NYC: Roots Producer & Keys Extraordinaire Ray Angry - New Weekly Residency at Bamboo
Bamboo, in association with Revive Music, presents world-renowned keyboardist, producer, songwriter, and musical director Ray Angry for a new, very special weekly residency Ray Angry Is Mister Goldfinger in New York.
The weekly residency brings Ray's beat laboratory and studio experience to an intimate, live setting, giving fans the chance to watch and learn as Ray uses his keyboard, computer, and drum programmers to make live beats. Ray draws inspiration from studying classical composers such as Chopin and Rachmaninoff as well as jazz masters like Herbie Hancock and hip-hop producer J Dilla. The mélange of musical inspiration illuminates the root of Angry’s talent and style, and makes his live show a truly enchanting experience.
Ray's incredible career has seen him work with the best in jazz, classical, gospel/R&B, and hip-hop. He was the musical director for Lauryn Hill, Joss Stone, and Kelis, has played with Whitney Houston, Prince, Talib Kweli, Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spalding, written songs for Melanie Fiona and Christina Aguilera, and regularly plays on Jimmy Fallon with The Roots. Ray most recently produced for The Roots Undun album and played with D'Angelo for his recent dates in Europe.
Blu (feat. Mela Machinko) - "Kiss The Sky" (prod. by M-Phazes)
Blu drops his latest single "Kiss The Sky," through Coalmine Records. The M-Phazes produced banger includes a hook courtesy of Mela Machinko and cuts by DJ Dutchmaster. Check out Blu's latest interview New Word Color, as featured on Takin' Mines.
Crom Royale is the self-titled Demo tape released by Hi-Hill Recordings and Detroit rapper Crom Royale. This 6-track Cassette Tape features one of the freshest new talents in hip-hop. Crom Royales Demo is filled with gritty beats, dope lyrics and career defining talent. His skills, lyricism and delivery are undeniable.
Today, Hieroglyphics' own Casual is excited to release his latest album, He Still Think He Raw, available via the crew's long-running label, Hiero Imperium. The album is produced entirely by DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang, and today, to celebrate the album release, Casual is excited to release a video for recent single, "Sushi" featuring Mr. Town.
Today, Fly Moon Royalty is excited to release their new EP, Dimensions. The five-track EP, which was preceded by lead single "My Heart Keeps Pumping" and the era-specific follow-up "The Birthday Song," is available for free download via the Seattle-based electrosoul duo's Bandcamp page.
Fly Moon Royalty prides itself on the deeper meaning behind their music and song titles, and this EP is no different. The title, Dimensions, stands for and conveys multiple messages for the duo for Seattle. "'Dimensions' speaks on two things," explains Fly Moon Royalty. "First, the various different places, directions, and depth we can go with our music. And the second thing is time, as in, our sound can cross different time periods."
The music on Dimensions reflects that ability to cross different times periods directly, as, according to Fly Moon Royalty, a number of the tracks actually pull from different eras of the group's musical journey. "It's mix-bag of rogue songs that needed a home," explains the duo. "One song was recorded years ago before Fly Moon Royalty was even a group, for example, but even though they were all created at different times, they're all still very much representative of Fly Moon Royalty."
And therefore, despite being released so soon after their debut, rather than serve as a logical extension or progression from Fly Moon Royalty, Dimensions serves as something more unique -- a look at not only where Fly Moon Royalty has been, but also where they're going. "Some of the songs were recorded a long time ago," says Fly Moon. "But the newer ones are most definitely a step forward in writing, recording and mixing."
PR: DJ Nu-Mark Releases Second 10" in Broken Sunlight Series
DJ Nu-Mark explains the magic behind the new tracks. "On ‘Tonight,’ I remember feeling kinda bad that I told J-Live to re-write the lyrics to the song because he’s just one of those artists that you have great chemistry with. In the end he came back with a true depiction of the heart aches, money struggles and financial woes that most people face in today's economy. What goes up must come down eventually. With ‘Feel the Way About It,’ I can't help but think there's a bit of a disconnect between the Middle School and New School Hip Hop. I really wanted to incorporate upcoming MC's in the Broken Sunlight Series. Tiron & Ayomari made “Feel the Way About It” dynamic and heartfelt revealing their process of moving from one girl to the next or simply staying in the relationship.”
As a member of the critically acclaimed, gold-selling Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with precision production and cutting edge stage routines. He’s also appeared on countless TV Shows with J5, including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Craig Ferguson. After more than three years of brainstorming, experimenting and collaborating, he has finished his debut solo album Broken Sunlight, which reveals his influences and innovations into a jaw dropping collection of heartfelt music.
Broken Sunlight also mirrors the marketing behind the album. Instead of releasing all of the songs at once, Nu-Mark plans to post two songs per month for seven months. “At the end of the cycle, I’m going to release the full album with instrumentals, accapelas, and a documentary style DVD of my collaborations in the studio and on the road”.
Fenced In Entertainment presents: Mr 704 new single "Fast Cars" featuring J Spears and produced by K Figz. Music Video produced by Carolina Maine & Mr 704, Directed by Nick McGill of McGill Original Films and A/D Soleternity.