"Beautiful" feat. Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Outasight & Mela Machinko
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Cancer has become so prevalent these days that we all know at least one person, if not more, battling the disease. Recognizing this fact, Brooklyn Indie hip-hop label, Coalmine Records seeks to help spread awareness of the disease and raise funds to go toward the American Cancer Society's ongoing fight to find a cure.
Coalmine sought out some of the genre's best talents to record a song that emphasizes celebrating life. Backed by uplifting, piano-led production from M-Phazes, the appropriately titled "Beautiful" features verses from hip-hop heavyweight Talib Kweli, burgeoning star Big K.R.I.T., and up-and-coming rapper-singer Outasight.
Together, the MCs provide the inspirational rhymes that build into Mela Machinko's spirit-raising hook that stresses that "life is beautiful." Further driving that message home are four cancer survivors -- CeeCee, Shawn Tesser, Salman Qadar and Wilmer Wise -- who speak on the intro and outro of the track.
You can stream the track below and purchase it on iTunes or Amazon. One hundred percent of the net revenue will be donated by Coalmine Records to the American Cancer Society. Click here to learn more of the backstory regarding this campaign - thank you for your support.
RapReviews.com's Adam B at the Re/Mixed Media Festival on Saturday!
Adam will be moderating a panel called "Remixing Culture- A Panel On Sampling & The Global Appropriation of Hip-Hop." Details are below!
This panel, which is filled with well-traveled, veteran artists, will focus on two main topics: the global impact of hip-hop, and sampling. The global impact of hip-hop can't be understated, and this panel will discuss what they've seen during their overseas travels, what the hip-hop scenes are like in other countries, and why, with a few noted exceptions, foreign emcees have such a hard time making an impact in the US. The sampling portion of the discussion will start by taking a look at what musical ideas these artists have taken from their trips and incorporated into their own music, and then move on to other questions regarding the production technique.
SPACE: One Arm Red, Theater #2 (ARM ROOM) DATE: Saturday, October 22. 2011 TIME: 6-7:30pm EST
Moderator: Adam Bernard
Confirmed Panelists: Christopher Weingarten Meter Maids Knewdles MC Conscious Walker Rabbi Darkside Farbeon Tah Phrum Duh Bush
PR: Sub Swara Remixes "Videogames," New Mixtape Due November
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Brooklyn duo, Sub Swara (Dhruva Ganesan & Dave Sharma) have just dropped their remix of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" in anticipation of the their upcoming mixtape due this Novemeber featuring a grip of new tracks and remixes. Sub Swara also has remixes of MNDR, Kraddy, Psychobuildings and more lined up for release this fall. Sub Swara has been busy in the labs on all fronts, having just debuted a new custom visual rig that will be accompanying them on their upcoming fall tour dates.
10.19 Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground 10.27 Los Angeles, CA @ Expansion LA 10.29 San Francisco, CA @ Public Works 11.10 Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival
"it sounds like this time their beat vacation took them on an intergalactic spaceship ride, with giant rhythms and chirps that sound warped in from the outer reaches of the universe but retain a distinctly warm, human quality. -The FADER "Brooklyn bass duo Sub Swara will scramble your insides with low-end by any means necessary. Their music refuses to sit still or be easily described, frantically crossing the lines between instrumental hip-hop, dubstep, house, dub, dancehall, trip-hop and South Asian field recordings. But their motives are clear: boom, pound, move feet, rattle brains." -Village Voice "The outfit now specializes in a whatever-makes-you-bang style of bass music that's fresh and compelling, and doesn't pay much mind to the lines of electronic sub-genres. "Steam" from Sub Swara's latest album, Triggers. This flits from ominous, exotic hand-drumming into a more traditional techno beat, then goes all dubstep on your ass. Dhruva and Sharma make this stuff with the help of real instruments -- they recorded the drums for this song in India -- so it's not surprising that their sound goes beyond what you expect to hear in "electronic" music. -SF Weekly
Gigamesh "It's So Intense" (Fare Soldi Enrico Pallazzo Remix) MP3!
Courtesy Girlie Action.
Gigamesh’s debut self-titled EP is available through all digital retailers starting today, October 18, through Our Label International. Additionally, fans can buy the extended version of the single When You’re Dancing Ft. Induce exclusively on Beatport. Gigamesh has received considerable attention and support from DJs as diverse as DJ AM and Brodinski to Busy P and Fare Soldi for his bootleg remixes of artists like Animal Collecitve, Lykke Li and Radiohead, the latter two of which hit #1 on the Hype Machine. In celebration of the EP release, he has released the new “It’s So Intense” (Fare Soldi Enrico Pallazzo Remix) MP3. Check it out where it premiered earlier today with Big Shot Magazine or HERE.
Gigamesh opens the EP with disco-infused single “When You're Dancing (feat. Induce)” with a hook that commands you to move. “It’s So Intense” lives up to its name as a hazy synth-driven club banger. EP closer “People” shows the melodic side of Gigamesh, lead by melodic vocals from Nicole Godiva while still incorporating bass guitar and synths.
Known for pushing the boundaries of dance music, Gigamesh has been making his mark for several years in dance clubs around the world. He has garnered widespread success with his own popular blend of remixes, as well as his work with remix group DiscoTech, and his role in Señor Stereo, a disco influenced live-electronic group. Gigamesh was hired to remix Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” in late 2009. Ultimately chosen to be the first single on Posner’s debut album, the Gigamesh version went on to sell over 2.5 million copies and hit the #6 positionon Billboard. Stay tuned for more from Gigamesh and be sure to catch him live on tour this fall!
Gigamesh Tour Dates 10/29: Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Cat Klub, Record Release Show 11/4: Toronto, ON @ The Gladstone 11/5: New York, NY @ Juliet Supperclub 11/18: Vancouver, BC @ Post Modern
Elevator Music is the second release in our Lost Letters series, and it's available to stream/download for free right here.
People can also get involved with discovering the next Lost Letter by printing off this poster and posting it somewhere for all to see. Send a photo of wherever it's posted to email@example.com and if it's funny/provocative/beautiful we might just use the image as the cover art for the next release. Submissions need to reach us by Saturday 22nd October and should be an exact square of at least 520x520 pixels (the bigger, the better) with the main text on the poster clearly visible.
Enjoy Elevator Music and as soon as we find the next letter you'll be the first to know.