MP3: Ace Reporter - "Stick To" + Brooklyn Show This Saturday
Ace Set To Perform in Williamsburg, Releases Latest Single From Arcadia
Fresh from a jam-packed show at The Delancey, Ace Reporter is on assignment again. This time the Brooklyn singer-songwriter heads to Cameo Gallery (93 North 6th Street, Williamsburg) on Saturday, May 7th for what promises to be a raucous night of rock and electro-sizzle courtesy of Ace and his all-star band. Ace Reporter hits the stage at Cameo at 9PM and is set to serve up offerings from his threesixfive project to the ever-eager crowd. Sharing the bill with Ace are friends and collaborators, Swingset Committee, whose kinetic combo of electro and energy will serve as the perfect complement to Ace Reporter's dynamic set. Tickets for the show will be available at the door for $8.
Ace Reporter is also excited to release "Stick To," the second single from his recently released Arcadia EP. Distorted organs dance with the energy of the city in "Stick To" as Ace loses himself in a Manhattan night and imbibes in both drink and think. "It's hard to say what I do" contemplates Ace, "I make plans I should stick to." The song finds its inspiration from a friend of Ace, an everyman who finds time to write poetry at night following his 9 to 5. "It's a bit insane really," says a pensive Ace. "No one pays the bills, let alone gets rich, from writing poetry (which is too bad). It's just about the purist art I can think of, and I really admire that." Ponder along with Ace and download "Stick To" today for free.
MP3: Gees Extortion - "Life Is So Crazy" (prod. !llmind)
Super-producer !llmind lends a hand on this Gees Extortion track titled "Life Is So Crazy" which will be on the beatsmith's next volume of Blaps, Rhymes & Life. Gees Extortion's debut street LP, Underground King, is scheduled for release this July.
MP3: The Freeze Tag (Cassettes Won't Listen & Bisco Smith) - "The Visions (EchoesAlike Remix)"
Hamster Kid EP Release Celebrated With Brand New Remix
Back in the summer of 2010, Los Angeles producer Cassettes Won't Listen and Brooklyn emcee Bisco Smith hit the studio together in what developed into a week-long collaboration, quickly developing into a new group, The Freeze Tag, and eventually birthing the duo's concept EP, a project that deals with battling through restrictions and limitations, in art and life. Now, nearly a year later, that EP Hamster Kid is being released, aided by the artistic efforts of world renowned street artist Bishop 203 and director Mike Vidoli, along with a handful of remixes from the EP.
And to celebrate today's EP release, The Freeze Tag are giving fans one of those remixes, this one from EchoesAlike, a frequent and long-time collaborator with Bisco, who builds his electro-inspired remix around an infectious, repeating staccato synth line. "Echoes helped produce one of my first songs I ever put out, "The Basics;" I've know him for a while, 5 or 6 years," Bisc explains on the connection. "CWL and I passed out acapellas and stems to the people we have around us – our friends – and let them go where they wanted with it. I love Echoes' remix; it's upbeat and feels like it has epic movement to it, which is what "The Visions", and Hamster Kid, is about – movement."
I just got back from the European tour a few days ago and I just wanted to send out an update to everybody before I leave for a two month tour of The United States. Beginning this Friday, I am co-headlining The Never-Ending Gun Show Tour with Kristoff Krane (Along with my friends Bodi and Ordeal as well). A lot of these cities are ones that I have never played before, so I'm looking forward to meeting some of you on the road!
THE DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
6-May Fairfax, VA - Icon's 7-May Baltimore, MD - The Hexagon 8-May Philadelphia, PA - Grape Room 9-May Blackwood, NJ - Savage Rock School 11-May New York, NY - TBA 12-May New Haven, CT - Anna Liffey's 13-May Dover, NH - Fury's Publick House 14-May New Bedford, MA - Kirby's 15-May Providence, RI - Club Hell 17-May Vermont - TBA 18-May Portland, ME - The Big Easy 19-May Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks 20-May Youngstown, OH - Lemon Grove 21-May Melvindale, MI - Venue TBA 22-May Louisville, KY - Hideaway Saloon 23-May Evansville, IN - Boney June's 24-May Columbia, MO - Sideshow 25-May Chicago, IL - Reggie's 26-May Iowa City, IA - Gabe's 27-May St. Paul, MN - Nicademus Art & Framing 28-May Minneapolis, MN - Honey 29-May Shakopee, MN - Soundset ** I am not playing this festival, but will be selling merchandise and might make a special appearance during someone's set...** 2-Jun Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar 4-Jun New Orleans, LA - Dragon's Den 7-Jun Tulsa, OK - The Reverb 9-Jun Salt Lake City, UT - TBA 11-Jun Denver, CO - Moe's