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|Tue, September 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Part PFunk, Part Punjabi Funk, Northern California based Black Mahal is a live music experience complete with drums, DJs,
horns, hiphop MCs, and the godfather of Punjabi
Lead singer, Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti an American Music Icon
and the most famous dhol drum and Punjabi
vocalist in the world,is known as the 'Godfather of
the Dhol'. Bhatti has collaborated with the Black
Eyed Peas, The Doors and many other major
Over the past 43 years, Bhatti has performed for
nearly every U.S. President since Gerald Ford as
well has being honored at the opening of the
Smithsonian Sikh Gallery in 2005. After picking up
the dhol drum instrument as a teenager, he quickly
won the hearts of India by the way he played and
was invited by the Government of India to serve as
cultural music liaison to the country via worldwide
music tours to 25 countries.
For over four decades, Bhatti has used the power
of dhol, Bhangra and Punjabi music to bring people
of all cultures together including performances at
America's BiÃ‚ÂCentennial celebration in 1976 all the
way to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as official
Cultural Olympiad Performer. If you meet him or
ever see him perform, it is guaranteed that you will
never forget him.
After getting regular radio rotation on BBC's Radio One and coverage in the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, as well as playing numerous tour dates in The US and India, Black Mahal is poised to usher in a new wave of "World Music". Unlike past forays into cross Ocean collaborations by the likes of Jay Z and Timbaland, Black Mahal has developed as an organic group of collaborators recording and touring for the past few years.
The band is currently readying their debut EP "Music+Love+Dancing" after years of spreading their infectious sound across the globe. Their unique use of blending cutting edge Hip Hop styles with traditional Punjab standards has blazed a creative path that will shake the very infrastructure of the boundaries between music genres.
With rumored collaborations with the likes of Talib Kweli, Pharaoahe Monch etc be sure to keep your ears open for this new wave of funk!
Check out Black Mahal's music here:
|Fri, August 27, 2010 at 2:34 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
At a time when the music universe has been saturated with cloned rappers rhyming over simulated hip-hop beats, "DA GRAND CRU" is on a mission to break the sound barrier with a unique fusion of futuristic vibe, organic flow and relatable subject matter. They have begun their journey to make contact with the next generation. "SPACED OUT ENTERTAINMENT" is the movementâ€¦"CLOUD 9" is the band.
Comprised of Manuel "R3alTalk" Paredas, Jamal "Mystery" Brooks and Shawn "Chance Amilli" Henry, "Da Grand Cru" became friends in their late teens when they discovered their common interest in making music as a means of defying the gravity of the world around them and telling their stories. Now venturing into adulthood, the team has recorded, produced and released several mixed tapes that have been widely played at popular parties throughout New York's five boroughs hosted by popular local promoters. With this level of success, they knew that it was time to turn it up a notch.
In 2009 the crew's hard work and determination was recognized by Dewry L. Bradford, CEO of ASQUI Music Group which gave them, as well as the entire Spaced Out Entertainment family, an opportunity to shine; He saw the benefit of teaming the individual rappers into a group called "Da Grand Cru". Now as "cru members", their mission prepares to launch! Follow them as they venture on their 2010 spaced-out odyssey, and beyondâ€¦
DOWNLOAD DA GRAND CRU's FIRST SINGLE "SEXIN ME" below:
|Tue, August 03, 2010 at 3:33 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
MURRIETA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2010 - - With almost a decade of experience performing for local and national audiences, Kaela Freeman will release her 2nd single "What Yo Name Is" on August 3rd. The upbeat pop, hip-hop track written and produced by Kaela's 17-year-old brother CLIP, is being delivered to radio stations world-wide. The song, as Kaela, 15, explained it, tells the story of "how guys who like me keep calling."
Kaela and California based Sickman Records have filmed a commercial and music video for the song. The commercial, which includes a sneak peek of scenes from the music video, can be viewed on the Sickman Records YouTube page at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2XjUkvIuvQ.
The location for the video shoot was a warehouse in Los Angeles with a cast of more than 60 dancers and actors. The production brings together a diverse team of creative people including Murrieta-based choreographer Erik Saradpon, Los Angeles based production team F64 and New York-based director William Herndon.
A follow up single "In The Night (Club Songs)" written and produced by CLIP featuring Kaela Freeman will be released August 24th.
This Fall, Kaela will perform at concerts and make public appearances promoting her music. For more information or to schedule an interview visit www.kaelafreeman.com, www.sickmanrecords.com or send an email to C.L. Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"What Yo Name Is" On Itunes
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About Sickman Records
Sickman Records is a California-based record label developing unforgettable artists by integrating music, merchandise, visual media, concert performances and appearances into a single compelling experience driven by the artist's passion and energy.
|Mon, August 02, 2010 at 8:24 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Normally we do not post stories about movies without a strong relationship to music in some way, but hey, one of the film's stars is Justin Timberlake, so enough said. The movie we are talking about is The Social Network.
This film chronicles the story behind the creation of Facebook.com and how it became the biggest social networking site in the world. It is directed by David Fincher, best known for directing the Brad Pitt films, Fight Club and The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
Even though Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg was not involved in the making of the film, it was based on a book by Ben Mezrich called The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, which lists Facebook's co-founder, Eduardo Saverin as a consultant for the book.
The film adaptation is produced by the team of Scott Rudin, Kevin Spacey, and Michael De Luca. It features an ensable cast of some stars and other lesser known actors.
For the full story check out: http://clizbeats.com/preview-of-the-social-network-the-movie-about-facebook8110
|Mon, August 02, 2010 at 8:17 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
One of our favorite Clizbeats featured artists, Keri Hilson has been keeping busy, staying active with various projects while she is prepping us for her scecond album as a solo artist.
While her debut album, In A Perfect World was certified Gold in the US thanks to the Grammy nominated track featured on it, "Knock You Down" featuring Ne-Yo and Kanye West, she continued to do what she does best singing as a featured artist.
Since the end of 2009 on to now, Keri has had the opportunity to appear on a collection of hit singles from other artists. Some of these singles include, "Million Dollar Girl" by Trina featuring Diddy & Keri Hilson, "Medecine" by Plies featuring Keri Hilson, "She Don't Wanna Man" by Asher Roth featuring Keri Hilson among others.
For the full story check out: http://clizbeats.com/i-like-miss-keri82101