George Benson Signature Fender Amplifier

It is with great pride that Fender announces the release of the GB Hot Rod Deluxe combo and GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure – two elegant performance machines designed in close collaboration with Grammy Award-winning jazz guitar virtuoso George Benson.

“When I plug my guitar through this amplifier, it gives me everything I’m looking for: punch, power and tonality,” said Benson. “The fact that Fender allowed me to design the covering and the amplifier’s looks is outstanding.”

Meticulously engineered, the GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a striking 40-watt 1×12 combo outfitted in a gray-black vinyl covering, silver-strand grille cloth and a classy GB logo badge. It has the full bottom-end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone, especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen® C12K speaker handles the immediacy of Benson’s singing soloing style with clarity and range, and the solid-pine cabinet increases tonal resonance while reducing weight.

The GB Hot Rod Deluxe 112 Enclosure mates perfectly with the GB Hot Rod Deluxe combo, and adds fullness bass response and wider stage coverage. It is a closed-back cab neatly dressed in gray-black vinyl covering and silver-strand grille cloth with a GB logo badge, and is equipped with a Jensen C12K 100-watt speaker and solid pine construction for lighter weight.

“Just to have my name on these is enough prestige for a guitar player from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” Benson quipped.

Click the image of the amp to view a video of George playing and discussing his new signature amplifier.

Broken Sunlight Series 3 Now Available

Broken Sunlight Series 3

HOT PLATE RECORDS RELEASES DJ NU-MARK’S THIRD 10” IN BROKEN SUNLIGHT SERIES ON JULY 24TH, 2012.

Crate-diggers rejoice!! Broken Sunlight Series 3 features a re-edit of the original Ernie Hines classic “Our Generation” and on the flip, “The Fever” featuring A-Skillz.

Ernie Hines’ ”Our Generation” is most commonly known as the sample Pete Rock & Cl Smooth use on “Straighten It Out” (Mecca & The Soul Brother.) Nu-Mark creates a re-edit with open drum breaks and a beefed up mix down.

DJ Nu-Mark says, “I chose ‘Our Generation’ because the vocal content in this 1972 classic still pertains to what’s happening in the world today. The topic of unwarranted wars and violence still plague our society.

‘Our Generation’ falls right in line with the theme of Broken Sunlight because it examines the fractures of our surroundings while forging ahead through trying times. This track is a sneak peek at a multi-track project that I’ll be working on after Broken Sunlight. This will be released as Series 3 of my 10″ color vinyl series in Gold vinyl. Notice the 10″ cover art of Ernie Hines with the master reel next to his elbow!”

As a member of the critically acclaimed, gold-selling Hip-Hop outfit, Jurassic 5, DJ Nu-Mark graced the group with precision production and cutting edge stage routines. The Broken Sunlight series will be released as a full album with instrumentals, accapelas, and a documentary style DVD of all the collaborations in the studio and on the road.

CHECK DJ NU-MARK OUT ON THE ROAD:

Aug 2 Austin @ The Beauty Bar (Toy Set)

Aug 4 Houston @ Numbers (Toy Set. Also on bill J-Live and Planet Asia)

TRACKLIST FOR SERIES 3:

A:

Our Generation (Re-Edit) Featuring Ernie Hines (Main)

Our Generation (Re-Edit) Featuring Ernie Hines (Instrumental)

Our Generation (Re-Edit) Featuring Ernie Hines (Drumapella)

B:

The Fever Featuring A-Skillz

Our Generation (Acappela)

Download Series 3 here:

DJ Nu-Mark’s Broken Sunlight Series 2


The second installment in the Broken Sunlight Series is available today.

Kirsten Proffit’s new album My Devotion available April 30.

Kirsten Proffit - My Devotion

Kirsten Proffit’s new album, My Devotion will be released on April 30th.

DJ Nu-Mark Releases First Single from Broken Sunlight.

DJ NU-MARK ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM BROKEN SUNLIGHT SET FOR SUMMER RELEASE.

BROKEN SUNLIGHT WILL BE ROLLED OUT AS A 10” SERIES OVER SEVEN MONTHS WITH FIRST 10” SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 24, 2012.

The first 10” release in the Broken Sunlight series hits stores on April 24, 2012 and will house “Dumpin Em All” featuring Bumpy Knuckles and “When You Sleep” featuring “Large Professor.”

The video for Dumpin’ Em All can be seen here.

DJ Nu-Mark FluD Watches

FLuD Presents: Beats Per Minute with with DJ Nu Mark from FLuD Watches on Vimeo.

DJ Nu-Mark talks production and dope watches.

George Benson’s Guitar Man, new album, tour dates and free download.



On October 4, 2011, George Benson brings his instrumental and vocal prowess to the fore once again in his newest album Guitar Man. Guitar Man is a 12-song collection that includes a mix of jazz and pop standards – some in a combo setting and some solo, but all of them tied together seamlessly by Benson’s soulful and exploratory signature sound. Lending a hand on this recording is a solid team made up of veterans and newcomers alike – pianist Joe Sample, keyboardist and musical director David Garfield, bassist Ben Williams and drummer Harvey Mason (on loan from Fourplay, and a studio collaborator with Benson all the way back to Benson’s 1976 blockbuster album, Breezin’).

George Benson will be touring in support of Guitar Man, confirmed dates below:

Oct. 1 – Austin, TX – The Riverbend Centre
Oct. 2 – St. Louis, MO – Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of MO
Oct. 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Sage Court, JW Marriott
Oct. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
Oct. 19 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Oct. 20 – Morristown, NJ – Morristown Civic Center
Oct. 21 – New York City, NY – Town Hall
Oct. 23 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre

Additional performances TBA

Playing With Toys

DJ Nu-Mark has been performing with toys over the years as a part of Jurassic 5’s live shows and has expanded his set for his solo performances. This sneak peak was shot in Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the Phillipines. A full length version will be included on the CD/DVD version of Broken Sunlight, with an accompanying coffee table photo book.

Upcoming tour dates include:

June 11 Singapore @ Scape *

June 18 Kuala Lumpur @ Community Complex Car Park *

June 30 Santa Monica @ Zanzibar ** Afrofunke

July 03 Washington DC @ Uhall

July 05 Sao Paol, Brazil @ Clash Club

July 07 Sao Paol, Brazil @ Lions Nightclub

July 30 Nigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

July 31 Nigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

Aug 05 Salmo, Canada @ Shambhala Music Festival

* Converse Block Party

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