MP3: Pep Love, Cold Showda & LB Select - "We Pull Rank" Prod. By Unjust & SK
Forthcoming Hiero Albums From Pep Love, Opio, Chosen Few Preceded By New Song Series
Mixing, mastering, artwork – we all know that it takes a while to finish a project. In the meantime, creativity doesn't stop, and new music must be made. So Pep Love, Cold Showda (Chosen Few), and LB Select have decided to skip all that and start funneling their new music straight to the listener, literally as soon as the song is done. "We Pull Rank" is the first in a series, which has been dubbed The Mansion, of free songs to be given away in coming months that feature guest appearances from fellow Hiero crew members and other notable artists. In the midst of Pep Love finishing up his new album, The Rigamarole, and Chosen Few working on their new album, Far Between, this new music is meant to hold fans over as official releases are completed. This new track is produced by Unjust and SK, no strangers to producing for Pep Love having handled the lion's share of the production on Pep's new album, as well as a forthcoming collaborative album from Pep Love and fellow Hiero member Opio, who is also prepping his own solo album, Vulture's Wisdom 2, for release this year.
Potluck Reveal Cover Art For New Album & Post Video Tour Diary From Strange Noize Tour With Saigon & Krizz Kaliko
Potluck are currently on the road as a part of the Strange Noize Tour 2011 alongside Johnny Richter, Krizz Kaliko, Saigon, Kutt Calhoun, and J Hornay. Potluck’s own UnderRated is currently documenting all the behind the scenes insanity in a new video tour diary which can be seen online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmyeRDdQfrE .
Potluck will release their new studio album “Rhymes & Resin” on June 21st , 2011 through Suburban Noize Records. The album is set to feature guest appearances by Glasses Malone, Murs and Mr. FAB King Gordy, Ill Bill, Slaine, and Blaze Ya Dead Homie.
Mar 11 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Mar 12 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Mar 17 - Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew Mar 18 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Mar 19 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium Mar 19 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium - 21+ Mar 20 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown Mar 21 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre Mar 22 - Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court Mar 23 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Mar 26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Mar 28 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Mar 29 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre Mar 30 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater Apr 01 - Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air Apr 03 - Casper, WY @ Downtown Grill Apr 05 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard Apr 05 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard - 21+ Apr 06 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge Apr 06 - Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge - 21+ Apr 07 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Apr 08 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise Apr 11 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane Apr 12 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge Apr 13 - Bellingham, WA@ Sportsplex Apr 18 - Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
Kottonmouth Kings' Dirtball Debuts On Billboard Rap Chart At #23
Without the aid of mainstream press or radio, the Kottonmouth Kings' own Dirtball registered a monstrous first week of sales for his new solo album "Nervous System". Dirtball's new studio album debuted at #23 on the Billboard rap chart and #47 on the independent albums charts to give him his biggest first week of sales as a solo artist.
“After working so hard for so many years to reach musical goals, this is definitely an accomplishment for me,” commented Dirtball. “Hitting the charts for any artist is always a big deal and a huge honor. “Having my album recognized by Billboard is very empowering and I’m celebrating hitting #23 on the rap chart by doing 23 shots of Jameson! It's a new year, a new time for rap music and I am stoked to be pushed up into these realms of rap!”
The Kottonmouth Kings’ own Dirtball is asking fans to join him on a journey through the complex, twisted psyche of his mind on his new solo album “Nervous System”. The album plays out like a twisted audio sequel to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", as Dirtball uses his machinegun delivery to attack a collection of banging West Coast beats with monstrous results. Dirtball is joined on the album by Psychopathic Records’ Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, and Kottonmouth Kings’ alumni Johnny Richter and Daddy X. Dirtball's video for the song "I Came To Party" can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZIsNoFhhtE .
Dirtball will be appearing on House of Pain's upcoming “He Who Breaks The Law” reunion tour alongside Big B and Sozay throughout March and April.
DIRTBALL TOUR DATES:
3/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 3/16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 3/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ TAO Nightclub 3/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues 3/19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues 3/22 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 3/23 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall 3/25 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Billiards 3/26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio 3/27 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House 3/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Varsity Theatre 3/30 – Sebastian, FL @ Capt. Hiram’s Resort 3/31 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater 4/01 – Miami Beach, FL @ LIV Nightclub 4/02 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre 4/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend 4/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 4/08 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza 4/09 – Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy 4/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 4/13 – Dekalb, IL @ Otto’s 4/15 – Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear 4/16 – West Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom 4/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
MP3: Ace Reporter – "The World Is On Fire" + Barbara Remix
Brooklyn Artist Releases Remix From Upcoming EP, Announces New Shows
'One two three and four / I do declare it is a fine day for a war.' So begins Ace Reporter's "The World Is On Fire", the Brooklyn singer's latest single from his industrious threesixfive project. The track storms in with acoustic guitars that collide with cynically political lyrics before giving way to an anthemic chorus that finds Ace retreating to the safety of his bunker as the world around him is consumed by flames both literal and figurative. Things turn a turn for the electro on "The World Is On Fire (Barbara Remix)", where the visceral drums and guitar licks of the original are transformed into an infectious synth infused song from the future. Remixed by Ace's left coast compatriots, Barbara and soon to be featured on an upcoming Ace Reporter EP, the remix remains rooted in the essence of the original, even as every line drips with an electro coating. As Bob Villain of Barbara explains, "I worked on this remix while fighting my own political battle in my community – while fighting I was also listening repeatedly to Ace's lyrics: "the world is on fire."
Fresh from a packed show at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, Ace Reporter is also excited to announce two new shows in the New York area. Ace will hit the stage at The Delancey on April 21st before making a triumphant return to Cameo Gallery on May 7th. The shows promise to be energetic affairs, as Ace brings the songs from the threesixfive project and his EP releases to life in fiery fashion with the support of a talented crew of musicians.
Southern Electro-Hop emcee Swazy Styles gears up for the release of his forthcoming mixtape "First Pumpin Music", which is hosted by Miami Power 96's DJ Def.
Following the major breakthrough of his hit single "Like This" and the accompanied video, which already received more than 180,000 YouTube views (3/10/2011) since its release on February 11, Swazy released the first track from "First Pumpin Music".
Swazy dropped a blazing remix to Britney Spears' blockbuster comeback single "Hold It Against Me", which is available for download now.