Thursday, January 3, 2013

LAND OF 1000 CHANCES 2-12-13

Land Of 1000 Chances 
February 12, 2013

Land Of 1000 Chances, (Dj) Day’s second release, finds him at his most experimental and ambitious. Though the album spans diverse genres from instrumental rock and jazz to straightforward hip hop, it remains firmly rooted in the outsider beat-smith field Day helped pioneer with his seminal release The Day Before (MPM, 2008).

On Land of 1000 Chances, Day mines a set of emotional and deeply personal events to procure a swirling mixture of samples and live playing. Executive produced by legendary Thes One of People Under The Stairs and accompanied by Kat O1O (Crown City Rockers), Ken Belcher and a host of other top players, the album transcends the beatmaker genre and becomes a living opus. An honest and beautiful instrumental album that is already becoming a favorite of critics worldwide:

“Something in the energy of the desert, a magical and funky energy, just permeates through the veins of DJ Day. And you hear that in his music – it’s beautiful and thoughtful and spiritual and it’s a aural window into the soul of this dude. Decidedly 21st Century yet still harkens back to all the decades of history and influence of everything that came before it. Truly gorgeous music, and it strikes me to my core each time I listen to it.”- Cosmo Baker (The Rub)

“Introspective yet candid. In Day’s ‘Land Of 1000 Chances’, there’s a sincerity that bares itself in every beat and live instrument throughout this masterwork, as crisp and vast as a desert night. In the current climate of over-enhanced production, Day refreshingly strips it down, leaving the natural beauty of his arrangements with no makeup – no overstating of themes, rather implying or alluding in a way that reveals itself in multiple listens. While produced in essence from a b-boy approach, there’s a maturity and bravery that glows from this record down the shady and sunny paths of his life.” – Jeremy Sole (89.9 KCRW, LA)

The limited edition LP pressing (1000 units) features a PETA approved alternative leather, handmade casebound cover with foil stamping. Each LP is adorned with a removable Polaroid photograph on the front and custom wrapped.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2 & 2

 I got a nice promo package in the mail last week from the good folks at Cultures of Soul that I wanted to share with y'all. They really outdid themselves with this one. It was hard to choose what to post out of the mass amount of records they sent, but here's a couple that stood out.

Most of you are probably familiar with Tommy Stewart ("Bump & Hustle") and some of you might already be up on this, but Cultures of Soul recently released a 2XLP of his work as well as some edits by Al Kent called Disco Love Affair. Definitely worth picking up (and you can do that right chea). Al Kent's edit of "Beyond Love" and the Stevo joints are worth the price alone.

They also sent their reissue of the amazing double A side 7" by The Fabulous Fugitives and Their Review. Since I probably won't find an OG of this any time soon, this will more than do until then. You can cop this at the same link above.

In other news, my man The Reflex sent over some chunes a few weeks ago and one of those was BS&T's cover of "Spinning Wheel". When I was a wee yoot coming up (ie. this era) this was one of the first records I pulled from mom's crates and tried to flip. Nothing much came of it, but what The Reflex did is everything I would have done. Straight ahead b-boy business. Be sure to check him out and grab some free edits and exclusives on his Soundcloud page.

LAST but not least - next Thursday, Nov. 15th, Jeremy Sole (KCRW/Afro Funké/theLIFT) returns for his monthly throw down at ¡Reunión! (Ace Hotel | PSP). If you're in town be sure and stop by. Always good vibes & always free.

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Russia represent.

Best believe this is going on Way Out of Living prt. II. Shout out to my man Aimlo for the knowledge.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Fall

Yin | Yang moves.

Amazing song and impeccable video. Gilles Peterson compared this to Sebastien Tellier's "La Ritournelle" and while that's apt, this is in its own universe. Truly beautiful.

Official video for Rhye's "The Fall" which drops today on Innovative Leisure.

Money Maker

The only one late bloomin' on this is me.

Three Shades Brown

As We Proceed

Throughout the whole experience of making this album I've been taking mad photos/videos/yadda and I'm slowly rolling things out via Tumblr. I don't want to give too much of the record away, but there's definitely some love for where I came from. We just wrapped the first video this weekend and I posted a few shots (shout out to ReallyNathan, Jameson Kergozou, Beatnick Dee & KoreaDanger). Enjoy, leave a note, click a heart and rest assured there's a whole lot more to come.

With that said, I'm long overdue to hit you with some newness. I've been expanding ye old horizons lately and there's a lot of amazing music dropping as of late. I'll be posting some good later in the week. Speaking of - go cop that new Tame Impala dropping today. Schitt is beyond good.

\\Stay tuned

Monday, September 17, 2012


This weekend Turntable Lab invades PSP for their first ever pop up shop/collab with Ace Hotel. It's gonna be a great one with all kinds of vinyl, clothing and music gear in the clubhouse, plus DJ's poolside and in the Amigo Room all weekend.