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Oakland, California, United States | INDIE

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"League510 "Mos Def""

TK, Monty, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith, collectively known as League510, drop their latest track in the form of “Mos Def.”
- www.thehiphopupdate.com

"League510 "Any Day Now""

Town Techno leaders League510 celebrate the release of their new EP, 'Believe In The League', with their latest single, 'Any Day Now.'

- www.hiphopdx.com

"League510 Drop New Song/Video: 'Never Change'"

We've told you about the spacey "town techno" of East Bay electro hip-hop crew League510 before. These days, the group is preparing for the release of its debut To The Beat later this spring, and recently dropped this video for the new, non-album song "Never Change." The clip follows League members TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall, and DJ Blacksmith around for a day of burritos, skateboarding, and shopping. Check it out above, and download the track after the jump.

- www.sfweekly.com

"New Release"

New Music - http://rcrdlbl.com

"Virgin Mobile USA & Sonicbids Name Five Finalists in "Book the Band Contest" - Now It's Up to You to Vote"

WARREN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--You know that cool house band your boyfriend is in? Or that hot group that seems to be tomorrow’s hit? Now, you can help drive the destiny of bands like this in the Virgin Mobile FreeFest “Book the Band” contest. The public will cast their vote for these finalists to decide which band they want to see rocking out at this year’s FreeFest.

Virgin Mobile USA and Sonicbids, the website that helps bands discover and book gigs, have announced five finalist bands chosen among 1,400 bands from an esteemed panel of judges. One band will win the ultimate prize of playing the opening set at the “Free’d Out” 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by Kyocera on Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The winning band will open for M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, T.I., Ludacris and many more.

The five finalist bands selected for this year’s Book the Band powered by Sonicbids are:

Bern & The Brights, Montclair, NJ
Brite Lite Brite, Boston, MA
Ivan Ives, Los Angeles, CA
League510, Oakland, CA
Maria Kanellis, Playa del Rey, CA
- Virgin Mobile USA

"Hip-Hop Group League510 Brings Non-Stop House Party For New Video"

The Video:

From the first frame to the last, only one word can aptly describe the debut video from hip-hop group League510: par-tay. In this new school meets old school house party, there is not a single person without drink in hand, moving to the single “I’m On.” While 40 oz. towers of Old English and St. Ides, army wear, shaved heads, and low-riders may have gone by the wayside, backyard BBQ and dominoes have stuck around.

The Background:

Emcee’s 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... - HotIndieNews.com

"Town Techno"

Town techno may be the Bay Area's most exciting new music genre. It takes hip-hop's basis of beats and rhymes, filters them through an uptempo techno influence, and then liberally swathes it all with synthesizer riffs. The music's foremost proponent is League510, a quartet whose backstory has the members beaming down from outer space and landing in Oakland. League510's early anthem, "To the Beat," is propelled by burnished synth lines, frenzied hi-hat patterns, and a chorus that comes over like a futuristic aerobics instructor when it commands, "We're moving and grooving to the beat." But what sets town techno apart from other regional musical movements is that it's a scene you cannot yet physically experience. If you were cynical, you might wonder whether it exists at all — and at least in the traditional sense, it doesn't.

- www.sfweekly.com

"League510's "I'm On" Video On mtvU: Freshmen 5"

Each week, mtvU's Freshmen 5 competition gives viewers the power to determine which up-and-coming artist will have their music video injected into rotation on mtvU. Starting today, September 21, Clear Label Records group League510 goes toe-to-toe against four others with their new video, "I'm On." Equipped with a video sure to be right at home on a network directed towards kids on college campuses across the nation, League510's video which can only be described by one word: par-tay.
- Audible Treats

"League510 Interview: SXSW 2010"

It says a great deal about League510's appeal that they've developed a lot of attention without ever having released a debut album. Comprised of emcees of TK, Mont, Mr. Knowitall, and their DJ, Blacksmith, League510 have already made a name for themselves on the strengths of the few singles that they've released. The group is at the forefront of a self-designed and self-titled sound they refer to as "town techno," and their first nationally released example of this sound, 'I'm On,' landed them in heavy rotation on mtvU. You can imagine what kind of notice the group will receive when their first album is actually released. The members of League510 sat down with Spinner to discuss SXSW, their formation, the roots of town techno, and when their first full-length album will finally see the light of day - www.spinner.com

"League 510 Take This Week’s Freshmen Prize"

Everyone was so quiet this week in the comments section. Speak up! Even if you’re not digging this round of the Freshmen, please let us know why. League 510 brought in the most votes to take the win, their video will be added into on-air rotation next week, with Saigon coming in a close second. I am surprised that there wasn’t more support for The Temper Trap, but perhaps they were giving someone else a chance after their whirl-wind summer. Don’t forget to have a great weekend and check back in on Monday for more artists; a new chance to vote, comment, and support your favorite. In the meantime, follow me and mtvU on Twitter for musical updates - www.mtvu.com

"Local Video: League510, They Come In Peace To The Beat"

Moving to a new place can feel like coming to a new planet, at least that's what it's been like for League510, who says they're from... outerspace. Producing a sound they've coined as "Town Techno" and ditching their "spaceship" in the Oakland Hills, they've released the video for the first single off From the Beat. The video shows the band in bold, neon video game colors as they take over S.F. and Oakland Godzilla-style but with laser guns and nunchucks... BART nunchucks. At the 3:00 minute mark, watch grimy BART get tossed around.

- blogs.sfweekly.com

"League510 Release Free Compilation"

How does a free compilation from League510 grab you? Read on for details and the link: As League510 prepare to drop their compilation album, Invasion, Vol. 1,, they've already released a handful of songs from the project to wet the appetites of fans. But as of today, the waiting stops; fans can now get the compilation project free. - antimusic.com

"New Music: League510 feat. Way-D: "Summer Time""

releasing their new single "Summer Time." Produced by the group's own TK, the relaxed groove features Way-D and acts as an ode to the season and the anthems it has inspired through the years.
- 38thnotes.com

"New Music: League510: "Reacquainted" x "When the Chips Don't Fall""

League510's newest single "When the Chips Don't Fall," featuring 1- O.A.K. moves beyond lighthearted advances to the serious question: Do you like me or my image?
- 38thnotes.com

"League510 - I'm On"

Videos on spike, YES!!!! - www.spike.com

"League510 - Music Videos (VH1)"

League510 Premiered on VH1 - www.vh1.com

"Vid- League510 “To The Beat”"

To the beat ya’ll! Some new ish for you from wild ass League 510. If you’ve ever seen doods live you’ll see what I’m saying! Mucho Props to these doods for shakin’ and baking out there in their pull for first. Check em out on - 24kmilky.com

"Vid- League510 “To The Beat”"

To the beat ya’ll! Some new ish for you from wild ass League 510. If you’ve ever seen doods live you’ll see what I’m saying! Mucho Props to these doods for shakin’ and baking out there in their pull for first. Check em out on - 24kmilky.com


Soul of A Synth (single) 2011

Mos Def (single) - 2011

S.O.S (single) - 2011

Believe In The League (EP) - 2011

Invasion Vol. 1 (compilation) - 2010

They Stuck (single) - 2010

I'm On (single) - 2009

To The Beat (single) - 2008




League510 hailing from Oakland, CA is a team of positive, driven and well established artists (T.K., Mr. Knowitall, Monty, and Blacksmith) who've become pioneers in a sea of musicians. They've most certainly proven their determination, fortitude and tenacity in striving to desecrate the stigmas that have been placed to separate music. League510 has ranked amongst the best of rising artists on numerous, recognized lists in the entertainment world. These include Mtvu, Mtv Jams, Vh1.com and SpikeTV.com. The group has also toured throughout the United states, which has brought about a major following to their music. In correlation to their love for music, League510 has sought to bring light to a new sound dubbed Town Techno, It takes hip-hop's basis of beats and rhymes, filters them through an uptempo techno influence, and then liberally swathes it all with synthesizer riffs. League510 is genuinely intrigued by the musical evolution of humanity and have an honest desire to spread good energy through vocal art.