League510 – “To The Beat”

With winter out of the way, League510, consisting of emcees TK, Mr. Knowitall, Monty, and DJ Blacksmith, are excited to drop their latest single, “To The Beat,” to get people ready for a good time this summer. Emphasizing the group’s original Town Techno sound, “To The Beat” is the perfect soundtrack to your next party. The energetic synthesizer is contagiously satisfying; you’ll find yourself unable to forget the beat, while the song’s hook, “We’re movin’ and groovin’ to the beat,” sung by the group’s close friend and fellow artist, Mara Decoudrex, matches the beat’s catchiness perfectly. “After we wrote it, we immediately thought of her,” says League510. “She had the perfect voice for it.” When asked what the biggest challenge was making the song, they answer, “Writing it. The beat is crazy and prior to making this track we’d never rapped to anything like it.” Recording the track wasn’t all challenges, though. The four Bay Area natives had plenty of good times recording the dance anthem: “The most enjoyable part was when Mara was recording the hook in her ‘valley girl’ voice. We laughed the entire time.”

The title track to their album, To The Beat, the song genuinely represents how the group feels as newly emerging artists to the scene, while capturing the unique concept that League follows throughout the course of their debut album. Explaining the relationship League510 says, “This song is the title track because it signifies League510’s landing on earth and attempting to adapt and learn how to move ‘to the beat’ of a new world while still marching ‘to the beat’ of our own drum.” Looks like the ultimate summer anthem has arrived a little early.

Be on the lookout for the official video for League510’s “To The Beat” in the coming weeks.

“To The Beat”: http://media.audibletreats.com/League510-To_The_Beat.mp3

The Background:

Emcees TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall and DJ Blacksmith better known as League510 are pioneers of a sound that is all their own, Town Techno. With a sound that is out of this world, League510’s musical journey began in a galaxy far away from ours. After traveling the universe for years, they entered our galaxy and our planet shortly thereafter. With sights on our world, the quartet chose to land in the hills east of Oakland, CA. After hiding their ship deep in the hills they approached this new town with great curiosity and were immediately amazed by the vibrant culture that they found. Adopting the Bay Area scene as their new home, League510 wasted no time in beginning their new musical journey here in our world. Using advanced abilities, the four emcees quickly mastered the art of sound and gave birth to Town Techo, a form of music that would unite the people in heightened awareness; to show them to take action, to appreciate the fun in life, to believe in themselves and to believe in The League.

Founded in Oakland, CA in 1999, Clear Label Records has established itself as one of the top independent labels in the Bay Area. The company is owned and operated by Tajai Massey, renowned recording artist with the group Souls of Mischief and the crew Hieroglyphics, who brings a unique perspective to the label utilizing his experiences as a major-label recording artist turned independent label owner & successful touring musician. Clear Label is home to recording artists of many genres such as Chris Marsol, Baby Jaymes, FamSyrk, Deep Rooted, League510, and more. Through a partnership with Pushing the Beat (PTB) called ClearBeat, the label is also home to Oakland’s hottest street artists including Beeda Weeda, Shady Nate, D-Lo, Sleepy D and others. Look for full-length releases from all of these artists in the near future. For more information, please visit http://www.clearlabelrecords.com

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