Non-Profit Future Boston Alliance & KarmaloopTV Release the All Boston Artists Mixtape: “Glory” hosted by Grammy Nominated DJ Clinton Sparks & Mixed by up and coming DJ BREK ONE!
BOSTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for those hot summer nights DJ BREK.ONE & Clinton Sparks have released their brand new mixtape “Glory” curated by Karmaloop CEO Greg Selkoe and featuring music from 34 Boston artists effortlessly blended together in one continues bumping mega-mix! Glory (which gets its name from the famous Boston movie about the Massachusetts 54th the first black army regiment) has been an on-going project of fellow City of Boston natives DJ BREK.ONE (Roxbury), Clinton Sparks (Dorchester) and Greg Selkoe (Jamaica Plain) for several years. The finally completed mix features 39 tracks ranging from classic rock to house and hip-hop to R&B. The big prize is the World Premiere of Sparks’ latest single “Watch You” featuring Benny Benassi and Pitbull.
Glory begins with a mash up of few classic Boston rally songs then rolls it the ominous warning about a “T” fair increase (Boston Subway system) from the prelude of 1960′s folk group The Kingston Trio’s huge hit “Charlie on the MTA,” and right into one of the most popular tracks of the 2012, Tyga’s “Rack City,” produced by Bostonian Turbz Music. The full mix launches into Bad Rabbits unreleased track “How High” and it is all up tempo-Boston madness from there on out! Other groups that are featured on Glory include: Passion Pit, Statik Selektah, The Bladerunners, Donna Summer, Guru, Ed OG, J. Geils Band, Cars, Bodega Girls, Statik Selektah, BBD, Boston, Pixies, Armand Van Helden and Karmin. There are drops by DJ A-Trak and South Boston’s own Sully.
On Glory the New Kids on the Block platinum hit “Step By Step” begins with an interview clip from a 1989 episode of Boston television show “People are Talking” hosted by local Tom Bergeron, also known as the current host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and Dancing with the Stars. Glory closes strong with the Dropkick Murphys’ Hub anthem “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,”
DJ BREK.ONE. had this to say about the mix “This has been one of the most challenging mix projects that I have put together,” he added “I always aim to produce something timeless so that when someone listens to the mix – whether it is tomorrow or two years from now – it still bangs.” He went on “This mix was also designed to educate and inform the listener,” BREK.ONE continued. “Not many people know of all the talent that has stemmed from Boston and still resides here. The mix supports nicely Future Boston Alliance’s efforts to promote and support the talent and cultural life of our city.” Clinton Sparks said “these are exciting times to live in Boston it is clear a new renaissance is just starting in the Bean and change is in the air!” There was no better place to drop my new single than on an album of hometown heroes!” Clinton said when Brek asked him to host the mix he jumped at the chance because “There are artists and songs you might know, maybe never heard of before, and definitely heard this way. Brek created a masterpiece; there is something [on Glory] for everyone.”
Click Here For FULL TRACK LISTING & to DOWNLOAD “GLORY” MIXTAPE: http://mensblog.karmaloop.com/index.php/2012/06/future-boston-alliance-karmalooptv-present-glory/
About Future Boston Alliance: Future Boston Alliance is a group of citizens advocating for incremental change in the City of Boston. The organization fosters critical dialogue and facilitates interaction and creates networking opportunities for likeminded individuals and businesses. FBA is dedicated to improving the cultural and entrepreneurial environment of our city in order to improve quality of life, creativity and Boston’s ability to retain and nurture talent. Find out more at http://futureboston.com/
About Brek.One: BREK.ONE’s style cannot be neatly categorized. His passion for art stems from his days as an active graffiti artist in Boston, using aerosol hues and city textures to spread a message of freedom and creativity. BREK.ONE’s ability to combine color and technique is also a key attribute of his DJing – using multiple genres of music on a canvas of sound. With an eclectic musical taste including club, hip-hop, dancehall, and electro, BREK.ONE is one of the most sought after DJ’s on the East Coast and has recently secured residencies overseas. With a love for music, design and fashion, BREK.ONE doesn’t see any limitations on the way he chooses to express himself.
About Karmaloop: Karmaloop.com is one of the world’s largest online retailers of street wear projected to cross $200 million dollars in sales in 2012. The site offers more than 500 of the hottest men’s and women’s clothing and accessory brands to a loyal customer base spanning 80 countries. Attracting more than 4.5 million unique monthly visitors, Karmaloop, Inc. also include KarmaloopTV.com, PLNDR.com, BoylstonTradingCo.com, BrickHarbor.com, Karmaloop Europe, Kazbah Underground Brands, and will launch MissKL.com, a ladies-only sister site of Karmaloop.com, in summer 2012. The company owns 11 private label clothing brands: Amongst Friends, Advocate, Fenced, Flud, KLP, Orisue, Pilot Licensing, Society Original Products, Sons of Liberty, Spool & Thread and VGB. . Karmaloop recently partnered with Xiu.com, a fashion powerhouse that distributes iconic luxury brands to the Chinese market. Founded in 2000 by Greg Selkoe, Karmaloop, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices and TV studio in New York City, offices in LA and Karmaloop Europe headquarters in Denmark.
About Karmaloop TV: KarmaloopTV.com is a multi-platform online TV streaming site launched in 2008 and is know as the cultural epicenter of Verge Culture. KarmaloopTV will launch as 1 of 100 YouTube premium channels in July 2012 and on Myspace’s new TV distro platform in August 2012. Karmaloop TV is headquartered in Manhattan.