Sunday, August 31, 2008


Watermelon anyone? Estate La has been in the fitted game since 2005 and stays dropping the freshest, most inovative, and high quality caps. Hand- made in Los Angeles, this newest edition, which drops today is far ahead of its time and the idea of a tearaway cap is beyond me. Big ups to the west coast for this one.

Stop drooling, this is a very limited drop, only 24 available pieces so act quick.

Drop by the shop...
Estate Los Angeles
1821 Lincoln blvd
Venice,CA 90291
Noon-6pm West Coast time.

Hit em' up on the phone...

or their internet store...
Estate LA

The Shop opens at Noon which gives us on the east coast till 3 so you west coast fools better stay in bed.
Leo Kotke - Watermelon.mp3
Bridge - Watermelon Bikini.mp3

Friday, August 29, 2008

Trouble & Bass

Love gets a dose of heavy bass bangers at this monthly dance affair brought to you by Trouble and Bass. Tonight sees a visit from the Orlando-based South Rakkas Crew, a duo who steep their dancehall- and grime-infused sound with fractured rhythms and heavy, heavy bass to get that lo lo lo. Also, Mr. party-rocking himself Dre Skull, bangs out some bang outs. Oh and big ups to Mad Decent.

$10 before midnight. Tickets
$15 after.

Mad Decent - Big Belly Guns.mp3
New York is my place you know i ever love that city but brooklyn is my heart you know i never show no pity...

and this random Dre Skull remix i've had of your favorite Jackson Five song...
Dre Skull - I Want You Back.mp3

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Day in Red Hook

So my job sent me out to Red Hook, BK to scout some locations for an upcoming photo shoot.  I didn't find what they were looking for, but here's a bit of what I did find:

All photographs taken by Justin Robinson
Red Hook, Brooklyn is an awesome combination of old old New York style, mixed with that new shit - but without going overboard and being obnoxious like so many other areas of the city that are currently in development - and it's also got a bit of the same hip street scene you might find in Williamsburg or Greenpoint.  I suggest anyone who hasn't been out there recently - or ever - to go check it out.

And for your ears:
"Santogold - Guns of Brooklyn"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Reasons

Just another reason why i love the fuck'n internet and youtube. I was sitting around BBQing the other evening with some heads and my friends like check this out. We all gather around his iphone because you know we live in the future now and the internets almost everywhere (and i stress ALMOST) so we preceded to watch the following and laughter over came the sound of sizzling meat.

that skateboard over there, thats my transportation unit.

So staying on the more reasons tip heres two more reasons why music is everything. The first jam Earth Wind and Fire's Reasons is my favorite of theirs. The beat and vocals are the tops. Enjoy this thoroughly.
Earth Wind and Fire - Reasons.mp3

and Cam'ron seems to never surprise with his samples but this was my summer jam when Purple Haze first dropped. You can find this album in my top 5 fav hip-hop albums and this song is just one of 24 reasons why. The production is just so well done on this track. Dipset!
Cam'ron - More Reasons.mp3

I couldn't break dance ya'll, or electric boogie
I was obsessed with Cookie, I wanna sex her cookie
She said forget her nookie, wipe my nose, go get them boogies
I gave Cookie noogies, with the girls, got known
This my two brim hat, call me Sherlock Holmes...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

So today I was feeling a bit down. I missed the last free movie of the summer at McCarren - which is also pretty much the end of McCarren Pool as a venue. I also missed what was probably one of the last summer nights of free beer at the Lazy Catfish. Luckily, I have Whitney Houston to cheer me up.
Remember the year 1987? Ms. Houston was on top of her game, and on top of the music charts, with her hit song I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). Well the song has been resuscitated and revived by remix artist OCD Automatic.

As if that wasn't awesome enough, I also somehow came across a surprisingly - but really not so surprising - great rendition of Ms. Houston's hit song, as performed by none other than David Byrne.

Cheers to Nate.  He helped me with my 'ness when I fucked up my 'ness.  Probably 'cause I failed those comp. classes at Hartwick.  Good lookin' out.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Twelves: Episode II

The oh so official remix artists, The Twelves are back once again with a new mixtape. This new one based off their first mix, Thirty Minutes of the Twelves, features new remixes and replays of The Virgins, Of Montreal, Lykke Li, and a few other tasty artists. This mix is my new end of summer jam and with only a few more of those days left this'll be on repeat with my feet on the street, uhh.

Dance Dance Dance.
The Twelves - Episode II.mp3

also here are a two Twelves remixs that are still in heavy rotation around my block.
The Black Kids - Im Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves RMX).mp3
Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (The Twelves RMX)


Do not forget to go holler at Wade and check out the rest of The Virgins and the Young Lords @ Santos Party House this Wednesday, August 27th at 8pm and tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. This is the official end of summer jam show so come thru.


Weeeeeee are back again, so tell a friend
its Mr, its Mr, its Mr Meeeeaaat!!!!
Until the end, Until the end!

Musicfest NW returns to Portland this September 3-6 and I suggest for all our west coast readers you do what you gotta do and get your ass to Portland. If not you will be missing a lineup for the ages.....Animal Farm, Dan Deacon, Jedi Mind Tricks, Ratatat, TV On The Radio, The Cool Kids, and for all you old schoolers out there Sir Mix-A-Lot. Just to name a few of the bands that will be playing over the four days so make sure you dont miss this!!!!

If I gotta choose a coast I gotta choose the East
I live out there so dont go there
but that dont mean a n****r cant rest in the west
see some nice breasts in the west
smoke some nice ses in the west
Yall n*****s i s a mess thinking im gonna stop giving Portland Props!!!!!

Notorious B.I.G. - Going Back to Cali.mp3

R.I.P. TY to the west coast....Come home soon buddy!!!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obama/Biden 2008

It seemed like i had just laid my head down to sleep at 3am after a lush filled night when i heard the buzzing of my phone and who else is it but Barack Obama dropping me that text saying he had tapped Senator Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate. What a good decision that was; Biden is a well seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in Foreign Policy and defense issues which perfectly balances the democratic party ticket. And what a handsome ticket this is turning out to be. This is goin to make things quite interesting so stay tuned for some lame, stupid things McCain's going to say about this and maybe his vice presidential decision.

Reminder: Democratic National Convention is August 25th-28th in Denver and the Republican National Convention is September 1st-4th

Songs to follow...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Dippin' Chicken In It

With the summer winding down, most people are scrambling and scrounging around to live out their favorite summer activities.  For me, it's been non stop BBQing.  For those of you out there who share my passion, I've got the perfect remedy for your BBQing needs:

15 Minute Marinated Chicken:
1/4 cup of dijon mustard
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon of dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
4 halves of chicken breast - boneless/skinless

Combine the first five ingredients, mixing well
Spread on both sides of the chicken
Place chicken on a plate
Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes - or for several hours if you're up for it - in the 'fridge
Grill uncovered over medium coals, turning once for 10-15 minutes, or until juices run clear

What you do with the rest is up to you.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Records and Happy Endings

I dig all things digital a whole lot but i also dig things i can actually feel and touch like records, i dig textures. Paul Mawhinney born and raised in Pittsburg, Pa. has compiled the worlds largest record collection thru the years estimated at over 2.5 million records and its value is worth more than $50 million; dipstet! Ever since this onslaught of digital music downloads the vinyls have been quite neglected and this has forced Mawhinney to close his record shop and sell his collection also due to his current diabetes condition. He's asking for a measly $3 million for the entire collection so if you got some loot this is a better investment than real estate right now.

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

and for those of us who still like getting down with the vinyl it is Tuesday and that can only mean one thing, Disco Down @ Happy Ending. Free well vodka from 10:30-11:00 and all the fresh disco beats from that disco era. End your night with a happy ending.
Mark Ronson - Pretty Green (ft Santogold).mp3

Monday, August 18, 2008

Roadside Prophets

Big ups to IFC for turning me onto quite a few great films late night on my couch and the 90's for producing the goodness. Last night i caught 1992's Roadside Prophets which stars John Doe and Adam Horovitz aka King of Ad Rock of Beastie Boys fame. Its more or less a modern adaptation of Easy Rider where Doe and Horovitz set out for the road staying at numerous Motel 9's on the way to dump a friends ashes in Nevada. The film is filled with some great random cameos from John Cusack to Timothy Leary and Adam Horovitz is a laugh riot throughout the entire film. Netflix this shit and get turned on.

Free food for the poor!
Milk - Spam (feat. King of Ad Rock).mp3

Sublime - Get Out (remix).mp3

"...cause all i see is your fussin' and fightin'
1992 so lets all start uniting
put your hands together be the best you can be
let this jam take us to 1993
to stay positive
the love will come back to me"

Santo's Party House

The newly hip downtown establishment known as Santos Party House - owned by none other than heavy head-banger Andrew W.K. - is making some serious waves in the NYC party scene.  
Next Tuesday night, Santos' own Andrew W.K. will have his turn on the 1s and 2s - along with Spencer Sweeney.
The next night, Santos hosts hometown heros The Virgins , accompanied by The Young Lords - also a great NYC band, if you haven't already checked them out.
Check out my photography being used as a concert poster!
Don't I have copyrights?
And every Friday night, Santos' features hip hop sets by DJs Rich Medina and Q-Tip - of A Tribe Called Quest fame.
Also, look out for that Andrew W.K./B-Roc mixtape, dropping Sept. 15th.  The tape will feature music from Andrew himself, B-Roc - over at LOLA (thanks for the info) - Andrew's artist Bad Brilliance, The Knocks, Samuel, and Julia and The Americans - who were featured at the Green Owl Records party this past Friday night.  The records release - as with most records releases - does come with a release party.  Held at Santos, the party will be Andrew's first live show at Santos EVER, and will also feature live music from Bad Brilliance and Samuel.
So go check that shit out already!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympics Southern Style

I like pickles and i like chicken but pickles on my chicken sandwich? i don't get all the hype for this plain bunned, two count pickle, Chick-Filet stealing, MacDonald Southern Style Chicken Menu Sandwich. Ive been up on my XXIX aka 2008 Olympics and the commercials are flooded with these MacDonald advertisements about this sandwich being so simply amazing. Simple it is and simple is all and for $3.29 nates not trying to drop dough on that, maybe on that dollar menu. Here's a coupon for a FREE Southern Style Chicken Sandwich at your participating Macdonalds but you have to buy a medium or larger beverage.

and i like wine...

Wine Libarary TV Episode 520

Big ups to Gary Vay-ner-chuk and the whole Wine Libary Crew.

Santogold - Pretty Green (The Jam Cover)

Green Owl Records Party Recap

So last night, we went out to BK again, this time we rode the mysterious J,M,Z, train (no bike trips this time.)  We didn't know what to expect, heading out to the Green Owl Record party, but once we stepped through the doors, we knew exactly what we were in for.
The London Souls - featuring my high school friend Tash on the guitar - killed it on stage.  Tash was the kind of kid in high school who'd always be the most wasted kid at the party, and if there was a guitar around, you would think Jimi was reborn.
photo credit: Austin Tolin ( from
The So So Glos followed up with a great seat of fast paced, fist-pumping tracks.  The usual assortment of Brooklyn girls were holding it down; kids were everywhere.  Green Owl Records co-owner Ben Brewer was on hand.  There were drinks, and free beers being handed out.  Everyone enjoyed themselves - despite the unbearable heat.

Remember to cop that Green Owl Rcords Compilation disc - the money goes towards a good cause - and check out more music from The London Souls, The So So Glos, and The Americans.  See you at the Battles.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Green Owl Records Party

Green Owl Records, a new by-artists-for-artists, eco-riendly record label, is hosting a party at 9:00 pm tonight at Brooklyn's Market Hotel.  The party features sets from The London Souls, The So So Glos, and The Americans.
The label was started by The Exit front man Ben Brewer - older brother of good friend Hannah Bronfman, and lucky fiance of Maya Arular a.k.a. M.I.A. - and his buddys Steven Glicken and Ellenike Abreu.  Green Owl is currently on the verge of dropping a hot new mixtape: The Green Owl Compilation.
The compilation album features tracks from such decorated recording artists as Feist, Bloc Party, Of Montreal, and Brewer's own The Exit.  All proceeds from the album are put towards support for the EAC.  Go out and cop the new freshness, and help spread environmental awareness at the same time.

Thieves Like Us

I can't imagine Thieves Like Us needing any kind of introduction but if you haven't heard their alluring, eeriness sounds as of yet get on it; i mean Drugs In My Body is still on repeat. So their new EP drops today called Your Heart Feels and its music to my ears. The title track has that eerie feel but oh so addictive beat and will be a perfect compliment to these cool august nights out with drugs in the body. Go cop the EP digitally from iTunes or Beatport and you may have to step out and about for that. See you on East Side.
Thieves Like Us - Your Heart Feels.mp3

and just because
Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (Dgenetics Junkie remix)

See you at that Green Owl Record Party.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weekend Warriors

So you may have noticed this weekend came and went without a dose for yous. The ECO Crew rolled up to good old Oneonta, NY for the weekend and what a terrific east coast trip it was.  But that doesn't mean we're not keeping up to date.
For those of you looking for shit to do in the next few upcoming days, here is the rundown for up-and-coming shit.

Wed. Aug. 13th - 
Girls & Boys:  Finger on the Pulse, Dave 1, & more TBA @ Arlo & Esme - 10:00 pm

- This is where you'll find us! -

DJ Price @ Bar Marnetti
Thurs. Aug. 14th -
CHIIILLLLIIINNN': DJ Sets by Stu & Jaclyn @ Sweet Paradise - 10:00 pm
Blonde Redhead @ Pier 54 (Hudson River Park) [free] - 6:00 pm
Broadway in Bryant Park [free] - 12:30 pm
Fri. Aug. 15th - 
Sat. Aug. 16th -

If I got to choose a coast I got to choose the East
I live out there, so don't go there... and thats that taste of the goings on in NYC.

Mr.Meat's pictures of our weekend adventures coming soon.  Enjoy.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Nights They Go Fast

So last night, the East Coast Overdose team biked out to Williamsburg to check out the APW preParty, hosted by Antics. We started off the night enjoying the free vodka and Colt 45 tall boys.
The DJ sets started late, but Dave 1 - the one half of Chromeo - finally showed up with his brother A-Trak.
A-Trak was chill enough to kick it for a minute, while his brother Dave got the crowd jumping.
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke showed up, did his thing on the 1 & 2s, bringing a completely different style and element to the DJ scene for the night. He played mostly remixes of the hottest songs being heard on the street.My good friend Wade Oats of The Virgins fame showed up, got us up to the DJ booth, and the East Coast Overdose crew got to hang out with Wade and Kele in the flesh. Kele was good enough to have a few words with and pose for pictures. Wade - as always - was very hospitable; he hung out with us, showed us a good time, and then cut it up on the tables. Wade threw on some rock to get people dancing in their pants.
As always the Brooklyn girls stole the show.
The team packed up and took off for the city.
More of Mr. Meat's photos at the East Coast Overdose flickr site.

Tunes from featured artists:
A-Trak - Knucklehead
Chromeo - Tenderoni (Sammy Bananas) Mix.mp3
Bloc Party - Mercury