March 25th, 2014 by harlemhouse

SOUL (two) HarlemCondoLife HCL

Everything’s better with a little soul on it!  A follow up podcast to SOUL (one), comes SOUL (two) with more r&b, soul, some hip hop and classics.  As with the first one, we never work up to a house beat with this mix either.  But the downbeat grooves blended with the old school tracks will keep you satisfied from start to finish.

On this mix you can expect to hear Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Tribe Called Quest, Mary J Blige, Wyclef Jean, Fantasia, Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, John Legend, Caron Wheeler, Common, Aretha Franklin, Notorious B.I.G., Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Angie Stone and more.

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Playlist:

1) Too High
2) You Got Me (Remix)
3) Umm Hmm
4) Free (Mashup Mix)
5) Lovers Rock (Original)
6) Word Play (Special Extended Vocal/Beats Mix)
7) Land of the Kings (Instrumental Dub)
8) King & Queen (feat. Wyclef Jean)
9) Without Me (feat. Kelly Rowland)
10) Can’t Stay Away (feat. Keyshia Cole)
11) The Impossible
12) Soul
13) Angel (Interlude) [feat. Stacy Barthe]
14) Another Star (Remix feat. Caron Wheeler)
15) Let It Go
16) 8 Minutes to Sunrise
17) Real Love (Remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
18) Wonderful (Original Extended Mix)
19) They Said You Needed Me
20) Move Me No Mountain
21) I Want You (With Michael McDonald)
22) I Ain’t Hearin’ U (Vocal Edit Mix)

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December 29th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Available now for download on iTunes Blue Skies (Vol. 2).  A smooth blend of classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.  This FREE DOWNLOAD is a continuation of Blue Skies (Vol. 1) which is also available on iTunes Podcasts.  Play them back to back for a solid 3 hours of jazz classics and remixes of all different kinds of styles including some rare remixes.  GREAT for a cocktail party or just chilling at home.  These were made available to several restaurants / bars locally here in Harlem (including Harlem Food Bar earlier last month) but now you can download them both for your enjoyment.  (Any other restaurants/bars that are interested in advanced future podcasts, please contact us at HarlemCondoLife@gmail.com HarlemCondoLife.com.) 

Click on link below to download Blue Skies Vol.2 podcast and to see the playlist.  Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD: Blue Skies Vol. 2 (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz)

PLAYLIST – (coming soon)

(The Model on the cover art is Hali Kai Burns. Friend to our blog and one of our favorite New York City Models Hali Kai)

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December 15th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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It’s been awhile since our last podcast but we are happy to say that Blue Skies (Vol. 1) is now ready for FREE DOWNLOAD on iTunes for your listening pleasure.  On this mix you can expect to hear a few modern day remixers from trap to club mixed together with old jazz classics.  Including a spoken word intro from “Lady Sings The Blues” soundtrack, the Billie Holiday story.  Also a spoken word jazz remix of Ursula Rucker and a beautiful track by Meshell Ndegeocello – Four Women (Pour use ame souveraine) –  a dedication to Nina Simone.

See the full playlist below.  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, a martini or glass of wine and enjoy some classic jazz with new remixes that will get your party started right.

DOWNLOAD: Blue Skies (New Harlem Meets Old Jazz) Vol. 1

PLAYLIST –

1. Intro – Billie Sneaks Into Dean & Dean’s / Swingin’ Uptown
2. Ain’t Nobody’s Business – Billie Holiday
3. God Bless The Child (Remix Edit) – Billie Holiday
4. Corcovado (TOKiMONSTA Remix) Getz & Gilberto
5. Supa Sista (Society Nu’mericana Jazz Mix) – Ursula Rucker
6. Georgia On My Mind (Brown Stone Mix) – Ray Charles
7. I Love…Dub (Edit) – Funky DL
8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DJ Carnage & Victor Niglio Mix) – Dinah Washington
9. Bei mir bist du schon (Dub) – Waldeck
10. Avenue du Gare (Martini Dub Mix) – Tape Five
11. Four Women (Dedication to Nina Simone) – Meshell Ndegeocello
12. Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Mix) – Ella Fitzgerald
13. My Man – Billie Holiday
14. My Man (Toro Y Moi Dub Mix) – Billie Holiday
15. So Nice (Summer Samba) (Azari & Ill Mix) – Astrud Gilberto
16. Haunted Town (Remix Edit) – Lena Horne
17. Bodysnatchin’ (On the Isle) – Rubberoom
18. Right Here – DJ Mitsu
19. Fly Me To The Moon (Kaskade Remix) – Astrud Gilberto
20. Tequila (Pistel Remix) – The Champs
21. Mama Guela (STUHR Remix) – Tito Rodriguez
22. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix) – Nina Simone
23. Feeling Good (Bassnectar Dub Edit) – Nina Simone
24. All Night – Billa Quase
25. Just Move (Remix Edit) – Uneeq

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December 6th, 2013 by HarlemMom

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An Evening with Rachel Brown, Thursday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., $10.00
Rachel Brown is a self-taught artist, born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian and Bermudian heritage. She plays with a band of African and Caribbean musicians, making for a worldly sound that fuses hip-hop, pop, and island. The recent Harvard graduate is a regular performer on the NYC nightlife scene where her audiences have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Stamos, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese, and she has opened for numerous acts, including Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and John Legend. Upon releasing her EP, Building Castles, Brown has caught the attention of many, including Wyclef Jean, Jaden Smith, Perez Hilton and Glamour.

Tickets cost $10.00, and are available here (8:00 p.m.) and here (10:00 p.m.)
Tickets without a dinner reservation are standing room only. To make a dinner reservation during the show, call Ginny’s Supper Club at 212-421-3821.

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Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (at 125th St)
Harlem, NY 10027

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July 26th, 2013 by harlemhouse

Kids helping Kids is a youth program where children are taught humanity through hip hop.  Listen to the explanation on “why hip hop” by Founder and CEO “Chad Harper” of Hip Hop Saves Lives and learn more about this organization and their upcoming appearance at Carnegie Hall.

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LET’S TAKE IT HIGHER!

Hip Hop was birthed out of a gang truce in the South Bronx that happened on Dec. 8th 1971. This gang truce was celebrated weekly as all the gangs would come together and party in honor of the peace. A gang called The Ghetto Brothers which was formed as a gang to create peace was behind this treaty and weekly parties. The Ghetto Brothers were also a live band and performed each week at the celebrations. From these parties the culture of Hip Hop woud be born. Kool Herc began DJing on Aug 11th 1973 which is Hip Hop’s official birthday. Kool Herc is credited as the father of Hip Hop because he extended the break beat by playing two of the same record and looping the break beat over and over. This he called the Merry-go-round. This dj technique is what created Break dancing or what the original Hip Hop heads call Breakin’. The extended break beat ignited dance battles and crews formed to compete. As the word spread of the new dj and dance style DJ Kool Herc’s parties became the most popular in the Bronx. He then got a microphone and began to give shout outs to his friens and local celebrites at the parties. This was the birth of the MC or rapper. This addition would transform the community culture of celebrating peace to a music form that would cirlce the globe!
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My name is Chad Harper. Founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, a non-profit organization that teaches humanity through Hip Hop by celebrating the works of everyday heroes around the globe through songs and videos. My brother Johwell St-Cilien founded an organization called Negus World. Negus means KING in an ethiopean language. His organization is a self empowerment movement around the world. Johwell also was a dancer and became a well known videograher in the dance community in NYC. We came together to create a youth program entitled KIDS HELPING KIDS; A HIP HOP EXPERIENCE. In this program we don’t just teach humanity through Hip Hop we create young humanitarians.
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To celebrate Hip Hop’s 40th birthday we are taking Hip Hop’s original principles of PEACE LOVE UNITY AND HAVIN’ FUN which were outlined by the God Father of Hip Hop Afrika Bambaataa and going to Carnegie Hall for our youth to perform their intelligent music created in our program honoring everyday heroes. Hip Hop is American roots music so our youth will be joined on stage by world roots bands Brown Rice Family and Zing Experience.
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This event is important to show our youth and youth around the world that there is a stage and most importantly an audience for intelligent music.
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People around the world have their expressed dissapointment concerning the current state of hip hop for its negative language and actions towards its own community. THis current music is NOT what Hip Hop was founded on and we are here to take back the name Hip Hop and educate on the difference between Hip Hop and Rap music. One can rap about what ever they like and create Rap music but Hip Hop was founded on a peace treaty that created unity and expressed love, all while having fun!
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If you love the true principles of Hip Hop and feel it’s important for the youth to have a tool that they love and can use to express themselves positively, then we need your support. We all know the power and influence of Hip Hop. We must make sure it continues to do what it was intended to do. We will see you at Carnegie Hall.
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*Please help to spread the word about Hip Hop Saves Lives by tweeting, reposting or sharing this information within your community. You can also help by going to their Event Link NOW and buy a t-shirt or more to help the kids program to perform this November 3rd at Carnegie Hall.

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June 12th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Harlem Grooves Series – Support Music & Art

A collection of old and new soul, classic, house, hip hop, jazz  to get your weekend started right with not one but TWO new mixes. Missy Elliot, Fantasia, Elements of Life, Louie Vega, Pharrell, Daft Punk, Miquel, Chrisette Michele, 50 Cent, Gregory Porter, Marcus Canty, Kerri Chandler, India Arie, Frank Ocean, Inaya Day, Justin Timberlake, Stacey Barthe, Chris Brown, Cypress Hill, AL Green, Rick James, Mary J Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Tina Marie, Classics, New Music, Covers, mash-ups, instrumental grooves & dub edits… it’s all on there, just download and enjoy.

HARLEM GROOVES vol 1 (Download)

HARLEM GROOVES vol 2 (Download)

For restaurants/bars/retail stores with ipod/laptop digital systems Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 are easy for download (no separate tracks) one audio file on iTunes and sound great back to back.

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Harlem Grooves Series is a series featuring a variety of music and art.  We decided to feature artists for our covers for this Harlem Grooves series to support local artists along with local guest DJs podcasts which we will feature here in the months to come.  Harlem has a wide range of established artists as well as many up and coming new artists making their mark.  This cover for Harlem Grooves Vol 1 & 2 is by Shea Sullivan.  She is an artist, studied fashion at Parsons, graphic designer, blogger and during the day a corporate fashionista.  Vol 1 & 2 were compiled & mixed by RhythmDB for HCL (HarlemCondoLife)

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May 31st, 2013 by harlemhouse

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You don’t want to miss this!  The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival Sunday, June 9th in Harlem.  This Free Live Music event comes at the perfect time now that the warm summer weather has finally arrived.

This year the festival will start at 12 noon and and go until 7pm.  Live performances by Maria Davis Presents, AZAR Traveling Roots, Soul’D Out NYC, The Gecko Brothas, Jomion & the Uklos and Crucial Bridge and the I-Nity Band. Traveling around the world with Native North African Music, Soul, Hip Hop, Music from Benin and Reggae.

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The Mafrika Music Festival will be in Harlem at Marcus Garvey Park, 120th Street & 5th Avenue.  Come early and save a spot!  There will be food provided by Yatenga Bistro & Bar.

The “After Party” will be held at one of our favorite music spots The Shrine.

(The Shrine is located at 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. #212-690-7807)

Shrine Bar Restaurant World Music Venue in Harlem

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February 26th, 2013 by harlemcondolife

Harlem takes back the Harlem Shake.  A new VIDEO came out yesterday (2/25/2013) with a group doing the reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaal HARLEM SHAKE.

Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club join in the Harlem Shake fun.  Charlamagne, Angela Yee, DJ Envy take us back to the original Harlem Shake.  So this is what rhythm looks like…

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Previous post How To Do The Harlem Shake – A Brief Tutorial

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February 25th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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Rubble Kings – The story of NYC’s 1970s gang subculture and how it influenced the cultural phenomenon that is hip hop.

Friend to our blog Chad Harper of Hip Hop Saves Lives, brought to our attention a new documentary Rubble Kings.  An important documentary about courage, hope and survival against all odds.  This movie is pretty much finished.  Unfortunately it can not be shown beyond festivals or private screenings because of music rights and archival footage that must be cleared.  Being able to pay for the songs and footage in this film is crucial to telling this story accurately and in its truest form.  It is almost there but just needs a little help in order to keep this film authentic and how the public deserves to see it in its true art form.  Chad says “Put your money where your mouth is all you hip hop heads, if you are tired of this crap being force fed to our youth then lets make a difference.”

RUBBLE KINGS is a story of survival, hope and empowerment that resonates with audiences from all backgrounds and walks of life.  It’s a testament to the influential power of a group of individuals and their ability to inspire a global movement.

You can do the same.  We still have a ways to go on this journey!  Every donation counts, and brings us one step closer to our goal!

Please help by donating and inspiring others to do the same.

RUBBLE KINGS KICKSTARTER PAGE

NOTE:  There are plenty of ways to help.  If you cannot help financially then help by spreading the word – repost, facebook or tweet this kickstarter post to all of your friends.

Music / Art / History.

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February 12th, 2013 by harlemhouse

Even though it is very amusing to see a school in Minnesota doing the Harlem Shake in the snow, or a nursing home in Florida doing the Harlem Shake on Youtube, let’s remember what this dance is.

What is it?  One of the best posts on this topic was recently posted by a friend to Harlem Condo Life, Harlem Trends who blogged,
Harlem Shake videos go viral on YouTube

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Not to get to preachy, but it actually is a real dance.  The Harlem Shake is an Old School move and has been around for a long time.  Though it has spiraled into a whole new media frenzy with Brooklyn’s dubstep musical artist Baaúer, let’s try and get at least some of the moves right.

You can spot the real dance move being done, as we have been posting about here at Harlem Condo Life on twitter @HarlemHCL for the last couple months, in only a couple of the videos.  Some are really good, some are just ok.  But most all of them are lacking at least one person doing the actual dance.

So that being said if you want to learn this move, below is a tutorial.                  (Watch some of our favorite Harlem Shake VIDEOS below)

How To Do The Harlem Shake
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If you want to purchase Harlem Shake by Baaúer it’s available on iTunes

 

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Here are a few of our favorite Harlem Shake Videos on Youtube…

[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – MEXICAN EDITION

[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – WITH MOBSTERS

[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – JIMMY FALLON VERSION

[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – FIREFIGHTER EDITION

[VIDEO] Harlem Shake – WITH BABY

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