Archive for May 3, 2012

Free Download:Paper Diamond’s New EP ‘Wavesight’ Out Today On Mad Decent/Jeffrees + Tour Dates

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Paper Diamond is the newest edition to Diplo’s Mad Decent label, with his brand of music fitting in nicely with his new label mates Major Lazer, Crookers and Rusko, among many others. The EP entitled Wavesight is released today, May 3, and showcases Paper Diamond’s talent for incredible bass / electronic / hip-hop styles.
Colorado native Paper Diamond has an extensive background in making beats that are a blend of hip-hop, bass music, electro, all with a whiff of ganja smoke blowing through it. He has a kind of raw energy and dramatic anticipation that only a seasoned producer can incite. His new EP Wavesight features three heavy-hitting original tracks that further demonstratePaper Diamond’s musical versatility.
Wavesight features a collaboration with Nasimiyu, a singer songwriter based out of New Orleans, on the track “Turn The Lights Off,” which will also be the first video – stay tuned for that release soon! Her original music is a mix of rootsy folk, funk, and forward-looking contemporary soul, and her energy lends itself perfectly to Paper Diamond’s uplifting tune.
Wavesight is merely a taste of what Paper Diamond has in store. You can expect a slew of new music releases, collaborations, videos, and tour dates in the near future.
1. Turn The Lights Off Feat. Nasimiyu
2. Airlift
3. Can We Go Up?
Paper Diamond is also continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, taking his beats through Spring and into Summer. What’s especially been turning heads is his use of an iPad during his performances.
Paper Diamond will be stopping by Las Vegas, Baltimore, and many others in between. He will also be making appearences at several major festivals, including Wakarusa Music Festival, Starscape Festival, Electric Forest, and Lollapalooza.
5/3 – Austin, TX @ Plus Fest
5/4 – New Braunfels, TX @ TSR Cablestock
5/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Ghost Bar
5/17 – 5/22 Pyramid Lake, NV @ Symbiosis Gathering
5/17 – 5/19  Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Festival
5/31 – 6/3 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
6/9 – Baltimore, MD @ Starscape Festival
6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Global Dance Festival
7/27 – 7/29 – White River, OR @ What The Festival?!
8/3 – 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/9 – 8/11 – Beech Mountain, NC
More festivals TBA!

Zulu Winter – Silver Tongue (Video)

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BEAK> (Geoff Barrow/Billy Fuller/Matt Williams) 2nd album >>

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BEAK> release 2nd album
(Geoff Barrow/Billy Fuller/Matt Williams)
Artist: BEAK >
Title: >>
Digital Release Date: June 13
Physical Release Date: July 3rd

There is an accepted music industry strategy, mainly from the mouths of experienced music managers and A&R men, that for a band to get ready to present themselves to the world they should go on tour. In most cases this advice works; the band hone their craft on the road so by the time they get on to ‘Later with Jools Holland’ they can amaze with their slick, tight rock performance. However, this doesn’t always work. BEAK> formed by Geoff Barrow – Matt Williams – Billy Fuller in 2009 recorded their self-titled debut album in Bristol, created out of 12 days of improv sessions and then edited into song form. Shorty after releasing it on INVADA records UK and Ipecac records U.S., the band went on a successful tour, playing various festival dates across Europe and the U.S. Buzzing from the tour, Beak> then returned to the studio to start work on ALBUM 2 only to find that the time on the road had taken its toll on the band’s delicately sensitive and creative nature. And, by consequence, had turned them into a truly awful-sounding pub prog-rock band. The magic had gone. It seemed that the band were thoroughly moribund. Until… One rainy afternoon in Bristol after many tortured, truly terrible recording sessions something changed. It may have been the diesel fumes from the bands tour splitter bus had worn off, others say that the band simply turned their amplifiers down. We will possibly never know the true events of that afternoon but the band began to play and, once again as before, their bleak, wobbly anti-blue note sound had returned, but this time with added synthesizers.

Neneh Cherry & The Thing – Accordion (Madvillain/MF Doom cover)(Video)

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A few weeks ago, Neneh Cherry & The Thing shared their excellent cover of Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream,’ one of many brilliant covers off the group’s collaborative album, The Cherry Thing, out 18th June on Smalltown Supersound. As the release date nears, they’re giving a further glimpse into the range of this project via the video for ‘Accordion,’ the MF Doom song and perhaps the most surprising cover on the album. The mask wearing MF Doom first uttered these words when he collaborated with producer Madlib on the critically acclaimed, Madvillainy (Stones Throw; 2004).


And a few words straight from Miss Neneh on making the video:

” . . . oh how i DO love to work at night!!! getting the blasted contact lenses in was an emotional thing. F**KING near killed me. you’d think it’d be easy but . . . i wasn’t gonna do the blair witch thing now was i so in they had to go! i was late turning up (as per) so we worked all night. Ted the director was full on enthusiastic and Barca were playing Real Madrid on the laptop… full on. Judy Blame came thru with the outfits & Ian Jeffries socked it BiGTiME on the hair & make up . . .  made an old biddy look like her young self again!  . . . hope Doom gets the joke with the mask…”

In addition to Suicide and MF Doom, The Cherry Thing, Neneh’s first new album in 16 years and debut release with spectacular Scandinavian jazz trio The Thing, features the music of The Stooges, MF Doom, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, and Martina Topley-Bird, plus original pieces by Neneh and The Thing’s Mats Gustafsson.

Director Ted Says  comments, “we wanted to create an atmosphere that would sit well with the unpredictable music of The Thing and be playful yet creepy. I didn’t want to restrict Neneh too much either – she had to have a platform to do her thing undisturbed. Shooting in darkness, amongst the trees with a bunch of lasers, it was then.”

Santigold Performs *Disparate Youth* Live

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Santigold Performs *Disparate Youth* Live On Jimmy Fallon 5/2/2012

Gramatik – Solidified (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Free Download of Entire #digitalfreedom EP HERE

House Of Royalty & Chris Mojek – Feel It / Like This EP(Stream)

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Take all things awesome, put them in a mixer, blend them, taste the sweet perfection of something ultimate. This is the way Chicago-duo Chris Mojek and House Of Royalty works.

Back with their second EP on 12-3, the Chi-town/Stockholm connection grows stronger – House Of Royalty & Chris Mojek, yet another exquisite split EP for you to enjoy. The concept remains – two tracks each: undeniable dance music, a good dose of forward thinking and lots of playfulness: club tracks and proper dope songs, a two-in-one.

Sweet sax samples, perfect vocal cuts, a soulful mindset, some unexpected influences and a great variety of styles – These are tracks for the coming summer! Use them around euphoria o’clock, that’s when they’ll suit you the best.

2nd of May 2012