Get familiar with DJ YKCOR (@DJYKCOR) (Interview)

If you know me personally, than you’d know how much respect I have for the DJs. DJ Ykcor is one of the label NU Revolution Entertainment LLC’s DJs, and a great friend / mentor to myself.

1. Introduce yourself to the world!

DJ Ykcor aka White Shadow

2. How long have you been DJing for? What inspired you to start DJing professionally?

DeeJays like Dj Ran, Jay-Ski and Revolution are DeeJays that inspired me to start DJin’ Theres a lot more but I would say those 3 were my main influences.

3. What types of music do you like to spin & why? Which artists / musicians are you currently pushing / DJing for?

I spin a little bit of everything and currently working with Nu Revolution LLC, Bmore Original and Top Notch INC.

4. Tell me about any mentor’s you had. What specifically have you learned from he / she & do you incorporate anything from he / she into your own style of DJing?

I started DJin’ by recording shows from some of my influences and listening over and over trying to make the sounds they did while scratching, then I just put my own flare on it after I figured it out, It wasn’t untill 2 years after starting that I actual seen a DJ in real life…

5. How important is Twitter & social networking to being a DJ?

Very! Its really the only way to get your music to the masses anymore, Labels and Commercial Radio sure fucked that up… So thats all we got.

6. You currently have Internet radio shows on http://www.swurvradio.com & others, how did this affect your career? How can independent artists get into rotation on your shows?

I have a show called “Class Is In Session” every Saturday at 8pm est on SwurvRadio.com,  Artists can submit music by visiting my site where all the details are posted… http://djykcor.com

7. You are from the East Coast region, How does this affect your taste in music? Do you have a particular sound that excites you over others?

I like all music and don”t really have any preferences on region, Just as long as the shit ain’t wack!

8. I’ve noticed that you’ve been affiliated with various DJ coalitions & websites over the past year or so, why is it important for DJs to get involved in Coalitions.

Thats a 50/50. “Some” Coalitions are beneficial to be a part of and then some are not. It all depends how you personally feel about them and what they stand for if you wanna be a part of one.

9. How do you learn about new breaking music? What’s your #1 source for finding new music?

It all depends on what your looking for… We get music from Labels, Artist, Record Pools, etc…

10. Shoutouts?

Shout Out to Everyone who is a part of my movement and Everyone that supports what I do and Appreciated how Hard I work to do it on a daily basis.

Follow DJ YKCOR on twitter : @DJYKCOR

Click here to preview his latest mixtape “Class is in Session Vol.3

Check out www.DJYKCOR.com for music, updates, news, etc.!

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WHITEFOLKZ (@WHITEFOLKZ) – Year Of The Dogg (Album)

After Dropping 2 very successful singles ‘I’m A Dogg‘ & ‘Blue Skies‘ Whitefolkz’s finally unleashes his highly anticipate Alum, ‘Year Of The Dogg’ Presented by NU Revolution, Rock The Dub, Coast2coast, & of course us the good folks over here at Revolt Radio, the 12 track Banga processes the witty lyrical, dark and fun side of the dogg that def will satisfy the Hip-Hop Backpackers along with the party, and commercial fans. Hit the download button, lace up your boots, cause you are definitely stepping in some S**T. Tracklist after the jump #NUREVO

Download : WHITEFOLKZ – Year Of The Dogg 

Dealz – Gotta Make It (feat. Mina Leon) (Prod by Certified)

With the release of “Leanin” & “One Two”, Dealz follows up with his third single “Gotta Make It” which features vocals from Mina Leon. The track is a bit different than what you are normally used to hearing from Dealz. “Gotta Make It” is the theme for Dealz upcoming mixtape, mixed by DJ Ykcor & hosted by DJ Heat. Dealz provides lyrics relating to his struggle to make it big as a musician, and Mina Leon’s vocals blend perfectly over this track.

Follow Dealz & Mina Leon on twitter : @Its_Dealz & @M1NA_L30N

Lil Jon – Hey! (feat. 3Oh!3) (Certified Remix)

Lil Jon – Hey! (feat. 3Oh!3) (Certified Remix)

Get Familiar with Three29Design.com (Interview)

Artists, Producers, Businesses, etc. all need quality graphic design & web work done, So I figured why not introduce one of my graphic designer’s, Livia Lucie (Three29Design.com) to the world! Livia created my last mixtape
cover for Beat Kings Pt.1 & has done artwork for Wordsmith, Harmony Muzik, Effie, & others!

Livia, please introduce yourself :

Aloha! I’m Livia Lucie, I’m 20 years young and from the, not so sunny, UK. I’m a self taught graphic designer and I set up my own design business, three29design, in September 2009. I started design by working within the music industry but I’m now branching out, especially when it comes to working with local businesses.

How did you become involved in Graphic & Web design?

I always said I’d never have an office job but things change. I originally had planned to train to be an officer in the Royal Artillery but things didn’t work out for me. I used to enjoy messing around on photoshop after I found the program in my dads office. I’d spend hours just clicking around, creating things and teaching myself the program until one day someone asked ‘how much for a…?’ The thought of creating an income from design had never crossed my mind before.

Where do you draw your inspiration from when working on a project?

Inspiration comes from so many different places. Music plays a big part of it, especially as I tend to listen to a clients music if available so that I can get a feel of their style. I also draw inspiration from life in general, things I’m interested in, hobbies, friends and so on.

What is your favorite part of doing Graphic & Web design work?

I love being able to just be creative as a job! Especially on the projects that are different to most, which make me learn and try out new things. It’s a job down, a happy customer and more knowledge learned.

Who is your primary clientele?

I work mainly within the music industry, whether it’s for record labels, producers, artists or DJs but I’m also branching out to local businesses more and more.

Does Twitter & other social networking sites help your business?

Everything started for me through Myspace but now that’s pretty much dead and buried Facebook and Twitter play the biggest part. It keeps you connected with previous clients as well as establishing a connection with potential clients. Twitter especially helps you to show the person behind the business as well which is important otherwise things could get boring.

What was your favorite project you’ve worked on to date, and why?

To this day I still love the project I did for To The Republic. The thing that makes it stand out the most for me is that it’s for a rock band, which was very different to the hip hop based work I was used to doing. They wanted something very different to my usual work, which made me step out of my comfort zone and think outside the box. It had me biting my nails at first but everything turned out great!

What is the most challenging part of your work?

I always find when people come to you with no real brief and just say to do whatever I think will work is soooooo hard. There’s nothing to go from and nothing specific to work towards. It can make your mind run wild but there’s a big chance of the client not liking it if you do that. Oh, and deadlines that creep up on you!

Have you ever done work for anyone famous?

No A-Lists but maybe some B-list celebs 😉 I’ve had enquiries from celebrities before but the problem is they expect things for free due to the exposure you will get. In my opinion, the majority of the time, exposure isn’t a form of payment, it may work out great and bring me loads of clients or it may do nothing at all. It won’t guarantee to pay my bills.

What seperates Three 29 Design from other graphic design companies?

My work is very young blooded, I’m extremely motivated, completely self taught and have high hopes for the future! I’m also super friendly 🙂

How can we contact you? Shoutouts?

You can follow me on Twitter, my personal account is http://www.twitter.com/TheEvilFrog and my business account is http://www.twitter.com/three29design. Also, be sure to hit that LIKE button to connect with me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/three29design. And of course, visit the website for more information, the portfolio and to email me: http://www.three29design.com

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to every one who has chosen to work with me. There’s so many others you could have worked with and it feels great that you picked me and my work. It means a LOT!

Check out some of Three29Design.com’s work:

Contact Three29Design.com :

www.Three29Design.com

Twitter : @TheEvilFrog, @Three29Design

Facebook : www.facebook.com/three29design

The Revolutionary Riot Report Vol. 12 (Starring Whitefolkz & Mixed by DJ Ykcor)

The Revolutionary Riot Report Vol 12

Mobile Version

Check out the latest Revolt Radio X DJBooth.net release (Special Edition) of the Revolutionary Riot Report Vol 12 (feat. Whitefolkz & Mixed by DJ Ykcor). Look out for Whitefolkz “Year Of The Dogg” mixtape coming April 25th.

Follow WHITEFOLKZ on twitter : @WHITEFOLKZ

Bekayo – Hold You Down (Feat. Steven Drakes & Money)

Bekayo – Hold You Down (Feat. Steven Drakes & Money)

Check out new audio from Bekayo, “Hold You Down” featuring Steven Drakes & Money. This is one of the first leaks off Bekayo’s upcoming project “The French Connection”. The concept of the mixtape is to use popular instrumentals from French hiphop musicians. Coming from a french speaking background, Bekayo does justice on this instrumental. Steven Drakes does an incredible chorus & Money provides a nice feature. Be on the lookout for more new music from Bekayo soon.

Follow Bekayo on Twitter : @BekayoJP

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