URBNET kicks off 2012 by launching a new series of music compilations. The latest addition to the label’s compilation line focuses on new singles from emerging artists. The series will also offer a sampling of songs from URBNET’s expanding roster, and this will be an opportunity to hear new music before it appears on full length releases. Certified selections are pulled from URBNET’s top 10 best new music list. The monthly list highlights the best new music submissions received by URBNET for release. Volume 1 is now available digitally and features new music from Ian Kamau, Motëm, royceBIRTH and Besque to name a few.
01. Ian Kamau – The Village 02. Besque – Not Enough Love 03. Motëm – All of the Above 04. Def3 – Real Talk 05. D-Sisive – Jolly Good Fellow 06. Dirtybird Beats – A Little Of Something 07. Cityreal – Passing Me By (ft Wes Mackey) 08. Factor – Club Soda OG 09. Fatty Down – Sippin’ A Beer Remix (Feat. Evil Ebenezer & Kyprios) 10. royceBIRTH – When The Music Stops 11, The Happy Unfortunate – 89 Vibin’ 12. The Lytics – I’m Here
Blocktrade Presents Wale Live at the Phoenix Concert Theatre”
WHO: Blocktrade Music Presents Wale
WHAT: The Ambition Canada Tour
WHEN: Friday, January 20th, 2012
WHERE: Phoenix Concert Theatre
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DJ Power from the legendary Soul Controllers crew (shouts to DTS & JWyze) connects with Machel Montano and Kardi for “Fly So High”. A little birdy told me there’s already a video for this too so look out for that soon too…
Award winning Dj Power “The Soul Controller” has enlisted Soca superstar Machel Montano and Kardinal Offishall for his new single titled “Fly So High” on the Starline Music label. Released earlier this week, this infectious Electro/House/Pop/Soca fusion style dubbed “Solectro” by Power is already making waves with its rhythmic melody and percussion, Machel’s uplifting, captivating chorus and a fire spitting verse from Kardinal Offishall. The track versions can be heard here:
“Fly So High” was written by Machel Montano, Peter “Wildfire” Noel and Kardinal Offishall and produced by Power with duo Badnuz & Pops who’s production credits include recent collaborations with famed Drake producer Boi-1da. Expect more from this trio as they have been busy crafting more tracks for Dj Power’s upcoming album which besides “Fly So High” will also feature many collaborations with artists including Kalenna Harper (Diddy Dirty Money) and the track “Makeup” with Vybz Kartel recorded just days before his current incarceration. “Fly So High” will also be featured on Machel Montano’s upcoming album to be released later this year. “Machel’s an amazing songwriter, singer and performer and we wanted to bring this sound to the world, Kardi’s verse is icing on the cake and only adds more power to this monster track”, states Power.The track is available on Itunes, Beatport, Dj Tunes and Juno.
Dj Power became famous for his Soul Controllers mashup mixtape compilations and remixes fusing Reggae/dancehall and Soca music with Hip Hop, House and Electro earning him a coveted Justo’s mixtape award. His remixes and compilations have been featured in such publications as the Ny Times and played by dj’s around the world including his work on Mims “Why I’m Hot” remix featuring Baby Cham and Junior Reid and his remix to world cup anthem Knaan’s “Waving Flag.
With their recognized skill to create captivating sounds and stories, The Airplane Boys prepare to take-off to higher musical grounds with the release of the first single “New Blood“, from their upcoming album Alignment. The much anticipated second mixtape is set to release in February 2012.