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MUSIC JUNQUI

DJ Spotlight: Charles Browne NYC

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NYC deejay, Charles Browne is set to spin at DJ For A Cure X PUMA’s second event this Thursday, June 26 at No.8. Check out the Q&A below to get to know him!

 

  • How/ Why did you get involved with DJ4C?

(CB) My friend DJ Quiana Parks told me about the event DJ4C and about the cause and I told her I wanted to get involved anyway that I could help.

  • How has the organization impacted you personally? 

(CB) Personally, it brings me joy to be able to use my talents to help such an amazing cause.

  • How did you start DJing?

(CB) I started DJing when I was 12 years old with my parents old record player and a cassette deck doing little mixes for my friends and family

  • How would you describe your mixing style?

(CB) Top 40s meets world. I like to blend hits with records you may not hear normally in the clubs or on the radio

  • What is some of the music you are loving as of late? 

(CB) I’m starting to fall back in love with RnB. I really like John Legends new project. There is also an RnB singer from Harlem named Jarred Scott who has some summer-time heat

  • What are some of your favorite music artists? 

(CB) Thats a tough one because I love all styles of music, but Marvin Gaye Miles Davis and Tupac all have a song for any mood that I may be in. So those 3 guys.

  • What are some of the projects you have been working on as of late? 

(CB) Working on runway music for SS15 fashion week. I’m also opening a pop-up mens boutique  in upstate NY that is launching in Fall of 2014.

Click the link below to listen to some of Charles’ latest work, it’s dope!

https://soundcloud.com/charles-browne-nyc/fashion-killer

 

 


DJ 4 A Cure: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Mission’

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Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco validates his title as the socially conscious rapper with his new single ‘Mission’ that just came out last month.‘Mission’ is his first single off of his upcoming album Tetsuo & Youth, the song highlights the battle many people have had with cancer.The song begins with short, powerful testimonials from those affected by cancer, as the song progresses we hear Lupe’s powerful hook…

                  “If I has a dollar for every time they counted me out

                  And my back was up against the wall

                  I could have died but I came out fighting.”

He surely aims to uplift and empower his listeners, especially those who have dealt with any form of cancer. As the song flows his awe-inspiring words make you want to go out and kick cancer’s ass. Just like DJ for a Cure Lupe Fiasco uses his art as a tool to reach the masses to advocate for cancer research and to simply spread hope. Lupe Fiasco has partnered with the nonprofit organization Stand Up to Cancer and continues to prove himself as an advocate junqui. Check out the song!


MUSIC: #Selfie [JOHNNY X QUIANA TAKING ALL THE MONEY REMIX]

Johnny and Quiana’s reasoning for wanting to collab is “We like to hoodrat stuff with our friends”. And, “#Selfie” is a huge song right now (as annoying as it is). A producer got together with a DJ and put an trappy spin on the song. If you like it.. share it. Here’s Johnny and Quiana’s and their #Selfie Remix. Make sure to send theJUNQUI your Selfies at selfie@thejunqui.com


MUSIC: THE HOOD INTERNET IS ….

The Hood Internet is… Ah-may-zing… Sick…Cray, Cray… simply Bad Ass!


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Check out our new favorite mashup duo, Chicago’s The Hood Internet, with their mixtape simply titled The Mixtape Volume Seven. This one goes 25-tracks deep and featured inspired pairings such as 2 Chainz with STRFKR and Action Bronson with Tame Impala. If you are looking for something to play at your next party and are too lazy to put together your own mix, this is your answer. Stream and download it below. (Jump to the next page for more info on The Hood Internet.) – @quianaparks

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MUSIC: Older People Who Look Younger Than Lorde

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I’m not sure what exactly is in the water over there in Australia, but is it me or does Lorde (who’s “17 years old”) look like Mother Willow? There is absolutely the least amount of shade in this that I can offer, but I am genuinely curious to know why she looks so much older than she says she really is. Maybe its stress?
     Here is a list of Older Black Women who look younger than Lorde…
(P.S. Lorde I LOVE your music…)


Chainsmokers Release Electro Anthem #Selfie [Video]

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New York based duo The Chainsmokers have finally released their long awaited original single “#Selfie” through Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak Records. The song is a gritty hands in the air electro house heater that captures the ‘Melbourne Bounce’ sound. The corresponding music video has a hysterical narration of girls smoking cigarettes, buying fake instagram followers, and of course taking selfies. The song has already positioned itself as one of the biggest festival anthems for this upcoming season with support from A-list producers and DJs before it’s release. Pick up your copy through iTunes and Beatport from Dim Mak. Enjoy!

The Chainsmokers – #Selfie | Purchase on iTunes

 

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MUSIC: VIDEO: BEYONCE – GROWN WOMAN (TEASER)

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A teaser for Beyoncé’s ‘Grown Woman’ music video has leaked. Beyoncé pays tribute to African heritage in this new visual with fashion, choreography and the music. Although, we have heard the song over and over again since May and Beyoncé even added it to her world tour set, this is the first time we have gotten a glimpse of the music video. Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles and Kelly Rowland make appearances in the video. The video is a declaration that Beyoncé can literally do it all. Be a mother, daughter, performer and friend. Watch the stunning and hip moving “Grown Woman” teaser below.

| @QuianaParks


MUSIC: Busta Rhymes featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne “Thank You” Music Video


FASHION: Kanye West Leaves Nike, Announces Deal with Adidas

Kanye-Adidas-JunquiFollowing rumors that Kanye West would be cutting ties with Nike, official news last night via the Angie Martinez Show that Mr. West would be signing on with Adidas. Ye stopped by the show and opened up regarding his reasoning for the move as well as highlighting his sentiments towards making the shift. While it may seem abrupt – in light of the “Red October” commotion – the move is hardly surprising, as the artist-turned-designer recently spoke out against the fashion industry as whole including the likes of Hedi Slimane, Bernard Arnault, Francois Pinault and Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker. Speaking out on the subject, Ye stated:

“The old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”


MUSIC: SOLANGE “CASH IN”

Oh Hey JUNQUIs… So with the release of the Saint Heron compilation, alt-R&B goddess Solange and her Saint Records have themselves a winner. The artists featured were all hand-picked by Solange herself and they each provide different takes on R&B that challenge the current status quo. And of course the compilation wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from Solo herself. The younger Ms. Knowles’ contribution, “Cash In,” strays a bit from the danceable direction that she started in with last year’s EP True. Instead, “Cash In” is filled with moody organ, hand claps, drum machine and Solange’s floating vocals. And her vocals are ultra-lush as she entices her lover to leave it all behind and revel in the love they share. Produced by Solo herself, the track shows that not only is she coming into her own business-wise with the new label, but that she’s growing more and more as an artist as well. But you don’t have to take my word for it, you can listen for yourself right now.


MUSIC: B. HOWARD “B. Howard | I DO IT”

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This talented Son-of-a-Gun has done it once again! On his new single, “I Do It”  B. Howard is smooth as white wine, with splendid vocals on a mid-tempo production that best illustrates his bridge between the old and new school. Oh and did I mention I have the song on #repeat?! I guess he really does “Do it”…get it? [inserts shameless giggle here]


MUSIC: JONES feat. Zilla & BXHXLD “UP”

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 JONES once again delivers with the new up-tempo drop, “Up”. Featuring smooth words from Alabama native, Zilla & Brooklyn’s BXHXLD, this release is another quality offering offering from the Los Angeles by way of Little Rock, AR. MC. Now living in Harlem, JONES along with his guests succeeds in using “Up” as an engaging platform to speak their future success into existence.