I’m so excited about releasing this joint as a single. It’s  from my new project Stupid Human|Trick which consists of nothing but dope ass production from Pittsburgh,PA producer BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble. The album will be released early 2010 and will feature some cool artists; so please stay tuned. As an early X-mas gift, I want to share my song “Ordinary Love“. Let me know what you think BLS fam. Happy Holidays!

Iman Williams– Ordinary Love ( produced by: BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble )

Again, I can’t express how much this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania producer has me excited about my own new project. Right now, Bus Crates 16 Bit Ensemble is one of the only producers I’m working with and embodies so much soul and raw hip-hop. Influences starting at Q-tip (ATCQ) and ending at Chick Corea should let you know that he isn’t a newbie when it comes to production. Check out these remixes of J-Live “Listening”, De La Soul “The Bizness”, and Tom’s Diner and let me know what you feel about them. I always like turning on a new producer that’s under the radar to my BLS family.

Bus Crates via Twitter

Bus Crates via Myspace

Bus Crates on Bandcamp

J-Live Listening Remix by Bus Crates 16 Bit Ensemble

De La Soul The Bizness Remixed by Bus Crates 16 But Ensemble

Tom’s Diner Remixed by  Bus Crates 16 But Ensemble

Long name huh? LOL However, you will be surprise to know that he is one of the many producers still alive who actually play an instrument. Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble is hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is definitely in need of more ears. Bus Crates started out djing and producing some years ago. He is constantly working on music and elevating his sound. Even though he doesn’t claim to be a pianist, much of his music heavily consist of Moog Little Phatty and Wurlitzer 200a electric piano. He also uses Ableton Live 7 LE, percussion instruments, MPC 2000XL and vinyl which certifies him a gear junkie, in my opinion. Bus Crates is heavily influenced by Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Les McCann. Crates also draws inspiration from artist such as J Dilla (R.I.P) and DJ Spinna. In a world field with wanna be producers who get shine, Bus Crates seems to keep his head above water. So far, Bus Crates is staying on the grind and is not collaborating with a gang of people (YET) so he is definitely a producer that artists should want to work with soon.

Bus Crates MySpace

Bus Crates 7″ EP Available Here

Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble-No.10 (Moogies Discovery)

Bus Crates 16-Bit Ensemble– Broken Pencils

What can I say…this girl has such a wonderful gift. She has the gift of gab and the gift of heart. Porsche Smith, a 26 year old soul singer from Oakland,CA now residing in Dallas,TX, knows the art of performing and constructing an album. However,despite all of her energy and determination, it seems her music has not reach a wider audience yet. Porsche is not only a skillfull singer, but plays guitar and keys as well. I met Porsche Smith back in 2006 while living in West Oakland,CA. I wondered WHY was she trying to sing back up for me when she had so much going for her. It just made me realize how wonderful she was inside and out as well as a dope musician/vocalist. All didn’t end there for her though. She just recently won the John Legend Remix Contest sponsored by Ourstage and was lucky to play her version of John Legend’sEverybody Knows” at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood,Florida. Porsche not only resung John Legends song, but she produced it as well, playing only acoustic guitar. Porsche has also opened up for Geno Young and PJ Morton, to name a few. She released her debut album About Life in 2007 which was very much Porsche and depicted some experiences in LIFE that some of us can say we have come across. About Life receive great reviews. As time progressed, so did Porsche‘s music. She released a three song EP entitled Loveland which is the polar opposite from About Life and is a burst of Pop and Electro. This EP was released earlier this year and shows Porsche‘s growth as an artist and her ability to step out of the box people like to put soulful artists in these days . Loveland is available on iTunes and is still available as is About Life. Currently, Porsche is working on a new project and doing shows with her all-female (yes! all female) band Beauty and The Beats who is awesome by the way. If you are not up on Porsche Smith, this is a very good time to do so. She is the epitome of soul sista #1.

Porsche Smith via Twitter

Porsche Smith via Myspace

Porsche Smith-“Let it Go”(production by Byron the Aquarius)

Porsche Smith-“Everybody Knows” Remix at John Legend and Indie.Arie concert

Porsche Smith feat. BEAUTY AND THE BEATS

The down-to-earth songstress Brittany Bosco is back and she is preparing for her re-release of Spectrum Ep and her debut album Black. Brittany and Come Up Kids took the liberty of releasing a track for our listening pleasure. Unfortunately, this song did not make it on the re-release, good thing for us though 😉

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