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Phife of A Tribe Called Quest Debuts The Official Video For “dear Dilla”
J Dilla-mania continues as legendary MC Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest unveils the official video for his new single “dear Dilla“–via Okayplayer! You probably have already bugged out over the fearless honesty of Phife’s personal letter to the dearly departed and DJ Rasta Root’s flip of the Dilla-touched break. But now “dear Dilla” get’s the visual treatment it deserves. Phife and Rasta Root took no shortcuts in making their dream vision a reality, taking their cameras to the corner of MacDougall and Nevada on Detroit’s East Side, recruiting Ma Dukes Yancey for a touching cameo and even risking funky diabetic relapse by partaking of an actual Dilla donut??
You’ll have to watch to enjoy all the little moments and appropriate touches but suffice to say that Phife and crew did this project right!
Watch Phife Dawg’s “dear Dilla” Video Now On Okayplayer!
PRESENTED BY Niche, triple j & Nathan Farrell Entertainment
So We Can Remember Album Release & Tour Dates
New single ‘Something I Said [ft. Thom
Just months after romantic first single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’ romped to success, spawning sold-out headline gigs in every town on the tour, and proving a crowd favourite at Thundamentals’ 2013 festival appearances —Sprung Festival, Southbound and Falls Festival — the Sydney trio are back in full force. Having just announced, in a triple j exclusive, a massive run of dates to celebrate the [seriously] long-awaited release of third album So We Can Remember, out Fri 2 May through Obese Records, Thundamentals present second single ‘Something I Said [ft. Thom Crawford]’ to stave off some of the anticipation.
Safe to say So We Can Remember will be lovingly welcomed by the trio’s fans — ‘Thundakats’ — who have been waiting patiently since 2011 for a follow up to the group’s second record Foreverlution; a release that saw Thundamentals’ first entries in both the ARIA and the AIR Charts: #19 on ARIA Australian Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #3 on the AIR Charts.
Fans came out in force for So We Can Remember lead single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’, creating a #5 debut on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts, and voting the love song into position #32 in triple j’s Hottest 100 countdown – the highest position gained by a local hip hop song for the entire year and Thundamentals’ second appearance in the nationally-celebrated radio event. The accompanying Tarantino-esque film clip did alright for itself too, clocking up nearly 385,000 views on YouTube, grabbing both Channel V and Rage TV’s ‘Clip Of The Week’ upon release with viewers of the latter getting ‘Smiles…’ to #44 on the publicly voted Rage TV ‘Best Clips Of 2013’[the only local
hip hop track to make the cut], along with a nomination for the ‘Best Music Video’ at the triple j awards, and two wins for Best Hip-Hip Music Video Australia 2013 and Best Independent Music Video NSW 2013 in The Australian Independent Music Video Awards 2013.
The much-loved Blue Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio now, with second single ‘Something I Said [ft. Thom
Crawford]’, flick fans another curve ball continuing their tendency to parallel light and dark in their compositions: while MCs Tuka and Jeswon lyrically level rolled eyes at childish gossips, DJ Morgs drops in the ruckus of kids’ playgrounds to drive it home, layering old school beats with a triumphant horn section, handclaps and cute, bouncing, piano to underscore Oscar nominee Thom Crawford’s lamenting, soulful vocal in a song destined to be a crowd favourite on the album tour.
Getting across as much of the country as possible, Thundamentals are touring So We Can Remember as part of the national, regional Groovin The Moo festival juggernaut, as well as playing their own major city launches. For a band who’s past shows have included supports for A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi [Outkast], MF Doom, Lyrics Born, Drapht, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Thundamentals are one of Australia’s most accomplished and energetic live acts.
So We Can Remember
Album Tour Dates
Presented by Niche, triple j & Nathan Farrell Entertainment
Fri 25 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Oakland SA
Sat 26 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Maitland NSW
Sun 27 Apr @ Groovin The Moo, Canberra ACT
Fri 2 May @ The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
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Sat 3 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bendigo VIC
Sun 4 May @ Groovin The Moo, Townsville QLD
Thu 8 May @ Flyrite, Perth WA
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Fri 9 May @ Mojo’s Fremantle WA
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Sat 10 May @ Groovin The Moo, Bunbury WA
Fri 16 May @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
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Fri 24 May @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
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Tickets on sale Tue 4 Mar
‘Something I Said’ is out Fri 28 Feb on Obese Records, available for purchase via iTunes
So We Can Remember is released Fri 2 May on Obese Records, available for purchase via iTunes
Boiler Room TV – the biggest underground music show on the planet – will be returning to Australian shores in March, showcasing a perfect blend of home-grown and international acts to a truly global audience, and offering Southern Hemisphere crowds in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth access to the live-streaming party phenomenon.
The Australian series is following the international Boiler Room format of small, invite-only events featuring DJ sets and live performances from international heavyweights and the true underground, broadcast via the internet.
Boiler Room today opened up the limited capacity RSVP guestlist for entry into the Australian sessions – Fans can now head to boilerroom.tv/australia to get a name on the list.
Venue locations will be revealed to those on the guestlist – Entry via RSVP is not guaranteed so you must arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The only way to guarantee entry is to win tickets via event partners Contiki & Budweiser. Those not lucky enough to squeeze into one of the events can of course check out the live stream on www.boilerroom.tv.
**BOILER ROOM SESSIONS AUSTRALIA – TICKETS RELEASED AT 10AM VIA RSVP**
Gearing up for the first Pozible Pop Up Sydney
• Pozible Pop Up Sydney will take over the Makery in Darlinghurst, March 7 to 13
• Full short film line-up announced for Monday 10 March
• Two more amazing local designers are on board at the Design Talk on Tuesday March 11
• DJ High Society to take care of the tunes on opening night
• Closing Night to be a celebration of Sydney with Train Tracks
• To register and secure your tix to each event, go to: http://pozible.com/poziblepopupsydney
With just over a week to go, its time for Sydney to get ready for the new kids on the creative block to showcase their wares at the Anything’s Pozible Pop Up at the Makery on Oxford, from March 7 to 13
“This is a celebration and a bringing together of many of the local crowdfunding campaigns run on Pozible, where those who have supported their campaigns have a chance to see them come to fruition,” said Pozible Co-Founder and Director, Rick Chen.
Those whose works will be showcased range from musician Oliver Tank, to photographer Kris Baum, t-shirt designers Bloodless and many, many more.
Among those whose successful Pozible campaigns will be on display, includes four local film makers whose works will be on display at the Xanadu Wines Short Film Night on March 10, including:
• Kelli Jean Drinkwater’s story of a fat femme synchronised swimming team: ‘Aquaporko’
• Shane McLachlen’s documentary about the realities of being homeless on Sydney streets, ‘I Am Hank – I am homeless’
• Stuart Bowen’s stop motion animation about a doll who dreams of playing the piano with paddles for hands: ‘Woody’
• And Anita Lee’s tale of a lonely 20-something who looks for her doppelganger to fill a void: ‘Only One’.
Tickets and more details about the Xanadu Wines Short Film Night are available at this link.
Anything’s Pozible Pop Up Sydney celebrates the 600 local creatives that have successfully crowdfunded on Pozible, and offers them the opportunity to be showcased and some wonderful workshops to help them to take their projects to another level, or to help anyone who is considering crowdfunding to get onboard.
“Our event line-up includes talks with some of Australia’s most well-respected designers, entrepreneurs and creatives, including David Gravina from Digital Eskimo, Flyn Tracy from Tractor Design School, Frankie Ratford from The Design Kids and Kiel Van Daal from Digilante who will be involved in the Design Talk on Tuesday March 11,” said Mr Chen.
The event will kick off at the Makery at 6:00pm on Friday 7 March. Entry is a five dollar donation. Free drinks will be available all night from sponsors Little Creatures, Xanadu Wines and successful crowdfunder MR BLACK liquor, with tunes from Djs High Society.
The Closing Night will also be un-missable, with the guys from guerilla travelling music festival Train Tracks taking the Pop Up on an adventure through Sydney.
“At Train Tracks we strive to change people’s perceptions of the public spaces around them, from an old train carriage, to a lonely patch of grass. We are very excited to be closing Pozible Pop Up Sydney with a one of a kind Train Tracks event,” said Train Tracks’ curator Dean Ginsberg.
Don’t miss the Pozible Pop Up Sydney! Full details of contributors, events and tickets are available at http://www.pozible.com/poziblepopupsydney
SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY RADIO #186: Terrence Parker (DETROIT) LIVE @ Soul of Sydney | Sun Feb 23 2014.
Detroit’s Gospel Godfather, DJ Terrence Parker live in the mix at Soul of Sydney Block Party 2014, throwing down a very rare Disco & Funk based set paying tribute to his MUSICAL ROOTS & INSPIRATIONS over 3+ hours out in the beautiful open air courtyard location.
Check out this set and see how much musical ground a real DJ can cover, he absolutely blew some minds at this jam and won a whole dancefloor full of fans over as he payed everything from classic funk, disco, boogie, soulful house vibes and event some egyptian party jams like only a true seasoned selector could.
Check out www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty for updated on next jam in late march / early april.