Sunday, January 29, 2006

Malkovich & Omni

Check out L.A. emcee from the Gershwin BLX crew, Malkovich features production from NOCTURNAL RON, EARGANIC, ABCDEFG, OBI and NOBLE and emcee cameos from MILX, UNIVERSAL and ALI ABNORMAL. Malko just got off the MYSPACE.COM/FATLIP U.S. Tour which hit 25 cities over October with Omni, Fatlip, PudgEmcee and Supreeme.
L.A. emcee and BLX member Omni’s new album Ballyhoo. The album dropped last week (January 24) on Ariel/KSD and features guest shots from Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, Fatlip of Pharcyde fame, Wildchild of the LootPack, Luckyiam.psc of Living Legends, Sklim Milx and Molmaniak of BLX, Ali Abnormal, Universal, Pudge and Jefferson DeJesus as well as production from Earganic and the B9000 collective. It’s the new West Coast movement… old to the new. Definitely worth a spin, if you’re into hardcore, style-heavy hip-hop that’s not afraid to get dark…

Dilated is in your town...and on tv....

Dilated Peoples will launch their new album, 20/20, with a North American headlining tour and two television appearances. The acclaimed hip- hop trio will perform their new single, “Back Again,” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on February 20th (the eve of the album’s release) and on “Last Call With Carson Daly” on February 28th. In between television appearances, they’ll kick off their tour at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on February 20th. Other tour highlights include two days at S.O.B.’s in New York City (March 15th & 16th).
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ABB recording artist Little Brother will open on the upcoming tour. Initial dates are as follows:
2/22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
2/23 San Francisco, CA Mezzanine
2/25 Portland, OR Berbati’s Pan
2/27 Vancouver, BC Commodore
2/28 Seattle, WA Showbox
3/2 Park City, UT Suede
3/4 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
3/6 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
3/7 Chicago, IL Park West
3/12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
3/13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
3/15 New York, NY S.O.B.’s
3/16 New York, NY S.O.B.’s
3/18 Baltimore, MD Sonar
3/21 Atlanta, GA Roxy
3/23 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
3/24 Austin, TX The Parish
3/25 Dallas, TX Gypsy Tea Room
3/27 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
3/28 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
3/31 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Crown City Rockers in OC.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Engine to My Comprehension is Just Too Complex

Washington, DC's SoftComplex are set to make quite a bit of noise in the coming months, so act like you know and get in on the ground floor while there's still some room. The five-piece ensemble will be running up and down the east coast (that's the one on the right side), making music and other assorted acts of merriment, so if you have the chance to catch one of their upcoming shows you might want to get your ass in gear and go. Their "Wounded Valentine (Invisible Kid Remix)" has reached near-mythical status on my ipod, car stereo, and computer, making the "repeat" setting a wonderful option, and has yet to fall out of my personal top five during the course of the last few months despite my inherently fickle musical tastes. But really, don't take my word for it -- you probably don't even know who I am, so who cares about my opinion? Listen to SoftComplex for yourself, by either internetting it over to their MySpace page, or to their web site, in all of it's flash 6-enabled glory. Of course, your best bet would still be to make it to one of these stunning performances:

Jan 27 2006.8:00P The State Theatre Falls Church, VA
Jan 28 2006.8:00P DC9 Washington, DC
Feb 10 2006.7:00P Pianos New York, NY
Feb 11 2006.7:30P Knitting Factory New York, NY
Mar 10 2006.8:00P The Milestone Charlotte, NC

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Gravis x Turntable Lab - The Ultimate DJ Bags

Gravis, the premium brand in action sports and Turntable Lab, the world-renowned DJ accessory supplier, have joined forces to create the ultimate DJ bags. Gravis and Turntable Lab collaborated on two unique DJ bags - the Money Gig Bag and Money Gig XL Roller to be sold exclusively through and Turntable Lab's New York and Los Angeles boutiques.

The collaboration started when Gravis was in the conceptual stages of development to create a premier DJ bag that would provide next-level storage, function and durability matched with innovative style. Collaboration meetings were held on in New York City and prototype bags were tested by DJs from both Gravis' and TTL's crews to ensure perfection.

"Turntable Lab is known as the first name in the world of deejaying, so it was an easy choice to collaborate on ideas with them that bring these bags to the level we're looking for," says Product Marketing Director, Anne-Marie Dacyshyn.

"We've always respected Gravis for their top designs and top quality. And since we saw a need in the market, we thought this was a perfect opportunity," says Turntable Lab Creative Director, Peter Hahn.

The result is 2 bags that provide ultimate storage systems for DJs. The first is the Money Gig Bag which intelligently holds records (12" & 7"), headphones, Rane Serato Scratch, CDs, needles, cords, laptops and more. The second is the Money Gig XL Roller that offers innovative features like an easy access detachable back panel that can be removed and used "crate-style." Additional features include a separate bag for 7" records, CDs and headphones, a padded Serato interface compartment and a built in CD case.

To help represent the bags, the collaboration is backed by two of Turntable Lab's close friends and top DJs - Mark Ronson and Blu Jemz. They will appear in ads in Fader, Vice, RE:UP and Vapors and will be using the bags at all their upcoming gigs. Look out for a launch event for the bags this January.
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Thursday, January 12, 2006


For the past 8 years the Fantastik Four Crew, which features DJs Mr. Choc
and J. Rocc, C-Minus and Truly OdD, (representing the World Famous Beat Junkies and Heavyweights) have provided a critical outlet for underground Hip-Hop in Southern California, the nation's second largest

According to Fantastik 4our group members, there was no official warning of
the cancellation and that listeners will not receive a farewell show.

As the radio market in the US becomes more monopolized it's harder & harder
for artists who aren't on major record labels to get exposure on the air
waves. Thus, you hear the same 16 songs when you turn on the radio. Friday
Night Flavas has filled that void for a decade & provided many artists you
see on MTV & BET now their first platform to get their music to listeners.

While Power 106 has not indicated reasons for the cancellation of the weekly
three-hour show, industry insiders speculated that the reason for the move
is to make room for a more commercial oriented radio show.
After its inception, Friday Night Flavas experienced major success and
helped Power 106 to open its door to Hip-Hop and to their current slogan
"Where Hip-Hop Lives."

If Power 106 is where Hip Hop lives - Then they should embrace the realest
Hip Hop they have - Friday Night Flavas.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Digable Planets Presents The Creamy Spy Chronicles

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Monday, January 09, 2006


On Wednesday, January 11th, SA-RA Creative Partners will perform their New York Debut Show presented by PUMA, Giant Step and Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label. The event marks the first time these Los Angeles-based super-producers will perform to the US music community backed by a full live band!

PUMA has been working with SA-RA for quite some time and is proud to be a part of this next chapter in the SRCP story. Wednesday night promises to be a night of heavy music and surprising guest appearances. Come feel the SA-RA experience in its full glory.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Doors Open: 8:30 pm
Show begins: 10:00 pm
Canal Room
285 West Broadway
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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Rawkus Best of Decade

The underground label that started it all....great tracks, but every hip hop head should already have the first press, but hey like I said great tracks. I think some other hits should've been included in this release of the Best cant go wrong with Mos, Kweli High and Mighty. Start the new year off right...reflect on the past 10 and pray that there is still some hope for real hip hop in 2006!

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