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Netherfriends' Middle America on Vinyl

From Thomas P:

Netherfriends' Middle America on Vinyl

On August 21st, prolific singer/songwriter Shawn Rosenblatt, better know as Netherfriends, will release Middle America on pink vinyl via Chicago-based Kilo Records. The previously digitally-released album, a rarity for strictly wax Kilo Records, will now be available in local record shops for all consumers that appreciate the tangible. From the spring of 2010 to 2011 Shawn, sole creator of Netherfriends, toured the United States writing and recording a song in every state. This is the first collection to be released in LP format.

During the months of August and September Netherfriends will embark on a cross country tour. What better way to promote a two year-long touring project than more touring? Previously with short stints of additional backing members, Shawn has turned his act into a one-man show that is undeniably fun. Using sampler, drum pad, keyboard, guitar, and self-made percussion box (equipped with pots, metal poles, and wood-blocks) Shawn is able to create intricate layers of sounds that evolve into songs that even the late great James Brown would shake a feather to. As a special treat to the city that helped create Netherfriends, Chicago, Shawn will perform Middle America in its entirety with full backing band. This will be a one night only record release celebration not to miss.


1. St Louis, MO
2. Bloomington, IN
3. Columbus, OH
4. Kalamazoo, MI
5. Des Moines, IA
6. Madison, WI
7. Chicago, IL
8. Rapid City, SD
9. Omaha, NE
10. Minneapolis, MN
11. Fargo, ND
12. Lawrence, KS

Aug 18 Chicago, IL / Schubas (Record Release Performance w/ Full Band)
Aug 23 Terre Haute, IN / The Verve
Aug 30 St. Louis / Firebird
Aug 31 Columbia, MO / TBD
Sept 2 Kansas City, MO / Front/ Space
Sept 3 Des Moines, IA / Gas Lamp
Sept 4 Omaha, NE / Side Door Lounge
Sept 5 Lincoln, NE / Zoo Bar
Sept 6 Fort Collins, CO / GNU Gallery
Sept 7 Denver, CO / First Acenders
Sept 8 Casper, WY / TBD
Sept 11 Boise, ID / The Red Room
Sept 13 Seattle / Comet Tavern
Sept 14 Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios

7/25 Open Mike Eagle & Friends in Brooklyn!

Courtesy PremRock:

7/25 Open Mike Eagle & Friends in Brooklyn!

Just wanted to share with you the flyer for the upcoming event at Cameo Galley in Brooklyn, NY. And please if you are a blog based in NYC let me know if you are interested in covering this event. Thank you.

    Open Mike Eagle makes his "4NML HSPTL" tour stop in Brooklyn's Cameo Gallery with AZ's Mega Ran and joined by the likes of billy woods, PremRock & Wilie Green, ADAM & Brzowski.
Mo Niklz will handle the Dj duties for the night including some unique visual spinning.

10$ at the door and setting off at 10PM

Don't miss this one!



Video: @PhilTheThrill21 - VAlien (Trailer)

Courtesy RMG:

Video: Phil The Thrill - VAlien (Trailer)

Trailer for Phil The Thrill's VAlien project which drops on July 10, 2012. Make sure you check it out on Powered by Revo Media.

Lex Records: JJ Doom's "Key to the Kuffs" 8/20/12

From Trevor @ Score:

Lex Records: JJ Doom's "Key to the Kuffs" 8/20/12

JJ DOOM’s debut collaborative album, KEY TO THE KUFFS, will feature Beth Gibbons, Khujo Goodie and Damon Albarn.

JJ DOOM is the artist name for producer/vocalist Jneiro Jarel and masked hip-hop maverick DOOM (previously MF DOOM).  After unveiling BANISHED in February, the duo have been busy finishing KEY TO THE KUFFS, which is now set to be released via Lex Record on 20th August.  The album sees DOOM rapping typically intricate, witty, head-spinning rhymes over JJ’s rugged and innovative beats.

DOOM will headline his own show at London’s Forum on 12th October.  


4. BITE THE THONG ft Damon Albarn
9. GMO ft Beth Gibbons
12. STILL KAPS ft Khujo Goodie

DOWNLOAD: @SofritoSound: International Soundclash Preview

From Trevor @ Score:

DOWNLOAD: Sofrito: International Soundclash preview (mixed by Sofrito)

Sofrito's Hugo Mendez takes you as close as you can get to being at one of his crew's legendary warehouse parties without actually being there in-person. On this preview for Sofrito's new International Soundclash collection, he effortless takes you from Trinidad to the island of Dominica, from Haiti to Colombia and back again. Make sure you have something cold to drink, and dive in. It's going to be a hot one. 

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Strut link up again with Sofrito, leading lights in the new generation of collectives celebrating heavy Tropical music. Fuelled by the unquenchable thirst of DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis to turn up new music and explore sounds from across the ages, Sofrito has built a unique reputation since it began life in the warehouses of East London in the mid 2000s.

Now, following the success and critical acclaim of their debut compilation in association with Strut, Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque, Hugo and Frankie bring the long-awaited follow-up, Sofrito: International Soundclash.

The new selection effortlessly mixes the old with the new, plucking dusty gems from Trinidad, Colombia, Dominica, Congo, Cameroun and beyond. Exclusives include the deep Pacifico sound of Grupo Canalon’s “La Zorra y El Perol” - a new project from Nidia Góngora, singer with Quantic's Combo Barbaro - a previously unreleased track by UK/Kenyan sensations Owiny Sigoma Band, and a Tropical Treats edit of Haiti’s dynamite Les Difficiles de Petion-Ville.

Other highlights include an incendiary lesson in Soca groove from Lord Shorty,  stunning up-to-the-minute carnival sounds from Guadeloupe's Mas Ka Klé, all backed up by deep bassline Cadence, synthed-out Soukous and other Afro Latin encounters.

Over the last year Sofrito have brought their inimitable vibes to clubs across the world - sharing the stage with Haitian Ra Ra collectives in Paris, running all-night sessions in Bogota alongside Quantic, warehouse parties with the Owiny Sigoma Band in London and sweaty parties in illicit lofts in Brooklyn.

Their "Sofrito Super Singles" vinyl series continues to make waves on the underground, unleashing raw dancefloor edits and attracting the likes of Daphni (aka Dan Snaith), DrumTalk and Sweden's Tropical Treats to contribute guest re-works.

For this release, visual maestro Lewis Heriz interprets Sofrito's fresh perspective on the world with a specially designed cut-out globe on a pull-out poster to accompany the CD and Double LP.

Video: PG - "Place For You" (@pgmusiq)

From IOTA Music:

Video: PG - "Place For You"

Please click the link below to view the new video by PG-Place for You, also check out the behind the scenes photos and download the song.

@Eyerone - The Madness ft GedaDotEss [Prod by Majik]

From RMG:

Eyerone - The Madness ft GedaDotEss [Prod by Majik]

In commemoration & celebration of the 4th of July, #ClassReunionMuzik presents: Eyerone- The Madness ft GedaDotEss (Prod. by Majik). Powered by Revo Media. 

Site: .

Soundcloud: .

Video: @MrShaoDow - "Bullspit"

From 730 Promo:

Video: Mr. ShaoDow - "Bullspit"

Building on the success of his animated video 'Get Stronger' featuring Ghetts, ShaoDow teams up with the Haberdasher's Askes' Hatcham College senior orchestra and a mad conductor in order to provide a visual representation of the raw energy that the track creates.  The epitome of talent, the HAHC orchestra learned to play the entire songwithin an hour of hearing it.

Barmageddon (Live MC Battles) @ The Quadrant Lounge, July 2012

From Park Street PR:

Barmageddon (Live MC Battles) @ The Quadrant Lounge, Wolverhampton - Saturday 21st July 2012

Barmageddon returns third time around with its biggest lineup to date. Battle Rap is on the rise in the UK thanks to events such as Don't Flop and more, and Barmageddon is here to play its part in pushing the scene to new audiences. No expense has been spared in putting together our latest battles..with it being bang in the middle of summer we thought fuck it..lets do something special. Roping in performers from all corners of the country, and even flying one over from Ireland, this event is not one to be missed. Wanna take time to thank all the new subscribers to our you-tube channel, and all your messages of support and encouragement. Hope to see you July 21st.

Saturday July 21st

Eek v Siyo (DFI)
Sordid QC v Two-Can
Pete Cashmore v Average Keith
Sprungy v Seani-Boi
Fame V Royal Flyness
Tro-Flowz v Seany B
Wilson v Light The Boombox Genie
Coopz v 2K
Josh Wall v Pacman

Music Supplied by Tricksta (UK Runnings, Park Street PR, Rago Magazine) @TrickstaUK

Filmed by T Shaw Media @tshawmedia

Time = 4pm til 9pm
Entrance Fee - £3.00
Curry Goat & Rice and all things nice on sale aswell!!!

Facebook Event Page .

Contact Information
Tel: 07725 496 888
Follow: @Bmagedonbattles
YouTube Channel: .

MP3: The New Royales ft. Talib Kweli prod. by Chin & DJ Khalil

From Rodney @ WW:

MP3: The New Royales ft. Talib Kweli prod. by Chin & DJ Khalil

"Walking Around My Dreams" is the second single to be released off the upcoming mixtape by Grammy Award Winning Producer Chin Injeti. The mixtape features David Banner, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica and official release will be Tuesday July 17th through Wandering Worx Music and the release party will be held at Calabash in Vancouver, BC on Thursday July 12th.

Track Credits:
"Walking Around My Dreams" The New Royales feat. Talib Kweli produced by Chin Injeti & DJ Khalil

Free Download/Stream/Listen

YouTube (MP3)







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