Saturday, December 26, 2009

IV on Subsoniq Instrumentals (XM Radio) again


Peace everyone & happy holidays. For those of us who don't celebrate this time of year, happy end of December.

Just a quick heads up that I was featured on Subsoniq Instrumentals on XM radio for the 3rd month in a row. You can listen to/download the show for free here.

SUBSONiQ: "Instru-mentals" (December) by Neosonix

Big up to K-Murdock for always coming correct with great progressive instrumental hip hop!

Thanks for listening. Your support means a lot.

IV

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IV featured on "Judge Mental – Out of my Mind: vol. 1"

Peace everybody. The homie Judge Mental of vinylmeltdown.com just put together a dope new instrumental mix it's definitely worth your time. Download it for free here.


Still waiting on the tracklist, but those of you who've been rockin with me for a while will recognize my instro come on around 17:40 in the mix. Thanks for taking the time to download, listen & support!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

IV on XM radio... AGAIN!


So I was chilling today, listening to XM radio and all of a sudden one of my beats came on. Big up to K Murdock for putting me on the air once again.

Listen & download the entire show for free...

SUBSONiQ: "Instru-mentals" (November) by Neosonix

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 Raw for the Average Listener


Peace & welcome to the first installment of the “2 Raw for the Average Listener” mixtape series. For this particular session, I’ve decided to include some familiar gems to get things started. In future editions you can expect to journey much deeper into the crates.

There’s nothing that can compare to that feeling you get when you discover something new and beautiful. I hope to be able to provide that feeling to some listeners and bring a smile to the face of others who are already familiar.

This series will differ slightly from the traditional mixtape in that it won’t be filled with shout-outs or scratching. The project is not a display of my capabilities, but rather a tribute to the musical pioneers and innovators of the past (and occasionally the present).

Please enjoy this collection of songs & pass it onto others. Music is art. Art is love. Later.


Tracklist

1 The Meters – Same Old Thing
2 Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
3 Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes – Devika (Goddess)
4 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 - Cinnamon and Clove
5 Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango
6 The Silhouettes - Fonky first
7 Yusef Lateef – Russell and Eliot
8 The Soul Messengers – Savior in the East
9 Gino Vannelli – Gettin’ High
10 Cymande - Listen

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.



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Saturday, November 14, 2009

November Updates


What up everybody?

Lotta updates going on...

First of all, make sure you come thru and bookmark the blog I'm writing for now. It's run by DJ Underdog who is Damu the Fudgemunk's brother. It's a dope blog that covers a range of topics including healthy vegetarian/vegan food, dope ass music, events, art and more. Definitely check me out over there as I'm trying to post every day.

2nd - a lot of you guys know that I'm finishing up a masters degree in Psychology next month - because of this I'm pulling 12-14 hour days working on papers and what not, so the instros aren't going to be coming as regularly as before, but they will pick back up very soon.

3rd - I am working with an investor to release my first official album tentatively titled "Push IVward," It's going to be all instrumentals (including cuts & scratches) and is gonna be released hopefully either december or January. It's going to be released in CD format. Hopefully going to have Joe Buck doing the artwork (you might know him from the cover of "De La Soul is Dead").

So basically, all the way around it's gonna be a really dope project and the beginning of me releasing my own albums without a middleman or shady label head. Also, if you guys come out & support this effort, I promise to start releasing albums on wax!

Thanks for continuing to support what I do - the music is only going to get more advanced from here on out.

Peace & remember - it's not what the future has in store for us, but what we have in store for the future.

Lata

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Call to Action

“The world is yours.” –Nasir Jones

We as a society have chosen convenience over substance. The fast food analogy can be applied here – a drive-thru Big Mac, fries & a coke is much quicker & more convenient than breaking everything down into its purest form & building a meal from scratch. We know that preparing our own food is better for us & even more rewarding, yet we often choose McDonalds instead because it is easy & convenient.

We know it is not good for us so we say we will begin to eat healthier tomorrow & that this is our last day of poor nutrition. That day turns into a week, which turns into a month & so on.

Why wait when we can improve now?

The revolution will not be televised, so you might as well put down the remote & get involved! Look below the surface & see what’s going on. Become involved with something meaningful or better yet make it happen yourself.

Good music still exists, just not on commercial radio. Great art is everywhere, just be more aware of your surroundings. Great people walk among us, we just have to pick our heads up from our cell phones/ipods/computers in order to look them in the eye.

Valuable ideas are within us all, we just have to let them out & not be afraid of being different. Our uniqueness is what makes us beautiful.

No one is great at everything, but everyone is great at something. What are you great at? How are you contributing?

What I’m saying is that you might want to make today the day you say goodbye to the dollar menu in favor of something more substantial.

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” – Abbie Hoffman

The world really is ours if we want it.

-IV

(always working, Never Sleeping)

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

IV on Sensei FM

What up everybody? I'm on the radio again - this time in the background...

The show opens up with a dope track from Pseudo Slang & also features in & out clips of an interview with the UK group Prose (Steady & Efek). Dope beats play in the background throughout this interview including three from myself, one from Dibia$e, etc. Check the free podcast...

http://basementsessions.podOmatic.com/entry/2009-10-10T16_00_33-07_00

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

IV & Junclassic on Basement Sessions UK

Shout out to Vice of Basement Sessions UK for showing love to Jun & I in this podcast. The lineup features a lot of unfamiliar names as well as a couple familiar ones so download it here.

Track 20 is "Please Don't Go Away."



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Monday, September 21, 2009

IV featured on XM/Sirius radio!

What's good everybody?

I hit the national airwaves for the first time ever last week!

Jnota (Damu the Fudgemunk's manager) was asked to guest host the XM/Sirius radio show Subsoniq Instru-mentals. He put together an amazing 1 hour playlist that features myself alongside legends like Large Professor, RZA, Beatnuts, Damu & more.

For those of you who missed it, you can download the show here...


SUBSONiQ: "Instru-mentals" (J. Nota Mix) by Neosonix>



Also peep the dope artwork & track list by Joe Buck...





Huge thanks to Jnota for the opportunity!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Hip Hop DX posts "Please Don't Go Away" ft. Junclassic

Hip Hop DX showing love to Jun & I with this posting.

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/audio/id.8762/title.iv-f-junclassic-please-dont-go-away

One step at a time!

Also in the works is a collaborative beat tape with Jondis (I.deals). This one is gonna be way different than anything you have ever heard from me before so stay tuned - it will be done in the next few weeks!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Every Day Remixx ft. Junclassic

"Every Day" Remixx ft. Junclassic
FREE DOWNLOAD!! CLICK HERE!!





Also, a couple full length projects are currently in the works & will come to fruition at the end of this year so stay tuned for those as well. Time hasn't been on my side the past few weeks, but I'll be back on the MPC again very soon!

Thanks for the support. Til next time...

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's New !?










First of all, mad respect to everyone who downloaded NEVER SLEEP. In just 5 weeks, the total number of downloads is over 2500! Special thanks to Mr. Grim, Jwho, Semantik from Crate Kings, Mute Beat, Rock the Dub, Global Grind, Hip Hop Lead, Lee (repshowhost) and all the other blogsites/people who helped spread word. Big up to Junclassic for lacing the final two tracks on the LP. If you haven't heard the album yet, you can still download it for free here.

Things have been quiet on this page, but I've been keeping busy on the MPC since the release of NEVER SLEEP. I picked up over 100 new records already this month (including the sexy red & white ones in the pics) & have been putting them to good use. I also received a Sitar as a gift and am learning how to play it. I've been playing a lot of guitar recently as well & have even made some new beats with no samples.

Expect a few exciting things to happen in the near future. I'm currently working on my first full length album with an emcee. I'm not gonna name names yet, but those of you who know me already know who it is. For those of you who don't, trust that it's gonna be a dope project! Really trying to push the boundaries of hip hop on this one, both sonically & lyrically. The plan is to have the group release in 2010 so stay tuned for more info as things develop!

I'm also going to be working with a new friend on an instrumental for a mixtape project inspired by the television show "The Wire." I'll post it when it comes to fruition. Another interview is also in progress & will be posted when completed. If you missed the last one, you can check it out here.

Last but not least, a new instrumental I've created is set to be on an upcoming show/podcast for XM radio! More details about this project at the end of the month. And of course, as always, you can hear the latest material I've been working on here.

Thanks again to everyone who supports! I've been getting all of your emails & messages on myspace. It means a lot to me.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

NEVER SLEEP by IV - Free Album ...

NEVER SLEEP – a collection of instrumentals I have produced over the past few months along with a couple of bonus tracks. All of the beats were made between the hours of 10pm & 6 am, hence the name NEVER SLEEP.

NEVER SLEEP BY IV
FREE DOWNLOAD!! CLICK HERE!!





There is nothing I enjoy more than making music, so I hope this collection reflects that & that you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy creating. And remember, this is only the beginning!

Special thanks to Junclassic, Jwho, Jondis, Olu's Bliss, Crate Kings, HHL, Rock the Dub & everyone else who posted this on their blogs & websites!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hip Hop Lead interview with IV

Shout out to Jay Tee & HHL for making this happen!

Click the link to the full interview...

The Only IV: Behind The Beats

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

NEVER SLEEP album promo

I've been working hard on the MPC for the past 3 months.  As many of you know I stay up all night digging through records & making beats, hence the name NEVER SLEEP.  I decided to put together a collection of some of my personal favorites from this time period & release it as a FREE download.  It will be available July 4th so come through then for the link to the album.  & please spread the word!



Huge shout to Jwho aka whomixedthis for the video!

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