IVAN WINTER “Haar & Hem” (hair & him) audio book

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Ivan Winter is a DJ with a solid tenure. He combines his knowledge of diverse music styles in a surprising manner. He is influenced by art and this resonates in his music selection and technique.
On a daily, he is a Barber. He believes every man needs some time for himself, and at that point u can see the true beauty of transformation. The before and after the cut, same effect as listening how a DJ cuts from track to track.
In any barbershop you can hear the debating, the changing the world, the funny stories which push clients to come back on the regular beside a haircut of course.
A barber is kind of a therapist, so it is not uncommon for patients to chat with each other in the waiting room. Gossiping in the hallway happens, but during a one-on-one session in the barber’s chair, it is the hairdresser who wins the trust of the individual at that moment. After all, having your hair cut is something personal that you do not just let anyone do!

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From the many sessions, Mr. Winter came up together with Charlien Adriaenssens to transform individual stories from the barber’s chair into an audiobook titled “Haar & Hem”. The inspiration was found in the different life stories, especially in those who are considered obscure. Topics that many hairdressers will related to.
After long writing, deepening, writing again, choosing the sound and searching for the right form, Mr Winter can now proudly say that you can listen to it!

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This audiobook is sometimes surreal, sometimes documentary and sometimes tragic. Lucky for us, it’s only the volume 1 so make sure to keep an eye on Mr Winter for more stories from his barbershop.

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MILLENIUM JAZZ presents THE JAZZ JOUSTERS “Operation Six”

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Millennium Jazz Music presents “Operation Six” as they celebrate with the Jazz Jousters collective on their 6th anniversary since the group started working together in 2012.

OP6 is the first project from the Jousters collective since the release of the “Fifth Element” double vinyl and cassette album for the previous anniversary.
As usual all music was made exclusively for this project. If you are aware of the previous editions from the UK label / collective many of the usual suspects as well as a few new members are included.

To mark this years anniversary a double vinyl album and a limited batch of cassettes will be available for purchase. You can pre-order the vinyl via Qrates: https://qrates.com/projects/17457.

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BOOG BROWN “Boog Brown”

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Busy bee is how we can define the Atlanta based female mc who goes by the name of Boog Brown. After the EP “Sun Up”(2016) it was radio silence for the lady. In May a mini docu / interview made by Theorematic find Boog talking about her catalog, finding her style and new music coming up.

Well, the wait was worth it as we got serve with not only 1 but three new projects released in October. The first appetizer is the single “Just right” (off the album) follow shortly after by a EP and an album released on the UK label Tea Sea Records.
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Tom Caruana who runs the label, produced and mixed all the tracks. He has worked with many of the popular and underground Hip Hop artists. Tom shooked the web by mixing the best hip hop with the best of the Pop scene. One of the memorable project is Wu-Tang vs The Beatles. Check the whole serie. It more than worth the listen.

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ICBM “Wunderbar”

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After releasing the project 8 Dayz with Racecar (aka Dayz) back in february, ICBM strikes back with an instrumental travel through space and time! The destination is the planet “Wunderbar”. The project portrait different moods and colors from the french producer. Are you ready for this retro cosmic trip?

Take your helmet and let ICBM guide you!

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AMASIA “Convergences”

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Nice surprise in our inbox this morning coming from Lyon (France) of the fresh label Amasia Records.

AMASIA RECORDS is the association of two producers : SHIMSHON & SYNES. The 2 produce Hip-Hop records with artists from all around the world.

The first volume of Amasia Records is called CONVERGENCES, a 10 tracks project including 11 rappers from USA, Finland, France and Belgium.

We cannot wait to hear more projects from Amasia Records and discover more talented artists.
Stay tuned !!

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HIP’OPSESSION 2018: ALLTTA + GRACY HOPKINS + RAIZA BIZA + SORG & NAPOLEON MADDOX

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Hip’opsession is almost upon us and the 2018 edition promises to be one for the books. Year after year the famous french Hip Hop festival continues to highlight all the elements of the culture and bringing people of all race and age together with the motto “one nation under a groove” in Nantes and his suburb. A special s/o for the organisation to make it also accessible for the deafs and hard of hearing people since 2015.
Hip’opsession is starting officially from the 1st March till the 18th. But if you familiar with the organisation behind the festival you know that it has already started. A sort of warming up before the big bang!
As the tradition goes the Battle Opsession, the major rendez-vous for dancers from all over the world, will launch the festival. During 2 days it will be about cyphers, exchanges, trainings and of course battles for the titel for each category: House, Hip Hop, Lock, pop, Top Rock, Bonnie & Clyde (2 vs 2) and Crews (3 vs 3).
Hip’opssesion is music as well, MC challenge (EOW) Res EOW

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Q&A, Dance, Beatbox FURAX and so much more…

To sum up all the events will be like climbing the Himalaya, so check the entire program here

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If you are around the city one of the event not to be missed is happening at Stereolux the 9th of March. Hip’opsession is headlining Alltta, the Electronic-rap duo composed of 20Syl (C2C, Hocus Pocus) & J.Medeiros (The Procussions).

Opening acts for the supergroup are Gracy Hopkins (FR/ANG/BR)

Sorg & Napoleon Maddox (FR /USA)

and all away from New Zealand the hip hop artist Raiza Biza.

Let’s forget for a moment that the world right now is in a bad shape. For 3 weeks, Hip’opsession 2018, is inviting you to celebrate a culture in full glory. A culture that still unify since the day of his birth some 40 years ago.
See you there…

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ROTTERDAM MUSIC AWARDS 2017: JR & TH’ACQUISITION

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JR & Th’Acquisition are long in the game. Individually, JR has been involved in different projects like Funky Organizers (who recently toured in Europe), on featurings by the East Garden label and also with his solo stuff. Beside the music he is also hosting events. Th’Acquisition wears also many hats. Beside being DJ, he is also a producer, organising events and doing workshops all over country. What the two have in common is doing a lot for the culture in the city of Rotterdam and their love for the music. So it was only a matter of time for the two to team up. They went on winning the Sena Grote Prijs 2017 with best act and the public’s choice.

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We had the chance at the redaction to hear a preview of their first project “Bedtijd” (bedtime) and it’s a little masterpiece. You can hear that the experience is flowing all over each track and it’s calling for more, not only for the lyrics but also for the productions. It’s like all the pieces of the puzzle coming together effortlessly.
The two are now nominated for the Rotterdam Music Awards in the category “Promising act” (Belofte). It’s only a matter of time before they take on the international scenes with their act.

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Mark the date in your agenda for the Rotterdam Music Awards: 11 December. And if you cannot attend, please vote for our favorite (yes, we are bias…don’t care)

VOTE HERE

Photo by:Rosa Quist Photography

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WHITE TIGER SOCIETY feat. STEPHEN MARLEY “Why”

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Fusing the sounds of Soul, Reggae, and Hip-Hop, White Tiger Society bursts onto the music scene with a rotating cast of talent led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dajla “The White Tigress” and Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Comissioner Gordon Williams. It’s a movement with a shared interest in classic songwriting, live instrumentation, and solid production made evident on the official debut single “Why” featuring Stephen Marley. The track is from the forthcoming debut album “Sound of the White Tiger” to be released on September 15th via Lalabela Music Group.

“White Tiger Society is a union of reggae, heart-felt soulful vocals and feel-good production,” says Dajla. “We bring these various flavors together with a positive message to create our sound. The Sound of the White Tiger.”

Williams adds, “Stephen and I have a long relationship in music, going back to the days of The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, all the way up to Welcome To Jamrock, on which we worked.
together, as well as his latest album, The Fruit Of Life. Stephen actually picked ‘Why’ to collaborate with us on, and we are thankful to have ‘Ragga’ as part of the White Tiger family!”

Born in France of a Tunisian dad and a French-American mother, Dajla began playing music at the age of 7 inspired by her parents’ Soul, Jazz, Reggae, and Blues record collection. Armed with keys, bass, and vocals, she has made her way through the music scenes in France and the UK while seeking inspiration in central Africa. Dajla has released two albums and an EP to date. She has shared the stage with the likes of Angelo Moore from Fishbone, Nneka, De La Soul, Sa-Ra, & The Brand New Heavies and currently resides in New York City.

Comissioner Gordon Williams’ impact on popular music is undeniable. Dubbed the “Comissioner” (yes, just one “m”) by rapper KRS-One, he experienced the creation of Hip-Hop up close in the Bronx and began DJing & producing. Throughout his career, he has won multiple Grammy Awards including Album of the Year wins for The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill and Santana’s Supernatural. Additional credits include Joss Stone’s multi-platinum Mind Body & Soul, Damian Marley’s Grammy-award winning Welcome to Jamrock, and Amy Winehouse’s debut album Frank.

In 2013, Gordon and Dajla met in New York City and through their work, initially as a writing/production team, the White Tiger Society was born.

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OUTNUMBERED BUT DEADLY (OBD): The Hip Hop Renegades

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Combining the talents of two of the most dynamic, confident & raw emcees in the independent Hip- Hop music-scene today, Outnumbered But Deadly (OBD) contrasts gritty rhymes and vibrant beats in a wild-fusion and sound that’s all their own, but designed entirely, for all.
Originally formed in 2011, OBD is based out of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and comprised of the joint-forces & lyrical-talents of rappers Kawil and D-tech. Creating rhythms & rhymes that provoke the mind and stoke the spirit – OBD is determined to be the voice of change and ready to lead the people towards a better, more-empowered tomorrow through music.

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Together, OBD is an undeniable sonic-force and powerful set of voices that are unafraid to put their knowledge, experience & music to work on behalf of the people. Through their own intense bond – the rhymes of OBD have the strength, charisma and attitude to be an authentic call for change that the people can genuinely connect with & respond to…they make music that can truly unify and mobilize.

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The movement has already begun with the official release of their single: Renegades. Outnumbered But Deadly – make no mistake, these two emcees are ready to take on the world… and ready to take you with them side-by-side into the future of Hip-Hop.

http://www.outnumberedbutdeadly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialOBD/

https://www.instagram.com/outnumberedbutdeadly/

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