Prince Aries Announces Clean Ass Whip Tour This Summer
Bay Area DJ Takes His West Coast Cruising Mixtape On The Road
(June 8, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Notorious party-starter and in-demand producer Prince Aries will be hitting the road for his Clean Ass Whip Tour this summer. Kicking off tomorrow, June 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the tour will be making 12 stops along the West Coast hitting cities including Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, and Aries' own turf, with Bay Area stops in Oakland and a final show in San Francisco on July 4th.
The multifaceted artist is not only known for his DJ skills, but is also the host and one of the co-founders of the TV show Distortion 2 Static and a promoter for some of the best parties in Northern California. Now that his Clean Ass Whip mixtape has been released, Aries is looking forward to showing the rest of the West Coast that he can party. "I learn so much when I travel," explains Aries. "It's easy to get caught up in our own scene where we're comfortable, but when I DJ in other cities, it's usually an eye opener. The only city on this tour that I haven't played at yet is Portland, and I’m definitely looking forward to that."
In addition to the guaranteed good time, free copies of Clean Ass Whip will be dished out at the shows, and Aries plans to make each stop on the tour unique to that city. "I’ll be doing my usual party rockin’ at each venue, but my set will be different at each one, depending on the crowd," says Aries. “I mostly want to get the music to the people. Just be prepared to dance."
The Clean Ass Whip Tour: 06.09.11 Las Vegas, NV - Case Of The Classics @ Mix Lounge 06.15.11 Los Angeles, CA - Magic Wednesdays @ Beauty Bar 06.16.11 Long Beach, CA @ Proper Radio 06.17.11 San Diego, CA - Good Times @ Red C Lounge 06.23.11 Portland, OR - The Fix @ Someday Lounge 06.25.11 Seattle, WA - High School High @ HG Lodge 06.29.11 San Francisco, CA - Hip Hops Love Letter 07.01.11 San Jose, CA - D1ME at Pagoda Lounge 07.02.11 Sacramento, CA @ Hanami Alley 07.03.11 Cambell, CA - Just The Tip @ Cardiff Lounge 07.04.11 Oakland, CA - Smashbox Live @ Somar 07.04.11 San Francisco, CA - Krazy Mondays @ Beauty Bar
Video: Wrekonize (Mayday) - "Look at Me Now Freestyle"
A few weeks back we released a freestyle by Wrekonize (of ¡Mayday!) over the 'Look at me Now' instrumental and the feedback was phenomenal. Therefor Wrek decided to create some visuals the freestyle. Now you can see Wrekonize spit that insane flow! You can currently catch ¡Mayday! on tour with Tech N9ne on the 'All 6's & 7's' tour.
Multi-talented musician, rapper, social activist and producer Mr. J. Medeiros is releasing his second full-length album Saudade on his imprint De Medeiros. The album will be out June 14th with distribution via Fat Beats. The record marks the first time his production trio The Stare, featuring Stro, Luke Atencio and himself, have been featured together on record.
Today marks the release of the first single "Swallow" feat. Logan from Saudade. On the single, Medeiros acknowledges his inability to "swallow the truth" in relationships over a bouncing bass line and radio-friendly hook sung by Logan.
Please post and share the download link for "Swallow"!
Dropping the first music video from his soon-to-be released and highly anticipated album, No One Cares, DJ JS-1 continues to showcases his finely tuned production and scratching skills with "Last To Know." At its core, this track has JS-1 venting deep frustrations about trying to discern what's best for his career, considering there is always a plethora of figures who are ready to shell out advice: armchair A&R's, well-meaning friends, and plenty of over-eager fans among them. Keeping things light, though, the music video for the track, is a humorous one, with JS-1 flexing his dark comedy skills alongside director Adam Buncher and the track's feature artist, Tonedeff.
Shot in JS-1's native Queens, NY, he and Tonedeff attend a costume party hoping to claim a first place cash prize, only to arrive and find themselves the only ones dressed up. After sheepishly returning home and enduring a depressing night, the duo return to the same residence at a later date only to find out that they are duped once again, this time forgetting their costumes just when they need them. A little good, old-fashioned gory revenge ensues as the video twists and turns to it's close.
DJ JS-1's No One Cares will be available for purchase on June 21st via Fat Beats Distribution.
Viral Hit "Gucci Gucci" Garners 2 Million Views In 2 Weeks
(June 8, 2011 – New York, NY) East Oakland native, visual artist, swag assassin, and undercat Kreayshawn (Kray-shawn) has officially signed with Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The 21 year-old will release "Gucci Gucci" via digital retailers on Tuesday, June 14th and prepare her forthcoming full-length debut album, due later this year.
Described by GQ Magazine as a "loveable oddball," Kreayshawn says of the new partnership, "I'm excited to work with my new Columbia family. They understand my vision and are going to let me continue everything I've been doing. My hope is to inspire others to be young, wild, and free."
Released in mid-May, Kreayshawn's song "Gucci Gucci" became an instant viral hit, garnering over 200,000 views within the first 48 hours and over 2 million views just two weeks later. Within days of its premiere on The FADER.com, the song gained support from radio stations nationwide and publications worldwide such as MTV, LA Weekly, The Guardian, and Dazed & Confused Magazine. Over cat meows, a deep warbling dubstep bassline and eerie, whistling synths, Kreayshawn advocates individualism in lieu of brand name obsession. With a hook so catchy that even disbelievers hate themselves for loving it, Kreayshawn declares, "Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada / the basic bitches wear that shit so I don't even bother." The video features her wearing glittery, oversized pink mouse ears as a headband and rapping in front of designer boutiques on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills with fellow White Girl Mob member, stylist and DJ L1L D3BB13.
Kreayshawn first made a name for herself directing videos for fellow Bay Area native Lil B, DB The General, and Soulja Boy. While Kreayshawn hopes to lead the future generation of Girl Gang, she's currently prepping her forthcoming album, as "Gucci Gucci" makes its way to video and radio rotations and digital retailers worldwide.
Video: Dinner At The Thompson's - "Beat The System" ft. Insight
Since the release of their debut album, Off The Grid, vocalist Lucille Tee and producer Fablive have garnered a variety of praises, ranging from YouTube featuring the duo's video for "It All Began" on their music page, to BBC deeming them a "thoughtful, leftfield success" for trip-hop fans. AOL Music liked Off The Grid so much that they selected the album to be streamed on their Listening Party section during release week, and OkayPlayer.com just proclaimed that the album will be hard "to not include on the year's 'best of' lists." And now, the genre-bending and undeniably funky Dinner At The Thompson's are back with a new thought-provoking video for their single "Beat The System."
Dinner At The Thompson's latest video is considerably darker and more political than their previous ones, but does not fall flat in the funk department. The video is essentially a series of symbolic, and sometimes graphic, photographs that are constructed to make the viewer question the definition of the words like "Father," "Country," and "Happiness," and suspect "the system" in general. They brought on Boston-based MC Insight to drop some call-to-arms bars, such as "Temperature is rising/ Senators are lying/ Tentacles are common/ Generals are silent/ Terrible the violence/ Chemicals combining/ Federal alliance." Throughout the video's striking imagery, Lucille maintains her sultry sensuality while singing the cautionary hook over Fablive's dark and panicky production.
Dinner At The Thompson's new album, Off The Grid, is available now via Earth At Works Records/FB Distribution.