Badu On Which Producer To Work With:
This year’s Red Bull Music Academy is in full effect again. Participants such as Full Crate and Salva are probably having the time of their lives as we speak in Madrid. Yesterday miss Erykah Badu was a guest at the academy and gave a lecture. To give you guys a small preview, check out this teaser video and be on the look out for footage of MF Doom’s lecture as well. More video footage will be shared soon, don’t you worry.
Picture Perfect Funk…Freeze That!:
Last weekend Deluge and me met Amalia and Opolopo for the first time at their debut gig in Amsterdam. We were baffled to hear that miss Amalia actually has this beautiful voice in real life as well and wasn’t singing off key at all. Not every artist can hold their own when it comes to live performances, but this lady sure can. During diner yesterday I discovered Opolopo likes to be picked up by men and Amalia loves food and taking pictures. Both were pretty satisfied after a good Indonesian meal and are now of to another part of the world. Peep the new “Freeze That!” video, which is crackalackin’..
Omar Lye-Fook Definitely Is The Man:
Last month UK veteran soul singer, Omar, performed a brand new song entitled “The Man” live in Copenhagen on a hot summers day. The vocals were sung live as Kriswontwo was shooting this dope video while the instrumental was added later. I think everything came out quite “Special”! Kinda slept on this one since it came out over a month ago. So just for you guys, some of that British nu soul music on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Paris representative Onra is proud to announce his next album release, “Chinoiseries Pt. 2”, dropping on November 15th on All City Records. For this project has been digging for Chinese and Vietnamese vinyl to create a themed instrumental hip-hip beat journey just like he did five years ago with the first volume. The second edition of this series, which features 32 instrumentals all sampled from various vinyl found during various trips to South East Asia. Enjoy a short video trailer for “Chinoiseries Pt. 2” which captures Onra digging for vinyl on one of his recent trips, while molding the original samples into a beat that you’ll soon get to enjoy.
I have rarely seen such a dope Hip Hop documentary as “Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation”! Last Monday VH1 broadcasted this incredible video about the rise of Crack and it’s influence on the American society and Hip Hop. Narrated by Ice-T starring Snoop, Too Short, RZA, Raekwon, B-Real, Rakim and the real Ricky Ross. A must see if you ask me! Big shout out to Supreme Cuisine for this one.
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.!
In preparation for the launch of the forthcoming Eglo website, the guys took to the streets to record a little video for my favorite song from Fatima…“Mind”, taken from her “Follow You” EP produced entirely by Floating Points. It’s all luv innit!
Very interesting video about Detroit Motor City and electronic music…must see!
This Saturday we are celebrating the one year anniversary of Rotterdam’s (NL) finest vinyl-only party, Analog. This edition will be filled with brazilian music and latin vibes since it’s summer carnaval in Rotterdam. To get a taste of the party you can check out the previous video’s. All the video’s were shot & cut by Noel Schoolderman (Nano-Media), music in the video above is from Daniel William who’s working on a solo EP at the moment. Stay tuned for more info on that one..