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VTech and Mochilla have collaborated on many groundbreaking musical events, but the pinnacle was in 2009 with the amazing Timeless Series that was brought to Los Angeles. It truly was the beginning. Where musical borders were no longer seen as obstacles, and where composer arrangers who were once overlooked were wholeheartedly embraced. From the series, celebrated Brasilian composer/arranger was one of three, and now, we find the Timeless series traveling to Arthur’s home country in fitting fashion.
J.Rocc, Coleman and B+ will be in Sao Paulo from February 9-11th screening at the Espaco Unibanco de Cinema and then on the 16-18th at the Unibanco Arteplex Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. Each film will be screened individually and also J.Rocc will have a chance to do his special Timeless Serato Mega-Mix. There will be Q&As each night with special friends dropping by to contribute.
Share the info, share the music, share the experience. And as always, “Turn it Up!!”
Timeless : Trailer : Brasil
Sao Paulo February 9th, 10th, 11th
Rio De Janiero Feb 16th, 17th, 18th
*follow link to watch timeless brasil trailer: http://music.vtechphones.com/2011/01/this-february-timeless-screens-in-brasil
The Roots x J Dilla – Dilla Jawns Mixtape
I know, I know, I waited ages to post this up, but after the millionth time I played this I had to share one of my favorite tracks: upper egypt. so appropriate. so fresh.
these are also some of the other tracks that were included in this release*
1. Donuts (Outro)
2. Hot Shit (Im Back!)
3. World Full of Sadness
4. Upper Egypt
6. The Stars
8. She Said
9. Hall & Oates
11. Look Into Her Eyes
12. Make Em NV
13. Oh! O!
14. Wicked Ways
*it is no longer available for download on OkayPlayer but…
search+ find+ download this audible gift from the roots crew because it’s oh so beautiful & it was a FREE download! so I say dig deeper & enjoy! more info below:
Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.
J.Dilla is Still Shining.
(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.
THANK YOU to B.Kyle for sharing this with the world!
Feliz Bornday DILLA* » presented by HouseShoes: RAISE IT UP. FEB 7th, 2011 » DILLA’S 37th BIRTHDAY Celebration. Located @LittleTemple. 9p-2a | 21+ | 4519 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90029* | $5 before 1030 | $10 After | Turn it up!!!!!
“you know what love is…”
I really love you…
stays on repeat…
the sample, the source…
inspirational + motivational*
thank you Dilla!
Invincible and Waajeed
Video directed by El-Iqaa
Produced by EMERGENCE
After several months of anticipation, two of Detroit’s most visionary hip-hop figures, Invincible and Waajeed, are finally releasing their single, “Detroit Summer” b/w “Emergence”. The passionate two-song project is not only being put out digitally and in limited edition 7” vinyl format but it’s also being launched with a powerful double music video as well.
This stunning visual representation of the songs was shot on-site during the historic Allied Media Conference and United States Social Forum this past June in Detroit. The video also documents the Detroit Summer Live Arts Media Project youth program, in which Invincible is heavily involved.
The “Detroit Summer”/”Emergence” music video debuts August 10th, simultaneously with the single release, showcasing the true passion both artists and EMERGENCE in-house video director El Iqaa put into the project.
This is far bigger than just Hip-Hop. “Detroit Summer” is not just a season, and its not just about a youth-focused organization in Detroit – the song is about a feeling and a movement. “Emergence” isn’t just the b-side, and it’s not about Invincible’s media company of the same name, but rather the dawning of a new era.
Invincible is already highly regarded as a lyricist, and Waajeed as a producer, but they are collectively ascending to new levels of on both songs. Together, the duo worked to show the resilience of their communities and refute the negative national image of Detroit. As Invincible’s lyrics proclaim, “You Call Motown a ghost-town, but the city’s vibrant!”
Detroit Summer/Emergence is a prequel to the full length album Invincible + Waajeed are dropping in 2011. For this single, they did a limited edition run of 1,000 7-inch records (all of which come with a digital download code) and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
More info on the organization Detroit Summer: DetroitSummer.org
[s p a c e b a r]
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto A Mi Tierra
click HERE for more info*
Stussy has produced a 3-part documentary on Dilla’s life during his later years in Los Angeles, interviewing a few of the people he worked with in LA.
Part 1 – Introductions – is here today. Part 2 (Detroit 2 Los Angeles) will be shown 2/17, and Part 3 (Donuts) on 2/24.
Feb 10th is the fourth anniversary of Dilla’s untimely passing. People are celebrating his life all month long. At Mochilla, we have spent the past year working on A Suite for Ma Dukes. Until now we have held our cards close to our chest releasing videos and entirely instrumental pieces. But today in homage to the man responsible for all this we are releasing, just to you, the first vocal performance from SFMD.
Dwele sang Angel that night without rehearsal. It is a classic. Miguel’s arrangement is super heavy and Bob Power made it magic.
Turn it up!
Track: Angel Feat. Dwele
Album: Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes
Artist: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
:: for more info please visit: http://music.vtechphones.com ::
feliz bornday dilla – feb7th*
1/20/09 - LA Madlib’s Medicine Show Release Party @ The Good Hurt w/Jrocc (BeatJunkies), MrChoc (BeatJunkies), Kutmah (Sketchbook/Soundlessons)
LIVE Album Sleeve Silkscreening by The Hit+Run
Click HERE for details.
(via HouseShoes / Dilla / Badu / JRocc)