Thursday, October 30, 2008

HBO: Summer Heights High recap

Was a good night. Good food. Good dranks. Good time.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Make the right decision.

photo: Dj Rasta Root

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Catch you later Old School Show.

Today was the last day for Jeff G's Old School Show on Los Angeles' Power 106. Don't worry he has his site (What The F Jeff) as well as his spot on Big Boy's Neighborhood BUT there's no more noon time love for oldschool hip hop and no more Aquanet Set. Send him a shout or even tell him that you'll miss the show...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Summer Heights High

HBO Presents

Summer Heights High
an exclusive screening

Tuesday, October 28
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Featuring DJ mike ill
Complimentary Valet Parking, Australian food and Beverages
Photos by Flashpoint Grafix

Location: Marvimon
1411 N Broadway (corner of Solano Avenue)
Los Angeles 90012

ID required
Must be 21 or Older to attend
Admission is based on capacity

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Creepshow Peepshow

Friday Oct 31st at The Bridge Tavern in Downtown Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Interview: The Knux

The Knux Renovation
By breaking down walls The Knux hopes to open minds and bridge genres.
By Joel Marasigan

In today’s world of music The Knux is the phenomenon that’s just waiting for that last bit of street buzz that catapults them into everyday conversation. They’re a two-man musician team—Al & Krispy—that took their influences of the Kinks and Portishead (among others) and mashed it up with the hip hop they grew up with and made an energizing live show that reeks of long-dead originality.

How long have you guys been out and how long did it take for you guys to get on that LA Weekly cover?
It took us 2 years to get on that cover. Been out here for 3. And we deserve that cover. We’re the only hip hop act on the sunset strip that wasn’t already known. We’ve been grindin and doin our thing. We jump on tours and festivals AND worked on our album. We want to spread our word but not in a cheesy way so we’re doing it old school and grassroots. We work real hard.

Tell me how you landed yourself as openers for Common, Nas and Lupe Fiasco.
We went on tour with Common on the Finding Forever tour and we were the only ones on tour with main support—it was the Knux and Common. That’s it. Knux. (pause) Common. Common came up to us and said that he heard about us. Talkin about how he saw one of our shows live and how it reminded him of Big Daddy Kane. You see we don’t come out yelling and muffling up the microphone we come out to make you dance and sweat. That’s what Common wanted us to do when we opened up. He wanted it to be hype when he comes out. Old school hip hop guys are the best judges for music. You all can talk about them and how they’ll say that hip hop is dead cause their records are not sellin but those are the guys that know real hip hop.

Describe your live show.
There’s not a show that we haven’t done where we didn’t have crowd participation. We’re talking about songs that they’ve never heard in their life and they’ll know our chorus before the end of the song. There’s people that follow us—like people would The Grateful Dead. We performed with the Roots in Salt Lake City and there was 10,000 people out there to see the Knux and the Roots perform. Blistering heat. Standing on top of each other. We rocked it. We performed in Montreal, Canada—there were people that came out from Vancouver to come see us perform! You gotta look at the Knux more like a punk band. We don’t go out there all clean and flashing jewelry. Matter of fact, leave your clean shoes at home cause there’s Energy at our shows.

Would you be more on the N.E.R.D. side of hip hop than the Snoop side.
Kinda. We’re not on that cool hip hop look-at-my-Ice-Cream-tennis-shoe shit. Every show we perform we’re in some dirty ass Chuck Taylors. If you see me in these shoes you should think that I might stage dive, dog. We’re not coming out to show our chains and look cute. We come to get at shit.

Krispy when you were a kid around 15 years old everybody listened to the same type of hip hop—what music were you listening to that made you switch gears to make you reach this path?
It wasn’t just hip hop. You see we’re trained musicians and we play our own instruments so we’re more open to stuff. When I was 15 I wasn’t just listening to Wu-Tang and Nas. I was listening to Portishead; The Prodigy came out with stuff like Firestarter and all that. Listening to that I thought that I wanted to do it someday. By the time I graduated high school The Strokes had just become mainstream. The Strokes was sicker than any hip hop that was out at the time. It made me go back and listen to the Kinks and Pixies and shit like that. At that point I was done with hip hop cause there was nothing new in hip hop that could influence me.

With all these influences what is Remind Me In Three Days about?
The body is all hip hop—but the clothing it wears is all sorts of other genres. We brought the breakbeat back to the mainstream. You’ll hear influences of electronic, dance, garage rock, drum and bass, jungle… it’s all influenced on the production side. But it’s all hip hop. We spit our asses off so it ain’t no corny raps. Hopefully we’ll get hip hop listeners to open their ears to other genres.

When you jumble up too much urban America gets confused so this style of music might be accepted more by the stereotypical “white guy”. What do you say about that?
You couldn’t make a person buy a Lupe album. They’d have to love it. A label can’t just market him and get a response. Honestly he doesn’t really have any strong label support. When Atlantic had first signed Lupe (We used to write songs for Atlantic) we were trying to see if we could write hooks for him. The label told us “Don’t write for this album. It’s not going to sell.” That album took off with out Atlantic supporting that shit. There’s a middle genre now. Some people call it the hipster realm. It’s an in-between genre—it’s not underground and it’s not mainstream. It’s not white and it’s not black. It’s got no color to it. You’ve just got a whole bunch of people enjoying a style of music. Kids want a blunt rolled with all types of styles now and they’re listening to everything. It’s a good time right now. You don’t have to be in a box. It makes other artists get on their grind and impress a little harder now—and stop the bullshit..

Everything happens in cycles. No one really invents something new. Do you think The Knux hit that sweet spot and are in the right place at the right time?
We’re going for longevity but we’re still gong to blow it out of the water. I’m not looking to just float around in hip hop just to be “in it”. We’re not trying to be modest about it. We have the will to knock down the walls of a genre and if we will be the sacrifice for it we’re going to do it. We’ll go hard or go home. We want this album to be a bridge between genres.

Between what of artists does The Knux lie?
We really just do what we do but we’re someplace between Gym Class Heroes and Jay Electronica.

If you were to do a show who would be your first 2 openers.
It don’t really matter who opens up—when we get out there they won’t remember them anyway.

Last question: Katrina—Blessing or Curse?
It’s a blessing and a curse. Blessing because…ummm. Fuck you know what? It wasn’t a blessing at all! It was some bad shit for us. We lost family members. We lost memories. There was no good out of that Katrina thing at all. Oh you know what! There WAS a lot of legal shit. I mean, we had a LOT of court shit. Lots of it got dropped after Katrina. I guess there’s the plus!

The Knux: Remind Me In Three Days released on October 28th.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dj Dusk's Root Down: Soundclash

THESE are beat makers....

"Experience a slice of Los Angeles hip-hop history on DJ Dusk’s Root Down Soundclash. Three classic old school hand-held battles from some of Los Angeles’ and the World’s greatest beatmakers:

Madlib vs Cut Chemist vs Thes One
Oh No vs Exile"

Lil' Wayne "The Leak 5"

Look for it starting: 10/27/2008

1. Can I Talk To You featuring Nutt Da Kidd & Mack Maine
2. Put My Money featuring Jay-Z
3. Swagger From Us featuring Jim Jones
4. Pick & Roll featuring Juelz Santana
5. The Bullshit
6. Guerilla City
7. Lean Low featuring Juelz Santana
8. Real Life
9. I Want It Forever featuring Nutt Da Kidd
10. She On It featuring Nikki
11. Cool Outrageous Lovers featuring Plies & Andre 3000
12. Ransom featuring Drake
13. Forgot About Me featuring Scarface & Bun B
14. The Best Rapper
15. Do It For The Boy featuring Nutt Da Kidd
16. Turning Me On
17. Gangsta Muzik
18. I'm So Paid featuirng Akon & Young Jeezy
19. One Night Stand(Unreleased) featuring Curren$y & Mack Maine
20. Outro

Friday, October 17, 2008

Taco Tuesday: Calvin Klein

Calvin Klien is Supporting “Friends of The High Line”

Tuesday Oct. 21st (NEXT TUESDAY)
Doors open at 7
Located @ Rewind (137 Essex Street —btwn Stanton & Rivington)
Music provided by LADIES NIGHT!!
DJ Panther, Cash & Prizes & Danny Estrella
download music from any of these dj's at
$2 Tacos (Carne Asada, Chicken, and Veggie)
$5 Margaritas & $4 Well Drinks
Drink Specials All Night!

If you and your company would like to throw down or you wanna be put on the mailing list email

For TACO TUESDAY photos and other goodies go to the BLOG
Taco Tuesday is sponsored by &

Make more friends...forward the flyer!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kanye: Heartless Snippit

Download: Heartless
No doubt that this will get shut down quick so "smash and grab" quickfast.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Q Tip "The Renaissance" Album Listening Party

Q Tip "The Renaissance" Album Listening Party
Wednesday 10.15.08 7-9 PM
@ Turntable Lab LA
424 1/2 N. Fairfax
Los Angeles CA 90036

Free Drinks
Free Entry
Give A Ways

T-pain's vocoder

Threat and Needle's Count Bush Tee

With Bush ending his term Threat & Needle has to have a statement! Here is Count Bush ending his reign and leaving with Lady Liberty. Celebrate this election year—and Halloween—with Count Bush.


Friday, October 10, 2008

TONIGHT (rsvp) Nike SB Launch Event:
Lance Mountain x C.R. Stecyk III Blazer

Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán Presents:
Nike SB Launch Event - Lance Mountain x C.R. Stecyk III Blazer

A beat-up orange skateboard with a tribal graphic form of a skull was the inspiration for the new Nike SB Blazer, set to launch this weekend. However, it goes beyond the deck or the graphic. Instead, it is about the skater, in this case, Lance Mountain, the artist, legendary C.R. Stecyk III, and the camaraderie of So Cal skateboard community. To mark the release of this collaborative Blazer, Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán, the unique retail and event locale in Los Angeles, will host a special launch party tonight, starting at 9 pm. Live musical performance by Versions plus a screening short film Roadsigns. Best to RSVP before the event since a large audience is expected.

Nike Sportswear at The Montalbán
1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Event Date: October 10th (Tonight!!!) | 9 pm - 11 pm


Dj Turbulence x Kanye West

He stuck to the 808 theme. Its heat.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Beat Junkie/Dilated Peoples' Dj Babu presents Duck Season 3

Features: MF Doom, Dilated Peoples, Little Broter, A.G. & Kardinal Offishall
1. DS3 Intro f/ Dilated Peoples
2. Dearly Departed f/ M.O.P.
3. Fan Mail f/ Little Brother, Joe Scudda, & D-Brock
4. The Unexpected f/ MF DOOM & Sean Price
5. Frozen f/ Guilty Simpson
6. East West Connection f/ A.G.
7. My Opinion f/ Bishop Lamont
8. 2 Feet f/ Kardinal Offishall & Rakaa Iriscience
9. Black & Brown Army f/ Chace Infinite & Sick Jacken
10. Graveyardshiftin f/ Cali Agents & Roc Marciano
11. For Whatever It's Worth f/ Evidence
12. It's A New Day f/ M.E.D.
13. O.G. f/ Strong Arm Steady
14. Guns Gon' Blow f/ Termanology
15. That Ain't Gangsta f/ Likwit Junkies
16. Meant To Be f/ Roc C. & Oh No
17. SBX2LAX2OX f/ Wildchild & Percee P
18. Ahead Of My Time f/ Niko

Download: Z-Trip for Obama

So sayith Z-Trip:
"I encourage you to download it and pass it along to anyone you think should hear it. Feel free to burn copies, share it with friends, family, co-workers, strangers, and especially anyone you know is on the fence about this election. I'm also putting out a radio friendly version, in case anyone wants to broadcast it.

Please share the message. Educate those who may not know what is really going on. There is still time.

If you, or anyone you know, isn't registered to vote, I encourage you to make it a priority and fix that before it's too late. This election is WAY too important for anyone to not get involved. If you need more information on how and where to register, vote, or participate, please check the links below.

I honestly feel if we make our voices heard, this time WILL be different.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Obama FUNdraiser @ Verdugo Bar

Me and Mike are spinning here...

10p - 2a
Desert Eagle • Mike iLL • Heartfood Presents

Verdugo Bar • 3408 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles 90065
323 257 3408 •

percent of bar sales = proceeds for Obama campaign Fund

Welcome Back Dj AM

KROQ & DECKSTAR in association with T-Mobile and BPM Magazine are hosting a very special event to WELCOME HOME DJ AM. The party will be filled with huge DJ performances, all by personal friends of AM including MARK RONSON, CUT CHEMIST, MIXMASTER MIKE, STEVE AOKI, MOMJEANS AKA DANNY MASTERSON, DJ VICE, DJ HOMICIDE, DJ SPIDER, JUS SKE, GRAHAM FUNKE, STONEROKK, DJ FASHEN & MIKE B.

The welcome home party goes down in one week, Tuesday October 14th at Avalon Hollywood (18+) from 10p-3am. NO guestlist, NO exceptions. Tickets are currently $20 each at with proceeds going towards the memorial funds of those lost in the recent tragedy.

Dj Vice: New York 10/9; Vegas 10/12

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

808s & Heartbreaks Cover

I don't know what this is or what it's for but it's kinda dope. But only kinda.

Universal Mind Control

Cool Kids - "Delivery Man"

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

VOTE Nosaj Thing for the Radiohead Remix Contest

There's this remix contest that is doing and Nosaj Thing did a remix. It's dope and you should vote for it. BTW he also did the Man On The Moon [youtube] track on the Kid Cudi x 10 Deep Mixtape.