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Video: Tricksta & More - "Out of Darkness (Juttla Remix)"

From Park Street PR:

Video: Tricksta & More - "Out of Darkness (Juttla Remix)"

UK producer and all around Hip-Hop enthusiast Tricksta unleashed the music video to his first single from his forthcoming album 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light' back in February. The video for the single was well received by Hip-Hop fans all over the globe and has now had over 20,000 views on You Tube. The track featuring talented rappers Supar Novar, Cyclonious, LATE, Streetz and Deeze has already made noise in the Hip-Hop scene. Tricksta is also the force behind the well respected mixtape series UK Runnings www.ukrunnings.co.uk, as well running Rago Magazine www.ragomagazine.com with rapper LATE since may 1999.

Now two months after its original video release, 'Out Of Darkness' is back with a brand new remix from producer Juttla. Juttla is a producer who has turned out official remixes for the likes of Marshall Jefferson, Dopefish (Y4K), Asian Dub Foundation, Wayward Soul, The Disablists & Foreign Beggars and many more, as well featuring on numerous compilations and releasing three of his own albums. Juttla has also DJ'ed all over the planet and has recently formed a live band that will be playing a festival near you soon! Tricksta explains how the remix came about:

"I always said that when I eventually released my first ever Tricksta track as a single, I only wanted one producer to ever do a remix of it. I knew that Juttla was the man, in fact I knew that ten years ago!!! (lol), but he is on fire at the moment. I've worked with Juttla on a few occasions and I have always been really impressed at the talent that he has. The way Juttla has twisted up this track is pure genius. Juttla really has just tore it out. its very now and its super fresh, totally original, forward thinking and cutting edge. It's already blowing up the spot in a genre that maybe this track wouldn't have even existed so I got big him up the maximum for all his efforts. Juttla has smashed the one and only remix this track will ever have and above all he has reminded me why so many people are talking about him."

The original album version and original instrumental version alongside the Juttla Remix will be available to purchase from iTunes and all other leading websites in June 2011. Make sure be on the look out for more music from Tricksta's 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light' album coming sooner than you think.

For those that missed the original video here is the direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laYX3Klcub0 .

Check out Juttla's website at http://juttla.com/ .

Check out other Juttla remixes at http://juttla.com/category/remixes/ .

Follow Juttla on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/juttla .

Click "like" on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/juttla/71661861447 .

Video/MP3: Esco - "Call On My Loving"

From BF Reggae Blasts:

Video/MP3: Esco - "Call On My Loving"

* http://rcpt.yousendit.com/1105184051/60ade6e77d87d82d301730029aed9e79 *

MP3: Q f/ Aunty Val - "Egyptian"

From Juan the Blogger:

MP3: Q f/ Aunty Val - "Egyptian"

Download Link: http://www.divshare.com/download/14713027-c52 (Egyptian)

Q's mixtape "Juice" is set to drop mid July and is produced by Michigan producer, Sage. Great production and strong bars usually makes an excellent mixtape.

The first single off of Q's mixtape is titled "Egyptian" which features Detroit's soulful singer Aunty Val. With the Summer among us this is truly a song that you can roll the windows down and be proud to play extra loud while driving extra slow! I encourage you to support this track and the artist. So I ask you to work your magic and do what you do best whether it be blogging, producing spins on your radio station, passing it to your A &R or you making a move your self as an A &R. Or maybe you are just a fan of music and by word of mouth you can spread this track to your friends and help Q become a household name by this Summer when "Juice" drops.

MP3: Audible Doctor f/ June Haze - "Church Night Remix"

From BBAS:

MP3: Audible Doctor f/ June Haze - "Church Night Remix"

On Thursday May 12th The Audible Doctor will release the Vocal Version of The Spread EP. For those that missed it, The Spread EP is an instrumental project consisting of 7 beats released as a free download with the idea that anyone could download the instrumentals, record to them as they like and then send their songs to THESPREADEP@GMAIL.COM for an opportunity to have their song released by The Audible Doctor as the Vocal Version of the EP. The winners of the have been picked and the Vocal Version is here (with 2 bonus remixes). Today The Audible Doctor leaked one of the 2 bonus remixes “Church Night Remix” featuring June Haze. Enjoy!

Audible Doctor Feat. June Haze "Church Night Remix"
Download "Church Night Remix" HERE

The Spread EP (Vocal Version) Drops 05/12/11

MP3: Hypnotiq f/ AG, Lil Scrappy - "Do the Drunk Walk Remix"

From M3W:

MP3: Hypnotiq f/ AG, Lil Scrappy, Wildstyle - "Do the Drunk Walk Remix"

* http://tinyurl.com/DoTheDrunkWalkRemix *

MP3: Ghetto the Plug f/ I-20, Jackie-O, Joker - "Anything"

From J. Melo:

MP3: Ghetto the Plug f/ I-20, Jackie-O, Joker - "Anything"

Ghetto The Plug returns today and invites industry friends I-20, Jackie-O & Joker to join him on "Anything." http://hulkshare.com/e958ww4unfzl .

PR: Nickodemus f/ Sadat X & More - "A New York Minute"

From Giant Step Press:

PR: Nickodemus f/ Sadat X & More - "A New York Minute"

"A New York Minute" is the latest single from producer Nickodemus, MC's Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rabbi Darkside, iLLspokinN & The Real Live Show. The project also involves and painter & video graphics animator Justin Carty. The video, art installation & party will be this Summer 2011 - see tour dates below and look out for more coming soon. Grab the "Summer of 77" & "Barrio Bump" mixes here along with some in the studio footage & photo of the 1st series of paintings.

About the remixes: The "Summer of 77 Mix" heads into hip-hop territory as the hand-selected MC's each have a personal story to tell before they pass the mic. The production is funky with 70's Afro-funk break, organ drops & rapid fire guitar licks - not to mention plenty of shine on the mic from all the MC's involved. The "Barrio Bump Mix" offers a more percussive dancefloor swing to the same stories, but in a live-at-the-BBQ fashion.

Nickodemus Upcoming Tour Schedule
May 05: Vancouver BC, Canada - Fortune Sound Club
May 06: New York City, NY - Cielo NYC?
May 13: Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw?
May 26: Santa Monica, CA - Zanzibar?
May 28: San Diego, CA - DIVE?
May 29: San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room
June 5: Galway, Ireland - Latin Festival
June 15: Barcelona, Spain- Marula Bar
June 17: Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage ?
June 22: San Sebastian, Spain- BeBop?
June 23: San Sebastian, Spain- Bukowski
June 25: Girona, Spain - EthnoFest Stage
June 30: Turntables in IBIZA- IBIZA Market 


Free Music Friday: Seis De Mayo Edition

Yep, it's after Cinco de Mayo. But for anyone who needs some free music to celebrate the SEIS De Mayo, check 'em all out here!

A.J. Coles & A.P. :: Not Your Average Mixtape

"Not Your Average Mixtape," huh? It took a power of the click to see if their mixtape isn't average as the title said and thankfully, it isn't. Original beats and original rhymes is all that's needed to be heard. Check it out to see if you think it's not average.

I Am Many :: Born Again Sinner

Coming out of Brooklyn is I Am Many, although I Am Many is only one man. He hooks up with DubMD to drop this brand new mixtape for y'all to listen to. He refers himself as the breath of fresh air of 2011 and it's springtime, so it's 'bout time for the breeze to start, right? Check it!


Juicy J & Lex Luger :: Rubba Band Business 2

One-half of Three 6 Mafia and Lex Luger, who is making some of the hottest beats heard this (and last) year, links up to drop their mixtape together for free! If you like that good ol' Southern tear da club up music, then this one's definitely for you.


Killer Mike :: Bang X3

Fresh off Killer Mike's Twitter (I literally just fitted this one in as he JUST released it), is Bang X3! For those who already know, Mike brings his A-game into his releases. Guess appearances includes Young Jeezy, T.I., Big Boi, amongst others.


Self Scientific :: Trails of the Blackhearted

Self Scientific is a group consisting of rapper Chace Infinite and producer DJ Khalil. For avid hip-hop followers, that's all I need to say for y'all to download. But for others, I sugesst you follow those who are downloading already. This freeP also recieves help from Game, Talib Kweli, Freddie Gibbs and Big K.R.I.T. Download it already!


That's it for the "Sies de Mayo Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at erik@rapreviews.com, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...

PR: Streamline Entertainment's Truth Tha Brai

From ArtistPR:

Streamline Entertainment's Truth Tha Brai


Truth blast off with his visions... This month he has delivered to us “The Cure Vol. I” on the heels of his dazzling debut “Everything” released just seven months ago & yes this album is just what the Dr. ordered a Hip Hop masterpiece filled with twist & turns, songs of epic proportions spewing lyrical wizardry & crossover appeal.

In 2011, Truth won't rest on his laurels his tireless work ethic assuredly will drive him to the top of the game, notwistanding his enourmous musical gift. Truth has already joined forces with Internationally acclaimed producer team The Epixx & have begun production on their latest mixtape, Truth has also begun work on his next solo release too, set to be delivered just in time for summer.

Truth's latest triumph though is not one to be glossed over The Cure Vol' I includes emotional cuts like “Lost” which delves into the reality of depression & coming out on top, in the song Alejandro Gonzalez Gomez of The LA Rock Band Drifted delivers a chilling hook which fits nicely with the flow. The song “It Could Be Worse” touches on real life heartaches that relate to broken families and some Uplifting tracks like “Up Up & Away” featuring GT & The Mammoth “Make This Happen” featuring MARKA & produced by EuroStarz focus on topic like coming up in this world & getting “ish” done.

All in All “The Cure Vol. I” has something for all Hip Hoppers and will not dissapoint, the music, the passion, the desire, ooze from each beat. Don't miss out on this Musical History Lesson.

For complete discography & more info: Goto Golden Empire Records in conjunction with STEAMLINE ENTERTAINMENT: http://truththabrainchild86.bandcamp.com/album/the-cure-vol-i and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Truth-Tha-Brainchild/145853032104402 .

“Earn Hard...Respect...yeah, I'm Gettn' That”

MP3: Cisum Tomorrow - "U Wanna" Feat. Wes Nyle

From Audible Treats:

MP3: Cisum Tomorrow - "U Wanna" Feat. Wes Nyle

Latest Single From LA Duo Shows Off Burgeoning Hipno Scene

The Song:

In the star-studded town of Los Angeles, California, Supernova and Mozenraff a.k.a. Young Mozart, two young musicians bearing the same musical vision, and birthday, came together to form the group Cisum (pronounced kiss 'em) Tomorrow, and a brand new genre, hipno (hip-hop + techno) along with it. With Nova focusing primarily on songwriting and Mozart meticulously perfecting the duo's production, and now are excited to release their brand new single via Clear Label Records.

Cisum Tomorrow's "U Wanna" has all your favorite parts of both the hip-hop and the techno worlds. At the single's core you will find a booming beat, but the next layer is where techno flair shines, sporting phasers and assorted synthesizer licks to fill things out. And beyond the unique production of "U Wanna" lies a hard-hitting Wes Nyle feature as well as Supernova's super-catchy hooks and steady flowing verses, as he raps, "Make news like me and you on the Boulevard/ I got you girl, let the top down and reach for the stars," while signing-off in the final seconds of the track with the vow, "Kiss 'em tomorrow, tomorrow's music."

Download the instrumental for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Cisum_Tomorrow-U_Wanna_Inst.mp3 .

Download "U Wanna" feat. Wes Nyle by Cisum Tomorrow here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/u-wanna-feat-wes-nyle-single/id430180868 .

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