Dope D.O.D. Partners with Duck Down Music for North American Release
Courtesy Matt B.
The Dutch group, Dope D.O.D., teams up with Duck Down Music to re-release their album, 'Branded,' on October 9th in North America with four bonus tracks.
Hailing from the Netherlands, the group consists of MCs Skits Vicious, Dopey Rotten and Jay Reaper, as well as DJ Dr. Diggles and producer Peter Songolo. They describe their sound as “a new realm of hardcore hip-hop with European electronic sound thrown in the mix.”
Last year, Dope D.O.D. crashed onto the scene with their debut music video “What Happened.” The video was greeted with a strong reception, resonating with fans internationally on its way to racking up 8 million Youtube views to date.
Following that success the group toured heavily with distinguished metal bands Korn and Limp Bizkit. Since then, they have blazed a fiery trail throughout Europe, selling out venues in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands, including 3k+ venues. The Agency Group (Mac Miller, Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, amongst others) took notice & is now the official booking agency for Dope D.O.D. in North America.
Born in Keflavic, Iceland and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jason JetPlane has developed a style like no other and is building a fan base that includes many industry insiders. Blessed with a brilliant tenor voice, astounding production prowess and gripping lyricism, this sensuous singer/songwriter has an almost trancelike effect on anyone who listens; including the handful of labels who are currently trying to sign him. With co-signs from legendary artists such as soul superstar Anthony Hamilton, gospel heavyweight Tye Tribbett, and hip hop legend Lord Finesse, Jason Jetplane knows his time is now. “It’s very inspiring to know they have my back and support me and my music and what I stand for. It makes me want to go even harder. After all, these are greats in the game.”
LA emcee and fashion maven JNaturaL teams up with Naples based Italian producer Oyoshe to bring you Blood Diamonds. The dark beats and lyrics coupled with the high fashion styling and cinematography of Joseph Torres breed a dramatic, entrancing visual characteristic of the classic JNaturaL mode of style.
Free EP: Kodiak Fur (Producers of Yelawolf, J. Nics, Etc.)
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"Kodiak Fur", a self entitled EP by this new Miami based quartet. Kodiak Fur consists of singer-songwriter/bassist Albert Vargas, producer/guitarist ZuesLve, as well as Steve Sanz and Chris Thomas, 2/3’s of the Mr. Familiar production team.
Mr. Familiar has worked with Yelawolf, Steven A. Clark, Solange, Nipsey Hussle, J.Nics, Homeboy Sandman, as well as others.
Houston's Go DJ's Prepare to Jumpstart Sluggish Texas Music Market With R.A.P. Event
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GETTING TEXAS BACK ON TRACK: AN A-Z IS THE TOPIC
Houston, TX ~ Over the years the state of Texas has contributed a wealth of Hip Hop and R&B household names to the music industry. Labels like Rap-A-Lot and Swishahouse once dominated the independent southern Hip Hop landscape. The city of Houston alone has brought us legends like Destiny’s Child, Geto Boys and UGK. Then came the next wave of successes and artists like Lil Flip, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire kept the momentum of the Texas music market going. But then what? What are this generation’s ranks of wannabes doing, or not doing, about keeping Texas on the musical map? Unquestionably, the Texas music hay days are behind us, leaving us all to wonder, how do we get them back? In an attempt to answer that question and offer guidance and direction to the latest crop of up-and-coming Texas music artists, Houston’s Go DJ’s have gathered together with a group of music industry veterans to present R.A.P. (Regional Artist Preparation), an evening of informative panels, Q&A’s and artist showcases, hoping to jump start the current sluggish Texas music market. Taking place on Monday, August 27th at renowned Roxy nightclub (5351 W. Alabama @ Rice) beginning at 7PM, the Go DJ’s, along with a selection of A&R’s, program directors and celebrity guests will educate and interact with the event’s registrants, with a view towards giving them a better understanding of launching and maintaining a successful music career in today’s marketplace.
Topics for the evening will include music production, the duties of a good manager and how to go about finding one, how to generate relationships with DJ’s, everything you need to know about radio, effective artist promotion, the do's and don'ts of social media and the ever important return on investment (ROI), all laid bare by people with a proven track record of success in their field. Registrants will have one on one access to names like Go DJ Hi C, Go DJ’s J Que, GT and Michael ‘5000’ Watts from 97.9 The Box, regional reps from labels like Interscope and Atlantic, artists like Dorrough and Lil O and a host of surprise celebrity guests, each sharing their knowledge and expertise. Artist showcase performances will take place throughout the evening. The theme of the evening is ‘getting Texas back on track: an A-Z.” For more information, kindly visit http://rap.eventbrite.com/ .
Media is encouraged to attend.
WHO: Houston’s Go DJ’s
WHAT: R.A.P. (Regional Artist Preparation) event. An evening of informative panels, Q&A’s and artist showcases
WHEN: Monday, August 27th beginning at 7PM prompt (doors at 6PM)
WHERE: Roxy nightclub (5351 W. Alabama @ Rice)
WHY: Getting the Texas music market back on track with guidance and education from a host of successful music industry professionals.
MP3: Wais P - "Run Up On Ya Bitch" (Prod. By Vanderslice)
Courtesy Audible Treats.
On October 9th, rapper (and real-life pimp) Wais P will release his new album, Pimpin’ Saved My Life, via Man Bites Dog Records. The album will include features from the likes of Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$, and Kokane, along with production from Harry Fraud, Statik Selektah, Tha Bizness, and more, including Stu Bangas & Vanderslice, who, on August 28th, will release their own album together, Diggaz With Attitude. Today, Wais and Vanderslice are releasing the very first leak from Pimpin' Saved My Life, “Run Up On Ya Bitch.”
Vanderslice sets the tone for the track with a deftly chopped horn sample and crisp drums, while Wais opens the song’s chorus, rapping, “I/ Come up in the spot looking/ Fly/ I run up on your bitch/ I run up on your bitch, like I run up on your click.” For Wais P, the inspiration for the track ties directly into the message in the chorus, and, as things seem to be for Wais both in music and in life, the whole thing is all very straightforward matter-of-fact. “If you see something you want, go fucking get it,” says P, bluntly. “Go get what you want and never wait.”
Universal City, California — Universal’s infamous legacy of horror will come to an afterlife in “Universal Monsters Remix,” an all-new terrifying experience that re-imagines the classic horror icons of yesteryear for the 21st century and immerses them in the twisted confines of electronica-inspired music during “Halloween Horror Nights®” at Universal Studios HollywoodSM.
Set within the antechambers of an eerily gothic castle, the new “Universal Monsters Remix” maze will unleash a cast of movies most legendary creatures, including Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride, Dracula and his Brides, Phantom of the Opera and The Wolf Man. From deep within the stone fortress, accompanied by ominous strobe lighting effects, guests will traverse dark and dank arteries of rotting catacombs, hallowed underground crypts and pagan sacrificial burial chambers. Laced with the murmur of dialog from Universal’s catalogue of horror films, guests will be besieged by the relentless sounds of high-energy, horror-inspired dance, dub-step and industrial music.
This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures. Featuring a slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled Scare Zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience, uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with incomparable spellbinding and spine-chilling haunted attractions.
“Halloween Horror Nights” experiences will include an immersive new maze, “The Walking Dead: Dead Inside,” based on AMC’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning TV series; “Welcome to Silent Hill,” based on the popular video games and film franchise; a new maze by legendary shock rocker, “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell 3D,” and a reimagined “La Llorona: Cazadora de Niños” maze, based on the terrifying Mexican and Latin American legend that has terrified children for centuries. An all new “Terror Tram: Invaded by The Walking Dead” attraction, also inspired by the TV series, will invite guests to navigate the haunted environs of the world-famous movie and television studio backlot and come face to face with hordes of flesh-eating, blood-drooling and groaning “walkers.” Additional haunted attractions to be announced shortly.
The theme park’s favorite thrill-ride attractions will also remain open during “Halloween Horror Nights,” including the popular “Transformers™: The Ride—3D,” “The Simpsons Ride®,” “Revenge of the MummySM – The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® In the Dark.”
Details on “Halloween Horror Nights” are available at Halloween Horror Nights, on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood” and on Instagram @HorrorNightsHollywood or #UniversalHHN. Updates from Creative Director John Murdy can be found on Twitter at: Twitter.com/HorrorNights, as he reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. “Halloween Horror Nights’ maze announcement videos can be seen at Universal Studios Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.
“Halloween Horror Nights” kicks off on Friday, September 21, 2012 and continues on select nights through Wednesday, October 31. Event dates are: September 21, 22, 28, 29 and October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 31.
Universal Studios Hollywood SM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue, and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event arena. World-class rides and attractions include the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “The Simpsons RideTM,” “Revenge of the MummySM —The Ride” indoor roller coaster and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride,” as well as the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™: The Ride—3D.”