Archive for May 12, 2010

dubLoner & Isaac Haile Selassie to release “The Fight, The Spirit” + Free Kush Arora Remix

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dubLoner & Isaac Haile Selassie
to release
“The Fight, The Spirit” on de’fchild Productions

Free download of EP track “The Fight, The Spirit (Kush Arora Remix)”

The Reggae / Dub / Roots Music – ahem – Dubstep scene is growing throughout the global underground and we’d like to introduce you to a character that’s been at the forefront for a long time – Isaac Haile Selassie. On “The Fight, The Spirit” the Los Angeles-by-way-of Ethiopia singer/songwriter/musician teams up with producer dubLoner (AKA Kenneth James Gibson) for an original release that marries a classic sound and socially conscious lyrics with remixes that provide a contemporary flair. It’s an evolutionary step in forward-thinking electronic dub.

Straight up, “The Fight, The Spirit” is a beautiful piece of downtempo music with Isaac’s passionate vocals dropping over dubLoner’s delicate instrumental. On the remix front, Djunya opens his bag of tricks while managing to keep the structure of the original piece intact. Kush Arora brings it to the big systems with a bassed-up and more electronic version of the track. Still, Isaac is there front and center singing his mind. “Backoff!,” the second original track on the EP, is a dubby club track built with 4/4 house beats that twists and turns into a purple haze. Finally, Ruoho Ruotsi reshapes the track into a bubbly, underwater vibe that’s all about chill.

dubLoner is the reggae, roots and dub alias for the man known in everyday circles as Kenneth James Gibson. Since releasing his first record in 1994, he’s recorded under the aliases apendics.shuffle, Eight Frozen Modules, dubLoner, The Premature Wig, Men In Slippers, Cascabel Gentz, KJ Gibbs, Reverse Commuter, Bal Cath, Electronic Music Composer, and Hiss & Buzz (with Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto), among others. Gibson was also the founder of noise pop band Furry Things and helped launch Adjunct Records in 2005

Isaac Haile Selassie is the real deal and his global journey is one of intrigue and inspiration. Born in a rural area of Ethiopia, his mother passed away before he was a year old and unable to care for him, his father brought him to the capital city, Addis Ababa and gave him over to the care of the late Emperor, Haile Selassie I. Isaac was placed in His Imperial Majesty’s boarding school, which the Emperor himself established, and was overseen personally by His Majesty and in close proximity to the palace. Isaac’s last name is Haile Selassie because he was raised by Haile Selassie I. When the Emperor was deposed, Ethiopia was thrown into political turmoil and Isaac left his country by foot, walking through the desert and until he reached Sudan, where one night he met a group of other Ethiopians who were listening to Bob Marley, a pivotal moment in Isaac’s life. Marley’s message of love and peace resonated within Isaac’s own experience of dealing with life’s harsh realities first hand. From that point on, Isaac (now based in Los Angeles) has been committed to promoting harmony among people around the world and ending racism through the power of his music and lyrics.

“The Fight, The Spirit” is available digitally and as limited edition wax with individually hand painted sleeves from May 25 through de’fchild

dubLoner & Isaac Haile Selassie
“The Fight, The Spirit”
de’fchild Productions
**Release Date: May 25, 2010**

”The Fight, The Spirit”
“The Fight, The Spirit (Djunya Remix)”
“Fight, The Spirit (Kush Arora Remix)”

“Backoff! (Ruoho Ruotsi Reshape)”

More info:
Isaac Haile Selassie

About de’fchild productions

Conceived in Montréal in June 2004, de’fchild productions is an independent label and music production imprint currently located in San Francisco. Our musical interests span time and geography, which frees us from the restraints of any one sound aesthetic, style or musical boundary. Our technical work in the studio has us constantly thinking about ways to cultivate genuinely new means of musical expression. This predilection to studio-borne-inspiration is particularly present in our affection for idioms rooted in dub, experimental electro-acoustics, techno/house. Quintessentially, we’re interested in the pursuit of novel sonic art, while having fun exploring the frontiers of more popular musical forms.

also check
Kush Arora – Voodoo Sessions EP +free download Daggering Funky- Exclusives April2010
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Robyn Reveals Body Talk PT. 1 Album Cover

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by dk

International pop sensation Robyn has unveiled the cover to her forthcoming album, Body Talk PT. 1. The first installment in a series of three 2010 album releases is due out on June 15th and features standout tracks “Fembot,” “None of ‘Dem,” “Dancehall Queen,” and Robyn’s official single “Dancing On My Own.” Body Talk PT. 1 promises something for everyone to enjoy with techno to dancehall to acoustic ballads and nostalgic Swedish folk songs in one seamless journey, while still managing to sound undeniably like a Robyn record.

Keep up with Robyn on Twitter and stay tuned for the “Dancing On My Own” video premiere coming soon.

More -Tracklist,Video…HERE
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Trouble Andrew feat Santigold, Diplo, Spankrock…Mixtape free download

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Featuring Diplo, Santigold, Spankrock, Amanda Blank, Lil Jon & Many More;
On Tour Now In N. America

After four years of touring, recording, and causing mayhem across the globe, Trevor “Trouble” Andrew returns with the Trouble Gang Mixtape, an album caliber collection of new bangers and remixes. Featuring an incredible range of collaborators including Lil Jon, Spankrock, Amanda Blank, Santigold, Diplo, John Hill, Stunnaman, Hollywood Holt, Curren$y, Ninjasonik, Jackie Chain and many more, the Trouble Gang Mixtape is a ride-out blend of all the musical styles that Trouble encompasses from punk rock to hip hop and electro and everything in between.
Trouble himself describes it like this, “I was in the process of recording my new full length Trouble Andrew album ” Dreams of a Troubled Man” and the mixtape came together on the side because so many friends and artists were around hanging out and recording shit through the process that we didn’t even realize I was making a mixtape until we had it finished. It was cool to do a project that didn’t really have to be consistent or have a story except that we all are individuals. That’s why I love mixtapes.”

The Trouble Gang Mixtape features the Trouble band with Ian Longwell aka The Super on drums, Joao Salamao on guitar, and Masa Takaku on bass and features production from The Kickdrums, Diplo, John Hill, Trouble & The Super, Jonathan Benedict, Doc McKinney, Circut & AG (Lets Go To War), Yeti Beats and Olly Burden. Most of the mixtape’s contributors are featured on the limited edition cover art created by Thom Lessner (from Sweatheart).
The Trouble Gang Mixtape releases on the eve of Trouble’s new nationwide tour and will be followed up by several new releases from Trouble this summer. For more check out: Full tour info is below.


01. I’M WASTED ft. Spankrock, The Mr Move, Lil Jon (produced by Trouble & The Super)
02. LIL BLACK BOOK ft. Stunnaman (produced by Doc McKinney)
03. RUN HIDE ft. Amanda Blank (produced by Diplo)
04. DISCO DANCERS DEAD ft. O.Children
05. FLY SO HIGH ft. Curren$y, Stunnaman (produced by Circut & Ag)
06. CONDITION (produced by John Hill)
07. DREAM ON ft. Jofo (produced by Jonathan Benedict)
08. NOBODY MOVE ft. Yellowman, Skotch Davis, Telli/Ninjasonik (produced by Yeti Beats)
09. CADILLAC ft. Jofo, Stunnaman (produced by John Hill)
10. PUSH (beat by Timberland)
11. TAKE IT 2 THE TOP (produced by Circut & Ag / Trouble & The Super)
12. FALLIN APART (produced by Olly Burden)
13. REPLACE EM (Produced by Jonathan Benedict / Trouble & The Super)
14. YOUNG BOY Remix ft. GLC (produced by Shitake Monkey)
15. DRINKIN&SMOKIN (produced by Trouble & The Super)
16. TROUBLE “THE FOOL” Karaoke
17. OUT OF BLUNTS ft. Jofo (produced by Jonathan Benedict)
18. I THINK I KNOW YOU (produced by Trouble & The Super)
19. BANG BANG Remix ft. Hollywood Holt, Santigold (produced by Shitake Monkey)
20. TAKE OFF ft Skotch Davis (Wiz Khalifa beat)
21. THE LAST GOODBYE (produced by Trouble & The Super)
22. Bonus: CHA$E MONEY Kid Force Remix
23. Bonus: RUN HIDE Breakups Remix
24. Bonus: FLY SOOO HIGH Remix ft. Hollywood Holt, Jackie Chain, Telli/Ninjasonik (produced by Circut & Ag)
25. Bonus: NO APOLOGIES Remix ft. Lets Go To War (produced by Lets Go To War)
26. Bonus: LAY IT DOWN Remix ft. GLC, Pb&J, Stunnaman (produced by Mick Boogie)
27. Bonus: TAKE IT 2 THE TOP Hathbanger Remix (produced by Hathbanger)
28. Bonus: BALLIN ft. Stunnaman, Jofo (produced by Nic O)

Trouble Andrew US Tour 2010:
05/11 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
05/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
05/13 Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
05/14 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
05/16 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
05/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05/18 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
05/19 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
05/21 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
05/22 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
05/23 Boston, MA @ Harpers Ferry
05/24 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
05/26 Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre
05/27 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
05/31 Orlando, FL @ The Social
06/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Downstairs
06/02 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
06/04 Covington,KY @ The Mad Hatter
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