Monday, October 19, 2009

I'll Take Mine With Extra Duck Sauce


As stated before and as some of you know Duck Sauce is A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. There house track aNYway has been blowing up since August and now we get treated with the visuals, two official video releases, the first coming from the uber talented Surface To Air camp and the latter comes from the Ministry Of Sound which is officially releasing the Duck Sauce album October 26th, mark it. For now though you can get this track and there other track Get Nasty off of Beatport.



Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Night By Night


Mountain Dew knows whats up with the kids and their music. Green Label Sound teamed up with Chromeo to release their first original song since '07, damn time flies. Chromeo now joins the ranks of Matt & Kim, The Cool Kids, and Holy Ghost! who have all collaborated with Mountain Dew's Green Label to drop the refreshing ness.
Chromeo's invading the city October 16th at Irving Plaza. Mark it.


Chromeo - Night By Night.mp3

In keeping with the Chromeo thing they've also teamed up with !K7 Records who recently dropped there first DJ-Kicks mixtape in 2 years. Chromeo contributed a fine rendition of The Eagles timeless piece I Can't Tell You Why. It's been on repeat alongside The Eagles original. Still don't know which one i prefer. You decide.


Chromeo - I Can't Tell You Why.mp3


The Eagles - I Can't Tell You Why.mp3

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bounce to My BMX Complex


The quite mysterious Australian collective BMX are back with two new fresh demos for you riders since we all played out "Theme" and "War", even tho they're both timeless and "Theme" will forever be my jam. The sounds of these tracks have a more mature, organic sound to them but they still keep that bubbly synth feel and party friendly ness that had first turned us on. Keep tuned for more mysterious BMX news. Until then...


BMX - Lunchbox.mp3


BMX - Love D.mp3

BMX is also featured on the new Sisters compilation… check out the promo video:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blakroc


I was just thinking its about time for another hiphop/rock collaboration and this time it comes courtesy of Ohio's dirrty dirrty blues duo of the Black Keys and raps CEO Damon Dash along with help from some of THE biggest names in hip-hop. Yeaa i said Damon Dash, throw your diamonds up.
Blakroc's debut drop drops November 27th and mic checks the likes of Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Jim Jones, The Rza, Raekwon, Ludachris, amongst some other surprises. Mark it because this is going to be a tasty little treat.




Blakroc - Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)(ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mr. Solo Dolo


If you can't beat them join them. Cudi's new album Man On the Moon: The End of Days has caught the leakage tip a few weeks early of its official release. Cudi himself tho officially recognized the leak, classic move. Can't find the leak anymore so heres a taste. Mark september 15th on the calendar, the official drop date. COP IT.


Kid Cudi - Alive (ft. Ratatat).mp3


Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (ft. MGMT and Ratatat).mp3


Kid Cudi - Up Up Up and Away.mp3


Kid Cudi - Soundtrack to my life.mp3

Friday, August 28, 2009

A-Trak Does It Over


Remember when i said im on an electro/dj/hipster diet? Well everyone needs a fix sooner or later. Heres a recent set A-trak did at LA's hotspot the DO Over. Sets fun, sets sick, its A-trak on the ones and twos need i say more. NOPE.

Download A-trak - Live at the Do Over



and if for some reason you've been living under a rock and didnt know what the hype was all about...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Your Are Now in Orchard Lounge



Ben Silver's oh so delightful live set from the tent at Camp Bisco VIII. This set bumped and while Bonobo was wrapping up their set on the hill the sounds of Orchard Lounge were drowning them out. EPIC. Thanks Ben for upping this. Much Obliged. Now when is Bethany upping the late night set from VIP? aaahhh the anticipation is killing me.

oh and im back in the jam mode so get ready for some live goodness.

Enough of my yackin, what do you say, lets boogie.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?3drynjwnyit

Friday, August 21, 2009

Eyo Wade!



So recently, some steamy pictures of my homeboy - and The Virgins' guitarist - Wade Oats and sexy LDN singer Lily Allen (allegedly) violently making out. The two met at the Fuji Rocks festival in Japan, and apparently were immediate attracted to each other. Allen, who is typically linked to much older, more "successful" men, is known to have shacked up with Chemical Brother Ed Simons (39), record exec Seb Chew, and art dealer Jay Jopling (45), while Wade has been linked to Boomtown Rats' frontman Bob Geldolf's daughter Pixie Geldof (20).

In light of the Allen/Oates hook up, people have been quick to report that Wade is actually married (according to his Facebook account, haha)!. I mean, as far as I know, it's not really true.

Here are the famous pictures:


and look how well they clean up:


Full article here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Calvin Harris is the Humanthesizer



Unreal.
Calvin is pure genious.
i heart synths.

Fan-fucking-tastic


Finally, the preview for the super-anticipated new installment of classic Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, the Royal Tenenbaums, the Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and the Hotel Chevalier and the Darjeeling Limited series) cinema has reached the internet - and I'm sure I'm a few days behind. So 'the Fantastic Mr. Fox' is a children's novel (by the equally fantastic Roald Dahl) turned stop-animation film, which tells the story of a mischievous fox (played by George Clooney) puts together a team of furry friends (played by an assortment of great actors including Bill Murry, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, et. al.) to stop a team of farmers who are intent on stopping Mr. Fox. Trust me, my writing is much more confusing than the actually plot of the movie.
Other contributed voices include: Wes Anderson himself, Meryl Streep, Andrien Brody, Roman Coppola, Brian Cox, and Michael Gambon)

Anyways, here's the preview:



And here's to nostalgia:


Thursday, August 6, 2009

I LOVE THE CROOKERS!!!


Because it's Thursday - and because I haven't posted in a while - here is a gem of a mix to get you dancin'.


And remember, Italians DO do it better!
MAD props to MAD DECENT RADIO!




Track list:
INTRO
Crookers - Big Money Comin'
Bart B More Bingo Player (Diplo Mix)
MIA - XRT (BOY 8 Bit Edit)
Boy 8 Bit - The Suspence Is Killing Me (DTL Mix)
Crookers - Il Buono
Duke Dumont - Hoy
Cobra Krames - Whatever She Said
Busta Rhymes - I Got Bass
Benga - 26 Bassline
Rusko - Hammertime
DJ Q - You Wot (Wide Boys Mix)
Outhere Brothers - Enjoy (Crookers Work in Progress Mix)
Alphabeat - Boyfriend
Madera Limpia - Loco (Daniel Haaksman Mix)

Enjoy!



Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Jerry Day


The best thats ever done it. I miss you Jelly Roll King.


Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions - Yes She Do, No She Don't.mp3
- 64-07-08 The Tangent - Palo Alto, CA


Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions - Boodle Am Shake.mp3
- 64-07-08 The Tangent - Palo Alto, CA


Grateful Dead - They Love Eachother.mp3 (alternate lyrics)
- 1973-02-15 Dane County Coliseum, Madison WI (SBD)


Grateful Dead - Row Jimmy.mp3
- 1973-02-15 Dane County Coliseum, Madison WI (SBD)


Grateful Dead - Ramble On Rose.mp3
- 1972-5-4 Olympia Theater Paris, France

R.I.P.
August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Electric Zoo


New York and really the entire East Coast gets shafted when it comes to an electronic music festival. Europe and Asia have countless numbers of them and in Ibiza its electronic music fest year round. Sure we've got Camp Bisco, All Good, and all those wild Phish festivals but never anything that makes that bass bump. Lucky for us the Electric Zoo is coming to NYC this Labor Day with the likes of Busy P, James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, Armen Van Buuren, DJ Mehdi, Steve Aoki, and so much more to help us with our electro fix. Mark the date, get tickets, and prepare yourselves.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kid Cudi "Maker Her Say" Video


Back on the grind after the epic Camp Bisco 8 this past weekend. Im still in a bit awe and recovery mode is currently initiated. The late night dance tent was unreal everynight and saturday night after the tent, Orchard Lounge in the field till fuckn 7:30, ridiculous. Kid Cudi held it down during his set but gave a shout out to everyone but Trizzy hmmmmmm?! Anyway he did his verse of I Make Her Say and it was fire but if you we were there and didnt dig Cudi see him in the club he holds it down. FOOOOOOLS GOOOOLLLDD

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Duck Sauce



aahh what a shit show fun weekend at the Jersey Shore with the ocean, boat, vodka, the best company, but now my face is peeling thanks to that 0 SPF accelerator. A-trak never seems to take a vacation and just may in fact be the hardest working person in show biz right now, The kid hustles. Somehow he managed to hook up with House phenom Armand Van Helden during his busy 10,000 lb Hamburger Tour schedule to form Duck Sauce which as Trizzy says its him and Armand just making house tracks and hollering at ducks. The four track EP is slated to be released sometime in September, keep your ears tuned.




Duck Sauce - aNYway (BBC Radio 1 rip)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Millionaires


Remember when Goldie Locks had no dolla dollas and Uffie was queen of the pop raunchiness, well times change and these So Cal pop nymphs the Millionaires want your attention and alcohol. See them this summer on the Vans Warped tour and cop their new EP Just Got Paid, Let's Get Laid out on iTunes.
mmmmmmmmmm brunettes

Let's get fuct up!




Millionaires - Alcohol.mp3


Millionaires - I Move It (Hot Pink Delorean Remix).mp3

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pour Liquor


This week, the world has witnessed the loss of two great American icons...


Michael Jackson - B. August 29, 1958 - D. June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcet - B. February 2, 1947 - D. June 25, 2009

... and this guy.

Billy Mays - B. July 20, 1958 - D. June 29, 2009

Most of you know him only as the OxyClean guy, but to me he's Billy Mays - the most energetic and inspiration person [formerly] on television.











Please join me in mourning this week's fallen heros.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back To The Feature


Wale drops yet another wet hot american mixtape. This is his third installment that he teams up with 9th Wonder to produce it and Fools Golds own Nick Catchdubs to mix it. Peep the tracks below and grab it for free and get your rap on. And now back to the summer of hip-hop.

Doses:


Wale - Nothing To Worry About (ft. Peter, Bjorn, & John).mp3


Wale - Sweatin Out Weaves (ft. UCB).mp3


Wale - Life's A Bitch (ft. Talib Kweli & Joell Ortiz)(prod 9th Wonder).mp3
mmmmm girl you finger lickin wonderful.

and if your still itching for more Wale then get to clicking and download his previous mixtapes 100 Miles and Running and Mixtape About Nothing

Monday, June 22, 2009

E-603 Is Torn Up


Mad hype about this dude from New Hampshire right now in the blog world and from the first listen you realize the hypeness. Those in the know are saying he tops Girl Talk in the live setting and thats saying a whole lot considering this dude is pretty much fresh on the scene and just released his sophomore effort. Poeple can't get enough of these mash-ups and E-603 helps us with our fix releasing his newest album Torn Up for FREE. Staying true to the summer of hip-hop, without further ado please put your hands together for the prince of mash-ups, E-603

As his theory claims: "THEORY: Everyone should have the ability to listen to this music. Feel free to post it on websites, give it to your friends or promote it on your own terms. Do not claim it as your creation."
Cop Torn Up and his freshman release Something For Everyone for FREE right HERE.

Doses:

E-603 - Still Riding.mp3


E-603 - Do Your Thang.mp3


E-603 - Lights Out.mp3


Holler at the boy and thank him for the free-ness on his myspace

Friday, June 19, 2009

SouthernGold


ahhhhhh mash-ups and mixtapes. Terry Urban, the genius behind many mashup mixtapes featuring the biggest names in hip-hop, hooks us all up with the mixtape of the summer SouthernGold which features MC's from the south mashed with Santigolds debut album. Theres a bit of controversy surrounding the mixtape and Santi's hypocritical record label which issued a cease and desist order which officially shut the project down. Because this is 2009 you can't keep anything from circulating around the internet. Santigold has stated that she supports the mixtape culture and would like to see this as an official release. So if she wants you to hear it, hear it here and go tell Downtown Records to Shuv it. The summer of Hip-Hop continues.

Doses:

Santigold - Unfreakable Girl (ft. Gucci Mane).mp3


Santigold - Fire Superman (ft. Weezy F).mp3

Terry Urban & Gold Coin Clothing - Southerngold (Mixtape)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

10,000 Pound Hamburger Tour


A-trak with a little help from his friends will be invading a city near you this summer. Prepare yourselves this will be RIDICULOUS. Tonight kicks the tour off in NYC at the M2 Ultra Lounge with DJ AM, Major Lazer, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Drop the Lime. Find me there tonight and tomorrow in Boston with Diplo and Matt and Kim lending hands.

Dates:
6/17/09 NEW YORK, NY - ULTRA LOUNGE (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
6/18/09 BOSTON, MA - HOUSE OF BLUES (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
6/19/09 PHILADELPHIA, PA - ELECTRIC FACTORY (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
7/02/09 CHARLOTTE, NC - THE FORUM (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
7/03/09 ATLANTA, GA - OPERA (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
7/04/09 ORLANDO, FL - HOUSE OF BLUES (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
7/05/09 TAMPA, FL - CZAR *
7/08/09 MIAMI, FL - LIV *
7/10/09 AUSTIN, TX - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL (BACARDI B-LIVE) +
7/11/09 HOUSTON, TX - WAREHOUSE LIVE *
7/13/09 PHOENIX, AZ - CLUB RED *
7/14/09 SAN DIEGO, CA - VOYEUR ^
7/16/09 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - THE INDEPENDENT *
7/17/09 PORTLAND, OR - ROTTURE ^
7/18/09 SEATTLE, WA - CHOP SUEY *
7/22/09 VANCOUVER, BC - RICHARD’S ON RICHARDS ^
7/23/09 CALGARY, AB - HI FI *
7/24/09 EDMONTON, AB - STAR LITE ROOM ^
7/25/09 TORONTO, ON - TIME FESTIVAL
7/30/09 OTTAWA, ON - RITUAL NIGHTCLUB *
7/31/09 NEW YORK, NY - WEBSTER HALL #
8/01/09 MONTREAL, QC - SAT *
8/07/09 CHICAGO, IL - LOLLAPALOOZA
8/08/09 LOS ANGELES, CA - HARD FESTIVAL

* with Rye Rye and Treasure Fingers
^ with Rye Rye
# with Treasure Fingers, Theophilus London and Jack Beats
+ with MSTRKRFT, Major Lazer, DJ AM, Jazzy Jeff and Drop The Lime

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Jams


Theres something about hip-hop in the summer that attracts me like no other but i can't quite put my finger on it. Could it be The City streets and all the swagger on the corners, girls in their daisy duke shorts, bike rides to midnight shows in brooklyn, waking up naked and sweating and turning my swag on; i just dont know but the live music in the summer leaves my pockets thin, i dont mind tho cause it's a way of life.

These are the early summer jams, feel free to play these out.


Kid Cudi - Make Her Say (ft. A-Trak, Kanye West, and Common).mp3


Cam'ron - Silky.mp3


R. Kelly - Superman High (ft. OJ Da Juiceman).mp3


Wale & Lady Gaga - Chillin (Benzi and Willy Joy Remix).mp3

Wale & Lady Gaga | Chillin (Benzi & Willy Joy Remix) from www.djbenzi.com on Vimeo.

Friday, June 5, 2009

RIP David Carradine 12/8/36 - 6/3/09



David Carradine, star of amazing work such as Kung Fu, Death Race 2000, and the unforgettable Bill of the Kill Bill series, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 72.  RIP Kwai Chang Caine, Frankenstein, and Bill.  I miss you already.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Internet Week 2009


Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New York's thriving Internet industry and community. 2009's Internet Week officially kicked off June 1st and will go till June 8th. The week long celebration is filled with countless number of events, forums, music, food, and everything internet like. My biggest infatuation of all infatuations is the internet and this blog thing here wouldn't be possible without the internet and the idea of "open beats closed". If your around the city check the schedule and learn something.

a dose to follow...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do


Ahhhh jerseys boring without a car, So Longing to be back upstate away from this hustle and bustle no sense bull shit. Anyway MAJOR LAZER! Diplos new ness is the trueness. Kind of dancehall, kind of club, kind of surf rock, kind of reggae, kind of really fuckn good; "Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP." The track Hold the Line may sound familiar from the epic 2009 beach party dj set, the Santigold flow is just delicous. These are the summer jams.
"like damn woman you got me
when you get up on top
like damn how you do it
whats that rhythm you got"


Major Lazer - Hold the Line (DJ Edit).mp3


Major Lazer - Hold the Line (LehtMoJoe Remix).mp3


Major Lazer ft. Baby Cham - Call Mi (Dave Kelly’s Hold The Line Remix).mp3


Major Lazer - Lazer Boom (Album Mix by Diplo).mp3


Major Lazer - Pon De Floor (Ernold Sane Remix).mp3

and theres something Mad Decent about Andy Milonakis



Major Lazer - Zumbi (ft. Andy Milonakis).mp3

Major Lazer LP drops June 16th. The countdown starts now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

RIP Jay Bennett


Bennett, a long time solo artist, highly sought after studio artist, and former member of bands such as Titanic Love Affair and Wilco passed away this morning after complications from hip surgery.  Jay famously and publicly feuded with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy about the direction of the band he helped make famous was headed.  After being pushed out of Wilco, Bennett went on to release five solo and collaboration albums, and produce Blue Travelers eighth album.  His final effort Whatever Happened I Apologize was released via the internet in November 2008.  His contributions to the musical world will be missed.  Read more and download his latest album plus some b-side Wilco tracks at Cover Lay Down.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bananaz!


The ever-present Gorillaz recently dropped Bananaz, a documentary a long time in the making.  From the days of Y2K to roughly when I was supposed to graduate college, filmmaker Ceri Levy followed and toured with Gorillaz collaborating with this unique foursome and creating amazing footage of behind the scenes action, original artwork, animations and music.  The film also features appearances by a few of the many Gorillaz collaborators over those 6 years, including: Dennis Hopper, De La Soul, Ibrahim Ferrer, Dangermouse, Dan the Automator, D12, Booty Brown and Neneh Cherry.  First screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008 to rave reviews, Bananaz recently became available to the masses via our good friend the internet, and you can watch all 92 minutes of it thanks to Babelgum.

"Unconventional, uncompromising filmmaking of the highest order" said Chris Tilly of IGN


Monday, May 18, 2009

Jordan!

Either your slingin crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot.

The greatest ever to touch the rock.

Sports Videos, News, Blogs

That's levitation holmes.

Davis and Scalabrine should go back to the slang thang; what dissapointment those Boston teams are. Lets go Cleveland.
EDIT: Oops this is from last year but a great Brian Scalabrine Post Game interview nonetheless.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Free Blood


This is the 8th installment of the We Make It Good and The Fader Present series with Brooklyn's own Free Blood. If you haven't listened to Free Blood, do it and see them live if possible, shit is ridiculous.

“In the spirit of our occasional “non-dj” twist on the WMIG mix series, our buddy John from Brooklyn’s FREE BLOOD was kind enough to make us this awesome mixtape of influences, inspirations, and springtime newyorkness. Eddie Kendricks, Kid Creole, Freddie Mas; this “tape” harkens back to the high school days of yore when our mixtapes were top to bottom all full of awesome! Embrace the roughly polished sheen of FREE BLOOD and get to listenin at the listenin place!”



Dose:

We Make It Good Vol. 8 - Free Blood.mp3

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Faces of Hip Hop


Whats the deal with all these HA HA funny guys putting out bangers? First Andy Samburg and the Lonely Island crew with celebrity guest spots and now Andy Milonakis is tweet tweeting all over the god damn place. Tho it's all strangely entertaining.



and if your not following the EastCoastness twitter yet for some reason, tweet that bitch.
TWITTER

Back to the Andy Samberg and the Lonely Islansd tip; their new jam features the one and only Natalie Portman and who would've thought such a fine Harvard grad good spit rhymes so well, damn girl.

Lnly Eyeland - Nat Rap.mp3

Some random crunk Haile Berry song thats laugh a minute. Thanks Meat, Sim One, and Puke for the turn on.

Haile Berry Song.mp3 via youtube

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Passion Pit - Sleepy Head Neo Tokyo Style


Manners which drops May 19th, Mark it! is one of 2009's most anticipated albums after Sleepy Head dropped as a single in late fall. The albums been tightly wrapped up from the audio pirates but they're sneaky and leaked every bit of that piece earlier this week. Back to the sleepy head tip, theres been some poor attempts at remixing it as of late and i've been on the wait for a tolerable remix of this jam. Neo Tokyo does just that. They bring it into the club with electro thrash and glitch deliciousness that won't dissapoint. Neo Tokyo managed to transform this from an autumn late night wind down dance floor jam to pure summer body sweat.

everythings going to the beat


Passion Pit - Sleepy Head (Neo Tokyo Remix).mp3

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Daft Punk and Celluloid Disney


Yea Daft Punks cool and yeaa Disney films were cool until you reached whatever age it was that you realized that the sexual perverseness throughout the films is anything but subtle and how Mr. Walt himself was a closet bigot. Sorry about that ramble, Of recent days tho theirs been a bunch of new Daft Punkness that people are throwing around. Peep this...



Staying on the Daft Punkness this dude is good peoples. CHECK IT!
iDaft (by Matias Najle).

This interesting, entertaining video was found by the homie Luke who tuned it on to my eyes the other day, it shows clips of Disney characters from different movies doing the same routines, basically re-using the old celluloid films. Lazy's.
Press Play.