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NEW YORKER FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL takes place from 23rd to 25th July and as well as the incredible headliners sees 40 international performers take to the stages including some of Europe’s biggest DJ crews.

As a result of record ticket sales, festival organizers are predicting in excess of 20,000 fans from all around the world to attend this unique festival that takes place on the stages of adjacent beach clubs Papaya and Aquarius, and tickets are almost sold out. However, there is a big possibility that NEW YORKER FRESH ISLAND FESTIVAL might be able to expand and take over the whole beach as the organizers are in discussions regarding the construction of a “Big Beach” stage, so that all the fans can freely and safely enjoy this three-day event, which global media are now proclaiming to be the most exceptional hip hop festival in the world.


Zagreb was on the earliest MOS-destinations, several colourfull and vibrant Meetings were held here. Due to the lack of sponsorships it passed out for a while, but now finally comes back on the map with a strong line-up of artists.

On The Wall:
CMP / Denmark
Flying Fortress, Won ABC/ Germany
The London Police, Tizer / Great Britain
Rienke Enghardt, Zedz / Holland
Stan / Russia
Artez, Lortek, Super Timor / Serbia
Nikone / Bosnia-Hercegovina
2 Fast, Cazer, Dock, Lunar, Modul, Mosk, Senk, Smack, Thorn, Zets / Croatia

On 31st May artists will sketch and create the basic concept idea while the 01st of June will be the main day with painting-action.
The spot is a very nice and long wall, centrally located. Spot is at Magazinska Ulica.

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Ski Beatz produced the majority of Camp Lo’s classic debut album Uptown Saturday Night (including the seminal hit “Luchini”), and has a history with the group dating back nearly two decades. Recently, Sonny Cheeba, Geechi Suede, and Ski sat down to discuss their creative process, chemistry, and musical evolution from the 90s to 2014. New Camp Lo album coming soon on Nature Sounds, entirely produced by Ski.

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exclusive leak single “100 mph” by Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild (producer) of D.I.T.C. fame. This joint features Action Bronson, and is from the album “Silk Pyramids” available everywhere, via Thrice Great/Chambermusik Records.

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Music industry vanguard, Steve Rifkind, recently broke bread with the Breakfast Club. From launching the careers of the Wu-Tang Clan to Big Pun, he reflected on his storied career, All Def Digital label with Russell Simmons and everything else in between.

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Here’s a Q-Tip produced remix of “Meteorite”, a track from the new Mariah Carey album, Me I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse, which is out now. This version does not appear on the retail release.

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Marley Marl made his first appearance this past week on The Combat Jack Show. In addition to discussing his storied career, he spoke on his greatest finds and not being mentioned more amongst hip-hop’s greatest producers.

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N.O.L.A. singer-songwriter, Teedra Moses has been promoting her long-awaited project Cognac & Conversations for quite some time. The longtime affiliate of the Untouchable Maybach Music Empire enlists the Bawse for a new spin to her previously released single “All I Ever Wanted.” After you listen to the Luchini 2014 MMG Remix above, look for her upcoming EP Cognac & Conversations executive produced by Rick Ross and Raphael Saadiq coming later this year.

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