New Scion Mix CD from DJ Cutler

SCION AUDIO/VISUAL RELEASES 12″ VINYL FEATURING BIG DADDY KANE, PERCEE P AND CONNIE PRICE AND THE KEYSTONES AND SCION CD SAMPLER V.16 MIXED BY DJ CUTLER
 
Scion’s Audio/Visual label continues to channel the finest in emerging DJ and music talent with the next set of releases in its sampler CD and vinyl series. DJ Cutler carries the torch in the mixtape series with Scion CD Sampler v.16, while Big Daddy Kane and Percee P join forces with Connie Price & The Keystones for an exclusive 12″ joint.
 
 “Scion Audio/Visual opens up a path that connects creative artists and avid listeners,” said Jeri Yoshizu, Scion sales promotions manager.  “We encourage artistic creativity and the A/V label is one of Scion’s approaches to supporting the music community.”
 
DJ Cutler, winner of Scion’s Free Up Your Mix contest, has put together a mix that showcases his scratching and juggling skills over a selection of underground hip-hop and breaks and features many local acts from his Buffalo, NY hometown. This crate digging connoisseur is also a member of the band Pseudo Slang.
 
Scion’s mixtape series was recently recognized by the industry-leading; Mixtape Awards – founded by the late pioneer Justo Faison, with a nomination in the Best Promotional Mixtape category.
 
On the vinyl tip, revivalist funk group Connie Price & The Keystones revisit the classic Big Daddy Kane track for “Give A Demonstration – Part 2” complete with new vocals from Big Daddy Kane himself and horn arrangements by Todd Simon. Big Daddy Kane and Connie Price & The Keystones recently performed together on a mini-tour in the Midwest as part of Scion’s Live Metro tour series. Percee P is featured on the B-Side “Thunder Sounds”. The packaging of the vinyl will feature original artwork illustration by acclaimed Los Angeles artist Kofie.
 
About Scion Audio/Visual
Scion Audio/Visual (SA/V) was founded to give true artists a voice in a noisy world.  Scion has consistently championed independent thinking and alternative culture.  With its Audio/Visual in-house record label, Scion continues to promote that culture with a series of CD mixtapes and 12″ vinyl releases, both given out for free, which focus on getting exposure for these talented musicians and DJs.  With global vision and diversity through expression, SA/V champions individuality with no genre boundaries.
 
Each 12″ release features an up-and-coming live band with a special guest vocalist (an established MC or singer) doing a “cover” or “live version” of that vocalist’s song.  Past collaborations have included El Michels Affair with Raekwon; the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra featuring Guru of Gangstarr; The Fyre Dept. with GZA; and Rhythm Roots Allstars featuring Raheem Devaughn, Aloe Blacc and Afrodisiac Sound System. 
 
On the other side of the SA/V concept, the mix CDs span the gamut of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, world, and electronic music.  Previous installments have featured mixes from Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres, Wax Poetics’ DJ Monk One, Mr. Scruff & Nicolay, The Oakland Faders, Peanut Butter Wolf & Jazzy Jeff, and others. 
 
For more information about Scion A/V visit:
www.scion.com/culture/music
www.scion.com/SAV
www.scionav.imeem.com
About Scion
Scion is the newest line of vehicles from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. Developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind, Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The Scion brand features three groundbreaking models: the taut xA subcompact five-door; the xB, an urban utility vehicle with an iconic shape; and the tC sports coupe.  For more information on Scion visit www.scion.com

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