What a whirlwind year for the ‘Foot. While we were busy bringing you exclusive interviews with folks like Sandy Dvore, Tony Vera, Kitten Natividad, Mister Imagination, Wise Blood, Sven Kirsten, David Gedge (and many more), you were busy laughing, learning, and listening. Indeed the party don’t stop as PUSSYFOOT is proud to roll out its 3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW…
For the AUGUST 2011 episode we find out roster of internet-radio roustabouts in giddy, ready-to-throwdown celebration mode. First up, BLAKE EVERETT takes in two unusual films united by their depictions of gritty, inner-city life. Blake throws a burlap party for visionary director Nicholas Ray’s ‘Knock on Any Door’ (a film that can only be seen in theaters as it is n-o-t on DVD) only to funnel his pent-up rage into a venomous review of the straight to iTunes (and thus, n-o-t in theaters) release ‘Domestic’. Whether he’s praising Humphrey Bogart or lambasting Da Band rapper-cum-actor E. Ness, it’s a ‘Blake at the Movies’ that begs to be heard. Next, elegant eulogist MISS SHELLEY delivers a heartfelt bye-bye to a playful broadcast pioneer whose sound effect-laden life was fueled by a profound love of sport. And last but you-bet-your-sweet-ass-not least, EDDIE ROUSE takes on a trio of the best questions from the year that was in a special ‘Eddie’s Sagelike Advice.’ It may sound like overkill, but seriously gang, Eddie comes correct (and strapped with a slew of swears) for the year three kiss-off…listen up, dammit!
Our keynote guest for the August show…a Pussyfoot interview coup to say the least. Simply put, KENNETH HIGNEY is the man behind the best album you’ve never heard. In 1976, Higney was a shaggy New Jersey truck driver looking to kick-start his career as a songwriter for the likes of Neil Young. He recorded ‘Attic Demostration’ as a one-take demo and would-be calling card. A true DIY curio, ‘Attic Demonstration’ is an album that is at once universally bleak and unquestionably hopeful. Songs like ‘No Heavy Trucking’ and ‘Night Rider’ are Higney’s lump-in-your-throat paeans to the open road. Deep cuts like ‘Let Us Pray’ and ‘I’ll Cry Tomorrow’ are akin to the fragile ditties of proto-indie balladiers Jandek, Daniel Johnston, and Phil Elverum. And oddly enough, the album’s upbeat stunner ‘Quietly Leave Me’ could easily enjoy a place on the next Deerhunter LP.
Since its initial release of a self-pressed 500 copies–some of which Higney himself would frisbee to pedestrians from the window of his big rig–’Attic Demonstration’ has become a holy grail for vinyl enthusiasts and inspiration for aspiring musicians the world over. And so, Pussyfoot is proud to present the first-ever radio interview with Higney, a man who speaks in an engaging and affable drawl despite his frequently tortured ‘AD’ howling. Kenneth, Matt, and Matt down burgers and chili at a greasy roadside diner whilst discussing this long-lost and incredibly important work.
(Whew!) All that, plus a playlist packed with three-year anniversary anthems.
So join us, won’t you? Only online at http://www.thehomeofpussyfoot.com
The Real Frequency has been putting on for the local Toronto, Canada, scene for a minute now. We’ve already seen some of what’s to offer with previous singles from their new album, The New North, and the quality keeps coming with another single, “Change,” this one courtesy JD Era, also recently anointed as the newest artist signed to Raekwon’s Ice H20 label. In the coming weeks, The Real Frequency and JD Era will also release a video for the single.
The track, which also features LOKZ, is easily one of the smoother songs on the compilation album, a fact that, according to JD Era, compliments and plays up the power of the song’s the message. “‘Change” was inspired by the title of The Real Frequency’s project The New North,” explains Era, adding that he feels the “album symbolizes a changing of the guard, a passing of the torch to those next up from Toronto.” JD’s laidback flow is framed by bouncing percussion, clean guitar, and fluid piano licks courtesy of producer Soundsmith and complimented by LOKZ’s effortlessly soulful vocals.
As with recent singles from The New North, this latest track is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video, with JD Era discussing the significance of The Real Frequency and The New North album, shining a little light on his own track, and breaking down where he thinks Toronto hip-hop is headed in 2011 and beyond.
Download JD Era’s “Change” here:
Rising NYC-based DJ/producer/remixer Serge Devant offers a tease into his forthcoming new Ultra Records artist album with a remix of one of the most iconic tracks in dance music history, The KLF’s “3AM Eternal.”
The Kopyright Liberation Front (The KLF) played a vital role in the acid house movement of the late 80′s and 90′s in Britain. Their originality made all their tracks instant international hits with the infamous, genre-defining hit 3AM Eternal hitting #1 on the UK Singles Chart and #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 both in the USA and abroad. Serge Devant’s remake resurrects 3AM Eternal with his pure elements and energy, while successfully capturing the aura of its time. The track builds intensity through its huge anthem breakdown, which showcases KLF’s vocals and delivers us into pure 80′s bliss with a twist. Even the album art is a throwback to the KLF original!
Released earlier this summer – Serge Devant feat. Taleen “3AM Eternal” – debuted at #11 on the UK Buzz Charts and #20 on Music Week’s Cool Cuts Chart. One of the hottest tracks of the festival season, it continues to build momentum and has now made its way to #5 on the Cool Cuts chart for the week ending July 16. It’s been 20 years but “3AM Eternal” is back at the top of the charts and Serge’s version is destined to bring this classic sound to a new audience.
The success of “3AM Eternal” comes at a busy time for Serge Devant. He’s DJing around the world throughout the summer (including a main stage slot at NYC’s famed Electric Zoo Festival in September), putting the final touches on his sophomore artist album (due for release in the fall) and working on remixes including Erick Morillo’s new record with Rachael Starr entitled “We Are The Night.”
Here’s another new joint from Project Pat featuring Juicy J. This is a street banger that’s already getting heavy strip club spins and mixtape support. If you aren’t on this one yet you need to be! We’ve provided the dirty version of the record and the streaming video link for you.
Following up his recent album Airport 5 (watch the video to “Grab Grab Grab”), Canadian emcee/producer Moka Only presents his first free offering to the masses, the 15-track Barbecued Horse Contest Instrumentals. An album with Swiss producer Chief is also in the works, as well as a collaboration album with Bootie Brown of Tha Pharcyde.
Mickey Fortune’s “Big Bad Wolf” remix is already getting spins in recent sets from the likes of Laidback Luke. Now its being unleashed to the world as the first release from the up and coming producer. Stay tuned for Mickey Fortune originals and bootlegs over the next few months.
Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf (Mickey Fortune Bootleg) by mickeyfortune
Following his highly anticipated mixtape “HollaLaLuuie”, Luu Breeze will be featured on The Game’s R.E.D Album released on UMG. Blessing the banger “All I Know”, Luu has created a hauntingly raw hook over a Boi-1da production which The Game instantly loved.
This has been an incredible year for him with both recognition and accolades from the music industry as
Luu Breeze is perfecting the balance of talent and hype. Combined with his reputation of being one of the hardest working young artists in the game, superproducer Boi-1da (Drake, The Game) has given Luu Breeze the cosign as the next Canadian star.
The video for “HollaLaLuuie” will be out shortly, in addition to the follow up single “Takeover The Night” produced by Boi1da & Arthur McArthur.
Kyle Rapps is excited to announce the release of his new mixtape, On Air, which is available today, August 29, for free download here. The eight-track mixtape showcases a new sound for Kyle, with the NYC-based emcee choosing to flip samples from French electro duo Air throughout.
Kyle also threw KRS-One, Homeboy Sandman, and Talib Kweli into the mix, the latter of whom was featured on the EP’s first single, “Universe Traveler.” “The song is special to me for obvious reasons,” says Rapps. “Working with and gaining respect from one of the great lyricists of our time – that feels damn good.” On Air also includes a re-visited fan favorite with “Love Love 2”, a completely revamped song with Air-infused production and unmatched delivery from Kyle, Homeboy Sandman, and KRS-One.
The man behind On Air’s captivating production is Rapps’ long time friend and producer Nate G. “Nate G made it possible,” remarks Kyle. “His sample flipping game is at its peak here.” According to Rapps, one of the reasons the record sounds so intense is the duo’s mentality while locked in a Brooklyn studio. “Recording at his studio in Bushwick over these beats brought out a lot of my real thoughts and feelings on life, love, and society. It was therapy for me,” says Kyle.
Aside from the mixtape’s dope production and impressive collaborations, Kyle is proud of this new record because he has grown throughout the making of it. “On Air is right now, present tense, higher learning type shit,” says Rapps. “It feels like I went to school and became a French gangster.”
On Air is now available for free download here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/v0svxj
*Official DJ Pack*
Toronto based R&B sensation Dan D is about to release his debut album project “The Original & The Remix”. Set for release online on September first, the concept album will be Dan D’s official introduction to the world. Over the past year Dan has been making moves independently and has been releasing new music over the past few months. Dan D’s first single off the project “Keeps Me Coming” Remix ft Tha Vill (Game, Akon, Ya Boy, Flo Rida) made waves internationally being spun on radio across Canada, hitting Australian top 40 radio and garnering tons of DJ support in the states. Dan also hit air waves with his follow up single “Maybe With Time” and is ready to give fans a full project to vibe to.
The Original & The Remix is a concept album where Dan D gives you an album of songs and an album of there remixes produced, written and mixed by himself. The album is a taste of what’s to come from the talented 23 year old Toronto native, who is also building a demand for his production and choreography as well. Dan is already working on a follow up EP for winter / spring 2012, for which a new video single is on the way!
“Follow Me” is the latest release from “The Original & The Remix” and features two remixes also produced by Dan D. Dan’s smooth vocals and catchy song writing make him an artist to look out for in the months to come!
“The Original & The Remix” drops September first on his label’s website www.InstigatorMusicGroup.com
Follow Me *Dj Pack*: http://www.sendspace.com/file/azwptt
directed & edited by Ivan Ives | from the forthcoming collab album Juice 2 Get Loose 2
“Don’t let his indie rocker persona fool you – this guy can spit,” said XXL in 2008 of Russian-born, Cali-residing rapper Ivan Ives. one million Youtube views, over a million streams, ten US tours and a dozen albums after Rolling Stone, Spin, URB, CMJ and many more magazines named him an artist to watch, Ivan presents the music video to “Truth Juice”, the first single from Juice 2 Get Loose 2, the second in a series of collaboration albums with longtime producer Fresh The Hitman. Ivan has collaborated with artists like The Cool Kids, Black Milk, Tre Hardson of Tha Pharcyde, Oh No, Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan, O.C., Vast Aire and many more. Juice 2 Get Loose 2 is slated for a spring 2012 release.
“It is the fragrance from Vybz Kartel called “OH!” . For men and women. Also astringent, and skin lighteners/toners for the ladies…its a whole line of skin care products from the Worl’Boss”
The Vybz skin/beauty products include:
Vybz Body Brightener
Vybz Skin Brightener
Vybz Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Vybz Gentle Soap
In keeping with tradition, I’ve put together a pre-Burn DJ mix for immediate free download for you.
Last year it was the Space Cowboys, this year it’s for Distrikt, the awesome daytime camp based at 9&F. You can catch me playing there this year on Wednesday, 6pm – close, and this is a flavour of what to expect. It’s an early evening set, so this blend hopefully captures that mood. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then check out the Distrikt Video I made from last year’s Burn.
Careful, Chromeo’s latest video might impregnate you- or so the directors, Daniels, want you to think. Featuring Solange Knowles, “When The Night Falls,” is entertaining until the way end, (seriously, you don’t want to miss the final scene).
THE LATEST CMFT JORDAN RELEASE FEATURES THE TIMELESS COOL GREY COLOUR SCHEME. THE CMFT AIR MAX 10 COOL GREY (442087-003) HAS A MONOCHROMATIC UPPER WHICH USES THREE DIFFERENT MATERIALS, INCLUDING NUBUCK, MESH, AND A UNIQUELY PRINTED MUDGUARD. THE WHITE MIDSOLE AND MAX AIR BAG BALANCES THE JUMPMAN TONGUE BRANDING.
Replayability. When a verse and beat match together and styles are accentuated, that terminology becomes a reality. Toronto Emcee Theo3 goes for the jugular with ARI GOLD, featuring a punchline heavy, meticulously crafted flow laced over a slow brewing, hypnotic banger produced by the much heralded MoSS (Ghostface, Joel Ortiz, Works of Mart productions). Fresh off of a recent audio assault with new tracks hitting the internet at a rapid fire pace, Theo3 adds a dope visual component courtesty of upcoming director Duxx (Concrete Guerilla). Cameos by fellow Freedom Writers Adam Bomb, Tona, Progress and Big Sproxx give the Worldwide audience a glance at the high powered Hip Hop collective that’s shaking up the Canadian marketplace! With a brand new mixtape in the works helmed by legendary NYC DJ Tony Touch, Theo3 is set to saturate the place with a wide variety of laser sharp styles. Watch out for the upcoming album Airplane over one way streets in the Fall of 2011, can’t stop, won’t stop. Let’s MOVE!
LISTEN and DOWNLOAD mp3 HERE: http://Music.Theology3.com
DOWNLOAD wav. HERE: http://www.usershare.net/4nt2mtekyuqw/THEO3 – ARI GOLD prod. by MoSS Wav..wav