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Featured Song on New DJ Spinna Mix, The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe

Posted by: Yameen on December 14th, 2011 in Never Knows Encore, Never Knows More

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I have a featured tune on the new DJ Spinna mix, The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe. Check it out embedded below:

“Light of Love” featuring Lady Alma (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix) is available from iTunes here or from Amazon MP3 here. If you prefer FLAC or WAV (or any other format imaginable), the song is also available at Bandcamp here.

Light of Love Video Director, Jamie Vickers on Catsuka

Posted by: Yameen on November 23rd, 2011 in Light of Love Anime Video, Never Knows Encore, Never Knows More, Press

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French anime website, Catsuka recently featured the Light of Love anime video and its director, Jamie Vickers on its pages, giving a bit more insight into the origins of the video (which was in fact a pilot for a television show). From Google Translate:

Jamie Vickers is one of those rare leaders foreigners working in Japan in the background. I had already relayed his demo tape, which allowed to realize that he hosted for people like Koji Morimoto (on Dimension Bomb in Genius Party Beyond) or Masaaki Yuasa (on Kemonozume). And doing research on anything else, I came across a video clip passed unnoticed, he realized, design and animation in the (fire) Daisuke Nakayama Studio Realthing: Light of Love to Yameen and Lady Alma. We could already see the clip in his demo tape, with a new name – The Sound of Fire – and presented as a pilot.

The Light of Love anime video was in fact a slice of a pilot called “Sound of Fire” originally based on the song “Fire” from my album, Never Knows Best. The video was designed, directed and animated by Jamie and produced by Japanese anime studio, RealThing in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo, Japan. The video’s executive producer was Yujiro Funato. And of course there was a cast of talented artists who have helped bring the video to life:

Production – Realthing
Executive Producer – Yujiro Funato
Producer / Creative support – Norifumi Fujita
Direction / Animation – Jamie Vickers
CGI Direction – Mayu Hirano
Animation / Color Design – Yuko Ueno

Thanks to Catsuka for featuring the video.

Check out Jamie’s 2010 animation reel directly below, and the Light of Love video follows.

Light of Love – Official Anime Video Trailer

Posted by: Yameen on July 2nd, 2010 in Light of Love Anime Video, Never Knows More

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Here it is, ya’ll: the “Light of Love” anime video trailer featuring Yameen & Lady Alma. Mark de Clive-Lowe is on the remix, and we are GO!

Be sure to check for a few cameos in the video including Casual of Hieroglyphics and Bobbito’s Footworks Illadelph record store, formerly located in Philly during the mid-to-late 90′s.

Check out a higher quality version at Vimeo as well: http://vimeo.com/13042021

Animation fans — especially Japanese anime from the likes of Gainax, Studio 4C, and Madhouse — are definitely in for a treat.

Production – Realthing
Executive Producer – Yujiro Funato
Producer / Creative support – Norifumi Fujita
Direction / Animation – Jamie Vickers
CGI Direction – Mayu Hirano
Animation / Color Design – Yuko Ueno

» Download the song from iTunes

» Download the song from Amazon.com MP3

Added New Music to Music Player

Posted by: Yameen on August 4th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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Just a quick note:

Added some log overdue tunes from Never Knows More to the site music player. I’ve also embedded the player below. Peace.

Sorry, you need Flash 8 or higher to listen to the music player.

Never Knows More: In Stores Today!

Posted by: Yameen on July 7th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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Yesssss…Finaaaaalllyyyyyyy…The brand new album is in stores today!!

Here’s a list of spots online carrying the album right now:

iTunes
Amazon MP3
eMusic

For high quality WAV download check out:

Juno Download

Man, just want to thank all of you for the support. If you’re feeling it, please review it on iTunes or tell your friends, or add me on Facebook or Twitter. We make this music for all of you, so I personally would love to hear some feedback and what ya’ll think of the new album.

Also, big ups to all of the artists on the record. I think this jawn came out great and I’m real happy to work with so many professional and talented people.

Here’s the full tracklisting. Holla!

Featuring:
Yameen, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Mike Ladd, Blockhead, MerLow, Reef The Lost Cauze, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Shock G, Casual, Lady Alma, Maylay Sparks & more.

01 – Yameen??! (feat. DJ Icewater, prod. by Yameen)
02 – Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd Remix)
03 – Fire feat. Casual and Georgia Anne Muldrow (Blockhead Remix)
04 – Pull Ya Cash Out feat. Maylay Sparks & Reef The Lost Cauze (prod. by Yameen)
05 – Never Knows Best (MerLow Remix)
06 – Light of Love feat. Lady Alma (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)
07 – The Atmosphere (Instrumental)
08 – Don’t Go Near The Speakers (Instrumental)
09 – Fire (Instrumental)
10 – Spirit Walker (Instrumental)
11 – Shock’s Prelude (feat. Shock G)
12 – Light of Love (Instrumental)
13 – Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Yameen’s Direct Drive Remix)

New Domu Mixtape Features Yameen, Mark de Clive-Lowe

Posted by: Yameen on June 17th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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Been meanin’ to post this one!

The Mark de Clive-Lowe remix of “Light of Love” featuring Lady Alma is on the new Domu mixtape which you can download for free by clicking here.

Domu (aka Dominic Stanton, aka Sonar Circle, Yotoko etc) has been one of my favorite producers for mad long now. He’s been in the game for years, and he’s a dope producer and DJ. I was pretty psyched to come across his mixtape and see my track up on there.

Cheers, Domu! Full tracklist follows:

01. Oriol – LW
02. Chris Barker – Space Helmet
03. Dujin Douglas – Zuid
04. Blackjoy – Apollo Funk
05. L’Aroye – Love Dub
06. Clyde – Roll Of The Beats (Atjazz Remix)
07. Yameen – Light Of Love (Mark de Clive-Lowe Mix)
08. Souled – Sweet Nothings
09. Seiji – Ravin A
10. El-B – Express
11. Klic – Kerone

Again, the link to download the mixtape is here.

For more Domu, check his Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sonarcircle

(Photo courtesy watchlooksee via Flickr)

Blockhead Remix – "Fire" feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow Video

Posted by: Yameen on June 11th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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Blockhead’s my homie from way back. In fact, I learned how to make beats with him and Dub-L (Music For Earthworms) way back in the day. So when it came time to work with some of my favorite producers for the new remix album, Block was at the top of the list.

“Pull Ya Cash Out” Featured on Selector Series Compilation

Posted by: Yameen on June 8th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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My track, “Pull Ya Cash Out” featuring Reef The Lost Cauze and Maylay Sparks is featured on the Selector Series, “Guide To Lampin’ 2009″ music compilation, dropping in stores June 23rd.

The compilation also features music from Guru, Dead Prez, Cage, Mr. Lif and more.

Cop it here from Amazon Digital.

Never Knows More: In Stores July 7th!

Posted by: Yameen on May 15th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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Mark your calendars: July 7th is the official release date of the new EP!

Never Knows More features new music, remixes and instrumentals from:

Yameen, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Mike Ladd, Blockhead, MerLow, Reef The Lost Cauze, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Shock G, Casual, Lady Alma, Maylay Sparks & more.

Check for songs such as “Light of Love” Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix featuring Lady Alma; “Pull Ya Cash Out” featuring Reef The Lost Cauze & Maylay Sparks; and “Fire” Blockhead Remix featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow & Casual, just to name a few. Full tracklist below:

01 – Yameen??! (feat. DJ Icewater, prod. by Yameen)
02 – Spirit Walker feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow (Mike Ladd Remix)
03 – Fire feat. Casual and Georgia Anne Muldrow (Blockhead Remix)
04 – Pull Ya Cash Out feat. Maylay Sparks & Reef The Lost Cauze (prod. by Yameen)
05 – Never Knows Best (MerLow Remix)
06 – Light of Love feat. Lady Alma (Mark de Clive-Lowe Remix)
07 – The Atmosphere (Instrumental)
08 – Don’t Go Near The Speakers (Instrumental)
09 – Fire (Instrumental)
10 – Spirit Walker (Instrumental)
11 – Shock’s Prelude (feat. Shock G)
12 – Light of Love (Instrumental)
13 – Fire feat. Casual & Georgia Anne Muldrow (Yameen’s Direct Drive Remix)

Reef The Lost Cauze, Maylay Sparks – Pull Ya Cash Out Video

Posted by: Yameen on May 14th, 2009 in Never Knows More

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New video from the upcoming album. Produced by yours truly.

Check it:

I love working with Maylay aka Rahsheed. He’s one of my favorite Philly MC’s of all time. So he and I started this track together and he came up with the verse: “Don’t talk shit / pull ya cash out”…As I was listening to it I was like, “Shit, know who else would rip this track? Reef.”

I had never worked with Reef, so I hollered at him and sent him a rough copy of what Rahsheed and I had done already. Reef was like, “Bet.” But even better: Reef was going to be in town in a week for a show, so I arranged some studio time with my engineer to cut the vocals.

First of all, if you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Reef yet, he’s mad funny. Right off the bat, he was cracking jokes. But then homie pulls out his Sidekick and I’m like, “Oh shit, is he reading his lyrics off his two-way??” Lol. Homeboy hits the booth and is kicking his shits right off the screen. I don’t know, maybe I’m slow with it, but that was the first time I saw that.

So word, Reef comes in, smacks his verse up and the song is sounding pretty damn dope at this point. But it needed cuts…I always wanted cuts on it cause I knew it was gonna be kindof raw. DJ Icewater is my go-to DJ, so it was a no-brainer.

I knew I wanted that “What-What-What?” on Maylay’s verse to invoke some some good, classic shit talking (“I been at it 20 years / your catalog is a fraction / your catalog is a fraction / your catalog is a fraction!”). Reminded me of popping junk in the arcade over a game of Street Fighter. Then for the cuts at the end I told Icewater, “All you, mang” and he kilt it…

So there ya go. “Pull Ya Cash Out”. Definitely a highlight of the new record for me personally. We recorded the song on November 7th, 2008, literally days after Barack Obama was elected President. Later that night, Reef performed at Slim’s here in San Francisco and rocked the Barack Obama t-shirt my jawn got him on stage (pics here).

Mr. Matt Kelley on the engineering tip, FYI. Hope ya’ll like it. Hit off the comments and let me know what you think! One!