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1. Don’tcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor) feat. Colin Munroe
2. Gotta Get Up feat. D.A. (of Chester French)
3. Enforce The Law
4. Break Bread
5. In My Mind
6. Comin’ & Goin’ feat. Rhymefest
7. Run It Back (Remix) feat. Kardinal Offishall
8. Nothing You Can’t Do
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With just a few days left until Christmas, Alyssa Bernal has covered the classic holiday song "Winter Wonderland," putting her own spin on the version recorded by her favorite artist Jason Mraz. Check it out on her YouTube page.

Alyssa is also spreading the holiday cheer with her Cali Cali Christmas contest, which gives fans chances to win daily presents like her self-titled EP, autographed merch or a phone call from the singer herself. Visit AlyssaBernal.com to learn how to enter

Cali Cali Christmas and her MyYouTube contest.
When asked what's on her own Christmas wishlist, Alyssa shared that she's hoping for gift cards to her favorite stores (like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters) or a new iPod. "Mine ran out of memory space - I think I need another one so I can have more music!"

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DMV Artists Benjamin Rocket & Kelow Collaborate To Present "Ice Cream”
Electro-Hop Duo, Benjamin Rocket releases “Ice Cream”—a highly energized track featuring label mate (Baby Dinosaurs & Co.), Kelow. Produced by Van She—an Electro Pop band from Sydney Australia—“Ice Cream” is a cover song of the New Young Pony Club. Definitely an attention grabber, “Ice Cream” cleverly fuses upbeat rap lyrics over an electro-rock sounding track.

Far from the typical style of “DMV rap”, Benjamin Rocket makes it a point to push the envelope with each of their projects by creating an unpredictable, unique sound. “Ice Cream” is the perfect example of just that. There will be much more of that sound on Benjamin Rocket’s upcoming project “Private Cloud Series” which is set to be released soon! Also be on the lookout for Kelow’s “Colored Pencils” which will be released before the new year! In the meanwhile, give your ears a treat and indulge in Benjamin Rocket & Kelow's "Ice Cream".

SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA Sell Out Early Bird Tickets To
Masquerade Motel Miami In Just 22 Minutes

Ten Hours * Custom built arenas bursting with FX * Very special guests *
Exclusive performance from Swedish House Mafia*

Watch video interview with Big Shot Magazine here

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Swedish House Mafia is creating a whole new level of excitement and anticipation for dance music with their forthcoming “One Night Stand At The Masquerade Motel” mega-event in Miami on March 26, 2011. When we announced today’s on sale date we certainly expected a ton of interest but the fans have spoken loud and clear by selling out all “Early Bird Tickets” in just 22 minutes.

As a thank you for the incredible response Swedish House Mafia are offering a second phase of tickets at $50 dollars each for a limited time only. Prices will go up as we get closer to the event and special guests are announced! Please visit Want Tickets to purchase your tickets now.

Since Miami 2010, Swedish House Mafia have sold over one million singles, achieved Itunes Number One spots with their album Until One, saw their UK Tour sell out in minutes and successfully launched Masquerade Motel at Pacha, Ibiza and subsequent Halloween 2010 dates that set new precedents by taking over a custom made - built for the occasion - arena in Miami and debuting electronic music at
The Joint in Vegas.

SKRILLEX'S SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES EP DEBUTS AT #1 ON iTUNES DANCE CHART TODAY

EP ON BIG BEAT/ATLANTIC/MAU5TRAP MELDS DUBSTEP, ELECTRO AND GLITCH FOR A UNIQUE DISPLAY OF PULVERIZING BASS, TOURING NORTH AMERICA THIS WINTER

Skrillex, AKA Sonny Moore, has had an immense, progressively successful 2010. Signed to Atlantic/Big Beat, he delivered high profile remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, and La Roux, amassing a catalogue that rivals those of the most in-demand producers. With the Skrillex name fresh in the minds of the electronic cognoscenti, Atlantic/Big Beat partnered with the ubiquitous Deadmau5 and his Mau5trap imprint to release the EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites exclusively on Beatport. Applying the same attention to detail that shaped his rock-oriented endeavors, Skrillex's latest foray into electronic music demonstrates a finely tuned ability to combine elements of electro, dubstep, and glitch without falling prey to divisive genre restraints.

The EP has since dominated the Beatport charts, the title track sitting at the site's #1 slot (a first for a Dubstep artist), 8 songs breaking into the top 10, and multiple tracks claiming the #1 position on several of the site's other charts At the height of Skrillex's popularity in the US and abroad, Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites was released on iTunes globally today and secured the #1 position on the dance chart almost immediately.

SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES TRACKLISTING

1. Rock N' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)
2. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
3. Kill EVERYBODY
4. All I Ask of You (Feat. Penny)
5. Scatta (Feat. Foreign Beggars and Bare Noize)
6. With You, Friends (Long Drive
7. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
8. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix)
9. Kill EVERYBODY (Bare Noize Remix)

UPCOMING SKRILLEX TOUR DATES

Jan 12 Whistler BC Garfinkles
Jan 13 Vancouver Pit Pub @ U Of Bc
Jan 14 Victoria Sugar Nightclub
Jan 15 Portland Roseland Theater
Jan 20 Madison Majestic Theater
Jan 21 Seattle King Cat Theater
Jan 22 San Francisco The Factory
Jan 31 Tallahassee 20/20 Night Club
Feb 01 Gainesville The Vault
Feb 03 New Orleans Ampersand
Feb 04 El Paso Club 101
Feb 05 Austin Republic
Feb 09 San Diego Voyeur
Feb 10 San Diego Voyeur
Feb 11 Chicago The Mid
Feb 12 Columbus, OH Mansion
Feb 16 Kelowna, BC Level Nightclub
Feb 17 Edmonton, AB Empire Ballroom
Feb 18 Vancouver, BC Celebrities
Feb 19 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb 20 Calgary, AB Flames
Feb 24 Urbana Canopy Club
Feb 25 New York Webster Hall
Feb 26 Atlanta Masquerade
Feb 27 Syracuse The Westcott Theater
Mar 26 Miami Ultra Music Festival
Mar 31 Denver Beta
Apr 01 Albuquerque Sunshine Theater
Apr 02 Salt Lake City The Complex
Apr 29 Charlotte Marigny
Apr 30 Philadelphia Tla

New York duo The Forms have announced the 2xLP release of their forthcoming Derealization EP due out on February 15th on Triple Down Records / Threespheres (CD release through Ernest Jenning). Disc 1 will include the band's latest release, which features guest appearances from the likes of Matt Berninger (The National), Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), and members of Pattern Is Movement, Dirty Projectors, St. Vincent and more. Disc 2 will feature the band's debut critically acclaimed and Steve Albini produced album, Icarus, which (in their 8.5 rated review) Pitchfork called "a mellifluous, wonderfully well-integrated sonic attack."

Stereogum just recently premiered a track from the forthcoming EP. Check out their review of Derealization, heralded as “sparkly, densely packed, airy dance music by guys who like their post-punk darker,” and listen to “Steady Hand” (feat. Andrew Thiboldeaux) here.

The band has also announced a string of upcoming dates around the Northeast, including a one-off appearance at the Paradise Club in Boston performing with the recently reunited Dismemberment Plan. In addition, The Forms frontman Alex Tween recently sat down with celebrated songwriter Liz Phair for Gothamist.com – read the full interview here.

Tour Dates:
December 18 - Brooklyn, NY: Cameo Gallery
December 26 - Washington, DC: Black Cat
December 30 - Boston, MA: TT the Bears
January 28 - Boston, MA: Paradise Club w/ The Dismemberment Plan
+ More dates coming soon!

Derealization Tracklisting:
1. Fire to the Ground (feat. Matt Berninger)
2. Same Path Mantra
3. Steady Hand (feat. Andrew Thiboldeaux)
4. Alpha Wave
5. Finally (feat. Craig Wedren)
6. Derealization


As pointed out in a recent issue of Billboard, the slow-burn success of Sick Puppies is a true story in artist development. Three years and six hundred shows after the release of their debut album, the hardest working trio in rock & roll is breaking through with new hit single “Maybe.” Beginning December 21st, the multi-format hit, which recently shot to No. 3 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart, will be spotlighted as the iTunes Single of the Week.

“Maybe,” currently No. 15 on the Billboard Rock Songs Chart, No. 26 on the Top 40 Chart, No. 19 at Hot AC and Top 5 at Modern Rock, is the third single from the band’s acclaimed sophomore release, Tri-Polar (RMR/Virgin/EMI), which has sold more than quarter-million copies to date. The track’s video—a mini-movie directed by Travis Kopach (3OH!3, AFI)—features waitress Kayla Ewell (“Vampire Diaries”) and grease-monkey Tanner Novlan (“Maneater”), as well as contest winners who submitted homemade videos of “Maybe.” The music clip tells the tale of two kids’ serendipitous romance while chasing their dream by courageously leaving their small town lives and making a positive change. It can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFhRowkNrTM

The band (vocalist/guitarist Shimon Moore, bassist Emma Anzai and drummer Mark Goodwin) recently teamed up with shoe retailer Steve Madden for a promotion that sees them featured in over 90 stores nationwide and online. Fans can view a recent interview and performance shot at Madden’s studio here: http://www.stevemadden.com/music/default.aspx?artist_id=29.
Co-founded by Shim and Emma while in high school, Sick Puppies introduced themselves to the world with their “Free Hugs” video for the song “All the Same” from their debut, Dressed Up As Life. Boasting more than 63 million views on YouTube, the video was shot in a Sydney shopping mall featuring their friend Juan Mann, who held up a hand-written placard offering “Free Hugs.” In the past four years, Sick Puppies have shared stages with the likes of Nickelback, Evanescence, Deftones, Velvet Revolver, Chris Cornell, Flyleaf and many more.

Cut Copy are happy to announce the tracklisting for their upcoming LP,
“Zonoscope.” Produced by the band’s Dan Whitford, it will be released on Feb 4
in Australia, Feb 7 in Europe, and Feb 8 in North America on CD, Deluxe CD,
and 2 X Vinyl. The Deluxe CD and iTunes Deluxe Version will include a brand
new cut of the Krozm-directed documentary “Artificial Interpreter,” featuring
footage not previewed on the web episodes. In addition, the Deluxe CD will
come in a special Alter-designed box.

The iTunes pre-order for "Zonoscope" (both regular and deluxe versions) will
start on Tuesday, December 21, and people who pre-order will receive a
previously unreleased mix of “Take Me Over.”

Here is the Zonoscope Tracklisting:
1. Need You Now
2. Take Me Over
3. Where I’m Going
4. Pharaohs & Pyramids
5. Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution
6. Strange Nostalgia for the Future
7. This is All We’ve Got
8. Alisa
9. Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
10. Corner of the Sky
11. Sun God

Fri 31 Dec – Santiago, Chile @ Industria Cultural - Buy Tickets
Fri 4 Feb – Brisbane – St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets
Sat 5 Feb – Melbourne - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - SOLD OUT
Sun 6 Feb – Sydney - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - SOLD OUT
Fri 11 Feb – Adelaide - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets
Sat 12 Feb – Perth - St Jerome’s Laneway Festival - Buy Tickets
Thurs 3 March - Glasgow - Death Disco Special - Buy Tickets
Sat 5 March – Manchester – Now Wave @ Quay House
Sun 6 March – London - The Forum - Buy Tickets
Tues 8 March - Oslo - Rockerfeller - Buy Tickets
Wed 9 March - Malmo - KB - Buy Tickets
Thurs 10 March – Copenhagen - VEGA - Buy Tickets
Fri 11 March – Stockholm - The Strand - Buy Tickets
Sat 12 March – Helsinki - House of Culture - Buy Tickets
Mon 14 March – Tallin - Rock Café - Buy Tickets
Wed 16 March - Berlin - Lido - Buy Tickets
Thurs 17 March - Koln - Gebaeude 9 - Buy Tickets
Fri 18 March – Amsterdam - Melkweg - Buy Tickets
Sat 19 March - Paris - Casino Nouveau - Buy Tickets
Wed 23 March - Lisbon – Coliseum - Buy Tickets
Saturday 26th March – Miami – Ultra Music Festival - Buy Tickets


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Dance Gavin Dance’s
DOWNTOWN BATTLE MOUNTAIN TOUR 2011
Featuring The Return of Jonny Craig & Jon Mess

Openers To Include Iwrestledabearonce, In Fear and Faith, Close To Home, Just Like Vinyl (Featuring Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy)
And Special DJ Set By Big Chocolate

Tour Launches March 10 in Los Angeles

European Dates Kick Off May 18

Band Confirmed for All of Warped Tour 2011

Long-Awaited ‘Downtown Battle Mountain II’
To Be Released March 8th on Rise Records

Sacramento, CA’s Dance Gavin Dance have laid out details for their upcoming Downtown Battle Mountain Tour 2011, which kicks off March 10th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The tour marks the official return of original front men Jon Mess and Jonny Craig (Emarosa, Isles & Glaciers).

DGD Drummer Matt Mingus tells fans, “We are all really excited to be back with the original line up! The new album is already mostly written and so far we are all very pleased with the way things are turning out! We can’t wait for you to hear the finished product!”

Dance Gavin Dance is currently holed up in the studio, recording the long awaited follow up to 2009’s Happiness. The new album, titled Downtown Battle Mountain Pt. II (the sequel to the 2007 best seller, Downtown Battle Mountain) will be released March 8th on Rise Records, to coincide with the tour.

Dance Gavin Dance is also confirmed to perform on the entire Vans Warped tour in 2011.

Downtown Battle Mountain Tour 2011:

3/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/12 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/14 Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
3/15 McAllen, TX @ Never Say Never Fest
3/16 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7 SXSW Artery Party
3/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/19 Dallas, TX @ South By So What
3/20 Tulsa, OK @ ACM at UCO
3/22 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
3/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/24 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
3/25 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/26 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/27 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/30 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/31 Detroit, MI @ St Andrews Hall
4/1 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
4/2 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
4/3 Omaha, NE @ Sokol
4/4 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/5 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
4/7 Reno, NV @ TBA
4/8 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/9 Oakland, CA @ Metro Operahouse


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SCION A/V PRESENTS: CORINNE- "DREAM A LITTLE DREAM" REMIXES

LATIN FREESTYLE-INFLUENCED ADDITION TO ONGOING SERIES TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY DECEMBER 13TH

Scion A/V demonstrates their expert musical foresight by teaming up with On the Prowl Records (headed by Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral of Runaway) to return with another installment of gently reinterpreted HI-NRG/Freestyle from Bay Area native Corinne, dropping December 13th. On Scion A/V Remix: Corinne - "Dream A Little Dream", one could understandably mistake the leading original for a single released two decades ago. Producer Josh Anzano crafts a sonic landscape that transports the listener to an early-'90s nightclub, near perfect dance montage material that Corinne adorns with vocals that conjure top-40 hits by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam or Exposè. It's this adherence to authentic production and mixing techniques that make the subsequent remixes so interesting.

For their take, Belgian duo Mugwump darkens the skies over Corrine's whimsical electro picnic with ominous pads while vocals remain at the forefront. Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral come together as Runaway to enhance the pace with a catchy arpeggiator flip of the synth, and Brooklynite Midnight Magic lays down a slap bass line and punctuates it with faux-horns for his disco house effort that is only one-upped by Harkin & Raney's NYC-centric, handclap-laden throwback.

In its ongoing effort to show support for the arts, Scion covers all production, licensing and distribution costs for the A/V projects, and all proceeds go directly back to the label and artists involved.

Scion A/V Remix: Corinne- "Dream A Little Dream"is also available for streaming on Scion's new lifestyle portal, ScionAV.com and via the Scion AV Radio App for the iPhone ®, iPod Touch ®, and iPad ®.


Download Scion A/V Remix: Corinne- "Dream A Little Dream" here:
http://www.scionav.com/corinne

Stream Scion A/V Remix: Corinne- "Dream A Little Dream" here:
http://soundcloud.com/scionav/sets/scion-a-v-remix-corinne


View the promotional video trailer for Scion A/V Remix: Corinne- "Dream A Little Dream"" here:
http://vimeo.com/17416651

Scion A/V Remix: Corinne- "Dream A Little Dream" Tracklisting
Corinne - Dream A Little Dream (Original)
Corinne - Dream A Little Dream (Mugwump E-Dreamer Remix)
Corinne - Dream A Little Dream (Runaway Radio Energy Remix)
Corinne - Dream A Little Dream (Midnight Magic Remix)
Corinne - Dream A Little Dream (Harkin & Raney Remix)




Go in the studio with Coldplay's Chris Martin as he performs an intimate version of the band's latest holiday track, "Christmas Lights." The song is available now on all digital outlets, including iTunes, and fans can watch the official music video on Coldplay.com.



NOTTZ RAW AND ASHER ROTH JOIN FORCES FOR RAWTH EP DROPPING DECEMBER 27th

EP TO FEATURE VERSES FROM BOTH MCS AS WELL AS BEATS BY NOTTZ

Two of hip-hops most accomplished personalities, Nottz & Asher Roth join forces for a dream-team collaboration of the most charitable variety, the Rawth EP, available for free on Monday, December 27th. After meeting while Asher Roth was completing debut album Asleep In The Bread Aisle, the two cemented a hyper-productive working relationship during the recording of Nottz's You Need This Music. The MCs decided to make an artistic donation to the hip-hop community by releasing a jaw-dropping collection of songs with stellar verses and original bangers from Nottz at no charge.

The Rawth EP features verses from both spitters, both of whom riff off of each other with wild abandon, effortlessly writing the contained material. In many ways, this release embodies the essence of hip-hop by completely disregarding convention, subscribing to the new model of internet distribution. The Rawth EP is fun, free and for the fans.

Little Tybee has been at the forefront of our minds over the past year. Having discovered them from a slew of different people within the art and music scenes in New York and Georgia, this crew of Southern wonders have been busy bees, preparing for their new album, 'Humorous To Bees' to be released in late February 2011.

Incorporating a slide guitar style that will blow your mind, delicate yet captivating cinematic strings, a simplistic yet driving rhythm section, and mindboggling vocal perfection, Little Tybee have a way of warming your soul and brightening your day, almost like an adult lullaby. The band encompasses the hospitality that the South is so famous for, as well as the warmth and space we big Northern City dwellers miss out on. One of the many reasons we love this band is their ability to take the listener into their sound, so much so you can feel it in your core.
While their video for the album's first single, 'Nero', has been available since Summer, The Lovely Hearts Club is extremely excited to re-introduce the single to the masses in anticipation of Little Tybee's new album.


Rise Records is pleased to announce its partnership with UK based band, SHARKS. Keeping with the bands D.I.Y ethics, they have started their own record label "Velvet Scene" and will team up with Rise Records to release a 14 song album entitled, “'The Joys Of Living 2008-2010”. The album will showcase the bands first 2 years worth of recorded material ('Shallow Waters' and 'Show Of Hands' EP's and the 'Common Grounds' single) as well as 2 brand new songs. Available in LP/CD/Digital formats April 5th in the US, Canada and Australia/NZ.


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BALTIMORE RAPPER RYE RYE PERFORMS SELECT DECEMBER TOUR DATES

DEBUT ALBUM GO! POP! BANG! OUT FEBRUARY 22nd ON N.E.E.T/INTERSCOPE

NEW SINGLE "SUNSHINE" OUT NOW

(New York, NY) After wow-ing crowds at Art Basel in Miami last weekend, dance-rap dynamo Rye Rye hits the road on a select seven date tour kicking off on Decemeber 8th in LA, wrapping up in her hometown of Baltimore on December 18th. Rye Rye is gearing up to release her eagerly awaited debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, on February 22nd. . The 19-year-old with the rapid-fire flow gives fans a taste of what's to come with her new single "Sunshine Ft. M.I.A"

Rolling Stone raves, "Sunshine is a sweet, percolating electro-pop cut that sounds like Judy Jetson's fave double-dutch jam." Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsrygut8X6U&ob=nb_av2e

The New York Times calls Rye Rye's music "eminently danceable, with up-tempo break beats, electronic flourishes, and double-Dutch-like rhymes" while URB declares "the future is here, and her name is Rye Rye." Go! Pop! Bang! features production by Blaqstarr, M.I.A, Count and Sinden, and Diplo amoung others.

Check out what the press has already said about Go! Pop! Bang!:

"...the hip-hop album most likely to set the club on fire." -- Rolling Stone

"...will take over car stereos one impossibly ear-catching kinetic party jam at a time" -- Paper

"....Baltimore grime at its best" -- Bust

"Rye Rye is the sort of vivacious dancer that kinda makes you feel like a klutz just being in the same city with her" -- XLR8R


DON'T MISS RYE RYE ON TOUR:

12/8 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues Foundation Room
12/9 Salt Lake City, UT W Lounge
12/10 Las Vegas, NV Rain @ Palms Hotel
12/11 Atlanta, GA MJQ Concourse
12/13 Chicago, IL Debonair Social Club
12/15 Brooklyn, NY Public Assembly
12/18 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street

MTV Shows
The folks over at MTV News have been counting down their favorite songs of the year, and they have just unveiled their number six pick as Robyn's "Dancing On My Own." The track which appears on Robyn's new album Body Talk was just nominated for a "Best Dance Recording" GRAMMY® and recently closed out an intense episode of the CW's Gossip Girl. "I don't know why this song wasn't the biggest hit of 2010, honestly," explains MTV's Jim Cantiello. "It's like the perfect pop song." Watch more of the MTV News staff comment on why they chose to include Robyn in their Top 10.

MTV isn't the only outlet to include Robyn on a best of 2010 countdown. Spinner, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin, New York Magazine and NPR have all deemed Body Talk one of this year's favorites. "As her stilettos stomped across broken glass, the Swedish former teen star outclassed all comers, pairing soaring synths, thundering drums and emotion-soaked lyrics, showing sympathy for Britney-esque fembots and declaring her indestructible independence," declares Spinner.com. "Body Talk is epic pop for epic times. Get on board. Buckle up."


Katy Perry joined Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Paramore, Sugarland, and host Kathy Griffin for the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute the Troops concert this past weekend. The stunning pop sensation performed her hit singles “Firework” and “California Gurls,” along with a special duet of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Nicki Minaj. Fans can check out Katy’s performances and the entire Salute the Troops Divas special on VH1.com.


Matt & Kim - Cameras (Mike D Remix) by mattandkim


KID SISTER TO RELEASE NEW MIXTAPE 'KISS KISS KISS' THIS JANUARY ON FOOL'S GOLD!

FIRST SINGLE 'KISS KISS KISS' AND FAFI-ANIMATED VIDEO FOR 'DO! DO! DO!' OUT NOW


In the year since the release of Kid Sister's debut LP Ultraviolet, the Chicago MC born Melisa Young has been shaking it non-stop: studio sessions with the likes of Chicago dance legend Green Velvet, Ed Banger's Carte Blanche, Travis Barker and Scoop Deville, popping up on your TV in ubiquitous commercials for Bud Light Lime, Kia and MTV's Jersey Shore soundtrack, and burning down stages around the globe every single weekend on solo tours of the US, Europe and Australia.

To catch you up, she's dropping her first mixtape, Kiss Kiss Kiss, on 1/11/11. Fool's Gold honcho Nick Catchdubs weaves together all Kid Sister's recent collabs alongside newly recorded freestyles and surprises, bringing the irresistable, kinetic charm of Kid Sis' live show direct to your headphones. Whether she's cranking the "fierce" knob to 11 on a house jam or dropping Southside rhymes next to Bun B, Kiss Kiss Kiss is a perfect snapshot of the club innovator and microphone badass we're all still in love with.

Listen to the title track for a taste of what's in store from Kid Sister, then check out the Fafi-animated video for her Carte Blanche collab "Do! Do! Do!" (already beloved by Hypebeast and Perez Hilton alike) and don't miss her headlining set at the Brooklyn Electronic Music festival on 12/18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.


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DJ Whoo Kid continues to show his support for the UK Hip Hop scene by hosting this Radioplanet.Tempah micro mixtape by Tinie Tempah!

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TOUR DATES
12/6/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
12/8/10 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
12/10/10 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
12/13/10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
1/13/11 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
1/15/11 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
1/16/11 - Montreal, PQ @ Club Soda
1/17/11 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
1/19/11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
1/20/11 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/21/11 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
1/22/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
1/23/11 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
1/25/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/26/11 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
1/27/11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
1/28/11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/29/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
1/31/11 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
2/1/11 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
2/2/11 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
2/3/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/5/11 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
2/7/11 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
2/10/11 – Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter

The Black Angels just wrapped up their massive Dropout Boogie tour with Canadian rockers Black Mountain, and are playing a few North American dates on their own through next week. During the band’s visit to Chicago, they stopped by Shirk Music + Sound to record an exclusive session for Hear Ya, in which they performed Phosphene Dream favorites “Haunting at 1300 McKinley,” “Entrance Song,” “Bad Vibrations” and “Telephone”. Check out the full session below.

Tour Dates:
12-07 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater - tickets
02-06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix - tickets
02-07 Lille, France – Aéronef - tickets
02-08 Strasbourg, France – Laiterie - tickets
02-10 Rouen, France – Le 106 - tickets
02-11 Paris, France – La Cigale - tickets
02-12 Nantes, France – L’Olympic - tickets
02-13 Toulouse, France – Bikini - tickets
02-15 Clermont Ferrand, France – La Coopérative de Mai - tickets
02-16 Lyon, France – L’Epicerie Moderne - tickets
02-18 Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne - tickets
02-20 Munich, Germany – 59to1 - tickets
02-21 Stuttgart, Germany – Roehre - tickets
02-22 Cologne, Germany – Werkstatt - tickets
02-24 London, UK – Heaven - tickets
02-25 Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli Helling - tickets
02-27 Hamburg, Germany – Logo - tickets
03-01 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio - tickets
03-02 Oslo, Norway – John Dee - tickets
03-03 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser - tickets


In their recent "Revelations" video interview, Sons of Sylvia shared stories about their family, recording their acclaimed debut album Revelation (iTunes), and what it's like on tour with Carrie Underwood. Now the Clark brothers prove their talent as musicians with "The Jam" - check out the video on their official YouTube page to be amazed.



Coldplay's brand new Christmas song "Christmas Lights" has just been released to digital stores everywhere, including iTunes. Download it now in time for the holidays, and check out Coldplay's Ping for some exclusive footage from the video shoot, which wrapped in London last week. The video features Christmas classics like levitation, fireworks, and three violin-playing Elvises - get into the spirit at Coldplay.com.










Lifehouse stopped by The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles recently to treat fans to a special acoustic performance of their current single "All In" and track "Falling In," both on their latest album Smoke & Mirrors (iTunes). Luckily Extra TV was there to capture the experience, which included guest vocals from tour-mate Alyssa Bernal on "Falling In."


Congratulations to Robyn on landing a "Best Dance Recording" GRAMMY® nomination for her single "Dancing On My Own." She is nominated alongside pop sensations Lady Gaga, La Roux, Goldfrapp, and Rihanna for the award which will be handed out on February 13th, 2010 at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards.
Robyn recently wrapped up a US tour in support of Body Talk, and she will be returning

to the states for a new string of dates starting January 29th into February including a headlining show at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. The Swedish siren has released three albums in 2010 culminating in the final installment, Body Talk, which features five songs from the first two albums (including a duet with Snoop Dogg) and five brand new songs including the Max Martin-produced "Time Machine."
Robyn recently gave fans a look into her whirlwind year with an intimate "Day In The Life" video. She also shares the electrifying experience of one of her live shows in a full streaming concert on MySpace. Body Talk, featuring "Dancing On My Own," "Hang With Me" and "Indestructible" is available via Cherrytree Records on iTunes and Amazon now.



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Probably the most Anticipated Fitted Hat of ALL TIME the Los Angeles Raiders CUSTOM MITCHELL AND NESS FITTED is now available at www.rocknjocks.com It is back in stock after selling out the first two times within days. This fitted as you can see is just like back in the day when N.W.A. made it famous. This is a custom design done by Rock-N-Jocks with Mitchell & Ness that you will not find anywhere in the planet. Oh yeah this fitted also has the old school green under bill. GO get yours for the best Christmas present ever before it is to late only and exclusively at www.rocknjocks.com


Daft Punk - Derezzed (Breakdown Remix) by Breakdown
Breakdown got caught up in all this Daft Punk, Tron & Disney Mania so decided they needed to rip Derezzed a new asshole. This one is a 50Hz explosion in your face!!! The stabs and tech percussion drive harder then a road raging redneck in an 18 wheeler and with a massive drop like this, your dance floor better be equipped with airbags!! These crazy LA-base brothers have been on a roll as of late with support from artists such as David Guetta, Will.I.Am and Dada Life on their latest tracks. This coupled with crazy gigs in 2010 at such events as The Electric Daisy Carnival and Monster Massive along with their consistent flow of fresh bangers on the regular is makes them a group to keep your eyes on well into 2011.
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www.breakdowntheparty.com

After invading airwaves worldwide with Duck Sauce's whistling hit "Barbra Streisand," releasing their first full-length LPs, and packing out Brooklyn Bowl for their three-year label anniversary party (guest starring a Kanye West fellow you may have heard of), indie powerhouse Fool's Gold is back doing what they do best: curating the most exciting new singles from clubland and beyond.

First up is the ultra-catchy "Keep Up" by Treasure Fingers, a modern day freestyle singalong featuring newcomer Haley Small and Treasure Fingers' own sparkling vocoder work. It comes backed by a funky house mix from dance legend Kenny Dope and a turbocharged electro version by Jackson of Warp Records fame.

http://foolsgold.official.fm/playlists/47554

On the other end of the electronic spectrum is Jokers Of The Scene's "Joking Victim," a hypnotic, nine-and-a-half minute stomper coming hot on the heels of JOTS' industrial-inspired remix of Salem's "Asia." Remixes by DFA's Shit Robot and Vin Sol turn up the drum machines for maximum disco enjoyment.

http://foolsgold.official.fm/playlists/48483

The Jokers themselves put it all in context with their deep new "Don't Become Another Victim Yourself" mix, premiered today by The FADER.

www.thefader.com/2010/12/01/premiere-jokers-of-the-scene-dont-become-another-victim-yourself-mix

These tracks couldn't be more diverse or addictive, and provide further proof of why A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs' Fool's Gold is the most consistent record label around. Grab the new Treasure Fingers and JOTS singles on Beatport, iTunes and everywhere else fine music is sold. Stay tuned for new tunes, parties and more from FG!

Fool's Gold shoots for the pleasure centers marked "fun," and manages to keep poking them without feeling grating or lightweight. - NEW YORK MAGAZINE



Alabama-born rapper, YELAWOLF, recently released his debut album titled Trunk Muzik 0-60. In light of his release, Yelawolf, also known as Catfish Billy, has created a short video showing off his home town of Gadsden, Alabama, where he talks about his inspirations in music, where he first got started as a rapper, and shows us his photo shoot for his album around his parents house. Take a look at where he first got started and make sure to check out his latest debut release, Trunk Musik 0-60, on iTunes and everywhere now!



KarmaloopTV goes back stage with The Far East Movement to talk life on tour, going out on a limb for the “Rocketeer” music video and why “everyone must shine.”

UK- Exit Calm were selected to play Pretty Green's first club night this past weekend at The Garage in Islington. Pretty Green is the new full apparel line by Liam Gallagher and the party included a full DJ set by Gallagher as well as Andy Bell (Ride, Oasis), Paul Gallagher, Eddie Piller and Jamie Skillz. Band photo from the event is above. Northern England's Exit Calm have just released their debut self titled album (available in the U.S. on Sonic Unyon Records) produced by Paddy Byrne (Unkle, The Hours). The group have garnered much acclaim in their homeland including top print tastemaker Uncut Magazine who proclaimed “Exit Calm are the best British Indie band we’ve heard in years.”

With only an aim to create emotive music, Exit Calm channel a wall of immense and anthemic sound that evokes the mood and spirit of 90’s shoegaze heroes like the millennium never happened. However not a nostalgia act, hipster music site Drowned In Sound said that “Exit Calm are so far out in front of the rest of the competition at present it's frightening. In fact, you can almost imagine bands forming in their wake as we speak.”


Buffalo Tom is excited to announce that it will be releasing its eighth studio album, Skins, on February 15th, 2011. Produced by the band in their hometown of Boston, MA, and mixed by long-time friends Paul Q. Kolderie (who produced the band’s breakout third album, 1992’s Let Me Come Over) and Tom Polce, Skins is the follow up to 2007’s acclaimed Three Easy Pieces, which brought Buffalo Tom back into the spotlight after a nine-year hiatus. Skins is the first release on the band’s own Scrawny Records via a worldwide partnership with The Orchard, and features guest Tanya Donnelly of Belly, Breeders and Throwing Muses fame singing on the song “Don’t Forget Me.” Besides the standard CD, a deluxe edition will be available with demos and b-sides, as well as a vinyl version with a download card featuring the additional songs. The first song from the album, “Arise, Watch,” debuted this week on Stereogum.

Download and share Buffalo Tom’s “Arise, Watch” from Skins [Scrawny Records]:
http://www.dailyrindblog.com/assets/buffalotom/arise_watch.mp3
Skins is everything you want from a Buffalo Tom album – its rock pummels and its ballads ache – and it reminds you why they hold such a strong place in so many people’s hearts, including Jon Stewart, who had the band play on the final airing of his late-night syndicated talk show in the late 90s. Still comprised of the original trio of Bill Janovitz (guitars and vocals), Chris Colbourn (bass and vocals) and Tom Maginnis (drums), the songwriting is as sharp and poignant today as it ever was. From the signature interplay of Janovitz and Colbourn’s vocals to the scorching guitars and rolling thunderous drum arrangements, few other bands have been able to master depth and sensitivity at such volumes.
Writer/actor Mike O’Malley, whose star has recently risen higher as a result of his work on Glee, loves the band so much that he asked to write the bio for Skins. In it, he writes of the moment he discovered the band when they released 1994’s Big Red Letter Day:

“Here were men my age making music about things that mattered — how we navigate our lives amidst the messes we get handed and the messes we’ve made – and they were doing it with an authentic sound that had heft, texture and drive. They did what we want our rock and roll to do – distill potent observations about life and disguise any sentimentality — eliminate it – by backing up the observations with guitars and drums.”
He continues:

“And for those who fell for the Buffalo Tom of “Taillights Fade,” “Soda Jerk,” “Tree House” and “Summer,” this document exists, in part to proclaim that Buffalo Tom’s new album Skins is worthy of your attention. It has all the things that Buffalo Tom does well. Songs about situations and subjects that the average human can relate to — with all the gravity you’d expect from a band that still has something to say. Throughout Skins, Buffalo Tom is unafraid to go deeper than the surface layer, and they spend much of this record bringing forth warnings, laments and admonishments.”
The tracklisting for Skins is below:
01 Arise, Watch
02 She’s Not Your Thing
03 Down
04 Don’t Forget Me
05 Guilty Girls
06 Miss Barren Brooks
07 Paper Knife
08 Here I Come
09 Lost Weekend
10 The Hawks & The Sparrows
11 The Big Light
12 The Kids Just Sleep
13 Out of The Dark

The seven piece Portland group AgesandAges has announced the release of their debut album, Alright You Restless, February 15th 2011 on Knitting Factory Records. Produced by Kevin Robinson (Viva Voice, Blue Giant) at Amorelphonics in Portland in 8 days, the album was performed almost entirely live with 7 voices sung into one microphone. The result is a dream-filled interpretation of campfire pop with every member effortlessly displaying an exuberant amount of talent layered over vocal harmonies that seem to wrap around each song like a warm blanket.


Started in early 2009 by Tim Perry, of previous Portland rock band Pseudosix, AgesandAges' live show is a perfect combination of musicians with heartfelt talent and symbiosis interaction of vocal ability. Amidst the apathetic enthusiasm of the Northwest music lover, with tightly crossed arms standing listlessly in the back of the room, silently appreciating their favorite band, AgesandAges has been able to break through their hard candy shells to find the sweet center of every Northwesterner within earshot. Thus creating an enthusiastic fan base ready and willing to dance, clap, and sing along. With their debut album and plans for future touring, expect AgesandAges to capture an entire nation of indie rock fans.



Over the past few weeks leading up to the release of her latest album ...Featuring, Norah Jones debuted a series short video vignettes that talk about each collaboration on the record, ranging from the legendary artists Ray Charles, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton to the Foo Fighters, Outkast, and indie darlings M. Ward and Ryan Adams. Now these clips have been combined into a long-form video, making for a fascinating and cohesive new look at the inspiration that went in to the recording of each track.

Visit Hulu.com to check out the piece.
Norah will perform the track "Bull Rider" from the album this Thursday night, 12/2, on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which airs on CBS at 12:35 am Eastern. "Bull Rider" was recorded as a duet with jazz singer Sasha Dobson - a former bandmate of Norah's in various side projects - and was originally sung by the late Johnny Cash. ...Featuring is available now, in stores and online through Amazon or NorahJones.com.


Philadelphia duo Sun Airway are going kind of heavy with this, in spite of how light the song may be. "Oh, Naoko" is shimmery, but it sounds like Naoko might be having a rough go of it—the weight of the world—even the tiniest things—seems to break her. No worries, though. This is a love number with a plight to save her from just those things. When Houses gets his Chicagoan hands on it, he adds playful keys and apple crunches, making the notion of lassoing the moonshine for someone a little bit more whimsical than a quick fix for Naoko's trepidation about her nighttime shadow.


ARSENAL release their album’s title track LOTUK. Singer-songwriter Shawn Smith (him of Seattle veterans Brad and Satchel) guests on this throughout shimmering tune, with a pulsating Kim Deal-like bass line, trancelike backing vocals and a deliciously naïve synthesizer loop that will keep you humming all day long.
Again, it comes action packed with a trio of quality remixes: Sasha Crnobrnja of fellow NYC hipsters IN FLAGRANTI speeds up the vocal over heavy Moroderesque arpeggios, a cluster of beats from a battered Roland and lots of cowbell action.