Born in New Orleans, producer/emcee DaiN blends hip-hop with gospel, jazz, soul, funk and blues. Inspired by his mother, an author, teacher, evangelist and active soldier in Iraq, DaiN presents "DaiNtendo", the first single from his upcoming full-length on Wandering Worx, the fledgling Canadian label currently home to Planet Asia, Moka Only and more. “DaiN adds a unique sound to the Wandering Worx family with his natural writing talent and complex beats,” says Rodney Davidson, Wandering Worx co-founder. WW is also working closely with renowned Vancouver producer Chin Injeti, who has collaborated with Kanye West, Drake and 50 Cent, in addition to producing two tracks on Eminem’s Recovery.
Free Download: Trek Life - "Everything Changed Nothing"
Mello Music Group continues their generous full album giveaway series this week focusing on one of the most slept on MC's coming from the West Coast, Trek Life.
Trek Life hails from Los Angeles, California and has worked alongside some of the Hiphop industry's brightest talents: Kev Brown, Bishop Lamont, DJ Khalil, Evidence, Black Milk, Kardinal Offishall, Oddisee and DJ Babu. Trek Life's music has appeared on MTV's The Hills and G's to Gents, as well as being featured in the classic documentary "Freestyle". He toured Europe with Diamond District, and then dropped his sophomore album "Everything Changed Nothing" produced by acclaimed DC producer Oddisee. Trek is currently preparing his summer offering "Wouldn't Change Nothing" - a 12 track remix project featuring the West Coast's J. Bizness (producer on Little Brother, Ras Kass, Canibus), Detroit's MarvWon, up and coming producer Audible Doctor (produced Battle Cry for Joel Ortiz), DC rookie legend Nick Tha 1Da who produced songs for the 9/11 documentary Loose Change and Finale's "Jungle Music", and Philly's Has-Lo. To celebrate the upcoming release and the warming of the seasons, Trek Life, Oddisee & MMG have decided to give away "Everything Changed Nothing" for the entire week!
Video: Tricksta & More - "Out of Darkness (Juttla Remix)"
UK producer and all around Hip-Hop enthusiast Tricksta unleashed the music video to his first single from his forthcoming album 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light' back in February. The video for the single was well received by Hip-Hop fans all over the globe and has now had over 20,000 views on You Tube. The track featuring talented rappers Supar Novar, Cyclonious, LATE, Streetz and Deeze has already made noise in the Hip-Hop scene. Tricksta is also the force behind the well respected mixtape series UK Runnings www.ukrunnings.co.uk, as well running Rago Magazine www.ragomagazine.com with rapper LATE since may 1999.
Now two months after its original video release, 'Out Of Darkness' is back with a brand new remix from producer Juttla. Juttla is a producer who has turned out official remixes for the likes of Marshall Jefferson, Dopefish (Y4K), Asian Dub Foundation, Wayward Soul, The Disablists & Foreign Beggars and many more, as well featuring on numerous compilations and releasing three of his own albums. Juttla has also DJ'ed all over the planet and has recently formed a live band that will be playing a festival near you soon! Tricksta explains how the remix came about:
"I always said that when I eventually released my first ever Tricksta track as a single, I only wanted one producer to ever do a remix of it. I knew that Juttla was the man, in fact I knew that ten years ago!!! (lol), but he is on fire at the moment. I've worked with Juttla on a few occasions and I have always been really impressed at the talent that he has. The way Juttla has twisted up this track is pure genius. Juttla really has just tore it out. its very now and its super fresh, totally original, forward thinking and cutting edge. It's already blowing up the spot in a genre that maybe this track wouldn't have even existed so I got big him up the maximum for all his efforts. Juttla has smashed the one and only remix this track will ever have and above all he has reminded me why so many people are talking about him."
The original album version and original instrumental version alongside the Juttla Remix will be available to purchase from iTunes and all other leading websites in June 2011. Make sure be on the look out for more music from Tricksta's 'Out Of Darkness Cometh Light' album coming sooner than you think.
Q's mixtape "Juice" is set to drop mid July and is produced by Michigan producer, Sage. Great production and strong bars usually makes an excellent mixtape.
The first single off of Q's mixtape is titled "Egyptian" which features Detroit's soulful singer Aunty Val. With the Summer among us this is truly a song that you can roll the windows down and be proud to play extra loud while driving extra slow! I encourage you to support this track and the artist. So I ask you to work your magic and do what you do best whether it be blogging, producing spins on your radio station, passing it to your A &R or you making a move your self as an A &R. Or maybe you are just a fan of music and by word of mouth you can spread this track to your friends and help Q become a household name by this Summer when "Juice" drops.
MP3: Audible Doctor f/ June Haze - "Church Night Remix"
On Thursday May 12th The Audible Doctor will release the Vocal Version of The Spread EP. For those that missed it, The Spread EP is an instrumental project consisting of 7 beats released as a free download with the idea that anyone could download the instrumentals, record to them as they like and then send their songs to THESPREADEP@GMAIL.COM for an opportunity to have their song released by The Audible Doctor as the Vocal Version of the EP. The winners of the have been picked and the Vocal Version is here (with 2 bonus remixes). Today The Audible Doctor leaked one of the 2 bonus remixes “Church Night Remix” featuring June Haze. Enjoy!
Audible Doctor Feat. June Haze "Church Night Remix" Download "Church Night Remix" HERE
PR: Nickodemus f/ Sadat X & More - "A New York Minute"
"A New York Minute" is the latest single from producer Nickodemus, MC's Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Rabbi Darkside, iLLspokinN & The Real Live Show. The project also involves and painter & video graphics animator Justin Carty. The video, art installation & party will be this Summer 2011 - see tour dates below and look out for more coming soon. Grab the "Summer of 77" & "Barrio Bump" mixes here along with some in the studio footage & photo of the 1st series of paintings.
About the remixes: The "Summer of 77 Mix" heads into hip-hop territory as the hand-selected MC's each have a personal story to tell before they pass the mic. The production is funky with 70's Afro-funk break, organ drops & rapid fire guitar licks - not to mention plenty of shine on the mic from all the MC's involved. The "Barrio Bump Mix" offers a more percussive dancefloor swing to the same stories, but in a live-at-the-BBQ fashion.
Nickodemus Upcoming Tour Schedule May 05: Vancouver BC, Canada - Fortune Sound Club May 06: New York City, NY - Cielo NYC? May 13: Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw? May 26: Santa Monica, CA - Zanzibar? May 28: San Diego, CA - DIVE? May 29: San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room June 5: Galway, Ireland - Latin Festival June 15: Barcelona, Spain- Marula Bar June 17: Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage ? June 22: San Sebastian, Spain- BeBop? June 23: San Sebastian, Spain- Bukowski June 25: Girona, Spain - EthnoFest Stage June 30: Turntables in IBIZA- IBIZA Market