Press Release: Batsauce 'Starcrossed' - July 24, 2012
Galapagos4 presents ‘Starcrossed’, a stunning instrumental album by Batsauce. Born Britt Traynham in Jacksonville FL, Batsauce’s resume includes production work for artists such as The Abs, Mr. Lif, Vinne Paz, Dillon, Qwazaar, Akrobatik, Patrick Evan, Bahamadia and George Clinton. He has produced hundreds of tracks over his 12-year career, and has built a reputation as one of the world’s adept and adaptable beat-makers. Batsauce may be best-known for his work as one-third of The Smile Rays, which includes his wife Lady Daisey and Paten Locke, both of whom have joined him for extensive bookings across Europe and the United States in recent years.
‘Starcrossed’ takes to the Shakespearean notion of forbidden love epitomized for all time in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and gives it a futuristic—or shall we say contemporary—twist. It tells the story of an alien who falls in love with a woman on Earth, which often leads to trouble, even for other Earthlings. Batsauce draws on a wide range of cultural influences, but brings them all into harmony for the kind of progressive beats that he and his circles have dealt in for ages, but which have lately returned front-and-center to industry dominance.
‘Starcrossed’ follows up on Batsauce’s acclaimed collaborations with the MC Qwazaar (Typical Cats) on the ‘Style Be the King’ EP and the later ‘Bat Meets Blaine’ LP, both released on Galapagos4 in 2011. It deviates somewhat from a tradition established by ‘Gypsy Diaries’ (2008) and ‘Spy Vs. Spy’ (2009), both of which were inspired by his travels. ‘Starcrossed’ is a more hard-edged, sample-driven affair with heavy bass and propulsive rhythms which adds to Batsauce’s legacy as one of the greatest instrumental artists of this era.
CD/Digital Track List: 1. In Your Ear 2. What You Need 3. Ichiban 4. Love Notes I 5. Beyond 6. Re:Purpose 7. Love Notes II 8. Re:Entry 9. What Shall I Say? 10. Hallucinations 11. The Unspoken Word 12. Love Notes III 13. Chiefin’ 14. Forward Thinking 15. Love Notes IV
Rapper's Organization Sends $1.5M Worth of Humanitarian Aid to Kosovo
Rapper/producer Filip Filipi, founder and president of student organization 28.Jun, announced the arrival of $1.5M worth of humanitarian aid in Gracanica, Kosovo marking the successful completion of the "Boj Za Kosovo" campaign. The project was initiated 9 months earlier after the launch of Filip's song titled "Kosovka" in October of 2011. The initiative resulted in Serbian communities in over 80 cities across 30 different countries to unite in a joint effort to send humanitarian assistance to their homeland. 28.Jun also received support via social media; most notably from tennis world champ Novak Djokovic, NBA legend Vlade Divac, Oscar-nominated director Emir Kusturica and rap super group Beogradski Sindikat. The next initiative is already in the works, aiming to deliver $5M worth of aid to Serbian people in Serbia, Republika Srpska, Montenegro, Kosovo and Krajina.
28.Jun is a student-driven Serbian organization engaged in political, social and philanthropic functions pertaining to Serbian interests.
Place for You is PG's 4th music video from her album "The Elements of PG". PG learned early on the value of being ambitious and self-sufficient. Whether she is singing, rapping, writing or performing, that inner strength is what makes her so special.
MP3: Al-One (of Sandpeople) "Fresh In The Flesh" ft. Sly Boogy & DJ Wicked
l-One The Remedy (of Sandpeople) is back with another brand new single from his upcoming solo album #WORK (July 24th). On "Fresh In The Flesh," Al-One and West Coast veteran Sly Boogy each deliver 24 bars while Portland's globally respected DJ Wicked holds down the cuts. Produced by Andy B (of Alphabet Stew).
Download "Fresh In The Flesh" ft. Sly Boogy & DJ Wicked!