Beat Tape: John Robinson - "Brilliant Soundscapes Vol. 2"
Courtesy John Robinson.
In the spirit of John Robinson's Born Day he drops to us the second installment of his Brilliant Soundscape series. J.R. explains "These Beats are truly my therapy! I mostly make beats in the wee hours when I am not writing and would hear a Drum pattern in my head and get on the Drum machine and bang it out and then build around the Drums."
Although J.R. started to make beats in the Early Scienz of Life days he never truly put it in the forefront of his music Rep. "I am an Emcee/Writer first but I can honestly say I am falling back in love with the Beats again and it feels GREAT." This Vol. 2 is heavily inspired by the Drum Breaks, I am a BIG FAN of Heavy Drums so I chopped a lot of Drum Breaks on this one... When I make these Beats it is like Freely painting on a blank canvas until I feel the picture is done and then I move on... Thanks for Listening! It's Brilliant!
Video: MC Khingz - "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide"
Courtesy Wandering Worx.
Seattle MC Khingz explores his dark side in this short film about a man haunted by a malevolent demon. Directed by Jus Depommes. Starring Khingz. The single "For Colored Boys Who Consider Suicide" off Khingz album "Liberation of the Monster" is available for download on Bandcamp.
What up everyone! Thanks so much for the support!! I not trying to spam or sell you anything, just wanted to say I really appreciate you and hope you enjoy my new song with Mann. Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD link of the new track "The One" ft. Mann.
H2O Festival Adds Yelawolf and Ozomatli to Artist Lineup
Courtesy Jim Merlis.
DALLAS, TX - APRIL XX, 2012 - Univision Radio, the leading radio network serving Hispanic America, today announced that urban alternative band Calle 13, breakthrough Latin music star Prince Royce, Norteño band Duelo, rapper YelaWolf and LA-based culture clashers Ozomatli have been added to the lineup of the H2O Music Festival taking place in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on June 9.
The Dallas festival lineup already includes Juanes, Snoop Dogg, Gym Class Heroes, Weezer, Paulina Rubio, Damian Marley, plus additional acts that will be announced in the coming weeks.
MiO, the liquid water enhancer that changes water and inspires consumers to "shake things up," will serve as a primary sponsor of the Dallas festival.
"We are thrilled that with our sponsors Univision Radio is able to present an event where English-language acts can share the stage with Spanish-language talent," said Jack Hobbs, executive vice president of Sales, Univision Radio. "H2O's lineup reflects the reality of the young Hispanic music fan - the Hispanic 2.0 listener."
The venue inside the Cotton Bowl will feature several rotating stages, with local and emerging artists and some of today's top names in music. Additional festival events include a vendor village featuring festival and artist merchandise, a lifestyle area, multiple watering holes, cool down tents, gaming areas, family areas, plus food and beverage, and more.
Univision Radio DJs will also be on hand throughout the night mixing music as a transition between acts to keep the momentum going throughout the night. In addition to Univision's support of the festival series on a national level, Univision television and radio stations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio are supporting the H2O Music Festival.
A free showcase of local artists and unique experiences will kick off the excitement, starting in early afternoon, in the plaza of the Cotton Bowl.
The official lifeline for up-to-date H2O Music Festival announcements and artist confirmations will be made available at: H2OMusicFestival.com, and on Facebook via Facebook.com/H2OMusicFestival, and on Twitter via @H2OMusicFest.
Tickets for the Dallas festival are now available at H2OMusicFestival.com. For sponsorship information, please contact sales@H2OMusicFestival.com.
Gang Colours aka Will Ozanne brings us into his hushed dream-like state for his live performance of "Fancy Restaurant," the lead single from his debut album The Keychain Collection, out now via Brownswood Recordings. When reviewing the album, Pitchfork wrote that for this track, "Ozanne's gorgeous piano melody tumbles through the gauntlet of electronic noises gracefully, like water trickling down a knotted cliff face." The minimalist video provides a quiet backdrop for the piano-driven song and vocals. Laid over a repeating piano motif Will sings, "I know you don't care that much about money / I'm going to make someone take you out." The song gently hypnotizes.
"Flash & Flare", produced by The Jake (1/2 of the production team The Accomplices), is the last release from e.d.g.e.'s upcoming "Destroy & Rebuild" mixtape presented by themadbloggers.com, the9elements.com and flydefinition.com.
Over The Jake's soulful production, e.d.g.e. narrates a cautionary tale of monetary obsession which leads to personal downfall. "Destroy & Rebuild" is on the way...
Here is the brand single from mixtape deejay and Hip-Hop producer Infamous DJ Haze. This features four heavyweight US emcees including Joell Ortiz from Slaughterhouse, Nipsey Hussle, Cassidy & Dro Pesci. This track is already causing a stir in the American Hip-Hop community and now it's time to give this the push it needs to make it a worldwide Hip-Hop anthem! Let's get behind this and consider for review or airplay!