Monday, April 30, 2012

number 9

interesting track off of "Black is Beautiful" mixtape from Dean Blunt / Inga Copeland. Starts out real slow, second half it gets real good.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Vera Project 04/28/2012

Last night the Vera project was turned into a bass-heavy dance floor for an acid fueled drum circle escapee. Really though, last night was great. A lot of young kids with a lot to say. The performances were all great. I'd only heard of half of the names on the list and I was really unsure what to expect.

Key Nyata

This dude killed it. Sometimes you worry about people not living up to their recordings just because of the content (pitch fixing, sound quality) but Key Nyata did not fail to deliver. In fact, he came the fuck through. This kid is only going to excel if he keeps it up. If you ever have a chance to see him live, take it. And keep an eye out for the all the klan heads.

Kung Foo Grip
I've seen this name around town a lot, and I've met the dudes on a couple of different occasions although I'd never heard them up until last night. I was blown away though. There was one track that had me a little confused at first, it was so slow and spacey it didn't seem like I was at a hip hop show. Then the bass dropped and I was ripped back to reality as the crowd erupted being propelled by the music. It was fucking perfect. These guys are definitely an act to keep an eye on.

Check out their newest release Indigo Children here.

Oh and a shout out to Codebreakers. Their performance was solid. I got a chance to talk to Dat New Ager 90 about his view on some up and coming musicians and how he felt about artists these days and what he was saying only had me more interested in what these guys are doing.

This dude was cool, but was hard to get close to. (he keeps a close posse) His performance was good, although I didn't know it was just one person. His recorded tracks are on point, but I'd like to see him again.

You are listening to....

This project is amazing!!! Choose a city. Listen to a live stream of police radio waves over songs pulled off Soundcloud + others. It's really intense though like the first time you heard m83.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

star slinger

Take some Memphis trap, a little dubstep, mix it up with dreamy beats and occasionally throw in some vocals from Lil B and you've got Star Slinger.

Star Slinger is one of my favorite producers / djs right now. I've been listening non stop to different remixes he's released FOR FREE via his Soundcloud and a little to his solo work. I've been hooked off two especially

1. His remix of Arizona native Rollerskaters (or the young friends if you prefer)

2. and his out-there totally unexpected remix of ASAP Rocky

Check out his work, and if you like buy some of his albums. At the least keep an eye out for this guy. He's been around a while but if he keeps up the great work hes sure to get noticed in this crazy period for the game.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dennis hook me up with some more of that whiskey.

This is the cover to Kid Cudi's latest single. LOL. The song isn't bad, you be the judge.