PR: Red Bull Thre3Style Returns to San Fran March 1st!
Courtesy Quality Control.
WHAT: Red Bull Thre3Style is an innovative concept that gives highly skilled DJs a global platform to showcase their skills, battle and gain notoriety by rockin’ the dance floor. Unlike other DJ battles that are based on solely technical aspects, Red Bull Thre3style has a creative and original format that seeks to find the DJ that has best perfected the true art of “party rockin’.” Eight of the West Coast’s top DJs will vie for the audience and judges’ favor, each with a 15-minute set that MUST contain at least three different musical genres. A panel of music industry judges will select the winners based on track selection, creativity, mixing skills, stage presence and crowd reaction; and ultimately decide who is the best on the decks in San Francisco.
Earning the title of Red Bull Thre3style World Champion is no easy task. DJs will have to prove their skills in a series of qualifying battles before they reach the international stage. The Red Bull Thre3style battle in San Francisco serves as one of two total West Coast regional qualifying events, the other will be in Los Angeles on May 3, where the winners from each will then compete against the top DJs in the U.S. at the Red Bull Thre3style National Finals, which will be hosted this summer in Orlando, FL. After solidifying his/her reputation as the most party rockin’ DJ in the U.S., the National Champion will battle against DJs from all over the globe at the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, which will be hosted in Chicago. Event schedule and updates will be posted at http://www.redbullusa.com/thre3style .
WHO: Eight battle-ready DJs from the West Coast looking to prove their supremacy as the top party DJ. Competing DJs include Bay Area locals KingMost, Zita, Theory, Just, Miles Medina and John Beaver. Also competing are Four Color Zack (won Seattle pre-qualifier) and Playtime (won Portland pre-qualifier).
The event will be hosted by Franco Finn (Golden State Warriors MC). Guest judges will include Aaron Axelsen (Live 105 Music Director and Founder of PopScene), Big Once (2011 Red Bull Thre3Style National Champion) and Bag Raiders (Australian Recording Artists & Production Duo on Modular Recordings) will judge and headline the event with a special closing set.
On March 27th, SomeOthaShip Connect, the label co-founded by Georgia Anne Muldrow and her life partner (and frequent collaborator) Dudley Perkins, will release Seeds, a collaborative album between Georgia and producer Madlib. Georgia recently announced the East Coast leg of her upcoming tour to support the album, and now is excited to release the album's second official single, "Husfriend."
"Husfriend," which serves as the b-side to recent single and album title track "Seeds," is an ode to the beauty of committing to another soul, and the song, built around an "Everything I want is here/ All looks perfectly clear" chorus refrain, comes complete with Georgia's blissed out signature vibe. For his part, Madlib brings a little grit to the mix, with a beat that pairs bass-heavy low-end with crackling sample chops, a rawness that sits perfectly under Georgia's free-flowing vocals.
B. James first made a name for himself appearing on seven songs on Scarface's last album, "Dopeman Music" including the self titled single.
Although still working with Scarface on his upcoming projects, B. James is prepping his own mixtape, "Young Vet" which is set to drop in 9 days, February 29th. Here goes an official leak featuring Killer Mike titled "Real Life."
MP3: TUGE x Sha Stimuli x J. Cardim - "Real Nigga"
Courtesy Zack @ DICE Music.
TUGE continues his hard-hitting internet surge, this time teaming up with long-time collaborater J.Cardim, as well as fellow emcee and mentor Sha Stimuli. Sha, a supporter and advocate of TUGE's music, lends his vocals to this triumphant Cardim opus as the two rappers chronicle their respective accounts of "Real Niggas," the last of a dying breed in modern-day hip hop. A MUST HEAR RECORD FOR ALL HIP-HOP FANS!