Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We got the Fool's Gold dancefloor 'stache Sammy Bananas coming through next weekend. Guy is a straight party rocker. Peep either his older Certified Bananas (which is him + Certified Max) material (I suggest the amazing "Sprang" compilation) or the below linked summer jams mix for an idea of what he's all about.
Sammy Bananas - Summer of Sammy Mix (zShare)
Metro Area - Orange Alert
Estelle - American Boy
The Juan Mclean - Happy House
Corona - Rhythm of the Night
Sammy Bananas - Ooh Bop
Foxy - Get Off
Afro Rican - Give It All You Got
Sammy Bananas - Ladies
Treasure Fingers - Come True
Dominic Fabrig - Ain't No Fun
Laidback Luke & Steve Angello - Be (Fourcolorzack's Wineup mix)
DJ Sega - Brighter Days
Sammy Bananas - Work Me
Nadastrom - Pussy Soul
San Serac - Dub Tactics
CC Peniston - Finally
Sammy Bananas - Get Set Go
Chromeo - Bonified Lovin (Yuksek Remix)
The Human League - Love Action
Janet Jackson - Rock With U
Only Freak - Can't Get Away (Solid Groove Mix)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The "Superstar like Lupe" mention in the previously posted video = time for some of his material. Here's a rare unreleased Wasalu mixtape track.
Lupe Fiasco - The Commercial (zShare)
Pity that Child Rebel Soldier (band consisting of Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Pharrell Williams) never really took off. Their first single "US Placers" (which samples Radiohead main man Thom Yorke's vocals from "The Eraser") had me excited about future CRS joints.
Child Rebel Soldier - US Placers (zShare)
Yeaaaah they're busy boys with mad huge solo projects - just woulda been nice to hear some more bangers with those combined flows. The Glow in the Dark Tour had all 3 members sharing the stage, and Lupe recently hinted at a late 2008 release of a CRS album... so maybe it'll still go down (fingers crossed).
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Ahhhh, previous post got me into Kardi mode.
Also - I wonder how much Crooks pitched to dress the boys from fitted to waist...
Enough I'm sure. But (thankfully) not enough for us to have to watch Malice rapping in the C&C x Billabong shorts (wtf? why?).
Friday, July 18, 2008
Cait took this pic
Turned the club into a 500 person sauna. Hugging and/or dancing with the drenched friend beside you ain't no thang when you're equally raunchy wet. Fidget, baile, southern snap... it was all there. He even fed the peoples little intro teaser snippets of his Daft Punk flavoured "Work Is Never Over", until finally dropping this newer beefier version of the track, "Fired From Work".
Diplo - Fired From Work (zShare)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I bumped into the "Masters of the Universe" album by the no longer existent Binary Star on Günké's ipod the other night. What a nice surprise. This is probably my fave off that 8 year old release:
Binary Star - Honest Expression (zShare)
Crazy to think that during both his duo & solo careers, One.Be.Lo (1/2 of Binary Star) still found time to train and ruin cats in the b-boy circuit. Not small time stuff either - he's a member of the famous Massive Monkees (that beat out 32 international crews to take the World B-Boy Championships back in 2004). Guy likes being on stage.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I'm supposed to be in Michigan right now. At some music festival, with a handfull of friends. I lost my passport though. And all my IDs are expired. AND both my birth certificate & citizenship card are Serbian. So much for cross-border fun. The friend that organized the trip (he's been going for 4 years straight) told me it was "funk, soul, and some hippy shit"... but all google results tell me its a weekend of pure folk music. Nowww, I can't get down to folk (he obviously knows this) - but the crew going is top notch, so the laughs/pics/memories would have been legit.
Here's some good listenin' for the weekend. A mix by Hong Kong native (and DMC badman there a few years back) DJ Beware, with a compilation that represents what Man Recordings and it's upcoming party are all about. Some great unreleased material here... and who doesn't love a little Baile Funk slapped on top of serious wobbly bass?!?
DJ Beware - Man Recordings Melt Festival Mix 2008 (zShare)
DJ Edgar - Boxe vs. Axel F
Veronica Costa vs. Switch vs. Fatboy Slim - Dece Glamourosa Champion Sound (Edu K Mashup)
Daniel Haaksman ft. SD Boys - Parolar De Veso
Crookers - Il Brutto
Mark Ronson - Valerie (Count &Mix) vs. DJ Conhecido (Edu K Mashup)
Stereotyp ft. Edu K + Joyce Muniz - Jeçe Valadão (Rob B/Stereo MCs Edit)
Buraka Som Sistema - Yah (Count & Sinden Remix)
DJ Sandrinho - Yazoo Medley
Crookers - Lollypop/Crookers - Sveglia (Oh Snap Remix)
DJ Beware & MC Gringo - Tamborzão Con Scratchy
Skream - Midnight Request Line Remix (Scottie B Remix)
Deize Tigrona - Injeção
Bonde Do Role - Marina Gasolina Remix (Buraka Som Sistema Dub)
DJ Znobia - Dandale
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The extinction of wires - Panasonic's wireless home theatre ad.
I have this fixation on good advertisement campaigns. There's so much mundane corporate crap out there that it's nice to see something different/imaginative/witty once in a blue moon. Every time I bump into a dope branding scheme, it makes me want to work in that field and spark some next level product crusades myself. I'mma work on that.
Buuuut until my brain tingles become published, I'll just get an "Ace ads" section going and fill it with other peoples' genius.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I'm mad behind on things. This went down 2 weeks ago and I just caught wind of it today. So here it is, Kanye West's full caps lock & exclamation mark filled blog rant regarding his overly delayed stage appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
"This is the maddest I ever will be. I'm typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!"
"THEY TRIED 2 GIVE ME A TIME SLOT WERE IT WAS STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE ... I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT'S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!"
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I don't even know what to say about this song/video, except it really reminds me of the long summer days spent by my hometown public pool back in Yugoland. Imagine a huge outdoor complex, with multiple pools, basketball & volleyball courts, cotton candy & ice cream galore... and this type-a music pumpin' all day. And noone speaks english. And everyone wears speedos.
A really smooth Pilooski re-work of a classic joint by the "High Priestess of Soul", Nina Simone.
Nina Simone - Take Care Of Business (Pilooski remix) (zShare)
Friday, July 4, 2008
London's Scott Cooper (of Moda, Potty Mouth, Jack Union, Wearhouse) with his brand new fix of the South Rakkas Crew jammm.
South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Scott Cooper Bootleg remix) (zShare)
* Boy 8-Bit's version of the same track here.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We're teaming up with fam-lay Norml Clothing & Fall Down to throw a big-ass outdoor jam.
Evening will include: (loud) summer beats, Canada's top bboy/bgirl crews battling it out following their Parliament Hill showcase, live art, BBQ, and hopefully spiced rum infused cold drinks (courtesy of the neighbouring Teastore). Says we're goin' till 9, but we stop when people stop dancing.