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PR: Chicago's MC Zulu Releases "Electro Track Therapy" This October


PR: Chicago's MC Zulu Releases "Electro Track Therapy" This October

Courtesy Terrorbird Media.

RCRD LBL premieres "Call Red Alert" feat. Poirier; more collaborations on new album include Chrissy Murderbot, Kush Arora, Mochipet, BIONIK, and more.

LISTEN: Call Red Alert (Prod. by Poirier)
* http://rcrdlbl.com/2011/10/14/premiere_mc_zulu_call_red_alert_prod_poirier_ *

MC ZULU's sound is a non-traditional mix of Dancehall-styled chatting, often punctuated with lush harmonies. The Chicago (by way of Panama) MC displays an almost twisted sense of rhythmic structure, and some of the most poignant songwriting in the genre.

The diverse approach MC Zulu has taken towards music is evident in the many styles (Soca, Kuduro, House, Reggaeton) over which his instantly recognizable baritone can be heard on his new album, with the MC sounding comfortably at home on each track. The Chicago Reader remarks "his punchy, hard-ass vocals, heavy but still nimble, make all the different styles sound like part of the same aesthetic". The new LP "Electro Track Therapy" features productions that reads as a who's who of the global bass community featuring Poirier (Ninja Tune), Chrissy Murderbot (Planet Mu), Kush Arora, Maga Bo, Mochipet, Bionik, and many more.

No stranger to the world stage, MC Zulu has delighted crowds across the globe, making his presence known in places such as Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Having collaborated as well with producers from every inhabitable continent, Zulu has lyrically cemented his status as the ambassador of global bass music.

"a booming baritone voice that almost knocks you over...Zulu's vocal presence is unmistakable" - XLR8R

MC Zulu
"Electro Track Therapy"
out now on Perception2020
* www.MCZulu.com *

Video: Session - "The Warm Up" (20/20 Vision)


Video: Session - "The Warm Up" (20/20 Vision)

Courtesy WordLife.

With the release date of his latest album just days away, Session's getting ready to show listeners life from his point of view. Watch him get ready in this video featuring a powerful performance of his track "The Warm Up."

Listen to more of Session's music at grpmusiconline.com.

PR: Soulwax's Pioneering Free App & Online A/V Project


PR: Soulwax's Pioneering Free App & Online A/V Project

Courtesy Girlie Action Media.

Electronic music pioneers & internationally renowned DJs, Soulwax, recently unveiled 'RADIO SOULWAX' - A pioneering Online & App driven audiovisual project. The project consists of 24 themed 1 hour-long mixes, each of which has a corresponding video. The visuals are crafted, inspired and lovingly animated using the imagery from the sleeves of the very records that shape each mix. A couple of mixes will be released each month until the completion of the 24 hours. Most importantly, it is free online to all, marking a new era in mixtape culture, home music consumption, direct to fan distribution and in the sharing of these experiences via new technology. Over 200,000 people have downloaded the free app and the site has received millions of hits. The first 16 hours are already available at www.radiosoulwax.com .

In celebration of RADIO SOULWAX: David & Stephan Dewaele AKA 2ManyDJs/Soulwax have announced a US tour including the HARD Haunted Mansion. 2ManyDjs will bring Radio Soulwax to life during the HARD show and will be mixing the tracks and images simultaneously.  Anyone who can’t make it to the shows have Radio Soulwax as a new way to experience their unique record collections & musical exploration in the privacy of your own home, head or iPad.

RADIO SOULWAX has been over 2 & half years in development. It has evolved and morphed from a simple original idea to a full multi–sensory media experience. Do not be confused or put off by the use of the term 'Radio' here as music is but one side to this experience. Together with the projects artistic director Fergus Purcell they have also created a unique accompanying visual channel to boot, which would be just as much Music TV as it is radio - if such a thing still existed in 2011.
 
At times the visuals themselves have even driven, informed and helped re-imagine the audio parts you'll hear simultaneously. It is an integral part of the unique charm of RADIO SOULWAX and one, which is often the hardest to get across. Here, fans of animation, comedy, art or even god forbid, seventies sleeve nudity may well be tickled too. Musical train-spotters will also be in heaven! But here, each and every one of these painstakingly produced hours is fun, different and geared to trigger individual reactions unique to the viewer, listener, consumer etc.

RADIO SOULWAX is fun, chaotic and best of all - it is free. Due to copyright & publishing legalities - the content of the mixes broadcast cannot and will never be sold, which considering the time, money and love spent personally developing this project is utterly unique in itself, especially during this new age of the music industry.

In addition to the live online feed - Radio Soulwax is  available to stream and download via a fully interactive iPhone/iPad/Android application. This can be downloaded from the Apple App store for iPad & iPhone & Google App store for Android and will allow users greater freedom to listen away from the broadcast schedule online.
 
For lovers of fun, music, art, technology, film, chaos or curiosity...RADIO SOULWAXis live at: www.radiosoulwax.com .
 
Soulwax/ 2ManyDJs US Tour
10/28 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (2ManyDJs LIVE!)
10/29 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (Soulwax set)
10/31 San Francisco, CA @  Regency Ballroom (2ManyDJs set)
11/2 New York,NY @ Webster Hall (Soulwax set)

Download the app at https://market.android.com/details?id=air.radiosoulwax .

Video: Mansion Tutt - "24 Hours Til Birth (Freestyle)"


Video: Mansion Tutt - "24 Hours Til Birth (Freestyle)"

Courtesy T.B.R. Independents.

* http://www.reverbnation.com/realmansiontutt *
* http://www.twitter.com/mansiontutt *

Press Release - VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour


Press Release - VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour

Courtesy Droppin Science Productions.

This Fall JUNO nominated artist Ghettosocks (Droppin' Science) along with SOCAN Award winner Muneshine (Droppin' Science), Ontario Hip Hop veteran Timbukutu (Droppin' Science), and West Coast recording artist Jeff Spec, will embark on a cross-Canada tour, travelling in style courtesy of VIA Rail.

The intrepid crew will be touring from coast to coast on a month-long journey beginning in St.John’s, Newfoundland, and ending in Victoria, British Colombia. Stopping in every province along the way, the "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" will transport the performers in style aboard VIA Rail trains, enjoying the full comforts and amenities offered by VIA Rail, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the vast Canadian landscape.

The "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" involves over 20 dates in over 15 cities across Canada. Stay posted for exciting dates and show lineups with other major acts to be announced!

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Follow the tour at http://ontour.ghettosocks.com and http://www.facebook.com/VIARailPresentsTheTrainOfThoughtTour .

Press Release: A Taste of PIF


Press Release: A Taste of PIF

Courtesy of ArtistPR Music Wire.

Durell Richardson (Mr. PIF) was born in Denver, CO. With his mother being a poet and his father being an underground rap artist PIF was born with music in his soul. At the age of 11 PIF got his first Karaoke Machine for a Christmas present. On this day PIF's rap talent was born. PIF started out writing poetry at the age of 14 and wrote his song at the age of 16. Now 25 PIF has made many great records like "Da Way It Goes", "Let Me Speak", "Cook it, Cut it", "Leave Me Alone" and many more!

How I work...

I record all of music using Pro Tools 8, Mac book, a SHURE Dynamic Mic, and a mini MIDI board. My room is my studio and my passion is music so I'll do whatever it takes to put a good record out! So SUPPORT ME! Your love and support will be very much appreciated!

* http://www.reverbnation.com/osoofficialmrpif *

MP3: League510 - "Mos Def"


MP3: League510 - "Mos Def"

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Still riding the wave from the release of their debut retail EP, Believe In The League, TK, Monty, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, collectively known as League510, have been keeping their fans content with a recent collection of new tracks, a run that started with the recent "Soul Of Synth" and continues with this latest track, "Mos Def." Keeping in League510 tradition, the new song combines a mixture of sharp verses and boisterous beats, the latter coming courtesy of producer T.K. Other Realm. "The inspiration behind this track," explains The League, "was basically to hit people wit a high energy slumper for the fist pumpers and Swag nation. We're doing us to the 3rd power, so get with the program or get some new software. L's up!"

* http://soundcloud.com/league510/mos-def *

Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Mac Miller, Josh Xantus - "Groupie Love"


Audio: Statik Selektah f/ Mac Miller, Josh Xantus - "Groupie Love"

Courtesy Matt B.

Latest single from Statik Selektah's 'Population Control' album with Mac Miller & Josh Xantus.

Statik Selektah's 'Population Control' album is in stores Monday, October 24th on Showoff Records / Duck Down Music Inc.

Statik Selektah "Groupie Love" feat. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus by duckdown

MP3: Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg & Mike Posner - "French Inhale"


MP3: Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg & Mike Posner - "French Inhale"

Courtesy M3W.

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/wizsnoopfrench/blast-page.html *

MP3: The Roots f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Make My"


MP3: The Roots f/ Big K.R.I.T. - "Make My"

Courtesy of M3W.

* http://tinyurl.com/RapReviews-Roots-BigKRIT *


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