MP3: The Niceguys for Best Group at HPMA's + #Overtoast Single from James Kelley!
Houston Hip Hop quartet The Niceguys are proud to be nominated for a 2012 Houston Press Music Award for "Best Rap Group" - the same award they won last year! The group's DJ Candlestick is also nominated in the "Best DJ" category. Fans can vote now on the Houston Press website, and on August 5 winners will be announced! Also on Sunday, August 5 The Niceguys will perform in the HPMA Showcase at The House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room at 8:00pm alongside their fellow nominees.
As the September 11 release date nears for their album James Kelley, The Niceguys are filming new videos for the project. In the meantime, they are sharing the single "#Overtoast" (music and artwork below), a fan favorite at this year's SxSW conference. They also just released the song "Magick" (music and artwork below), and have more singles to come!
Doc Ish Protege Sinis Releases New Mixtape & Video
Grammy Award winning producer Doc Ish (producer of Eminem’s “We Made You” and who alos released a star-studded compilation, The First Treatment, in 2010) recently made a new addition to his Inyahead/Sony imprint, signing Sinis to a new deal and both are currently working on Sinis’ debut EP for the label.
Sinis (born Eliud Sanchez Jr. and raised in New Britain, CT) quickly gained popularity on Connecticut's underground rap scene due to his affiliation with local outfit the U.N.I.T and the group was ultimately signed to an indie label that soon went south.
Looking to create a buzz, Sinis linked up with upstart local producer Jack Nickelz to create Sinis’ debut mixtape, iPod Masterpieces: Ninth Wonder Edition, which was ultimately planned to be the first in a series of mixtapes.
With some good momentum built up, Sinis assembled a team of CT producers to begin work on his debut LP, You’re Welcome, which debuted on iTunes in 2009. With a recent Grammy Award win and his profile significantly raised, Doc Ish saw potential in Sinis and upon his return back to CT sought out Sinis, to further develop his talents for his then still new Inyahead Imprint.
To bridge the gap between the EP they are working on which will be released this fall, Doc Ish and Sinis decided to revisit iPod Masterpieces series, recently releasing the newest installment ; DJ Premier Edition which finds Sinis rocking over classic Primo instrumentals; the mixtape can be downloaded here: http://www.datpiff.com/Sinis-Ipod-Masterpieces-mixtape.364589.html .
Boys Noize "What You Want" + Out Of The Black on 10/2
"This particular track was inspired by the vibes I get from the Beastie Boys, for instance," Ridha told Rolling Stone. "Their Licensed to Ill album is one of my all-time favorite records, and to me 'What You Want' has some sort of B-boy style mixed with my obsession on robot vocals and modern sound aesthetics. This song combines a lot of things I love about electronic music."
Boys Noize will play America here (more dates below):
8/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ HARD Festival
8/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Haze
9/02 – New York, NY @ Electric Zoo Festival
Boys Noize announces his third album Out Of The Black to be released on October 2nd worldwide via his own label Boysnoize Records. Alex Ridha, the Berlin-based producer, DJ and label owner who started producing and DJing at a very early age. The new album perfectly bridges the gap between his previous two efforts Oi Oi Oi and POWER; providing the requisite in-your-face electro bang of classic Boys Noize on tracks like “What You Want”,“Rocky 2” and “XTC”, or more melodic songs like "Ich R U“ and“Reality“. At a time when mainstream electronic music—particularly the pervasive cultures of EDM and dubstep—have moved dance music out of the clubs and into the stadiums, Ridha is quick to acknowledge the old school house and acid records that shaped him as a DJ; the very same records that continue to bubble up as an influence on Out Of The Black.
Boys Noize is proud to bring a full live show to the stage for the first time on October 6th in Berlin, the start of an extensive 25-city European live tour (dates below + more to be announced soon).
PR: Dox to Headline Club Pyramid for Overtime Concert Series
NEW YORK CITY, New York - DOX has worked very hard for this moment, his first headlining gig in his hometown of NYC! He is the main draw for this months “Overtime” concert series, which features Chad B and Rockys Reign as co-headliners.
Riding off the buzz of his recently released “New York”, DOX is prime to hit the stage to show and prove.
"I feel honored, and grateful to performing as one of the Headliners at the Overtime Concert Series. I've worked with the good people @ Overtime Concert Series in the past, and really like how they treat artist and put there shows together. For all artist looking to perform and build a loyal following threw shows you should look into getting booked for one of there shows in the future. I look forward to giving and amazing performance for all in attendance!"
DOX continues to grind hard and tear down shows making a name for himself in his circle as Young President Of The Hood earning the respect he deserves, paying dues like BILLS. Right now DOX has just completed the third instillation to his incredible mix tape series entitled “United Streets Of America Vol. 3″ (Live Or Die By It) The Street Album. The next best thing to happen to HIP HOP. Simple and plain, DOX is a diamond in the rough, one in a million, the first to come, and last there will be. There is no other similar, G.G.S ALLDAY, EVERYDAY EARLY!
Lele have recently released her much anticipated single titled "Life" featuring CP. This SC native is making a name for herself and building the well deserved buzz which will build the necessary anticipated EP releasing Sept 4th. After recently winning the SC Awards for best album of the year; Lele is out to continue to build the buzz in the streets and now viral.