Archive for November, 2008

Drop the Lime makes the cover!! XLR8R Best of 2008

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008


Drop the Lime not only makes the list of XLR8R’s best of 2008, but the Cover!! We all new it was a matter of time, but his great production and touring is paying off. With numerous remixes for Moby, boy 8bit, and Middnight Juggernauts to name a few, a new album set to release in 2009 and a mega electronic band being crafted together, this guy is for sure only in the beginning steps of his musical career. Go check out the issue.

Alan Astor’s Single Ladies - “The King of Pop”

Monday, November 24th, 2008

This kid churns out tunes like no tomorrow!! Check out the new tune where he remixes Beyonce’s Single Ladies track. It kind of reminds me of The Streets, Grime, and DPM recordings pop track.

Beyonce - Single Ladies (Alan Astor Remix) 320K

Please enjoy and feel free to spread/post if you like!


December 11th in NYC at Happy Endings with the
Ether ladies

December 19th at Knitting Factory with my man

Youtube Live

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Hey there…so I am currently watching, pretty cool.  Is this going to be an on going thing wI don’t know, but it’s well shot and the sound is great.  They are just premiering the “In My Name” video, and I am looking forward to seeing AKON in a bit.

Hope you are having a great Saturday night


Midway State and Thriving Ivory (Toronto)

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Midway State and Thriving Ivory hit Tattoo Rock Parlour last night.  The show was packed and there were plenty of high pitched screams for both bands.  I saw alot of camera phone and video phones up in the crowd, so I would check out youtube to see if it’s been posted.  The energy of the crowd and performances are a must see.

Kinger out

Trenchant Recordings - Vocal Competition

Monday, November 17th, 2008

J Courage and his Trenchant Recordings doing a Vocal Competition, check out he details below. J Courage has been doing the music in the garage, post grime & dubstep for awhile and has worked with many well known English artists. A great chance to get your voice heard and work with a great producer stateside.

“Trenchant Recordings is launching a vocal competition. All artists are encouraged to write and record an original vocal to accompany J Courage’s grime/hip hop crossover beat, “Untitled2″. All styles are welcome.

A preview of the beat can be listened to in the player on J Courage’s myspace page, . A high bit-rate .wav file is available to download from the Trenchant Recordings website. This file must be used for recording to ensure the highest possible quality. An acapella of the final version must be made available if that track is selected.

Winning track will receive a vinyl/digital release along with our standard ongoing royalty (after recouping all costs). The song will be copywritten by Trenchant Recordings Ltd.

Please submit physical entries to the P.O. box listed below, or links to files can be sent to All entries must be received by January 18, 2009.

Additional details can be found at “

BISON’s James Gnarwell Nomitated For CBC Radio 3 BUCKY Award

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Check it out, Frontside management client BISON b.c.’s yeller is nominated for dropping some science on how to furnish your tour van…..



James Gnarwell has been nominated for a CBC Radio 3 2008 Bucky Video Award in the following category:


           Best Advice From An Artist



Fan voting is currently live at and will continue until polls close at 5:00pm PT on Fri Nov.28. The final awards show will be simulcast to the web and Sirius on CBC Radio 3 Wed Dec. 17, starting at 12:00pm PT/ 3:00pm ET; 

Click the link to check out the nominees and vote:

Watch The Video Here:


Stand By Your Van


Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hereo Trailer & Tour Dates

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

This kid never stops!!! Colin Munroe is set to put out a new mixtape and has released his upcoming tour dates for the rest of the year. His Unsung Hero mixtape includes 14 tracks of artists such as DC’s native Wale, NYC’s up and coming Mickey Factz, and legend Blaqstarr just to name a few. The album was co-produced by Sickamore & The Famous Firm in Dallas Austin’s Atlanta studio. Dallas Austin has produced pop acts such as TLC, Madonna, and P!nk.

Unsung Hero Mixtape Preview

The mixtape is set to be released digitally Dec. 1 through as well as You can get a preview of a track set to release exclusively on next week, so keep a look out for that. The track is Will I Stay, which is Colin’s forthcoming album Don’t Think Less of Me. This version though is actually remixed by Dallas Austin and features Wale.

Here are his upcoming tour dates. Look out for the Dec 9th date where he teams up with Wale, Mark Ronson, Nick Catchdubs & Kid Cudi at Highline Ballroom New York.

12-02 Toronto, ON – Tranzac Club w. Proton
12-03 Los Angeles, CA – Viper Room w. Proton
12-04 New York, NY – Studio @ Webster Hall w. Proton
12-06 Atlanta, GA – Lenny’s w. Proton & Spree Wilson
12-09 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom (supporting Wale, Mark Ronson (DJ Set) & KiD CuDi)
12-12 New London, CT – Hanafins Pub w. Flowers & Kain

You can keep up to date with all of Colin Munroe at his Myspace –

New MIAMI HORROR video - Don’t Be on With Her

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008


Miami Horror - Don’t Be On With Her (Official Music Video) from Moop Jaw on Vimeo.

Miami Horror Don’t Be With her VIDEO

Samantha Laserblade’s Music Fix #1

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I know this is yesterday’s news, but I’d like to bring everyone’s attention to PILOOSKI, aka Cédric Marszewski. This SENSATIONAL french revivalist digs out old classics, and brings them to life with super sexy edits that bring us back to smokey, candle-lit dancefloors grooving to some CLASSIC soul rhythms.

He has released a lot of his edits on the Parisian label DIRTY SOUND SYSTEM but these gems are hard to find, as he only releases about 1000 of each.

Some tracks worth mentioning are his edits of Nina Simone’s “Take Care of Business” and Franki Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”

Take a listen to my favorite track of the moment Can’t There Be Love

The Midway State “Never Again” Official Video

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

This is a great video from Toronto band The Midway State. Check it out!