Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We all know theirs only a few true mc's in the hip hop world and all the others need their shit written for them (talentless, why'd i spend my money on that album, corporate puppet fucks). Well low and behold the cats out the bag; Lil Kim has learned her flow and had several of her jams ghost written by none other then THE greatest MC ever, Frank the Deputy aka The Notorious BIG. Give em a hand ladies and gentlemen and give it up to The Rap Up and Bubhump for shining the light.
Biggie - Queen Bitch.mp3
On some other Biggie Smalls steez, Mr. Cees premiered this long lost Biggie demo on his radio show a few days ago. Since it is a radio rip its tagged up all over the place. The word out on the blogs is that this is the demo that got him signed and led to him eating the whole rap industry. Straight delicious. Also this will be polished up for the Soundtrack along with some other unreleased ness.
Notorious BIG - Microphone Killer (Demo)(Radio Rip).mp3
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The once annual christmas records the Beatles put out are as timeless as christmas itself and a lot more real then the fakest holiday marked on the calendar. These rarities are rare as rare can be and were originally only released to those in the Beatles fan club from 1963-1969. These mp3's have been buried deep in my never ending Beatles catolouge and today i'm sharing them with all of you as another east coast overdose exclusive. This is either your one christmas eve gift or your night 4 Channukah gift. Just call me Channukah Harry.
Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Happy Channukah.
The Beatles - The Beatles Christmas Record.mp3 (1963)
The Beatles - All I Want For Christmas/Crimble Medley.mp3
The Beatles - Another Beatles Christmas Record.mp3 (1964)
The Bealtes - Christmas Outtake.mp3
The Beatles - The Beatles Third Christmas Record.mp3 (1965)
The Beatles - Pantomine: Everywhere It's Christmas.mp3 (1966)
The Beatles - Christmas Time Is Here Again.mp3 (1967)
The Beatles - Happy Christmas Record.mp3 (1968)
The Beatles - Happy Christmas Record.mp3 (1969)
John & Yoko - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)(Demo).mp3
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
At the end of every year, every blog/magazine/TV Station/etc. has their own version of an end-of-the-year-countdown, or best-of-'0-whatever year it is. This year, URB Magazine has nominated my friends over at Reason Clothing for bragging rights as '08s Best Brand - among retail giants Nike, 10 Deep, Stussy, and New Era. As a real fresh underdog from the city, they definitely deserve the win, so don't sleep; go vote.
And remember to stay tuned for that upcomg ECO Best of '08 list.
Monday, December 15, 2008
That curly haired handsome boy is none other than Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT fame with his highschool buddy Dan Treharne, together they form/formed Glitter Penis. Starting sometime in their highschool career the two teamed up and experimented with a bunch of different sounds; electronic, folk, pop, psychedlia, funk, ambient, noise; which definitly has had an influence with the MGMT sound. From 1998 thru 2001 they recorded about 30 odd tracks which were thrown together on two random albums and recently thrown onto the internet which you can download now for the first time in the history of the world right HERE. These tracks are historic and tons of fun to listen to so dont pass it up. Heres a taste of the delicious Glitter Penis.
Glitter Penis - Hippycrit.mp3
Glitter Penis - Angel Food.mp3
Glitter Penis - So Many Days.mp3
Glitter Penis - Never Been To Earth.mp3
Peep the Electric Feel sound in this track.
and because i can't stop pressing replay on this video...
(Photo courtesy of Princeton County Jail)
So, as some of you may know, some of us here at the ECO team went to Hartwick College - although somehow we all have managed to not graduate yet. Anyways, Hartwick is somewhat known for attracting the most out-of-their-minds crazy kids - present company included. Our freshman year, we had the pleasure of being classmates with one Jasha Tull, from PTown aka Princeton NJ, DJ - Princeton, New Jersey.
Jasha Tull was this crazy, tall, dreadlocked, freestylin motherfucker, who took Hartwick on like a hurricane. He left a legacy that will never be forgotten - mostly because of all the flashbacks.
Now, from PTown, DJ, Jasha emerges once again with his budding music career. Here, him and his buddy remix Radiohead's Reckoner. What's more, is that Jasha also produced this music video to go along.
So that was Jasha, now enjoy your dose of Reckonerdz. And remember, this is an East Coast Overdose EXCLUSIVE:
Friday, December 12, 2008
So, this is the first time - and hopefully the last time - you'll ever catch me posting anything about Kanye, unless it's all badmouthing. I HATE HIM.
Now that I've got that off my chest, take a listen to this newish track that's just dropped, featuring the aforementioned recording artist, Santi - a.k.a. Santogold - and the beautiful Lykke Li. So far, there isn't too much buzz about the track going around. However, I can tell you that the song will be features on the upcoming N.A.S.A. album The Spirit of Apollo.
So, don't sleep on this track - it's fire - don't sleep on N.A.S.A., don't sleep on Santi or Lykke Li, and Kanye can go fuck himself.
What a clown.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have you ever wondered what people in the far corners of the world who don't have t.v.'s or billboards around would think of a Big Mac or Whopper? Well, Burger King answered that question in their new documentary and what a well produced little film it is. I think im going to have them produce my film. And wait a second, isnt that Stacy Peralta? Yeaa it is.
My opinion in the Whopper vs. Big Mac debate... Big Mac hands down. The Whopper is way to sloppy but give me a Jr. Whopper over any other burger menu sandwhich for sure. Flame Broiled fools.
DJ Format - Ill Culinary Behavior.mp3
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The dudes over at 10 Deep, who have been on the fashion forefront since '95, teamed up with Benzi to drop this little mixtape for your faces. Little is an understatement. The New Deal mixtape features some big names which need no introduction; Diplo, The South Rakkas Crew, Kid Cudi, Wale, Charles Hamilton, Kid Sister, Blaqstar... it just keeps going. Oh, and those small names that may need some introduction like Kanye West and Jay-Z. Just download it and tell your friends, its that fire.
The New Deal Presented by 10 Deep and Mixed by DJ Benzi.zip
Kid Sister - Get Fresh.mp3
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Does anyone really, really enjoy Maroon 5 other than your kid sister, the DJ's at Z100, and that guy over at the Pretty Much Amazing Blog? Well i guess im just not that cool because the coolest of the cool have collaborated with Maroon 5 on their new remix album that dropped today. Those coolest of the cool include none other than Cut Copy, Mark Ronson, The Neptunes, Deerhoof, Of Monreal, The Cool Kids, DJ Tiesto (isn't really one of the coolest of the cool but), and even David Banner. Damn howd Maroon 5 get so many cool acts to remix their lame songs. Geez, now i really don't feel cool.
Maroon 5 - This Love (Cut Copy Galactic Beach House Mix).mp3
Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe (The Cool Kids Remix).mp3
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved (The Neptunes Remix).mp3
and if your one who thinks Maroon 5 is cool or just want to support one of the cool collaborators heres the link to do so. Amazon.com
I used the word "cool" 11 times in this post. How cool am i.
Ms. Arulapragasam soon to be Mrs. Benjamin Brewer has a new jam going around from the new indie films soundtrack, Slumdog Millionaire. She contributed three tracks for A. R. Rahman's score of the film with one being the DFA remix of Paper Planes. This is M.I.A.'s third jam im aware of since she cancelled her summer tour and cited her pregnancy. Being Pregnant doesn't mean you have to stop writing and flowing. The baby's dropping date is February 8th same day as the Grammys.
M.I.A. - O... Saya.mp3
Monday, December 8, 2008
It's been a John filled day but thats what happens when one of the greats is taken from us too early. This post is something i've been wanting to do and share for sometime now and today seems like an appropriate time to do so.
John Lennon's song Real Love which was ignored by Lennon and forgotten until the sixth take was used on the 1988 Documentary Imagine and was later re-imagined by the remaining Beatles as a tribute to Lennon and used fore the release of the Beatles documentary, is actually comprised of three original Lennon songs. I believe it all happened around 1977 with a hand held recorded at his home, Lennon began writing and as it happens with writing fragments arise and then are pieced together for the final completion. These three songs are Real Life, Baby Make Love To you, and Boys and Girls. This is some of John Lennon's realest and rarest work and i wouldn't take this post for granted. Download these songs, listen to them, cherish them, and keep them with you for long, long time. Put it on with the lights low for some lady and she might just want to marry you, use with caution. Just remember who hooks up for real for real.
John Lennon - Real Life (Take 1).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Take 2).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Take 3).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Fragment 1).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Fragment 2).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Let Go 1).mp3
John Lennon - Real Life (Let Go 2)
John Lennon - Baby Make Love To You.mp3
John Lennon - Boys and Girls.mp3
John Lennon - Boys and Girls.mp3 (Little Longer, Litte Different Take).mp3
John Lennon - Boys and Girls (Guitar Take).mp3
John Lennon - Boys and Girls (Take 4).mp3
John Lennon - Real Love.mp3
The Beatles - Real Love.mp3
and heres another track that uses some of the same harmony from real life.
John Lennon - I'm Stepping Out.mp3 (Take 3).mp3
John Lennon - I'm Stepping Out (TT Dub Mix).mp3
John Lennon - I'm Stepping Out.mp3
Buy all the Beatles and John Lennon essential ness you heard here, herre and herre.
So last night myself, along with new New Yorker Josh Smalls, went to the Imagine circle to celebrate the life and death, and the music of the beloved John Winston Lennon. As we stated yesterday, December 8th marks the day that Lennon was tragically taken away from us at the hands of a fucked up gunman.
Anyways, the crowd that came out - numbering anywhere between 50-75 or so people - was very lively. A band came out to play numerous famous Beatles tunes, such as Anytime at All, I Am the Walrus, If I Fell - one of my personal favorite Beatles songs - Yer Blues, Things We Said Today, as well as many others. It really goes to show you that even though New Yorkers - old and new - can get over their bullshit for a minute, rally together, and show some lover for a fallen soldier.
While I keep mourning/celebrating John, check out some of these old images from the Imagine circle I found around the internet:
Thank you for taking the time with us to remember.
"About the Awful
I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (Who had only one). Anyway, they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass-much to my Aunties supplies. As a memebr of the most publified Beatles me and (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've ever ready.
God help and breed you all."
_-John Lennon-_ In His Own Write
Out of all the musicians who have played in my ears none plays truer and louder than John Lennon. A true east coaster who made New York City his home and loved it more than any other place in the world. Very few people stand up for what they really believe in and John did just that and that made Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon a very nervous person who would later have him deported from the city and the country he really loved. His collobaration with Paul McCartney became one of the greatest and most influential writing partnerships ever. Athough Paul was all pop, John was the real truth behind the two. His words touched upon so many of lifes ness' and are still relevant any day of the week and in any situation. You all know this already so Johns the shit basically and now to his doses...
The Beatles - Hello Little Girl (Recorded in Paul's childhood living room).mp3
First song John wrote, ever.
The Beatles - Happiness Is a Warm Gun.mp3
John Lennon - Life Begins At 40 (Home Recording).mp3
John Lennon - I Know (I Know) (Studio).mp3
John Lennon - (It's All da-Da-Down to) Goodnight Vienna [16 Track Demo].mp3
John Lennon - New York City (Home Recording).mp3
John Lennon - Oh Yoko (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Dear Yoko (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - How Do You Sleep (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Mucho Mungo (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Be My Baby (Bootleg).mp3
Happy Xmas (War Is Over).mp3
John Lennon - I'm The Greatest (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Look At Me (Bootleg).mp3
John Lennon - Mind Games (Make Love Not War).mp3
John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru the Night [Studio Recording].mp3
John Lennon - Free As A Bird (Take 1).mp3
One his lasts.
Thanks John for showing us the light and sharing your talent with us all. Your greatly missed.
Most of the selections were taken from The John Lennon Anthology Box Set which you can purchase over at Amazon.com.
Most of the other doses came from numerous bootlegs i've acquired through my days in the life which you can find at T.U.B.E.
and thanks to JustinJustinJustinJustin for the visual doses and his Eulogy. We love everything Beatles here at the ECO.
Look, he's a New Yorker
Yesterday was another postless day, however, there was good reason for it. Today - December 8th, 2008 - marks the 28 year anniversary of the assassination of John Winston Lennon by the crazy, cowardly Mark David Chapman.
Lennon - best known for his amazing music career with The Beatles, as well as stints with such bands as The Plastic Ono Band, and an extensive solo recording career - was also unfortunately (or fortunately) equally known for his "radical" activism. Chapman - the fucked up, deranged Hawaiian that he was - decided Lennon was a sell out, and shot him.
Every year, Lennon's followers gather at the Imagine circle in Central Park, to rejoice and sing the many heart fealt tunes of John Winston Lennon. Unfortunately I was working yesterday, and once again, I couldn't partake in the festivities, which is why I have some songs - not nearly enough though - as well as some of the new reports of Lennon's death.
So please, celebrate at home, or with loved ones; I'll be doing the same.
Rest in peace John. We all love you, and miss you dearly.
Just Like Starting Over
Happy XMas (War is Over)
Give Peace a Chance
Paul Speaks of John's Death
John Lennon Shot - ITN News 1980
John Lennon Shot BBC News 1980
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Mazel Mazel Mazel Tov to Arynn and Robert Maher on the birth of their darling baby boy, Michael Daniel. Rob i knew you had it in you and Arynn thank you for carrying that healthy boy. That kid is so Canadian he doesn't even know it yet. And for those Christians and specifically you confirmed Catholics, mazel tov roughly translates to congratulations in case you weren't up on your cultureness. Here's two jams my parents would bumped for me while i was soundly sleeping in the crib. and god bless those Y chromosomes.
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy).mp3
Buy John Lennon Anthology Box Set via Amazon.com
Talking Heads - Stay Up Late.mp3
Buy Talking Heads - Little Creatures via Amazon.com
Thursday, December 4, 2008
These days turn into weeks way too fast and December and 2008 will be a thing of the past so take advantage of these remixes while theyre still fresh because in the blog world nothing has a long shelf life.
Tommy Sparks - Im a Rope (Yuksek Remix).mp3
Kidda - Under the Sun (Herve Remix).mp3
Tiga - Mind Dimension (Soulwax Remix).mp3
Cut Copy - Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix).mp3
Van She - Kelly (M83 Remix).mp3
Ladyhawke - From Dusk Till Dawn (Terrestrial Super Receiver Remix).mp3
CSS - Let's Reggae All Night (Peter Makebish & Patrick Quade Remix).mp3
White Lies - To Lose My Life (Filthy Dukes Remix).mp3
Keane - Perfect Symmetry (FRANKMUSIK Remix).mp3
Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Moulinex Remix).mp3
Pixies - Hey (Diplo).mp3
Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix).mp3
BMX - Theme to Bmx (Hundreds and Thousands remix).mp3
Justice - DVNO (Les Petits Pilous).mp3
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved (Neptunes Remix).mp3
WOW - Icy Cold (Bumblebeez Remix).mp3
Crookers - Lick My Lennon(Bloody Beetroots Remix).mp3
Estelle - No Substitute Love (Treasure Fingers Remix).mp3
Paper Route Gangstaz - Don't Go ft. Wale(Diplo Remix).mp3
Freezepop - FrontLoad (Designer Drugs Remix).mp3
FRANKMUSIK - 3 Little Words (A1 Bassline Remix).mp3
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tonight at Highline Ballroom you can get a hearty dose of some of the illest hip hop courtesy of Red Bull. Those hip-hop doses include The Alchemist whose been on the scene since days of old and is one of the premier hip-hop producers of today; Straight from the Shaolin, the one, the only, and Wu-Tangs finest Ghostface Killa, no introduction necessary; and Digable Planets who infuse the jazzy funkness into their most addicting sounds. Things pop off around 8 and you can rsvp here for free entrance or it's $7 at the door.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Remixes generally take away the magic of the original track and Little Boots originals always bring the magic. But Treasure Fingers remix of Meddle on the other hand brings the flavor flavor and would you expect anything less from the fine young lad? Nope. And don't forget it's still cool to support musicians and buy their music. Support Little Boots and buy her new fresh new E.P. here.
Little Boots - Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix).mp3
This may be two days old if that but in the blog world two days is an eternity thanks to the likes of the Hype Machine. Peep this great article on the Hype Machine JustinJustinJustinJustin threw my way courtesy of the Pretty Much Amazing blog.
The greatest rapper of all time is getting his very own movie and that greatest rapper of all time is none other than the East Coast Overdose himself, The Notorious B.I.G. Shot all on location in Brooklyn and Manhatten, Notorious the movie is set to be released January 16th, 2009 so show your respect and go see it in the theatres and if you can make it out to BK and see it there. He really is Bigga than Life.
Reppin BK to the Fullest!
Jay-Z - Brooklyn We Go Hard (ft. Santogold).mp3
generally ima Kanye hater with this track as the exception. Super well produced beat and the Santi vocals, mmmmmmmm. Good looks to Brendan for pointing out that this is indeed the first single from the movie.
Notorious BIG- LAST RADIO FREESTYLE.mp3
Notorious BIG - Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Remix)