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New U2 Album Details Announced

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

“No Line On The Horizon”
Available March 3rd

The world

Fake Blood at Studio B, VEGA & The Twelves, Jason Mundo, The Glamour & Krames - Weekend Rollout

Friday, December 12th, 2008

TONIGHT

TROUBLE & BASS w/ FAKEBLOOD - BROOKLYN

Here in NYC, Trouble & Bass is growing and back in BK where they belong. This time it is Studio B where they make their new home. This month they have special guest Fake Blood from London. Fake Blood has done remixes for Hot Chip, The Kills, and Armand Van Helden to name a few. He is known for his tune Mars, where you can get here.

Fake Blood - Mars - Zshare

The tune has an early 90’s rave feel to it with simple modern day drum samples influenced by bmore club or ghetto tech. With the epic intro, it just drops to a really nasty, gritty electro bassline. It’s so simple and catchy, but makes the dancefloor go off.

T&B also is playing host to Dutty Artz, who gets a shot at playing the side room. Dutty Artz is known for their world beats and tropical sounds. It consist of Geko Jones, Dj Rupture and Matt Shadetek to name a few. You can actually check out one of Dutty Artz protege’s Talisen, with his new mix Apricity. Although Talisen is not going to be with the Dutty Artz crew tonight, he will be on his own turf at Bard College doing a show up there before the Holidays. Check out his myspace

Talisen - Apricity - Dutty Artz Dec. 2008 mixtape

NGUZUNGUZO - HATE2WAIT (Kingdom Refix)
“?????” - Kubo Remix
Dev79 - In Ya Face
CardoPusher - Low End Legacy
Vybz Kartel - Empire Army
Dead Prez - Politrikkks
Wisp - Whisper
Thark - Apatia
BD-1982 - Seeing Orange
Connor- Belles
Aleister Crowley - Gnostic Mass
Duran Duran Duran - Unholy Dracula Vagina Alien
Flying Lo - RobertaFlack (feat. Dolly)
David Banner - Shawty Say (feat. Weezy)
Saigon - Come on Baby (Inst.)Bi
Mali - Pale Twop
Shit Mat - Big Ben’s Big Remix
Jahdan Blakkamoore - Bus it Pon Dem
Small Professor - Kelis

JASON MUNDO & LIFETEN MC - SAN ANTONIO

Jason Mundo has been running texas for longer than I can remember. He is one of our own artists that has been grinding it with his own label called Dub Assembly. He has some 3 upcoming releases here in the next 2 months and a lot more up his sleave. Here is an old set from Jason and Lifted MC when he was last in San Antonio. TALK ABOUT LIVE!! OMG - ALL ORIGINALS!! - The set was recorded about a year and a half ago.

Jason Mundo & Lifted MC Live in San Antonio

THE TWELVES & VEGA - AUSTIN

The Twelves are from Rio de Janeiro and have done offical remixes for Black Kids & New Young Pony Club. They recently just played Famous Friend’s 1 year anniversary in NYC and for sure to look out for around the country. They have a very disco soft electro sound to them, with a Midnight Juggernauts or Van She influence . Their special guest will be VEGA, the former frontman of Ghosthustler. VEGA released All too Vivid late summer and has had remixs from Kill The Noise and Miami Horror.

The Twelves’ Episode II Mixtape - Media Fire

VEGA - All Too Vivid - Zshare

SATURDAY DEC. 13

FAMOUS FRIENDS w/ THE GLAMOUR - NYC

RSVP HERE for $8, instead of $10 or $15

FACEBOOK EVENT HERE for more INFO

The Glamour are coming to NYC at the Studio at Websterhall, and you should go!. Influenced by Alan Braxe, Fred Faulke and Dimitry from Paris, you would think these guys were from europe, because of their unfluences and “rave” music, but really, they are from Milwaukee. They have been remixed by Tommie Sunshine and been playing all over the country. For sure a tastemaker in the electronic dance music, these guys will for sure give you a party. Their latest mixtape was featured on Discobelle, entitled Mixin’ It Up.

Another person on the bill that you shouldn’t miss is Krames. Hailing from Virgina and now residing in Brooklyn, Krames has been touring non stop. he is about to embark on a European tour and a Texas tour early in the new year. You can download a slew of mixtapes from his myspace.

A simpler time…

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Do you remember when Accutane was fun? and when it was easy to blame the woes of the world on chocolate bars?

Frontside remembers…

Great Twitter article for Musicians

Monday, December 8th, 2008


Musicians Twitter Roadmap

By Ariel Hyatt (@CyberPR) & Laura Fitton (@Pistachio)

[Note from Music Think Tank: This is a comprehensive post on Twitter.  If you are an artist and you have not heard about or used Twitter, you should read this post.]

It has been over 18 months since I joined the Twitter community and since I began to really use it something has shifted for me radically. Using Twitter has directly contributed to my life in meaningful ways.

I must admit that when I first saw it, I wanted to cry.  Why would anyone care about what it is I do?  As a still recovering traditional publicist I couldn’t really understand the benefit for my artists if I was using Twitter.  After all, it’s about my clients not about me. How wrong I was…. It turns out the social web isn’t directly about you, it’s about other people: The audience that you become engaged with, and how you interact with them and with them in mind magic can happen.

more…

Blip Festival 2008

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

So the Blip Festival is happening for the 3 year in a row. It’s pretty much a bunch of game and music geeks get together to perform, make and teach each other about 8bit music or chiptune music. These guys strip down the most simplistic and bare essentials of a sound and cut it up, chop and splice them together to make, in essence a 21st century version gameboy and nintendo music. its great. check out the video and site

Blip Festival Website - http://blipfestival.org/2008

For an idea of what to expect at Blip Festival 2008, here are some video segments by 2 Player Productions featuring several artists performing at the past festivals and events.

Blip Festival 2008: The Promo from Richard Alexander Caraballo on Vimeo.

Virgin Radio Canadian Expansion

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Astral Radio has =
just announced that it’s going to expand the Virgin radio brand =
nationally in Canada in January.

They’re taking the mold that =
they’ve got in Toronto at the former Mix 99.9 and flipping to it =
at:
Crave Vancouver
The Bear =
Ottawa
Mix 96 Montr=E9al
“This is a milestone announcement, building a solid Canadian =
presence for the Virgin Radio brand across Canada with four stations in =
the Astral Media Radio portfolio,” said Jacques Parisien, Group =
President, Astral Media Radio and Astral Media Outdoor. “With Virgin =
Radio 999 in Toronto surpassing 1,000,000 listeners in the recent BBM =
survey, the first since its launch in August of this year, the =
excitement and enthusiasm generated among listeners and advertisers is =
unprecedented. Astral Media is excited to bring the dynamic and =
innovative sounds of the Virgin Radio brand to three new Canadian =
markets. We are confident that the Virgin Radio brand will invigorate =
our stations, while offering an entirely new and rejuvenated promise to =
our clients.”
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Full Story is here:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2008/04/c7123.html=

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ZINC’s House mixtape

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

So it seems this house or electro house thing is just now getting and grabbing the English. As much as i love Zinc and his many tunes on his Bingo label from Drum and Bass or Breakbeat, the Electro phase in me is out. Even Wiley and Lethal Bizzle has hopped on the Electro ting. Zinc pulls out some good tracks though from AC slater, boy 8 bit, and Sinden. here is the link below. ENJOY!! thanks to Discobelle by the way.

http://sharebee.com/bdc16096

TRACKLIST:

ac slater - jack got jacked
ac slater - jack got jacked (jack beats rmx)
boy 8 bit - wolfen
foamo - everything cool
mujava - township funk (boy 8 bit mix)
mujava - township funk (sinden mix)
zinc n spoon - ghost train
zinc n spoon - ghost train (lee mortimer rmx)
mescal kid - magic
busy p - crookers rmx
diplo - crookers rmx
zinc - blunt edge dominator - ac slater rmx sirens disco sirens (boy 8 bit rmx)
tc - where’s my money - caspa/jack beats mix
proxy - raven
zinc ft no.lay - killa sound
herve + jesse rose - take it to the club let me hear you say zinc ft foreign beggars - move (dub)

itunes vs last.fm

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Top Track

iTunes
1. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
2. Coldplay - Viva La Vida
3. Flo Rida - Low
4. Katy Perry - I Kissed a Girl
5. Rihanna - Disturbia
6. Lil Wayne - Lollipop
7. Jordin Sparks - No Air
8. Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
9. Sarah Bareilles - Love Song
10. Rihanna - Don’t Stop the Music

Last.fm
1. Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”
2. Coldplay – Violet Hill
3. MGMT – Time To Pretend
4. MGMT – Electric Feel
5. Coldplay – Life In Technicolour
6. Coldplay – Cemeteries of London
7. Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
8. Coldplay – 42
9. Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
10. MGMT – Kids

Top Album

iTunes
1. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
2. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through the Static
3. Juno (Soundtrack)
4. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
5. Sara Bareilles - Little Voice
6. Once (Soundtrack)
7. Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal.
8. OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud
9. Across the Universe (Soundtrack)
10. Leona Lewis - Spirit

Last.fm
1. Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
2. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
3. Portishead – Third
4. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV
5. The Ting Tings – We Started Nothing
6. The Kooks – Konk
7. Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs
8. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
9. Jack Johnson – Sleep Through The Static
10. Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust

Best New Artist

iTunes
1. Santogold
2. Lady Antebellum
3. Flo Rida
4. Hercules and Love Affair
5. Katy Perry
6. Glasvegas
7. The Cool Kids
8. Jazmine Sullivan
9. Esperanza Spalding
10. The Parlor Mob

Last.fm
1. MGMT
2. The Ting Tings
3. Sara Bareilles
4. Fleet Foxes
5. Katy Perry
6. The Last Shadow Puppets
7. Foals
8. Bon Iver
9. Does It Offend You, Yeah?
10. Santogold

Ted Rogers Passes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

TORONTO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Ted Rogers, who transformed a single FM
radio station into a North American broadcasting, publishing and
wireless telecommunications conglomerate, has died, Rogers
Communications said on Tuesday. He was 75.

Rogers, who was hospitalized earlier this month for an existing heart
condition, died at his home in Toronto.

“Though Ted was relentless in business and building this company over
the years, he was also very much a family man. His impact on family,
community and country was as impressive as his business success,” Phil
Lind, Rogers vice chairman, who worked with the founder for almost 40
years, said in a statement.

He was a highly regarded businessman, even by some of his fiercest
rivals, and is seen as a radio and wireless telephone pioneer. He
started his company in 1960 with an C$85,000 loan.

Today, Rogers Communications’ owns Canada’s biggest mobile phone
service provider, one of the country’s biggest cable companies, a
portfolio of magazines, radio stations, trade journals, and Major
League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.

A prominent philanthropist, Rogers was made an Officer of the Order of
Canada in 1990. In 1994, he was inducted into the Canadian Business
Hall of Fame.

Rogers’ media business counts the likes of Canwest Global
Communications (CGS.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and
privately held CTVglobemedia among its rivals.

“Ted Rogers was one of the greatest entrepreneurs and builders our
country has ever seen,” CTVglobemedia CEO Ivan Fecan said in a
statement. “I admired him enormously. For us at CTVglobemedia, he was
both a wonderful partner and very tough competitor.”

Full Text: http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMediaTelecomNews/idUSN0254701620081202

Jay-Z and Santogold

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Check out the new Jay-Z Track “Brooklyn Go Hard” featuring Santogold
from the upcoming film “Notorious.”
http://www.zshare.net/download/52093526ba9c3968/