Friday, August 28, 2009

Quality Reading For Turntable (Scratch) Nerds

URB chatted up with A-Trak, Craze, and Tony Vegas about the DMC and the current state of battle djs.

Turntable Lab Record Check
(RIP, but thank goodness for archives)

Quick links, but long read.

Also, does anyone have Thud Rumble, The Main Event? Can't seem to find that anywhere. It has the last performance of the Invisbl Skratch Piklz. There was a brief clip in the documentary Skratch, but I'd like to see the whole thing. any help, greatly appreciated, and thanks for reading.

(3x times a charm, I keep adding stuff to this post, but this is the final time)

DJ Shadow revamped his website.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation- A Film By DJ Shadow from DJ Shadow on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gaslamp vs Tron Legacy Trailer

Gaslamp Killer recently released his My Troubled Mind EP. Turntable lab fam Woodman did a nice blend of a song from GK's EP with the Tron Legacy trailer.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer Jam

This past weekend, some friends and I drove out to Homer, Alaska to attend a wedding. Good times and loads of fun. On the drive back, we heard an NPR story about potential summerjams of 2009. They did acknowledge that Black Eye Peas' "I Gotta A Feeling" is the popular most infectious song of summer. They also pointed out that the death of MJ made Jackson return to the top of the charts, despite living in an era when no one really buys music anyway. The guest reviewer ended up picking Amerie's "Why RU" as her 2009 summer jam, even though the album won't be released until the fall.

As for my summer jam? I'm going with Crystal Fighters' "Xtatic Truth." The original song is my favorite version. The remixes are okay, but there's something truly unique about the og. The lyrics are about loneliness, but I can imagine groups of people chanting it in unison, and the sound has tons of energy, which makes the song my anthem for the summer.

Crystal Fighters 'Xtatic Truth' (Original Mix) from Crystal Fighters on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rafael Casal - Bay Area Slang

(via Cocaine Blunts via 38th Notes)


Useless Trivia; I still appreciate my Bay Area association, despite living in Anchorage, AK since middle school. I was born in Hayward, grandparents lived in Oakland, and I still have plenty of family in Cali. Also, my brother lives in San Jose. Its nice to know that's only a plane ticket away.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Theo Parrish Commercial

Theo Parrish: Sounds of the City from Dario Nucci on Vimeo.

"A 3min film following Theo Parrish, a producer/DJ from Detroit, as he builds an original track using the sounds of the motor city."

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Radio Dingbat

"Based in Perth, Australia, Radio Dingbat delivers online music news from around the world with a regular episodic series of live performances and interviews with independent and experimental artists. Transmission received."

Seriously, one of the better channels I've stumbled upon on youtube. Quality videos of live performances with decent interviews of bands you love or didn't know you love. The above videos were released this week and at the time of this post have had less than 100 views. That's not really relevant, but I think more people should watch their vids. Major props!