Names You Can Trust Remixes Out Now + Giveaway Contest

After three years of nonstop hits, Names You Can Trust is ready to drop its first collaborative full-length project: a diverse set of talented DJs, producers and bands from around the world remixing their favorites from the NYCTrust catalog.

A limited edition Names You Can Trust Remix 12″ is available for purchase now with remixes by TM Juke & Jack Baker, Colman Brothers, Fumaca Jazz, Los Fulanos and Spinnerty.

Enter to win a copy here.

Buy digitally from Turntable Lab, who are offering bonus tracks.

Ja Prawn New Release + Vinyl Giveaway

LA-based Ja Prawn has released their LP, Everybody, and is offering the tracks via free download. But grab the limited vinyl and you also get a download card with 5 bonus tracks.

Enter to win a free copy of Everybody on vinyl here.

Ja Prawn was born from the murky depths of the LA River in the early millennium, and has been relentlessly rocking Los Angeles’ diveyest dance clubs and underground caverns ever since. Ja Prawn is a demigod sculpted of synth sludge, apocalyptic sci-fi soundtracks, and pawn shop lo-fi glory. After honing their sound at Don Bolles’ nightclub “Ding-a-Ling” in Silverlake, CA, Ja Prawn has finally unleashed its spawn into the world.

Enter to Win: Limited Edition Erykah Badu Print

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The After Midnight Series by visual artist Steven Lopez has featured musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Above is a time-lapse video of his process in his studio.

In this episode of the series, he paints to Erykah Badu‘s “Amerykahn Promise” off of New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War. To celebrate Part Two, Steven Lopez is offering an autographed print poster to the most deserving Badu fan. To prove yourself, send a love letter to contests@giantstep.net explaining why you love Erykah Badu and this painting, describing your personal interpretations, the reasons why you love mixed-media, or maybe just why this rare artwork is rightfully yours.

Contest ends April 25th. The Giclee´ print is 30″ x 40″. Good luck! A message from Erykah:

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Win Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series (3xDVD Set)

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 – with the music of Mulatu Astatke, J.Dilla and Arthur Verocai.

Enter to win the DVD box-set here.

More Info & Purchase: Mochilla.com/timeless

Stay tuned for our Artist Profile on Mulatu, commemorating his March 30th release, Mulatu Steps Ahead on Strut Records.