TonyAs describes himself as an artist that has evolved over time, inspired by many and has now ultimately come into his own. The art started as a musician- Rapper turned Singer but TonyAs has also embraced his other passion- writing (as a song writing and feature writer). Formerly known as theSaint- TonyAs has taken it one step further opting to strip it bare, go back to basics, whereas theSaint was a straight talking hiphop artist, TonyAs the musician has embraced other influences and as well as rapping- also sings, adding another dimension to his works.
As a musician the style is charismatic, easy listening emotional type music, in his own words 'he wants people listening to be able to feel what he's saying- to empathise, whether having experienced it or witnessed the content of his verses'. Sound wise it's fundamentally hiphop- though his evolution as an artist has lead to incorporations of Reggae, Soul, Funk and other such genres. Lyrics are still his forte if you like, and he prides himself on being a vivid and lyricist.
2011 promises to be an interesting year, the SexDrugsPoetry brand grows from strength to strength, there's the music, the 'Y Is It' articles and videos that TonyAs himself produces. 2011 will see the release of his 'Introducing TonyAs' project. Singles to look out for 'Back into my groove', 'Real money' and 'Loving it'.
Rival Schools Gets Remixed by Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock
Band Confirmed to Play Lollapalooza, Will Kick Off West Coast Tour in May
Click HERE to Stream Ad-Rock's Remix (feel free to post and share).
“[Rival Schools] have the power to move, inspire, and heal” -Revolver
“Pedals reveals a group of reenergized vets” -SPIN
Over a decade since the release of their beloved debut album, Rival Schools have finally delivered their follow-up, Pedals (Photo Finish/Atlantic Records), much to the delight of their fans. In between playing sold out shows, including recent European dates with Trail of Dead, the band released videos for the anthemic one-two punch of “Wring It Out” and “Shot After Shot.” They also enlisted Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys to do a remix of the song “69 Guns.” Producer Blockhead (Aesop Rock, MURS) and Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw/Head Automatica) have done remixes for Rival Schools as well, which will be available May 3rd.
Click HERE to stream Ad-Rock’s take on “69 Guns,” which premiered at SPIN.com yesterday. He replaces the original’s jagged guitar riffs with spaced-out production and a driving bassline. Only frontman Walter Schreifels’ sweeping vocals are kept, with the remix essentially deconstructing Rival Schools’ track and creating an entirely new song. According to drummer Sam Siegler was exactly what the group wanted. The guys have also been confirmed to play Lollapalooza this year and will be kicking off a west coast tour in late May.
Rival Schools Tour Dates:
05/20: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 05/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater 05/23: San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club 05/24: San Francisco, CA @ Slim's 05/26: Portland, OR @ Peter's Room 05/27: George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival 08/05 – 08/07: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
MP3: Brown Bag AllStars - "Crumbling Down" (prod. Mr. Green)
The Brown Bag AllStars are hard at work in the studio wrapping up their debut album (due out next year), so in the meantime they’ve decided to drop a double-disc project of rare & unreleased material to hold the fans over. Brown Bag Season Vol. 1 drops on May 17. Enjoy the first leak off the project, “Crumbling Down” produced by Mr. Green.
Download "Crumbling Down" (Prod. By Mr. Green) HERE
The Brown Bag AllStars' "Brown Bag Season Vol. 1" drops May 17th!
since I've been out of work, productivity is at a +15 right now... been jogging, went to the eye doctor, got some music done, and even started closing up some projects that I've been working on for a long time.
One project that I hadn't updated in a while was the podcast.
I'm happy to say that the Mega Ran and Miss Monica show is BACK!
make sure you subscribe via iTunes on the link on the page!
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1- start a new post on the board. 2- respond to someone's post, offer some words of encouragement. 3- Share! What's new in your life? Need anything? we can help. Get back over here and help cultivate our community.
We're trying to make history here. don't jump on the train late.. you wanna be able to say you were down ever since :)
Big Bang Records presents the long awaited video for the fan favorite track "Statue" off of Snowgoons latest album Kraftwerk (Goon MuSick). "Statue" is a monstrous collaboration that links musical mastermind Sicknature from Denmark and Boston lyrical legend Virtuoso. Virtuoso tears this track into tiny pieces with his trademark verbal acrobatics over a rock solid boom-bap backdrop. This track is one of the best selling songs in Snowgoons and Virtuoso's respective careers and has been setting fire to speakers across the globe. The video was directed and edited by Marsay Seymour (20/20 Vizin) and Virtuoso himself. This is just a taste of the fire to come as Big Virt and Snowgoons are in the process of making an entire album together to be released in early 2012.