|Physical copies won’t be out until December 14th, but the full album First Four EPs is out digitally today (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/first-four-eps-bonus-track/id400999240) and can also be checked out via stream at Spinner (http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/2).|
Circle Research – Formulas and Functions (Maylee Todd Remix)
From the release “Gardiner Express”
Free Download: http://www.box.net/shared/ocjx5xijha
The mixtape is a compilation of 12 unreleased tracks, remixes, production work and instrumentals by the rapper/beatsmith. Guest collaborators on Never Wrong The Mixtape include Percee P, Classified, Kae Sun, Promise, Nilla and OK Cobra. In addition to Jones’ own boardwork, the set features beats by Boi 1da, DJ Serious, Nate Quinn, James Ashton, OK Cobra and Cash Flow.
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Who is Chris Young? Chris Young is a 21-year-old hip-hop artist from San Diego, CA who made his dream to make music for a living a reality. Even now, I still can’t believe this is what I live for and this is what I am. I can still remember the day I called my mom to tell her this is what I wanted to do.
I was only 14 when I won a local rap battle at the city college in San Diego at a time when rappers like Bow Wow and Lil Romeo showed us that it was still possible to be a young emcee in the industry. My rap name back then was “Young One” and I was the artist who called a record label every day, sending every A&R my press kit, entering every contest on the planet, determined as hell that I could do it.
It took me a lot longer than I expected to get where I am today and I’ve learned a lot about myself through the process. I really have no idea where I may go, but my perseverance has definitely made me stronger.
What do you bring to the game? The sarcastic voice in my head wants to say, “some gym shorts and a cheerleader mein,” but the artist in me says, “I bring to the game an immense catalog that shows a lot of versatility and passion; without being afraid to take any risks.”
For example, I just did an ode to 1991 on my mixtape “1991.” It may not appeal to the same audience that downloaded my electronica mixtape “Techflow 1.0,” but at the end of the day both projects represent me as an artist and I personally believe that can be hard to do these days, especially if you don’t put your heart into your craft.
Has Cisco taken you to a Lakers game? Na, not until I get a number one single or win a bet of some sort. Maybe I’ll ask Lou or steal his phone and text Jack Nicholson after this interview haha.
Who is doing it in 2010? As far as Hip-Hop, there’s so much talent these days that you have to sift through the gold rush for your piece.
First off, my Bananabeat Crew is low-key creeping up on everyone. Cisco Adler released so much free music that half the hits from his last mixtape, SUPERCALIFORNIALIPSTICKSEXYMAGICDOPESHIT (Supercali), probably won’t get to you until 2011. And Aaron Smith’s project LoveStoned is getting a lot of buzz. I’m very into the climb we’re taking and the position we’re at. We’re all keeping each other on our toes and it’s awesome.
Then there’s my man MC Presto from Virginia who is starting to make a lot of noise; he just may be the greatest emcee I’ve ever heard.
Kid Cudi is brilliant. I remember freestyling for him at Bamboozle in New Jersey when I was touring with Shwayze during the “Let It Beat” release, and I admire the risks he takes as an artist in a hip-hop game where judgment is the talk of the town.
B.O.B has impressed the shit out of me from his live performances to his mixtapes. And, his album is full of hits.
Cory Gunz is going to do a lot of damage.
I really believe in what Wiz Khalifa has going right now. I remember performing at a show in Penn State called Samstock, a year after he did. A lot of the kids at that college believed in him. He’s been on his grind for a while so it’s great to see him getting his.
This list can go on for a while. I’m a music head in the midst of my own grind…
Favourite album release of 1991? It’s a toss up for me between A Tribe Called Quest’s “Low End Theory” and Del The Funky Homosapien’s “I Wish My Brother George Was Here”
BOOTSY COLLINS, the starry-eyed funkateer who literally put the bass in contemporary music by way of his legendary releases with James Brown,Parliament/Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band, has announced the crossing of another milestone in his storied career: the release of the first Bootzilla fine art collection. On December 1, 2010, Collins will unveil the result of a lengthy process involving photography, greenscreen, found images and archived elements, undertaken with the aim of isolating and visually replicating what’s going on in his imagination.
Earlier this year, Collins made waves with the opening of The Funk University (thefunkuniversity.com), the online bass guitar academy masterminded and supervised by Collins himself, with help from guest professors Les Claypool, Meshell Ndegeocello, Victor Wooten, George Clinton, T.M. Stevens, John B. Williams, Divinity Roxx, Thee Ram Jam, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Bakithi Kumalo, P-Nut and Blackbyrd McKnight. Bootsy’s Funk University is produced bySceneFour, the L.A. creativity house responsible for projects with Al Gore’s Current TV, MTV-U, Nine Inch Nails, the RZA, Marilyn Manson, The Pixies, and Beck.
Papa was a House Gangster- RIVIERA Remix, Deep House remix of the classic Temptations single “papa was a rolling stone”
Violca Yryku aka RIVIERA has been making music under many names in many outfits for years. She was one of the original members of dance-electro act, Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, and one half of Toronto producer/DJ duo MANSION with whom she took the blogsphere by storm in 2008 with her killer remix of Mstrkrft’s “Bounce”. Violca’s transformation into Riviera has taken her career in a deeper direction, including remixes for major artists like Benny Benassi.
Having kicked off her solo career in 2010 comes news of her signing to Paul Oakenfold’s very own ”Perfecto” Label and Kenneth Thomas’s “Myth Records”.
New Releases “With out” on Myth Sept 10’ “Break” feat Bless w/ video on Perfecto this Winter 10’
Papa was a House Gangster- RIVIERA by RIVIERA416
The song features my vocals & production alongside fun-times Capitan, Greg Nice of the legendary Nice & Smooth, and my Sheen Bros compadre Cosmo Baker on the cuts. It’s a prime time party record that’ll leave dudes sweaty and girls ready.
4th Pyramid Ft. Greg Nice & Cosmo Baker – It’s So Hot (Sheen Bros) by 4thPyramid