The hit silhouette of the Roshe Runner has received a hi top treatment in this recent delivery. These two new additions to the shops have distinct colorways, and embroidery on the heel-stripe of each shoe representing two of the more fashion forward cities in the world: New York & London. The shoes inner lining and laces match up to the heel stripes city stitching.
The ever expanding, incredibly successful and now two country expedition that is the MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY , this year presented by PUMA®, will continue it’s ascent to outdoor festival extravaganza takeover with 5 parties across North America this summer! Tearing through the USA and Canada with stops in Toronto, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Diplo’s Mad Decent is teaming up with sportslifestyle brand Puma to provide a full day of musical performances with FREE admission, the best local food and drinks, and tons of fun onsite activities for attendees of all ages!
Fans and supporters can finally rejoice! Pop/ R&B singer/ songwriter Chris Akinyemi releases his eagerly anticipated second single “Teenage Love” from his upcoming EP “Autumn”. Produced by Aaron “Dboy” Monroe (Monica’s Everything to me, Missy Elliot, Souldiggaz, Chris Akinyemi’s Radio), this record is presided by a smooth acoustic guitar riff and then breaks its suspense with an electrifying and energetic catchy hook.
This song reminisces back to Chris’ adolescent years and how easily he was swayed by an infatuation with a young lady.
Chris Akinyemi explains: “This record applies to many because of how this sort of infatuation moves past one’s teenage years. It could happen in your 20’s, 30’s or anytime. It was a lesson learned, because I was neglecting my friends and not focusing on the things that mattered to me anymore”.
Chris Akinyemi debut EP “Autumn” is slated for release later on this Spring.
We are NewDay! A new band from New York that will move pop culture with our urban/pop sound. This our new video “Chosen” featuring the Green Lantern movie.
After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label’s two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales and tribute parties open to the public during their last weeks. Fans can check www.FatBeats.com for updates.
Fat Beats’ longest running and most famed location is at 406 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. Since the 1994 opening of Fat Beats’ flagship retail location, hip-hop fans have traveled far and wide to visit the iconic store. With locations soon following in Los Angeles (7600 Melrose Ave.), Atlanta, Amsterdam,and Tokyo, the record stores were a place to experience hip-hop culture and its legacy, which became a global phenomenon. “The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away. They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye,” says DJ Premier.
The announcement of the closings is a reflection of the woes that have been plaguing the industry for years. Global chainHMV closed their last US location in 2004. Tower Records shuttered in 2006. Last year saw the close of the last Virgin Megastore, and the story is no different in 2010. For Fat Beats, maintaining two stores well into 2010 is a testament to the stores’ importance to the music and to fans and consumers continuing to support independent hip-hop.
While news of the stores’ closing marks the end of an era, the future is not doom and gloom. Digital sales continue to increase industry-wide; for Fat Beats, currently operating a profitable and growing online retail store, this has provided a boon to business as fans continue to order mp3s, vinyl, and CDs from FatBeats.com. Although digital sales continue to grow, executives at Fat Beats understand the importance of independent retail stores and are planning to re-open a brick and mortar hip-hop lifestyle location sometime in the near future.
The future looks just as bright for Fat Beats Distribution and the label. Fat Beats Distribution, which has been renamed FB Distribution, continues to strike noteworthy distribution deals with independent and major labels worldwide and is now working with different genres of alternative music. Fat Beats Records will continue to release notable albums from their own impressive roster of artists including ILL BILL, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique,and more. Fat Beats owner and President Joe Abajian says, “This is the start of a new era for Fat Beats. We’re adapting to meet the needs of our demographic by revamping and improving our existing systems. While our website, which stocks everything available in our retail stores, continues to do very well, we’re still exploring our options for alternate retail locations in the future. We’re proud of our legacy and will continue to re-invent ourselves. For now, we’ll see you online at FatBeats.com”
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.
Wanted to give you the heads up on our Sin City Collection available in August.
HARD ADDS N*E*R*D*, DIE ANTWOORD, SLEIGH BELLS, FLYING LOTUS, JOKER, SWITCH, BOREGORE & JASON BENTLEY TO HARD LA / M.I.A.!
DIE ANTWOORD JOINS HARD NYC / M.I.A.!
HARD LAUNCHES VIDEO CONTEST & GIVES FANS A CHANCE TO WIN VIP TICKETS TO HARD LA / M.I.A
HARD is pleased to announce the addition of N*E*R*D*, Die Antwoord, Sleigh Bells, Flying Lotus, Joker, Switch, Boregore & Jason Bentley to the already incredible HARD LA / M.I.A. July 17th date at Los Angeles State Historic Park. HARD is notorious for bringing the biggest names of electronic, dance, hip-hop and rock scenes together for one amazing show and this impressive lineup will be one of the most talked about events of the summer. By adding some of the hottest live acts to an already amazing line up including M.I.A., Rye Rye, Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Borgore, The Gaslamp Killer, Destructo, Ninjasonik andNGUZUNGUZU, HARD is continuing its legacy of putting the hottest bands together on the same stage. General admission tickets for HARD LA / M.I.A. at Los Angeles State Historic Park are still available for only $60 or the low price of $100 when you purchase tickets for HARD Summer and HARD LA / M.I.A. Online here
Coming out of Coachella 2010 as one of the most talked about acts, South African rap duo, Die Antwoord also join the HARD NYC / M.I.A. Show on July 24th atGovernors Island! Die Antwoord joins the likes of M.I.A., Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, NGUZUNGUZU, Ninjasonki, 12th Planet, Destructo & more to the two-stage, one day festival. Tickets can be purchased here
HARD is giving fans an opportunity that can’t be bought -a chance to win VIP tickets to this amazing show! M.I.A. caused quite a stir with her new video for’Born Free’ last week and this week HARD is challenging fans to do the same by launching the HARD Video Contest. Fans are challenged to create their own HARD video and five winners will be chosen and awarded VIP tickets to what is sure to be one of the biggest musical events of the year! Check the HARD website for rules, regulations and information on the contest. Deadline to submit is May 25th 2010.
HARD VIDEO CONTEST
PURCHASE TICKETS TO HARD LA / M.I.A. LA & HARD SUMMER
PURCHASE TICKETS TO HARD NYC / M.I.A.
|Necro Unleashes First Track From Forthcoming Album DIE!
Those familiar with Necro, the Brooklyn bred rapper/producer/label-owner know that he single handedly re-defined the term “hardcore” while gaining an enormous cult following behind his flourishing indie rap empire. “asBESTos,” the first leak from his forthcoming sixth album,DIE!, finds Necro taking listeners on another ride through the darkest side of hip-hop’s rugged terrain where drum hits and calculated flows brutally assault the ears to mind-numbingly pleasant results. Connoisseurs can’t help but listen to Necro and reminisce about the days when an emcee’s worth was only as good as his words. Necro describes the track as “a go for the throat, brutal and epic” record. This is no understatement, as the Brooklyn anti-hero manages to morph flows effortlessly, bobbing and weaving through piano stabs and the threat of soaring strings. This is not hip-hop for the faint of heart.
Coming off of his 2009 production credits on the critically acclaimed Only Built For Cuban Linx II album from Wu-Tangswordsman Raekwon, quite a few folks have wondered what Necro had hidden up his sleeve. Now we know: A scorcher that reasonably predicts yet another outstanding forthcoming album, in DIE!, for Necro.
Necro’s latest album, DIE!, will be released May 18th through Necro’s own Psycho+Logical-Records / RBC / Fontana.
Check out “asBESTos”: http://media.audibletreats.com/Necro-asBESTos.mp3
Bloggers / Online: Free download
“Back To Basics (Satoshi Tomiie Mes Original)”
Satoshi Tomiie plays an integral part in one of dance music’s biggest legacies. A top DJ, producer and owner of Saw Recordings, Tomiie is also a member (along with David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Hector Romero and GM, Judy Weinstein) of the legendary Def Mix crew. Those in the know can attest to the fact that dance music would simply not be the same without their influence; and through all the ups and downs of the industry, this team always pushes back stronger. The New York City-by-way-of-Tokyo based Tomiie feels particularly inspired these days and drops a techno monster with the release (under the guise of MES) of “Back To Basics.” On the flip, Motorcitysoul adds some Detroit flavor to the mix
“Back To Basics” is about digging deep and searching for the one feeling or moment that inspired your love of music. Do you remember the smile you had on your face when you heard something fresh and new for the first time? Remove all the inhibitions and let loose the way you used to. For Satoshi Tomiie, “Back To Basics” is not about revisiting the past just to create something retro or ironic, but rather, he’s referencing key moments of his musical life to create for the future. No rules, no limits. See it. Hear it. Feel it.
“Back To Basics” is released through Satoshi Tomiie’s own label, Saw Recordings. Established in 2001, Tomiie views the label as a forum for experimentation and creativity regardless of style; just great music. To date, Saw has released nearly 80 singles, four artist albums and was among the first to release tracks from the likes of Chab, Guy Gerber, Jim Rivers, Nick Chacona, Nathan Fake and Lexicon Avenue.
In addition to the releases on Saw (including his own mix compilations ES and ES-B), Tomiie is responsible for the all-time dance music classic “Tears” (w/ Frankie Knuckles) and the critically acclaimed debut artist album Full Lick (2000) featuring the outstanding anthem “Love In Traffic” (with ex-Sneaker Pimps singer Kelli Ali.) Tomiie also mixed the fastest and highest selling edition in Global Underground’s Nubreed Series (2002); he mixed the first album of Renaissance’s 3D series (2006); and followed it up with Renaissance: The Masters Series Vol. 9 (2007) and Renaissance: The Masters Series – Satoshi Tomiie (2008). When not running the label, producing or remixing music, Tomiie can be found manning the decks of the finest international clubs.
Legendary New York House Music label Nervous Records launches new weekly radio show “NERVOUS AFTERHOURS”
Saturdays 3AM-6AM on Party FM 87.7 (in the tri state area)
and stream online at www.partymusicleader.com
With hot full length releases from the likes of Danny Krivit, Frankie Knuckles, Oscar G, Tom Stephan and Josh Wink, numerous chart topping singles and events throughout the globe, 2009 was an excellent year for seminal NYC house music label Nervous Records. 2010 promises to be even bigger and better with a slate of albums due from King Britt, Jazzy Jeff, Anane Vega (Louie’s talented wife), Chus & Ceballos and many more.
Wasting little time to fire right into 2010, Nervous Records announces the launch of its brand new weekly radio show “Nervous Afterhours” on NYC dance station Party FM. Available in the tri state area on 87.7 and streaming online at www.partymusicleader.com, “Nervous Afterhours” offers an up to the minute look into the world of big room house music and the sound of Nervous Records. Each show will be helmed by a different Nervous Records affiliated artist from Upcoming hosts Chris Vargas (Jan 9) and Tom Stephan (Jan 16) to the legend Louie Vega who mans the decks with his beautiful wife Anane on Jan. 23.
Jan 16 – Tom Stephan (Superchumbo)
Jan 23 – Louie Vega and Anane Vega
Jan 30 – Chus & Ceballos
Feb 6 – Mind Control
Feb 13 – Theo
Feb 20 – Boris
Feb 27 – Peter Rauhofer
Future shows to feature sets from: Behrouz, Frankie Knuckles, Ralph Falcon and more
Good Conduct is a streetwear label based in Brooklyn , N.Y. Founder David Liew created the company in early 2009 as a way to escape corporate culture and develop a brand for those who prefer to forge their own path. Founded with an independent spirit and an eye for great designs, Good Conduct comes through for those who appreciate clean lines and understand the need for a more simplistic approach to modern streetwear. Dedicated to crafting premium limited edition apparel, Good Conduct draws on the elements of street-culture to create a flavor all its own.
Good Conduct has a small staff that devotes its time to creating and producing high-quality goods. All of its T-shirts are made from 100% cotton. The company ships both domestically and internationally and each item is individually inspected before it’s sent out.
BROTHERS’ stars Michael Strahan and Daryl “Chill” Mitchell have joined forces with hip-hop DJ Belal to bring old school back withThe Legendary DJ Belal Presents The Real Hip Hop Party Mix Vol.1. The mixtape features legendary hip-hop artists like Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim, KRS-One, MC Lyte and A Tribe Called Quest. Click below for the free download!
Over the next 6 months, eternia will release steady video & audio leaks leading up to the highly anticipated release of eternia & MoSS’s debut album, “AT LAST“. Follow them as they shop for a record deal, promote the album, and countdown to the release date. And you just never know what special guests may pop up… stay tuned!