Blastro News

by Kristilee // Monday, February 22, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

midimafia

 

Midi Mafia, the Grammy nominated production duo, announced that they are in search for the next big talent. The BBM Group will be working with Blazetrak to gather submissions from aspiring artists and musicians (ages 16-22) for the entire month of February. Submissions will be through Blazetrak.com, a site dedicated to bridging the gap between talented, undiscovered artists and top tier professionals in the entertainment industry.

Starting Tuesday, March 2nd, The Midi Mafia will conduct Blazetrak reviews on a weekly web-series entitled, "Casa Mafia." Five hopefuls will be reviewed every Tuesday for three weeks [4-6pmPST/ 7-9pm EST] on Ustream.tv, the most popular streaming site on
the net.

In terms of judging the contest, Bruce Waynne mentions that, "a marketability to the sound is very important. I'll be looking for creativity and appeal with a lot of growth potential." Producing partner Swift adds that, "We have to continue a diverse marketplace. There's another hidden gem out there and I know it! They should also have radio potential and be confident in a live show."

Submissions will consist of one audio track that best represents his or her talent through Blazetrak's submission & networking system. Midi Mafia will review all submissions and aspiring artists will receive a video response directly from them, regardless of whether or
not they're chosen for review during the weekly live streams. Each week, fans will be able cast their votes for their favorites via www.themidimafia.com. The winner of the contest will be announced on March 23rd, the fourth and final Tuesday of their live stream. The lucky winner will fly first class toLos Angeles and spend a weekend collaborating with Midi Mafia, to record and produce a track, which will be showcased on both Blazetrak.com and TheMidiMafia.com.

by Kristilee // Monday, February 22, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

 

 

Travis Barker

 

Until DJ AM's death last year, the celebrity DJ regularly toured with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, the two of them forming a band. And now Barker is getting ready to work A-Track who he has teamed up with to form a touring unit.

When they take the stage together, A-Trak and Barker will "perform versions of each other's remixes (they've reworked tracks for everyone from Eminem and Soulja Boy Tell'em to MSTRKRFT and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), plus new material they've been working on in Barker's Los Angeles studio," according to MTV.

The two will play their first shows together at the Roxy in L.A. on March 9 &10. After that, they'll gig at SXSW in Austin, the Winter Music Conference in Miami, and Las Vegas, though they haven't announced the specifics of any of those dates yet.

 

by admin // Monday, February 15, 2010 // News, Upfront, Videos, Eben Gregory's Blog, Shows And Shorts // 0 Comments

In the latest episode of The Jewelry Report finds Soulja Boy buying Yung Berg's chain and EbenGregory thinking two words: kinda ignorant.

by admin // Wednesday, February 10, 2010 // News, Upfront, Videos, Eben Gregory's Blog, Shows And Shorts // 0 Comments

Let EbenGregory tell it, when the internet tries to screw you, take 'em all to court! Needing a side gig, Eben takes a job as a Federal judge - and no one in the hip-hop community is safe from this prosecution.