[LONDON, ENGLAND] Tony Tokyo is a producer/remixer/DJ who specializes with 123 BPM, Anime, and S.Pellegrino. Tony Tokyo presents us with this beat called CLOUDS. I’m in love with the production, especially that it sounds like this. It gives me a feel of 8bit video games with a symphony behind it. Absolutely stunning! And doesn’t it sound like you’re floating through clouds? If interested in contacting with Tony Tokyo for beats view his social media.
[Stockholm, Sweden] Swedish DJ/Producer Alesso has hit us with a really cool piece of cross media art. The single Payday off of his album Forever has received visuals made up of scenes from a popular video game of the same name, Payday 2. What’s even cooler is that the video was actually done in Conjunction with Starbreeze Studios (the developers of Payday 2). Their collaborative effort doesn’t stop there either. There’s a 20 minute extended version of the song which was made for the Alesso heist in Payday 2. He’s got his own heist in the game, how’s that for full cooperation?
It’s refreshing to see the relationship between music and video games deepening. This goes beyond just having an artist sell the license for one of their songs to a game studio and become part of the soundtrack. Seeing the two parties work together to create something more is better for the fans and hopefully this is the start of a trend of deeper involvement when it comes to established artists working with game developers. The video is iTunes exclusive so, if you want to watch it, you’re going to have to click here.
Check out a trailer for the Alesso Heist from Payday 2 which includes some brief commentary from Alesso himself.
[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Ronnie Deuce takes us on a ride through San Pedro, California in his latest music video ALL I WANNA DO, featuring LDonTheCut. Ronnie embraces the rhythm and sound of the West Coast/Southern California Regions. ALL I WANNA SO is Ronnie Deuce single off his upcoming EP Big Dreams. Ronnie continues to develop as a singer, songwriter and artist. Ronnie talks about in ALL I WANNA DO, how he wants everyone to listen to his music. They’ll be able to bump to it. I really enjoyed the dj scratches from LDonTheCut, provides that Old School sound to it. Stay tuned for Big Dreams.
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If you’re not familiar with Miami based MC/DJ A Fly Guy, it’s about time you did. Fly Guy has DJ at Liv on Sunday/Story/Room Service/Grand Central/Blackbird Ordinary and a few other spots. He has always been an MC but things escalated, after finishing a tour rapping alongside Wu-Tang Clan in 2008. DJ Fly Guy moved to Miami where he shifted his focus onto spinning. Also he competed on VH1 Master Of The Mix Competition show. Back in February, A Fly Guy decided to get back to his MC roots and released his first mixtape after 4 years after his debut album Georgetown. Bringing it back to Machine Gun Rap Mixtape, it’s an overall great listen. I enjoyed vibin out with A Fly Guy. Over instrumentals and on original beats. Don’t forget to download the mixtape via SOUNDCLOUD.
ZULU WARRIOR SECURITY – FL in association with the UZN – MIAMI CHAPTER PRESENTS
** 20th ANNIVERSARY & FUNDRAISER for the UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION – MIAMI CHAPTER featuring the Godfather of Hip Hop Culture -> AFRIKA BAMBAATAA **
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 :: 9pm-3am
Featuring all the Core Elements of Hip Hop Culture: DJ’ing, MC’ing, Breaking, Graff Art & BeatBoxing along with Food, Drinks, Family, Community & FUN!!
** There will also be a brief commemorative Award Ceremony with presentations made to Afrika Bambaataa, Omar Iz, a selected Non-Profit Organization and a short list of other relevant and worthy recipients **
We WILL be making History! Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of it all!
$15 Advance Purchase (Priority Line) = Avoid ticket fee: call PAX @ 305.640.5847 to reserve yours NOW
$15 UZN Members Advance Purchase and @ Door (Priority Line)
$20 @ Door
PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HERE
WE EXPECT THIS EVENT TO BE PACKED!
Purchase your Advance Tickets to afford you access to the Priority Line for speedy entrance as well as take advantage of the opportunity for discounted admission along with peace of mind that -> You’re “IN THERE LIKE SWIM WEAR” and with as smooth an entrance as possible!
NOWHERE WILL YOU BE ABLE TO SEE A SHOW LIKE THIS -> With Some Of The Heaviest Hitting Hip Hop Pioneers And Local Legends Representing Under 1 Roof!
The low cover charge is a gift to the community assuring that all can attend and be exposed to the expression and presentation of authentic Hip Hop Culture in its purest form, its essence…in the presence of one of its creators and those who have carried on the mission of preserving the culture throughout time – here in the MIA and around the world!
This Event Is Also A Fundraiser For The Local Miami Chapter Of The Universal Zulu Nation To Support The Great Work It Has, Is And Will Continue To Accomplish Locally And Globally -> which includes events focused on exhibiting true community good will in the form of toy and clothes drives and the distribution of basic needs goods and also includes events that promote the four main Principles of the UZN: Peace, Unity, Love, And Having Fun while representing the true Elements of Hip Hop Culture!
GUEST OF HONOR ::
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA (GodFather of Hip Hop Culture/UZN Founder)
SPECIAL VIDEO INSTALLATION & CLASSIC PHOTO SLIDESHOW ::
(created and dedicated to Hip Hop, Afrika Bambaataa & the Universal Zulu Nation for this historical event)
* VIDEO DJ TOM LAROC
LIVE PAINTING | ART EXHIBITION ::
(Silent Auctions | Pieces as Raffle Gifts)
* RAGE (Ink Heads)
* CP1 (Brisky Gallery)
* CEBZ (FHZOO)
* SIETE (SIE7E AR7/ICMC)
* CHILLSKI (FBA)
* NOZ (ICMC)
* VIN JO (Evol I Art)
* TRAILS (Pro-Am)
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY FLORIDA’S OWN BEATBOXER
* RUBOX (Tablehogs Crew)
* LEGO (Flipside Kings)
SUPPORTING GUEST DJ’S ::
* DJ HEKTEK (UZN)
* DJ KLASSIK (Power 96/Addictive Affairs)
* DJ IMMORTAL (Scratch DJ Academy)
* DJ SELF BORN (Love Hate/Classic Hip Hop Sundays)
* DJ HERON (Addictive Affairs/Vinyl Addicts)
* RAGE JOHNSON (Miami Bass)
* BOOGIE WATERS (Rape Legends Recordings)
* BRIMSTONE 127 (P.A.T.H.)
* DJ MAGIC
MC PERFORMANCES BY ::
* KAIRO LAVO3 (MIAnimals)
* JUST-THIS CREW (MIAnimals)
* DESIRE1 (Temple of Hip Hop)
* DYNAS (Vibes-N-Things)
* SKARLIT ROSE (One Love Records)
* PROSSESS (Tranquility Tribe)
* CHUCK BROWN (New City Kings)
* CHICO V
** More Artists / Performers TBA **
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TABLING ::
* STAND UP FOR KIDS-MIAMI
* MIAMI BRIDGE, YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
** VENDORS AND FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE **
The latest project from hip-hop artist/DJ Iron Lyon is Groundwork. The six track EP definitely leaves the listener wanting some more. Iron Lyon is currently working on his sophmore album From The Ground Up, the release date is yet to be announced! But hopefully it will drop soon. He also has recorded & released two full-length albums featuring artists like Sean Price, Craig G, C-Rayz Walz, Ed O.G. & Slim Kid Tre. My favorite tracks off the EP are HEAVEN SENT, BREATHE, and GOOD MAN OR A FOOL.