May 23, 2011
Beyonce’s newest jawn, “Who Run the World (Girls)” has been sweeping through pop culture, & though I consider Bey an occasional guilty pleasure, the thing that even attracted me to this song was the Major Lazer “Pon De Floor” sample. Her official video was less than stellar, but when a good friend of mine introduced me to this video of The Bad Girls Club dancing to Sean Bankhead’s choreo, I became lowkey obsessed. These girls trumped the original choreography, sorry Bey.
February 1, 2011
Hip Hop’s ultimate pioneer, the late, great, Dilla Dawg’s life is reflected through the video documentary, “Still Shining” directed by B. Kyle Atkins. The doc is to be released online on February 7, 2011 at The J Dilla Project & features rare footage of the legend himself, friends, fam, & musical colleagues of the same league. Turn it up louder! R.I.P.
January 18, 2011
From March 16th to the 20th, one of the most notable music festivals is hitting the streets of Austin, TX. The official South by Southwest music schedule has been announced! Although, it is always subject to change & additions. Keep in mind, not all of your favorite acts will be listed through the official SXSW site, so I recommend diligent sxsw line-up searches throughout the the next couple months – google blogs & external companies arranging for sxsw.
If you click through the official SXSW site & see about how to “attend” then realize that the minimum $450 rate is a bit out of your budget, don’t fret! In my experience, that official badge is hardly even necessary. What IS necessary is RSVPing. The big ones you would want to reserve a pass for are the likes of The Fader Fort & more (will list as info comes along) – venues that hold a variety of acts throughout the week, & this one pass can get you into most of them at NO cost. RSVPing really shouldn’t cost you a thing.. & on the other hand, some shows have a low cover like around 10 to 20 bones, & that’s only if you decide to go.
Don’t forget about the parties & lounges. What’s really going to happen is that you will find yourself partying all day anyway, with all the open bars everywhere. Parties & lounges are awesome ways to fill your evenings in with more fun & networking, I mean, what else were you going to do anyway? Again, check diligently about other parties not listed through the SXSW site.. Google is your best friend.
There are HUNDREDS of acts setting up show for this fantastic festival. Some names include: Erykah Badu, J-Live, Rah Digga, MSTRKRFT, Pep Love, Chromeo, Das Racist, Murs, Zion I & The Grouch, Onra, Sage Francis, & so much more not even listed yet. Keep up with updates here with RI$I$M.
January 14, 2011
On 1.11.11, Bay area based vocalist Jayne Rio launched her website at www.JAYNERIO.com. Along with the launch of her site is a free download of her track “Game Over” featuring female MC, Hopie Spitshard – all Bay Area representin’!
Jayne is a long time friend of mine -since elementary school- & I’m proud to support her to this day. For some audible treats, be sure to visit www.JAYNERIO.com.
“Spunky, loving, vivacious — are just a few words to describe up and coming singer and performer, Jayne Rio. Jayne’s illuminating vocals backed with her eclectic style have rightfully earned her a golden ticket on American Idol Season 5, her own YouTube channel with over 2 million views and 10,000 subscribers, countless performances around the world, and a continually growing dedicated fan base. Her inexplicably raw talents in combination with her sparkling spirit and devoted work ethic make her an inspiration, a timeless personality, and a fresh breath of originality. Jayne Rio is more than just a singer and performer – she is the embodiment of what it means to be a true artist.”
November 30, 2010
Magestik Legend is nothing short of his name. The release of “The Great Escape” is now available for your audible pleasure, AND the first 250 copies each have a personalized autograph, appropriately named the “Signature Series.” The entire project was produced by Astronote & 14KT. You can copp your cd at magestiklegend.bandcamp.com for only 10 bones. Purchases also include a bonus copy of “Free Magestik Legend,” so nice!
Visit magestiklegend.bandcamp.com for all the deets!
October 21, 2010
October 21, 2010
August 14, 2010
Peep the tracklist:
1. Tell Em (Von Kiss Edit) – Sleigh Bells
2. Heads Will Roll (Dan Oh Rmx) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. White Knight Two (Laidback Luke Rmx) – Surkin
4. In For The Kill – La Roux
5. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Cities in Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees
7. Empathy – Crystal Castles
8. XXXO – M.I.A.
9. After Every Party I Die – IAMX
10. Make Me Dance feat. Reese (Techjio Rmx) – B. Rich
11. Molly’s Party – Tittsworth Feat. Ninjasonik
12. Clap Your Hands (Diplo Rmx) – Sia
13. Babylon – Congorock
14. Bangduck – Afrojack
15. Metric – Sound of Stereo
15. Bob-Omb (Phatzoo Rmx) – Darwin & Backwall
16. I Think I Like It – Fake Blood
17. Bangkok – Boris Dlugosch
18. TJ Shuffle (Oh Yeah) – Von Kiss
19. I’m In The House ft. Zuper Blahq (Grandtheft Rmx) – Steve Aoki
20. Hornbo (Paz Rmx) – Mat Cant, Scattermish
21. Shut the Lights Off ft. Redman (Caspa & Trolley Snatcha Rmx) – Adam F & Horx
August 13, 2010
Hellz a poppin whatchu rockin? A look into Dev x Hellz Bellz lookbook. What you are seeing here is Dev rockin’ femme streetwear company, Hellz Bellz with styles progressing from 2007 along with Dev’s new single, “Booty Bounce.” Dev is an up & coming artist who was once an intern for Hellz Bellz, hence the hardcore reppin’. See & hear the full video on Vimeo.
August 7, 2010
Femme hiphop DJ hailing out of Detroit, DJ MEL WONDER, will soon be dropping her first mixtape, “Melephant Wonders.” Here we show you a preview of the album cover composed by none other than the D’s legendary graffiti artist, Sintex.
In Detroit on August the 13th, the magnificent Mel Wonder is throwing her “Mixtape Masquerade Birthday Release Party” at Detroit’s own 5eGallery located at 2661 Michigan Ave. So bring a mask! I suggest hitting up Nneka Jackson of B-Flyy Creations for fantastic hand-made face masks.
DJ Mel Wonder presents:
Mixtape Masquerade Birthday & Release Party
Friday, August 13, 2010
2661 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI
DJs all night
Mel’s birthday at midnight!