Friday, June 12, 2009

Galt MacDermot Compilations

via Wikipedia because I'm lazy right now (i've kindly bolded the keywords for the lazy:
"MacDermot is also popular amongst collectors of jazz, funk and film soundtracks, for the scores he created to minor productions such as Woman is Sweeter and Rhinoceros. Working with high-calibre jazz musicians such as Bernard Purdie, Jimmy Lewis and Idris Muhammad, MacDermot created tight, rhythmical soundtrack pieces which effectively prefigured the funk material of James Brown. Consequently, MacDermot's work from this period has been sampled by hip-hop musicians including Busta Rhymes, who borrowed "Space" for "Woo hah!!", and Handsome Boy Modelling School, DJ Vadim, DJ Premier and Oh No (rapper), who have all sampled the same segment from "Coffee Cold". Underground rapper/producer MF Doom also sampled "Cathedral" for his instrumental piece "Pennyroyal" as part of his Special Herbs series. On 8 August 2006, rapper Oh No released an album produced completely with Galt MacDermot samples, entitled Exodus into Unheard Rhythms, on Stones Throw Records."

These cuts:
C'mon Wit Da Git Down - Artifacts
Uncivilized (Instrumental) - Beatnuts
Woo-Hah (Instrumental) - Busta Rhymes
Werdz From The Ghetto Child (Instrumental) - Gangstarr
Mash (Instrumental) - J Dilla
The Truth - J-Live
Galt Is Loose (Instrumental) - K-Def
Pennyroyal (Instrumental) - MF Doom
Cinquefoil (Instrumental) - MF Doom
Discipline 99 - Quasimoto
Return Of The Loop Digga - Quasimoto

...have samples that can be found somewhere in these Galt MacDermot originals
Coffee Cold / Cathedral / If Our Love Is Real / Ripped Open By Metal Explosions / Golden Apples Part II / Space / Stockyard / Aquarius / Sodomy / Donna-Hashish / Easy To Be Hard / Where Do I Go / Don't Put It Down / Hare Krishna / Good Morning Starshine / Let The Sunshine In

Be up on yours and download: Galt MacDermot Compilations

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Monday Munchies with Vick One

Vick One has been doing these Monday Munchies for a couple months or so and I can't seem to NOT tune in to see what he's going to talk about. He's friggin hilarious. So far I blame him for this strawberry Oreo cookie binge I've be on. Thanks Vick.


Sunday, May 31, 2009


Grand Groove is officially one of our favorite crews.

via GrandGroovedjs: "This mix is inspired by the work of legendary New York mixtape DJ’s G-BO THE PRO AND DOUBLE R, with special thanks to our homie DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG for putting us up on game. Awhile back Royale showed me G-Bo the Pro and Double R #21. It was an instant hit recieving HEAVY rotation in the car. Roy then suggested the idea that we re-do the tape, a cover per se, adding our own Grand Groove touches throughout. Covering a mixtape, who does that!? So that’s what we did! We re did the B Side of the tape and flipped the cover too (thanks to Committee designs). While we kept a lot of the original tracklisting we also included some of our own personal favourites and original blends that we felt would fit in the mix. Here’s the original cover and tracklisting"

Tracklisting for: GRAND GROOVE DJ’S PRESENT: Ol School R&B Flavas
Shalamar – for the lover in you (g-bo and double r revisited)
Janet Jackson – let’s wait awhile (grand groove’s juicy mix)
The Isley Brothers – between the sheets
Zapp & Roger – computer love (grand groove’s boomin mix)
Eugene Wilde feat. McGruff – gotta get you home tonight
Juicy – sugar free
Marcus Miller feat. Mary J Blige – much too much
Alicia Keys – no one (grand groove mix)
Marvin Gaye – sexual healing
Gregory Abbot – shake you down
Patrice Rushen – you remind me
Ne-Yo – so sick (grand groove mix)
Collage – get in touch with you
Mary Jane Girls feat. Big Daddy Kane and Nice & Smooth – all night long (grand groove re-fix)
Keni Burke – keep rising to the top
Gwen Guthrie – they long to be (close to you)
Mtume – C.O.D. (grand groove mix)
New Edition – a little bit of love (grand groove re-fix)
Bernard Wright – who do you love
Surface – happy
Sade – paradise (grand groove mix)
Lloyd feat. Lil’ Wayne and Rakim – paid around the world (grand groove mix)
Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett – don’t look any further
Kleeer – intimate connection
Keyshia Cole feat. Missy – let it go (grand groove mix)
Midnight Star – curious
Patrice Rushen – feels so real (grand groove’s go mix)
Jocelyn Brown – somebody else’s guy
Frankie Beverly & Maze – before i let go
Gap Band – outstanding
Fatback Band – i found lovin
Alicia Myers – i want to thank you

Download: GRAND GROOVE DJ’S PRESENT: Ol School R&B Flavas (Tribute to G-Bo the Pro & Double R)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Omega NYC: 100 Drops and Runnin'

Shook Ones, Pt II - Mobb Deep
All About the Benjamins - Puff Daddy
Rock Box - Run-D.M.C.
The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Mona Lisa - Slick Rick
Treat 'Em Right - Chubb Rock
Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Missin’ Linx – M.I.A.
The Next Episode - Dr. Dre
The Choice Is Yours - Black Sheep
Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest
Crossover – EPMD
Slow Down - Brand Nubian
Rock Dis Funky Joint - Poor Righteous Teachers
Eric B. is President - Eric B. & Rakim
They Want Efx – Das Efx
Trends of Culture – Off and On
No Delayin’ – Nice & Smooth
I Don’t Care – Audio Two
D E F – Doug E Fresh
I’ll Do 4 U – Father MC
Gettin’ Funky – Kid n’ Play
Off The Books – Beatnuts
Fine Tune The Mic – Maestro & Showbiz
Iced Down Medallions – Royal Flush
Just To Get A Rep – Gang Starr
Cappucino – MC Lyte
2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted – 2 Pac
Amerikkka’s Most Wanted – Ice Cube
PIGS – Guilty Simpson
F The Police – Jay Dee
Get Lifted – Kieth Murray
Come Clean – Jeru The Damaja
Danger – Blahzay Blahzay
The Brownout – Sputnik Brown
The Love Song – K-OS
Superstar – Lupe Fiasco
Check One, Two – Diamond D
#1 Player – Red Hot Lover Tone
Players – Slum Village
One Two One Two – Kool Keith
Ninety Nine – John Forte
Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See – Busta Rhymes
Can’t Do Nuttin’ For Ya Man – Flava Flav
J Beez Comin’ Through – Jungle Brothers
You Know My Style – Nas
Rider Pt. 2 – 50 Cent
The Truth – Fat Joe
C.R.E.A.M. – Wu Tang
Wamp Wamp – Clipse
Oh My Lord – Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Warning – B.I.G.
All For The Love – Jadakiss
Beaches & Cr̬me РThe Rose Family
The Movement – Strong Arm Steady
Move – OhNo
Cold Steel – Phat Kat
Streets Move – Big Shug
Grit Dat Grime – Freestyle Professor
Rapperfection – Edan
Road To The Riches – Kool G. Rap
Billy –Kid Capri
2 Tons – Natural Elements
Oooh! – De La Soul
Keep It Live – El The Sensei
Thin Line – Rasco
Work The Angles – Dilated Peoples
Alright – Visonaries
Go For Mine – Buc Fifty
Jitterbug Fonk – Eagle Nebula
9th Wonder – Digable Planets
We Roll – Jim Jones & Max B
Pull It – Cam’Ron & DMX
It’s Me – Swizz Beats & Lil Wayne
Tonight’s The Night – Redman
I Got To Have It – Ed O G
Spacey – Large Professor
Fazers – King Geedorah
Napoleon Dynamite – Mos Def
I’m Still # 1 – Boogie Down Productions
Just Rhymin’ With Kane – Just Ice & Big Daddy Kane
Let The Ho’s Go – Naughty By Nature
Here Comes The Lords – Lords Of The Underground
Reservoir Dogs – Jay-Z
Dangerous – OC & Big L
Freestyle With Remy Martin – Big Pun
Ready 2 Attack – Special Ed
Thin Line – Dice Raw
93 Til’ Infinity – Souls Of Mischief
Who Got The Props – Black Moon
Let It All Hang Out – A.D.O.R.
Go! – Common
Go With The Flow – Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Cherchez La Ghost – Ghostface Killah
Love Is The Message –Cappadonna & Raekwon
Let’s Get Blown – Snoop Dog
Blow The Whistle – Too Short
Tell Me When To Go – E-40
Dreadlocks – Murs
Rosa Parks - Outkast

via Omega: NYC (congrats on your 100th post)

Download: 100 Drops and Runnin'

Friday, May 29, 2009

DJ HERO features Jay-Z, Eminem, & DJ Shadow

The special-edition release of DJ Hero will reportedly bundle greatest hits CDs from both artists, a limited edition controller, a DJ stand and a metal traveling case.

Hulu Labs Desktop

Hulu with fios makes me almost never need to go to the DVR. Now they have a desktop player. Awesome.

Download: Hulu Labs Desktop

Fresh Daily: Tomorrow Is Today

Download: Fresh Daily: Tomorrow Is Today

No, REDMAN.. YOU are are Fiyah!

I really wish there was a reality show based around Red and Meth. It could be those dudes just chattering away. Maybe not even a show.. maybe more like a red and meth show/commercial that's like 5 mins long played in between commercials. THAT would be the poo poo!

Obey x 530medialab Anniversary T

I don't care what they say. I'm a friggin honorary member of 530medialab. Me. Me. Me. Ok enough of all that homo stuff. This crew never can seem to surprise me when it comes dope ass design. What does surprise me is that they still got enough time out of their schedules to put out a 9th anniversary t-shirt. This one is a collab with OBEY. (huge). onetwomagazine love Bart. Kevin. Erik....mostly Kim cause she pays makes sure people get paid. This shirt drops on Saturday — 5/30. Get it, stupid? 530? WHAT!? Blog here. site store here.

From Kevin: "This Saturday (5/30) marks the 9 year anniversary of 530medialab. To mark the occasion 530 did a little something with OBEY Clothing. A huge thank you to Long Beach’s own Joe King for doing up the graphic. The shirt will go on sale Friday 5/29 at midnight via the 530medialab online store and the OBEY Clothing online store. A limited amount will be available on each store. "

BTW: here's something else you can't have:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Acrylick Store

Acrylick are those dudes that do the "Drop Beats Not Bombs" shirts. I love that they have MAD love for the DJ culture and that they have a message to their madness. Yeah guys.. take it. Credit tho ok? Check out Dj Wrex's stuff here. Classics. If this was the East Coast I'd call them Heatrocks.
Acrylick BLOG
Acrylick STORE

Dj Sourmilk: Some Of My Favorite Things MAY Edition --UPDATE includes tracklist

From Dj SourMilk (UGGhhh) he's kinda really good at these monthlies—get on it!

from 'Milk:
"I know this is late... But here is "someofmyfavoritethings" for the month of May for those who care. :)
For those that still don't know, I do a monthly mix of some of MY favorite music, old and new. Download it and you'll enjoy it! All my past mixes can be found on my myspace in the "blog" section... Yes, I still have a myspace...
DJ sourMILK / The Los Angeles Leakers / Power 106 Los Angeles (KPWR)"

Track list:
Santogold-"Lights Out"
Kanye West-"Coldest Winter"
Tears For Fears-"Memories Fade"
Al Green-"Love & Happiness"
Latyrx-"Lady Don't Tek No"
Tha Dogg Pound-"I Don't Like To Dream About Gettin Paid"
The Platinum Pied Pipers ft. Rogier-"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"
Teriyaki Boyz ft. Kanye West-"I Still Love H.E.R."
Erykah Badu-"My Life"
B.J. The Chicago Kid-"Denial"
The Pharcyde-"Passin' Me By"
DeBarge-"I Like It"
D'Angelo-"Feel Like Makin' Love"
Barrington Levy-"Too Experienced"
Jill Scott-"I Try"
Bobby Caldwell-"What You Won't Do For Love"
Kanye West-"Through The Wire"
Reflection Eternal-"Good Mourning (Rmx)"
Binary Star-"Solar Powered"
Jackson 5-"All I Do Is Think Of You"

Download: Dj Sourmilk: Some Of My Favorite Things MAY Edition

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

UPDATE: added part 2! [Dj Mia G - Spring Mix part 1]

"I had a great opportunity to dj in India—New Delhi, Goa, & Mumbai—few things sway my outlook on life...this trip was one of them."

Download: Dj Mia G - Spring Mix part 1
Download: Dj Mia G - Spring Mix part 2

DBlaze Remixes = crack

I've known this dude for years but I didn't really realize how much damage he does to the remix board! I'll hear one of his remixes here and there but not really realizing that those were just the gold flakes thats been chipped away from his mine! If you are a professional DJ you need to take a look at these remixes. It's guaranteed that there is more than a few that you need!

Check out this line of remixes JUST FOR THE MONTH OF MAY! Past months here.

youtube/dblaze1200 | Crack for Djs | |

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Fake Drake Show at Element in Hollywood.

After about nearly getting trampled for about an hour after the scheduled 12:30 performance me and my homegirl bounced. We got gig'd to cover the event but hospitalization wasn't worth show coverage that could only last 20 minutes—plus the red carpet was wack—maybe the worst setup in Hollywood...EVER. Cops and fire department came out to do their thing and someone screaming on the mic at 1:30 was NOT going to make LAFD kick everyone out any slower. What the PD should have done was find the promotors, escort them out, find out where the 20K was at, and distribute the refunds. Those people stood in a line for hours (impressively, it wrapped around the block) to pay 20 bucks each. Check the moneymaker's logo's below:

Sidenote questions for the evening:
1) Is it sheer determination and willingness that makes a person—essentially swimming upstream—forcefully continue down a completely crowded hall with the clear intent to crush all in his path with the simple thoughts that if it's a fragile looking girl then all the easier? In this situation, other than the feeling of 'winning', is there really a point to "getting to the other side"?

2) At what moment does it click in a bouncer's head—when looking at a handful of half-trampled girls in a sea of dudes again, "swimming upstream"—that he considers their plea's of help as NOT a "girl thing" and that waving that silly little flashlight from the stage not only makes it noticeable that EVERYone is ignoring his commands of "get out of the way" and "fallback" but they are really starting to realize his slowness is enhanced by his stupidness.

3) Does "shouting out people" during such a fiasco help take your mind off the pain of a persons elbow in your back? Does the whole "I didn't see it happen so i guess it didn't happen" thing really work? Apparently Cory Maggette's (GS Warriors) brother thinks so.

Friday, May 22, 2009

De La Soul x Nike + Original Run: Are You In?

I'm no fitness fanatic but after hearing this album I simply feel like running. Shoot, I felt like I was on a run the whole 40 mins. I might be overstepping but I don't think that any other hip hop artist could bring it like De La did on this one. A conceptual album built for the runner needs the perfect feel and balance of rhyme to music (production creds to: Trackademics, Flosstradamus, Dave West)—and that's what you get with 'Soul's 20+ years of experience. If any album is De La's return album this one would be it. Thank you De La Soul for the audible adrenaline. Nike, thank you again for delivering timeless classics.

1. Rise And Shine feat. Raheem DeVaughn
2. Good Morning
3. Big Mouf
4. Attack Of The Stet
5. Pick Up The Pace (Run)
6. Poetic Greed Feat. Gina Loring
7. Greedy Man Feat. Billy Ray
8. We O.D.
9. Victory Laps
10. Forever

Download: De La Soul x Nike + Original Run: Are You In?

C'mon Lakers. We want to see this.