Friday, April 27, 2012

Room To Breathe

I stumbled upon this comp via O-Dub and the now infamous Soulstrut message board. This is a collection of electronic loner soul from '74-'84 compiled by Dante Carfagna. Some of it's good, some of it's not my thing, but all of it is honest and reaching toward the ether. If you like lost, independent music ala Numero, PPU, Superior Elevation, Chocolate Star etc. I recommend checking it out.

"If the independently-pressed record made the galaxy of recorded music that much larger, the burgeoning home studio became the black hole from which little escaped. Flowering in the mid-to-late '70s, affordable high-quality tape recorders, synthesizers, and simple drum machines permitted the aspiring artist to never leave his home, never request the assistance of another human being. In the world of American black music, name artists such as Sly Stone, Timmy Thomas, and Shuggie Otis had experimented with rudimentary electronic soul with a modicum of success, but on record what remains is scant. This collection presents the unheard underground of the self-produced, often solo, electronic soul world of the '70s and early '80s, offering a view into an ocean of sound that is in turn peaceful, bizarre, funky, and often humbly ahead of its time. Available as a deluxe bound book CD, featuring arial photography by NASA astronaut Donald Pettit."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Hope you all are good out there. Here's some shots from last Thursday's ¡Reunión! with special guests J.Rocc & DJ Eleven. If you go to one ¡Reunión! a year, Coachella/Desert Gold is the sureshot every. damn. time. Tomorrow we continue part 2 with Phoreyz, Expo, Magneto & Aimlo. Goin' out with a bang so let's do this.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


TDS scratch reaction is alive and well in 2012. DJ Format (has this dude ever made a wack record?) takes it back and forth and back again with the remix. Check out Diggers With Gratitude for all your limited edition raer rap needs.

Via EgoTrip

Monday, April 9, 2012

Family Tree

I probably get the crazy late pass on this, but as a closet comic book nerd, stumbling on these got me hype.

Ed Piskor's style channels a mix of Harvey Pekar, John Romita Sr., John Byrne and all things 80's Marvel & DC, into the Hip Hop comic that never was. Hopefully there's a book coming soon.

Check 'em out

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Whoa, I never new a video for this even existed.
Thanks to my man John Book for the heads up.