Conor Smalakis, known by his artist name Tom Bombadil, is a 20 year old trip hop instrumental artist residing in Van Nuys, California. His newest release, "Poisoned Piano", is an attempt to string together different pieces of impactful music into a reflection of his own emotional perspective. Rather than sonic perfection, he strives to find his own voice within the media around him. "Poisoned Piano", is heavily influenced by the series “Darker than Black” and producers such as DJ Okawari, DJ Whitesmith, and Nujabes. This EP is a follow up to his recent compilation tape, "Agoraphobia", released via Bliss Eternal.
Q Dot "ILLER" Video, Song Produced by Kuddie Fresh
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Hope all is well. Please take a moment to view the new video from Q Dot titled "Iller" off of his upcoming project "The Darkness" with multi-platinum Tha Bizness affiliated producer Kuddie Fresh. The song and video are a play off of Michael Jackson's legendary Thriller. We'd really appreciate any feedback you may have. Thank you for your time.
A.C. has been interested in the 2012 prophecy of the end of the world for a while and so decided to base this EP on this theme, of humanity going increasingly mad and destroying itself, while the effects are felt on the psyche of the average man and woman in the street, making them act in unpredictable, selfish and inconsistent ways, which A.C. finds very frustrating and annoying to say the least.
A.C. met Ryujin over twitter and was immediately impressed by his modern sounding hard beats, so instantly wanted to work with him. In case the world does end on December 21st 2012 as is predicted by the Mayan Calendar, they decided to do an EP rather than a whole album, so it could be released before the end of the world!
The EP features the soul singers D-Harmony on the track 'They Who Dare', which deals with trying to achieve success in our obstacle-ridden society. A.C. also injects the EP with motivational messages of positivity to help people get themselves self-sufficient, as that seems the only way to not be prey in this vicious climate, while Ryujin's melodic, yet robust beats give the proceedings the momentum of a runaway train.
A.C. & Ryujin - End of Times EP (Track-listing)
1. End of Times
2. Rise Up
4. Save Me
5. They Who Dare Feat. D-Harmony
6. Life's Crazy
New Audio: Stryfe f/ Miz Korona & Skorpion "Organ Donor"
Courtesy Matt B.
After releasing his Opening Act EP earlier this year, Local-Mu12 member Stryfe is back with “Organ Donor" featuring Miz Korona & Skorpion; and its the first official track from Stryfe’s upcoming The Last Resort LP, which is produced entirely by Mark Byrd and was created with all live instrumentation. The Last Resort will be released in early 2013.
JP Beats debut LP, “The Warning,” is in stores now (11-6-2012) and it features 16-tracks and all brand new collaborations from the likes of Busta Rhymes, T.I., Young Buck, George Clinton, Royce the 5’9”, Kurupt, Sean Price, Boots Riley (The Coup), Canibus, Planet Asia, Tragedy Khadafi, Cappadonna, and many more. “The Warning” is available on both physical and digital formats via D.R.E / Holy Toledo Productions.
Moog Music Thanks Fans & Announces Limited Edition Minimoog
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Moog Music is pleased to announce the release of the limited edition 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager. The gold standard of synthesizers, the Moog is what the top talents --Jay Z, Nas, and Kanye West --choose. Now, as a testament to American Craftmanship, Moog has created a 24 Karat gold Voyager with the finest materials. More, Moog is handcrafting thirty one of these analog works of art, but only thirty are available for purchase worldwide. As a thank-you to its customers for making the Minimoog Voyager the best selling analog synthesizer of the last decade, Moog has set aside one of these rare and valuable instruments for one very lucky person to win (details for entry to be announced November 17th). Finally, as a special thanks to current Voyager owners, Moog will send all registered owners a small gift of gratitude for their amazing support.
“We are so thankful to the thousands of Minimoog Voyager customers for making the Minimoog the best selling analog synth of the last decade. Without them, we may not have been able to continue hand building instruments in downtown Asheville, North Carolina,” notes Mike Adams, CEO Moog Music. “Sending each and every one of them a small gift is a small gesture of our immense gratitude."
The 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager is not just a synthesizer, but a work of art: Carefully dipped in a 24-karat gold finish, the classic wood housing has been neatly dressed in a custom, high gloss, black piano lacquer chosen specifically to accentuate the Japanese Awabi pearl adornment on the sidepieces. Moog has created a short video documenting the build process of this precious synthesizer, which can be seen here and/or on their website. Additional features of the 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager include custom translucent knobs, a glowing Moog logo with indigo illumination, gold headphone jack, all black switches, a personalized engraved gold plate, a letter pressed certificate of authenticity, and a hand bound user’s manual. Only 5 units are available for sale in the United States, with the remaining 25 units spread out across countries around the world. See the list of our participating retailers here: www.moogmusic.com/10thanniversary .
Hip-Hop fans already know Houston's own Devin The Dude as one of the most talented rappers and crooners around. This Tuesday, he'll be showing audiences everywhere that his talents extend far beyond the vocal booth, as he stars in the new film Highway. Also starring Lil Duval (often seen on the MTV2 shows Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares), Highway is the hilarious story of two weed-loving friends in search of a mythical highway leading to "marijuana nirvana." "It was great working with Devin in the film," explains director Coke Daniels. "He's one of the collest most humble people I've ever met in my life, and I think he's definitely got a future in acting." Highway will be released through Grindstone / Lionsgate.
In addition, this Tuesday will also mark the release of the film's soundtrack, featuring Devin The Dude classics as well as previously unreleased material from Devin and his crew. The soundtrack also features appearances from the likes of 2 Chainz, UGK, Smoke DZA, Tha Dogg Pound, Slim Thug, Curren$y, David Banner, Coughee Brothaz, Asher Roth, and more. "I think Devin's fans will love the soundtrack," says Daniels. "It's more of what Devin has given them consistently over the course of his career: good-time, weed-smoking hip hop."
Everlast Premieres New Video For 'Long At All' Online With MTV
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Grammy-winner EVERLAST has premiered his new video for "Long At All” online with MTV. The song is latest single from his new studio album “Songs of the Ungrateful Living”, which was released through Everlast’s own label Martyr Inc. Records, in partnership with EMI Music, and is available online at http://bit.ly/pCPSdX .