Blackbird Blackbird Remix Takes Headless Horseman Single On Electric Ride
"Seemingly sprinting towards greatness, Headless Horseman are doing things their own way. When do you know you're doing something right with your songwriting? When you get a massive banger remix." – FILTERmagazine.com
"At first blush, there's something almost grating about New York-via-Allentown duo Headless Horseman - the music's warped, claustrophobic, Chimpmunk-y, sorta strange. After you let it sink in for a few seconds, it's also sharp, smart, and full of unavoidable hooks." – Stereogum.com
As they continue to prep the summer release of their debut EP, HDLSS, Headless Horseman, the New York-via-Allentown duo comprised of Conner O'Neill and Fareed Sajan, are keeping plenty busy. Most recently, The L Magazine paid them Honorable Mention in their "8 Bands You Need To Hear," and continuing a streak of live shows in the city, that was highlighted earlier this year with a residency at Piano's, Headless Horseman have a show at Brooklyn Bowl on May 28th as part of The Deli Magazine's "Best of Emerging Artist Fest." Before that, however, Headless Horseman is excited to release the new remix by Blackbird Blackbird. "They have a very varied body of work," says Fareed when speaking on Blackbird Blackbird. "We really love their electronic work; the use of compression and composition of beats, his music glows."
"1CHRD," titled, quite literally, after the one chord Headless Horseman used in the rhythmic pattern for the song, might seem like a foreboding task to remix. However, Blackbird Blackbird blends the smoothness of washed out synthesizers with choppier electronic sequences, and the convergence feels natural, allowing the falsetto-friendly synth to traverse effortlessly throughout the song, accenting the in-out transient vocals. And while Headless Horseman's vocals-buried-in-the-music style lends itself to allowing the listener to interpret their own meaning of a song, they do offer a hint with this new remix. "Basically, it's about the ghost you leave in other people's memory," explains Fareed. "Every memory is a ghost and every ghost is a memory..."
"I was in China for the month of April and I made some crazy beats there... This months edition of 'Live from the Bedroom' is a classic 90's song mixed with three of the dopest beats that came together during my time in China. If you are into the video please spread it around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5IWIeKy3Po
Thank you as always for the support, -Mr. Green
P.S. I'm a contender in the Saigon 'Bring Me Down' remix contest presented by Indaba.com. Please do me a favor and listen to my remix at tinyurl.com/bringmedown2 and VOTE FOR ME it only takes a second, thank you."
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