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MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

A Band, A Movement, A Musical Journey, An Experience

A PLACE is the 1st single off of the debut album LEVELS, which is also the name of the band, lead by frontman Keith “WildChild” Middleton, along with Aaron Marcellus on vocals, guitarist Luca “Mack” Marcias, Jacopo “Snow” Mazza on Keyboards. The group is international, one from NY, one from Atlanta and two from Italy and have been performing on stages in Europe, Japan and the US, the past couple of years, writing, performing and testing out songs for this album. The four artists – all on different musical paths, from Rock to Funk, to Hip Hop, to R&B, to Jazz and Classical – have arrived at the same destination – LEVELS!
MCMI REPORT: LEVELS - A PLACE (VIDEO)
A PLACE, seems at first a simple love song “There’s no place that I would rather be … right here with you, my dear, beside me…” but it actually is a more complex and textured interpretation of Adam and Eve as our common ancestor, what binds all mankind in love and unity. Delving into the multi dynamic layers of Love, the international super group, LEVELS, explore the musical nuances of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Funk, Afrobeat, and Latin genres. These diverse styles help to fully articulate the time traveling journey of Adam as he searches for his soulmate Eve after being exiled from paradise.

 

Keith explains “They say the legend of Adam and Eve is written in the stars. If you look closely, you may notice the two were cast out of paradise as punishment for eating an apple from the Forbidden Tree of Truth. Now both mortal, Adam vows to Eve that he will always find her in their next lives. A secret he learned from his one bite of the apple. In present day, it is written that Adam will find Eve at one of his shows with his band LEVELS.”

 

This album is the journey that we all share, reflecting life as Adam or Eve. The concept of belief in true love, faith you will find it, the pursuit of happiness the struggle of adversity subsequent loss and sometimes, satisfying triumph. Life is full of diversity and dynamics, and so is this album. A PLACE is your first taste of the Apple of Truth that is on its way.

 

Music Video Credits:
Artist: LEVELS
Director: Ahmed Best
Producer: BISN Media (Ahmed Best, Nikit Doshi)
D.P. : Kevin Zeigler
Editor: Salman Syed
Post Production: LaurelWood Pictures (Jeff Billings)
Model TUNISHA
Mixed @stonebrownstudios
Mastered by Andrea Pellegrini

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MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

MCMI REPORT: LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

LR BLITZKRIEG - IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

MCMI’s LR Blitzkrieg is back with his second single/video, “In These Streets”, featuring hip hop veterans, Mr. Live and U.G. (Cella Dwellas), off his forthcoming project, “Outta Nowhere” TBA. 

The track bangs with hard-hitting production by U.G. (aka P90X). Mr. Live’s sets it off with simultaneous humor and gun bars:

“John Smith..Bringin’ a long fif..a couple of broadswords and a Tec with the wrong grip..a 30 Odd six, right body, the wrong ditch..a nigga way off you can tell by the strong twitch…”

U.G. of Cella Dwella fame also kills it and let’s us know:

“It’s UG and Blitz, Wu-Tang ain’t the only ones NOT to F–k with!”

Blitz is the clean up hitter and packs so many hard hitting punches into his 16, I don’t want to give too much away, but one line that could sum up the intentions of his verse is:

“Learn young’, I burn somethin’, You earned nothin’, y’all Taxed the game too long and our Return’s comin’…”

The video shot and edited by Mic Handz of Soul Mazonz, is a mad dash through the streets of Brooklyn, as Blitz and his like-minded MC friends chase “Lil” and “Yung”, played by Qaasim and Khalil Middleton (of the group Juggernaut War Party, and of television’s The Get Down, The Naked Brothers Band and American Idol). At the end of the video, ‘Krieg catches the youngsters and hands them CD’s from Busta Rhymes, Sean P (#RIP) and PH (#RIP), to give them examples of what real hip hop is. Like a Marvel Studios after credits scene, there is footage of the two MC’s excitedly reciting parts of Busta’s “Show Me What You Got” off of the Anarchy album.

The single was supposed to drop in March, but Blitz decided to bless y’all with a present on his birthday and leaked it himself on February 6th. It is available on SoundcloudBandcampiTunes, Amazon and all digital outlets worldwide!

Enjoy!

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LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

PREVIOUSPROXY – LR BLITZKRIEG’s Debut Single / Video

PROXY – LR BLITZKRIEG SINGLE + VIDEO RELEASE PARTY

PROXY - LR BLITZKRIEG SINGLE + VIDEO RELEASE PARTY

PROXY – LR BLITZKRIEG SINGLE + VIDEO RELEASE PARTY

JOIN US this Friday, October 20th, 2017, as we celebrate MCMI co-founder Rodney “LR BLITZKRIEG” Willie’s debut solo single and video release, of the song PROXY, off his much anticipated album #OuttaNowhere.

For those who don’t know, LR Blitzkrieg has been a part of the New York Hip Hop scene for years as part of the rap trio HYDRA and the legendary crew The PLAGUE. He is the co-founder of MCMI RECORDS, MCMI APPAREL and MCMIreport.com. He was also the best friend of the late great Robert “PH” Diaz (aka Pumpkinhead) and is Godfather to his children.

Having recently lost PH, several family members and other friends within the Hip Hop community (#ripPH, #ripJArch, #ripSeanPrice, #ripMajesty just to name a few), Blitzkrieg got to thinking about those who have left us suddenly, due to unknown health reasons, a tragic accident, or unjustly killed by police, “for no reason at all” and penned this song.

The video was shot in Las Vegas, in collaboration with HYDRA and friends and represents living your life to the fullest because you never know when your time is up. Come party with us on Friday, in #PROXY of all those who can’t be with us, because their life was cut short and help us celebrate life in their memory as well as celebrate this first single PROXY, off of LR Blitzkrieg’s debut solo record Outta Nowhere, which will drop “outta nowhere” sometime soon!

Friday Oct.20th 5:30-8:00 – Join the MCMI team at the release of LR Blitzkrieg‘s first solo single & video “PROXY“, at the best HIP HOP bar in New York city!

FAT BUDDHA – 212 Ave A New York, New York 10009

MUSIC – DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitterz / Turntable Anihilists / The PLAGUE)

Come see the video, have some happy hour drinks, food and vibe to some new music!

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PROXY – LR BLITZKRIEG SINGLE + VIDEO RELEASE PARTY

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn – Remixed & Restyled

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn – Remixed & RestyledMCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn - Remixed & RestyledAt MCMI Records, we do most of our recording, mixing and mastering out of one studio. We have for years. The reason? We trust the ear, experience and skill of our chief engineer, Dennis Mitchell.

Dennis is an old school studio engineer who can build compression strips, microphones and mixing boards, make his own cables, build computers and set up speakers and soundproofing for optimum mixing. He’s been recording since AMPEX reels back in the day, but knows the latest hardware and software and is always up to date. Simply put, he is one of the best. Rockafella had Young Guru on the boards; MCMI has Dennis Mitchell.

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn - Remixed & Restyled

Paying his dues at the big studios like Firehouse, INS, Chung King, Electric Ladyland and others, Dennis tracked or mixed sessions for Das EFX, SWV, Wu-tang Clan and many other notable artists.

When Dennis set up a studio in his apartment in Park Slope, artists in the know followed. The location didn’t matter. The mixes came out awesome, balanced vocals, thumping kicks and punchy snares. His analogue compression modules, and knowledge of frequencies, and his ear (actually, both of them), created amazing results.

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn - Remixed & Restyled

When the studio relocated to a bigger space on 626 Carlton Avenue, MCMI Records set up shop and started working on music from Hydra, PH (aka Pumpkinhead), Chordz Cordero, MrMecc, Archrival and other artists. The late great PH’s album “Know The Ledge” was recorded and mixed there as was The PLAGUE song “TWELVE”.

The only thing lacking in was that the vocal booth could only hold one person and the mixing station was quite small. Four or five people in the room and you were packed in like sardines. Sill, a lot of artists recorded great music there, including Young M.A, Lil Fame of M.O.P., Troy Ave and others.

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn - Remixed & Restyled

In 2016, Dennis decided to expand the studio and take it to the next level. He tore down the walls, redid the ceilings and floors and even moved the heating system to create more space. Now the mixing room can accommodate a lot more people, the sound booth can hold a group of people, plus instruments and he has a nice lounge which doubles as a live room or Podcast/Radio show, when needed. Whether you sing, rap or are a DJ making a mixtape, you can record live, mix, have your tracks mastered, apply autotune or melodine, Stonebrown Studios does it all.

MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn - Remixed & Restyled

If you want to book studio time, you can take advantage of the online Google STUDIO calendar to see what days/times are available and then call, email or text 917 349 0524 to book your session. Use Code “MCMI” for DISCOUNT on your first session!

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MCMI REPORT: Stonebrown Studios Brooklyn – Remixed & Restyled

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Fly Away / 3rd Stone Blues Double A – Side + Video directed by Soul Mazonz Films, featuring PH (#ripPH) and Chordz Cordero, available in stores now!

* Single and Video release party! Thursday, Sept 22nd, 7pm – 10pm at KARMA.

You can find both songs separately on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, Rdio, Deezer, Beats/MediaNet, and Shazam. But we created a special Double A-Side package, which both songs, Fly Away (Explicit and Clean), 3rd Stone Blues (clean), cover desings, lyric sheets, 3rd Stone Blues music video & more.

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

Profits go to PH’s kids, so by purchasing you are helping support his two sons, Raiden and Royce and the newest edition to the PHamily, Lil Robbie.

Over a year ago we lost a true Legend in the game, Robert “PH” Diaz aka Pumpkinhead. His family lost a father, husband, brother, son, nephew and uncle.

At MCMI, we lost lost a best freind and business partner, President of A&R at the label and musical collaborator with our crew The PLAGUE. We have had vigils, concerts, memorials and tributes in his name – and there will be more – but what the WORLD has cried out for most has been his music!

PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video

There have been collaborations that came out, which we were grateful to hear Rob’s voice on, such as Apathy’s “Amon RAW” and Bad Seed’s “5 Minutes“, but now at long last, the new PH song “FLY AWAY” featuring Chordz Cordero, produced by Leyone Tracks, is here! Add it to your collection.

Fly Away / 3rd Stone Blues Double A – Side + Video – EXCLUSIVE on Bandcamp! (pre-order NOW!)

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PH & Chordz Cordero: FLY AWAY / 3RD STONE BLUES Double A-side + Video