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Video/MP3: Jack Davey of J*DaVeY Announces 3-part EP (@JckDvy)


Video/MP3: Jack Davey of J*DaVeY Announces 3-part EP

Courtesy Audible Treats.

Jack Davey, the powerful, sultry frontwoman for electro-sex Los Angeles duo J*DaVeY, will release a 3-part series of EP’s that will show fans a completely different side of her than they’re used to. L0-F! Side A, which features a gritty, frenetic energy, based on what Jack describes as “a girl, her shitty guitar, and introspective songwriting,” will be released on October 2nd.

L0-F! Side B, which features more instrumentation, more advanced guitar techniques, and production by Jack’s boyfriend, Joey Strat of The Knux, will be released on November 6th. A deluxe version containing both sides, along with three bonus songs, and a special booklet will be released on December 11th. To accompany the album announcement, today Jack Davey is releasing Side A standout track "Howl At The Moon," with a music video directed by her longtime friend Devin Joplin in collaboration with creative directorJasmine Benjamin.

Although J*DaVeY’s sound has continuously evolved over the years with each subsequent release, Jack Davey’s departure from her group’s lush, sexually-charged electronic soundscape is a big one. Over the past two years, Jack has been working on trading in her usual hip hop and soul-based aesthetic for a more straight to the gut sound, inspired by such greats as Nirvana, Lou Reed, and David Bowie. In the process, Jack taught herself how to play a Squire Strat and traded in the fancy studio experience for a DIY one, where she deftly stole precious moments to record in her Koreatown apartment’s walk-in closet during the few moments her newborn baby was asleep. "This creative process was unlike any other I've ever experienced," explains Davey. She further elaborates, "I was hearing a raw and gritty rock sound in my head and knew that I would have to create it myself in order to get exactly what I was imagining. I've grown as a songwriter, producer and guitar player and I wanted to showcase that with a new sonic playground."

The project's debut single, "Howl At The Moon," is distinctly recognizable by its groovy and infectious guitar riff. Davey cites her main inspirations for the song being Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Bessie Smith, as well as the approach that "less is definitely more. In this day and age, everyone is so over the top to disguise the fact that they aren’t really that interesting." Davey displays an unwavering confidence with lyrics such as "You don't know nothing/ 'Til you've heard the call/ No matter the moon now/ I can make it fall." Says Jack, “The song is about being fierce and having unwavering confidence no matter what the circumstance may be. Seizing each day. Or night.”

Listen to "Howl At The Moon" here: http://soundcloud.com/jckdvy/02-howl-at-the-moon .

Sureshot Symphony Solution In Stores Today (@NatureSounds)


Sureshot Symphony Solution In Stores Today

Courtesy Nature Sounds.

 Sureshot Symphony Solution's debut album Elegant Aggression hits psychical and digital retailers everywhere today (9/25).  To celebrate, we're unveiling the opening track from the album, the instrumental "Sureshot Symphony Solution Theme."  On the track, Sureshot deftly blends hard-edged hip-hop with lush live jazz-rock instrumentation, setting the tone for a psychedelic genre-bending album.  Elegant Aggression features vocals from Myron & E (Stones Throw), Coultrain (Platinum Pied Pipers), Ohmega Watts (Ubiquity), and more, and the CD edition contains a bonus disc with all instrumentals.  Now available at the links below.

Sureshot Symphony Solution - Sureshot Symphony Solution Theme http://soundcloud.com/naturesounds/sureshot-symphony-theme .

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id559525605/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XG5UL2/
Nature Sounds: https://store.nature-sounds.net/store/elegant-aggression/

New FreEP: @DoeCigapom "CagedBirds"


New FreEP: Doe Cigapom "CagedBirds"

Courtesy Matt B.

Doe Cigapom (“Deliver On Emotions” & “Can I Get Peace Of Mind”) acronym illustrates his mission to shed light on the very real healing powers of music. Throughout his own difficult life experiences, music has been the remedy for Doe’s peace of mind.

* http://soundcloud.com/macmediapromo/sets/doe-cigapom-cagedbirds-ep *

DL: @MontageOne "Lie #1" f. @Yahzarah & @FEOfficial


Download: Montage One "Lie #1" f. Yahzarah & Foreign Exchange

Courtesy Dunn Deal PR.

Los Angeles emcee and Likwit Crew/Gold Chain Military member Montage One presents "Lie #1", the DJ Babu-produced newest leak from his new album 10.6.3 OGX featuring Alchemist, Aloe Blacc, Daily Meds, DirtyDiggs, DJ Flash, DJ Revolution, E-Swift, Evidence, Exile, Guilty Simpson, J-Ro, Jake One, JListed, Khrysis, Killa Kali, Killer Ben, Krondon, MadLib, Mark Noxx, Med, Oh No, Phil The Agony, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, Styliztik Jones, TriState and Unjust. 10.6.3 OGX is available now.

* http://www.audiomack.com/song/montage-one/lie1 *

Royce Da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - "One For The Money"


Royce Da 5'9", Skillz & Diamond D - "One For The Money"

Courtesy DM360.

Beantown beatsmith G-Squared (formerly of the Kreators) orchestrates the single "One For The Money," which boasts verses from Royce da 5'9", Skillz and Diamond D. Entrenched in a classic soundscape that couples G-Squared's anthemic use of strings and cuts, this single represents the first time that all three Hip-Hop icons have collaborated on the same track, and the results are nothing short of what you would expect. "One For The Money" is also set to appear on Coalmine Records highly anticipated compilation album Unearthed , which is scheduled for an early second quarter release, 2013. Unearthed will feature guest appearances from the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Blu, Large Professor, Kool G Rap, Sean Price, Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) Artifacts, Apathy, Celph Titled, Torae and more. Producers tapped include Nottz, M-Phazes, !llmind, Khrysis, Young Cee, Ayatollah and BeanOne, among others.

* http://www.complex.com/music/2012/09/premiere-royce-da-59-skillz-diamond-d-one-for-the-money *

Video: Bizarre Tribe feat. Black Moon - Pharcyde of The Moon


Video: Bizarre Tribe feat. Black Moon - Pharcyde of The Moon

Courtesy Chris @ E1.

Bizarre Tribe serves as a fitting tribute to the artists which inspired its creation. Pairing select Pharcyde vocals with re-orchestrated productions created from the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout ATCQ’s extensive career, Gazaway effectively delivers a new and distinct way to experience the sounds which defined Hip-Hop’s “golden era.”

Video: D Strong & Dave Sparkz "Rich Man Poor Man" (@whoisjr)


Video: D Strong & Dave Sparkz "Rich Man Poor Man"

Courtesy John Robinson.

This Video is Right on time in the midst of the OCCUPY Movements all over the country and the economy being on a downward spiral.  D Strong + Dave Sparkz Team up with Bad Fame in LA to bring you the visual verbally painted by Emcee D Strong. Dave Sparkz the young upcoming producer from Switzerland Chops up the Stax Records classic "The 24-Carat Black -Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth" which most of you should know from the classic Hip Hop joint "In the Ghetto" by Eric B & Rakim.

MP3: VISUAL - "Pimps Don't Run" (@ISeeItAll)


MP3: VISUAL - "Pimps Don't Run"

Courtesy VISUAL.

A story element, comedy & a message are what VISUAL brings on his third leak, Pimp’s Don’t Run off his Hello Hip Hop mix tape. "Be what you wanna be" is what they say when you young but they don't ever say "lil man don't front"

* http://soundcloud.com/iseeitall/pimps-dont-run *

Video: @LaRonBishop - "Room Full Of Vultures"


Video: LaRon Bishop - "Room Full Of Vultures"

Courtesy RMG.

Another brand new visual from LaRon Bishop off of his latest Cold Summer Nights mixtape. This video gives you a very gritty look at one of the stand out tracks from the project, Room Full Of Vultures. Powered by Revo Media.

College Radio Day + BBAS News (@SoulKhan)


Soul Khan: College Radio Day + BBAS News

What up Khangregation!

Want to fill you in on a few new things going on.

First, I've been approached to be a part of this year's College Radio Day album. All the proceeds go towards supporting college & high school radio stations across the country. Click below to learn more about the album, the event, and artists involved: http://www.collegeradioday.com/?_escaped_fragment_=__album#!__album .

My group, Brown Bag Allstars dropped a new EP and a new video. Click below to check them both out:

VIDEO: Say It Now ft. Akie Bermiss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW-dwivUhqU .

NEW EP: Brown Label, Pt. 2 http://brownbagallstars.com/ .

Lastly, I'm working on finishing up the Psalm EP. It's the last of my four part series (Acknowledgement, Resolution, Pursuance), a tribute to John Coltrane's "Love Supreme." I plan to have it ready for you before the end of this year!

As always, thank you for all your support. You are the reason I can continue to follow my dream.

Peace and Respect,

Soul Khan


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