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[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Taprikk-Sweezee-Newend-Ft.-E.A.R.L-128-MOOVMNT.mp3]
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!
Onra asked us to post this on our website, because he is looking for cover art for his upcoming “Chinoiseries Pt. 2”. He decided to hold a contest and kinda ‘pre-chopped’ some images if you will. See this as him handing you some relevant samples and asking you to chop it up into some music. Now I know there are some graphic designers out there that will love this idea of ‘samples’ being chosen for them to work with and I think it’s a good idea to get on the same page. For all you graphic designers that would like to give it a try, HERE is the download link to the zip file containing everything you need.
Now the assignment is simple. Onra is asking you guys to design front and back covers for vinyl. Including the circles on the vinyl (4 of them, as it’s a double vinyl release). The winner wins a few records and CD’s from Onra’s discography…authographed if needed plus a free T-shirt. Since the record is going to be out late 2011, your deadline is October 31st.
Pt. 2 sounds a lot like the first Chinoiseries, but perhaps a bit more tragic, raw and dramatic. You understand Onra not sharing the music with you guys. I’d like to end this post with some hotness Onra dropped via Soundcloud recently and a few indications Onra left for the designers.
Onra – No Comment[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Onra-No-Comment-MOOVMNT.mp3]
– HINT: I REALLY LIKE THE DRUMMER…
– MAKE SURE YOU START WITH THE RIGHT DIMENSIONS. SEE THE ZIP FILE.
– I DONT HAVE THE NAMES YET. ON THE BACK, LEAVE SPACE FOR 32 TRACKS…
– WATCH OUT WHEN YOU USE CHINESE TEXTS. MALE SURE YOU KIND OF KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.
– CHINESE AND VIETNAMESE STYLE DOESNT MEAN JAPANESE OR KOREAN STYLE…
– LOGOS HAVE TO BE ON THE BACK COVER. SMALL IF POSSIBLE.
– I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF “ASIAN STYLE” FONTS THAT LOOKS LIKE THE MENU OF A RESTAURANT. BUT IF PERSONALIZED, THEN MAYBE.
– KEEP IN MIND IT HAS TO LOOK LO-FI, NOT TOO CLEAN… THE MUSIC SOUNDS DIRTY, AND THE COVER HAS TO REFLECT THAT.
– I AM A PICKY MOTHERFUCKER…
THANKS FOR DOWNLOADING THIS PACK.
HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THE FEW ARTWORKS I “SAMPLED”.
Timeless is finally in a store near you and to celebrate this occasion VTech and Mochilla have come together for an amazing once in a lifetime event. On June 18th, live on stage at the historic Los Angeles Theatre Center, they present Arthur Verocai LIVE! He’s coming all the way from Rio de Janeiro with an all-star 12-piece band, while I’ll be coming all the way from Amsterdam with the homie Marcelo. Hopefully we arrive in L.A. hours before the show, but no matter what I have to see this.
FYI….this event is FREE!! All you have to do is go to www.mochilla.com and follow the instructions. The sign-up page will go live tomorrow night (June 10th) at midnight and will come down on Friday night at the same time. There are only 200 pairs of tickets available so they’re holding lottery drawings. Sign up with a valid email address (one per person) and you could be one of the lucky two hundred. To top it off there will be a very special after-party with surprise guests…
VTech and Mochilla will also be screening the Timeless: Arthur Verocai concert DVD on the 16th and 17th of June at the Independent Downtown Theater, with Arthur making a special Q&A session appearance. Finally Arthur will be on KCRW for a super exclusive “Morning Becomes Eclectic” Live Performance on June 17th from 11:15AM to Noon, so don’t miss that! Tune into 89.9FM in LA or KCRW.COM from the internet to catch the show.
After the jump you can see the exclusive video from behind the scenes of the last time Arthur was in town that is not on the DVD.
Like we told ya’ll last week, Stüssy and Stones Throw Records are releasing a tribute shirt in memoriam of Dilla. You already know the when and where if you’re a frequent visitor, so here’s something you didn’t know. The shirt was officially licensed by the J Dilla Estate and in case you are in Amsterdam this Saturday, we urge you to drop by ‘Café de Duivel’ for the Stüssy x Dilla Tribute Night. DJ’s FS Green, Turne, SP and Edzon will be spinning the illest of the illest in honor of the late J Dilla. Major props to the guys at Patta for puting this whole thing together by the way.
Even better news is that we get to give away 10 of these shirts for FREE! Unfortunately this contest is for our Dutch visitors only, seeing the winner has to pick up the shirt at the Precinct 5 store personally. To win you will need to answer the question below and email the answer to contest[@]moovmnt.com. Please include your full name, your shirt size (s through xl) and whether you prefer a white or black one. Winners will be contacted on Friday. So good luck and see you Saturday!
“Who did Dilla sample for Raise It Up?”
Last time we wrote about our friends Brook & Brianna, we asked you to please VOTE FOR THEM! Now J*DaVeY still needs your help to get to the next level. Eventhough we’ve been enjoying “Mama’s Back” for ages, since it has officially leaked on Twitter we can now share it with all you guys. If you want more info about the ‘I Want My Music On MTV’ competition check our previous post HERE…
To celebrate the release of Tony Allen‘s new album “Secret Agent”, World Circuit Records are very excited to announce the Tony Allen remix project. World Circuit in collaboration with the good folks at SoundCloud and Propellerhead software are offering the opportunity to remix the title track from the album – “Secret Agent” – a majestic slice of hardcore roots Afrobeat featuring a driving groove, penetrating guitar, pulsating horn riffs and stirring vocals. Simply put, one of the greatest drummers of all time is giving you the chance to get creative with his legendary beats.
- Download the stems. By downloading the stems, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the competition
- Remix the track
- Upload your music using our Soundcloud dropbox or by email no latter than 7th July, 2009
- Winners will be notified and winning entries will be posted online
Good luck and please be sure to send all your remixes to us as well. Here’s the first remix we’ve received from La Schmoove..
Tony Allen – Secret Agent (La Schmoove Edit)[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Tony-Allen_-_Secret-Agent-(La-Schmoove-Edit).mp3]
It’s about time we MOOV’D on up…don’t you think? We’ve had this logo/banner for way too long now and it’s time for a fresh new MOOVMNT logo! Over the past few months we’ve dedicated a lot more of our time, effort and money in providing you with the illest music out there. Now it only seems fair we now ask something in return.
For all graphic designers out there who are down with MOOVMNT…it’s time to show some love! We’re going to have a contest with 1 winner only. All we ask is a fresh logo (sent to us as a vector file) that embodies everything that MOOVMNT stands for. Now most of you already know what that MOOVMNT feeling is, but in case you need some extra info just download this .zip file HERE.
Since we’re not swimming in money (yet), we are offering the following prizes. First of all we’ll donate some free advertising space on the restyled MOOVMNT.com for the winning designer. Secondly the winner gets the new Dorian Concept album (on vinyl) plus and a big ass package consisting of audible goodies (vinyl, CD’s and digital music). If you would like to help to keep MOOVMNT fresh and poppin’ please send in your logo before June 12th. All designs can be emailed to email@example.com and if there are any questions feel free to ask.
Photography by MRP 1luv!
OKAY THE WINNER IS…RAY VELEZ FROM CRUMPET! CHECK THE COMMENT SECTION FOR MORE INFO. THANK YOU ALL!!
Still finding it hard to get your music heard? The biggest search to unearth the next big thing is back and this could be your gateway to success as Gilles Peterson & Worldwide Festival are out to discover the hottest talent around.
Open to both solo artists, bands, DJs (signed or unsigned) from Europe, the WF Talent Search is unique in its purpose to discover original and ground-breaking artists. Staying true in the spirit of the WF music policy and Gilles’ passion for eclectic music , this search spans across many genres; Progressive Rock, Folk, Samba, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Afro Beat, Electronica, Techno, House, Electro, Hip Hop, Dub, Reggae, Drum & Bass, R&B, Breaks, Neo Soul, New Jazz, Dubstep and everything else in between the lines of quality music promoted by Gilles.
Register now for the chance to perform live at the WF in Sete. The winner will also get an ableton live licence and goods from M-Audio. http://www.worldwidefestival.com/talentsearch .
Here’s a treat from Worldwide/Brownswood resident Lefto. Your DJ’s favorite DJ mixes hip hop, funk, soul, jazz plus afro & broken beat. Tracklist after the jump…..
While we eagerly await material from J*DaVeY’s upcoming full-length album, the Los-Angeles based new wave-electro-sex-punk duo are trying their best to tease us mercilessly. This time around, J*DaVey bring the sultry track “Slooow” from their double EP Beauty in Distortion / Land of the Lost, to life through a video that subtly melts into our speakers and our eardrums. Set behind a quivering red and black backdrop that oozes, bends, and spreads across the screen, the video takes us into an abstract dream-like world that lets us see what J*DaVeY’s understated and suggestive bleeps and coos look like in the visual realm.
The video, directed by up and comer Tomas Whitmore, has already premiered at #8 on BET JAMS and is up for MTVU’s The Freshman Contest. J*DaVeY babies can now vote for “Slooow” as many times as they want. If “Slooow” beats out the competitors, the video will be placed in permanent rotation on MTV. More info on J*DaVeY’s show in Amsterdam (April 9th) after the jump..
J*DaVeY – You Are[audio:http://moovmnt.com/moovmnt/2009-04/J’Davey_-_You_Are_(Moovmnt.com).mp3]