Friday, May 29, 2009

CEL-EL @ The Neutral Zone Benefit Concert, ALL AGES, FRIDAY, May 29th!!

If you've been to this site before, you might have heard of Celsius Electronics. What you might not know is that Mike "Man In Charge" Hyter and Carlos "L05" Garcia of CEL-EL both work at the Neutral Zone Teen Center in Ann Arbor, MI (in fact that's where CEL-EL was born!).

In an effort to raise funds for the Neutral Zone music programs, Celsius Electronics, along with Chris Bathgate and Gunday Monday, are playing an ALL AGES early show at the Blind Pig THIS FRIDAY, May 29th.

If you're not familiar with the Neutral Zone, it is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership, and the exchange of ideas. Help the Neutral Zone's music programs! Budgets and funding are tight, but we are still determined to keep the space engaging and inviting. Come watch 4 of the Neutral Zone staff perform with their respective band mates.

208 S. First St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Celsius Electronics

Chris Bathgate

Gunday Monday

Tickets: $7 at the door
Doors at 7pm
16+ (under 16 with parent/guardian)

All proceeds go to the Neutral Zone.

If you can't make it, but would still like to help?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tasherre D'Enajetic + L05 = "Let's"

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I had the opportunity to work on a beat for the ever-talented and inspiring Tasherre D'Enajetic, who is nearing completion of his P52 project (he has been releasing a track for every week in the year)!

He just released our collabo, "Let's", Challenge #41 in his epic journey. Please check it out, as well as the rest of the P52 project! Support quality music!

Branch Out Collective @ The Elbow Room, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27th!!

Branch Out Collective (Tree City, Celsius Electronics, Soto, Ant The Champ) will be joining forces with local heavy-hitters, Cypher Affiliated for a night of insanely live hip-hop music!!!!!!!

The Elbow Room
6 S. Washington
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tree City EXCLUSIVE, feat. on "Midwest Broadcast Presents Flyover Land, Vol. 1"

It's been a long time coming, but Flyover Land, Vol. 1 is finally available for free download. I won't weigh this post download with excessive anecdotes or sentimental thank yous — I can save those for later. However, I will say that I think this is a legitimately outstanding project, and I'm confident that you will enjoy the music onFlyover Land, Vol. 1 as much as I do. Some of the most talented emcees and producers from the Midwest have contributed songs for this mixtape, most of which are entirely exclusive to this project and have not been heard before until today.

Furthermore, if you take any message from this release, I hope that you realize that Midwest Broadcast is for the people. Excluding the intro track, this mixtape features no shout outs for this site. I hate it as much as anyone when a mixtape's flow and rhythm is absolutely ruined by overbearing DJ drops — I did not want that for
Flyover Land, Vol. 1. Just sixteen consecutive tracks of uninterrupted, high-quality hip-hop. I appreciate every reader of Midwest Broadcast, whether you check the site daily or stumble upon it irregularly. Readers visiting this site and showing love is what keeps me working on this blog, and I don't take it for granted. Thank you.

Finally, I want to close on a couple of notes. First, I want to give one huge shout out to Jonah Miller at
High Top Productions. Jonah did the artwork for Flyover Land, Vol. 1 (as well as the website's banner design) and was extremely cooperative and patient with me in the creation of the album's covers. Secondly, I want to remind you that Midwest Broadcast will be coming back with Flyover Land, Vol. 2 in a matter of months. The artist feedback for this project was so great that I had to expand the series to multiple volumes. I already have several tracks collected and big plans for the next volume, and I encourage you to keep checking back at Midwest Broadcast for the next release in the Flyover Land series (as well as all other daily updates!). Without further adieu, I present to you Flyover Land, Vol. 1. Enjoy. Share it with friends. Peace!

DOWNLOAD - Midwest Broadcast Presents Flyover Land, Vol. 1

Griswold Loft Party - DEMF Afterparty - Saturday, May 23rd!

Come check out the Griswold Lofts' DEMF Afterparty, taking place Saturday, May 23rd at 1217 Griswold. They will have two open lofts, one supporting live acts and the other housing DJs. The festivities will begin at midnight and continue throughout the night. The line-up is sick, the price is right ($5), and the vibes are all good. Come rave with us!

Facebook Event

Featuring the talents of:

L05 of Celsius Electronics, WSG (LIVE)
Lord Scrummage (LIVE)
Slick George (LIVE)
Solid Liquid (LIVE)
DJ Boggl & Friends (Dubstep California Style)
DJ Munk
Snag Toof

featuring VJ Ronen Goldstein's psychedelic light show.

Monday, May 18, 2009

TREE CITY @ AKA's "SMILE" EP Release Party (5/23/2009)

If you're looking for some real live hip hop, look no further! Tree City will be joining Ann Arbor-area emcee AKA as he celebrates the release of his debut effort, "SMILE."

Sonny Star Promotions Presents:


Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Doors @ 9PM

$5/21+. $8/18+.

Performances by some of Michigan's best:

Self Says
and more!!!

Hosted by Trés Styles of Athletic Mic League

w/ sounds by DJ Skoob E. & Just Gerard

6 S. Washington St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phase 1 of has launched!

Phase 1 of the the has been launched. Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

CEL-EL/Mayer Hawthorne @ The Necto, May 17th

CELSIUS ELECTRONICS will in full force as they join DJ Graffiti and Aktive Audioworks' Yoshi in welcoming Stones Throw artist MAYER HAWTHORNE back to Ann Arbor. For those of you who don't know, Athletic Mic League and Now On member DJ Haircut was signed to Stones Throw last year and is returning to the Deuce to drop the newest hot ish! Check out his story here...

89X presents...

Sunday, May 17th, 2009
Doors @ 7:30 pm
Presale $10 ->

516 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

RECAP: CEL-EL/Beat Thiefs @ the Spring Bash (4/17/2009)!

Check out these clips of Celsius Electronics and Beat Thiefs performances during the Spring Bash at the Cavern Club on April 17th, 2009!

Branch Out Collective threw a hell of a party on the bottom floor of this two floor extravaganza. Make sure to check out the calendar for future shows!

Branch Out Collective Calendar


Branch Out Collective Videos

Music videos, performances, interviews, and other multimedia from the Branch Out Collective.