Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up
Fat Beats Celebrates Vinyl Culture With All-Day Event And Historic Line Up
(April 07, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Fresh off the success of their premiere pop-up shop in March, Fat Beats Brooklyn is pulling out all the stops for an all-day, all-out celebration of vinyl culture and live music. From noon to 11pm on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16), the hip-hop juggernaut will transform their DUMBO warehouse into a hip-hop Woodstock complete with performances by The Stepkids, Chico Mann, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, DJ Center, Mista Sinista, !llmind, Amir, Eternia, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Masta Ace, Maticulous, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West, and many surprise guests. The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Guru’s passing with a funk interpretation of Gang Starr classics from Fat Beats’ newest label addition, CSC Funk Band.
Not only will Fat Beats’ massive vinyl library be available for purchase at the event, but also everyone in attendance will receive a 10% off coupon for the newly re-launched fatbeats.com, a chance to win free printing of 500 record jackets sponsored by Dorado Printing, and Wax Poetics will be raffling off a free one-year subscription. So come early, leave late, and make sure to bring all your friends – this is going to be a party for the ages.
What: Fat Beats & waxpoetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party Who: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, The Stepkids, Chico Mann, DJ Center, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Amir, DJ Jab, !llmind, Eternia, maticulous, Double U Tomek, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West + a special Gang Starr tribute by CSC Funk Band, Mista Sinista, Masta Ace & surprise guests When: Saturday, April 16th, noon - 11pm Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY
Revolution Media Group brings to you the second video of the 3 part Formal Introduction video series for Phil The Thrill. In this video Phil gets a chance to let people know about some of his music influences. Fly Thoughts: Carpe Diem EP Dropping On 4/6/11.
The Half-Sudanese Musician Oddisee Voices His Thoughts on Africa's Newest Nation
Apollo Brown "Clouds" has been out now for just over a month and is still going strong! The first pressing of CDs sold out in an amazing 2 days (Don't worry it's back in stock)! The demand has prompted a vinyl edition to be manufactured that will soon be available. In the meantime, Apollo cooked up some special edition features for all the loyal supporters.
"Let's celebrate the end and get to startin' over"
Last week you heard Has-Lo & Apollo Brown join forces on Heirlooms, but this week it's Oddisee & Apollo Brown on The Times. Oddisee, who is half Sudanese, doesn't normally bring his politics to the table, but in this rare moment Oddisee offers an entire song devoted to the turbulent changes occurring in Northern Africa, in particular the historic vote that split his home country of Sudan into two separate nations. The Republic of Southern Sudan is now the newest African nation: listen to Oddisee break his thoughts down over the Apollo Brown beat.
Listen deep as Oddisee reveals some of his most personal, political, and poignant lyrics ever:
"Indeed, congratulations are in order / I'm from north of the border / responsible for the slaughter / I was always on their side / for them I'ma always ride / bein' raised in the states I learnt we in the same tribe"
Look for the official deluxe editions release of Oddisee Odd Seasons May 17th on Vinyl, CD, and Digital.
coming out of south central california vortx of distorsun presents there debut album on joe left hand records: a positive blend of fresh hip hop music that makes you want to listen again and again. an album that mixes the best of new school and true school hip hop samples with production from a collective of dion brown, jams da boombox, life line eternal, cool d, in otha wordz with lyrics from vortx of distorsun on all tracks featuring azra nawal vocal samples chopped and spread all over the album. an album that makes you think of the blues of sun house to the jazz of sun ra over drums from clyde stubblefield mixed by bob power. this is that soulful jazzy production that makes you want to listen over and over. one guest artist ari hotep