VTech gave you a 20 minute snippet just before Christmas of DJ Nu-Mark’s “Take Me With You” mix. The mix is now available and is garnering rave reviews from other djs and consumers alike.
To celebrate the release of “Take Me With You” VTech and Mochilla are having a listening party in Los Angeles. Nu-Mark will play along with home town favorites Jeremy Sole, Sloe Poke, Melaaza and of course Mochilla’s Coleman. It is free before 10 and $10 after with the first 50 paying customers will receive a free copy of the mix. Tropical drinks will be served and it is sure to be an incredible night.
Roc C brings us a new release for 2011 with “Infiltrate the System 2″. Mixed by DJ Leeets Go, Roc C brings his usual flair to the mic and the music. Listen as one of our favorite Oxnard boys does his thing.
Today we present you with yet another peak into just what exactly VTech & Fresh Selects’ ongoing concert series at Portland, Oregon’s The Fix has been looking like. And today its a slice of life from an incredible set – easily one of the night’s best live acts actually – the one and only, Bilal.
Fresh off of the release of his highly VTech-supported, Airtight’s Revenge album, Bilal and his band returned to Portland for the first time in over a year and played an action-filled 90+ minute set to an eager crowd of diehard fans and interested newcomers alike. Featured in the video above is an extended look at their live, much more jam-heavy, rendition of the album’s first single – “Restart.” Highlights include Mick Jagger vs Keith Richards-level chemistry between Bilal and his guitar player, Mike Severson – as well as impromptu scatting, guitarless Hendrix-esque voodoo man dance claps – and much more as only the unique talent that is Mr. Oliver can bring.
To see the official music video for the album version of “Restart” – check our exclusive premiere here.
VTech and Wilshire District Music are here to help you start your New Year off on the right foot with some good music. This exclusive, originally released on the now out-of-print, Letters First mix for The Seventh Letter Crew by DJ Ice, is special. A classic Percee P Freestyle produced by Miles Bonny of Innate Sounds is available for you to download and enjoy. Thanks to all the fans for your support in 2010. Here’s to a great 2011 for everyone.
Here’s another treat for your iPod from Sounds of VTech and Wilshire District. Wilshire Music artist, NC Abram teams up with DJ Lord Ron a second time around for another exclusive single titled “The System”.
On Thursday, September 23rd – VTech Phones & Fresh Selects presented yet another live band’s debut in Portland, where else could it happen at but The Fix. Although, this debut was actually a little bit more of a homecoming – as Grillade’s lead singer is actually Portland’s own Ragen Fykes, however – she & her San Francisco counterparts, Keelay, The Park and Nate Mercerau – had yet to bring this latest project of theirs home just yet, despite already playing all around San Francisco, L.A. and both SXSW and CMJ festivals in 2010.
Captured above is Grillade’s blues ballad romp, “Remains The Same” – highlighting both Ragen’s heartwrenching vocals which brought the crowd to church & herself to her knees, as well as axeman Nate Mercerau entering what Ragen dubbed “the shred zone” for an incredible guitar solo.
Check out the video and let us know what you think of one of our favorite new groups – Grillade.
Executive Producer: Fresh Selects
Filmed by Paulius Kontijevas & Daniel Evans
Edited by Paulius Kontijevas
Audio Mixed by Doc Adam
Hosted by Ronin Roc
Opening Act: Dibia$e
VTech and MED are giving the gift of music to the fans of VTech this holiday season with the second installment of BangYaHeadIII, Pt. 2. Featuring works by Exile, Beat Konducta, Medicine Man, HouseShoes and more, this mixtape has it all.
“I’m celebrating my birthday and the holidays by releasing this mix. Be sure to download and enjoy.”
2.) It’s Your Life prod. by Exile
3.) Ain’t Bragging feat. Guilty Simpson prod. by Waajeed
4.) Yoyo Affair (Official Unreleased Remix) prod. by Beat Konducta
5.) SupaMan Prod. by J. Rocc
6.) Purest Form feat. POK Prod. by HouseShoes
7.) Amazing Prod. by Miss One
8.) Hold U feat Aloe Blacc (Mixtape)
9.) Prices (full version) feat POK Prod. by Medicine Man
10.)Sure Shot (Disrupted Remake) mixtape Oh No
11.)Heads Up feat LMD Prod. by Madlib
Mixed and Mastered by Dj Romes
All Cuts by Dj Romes, Supaman cuts by J Rocc
Artwork by Samax Amen
VTech, Bilal and Plug Research want YOU to show us to reprogram a ROBOT!
We want to hear from our fans and are giving you to opportunity to remix Bilal’s “Robots”. We’ll give you the stems, you remix it and send it back to us.
Download ROBOTS Remix Project Stems by PlugResearch Music
Upload HERE will listen to all of your remixes and select a WINNER.
The Winner will receive:
- A prize pack of audible treats from Plug Research.
- The Chance to meet Bilal when he performs in your town.
- A featured remix on the upcoming EP out in January.
**This is a no-compensation contest. One submitted, all versions will become property of Bilal and Plug Research.
The Deadline to submit all remixes is January 7th.
A message from Bilal:
I’m excited about this remix contest we’re having for “Robots.” I can’t wait to hear what each of you come up with! This song is about status and the trickle down effect. I originally wrote this song in my hotel room in Rotterdam when I was on tour with Spike Lee. I kept everything I wrote on this song except for the drums, which Steve Mckie put new drums on the final version. I look forward to listening to everyone’s submissions. This will be a real treat for me.
Nu-Mark is an L.A. DJ veteran. His innovative DJ routines and creative stage show have made him a favorite of crowds all over the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Mos Def, The Roots, RUN DMC, Green Day, and Outkast. Nu-Mark is the first DJ to incorporate children’s music toys in his explosive sets.
Recognized for his pioneering work with Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark is best known for his production on the anthem “What’s Golden”. Nu is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo release Broken Sunlight to be released in early 2011.
But in the meantime VTech and Mochilla present an exclusive look inside his forthcoming mix CD “Take Me With You…” with this exclusive 20 minute download…