Hailing from Atlanta via Nashville, discovered by Q-Tip and Dallas Austin, and considered somewhat of a distant relative of Atlanta’s Dungeon Family – Spree Wilson is a guitar playing, singer songwriter, style bending hip hop artist, and his rock influenced musical creativity and artistic aesthetic seems to be something that real music heads are reacting to very quickly.
Spree Wilson is an original breed of new singer-songwriter/ hip-hop artist, who blurs musical boundaries and is creating a new definition of urban music. Armed with memorable melodies, emphatic lyrics, and emotional production, he effortlessly incorporates various genres and musical influences to create a fresh hybrid sound with sharp pop sensibilities. His musical influences strongly derive from earlier heroes like Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, De La Soul and Pharcyde, as well as current artists like MGMT, Outkast, Cee-Lo and Radiohead. Spree will soon be considered as one of the important emerging artists that are spearheading a new movement in music that represents the young fresh ears of the i-pod generation.
With mixes by Dave Aude, Ralphie Rosario and Jason Nevins “Rock Tonight” has an on trend sound that fits right in with today’s top club hits by Usher, the Black Eyed Peas, Drake, B.o.B., Taio Cruz and other current stars.
J786 (http://j786.net/) is America’s first virtual artist. Like France’s popular electronic duo Daft Punk, J786 will only be seen in public in his robotic disguise. Additionally J786 is the only artist whose purpose in the music business is to raise funds and awareness for charity. In order to raise the most money for his cause, J786 decided to write and sing songs that has the widest appeal worldwide. Therefore he decided to release tracks in the dance/pop genre and work with his co-writer/singer Raatree.
J786 supports the Free Medical Clinics across America. He believes that the most fundamental right of Americans besides education, is healthcare. He believes that the corrupt and exploitive medical industry and US Congress, who are on their take for campaign contributions, are responsible for leaving over 50 million Americans without any medical insurance and thus medical care. Recent legislation may change this scenario, but in the meantime millions go without proper healthcare.
At the time of entering the recording contract with his label, Starbugs Records, J786 negotiated that under no circumstances would his identity be revealed and that not one cent from the label or other sources of income from J786’s music will be paid to him directly but will handled by a respected accounting firm who in turn send all funds to the National Association of Free Clinics (www.freeclinics.us).
J786 is a Native American living near his tribal area in the Sacramento Valley in California where he maintains a very modest life style. He has been writing and playing music since the age of 16 in many different bands and projects.
While volunteering in Los Angeles soup kitchen for the homeless he met a few Hollywood celebrities who liked listening to J’s songs and encouraged him to meet people who would help him get a record deal. Eventually he met a fellow Native American and music producer Ed Silvercloud and after a few weeks they became close friends. This lead to J786 signing the contract with the newly formed indie label Starbugs Records.
After several meetings with J786, the chairman of the Starbugs Records, Dilip Sontakey, agreed to develop J786 as a virtual artist who will donate 100% of his income from his music to the cause that J786 believes in, helping Free Clinics raise funds to aid children, women, seniors, and others who cannot afford high priced medical insurance.
In the near term J786 will promote his single and look to release his full length album in the Spring of 2011. He will also continue helping homeless and jobless folks around Los Angeles and San Francisco and other cities in between.
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(EXCLUSIVE) The NU Revolution Camp (Wordsmith, Kontact, Black Knight & Whitefolkz) – Members Only Jacket Music (Produced by Benny Rome)
“Members Only Jacket Music” is the second release from The NU Revolution Camp’s (Wordsmith, Kontact, Black Knight & Whitefolkz) upcoming Superhero Theme Music Vol. 1 Mixtape Online February 7th, 2011!
Zebbler, Vermin Street video artist and one half of the audio/visual act Zebbler Encanti Experience, designed a 3 story scaffolding unit with custom screens, 3D video mapping and a DJ booth for Spongle’s upcoming US tour.
This unit, dubbed Shpongletron, debuted at Shpongle’s 2 NYE shows -1 in NYC with Infected Mushroom and 1 in Philly with The Disco Biscuits.
Art of Fresh will be performing live in Cannes, France on Tuesday January 25th as part of MIDEM music festival. The group will be doing two performances – one at the legendary Palais des Festivals at 6 pm and another at Morrison’s Irish Pub at midnight as part of CIMA’s Canada Blast.
Coming off a successful 2010 where the group released their sophomore album When The Night Comes In and had performances in England, Japan, Taiwan, Miami, New York and Toronto, the group is looking forward to a big year in 2011.
In March, they will perform at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and SXSW in Texas. In April, the group will begin a European tour that will kick off with performance at New Skool Rules in Rotterdam, Netherlands and continue until Music Connex in London, England on April 19th. They will return to Canada to do a 423 reunion performance in Sarnia, Ontario on April 23.
Art of Fresh will be releasing the video to their single Alive on Tuesday January 25th exclusively on www.thecomeupshow.com The trailer to the video can be viewed below.
Anyone that knows us can testify that Brooklyn Sky loves Hip Hop. We built a brand off of memorable lyrics, songs, albums, and hip hop influence. Personally Ive been lacing me ears with the purest and best tracks since my introduction to hip hop which was Illmatic – Nas, Hard To Earn – Gangstar, Mecca and Soul Brother – CL Smooth Pete Rock and Public Enemy. Fastforward 18 years and we are here with some of the same folks blessing us as well as some new sounds of students of the game. That listened closely and payed close attention to the proper elements of the art/craft/culture.
I have recently designed a new collection which will be released early 2011 but my influence came from a certain place. A place of purity, essence, pride, power and victory! I am currently working on a score for that project but in the meantime here is a dose. A sample of the mappings of my digital hip hop dna. Brooklyn Sky Presents:PRIDE! enjoy! Download Here.
THE MOVIE – MAGAZEEN FT DJ KHALED RICK ROSS DJ NASTY (DIRTY)
THE MOVIE – MAGAZEEN FT DJ KHALED RICK ROSS DJ NASTY (CLEAN)
WHATS YOUR NAME – BOBBY V & MAGAZEEN