If you love Mos Def & Dub, you need this in your life…

Just grabbed this from MosDub.com and had to share it with everyone (shouts to MC XYZ for putting me onto this!)…

Producer Max Tannone takes some seriously classic dub, ska & rock steady reggae and seamlessly blends it with one of the most versatile MCs in the game, Mos Def to hit your ears with “Mos Dub”- a 10 track gem that you need in your collection.

You can grab the entire album HERE or grab the individual tracks below. Enjoy!

Mare139′s “B-line” B Boy Line Art Exhibit

Jersey City- You might not know Carlos Rodriguez, but if you are into graffiti art, then you’re definitely going to know the name “Mare139″.

His latest show, “B-Line” is a pretty sick example of how you can take graffiti art to the next level beyond the aerosol world and see it translate into the fine arts scene quite nicely.

Editor’s note: Sorry folks, this show ran last year, we got our dates & info mixed up…but it’s still a dope series.

Announcing The Winners of the BR Spring 2010 Compilation EP Contest

So we know that we told you that this was going to drop in March before WMC…but due to the WODNB tour & prep leading up to Miami, well, things got a bit delayed, but without any further delay, we’re proud to announce the winners of the Bassline Rumble Spring 2010 Compilation EP contest!

A ton of props & love go out to all of the up-and-comers that submitted their tunes and used their creative talents to help us say “thank you” to all of you out there! We think that this EP is a great slice of new talent and we hope you enjoy.

Keep it locked right here on BasslineRumble.com for the upcoming In The Lab- Artist Interview Series from all of our winners!

Spring 2010 Compilation EP Winners:

Cover Art Courtesy of J. Bazuka

SLOGUN- “Gone Away”

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SHARPS- “Solid Ground”

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Electric Daisy Carnival Announces 2010 Lineup

Los Angeles- Those returning from Coachella this year perhaps noticed the Electric Daisy Carnival billboards lining Interstate 10, signs — literally — of the annual electronic music festival’s scope and power. The advertisements were letting the bleary-eyed Coachellans know that they had a month and a half to sleep off the weekend they’d just endured and prepare for another kind of massive.

And the Electric Daisy Carnival, which takes place on June 25-26 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum and Park, is indeed massive. While Coachella gets a ton of press and set an attendance record this year, last year’s EDC drew a reported 135,000 people over the two days, and the Saturday ticket drew 90,000, placing it among the top music draws of the year.

That 2009 installment marked an important first for EDC and its promoter, Insomniac: After 12 years of creating a single-day event, it expanded to two days, which resulted in a lot more attendance as well as a lot more out-of-towners road-tripping to get to the festival, said Pasquale Rotella, EDC’s founder and the principal behind Insomniac.

“It was a great experience for us, and we saw the benefits on many fronts,” Rotella said of the addition of a second day, during a telephone conversation. “But from a production point of view the two-day EDC works much better. It was always a shame for me that in the past we’d get really involved in a show — picking the art installations, setting up the stage production and sound — and then when the crowd arrived, it was a 12-hour rush for everyone to experience it all and get their groove on. With a two-day festival, people have time to take it all in.”

But with the added day came way more people, resulting in crowds that were at times overwhelming, added Rotella. To combat the scrums, Insomniac has reimagined the area.

“This year there’s a lot more ground,” said Rotella. “We’ve had the same basic layout for the past three years, but this time there’s a bigger footprint. We’ll have two main stages — an A Stage and a B stage – and are using a lot of area that we haven’t used before. Last year was a little too crowded on Saturday — Friday was perfect. I don’t like it when people are bumping elbows the whole time. With this new footprint, people will be able to breathe.”

The ”carnival” comes into play with the continued expansion of the art and sculpture aspect, and this year some of the major pieces at the Carnival will first be installed on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s park grounds. “It’ll be part of LACMA Muse,” said EDC’s art curator, Philip Blaine. “A good portion of the Electric Daisy Carnival collection will be set up throughout the park and grounds. The stuff stays up for a week, then we load it up and move it to the [Carnival] grounds.”

There will be more additions, but here’s the lineup so far:

Armin van Buuren
Groove Armada
Swedish House Mafia
Benny Benassi
Above & Beyond
Fedde Le Grand
Laidback Luke
Armand Van Helden
Wolfgang Gartner
BT (Live)
Dirty South
Claude von Stroke
Steve Aoki
Bart B More
Gareth Emery
Dada Life

Article Courtesy of: LATimes.com & Randall Roberts
Photo: Electric Daisy Carnival in 2009. Credit: Drew Ressler / Rukes.com

MIXTAPE MADNESS: SoulGood Volume 4- Mixed by Keith Remington

If you’re not familiar with the name, Keith Remington has been in the game for quite some time. Originally from NYC, Keith moved out to LA about 3 years ago after he wrapped up getting his Audio Engineering degree from SAE and teamed up with Atlantic Connection over at Westbay and the rest as they say is history…

Check out the latest mix from Keith Remington with a ton of rock solid selections showcasing the more soulful sounds of DnB!

Keith Remington- “Soul Good Volume 4”

SOULGOOD Volume4 by Keith Remington
1. London Elektricity – Billion Dollar Gravy – Hospital
2. Invaders – For All The People – Liquid V
3. Fresh feat. MC Darrison – All That Jazz – V Recordings
4. Roni Size – Its Jazzy (NuTone Remix) – Liquid V
5. Bungle – Just A Bit Closer – C.I.A. / Capone – Friday – Hard Leaders
6. Bebel Gilberto – Aganju (Commix Vocal Mix) – Atlantic / Interface – Get Low – Audio Zoo
7. Random Movement – Her Song – Innerground
8. Matt Doubt – Stop On By – NexGen
9. Makoto – Sentimental Moods – Creative Source
10. Tidal – Impressions – Good Looking
11. Tayla – Turn It Around – Good Looking
12. Submorphics – Postmodern Soul – Westbay
13. Mos Def – Panties (Zero Tolerance Remix) – White
14. TI – Why You Wanna (DNB Bootleg)
15. Concept & Shnek feat. DJ Crum – Bedford Avenue – Westbay International
16. Calibre & High Contrast – The Other Side – Signature
17. laco – Untouchables – Westbay
18. Marky & S.P.Y. – Fang Face – D Style
19. Marky & Makoto – Secret Place (Random Movement Remix) – Interground
20. Alix Perez – Crooklyn – Soul:R
21. Brandon Miles & Tricky Pat – Cold Sweat – Westbay
22. Lynx & Kemo – Semitones – Soul:R
23. Q Project – Back 2 Square 1 – Nu Directions
24. Lomax – Mercia – Ram Records
25. Netsky – Lost In This World – Talkin Beatz
26. Original Sin feat. Fexie Muiso – Your Love – Playaz
27. Camo & Krooked – The Escape – Mainframe Recordings
28. Submorphics – Back To Mine – Westbay
39. Zero Tolerance – Goes Around – Shogun Audio
30. Atlantic Connection – New York, Los Angeles – Westbay