Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ivan Ives Goes 100% Digital / Releases Singles, Videos And Free Mixtape Download "Re-Speak"


LA-based / Leningrad-born Rapper Ivan Ives Releases Video for

'First of the Month' (1ofM) Single 'Showtime'

Ivan Ives Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of Release of 'Newspeak' with Free Mixtape Download 'Re-Speak'

Los Angeles, CA -Rapper Ivan Ives released the video for his newest single 'Showtime' from Ives' 2010 music project First of The Month (1otM). Ivan conceived, shot and released the music video for 'Showtime,' which stars Matt Besser (Upright Citizens Brigade), Tony Powers (aka Tony Two Times of Goodfellas), Erin Broadley (Editor, LA Weekly), Khayyam Wakil (@iamkhayyam), and Rachael George. The single and video shed light on Ives' perception of the seedier side of the entertainment industry.

The First of the Month (1otM) project sees Ives releasing a new single on iTunes / AmazonMP3 ( and on the 1st day of each month. In addition to the 6 singles Ives has released for the 1otM project this year, Ivan has also been featured on 4 singles from albums by The Oligarchs, Louis Logic, Noci The Misfit, and a collaborative song with Bizarre (D12).

On the heels of the "Showtime" video Ives' released an anniversary mixtape called 'Re-Speak' which can be downloaded for free here: . The mixtape is a gift to Ivan's fans to celebrate the 1 yr anniversary of the release of Ivan Ives' album 'Newspeak.'

Ivan Ives has manifested a name for himself since splashing on to the scene in 2007 by mixing golden-era style beats with synthesizers and innovative song concepts and a skin-tight flow. Ives has racked up over a million streams online of his music and 300,000+ YouTube hits of his videos since 2008-independently.

Ives' fanbase ranges from underground hiphop aficionados to indie rock hipsters. XXL/Scratch has said of Ives, "don't let his indie rocker persona fool you – this guy can spit." Ives' has co-signed with some of indie music's best known artists from The Cool Kids, Black Milk, Tre Hardson (Pharcyde), Percee P and Oh No to Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), O.C. (DITC), 2Mex (Visionaries), Vast Aire (Can Ox), and Fresh The Hitman – Ives' main producer.

Over the last few years, Rolling Stone has named Ives one of the next 40 artists to watch while SPIN named him one of 8 artists you should know about. URB put Ives in their coveted Next 1000 and CMJ featured Ivan in an artist spotlight. Racket Magazine recently sat down with Ives saying "Ivan Ives is a goddamned prolific rapper." A strong, loyal fan base has allowed him to complete 10 tours throughout North America and release over a dozen albums, EPs, and mixtapes.

Ivan Ives links:

Watch 'Showtime'

'Showtime' can be purchased on iTunes and AmazonMP3

Other First of the Month singles and Ivan Ives music can be purchased here: Discography

Recent Ivan Ives 1otM videos:

January's 1otM video "All My Life" (51,000+ views. Ivan also directed this video)

March's 1otM video "California" (6600 + views)

May's 1otM video "Wedding Funeral" (4800+ views. Ivan directed; starring AV Flox of Village Voice)

June's 1otM video "Showtime"

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Ivan Ives is

Media contact:

Paula Gould, PEG PR

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