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Video: Roach Gigz On MTV2's Sucker Free This Sunday, March 6


From Audible Treats:

Video: Roach Gigz To Be Featured On MTV2's Sucker Free This Sunday, March 6

Roach Speaks On Bay Area Independent Hustle In Online Preview Clip

The Video:

In January, Roach Gigz released Roachy Balboa 2, the follow-up to his highly acclaimed Roachy Balboa mixtape released this past May. Since its release, RB2 has been widely regarded as yet another strong offering from the rising rapper, and in recent weeks Roach Gigz made his way to New York, sitting down for an interview with MTV2's Sucker Free while in town. The feature, now planned to air this Sunday, March 6th, first at 11:00am EST and once again at 11:00pm EST, has been preceded with an online-only clip released earlier this week. In the clip, shot at a local boxing gym, Roach speaks on the importance of the independent hustle that has become synonymous with the Bay Area hip-hop scene, how that independent hustle has translated over the years into the phenomenon of the Bay Area local celebrity, and Roach's desire for Bay Area hip-hop to reach a wider audience.

Be sure to watch Roach Gigz' full interview with Sucker Free this Sunday, March 6, airing at 11:00am EST and again 11:00pm EST.

Watch the preview of Roach Gigz' sit-down with MTV2's Sucker Free here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/627420/sucker-free-exclusive-roach-gigz-on-the-bay-areas-independent-hustle.jhtml#id=1656633 .

MP3/News: Kokayi - "Nicotine" + ESPN Collaboration With Stalley


From Audible Treats:

MP3/News: Kokayi - "Nicotine" + ESPN Collaboration With Stalley

New Single, ESPN Collaboration With Stalley Continues An Eventful 2011 For Kokayi

The Song:

With a string of SXSW performances in his future, a mtvU.com Freshmen Five victory under his belt, and a highly acclaimed new album, Robots & Dinosaurs, still directly in his rearview, Washington D.C. multi-talent Kokayi continues to stay active. With a recently released video and remix for the lead single from R&D, Kokayi is excited to drop the latest single from the album, "Nicotine." "This song tells the story of love lost for the protagonist, conveyed in 3 stages of his life: ages nine, 16, and 23," explains Kokayi. "I used some personal experiences and put myself in the shoes of someone who thought they found true love, but the sentiment was never returned until it was too late."

The song begins with a staggeringly eerie piano, accompanied by a minimalist drum pattern, stuttering, warbled bass, and crunchy guitar as the track builds and continues to develop, climaxing at the chorus as Kokayi sings, "She's a real good lover, and a real good friend/ That type of girl that'll never let you drown out in the deep end/ The type you give your heart to, but that all depends/ 'Cause she might light you up, and breathe you right on in." Where many have tried and failed (read: writing love songs, especially those of the darker variety) Kokayi succeeds. "The most challenging part of writing unrequited love songs is to not come off as mad corny," says Kokayi, acknowledging the difficulties many artists often face when tackling such a subject. "The cornball, Herb Tarleck label is never the one you want as an artist. Especially in this genre of music to be mad sappy is a no-no. Unless it's overly done and then done tastefully bad."

While continuing to promote Robots & Dinosaurs, Kokay also remains busy collaborating with other artists. First, Kokayi worked with fellow DC artist's Tabi Bonney and Wale on tracks from Tabi's recent album, and now Kokayi has teamed up with Stalley to record tracks for ESPN. "He's a dope emcee and down to earth, too," says Kokayi of Stalley. "He reached out with the ESPN opportunity, and hearing his new mixtape along with his previous body of work has given me some insight on what he sounds best on."

Download Kokayi's "Nicotine" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Kokayi-Nicotine.mp3 .

MP3: Isaiah Toothtaker - "Crime Killz x Human Suit (Mike Gao Remix)"


From Audible Treats:

MP3: Isaiah Toothtaker - "Crime Killz x Human Suit (Mike Gao Remix)"

Machina Muerte Capo Enlists Mike Gao For Illuminati Thug Mafia Remix

The Song:

Isaiah Toothtaker continues to keep listeners on edge with his latest album, Illuminati Thug Mafia. Scheduled to take the stage this spring at the Paid Dues Festival with his Machina Muerte label, Toothtaker is now treating fans with the latest remix from the album, "Crime Killz x Human Suit." The original version for the song, the self-titled collaboration between Crime Killz (Tony Nickelplated & Nate NoFace) and Human Suit (Isaiah Toothtaker & Mestizo), serves as the final song on the album.

The remix, which retains all previous members from the original version of the track, finds the foursome teaming up with producer Mike Gao, who has become renowned both for his production work and his boundary-pushing work with the MPC. (It's safe to say not too many other people have developed a contraption that allows control of the midi-sampler using only a mouthpiece.) In contrast to the original, Gao provides a new touch to the track, with bass heavy drums, rolling distorted synths and a variety of off-kilter pad synths giving the track a fittingly electro and melodic feel for Isaiah Toothtaker's half-crooned flow.

Isaiah Toothtaker's newest album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup.

Download Isaiah Toothtaker's "Crime Killz x Human Suit" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Isaiah_Toothtaker-CRIME_KILLZ_x_HUMANSUIT_Mike_Gao_Rmx.mp3 .

The Background:

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona in a broken home, Isaiah Toothtaker was kicked out at age 11 and quickly learned to defend himself, often resorting to violence. Throughout his violent young adulthood, Isaiah relied on music to identify with and it provided the soundtrack to his teenage antics of stealing cassettes and walkmans and riding the public transport all city to tag, battle rap, sell dime bags and acid tabs, and fist fight. He began tattooing under the tutelage of the local Hells Angels, leading him to open his own parlor, STARING WITHOUT CARING, which has won numerous Best in City awards over the years. Throughout all the trouble, Isaiah has been able to duck or beat charges, until recently, when he landed multiple violent felonies on record. Built from misery and built to destroy, he has since co-founded the label Machina Muerte with Mestizo, the duo also forming the group HUMANSUIT. Since 2001, Isaiah has independently released one EP and three full-length albums (one with rapper Murs) and his forthcoming album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup Records.

PR: Leb Laze's Journey of a Dying MPC-2000


From Terrorbird Media:

PR: Leb Laze's Journey of a Dying MPC-2000

Leb Laze takes us through a journey of a dying MPC-2000 + InfinitiRock documents entropic sounds for upcoming Library Catalog Music Series contributions

"Music For Troubled Machinery" and "Music For Primordial Recollection" out March 29th on Asthmatic Kitty

LISTEN: Leb Laze "Toxic Knock (A)" http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2011/03/toxic-knock .

(via XLR8R)

LISTEN to all previous volumes HERE http://librarycatalogmusicseries.bandcamp.com/ .

via the desk of Asthmatic Kitty: You wanted it, we paid people to make it.

"My computer crashed last night. Is there a soundtrack for that?" wrote Elenor Hilt, a teacher in Maryland. From Frank Edds, a landscaper in Miami, we received this request: "I am trying to remember where I was on August 22, 1997. I think a song might help. Can you make one?"
 
We get letters like this all the time. We carefully take these letters, send them to our Department of Communique Statistics and Analysis, and wait. Six months later they provide a 600-page report detailing what kind of music to pursue next in our ever-growing Library Catalog Music Series.
 
With Elenor and Frank and that 600-page report mind, we present Music for Troubled Machinery from Leb Laze, of Prefuse 73 touring band fame, and Music for Primordial Recollection from SUNY biology student slash glitch producer InfinitiRock. We've thoroughly tested these on multiple focus groups, including primates, and the result is the same: betterment of life through background music. With each new release to the Library Catalog, we find another mood, temperament, and life situation that can be scored. These are no exception to that rule.
 
LEB LAZE - Music For Troubled Machinery
 
What started out as a total bummer--musical sketches and ideas hindered by a conked out machine--actually turned into an album. What you are hearing on Music for Troubled Machinery is the slow and unruly death of Leb Laze's core production tool..the MPC 2000 (R.I.P). When this device begins to die it randomly "freezes" at any given moment, often times wiping out anything that has been created within its path. What is interesting though is when an MPC freezes it begins to uncontrollably spit out all of the sounds that are loaded within it in their raw and unedited form..over and over and over. This occurrence is like nothing I have ever heard. The machine begins to have a mind of its own.

Leb Laze began to record and embrace these freakouts, using them as a basis for the majority of the songs on this album..adding to them, enhancing them and/or sculpting around them. Two shorter pieces, Revelations and Dial In/Dial Out were actually created entirely from these freakouts. Think of this record and, most importantly, these two tracks, as my MPC's last words--a testament to the idea that the nonliving world is actually very much alive.
 
INFINTIROCK - Music For Primordial Recollection
 
By day, InfinitRock is an 18 year old biology student at SUNY Purchase, by night a fuzzed glitch and fump hip-hop producer. In second grade he was digesting The RZA and Aphex Twin and has been making instrumentals since the age of six. As a son to parents from India, he would also hear a lot of classical indian music around the house and since he could not understand hindi, voices became instruments rather than a lyrical tool. His music reflects the conceptualization of sounds, and what makes music music and the world musical. InfinitiRock draws inspiration from the everyday, incorporating their sounds into his music. Music for Primordial Recollection contains a motif of sounds and rhythms that trigger ancient memories. Ambient layers and interludes featuring field recordings of wind chimes, children playing, glass breaking, the chewing of raw pasta, the crumpling of paper bags, and flowing water. The album is an auditory documentation of the evolution of entropic sound, tamed by the laws of rhythm. Everything breathes.

* http://www.asthmatickitty.com *
* http://librarycatalogmusicseries.bandcamp.com *

MP3/Video: Snoop Dogg f/ T-Pain - "Boom"


From M3W and Dan Roof:

MP3: Snoop Dogg f/ T-Pain - "Boom"

* http://www.mp3waxx.com/jobfolders/snooptpainboom/blast-page.html *

Video: Snoop Dogg f/ T-Pain - "Boom" (BTS)

Video: Revivalist Exclusive - Lupe, Mos & Kanye Freestyle


From Nora Ritchie:

Video: Revivalist Exclusive - Lupe, Mos & Kanye Freestyle

Revivalist Exclusive: Lupe, Mos & Kanye Freestyle with the Robert Glasper Experiment from revive da live.

MP3: Classified - "That Ain't Classy"


From CrateConnect:

MP3: Classified - "That Ain't Classy"

* http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/l5zrlt *

MP3: Young T - "Let Me Check My Fresh"


From DJ Blast:

MP3: Young T - "Let Me Check My Fresh"

* http://virdiko.com/player2.php?id=744 *

MP3: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Hey Muma"


From Who Got Next:

MP3: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Hey Muma"

* http://tinyurl.com/CamRonHeyMuma *

PR: Introducing Big Pauper - "Beyond My Means"


From Riot Act Media:

PR: Introducing Big Pauper - "Beyond My Means"

Big Pauper Beyond My Means drops April 26th from Circle Into Square Records!

Big Pauper has had a busy twenty six years on earth. Formerly performing under the name Panzah Zandahz, Portland's Big Pauper is an acclaimed producer, deejay and visual artist with a penchant for forgotten media and discarded technologies. His ten year stint managing the abstract hip hop label Token Recluse found a wide variety of projects in his lap. Pauper established himself with the notoriety of a full length cut and paste reinterpretation of first Radiohead, and then Beck. In their wake, Pauper performed at Scribble Jam & the Red Bull Music Academy, toured Europe a handful of times and worked with the likes of Two Ton Sloth, Cut Chemist and the Dandy Warhols. Big Pauper also has been producing circuit bent video work within the world-renowned sound art collective Folktek and gearing his projects towards a variety of video-art installations.

His most recent effort Beyond My Means sits comfortably somewhere between a 93 era instrumental hip hop record and some of the best downtempo electronic work out there today. It is a dusty, glitchy and often times noisy tapestry of found sounds, VHS beats and analog synth textures. The album has it's roots deep in sixties psych rock, the dregs of new age tape crustiness, our waning industrial society and most evidently, schlock cinema (everything from Portuguese horror, to the sleaziest of nunsploitation). The album draws comparisons to recent works from the Books, Broadcast, Odd Nosdam and Edan. Beyond My Means unfolds like a grindhouse double feature, that private press record you can't believe you found, or your third eye chakra babbling on after a group reiki session.

Big Pauper's Beyond My Means will be available on vinyl, cassette and digital this April 26th, 2011 via Circle Into Square Records/Fake Four Inc! Download and share last fall's Cops Eat Flowers EP, your free introduction to Big Pauper's planet.

* http://www.circleintosquare.com/item/cops-eat-flowers *
* http://tinyurl.com/FacebookBigPauper *


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