Registration for submissions is OPEN NOW. Interested talent can visit www.stylusgroup.ca for registration forms and a complete list of rules and regulations.
The closing date for submissions will be March 6, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
2011 SUBMISSION BASED CATEGORIES:
- Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year
- Canadian R&B Single of the Year
- Canadian Dance/Pop Single of the Year
- DJ Mixtape of the Year
- Artist Mixtape of the Year
- DJ Remix of the Year
- Canadian Producer of the Year
SUBMIT NOW: www.stylusgroup.ca
Nominations are conducted in two tiers. First round voting is opened to the general public on by way of online registration. The winners are chosen by a national judging committee selected from our “Stylus All-Stars” whom are a 100 member panel of the key industry tastemakers, and record company representatives.
Please visit our website for a full list of categories. www.stylusgroup.ca/the-stylus-awards/2010-categories/
The 2011 SpinFest and Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ will kick off in Toronto on Friday, May 27th with a full weekend of festivities concluding with the awards show on Monday, May 30th.
The awards show will return to Toronto’s historic seated concert venue, The Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 190 Princes’ Blvd located on the CNE grounds.
San Francisco Heavyweight DJ and Producer Trevor Simpson teams up with Clayton William to produce this electro pop anthem. Enzyme Dynamite and Nayelli put the final touches to this club banger being spun by DJ Ernie, DJ GQ, DJ Scene, DJ Hollywood and DJ Hope to name a few. It is also receiving radio play at Y100, KDON, KPWR, KYLD and more. Got that 808 Swag?
The Dread & Alive comic book introduces innovative and interactive music feature in the new issue, Dread & Alive #5.
The Dread & Alive comic book introduces an innovative, interactive feature that allows anyone with a barcode reader on their smartphone to stream and purchase Dread & Alive music on iTunes.
Use your phone to scan the barcode on the image below, taken from the inside cover of Dread & Alive #5. Watch and listen to what happens next…
Dread & Alive’s The Lost Tapes on FB : preview
Dread & Alive on FB : WEB
Dread & Alive #5
It’s been 24 hours since Drew encountered Gryphon and his men and now things are about to heat up. The nefarious poacher and his boys have return to the Haight-Ashbury carrying a mysterious cargo disguised in a convoy of vans. Sensing something sinister about their arrival, Drew follows them from above while officers Paz and Williams do their best to give pursuit from the ground. Don’t miss what follows as Drew catches up with Gryphon and his men and ultimately discovers the real reason behind his presence in the Bay Area.
A new Aussie singer|songwriter & single, Don’t You Think?, has recently been released on iTunes everywhere. EP, Epitome, will be released 1st quarter of this year. LA photographer, Steven Taylor (Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Ne-Yo) shot the project’s artwork in Sydney recently.
Kush Arora – Dread Bass Chronicles Remixed ft Knight Riderz, Rogue State, Warrior Queen, MC Zulu, and more
On Tuesday Feb 22nd, Kush Arora presents a remix compilation with a wide variety of underground electronic bass sounds “The Dread Bass Chronicles Remixed“. With styles ranging from technoed out dancehall to Jump up junglist (rogue state), west coast bass stylings (Knightriderz), and shattered idm abstraction (, this record reconstructs the punjabi digital dancehall record originally released in 2009 that featured vocalists Warrior Queen, Bongo Chilli, MC ZULU, and Juakali. Now, remixers include Rogue State, Knight Riderz & J.Me.J, Vinyl Blight, Fluorescent Grey, Process Rebel, Anon Day, Searchl1te, Redbud, Professor Bang and Joey Mousepad, with 2 mixes from Kush himself.
Here is a free preview of all 11 tracks with a free download of Kush Arora’s grimed up funky Bashy Remix of “Wine Mek Me See you” featuring Bongo Chilli.
Dear friends, fans and members of the music industry
Today I’m giving away as a free download one of the productions I am most proud of:
“The Sound” – Reese & Santonio (1987, KMS Records)
Click Here To Download Now From My Website
I recorded “The Sound” back in 1987 and released it on my own KMS Records label. It was a massive hit at New York’s Paradise Garage and in Chicago and of course Detroit. Once it hit the UK it became one of the earliest Detroit anthems all around Europe, a huge underground record across the globe – a true desert island techno track. It is such a special record to me because it was one of my first really successful productions and I hope that you all will enjoy this free, fresh digital download of my original 1987 version.
The reason I have decided to give this track away for free is because of a situation that recently developed involving the unauthorized sampling of “The Sound” by Italian producers Giacomo Godi & Emiliano Nencioni (Supernova) in their release “Beat Me Back” on Nirvana Recordings. It came to my attention that they are licensing and selling, with considerable success, this track which is nothing more than a continuous loop of the main hook from “The Sound.”
For me to hear ‘Supernova’ taking an extended loop of “The Sound” and claiming that this is their own original composition and production is both dishonest and disrespectful. My first thought was that they were perhaps naïve, but as they have apparently been recording together since 2002 this seems unlikely. In any event this is completely unacceptable, we cannot continue to let this kind of wholesale rip off go unchallenged and tolerate “artists” who completely sample recordings, add nothing of their own and then release the results as their own work.
I have a huge affection for sampling, it’s how some of the most inspiring and ground breaking tracks of our times were created. We’ve pretty much all sampled records at some time, and cleared the sample so we can use it on our releases, but it is just not cool to take someone else’s music, create a big old loop of it and then put your name on it and try to have success entirely off the back of another artist’s efforts. This really has got to stop. For this reason, I have uploaded the Godi/Nencioni version of “The Sound” to Soundcloud so that you all can download this for free if you so wish. These producers and their record label should not be profiting from my back catalogue… this is not their track to sell.
LISTEN TO THE RIPOFF TRACK HERE
Kevin Saunderson – KMS Records, Detroit USA