♥♥ In this growing age of mp3, mp4, and other forms of digital downloads, record stores are slowly beginning to close their doors one by one. Adding to this growing trend, the iconic Fat Beats recently announced the closing of their New York and Los Angeles based stores in September. While many music lovers are still saddened by this news, Fat Beats is excited to present a send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy. If you’re in NY, there is still time to catch some of the week-long celebration going on at Fat Beats that include a series of in-store performances, music industry panels, and special guest appearances. Check Fat Beats’ website for the complete schedule and updates. If you have time, stop in to say goodbye and always remember to support your local record stores!
♥♥ HBO’s hit series Entourage has become known not only for their exciting story-lines, but for the awesome track-list that accompanies every episode as well. The rock-inspired track that closed last week’s episode of “Entourage” came courtesty of Jared Evan. The single, “In Love With You” was produced by Polow Da Don and Jimmy Douglass. Check out the explosive video on youtube!
♥♥ It looks as if the Kanye West x Raekwon x Justin Beiber collaboration was not a joke after all. “Runaway Love (Remix)” actually happened and people actually love it! Listen to the song and download on Kanye’s blog.
♥♥ California beatmaker Baths debut album, Cerulean has all the ingredients to satisfy every ambient, down-tempo, and electronic music lover’s appetite. “Lovely Bloodflow” is one of the stand-out tracks and its seemingly big budget video certainly doesn’t disappoint either. In the visually stunning video that was directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin, a wounded samurai staggers through a mythical forest, stopping to apparently die. His soul begins to exit his body, while creatures dressed in white try to give him his soul back, only to take it away again. Call me weird, but I’ve been obsessed with video! The hauntingly beautiful music fits the visuals perfectly.
♥♥ Legendary Ambient musician and producer Brian Eno will be joining forces with Warp Records to release his latest album on November 2nd. Small Craft on a Milk Sea will be available in a Limited Edition Box Set as well as a Collectors Edition Box Set featuring a heavyweight double disc 12″ vinyl, CD pressing, a 24-bit WAV album, and 320kbps MP3 album delivered digitally on the day of its release. The slick design is out of this world!
♥♥ North Carolina native Carlitta Durand debuts her first video, “Lost Love (featuring Jabee)” from The Doug and Patty EP. The video is directed by NC videographer, Napoleon Wright II and brings on feelings of nostalgia for me as summer is quickly coming to an end. (Sad face) Check it out below! I could listen to Carlitta Durand sing all day!
♥♥ The Chapin Sisters – Lily & Abigail Chapin are a folk pop musical group known for their exceptional songwriting abilities, harmonies, and haunting melodies. They come from a long line of musicians. Their father is 3-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, their grandfather Jim Chapin is a jazz drummer, and their uncle is singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. Since last Winter, the pair has been touring with She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) and gearing up for their new forthcoming album, Two. The album features production from Jesse Lee (Gang Gang Dance) and Louie Stephens (Rooney). Check out the Chapin Sisters’ website or Myspace page for more info.
♥♥ SLAMXHYPE has an exclusive interview with the legendary hardcore punk/reggae band Bad Brains. The website had the pleasure of catching up with Bad Brains after attending their performance in San Francisco earlier this week. This is a must read for fans and even people not familiar with the band whose influence sparked collaborations with Supreme and Vans.
♥♥ Did somebody say, “House Party?” Jazmine Sullivan did! Check out her new video for her new single, “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles).” Side note: I spy some Melody Ehsani gold Lightning bolt earrings! Oh My!
♥♥ Princess Superstar’s “Lollipop (Crookers Remix)” is unrelenting club music at its finest!
♥♥ Spike Lee and J. Period join forces for a limited edition Michael Jackson mixtape entitled, Man Or The Music. It features classics, remixes, and rare demo versions from the “King of Pop” himself.
♥♥ Freddie Joachim put a unique spin on Floetry’s “Sometimes U Make Me Smile” Take a listen to the remix and download at Freddie Joachim’s website.
♥♥ DJ Mehdi has released a late summer mixtape, entitled “Dear Summer: 33 Minutes of Sunshine”. The mixtape features music from Drake, Chromeo, and Nina Simone among others. It’s just what you need to end the summer with a bang!
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