Friday, June 27, 2008

New Dwele

Here's a cut from the new Dwele album Sketches of a Man. I'm a big fan of dude and from the clips I heard this is gonna be another solid record. You can cop the whole thing here.

Dwele - A Few Reasons (Truth pt. 2)

and here's a live dub I did a while back of "Truth"

Dwele - Truth (DJ Day Dub)

Enjoy and have a good weekend y'all!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Give it Up, Turn it Loose

Christie's is auctioning off James Brown's estate. Everything from his furniture and jewelry, to instruments, personal notes, GRAMMY'S and other awards (wtf?!), clothing....even his hair dryer and passport (wtf X 2).
Part of me wants to break out the credit card, but I can't help but feel kinda strange about the whole thing. Shouldn't these things be in a museum? A lot of this is borderline sacrilegious to pawn off for money. I'm surprised they don't have his toothbrush up there. Any way it goes, there's some wild stuff.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ayo technology

Cottdamn computers! I finally had to step it up and get a new one now I'm trying to move everything back which means putting in every program, plug-in, password, folder, PLUS learning Vista (yay.). So, needless to say blogging isn't my numero uno today, but never fear, I got you.

Drop a def jam as if my name was....

New project from Philly's Dave Ghetto and Tha S Ence, Hustle Simmons.

Hustle Simmons - Over & Out
Hustle Simmons - The Rundown

Friday, June 20, 2008

Future Primitive

I had just finished working on my own, similar project called People Music when this came out (which I'm still contemplating posting) and was really digging this album. Just simple, honest songs. You can tell he was feeling his way through and pressed record.
I dug the record out (A Little Bit of Somethin') today and it fits perfect for the summer. Enjoy and have a good weekend y'all.

Tommy Guerrero - As the Sea Holds Creatures Vast and True
Tommy Guerrero - Four Track Samba

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

There's not a problem that I can't fix

Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, authors of How To DJ Right and the awesome book you see above, have started their own blog:
Easily one of the best books on the history of DJing (from some of the earliest stories of people rigging old phonographs together and having them explode in the club, to present day DJ's like Qbert) and a must have for any DJ. Be sure to check them out. They've already got some great content up.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Marc Mac (4Hero, Visioneers) takes on Johnny Hammond's classic, "Fantasy" complete with live band. I got this promo a few weeks ago and was blown away at how on point this version is. They do a pretty faithful cover right down to the vocals. The Faze Action remix is also banging and works well on the dancefloor. Definitely pick up a copy if you see it. I'm interested in hearing what the rest of the series will be like.

Johnny Hammond's Gears is one of my favorite albums of all time and a must have for any music lover. While I like some of his Kudu records, his work with the Mizell Brothers on Gears and Gamblers Life is some of his best. That should come as no surprise though - who doesn't sound good with the Mizell Brothers?

Marc Mac presents The Visioneers - Fantasy

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Flashback '92

More randomness from way back. This was Divine Styler's first single from his sophomore LP Spiral Walls Containing Autumns of Light (Giant 1992). While I never really got into the whole experimental/superscientifical vibe of the album, this song was my shit. It's good to hear something from back then that still holds up today. That beat is like running through a battlefield. Too bad they never released the instrumental.
Maybe it's time I go back and re-listen to the whole record...
Shout to Bronx Style Bob wherever you are.

Divine Styler - Grey Matter

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


My man U-Tern has posted dozens of live battles and performances dating back from Kool Herc and the Herculoids vs. The L Brothers @ Bronx River in 1978 to the Juice Crew live in '88. He's also got a bunch of classic NMS battles (Cash Money vs. Joe Cooley) and everything in between. Believe me this is not to be missed.

Memory Mans House of Tapes (various live Hip Hop)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Heavy Heavy Heavy

This is straight melting my face right now. I'm in here getting bent digitizing records (my life story) and came across this LP cut from Bloodstone. It doesn't get much better than this.
Shout out to Art Laboe.

Bloodstone - Who Has the Last Laugh Now

And while we're on the subject...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Put It On

Props to my man DJ Soul getting airplay by Ralph McDaniels/Video Music Box (how come we never got that sh!t in California?) from his Assorted Donuts mix.

Big L meets Dilla in the hereafter.

Monday, June 2, 2008

WTF in the World?

Son, don't risk it.

A man was stopped and threatened with arrest for wearing an Optimus Prime t-shirt at London's Heathrow Airport. Brad Jayakody was forced to change his shirt depicting the famous cartoon robot holding an imaginary cartoon gun before being allowed to board the plane.

"It's a cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. What was I going to do, use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?"

Courtesy of The Telegraph


Monday Monday

What a crazy weekend. Lots of good people out in Arizona. One Block Radius, Drunken Immortals (who came out covering "It's Just Begun"(!)) and Josh Martinez killed it. Congratulations to One Block for recently signing with Island/Def Jam! These dudes have a bright future ahead of them.

Big shout outs to everyone who came through, DJ Element, Pickster (even tho dude didn't get my jokes and probably thinks I bat for the other team), Doug, Crash and co., Dumperfoo (this dude is a monster), the homies Herm and Rudy for coming thru. the weird chick in the front row who took her top off while I was playing, Adrianne & Ruben and all the folks I talked shit to and/or clowned stumbling out of their tents @ 7am. AZ, I love yall! I will be back.