Montreal’s grand musical mash-ter-mind Socalled has announced the release of his fourth studio album Sleepover in the U.S. via MB3 Records (Royskopp, The Zoobombs). The digital album will be released 5/17 with a physical to come later this summer. Few artists can add musician, producer, composer, arranger, filmmaker, photographer, visual artist, and magician to their resume, but Socalled clearly doesn’t subscribe to limits. Somewhere between folktronica, electro-funk, Canadiana, neo-soul, rap and dancehall, SoCalled’s Klezmer sampled beats, full band workout, melodic vocals and emcee contributors are unlike any mash up you’ve heard. His latest album boasts an international supporting cast of no less than THIRTY-FOUR contributing musicians ranging from rap pioneer Roxanne Shante, the beautiful voice of Katie Moore, dynamo musician and producer Chilly Gonzales, king of calypso The Mighty Sparrow, 95 year-old pianist Irving Fields, funk trombone god Fred Wesley and legendary NY underground emcee, C-Rayz Walz just to name a few.
The creation of Sleepover is documented in The Socalled Movie a full-length DVD movie that gives a first hand look at the individual Socalled. Following Socalled on tours around the world, on the creation of image-rich videos that get online views in the millions, recording with Fred Wesley and unleashing sleight of hand parlor tricks mid-set is some of the feats documented within. The film has been screened at a multitude of film festivals this year including SXSW, The 20th anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival, The Toronto Film Fest (a full list is below). More info at: www.SoCalledMusic.com
Socalled will be performing and screening his film on Monday May 9th at the L.A. Film Fest, info here.
DICE MUSIC'S OWN TUGE RETURNS WITH A NEW LEAK FROM HIS MIXTAPE THE SCRIMMAGE, WHICH WILL ALSO FEATURE "SMOKE SERVICE" AND "THE HANGOVER."THE SCRIMMAGE IS AN APPETIZER FOR TUGE'S UPCOMING J. CARDIM EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED MIXTAPE STAR SPANGLED GRAMMAR,WHICH WILL FEATURE ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL (INCLUDING THE J. CARDIM-PRODUCED "MR. MONEY MACHINE" AND SOME SURPRISE FEATURES!!
Artist: Big Tone Title: From The Streetz Of California Label: Sav It Out Records Genre: Hip Hop UPC: 610563382446 Release Date: 5/17/11
Check out this new single from Cali's Big Tone "Baby I'm For Real" dropping 5.17. One of the most prominent northern California Latin gangsta rap artists is going to release his fifth solo album on May 17th.
Known as one of the kings of low - rider music, this album has been highly anticipated and features some of the best in the genre: Shadow, Tito B, Laced, and Johny Boy.
Artist: Reject Title: Don't Wanna Hear It Label: Diamond Music Group Genre: Hip Hop UPC: 881034613844 Release Date: 5/17/11
Reject, the Boston-based emcee is pleased to present his debut single "I Don't Wanna Hear It" from his forthcoming LP, 'Far From Industry', which is set to drop in the fourth quarter of 2011. The single which is produced by Teddy Roxpin and includes a guest feature from the legendary Edo G. The track becomes available through all major digital retailers on May 10th, but is available as a free download today! Contrary to the title, you do wanna hear this, stream/download now!!
Sarom - Produced for Lil Wayne, Eminem, Ryce da 5'9, Yung Berg, Ray J, Birdman, Charleene Rena, Alexandra Burke, Brooke Hogan, Carlos Santana, Cashis, Fabolous,Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Baby Bash, Keke Wyatt, Urban Mystic, Cassidy, Charlie Hustle, Dead Prez, Stacks, Currency, Jah Cure, Jr. Reid, Shaggy, Paul Cain, New Jerzy Devil... etc.
Blackbird Blackbird Remix Takes Headless Horseman Single On Electric Ride
"Seemingly sprinting towards greatness, Headless Horseman are doing things their own way. When do you know you're doing something right with your songwriting? When you get a massive banger remix." – FILTERmagazine.com
"At first blush, there's something almost grating about New York-via-Allentown duo Headless Horseman - the music's warped, claustrophobic, Chimpmunk-y, sorta strange. After you let it sink in for a few seconds, it's also sharp, smart, and full of unavoidable hooks." – Stereogum.com
As they continue to prep the summer release of their debut EP, HDLSS, Headless Horseman, the New York-via-Allentown duo comprised of Conner O'Neill and Fareed Sajan, are keeping plenty busy. Most recently, The L Magazine paid them Honorable Mention in their "8 Bands You Need To Hear," and continuing a streak of live shows in the city, that was highlighted earlier this year with a residency at Piano's, Headless Horseman have a show at Brooklyn Bowl on May 28th as part of The Deli Magazine's "Best of Emerging Artist Fest." Before that, however, Headless Horseman is excited to release the new remix by Blackbird Blackbird. "They have a very varied body of work," says Fareed when speaking on Blackbird Blackbird. "We really love their electronic work; the use of compression and composition of beats, his music glows."
"1CHRD," titled, quite literally, after the one chord Headless Horseman used in the rhythmic pattern for the song, might seem like a foreboding task to remix. However, Blackbird Blackbird blends the smoothness of washed out synthesizers with choppier electronic sequences, and the convergence feels natural, allowing the falsetto-friendly synth to traverse effortlessly throughout the song, accenting the in-out transient vocals. And while Headless Horseman's vocals-buried-in-the-music style lends itself to allowing the listener to interpret their own meaning of a song, they do offer a hint with this new remix. "Basically, it's about the ghost you leave in other people's memory," explains Fareed. "Every memory is a ghost and every ghost is a memory..."
"I was in China for the month of April and I made some crazy beats there... This months edition of 'Live from the Bedroom' is a classic 90's song mixed with three of the dopest beats that came together during my time in China. If you are into the video please spread it around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5IWIeKy3Po
Thank you as always for the support, -Mr. Green
P.S. I'm a contender in the Saigon 'Bring Me Down' remix contest presented by Indaba.com. Please do me a favor and listen to my remix at tinyurl.com/bringmedown2 and VOTE FOR ME it only takes a second, thank you."
Born in New Orleans, producer/emcee DaiN blends hip-hop with gospel, jazz, soul, funk and blues. Inspired by his mother, an author, teacher, evangelist and active soldier in Iraq, DaiN presents "DaiNtendo", the first single from his upcoming full-length on Wandering Worx, the fledgling Canadian label currently home to Planet Asia, Moka Only and more. “DaiN adds a unique sound to the Wandering Worx family with his natural writing talent and complex beats,” says Rodney Davidson, Wandering Worx co-founder. WW is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.