Record Label: 10 Thirty Records
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“DIBIA$E [has] devised his own dynamite comprised of J Dilla descended moonlit soul, G-funk’s south L.A. swing, and the dusty cartridge and epileptic flashes of 8-bit Nintendo music.” -- Los Angeles Times Entertainment
Multi-time finalist of Red Bull’s prestigious Big Tune Producer Showcase, DIBIA$E has been honing his musical talents for over a decade within LA’s influential beat scene.
DIBIA$E has managed to emerge from a sea of talented peers with his own unique sound, a sound that has been recognized and sought out by some of hip hop and electronic music’s most influential: Guilty Simpson, Elzhi [Slum Village], Abstract Rude, Battle Cat, DJ Premier, Flying Lotus, Geoff Barrow [Portishead]; to name a few.
DIBIA$E’s newest release is a change in direction away from his better known soulful “Dilla-esque” slightly off-kilter sound. LOONEY GOONS is a unique blend of traditional boom-bap, dirty south trap music, dub-step, edgy electronic undertones laced with familiar hood satire.
The release of DIBIA$ES’ LOONEY GOONS will be accompanied by a domestic tour with dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, Austin, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Denver in the month of May.
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A Michigan producer/emcee, 14KT hit the scene in 1994, rhyming and making beats with Binary Star affiliates Athletic Mic League. Fourteen years later, he dropped his first solo project: the well-received instrumental collection The Golden Hour, focusing solely on rap-free tracks influenced by the late great J Dilla (whom he calls his musical mentor).Nowalataz followed in 2009, leading to growing props and a spot in the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle. (He won, setting the stage for his popular 14KillaTape.) Arguably his best release to date, A Friendly Game of KT assembles 14 joints loaded with unpredictable drum programming, moody keyboards, obscure samples, and trippy sound effects. Perfect for fans of fellow Michigan beat maestros Dilla and Black Milk, it’s something you can put on and listen to all the way through, whether you’re driving, working, partying, or just chilling on the couch. Standouts are “Ain’t Really That Funny (Janet Flip),” “Blessed,” “Lessons from IX Lives,” and “Where Else? (One for ATCQ).” -iTunes
Stones Throw Records is pleased to announce the release of 7 Days of Funk - Dam-Funk and Snoopzilla aka the legendary Snoop Dogg. The album is set for release December 10, 2013. "We're the babies of the Mothership," says Snoop. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him." The King of Modern Funk meets the smoked-out scion of G-Funk on the 7 Days of Funk album, where Snoop performs under the name Snoopzilla, the homage to the legendary funk master, Bootsy Collins, who often went by the moniker Bootzilla. After an initial chance meeting two years ago, Dam and Snoop began to collaboratev when Snoop invited Dam to perform with him at a 2011 SXSW show - the musical connection was inherent. "Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That's how you know when you gel artistically with someone," Dam-Funk says. "These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I've ever heard. It's hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn 'Champagne' King and Patrice Rushen." As an entertainment icon, there is little Snoop hasn't accomplished. The Long Beach legend has sold over 30,000,000 albums, and received 15 Grammy® nominations, but at heart, the funk has inspired many tracks through his career. Growing up at the other end of L.A. was Pasadena's Dam-Funk. Since his 2009 debut, Toeachizown, the Stones Throw-signed visionary has defined modern funk music-this isn't a fad for him, it's a way of life. He's the new vanguard of a tradition encompassing George Clinton, Roger Troutman, Prince and Snoop Dogg himself, who helped pioneer G-Funk with Dr. Dre.
After releasing classic albums by Rashad & Confidence, Beneficence and Purpose & Confidence during the last couple years, Ill Adrenaline Records strikes again with another powerful and mind blowing full length. Hailing from Lynn, Massachusetts, the Tragic Allies trio Purpose, Estee Nack and Code Nine team up with Queensbridge veteran Tragedy Khadafi aka Intelligent Hoodlum to form the group “7 G.E.M.S.”. The album entitled “Golden Era Music Sciences” delivers that raw, sinister, dusty and mellow-dramatic 90’s boom-bap retro style sound, laying the perfect platform for the message of enlightenment, elevation and expression the group offers its listeners on this 16-track heater. While super-producer Confidence handled all the production on the critically acclaimed underground classic “The Purpose of Confidence” (Ill Adrenaline Records, 2012), Purpose just concentrated on showcasing his excellent and sharp lyrical rhyme skills. But this time the Tragic Allies frontman (who already worked with Killah Priest, Big Shug, Bronze Nazareth, Epidemic, etc.) is not only able to shine on the mic, he also takes charge of stellar beats for the entire album. Featuring underground icons Roc Marciano, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Killah Priest along with up-and-coming lyricist Relentless and top-notch beatboxer Choppa, “Golden Era Music Sciences” stands for its 100% trademark Tragic Allies sound, that, infused with the mind and vibe of pioneer and Queensbridge legend Tragedy Khadafi, makes this album look like a sure bet for one of 2013’s hottest rap underground albums.