Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” Out Now!

Mixpak is proud to release Sissy Nobby’s new single “Lay Me Down.”

This anthemic, midtempo rap song is equally indebted to the sounds of No Limit Records and Rap A Lot Records, carrying on a Southern tradition of syrupy synth strings and a head nodding bass perfect for cruising in your Cadillac. Featuring the inimitable voice of New Orleans bounce star Sissy Nobby, “Lay Me Down” is a sex track like you’ve never heard before.

To say Nobby is the next Southern rap phenomenon is no exaggeration. With no label backing or promo, he’s gotten over ten million plays on Myspace, leading major label A&Rs to come calling. He performs on a nightly basis, 365 days a year, running the club scene in the city of New Orleans with additional dates taking him around the South. On any given Friday or Saturday night, Nobby can be seen playing up to three shows a night (each show at a different club), and it’s that kind of dedication to the live show that gives him a strength of voice beyond the reach of many rappers. Still in his early twenties, Nobby’s unforgettable voice and raw production style has become a local institution, cemented by mixtapes, Limewire downloads, and the crowds of crazy girls that follow him around like he’s the Pied Piper of booty.

Grab “Lay Me Down” now on iTunes!

Sissy Nobby Record Release Party

Sissy Nobby Lay Me Down Cover

“Lay Me Down” is a Sissy Nobby rap track in the vain of “Da Letter” and “Consequences” with raw sexual lyrics and a heartfelt delivery. Produced by Dre Skull, this anthemic, midtempo rap song is equally indebted to the sounds of No Limit and Rap A Lot Records, carrying on a Southern tradition of syrupy synth strings and head nodding bass.

You’ve heard the “Lay Me Down” remixes and it’s finally time to drop the single. Tomorrow night is the Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” record release party in New Orleans, Louisiana and Dre Skull, Rusty Lazer and Sissy Nobby will be in the building.

You can order the limited edition vinyl now – only 500 copies.

If you’re in New Orleans, get the full record release party details here.

Mixpak Interview Series: Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

They’re everything most men wish they could be: dapper, sophisticated, modern, and really, REALLY good at making a new genre of house music that has the world enthralled, ecstatic and confused, all at the same time. They’re also secretly a new breed of super-human warriors who can survive being submerged in lava and can go weeks without sleep. Okay, so the last part wasn’t true, but geeez, Renaissance Man have one of the most impressive work ethics I’ve heard of in years.

They describe themselves as “a platform for contemporary dance music” and 2009 saw a rush of new users embrace the platform. With an onslaught of remixes for Turbo, Kitsune, several classy bootcuts, and EPs on Dubsided and Sound Pellegrino, Renaissance Man arrived in style.

Scandinavian upstarts Martti (Jaxxon) and Ville (Downtown) took some time while they were in the studio to talk about the resurgance of open minded dance music. [Note: this interview took place several months back, apologies for our delay in posting.]

Brendan: What are some of your first memories and experiences of house music?

Jaxxon: The city where I used to live in Finland when I was younger called Turku had a very vibrant house scene in the 90′s. The whole late 90′s deep house thing hit me hard.

Downtown: Yeah, same here. I started feeling it in the late 90s.

Jaxxon: Actually we are now working in the studio one of the O.G Finnish house guys, Sasse, aka Freestyle Man in Berlin.

Read the full interview below »

VIDEO: Sissy Nobby – Lay Me Down (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

L-Vis 1990 made this visual video to accompany his Sissy Nobby remix. For those keeping score, amazing video, amazing remix.

Sissy Nobby “Lay Me Down” Remix Ep Out Now!

Sissy Nobby Lay Me Down Remixes

Mixpak is proud to release Sissy Nobby’s “Lay Me Down” Remix EP – grab it now on iTunes!

Sissy Nobby is a New Orleans institution, performing at Bounce parties 6 to 7 nights a week, 365 days a year. Check Nobby’s myspace and you’re looking at over 10 million plays! We have an upcoming Sissy Nobby single, “Lay Me Down,” that will see proper release (with vinyl) in early 2010, but the remixes were so good, we couldn’t hold ‘em back any longer. The EP features remixes from A1 Bassline, Bitch Ass Darius, DJ Sega, Kanji Kinetic, L-Vis 1990 and Renaissance Man. Pick your favorite!

FREE DOWNLOAD: “Lay Me Down (DJ Sega RMX)”

DJ Sega

Finally, two ultra regional genres come together as one. Sissy Nobby, the diva don diva of New Orleans bounce music, is hype times a thousand…

Fader is giving away the DJ Sega remix of “Lay Me Down,” go and download the track for free!