Hello friends, family, fans and freaks. Since I have been oh so intensely effective at communicating with everyone over the past six months, I wanted to make sure you are all aware that I am currently on a 60-day National Tour and most likely will be in a town near you in a time real soon.
*As you may observe. We have some gaps in between dates that we still need to fill, due to shows falling through and what not. I really really want to meet you all if I can and it'd be a shame not to be able to hang. So...
*If anyone can assist us with the locations listed below, please email Brady at Skillkrane@gmail.com, Thanks.
Dates we need to book:
-May 21st, Ohio or Wisconsin
-June 3rd, Nebraska or Kansas
-June 8th, Kansas or Colorado or New Mexico
-June 11th, Colorado
-June 12th, New Mexico or Colorado
-June 14th, Nevada or New Mexico
-June 15th-19th, California (from San Diego to San Fran)
I am pleased to announce that the April tour in Europe was a success. I'd like to thank everyone who assisted us on our journey and all who patiently awaited our return. If you'd like a Photo-Diary (words-Chris Keller, pics-Satori Photography)recap of our experiences while we were there, feel free to go HERE.
Video: Prince Aries & DaVinci - "Clean Ass Whip" Feat. San Quinn And Matt Blaque
Following the recent release of his Clean Ass Whip mixtape, Prince Aries is excited to release a brand new video from the tape, this one for the mixtape's title track, "Clean Ass Whip," starring on the song, and making his production debut along with co-producer Big D, is Aries' SWTBRDS label mate DaVinci, who's currently putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming EP and LP, Feast Or Famine, and The MOEna Lisa. The tape is largely a collection of West Coast classics, and while "Clean Ass Whip" serves as one of the mixtape's new exclusives, you'll be hard pressed to find a song on the project – or anywhere, for that matter – that fits such a textbook definition for riding music.
All the way down to the first sampled note of the beat, the track begs to be played out of car speakers, windows down, on a nice spring day, and director Marcus Ubungen doesn't disappoint, featuring DaVinci and SF legend San Quinn, as well as chorus crooner Matt Blaque, alongside a classic Chevy Chevelle and sleek Corvette as they ride through the city showing off some of San Francisco's finer sights. "It's one of those good ol' cruising songs that the West Coast is known for," remarks Aries. "Basically, just hop in your whip, cruise around, and play this song. Loud."
A-Side To Second Single Delivers 'Straight Up Rocker'
The Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York hasn't always been known as a hot bed for rising indie talent, but Lighouts, the duo consisting of guitarist/bassist/drum programmer Gavin Rhodes and vocalist/guitarist Greg Nelson, arrived on the scene earlier this year with plans to change all of that. They led with debut single, "See Clear," an A-Side, B-Side collection that also included a cover of The Stone Roses' "Here It Comes," and, as they continue to lay the finishing touches on their upcoming album, Want, are now releasing their latest single (which, like all of their singles, will also include an original B-side and a cover tune), "And It Comes And Goes." The single, which recently debuted as AOL Spinner's MP3 of the Day, does well in continuing to show off the duo's diversity, and so much so that Lightouts originally considered offering up this latest single as their first, before eventually opting to lead with previous single "See Clear." "Musically, this is our most raucous and climactic song," explains Rhodes. "We originally considered using it for our debut single but 'See Clear' won out because we thought it showed more range."
Upon listening to "And It Comes And Goes" two things quickly become clear: First, you likely haven't heard rhythm guitar work this enjoyable in some time, and, second, Lighouts have a knack for delivering catchy, sing-a-long choruses that still manage to do well in maintaining the group's edgy, distorted-guitar driven sound. As wailing guitar feedback fades into racing, thumping drums and an infectious quick-fire bass line, it's Rhodes' driving guitar and Nelson's lightly effected vocals and quips that truly grab the listener's ear as the song pushes forward, whipping into full frenzy as the chorus hits with Nelson belting the line, "Day light, all night, all night long." For Rhodes, who follows with his own dizzying guitar solo, the mission was clear. "'And It Comes and Goes' is a straight-up rocker," he remarks, before adding, "Play it loud."
Crime Loops 2 is the sequel to the smash instrumental project by Brooklyn based producer TeV95.
Crime Loops 2 is a collage of beats, edits, and loops that exude a taste of urban culture with a hint of Brooklyn's art renaissance.
Influenced by everything from Roberta Flack to Ruby Andrews and more. Crime Loops 2 continues to explore many different methods of sampling and editing, from the classic to the obscure.
Many of today’s artistic masterpieces are nearly impossible to release for sale because of outdated intellectual property laws. It's arguable that some of today's most popular artists may find the need to break the law to create their art. Hence the name, Crime Loops.
On May 17th, Uncommon Records will release Acid Reign's full length release, Diversity. Today we present an early leak called Creme de la Blowed for FREE. The track features Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, Nga Fish, Myka 9, Rifle Man and Olmeca along with the guys from Acid Reign, Gajah & BeOnd. It's a legendary banger produced by OoloO the Wize aka Nathaniel Eras. Need we say more? Classic material brought to you by the minds at Uncommon.
While you're grabbing the track for free,pre-order the full album (Digital & CD Release) which also features a remix of Creme de la Blowed, Graves, Express, Re4M, another track with Myka 9, beats from EQ, Nasa and more!