Future Boston Alliance & KarmaloopTV release all Boston Artists mixtape
Submitted by Future Boston Alliance
Glory hosted by Grammy Nominated DJ Clinton Sparks & mixed by DJ BREK.ONE
One hour and 7 minutes of bangin’ original mixes of Boston artists from Aerosmith and New Edition to Bad Rabbits and Karmin, and world premier of Grammy-nominated artist Clinton Sparks’ new single Watch You Featuring Benny Benassi and Pitbull.
The mixtape is backed by the Future Boston Alliance (FBA), a nonprofit made up by 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.
Just in time for those hot summer nights DJ BREK.ONE and 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 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 Boston natives DJ BREK.ONE (Roxbury), Clinton Sparks (Dorchester) and Greg Selkoe (Jamaica Plain). 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 a few classic Boston rally songs then rolls into 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, Boston, Guru, Ed OG, J. Geils Band, The Cars, Bodega Girls, Statik Selektah, BBD, Pixies, Armand Van Helden andKarmin. 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 never heard this way. Brek created a masterpiece; there is something [on Glory] for everyone."