Vote for Crown Nation to Play North Coast Music Festival

Over Labor Day Weekend, the great Midwestern city of Chicago will host the North Coast Music Festival (NCMF). This particular festival will have performances by The Chemical Brothers, Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Boys Noize and De La Soul, as well as FryinginVein.com favorites Phantogram and Mayer Hawthorne & the County.

To promote the music festival, NCMF is hosting a contest for one (1) band and one (1) DJ to get the opportunity to play a 45-minute set at the festival. They are pushing for crowd participation to pick the best of the pack. The entries are in and the voting has commenced. Obviously, we like to share our taste and our pick is the hip hop group – CROWN NATION. Crown Nation is a duo from out of Detroit. The members are FryinginVein.com notable Quelle and Denmark Vessey; both of whom are vocalists and music producers.

Help us get Crown Nation to the top 10 to get a chance to advance. You can vote ONCE A DAY until August 15th. Here’s the details right from NCMF:

Voting
Between August 2nd and August 15th, vote once per day, every day, if you want to make a life-changing difference in the life of one band and one DJ. Each e-mail address will be allotted one vote per day, so encourage your supporters to vote early and often!

The Decision
On August 15th, the votes will be tallied and North Coast Music Festival organizers will choose 10 Finalists out of the Top 20 Vote-Getters. These finalists will play a private show for organizers and their guests at a yet-to-be-disclosed location. Wow us, and you’ll be one of two winners. We’ll pick 1 Band and 1 DJ to join the main stages for a 45-minute set. He, Her, or They will be showered with praise and good fortune.

via North Coast Music Festival

Check out our favorite song of their project – Slut Bag Edition – “Deal Wit It.” Then Vote for Crown Nation today!

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SoundCloud Weekly – Quelle “Dreams”

Many of my friends seem to like when I share new music. I listen to a lot, so when I get the question “what’s some good new music, Hubert?,” I feel bad that I am not ready to deliver an amazing pick on queue. I know it is all in my head, but that is the way I am wired. That said, I bring to you the SoundCloud Weekly. This music-centric social media community is where I look to find new tunes from the not-yet-popular. These will be short burst posts. If I find enough information on the artist, they may make a future “Funky Friday.” Until then, you can just enjoy their good tunes.

For my first offering, I want to share two songs from an artist I know will be a “Funky Friday” feature sooner than later. His name is Quelle. He’s in the hip hop group Crown Nation and the minimalist art pop group Awesome in Outer Space. The two songs are from his Awesome in Outer Space projects.

If you dig the songs, you can download them off the Crown Nation website. There is even a place to donate if you feel so compelled. Support the autograph!

6 dreams by quelle christopher

5 shine by quelle christopher

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Thanks goes out to my friend, Alex Richard, for the inspiration behind this series.