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
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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!
MAGNIFICENT RUFFIANS & FIVE O’ CLOCK PRESENT: WIZARDS OF CA
LIMITED TIME ONLY!!!
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 Tinman, 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!
Magnificent Ruffians on MySpace: View Now
Band as One: What name or alias to you go by? What’s the origin of that name? Have you changed your name before?
The L.A.Ment: I Am The L.A.Ment. Pronounced “Element”; in which represents my position in hip hop: I am the element of hip hop. A producer and beat maker are the main core of any and every one of the 4 elements of hip hop. Myself as well as every producer in this industry knows how important it is to create a vibe that constitutes the world of hip hop. The LA.Ment also has L.A. in it, from where I was born and raised.
Band as One: What is your respective instrument or position as a musician?
The L.A.Ment: The instrument I use for my process is FL Studio. It’s funny cause I downloaded this program for free, and It is the easiest and fastest way for myself to make instrumentals. I know that a lot of beat makers claim that using an MPC with a higher priced program makes you a legit producer, but in my experience, those guys create an identity crisis for themselves; they can’t do them, they have to be better than the next guy. If it comes out perfect, and it sounds beyond CD quality, it doesn’t matter.
Band as One: What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences? Do you work with any other artists? if so, who? How did you meet?
The L.A.Ment: My instrumentals have a grimmey / street / classic feel; nothing directly straightforward, I leave it to the listener to paint their own journey through each sequence and sound I provide to there mind, a lot like a Rorschach. A major influence of mine is life, I vibe as the vibe hits me. I have an album with Born5thChild, and am currently working with some of my other long time friends. I’ve met them all from child hood to more recently. Music has created many bridges and opportunities for me.
Band as One: When did you dive into music? What inspired you to make music?
The L.A.Ment: I 1st started DJing @ 16. After a while, my mind opened, and I knew that I could get to the same talent level as the artists I am paying. After a couple years of $200/week binge on vinyl, I needed to start my journey. I started making beats on my old Casio, as i followed the BPM’s of the records that I played of my tables. I even got a notepad and broke down many types of song structures my intros, hooks, bridges. There are ALOT of different ways to arrange a beat. I still have that notepad!
Band as One: Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organizations?
The L.A.Ment: I have a personal Indie label, TEN19 Productions, which I plan on launching when i am fully established to financially set in stone, but for now, i am working with different artists, and establishing my name as a producer.
Band as One: What can you tell me about your instruments or gear? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever’s available? What made you choose the instruments or styles you have now? Was it cost or was it a style / model / brand / color preference?
The L.A.Ment: You know, I’m open to anything that will create a competitive and beyond quality soundtrack that I would feel comfortable competing against someone who is a seasoned veteran. I’m not picky with my software or equipment, I’m a computer geek, so i will find any mastering, or plug in program and make it work for me. The only thing i bought was the laptop I use…so i am a pretty good saver, or a software pirate, depending on who you talk to.
Band as One: Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
The L.A.Ment: I have performed at The 2nd Street Jazz Club in L.A., The Blue Cafe that once stood on Long Beach, CA, Aladdin Jr. in Pomona for Jelani Kimball, a few other small bar venues around the OC and LA. I like the internet for my music, i know its promotion more than performance, but my idea of the internet is performing international, compared to locally performing. All these venues are all my favorite my love of music got me this far. I’m actually in the process of venue hunting with my co-artists.
Band as One: Which songs do you perform most frequently? Do you ever play any covers? Do you have a set play list?
The L.A.Ment: Every show was to be different, and never to get old. With the right chemistry, many artists that collab can make a fire show, so no song should be performed repetitively, often, it should be original and different, mainly for those fans that show up to every show, that” mainly for them, so they wont get bored of you. Make it new every time they come out.
Band as One: Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
The L.A.Ment: It is a creative process. Many things are premeditated, but the core feeling and mood for music is always formed during the creative process and will fall into place and just be perfect.
Band as One: Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
The L.A.Ment: You need a feeling, any feeling, one that you would talk to someone about, and translate it into music. get that perfect drum loop that u can feel matched your mood, throw in a melody that gives u the goose bumps, and once u feel those, u know that your mood is turning into music. bass lines and add ons, play a part, just like the sun or moon, its there, u know it, but its in the background supporting your surroundings. hit play, tweak a few channels and the rest will transform into music you can feel.
Band as One: What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
The L.A.Ment: Spontaneous is the preference. I know planning is a must, but too much planning leads to disappointment, and that should never be welcome to a show. This is a passion, not a hob, when it becomes a job, then, its time to change it up.
Band as One: How has your music evolved since you first began making music?
The L.A.Ment: Oh man, where do I start…lets just say, I was caught up in the sounds that were available to me.. the radio was my lifeline to music, so I created what I knew…but my knowledge and appreciation for all music genres have grown and developed intensely, so i have embraced those genres and created my personal creative pallet.
Band as One: What has been your biggest challenge as an artist? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
The L.A.Ment: Getting people to understand the importance of music and cooperation. One person can be a perfectionist, and the other would be fine as is. Those opposing ideas don’t mix good at all. My thing was that I needed a artist that took music serious, and not just a hobby. When I was using my free time for shows and music, the other was drinking and sleeping, it didn’t work. Collabing with many artists is a better way of business and better when they WANT to be on YOUR album.
Band as One: What’s your ultimate direction for your music? Are you seeking fame and fortune?
The L.A.Ment: If it happens, it happens, its all love for the music, cant lose sight of who u r or who got you there. I am still cool with the real homies who r not the ones that just use everybody for stepping stones, REAL ARTISTS .I’m not quitting, I have decades till retirement age, and I will keep traveling that journey to the spot in which all these invested years will make it all worth while.
Band as One: What advice do you have for people who want to start making music and getting into the industry? How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a web site with sample songs or a demo CD? Albums? Videos? Etc.
The L.A.Ment: Just be you, and be open minded to what you can create. Don’t be stuck in one category, go against the grain. Be different; those are the ones that stand out in a crowd. You can find me on Facebook, just search and “like” The L.A.Ment, ReverbNation/theLAment, Twitter.com/theLAment, MySpace.com/TEN19Pro, search The L.A.Ment on Band As One.
Band as One: Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
The L.A.Ment: Everyone I Have worked with, because music connects people…Born5thChild, growing up be childhood friends, I never imagined having an album with you, Rakaa Iriscience, you are a true MC, I will never forget going to the pad and u flowing over my beat, Phil the Agony, too much phone tag, Jah-Mex, you ARE an artist, Azma Instigator, your verse was crazy, FredEx, thanks for giving me your sample to bless the album with, Jharon, good look on the studio and mixing, gotta collab on those video game scores.