MIXTAPE MADNESS: DJ Unison feat DENT- Greatest Songs You Never Heard

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For those of you that don’t know, I got my start as a battle MC back in Colorado in the early ’90′s and during that time, there was one name that was synonymous with dope MCs, and that name was and still is Rhyme Skwadrun. We were a spin-off crew of the Lordz of Finesse and Radiobums crews that were running the Mile High hiphop scene during that era.

For heads in the Denver metro area, one of the Rhyme Skwadrun MCs, DENT is one of the more prolific MCs around and is known for holding it down from cyphers to the booth.

Denver’s DJ Unison got together with DENT and rocked out a banger of a mix tape, “Greatest Songs You Never Heard“- an hour of pure, unadulterated hiphop. If you’re a fan of the Rawkus 50, Mos Def, Brooklyn Academy, The Lyricist Lounge, etc., then you definitely need to check this mix out.

DENT- Greatest Songs You Never Heard by DjUnison

MIX TAPE MADNESS: Straight From The Chamber vol. 7 feat. R.A.W. & MC Tez

Here’s a little treat courtesy of San Diego’s Dub Chamber Records for all of you out there!

Straight From The Chamber Vol. 7 was recorded live during Dub Chamber’s Sound Murder event down in San Diego at The Ruby Room.

SFTC Vol 7 features none other than OG LA Junglist DJ R.A.W. (aka B-Boy 3000 aka 6Blocc) hitting you with nothing but the pure ragga DnB business with Bulletproof SD’s MC Tez handling microphone duties in the mix.

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For the ragga lovers out there, this one is a banger- you’ve been warned!

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R.A.W. feat MC Tez- Straight From The Chamber Vol. 7

NEW MUSIC: Elevated Press Records February Releases

San Francisco- Local Indie imprint Elevated Press Records is coming out with a couple of new releases next month including  experimental DnB duo Aphonic’s latest release,  “Boogeyman” b/w “Polarized” and another one from Elevated’s head honcho, Touchphonics, “Stop Schemin’ b/w “Always On My Mind”.

“Elevated Press Records, formed in 2009, was created to be an outlet and developing platform for Touchphonics’s productions. The label’s focus is on Drum & Bass but through collaborative efforts it embodies all forms of Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Dubstep, and Turntablism.”

Since we’re all about supporting our locals, we wanted to get these up and available for your listening pleasure!

Check out the tunes and let the team over at Elevated know what you think.

URLS:

www.elevatedpressrecords.com
www.facebook.com/elevatedpressrecords

www.myspace.com/elevatedpress

www.myspace.com/aphonicmusik


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Aphonic- Boogey Man (EPR006)

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Aphonic- Polarize (EPR006)

Up and coming artists Aphonic bring some serious heat on their debut release for Elevated Press.

The lead track Boogeyman is a brutal homage to horror. The track sounds like a slasher film. Very minimal by design this half time stomper demands that you lock the doors and hide the children! The eerie soundscape, huge bass, and a piercing synth line moves to a monstrous peak after the main drop.

The flip side literally comes with the polar opposite. Polarize is smooth, cool, and loving. Another half time stepper with minimal vibes this track is truly beautiful.


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Touchphonics- Stop Schemin’ (EPR007)

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Touchphonics- Always On My Mind (EPR007)

This is a brand new single from Touchphonics on his own Elevated Press imprint.

Stop Schemin’ has been bringing some serious heat to dance floors round the globe. The track intros with a funky Latin swing only to drop into some serious bass heavy goodness. The drums are as funky as they come and the lead sample from Audio Two’s classic “Top Billin’” amplifies this tune to anthem status!!

The b-side comes with a hip hop/dance hall tinge. Always On My Mind takes a vocal sample from Mad Lion for a singsong, feel good tune. A half time glitchy intro drops into some bouncy old school drum and bass rhythms. This release is sure to get bodies moving!

Nike Jordan Spiz’ikes in Black/Varsity Red/Cement coming 02.20.10

YO! DO YOU KNOW, DO YOU KNOW DO YOU KNOW ??

As soon as we went out and copped the white/grey/red colorways, Nike releases the same Spiz’ike’s on FEB 20 in the one of our favorite colorways!!

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To paraphrase a quote from one of our good friends ” Some shoes are really good for everyday use and playing around, but when you need to take care of some biz you break out the Nike’s.” In this case it would be the Jordan’s

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Just to give you a quick backstory (if you don’t know already), these Spiz’ike’s are celebrating the commercials Spike Lee directed for Nike iin the 90′s. He also played Mars Blackmon, Spike’s alter-ego and character that made his first appearance in Spike’s film “She’s Gotta Have It (1986)” and played a predominant role later in “Do The Right Thing (1989)

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Different Commercial, Different Shoe.

They are going to have these at UNDEFEATED Feb 20, so get in line now..

IN THE LAB: Brooklyn Academy’s Block McCloud

Welcome to the first installment of “In The Lab”, our artist interview series where we sit down with the movers & shakers in the industry and get a inside look at their lives and what it takes them to keep those basslines rumblin’.

Our NYC Correspondent Kinetic N.R.G. sat down with independent hip hop group, Brooklyn Academy’s founder Block McCloud & his wife Fresh Jones, to talk food, juggling their personal life with their music & their new label, Disturbia Music Group.

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Haitian Relief Information: Here's how you can help NOW!

UPDATE: According to figures released by the United Nations late Friday evening, more than 111,000 people died in January 12th’s massive 7.0 earthquake, the Haitian government announced, as search-and-rescue teams ended their efforts to find survivors and start to begin the search-and-recovery phase.

The government’s figure is the first precise death toll. It said 111,481 people were confirmed dead.

It is the worst death toll from an earthquake since the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the second-highest death toll from an earthquake in more than three decades, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Some 609,000 people have also been left homeless in and around the capital of Port-au-Prince

According to the United Nations, over 600,000 people were left homeless from the January 12th Haitian Quake

UPDATE: Another 6.1 quake hit Wednesday AM approximately 35 miles from Port-Au-Prince, sending rubble flying into the streets and causing panic throughout the country. Rescue teams and a US Hospital Ship are now in the area, but the needs of the people continue to increase as the death toll estimates continue to rise.

Please take a moment to donate to the charity of your choice and keep spreading this message around to your social networks. You have the power to save lives at your fingertips!

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Haitian Relief Information: Here’s how you can help NOW!

UPDATE: According to figures released by the United Nations late Friday evening, more than 111,000 people died in January 12th’s massive 7.0 earthquake, the Haitian government announced, as search-and-rescue teams ended their efforts to find survivors and start to begin the search-and-recovery phase.

The government’s figure is the first precise death toll. It said 111,481 people were confirmed dead.

It is the worst death toll from an earthquake since the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the second-highest death toll from an earthquake in more than three decades, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Some 609,000 people have also been left homeless in and around the capital of Port-au-Prince

According to the United Nations, over 600,000 people were left homeless from the January 12th Haitian Quake

UPDATE: Another 6.1 quake hit Wednesday AM approximately 35 miles from Port-Au-Prince, sending rubble flying into the streets and causing panic throughout the country. Rescue teams and a US Hospital Ship are now in the area, but the needs of the people continue to increase as the death toll estimates continue to rise.

Please take a moment to donate to the charity of your choice and keep spreading this message around to your social networks. You have the power to save lives at your fingertips!

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