Christian George “The Duke”

by Harold on July 13, 2009

July, 2009 – Top 10 Billboard recording artist Christian George was in the studio with songwriter/producer Harold Stephan working on songs for George’s next album. In 2008, George topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart with his song “Stranger”. A multi-talented vocalist and songwriter sporting chiseled, GQ-ready looks and a physique that gives David Beckham a run for his money, George is someone to watch out for later this year. You can watch the official “Strangers” video here:

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Exceptional RecordsPowerhouse UK-based house, breaks, pop, and everything-in-between record label Exceptional Records released Chad North’s remix of Waveplant & Ernesto “(I Need A) Bassline” on June 29.

The single, which features the original and the Chad North & Aaron Pope remix, will be the first single off Ernesto’s full length compilation “Ernesto Sings” due out later this year on Exceptional. You can hear the soul-drenched original version on Soundcloud here.

Chad also features the remix on his own Soundcloud page here. This third release of his with San Francisco based collaborator Aaron Pope features a more distinct dance-floor breakbeat with chopped vocals and glitch effects. Waveplant (aka Chicago-based composer Joel Corelitz) and Chad North have exchanged remix projects over the past several years.

You can purchase the single on iTunes – with a CD single version to be released in the coming weeks. (Yes they still release CD singles!)

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Habitat Music and NetmixMedia: mix, mingle and marketing

By Sarah Novotny for ADOTAS

I was riding the subway Thursday night when I got the confirmation of a historical moment for music and pop culture around the world – Michael Jackson had died. An icon had passed and I was headed to a networking party for people in music and marketing. Who […] More…

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Art by Chance NYART BY CHANCE is the brand new “Ultra Short Film Festival” that will be aired in 14 countries and 64 cities, between May 22 – June 3, 2009.

The Art By Chance Launch Party in New York will give you a chance to see all the films in the inaugural festival as well as be part of a very unique experience. All Art By Chance Films where made with the intention of being seen on digital signage, so most of the films are silent.  To add to the “by chance”, we are bringing in Musicians to create impromptu scores/soundtracks of all the films live!

Angels & Kings 500 E. 11 St. just East of Ave A.
Doors Open @ 6:30pm
Film Screening & Music Performances start at 7:00pm
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This is the second film I have scored for Karen Cantor of Singing Wolf Documentaries. Dealing with end of life choices, I found a perfect song in the Amelia’s Dream catalog called “Before Your Time” to anchor the movie’s main character, Merian. The song was written by Amelia Gewirtz and myself in memory of a close friend.


Last Rights Promo

For more information you can visit the Last Rights web-site

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jungoroad.jpgHabitat composer Chad North co-founded breakbeat and tech-funk blog/podcast Jungo Road (www.jungoroad.com) earlier this year to highlight the more eclectic sounds of underground dance music in NYC.

The concept, “West Coast beats to the East Coast”, is meant to spotlight promoters and DJ/producers in New York that are pushing dance music forward and not limiting themselves to “bottle-service club” trends – referring to the healthy breakbeat and tech-funk scene in West coast cities like San Francisco. [click to continue…]

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Erase Records logoHabitat composer Chad North is currently recording for UK-based electro-house label Erase Records and has his debut single with the label set to drop June 1st.

This third collaboration with San Francisco-based DJ Aaron Pope will be available as an exclusive release on Beatport first – with a wider release to follow.

The track, entitled The Grind, is an electro-breaks hip-hop influenced banger that has already been storming clubs on the West coast. The package was mastered at Habitat Music by Ming and features vocals by Australian-based hip-hop artist Estae. [click to continue…]

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tpc_headerMing will be one of the key speakers at the NYC edition of the The Producers Conference. Check the official site for more details…here’s a quick summery..

1:00 pm – Chris Petti: Using the Reason Sequencer and Synth Programming
2:00 pm – Chris Griffin: High Definition Effects Programming
3:00 pm – Aaron Albano aka Ming (33hz, Ming+FS)
4:00 pm – Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)