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1
Feb

Calliste Jr.’s classic Electro Hip Hop song Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) Surpasses 1 million YouTube Native Instrument Views

native_instruments_logoColumbus, Ohio – Jerry Calliste Jr. the co-producer and solo writer of the seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” (circa 1983) officially surpassed 1 million YouTube hits, 1,004,957, in 10 to 11 months in the German Native Instruments DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions, Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. See commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxgKCmGVnG0.

Last week Calliste Jr. and DJ Qbert talked via mobile and agreed to collaborate on two new tracks written and produced by Calliste Jr. “That’s my favorite electro hip hop track of all time” said QBert to Calliste Jr. during their conversation.

In the DJ QBert Breakfast of Champions Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2 commercial. Three DMC World Champion DJ’s DJ QBert, DJ Rafik and DJ Shiftee triple team Calliste Jr.’s Classic electro Hip Hop song demonstrating how easy it is to manipulate a song, live in a mix.

The song “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” was licensed to Native Instruments back in January 2011 by Cutting Records Music (ASCAP) and first appeared on YouTube March 7, 2011.

In 1981 Calliste Jr., 16, taught himself how to play synthesizer and keyboard and wrote and co-produced the now seminal Electro Hip Hop classic “AL-Naafiysh (The Soul)” that sold an estimated 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Calliste Jr.’s music is still played by the worlds top DJ’s in U.K., U.S.A., France, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain (Ibiza), and Japan to name a few. He is a songwriter and music publisher member at ASCAP, since 1983 and 1985 respectively. His music most notably “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” appears on: 100+ music comps with artists Missy Elliott, Daft Punk, David Guetta, Gwen Steffani, David Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Timbaland, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Common, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Eminem, 50 Cent and others.

In addition to the Native Instruments, “Traktor Scratch Pro 2” (2011) deal, Calliste Jr.’s music appears on video games: ActiVisionBlizzard’s “DJ Hero: Renegade Edition” (2009), S.C.E.A.’s “NBA Shootout 2004” (2004), Rockstar Games “G.T.A.: Vice City” (2003), the TV commercial and Sony/Epic soundtrack.
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28
Dec

PRESS: Models, Dancers and Actors Wanted For New Media Network Productions | Callistecomm

#music #musicbiz #film #filmbiz #models #dancers #actors #calliste Columbus, Ohio (Callistecomm) – New media network and recent start up (since 2011) Calliste Media is locating models, dancers and actors to participate in new music video, short films, reality shows and live performance productions here in North America (U.S.A. and Canada) and internationally in countries United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and many more. There may be production and performance opportunities in South East Asia and Far East Asia too. Send a link to your demos and portfolios to info(at)bassmintmusic.info and CC: info(at)hashimmusic.com.

More information to be announced as it becomes available.

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28
Dec

PRESS: Calliste Jr Producing New Music Will Release “Hashim Music presents…” Series Early 2012 | Hashim Music

justfeelit1b#musicbiz #bassmintmusic #hashimmusic #hashim #official_hashim Hi everyone. It’s true. I will, God willing, continue recording unfinished productions and release new music in early 2012. The last time I recorded was 2004. I did not finish those recordings but will this time around. I also plan to shoot a short film (HD video) feature. We will be very creative when shooting the shorts.

What side tracked me? I started studying dual majors in information technology and management information sciences, organized the independent team at Callistecomm http://www.callistecomm.com formerly Calliste.us) and entered into a cloud computing start up joint venture Simplestream.us Media Made Easy! http://www.simplestream.us that officially launched January 2011.

With Callistecomm.com and Simplestream.us two organizations underway I can focus on reinventing Bassmint Music Inc. and creating new various artists series productions through music publishing company Hashim Music http://www.hashimmusic.com (web site under redesign). Hashim Music is a music publishing member of ASCAP since 1985. The MP3 and ring tone, customized ecommerce shopping cart, we developed back in 2004 at Bassmintmusic.com will be redesigned and offered as a mobile app.

I’ll share additional information with all of you as it becomes available.

Hashim Music on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7240228386
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hashimmusic
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bassmintmusic
The Official Hashim http://www.theofficialhashim.com

9
May

I Listen to Ibizaglobalradio.com while I work

Back in 2006 while on the East coast in CT. I discovered this cool streaming audio house, tribal, jazzy house, mellow online radio station Ibiza Global Radio. It’s free Check it out

© 2010 Jerry Calliste Jr. & jerrycallistejr.com. All Rights Reserved.

25
Feb

Hashim to perform 25 year anniversary events in 2010

Well I guess it was inevitable that I would go back in the studio to write, produce and  then on the road to perform again.  Hashim Music (the publisher) turns 25 this year and will celebrate with a series of events throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The last time Cutting Records recording and performing artist Hashim played out was back in 1986 to a sold out crowd of 15,000+ at the older Wembley Arena in England. Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Mantronix both Roxanne’s, Sir Mix Alot the Aleems and other artists were on the bill.

Although I (Hashim) was invited to perform at Brixton Academy in 2003 due to the double booking of two other artists (not related to Hashim in anyway) on the same ticket the promoter had to cancel the event. I was ready with breakdancers and all and looking forward to that event. But I guess stuff happens.

Now in 2010 I am invited to perform an electronic music festival in Detroit. I’m really hoping this event goes through. It’s time I get out there again and share my music past and present. The event will take place this May 29th through June 1st.

As recent as late 2009 Hashim’s music is being pitted against Daf Punk’s music on video game producer and distributor Activision’s DJ Hero Renegade Edition. The licensing has been trememndous over the past few years. I, Hashim appear on 75+ dance music compilation’s primarily in Europe, Grand Theft Auto Vice City’s (2003) Wild Style radio station, the sound track, game track and tv commercial and Sony Computer Entertaiment of America (SCEA) NBA Shootout 2004.  So  “Just feel it!” and let’s get this party started yall!

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Follow Hashim on twitter @hashimmusic http://twitter.com/hashimmusic, on facebook the Hashim Music group page  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7240228386 the facebook Hashim fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hashim/6765519670 the MySpace page http://myspace.com/hashimmusic and check out his personal site http://www.jerrycallistejr.com for all the latest updates and event information.

© 2010 Jerry Calliste Jr. & jerrycallistejr.com. All Rights Reserved.

14
Aug

'Electric Funk' TheJayWalkers in The Netherlands

I recently found a brief article about me as songwriter/ producer on a Dutch site called The Jay Walkers ( . Click The Jay Walkers link it will take you to the page where the article appears.

The brief article posted on their blog April 2007 is titled “Electric Funk”. It’s written in Dutch . I go Dutch but i don’t speak, read or write Dutch. Anyone care to translate it for me please? 🙂 Just post a comment with the translation. Much appreciated. Thank you.

© 2007 Jerry Calliste Jr.jerrycallistejr.com. All Rights Reserved.