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.