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Specijalni gost u klubu Groove ovog petka u sklopu programa Phat Fridays biti će jedan od najboljih njemačkih Hip Hop i R&B DJ-a i resident legendarnog kluba Cocoon u Frankfurtu, DJ Katch. Uz njega očekuju vas i Phat Fridays resident DJ-i Phat Phillie & Independent.
Više informacija o DJ Katchu potražite u nastavku posta.

Za besplatne upade, javite se na adresu blackouthiphop@gmail.com

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(Press release na hrvatskom potražite u nastavku posta.)

Pioneers of the hip-hop & r’n’b scene in Croatia and several countries in the region, including internationally known european promoter, DJ Phat Phillie, croatian hip hop ambassador, DJ and creative artist Bizzo Bodega, event manager Damir Stupnišek Stupni and PR expert and R’N’B promoter Adnan Mehmedović Medo – have teamed up in “A4” organization to introduce
international audience to: ”FRESH ISLAND”. The newest, freshest and also first specialized r’n’b and hip-hop festival in the region.

After more than 1000 events organized in Croatia & throughout Europe, with the great promoting, event, marketing and artistic experience and over 150 successfully organized concerts, performances of locally and internationally renowned artists including Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Redman & Method Man, Montell Jordan, The Brand New Heavies, DJ Premier, Jazzy Jeff, Blackstreet, Pete Rock, Onyx, Ghostface Killah, MOP and many others – the A4 team have decided to create FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL, the first of its kind in a wider region.

Frauenfeld Festival in Switzerland started way back in 1985, and today it gathers over 100 performers on 10 different stages, and over 80.000 visitors each year , coming from all over the world. Throughout the years Frauenfeld Festival have hosted impressive number of international acts including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Czech Republic festival Hip-Hop Kemp is right next to Fraunenfeld and perhaps the second most known hip-
hop festival in Europe to which enviable names respond every year such as The Roots, Redman etc. Following the example of these two mega-festivals, but again in a different and more unique form because the entire action takes place on a beautiful Adriatic coast, this summer the audience will be able to enjoy their idol’s performances in a slightly different musical atmosphere than the one they are accustomed to visiting other festivals.

Let your first escape to ultimate summer fun in 2012 start at the weekend between the 5th-8th of July, when the world’s popular Croatian beach Zrće and highly rated and recognized clubs Papaya and Aquarius will host some of the best regional and international r’n’b and hip hop acts on 3 powerfull stages surrounded by one of the kind ambient of croatian Island of Pag, known for it’s natural beauties, sunny weather, crystal clear sea and stunning sandy beaches. Countdown to this unique r’n’b and hip-hop Festival will kick off with FRESH ISLAND European promo tour from which we highlight promo show at ”FRESH ISLAND Stage” within Exit organized festival ”BIG SNOW” on Mount Kopaonik (Serbia). ‘FRESH ISLAND’ stage will host Ms. Dynamite (Brit Awards, Mobo Awards winner), DJ Phat Phillie, DJ Bizzo Bodega and a few
suprise guests.

The first announcements of the Fresh Island line-up, as well as the official start of ticket selling are set for February, with limited edition of ”Die Hard Fan” and ”Early Bird” tickets offering best promo prices for the quickiest party goers. Zagreb audience will have the opportunity to dance to exclusive DJ Sets on a total of four Fresh Island Promo parties in Zagreb during which they
will be also able to win their own Festival ticket at the spot.

MORE INFORMATION SOON

INFO: www.fresh-island.org

GET YOUR TICKETS: www.papayashop.com.hr I www.eventim.hr

E-MAIL: freshislandfestival@gmail.com

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Okayplayer and Mick Boogie present illadelph/matic, a unique mix of rarities and remixes featuring Nas and The Roots.

Mick Boogie:

The Roots and Nas are two of my favorite performers ever… and have such an amazing catalog of gems the average fan never heard. This was a great opportunity to put something together for the people to enjoy!

Nuff said, really. Let’s be honest he had most of us at Nas X The Roots but if you’re still not sold on the concept or are having trouble keeping both Nas and The Roots in your mindframe at the same time, just watch the beautifully designed teaser video and all will be made clear.

Tracklist & download link after the jump.

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Take a musical journey with DJ’s Das and E.R.O.C., as they tell the story of Bronx native and Diggin’ in the Crates crew co-founder, Diamond D. Das and E.R.O.C. showcase Diamond’s multiple talents in this double-disc, 47-track mixtape.

Stream both parts here and hit continue reading for the tracklists & download links.

Via TDU.

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Some exclusive video for you of Nu-Amerykahn goddess Erykah Badu performing an amazing set at the Teatro Circo Price in Madrid, Spain where she was participating in the most recent Red Bull Music Academy.

Via OKP.

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Union Featuring MF DOOM, Remixed by Damu The Fudgemunk!
“CoCo Mango” Y Society Power Outtage Mix (Featuring Insight) (Remixed by Damu in July 2011, Released in 2012)

This remix is out now on 7″ vinyl via Fat Beats Records!

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Something fresh from the Minneapolis newcomer MaLLy, produced by Rem’.

Via Prefix.

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Raekwon reflects on his career with Wu-Tang and how branching out into solo careers took away from the group.

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