Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Y Society "Travel At Your Own Pace - Instrumentals"


We are releasing Y Society "Travel At Your Own Pace - Instrumentals" on November 17th. Tres is releasing it digitally and Damu and his partner, John Notarfrancesco's label, Redefinition Records is releasing it on CD and vinyl.
A lot of people has been asking me about this. Finally, it's coming out.

PRESS RELEASE:

Y Society debut album, Travel At Your Own Pace, came out in 2007 and was well received by critics and fans alike. Infusing elements of the past with the promising sound of the future the overall message of the album is to simply listen to it, and take from it what you will. Tracks such as “Never Off” and “Puzzles” are easily recognized as trademarks of two passionate hip-hoppers with intuitive rhymes over instrumentals that leave you feigning for more. Damu the Fudgmunk, a Washington DC native, made his initial mark on Hip Hop as the DJ for Panacea who broke in 2006, and plays the role of DJ/Producer in Y Society, while Insight covers the MC Duties. Their goal is to make us all consciously aware and proud all over again of Hip Hop music. Tres Records is proud to present the Travel at Your Own Pace instrumentals, coming out on November 17th, 2009.

“Veryrefreshing to hear a young cat with that much soul. Exactly what’s been missing from the game….soul.”

-Marley Marl


“Hip-hop that challenges the genre’s norms and expectations.”

“Damu [speaks] with his hands in a musical communication technique mastered by very few in Hip Hop today.”

-hiphoplinguistics.com


Track Listing:
1. This is an Introduction - Instrumental
2. Never Off (On & On) - Instrumental
3. Hole in your pocket - Instrumental
4. This Advice - Instrumental
5. Good Communication - Instrumental
6. Scientist - Instrumental
7. Dizzy - Instrumental
8. How Many of Us? - Instrumental
9. Puzzles - Instrumental
10. What’s Next? - Instrumental
11. In Command - Instrumental
12. Setting the Example - Instrumental
13. At my own Pace - Instrumental
14. Peace I’m out the door - Instrumental

All songs produced & arranged by Damu the Fudgemunk (E. Davis)

Chikara
LA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Paten Locke "Super Ramen Rocketship" In Stores Now!!

Paten Locke - Soup For One from BRZAtheGENIUS on Vimeo.


Paten Locke's "Super Ramen Rocketship" came out today. You can check out some snippets and BUY the album here at Undergroundhiphop.com

For all the vinyl heads out there, the double vinyl will be available at Los Angeles based stores as well our Ebay Store and will soon be available worldwide (online and in stores) in a few weeks.

Thanks for the love and enjoy the music!

Chikara
LA

Friday, October 16, 2009

Paten Locke Southern Cali Show Dates

P.Locke's album is almost here, and he's making a special trip out to the City of Angeles to rock some shows and do some special DJ sets. He'll only be in town for the first 2/3 weeks of November, hitting different events/stores up and down Southern California, so you should definitely try to catch him at one of his gigs.

Here's how the days are looking for his Southern Cali Tour (dates are tentative):

November 3rd = DJing @ Far Bar/Chop Suey (Down Town LA) for Shibuya

November 5th = DJing @ Cal Poly Pomona's Strictly Sessions

November 6th = DJing @ Memphis Café in Costa Mesa for Versatile

November 12th = Headline show @ El Cid (Los Angeles)for Root Down

November 13th = In Store @ Access Music in San Diego + DJing @ The Red C Lounge for Soul Sauce

November 14th = DJing @ The Rhythm Section in LA

and

November 15 = Performing @ HVW8 Art Gallery (Los Angeles) BBQ/Pod Cast Party.

I will be DJing to open up for Paten at all of these events.

There may be some more additions to the list so stay tuned, as we will update his appearances when necessary.

Below are some of the flyers for his upcoming events. Please support and try to come out to the shows!!!




Chikara
LA

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Paten Locke "Super Ramen Rocketship" album release party


As you may know we're getting ready for the release of Paten Locke's album "Super Ramen Rocketship." Digital and hardcopy CD's will be available Oct. 20 (vinyl will be coming soon after). If you'd like to get your copy of it before anyone else and you're in the area, check out Paten Locke's album release party on Oct. 16 in Downtown Jacksonville Florida. He'll be performing material from the album and will be have special guests coming through such as The Smile Rays. GET READY!

Friday October 16, 2009

Paten Locke Super Ramen Rocketship Album Release party

Featuring:

P. Locke, Lady Daisey, Batsauce, Dillon Maurer, Tough Junkie and special guest appearances by The Smile Rays, and The ABs.

@ Club TSI Discotheque

333 East Bay Street, Downtown Jacksonville
904.424.3531 www.clubtsi.com

Friday, October 9, 2009

PUTS / Trippin' At The Disco VIDEO!!!



People Under The Stairs'7th album, "Carried Away" will be out on OM Records on 10/13. About a month ago, I got a call from Thes One (of PUTS) and he asked me to be at the video shoot for the lead single off of the album. I, of course was down. It took a whole day to shoot all the footage. but it went very well. I have been waiting to see the final edit of the video. Today, they finished it and put it up on youtube. Just check it out.

People Under The Stairs album release party will take place at Key Club in Los Angeles on Sunday, 10/11. Here is the info.

Key Club
9039 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069-1828
(310) 786-1712

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm

15+
$17
2 drink min $6 for all under 21


I will be taking care of the merch booth at the show.

Chikara
LA

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shawn Jackson's 2nd album


Recently, I have been talking to Shawn Jackson about his next album. We just finished the paper work. We will be releasing his 2nd album in the second quarter next year! He is almost done writing all the songs for the album. He needs to record and mix it. Also, we will put out his free download mix tape probably in February or March. I will keep you posted.

Chikara
LA

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shibuya! Tomorrow!!


TREQUITY (TRES + Ubiquity)
@ SHIBUYA

Hip Hop/Soul/Funk/Disco/Japanese

Special Appearances by Andrew Meza (BTS Radio, Ubiquity), Deejay Cocoe (Ubiquity), and DJ Kay (Ubiquity)

October 6th

7:30pm – 12:00am

NO COVER

21+

@ Far Bar / Chop Suey (in Little Tokyo)
347 E 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel) 213.617.9990

Shibuya Club DJs

- Chikaramanga (Giant Panda / TRES)
- YOTAH
- Kiwamu Omae

Japanese cuisine
Outside Patio
Full bar (Hot & Cold Sake, Sapporo on tap, etc)

For more info, visit www.myspace.com/shibuyaclub.

Friday, October 2, 2009

P FUNK







LA based label, Dub Lab had their 10 year anniversary party / art show in Down Town LA. I went there with Omae. A lot of LP covers and slipmats were exhibited at the gallery. Those were made by Artists who were close to Dub Lab. The concept of the art show was "infinity". It was very cool. Also, Hit & Run T shirt crew were there with a silk screen equipment. They were printing Dub Lab design T shirts there and giving it away for free. I got one, too.



I met Overton Loyd through Omae at the art show. Overton is a designer who has worked with George Clinton for a long time. He did some of Parliament's album cover such as "Motor Booty Affair". He also did some of Digital Underground artwork.
After the art show, Overton invited us to his studio, which was only a couple of blocks away from the art gallery. He showed me his sketch books which he kept from 70s. There was a lot of rough sketches of the characters, which I have seen on Parliament and Funkadelic' art work. We hang out drinking wine and seeing his art until very late night. He showed me a lot of design he did and told me stories. I had such a great time.

It will be cool, if he can make a design for TRES T shirt.









Chikara
LA