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Eminem f/ Lil Wayne - "No Love" (Passion HiFi Dubstep Remix)

From Evil Twin Records:

Eminem f/ Lil Wayne - "No Love" (Passion HiFi Dubstep Remix)

Apathy & More - "What We Came to Do" (prod. The Passion HiFi)

From Evil Twin Records:

Apathy & More - "What We Came to Do" (prod. The Passion HiFi)

Video: Savant - Dry River Performance of "Say Your Prayers"

From Savant:

Video: Savant - Dry River Performance of "Say Your Prayers"

MP3: Nova the Rebel - "White Line Hotel"

From Tha Double O:

MP3: Nova the Rebel - "White Line Hotel"

Stream: Nova The Rebel "White Line Hotel" .

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Video: Reks - "The 25th Hour" (prod. DJ Premier)

From Soul Theory:

Video: Reks - "The 25th Hour" (prod. DJ Premier)

Video: J. Sands - "Here We Go!!!"

From BUKA Entertainment:

Video: J. Sands - "Here We Go!!!"

PR: BEAT SOCIETY Return Following Five Year Hiatus

From Audible Treats:

Following A Five Year Hiatus, Renowned Producer Showcase BEAT SOCIETY Returns To NYC On February 12th

Organizers & Fans Welcome Headliners Nottz, Buckwild, DJ Revolution, !llmind, Khrysis, Malcom&Martin and Danny Brown With Open Arms

The Show:

January 24, 2011, New York, NY – Soulspazm Records is thrilled to bring the widely heralded and historic Beat Society producer showcase back to life on Saturday, February 12th at Tammany Hall in New York City, supported by Native Instruments, creators of MASCHINE beat production system. Following a five year hiatus, the return of the producer showcase that exhibits the talents of both superstar beatmakers and up-and coming producers comes as a welcome surprise to music fans everywhere. This long-awaited homecoming event will feature the talents of producers Nottz, Buckwild, !llmind, DJ Revolution, and Khrysis, and the mic skills of Danny Brown, Malcolm&Martin, and more, with Evil Dee of Da Beat Minerz as the DJ and Stef Tataz & Sao as the hosts. Keeping in tradition with previous Beat Society events, several surprise special guests will also make appearances.

Born first as an online community in 2002 by Soulspazm Records to highlight the importance of the role of the producer in hip hop, Beat Society quickly grew into an internationally recognized entity and began life as a monthly party at Philadelphia’s Five Spot. Over the next four years, the Beat Society events continued to attract the attention of media, artists, and music fans everywhere as they set up showcases across the country in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York.

With talent such as Kanye West, Black Thought (The Roots), Prodigy (Mobb Deep), Just Blaze, Kev Brown, and Marco Polo passing through the doors of this showcase, it’s evident just how special and unique Beat Society has been to both established and upcoming artists. As legendary DJ Rhettmatic explains, "To be considered for Beat Society & share the stage with some of the most talented hip hop producers of our time, is a honor in itself. It shows that you have gotten respect for your work, from your peers and music associates. That in itself is more worth than gold.” A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammed defines Beat Society to be “a producer's playground for inspiration, demonstration, contemplation, bastardization and complete annihilation." Event organizer SlopFunkDust adds, “We're excited to partner with Native Instruments as a lot of producers have adopted Maschine.”

The Details:
Saturday February 12th, 2011
@ Tammany Hall, 152 Orchard Street
18+ / Doors at 6pm / $10
Tix: .

For More information: or and .

About Native Instruments:

Native Instruments is a leading manufacturer of software and hardware for computer-based music production and DJing. The company's mission is to develop innovative, fully integrated solutions for all professions, styles and genres. The resulting products regularly push technological boundaries and open up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike.

Video + MP3: Gees Extortion - "Mic Bust" (prod. Hala-X)

From Javier Sanabria:

Video + MP3: Gees Extortion - "Mic Bust" (prod. Hala-X)

"Wordplay on point, sharp, feel it penetrate, punctuate bars through the mic it might detonate...." Here's the second single from Brooklyn's Gees Extortion off his upcoming debut LP, Underground King, titled "Mic Bust" produced by Hala-X featuring a dope sample from the microphone soloist, Rakim.
PR: Check Yo Ponytail 2: Yelawolf & Das Racist on Feb. 1st

From Girlie Action:

Check Yo Ponytail 2: Yelawolf & Das Racist on Feb. 1st


Plus exclusive Nadastrom and Killing Spree mix tape and recap videos

Tickets for the Yelawolf, Craze, Das Racist, 87 Stick Up Kids, Freak City and resident DJ Franki Chan here: .
Here’s a glimpse of all the eccentricities brought to the Check Yo stage last week from Tobacco, Royal Bangs, and Nadastrom. Additionally, The venue was packed as people clamored in to experience a taste of the weird. Oh, and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) was hanging out all night. Thank god they hid the knives.
1/18/11 - Tobacco, Royal Bangs, Nadastrom: . . .
1/11/11 - Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, Killing Spree: . .
12/21/10 - Dum Dum Girls, Abe Vigoda, Glass Actor: . .
12/7/10 Big Freedia: .
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Gone but never forgotten, Check Yo’ Ponytail, Los Angeles’s one-of-a-kind bi-weekly dance party has made a triumphant return to the LA party scene. IHEARTCOMIX, Media Contender, and Paparazzi teamed up to resurrect Check Yo’ Ponytail, now dubbed CYP2. Five shows have already been booked starting with a bill featuring Midnight Juggernauts, Naked and Famous, Diamond Rings and Doorly (DJ set).
This 2.0 version of one of LA’s most hotly tipped parties is reason for supreme celebration!  Everything that made Check Yo’ Ponytail a defining sound in the Los Angeles (and at times the national) music scene is returning in this newest incarnation.  Always one to embrace new talent, party creator Franki Chan says, “CYP2 will remain true to the past, focusing on what’s next, while bringing a few tried and true heavyweights every now and again.”  The first few weeks of the party have featured performances from CMJ-heavyweights Big Freedia, fuzzed out Subpopers Dum Dum Girls, tropical punkers Abe Vigoda, dancy-dreamscapers Teengirl Fantasy, electro-goth Tobacco (Tom Fec from Black Moth Super Rainbow) and many more!

Just as important as the music, CYP2’s open-format, genre-bending approach to booking ensures the same wild and unique type of party-ready audience that Check Yo’ Ponytail parties of yore would deliver.  From rap to electro and queercore to indie rock, no stone is left unturned while bestowing the new best bands in the game upon Check Yo’ Ponytail’s loyal followers.  “Breaking down scene walls and allowing people from all walks to enjoy that which is most important to us is our main goal,” explains Chan.

Former CYP artists have included:

Justice, Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, Matt & Kim, Diplo, Crystal Castles, Simian Mobile Disco, The Horrors, Mstrkrft, Ok Go, Surkin, Heartsrevolution, Dan Deacon, The Toxic Avenger, Spank Rock, Switch, Bonde Do Role, MEN

MP3: Big Lou f/ Bruno Mars - "We Are Fighters"

From J-Ronin:

MP3: Big Lou f/ Bruno Mars - "We Are Fighters"




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