Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Countdown...



Midi Fighter...

immuzikation

So Fredo has figured out how to sync up a Street Fighter joystick with his midi gear and is totally wrecking shop on that thing. He entered a contest where all he has to do is end up with the most youtube views, so please check it out! He has until the end of February so pass it around to your friends and help Fredo get some views on this thing. You will not be disappointed!



Here is the link to email your friends:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E447XeggqX8

Here is the info for contest at DJ TechTools.com:

"For the month of February, we are running a special video contest in which the winner will get a brand new Midi-Fighter DIY kit. To enter, just download the songs below and record your own personalized performance using the same songs, ANY controller and your personal style of DJing. Add your video as a response to the tutorial above and whoever has the most YouTube views at the end of February will win a free Midi-Fighter!"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Esthero's voice...

...is like butter and silk. I'm not really sure what that is, but I can't think of any other way to describe it right now. It's soft and smooth, but thick and sultry. She's one of my favorites. Go Canada!









More info:

www.nearlycivilized.com
Esthero on Wiki

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The new record is here!

Yesterday, our new album Freezing World dropped on 1320 Records and iTunes. Check the e-blast HERE, and visit the site below:

CE Behind the Scenes...

Dope video Matt made for the Freezing World promo, check it out.



Here is the original post on CE's website:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Radio Do Canibal...

All-star cast on the new album from BK-One, who is Brother Ali's DJ, also from Rhymesayers camp. Apparently the beats on this album were inspired by Brazilian music, hence the name. Here's a taste:





Thanks to Musical Schizophrenia for the put-on.

One of the greats is back!

Gil Scott-Heron has been a huge influence on soul and rap music, and is a wonderful poet and revolutionary musician who I am glad to see is still putting out new music. One of my most memorable shows was Live On Arrival at The Cotton Club (the old one off Peachtree & 10th) opening for Gil Scott-Heron. It was amazing to see how he was able to captivate the crowd, even just him on piano, talking, wise-cracking...quite a character, I'm happy to see him doing his thing. You can play the whole album from the embedded player below which accompanies the release push. What a great idea, all you have to do is click on the song you want to hear, and click it again to stop it, or just play the whole record which I'm sure is worth at the very least one full listen.

The album is appropriately entitled "I'm New Here" and you can go support him on his website. While you are there, you can listen to (and read) a short recorded message from Gil about how to maximize your enjoyment of this and any new record that you decide to check out.

So far I have only heard the first 3 songs, but I really love how he's all over the place stylistically. Check it out below.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Nightmares on Wax...

Dope producer from the UK, aka DJ EASE (Experimental Sample Expert), one of the first artists released on Warp Records.






NightmaresOnWax.com/blog
Nightmares on Wax on Lala.com

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Norwegian Jazztronica...



These guys have been around since 1994 putting out dope albums:

www.jagajazzist.com
Jaga on Wiki

I found them by perusing the Ninja Tune artist line-up on Lala.com (which has proven to be great resource for my musical research). I started listening to the 1995 album "Animal Chin" and really was vibing on it. Some of the electronica-esque farting drum noises get a little out there, but they are very unique and creative, and the live instruments bring it back home for me. Only skipped one track (turns out it was another producer's remix of the "Lithuania" track featured below) and I will definitely be checking more of their discography. Here's a taste of the eclectic and diverse sounds they come up with, from what I could find on the 'Tube. If you like it, check out more on the Lala links above.



Words of wisdom...

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."


-- Mark Twain

He really has a way of putting things in perspective. I love his brutal honesty and cynical sense of humor. Click below for more quotes...



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Flyin' through February...

Damn, where does the time go?



Right now, most of it to the job, which I definitely am blessed to have...so in what little "me/CE/free-time" I am left with, in addition to dropping another dope song for the upcoming Diamond D EP, Mil and I managed to get our Freezing World single and accompanying art and blast out right on schedule...unfortunately no new video to back it up, but at least Mil made the graphics look purty again.

Click the album art to check out the latest CE Newsletter. If you missed it, you can sign up at the top of our website to get it each month (sometimes twice). www.cecrew.com



If you want to be a sport and support, you can purchase the single for $0.99 on 1320 Records.com.



Stay tuned, as we are about to leak another track from the album, and put out some behind-the-scenes videos as soon as the editing process is complete. The album drops in two weeks, and the release party is coming up quick! Anyone checking in may not hear from me that much this month, but rest assured that will be a good thing.

Peace and love.
Hameen
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