A.S. April 2011 updates and new sponsored artist DJ Empress

Spring is in the air and things are moving smoothly at the Aerosoul HQ due to popular demand they’ve just uploaded a re-stock of the two JM. remix products that sold out resently.

The Mitchy JM remix vol.1 (LDN mix) two-tone baseball tees have now been added to the online store at http://www.aerosoul.co.uk/a-s-collabz/a-s-/j-m-mitch-remix-vol-1-/cat_16.html and the Tadaomi Shibuya JM remix vol.2 (JPN mix) Long Sleeve tees at http://www.aerosoul.co.uk/a-s-collabz/a-s-/j-m-tadaomi-shibuya-remix-vol-2-/cat_17.html.

Also Aerosoul are proud to announce the new addition to there exclusive sponsored Artist Rota. Female Brooklyn , new York based producer DJ Empress (pictured). Christina Empress is a DJ talent and passion shines like a light through the bleek haze of egos and mediocrity. Sough after by promoters, artists, bands and fans worldwide Empress continues to move crowds , studios and stereos across the globe every day. Look out for her modelling Aerosoul’s womens wear line Soulero Sista.

Check out http://www.aerosoul.co.uk/gallery/info_5.html for all things soulfull and for the full Aerosoul Limited collection please go to www.aerosoul.co.uk

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/aerosoullimited
A.S. blog: http://aerosoul-limited.blogspot.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AEROSOULUK?feature=mhw4

Serocee New Single “Oh Na Na” single out May 2011

Serocee teams up with legendary dancehall producer Tony ‘CD’ Kelly to create ‘Oh Na Na’, an infectious dancehall bubbler on Jambrum Records. As a euphoric mixture of call and response chants, playful lyrics and uplifting synth stabs, Oh Na Na is set to be a huge cult hit in clubs, raves and festivals across the globe this summer.

The producer behind Serocee’s latest anthem, four time grammy award winning producer Tony Kelly, proves why his consummate signature sound has been utilized by so many musical stars in the past (Sean Paul, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, DMX, Foxy Brown and Scarface to name but a few), presenting an unexcelled production for the Birmingham born, Jamaican raised
MC to ride effortlessly.

As an original and versatile MC, Serocee is no stranger to joining big name producers in the studio, with a vast discography including collaborations with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Toddla T, MJ Cole and Zed Bias under his belt. On this UK to JA collaboration, which was recorded in Miami, Serocee
delivers a seemless amalgamation of his signature styles: some UK dancefloor bubbling, a little garage toasting and a barrage of tongue in cheek wordplpay, which is all imperatively topped off with an incredibly catchy chorus.

The single comes with an extensive remix package, featuring the legendary Zed Bias (who turns the track into a broken beat stomper in his trademark manner), bassline’s Wittyboy (who presents us with his dark and slightly sinister bassline edit), Famous Eno of Warrior One fame (who offers up a
percussion driven electro dancehall mix) and the hotly tipped Sam Interface teams up with Laza Beam, collectively known as ‘Jus Now’(who give us a sparse yet pleasingly heavy drum and bass remix).

As a friend of Jambrum records, we have also uploaded the bonus package for you which includes a remix from Leicester’s very own Dubchild who delivers a rumbling dubstep banger, and a classic Reggae re-rub from Joe Grime on the Rice & Peas mix. It would be rude of us not to include the accapella for you guys to do your own remixes and mash ups, so it’s there for you to grab also.

With an incredible lead single and generously varied selection of equally impressive remixes, ‘Oh Na Na’ looks set to catapult itself into the upper echelons of crowd pleasing tunes this summer, and present the sound of Serocee to cravers of unhindered, uplifting dancehall music in the UK,
Europe, Jamaica and beyond.

Over here at Jambrum Records, we are blog friendly and are giving away the ‘Jus now’ (Interface ft Laza Beam) remix for all your sites. All we ask is that you support the music and blog responsibly.

This release has been sent to you as you are an exclusive member of the Jambrum mailing group, as such, you have received mixes that may not be formally released. Dependant on which promo company mailing list you are part of you may also be included in the formal PR campaign for this track.

Release Date 30 May 2011
All enquiries sarah@jambrumrecords.com

The Crave Ent Presents ‘Crav’n Exposure Volume One’ (Mixed by DJ Noize)

01. Team Monopoly – Round It Up
02. Dapa Don – Drippin Swagga
03. Pryme City – Co Co Loso (ft Joon Jukx)
04. Flawless – Roll Around
05. Bright Light Ent – Can You See That (Remix)
06. BuccS – Return Of Have Nots
07. BuccS – Semmi Auto
08. iToombs – Out Laws (ft Sima-Don)
09. iToombs – City Lights (ft Sima-Don)
10. Flawless – Born This Way (ft Joon Summaz)
11. Starz – Life Or Death (ft Sheek)
12. i9Live – Let It Breath
13. Fundamental – Friend Request
14. Kae Hock – Dreamer
15. Sima-Don – Ex On The Beach (ft iToombs and Kirby)
16. Bizz-E BlazE – Success Theory (ft A-Fly)
17. Pryme City – Wanna Ride (ft J-Styles)
18. Starz – The Game Ain’t Over (ft Bun B and Larry O)
19. Bizz-E BlazE – Top Of The Game (ft Zero)
20. Flawless – Stackhouse Goon Affair (ft Joon Summaz and Grimey)
21. i9Live – Moscrilla
22. Team Monopoly – Moving On

Download here:
http://bit.ly/cravnexposure

Sturban Clothing DEEZE podcast 8th April

Sturban Clothing has teamed up with Midlands’s rapper and emcee Deeze for this fourteen track exclusive podcast mix. Deeze (aka Big Dutty Deeze) has been making waves since he started releasing music last September. Deeze is now an officially Sturban Clothing sponsored artist so this really is something we need to listen to and support! In the short period Deeze has been recording he has released three free download mixtapes and a digitally released EP with producer Tricksta for Wolftown Recordings. The video for the track ‘Big Tingz’ from the EP has now had 12,000 views on You Tube and led to Deeze also making an appearance on Tricksta’s single and video ‘Out Of Darkness’ which has had 20,000 views on You Tube. Deeze has also featured on various mixtapes hosted by the likes of Sway, Red Cafe, Papoose, Sheek Louch and many other currently unreleased projects including albums from Stealf, Tricksta and Juttla. The mix features eighteen tracks that really show the diversity of this talented song-writer and performer. Here we get freestyles and original tracks, as well as some guest appearances from some talented singers. Producers on the podcast include UK heavy hitters and Sturban Clothing sponsored artists Tricksta and Juttla, as well as Stealf, Jabba Tha Kut, DLS and Rediculus. We hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we do!!!

Tracklisting…

Rep The Truth
Righteous Way (produced by Tricksta)
I’m That (produced by Jabba Tha Kut)
My Business Card (produced by Stealf)
Back In The Saddle
Alon (DLS remix)
Now That I’m Not There ft Ed Davies
Missing You ft Never 2 Late
On Road
When The Violence Starts
I Need A Girl ft Early B
Fathers 4 Justice
I Aint Trying To Say (produced by Tricksta)
Big Tingz (produced by Tricksta)

Deeze Podcast

Dead Man Walkn – Archive Amnesty 2

01 – 100 Plus
02 – 360
03 – Almost
04 – Battleground (Instrumental taken from Stanza’s ‘Chapter and Verse’)
05 – Change The World
06 – Claim 2 Fame
07 – Ease My Pain
08 – Given Up
09 – Gotta Find A Way
10 – Nightmares (Instrumental taken from Stanza’s ‘The Prologue EP’)
11 – Paradise
12 – Paranoia (Instrumental taken from Ruthless ‘The EP (Educated People’)
13 – Sign
14 – You Dont Know Me (Son Of A Queen Instrumental)
15 – Watch What I Do (Genesis Elijah Instrumental)
16 – Who Am I 2 Say (Instrumental taken from Jimmy Jitsu’s ‘Growing Pains’)

Download Link:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/kh97tx

DJ Ames Teams Up With US Female Rapper Miss Carter To Bring You ‘Gloves Off’ The Mixtape

Growing up in South Florida, Miss Carter born as Shakedra Carter on July 17th in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida showed talent at a very young age. This shining sensation received her first big break at fifteen months by signing with, The Sheila Rose Talent Agency.

Carter landed her first leading role in a Huggies Commercial as a camera baby in a press conference. This role opened up many other avenues for her to expand her talents growing up, such as modeling contest, photo shoots, writing, rapping, dancing, and acting.

Carter started writing at the tender age of ten. She started by writing award winning poems in elementary school, that were recognized by the principle of the school, and always maintaining a high score in writing. Realizing that she had a god given talent, she started expressing herself lyrically more frequently.

Coming from a musical background with a father who surrounded himself around music and a mother & aunt who were former rappers in the 80’s, Carter was always inspired and had a deep passion to do music growing up.

Emoting inspirational writing was the cornerstone of her beginnings as a talented rap artist and songwriter, with a fetish for music she began writing Hip-Hop and R&B. Often being encouraged by many people to follow her dream, It was then she decided to really pursue her music career.

Carter dedicated all of her time when able writing, recording in the studio and performing. She always knew the only way to strive to make it to the top in the music industry was to give it one-hundred and one percent, going the extra mile was her goal.

Being a fresh young talent, Carter knew she would need more than hot rap lyrics to separate herself from the crowd. She decided to go by the stage name “Miss Carter”; Miss showing a form of respect, class, and carrying the last name Carter from her father. Miss Carter has a versatile style and definitely a unique personality, with her matchless talent and style, this young woman is going to take the world by storm. She is destined for greatness as the new upcoming `Hip-Hop Diva.

H2 ENT & INTERNATIONAL HUSTLE PRESENTS MISS CARTER – GLOVES OFF MIXTAPE HOSTED BY DJ AMES

01.Miss Carter Intro (Pro By Afro-Rican)
02.Champion (Pro By PedeWeedy)
03.Get Low
04.Punches
05.Round Them Up
06.Spit Yo Game
07.Exposin (Pro By PedeWeedy)
08.My Chick Bad Feat Trreal
09.Jump On The Beat Feat D.C.
10.Stunting
11.Still Fly
12.Like Kush (Pro By Shadowville)
13.Winner (Pro By Shadowville)
14.Ain’t Got It Feat D.C.
15.So Gone
16.Mix (Outro)

Contact
www.twitter.com/CarterConnect
www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Carter/151753334861087

Download
www.multiupload.com/5I1HQD7LXD
www.datpiff.com/Miss-Carter-H2-Ent-International-Hustle-Presents-Miss-Carter-mixtape.208294.html
www.downloadamixtape.com/?page_id=195&mixtape_id=1323

Southern Hospitality Presents: Lunice feat. ST 2 Lettaz & DaVinci – ‘Get Her High’

When his hip-hop production debut, instant classic Bus Stop Jazz, which featured rapidly rising Bay Area duo The Jealous Guys, was playlisted on radio shows from San Francisco to London and spun by opinion formers the world over, Montreal’s most animated producer, dancer and DJ was more than keen to get back behind the boards for another banger.

This time around Lunice F. Pierre II enlisted critically-acclaimed rap heavyweights ST 2 Lettaz of Huntsville, Alabama’s finest twosome G-Side and San Francisco Thorobred representer, the mighty DaVinci to let loose over a track that draws heavily from his background as an electronic soundscaper.

On ‘Get Her High’ Lunice layers synths upon overlapping synths, injects fizzes and slaps before slapping you round the ears with a donk. He channels that trademark Lunician energy throughout, even stepping inside the track itself, dancing through the music in an epic makeshift third verse.

ST and DaVinci equally feel right at home, deep in their favourite zone, with tales of couch to bedroom excursions, nut stains, Boosie fades and trees for days.

Needless to say, fire it up.

Download:
Southern Hospitality Presents: Lunice feat. ST 2 Lettaz & DaVinci – ‘Get Her High’
http://www.mediafire.com/?tgd3z6ud1pn99t7

FDot1 Interview by Franko Fraize

Thank you for taking your time out to do this exclusive interview.

No problem at all fam, thanks for inviting me thru.

What’s your name and where you from?

Da name’s Fdot1 (formerly known as Floriginul), originally from Barbados via New York, Toronto, Manchester (UK), Harare (Zimbabwe) now living in London.

What releases have you had out to date?

I’ve released records both as an emcee and a producer. My 1st release as an artist was a mixtape in 2007 called “Da Worst Kept Secret”, followed by my first studio album the following year, “Part Of Me” (mostly produced by myself and features production by Vivid Beatz, Beats Galore, Richie Spitz and Point5), you can find it on iTunes under da name Floriginul.
 
There’s also a track I feature on by the Indie band The Phoenix Rose entitled “Sick and Tired”.  I took a break in ’09 but bounced back in 2010 on a couple of collabz produced by my boy Configa, “Hot Off Da Press” a single which was completed in under 24hrs via da interNET lol (keep in mind that Configa and I ‘met’ on Twitter). Then I featured on his 2Pac remix album “Configa Presents: ‘Pac To The Essence Vol. 1″, go get both of them from iTunes too, looool but that’ll be my new tag, Fdot1. … confusing, I know. lol…

As a producer I’ve had a reggae album released featuring da likes of Sizzla and Tony Rebel. Then there’s “Mus’ Bus’” which features one of my favourite UK emcees, Durrty Goodz on DJ MK’s (Kiss FM) album “Above Board”. There’s plenty more you’ll find out about in da future.

What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?

Errr.., probably da fact that as an MC I get to speak on a lotta sh*t and express my point of view.

What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?

Creativity, flows, personality, punchlines, intelligence, humour and quality content. I most certainly ain’t your average emcee.

If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?

I studied mechanical engineering but I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do. I would’ve probably been either a footballer or basketball player, if I made da cut that is lmaoooooo…. I did some mentoring a few years ago, using music to show kids a different focus and a means to express themselves without feeling the need to be disruptive and violent.  One of the young offenders I worked with is now a huge star in the music industry, and another I still work very closely with as a producer… sorry no name dropping on dat one!.  That was very rewarding so I think that’s probably what I’d be doin’ coz da young’uns need guidance.

Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?

Sure…., at da moment, I’m in da process of gettin’ ready to drop a 3 track EP, “So Grimey” next month (March) which will include 3 videos, one of which is XXX-rated so will probably only be available for viewing online lol. The EP will be followed my 2nd studio album “Money MusicK”…., so titled coz I’m fed up wiv da ‘formulaic’ phase Hip-Hop and music in general is goin’ thru. Everybody sounds da same, same flows, same content etc. If I’m honest, most artists bore me so I don’t listen to too many of them. Anyway, my album features production by myself, Vivid Beatz and Malarchi (both UK) as well as a couple joints from my boy Strat Carter outta my birthplace, Barbados. Also on da album are a few of my favourite ‘up and coming’ UK emcees, 2Amplified (two female emcees I’ve worked with in da past), Dray Delta, Stat-Us, Malarchi and Kyra Simone. I think people are gonna feel this project coz it’s full of good music, sh*t to cruise to.

So what type of music do you listen to mostly?

Of course I mostly listen to Hip Hop but I do like what I call Hip Hop Soul, you know people like Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Dwele, D’Angelo. I like Linkin Park and Lenny Kravitz too. Sometimes you’ll catch me listenin’ to some classical sh*t too, like Beethoven and I gotta say I really like Nigel Kennedy’s music (for those that don’t know, he plays da violin).
I’m open to all good music, if it speaks to my soul, I LISTEN…!!

Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

Still makin’ music and movin’ beyond da level I’m at now coz I been doin’ my thing for a lil’ while now. If I’m honest, I’m quite happy with what I’ve already achieved musically. I’d like to be able to just bring thru more talent on to my own label (fM Inc.), you know kinda finding artist and let ‘em keep their creativity and identity.  What a lot of people don’t realise is when they sign to a major label what tends to happen is they lose creative control.  The labels only see them as a commodity and would rather them sounds like what’s currently hot than to let them continue being creative and original which is what drew them to the artist in the first place.

What have you been most proud of in your career so far?

There’s so many things in my career that I’m proud of, like opening for Immortal Technique, De La Soul and Ms Dynamite, Omarion in Munich. Producing for people like Sizzla, Durrty Goodz, Asher D, to name a few. I won Ras Kwame’s Homegrow competition on BBC 1xtra, sh*t I could give you a long ass list but I’m content with what I’ve done. Music has allowed me to travel and do things that most people only dream about and I’ve done all of those things I mentioned without bein’ at da forefront of da game.

If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?

That’s easy….., it’d have to be Dr Dre coz sonically his production is second to none. Timbo & Primo a close second though lol.

What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?

Charts….?! I don’t pay attention to da charts loool…!!

How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?

Right now, huh… Hip Hop’s missing creativity and originality, it’s that simple. There are a few still being creative but da vast majority are clones.

Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?

Looool… Who wouldn’t like to see their music in da top ten..?! Sure I do but I won’t compromise ‘my’ sound for da sake of numbers. You gotta like what I do da way it is, I ain’t changing it and doin what Tom Dick and Harry do. Fuck naaah…!!

What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?

Da UK scene’s definitely goin’ thru a growth spurt with collabz poppin’ off left, right and centre. Giggs and B.o.B, Diddy and Skepta so that can only be a good thing. Hopefully it can be maintained with ‘quality’ music and not bullsh*t, then again some are only in it for what they can get in da ‘short-term’.

What’s next for you as an artist?

Like I said earlier my EP’s out next month “So Grimey” and da album “Money MusicK” will follow hot on it’s heels on da 4th May, after that, it’s all about touring lol. I got a few collabz to do too, as well as producing albums for Malarchi, David Mensah (neo-soul singer) and a few others but I ain’t sayin’ who ’til we in da studio grinding..!! lol

Okay before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you.

You can get my last album “Part Of Me” on iTunes under da name Floriginul as well as da collabz I mentioned before with Configa & The Phoenix Rose.  A sampler of my new album’s available for free download along with some ‘remixes’ and other tracks from my website :
http://fdot1.com
 
Once again, thanks for letting me have my say..

Interview by Franko Fraize

The Doctor’s Orders 40 @ Fabric with DJ Scratch 22.04.11

The Doctor’s Orders 40 @ Fabric with DJ Scratch

10pm-5am
Friday 22nd April 2010
Fabric, 77 Charterhouse Street, London EC1
£15 Advance tickets

£10 Students / Fabric First or £6 after 3am

DJ Scratch
Spin Doctor
Bruce Wayne
Chris P Cuts
Hosted by MC Prankster

The Doctor’s Orders has finally got their man! After getting close when we recently booked the legendary EPMD we are now over the moon to have the incredible DJ Scratch stepping to the decks. Widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest DJs he has won countless battles, toured with Run DMC, Jay-Z and of course EPMD, produced tracks for Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent & LL Cool J and been named as a Hip-Hop Icon by The Source.

DJ Scratch, as the name would suggest, is all about the showmanship of DJing. With tricks and routines that have been copied by many DJs around the world, this man really does have to be seen and heard to be believed.

From closer to home The Doctor’s Orders have a dream time of London’s finest seasoned DJs who week on week keep the capital’s dance-floors bumping. The Doctor’s Orders own Spin Doctor is joined by the one and only Bruce Wayne and Chris P Cuts who will be treating another packed house to a blend of boom bap, old and new. Keeping the crowd involved all night is the best host in the business MC Prankster.