IDC Presents Our Round 37 “Spring” Solicitation
8 new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands spanning Hip Hop, Rap, Breakbeat, Turntablism, Indie Rock, Pop and Singer/Songwriter and even the USDMC Championship DVD fill out this new release offering…
Independent Distribution Collective presents its 37th Solicitation just in time for placement for the spring season of 2011. We are excited about many of these new releases and are very proud to have a handful of legendary artists and bands joining IDC. Check out the overview of these new titles below, and feel free to visitour website anytime for more information on any of these artists or releases. IDC proudly welcomes these 9 new titles:
Foreign Legion “Night Moves” CD
Prozack Turner and Marc Stretch are Foreign Legion. Their debut album, KidnapperVan (along with DJ Design) broke new ground for underground hip-hop and tookplayful shots at the industry and art that spawned them. Several tours around theworld resulted in the party-driven Play Tight, soon after. The trio became a duo and next came The Secret Knock. An introspective, albeit brief, look into the minds oftwo musicians that still love the art of rhyme…
DJ Swamp “Vinyl Disciple” CD
DJ Swamp has announced the release of his new album “Vinyl Disciple” for release in spring 2011 through his own label Decadent Records. DJ SWAMP started as acompetition turntablist taking such esteemed titles as DMC United States Champion in 1996, his first year ever in the competition. For many years following DJ SWAMP toured as the dj for BECK. His acclaim has not ceased and the progression of his artistry has brought him alongside the likes of: Beck, Kid Rock, RL Burnside, The Crystal Method, Kool Keith, The Dust Brothers, and countless others, all of whom have called on his expertise for work on their studio tracks.
The CUF “Cuf Caviar Vol. 1” CD
Hip-Hop crew The CUF, an acronym for California Underground Funk, releases their latest project CUF Caviar Vol. 1 on CFO Recordings. Their newest release addsmore of a nuanced sound and technically sophisticated LP to their ever-expanding discography. This 5-man wrecking crew is comprised of MCs: N8 the Gr8, Pete,Crush, Brotha RJ, and Taktics (Lil N8). Guest appearances on CUF Caviar Vol 1 byR&B singers D Moe (cousin of LA MC Dudley Perkins) and fellow CFO Recordings artist Maryann round out this release.
Cyrus Malachi “Ancient Future” CD
Cyrus Malachi burst onto the hip-hop scene with his crew – Triple Darkness, releasing their 2008 debut album ‘Anathema’, now in April 2011, after numerous group and guest appearances Malachi will release his debut album “AncientFuture” via No Cure Records. The album will set a new standard for lyricism inthe UK. “I have always been fascinated with language and words at differentstages in my life, I have really immersed myself in literature” says Cyrus whopromises “Ancient Future” to be a breathtaking album with intricate, emotive and thoughtprovoking lyrics.
Styles 1001 “The Solution” CD
A style 1001 is an up and coming contender in the world of hip-hop and othergenres of music production as well. He is self-taught, self-motivated, highly driven and determined to see this thing called “his dream” come into a reality. Once asked what a word of advice does he has for the up and coming artist like himself orsimply those interested in music production he replied. “Stay at it, continue to wantto learn more about every aspect of producing to harness your full potential”.
Curt Yagi “Close My Eyes” CD
Curt Yagi, San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “2008 Best of the Bay Singer-Songwriter” proudly announces the release of his second full-length studio album, “Close MyEyes,” April 12th, 2011. On all nine original and richly produced “Close My Eyes”tracks, Yagi delivers captivating lyrics and hummable and memorable melodies,augmented by a buoyant three-piece horn section and edgy and layered guitars builton the foundation of a rock solid, driving rhythm section. His songs are deliveredin an inimitable and endearingly charismatic persona the SFBG describes as “theswagger of Lenny Kravitz and the lyrical prowess of Jack Johnson,” and The SanFrancisco Chronicle called Yagi “a talented songwriter who sings — like KennyLoggins.”
Tina Sparkle “Welcome to the No Fun House” CD
Welcome To The No Fun House is the loud-rocking follow-up to 2007’s album AllAround Champion Screw Up. Tina Sparkle raises the bar with 14 amazing new songs that rock harder and illustrate to listeners that there is much more to look forwardto from this great midwestern act. Tina Sparkle has been touring the states for thelast several years in support of All Around Champion Screw-Up and their 2008 7”release of Ladybugs And Firecrackers. They have shared the stage with national actssuch as The Reputation, The Forecast, Only Children, Scouts Honor, Little Brazil,Living Blue, Red Meat, Tight Phantomz, Landing On The Moon, Red Meat, EllainaMendel, Pash, Lewis and Clarke, and 1090 Club.
2010 DMC US Finals – DJ Battle DVD
In keeping with the tradition, a new DMC US champion has been crowned for 2010:DJ Etronik from Pico Rivera CA – the only DJ to represent the USA in the WorldFinals in all 3 DMC battle categories: classic showcase, head to head Supremacybattle and Team competion (w/ DJ Lodus as the Angry Exs!) 2010 DMC Battle for USSupremacy Cysko Rokwel (CO) vs DJ SPS (FL) DJ Etronik (CA) vs DJ Solo (NJ) CyskoRokwel (CO) vs DJ Solo (NJ) for the title! DJs including DJ Cash Money, DJ Klever, Craze and Qbert enjoy performing solo and rocking parties worldwide. Others rockwith a crew like DJ Apollo and Shortkut in Triple Threat. And most everyone isinto producing. DJ Neil Armstrong, who has battled in many DMC battles, is Jay Z’sofficial tour DJ! Backstage Interviews with Most of the US Finalists & more!
Ian Franklin – Step By Step EP
Singer/songwriter Ian Franklin is proud to announce the release of his debut 6-songEP, Step by Step. The new CD for the Santa Rosa native comes as a career high at the end of a near-decade of non-stop, whirlwind and frenetic coast-to-coast musicalendeavors and evolution that have both educated and matured the young artist intoa multi-faceted musical road warriorepreneur. High praise indeed and with Step byStep, Ian hopes to generate much more of the same enthusiasm. Franklin’s songs pull from his creative imagination, are often fueled by personal experiences andpromote awareness about issues that he believes deserve attention or they simplyprovide joy and help relieve the stress of daily life.
Keep an eye out for our next solicitation May 17th, 2011