PremRock released a new EP yesterday and it’s called Who Art In Nada. The EP (it’s technically “album length” but being promoted as an EP release) features a few remixes from people like Willie Green, Uncommon Nasa, Dr. Quandary, and Zilla Rocca among others. The album is free of charge but definitely use the “Name Your Price” option to show some support.
The album is also being promoted with a video for the song “Rod Stewart” and is the track about ol’ Roderick? Find out and see where PremRock takes you.
Henry Canyons hasn’t dropped his new album yet and yet three singles have dropped from it, you are about to witness the fourth. “I Wanna” is the latest effort from the man, a song from a project he did with Keor Meteor called Canyonland that will drop next week Tuesday (Backwoodz Studioz). The good man Willie Green mastered this, so listen to it and hear the end results. You may pre-order it below via Bandcamp.
Rebel Queen is a new EP by Willie Green that was released last week Tuesday, so if you have been keeping track of his music in the last few years, here’s another one to take in. The release of this will eventually lead to an album to be released next year by Backwoodz Studios called Doc Savage.
http://www.indiegogo.com/project/574456/widget Corina Corina is ready to break out with a brand new album she’s calling The Free Way, and a few days ago she started an IndieGogo.com campaign towards raising funds in order to completing it. She is working with Willie Green once again for this project, and if she reaches her $5000 goal, it goes towards recording, editing, mixing, and mastering the album from start to finish. Her debut album was very good, and she is sure to take it to the next level with this new one.
If you have yet to hear her and her music, she has been featured at ThisIsBooksMusic.com a number of times in the last 18 months since the release of her debut album, The Eargasm (my review of which can be read by clicking here. Click around and sample a song or two, then consider making a donation for the cause.
Uncommon Nasa’s Land Of The Way It Is is a slight throwback to the days when rappers and producers made an emphasis on well written and spoken lyrics and words, and deep production that wasn’t assembled from what everyone else was doing or wanted to be accessible. “Pasta w/ Butter” is a nice and funky song that touches on the struggles many of us have to deal with in order to make it in troubled times, while “My Ego’s Big” is about the attitudes we all tend to carry, even though we don’t have to. Aeon Grey and Elucid help out with their attitudes, creating a movement of smacks and cracks. The only time the album gets weak is in the final song, “The Future”, and with a title like that I expected things to be wrapped up nicely but for me, it didn’t, thus becoming the only flaw I could sense from Land Of The Way It Is, but it may not be a flaw for you. This is the kind of hip-hop I would turn to first, and I’d like to think that accounts for something.
(Uncommon Nasa has since released a new single with Sarcasmo and Google called “Uncommon Karma”, which you’ll want to check out by clicking here.)
Is it sleazy, is it dank, is it raw? You can’t judge a book by its cover, but if the cover art for this remix of “Fasho Fasho!” is meant to be a metaphor of sorts, then interpret it as you wish. Willie Green is at it again and this time with Mad Dukez, Zilla Rocca, and PremRock found within the system, you know these guys are up to some trouble. Call it a downtown groove, call it a downtown move, call it what you want, but definitely call it nice.
It is nice when an artist uses continuity between songs and projects. Case in point: the new EP by Corina Corina is called Come Again, which features remixes of songs from her album, The Eargasm. In other words, if you were able to obtain pleasure with the album, you may be able to have it again with revisions of the familiar.
The EP features remixes by Deto-22, Willie Green, and Fancois Merryweather, each one enhancing the groove of Corina Corina’s voice and the original mixes. One of the benefits of this EP is that it gives a chance for these songs to be more concentrated, sometimes with slight editing and arrangements, and by Corina Corina herself to be placed in a different musical template, it may offer a chance for her to be heard in a way that may have been overlooked. Come Again could have easily been turned into a full length album but for now, consider this a temporary stop before she moves towards her next project.
Corina Corina will be releasing a new album in a bit called Come Again: The Eargasm Extended, and if you understand what that means, then you know what she is trying to do to your ears. If she has done so already, you’ll be quite happy to hear these new mixes of songs from last year’s album The Eargasm, and this is a preview of it, a remix by Deto-22.
Corina Corina is offering a new song right before she heads on tour, making her way towards Austin, Texas for this year’s SXSW. This one, once again produced by Willie Green, is on the electro-pop side, somewhat new wavey but also funky at the same time. Have a listen, and you’re also able to download it as an MP3 or a FLAC lossless file.
As for those shows, March will begin with being one-half of the duo Max Daddy. After the SXSW shows, she’ll head out on a solo tour, but she will be accompanied by Toussaint Morrison from Minneapolis as they go on the D’Squarius Green Tour.
March 9… Hillsborough, NC (Billsborough Music Hall)
March 10… Chapel Hill, NC (506)
March 11… Asheville, NC ()
March 12… Shreveport, LA (Twine)
March 14… Austin, TX (Live Bar & Lounge) [SXSW]
March 16… Austin, TX (Little Woodrows) [SXSW]
March 18… Houston, TX (DEANS)
March 20… Springfield, TX (The Tipsy Turtle)
March 21… Minneapolis, MN (Hell’s Kitchen)
March 22… Milwaulkee, WI (Stonefly)
March 23… Racine, WI (Monkey)
March 25… Charleston, IL (Friends & Co)
March 29… Cincinnati, OH (Northside Tavern)
April 2… Long Neck, NJ (Brighton Bar)
April 4… Brooklyn, NY (Trash Bar)
April 6… Doylestown, PA (Muggs on Main)
You should be familiar with vocalist Corina Corina, as she has been featured on ThisIsBooksMusic.com a number of times in the last year. Now you can make yourself at home with her new project, a duo that teams herself with guitarist/vocalist Jesse O’Neill. Together they are Max Caddy, and the two have put together a 5-song EP simply called Caddy Tracks that merges Corina Corina’s style of singing and widens it with some of O’Neill’s influences, bringing together a sound that I think compliments each other quite well. It can sound like Americana, it’s very bluesy (if not ballsy) and soulful, and because of that, there’s the potential for them to seriously rock out. Produced and mastered by Willie Green, Caddy Tracks is a mere scoop of the goodness I hope will come from them.