Friday, May 22, 2009
As was previously mentioned on these here pages, Three 6 Mafia will be performing at Dartmouth College. Tonight. As in Friday, May 22nd. The City of Hanover is nervous that the group's controversial lyrics will lead to rioting (or at least as close as our tiny pocket of New Hampshire can come to rioting). So nervous in fact that they're employing mad many police officers to contain the rambunctious folk. This is a testament to both a) how boring Hanover is and b) how awesome Three 6 Mafia are.
What's more, I'll be DJing for openers Damaged Good$. Dudes are remarkable performers, and their recorded stuff ain't half bad, either. If you're a Texan, be sure to catch the gents at one (or more) of their handful of upcoming Dallas dates. For the rest of you jokers, watch the guys tear up Tuscon. And Berlin. Random. Point being that dudes are set to kill it tonight. Photos to follow. Promise.
In other news, umma start slapping individuals if I don't hear Calvin Harris's "Ready for the Weekend" right quick. And maybe the Fake Blood remix. And on an entirely unrelated note that should certainly be part of a new paragraph, be sure to sneak a peak at the video for Bunny Holiday's (wait - who?) new track (produced by Pop Levi). Hilarious. So, so hip. All we're missing is some fixed gear bikes, dangling cigarettes, and Dunks. (Of course it doesn't hurt that there's a cute girl featured throughout.)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wow. So last weekend was huge. And I promise we'll get to that at some point, but for now let's just get back to the music + video + awesome, awesome writing formula that's carried us this far. We'll kick things off with the marvelous new track "I'll Get You" from Classixx. The video (directed by the Cobrasnake chap) is aight. I mean the girl's cute and all. And don't get me wrong - I'd be down to run around the beach and ride bikes with her (this despite my hatred of both a) running and b) biking), but the video just isn't exciting to me (I'm probably just being a brat - there's nothing in particular that's wrong with it). Still, the song's gorgeous. I wanna drive around New Hampshire listening to this on repeat this summer. Windows down, bandanna on, cassette loaded. Etc.
And on an entirely unrelated musical note, somebody's gotta help me find the following cut. The instrumental is murderous and Wiley goes bonkers on his verse. Not on Beatport, not on Juno, etc. Is this gonna be released? Perhaps it's been released already? Jeez. Debit card in hand, 100% ready to spend unreasonable amounts of money for this here tune. Just lemme know where I can do it. Please. Thanks.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
O.K. Wow. I'm officially done with midterms. Not that I'll be posting any more frequently now - if anything, I'll be writing less 'cause I'll be drinking instead of finding new and exciting ways to procrastinate in the library. But still. I feel as though it's my civic duty to share with you leeches a couple of tracks that helped me get through my tedious, trite studies, the first of which is Passion Pit's upcoming summer anthem (if properly marketed, of course): "Little Secrets." In-friggin'-credible. So cheeky, so catchy.
The second cut comes courtesy of a group that may or may not be the act I most want to bring to Dartmouth College: Keys 'n' Krates. Watch them remix A Tribe Called Quest live (below). Jr. Flo is nasty on the decks and the rest of the band ain't half bad, either. So, so good. (Y'all know I no longer post .mp3s, but keep your eyes peeled - this track's gonna hit the blogs quite soon.)
Monday, May 11, 2009
For those of you that haven't heard, Grindin is a collection of bloggers that blog better than you. (In addition, many would lead you to believe that they can drink better than you, too.) Since the vast majority of these dudes and dudettes DJ, the ever-helpful Discobelle bros now compile a monthly Grindin Top 15 list. The first track y'all need to peep is one supported by Prince Will (the king of kings). I knew an R. Kelly track featuring OJ Da Juiceman would be excellent, but I never saw something this good coming:
And though it was a different Ellie Goulding cut that made the list, I figured now was as good a time as any to share my new crush's "Starry Eyed." Gorgeous. Be sure to download tons and tons of E.G. gems from our friends at Neon Gold.
1. Phoenix - "Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)"
2. Ellie Goulding - "Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)"
3. Friendly Fires - "Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix)"
4. Diplo & Laidback Luke - "Hey"
5. Burial & Four Tet - "Moth"
6. Major Lazer - "Pon De Floor"
7. Rob Threezy - "The Change Up (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)"
8. R. Kelly - "Super Man High (Feat. OJ Da Juiceman)"
9. Dizzee Rascal - "Bonkers (Feat. Armand van Helden)"
10. Renaissance Man - "Spraycan"
11. Joker - "Do It"
12. The Streets - "Blinded By The Light (Nero Remix)"
13. The Gossip - "Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix)"
14. Basement Jaxx - "Raindrops"
15. Retro/Grade - "Goda"
Friday, May 8, 2009
After having my couch-hotels bail on me at the last minute, I made the round trip to Buffalo and back (~3 hours each way) last night in a grand total of 12 hours from departure to my 6AM arrival back home. What burned me out more than anything wasn't the mind-bending bass-wonkage, but the fact that bars in Buffalo don't close until 4AM, meaning they don't even start going until 11-12. Arriving at 8:30 meant a lot of mediocre chinese food in a dirty room with a giant unicorn mural. That "half the fun is getting there" did not apply in my case.
Anyways, I'll let the photos (and video!) speak for themselves - Diplo absolutely killed it. His 3+ hour set consisted of at least a third dubstep and Buffalo went OFF on it. My other highlight was this efffing ridiculous live mix he did of Surfin' Bird to which this girl in front of the decks went apeshit with her hand gestures. Check it.
And a little video medley of the evening..
And, while we're on this dubstep mumbo jumbo, check this Them Jeans edit of Snoop Dogg Millionaire - you know, the song where Snoop copped a Chase and Status track and rapped over it. Them Jeans kicks the song into doubletime with some nice breakdowns - I've been digging it in my sets lately so I hope ya'll enjoy it.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Guys. Girls. Others. Three 6 Mafia is coming to Dartmouth. That's right - the men who brought you such hits as "Tear Da Club Up," "Who Run It," "Sippin' on Some Syrup," "Stay Fly," "Poppin' My Collar," "Side 2 Side," "Slob on My Knob," and "Doe Boy Fresh" (yea, I'm intentionally leaving out some of their more recent tracks) are gonna be playing to 475 (venue capacity) dorky rich kids in Hanover, New Hampshire on May 22, 2009. It's gonna be incredible. And in preparation for such an event, I've watched this video approximately twenty times in the past twenty four hours. Now I'm not saying you should do the same, but at least watch it once. Easily one of their top tracks.
What's more, the good dudes of Damaged Good$ (Dallas, Texas pride) will be opening for Triple 6 (I'll be DJing for them, too). Though I 100% prefer their "Ferris Bueller" to "Follow the Leader" (obviously I ride for the latter as well, but the former is just oh so, so good), I had to throw up the track with a proper video. So without further ado:
Hype, hype, hype.