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Video: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Speaking In Tungs"


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Video: Cam'Ron & Vado - "Speaking In Tungs"

Video: Chima Anya f/ Sincere - "Hey"


Video: Chima Anya f/ Sincere - "Hey"

Video: Planet Asia f/ TriState - "Trouble"


Video: Planet Asia f/ TriState - "Trouble"

NEOSONIC News - Me & My Maschine


From K-Murdock:

NEOSONIC News - Me & My Maschine

So i spent the majority of this past weekend getting acclimated to Native Instrument's Maschine, which i got almost a year ago via a homie hook-up. First off, before i get into my newfound love over this hybrid hardware/software pad controller, let me be clear in stating that i have been a die-hard, staunch supporter & user of Akai products for 13 years! I have owned 4 different MPCs in that span of time and still got my trusty blue-shelled 2000XL set-up in my home studio- which i'll post up more pics of later this week per some fan's request.

NOW, that said, as a user of an MPC for practically ever piece of music you all have heard from me, i must say NI really took the "MPC" idea and brought it into TODAY via the advent of Maschine. The mix of tactile beat-making that many hardware lovers crave fused with the software options that come with using your own computer make a winning combo! To showcase Maschine in action, i defer to my aforementioned homie, Knock Squared, who not only put me on to the magic of Maschine but helped hook me up with one of my own! Through his YouTube tutorials, Knock has become one of Native Instrument's go-to-guys on how to make some dope music using Maschine, watch & learn...

That is just one of many vids Knock has up to showcase Maschine's uses, so subscribe to his channel- even if you don't make beats! Ironically, i have also noticed a lot of my fellow producer friends, who like me were avid Akai heads, are crossing over like Tim Hardaway in the '90s to using it too!  And beyond all of Maschine's studio uses, i can even take it out to perform live with just my laptop since it is significantly more portable than my 15 pound MPC.  Big-ups to NI for being so forward-thinking, i only wish Akai would of focused more on making something like this a couple years back instead of those APC controllers with Ableton... but thats just my p.o.v. What's yours?

K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC News
MP3: Quizadelic - "Hold On" feat. Snoop Dogg

Video: Building Stanley Ipkiss - Mike Schpitz


Video: Building Stanley Ipkiss - Mike Schpitz

MP3: St. Joe Louis - "Good Morning"


MP3: St. Joe Louis - "Good Morning"

ST. JOE LOUIS is an up and coming New Jersey hip hop collective made up of MC’s: Elete, Tommie Chase & Michael Cardigan. 

DOWNLOAD their NEW SINGLE:
ST.
JOE LOUIS "Good Morning

http://usershare.net/giwh22yddgpl

 

Devo Spice Update - 8/2/2010


From Devo Spice:

Devo Spice Update - 8/2/2010

How’s everybody doing?  Good?  Probably better than I am, but I vented on the last episode of The Funny Music Podcast so I won’t bore you with my troubles right now.

--== NON MUSIC-RELATED NEWS: ESCAPEPOD READING ==--
--== MUSIC-RELATED NEWS: NEW SONGS OF THE MONTH ==--
--== VIDEO-RELATED NEWS: NERDAPALOOZA VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE ==--
--== BREATHING IN YOUR FACE NEWS: NASFiC ==--


--== NON MUSIC-RELATED NEWS: ESCAPEPOD READING ==--
Many people labor under the impression that rappers are unintelligent buffoons who can’t read.  While I can’t comment on the buffoon part, I do wish to spit in the face of the stereotype with proof that I can, in fact, read.  And now there is proof online.

Recently I did a narration for the science fiction podcast EscapePod.  The 30 minute episode is now posted over at EscapePod.org (http://escapepod.org/2010/07/29/ep251-unexpected-outcomes) for your free listening pleasure.  The story, written by Tim Pratt, takes an interesting twist on a topic that we are all too familiar with, but that’s all I’m going to say because I don’t want to ruin the story for you.

So if you’re not already a subscriber to EscapePod head over there and download at least this episode.  It’s a cool story.


--== MUSIC-RELATED NEWS: NEW SONGS OF THE MONTH ==--
This month over at DevoSpice.com we’re featuring I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy because I realized I hadn’t featured it before, and Blood Guts and Boobs, because I’m working on a new stage video for it and it’s been on my mind.  (Like boobs ever aren’t on my mind...)

As always these songs are available as a free download or stream, and you can always buy a higher quality version for just $.99.


--== VIDEO-RELATED NEWS: NERDAPALOOZA VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE ==--
Thanks to various people and various forms of technology most of my set from Nerdapalooza is now online.  The only thing missing is my first song, I’m Not Your Personal IT Guy, and the between-song banter which was greatly reduced at this show anyway because we were so far behind schedule.

If you haven’t yet checked out these videos this was the first show I did with Madison, one of the lovely performers from Cosplay Burlesque.  And she did a fantastic job.  You’ll see her in most of the videos, but she’s featured most prominently in Brain Food and The Geeks Come Out At Night.

Here are the links:
Pac-Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3HcsIUwTw
I Hate Mondays: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bf25jaZr3M
Brain Food: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNufFTQuhAE
Platform Wars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQEf3dHWgEc
The Geeks Come Out At Night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDFhziVYm9k

If anyone has any other videos from Nerdapalooza please let me know.  I’m always looking for more footage I can use for promotional stuff.


--== BREATHING IN YOUR FACE NEWS: NASFiC ==--
This weekend I’ll be performing at NASFiC (this year’s is called ReConStruction) in Raleigh, NC.  Friday night there will be a round-robin FuMP concert featuring me, Rob Balder, Power Salad, Tom Smith, and Danny Birt.  We all also have solo concerts throughout the weekend.  Mine is Saturday evening at 6:00 PM.

More information, including a wildly inaccurate schedule, can be obtained here:
http://www.reconstructionsf.org/

The schedule grid appears to be fairly accurate, but the times are completely wrong for most of the panel descriptions as of the last time I checked.  Hopefully they’ll fix that soon.  And I’m also listed throughout the schedule as “Tom Rockwell.”  Don’t let that throw you.

->Later.....Spice

Video: Smokes f/ Three 6 Mafia - "Fetti Clap"


Video: Smokes f/ Three 6 Mafia - "Fetti Clap"

Video: Random (Mega Ran) - Freestyle @ Access Hip Hop (Live)


Random (Mega Ran) - Freestyle @ Access Hip Hop (Live)


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