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Taken from tb1anddavida.com It’s a new 1DAFUL Hour Mix for all of your listening pleasures! TB1 and David A here to bring you a brand new 1 hour mix! We really travel the EDM spectrum on this puppy. We go through electro, house, big room, trap, dubstep, twerk, melbourne bounce, and more. Now, all of our subscribers have already received a free download link. If you are not subscribed, make sure to subscribe now and we will be sending out a download link again over the weekend for the people who subscribed since Blendsday. Enjoy the new 1DAFUL Hour Mix and please share it if you like it 🙂 Tb1+David A will be rocking Fluid New Years 2014 – More info here:...

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Fluid New Years and Dose.ca are teaming up to to bring you “The Ultimate VIP NYE experience. Grand Prize: 2 night stay in a Downtown Montreal Hotel Airfare from anywhere in Canada 2 x Bar Hop bracelets for Club Crawl on Dec. 30, 2013 (Value: $20 each) 2 x VIP to FLUID NYE Open Bar on Dec. 31, 2013 (Value: $124.99 each) ENTER CONTEST...

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How big of a deal was Jay-Z in 2003? Big enough that when he announced The Black Album would be his last, he rightfully drew comparisons to Michael Jordan, Jim Brown, and Barry Sanders, legendary athletes who stepped away from the game at the peak of their powers. Big enough that everyone from the hip-hop press to theold-guard rock critics to the burgeoning internet music media treated Shawn Carter’s alleged rap retirement as a capital-e Event. Big enough that his farewell concert at Madison Square Garden — the one documented in the movie Fade To Black – was such a hot ticket that even Kanye couldn’t get on the list. Big enough that Jay could release a record called The Black Album, cribbing the name from Metallica’s 16x platinum 1991 blockbuster, and it didn’t even seem that audacious. He was, to quote AllMusic’s review, “going out in top form… the best rapper and the most popular.” Of course, he didn’t really retire from rap, but we’ll get to all that in a minute. For now, let’s appreciate The Black Album, released 10 years ago today, for what it is: Jay-Z’s last truly great record. And wow, this thing is seriously great. Reviewers have always tended to rank The Black Album behind Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint in Jay’s discography, and Tom counted Vol 3… Life & Times Of S. Carter above it last year, but that just goes to show how many classics dude racked up in the eight-year stretch that comprises his career’s first arc. We can split hairs about how his LPs stack up against each other, but it’s hard to imagine Jay coming up with a better victory lap than The Black Album. This thing boasts two undeniable instant classics in Rick Rubin’s concrete-shattering “99 Problems” and Timbaland’s smooth-yet-jittery “Dirt Off Your Shoulders,” and you could make a strong case for the non-single “Public Service Announcement,” that rapturous Just Blaze blowout, as a third. Production-wise, in addition to those hits, Jay famously recruited an all-star team ranging from 9th Wonder to the Neptunes to the young Roc-A-Fella signee Kanye West (also: Eminem), and they all presented their finest wares to the king. (To be fair, the Neptunes’ “Change Clothes” bricked as a lead single, but it’s classic Pharrell lite-funk as far as I’m concerned.) The spoken word samples seem a bit obvious in retrospect — Jay’s mother recounting his childhood on “December 4th,” the Gladiator monologue on “What More Can I Say” — but that’s partially because they’ve become as canonical as the orchestral swell on “A Day In The Life” or the cash register on “Money.” They’re crucial ingredients on a crucial LP. As for Jay himself, he’s never swaggered like this before or since. He raps with the utter...

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Sultan + Ned Shepard are changing the face and sound of Electronic Dance Music. Unlike most synthetic producers; their richly developed sound comes from their classical and contemporary musical training playing guitar and piano respectively. Their new original release ‘All These Roads’ exemplifies this with a deeply organic and gorgeous production featuring songwriters & vocalists Zella Day and Sam Martin. The teaming of these incredible artists is comparable to a MVP lineup. A cross pollination of quality pop and EDM. Sam Martin, recently recognized for his writing of ‘DayLight’ for Grammy Award Winners Maroon 5 flawlessly intertwine with Sultan + Ned Shepard’s music. Buy now: iTunes: http://smarturl.it/alltheseroads Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/all-these-roads/1175123   More info: www.facebook.com/sultanshepard www.twitter.com/sultanshepard www.instagram.com/sultanshepard www.youtube.com/sultanshepard https://www.facebook.com/ZellaDay https://twitter.com/ZellaDay https://www.facebook.com/ParametricRecs https://twitter.com/ParametricRecs...

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