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@theaermusic 'The Bright Side Tour' w/ @ddotdallas @itsyonas

PR: Aer 'The Bright Side Tour' with David Dallas & Yonas

Alternative hip-hop duo Aer have announced the first leg of their upcoming 50-city North American tour.

The east-coast portion begins September 7th in Ithaca, NY at the Haunt.

Aer is promoting their upcoming album 'The Bright Side' out July 30th.

Joining Aer on the tour dates are David Dallas & Yonas.

Aer 'The Bright Side' iTunes Pre-Order Link: .
Complete Tour info: .

Follow @theaermusic | @ddotdallas | @itsyonas

09/07: Ithaca, NY (The Haunt)
09/08: Syracuse, NY (Westcott Theater)
09/09: Toronto, Canada (Horseshoe)
09/11: Montreal, QC (Belmont)
09/12: Burlington, VT (Higher Ground)
09/13: Pawtucket, RI (The Met)
09/14: Amityville, NY (Ollies Point)
09/15: Northampton, MA (Iron Horse)
09/20: Asbury Park, NJ (Stone Pony)
09/21: Baltimore, MD (Metro Galler)
09/22: Roanoke, VA (Growlers)
09/23: Charlottesville, VA (The Southern)
09/25: Athens, GA (New Earth Music Hall)
09/26: Columbia, SC (House 5 Points)
09/27: Jacksonville, FL (Jack Rabbits)
09/28: Gainesville, FL (Double Down)
09/29: Tampa, FL (Orpheum)
09/30: Orlando, FL (The Social)
10/02: Tallahassee, FL (Rehab)
10/03: Charleston, SC (Music Farm)
10/04: Chapel Hill, NC (Local 506)
10/05: Richmond, VA (Canal Club)
10/06: Wilmington, DE (World Cafe Live)

Random a/k/a @MegaRan: Mmm... Donuts

Peace family, I'm out on the road in the midst of the Summer Sessions tour, with DJ DN3 and Open Mike Eagle, having a BLAST!

Just ate these ridiculously bad donuts in Portland. Sooo good though.

But this email is about Language Arts: Volume 2. Preorders are ready now, and if you do it now, you'll get TWO new songs that aren't on the collection. Get it! Only 150 CDs will be printed.

Tonight we're in Seattle, and its free, if you're around, catch us at Nectar.

For the rest of the dates:

Get to know Open Mike Eagle with his new video for "Universe Man" featuring Serengeti.



Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae's Journey to South Africa

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Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae's Journey to South Africa

Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae experience South Africa while at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Fans can watch live performance footage from the show, plus get a behind the scenes look at Pharoahe Monch's "Haile Selassie Karate" music video shoot.

Video Link: .

PR: 1st Chicken-N-Beer Club Banger Released

Courtesy TGM:

PR: 1st Chicken-N-Beer Club Banger Released

Ghana’s No. 1 Sunday Rave “Chicken n Beer Party” hosted by Silky Entertainment has released a newly recorded tune called “Lets Party (Chicken-n-Beer)” recorded by “Skinny Loso” a member of kankpe records and “Episode” a dancehall artiste, produced by Rony of Turn Me Up Productions.

Hanson Adu (Nana Kwame), popularly known as Skinny Loso recorded his first
track titled “LOOK SHARP’’, from there he kept the fire blazing till he
met 'The Regular Champion', Tinny who helped in the creation of his
single, 'Party' which got him to another level. He later got signed to
Kankpe Records in August 2011.

Episode aka DJ Baddy is a Talented and Popular Artist as Far as Reggae
Dancehall, Hip-hop, Afro Pop is concerned. He was Born In Dansoman, Accra.
Episode Has Featured Top Ghanaian musicians on his some his hit tunes and
recently recorded “WYN UP” with Shatta wale a.k.a Bandana.

The New CnB Club banger is said to be making waves by the ravers who come
from all walks of life into Rockstones Office to party hard into the early
hours of Monday morning every weekend.

According to the folks behind Silky Entertainment, run by the duo of Basil
Anthony (CEO Extraordinaire of Silky I.T. Production & &
Kofi Pepera (C.E.O of Pandora Plus Bulk SMS Services Ltd), they will
extend their support to artiste who use their talent to help in the
promotion of their trademarked event, and urge everyone to download and
spread the word about this great track.

Click on the Link below to Download, Listen & Enjoy
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Video: Livin Proof - "On Top of Mines"

From J Melo:

Video: Livin Proof - "On Top of Mines"

Livin Proof drops a video for "On Top of Mines", another visual off his "I Am Livin Proof" Mixtape hosted by DJ Dow Jones.

DJ Vadim Readies 6th Solo LP "Don't Be Scared"

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DJ Vadim Readies 6th Solo LP "Don't Be Scared"

Mr eclectic electric, Mr internationalist (69 countries to date), part time Fat Freddy’s Drop collaborator/remixer and DJ (Electric Freddy), the John Coltrane of electronic music, Grammy nominated (2002), multi award winning DJ and producer, Dj Vadim aka Daddy Vad returns with his 6th solo album entitled Don't Be Scared to be released October 2012.

Everything you thought you knew is wrong. The year is 2012, a year of occupy movements, global dissatisfaction and protest at the status quo. No facet of our lives has been unaffected. No industry has remained unaffected. In just a few short years the music scene has mutated many countless times, bringing with it the rise and fall of countless genres, styles and its stars. Living through troubled times of huge social and political upheaval, our fear holds us back and urges us to re-tread old paths.

Welcome to Don’t Be Scared by Dj Vadim - one of the founding fathers of beat culture, who presents his 10th studio album. Is it possible to create something entirely new? What does one of the fathers of the new beat scene do in a time of such huge tectonic plate movements? Don’t Be Scared is an album about change, about progress, about moulting the old, cutting the dead wood away and bringing in the new. Rediscovering old paths, themes and patterns and melding them with one eye on the future. Part hip hop in mind-set, part electronic in sound, and part soulful in spirit with undertones of tribalism and some very ethnic and hypnotic elements, this album is rooted to bass culture, connecting dots along the way. Abstract dark sounds from previous albums such as USSR Repertoire (96) get rediscovered. Twisted dancehall crunked bass lines meet traditional African rhythms in a Bollywood cinema, whilst lush strings and grand pianos sit next to haunting morphed keyboards; afro beat licks and smoked out grooves.

This album focuses on the instrumental and brings the beat to the foreground, but look forward to vocals from long-time collaborator and fellow ‘Oneselfer’ Yarah Bravo, Sabira Jade (The Electric) gets political, and new sounds resonate from upcoming singers D’Angelo’esque Jazz Bailey, Hawaiian soulstress Karen Be and gruff funkman Greg Blackman. More pensive than recent albums, melancholy meets tropical vibes meets a strange BBC reporter high on eboga root. Even Jamie Fox makes a guest appearance talking dance moves.

The seeds of this album were set in November 2010 in Auckland (NZ) where the first tracks were created from many jam sessions with some of NZ’s leading musicians (Fat Freddy’s Drop, Trinity Roots, Coral, Julien Dyne, Isacc Aseli, Lewis McCallum). Fast forward to Germany where Vadim meets with Berlin’s finest beat maker Flako, and then back to the UK where he meets with members of 2012’s BBC artist of the year Michael Kiwanaka’s band, then retreats to Maui (Hawaii), Mexico City, Kuala Lumpa (Malaysia) before being finished in London and mixed in Tokyo. But what do we expect from an artist who has toured to 69 countries and performed more than 2500 times? This is global music, peng bass.

What genre is this? Not sure, but one thing’s for sure; there is no one else who makes music quite like Vadim. One look at the discography and Vadim was there before people coined phrases for genres... making dubby druggy step music years before people even had heard of croydon musically. Creating future beats before people called it trip hop or headz, distorting basslines and drums before Glitch or Diplo. This album is perhaps the danciest we have witnessed from Vadim and this is something that for those who have seen him live in the last few years will have felt. Its a tropical bass extravaganza with no limits, no boundaries, no boxes. A nod to your mind, body and soul.

Turn up the volume and bang it out ya truck! Find Vadim on Facebook and Youtube.

Video: Headsnack - "Sky Mall"

Courtesy Adam B:

Video: Headsnack - "Sky Mall"

Headsnack & Phon muppet take it to the skies to pay homage to the most revered catalog in human history. Boarding will begin now, for the great big mall in the sky.

Video: Big Stat x Kill The Alarm - "Against the Grain"

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Video: Big Stat x Kill The Alarm - "Against the Grain"

Big Stat teams up with Kill The Alarm, and Grammy award winning Justice League's newest signees Royce Music Group, on "Against The Grain," the second official release from Stat's highly anticipated debut album Heart of a Lion. The music video is full of amazing visuals, depicting the stories of Big Stat, and a struggling artist, both on their rise to success.

Casual + J Rawls Announce Album Tracklist (@NatureSounds)

Casual + J Rawls Announce Album Tracklist

With their new album Respect Game Or Expect Flames set to hit stores on August 28th, Casual and J Rawls are now revealing the artwork and tracklist for the project.  As Casual explains, the striking cover image has a deep symbolic meaning.  “The burning Ankh represents new life rising from Nu, the primordial waters, the perfect darkness. We see the winged disk superimposed on the Ankh (life). Here Heru-Behutet (the winged disk) symbolizes protection.  This cover represents the manifestation of life through divine process, wherein the being manifested is protected."

1. Reign (feat. Pep Love & Allana Reign)
2. Respect Game or Expect Flames (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)
3. La Danse Du Fessie
4. Craziest Story
5. The Authority (feat. The Mystery School)
6. Surely, I’m Right
7. Fly (feat. Allana Reign)
8. Nota Problem Part II
9. Hier-O-Dot (feat. Copywrite, Phesto, Tage, Tajai, Opio, and Jakki Da Motamouth)
10. Aint Tryna Hear
11. Find a New Remix (feat. Rene Dion)
12. Emergency (feat. Kurious)
13. Give Respect
14. Upper Echelon
15. We Servin’ Y’all (feat. The Liquid Crystal Project)

Video: @ZedZilla1 - "HataVision" From Rent's Due 2

Video: Zed Zilla - "HataVision" From Rent's Due 2

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Here is Zed Zilla's "HataVision" video from Rent's Due 2 hosted by DJ Scream! The mixtape will be released July 26 via Yo Gotti's CMG!

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