Apollo Brown's instrumental album "Clouds" officially drops on March 1st, 2011 via Mello Music Group. But today, you can purchase "Clouds" exclusively thru iTunes!! Both fans and critics alike have praised the album from the Detroit native, as "Clouds" certainly displays Apollo Brown's musical range, while creating an instrumental album that is more about texture and feeling, taking listeners through a range of moods.
In celebration of the exclusive iTunes pre-release, enjoy the free mp3 download to the song "Tao Te Ching" from the album "Clouds." Record/Production heads maybe familiar w/ the sample used in the song as well...
Enjoy the mp3 download to "Tao Te Ching." Feel free to post and share.
Buy Apollo Brown's "Clouds" on iTunes Today!! (Buy Link Below)
MP3: Seven Star - "My Mother & Father Were Astronauts"
Seven Star of the Counterflow/Botanica Del Jibaro fame is back to officially release the digital version of his debut album My Mother and Father were Astronauts (physically released thru Counterflow Recordings). The 12-track album plus a rare bonus record produced by DJ Sharpsound drops on March 8th thru SoFlo Entertainment/Funknotix. In the meanwhile, we leave you with not only a sampler mix of the album, but additional previously released cuts, all mixed by DJ Muet of Counterflow Recordings.
Track Listing Induce feat. Seven Star - Club Anger Seven Star - Irate MC (Induce Remix) Seven Star - An Errors End Seven Star - Super Natural Tangents Seven Star - Inhuman Manuvers feat. Seven Star - Decisions (XMR) Seven Star - Dawn Of Miles Seven Star - Gender Affection Spirit Agent feat. Seven Star - Womanism Lauryn Hill feat. Seven Star - Freedom (White Label) Musiq feat. Bilal, Seven Star and Dave Ghetto - Dont Stop Seven Star - Take them Clothes Off Freestyle Instrumental Seven Star - Avatar (square remix) Seven Star - Alice Original mixed into Alice (Manuvers remixes) Seven Star - Concious Evolution (Manuvers Remix)
Seven Star, the name alone could not be better suited. The number associated with God or the gods. Seven, of Puerto Rican decent, wrote his first rhyme in 1987. He was born in New York and was raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Around the age of 12 Seven and his mother packed up and moved to Miami, Florida due to the lack of jobs in P.R. With a Christian backround he and his mother began going to church. Various talent shows and events at church helped him better his skills as a writer and performer. When the time came to proceed beyond his religous beliefs and begin his individual evolution his journey really began. To hear Seven Star is to hear the mind and wisdom of the ancients speak through him. Touching on all subjects relating to humanity from man-women realtionships to the injustices bestowed on the natives of the island once known as Borike'n, Seven' message is universal and his flow and delivery will inspire, whether spoken or written. His honesty will make you think and react in the tradition of those who inspired him such as Malcolm X, Pedro Albizu Campos, KRS-1 and Ginsberg. Seven Star is currently working on new music and will continue contributing to Hip Hop culture' evolution for as long as he can. Check for all Seven Star related issues on the sites provided below.
Seven Star has performed throughout the world in places such as Paris, France/ Berlin, Germany/ Sheffield, England/ Vigo, Spain/ Oahu, Hawaii as well as throughout the United States.
FEAT. FATHER DUDE, SEER & KONRAD // PRODUCED BY !LLMIND "TAKEN FROM BLAPS, RHYMES & LIFE VOL.5 OUT FEBRUARY 28TH"
Here is the first leak taken for the forthcoming new "Blaps, Rhymes & Life" mixtape, a track from the Lindsay Lohan/Samantha Ronson co-signed, Electro, Soul, Hip Hop outfit Smokey Robotic, entitled "Voices" produced by !llmind & Dr. Know Jr., the single will also be featured on their upcoming new EP called "Outside The Lines" out March 2011 via iTunes.
The "Blaps, Rhymes & Life" series is back with Volume 5! The mixtape features Crooked I, Masta Ace, Ed O.G., Lloyd Banks, Maino, Skyzoo, Jared Evan, Fortilive, Smokey Robotic, supergroup SUN ZOO and more, over 100% !llmind production. OUT FEB 28TH! mark your diaries.
5-song EP Available On JDavey's Bandcamp.com page.
Critical Praise for J*Davey:
"This Los Angeles duo specializes in baby-making music for 22nd century robots." - SPIN
"Davey and D'Leau have developed an utterly unique sub-genre of one within the stagnating neo-soul scene. This is perfect bedroom music." - URB
(February 22, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) J*DaVeY is excited to release their free downloadable 5-song EP Evil Christian Cop today via their website jdavey.bandcamp.com . This release marks the duo's first release in over a year and is the second free EP in a series they call The Great Mistapes.
Evil Christian Cop was inspired by the dark undercurrents that exist in the phrase "To protect and serve." As producer Brook D'Leau explains, "Why should we rely on an evil stranger to protect and serve when you have the power to protect and serve yourself?" The EP features co-production by Greg Wells ("Teen Spirit"), GB ("Lazy Daze"), and LA-based lyricist DefSound. Full of synths, alluring vocals, and distinct production, the seductive twosome provide a dreamy soundscape for listeners to lose themselves in. Jack Davey and Brook leave all interpretations up to the listener. "We cannot provide the message, we simply provide the mental playground for the listeners' minds to go wild upon," says Brook.
J*DaVeY will be touring with rapper Blu from the West Coast to Texas to make their first SXSW appearance this year at the Audible Treats x PrefixMag.com showcase on Friday, March 18th at Nuvola. The duo will then tour the East Coast in April and Europe in May. Tour dates are available on their fan page: facebook.com/WeAreJDaVeY. With momentum steadily building throughout Spring, J*DaVeY will be releasing their full-length album New Designer Drug on their own label TheIllav8r.com this summer.
1.Smells Like Teen Spirit 2.Quicksand 3.Raincheck 4.Trans 5.Lazy Daze
FEB 24: ETERNIA & The Band Co-Headlines w/ RAH DIGGA!!
"LADIES FIRST" ft. Rah Digga, Eternia w/ The Band, Kalae All Day, Nitty Scott MC, Zarinah & Likwuid + Photo Exhibit!
On Stage w/ Eternia: Chesney Snow - beatboxer Colin Dean - bass Sean Nowell - saxophone DJ Boo - turntables & drums + surprise guests When: Thurs. Feb 24 2011, doors 8pm, 18+ Where: Southpaw, 125 5th Ave, BK NY