Saturday, October 30, 2010
On Melrose Avenue here in Los Angeles the artwork of SABER and Shepard Fairey is up for view. It's a collaboration of two famous artists. The mural is based off the American flag, seen through the eyes of both the heralded graffiti and street artist. Its located on De La Barracuda store building so check it out if your around.
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Here's brand new trailer/music video from Daft Punk, which happens to also showcase one of their newest singles, “Derezzed.” The song will find it’s way not only in the highly anticipated movie but the soundtrack as well. The soundtrack for Disney’s upcoming blockbuster Tron Legacy will see its digital and physical release November 22nd, while the motion picture is still on course for a December 17th premiere.
Say hello to the bad guy? Nike and LeBron talk back to the legion of doubters and haters in the first ad spot for the Nike LeBron 8. The commercial titled “Rise” takes a stance on the criticism and backlash that has followed King James since his decision to the heat. What’s your take on the new marketing campaign behind LeBron? Will you be buying the LeBron 8?
Monday, October 25, 2010
"Two of the most important people in dance music, Steve Aoki and Armand Van Helden concocted the frenetic, peak-hour soundscape that sets the tempo for Ace Norton’s dystopian nightmare rife with metaphor."
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Get Stellar – The Moment (Nick Supply Weapon2 Remix)***
Lars Moston – So Sick (Nick Supply’s Remix)***
The Squatters Ft. Dutch Courage – Superfly (Little Bastard & ZubaGroove Remix)
Chady – Wait For The Bass (Dylan Owns The Bass Remix)
Reset! – My Trunk (Original Mix)
The Bonkers TV & Funkman – Shit Wobble (Down’N’Out Remix)**
Savage Skulls & Douster ft Robyn Bad Gal (Crookers Remix)
8000 (Diplo Remix)
DVS has just released a pair of Harold Hunter signature shoes in conjunction with the Harold Hunter Foundation. The shoes pay tribute to the deceased professional skater, actor, and Lower East Side fixture with a limited edition of the Rico CT silhouette. The kicks are available in a trio of color schematics including red suede, black suede, and a black and white newspaper-like print. The shoes are priced at $60 and available now at DVS, with all proceeds from purchase to benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation.
After many teasers, here is Kanye West movie project, Runaway. The 35-minute video displays a great deal of sophisticated artistry on multiple levels. Nicki Minaj’s narrates the video skills.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wiz Khalifa lets loose a new track off his Twitter-account. Titled “In My Car (Tha Puff Bus)” the Pittsburgh-native teams up with Memphis’ own Juicy J to create a nonchalant ode to the herbal way of life. Check it.
P.S. Sorry everyone! I havent been posting lately just been busy busy busy.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Two years after its initial release arrives an alternative visual for Common’s Pharrell-assisted tune “Announcement”. Directed by Hype Williams, the visual is shot in black and white and captures both artists accompanied by some bikini-clad beauties. The track served the second single released by Common from his 2008 album Universal Mind Control.
I live for mixes like these..This is a must hear for you true hearted hip-hop lovers. It's a mix of old school classics with all those golden names that started it all. “An attempt to combine rap nerd scholarship with DJing craftsmanship." Check it. A MUST DOWNLOAD.
1. Bobyahed2dis – Redman (+) Save Their Souls – Hamilton Bohannon
2. The Planet – Gang Starr
3. Whole City Behind Us – Kanye West
4. Streets Of New York (Acapella) – Rakim (+) Heart Of The City (Instrumental) – Kanye West (with elements of Escape From New York – Sadat X w. Pete Rock)
5. Trouble Man – Inspectah Deck (prod. Pete Rock)
6. Sucka Nigga (Instrumental) – A Tribe Called Quest
7. For You – Little Brother
8. Royal Flush (Accapella) – Andre 3000 (+) Goldmine (Instrumental) – Dr. Dre
9. Lyin King (Instrumental) – Nine (+) Apocalypse – Wyclef
10. Audiotorium – Mos Def (prod. Madlib)
11. Make Em NV – J Dilla
12. Represent (verse) – Big L (+) Moses Theme – Frankie Bleu (sample used for “24 Hours To Live”)
13. Click (DJ Premier Intro)
14. Thirteen – Organized Konfusion (+) How We Rock (Instrumental) – DJ Premier
15. Poisonous Darts – Ghostface
16. Made You Look (Acapella) – Nas (+) Illy (Instrumental) – El-P
17. When The Last Time (Acapella) – Clipse (+) Get At Me (Instrumental) – Alchemist
18. Return Of The Mac – Prodigy (prod. Alchemist) (+) Beatnuts Forever (Instrumental) – Beatnuts
19. None Of Y’all Better (verse) – Jadakiss (prod. DJ Premier) (with elements of No Mercy (Instrumental) – Alchemist)
20. The Stomp – Ol Dirty Bastard (+) The Edge – David McCallum
Spike presents the teaser for its 2010 Scream Awards featuring Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox. The TV spot not only highlights the upcoming awards show but also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the cult classic film franchise, Back to the Future. The 2010 Scream Awards kick off tomorrow October 19th, 2010 (9EST) on Spike.
Friday, October 15, 2010
These mixes have become some of the most popular around over the past year and after a good 3 month wait Designer Drugs‘ Datamix 11 is finally here. Track list below. Check it.
LISTEN.DOWNLOAD: Designer Drugs – DATAMIX 11
1. Gtronic – Sucker Punch
2. Armand Van Helden & Steve Aoki – Brrrat!
3. Dem Slackers – Lets Go (Bart B More Remix)
4. Savage Skulls & Douster – Bad Gal (Crookers Remix)
5. Designer Drugs – Fly By Night (???? Remix)
7. The Oddword – No Machine (???? Remix)
8. Hostage – The Bass
9. Breakfastklub – Holy Shit (Drop That Bass) (Original Mix)
10. Afrojack & The Partysquad – Amsterdamn
11. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand (Original Mix)
12. Mr. Oizo & Gaspard Augé – Rubber (Original Mix)
13. Fischerspooner – Infidels of the World Unite (Sinichi Osawa Remix)
14. The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki ft. Refused – New Noise
15. Soda & Suds – Heavy (The Oddword Remix)
16. Sidney Samson – The World Is Yours (Original Mix)
17. Tai Ft. Steve Aoki – Beat Down
18. Designer Drugs – Through the Prism
20. Example – Last One Standing (Doctor P Remix)
22. Pendulum – The Island Part II
23. Diplo & Lil Jon – U Don’t Like Me (South Rakkas Remix)
24. DJ Antention – Jump (The Oddword Remix)
25. Layo & Bushwacka – Love Story (???? Remix)
26. Florence & The Machine – Hardest of Hearts (The Oddworld Remix)
27. Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Boys Noize Remix)
28. Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)
29. MIA – XXXO
Thursday, October 14, 2010
“Fly Lullaby” produced by 9th Wonder is the 3rd leak off The Kid Daytona and LRG Interlude Project set to drop November 2nd.
"It’s just like that artistic thing, but less on a message thing and more on an art thing.It was just kinda like, ‘I want my music to sound like chasing somebody through the woods with a chainsaw." - Japanese Cartoon
Here is the latest look from Nike SB's, the official Zoom FP. Retail for the Zoom FP is set at $104 USD. Stay tuned for a look into further colorways soon.
Here’s a remix/ official debut of Lupe’s new music collective, All City Chess Club.The group consists of The Cool Kids, B.o.B., Asher Roth, The Cool Kids, Diggy Simmons, Charles Hamilton, Dosage, plus J.Cole and Wale who did not make an appearance on the record. The song was released today courtesy of Lupe Fiasco’s twitter as promised.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
In celebration of its vinyl-arrival Stones Throw has just unleashed the “double A-sides” of MED’s 12″-release via stream. The cuts find the Californian rapper sharing the microphone with crooning labelmate Aloe Blacc and esteemed lyricist Talib Kweli. Both sides include Vocal, Instrumental and Acappella versions. In related news, MED has a new album in the works for 2011 release. Check it.
MED featuring Aloe Blacc - Where I'm From by Hypetrak MED featuring Aloe Blacc - Where I'm From by Hypetrak
MED - Classic feat. Talib Kweli by stonesthrow
Here’s a new name making his way up the circuit, from Washington D.C.,Tabi Bonney. He’s opened up for acts such as LL Cool J, Cam’ron and Outkast to name a few. This song will be on his upcoming debut entitled, Fresh which is due out on November 23rd. Check it.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The United Kingdom’s favorite artist vandal, Banksy got to direct the opening sequence to the Simpsons. In classic Bansky fashion, he paints a dark, and creepy vision of the world. In this piece Banksy takes the viewer behind the scenes of the process of animation, marketing, and promotion of an animated series like The Simpsons. After seeing the opening I was wondering if this would cause a stir and I wanted to know if FOX really approved it. Just Recently The New York Times speaks with The Simpsons’ executive producer, Al Jean.
How did you find Banksy to do this, and now that it’s done, how much trouble are you in?
Well, I haven’t been fired yet, so that’s a good sign. I saw the film Banksy directed, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” and I thought, oh, we should see if he would do a main title for the show, a couch gag. So I asked Bonnie Pietila, our casting director, if she could locate him, because she had previously located people like Thomas Pynchon. And she did it through the producers of that film. We didn’t have any agenda. We said, “We’d like to see if you would do a couch gag.” So he sent back boards for pretty much what you saw.
Were you concerned that what he sent you could get the show into hot water?
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think about it for a little bit. Certainly, Fox has been very gracious about us biting the hand that feeds us, but I showed it to Matt Groening, and he said, no, we should go for it and try to do it pretty much as close as we can to his original intention. So we did. Like we always do, every show is submitted to broadcast standards, and they had a couple of [changes] which I agreed with, for taste. But 95 percent of it is just the way he wanted.
Can you say what got cut out?
I’ll just say, it was even a little sadder. But I would have to say almost all of it stayed in. We were thrilled. It was funny, I watched “Mad Men” last night and I wondered if this was my Don Draper letter to The New York Times. I knew just how he felt. But it was great to have a secret.
One of the things Banksy is known for is disguising his identity. How can you be sure that you were dealing with the real him?
The original boards that we got from him were in his style and were certainly by an extremely proficient artist. We were dealing with the person that represented him making the movie. I haven’t met him, I don’t even know what he looks like, except what the Internet suggests. And he’s taken credit for it now so I’m pretty sure it’s him. We went through the people that made the movie so I assume they would know how to get to the real him.
Even compared to how “The Simpsons” has mocked Fox in the past, this seemed to push things to a different level. Are you sure there’s no one higher up than you on the corporate ladder who’s displeased with this?
I think that we should always be able to say the holes in our DVDs are poked by unhappy unicorns.
Has Banksy’s criticism made you reconsider any of the ways you do things at “The Simpsons” in terms of producing the show or its merchandise?
I have to say, it’s very fanciful, far-fetched. None of the things he depicts are true. That statement should be self-evident, but I will emphatically state it.
Monday, October 11, 2010
In honor of Chiddy Bang’s next album/EP/Mixtape/Sampler (or whatever it is) coming out tonight at midnight they released a real nice remix to their current hit single, Opposite Of Adults (KIDS). Check it.
Rounding out the first KR3W footwear collection is the Jackson. The shoes feature a dress/casual upper combined with premium materials and minimal branding over a low-profile sole for a clean, slim look. The Jackson is available in Black Brooklyn Suede, Brown Full-grain Leather and Dark Grey Canvas now at FACTORY413, as well as other select KR3W retailers worldwide.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Renowned Black and Grey tattoo artist, Jun Cha, teams up with C1RCA Select’s Holiday 1010 line with the Coma Capsule comprised of a limited edition shoe, t-shirt and snap-back hat. A follow-up to the acclaimed “Black Tear” project, this time Cha focuses his efforts on subtlety for this year’s Holiday collaboration, connecting the classic symbolism of the snake with skateboarding. The Coma Capsule is available early October 2010 through C1RCA accounts.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A group from Australia, Bag Raiders have released their brand new album and I gotta say I feel this is a real milestones for Australian dance music. Every single track on this album is GOLDEN! I'm totally stoked they kept with that style and sound direction with the album as a whole. The Bag Raiders have follow the success of Auzzie bands like Cut Copy, The Presets and Miami Horror. Check it.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Here is a track Tyga recorded with Pharrell recently for this slow jam entitled “First Time.” This record will also make its way on Tyga’s second studio album, “Careless World”, which is scheduled to drop sometime in 2011.
The music video was directed by Konee Rok, and he dishes up an epic three minute animated music montage for Cajmere’s legendary dance hit “Percolator.” The single is available on the Percolator Remixes album through Cajual Records.
Vans has unleashed two new pairs of Hemp Authentics, which would make Mother Nature proud. The standard authentic silhouette has been given a green touch through the use of eco-friendly hemp uppers and soles comprised of 40% post consumer rubber. The eco-approved kicks are available in palm and mid grey now at select retailers, including DQM.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
BONUS-DOWNLOAD:Kirko Bangz – What Yo Name Iz
Mightyfools ADE Mixtape
Luvstuff - Ziek Music (Lazy Rich Remix)
Scanners – Baby Blue (The Chaotic Good Remix)***
Daft Punk – Derezzed (NTEIBINT re-edit)***
Bright Light Bright Light – Love Part II (Louis La Roche Remix)**
Armand Van Helden and Steve Aoki – Brrrat! (His Majesty Andre Remix)
Irish Steph – Power Part 2 (VNNR Remix)
Nike Sportswear introduce some new iterations of their vulcanized chukka boot, the Toki ND. Comprised of a suede upper, the simplistic model features a full tonal upper. A small detail includes two-tone lacing and a matching leather finish along the heel and laces. Available now in black and and burgundy at SCHUH-YOU.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
In the season finale of Season 3 check out Maestro and his friend Va$htie as they run around the city of New York to show a few people what her newly designed sneaker looks like in person! Plus a special appearance by the 13th Witness.
Virginia-based multi-instrumentalist Tommy Davidson, aka Dream Cop, will be releasing his debut EP, Mango, October 26.Here is a remix from chillwave producer Teen Daze that will be included on the release as well. Check it
Once again Kanye is showing he is no ordinary rapper... I love where his performance style is going..check it.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wish recently worked with Portland, Oregon, based sunglass company, Shwood to craft a limited run of 50 pairs of their Govy silhouette, with a customized finish. Traditionally available in an unfinished wood, Wish took the popular Govy silhouette and put a shellac finish on top of the wood.
Only 50 pairs of the Wish x Shwood Govy were produced and each one is individually numbered along with the Wish Logo engraved on the inside. Each piece is hand crafted, was hand-painted and is assembled in Portland, Oregon, by the good folks at Shwood.
Graffiti is usually mad cheesey in music video’s, but this is full of NY graffiti and it works well.
Some nice appearances. Check it.
This is something a little different, disco house. Aniki the hottest Norwegian export that you haven't been listening to. Check it.