Multiple Skillz & J.DotMusik 'When Two Worlds Meet'
Courtesy Park Street PR.
Multiple Skillz returns with a five track free download to give a taste of what to expect in 2013. Here Multiple Skillz teams up with London producer JDot Musik to create 'When Two Worlds Meet', something special that is already getting the thumbs up from some of the UK's most respected blogs & deejay's. The EP also features the vocal talents of Shelina who can be heard on 'Candy' and 'Green Eyes', helping to give this release its diverseness. They say good things come in small packages and that's definitely the case here as this short but very entertaining promo is a 'must have' release.
February 05th 2013 -- Literally on the eve of the release of the eagerly awaited episode of TV One's Unsung spotlighting pioneering East Coast rap duo EPMD, one half of the Brentwood, New York, group, Parish "PMD" Smith, announces his extensive plans for a 2013 and beyond global takeover.
As of today's date, the self-professed Mic Doc's entire solo catalog; Shade' Business, Business Is Business, The Awakening, as well as the legendary entity's '08 entry We Mean Business, becomes available digitally through a joint business deal with PMD's own longstanding Boondox imprint, in association with RBC Records.
Following this exciting new venture, February 27th valiantly marks the "official" return to musical form of the ground-breaking Hit Squad crew; EPMD, Redman, K-Solo, Das EFX, Keith Murray, DJ Scratch, Tom J from the Knucklehedz, Sean Strange, Method Man, among others, with the DJ Rondevu hosted 2 Turntables & A Microphone.
On April 09th, PMD will also debut his offshoot project, Welcome To The Goondox, a collaborative effort with the aforementioned Strange and the Snowgoon's DJ Illegal. The ambitious LP features high profile appearances from Jedi Mind Tricks' Jus Allah, Smoothe Da Hustler, Swifty McVay of D-12, N.O. The God, Swollen Members, Chief Kamachi, Esoteric, Reef the Lost Cauze, Knucklehedz' Tom J and more.
And...If that isn't already more than enough, brace yourselves because PMD will finally unleash his very own, not to mention long overdue, solo collection, Handle Your Business, slated for May 05th, which will be succeeded by a Hit Squad DVD, which documents their historical summer 2012 tour trek. PMD will be kicking off his solo tour March 29th in Milan, Italy, and it'll commence in New York City, USA, on April 08th.
In closing, PMD gushes excitedly, "It's just good to be independent at a time where Hip-Hop needs to be educated." Concluding, he makes his point quite clear, "We switched to being forced on our growth to being creative again!"
Unsung: EPMD airs Wednesday February 06th...
2 Turntables & A Microphone, Welcome To The Goondox and Handle Your Business, will follow suit on 02/27, 04/09 and 05/05/13 respectively...
iLoveMyPlugTv #9: CyHi The Prynce & Trinidad James
This week with Episode 9...exclusives from CyHi The Prynce and Trinidad James! You can find out more on the urban music moves at ILPVIDEO.com and iLoveMyPlug.com...just click on the image below to plug in. #iLoveMyPlug
BOSTON, MA - Keeping with the style of their 2009 release Road To The Sun, A.M. Architect's Diego Chavez and Daniel Stanush create sample-based electronic music. The duo plays and arranges original bass, guitar and piano atop echoing percussion on the first of two EP's released this year: Pattern Language is a soulful 26-minute EP that is both ambient and energetic, beat-driven and delicate.
The name of the album comes from Christopher Alexander's 1977 urban design book, "A Pattern Language." The book's hypertext format encourages us to collaborate, and examines how our environments and ideas form networks and patterns. A.M. Architect came across the book and discovered that they were generating patterns by way of their recording process. “We'd record ideas really quickly," says Stanush, "some piano, bass, guitar... and then immediately flip it into something new. Then we’d record more ideas on top and flip it again, ending up with 5 or 6 different compositions from the same source material. Some of those ideas became new songs, and the process would start over."
With each idea spawning a new song, the album resides somewhere between hauntingly cinematic, folk-electronica and chillout music.
In the coming months, A.M. Architect will make it easy for listeners to contribute to the pattern language. Select song parts, loops and rhythms will be made available for the audience to create their own songs and remixes, collaboratively re-designing the way they listen to the album.
Audio: Mic Handz and Sean Price "Stay Giving It Up"
For the final leak off Mic Handz' SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software project which is scheduled for release this this Thursday, February 7th, the BK spitter pairs up with his borough mate Sean Price for "Stay Giving It Up." Production is supplied by Nick Plated, who combines triumphant horn stabs over a soothing flute loop, which sets the stage for Sean P's lethal bars and Handz' aggressive mic control. The Software includes guest appearances by Big Daddy Kane, Mims, Treach (of Naughty by Nature), Sean Price, Rockness Monstah, Shabaam Sahdeeq and General Steele, among others.. stay tuned!
The TME boys are back at is, fresh off the success of last years Monopolize mixtape (which included the smash with Yung Joc “Left Lane”) which has over 25K downloads at Datpiff, Denver’s own Cabby returns to preview a new track from his forthcoming release, The Iron Clad, which is scheduled to be released this Spring.
The Sureshot Symphony Solution has earned widespread acclaim since releasing his debut album Elegant Aggression late last year. Now, he's back with a new video for the album's instrumental opener, "Sureshot Symphony Solution Theme". Drawing on many of the same 1970s stylings that Sureshot incorporates musically, the video is an appropriately vintage affair steeped in classic 70s crime cinema. Blending hard-hitting hip hop beats seemlessly with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation, Elegant Aggression features appearances from ranging from underground hip-hop stalwart Ohmega Watts to neo-soul favorite Coultrain to Northern Soul legend The Mighty Pope. In stores now.