Wednesday, December 1, 2010
My guy Haydn aka Phantom Lover (if you didnt get his free EP, its here), recently put me on to the lovely Mara Hruby, from Oakland. Her voice is like the velvet you long to touch. Definitely an artist to follow... Check out her BANDCAMP to listen to more..
From her bandcamp: Introducing the new and fast rising twenty-two year old artist, Mara Hruby, from Oakland, CA. She burst onto the scene in the beginning of 2010 playing shows all around the Bay Area and is now releasing her debut EP “From Her Eyes”. This is her first release of music to the world and it will say a lot about her character and vision as an artist. Mara Hruby worked on this album for a total of nine months and even went as far as recording and arranging/engineering her own vocals. As a true artist, she jumps right into her dreams and doesn’t emerge until a full, final, conceptualized, and complete project has risen. “From Her Eyes” is an EP of cover songs originally recorded by male artists, and each song has represented a moment in her life. She is covering artists such and Mos Def, Andre 3000, Jamiroquai, even D’Angelo and a few others. She is a mesmerizing artist that puts on a show with poise and grace, and she’ll bring you into her heart like no other.
Also if you never grabbed this track with myself X M.anifest from my first EP, grab it free here
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Watching BFRESH work is like watching a fire ignite. This woman is one of the most passionate and driven ladies I have come across, and she is known to work around the clock until she gets the job done! Her work speaks for itself, and her photos tell a story that needs to be heard. Recently transplanting from the Twin Cities to Brooklyn, she is HUNGRY and steady on the grind. Perfect match for HEY LADIES!
Rebecca “B FRESH” McDonald of B FRESH Photography and Media
WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME? Currently, I call Brooklyn my home.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I am from a quick-witted-headstrong-mother and a frugal-biker-environmentalist father. The city is the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul).
WHAT DO YOU DO? I am a multimedia artist/journalist working in arts/entertainment/politics in the mediums of photography/video/written word. The work I produce focuses on community power development and telling stories of creation, empowerment and revolution. The common thread throughout all I do is storytelling, which is my ultimate passion in life.
TRUE BEAUTY IS…honest grittiness | colorful textures
BEATS…fuel my energy. I am always listening to music, and I create to the beat.
TRUE SEXY IS…confident | humorous.
MUSIC IS MY…soundtrack to life. I always use lyrics to reflect on life, to escape, or to use it as a tool to connect. That is the same way I use my camera! For example, in a crowd, you can use a camera to isolate yourself, or to connect with people. I typically choose the connection, even though I am an introvert. I love spending time home alone creating, relaxation and rejuvenation. after a long day being super-social. Music helps me find that balance.
ART DOES...not need to follow rules. You must know the rules of your craft, so you can break them. The premise of my work is to always think outside of the box, in terms of creativity, content and technical skills. I aim to represent a missing element in mainstream media- those voices of youth, women and people of color in a unique and bold way.
MY NIGHTS ARE…LONG. I create and am the most inspired in the evening.
THESE 3 TURN ME ON… Passion | Dancing | Happiness
SELF-KNOWLEDGE…is constantly evolving.
ENOUGH OF…the mediocrity! I want excitement in the art/entertainment/political worlds. We have fallen into a trap, and need some excitement in our lives! Who’s with me?!
MY CREATIVITY IS…on fire! I can't stop creating and thinking of things to create. i wish I had more hands!
TRUE POWER IS…self-honesty, and the ability to harness life’s passions while motivating others and staying true to one’s core values.
LIFE CAN BE THE...pits, and drag you down sometimes. We must get back up, and keep moving, stronger and smarter than before. There have been many times when I have considered ending my full-time commitment to the arts. When I am close to giving up, something always happens, to reassure me that I am on the right path.
TO LOVE IS TO…live, as living is to love. It’s not the same as the rush from eating chocolate though- sorry.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE…I can be versatile. I can lead and create in any environment. I can navigate covering a museum opening with millionaires, to a rally on the capitol, to a Snoop Dog show, all in one day.
WORDS YOU LIVE BY: “The revolution is ourselves, our lives.” -Audre Lorde
NEW PROJECTS FOR 2011? I am currently working on developing a distribution strategy for my database of over 500,000 images, similar to that of Getty Images, but for the community. Grassroots and progressive websites and blogs are being sued right and left for using copy-written materials. I want to provide a service where the community can obtain creative and quality assets (photos, video, audio etc) without having to worry about legal issues. I am studying for the LSATs, so you may see me at NYU in the Entertainment Law program in the next few years, to pursue my passion for protecting the rights of artists.
I also am working on a book, and developing other merchandise.
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU? You can reach me at 917.727.2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Stay tuned, I'll be featuring some of the brands & artists we have selected for the event.
FEATURED BRAND :: HOUSE OF NASSAT
FEATURED BRAND :: GOLD COAST TRADING
Destroy All Concepts is proud to present the altered musical reality known as Muvlikamor. Eponymously titled, “Muvlikamor” is a collaborative release from Brooklyn based producer DJ Kiva featuring the cosmic vocal-stylings of Oakland native Sunru. Falling under the inﬂuence of electronic music, hip hop, punk, and future-funk, “Muvlikamor” picks up where artists like Gonjasuﬁ and Dam Funk leave off and takes listeners on an epically funky journey to the outer limits of the galaxy. Space is The Place and Muvlikamor is representing!
About DJ Kiva
DJ Kiva is a NYC-based musician, producer, and DJ operating from a Bermuda Triangle-like section of Brooklyn whose soulful original productions and remixes have graced the platters of a slew of international labels including Tommy Boy, Kindred Spirits, Bagpak, and his own Adios Babylon imprint.
Equally at home onstage as behind a mixing console, Kiva has also been touring internationally as live guitarist for hip hop groups "Shape of Broad Minds" and "Willie Isz" featuring Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob on the European festival circuit and has performed at Sonar (Spain), Hove (Norway), Roskilde (Denmark), and Montreaux Jazz (Switzerland).
Sunru is truly a Brotha from Another Planet. Growing up around go-go, punk rock, and hip hop in Washington D.C. and traveling the world has created a diverse artist who fuses dancehall, blues, rock, soul, and rap into his original vocal play which seamlessly bridges singing and rhyming. Currently based in Oakland, Sunru has recently blown up in the electronic music scene and has been a featured vocalist on Bassnectar's breakthrough album "Mesmerizing the Ultra" (OM Records) as well as Other Weapons “Basis to Break This” (Destroy All Concepts).
BUY ALBUM HERE: MUVLIKAMOR
Come thru this Thursday to Joe's Pub and welcome me back from "maternity leave"! So excited to rock the mic and get back to business!
More info here:
"The Embassy Ensemble Presents," is an intimate concert series featuring both new and established musical guests from around the world, backed by the blazing horns and funky rhythm section of The Embassy Ensemble.
THIS MONTH'S GUESTS:
The Embassy Ensemble, Blitz the Ambassador, conrazón, and Embassy MVMT bring to Joe's Pub full body lounge, a special "Soul of Brooklyn" edition. Featuring the soulful sounds of Brooklyn-based guest artists, Sarah White, The Stuyvesants, and Len Xiang, this event promises to be a spotlight on Brooklyn's most captivating renaissance artists. Presenting, Brooklyn's Finest!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010
Big ups to Brooklyn artist, Ebon Heath, doing HUGE things in Berlin at MADE! Check out this inspiring interview.. If you are in Berlin, dont miss it THIS WEEKEND!
Also peep the Collaboration of Ebon with Mona Ibrahim which launched in Dubai. See them HERE..
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
My lady, the one and only Eagle Nebula, will be dropping an EP early next month. The single, produced by Daru, is already on steady rotation, so I'm amped to hear the rest. This song has been stuck in my head all week, get it free HERE:
Ok, I've kind of been on a Philly kick lately, but gotta show some love to Junior and Lil' Dave keeping the Eavesdrop Radio podcast off the chain for all of these years! This weeks mix is no exception. The selections are flaming hot, and also featuring some of the releases we have mention recently on Wronglips! Check it out..
Dj Kiva feat. Jniero Jarel - Sky is Falling
Robin Hannibal & Jullian Gomes - I Need Your Love
Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat - Mmmhmm
Ryat - Not For this Lifetime
Bonobo - Eyesdown (Floating Points remix)
Quadron - Slippin' (Natural Self remix)
Jazztronik - Listen To Your Love (DJ Mitsu remix)
Dezaray Dawn - Hide Away (BusCrates 16-bit Ensemble remix)
Presevation Hall feat. Mos Def - It Ain't My Fault (Soul Litchfield remix)
Jneiro Jarel - Monkey Hustle
The Bahama Social Club - Open Wide
Pam Grier - Long Time Woman
Orgone - Crazy Queen
Mark Ronson - Lose It (In The End)
J. Rocc - Play This Too
The Bamboos - Keep Me in Mind (Flevans Remix)
Jamie Lidell - Enough's Enough
John Legend & The Roots - Hang on in there
Zo! - All is well with love
Blue Six - Luxury
Kissey Asplund - Move Me
Bilal - Is This Love
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie
Trackademics - Fool on the Hill (ft. Phonte)
Lone - Once in a While
Foreign Beggears - Gravity (ft. Dabrye & DJ 2Tall)
Shafiq Husayn - Cheeba
Saturn Never Sleeps - Black (ft. Rucyl)
Phantom Lover - Beaucoup (ft. Fatima)
Amede Soundsmith - Without You
La Melodia - Come and Get It
MED - Where I’m From (ft. Aloe Blacc)
Aloe Blacc - What I’m Sayin’
Cee-Lo - Georgia
Raphel Saadiq - It’s a Shame
Bilal - Flying (Inst.)
Eric Lau - Cruise Control
Anthony Valadez - Homeless Hipster Theme (Mr. Sonny James PBR Remix)
Dam-Funk - All I Wanna Do Is Get Away
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Get the EP HERE!!!
Ahh, and speaking of Fatima, check out her new video for Warm Eyes (prod by DAM FUNK):
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I've been bumping this daily since its release! Leave it to Saturn Never Sleeps to challenge and inspire you to dig deeper into the music and into creating magic thru experimentation. I'm addicted to the track BLACK! Lord have mercy...
New release! A 3 song ep and taste of our full record set for release in early January. Black is a re-edit of “Lightning Bug” off Soul Litchfield’s Headnodic Acrobatics Vol. 1. Stuck in You is a 2 min in and out track in the tradition of early 90s hip hop sound, and Galaga, a tribute to the video game of the same name. Black will be available on Bleep in a month or you can get it now below.
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JOY by anthonyvaladez
JOY || CURATED AND SELECTED BY ANTHONY VALADEZ
Stereolab – Come & Play In The Milky Night
Cody ChesnuTT – Do Better For The Young
Afta 1 – Sunset
Theophilus London – Enjoy The Sun
Velvet Undergound – Femme Fatale
Black Spade – I Heart
Dogg Master – Im Ready
Unknown Artist – Always
Mike B – No Stoppin The Slide (Re-edi t)
Ashley Thomas – Somethings Got To Give
Carole Sylvan – Think
Vaughn Mason – Roller Skate
Suff Daddy – Sip Liquor
Floating Points – Esthian Iii
Avila Brothers – The Mood
Bill Withers – In Your Life
Michael Jackson – All I Do (Hiroshi Fujiwara Remix)
Kyle Hall – You Know What I Feel
James Blake – CMK
Sir Froderick – Twice As High
Quadron – Never Freeze
Nico – These Days
Meshell N’degeocello – Thankful
More from Anthony Valadez HERE
Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010
AFROPUNK 2010 BROOKLYN :: BAD BRAINS, MOS DEF, J*DAVEY, K-OS, NINJASONIC, GAME REBELLION, CUBIC ZIRCONIA & more:: music & live art
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Even though Coco is only 21 she is already a veteran performer, and was literally born to do it. She was a key figure as the front woman in the live band for Boom clap bachelors' band, and now she is thrilling audiences with Robin and hers own material. Robin Hannibal has a long CV, counting collaborations with Nobody Beats The Beats, Aloe Blacc, Omas Keith from SA-RA, Wally Badarou from talking heads / level 42, Erick Sermon, Plant Life, Yamwho, Buraka Som Sistema and has international super stars, like Pharrell Williams (Nerd) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), declaring themselves fans of some of his other projects like "Owusu & Hannibal" and "Parallel Dance Ensemble".
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PLEDGE and see more info HERE!!!!!
Hello Beautiful People! First off, I'd like to thank EVERYONE who has been so supportive and given us so much love since the beginning. We are sending love to our people from our city of Minneapolis/St Paul and to our new home in Brooklyn, and everyone worldwide! Besos!
Now, we are excited to share more and more big news of changes coming on our horizon.
Since our release of our debut EP, Hiding Blind in 2008, we have been working hard on new and more challenging music. Digging deeper into our souls and capabilities, we have been grinding away, but have been experiencing many road blocks as Independent artists. Without a label supporting you, all fees must come out of pocket, and rent and raising a child in NY can be tough as is! Wowzers. Anyways...we have finally reached the home stretch and we have not only 1, but 2 amazing projects to share with our fans, supporters and the world! READ MORE on my KICKSTARTER PAGE!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thanks to the lovely Rucyl and Saturn Never Sleeps for turning me on to Quadron. I cant get enough! ... AND this Denmark treat, is on their way to the East Coast!
Jun 17 2010
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Liv in Washinton DC
Jun 24 2010
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Spring 4th Center
Jun 26 2010
Le Fee Verte
Jun 29 2010
(With Saturn Never Sleeps!)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
First off, I'm excited to share this tasty treat in the form of a FREE EP! FADE, was originally released on my EP Hiding Blind, and I finally get to drop the remixes! Its a really eclectic mix with sound and beats coming from Venezuela, Milwaukee, Philly, Maryland and of course the NYC. Remixes by Sonotech, J-Todd, BUSY, myself and a dope collab by Zaphyrn and Basil (aka Sir Froderick). Its FREE, so just grab it. HERE!
Secondly, we dropped C Train as a single a while back, and now have new remixes by Dj Dhundee (Sugarcuts) and Matt Shadetek (Dutty Artz), so we just put in out as an EP on Bagpak Music. Artwork by our very own Lichiban. Grab it HERE:
This eclectic remix EP blends the sounds of dubstep, dancehall and drum n bass, with the sexy-sultry-soul vocals of Sarah White, to make a fusion match-made for the dancefloor. As a Minneapolis native, this Brooklyn transplant, cries out through flo and song expressing the effects of life on the hustle and the grind, and the challenge of keeping a balance. 'C Train' is a sweet collaboration of time, space, passion and raw beats. The original is produced by her partner Dj Don Cuco (Cultura Love), and then given a completely new life when remixed by 3 masters of sound, Dj Dhundee (Sugarcuts), Matt Shadetek (Dutty Artz) and Heinrich Zwahlen (Basscut). Definatley one to get your heads nodding, mind expanding and hips grinding..