Daily Archives: August 3, 2009

Trailer For Good Hair Starring Chris Rock

Bravo to Chris Rock for taking on his daughter’s impending colonization with a documentary on a Black woman’s most sensitive attribute. This is actually Nelson George’s film you may remember their earlier collaboration CB4. I can’t wait to see the distribution on this.


A-Trak and Armand Van Helden Unite As Duck Sauce, Release EP This Fall

Arguably one of the more formidable DJ/producer collaborations in recent memory, the creation of Duck Sauce by world renowned DJs A-Trak and Armand Van Helden promises to deliver what could easily be the the most refreshing dance music in years. Individually, the New York-based duo are among the reigning names in dance music, past and present; earlier this year, they teamed up to produce tracks destined to become instant anthems. Having found it easy to work together through similar musical backgrounds and viewpoints, namely creating house music through a hip-hop filter, Duck Sauce was born.

Reviving classic mid-90s formulas that became Armand Van Helden’s signature sound along with the filtered French Touch era of labels Roulé and Crydamoure, Duck Sauce reinvents effortless disco house with a sonic quality and aplomb suited for the DJs sets of today. Over a span of 5 days A-Trak and Van Helden mined their disco loops with the prime objective of “intentionally making party monsters.” The result was several overwhelming, feel-good tracks, two of which became the massive summer sing-along “aNYway” and “You’re Nasty”, a high-energy dancefloor bomb built around a quirky half-bar sample and a screeching keyboard. Quickly turning into one of the most anticipated releases of 2009, “aNYway” has been receiving tremendous support from DJs worldwide, including airplay from Radio 1 (Zane Lowe, Annie Mac) and Power 106 (DJ Reflex). These 2 songs, as well as other disco gems, can be found on the upcoming Fool’s Gold EP entitled Greatest Hits.

Behind-the-scenes interview with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden on the making of Duck Sauce:


Atlanta Music Exec Demetrius Ellberbee Signs New Pact with Geffen/DTP Records

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(Atlanta, GA) – Music executive Demetrius “Kinky B” Ellerbee today announced the recent signing of R&B songstress Shareefa to his HUSH Management roster, and the negotiation of a label deal for the emerging artist with Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP)/Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) Records. Ellerbee, a proven executive with a successful 9-year track record, is credited with effectively shepherding the careers of several top artists, including Grammy-Award nominee and multi-platinum hip-hop artist Young Jeezy. Jeezy also serves as Ellerbee’s business partner for CTE Music/Def Jam.


Kidz In The Hall Invite You To The Land Of Make Believe


Kidz In The Hall have matured in their music to discover who they truly are as artists. Having the opportunity to reflect on their body of work and analyze both their strengths and weaknesses has enabled the group to redefine both their goals, aspirations and at the same time expose what the music industry can do to those closely involved with it.


Slum Village-Hold Tight

Slum Village fans like me already know that Fantastic Volume Two is a masterpiece but with the passing of Baatin I wanted to post a track that I like particularly for his delivery. Everyone sounds good on this album and Q-Tip on the song makes it even better.