MP3: The Artifacts - "Turn It Out" (prod. King I Divine)
After nearly a fifteen year hiatus, the New Jeruz trifecta consisting of El Da Sensei, Tame One & DJ Kaos, better known at The Artifacts are back on the scene with "Turn It Out". Produced by King I Divine, this hard hitting banger that is also featured on The Official SXSW Mixtape, presented by UniqueSquared.com & DJBooth.net is now available for individual download.
Kae Sun Drops Free Download June 29th: "Outside the Barcode" EP
01. Firefly Dance 02. When The Pot 03. Burden Of Love 04. Interlude 05. Weh-Weh (Release Date: June 29, 2011, free via kaesunmusic.com)
Toronto based singer songwriter Kae Sun turned to his native Ghana for inspiration for his new EP, Outside the Barcode. The return to his homeland after nine years of living in Canada renewed his drive for creating the raw and non-commoditized artistic experiences that shaped his passion for music.
Outside the Barcode is an authentic and reflective collection of songs that showcase Kae's growth as a songwriter, storyteller and guitarist. Recorded on 2-inch tape on a farm in Ontario the raw acoustic songs recall the sense of community and authenticity that inspired the tracks. Kae's focus was to create a more shared listening experience rather than dictating his audience's experiences.
"It's not about making music to get something out of people, but rather sharing experiences, capturing moments and communicating through music and lyrics," he says. The result is an EP that conjures the collaborative spirit and culture of sharing that Kae experienced in Ghana.
This new effort by the singer-songwriter builds on the success of his previous releases. Lion on a Leash (2009), the well-received follow up to his EP Ghost Town (2007) landed on the iTunes 2009 Rewind List and earned esteemed reviews from Exclaim, The Montreal Gazette, OkayPlayer.com and topped many critic's lists for top indie release of the year. The success of Kae's work has led him to play venues and festivals across Canada, UK, Dubai and Ghana.
06.23.2011 Open Roof Festival - Amsterdam Brewery - Toronto, ON 15 • 8 PM 07.07.2011 GLC - Whistler, BC w/ Kymani Marley 19+ 07.08.2011 Diversity Festival - Texeda Island, BC - www.diversityfestival.ca 07.09.2011 Market Square - Victoria, BC - www.victoriaskafest.ca w/ Kymani Marley 07.15.2011 Calabash Bistro - Vancouver, BC 08.05.2011 Yonge & Dundas Square - Toronto, ON Free • 12 Noon • All Ages 08.18.2011 Calgary Reggae Festival - Calgary, AB - www.calgaryreggaefestival.com 19+ 08.21.2011 Ironwood Bar & Grill - Calgary, AB $10 • 9 PM 08.22.2011 Rockwater Bar & Grill - Golden, BC Free 08.27.2011 Open Sky Festival - Edmonton, AB - www.openskymusicfestival.com 08.28.2011 Eaglewood Folk Festival - Pefferlaw, ON
Check the BTS from the "Booty Work" video shoot in ATL directed by Erik White. The clip stars comedian Kevin Hart and was shot in one continuous shot w/ special effects by T-Pain himself. Also features cameos from Nappy Boy / Booty Work producer Young Fyre & T-Pain's touring DJ; DJ Lil Boy. Be on the lookout for the video to drop this week.
Some of you may remember JUNE before as he was featured on Royce Da 5"9's The Bar Exam 3 record "Drama." Now he's back doing his own thing with a new single titled "Told U So”, this Asar Beats produced record is featured on his album JUNE's 1st, 2011 which is executive produced by Royce Da 5"9' himself.
FEAT: V.I. x BAD NEWS x KEV G. x BROKEN BELLS + MORE PROD: SPEC DOLLA x BAD NEWS x V.I. x DANGER MOUSE + MORE
S.P.E.C. Dolla (formally known as Spectacula) is back off a nearly 2 year hiatus with the highly anticipated concept project "Every Second Counts." “When I first set out to work on this project I had a name in mind but I had no Idea of the direction I wanted to go with it. It took way longer than I expected it to take to come together but it was a labor of love and I hope people understand where I'm coming from and embrace it” - S.P.E.C. Dolla
"Every Second Counts" has few features and is largely self produced with fellow Queens Producers/Emcees V.I. and Bad News the only Exceptions . “I just wanted this project to sound organic and I felt keeping the production in house was the best way to do that”. Packed with complex wordplay and smooth production "Every Second Counts" picks up right where S.P.E.C. left off and takes it up another notch.
01.) Every Second Counts (Produced By S.P.E.C. Dolla) 02.) Clock In/Clock Out (Produced By V.I. & S.P.E.C. Dolla) 03.) Get It Right (Produced By Bad News) 04.) Zooted (feat. V.I.) (Produced By V.I.) 05.) Open Your Eyes (Produced By Bad News) 06.) Mind On Green (feat. V.I.) (Produced By V.I. & S.P.E.C. Dolla) 07.) The Chase (Produced By V.I.) 08.) The Only Thing That’s Real (feat. Bad News & Kev G.) (Produced By S.P.E.C. Dolla) 09.) The Fakeness (Produced By V.I.) 10.) The Highroad (feat. Broken Bells) (Produced By Danger Mouse) 11.) How You Feel (Produced By S.P.E.C. Dolla) Bonus: The Only Thing That’s Real (Remix) (feat. Kev.G & Bad News) (Produced By V.I.)