April 27th, 2010
Apart from his obvious and widely documented legacy to Rap music and Hip-Hop, I want to address the man’s memory for many reasons.
I met GURU a few times, not only he was one of the nicest cats, he also always had something insightful to say about the music I played to him. He always heard something I didn’t pay attention to, even when I had composed the very music (Interestingly, Kery James and Mr Oizo are the other peeps I know blessed with the same gift).
This ‘Chump’ song off of Gangstarr second album is one of my favourite rap song of all time. Lyrics, amazing beat work by Premier, and overall great memory of going to the record store to buy ‘STEP IN THE ARENA’, you know, just to get a rep—
December 20th, 2009
Stumbled upon these old school party flyers.
The line-up on this one is simply CLASSIC.
Mr Magic died a few weeks ago, RIP.
Not only Grandmaster Flash and The Treacherous 3 are GUARANTEED TO PERFORM,
The flyer’s also telling you which songs they’ll sing.
This one is a little more sophisticated,
and has two possibly tattoo-able designs:
the NYC skyline, and the breakdancer on the right of course.
“Avoid the crowd, come stupid early!”
Our own fella ASTERIX makes a cool little cameo on this one.
“Ecstasy Garage presents:
SAVE OUR CHILDREN!”
The details on this one are crazy.
Hey, the artists (or ‘graphic designers’ would we say today) are never credited,
so, although I don’t know who they are, this post goes out to them—
September 23rd, 2009
Childhood hero of mine and of many of my DJ friends, ROC-RAIDA died last week.
He, with the almighty X-ecutioners, was one of the very best.
In the ongoing battle with the Invisible Scratch Picklz, I always appreciated his effortless style and musicianship.
Study your classics by downloading THIS and THAT.
And may he rest in peace,
June 11th, 2009
There will never be two many:
2ManyDJ’s, BoysNoize, Diplo, Blaqstarr, Tiga, Bang Gang DJ’s (Ajax, Doom, Hoodratt, Dangerous Dan, Beni), Andee Frost, K.I.M, Daruma & Dex Pistols, Towa Tei & DJ Dimitri, Arveene, Optimo, DJ Hell, Felix the Housecat, DJ Funk, Gant-man, DJ Craze, Brodinski, Crookers, JFK & Al, Jesse Rose, DJ Absolut, Mans & Carli Staygold, Isi & Jence, Buraka Som Sistema, Aeroplane, Mixhell, Sicarios, One Man Party, Miss Dominy, Jon the Sexy Lazer, DJ Kon, DJ San Gabriel, DJ Duke, Lord Funk, DJ Cream, DJ Mosko, etc, etc, etc…
This list is, of course, far to be complete, and is actually un-completable, because it’s unstoppable.
Way more soon then…
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June 2nd, 2009
Mind you, LA has a quite simple subway system.
Caliornia, knows how to party, ok.
California is also the state where I enjoy listening to the radio the most- and arguably the home-place of modern turntablism.
I might move there one day to say hi to: Dre & Yella, Go-Mack & Total K-Oss, DJ Aladdin, Evil D, Mike T, Sir Jinx, DJ Pooh, DJ Quik, Warren G, Michael Mixxin Moore, DJ Muggs, DJ Shadow, Mixmaster Mike, Q-Bert, Shortkut, Babu, D-Styles, Junkies & Picklz, , Cut Chemist, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, DJ O-Dub, Steve Aoki, DJ AM, Mike B, Blu Jemz, Gina Turner, Chris Holmes, and long time no see Baby Ryan.