Posts Tagged ‘decon’

“THE BAY” (THREE-MIX) FEAT. TRACKADEMICKS & LATEEF – FREE DOWNLOAD

February 14th, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day, L-Beezies!
As LB posted on Twitter, “Love 1 another.”

Yesterday was the release of a brand new track off of the upcoming ‘Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 5 On The Floor’ Mixtape.
Our folks at Upper Playground premiered the track via their new music blog, Nothing Can Save U. The track is a remix of the song “The Bay” off of LB’s album, ‘SAME !@#$ DIFFERENT DAY’.

The remix features LB along with local Bay Area Producer and MC, Trackademicks as well as Latyrx co-hort, Lateef the Truthspeaker.
Available for free, the download is a zip file that contains the full track as well as the a capella and instrumental versions for all of you DJs and remixers out there.
The track (and the entire mixtape) is mixed by DJ Icewater.

DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT NOW!

‘The Lyrics Born Variety Show Season 5 on the Floor’ drops later this month, February 28th. The mixtape is a collection of Lyrics Born tracks, past, present and future all remixed and mashed up over boogie and 2-step songs! The mixtape will be released via LB’s own Mobile Home Recordings and Decon.

Don’t forget to catch LB this Thursday and Friday at Club Fox in Redwood City, CA & at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA, respectively.

LB VARIETY SHOW SEASON 5 ON THE FLOOR RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT!

January 20th, 2012

Today we’re excited to announce the release date of the brand new mixtape from Lyrics Born, ‘Variety Show Season 5 On The Floor’ — presented by LB’s own Mobile Home Recordings & Decon Records and featuring 2-step & boogie mash-ups and remixes of LB tracks spanning the entire LB catalog.
Mixed by DJ Icewater and available February 28th, 2012, ‘Variety Show Season 5’ includes special appearances from Sam Sparro, Francis & The Lights, Proh from Far East Movement, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Trackademicks, Joyo Velarde and more.

Available today as an exclusive free download is a mash-up of LB’s song “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” ft. Sam Sparro from the album AS U WERE with Teena Marie’s “Square Biz”.
Get the free download by clicking here (right click to save to your computer).

LYRICS BORN – Coulda Woulda Shoulda Biz f/ Sam Sparro by lyricsborn

Let LB tell you all about the mixtape in this special webisode of LBTV:

LBTV PRESENTS COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA MUSIC VIDEO BEHIND-THE-SCENES

May 17th, 2011

That’s right, L-Beezies!
The highly anticipated new single and video from Lyrics Born, “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” (feat. Sam Sparro) is almost here!
Directed by Yoram Benz — who directed the “Lies X 3” video — the CSW music video is a nod back to old school early 80’s.
You’ll see some retro wardrobe, cool effects and as always that creative, classic and unique style that is trademark Lyrics Born.

The video premieres on the web worldwide Monday, May 23rd at www.prefixmag.com

LBTV brings you this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip giving you a look at what went in to making this music video.

Get the single now, available on LB’s latest album AS U WERE.

Make sure you catch LB during his AS U WERE 2011 World Tour
(new dates being added all the time)

Jun 4th, 2011 – Benbow, CA

-AUSTRALIA-
Jun 15th, 2011 – Brisbane, AUS
Jun 16th, 2011 – Hobart, AUS
Jun 17th, 2011 – Melbourne, AUS
Jun 18th, 2011 – Sydney, AUS
Jun 19th, 2011 – Perth, AUS

Jun 25th, 2011 – Willits, CA
Jul 29th, 2011 – Floyd, VA
Jul 30th, 2011 – Floyd, VA
Aug 6th, 2011 – Modesto, CA
Aug 27th, 2011 – Madison, WI

*20% of all profits from merchandise tour sales goes towards Red Cross to help Japan Relief efforts.*

“COULDA WOULDA SHOULDA” MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT BEHIND-THE-SCENES

March 25th, 2011

What’s up, L-Beezies?!!!!
We just posted up a ton of photos from the set of Lyrics Born’s new music video for the next single off of AS U WERE, “Coulda Woulda Shoulda” over at the Official Lyrics Born Facebook Page. LB, the band and a ton of extras all donned some late 70’s/early 80’s funk attire for an amazing video shoot.
Directed by Yoram Benz (“Lies X 3”) and produced by Maximum Flavor in association with HKL Films, Mobile Home Recordings and Decon, the video is a funky homage to music videos straight out of the golden era of funk.

So get over there and see all the photos from the shoot including the ones below.

The video and single are coming very soon so keep an eye and ear out!

LYRICS BORN EXTENDS HIS AS U WERE 2011 WORLD TOUR

February 22nd, 2011

On the heels of his highly successful US tour this January & February, Bay Area indie rap stalwart Lyrics Born has answered popular demand and added an additional run of dates to his already rigorous itinerary. The shows he’s played in support of 2010’s acclaimed As U Were album so far have been a veritable marathon of irresistible dance grooves and virtuoso vocal delivery. Losing none of the momentum from the initial leg of the tour, which saw LB playing across the mountain, midwest, & northeast regions, the newly confirmed dates fill in the gaps along the east coast and across the south with more dates to be announced in coming weeks. Full tour dates are listed below.

In the persistent pursuit of keeping things fresh and new, he has enlisted the talents of Skins & Needles, the Bay Area duo comprised of DJ Zeph (Oakland Faders) and drummer Max MacVeety (Crown City Rockers), as his backing band for the coming shows. Regarded as one of the greatest performers in the history of the game, Lyrics Born is putting on some of the best performances of his career. These select performances will prove no exception.

SELECT PRESS ON AS U WERE

“Lyrics Born… is one of those rare talents that has the ability to turn just about everything he touches into pure audible gold.” – FILTER

“Lyrics Born makes records that affect the direction of music” – 90% scoring review on OKAYPLAYER

“He’s setting his rich-baritoned soul-rap verbosity over Eighties electro funk” –ROLLING STONE

“As U Were’s mainstream pop lean is downright shocking … an ebullient, commercially viable hip-hop record.” –PITCHFORK

“’We Live by the Beat’ and ‘Kontrol Phreak’ impressively blend synth-funk and neo-new-wave glamour” -SPIN

TOUR DATES (MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON):

Feb 26 – Los Angeles, CA – El Cid (hosting only)
Mar 5 – Taos, NM – Martini Tree
Mar 19 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore (special guest of Galactic)
Mar 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Blockley
Mar 31 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10
Apr 1 – Blacksburg, VA – Awful Arthurs
Apr 2 – Asheville, NC – Pisgah Brewery
Apr 4 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Apr 5 – Tallahassee, FL – Engine Room
Apr 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Apr 7 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr 8 – Hunstville, AL – Crossroads
Apr 9 – Jackson, MS – Martin’s
Apr 11 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Apr 12 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
Apr 13 – Nashville, TN – Exit/Inn
Apr 14 – St. Louis, MO – 2720
Apr 15 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
Apr 16 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Finger

*Mar 30 – Apr 14 w/ Skins & Needles

‘AS U WERE’ 2011 WORLD TOUR STARTS TODAY!

January 13th, 2011

LYRICS BORN AS U WERE 2011 TOUR STARTS TODAY, NEW REMIX FROM TOURMATES KEYS N KRATES

NEW DATES CONFIRMED, FULL ROUTING BELOW

Bay Area independent rap trailblazer Lyrics Born today launches a national tour in support of 2010’s aesthetically groundbreaking & critically acclaimed As U Were (released this past October on Decon Records). The tour kicks off in Flagstaff, AZ at the historic Orpheum Theatre before winding a path through the US with several stops including dates in Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, and an exclusive performance at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC amongst many others. Widely regarded for his impassioned and captivating live performances, Lyrics Born will be traveling with a full live band: the ever-funky and ambidextrous Lyrics Born Mixed Re-View featuring DJ D-Sharp and Joyo Velarde. The first half of the tour features support from Keys N Krates, who today have unveiled an exclusive remix of LB’s “Lies x3” to commemorate the outing.

The forward thinking state-of-the-art electronics manufacturer VTech has proudly signed on to sponsor the full tour. “We’re very pleased to be partnering again with Lyrics Born for the AS U WERE World Tour. LB is a truly innovative artist whose cutting edge style aligns with our brand on so many levels.”

HEAR THE “LIES x3” KEYS N KRATES REMIX FEATURED AT HIPHOPDX.com

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/singles/id.13450/title.lyrics-born-lies-x-3-keys-n-krates-rmx

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “LIES x3” FROM AS U WERE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56vrWw8yJuo

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

Jan 13 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre

Jan 14 – Durango, CO – The Abbey Theatre

Jan 15 – Telluride, CO – The Llama

Jan 16 – Breckenridge, CO – Three20South

Jan 17 – Steamboat Springs, CO – The Old Town Pub

Jan 20 – Vail, CO – Checkpoint Charlie

Jan 21 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theatre

Jan 22 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note

Jan 25 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Jan 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze

Jan 29 – Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub

Jan 30 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Feb 02 – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome

Feb 03 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

Feb 04 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Feb 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

Feb 19 – Bend, OR – Winterfest

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT TREVOR DE BRAUW
trevor@biz3.net

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT VTECH

http://www.vtechphones.com

LYRICS BORN AS U WERE 2011 WORLD TOUR

December 15th, 2010

VTECH PRESENTS THE LYRICS BORN AS U WERE 2011 WORLD TOUR

INDIE HIP HOP VETERAN CONTINUES TO PRESENT GROUNDBREAKING MUSIC TO FANS WORLDWIDE

Bay Area  independent rap trendsetter Lyrics Born has announced a new string of  tour dates in support of 2010’s aesthetically groundbreaking & critically  acclaimed As U Were album(10/26/10 on Decon Records). The  album’s mindbending array of irresistible synth melodies, deceptively funky  beats, and LB’s infectious combination of impassioned soulful croon and  virtuoso baritone rapping immediately rendered the album an easy favorite  amongst fans, who agree it perfectly exemplifies the producer/MC’s adventurous  and innovative approach to the form.

Picking up where the west coast  inclined Auto Reverse tour (which saw LB teamed with longtime hip-hop  compatriots and current labelmates Rakaa and Chali 2na) left  off, this run sees LB originating in Arizona in mid-January before snaking  through the US with stops included across the country including an exclusive  performance at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC. Universally regarded as one of the  best live performers in the world, Lyrics Born punctuates every performance  with exuberant singing, fluent rapping, and a full live band: the ever-funky  and ambidextrous Lyrics Born Mixed Re-View featuring DJ D-Sharp andJoyo Velarde. Joining LB on the first half of the tour as direct  support is Keys N Krates.

The forward thinking  state-of-the-art electronics manufacturer VTech has proudly signed on  to sponsor the full tour. “We’re very pleased to be partnering  again with Lyrics Born for the AS U WERE World Tour. LB is a truly  innovative artist whose cutting edge style aligns with our brand on so many  levels.”


SELECT PRESS ON AS U WERE

“Lyrics Born… is one of those rare  talents that has the ability to turn just about everything he touches into  pure audible gold.”FILTER

“Lyrics Born makes records  that affect the direction of music” – 90% scoring review on  OKAYPLAYER

He’s setting his rich-baritoned  soul-rap verbosity over Eighties electro funk”ROLLING STONE

“As U Were’s mainstream pop lean is downright shocking   … an ebullient, commercially viable hip-hop record.”
-PITCHFORK

“‘We Live by the Beat’ and ‘Kontrol Phreak’  impressively blend synth-funk and neo-new-wave glamour”-SPIN

WATCH “LIES x3” FROM AS U WERE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56vrWw8yJuo


TOUR DATES (MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON):
Jan  13 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
Jan 14 – Durango, CO – The Abbey  Theatre
Jan 15 – Telluride, CO – The Llama
Jan 16 – Breckenridge, CO –  Three20South
Jan 21 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theatre
Jan 22 – Ft.  Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
Jan 28 – Minneapolis, MN – The  Cabooze
Jan 29 – Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
Feb 02 – Burlington, VT – Club  Metronome
Feb 03 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
Feb 04 – Allston,  MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 19 –  Bend, OR – Winterfest

FOR PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT  TREVOR DE BRAUW
trevor@biz3.net

LYRICS BORN  ONLINE
http://lyricsborn.com

FOR  MORE INFO ABOUT VTECH
http://www.vtechphones.com

‘AS U WERE’ DROPS TOMORROW!

October 25th, 2010

The brand new album from Lyrics Born hits physical and digital shelves tomorrow, October 26th. Featuring 15 tracks including the current single/video “LIES X 3” and the buzzed about leaked track, “Something Better” (featuring Francis and The Lights), AS U WERE has already been praised by Okayplayer and FILTER and continues to receive accolades from both fans and critics alike.
LB is currently on the road in support of the record for the Auto Reverse Tour 2010 w/ Chali 2na and Rakaa.

AS U WERE includes an array of superstar guests including Sam Sparro, Francis and The Lights, Lateef the Truthspeaker, The Gift of Gab, Jake One, Trackademicks, Clyde Carson, Joyo Velarde and more.

Currently available to listen to for free on Myspace.com, AS U WERE is quickly becoming one of LB’s most popular albums. LB’s own Mobile Home Recordings has partnered with Decon to release the record with distribution through Sony Red.

The video for the latest single, “LIES X 3” was featured on SPIN.com and continues to receive buzz across the internet.
Watch it here:

And check out the behind-the-scenes making of clip available only on LBTV:

Also make sure you pick up the exclusive AUTO REVERSE TOUR 2010 Poster, available only at shows and designed by Eddie Colla.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF “LIES X 3” MUSIC VIDEO

October 22nd, 2010

LBTV takes you behind-the-scenes of the epic video shoot for LB’s latest single “Lies X 3” from the forthcoming album ‘AS U WERE’ (dropping 10.26).
Directed by Yoram Benz, the video depicts a 70’s-themed, James Bond-esque vibe with a very modern feel. The video co-stars actress/singer Lyla Dee.

“LIES X 3” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE

October 15th, 2010

Y’all have been waiting for this one — and it is finally here!
Directed by Yoram Benz, “Lies X 3” is the newest video from LB.

SPIN.com has world premiered the video, but we’ve also got it right here for all our L-Beezies, ENJOY!

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Get AS U WERE 10.26.10 — feat. “Lies X 3”