A while ago we told you about Danish producer Terry Tester and how you should watch this cat. Well earlier this week he released his debut solo EP, “Horses & Diamonds”, on Mixed Ape Music / Playground Music consisting of mostly instrumental music. On our favorite song (which we’re streaming below) we find Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble & Geeman the Grand Ear from Pittsburgh pitching in. The artwork was done by Tokio Aoyama and I think it looks really tight. To purchase this one go to or look for it at your local records shop.
Since Terry was nice enough to send us some vinyl copies, we decided to give away 1 EP to you guys. All you have to do to win is leave a comment telling us why you’d like to win this record. Make sure you use a working email address so we can get in touch if you win.
Never heard of Rashad nor Confidence before, but Evil Needle did a nice little ‘golden era’ sounding remix for their “The City” joint. Apparently there’s a remix contest going on as we speak (submissions due April 30th), but more info on that over at 2dopeboyz. Free download of Floran’s remix is available right now, right HERE!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
The time has come to moov forward. We have a lot of new ideas for the future, but without you we wouldn’t be where we are today. Not only would we like to get to know you a little better, we’d also like to gather more information about your wants and needs regarding the site. Now we rarely ask you for any favors and I think these 18 questions are not going to kill you. It will probably take 10 minutes of your time and 1 lucky person will be rewarded as well.
We’re giving away 1 Moovmnt t-shirt (available in sizes S-XXL), a couple of Moovmnt stickers and 1 record/CD of choice (max value 25 euro) from the Rush Hour shop. The main reason why we’re doing this survey is because we are finally going to launch a new site soon and we’re thinking about offering some extra services too. By the way this survey/contest ends on March 30th.
EDIT: Thank you all so much. Results are in and now we just have to process the data. A winner was picked randomly (congrats no. 114) and was just contacted. We’d love to see a picture of you in your Moovmnt tee, holding your prize
Last week we brought you part 1 of Robert Glasper Experiment‘s “Move Love” remix contest. Two fresh new remixes from Vlooper and Union caught our attention this week. Oh remember submissions are due Monday in case you still want to enter the contest.
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Vlooper Remelange)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Union Remix)
The time of Robert Glasper Experiment‘s “Black Radio” is nearing and in case you totally missed it, there’s a remix contest going on right now. Not only can producers win $500, they also win a royalty-free one of a kind piano sample from Robert himself. Find all the details on www.indabamusic.com and get to remixing this incredibly beautiful song featuring KING! You’d better hurry, because submissions are due February 20th. Thought you guys also might like to hear what our Dutch buddies Koen & Wantigga have been cooking up for this contest.
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Koen Remix)
Robert Glasper Experiment – Move Love (Wantigga Remix)
Exclusive Brazil Giveaway:
I remember visiting London for the first time when I was just 14. Me and the homie Mr. Speak jumped on a plane and went digging for records mainly. Most of the record stores we visited then, don’t exist anymore. Happy to still have those memories though. That Reggae shop was one of my favorite spots that trip and Mr Bongo was located in the same building if I remember correctly.
Now Mr Bongo recently launched their brand new website and online store. To celebrate this, they’ve put together a 10-track sampler containing the finest of the current Mr Bongo sound. They’re giving this away as a freebie via their Bandcamp page for the next 30 days…so hurry up and download.
Almost two decades later I still have love for Mr Bongo because they’ve been rereleasing some incredible albums from Brazil. They’re even in the process of launching their first venture within Brazil so we can expect even more beautiful exclusive music to come our way. One of our favorite albums rereleased on Mr Bongo this year is without a doubt Cravo & Canela‘s “Preço De Cada Um”. Take a look at their impressive catalogue while you’re at it.
In celebration of their new site we’ve been given the opportunity to give away 3 x CD’s and 3 x LP’s of our favorite Mr. Bongo rerelease to our visitors (that’s you). So if you would like to WIN one of these Cravo & Canela CD’s or LP’s for FREE here’s what you have to do.
1. Send an email to email@example.com (before Nov. 25 2011) and tell us why you need to win this album.
2. Don’t forget to mention to put ‘Mr Bongo’ in the subject title and also put ‘CD’ or ‘LP’ in there so we’ll know what your preference is.
3. Increase your changes of winning by placing a comment…yes I will check. All winners will be contacted late next week!
Cravo & Canela – Iboru Iboya [128kbps]
Mess Around & Remix:
Chief told me about this remix contest concerning his and Moka Only’s “Crickets” album. All you up and coming producers/beatmakers step up and do your thang before November 20th (midnight GMT). Here’s what Feelin’ Music had to say.
Feelin’ Music invites you to remix the track “Mess around”, the next single off Moka Only & Chief’s album “Crickets”. Check the rules, prize and deadline below.
1. Download the accapella here:
You can stream or download the original track here:
2. Remix the song!
3. Send your remix to firstname.lastname@example.org and name it MESS AROUND (your name Remix).
4. The winner will be selected by Moka Only, Chief and the Feelin’ Music team.
The winner will be on the second remix Ep off “Crickets” (digital only release) alongside other great artists + you get a CD and a Feelin’ Music T-shirt!
REMIX SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 20th Midnight GMT!!
The Stussy Make Beats Contest will be judged by Stussy, Low End Theory and Swedish synthesizer company, Teenage Engineering, who produced a new drum machine/synthesizer called the OP-1. The Make Beats contest invites the public to upload their own original tracks (made on any machine/computer) via the Stussy Make Beats Drop Box on Soundcloud. The contest will run until 9/14/11 and is open to everyone around the globe. All beats must be submitted by 9/14/11 to be considered for the contest. The winner will be announced on 9/20/11 and will receive the release of their EP, paid travel to Los Angeles to perform at the Low End Theory event, a Teenage Engineering OP-1 portable synthesizer and a box of fresh Stussy gear. Send Stussy your beats!!!
Contest rules: one entry per artist, who can use anything to make an ORIGINAL instrumental beat, at least 2 minutes in length.!
We are happy to introduce this fresh vocalist Taprikk Sweezee, who was born in Berlin and is now living/working in Hamburg. He has a small label called Zoikmusic and released his “Conversea” EP last year. On his new “Poly” EP he works with producers such as Busy (USA), E.A.R.L (Netherlands) and HBO (France). As far as the sound goes…this EP is really all over the place. I hear some futuristic funk, nu soul, glitch and many other influences on here. Our personal favorite has to be “Newend”. Vocal sweetness combined with electronic mayhem…that’s what’s up. Look out for the EP to drop later this month and in case you’d like to pre-order visit Boomkat. More buy links will follow.
Now Taprikk was nice enough to give our visitors (that’s you) a chance to win a 12″ vinyl copy of his brand new EP. All you have to do is spell his name ‘Taprikk Sweezee’ in your own personal creative way. You can use object to spell it or just use your own handwriting. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to enter. Just be original and get a little creative. Make sure you take a picture of your creation. We have a couple of records to give away. So just send your entry to contest[@]moovmnt.com (before February 24th) with your name, address and of course your creation.
Taprikk Sweezee – Newend Ft. E.A.R.L
It’s an honour and a pleasure to be a part of something as good as BIRDFEST in Rotterdam. Three straight days of bands, film and a sick line-up of DJ’s all related to Jazz & Soul music. Thursday (Oct. 7th) you can enjoy the documentary Still Bill: The Movie plus the sounds of the Analog DJ’s (Miss D & Ozzi B). Friday (Oct. 8th) a Red Bull Music Academy Info Session with Norman Jay will take place followed by “Goodtimes: The Movie”.
On Saturday (Oct. 9th) Moovmnt presents: Timeless “A Suite for Ma Dukes”. This will be the premiere in the Netherlands so all you Dilla heads, music lovers and whatnot…RAISE IT UP! In case you have no clue what we’re talking about please check this preview of what is in store. Afterwards Kaidi Tatham & Benji B are going to make a ruckus at so you know what time it is.
CONTEST: We’re giving away 2 x 2 tickets for Oct. 9th so act accordingly. All you have to do is send an email to CONTEST[AT]MOOVMNT.COM and tell us which other two artists are a part of Mochilla’s Timeless: “The Composer/Arranger Series”. Make sure to send in your answer before the 8th of October!