Friday, April 10, 2009

NYC hip hop trio The Beatards announces the re-launch of its website, goes national with new single and video “Nasty Funky”

NYC hip hop trio The Beatards, made up of band members DJO, Chuck Wild and UTK The INC,will re-launch its popular Mixtape Riot website (LINK) next week with a celebration at Manhattan club The Beauty Bar. The launch party will be a celebration of the re-branding of the very popular Captain’s Crate music blog (originally launched in February, 2005) which became widely known one of the web's most popular music blogs for soul classics and rarities.

April 14th, 2009. The Beauty Bar (231 E 14th St.) No cover charge, 2 FOR 1 drinks from 10PM-12AM, and FREE mixtapes for the first 100 through the door!

The new website is more than just another blog – with regular updates from The Beatards, Captain Planet, and DJ outfit Soul Imperial (LINK) among others, provides an outlet for exclusive original tracks, remixes, and mash-ups as well as music from friends and artists the band loves (old and new). Expect the content to be as varied as the motley collective behind the site – spotlighting everything from new dance floor bangers to vintage afrobeat to forgotten classics and virtually all things in between.

The Mixtape Riot family has always been about diversity of sound, and the new website is just the latest development in the ongoing mission to share and promote good music, videos, art and the regular events that the group puts together in NYC. The April 14th event promises to be a night of particularly rowdy musical mayhem and dirty dancing (what The Beatards do best!) With live performances from The Beatards and Maggie Horn (LINK) plus mix mastery all night by DJO, Chuck Wild and Soul Imperial.

For those outside the NYC area that would like a taste of what The Beatards are cooking, the group has just released the latest single from its Big Bad Beat EP, “Nasty Funky” (MP3) along with an accompanying video (LINK) directed by Christine Taylor for Say It Loud. Grab the MP3 and embed codes below and re-post!

Fans of The Beatards‘ sound will be happy to hear that the group is currently at work on a debut full-length in-between a multitude of other projects such as UTK’s upcoming appearance in the next Liam Neeson film, DJO’s burgeoning Mama O’s Kimchee business, and an animated Beatards cartoon for as-yet-undisclosed network. Stay tuned for a preview of a track from the album, and more details about the side projects mentioned above.

The Beatards Live:
04/11 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
04/14 New York, NY @ Beauty Bar Mixtape Riot Launch Party
04/23 New York, NY @ Ella Lounge

Artist: The Beatards
Title: Big Bad Beat
Label: Mixtape Riot!

01. Doobie
02. Music Is My Occupation
03. Bid Bad Beat
04. Make The Bed
05. Dang Diggy Dang
06. Nasty Funky (MP3 VIDEO)
07. DMUB
08. Checkin' Out
09. It's So Easy

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