Today we visited HVW8 and bumped into Ty and Computer Jay’s girlfriend. Afterwards I-Ced and Black Spade (Hawthorne Headhunters) dropped by and we had a few beers and a whole lot of laughs. Really like this picture I took of them and Anthony Valadez. While he’s listening to and chopping up some Miguel Atwood-Ferguson piano play, I’m writing this. Thank you L.A. for anoher great day!
We were chilling at KCRW with Anthony Valadez last night and boy what a night it was. We’ve been doing so many things and staying up till 4am was pretty tiring. Had a blast though and we got to select some tunes that Anthony played at the end of his show. Check out his show HERE and show sum love..
I’m sure we all haven’t forgotten about what happened in Haiti in January. With the “Notes For Haiti” compilation album, Detroit and L.A. join unite and come together on one album to show love and support. Most songs you might already know, but still well worth the support! Check the official press release…
Moved by the catastrophic earthquake and aftershocks that ravaged the island nation of Haiti, a group of artists is asking the public to remember the difference each of us can make. The project, “Notes for Haiti”, is a way for the collective to thank the public for their support of the island nation to date – and hopefully inspire folks to give more of the help that’s that still needed.
Estimates are that beyond the more than 230,000 Haitians who lost their lives as a result of the earthquakes, another 300,000 were injured and over one million were left homeless.
The album is available digitally in a “pay-what-you-want” format as of Tuesday, June 1, 2010 through the website notesforhaiti.bandcamp.com. All proceeds from album sales and donations are funneled directly to Oxfam America’s ongoing Haiti relief efforts.
The compilation features exclusive content and album material from Karriem Riggins, eLZhi (Slum Village), Blu, Fashawn, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Crown Royale (Buff 1 and DJ Rhettmatic), Invincible, Now On (Mayer Hawthorne, IX Lives, Jackson Perry), 14KT, Houseshoes, Co$$, Sene, AB, Marv Won, Jordan Rockswell, and SlopFunkDust.
The concept behind the “pay-what-you-want” format (used previously by bands such as Radiohead) is that the user can dictate the price paid for the album as a whole, or for each song purchased individually (for as little as $1). The donations are processed directly to Oxfam America through the secure BandCamp-PayPal portal, removing unnecessary overhead or infrastructure costs at the point of sale.
Oxfam is working in multiple locations to provide clean water, sanitation, shelter, seeds and running cash for work programs. Though their public appeal to Haiti has closed (for the time), this project will continue to affect their ongoing efforts on the island.
Detroit natives Niles Heron (Los Angeles) and Sarah Lockridge-Steckel (Boston) executive produced the album with gracious contributions from artists, promoters, managers, and good people nationwide.
Please visit the Notes For Haiti Bandcamp page and give generously! I just donated $5 and I truly hope that you, you and yes you have a heart as well and dig deep into your pockets. We’re only streaming these two bangers at a low bitrate, cuz for only $1 you can BUY the entire album.
Now On (DJ Haircut, Jackson Perry, IX Lives) – Doo It[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Now-On-DJ-Haircut-Jackson-Perry-IX-Lives-Doo-It-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Co$$ & Sene – Let’s Begin[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Co-Sene-Lets-Begin-MOOVMNT.mp3]
Our buddies over at Stones Throw teamed up with Serato and the J Dilla Estate for this official J Dilla Serato release, “Donut Shop”. This is 2 discs with six J Dilla tracks, 2 sides with Serato Control Tone (for use with Serato Scratch Live DJ software), and 2 donut slipmats in a package designed by Studio No.1. This will be released May 10th (the day after Mother’s day) and is available for pre-order now.
The J Dilla tracks consist of three previously unreleased instrumentals selected by J.Rocc from the Dilla archives – “Safety Dance”, “Sycamore”, “Bars & Twists” – and three unreleased instrumental versions of Dilla’s production for Mos Def, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes, each remastered by Elysian Masters who mixed and mastered J Dilla’s Donuts, The Shining and Ruff Draft albums.
REPOST: No doubt you might’ve read about Georgia Anne Muldrow releasing her “King’s Ballad” album Februari 2010 on Ubiquity. Left to her own devices on Kings Ballad, she has come up with what her partner (MC and producer Dudley Perkins) describes as her most ‘pop’ record to date. Some of you might not embrace this album with open arms, as you’re used to the old Georgia Anne Muldrow. I do advice you all not to judge too soon and wait what this one has in store. We are the first ones to pamper you with a full song, no snippets! Let us know what you think of “Simple Advice” and if you’d like to support and buy Georgia’s music, please visit this tune or pre-order her album.
Just added the second drop for you listening pleasure titled “Can’t Stand Yo Love”…
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Simple Advice[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Georgia-Anne-Muldrow-Simple-Advice.mp3]
The sun set on a former steel town as The first family of soul rose to fame. The Jacksons churned out hits with Motown’s Corporation. With the help of hitmaker songwriters and producers, Michael Jackson charted his own destiny. Filmmaker John Landis created a monster with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Wah Wah Watson spoke a new language with the rhythm guitar. Producer Bertram Brown kept righteous reggae alive in Greenwich Farm. New York DJ Nicky siano made an art of mixing records. Plus: DJ Franes Record, Rundown the Mackrosoft, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Mayer Hawthorne, Illa J, Shawn Lee, Lee Fields & The Emperor Machine. Get Waxpoetics Issue #37 now at Fatbeats or at your local recordstore..
MTV is ready to blow one of these artists up and take them to the next level! To show your love for J*DaVeY just help out Brianna and Brooke by voting on them HERE!! By voting you’ll be entered to win a V.I.P trip for you and a friend to attend the 2009 Woody awards in New York. You’ll meet the winning band, walk the red carpet with a makeover (courtesy of Garnier Fructis) and even live it up at the after-party. If you’ve never heard of J*DaVey before be sure to check them out HERE and vote for them…
J*DaVeY – Dollar or More[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/JDaVeY-Dollar-or-More.mp3]
Saturday August 8th ‘A Moovmnt with Nalden’ presents the finest beat makers our small country has to offer. Sixteen participants face off against eachother no holds bar! At the “Rooms of Red Bull” they will battle for the title ‘Red Bull Beat Champion’ off the Netherlands and 500 euros worth of prize money.
This year two of the most influential Dutch beat-minded hiphop blogs: Moovmnt.com and Nalden.net are hosting the Beat Battle at the Rooms of Red Bull event for the first time ever in the Netherlands. Our very own Belgian neighbour Lefto will be hosting the event and from 20:00 hours we will have an action-packed evening for you in store with beat makers like: FS Green, I.N.T, Louis Bordeaux, Bluntspeakers, Dyno, Hayzee, J83, Wan, Statik Music, Presto, Marcus Sebastian, Jay Bordeaux, Yskid and more. A handful of participants will be picked by means of a wildcard system and will be invited via Moovmnt.com and Nalden.net! So listen up all you Dutch beat makers…here’s what you have to do to get invited to compete against the cream of the crop.
1. Visit Moovmnt.com or Nalden.net
2. Start zippping a demo folder containing at least 2 or 3 battle beats
3. Send the .zip file or a link to the file to email@example.com
4. Don’t forget to add your name, email and phone number
And the winners of the wildcards are I-Sa & Dukehugh!! Congratz you guys and see ya’ll this Saturday at the Rooms.
Follow BeatBattleRoRB on twitter for fresh daily info like the rules, prizes, wildcards, etc!
During the intermission our buddy Full Crate will be spinning some soulful breaks and after the Beat Battle DJ’s Lefto (Brownswood) and Cinnaman (Beat Dimensions) will pick up the electronic sounds where the beat makers left off.
Rooms of Red Bull (Oudezijds Achterburgwal 24)
20:00 – 02:00 h
Check out this promo video we made starring FS Green! Shout out to Joao Costa for the video..
Now I ain’t got no Serato and still I’m thinking of copping this Stones Throw X Serato collaboration. You can pre-order this package, consisting of 2 discs (music b/w serato tones), and two slipmats, HERE and they’ll ship out August 18th. The discs are clear vinyl and limited to 2000 pieces. Here’s full details …
2 DISCS Clear vinyl
2 SLIPMATS Stones Throw logo in Gold
SIDES 1 & 3 Serato Control Tones used to DJ with Serato Scratch Live software.
SIDES 2 & 4 exclusive Stones Throw tracks
Dam-Funk – Silver Sunsets
James Pants – Let’s Celebrate
Guilty Simpson – What To Do (Oh No Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne – Just Aint Gonna Work Out (Astronote Remix)
Peanut Butter Wolf feat. Baron Zen – Talk To Me
CX Kidtronik – Aint Even Playin’
J Rocc – Hot Feet
MED – Out of Control (Produced by Madlib)
With Issue # 36, Wax Poetics is paying homage to Brazil!! Highlighting Brazilian greats such as Gilberto Gil, Tim Maia, Airto Moreira, Arthur Verocai & more!!! Get it here….