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Half the man – To be Frank

A fragmented dreamscape narrative about a man on the run. Featuring other-worldly guardians, infra red landscapes and the most blatant of Kubrick references.

‘Half The Man’ is the lead single from the To Be Frank’s ‘Half The Man’ EP. (tobefrankmusic.com)

The video was shot entirely on an a customised infra red, Red Epic camera.

Director: Joshua Lipworth (joshualipworth.com)
DOP: David Wright (davidwrightdop.com)
Art Director: Stephen Reed

1st AD: Sophia Wyatt
1st AC’s: James Melrose & James Moser
2nd AC: James Parsons
Steadicam Operator: James Elias
Producers: Ryan Dean & Lauren Carter
Production Assistant: Yumi Tsoy
Production Company: TheBigRD (thebigrd.com)

Editor: Jamie O’Donnell (Cut+Run)
Colourist: James Bamford @ (The Mill)

Lead Actor: Zuma Davies

Willis Earl Beal – Too Dry To Cry

Willis Earl Beal, who has one of the most interesting backstories in music, released a new one named “Too Dry To Cry.” What starts with a twangy guitar riff is quickly joined by powerful stomps and claps; by the time Beal’s firey vocals enter the picture it’s clear this isn’t like anything else you’ve heard from the Chicago native to date. With his sophomore LP, Nobody knows., scheduled to release September 10th it seems Beal really is coming into his own. Take a look at the album’s tracklist below and listen to the first single off of the project, “Everything Unwinds.”

Nobody knows. Tracklist

1 “Wavering Lines”
2 “Coming Through” (Feat. Chan Marshall)
3 “Everything Unwinds.”
4 “Burning Bridges”
5 “Disintegrating”
6 “Too Dry Too Cry”
7 “What’s The Deal?”
8 “Ain’t Got No Love”
9 “White Noise”
10 “Hole In The Roof”
11 “Blue Escape”
12 “Nobody Knows.”
13 “The Flow”

Laura Mvula – She [+worried about festival stages]

Music video by Laura Mvula performing She. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

The Brummie jazzer worried her album Sing To The Moon was “too intimate” to work on big stages.

Laura, 27, said: “I never went to festivals before playing them, and I thought the crowds would only want raucous music. Some jazz crowds can be a little too polite. I love how people were whooping for me.”

According to dailystar.co.uk



Andra Day LIVE at Warner Bros. Records Summer Sessions Concert Series

Andra Day performs live at Warner Bros. Records’ Summer Sessions concert series.

Warner Bros. Records Summer Sessions concert series is a string of exclusive intimate live performance showcasing WBR artists streamed live every Friday on The Warner Sound.

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Sam Tiba – “Eldorado”

Paris-based collective of Sam Tiba, Panteros666, Canblaster, and Myd, have been making their way around the blogosphere like crazy in the past year or so. The latest from the collective is Sam Tiba’s release on DJ Slow’s Brussels-based label Pelican Fly, the imprint that also plays host to Cashmere Cat. The four-track The Saddest Show in Town EP (FLY011) dropped June 17 and is sweet, sensual future pop.

Stream “Eldorado”, the single from the album, below, with a moody instrumental and autotune reminiscent of #SadKanye, and wonder with us if Sam Tiba is the up-and-coming hip-hop heartthrob of the underground.

“About the EP. I wish I could write something about each track. I wish I could sum up the million influences I had in mind. But using too many words has never been an option. I composed each of the four tracks of this EP in one day each. I made them thinking of one particular girl. Someone I dreamt of. It’s not a broken heart EP. It’s more like an ode to something I’ll never have, not something I have lost. Bisous.”

Schoolboy Q on “Oxymoron” & Longboarding Through Kendrick Lamar’s Set – Firefly 2013

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Schoolboy Q talks about his major label debut “Oxymoron,” working with 50 Cent, and longboarding onstage while Kendrick Lamar performed.
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Lianne La Havas – Gone (Kaia Cover)

Gone Acoustic Cover

Kaia is one of the London’s most exciting emerging singer/songwriter, currently gearing up to release her debut EP “On My Way”.


The Neo soul/R&B singer was one of the featured opening acts for MOBO award winner Rachel Kerr and has gone on to perform at venues such as Birmingham Carling Academy as well as working the live circuit gaining experience at open mic events and showcases.


“SDSC” ( Soul Daad & Stereo Boyz / Stereo Crew) – AMSTERTROI​T [album]

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Soul Daad & Stereo Boyz / Stereo Crew
the AMSTERTROIT album at stereocrew.bandcamp.com/album/amstertroit
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Stereo Crew & Soul Daad release their free LP AMSTERTROIT. As the title hints, this album is a result of Detroit and Amsterdam collaborating. Stereo Boyz & Stereo Crew teamed up with Amsterdam’s Soul Daad recently to produce and record “Amstertroit”. The two teams of MCs and Producers first met on Twitter, exchanging beats and ideas. The Stereo Boyz picked 3 beats by Soul Daad members Gianski & Bolle for their upcoming album “Carz, Clubz & Theaterz”. During their recent Europe tour, the Stereo Boyz met the Soul Daad crew in person for the first time, and after a whole week in their Amsterdam headquarters, AMSTERTROIT was born. The LP consists of production and vocals from both crews. Mixo says: “We wanted to show a unity with this project, a unity in Hip Hop that, it seems, has been forgotten. This is positivity. This shows you that Hip Hop brings people together, and no language barriers or far distance can stop it.” AMSTERTROIT is now available for free download. Look out for the video to “Ooh La La”, dropping soon.

Top Online Record Pools For DJs: 2013 Edition

If you’re passionate enough about music to become a DJ, you likely love it enough to get your tracks legally. But what is a DJ to do when money is tight and they want legitimate music? Simple! Sign up for a record pool. We last reviewed online record pools over three years ago, so today we’re taking another look at the lay of the land with a comparison review of four popular online pools.

Written by Nick James on May 6th, 2013

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