I recently moved to the United Kingdom and am currently living with my family while I rebuild a whole new life from the ground up again. The move out here was probably one of the biggest decisions I have made in my life and I was honestly scared to death but I just took the leap of faith. In the few months I have been in the UK I have been really busy with web design, graphic design and video production work for my cousin, Elisha Lauren Eaton, whom owns Elisha Lauren Life Style Salon in Cross Gates Leeds.
A few months back Elisha had the idea to put together a project to help different people with different skill sets come together and network in a real world working environment. This was a major opportunity not only for myself but for all the models, makeup artists, photographers, nail technician, staff at the salon and assistants to get their hands dirty and work hard towards a common goal.
On the 25th of April 2012, Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon held a major photo shoot consisting of 8 models, 2 makeup artists, 2 photographers, myself, the staff and a nail technician. The results of the photos are amazing and I am so pleased to be involved in this project not only has it helped me adjust into a new life by meeting new people but I came in with knowing what I know so well and being able to contribute in a highly positive way. I have been truly inspired by everyone’s hard work, willingness to work with perfect strangers and do it so well and just staying patience and getting the 13 hour photos shoot completed. Well done to each and everyone of you that was involved.
Here are the results of the photos, the blog write up that will be featured in Urban Coco Magazine and a great video that highlights the day in just under 4 minutes. The music in the video was produced by myself (Darkside Productionz). Check it out and enjoy:
Visit Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon online:
Special Thank you to:
The Salon Staff
1. Elisha Lauren (Owner – Creative Director)
2. Susan Eaton (Artistic Director)
3. Chelsea Smith (Senior Stylist)
4. Karen Lee (Nail Technician)
5. Lucy Baker (Stylist & Assistant)
Business & Support
1. Leah Pompey (Freelance Model)
2. Emma Mack (Freelance Model)
3. Kimberley Lawton (Freelance Model)
4. Harriet Booth (Freelance Model)
5. Steff Hardy (Freelance Model)
6. Will Booth (Freelance Model)
7. James Tiffany (Freelance Model)
8. Lauren Wood (Freelance Model)
The Makeup Artists
1. Megan Lindow (Freelance Makeup Artist)
2. Thembi Mkandla (Freelance Makeup Artist / Assistant)
1. Joshua Tarn (Photographer)
2. Mark Liebrand (Video Production)
3. Lisa Ramskill (Assistant Photographer)
1. Georgina Ryall (Journalist / Blogger)
Music Production by DJ Darkside of Darkside Productionz
Read our blog about the photo shoot – http://www.elishalauren.me.uk/index.php/blog
**** A special thank you to each and everyone of you for all your hard work. We are very grateful for everything you have done. Elisha @ Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon
Copy Right 2012. Elisha Lauren Lifestyle Salon. All Rights Reserved.
Nonsense of the Akronymz (www.akronymz.com) and DJ Darkside (www.djdarkside.com) came together to create Nonsense’s first solo album ‘Better Late Then Never.’ The album has a vast array of styles that are not typical for a hip-hop album. It’s a fresh new sound and taps into the likes of all music lovers from all genre’s. “I wanted to do something different and have a new sound with a new approach,” said Nonsense. And that is just what this album has, raw underground hip-hop fuzed with uptempo club dance tracks and everything between.
Album Featured Artists
Nonsense – Better Late Then Never
“We just want to share what we love to do with the world and make a difference no matter how small or big it may be.”
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[Track #7] Groovy Thing ft. Kali & Obsurd1der
Groovy Thing [Obsurd1der feat. The Akronymz] from Myndframe Ent. on Vimeo.
[Track #12] Blackness - The Official Music Video
I am pleased to present to you a Myndframe Ent and Darkside Productionz film with some of Hip-Hop’s most creative and innovate emcee’s. The song Emerald City was produced by DJ Gabe Real. Keeping it grimmey and gritty and always holding out down for the Inland Empire, Magnificent Ruffians and 5 O’clock come together to bring you a great project, Wizards of CA. The video was sponsored by Canvas Barber Shop In my eyes, this is some real out side of the box thinking. I am proud to be apart of this project. And as a side note… you guys got some b@lls for smashing the Tyler Mall like that…. Good times. Enjoy the video and please share, share, share!
Emerald City Official Music Video
The Magnificent Ruffians are back at it again with there first character album entitled, Wizards of CA. This time they collab with an artistic, abstract emcee by the name of Five O’ Clock. The characters are as follows, Specific as the Tin Man, Master Chief as the Cowardly Lion and Five O’ Clock as the Scarecrow. The original movie Wizard of OZ is a very significant movie because it was the first to be shown in color instead of black and white. It also has a lot of hidden messages, ideals and morals that each character brings to the table. Red ruby slippers, wicked witches, emerald city… These are all iconic themes that the original movie has became famous for. On this project, the Magnificent Ruffians and Five O’ Clock have tried to incorporate the movie into each song. They basically took a classic movie and flipped it into a raw hip-hop album. This project is unlike any one they have ever done before. It’s not for everyone but it is for anyone. Enjoy!
WIZARDS OF CA
Download the album at:
Music Video Sponsored by
Canvas Barber Shop
Canvas Barber Shop on Facebook
DJ Gabe Real
Music Video Produced by
Mark Liebrand & Ronnie Fincher
filmed by Ronnie Fincher
edited by Mark Liebrand
New features in SONAR X1c
You can read more about these features in SONAR’s online help by clicking Help > Help Topics.
Busses in SONAR X1 are now fully selectable and quick group-able. Additionally the following commands have been added:
- ALT+CLICK on a bus will select that bus as well as all upstream sources
- ALT+CLICK on a track will select that track as well as all downstream destinations
Independent Snap settings in the Piano Roll view
The Piano Roll view now has independent snap settings that can be used to override the global snap value.
Last Note Selected for Draw Tool
The duration of the last clicked note is now remembered when the ‘Last Selected’ item is checked in either the Control Bar or HUD. When the draw duration is set to ‘Last Selected’ the draw duration will be whatever the last note clicked on in the Staff, Piano Roll or Inline Piano Roll views.
23.976 FPS Timecode format
SONAR now supports 23.976 frames per second on the time ruler.
UI Updates and Fixes
- New UI for Step Sequencer
- New UI for Loop Construction View
- Various UI enhancements
This is the first of its kind. DJ Darkside shares his first Ableton Live set being controlled with Native Instruments Maschine. This is a set from a show from last Thursday at the Pomona Valley Mining Company with Obsurd1der.
DJ Darkside Live Set 1
DJ Darkside (http://www.djdarkside.com)
Swift Dixshun (http://www.swiftdixshun.com)
At The Pomona Valley Mining Company (a two night special event)
with residents DJ Brannu (hip-hop dance mix) &
DJ Dazzler (dubstep club party)
+ 5 local artists performing live
hosted by Joe Jackson from 1232 Radio
- Prom’Nynce and Phenom Musiik
- L.A.C. and Mob Afiliated Records
- Obsurd1der and DJ Darkside
- Noah Jones
- $porty “MicroWaveBoy” $eville
Thursday July 28, 2011 & August 8, 2011 (21+ &10 cover)
$5 before 10pm or all night with RSVP*
DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT
*** FREE PARKING ***
A man that never rests, if I have ever met any… Filth is definitely one of them. Always putting in work where it is relevant and always bringing us good new music to bump. I am proud to have been a part of this project from start to finish. Not only a great artist but also a great friend, Filth always seems to keep me in his thoughts when he needs someone to mix and master his tracks. he could use anyone but he comes to me. Truly grateful to have met you and the opportunities you have given me in that time.
Now to those of you that don’t know… now you know! Filth and Born5thChild are not messing around on this project. Stamped with the name ‘The Loophole’ Filth and Born5thChild came together on a small project that turned into an EP. With features such as Born5thChild, TopDime, Pawz One and DJ Darkside this is truly an abstract album.
Track List & Credits
Filth One & Born5thChild present
1. 50/50 Dutch Music, Born5thChild ft. Pawz One
2. Moving Crowds ft. Born5thChild ft. TopDime
3. Born Free, Born5thChild
4. In The Studio, Born5thChild
5. Sound Goes to War part 1
6. Sound Goes to War part 2, Born5thChild & ft. Pawz One*
7. Wastelands, Born5thChild
8. Blue Skies, Born5thChild ft. DJ Darkside (cuts)
9. Take Flight, Born5thChild
Recorded, Mixed and Masted by DJ Darkside (www.djdarkside.com)
*Sound Goes to War, Pawz One vocals recorded by Pawz One.
Darkside Productionz. Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.
A FILTH ONE & BORN5THCHILD
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The fathers of a new era of hip-hop are being celebrated in a long time over due documentary of the rise and fall of the group. Tribe Called Quest, helped paved the way for some of the greats in the game today and we owe a lot to them for that. Going to be a great watch! Stay tuned… Now playing in LA and NY.
Here are the release dates: http://www.sonyclassics.com/beatsrhymesandlife/dates.html
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish.
A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement. As he travels with the band members (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White), Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage during a show in San Francisco, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends and collaborators.
More information: http://www.sonyclassics.com/beatsrhymesandlife/
Man, does this guy ever sleep? I keep my eye on a few artists and one in particular that keeps popping out to me is, Curtiss King. There is so much music coming from Black Cloud Music it’s crazy! Another super dope project called ‘DIY’ that you need to checkout and download now! Enjoy!