Kruder & Dorfmeister- Dj/Producers G-STONE RECORDINGS 


Kruder & Dorfmeister-G-STONE RECORDINGS, two guys mainly known through their successful dj-sets and a respectable record of vinyl-releases since 1993. A dubplate-melting factor from Vienna. Two producers/djs/remixers whose distinctive trademark sound is at most times extremely mellow, has a lot of bass, downbeat tracks and a sense of epic soundscapes. There might be the occasional double-time breaks and the heavy and deep typically viennese feeling.

Consider K&D to roam in their own, unique realm of musical beutekunst that owes and gives a lot to rare funk tunes, electric jazz arrangements, the feeling of deep soul, hiphop, dub, reggae, ambient, fusion, brazil, chansons, dope beats and drum+bass and still a lot more influences that happen to find the interest of the two austrians.

Be it their self-produced tracks or the sound of their remixes, the K&D symptomatic feeling of lush european loungcore-dub pervaded all swift changes of the triphop hype and survived as a highly personal expression that found easy access into the world of drum&bass when the breakbeats became soulful.

G-Stone Recordings was founded by Viennese DJs and producers Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister. It is a small creative cluster of musicians, artists, VJs - people who feel musically, artistically and personally connected. A bundle of talent that shares a common stance: a slow food movement of beat gourmets, more interested in a sustained quality of production than in prolific mass output, tending to rather work with people close to the heart than going for yet another faceless remix job.

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Real Old School: Professor: Dr. William Patterson Brings Hip Hop To Urban Neighborhoods 

In the early 1900s, poor black sharecroppers couldn't attend school  so Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute, brought the proverbial mountain to them.

The Jessup Wagon was a school-on-wheels that engaged sharecroppers in the South without the need for desks, walls or windows.

Now, Dr. William Patterson, a professor of educational policy at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, is using the same idea with the N Search of Hip Hop Express, a way to educate black youth in their own neighborhoods.

Weaving hip hop into history, social activism and community-building, Patterson has produced more than 60 educational and social enrichment programs that infuse elements of hip hop culture into public schools. He's using Facebook and blogging as well to spread the message.

Urban communities have a disconnect right now. Many young black Americans in these neighborhoods feel isolated and uninvested in their surroundings.

Patterson's N Search of Hip Hop Express was designed to engage urban youth - or, as he points out, the descendants of sharecroppers - using the aesthetic of the city. He and his team revamped a mobile airstream trailer and submerged it in hip hop. They covered it with graffiti art reflective of the musical history within black America, including images from iconic singer Bessie Smith to rap legend Kool Moe Dee.

Then he brought this black history on wheels to the neighborhoods of black youth to teach them about media and technology.

During a recent podcast interview, he shares an example. In East St. Louis, N Search of Hip Hop Express helped neighborhood youth focus on archiving the history around them. Students learned about Miles Davis, an East St. Louis native son. They went to a former home of the legend, which was in need of a resurrection.

Patterson wanted to not only preserve the landmark home, but also offer cultural renewal to the surrounding area by re-introducing art and culture inspired by the jazz icon's music. He collaborated with The Joseph Center, a local non-profit.

Once the trailer rolled into the neighborhood, the music became an invitation for residents to participate in an authentic history lessons about their own community. Young people were encouraged to interview community members, including homeless veterans who shared important and historic lessons. Through learning about the folks next door, young people were able to add new value to, not only their neighbors but their 'hood.

Shortly after hip hop found its place in popular society, the music at the root of the culture found a new purpose. It became an educational tool. Through that music, rappers like KRS-1 and Nas saw the value in edutainment. Teaching black history through poetic lyrics and expanding an audiences vocabulary became the norm. As the hip hop movement grew, it found a place in the contemporary classrooms. Urban youth responded in school settings as teachers infused hip hop into subjects ranging from english to algebra. Now it seems the music and the movement is behind another educational pursuit beyond school grounds.

N Search of Hip Hop Express' education-on-wheels philosophy offers an example of what some educational systems have missed: Community involvement. Not only are students educated about their neighborhoods, they also receive a wake-up call. Education doesn't stop in the classroom. Here's hoping the Express is able to continue its commitment to education and community, and inspire others to do the same.

Article by Tarice Gray thank you to - photo via N Search Of Hip Hop Express

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Ignite and Imagery: Get Down Over A J Midi beat Off Ignite and Imagery: Gimmick Free available now 

Ignite and Imagery: Get Down Over A J Midi beat Off Ignite and Imagery: Gimmick Free available now on itunes, Amazon

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Ignite Mindz (Ignite and Imagery)-Russian Roulette Ch. II: Betrayal- Hip Hop Mini Novel 

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Ignite Mindz from Ignite and Imagery is releasing a hip hop mini novel, with perhaps a digital comic to go with it. This one is called Ignite and Imagery: "Russian Roulette Ch. II: Betrayal" He decided Chapter 2 should come first. It's about a female assassin in the Ukranian mafia who rises through the ranks and eventually loses her mind. Rated R for drug use, graphic violence, sexual situations, and strong language. This song is off their album Ignite and Imagery: Gimmick Free available now on iTunes, or Amazon but will be on the Russian Roulette mini novel/EP with chapters 1 and 3, as well as two bonus songs (one being a true story about Ignite Mindz almost getting shot at 17. The mini novel will be released Feb. 28th.

And as a bonus he wants to share his multitasking talents..Ignite playing bass guitar with his toes while playing piano with his left hand, and drums with his right hand, all at the same time while rapping his verse off Watch The Crowd, LOL Watch Video Here

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Wyze Mindz (Unkn?wn and Apacalypze) - "A Dream" New Video off the album "World Meltdown" 

Wyze Mindz (Unkn?wn and Apacalypze) - From South Carolina-their music is a combination of true knowledge and the streets. They are bringing back what hip hop has been lacking in the last decade. Tight beats, MCing with visionary flows; a complete architect of reality music.

Added by: Chinita, 27/Jan/11 | Comments: 0

Copywrite ft. Crooked I - "Crooked Cop Pt. 2" (Download) 

Copywrite "Crooked Cop pt 2" featuring Crooked I produced by Surock:


Remix of "Crooked Cop" from Copywrite's sophomore LP "Life and Times of Peter Nelson" which is now available from Man Bites Dog Records and for sale in all fine retail chains and digital outlets.

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