Thursday, April 29, 2010
What... You thought was wasn't coming out west!
4/30 - Los Angeles, California - Oddisee @ Airliner
5/1 - Los Angeles, California - Oddisee @ Boom Box
5/6 - Portland, Oregon - Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine @ Someday Lounge (The Fix PDX)
5/8 - Seattle, Washington Oddisee @ Secret Location (not to be advertised until a week out)
5/9 - Seattle, Washington - Diamond District in-studio performance at 90.3FM KEXP 8:00 PM
5/9 - Seattle, Washington Diamond District @ Chop Suey
5/10 - Seattle, Washington - DJ Quartermaine @ Jetset
5/13 - Pomona, California: Diamond District, Trek Life & DJ Quartermaine @ Cal Poly
5/14 - Los Angeles, California Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine @ Self Help Graphics & Art Center
5/15 - Los Angeles, California Diamond District & DJ Quartermaine @ Fat Beats (In Store)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Diamond District's first DC show in over a year. Need I say more? Okay, maybe a little more:
4/28 Diamond District Live @ U st. Music Hall 1115 U st. Washington, DC NW 18+ / $10 / 9PM
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Last night I had the honor and privilege to attend a screening of Timeless. It was one of the most inspirational things I have ever seen. Shout out to Munch for bring this amazing screening to Washington, DC. For more information read below.
Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is the name of a concert series that was created in homage to the composer/arrangers who have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways. Timeless was conceived by production house Mochilla in Los Angeles during February and March 2009 and included the performances of over 150 musicians in front of ecstatic sold out crowds. These three historic events were recorded and filmed in exacting detail with Mochilla's unmistakable style.
To Purchase this amazing series please visit: http://mochilla.com/timeless
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
yU's album, "Before Taxes" Dropped yesterday April 13th. To promote, yU along side SlimKat78 (Who produced half of Before Taxes) did an in store performance at Fat Beats in NYC.
Links to support yU & his new album "before Taxes"
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Here's a track I produced & featured on with my home girl AlSarah. We created this song for the Sudanese elections. Sarah explains the song in the first video, the second is the song its self. Look, listen, learn, peace.
Alsarah is a Brooklyn based singer, songwriter and Giant Step team member hailing from Khartoum, Sudan. She loves to travel, does not like long walks on the beach, and prefers kimchi to cake.
Alsarah shares her experience:
Today I go to vote for the first time as a Sudanese citizen. Three weeks ago I could not contain my excitement about this momentous occasion, but today I sadly know it won’t count for anything. Despite the reports flooding in about rampant cheating in the electoral process, not to mention the recent withdrawal of the majority of other presidential candidates, I like to tell myself at least I am getting some practice in on my right for self determination.
This being the first election since 1985, it has been getting a lot international attention, and a lot of media is being produced on the country in general. Among the international organizations focusing on the topic is Media in Cooperation and Transition, aka MICT, in association with the German Foreign Office, who have been running an online campaign covering the elections in general, and released a compilation of songs by Sudanese singers and song writers, of which I was one, relating to the elections titled Sudan Votes Music Hopes. I was in Berlin for the SVMH release party when I received the news that most of the candidates running for the elections had withdrawn from the race a mere few days before people were due to go to the ballots.
While deeply dejected, I feel that at least now so many of the people of Sudan had made it clear they seek a democratic change, and that gives me hope to look forward to the possibility of a fair elections in the not so distant future.
Alsarah explains how her song, “Vote,” came to be: Alsarah Video InterviewMyspace
Monday, April 12, 2010
presented by Jus Like Music and Apple Juice break, Oscillations Part 2 is a 21 track long project full of unheard new material and unreleased music! Exclusively only for the Oscillations project.
I was pleased to hear that a song I did with Kidkanevil while at the Red Bull Music Academy in London was selected for the project. Here's "ZoOoOoOp" produced by Kidkanevil Featuring that guy in the header.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
From Pittsburgh to New Mexico, There are many times that I stop and say... I love what I do. Trek Life and I headed down to the University of New Mexico, Las Cruces to Headline an outdoor festival. Thank you so much to everyone involved , Trek and I had a wonderful time and you all are amazing people! Before we went home we got Fish tacos and stopped at the Mexican border. Photos & video below.
Friday, April 9, 2010
When I was in London I did a RBMA Headphone Highlights session. I picked 10 songs, some of them mine, others are tracks that have influenced me. below is the play list and an audio archive of the actual show, enjoy.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
It's good to be home! We headed north west on route 70 to Pittsburgh for a dope show at the Shadow Lounge. I was to busy rapping to get any footage of our actual show. Usually Trek is there to film our performance. Any how, enjoy the photos and brief video of our trip there. Quartermaine blessed us with some new beats he's been working on! he just started producing and his progress has been amazing!