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[Keepers of the Lost Art] Sahdeeq injure your fleet.

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Big Name Artists Can't Change The Game


Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, and now Blink 182 have either made claims, or had the claim made about them by critics, that they have ideas for themselves regarding music distribution that will forever change the way music is sold. I have bad news for them - they’re full of crap.

Read the full story at:  http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/02/big-name-artists-cant-change-game.html

Ty Fyffe's "Raw N Uncut" Contest


Raw-N-Uncut 

Always wanted to record over top notch production but budget and access to A-List producers have prevented you from doing just that?

Super producer Ty Fyffe is offering artists from all over the world an opportunity to do the impossible with his RAW N' UNCUT project.

Emerging MCs & Singers can record to tracks from the man who has crafted the backdrop for countless hit records from acts such as 50 Cent, Drake, Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J and many more. Entering the RAW N' UNCUT contest will not only give you the chance to hear yourself on a track from one of today's most talked about production masterminds, it can propel your career to a new level of notoriety.

You must purchase a survival kit, record your song(s) then submit it, If chosen you will be given an exclusive track produced by Ty Fyffe and be featured on the RAW N' UNCUT compilation album. The album will be will be hosted by the legendary DJ KaySlay and will be available for free download on a variety of major websites.

The first single from the project will be premiered on KaySlay's Shade 45 Streetsweepers's radio and as his Drama Hour Show on Hot 97. The Single will be promoted by Digiwaxx Media and a music video will be shot to be supported by a full viral PR Campaign. This could be your big break, don't waste time and register today. Contest ends March 1, 2010.

Source: TyFyffe.com

Video: Bisco Smith - "Vibrations"


The Video:

Bisco Smith's new video for the single "Vibrations" embodies the song's hard-hitting drumbeat and heavy bass with an edgy, art-oriented twist. Teaming up with director/producer Michael Vidoli for the project not only produced great results, but for Bisco it was an organic fit. "Vidoli was familiar with my graphic style and my aesthetic when I design," says Bisco "He pitched the black and white idea and the strong graphic look - naturally I was down." While Vidoli served as the brain and conductor of the video, the man behind the camera was an old friend of Bisco's, Quenell "Q" Jones. Bisco and Q worked together back in the day shooting their first music video, and, according to Bisc, "10 plus years later, due to Vidoli, we reunited in front of the green screen, it's kinda ill on a universal connections level." After Vidoli and Q shot clips of Bisco performing the track, the singer/songwriter put his artistic training to work by editing and incorporating most of graphic design elements himself, resulting in a collaborative product that brings Bisco's stomping grounds to life with imagery and ingenuity.

The video, shot in black and white, centers on Bisco Smith as he smoothly moves between club performances and the city streets. Bisco describes "Vibrations" as escape music saying that, "the song is about having a good time, forgetting the everyday same old same and finding the moment through the music and those vibrations." The video itself escapes the norm and finds itself in a constant state of flux, as images frenetically fade in and out, and snapshots both imagined and real overlap and intersect in an aesthetic dance. Imaginative visual aids are also abound, as the graffiti finds itself mirroring Bisco's rhymes at times, leading to a call and response between Bisco's own rhymes and the video's graphics rooted in the elements of hip-hop. "The video is a styled out version of the sound," says Bisco. This is certainly style that should not be missed.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GloIXNuilqc

Bisco Smith's second full-length album The Broadcast is available now. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-broadcast/id345566067

The Broadcast teaser #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6b_pedRrHA

VIDEO: Beyond Belief - Take This From Here


From Artist Rep/Make Noise:

VIDEO: Beyond Belief - Take This From Here

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Musical Lineup


From Ken Weinstein:

Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Musical Lineup

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 LINEUP

FEATURING DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, KINGS OF LEON, STEVIE WONDER, JAY-Z, WEEZER, FLAMING LIPS PERFORMING DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, THE DEAD WEATHER, PHOENIX, JOHN FOGERTY, JIMMY CLIFF, TENACIOUS D, ZAC BROWN BAND, AVETT BROTHERS, NORAH JONES, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, TORI AMOS, THE NATIONAL, SHE & HIM, THE BLACK KEYS, STEVE MARTIN, JEFF BECK, MICHAEL FRANTI, DAN DEACON, AGAINST ME!, LES CLAYPOOL, THIEVERY CORP AND MORE
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW EXCLUSIVELY AT BONNAROO.COM!

February 9, 2009, New York, NY -- Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The ninth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 10 - 13 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2010 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets are on sale now exclusively at bonnaroo.com!
 
Perhaps bringing you the most diverse and ambitious lineup to date, the 2010 event draws world-class acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year the festival features the Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, LCD Soundsystem, Tori Amos, The National, Jeff Beck, Michael Franti, Against Me!, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Baaba Maal, The Melvins, Thievery Corporation to name but a small portion of the deep lineup. Wonder's Bonnaroo performance marks a rare festival appearance for the legend, whose illustrious songbook continues to be as influential and significant today as ever. Bonnaroo veterans Kings of Leon are the first band in the history of the festival to start on a tent stage and work their way up to the coveted headlining slot. They were first booked to play a tent stage early in the day in 2004. They have gone on to perform at Bonnaroo several times, each appearance bigger than the last. This will be one of the very few appearances the band will make in 2010.
 
The largest and most revered music and camping event in the country, Bonnaroo has elevated the American rock festival to an unprecedented level. As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, jazz club, silent disco, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors. Since its inception, Bonnaroo swiftly earned its status as the country's premier music and arts event. The Wall Street Journal called Bonnaroo "one of rock's best festivals," continuing to hail that the 2009 lineup "fairly bursts with some of the most gifted acts in rock and pop." Entertainment Weekly called it "the best of all sonic worlds," while the New York Times said, "Bonnaroo's very loose mandate - and a wise one for any festival - is to choose performers who deliver in a live performance, with current hits and studio expertise as lower priorities. One of the pleasures of the festival is that it defies narrowcasting: It's not an Americana festival, an indie-rock festival, a gathering of 2008-9 hitmakers or anything but what its producers and, presumably, ticket-buyers are happy to hear." Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and roll."
 
Once again, Bonnaroo has created a couple of unique ticketing options for its fans. The festival is offering a special payment plan in whichtickets will be available for five (5) payments of $50.00 plus applicable fees. In addition, fans will have the option to purchase a Bonnaroo Green Ticket that will help to support the development and implementation of sustainable improvements at the festival for years to come. Festival organizers are constantly looking for ways to be aggressive with mitigating the event's environmental impact and raising awareness about green issues.
 
As part of Fuse's three-year deal with Bonnaroo, the network will be back as the exclusive television partner of the festival. Fuse will be reporting live from Bonnaroo throughout the weekend and will air a special, featuring interviews with the hottest bands and performances from this year's star-studded lineup. www.fuse.tv .
 
Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com .
 
2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
 
Dave Matthews Band
Kings of Leon
Stevie Wonder
Jay-Z
Tenacious D
Weezer
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform "Dark Side of the Moon"
The Dead Weather
Damian Marley & Nas
Phoenix
Norah Jones
Michael Franti & Spearhead
John Fogerty
Regina Spektor
Jimmy Cliff
LCD Soundsystem
The Avett Brothers
Thievery Corporation
Rise Against
Tori Amos
The National
Zac Brown Band
Les Claypool
John Prine
The Black Keys
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
Jeff Beck
Dropkick Murphys
She & Him
Against Me!
The Disco Biscuits
Daryl Hall & Chromeo
Jamey Johnson
Clutch
Bassnectar
Kid Cudi
Baaba Maal
Kris Kristofferson
Medeski Martin & Wood
The xx
GWAR
Dan Deacon Ensemble
Tinariwen
Wale
Deadmau5
The Melvins
Gaslight Anthem
Miike Snow
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Dr. Dog
They Might Be Giants
Punch Brothers
Isis
Blitzen Trapper
Blues Traveler
Miranda Lambert
Calexico
OK Go
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Martin Sexton
Lotus
Baroness
Dave Rawlings Machine
Mayer Hawthorne and the County
Japandroids
Jay Electronica
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Ingrid Michaelson
The Dodos
Manchester Orchestra
The Temper Trap
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Tokyo Police Club
The Entrance Band
Local Natives
Brandi Carlile
Mumford & Sons
Rebelution
Diane Birch
Monte Montgomery
Julia Nunes
The Postelles
Lucero
Here We Go Magic
Hot Rize
Neon Indian
B.O.B
Needtobreathe
 
About Bonnaroo:

Bonnaroo was conceived in 2002 and continues to make a strong impact on the American music industry. It has served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. A creative and cultural mega-success, Bonnaroo has also featured a staggeringly diverse range of world-class acts such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Srpingsteen and the E Street Band, Metallica, Neil Young, Radiohead, Willie Nelson, The Police, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Merle Haggard, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Widespread Panic, Death Cab For Cutie, Al Green, Elvis Costello, Amadou and Mariam, Beck, Against Me!, The Black Crowes, Alison Krauss, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, The Mars Volta, Common, Burning Spear, the Flaming Lips, among so many others.
 
The festival is also starting to make quite an impact on the comedy industry as well, as it has featured some of today's best comedians working today. From
 
Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Lewis Black, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver, Flight of the Concords, David Cross and Fred Armisen to Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo and Brian Posehn, Bonnaroo is considered to be an essential play in any comedian's touring plans.
 
More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Video: Jern Eye - "Cali" Feat. Spank Pops And J. Billion


From Audible Treats:

Video: Jern Eye - "Cali" Feat. Spank Pops And J. Billion

Chosen Few - "Elevation" Featuring Opio (Souls of Mischief)


From Audible Treats:

Chosen Few - "Elevation" Featuring Opio (Souls of Mischief)

K-Murdock + Raheem DeVaughn = "Ms. High Heels"


From K-Murdock:

K-Murdock + Raheem DeVaughn = "Ms. High Heels"

This track was originally recorded years back for a side project i was doing with Raheem, but we never finished it and so i chose to use it for "Piano-rama" instead.  However, with all the drama that comes with dealing with major-label artist- even if they are close friends, i decided to release this song for FREE as promo and its been spreading like wildfire the last couple weeks!  I would of posted it up earlier, but between mixing other soon-to-be released side projects and digging my way out of the "snow-pocalypse" that's hitting the East Coast (of the US), i been crazy busy!  If you dig Raheem's amazing vocals, then be on the lookout for his latest album, "The Love & War Masterpiece", dropping March 2nd!

Ms. High Heels  by  Neosonix

BTW- speaking of "Piano-rama", check out these great reviews of my album on the homie Kevin Nottingham's site & at The Find Magazine.  Also, please feel free to let me know what you personally think too by dropping me a comment... feedback is always appreciated!

K

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Posted By K-Murdock to NEOSONIC PRODUCTIONS

 

Grammy Award Winning Chamillionaire Rounds All-Star Lineup


From Nancy B:

Grammy Award Winning Chamillionaire Rounds Out All-Star Lineup

Houston, TX – This Thursday, the city of Dallas will begin welcoming the throngs of sports fans and celebrities rushing to partake of the many NBA All Star celebrations going on throughout the weekend. Amongst them will be Grammy-winning, Houston artist Chamillionaire, who has put together a Texas All Star line-up of his own; namely Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Dorrough, for a music video shoot to Chamillionaire’s brand new song, Main Event. The plan is to shoot each of the guys guerilla-style, as they walk red carpets and mix and mingle at the many A-list events they plan on attending; a style of shooting that award-winning video director, Dr. Teeth, is very comfortable with. The final video will also feature a grand finale performance scene featuring all of the artists to be shot at an undisclosed location.

“I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind the rest of the world that Texas is still doing it big when it comes to music.” Chamillionaire says of his ambitious endeavor. “Every artist on the song with me has independent hustle and strength in the streets. It’s an All Star song so what better place to shoot the video than All Star Weekend, right here in our own backyard.”

DOWNLOAD LINK:

Chamillionaire “Main Event ft. Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Dorrough” Dirty - http://audio.fanbuild.com/fanbuild/chamillionaire/main-event-dirty.zip .

Chamillionaire “Main Event ft. Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Dorrough” Clean - http://audio.fanbuild.com/fanbuild/chamillionaire/main-event-clean.zip .

Kottonmouth Kings Release Clockwork Orange Theme Video


From Kerosene Media:
 
Kottonmouth Kings Release Clockwork Orange Theme Video
 
The Kottonmouth Kings have released their ‘Clockwork Orange’ themed video for “Stomp/Rampage” online at http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=102836294 . The tracks are taken from the California based group’s new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which hits stores on April 20th, 2010 through Suburban Noize.
 
"One of my favorite movies was 'Clockwork Orange', so we decided to put our own spin on it for our first video off our new album," says Daddy X. "We had a crew of top stuntmen come down for the gang fight scene and we had a great time recreating this cult classic. 'Stomp' and 'Rampage' were our first videos with Dirtball as a new king and the music speaks for itself."
 
“What a great experience it was to work with so many amazing people on these videos,” added Dirtball.  “The chemistry amongst the group, the filming crew, and the stunt team was incredible!  The fans will want to watch them over and over again, simply for the fact that they are dope songs and that they carry a killer theme throughout.  We stompin' on them bugs and goin’ on a rampage!  Watch out!”
 
The planets have aligned perfectly for the release of the Kottonmouth Kings’ new studio album, “Long Live The Kings”, which coincides with the counterculture pot-smoking holiday observed each April 20th.


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