Although my month long free trial of Tidal just ended, I'm committed to maintaining a subscription to the premium music streaming service headed by industry favorites including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Madonna and Kanye West. I will be the first to admit, I was very hesitant to literally buying into a streaming service knowing that there is so much music that's legally available online for free. Ultimately, it took the respect and love I have for the consistent genius artistry of Kanye West to give the highly publicized platform a shot once he announced that his new album, The Life of Pablo, would only be released via Tidal. Not only did TLOP live up to my expectations, I fell in love with all of the other great music I had been missing.
Being that it's been reported that Pablo's exclusive release helped double Tidal subscriptions, it's no surprise that right when the free trial period came to an end, Yeezy made multiple tweaks to his latest project including altered vocal arrangements on 'Famous', new vocals from Sia and Vic Mensa on 'Wolves', and a new track called 'Frank's Track' featuring Frank Ocean. Although other streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Google Play are all doing well, and perform in many areas better, Tidal continues to show promise as a work in progress with many powerful artists with ownership stakes. That makes room for a lot of new exclusive music and video releases, where loyal subscribers can get first dibs on spontaneous releases.
I created a video to outline how Patchwerk Recording Studios contest called That Tight Thirty Two On Thurzdayz werks. Let it be known this contest is for the emcees and producers who can bring the heat.
Along with the changing of the season comes a change of attire. Brought to you by the legendary Patchwerk Recording Studios, IdOMUSIC® has colloborated with long time designer MisterSoul216 to create a limited edition IDM tee shirt. We only are pressing up 25 tees with the Old English font. If interested in purchasing the super exclusive tee simply click to order.
Another great reason to be in attendance for the March edition of IdOMusic® Social Sessions is to check out the performance of Dexx.
Dexter Barnett aka Dexx is an R&B singer/songwriter from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. Since age 6, Dexx has been singing young hearts into nostalgia, bringing back memories of love and other past experiences.
As the third singer to join the group Omega Genezis, Dexx has the alluring voice of an angel and has developed a new sound that will have you addicted. It's hard finding artists to love, but Dexx and Omega Genezis make it easy to fall under their spell. Fasten your seat belt and get ready to experience his first solo project, ‘Ride of Your Lifetime.’
Preview Dexx's track titled Temptation.
Don't miss the show and your chance to meet the Atlanta community of music makers Sunday at IdOMusic®! >>Get tickets here!<<
The IdOMUSIC® Social Sessions Sunday is coming up this weekend, and we have a few artists scheduled to hit the stage. One of five acts you will see for this extended edition is Trendz Morrison.
Trendz Morrison was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Miami, Florida. He was known for his clothing line and throwing parties for the hottest artists in Miami, and Trendz always had a passion for various types of music, with hip-hop being his love. His influences include Nas, Tupac, and Mos Def. He worked on refining his rapping skills, leading to the release of his first mixtape, "Live Slow, Die Old." Once Trendz started building his fan base, he decided to direct his own videos and strengthen relationships with DJs and producers.
He took this positive energy and moved to Atlanta to start working on a new wave with some friends. Never forgetting his roots, Trendz travels back and forth to Omaha and Atlanta to help build the platform for his city. His journeying between the two cities has led to the latest mixtape, Alwayz F.E.A.R, meaning "Face Everything And Rise."
Trendz is a true hip-hop artist with a clear message: "You can make it out of anywhere and be somebody great. Simply follow your dreams. I'm not going anywhere. The music is my best friend, and God is good, man."
Get a preview of Trendz Morrison below, and stay tuned for more spotlight stories leading up to this weekend! Have you purchased your ticket yet?
Meet another one of our spotlight artist performing at IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday taking place tomorrow December 21st! He goes by the name of Mercury Jackson!
Mercury Jackon is a one-man rock band!
Known monogamously as Mr. Jackson. He is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer, and DJ. He is nothing short of a powerhouse. He makes the music he loves, and the people love it just as much. Born in sunny southern California, and raised in the relentless bass scene of Atlanta. He is a taste-maker and party commander with a priority for making people move.
Mercury Jackson is a genre busting hit maker with an in your face mix of electro and hip hop.Every song on his upcoming release is huge and phenomenal. With an undeniable amount of pop appeal and love for hip-hop; He effortlessly fuses two worlds together in the DJ booth, or in the recording studio. Mercury Jackson knows how to make people feel emotion on the dance floor.
2015 will be a big year for this young hit maker. Armed with hard hitting bass loaded hip-hop
anthems, and big beat epic club bangers, this young star is on fire.
The upcoming IdOMUSIC® Social Session Sunday event taking place December 21st will have some awesome performances including hip hop artist Zulu Faz.
Born in Zimbabwe, Zulu Faz moved to Worcester Massachusetts in elementary school. Fighting common stereotypes of being from Africa, classmates at school would ask him if he had lions running around in his backyard. Overstanding the ignorance, Faz found his creative outlet early in art creating graphics for him and his brother Kevin’s fledgling label Folcal Point Entertainment. Creating a niche in the city among hip-hop listeners, Faz and his brother began churning out mixtapes with local talent over their original beats. Selling beats here and there around Worcester was a start but they had aspirations to move to Atlanta and make a name for themselves. Moving to Atlanta in 2007, Faz got an internship at Stankonia Studios where his brother Kevin was working as a sound engineer.
Faz worked day and night at Stankonia he observed the recording of Big Boi’s solo album and continued to work at their own home producing for other area artists. Bad fortune would strike Faz when his apartment would burn down due to faulty wiring in the complex. All of the equipment that Faz and his brother used and recorded on was lost in the fire. They lived in a motel for a week. Within a year, Faz worked and saved up enough to regain all his equipment to get back to work. In the midst of change, Faz started to freestyle and write verses. The first song he wrote was “Chasing Dreams”. Admittedly he thought most of the songs were of poor quality, Faz took an athletic approach into improving his musical quality. Armed with a regimen of practice, Faz committed himself to iterating the process of how to write thorough, thought provoking songs. The result of the process was his debut mixtape, DJ Burn One & Zulu Faz Present: Rhode Scholar Vol. 1. Named after the prestigious scholarship awarded to exceptional academia, Faz embodies the spirit of a scholar studying and staying true to the DNA of hip hop music.
Don't miss his performance Sunday at The Music Room!
If you've attended an IdOMUSIC® event in the past, then you know it's an excellent opportunity to network with industry professionals. But if you have yet to attend, you may be thinking there are tons of networking events throughout the city, what makes this one unique? Simply put, IdOMUSIC® brings a centralized network to you ranging from indie artists, entertainment attorneys, publicists to grammy nominated engineers. Not to mention the host encourages you to converse with these people in the room all night long and that weeds out the pretentiousness that you usually encounter at networking events. Experiencing IdOMUSIC® you're investing in a targeted networking event that could help you further your career—but once you've schmoozed and gathered these people's contact info, what are you doing with said information? The most important part of IdOMUSIC® doesn't happen at the actual event. The true werk is in the follow up.
Join Patchwerk Recording Studios Sunday, October 19th at The Music Room for our new monthly event called IdOMusic® Social Sessions.
We create the platform for today's music makers and music enthusiast to socialize and build new relationships. Up and coming artist here is your opportunity to grow your fan base as well as receive an education from seasoned veterans. Everyone who REGISTERS has the option to be added to our IdOMusic® Talent Directory and contacted for a spotlight interview during our Social Session. We have a few surprises for those in attendance so get there early. *hint hint*
Event Date: Sunday, October 19th 2014
Event Time: 6:00p
Purchase tickets ------>http://bit.ly/1neEiHn
Location: 327 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312
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