Having already written and produced songs for Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Smokey Robinson, Timothy Bloom is well on his way. Most recently, he's left swooning audiences eagerly awaiting his forthcoming debut album with his The Budding Rose EP. The EP's sultry lead single, "Til the End of Time" created much buzz, due in part to the ballad's tastefully provocative video directed by David Rodriguez.
Catch Bloom across stages nationwide this summer. The tour starts in Los Angeles on July 29th, and ends on the east coast with Philadelphia on August 30th and Vienna, VA on September 1st.
For the first time ever, the revolutionary Legitmix platform is allowing musicians to legally sell songs using copyrighted music without having to go through the arduous and costly sample clearing process. Further, anyone can recreate a DJ set, remix, or sample-based song on their own computer utilizing the original samples used by the artist!
Crazy exciting. We will certainly be nudging our pals sitting on uncleared sampled music, for starters.
Diplo has partnered with Legitmix to release Mad Legit, a 40-minute DJ set including 9 exclusive remixes that draw from Tupac's "California Love," Chris Brown's "Look at me Now" and Belle Epoque's "Miss Broadway," to name a few. Sample the mix below.
The pricing is quite clever as well. To purchase Mad Legit, you pay $3.00 "plus the retail cost of the 14 copyrighted tracks needed to recreate the Diplo DJ set and its 9 remixes." What's even more fancy is that Legitmix will search your hard drive for the copyrighted source tracks and only charge you for ones you don't already have.
Legitmix cites a very simple goal: "deliver on the promise of copyright: to encourage artistic freedom while protecting a creator's right to profit from their work." You can learn more about the company's story by viewing their video.
Induce bestows a gift to us in the form of his latest remixes of “Pretty” and “Get Down Saturday Night” from his forthcoming album, Halfway Between Me And You. On top of that he has put together a fantastic DJ mix, which blends the direct influences for his album from Prince to Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles to name a few. Download the remixes from Ketchy Shuby, Deviant Remix and Renzo Torti as well as the DJ mix below:
The Only Education That Ever Mattered (Part 1)-
1. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tears Of A Clown
2. Junior Walker & The All Stars – Shotgun
3. Slum Village – Fall In Love
4. D’Angelo – Left & Right (featuring Method Man & Redman)
5. Pharrell & The Yessirs – Angel
6. New Edition – Cool It Now
7. Slave – Steppin’ Out
8. D Train – You’re The One For Me
9. Prince – Just As Long As We’re Together
10. Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
11. Metro Area – Machine Vibes
12. Shaun Escoffery – Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix Edit)
13. Jamiroquai – Dynamite
14. Rah Band – Messages From The Stars
15. Stevie Wonder – That Girl
16. Bilal – Think It Over
17. D’Angelo – Lady
18. D’Angelo – Africa
Purchase "Pretty" and "Get Down Saturday Night" on iTunes
In this episode, the overall theme of Gilles Peterson's WorldWide Show is minimalism. He opens the show with an eclectic track from London producer James Blake, proceeding on to play Dego's instrumental "The Monarch," and then giving us a taste of Jill Scott's newest album with the neo soul number "Rolling Hills."
Gilles also pays tribute to the great producer Fonce Mizell, who recently passed away. The tribute segment includes some of Mizell's work with Bobbi Humphrey, Marvin Gaye, and Taste of Honey. For the weekly Worldwide Family Mixtape Gilles enlists multi-instrumentalist producer Machinedrum to bless us with a varied mix of tunes. Machinedrum is based out of Brooklyn and recently released an LP called Room(s) through indie electronic label Planet Mu.