The Red Bull Music Academy is an event that travels the world. A yearly celebration of all the journeys and breakthroughs, all the dreams and intricacies that go into the music we love. One of the best initiatives right now to support good&honest music from past&present&future around the world.
The Red Bull Music Academy is there to advance and inspire at a grassroots level – expect your expectations to be overturned in the best possible way. Next Venue: Barcelona
List of tutors at The Red Bull Academy: Questlove, Amp Fiddler, Arthur Verocai, Babu, Benga, Black Milk, Daz I Kue, Dego, DJ Premier, Dudley Perkins, Gilles Peterson, Larry Mizell, Madlib, Nottz, Om’Mas Keith, Phil Asher, Phonte, Ron Trent, Steve Spacek, Ty, and many many more.
Leon Ware born 16th February 1940, Black Bottom, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
During his youth he had an accident with a slingshot and caught himself in the eye leaving him totally blind for two years. Consequently, Leon was sent to the Fitzgerald School For The Blind, which, incidentally, is the same school that Stevie Wonder was sent to. Leon was one of several Motown Records producers who gained their first experience of the industry in the mid-50’s doo-wop group the Romeos, whose line-up included the legendary, Lamont Dozier.
He wrote the majority of Ike And Tina Turner’s ‘Nuff Said’ in 1970, before rejoining Motown and co-writing Michael Jackson’s 1972 hit ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ with T-Boy Ross, brother of Diana Ross.
Ware re-emerged as a vocalist in 1973, when he was featured on Quincy Jones’s ‘Body Heat’. With T-Boy Ross, he then began work on a romantic song-cycle, intending it to be his own solo debut.Instead, Motown boss Berry Gordy persuaded Ware to give the songs to Marvin Gaye, in return for being allowed to produce the superstar.
The result was the delicate and tender ‘I Want You’, one of Gaye’s finest artistic achievements.
This exposure enabled Ware to launch his own career with the acclaimed ‘Musical Massage’.
Leaving Motown in 1978, he enjoyed minor US hits in 1979 and 1981 with ‘What’s Your Name?’ and ‘Baby Don’t Stop Me’, in the same heavily produced, lush style that he had fashioned for Gaye.
He has worked, written or produced material for artists as diverse as: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Norman Connors, The Main Ingredient, Average White Band, Donny Hathaway, Bobby Womack, Rufus, Minnie Riperton…in short, you name a soul band and Leon Ware has had some involvement at one stage! For any soulinfo check Soulwalking.
Once again, a Dutch producer on MoovmntDotcom. If you already had Moovmnt in your daily siteroll, you knew The Netherlands is home of some of the world’s greatest producers like FS Green, Sir OJ, Hayzee, Louis Bordeaux, Nicolay, I.N.T. The next producer we will introduce is Koen.
Koen is the producer behind the Dutch hiphop group ‘Blocnotes’. With previous releases as Koen & Vuitton “Je favoriete overburen” and the BTS mix. Koen is becoming one of the driving forces in the Dutch beat community.
Blocnotes will release a new album entitled “Nextop” soon, fully produced by Koen. Koen might even compile a solo CD of instrumentals this year. We’ll keep u posted on that.
Koen – 289[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/koen/Koen_-_289.mp3]
Koen – Beat Snippets 2008[audio:http://moovmnt.com/audio/koen/Koen_Blocnotes_Moovmnt.mp3]
Blocnotes – Mijn Droom (Download “Je favoriete overburen”)[audio:http://moovmnt.com/audio/koen/Mijn_Droom.mp3]
Koen On BTS Radio (Download)[audio:http://www.btsradio.net/_audio/koen_beatmix.mp3]
Participant of the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, Hamburg,’Schland-based DJ/producer Hysteria has now founded his own indie rap forge WE AINT MUSIC together with long-time associate Block Barley.
Block Barley once again delivers avant-instrumental hiphop to the fullest. The EP’s wide-ranging sonic palette is a natural result of combing analogue oldschool drum machines with obscure samples and some digital goodies.
For the EP’s title track “Michigan Nights” he teams up with Detroits Mc heavywight Guilty Simpson (Stonesthrow). Michigan Nights is strictly limited to 500 copies and comes with a handmade silkscreen packaging… Listen to the Guilty joint below, and pre-order your copy by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Block Barley – Michigan Nights Feat Guilty Simpson[audio:http://moovmnt.com/audio/juni/Michigan_Nights2.mp3]
Dj/Producer/Radio Journalist & Independent A&R Jay Scarlett has been collecting music since the age of 15. Mainly started collecting classic hip-hop from Run DMC to Nucleus then went on to expansive soulful recordings.
His soul interest developed into more of a broad spectrum of music from the early 90´s branching out into house and early Detroit music such as Mr. Fingers, Kevin Saunderson, Ten City then into more soulful house which lead back around to soul and hip hop.
Jay got involved in pirates & internet radio Pure DM back in 95 and went on to have residency’s at the Bass Clef (Blue Note), Jazz Café, rock Café & WKD in Camden, UK and developed musical ties with most of the UK music scene thru the jam sessions (one dj and band concept) that was one of the first sessions to incorporate this kind of interaction. ??
Jay’s first recordings were in 2000 for One Dot Zero Presentation & Book Sneaker Size Isn’t Everything, also contributed a composition for the first UK Global Hip Hop Album Collaboration
(Speaking in Tongues). Developing ties with Morgan Zarate & Steve Spacek in the early 90´s Jay became aided tour manager/Dj for the group Spacek/Sound system & later Touring in several countries around the world.
Presently residing in Munich Jay has several residencies as well as supporting a lot of the main international acts flowing thru Munich plus a Show on The Biggest Japanese/Worldwide Internet Station Samurai FM “Ampsoul Generation”. Which he uses to bridge the gap between bedroom novice producers and rising vocal artists in all scenes of present music.
In 2007 Jay Compiled & contributed a Track (love music) released on Beat Dimensions Vol 1 Compilation to critical acclaim Featuring artists that have now gone on to sign with legendary labels Warp as well as other outer national indie labels triggering a new perspective & focus on “The beat” generation also Reebok Lifestyles compilation 1 bringing together the best in established and up & coming artists from around the globe & Vol 2. Is on its way for circulation June July 2008. Now researching For L.A Label Poo Bah Compilation (Beat Bugz). & HMV Compilation Japan Also working on a self produced full-length album.
2 tracks from Jay’s playlist..
Download 00Genesis – 00Episode Re-Runs Beattape
Same recipe as last time. Brainchild spins the tunes (some new, hot shit in there y’all) and Phonte expounds on current events, namely the R. Kelly trial and the homoeroticism of male-male-female threesomes. http://www.treesforbreakfast.com
Tony! Toni! Tone! – “I Couldn’t Keep It To Myself”
A Race of Angels – “We”
Brand New Heavies – “Sex God” (DJ Spinna eemix)
Smoke E. Digglera – “Refreshin”
Afta-1 – “Believe”
Samon Kawamura – “Aaragon”
Comfort Fit – “Planetary Picknick”
Declaime & Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Robin Hood Theory”
Nicolay & Kay f/ Mic of the Legendary K.O. – “Stop My Way”
Giovanca – “A Matter of Fact”
Atjazz f/ Clara Hill – “Before”
R. Kelly – “Red Carpet (Pause, Flash)”
Common – “The Questions”
Q-Tip – “Work It Out”
Skillz f/ Common – “So Good” (instrumental)
D. Huston f/ Kev Brown – “So Good” (instrumental)
The Pharcyde – “Somethin’ That Means Somethin” (instrumental)
Pete Rock – “Glowing”
Waajeed – “Fat Asia”
Ray J – “I Like To Trick”
1 O.A.K. & Trackademicks – “Got Me Hooked”
Crucial Conflict – “Hay”
Kool & The Gang “You Don’ Have To Change”
The Stovall Sisters – “Yes to the Lord”
The first single from the upcoming PPP album features new vocalist Karma Stewart on an infectious horn-driven Motown-flavored joint called “On a Cloud.” The super-soulful gospel-tinged mix is an energetic starting point that represents the new and bigger sound of PPP. As a bonus, that track is remixed by San Francisco Bay Area producer Trackademicks, a member of the Honor Roll production crew who have been moving heads and dance floors with mixes and music for the likes of J*Davey, Phonte, and Josie Stingray that blur the lines between hip hop, soul, electro and techno. On the flip is “Angel,” featuring vocalist Coultrain, that also draws on PPPs Detroit roots, but this time it’s the cosmic-rock of Funkadelic that provides inspiration.
PPP recently announced a round of live dates during the summer of 2008 at which they will perform brand new music from their forthcoming album, Abundance. Expect new tracks, and new faces, and most of all, a celebration. To be released on Ubiquity Records in October 2008, the Abundance album will be preempted by singles through the summer. Their debut album, Triple P, brought worldwide notoriety to the Detroit-based production crew and their global collective of like-minded edgy-beat makers and soulful collaborators. Abundance marks the arrival of PPP as a band. They have developed a new sound that’s even bigger, and an album that’s more dynamic and organic than their first.
“Abundance sums up everything; our growth since Triple P, the love and encouragement to make this record that we’ve gotten from our fans, it means a lot of things,” explains band-leader and producer Waajeed. “It picks up where the first left- off. Triple P was a great start, but this sophomore album is on another level. It’s more involved and focused … it’s Electro Soul!”
Since the release of Triple P, Waajeed and production partner Saadiq moved from Detroit to Brooklyn. And while Brooklyn-life may have changed their sound, it’s also made them appreciate their Motor City roots which
are audible throughout the album, the majority of which was mixed in Detroit by Grammy award winning engineer Todd Fairall. Ubiquity
Platinum Pied Pipers – Angel Feat. Coultrain[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/PPPangel.mp3]
Platinum Pied Pipers – On a Cloud Feat Karma[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/PPPonacloud.mp3]
Platinum Pied Pipers – Untitled Live @ Welcome 2 Detroit (Snippet)[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/mei/PPPlive.mp3]