Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Sayin

For those that like to plan ahead, just thought I should give you a 7-month warning about getting me a birthday gift.  

Either just the 1 for me, or 25+ for the party! 
Pssht, I need to go ahead and make a Strobe Hat too!

Hit em up for me and see if we can't sort out a bulk order.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Buffy the Body
who what when where how and why? who the hell knows, i really don't have much to say about this track. All i do know is, they took the classic sample from "theme from the together brothers" which is used in almost every MC and Miami bass djs crate it also contains a few samples from luke and the 2 live crew. This track is taken from one of the first few Dj godfather 12"s, this was actually a double 12" made with Big Daddy Rick on the databass label in 1997. So if you're a fan of Booty music, although its not a miami bass artist its definately well inspired by. so here you go, (some slight crackling goin on here).

dj godfather & big daddy rick- roll it ride it shake it- db 003 @ 320

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's How I Got Down


For young rap artists or DJs in the making, this Scratch CD Mixer is a great addition to any party.

The Kidsway® DJ Scratch CD mixer can record music and sound effects with the use of a cassette tape or a CD, each of which has its own set of controls.

Slow down or speed up the tempo of the music and there are sliding controls for the balance, tone and echo to simulate professional music mixing.

Young DJs get to scratch, mix and match sounds with five loop effects, five sound effects, balance, tone and echo controls.

The spinning disco ball creates the right atmosphere with spinning lights everywhere!
Also included in the box for DJ hopefuls are the microphone and head mic.

Playrooms instantly turn into nightclubs with this DJ scratch CD mixer from Kidsway®

CD player
FM Radio
5 loop effects dance, hip-hop, reggae, trance & Bass loop
5 sound effects
Tone, balance, echo
Professional Sliding
Numerous DJ Controls
Spinning Disco Ball with light effects
Cassette recorder and cassette player
Includes microphone and head mic
Professional sliding DJ controls for balance, volume, tape and echo
CD line for CD player
Tempo up/down
Requires 6 x C batteries - not included
Measures 21"L x 11.5"W x 5.5"H
Model No: 9143
Weight: 9.25 Lbs.
Shipping Dimensions: 15x14x24

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

OSE the begining

WOW today i woke up feeling mad groggy. Maybe it was the mac n cheese, chicken n cheese w broccoli n cheese tuna melt dinner i had last night... maybe. I've been lying in my bed for about 2 1/2 hours already thinking about what i need to do today. which mounts to basically nothing. thanks to all my friends for your support.
while i was digging in the crates (mp3s) i came across this gem, i used to sell this record (or trade) anywhere from $70-100 during 1996-97' (when contra swore there was no internet) to German cats via a electro forum. ( i remember once i traded it for Antacid- jedi knights remix 12"). I being lucky enough to live in Miami came across this (and many other miami gems) on a regular basis up until recently (still managed to keep a few copies for myself). OSE-computer funk written by none other than PB floyd and McCauley (dxj) on Bound Sound records 1983, there are also releases of this on treasure records along with a missprinted label version (i forgot what artist was on the other side... its not ose). This tracks the jam, if you're into that oldschool boogie electro.

why share this? i dont know..maybe because i like to contribute some hard to find stuff on here.. besides, its not like im sharing both tracks haha. (they're almost the same)

Ose- Computer funk part 1- bound sound 1003 1983 @320

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Affordable Living

Michael Jackson's Neverland auction goin down. 

"There are bronze statues of frolicking cherubs, replica marble busts of Roman emperors, a huge statue of Prometheus that used to sit on a skull near the entrance. On shelves there are child-size diesel-powered race cars that used to zoom around the grounds."

Kinda want to go in on this auction -- the suggested prices for some of his gear isn't as atrocious as you might imagine.  Below are a couple pics of things for sale.  Can only imagine what other amazing shit dude has/had?  

Rhinestoned Socks: $600 - 800

Electric buggy to cruise round the Neverland grounds: $4,000 - $6,000

The head from Moonwalker: $2,000 - $3,000

Awards presented to Michael Jackson by Epic for double platinum sales of Dangerous, and gold sales of Bad. Guide price: $200-$400

Coin-operated Fortune Teller a la Big: $1,500 - $2,000

A flight-simulator game made by Sega!  This got the little boys loose back in MJ's prime.
Cost: $4,000 -$6,000

Michael Jackson - Beat It (Guitar Track) played by Eddie Van Halen
* Gotta go back to the source to see if I can get a WAV, but this is the OG, not some karaoke rip.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lonely Ladi Luv

Ladi luv otherwise know as just Ladi, was an artist signed to the Miami label Joey Boy records, (whose other artists include Bass patrol, dj fury, the puppies (who also have a great tarck y-2-c) just to name a few). Ladi was you could say a one hit wonder, which boggles my mind because for the time, region, and genre (not to mention her age i know she was in her teens) the album (Anything Goes) itself is pretty dope. Her album was produced by the Magnetic Force (who released the single "hip hop bystander". you might have heard her single "good to the last drop" played out somewhere sometime in the past or present, it tends to get a lot of play. I chose to share this track from the album with you all mainly because its valentines day haha, and its one of my top 5 tracks from the album, not including "good to the last drop".

here you go
Ladi Luv- Lonely Heart- Joey boy 3001 @320

Loved & Lost Volume 2 - Valentine's Mix

Heart House

While the original Loved & Lost was made exclusively for his lost love, only for her to ever hear, Induce now introduces Volume 2 for those who’s hearts have been hurt as well, for those who have no Valentine, for those who love love, but lack it, for those who still have hope because love is too great to hate.

Loved & Lost Vol. 2 - Click Here

Brian Eno – Julie With…
U2 – Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
Mellodrone – Last Nights Fight
Belle & Sebastian – I’m Waking Up To Us
The Buckinghams – And Our Love
Donovan – Ramblin’ Boy
Bob Dylan – It Ain’t Me Babe
Simon & Garfunkel – For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Neil Young – Pardon My Heart
Hall & Oates – In Honor Of A Lady
Duane & Gregg Allman – Back Down Home With You
Steve Miller Band – Dear Mary
Al Anderson – I Just Want To Have You Back Again
The Hollies – Stop Right There
Bon Iver – Blood Bank
Bat For Lashes – Sad Eyes
Caribou – She’s The One
Doves - Snowden
M83 – Kim & Jessie
My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep
Van Morrison – Crazy Love

Thursday, February 12, 2009

funky little NEZZ

NEZZ was an old independent Miami label catering to electro, rap, and freestyle, (it was founded by Henry Stone who was also a founder of many other Miami labels such as tk). Some of its early releases where done independently through FHL productions then later through the Hot associated label. One single that still stands out for me today is "funky little beat" by Connie (i know i know mad lame, its almost valentines day wamp wamp). There just something about this track that i can't seem to let go ever since i first heard it (around 1994, i know.... mad late) probably because of its part in the skanless electric funk megamix 1 (at 3:30). Connie released this single in her mid 20's along with "rock me" which is considered one of the most important latin freestyle singles to date, and shortly afterwards dissapeared from the music scene until al ater date and released a few more singles and an Lp (in 1995). This ones for la pequenita jake, since i know he loves freestyle music.

Connie- funky little beat- nezz release 1004 @320

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rick Ross' Baby Momma w/ 50

Hah, and then he takes her shopping!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tuck It In

Pressure The Drop


Mylo's scheduled to be coming back.  5 years later = right on time.  That's how great the 'dance' music scene/genre is.  You can do that.  

Miami fam, Off The Radar, posted up the '09 mix of his dancefloor killer.

Since the weather is so nice right now in Miami, (kickin it windows open, breeze flowing; enjoying it as much as I can, while dreading the weather to come), I figured I'd just post what I'm listening to right now as it applies(?) to Mylo.  

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop

Ibiza by 2010

I've long flirted with the dream of retiring after playing Ibiza.  It doesn't need to be any fancy sort of massive foam-filled lazer-lit extravaganza; any ol' dingy bar, or even a parking lot, would be fine.  Just get me there, and its a wrap! 

That said, I, by way of nothing to do with me, have taken one giant step towards reaching my dream.  Apparently Santogold is performing at WMC's centerpiece event, Ultra Music Festival.  I've never been to a single one, but they seem to spend $70 billion every year, so it must be good.

Anyways, so sure playing Ultra isn't the ecstasy-induced hopscotch towards Ibiza that would garner a flight and slot, but . . .  last weekend, after getting a flyer on my car, I saw that we're scheduled to play the Main Stage; and more important than just playing in front of 30,000(+) Ed Hardy/Hardylettes with inflatable beach balls, is the headliner for the main stage.  

The very same day, on the very same stage, maybe even with the very same turntables *gasping blush*, is none other than the grand god of everything God deemed godly, Mr. Hands In The Sky And Touch Heaven:  

Sunrise indeed kind sir

So yes, as of now, I'm officially boys with Tiesto.  Update the Myspace.

I'm kinda getting nervous just thinking about what I could possibly talk to him about.  Its like meeting your long-lost-brother on an episode of Maury; I mean T-dawg and I are basically two peas in a pod, nearly identical.  We can talk build-ups and breakdowns in G-sharp rather than F, handing out Lambo's with diamond-encrusted keys, having our water imported from Antarctica, and every other common-day occurrences for trend-leaders like us.

So basically after we rekindle what we've always known was there (I saw him once in NYC ~'01; I nodded), I fully expect The T-meister to take me along to his next 16-hour set in Ibiza.  

If for some reason this doesn't pan out because I've got to dip early, Lloyd and I have an Ibiza tour scheduled in 2010. Get on board now, before Ministry of Sound releases our legendary mix.

Throwbackbackback to Lloyd when he was 15 song


New song from John McClane's spanish cousin.


First on this.

Buy the album when it comes out!! 
In a way its like supporting Matt Cash.

Friday, February 6, 2009

"Find The Others."

"There are two kinds of people in this world.  People that believe there are two kinds of people and people that don't believe there are two kinds of people."

A couple years ago I used to watch tons and tons of crazy documentaries/lectures/conspiracy ish/and other randomness that used to flip my shit.

"Waiit, what?!? You mean Clinton ran an international drug trade, and the Taliban was his main grower?"
"You mean the fluoride in water is meant to control the population?"
"Building #7 at free-fall speeds?!"

Et cetera.

Anyways, I recently got an old laptop of mine to start working again (had to buy an external keyboard & mouse).  On it I found an interesting lecture/conference called "Disinfo", or at least it was held by the people behind a short-lived UK TV show called Disinfo.  I think that it was held back in 1999 (definitely at some point before 9/11).  Regardless, its got a bunch of speakers on there (including Marilyn Manson), all talking about different subjects somehow related to the Timothy Leary quote: "Find the others."

So I've had this video since ~2000, and having kept it for so long, I pondered uploading the entire video for you to download -- but that shit takes FOREVER!! Luckily, I found a streaming copy of it that you should go ahead and watch, and then tell your friends to watch it as well.

The first guy, Richard Metzger, does an intro that is passable, so you can go ahead and skip to ~5:45.  The next speaker, Douglas Rushkoff rambles a bit, but he has some really interesting thoughts (especially around the Pong section), and you shouldn't skip him or the next guy, Grant Morrison.

ODB's Brooklyn Zoo on C-Murder's Down For My Niggas Instrumental 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Future Remixed

This software looks crazy revolutionary; it allows you to alter individual notes within a recorded song.  So rather than manipulating the pitch or whatever to alter a sample (which would affect all of the instruments within your sample) - you can potentially change the chords/notes individually throughout the sample or even the whole song.  Which, depending on the diligence of producers, we can look forward to millions of variant remixes of Kanye's "Love Lockdown".

Direct Note Access:

Found via the Gigacrate blog.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Suspicion Breeds Confidence

I used to work at an online clothing store, Digital Gravel, back when they were just getting it together ~2001(?). Nowadays, you can pretty much find any and all dope clothing lines selling their gear through them.

Last I was in LA, where they're now based, I linked up with the founder Nima Nabavi (probably the funniest guy I know) to catch up on old times and score some free gear. He was telling me about this quasi-TV show he wanted to start, and showed me a couple episodes he had done. The short and simple premise of it is getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the labels he stocks at the store. One such label is Obey. I'm sure you're familiar w/ the figurehead of the line, Shepard Fairey (aka the guy who did the omnipresent Obama poster).

Here's the episode (filmed just after the Obama print was designed/launched):

And the reason why I'm posting it relates to a blog post I read at, entitled Politics For Sale. Well, that, and the fact that Santogold did a show that was thrown in conjunction with and Mr. Fairey (where Moby was talking about the Hipster Olympics, Tim Robbins got drunk and danced with young girls, Heather Graham just kinda walked back-and-forth w/ those deer->headlights eyes, and I got name-drops).

Can any of his future work, which has historically been politically charged and critical of the 'status quo', criticize an administration that he helped put in place vis-a-vis his art? Or, as the Adbusters blog poses, has he always been, or is he now forced to be, a sell-out?

*EDIT: He's also on PBS tonight being interviewed by Charlie Rose.

So much has been written about dude, that I don't need to post this up; but the blog's been slacking and its somewhat relevant to one of my favorite movies ever, Brazil.

The Goodmen - Give It Up