Main Attrakionz are an Oakland-based rap duo who have been starting to garner a lot of atention lately with an inexhaustible stream of free mixtapes. “Swaggin Hard” is a cut from one of those tapes called Chandelier which was released in May. The duo’s mix of melodic hip-hop production and occasional triplet-time flow makes them sound a little like a new, swagged out Bone Thugs.
Jersey’s Mike Q, who made us a huge Mixpak FM just a few weeks ago, is set to release an EP on Fade to Mind on November 22nd. The 7-track offering re-reminds us of the importance of the ‘Ha Dance’for the Ballroom and Jersey club genre, and features some of the most important figures in the scene – Vjuan Allure, DJ Sliink and Angel X.
This is a wild Baltimore Club mix promoting Schwarz and Mark Brown’s new dance party, Shakeoff. The event was conceived to give a new generation of fast, jarring East Coast club music its own outlet. Narwhalz will be emceeing the party’s launch (and by the looks, he also designed the flyer) with guest producer DJ Rip Knoxx. If you’re in B-More, make sure you drop in.
Dubbel Dutch’s first EP for Mixpak, Hymn, drops on November 15th. If you haven’t heard the tracks already, get familiar with this minimix by the man himself:
A roundup of this week’s choice twitter posts from Mixpak artists, remixers and extended family.
AC Slater: I have a new @beatport chart up! go check the tunes. http://www.beatport.com/chart/ac-slater-big-brooklyn-bass-chart/41759
dave nada: rip to one of the best! RT @JanetJackson: Heavy D brought so much Joy into our lives through his energetic brilliance. Im going to miss him.
malente: check the new @nobrainerrec podcast with @saydubai http://www.mixcloud.com/nobrainerrecords/no-brainer-p014-say-dubai-2011-11-08/
Dre Skull: big up @prodigalja + get ready for global gangsta http://www.mixpakrecords.com/blog/2011/11/qa-with-dylan-powe-prodigal-entertainment/