MSSL CMMND interview on MusicRadar.com
Chad Hugo and Daniel Biltmore: MSSL CMMND
DJing goes intergalactic
DJ EXPO 2014: When we asked Chad Hugo to disclose the idea behind his DJ project MSSL CMMND, we got this rather philosophical response: “My soul shall live constantly because my mind never dies.” It was unexpected, and the rest of his interview continued in the same enigmatic vein. But perhaps we should have been expecting it considering this is a man who forms one half of legendary production duo The Neptunes.
Graph Gonzales ft. MSSL CMMND - Heartbreaker
Graph Gonzales has just dropped “Heart Breaker”, produced by MSSL CMMND. Video to follow shortly!
Chad Hugo x Manny Pacquiao x Yardnoise
"Chad Hugo has followed his partner Pharrell Williams into the film music ring, composing half a dozen themes for the Manny Pacquiao documentary, "Manny."
One of the film’s directors, Ryan Moore, has used footage from the film to create a music video for the track “Face Your Destiny (Manny’s Theme).” Hugo, who works with Williams in the Neptunes and N.E.R.D., wrote and performed the song with Cameron Rafati, Tommy Leonard, Rob Rivera and Randy Jackson. Cameron the Public is the vocalist. Hugo is using the name Yardnoise for the music; Lorne Balfe did the film’s score.
While “Manny” focuses Pacquiao’s rise from poverty to becoming a premier boxer and politician in the Philippines, it also takes a comical look at his ventures into entertainment as an action movie star and as a singer. Included are clips of him singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” with Will Ferrell on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and recording “Sometimes When We Touch” with songwriter Dan Hill at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood.
"Manny" had its world premiere March 8 at SXSW and plays again March 12 and 14 in Austin, Texas. The film does not yet have distribution."
THE GREEN LABEL SHOWCASE AT SXSW
If you’re in Austin for SXSW, come check us out at our official Green Label Showcase at The COMPLEX Complex. We’ll be hosting a day-long event with tons of activations, live installations at our Art Annex, appearances from some of your favorite DEW skaters and DJ sets by SNDCLSH (DJ Lupe Fiasco and Sky Gellatly), MSSL CMMND (Chad Hugo and Daniel Biltmore), Pyrex Vision of Been Trill, along with live performances by Los Rakas, Vic Mensa, and Anamanaguchi.
It’s all going down on Wednesday, March 12th from 12PM to 8PM.
Chad Hugo at NBA All-Star Weekend w/ Pharrell + Diddy
"If you tuned into the 2014 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night (February 16), you not only caught the Eastern Conference scoring its first victory in three years against the dominant West, but also a spectacular halftime performance and memorable opener from the one and only Pharrell.
Hits, hits, and more hits was the best way to describe what took place during the superproducer’s opening set on Sunday night, as he brought along hit-making pals Diddy, Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes to join the party.
Watch Pharrell, Diddy, Nelly, Busta Rhymes & Snoop Dogg Open The 2014 NBA All-Star Game
Running through a medley of classics from his incredible catalog—everything from “Frontin’” to “Hot in Herre,” “Pass the
Courvoisier Ciroc,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” and more—P’s 20-minute set played out like a live rendition of a Greatest Hits album.
But besides the hits, there was also a special reunion between the Academy Award—nominated musician and Chad Hugo, the other (admittedly more mysterious) half of The Neptunes. For years, the production duo laced the music world with a litany of outstanding music, and on Sunday night they came together onstage to bless the New Orleans arena with one of their N.E.R.D. classics, “Rock Star.””