Friday, March 30, 2012

House Shoes 'Castles' Feat. Jimetta Rose

The only song on 'Let It Go' featuring a female singer, Jimetta Rose pens a tribute song to their friend J1 over a soulful backdrop from 'Shoes. For the rest of the album fans can expect the gritty and grimey Detroit sound. J-1 -- aka Jovan Coleman, drummer in Dam-Funk's Master Blazter passed away after being involved in an accident in Sweden. Since moving to L.A. four years ago, J-1 joined Shafiq Husayn's En'AFreeKa Ensemble and Animal Kingdom, released several beat tapes and podcasts through Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), and linked up with Dam-Funk and Computer Jay to form heavy boogie-funk trio Master Blazter. His presence shaped and forever changed the L.A. musical landscape.

Originally featured as a bonus track to the Starship 27 v.2 compilation, curated by J1, Castles will also live on House Shoes’ upcoming album dropping this Summer.

Shoes' debut album 'Let It Go' dropping on Tres Records, June 19th
House Shoes will be appearing at the next BoomBox event, Saturday April 7th at Grand Starr Jazz Club in LA.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Detroit’s Hip-Hop Ambassador, House Shoes’ debut album, “Let It Go” In Stores 6/19/2012

Tres Records is proud to announce that we are going to release House Shoes’ highly anticipated debut album, “Let It Go” (CD/Vinyl/Digital) on June 19th, 2012. Playing an important role in the scene since the early 90’s, House Shoes is now widely acknowledged as Detroit’s ambassador for Hip-Hop.  House Shoes produced all of the tracks on the album, except for the last two, which are live reproductions of his works.  The album features OH NO, Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Moe Dirdee, Shafiq Husayn, Big Tone, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Nottz, MED, Co$$, Danny Brown, Chali 2na, FattFather, MarvWon, Black Spade, Quelle, Jimetta Rose, J1, SelfSays, Fat Albert Einstein, and Sam Beaubien of Will Sessions. The emcee’s featured on the album are all hand picked in the traditional sense of the producer, making sure the right beat went to the artist who suited it best. 

House Shoes Bio:
Detroit’s Hip-Hop Ambassador to the World, Michael “House Shoes” Buchanan has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. Just ask anyone coming out of Detroit to confirm this.

House Shoes, a resident DJ at the hip-hop staple St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI, from 1994-2004 has had personal influence over a full generation of well respected emcees, producers, and then-future DJs.

As a DJ, ‘Shoes has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia with artists Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Percee P, Phat Kat, Slum Village and Elzhi, to name a few, as well as on his own, gaining the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit hip-hop. House Shoes also performed as tour DJ on Mayer Hawthorne & The County’s Spring 2010 16-city headlining U.S. tour.

As a producer, ‘Shoes has worked with the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, Black Milk, Danny Brown, Quelle, Roc Marciano, Chino XL, Invincible, Finale, MED, Fowl (2010 RedBull EmSee National Champion), Finale, Big Tone, Marv Won, Elzhi, Shawn Jackson, Now On(Mayer Hawthorne), and Moe Dirdee, among others.

Two self-produced 10” limited vinyl issues have also been released on Do-Over Records, backed by Flying Lotus, and All-City Records, respectively. Most recently, he produced tracks on Danny Brown's ‘XXX’ and Quelle’s ‘Shotgun and Sleek Rifle’ album late last year. 

Currently he lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He recently got back from a world tour around Europe, Australia and South Korea. Constantly Dj’ing at events and parties all over LA, Shoes’ is highly revered as a world class producer and DJ. 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paten Locke Production Video

Paten Locke brings us the first of a beat making video series called Yard Work. Early morning production session, going through his process, all on the spot. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Remix Project From Fonetik Simbol

Frequent Co$$ collaborator Fonetik Simbol has a new remix project available on his bandcamp. The album features his signature sound under classic acapella's from Oh No, Reflection Eternal, Common, J Live and more.

New Video from Co$$ 'Love Is'

The official third single 'Love Is', from Co$$'s debut Lp 'Before I Awoke' gets the video treatment.
Written and directed by Daniel Anthony, produced by Jeff Johnson II. Song written by Co$$ and produced by Chief.
'Before I Awoke' was released June 2011 and is available on CD, Vinyl and digital formats.

To all aspiring producers, Co$$ is running a remix/sample flip contest over at his facebook fanpage.
 Here is the info:
The SCRIPTURES SAMPLE FLIP REMIX CONTEST has begun. I'm providing the names of 3 samples (you can combine the samples, or flip just one) for you to flip and then you have to remix SCRIPTURES (the acapella is provided below and it's 90BPM). The 3 choices are IT'S YOUR LOVE- ETHEL BEATTY, ASTRAL TRAVELING- PHAROAH SANDERS & CHILD OF GOD- MILLIE JACKSON. submit ALL entries (mp3 attachment) to and not my other address. All mp3s must be submitted by March 15. I will be choosing the best three for us to vote on but of course, if the contest is super competitive...there will be more than three finalists. Good luck!!! The winner wins an opportunity for me to bless one of their instrumentals.