services available. For more information on KIWI Choice, please visitwww.kiwichoice.com or call toll-free (888) 737-5494.
MP3/Video: Black Sheep Spurs Native Tongue Reunion On The Anticipated LP From The Black Pool Of Genius
Legendary Crew Reunites And Spreads Wings on “Birds Of A Feather”
Hip-Hop fans rejoice! Black Sheep frontman, Dres has managed to coordinate theNative Tongues reunion fans have been pining for. Dres joins Dave (Trugoy) of De La Soul, Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, and the elusive Mike Gee of The Jungle Brotherson “Birds Of A Feather” the latest scorcher off his new LPFrom The Black Pool Of Genius, now scheduled for release on June 29th. “It’s a long time coming,” says Dres of the track. “Birds Of A Feather” represents the beauty and strength of kinship and unity. Its even greater when your family is dope.”
The track is a banger immediately standing out as one of the Black Sheep’s most potent recent efforts. Thick kick drums and stinging snares provide a rocky backdrop sure to inspire the most jaded head-nodder. Tip and Dave’s lyrical confidence blends well with Dres’ melodic flow and Mike Gee’s bravado. The track is not only another victory, but a coup for fast-rising producer Tough Junkie, who contributed a handfulu of beats to the new album.
Listen to “Birds Of A Feather” here:
Project Voices Young People’s Ideas Through Music
Teen participants of The Rebirth Project, an arts mentorship program, release two songs (“This is Who We Are” and “Close To The Edge”) exploring their stories leading up to and during their incarceration. Students collaborated with mentor musician Rochester, producer Agile (Nas, Jully Black and Kardinal Offishall) and recording engineer Pro Logic to write, produce and record. The two resulting songs will be serviced through On Blast Digital today to DJ’s across Canada.
Stream the music here: http://onblastdigitaldelivery.com/2010/05/26/ii-real-who-we-are/
The Rebirth Project is a collaboration between youth arts organization The 411 Initiative For Change and Brookside Secondary School, a high school within a youth detention facility in Cobourg, Ontario. The project was funded by the Ontario Arts Council and was formatted as a record label simulation. It ran over 10 weeks during the winter of 2010 as a complement to the school’s music program.
ROGERS AND INTERNATIONAL SOCCER LEGEND EUSEBIO KICK INTO THE WORKDAY IN CELEBRATION OF ANYWHERE ACCESS TO THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA™ TOURNAMENT
International soccer superstar and legend of the game EUSEBIO joins Rogers and soccer fans in Toronto June 1st to gear up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tournament and to launch Rogers full 2010 FIFA World Cup™ tournament offerings.
Rogers and Eusebio kick off the countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and bring soccer fans anywhere, anytime coverage of the games
Where: Union Station, Tuesday, June 1, 2010 @ 10:30 am
George Lenton ; Makura
George Lenton vs Buster shuffle ; One beat
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that’s it , hope you all like!
other than that, not really a fat lot to say…. aparantly a colony of bees have to fly almost fifty-five thousand miles and tap two million flowers to make one pound of honey though…. intense
Here is the BRAND NEW SINGLE from Jagged Edge called “Lay You Down” off their album upcomming album The Remedy which will be in stores nationwide on September 28th. DJ’s this is that Jagged Edge you all have been asking for. They went in on this record and the ladies will love this bedroom banger!!!
Listen and Download “Dedication”, the smash hit from “SGT OVER Presents S.O.U.L. Music”! Download the song for free and share it with anyone you’d like. Album drops June 29, 2010 Dedication by SGT OVER
MC FÜBB presents the release of his Blue Collar Worker Mixtape
MC FÜBB (pronounced “foob”) presents the Blue Collar Worker mixtape off his self-owned independent label, Revolutionary Times Records. This powerful follow-up to his debut EP Foundations was mixed by DJ Xplisit and features additional cuts by DJ Combo.
The anticipated release by MC FÜBB, whose name stands for “Foundations of Understanding Based on Benevolence”, features instrumentals from many artists who have inspired him including J. Dilla, DJ Premiere, 9th Wonder and Pete Rock. “The Blue Collar isn’t a status symbol. It’s a representation of everything it takes to achieve one’s goals and materialize one’s dreams. It symbolizes a level of earnestness and integrity that the vast majority of people lack in their lives. It’s a commitment to honouring one’s word and not settling for excuses. It’s the acknowledgment that obstacles are merely limitations that have not yet been overcome”, said MC FÜBB about the meaning behind the name of his Blue Collar Worker mixtape.
Download Blue Collar Worker – www.mcfubb.com
Mazzi of SOUL Purpose presents “Peace In The Middle East Pt. 3″.. hip-hop in Palestine, Israel and Egypt..
Mazzi, Sneakas, & Waleed Coyote present: Peace In The Middle East, Part 3 Both Palestinian & Israeli artists share the language of Hip Hop in the time of war. Mazi of SOUL Purpose travels to Palestine and Israel to talk to rap artists on both sides of the divide. ALL proceeds of this documentary & upcoming EP are going to childrens’ charities… learn more about S.O.U.L. Purpose at www.soulpurposecrew.com
Chambray Shirts: Campbell & Durham
The Durham Chambray shirt (right) features 2 button-down chest pockets with a 7-button front closure while the Campbell Chambray shirt (left) features a zip-through hooded shirt and a classic chest pocket. Both shirts are available in black or blue.
• Shaped hem
• Catseye buttons
• Garment washed
It’s a fact. The Brian Jonestown Massacre couldn’t be a better, more compelling, more challenging, more reactionary, more downright befuddling band if its whole 15-year history were engineered in some Great Band Drama laboratory. Madcap mastermind Anton Newcombe and his revolving cast of collaborators have not only created one of the most defining legacies in rock history (just peep DiG), but the catalog itself has proven every bit as vital. Ten albums in, BJM has returned with Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?Classic reactionary title? Check. An unlucky thirteen songs recorded with legends like Spaceman 3′s Will Carruthers, Unnur Andrea Einarsdottir, and a host of world musicians? That’s a multi-cultural affirmative. A record that marks the return of guitarist/vocalist Matt Hollywood, a co-founding member whose fingerprints are all overStrung Out in Heaven, Their Satanic Majesties Second Request and pretty much every early, important BJM release? Hell yes. And if that doesn’t get you excited we’re pretty sure you shouldn’t listen to the absurdly fantastic track below.