Contest: ‘Kon & The Gang’ Remix via Legitmix

 

Crate digger extraordinaire Kon (of Kon & Amir) aka the “re-edit/rework king of 2012″ (per Gilles Peterson), is putting together a 6-track compilation, Kon & The Gang featuring two of his edits. The remaining remixes/re-edits will be pulled from Kon’s favorite submissions to this contest, which will be hosted by our friends at Legitmix.

The Kon & The Gang compilation featuring the winning entries will be sold on Legitmix, a new revolutionary platform where remixers can sell and promote their work without sample-clearances. You can learn more about how Legitmix works by viewing the video below.

Get the scoop firsthand from Kon above and visit our contest page for more details.

Also, be sure to read the contest rules, and then submit your track(s) to www.legitmix.com.

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New Release: Apollo Brown & OC – ‘Trophies’

 

Tomorrow, Detroit producer Apollo Brown and emcee OC release their collaborative Trophies album. Easy on the ears with its classic hip-hop sound, the album has no features or special guests on this one – the producer/rapper duo carry their own weight on this straightforward headbanger.

Stream the full album on AOL.

Enter our contest to win a Trophies vinyl and CD

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New Release: The Impellers – ‘This Is Not A Drill’ + Contest

 

UK band The Impellers self describe themselves to make music that is a deeply funky super-heavy soul with afro breaks. Well, damn. Take a look at the video above for “Knock Knock” and become compelled shake it all the way through and past the weekend.

Today also marks the release of these party peoples’ new album, This Is Not A Drill. *Shimmy!* More grooving opportunities? We have the preview stream below on loop and we won’t stop ’til we get enough.

Enter our contest to win This Is Not A Drill.

Purchase This Is Not A Drill on Amazon

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Next Step March Winner: Derek Dumont

 

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Congratulations to Pittsburgh bred, LA based producer Derek Dumont for being our March winner! His music is an earthy electronic with sounds inspired by “landscapes and weather patterns, sunsets and city lights dotted in the distance.” Derek shares:

“As much as I want to make music that is fresh and stimulating, I want to make music that communicates on a therapeutic level, without being boxed into any specific genre. A level that allows people to escape to their concentrations.”

The young producer is featured on two tracks for Wiz Khalifa’s new mixtape Taylor Allderdice, and as such, be sure to dig into “Number 16″ and “Mia Wallace.” But that’s not introduction enough for this self-made beat maker who’s just getting started. Derek has also composed the soundtrack to a feature-length documentary entitled Only God Could Hear Me. Watch the trailer for the documentary after the jump.

And we are so very excited to premier the video for the gorgeous cinematic tune, “Yesterday,” above – don’t you see yourself on an epic rode trip in the middle of nowhere?! Below, we have been graced with the opportunity to share an unreleased track, “Colored Coma,” yet another brilliant cinematic tune – we’d pair it with the breakdown the protagonist has after finding out the love of his life is gone forever. After that is a free download for the previously released “One Night In Charlotte” – put this over a scene of all-night teenage shenanigans on a coming of age indie flick. Yep – we could make up stories to his songs all day.

Derek Dumont – “Colored Coma”
 

Derek Dumont – “One Night In Charlotte” [MP3]
 

Watch out for this dude – he’s not playing games.

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Watch the trailer for Only God Could Hear Me after the jump

NYC: Johnny Colon & His Orchestra Live @ LPR – April 25

 

Next week join Latin music legend Johnny Colon as he revisits his boogaloo, salsa and Latin soul roots with his orchestra over two sets of classics at Le Poisson Rouge! Time for your tush to put in some work! To boot, the concert will benefit the East Harlem Music School Fund – score!

Enter our contest to win a pair of tickets to the show.

Event Details
Johnny Colon & His Orchestra Live
w/ Spanglish Fly, DJ Turmix

Wednesday, April 25th

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY

Doors: 7 PM
18+ w/ ID

Tickets: $20 (Advance)
Purchase tickets

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