“These are a few insane bangers which I decided to compile for my month long summer vacation in Europe. We will be hitting 13 shows (festivals & clubs) and this is a selection of dirty music which I hope you enjoy when you find yourself in a high-speed chase, or tightrope-walking between skyscrapers in a windy metropolis, or sumo-wrestling someone much larger than you…” – Bassnectar
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Indie-electronic dance band, Gemini Club, are pleased to announce their new tour dates for this September. The three-piece have wowed their hometown of Chicago for the past two years with their unique live shows and now, for the first time, are expanding their live performance to North America’s North East. The band will be performing songs from the Future Tidings EP as well as their lastest EP release, Here We Sit.
Part of the band’s live allure lies within their tech-savvy nature. Known for their innovative techniques, the band have developed their own “rigs” which allow on-the-fly remixing of the songs, creating one-of-kind performances unlike any other.
In addition, the band will be carrying out a new mixtape series every month. Pigeons and Planes has just premiered the first of the series which can be heard and downloaded here. Furthermore, the band has recently released their third single from the Here We Sit EP, “Sparklers”.
Download: Gemini Club – “Sparklers”
Gemini Club Tour Dates:
- 9/5 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
- 9/6 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
- 9/7 – Pianos (Lounge) – New York, NY
- 9/9 - The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
- 9/11 – The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
- 9/12 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
- 9/13 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
- Newest Love: Gemini Club (musicallyamusing.com)
Theophilus London is no stranger to the mix tape. After a busy couple years of putting out official releases – Lovers Holiday EP in Feb 2011, Timez Are Weird These Days in July 2011 and Timez Are Weird These Nights in April of this year – TL returns to the internets with his highly anticipated mixtape Rose Island Vol. 1, the follow up to 2010′s I Want You mixtape. Your soundtrack to summer has arrived.
Download: Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1
Theophilus recorded most of Rose Island during Christmas in his NYC studio. In typical TL fashion, there’s something for everyone on Rose Island Vol. 1 which is filled with hip hop bangers, electronic club tracks, sing along anthems and, of course, a couple slow jams. Rose Island is an imaginary place in TL’s head where he goes when he needs to escape reality and time. Some of the mix tape highlights include A$AP Rocky, Big Boi, upcoming Producer Lunice, and many more. He also Covers Pharrell Willams “Take it off’ and reworks Wang Chung’s classic “Dance Hall Days.”
Always striving for the full experience, Theophilus has linked with luxury shoe company on the rise Del Toro to design the official Rose Island Slippers. Now fans can listen in the comfort of a custom TL slipper, the same slippers he rocked while creating Rose Island Vol 1. The Rose Island Slipper are limited in quantity and available for pre-order now at http://lvrs.tl/velvetrose.html
Theophilus London is currently out touring the world and has already begun work on the follow to Timez Are Weird These Days as well as his Rose Island Vol. 2 mix tape.
Gordon Voidwell teamed up with NYC’s Kids Table production crew for his new track “XO Boyfriend” to create a music video that draws from Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” video. The styling, choreography, set design, and photography all take cues from Whitney’s mid-80′s classic. The homage was filmed in a hot Brooklyn warehouse in the summer of 2011, but GV had been keeping it under wraps until the right moment, which unfortunately arose this week with the untimely passing of the legendary singer.
In regards to the concept of the video, director Steve Pristin says “Gordon Voidwell’s music and style is often compared to artists of the 80′s — rather than fight that notion I wanted to fully embrace it, while paying homage to one of the most iconic musicians and music videos of the 1980′s. Growing up, in my home, Whitney Houston was viewed with a reverence unmatched – she will be deeply missed.”
Gordon Voidwell, who just this past week released his brand new MalcolmXXXMclaren mixtape added, “It’s amazing to think that in 48 short years, Whitney Houston covered the entire range of human emotion through music. From epic love ballads to 808-driven synthpop to gospel music, her voice spoke the complexity and depth of being human. On a selfish level, I’m saddened to think there will never be any new Whitney Houston music. She’s inspired a lot of what i do.”
Free Download: MalcolmXXXMclaren Mixtape
The video for Outasight‘s track “Tonight is the Night” has been released! Check it out! I don’t know about you, but it makes me wanna parrrrrrr-ty…and ride bikes through the city at night.
Things are really taking off for Outasight. He’s just taped a performance for an episode of 90210 that will air in December and appeared on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live yesterday. “Tonight Is The Night” is one of the hottest songs in the country right now as the song has starting burning up the radio charts. In its first week at radio, “Tonight Is The Night” was the #1 most added song on Top 40 radio.
Billboard recently ran a story where Outasight reflects on the sudden exposure. “There are so many ways to distinguish yourself, doing shows, doing mixtapes, or doing videos, and the label has been extremely supportive in all that process,” Outasight says. “Things are really starting to whirl now. It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point, but it’s fun. It’s real. I’ve enjoyed it and I’m taking it all in.”
Free Download: Outasight and DJ Benzi’s “Get It Together” mixtape
Check it out! Fatboy Slim will be headlining the HARD Haunted Mansion event on October 28-29 AND he has made a DOPE hour long mix for FREE download…well, in exchange for an email address…but c’mon! FREE – AWESOME – FATBOY SLIM – MIXTAPE - HALLOWEEN! What else could you want?!!
For the past two years, 19-year old Rich Hil has been putting in 72-hour work weeks, releasing a seemingly limitless—700 and counting—supply of songs, freestyles, and mixtapes for his devoted fanbase. Drawing inspiration from Dylan and Hendrix as much as hip-hop, the artist behind the Lost Limos mixtape series and his upcoming full length melds stream-of-consciousness, improvisational rhymes to woozy, blissed-out beats, creating a sound immersed in hip-hop but still rooted in the musician’s psychedelic, singer-songwriter leanings. It’s this idiosyncratic style that Hil has dubbed “hippie,” a mix of vintage beats, unabashed tributes to drug culture, and a laid back flow that rejects the gaudy materialism of certain emcees in lieu of a more thoughtful, back-to-basics lifestyle.
Growing up in Glenville, CT, and being Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Hil’s penchant for individuality manifested itself at an early age. “I’ve always been the black sheep of the family and the whole area,” he admits. The precocious songwriter began writing and recording tracks at 13, learning swagger from Philly rap stalwarts like Beanie Sigel and Philly’s Most Wanted and prolificacy from 50 Cent. “I would just lock myself in a room for hours studying the same rap until I felt I knew it,” recalls Hil.
He quickly got the attention of über-producer Swizz Beatz, who produced tracks for Hil’s first group and took him on his first tour. It was as hype man for the producer, and as a performer in his own right, that Hil learned the performance side of the game, a trait that has metastasized into the performer’s current setup with a blistering live band.
The maturation process has been quick since those early days. Nowadays, Hil hasn’t touched a pen for a while, allowing the music and his instinct to decide the topic, flow and vocal melody. The result is a steady barrage of music that incorporates Hil’s mix of raspy crooning and rapping with an emotional, sometimes brutal, directness that recalls the best of Lil Wayne. “I don’t talk about money, fame or power,” admits the emcee. “It’s strictly vulnerability and the fun I have is stuff I take to ease that vulnerability.”
This atypical candor has endeared him to countless followers—some of whom supply Hil with beats via his Twitter page—including Atlanta producer Don Cannon and rapper Kid Cudi, who has collaborated with Hil on numerous tracks. “The fans that I have will never leave me. They’re cult hippie followers,” says Hil. “It’s a movement because my fans feel like they know me because there’s so much sincere material I’ve put out.”
The movement in question is Limo Life Records—Living is Musically Outrageous—on which Rich and Philly’s Most Wanted’s Boo Bonic make up the core components. “Limos are wack, but some people think it’s the coolest thing in the world,” explains Hil. “It’s a metaphor for the uncool that seems cool. I’m a lonely, depressed high-anxiety paranoid kid that’s telling you my story. But I said to myself, ‘You know how I’m gonna be the best? I’m just gonna be me. 100%. So anything that comes to my head, I’m letting people know.’”
If you haven’t heard Hil’s stuff yet, it is a MUST. I am in love with it.
Click here to watch the video for “Where Did They Come From.” The clip was shot guerilla style in Las Vegas and was inspired by The Hangover, Puffy & Mase’s video for “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. Very cool.
Click here to listen to his track with Kid Cudi, “Won’t You Tell Me.” It’s a fantastic song — and when you’re done listening to it, click here to listen to track “O’s,” which might be my favorite out of them all.
ANDDDDDD…just for fun — here’s the link to a song called “Fuck Ed Hardy” with Rich Hil, Dirt Nasty and Andy Milonakis. HA!