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Celeb Video Version of Santigold’s “Can’t Get Enough Of Myself”

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Following the release of her third album 99¢ on Atlantic Records, Santigold has revealed the standalone version of her innovative video for “Can’t Get Enough Of Myself (feat. B.C.),” one that viewers can enjoy without webcam access. The video features Jay Z, Andy Samberg, Alexander Wang, Olivia Wilde, Pharrell Williams, Yung Jake, and Santi herself, and some of her fans popping up as she walks through New York City.

The original interactive version of the video (posted here) uses the camera of the viewer’s computer or mobile device to incorporate them into the video in real time. It was directed by Santigold and Sam Fleischner and conceptualized and digitally developed by Yung Jake and Vince Mckelvie, with mobile app development by Bryan Yee. It plays on pop culture’s fascination with viewing and manipulating one’s own image. The video should be viewed on the web using Chrome as the browser and is available for mobile handheld devices via the “SANTIGOLD” app available in both the Apple/Android app stores. Experience it at Santigold.com/Webcam

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The Melker Project Is Back With ‘Trill Collins’

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Riding high on the critical and internet success from November’s Ballin’ Oates, The Melker Project is at it again with Trill Collins. This time, Scott Melker is blending Phil Collins with Gucci Mane to the Pharcyde to Jay Z, and everyone in between.

Listen/download: The Melker Project – “Ballin’ Oates”

His 4th EP focusing on a single classic artist, Trill Collins was a formidable project. “I’ve been obsessed with Phil Collins since I was a Young Melker, and have always wanted to tackle his catalogue. The task was daunting, as a number of Phil’s songs are basically rock/pop perfection, particularly ‘In The Air Tonight’,” Melker says.

The Melker Project’s methods are truly a labor of love, as he replays all of the individual instruments with updated sounds and synths. He then used these new sounds to remix the tracks, and later reincorporated samples from the original Phil Collins songs. After all of this was done, he combined his  new versions with appropriate vocals. Melker explains, ”In the case of ‘Invisible Touch,’ I decided to do a straight up remix with the vocal being the only element of the original track.”

In his 16 year career, Scott has played gigs around the world alongside notable DJs and acts, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, Public Enemy, Slick Rick and Dougie Fresh, Kanye West, Wu Tang, Q-Tip, Ne-Yo, TI, The Ying Yang Twins, Jet, among others.
Combining his genre-savvy music selection – from Hip Hop, Trap, R&B, Rock, House, 80s, Funk, EDM Soul and Classics – with his razor sharp skills on the turntables, Scott Melker is among the few selectors challenging the traditional assumption that DJs simply play records.

In addition to entertaining crowds live, The Melker Project is hard at work in the studio. His remixes are coveted by DJs and music aficionados around the globe. A number of his recent remixes have reached number 1 on the hypem.com popular charts, and have been spotlighted by Billboard, VH1, Fuse TV, Earmilk, The Los Angeles Times, and a number of other notable music publications.

Besides having the entire Trill Collins EP available for streaming, fans can currently download the mp3 of “In the Air ToNas” for free. The Melker Project will also be releasing a new track from Trill Collins, once a week, on his Soundcloud page for fans to download.

Listen/download: The Melker Project – “In the Air ToNas”

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Justice’s Live Album News

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French electronic music titans Justice have announced a new live album, Access All Arenas, set for release on May 7th. The 14-track album is a recording of their show in the Nîmes arenas last July, offering a taste of the wild effervescence that makes this duo one of the most exciting electronic live bands of the decade.

In 2012 the Audio, Video, Disco tour sold-out in a matter of days, comprising 105 shows that spanned from Australia to New York, Europe and South America, and resulted in the strongest performances of their career. The duo’s immense live presence stems from their live reworkings of album tracks, as well as powerful stage and lighting design, as detailed in a live documentary that made it’s debut on Jay-Z’s Life + Times (see video below).

Justice All Access Arena track list:
1. “Genesis”
2. “Helix”
3. “Phantom”
4. “Civilization”
5. “Canon”
6. “D.A.N.C.E.”
7. “Horsepower”
8. “New Lands”
9. “Stress”
10. “Waters of Nazareth”
11. “Audio, Video, Disco”
12. “Encore”
13. “On’n’On”
14. “Phantom Pt. II”

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Got Milkman?

Back in May, I posted about Milkman and some ‘dope dancin’ downloads’ to grab. Now, The Los Angeles-based producer has served up another summer track in anticipation of his performance at Jay Z’s Made In America Festivalon September 2nd. See below to go check out “Neon Eyes.”

Emerging from the burgeoning mash-up scene of a few years ago Milkman has become one of the premiere up and coming electro / progressive house artists in the country with his most recent EP Fragments reaching #2 on the iTunes electronic chart in it’s first week of release.

Stream: Milkman – “Neon Eyes”

Stream/Download: Best of 2012 (Thus Far) Milkman Megamix

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July 31 – Bilal

The last Sunday of this month, BILAL, one of the legendary and most sought after artists on the Neo Soul scene will take stage OUTSIDE of the Shadow Lounge! Bilal has been a featured artist on songs by Beyoncé, Musiq, Clipse, Sa-Ra, Jay-Z, and several others. Without a doubt
Sunday, July 31st will be an epic summer night to remember!

The winners of THE SOUL SURVIVOR COMPETITION will also be performing on stage followed by several soulful acts!!!

Gates open at 5pm | Opening acts begin at 6pm

Outdoor Food Vendors will be present

18+ Event
Go to www.bilalpgh.com to purchase DISCOUNT ADVANCE TICKETS! Only available until July 20th!!!

THE SHADOW LOUNGE
5972 Baum Blvd,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

www.shadowlounge.net

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Empire of the Sun & Jay-Z!?!

Empire of the Sun’s debut album Walking on a Dream (which I reviewed here) has done extremely well, especially in the UK. Now, Jay-Z has asked frontman Luke Steele to collaborate on his new album, The Blueprint 3.

From Spinner.com:

It’s pretty impressive for a band that has yet to play its first show. They’re finally going to add that to their resume as well, at the end of this month when Empire of the Sun performs a string of festival dates across Australia, beginning Sept. 26 in Brisbane.

“I’ve kind of designed the show like a movie,” Steele tells Spinner. “It’s like a 3-D movie. There’s narration and there’s lots of dance, and so it kind of takes you on a journey like the record does and goes to a lot of different places. It’s a cross between a movie and a live band show.”

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