4.30.2012

Rav-E: Haan Karde


I had the pleasure of performing alongside Rav-E at Non Stop Bhangra, which is a high energy monthly event in San Francisco. Rav-E plays the dhol and DJ's for the collective...and we jammed out on some dancehall infused bhangra vibes in a dhol vs beatbox session. He is showcasing his versatility here launching his production via this new video. Have a look and read below for more info. It's hard to put into words how fun and inspiring Non Stop Bhangra is, but you will for sure get a taste here! Much respect.


--Hailing from California, Rav-E is a talented artist that has been rocking stages all across North America as a member of San Francisco's legendary Non Stop Bhangra Collective. This young yet seasoned artist has a natural infatuation with Bhangra, the folk music of his motherland Punjab. Not only is he a talent behind the dj decks known for seamlessly mixing Bhangra, Hip-Hop, and Electronica on the fly, but is also an exceptional dhol player after having studied under the world renowned Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti. This killer combination has undoubtedly made Rav-E into a multi-dimensional live performer and has given him the opportunity to perform alongside some of the biggest names in the Bhangra industry. Now, taking the skills he learned from his traditional training with Ustad Ji and his experience as a veteran DJ, Rav-E has began his journey as a music producer. His goal is to the bridge the gap with hopes of elevating Bhangra to a new level of international recognition. While remaining close to his roots, Rav-E is striving to further facilitate Bhangra's transcendence across musical and cultural barriers. Rav-E is a new signing to internationally renowned production duo Tigerstyle's boutique label Soldier Sound Recordings. His debut single "Haan Karde" introduces him to the Bhangra scene, with a lot more to follow!--

Vivek Shraya- Live in Toronto


New live clip from Vivek Shraya filmed at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Much love!


4.28.2012

Nas- The Don music video


The cops be out wilding all I hear is sirens/ It's all about surviving, same old two step/

Try to stay alive when they be out robbing/ I been out rhyming since born knowledge...


IN THE NOW - Beatport new releases


IN THE NOW in the new releases section on Beatport...


4.27.2012

Guillotine


Listen to the Scuba remix of Guillotine by YADi. The video features YADi drawing by hand.

Download the tune here. Much respect.


4.25.2012

Actress- R.I.P.


The new Actress R.I.P. album is out on Honest Jon's Records...really deep vibes. There is a lot of tranquility throughout the album and a sense of timelessness as it unfolds.

Read more about the release and purchase here.




4.24.2012

IN THE NOW


IN THE NOW, my collab with Grasp The Erro is out today on Bombeatz Ink

Purchase the release on Beatport here. Grasp's dark and deep bassline goes over my vocals in a subtle yet eery manner. I went in the direction of feeling alienated and introspective as I was writing the lyrics. In the end, what surfaced was a vision to just live in the moment regardless of backwards or forward motions.

Sit back

This life's right on track

Used to wish time would speed up

You can't rush progress

Teaching myself to live in the now

When I think life should slow down

It's a gradual process

Live in the now...

The second track on the release, Whitness is more of a dance floor roller which rounds out the EP nicely. We are very excited that it's finally out.

Listen-->

4.19.2012

Actors- Post Traumatic Love



Big respect to Actors, an indie new wave band outta Vancouver. I've been really digging their Post Traumatic Love song as of late, and they have it up for free download.





Woodhead did a slick remix of the tune as well. The drums add a bit more of dance feel to the song while not taking anything away from the vibe. Great to see all the artists crossing over in our city right now...


Actors - Post Traumatic Love (Woodhead Remix) by WOODHEAD

4.16.2012

Emeli Sande

Emeli Sande deserves it all. The Scottish soul songstress is making waves after a couple very uplifting singles. Her album Our Version of Events is due out in North America on June 5, and has already gone platinum in the UK.

emelisande.com


Heaven



Next To Me

4.15.2012

Raw Stiles- Hello Lovely EP

I just came across this free EP from Raw Stiles outta Miami. Some really good beats, soul samples and perfect for lazy day head noddin...

Much respect.

4.14.2012

Max Ulis- Knowledge

This tune is killing me at the moment. All the subtleties along with a pumping bassline and clever samples make it great tune. Max Ulis is doing big things right now. This one is forthcoming on 10Pin Records...Much respect.

4.13.2012

Mouth vs Fingers

I made a bunch of vocal sounds, recorded them in the studio, and programmed them to the MPD with Ableton. Performed this routine at my last shows in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Shot and edited by Runsheng.



It feels great to take beatboxing into a new realm. At my shows it was almost like people understood a bit more of what was going on when I broke it down by doing the sounds vocally and on the pads. Looking forward to posting more clips and gig footage very soon.

4.12.2012

Quakers album preview

I posted about the Quakers album back in February ( here ) and now you can preview 20 of the songs...Fitta Happier is pure fire. The album is out via the Stones Throw website.


4.11.2012

Grenier- Cursive

Grenier aka DJG has uploaded a bunch of new tunes on his Soundcloud. Go have a listen..Cursive is my fav of the bunch-->


4.10.2012

Shamik- Freq Magazine - Vinyl Tap

Cheers to Calgary's Freq Magazine for featuring me in this month's edition of Vinyl Tap. Here's the article-->


Sub Swara- You Don't Know

One of the 15 new Sub Swara tracks on The Rudiment Mixtape - coming out May 2012...

4.08.2012

Mute MC- Forever Breaks

Big ups to Australian hip hop.

- Mute MC - Forever Breaks. Amazing beat by Roleo. Graffiti, Film and Edit by Two Rise -

4.03.2012

Wild Rabbit

Erykah Badu drops some words of wisdom...very inspiring!

Found Sound Remixes

More goodness from The Frequency Lab camp outta Sydney.



--Elliot's super debut LP Found Sounds being remixed by some of our favourite producers from around the globe, in order of appearance, Option Command, Fancy Mike, Pixelord, Abbey Lee Tee, YoggyOne, Jonny Faith, Monk Fly, Know-U, MoR, Elroy 4.0, Roleo, Nakagin & Kinahmi.--