RJD2 Enlists Quest Crew To Step Up

April 11, 2011 Artist News No Comments

One week he throws a contest to see which fans can make the best videos for his music (check out results here), the next he auctions off beats on eBay to help out with the relief effort in Japan. This week? Typical RJD2– enlisting the dance team “Quest Crew,” winners of the third season of the reality show “America’s Best Dance Crew,” to throw down some sick moves in the music video, “Might as Well Step Forward.”

RJD2, under the moniker The Insane Warrior, released the album We Are the Doorways on February 1st.

Coming out on April 26th will be RJD2‘s first ever digitally released full concert film. Entitled Live at the Rave, the concert was recorded in Milwaukee during the sold out 45-date US  Colossus tour.

Check out his upcoming tour dates below.

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Do The Cat Daddy; Rej3ctz Are Blowing Up Thanks to Chris Brown

February 24, 2011 Artist News No Comments

Rej3ctz‘ video for their single “Cat Daddy” hit 9 million views this week.

The trio’s surprise smash single hit the internet less than a week ago, but has already skyrocketed to the top of multiple charts. Not only does the YouTube video (which features Chris Brown) have over 9 million views, but the song itself has already received over 14,000 downloads on iTunes in one week! In. One. Week.

The group, comprised of Mowii, Pee W33 and Bounc3, is from inner city Los Angeles. The Rej3ctz created the signature footwork dance move known as “The Reject” and are characterized by their distinct music, dance moves, fashion forward swag and their own “Rej3ctabulary.” They opened for Chris Brown on his Fan Appreciation Tour last year.

Keep an eye out for these up and coming pioneers of the now worldwide jerk movement.

Kina Grannis Ready To Climb To The Top With Debut Album, “Stairwells”

February 7, 2011 Artist News No Comments

Kina Grannis is set to release a redux version of her debut album Stairwells on April 5, 2011 through One Haven Music.  The album, originally released in February 2010 sold more than 11,000 copies without any physical distribution and debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 and at #5 on iTunes’ Pop Chart.  Now, with remixed and remastered versions of the original songs, new songs, and additional bonus material, Stairwells will see its debut physical release.

The redux version, set for a spring release, will be available in both standard and deluxe formats. The former will include four brand new songs – “Gone,” “It’s Love,” “The One You Say Goodnight To,” and “Without Me” – as well as refreshed versions of fan favorites “Valentine,” “Message From Your Heart,” and select tracks from the original Stairwells. The deluxe version will additionally include the remainder of the songs from the original album (also remixed and remastered), plus three studio-recorded versions of songs covered on Kina’s YouTube channel, the official music video for “Valentine,” and 3 exclusive videos – “Stairwells Sessions” – that were recorded in a vacant downtown Los Angeles stairwell, an homage to her album title and preferred songwriting locale.

Kina’s music video for “Valentine” has now surpassed 5 million views on YouTube, and collectively her videos have now been viewed more than 55 million times.  Additionally, Kina’s official YouTube channel has more than 270,000 subscribers.

Since Stairwells’ 2010 debut, Kina has toured in support of her album, selling out her headlining dates across North America, including stops at LA’s Troubadour and El Rey Theater and NYC’s Highline Ballroom as well as performing alongside music greats Mary J. Blige and Sarah McLachlan as a featured performer on Lilith Fair.  Kina will follow up her redux version of Stairwells with another North American headlining tour, dates to be announced soon. Fans can preorder their copy and other special packages of Stairwells starting February 21th via any of Kina’s sites. Tracklistings for standard and deluxe versions below.

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