Who said I’m a tease?
As promised almost two months ago, the Daily News' bouncing bundle of entertainment news, Hotsheet, has produced a local music compilation. And guess what? It's finally here! The Hotsheet comp arrived last week, and we’re pretty darn pleased with it. I think you will be too.
The CD was created to promote Hotsheet, but it should also prove as a great promotion tool for participating acts and the local music scene, as well. And it is sure to be an instant keepsake for any true local music fan (Damn, that sounds like a really bad infomercial pitch doesn’t it? Sorry folks).
The final product offers 17 tracks from artists who cover most of Anchorage's contemporary music corners. We scored a few previously unreleased jams from Delmag, The Whipsaws and Sleep Machine. We grabbed some old favorites from Matt Hopper, Jared Woods and Subconscious. We also tapped a few popular indie acts like T.S. Scream, Flying Falcons and eu Vusahm. And don’t forget the certified hip-hop club banger from Akream and his Arctic Flow camp.
I pieced the track list together with hopes of creating a smooth mixtape ebb and flow. Let me know what you think.
Oh, here’s the best part about the CD: it’s free. Yes, FREE!
Unfortunately, there is a bit of bad news: There are only 1,000 of these puppies to go around, so you're going to have to work to get a copy. I grabbed a few CDs before ADN's marketing crew ran off with the rest, so I’ll give some copies away via the blog. State your case in an e-mail or blog comment. Yes, flattery will get you everywhere but so will legit feedback. I'll also post some audio snippets in the near future, just to give you a taste.
The bulk of the CDs will be distributed (again, for free!) at local music events in the coming months. Keep an eye on the blog, Hotsheet and Play for when, where and how you can get one.
If demand warrants, ADN may print a more copies in the future. We are also mulling a second volume, depending on the success of this one (feel free to pitch your favorite local artists/songs).
But that's all in the future. Right now, let's celebrate Volume 1’s unveiling! With that, I leave you with the tracklist. Enjoy, Josh Niva aka Kenny Bloggins
Hotsheet Compilation Vol. 1
JEB “Baby Love