Electronic music pioneers & internationally renowned DJs, Soulwax, recently unveiled 'RADIO SOULWAX' - A pioneering Online & App driven audiovisual project. The project consists of 24 themed 1 hour-long mixes, each of which has a corresponding video. The visuals are crafted, inspired and lovingly animated using the imagery from the sleeves of the very records that shape each mix. A couple of mixes will be released each month until the completion of the 24 hours. Most importantly, it is free online to all, marking a new era in mixtape culture, home music consumption, direct to fan distribution and in the sharing of these experiences via new technology. Over 200,000 people have downloaded the free app and the site has received millions of hits. The first 16 hours are already available at www.radiosoulwax.com .
In celebration of RADIO SOULWAX: David & Stephan Dewaele AKA 2ManyDJs/Soulwax have announced a US tour including the HARD Haunted Mansion. 2ManyDjs will bring Radio Soulwax to life during the HARD show and will be mixing the tracks and images simultaneously. Anyone who can’t make it to the shows have Radio Soulwax as a new way to experience their unique record collections & musical exploration in the privacy of your own home, head or iPad.
RADIO SOULWAX has been over 2 & half years in development. It has evolved and morphed from a simple original idea to a full multi–sensory media experience. Do not be confused or put off by the use of the term 'Radio' here as music is but one side to this experience. Together with the projects artistic director Fergus Purcell they have also created a unique accompanying visual channel to boot, which would be just as much Music TV as it is radio - if such a thing still existed in 2011.
At times the visuals themselves have even driven, informed and helped re-imagine the audio parts you'll hear simultaneously. It is an integral part of the unique charm of RADIO SOULWAX and one, which is often the hardest to get across. Here, fans of animation, comedy, art or even god forbid, seventies sleeve nudity may well be tickled too. Musical train-spotters will also be in heaven! But here, each and every one of these painstakingly produced hours is fun, different and geared to trigger individual reactions unique to the viewer, listener, consumer etc.
RADIO SOULWAX is fun, chaotic and best of all - it is free. Due to copyright & publishing legalities - the content of the mixes broadcast cannot and will never be sold, which considering the time, money and love spent personally developing this project is utterly unique in itself, especially during this new age of the music industry.
In addition to the live online feed - Radio Soulwax is available to stream and download via a fully interactive iPhone/iPad/Android application. This can be downloaded from the Apple App store for iPad & iPhone & Google App store for Android and will allow users greater freedom to listen away from the broadcast schedule online.
For lovers of fun, music, art, technology, film, chaos or curiosity...RADIO SOULWAXis live at: www.radiosoulwax.com .
Soulwax/ 2ManyDJs US Tour 10/28 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (2ManyDJs LIVE!) 10/29 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (Soulwax set) 10/31 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom (2ManyDJs set) 11/2 New York,NY @ Webster Hall (Soulwax set)
Download the app at https://market.android.com/details?id=air.radiosoulwax .
Press Release - VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour
Courtesy Droppin Science Productions.
This Fall JUNO nominated artist Ghettosocks (Droppin' Science) along with SOCAN Award winner Muneshine (Droppin' Science), Ontario Hip Hop veteran Timbukutu (Droppin' Science), and West Coast recording artist Jeff Spec, will embark on a cross-Canada tour, travelling in style courtesy of VIA Rail.
The intrepid crew will be touring from coast to coast on a month-long journey beginning in St.John’s, Newfoundland, and ending in Victoria, British Colombia. Stopping in every province along the way, the "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" will transport the performers in style aboard VIA Rail trains, enjoying the full comforts and amenities offered by VIA Rail, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the vast Canadian landscape.
The "VIA Rail presents: The Train of Thought Tour" involves over 20 dates in over 15 cities across Canada. Stay posted for exciting dates and show lineups with other major acts to be announced!
Durell Richardson (Mr. PIF) was born in Denver, CO. With his mother being a poet and his father being an underground rap artist PIF was born with music in his soul. At the age of 11 PIF got his first Karaoke Machine for a Christmas present. On this day PIF's rap talent was born. PIF started out writing poetry at the age of 14 and wrote his song at the age of 16. Now 25 PIF has made many great records like "Da Way It Goes", "Let Me Speak", "Cook it, Cut it", "Leave Me Alone" and many more!
How I work...
I record all of music using Pro Tools 8, Mac book, a SHURE Dynamic Mic, and a mini MIDI board. My room is my studio and my passion is music so I'll do whatever it takes to put a good record out! So SUPPORT ME! Your love and support will be very much appreciated!
Still riding the wave from the release of their debut retail EP, Believe In The League, TK, Monty, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, collectively known as League510, have been keeping their fans content with a recent collection of new tracks, a run that started with the recent "Soul Of Synth" and continues with this latest track, "Mos Def." Keeping in League510 tradition, the new song combines a mixture of sharp verses and boisterous beats, the latter coming courtesy of producer T.K. Other Realm. "The inspiration behind this track," explains The League, "was basically to hit people wit a high energy slumper for the fist pumpers and Swag nation. We're doing us to the 3rd power, so get with the program or get some new software. L's up!"
MP3: Foreign Legion f/ Raashan Ahmad - "Fast and Loose"
Courtesy Quality Control.
Don't miss the brand new single from Oakland, CA's very own Foreign Legion featuring our good friend Raashan Ahmad from the Crown City Rockers "Fast and Loose." Download it free, throw in on the Iphone 4S, email the link to your girlfriend or loved one, add it to your favorite playlist...
The duo of Prozack Turner and Marc Stretch team-up with Raashan Ahmad for a fast paced spitfest that DJ's and critics alike are agreeing is one of the true gems from the recently released Foreign Legion full length "Night Moves." Produced by FL's own Prozack Turner, the no holds barred banger features line after colorful line of downloadable magic including lines like "Even Sister Souljah says that I'm a handsome devil.." and "that's risky like f****n' on your grandma's sofa." The joint is fire.
You can catch Foreign Legion this Friday night at the infamous CMJ Music Marathon Festival in NYC. The Info: Kenny's Castaway 157 Bleeker St Friday Oct. 21st 11pm! Hope to see you all there!
Dallas, TX - You'd be forgiven for thinking that "iYess", the title of Yung Nation's recent mixtape is a tribute of sorts to Apple or Steve Jobs but in fact it's just one of many vernacular terms invented by the Dallas duo and picked up by their many loyal supporters; 'iyess' - an over-exaggeration of the affirmative, a super YES, if you will. 25,000+ downloads since it's release and 750,000 YouTube views means the Texas up-and-comers are earning their 'stats', or stripes, in Nation-speak. Even nation has been converted from its accepted noun form to mean 'good looking out'; 'that favor you did for me yesterday was Nation.' There are many more examples; 'nupid' - stupid x2, 'skurr' - 'I'm leaving' and 'stat outs' aka promiscuous girls, but I don't want to take all the fun out of discovering it all as you go along.
Dallas as a hip hop market has always been known for being somewhat insular with few nationwide breakouts but before you dismiss this as another example of Dallas being Dallas, take note. Youth across the globe have uploaded thousands of videos to YouTube depicting themselves dancing to Yung Nation's music; garnering over a million views collectively, their single, "Club Rock (Errbody Rockin')" is one of the most popular songs across the Southeast and even college marching bands across the region are incorporating the guys' music into their routines. Not bad for a group that has existed only a little over a year in its present form.
Publicity hype you say? Alas, no. The Yung Nation movement is, in fact, coming soon to a young person's ears near you. Feel free to 'skitz out.'