You're Invited! Ep. 5 Viewing of "Master of the Mix" Season 2 Hosted by Kid Capri

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Join us for the official viewing of the DC episode featured in Smirnoff's "Master of the Mix". Hosted by the one and only Kid Capri, this viewing party will feature a performance by Rare Essence, special guest Biz Markie and the 2010 Master of the Mix DJ Scratch. A special Smirnoff Ice DJ competition will also be in full effect judged by Kid Capri and DJ KSLY. As always Smirnoff cocktails will be available along with special giveaways throughout the night. 21 and Over, Must RSVP for entry.

DC Powered by: LiL SoSo Productions, Gypsy Soul, Soul Bounce, City Life, CliqDrag, Hip Hop Cleopatra, Infiniti, The Smugger, Fusicology, Think Brown Ink!, The Adinkra Group, Madison Davenport Ink & DJ Harvey Dent.



You're Invited! "Shopping with theJASMINEBRAND" at ALDO Georgetown, Nov 20th!

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ALDO Georgetown, has partnered with Celebrity Blogger, Jasmine (of theJASMINEBRAND), to hold a Private Shopping Event. ALDO has unveiled it's new Fall/Winter line and will provide guests 15% off their ENTIRE store purchase (shoes AND accessories).

The exclusive event will take place on Sunday, Nov 20th from 7-8:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served, to further enhance your shopping experience :)

theJASMINEBRAND has invited YOU because you are a fashion influencer, taste-maker and impressive contributor to the Washington area.

If you are interested, please:

Confirm via email to no later than Saturday, Nov 19th (NEW deadline date)

We look forward to shopping with you! theJASMINEBRAND

You're Invited! "Master of the Mix" Ep. 3 Brunch Preview Party in DC

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WPGC's Sunni Interviews Urban Pop Artist Chris on "Spread The Love" Debut EP

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Chris Interview with WPGC 95.5's Sunni from Chris on Vimeo.

Thanks Sunni!

Follow them both at @chrisworldmusic & @SunniAndTheCity

Download "Spread the Love" at

The Main Event Music Conference in VA Beach Nov 19th!

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I am one of the panelist and I am VERY excited about this upcoming weekend! I highly suggest that anyone in the music industry attend this event, esp if you are located in the mid-atlantic region since you can just drive to the event :)

Urban Pop Artist Chris Releases Debut EP "Spread the Love"

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Friday, November 11, 2011


Candice N. Mackel

Candice Nicole Public Relations


Urban Pop Artist Chris Releases Debut EP “Spread the Love”

Introducing a New Talent to the Music Scene

Washington, DC (Friday, Nov 11, 2011) - Soblu Music Group is proud to introduce Urban Pop Artist, Chris, to the music industry. Chris, a native of Washington, D.C., embodies a unique sound which is showcased on her debut EP, “Spread the Love,” releasing today (11/11/11). A refreshing blend of genres ranging from Dance to R&B to Pop, Chris has crafted an introductory project that truly showcases her versatile sound. When asked about why she chose to release her debut EP on the significant date of 11.11.11, Chris states, “It’s an exciting date! There won’t be another 11/11 for another 100 years and so many weddings are happening 11/11, so love is in the air! This project is very important to me so I thought it was fitting, a picture perfect debut date.

When you press play on “Spread the Love” you will be greeted by the percussion-infused up-tempo lead single from the EP, “Yea Ok.” The other records featured on the EP are titled “Swag Is Up”, “Ask Me”, “808”, “Put It On Me”, & “#LEZGO”. The slow R&B groove of “Ask Me” sets it up as a favorite for listeners and a clear indication of the capacity this young star has to experiment with a number of different genres. With this project, Chris is definitely striving to prove to people that the love is still paramount, it lives in the music and will continue to grow once you chose to spread it to others.

When asked who her favorite artist is or who she is most often compared to, Chris immediately states, “Aaliyah! She is one of my favorite performers and I have always loved the writing and production on her albums. She was able to make urban, percussive music that was still popular and could crossover. Another favorite of mine is Janet Jackson. She can do a song in any genre and it makes sense. That flexibility and freedom of artistry makes her really timeless in my eyes. I also like what I am hearing from a lot of the ladies at the top of the Pop game right now. Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Ke$ha, etc. I hear a lot of great music coming out and it is really inspiring.” With a list consisting of such talented women, Chris is destined to have success as she has open ears, an open mind and a strong desire to explore and experience a world filled of ever-changing music.

To download “Spread the Love”, please visit and follow Chris at @chrisworldmusic.

Spread the Love” was released at 3:33p and is available for FREE on Chris’ website,


About Soblu Music Group

Soblu Music Group is a boutique record label based in Washington, D.C. and owned by entertainment conglomerate Soblu Inc.

[You're Invited] DTLR & XBOX 360 Presents: Direct Drive Record Pool with Future in DC!

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RSVP Directly Here:



Friday, November 4, 2011


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Nika Watts Media

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Candice Nicole Public Relations

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DTLR & XBOX 360 Presents the Direct Drive Record Pool Meeting & Listening Lounge

Featuring Epic Records/Sony Music Artist Future

Washington, DC (Friday November 4, 2011) - The Direct Drive Record Pool is back in effect in Washington, DC! On Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Bar 7 from 7-10 pm, DTLR, XBOX 360, and Taz Events present the Direct Drive Record Pool Meeting and Listening Lounge.

The Direct Drive Record Pool will feature Epic Records/Sony Music Recording Artist Future. As an Atlanta native, Future made his debut the summer with his first single “Tony Montana” featuring Drake. He has continued to keep a buzz in the hip hop streets with the remix to another single of his titled “Magic” which features the legendary Atlanta rapper T.I. The event will be hosted by DJ Quicksilva of WKYS, DJ Lonnie B of WCDX, DJ Jay Claxton of WERQ, DJ Bee of WOWI, and DJ Reddz of WPGC.

This Record Pool Meeting will also be the release party for the XBOX 360 game “Call of Duty MW3” and DTLR Radio CD. XBOX will be on hand with gaming kiosk for your enjoyment. The event will start promptly at 7PM with the "IN STORES NOW" Happy Hour, hosted by G Baker, featuring music from local artist whose CD’s are currently in the DTLR stores. Everyone who attends will receive a limited edition “DTLR Radio Vol. VIII” CD Mixed and Hosted by DJ Quicksilva featuring Future.

The Direct Drive Record Pool is run by industry veteran’s Shawn Caesar, Scottie B & Greg Baker. Their dedication to providing the DMV market with quality talent has definitely been proven by having such talent as J.Cole, Raekwon, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle, Saigon, Sean Garrett, The Clipse, Ghostface Killah, Cee-Lo Green and many more. With the attendees being hundreds of DJ’s mixed in with local talent, managers, publicists and taste makers, there are many connections that take place at every gathering.

To RSVP, please click the following link: To conduct an interview with Future, please send your inquiry to by Sunday, November 6, 2011. Due to limited space in the media lounge, media outlets will only be allowed to RSVP two individuals per outlet.

For more information on the Direct Drive Record Pool, please contact Scottie B at or Greg Baker at For more information on DTLR, please contact Shawn Caesar at

Bar 7 is located at 1015 ½ 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 and this is a 21 & Up event. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 7pm.