Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ed Banger’s own DJ Mehdi has compiled a range of intriguing tunes and created an impressive half hour-mix dedicated to the year’s hot season. Besides new remixes by Carte Blanche, you can find tracks from Flying Lotus, Cassius, Queen and Drake. The tracklist is located after the jump. Enjoy you will.
01. JAY-Z – Dear Summer (Quick Intro)
02. FLYING LOTUS – A Cosmic Drama
03. NINA SIMONE – Summertime (Interlude)
04. DJ SDUNKERO – Choosing Love
05. L-VIS 1990 – Forever You
06. CHROMEO – Don’t Turn The Lights On (Carte Blanche Remix)
07. LARRY HEARD – The Sun Can’t Compare
08. JESSE ROSE – You Know It
09. SCISSOR SISTERS – Any Which Way (Carte Blanche Remix)
10. GONZALES – I Am Europe (Djedjotronic Remix)
11. HOT CITY – If That’s How I Feel
12. CASSIUS – I <3>
13. QUEEN - In The Lap Of The Gods
14. DRAKE - Made
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Boys Noize attacks N*E*R*D*’s latest single “Hot N’ Fun” featuring Nelly Furtado. After interpreting the band’s hit “Everybody Nose”, Boys Noize has reworked another record by the Virginia collective. Although the structure of the song has been retained, the German electro producer attaches some hard dance-influenced sounds to the original version. Check it out.
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It's sad day for hip hop fans out there (for me too damn it!), Fat Beats have announced that they'll be closing down their stores in New Yowk & Los Angeles respectively. FUCK!! Fat Beats is like a mecca for hip hop DJ's & vinyl purists alike, Fat Beats is the go-to store if you looking for hip hop, funk & soul vinyl 12", EP, LP & 7" formats. You can still catch them on Fatbeats.com
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One of my favourite labels 10.Deep has done it again, produced a quality collection for A/W season'10-'11. These guys set the standard for modern day streetwear whereas others just follow. The collection includes everything you come to love about them from cut-and-sew, to graphic tees, to accessories & headwear.
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I remember meeting Roddy Rod (DJ/producer - Maspyke) about 2 years ago when he came to S.A. touring with Kev Brown. Both dudes have mad skills on the MPC, Kev is known for his basslines & drum programming whereas Roddy Rod is known for his (MPC) swing & sample chopping. There's something about Roddy Rod's beats that's so crazy ill. Check this video out
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Monday, August 30, 2010
Pics from Oppikoppi (Red Bull stage) 2010 6-8 August. What an amazing festival, it was my first time performing & attending Oppikoppi, a special one it turned out to be. Pics by Rowan Pybus
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Remy Gold in his studio
Check out his weekly Original Sound Track thursday nights at Waiting Room featuring special guests. A night of Hip Hop, Funk, Beats & Breaks.
Remy Gold doin' his thing
Armed with an MPC 5000, SP404, Korg Kaoss Pad, MicroKorg & crates of vinyl, Remy Gold is a freakin' beast on the beats. Having spent time in the UK for about 3 years, he has filled up his record collection with rare hard to find LP's, promos, white labels, limited edition mash-up 45's add to that he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Jazz, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop & music in general, something that sets him apart from the rest of the dj/producers here in cApe Town. Don't sleep on the Golden One. Check out the videos below for some visual Remy Gold goodness.
Live at the Puma Rudolf Dassler launch party, 2009
R.G.'s latest beat fresh out the MPC 5000
Jaydzee by Remy Gold
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Sébastien Tellier (born 1975 in Paris) is a French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently signed to Record Makers, a French independent record label. The original album Sexuality was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk. The remix album boasts big name dj/producers within the eletronic dance scene namely Boys Noize, A-Trak, SebastiAn, Aeroplane, Floating Points, Breakbot & Midnight Juggernaugts to name but a few. If you take your music seriously (like I do) then get your hands on this release.
1. Sexual sportswear (sebastian remix)
2. Kilometer (aeroplane 'italo 84' remix)
3. Roche (kavinsky remix)
4. L'amour et la violence (boys noize euro mix)
5. Kilometer (a-trak remix)
6. Fingers of steel (hypnolove remix)
7. Kilometer (moulinex remix)
8. Divine (midnight juggernauts remix)
9. Roche (breakbot remix)
10. Fingers of steel (penguin prison remix)
11. Kilometer (arpanet remix)
12. Elle (kasper winding remix)
13. L'amour et la violence (floating points remix)
14. Fingers of steel (lazy flow remix)
15. Sexual sportswear (donovan remix)
16. Divine (danger remix)
Sebastien Tellier – Elle (Kasper Winding Remix)
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I'll just start by saying i'm not a huge dubstep follower but damn Martyn is good. His unique strand of bass defies easy categorisation - to his fans and admirers, it’s known simply as ‘Martyn Music.’ With a sound that has become emblematic for all that’s forward thinking in dubstep Martyn pushes a defiant out-of-the-box mentality into his every artistic venture, scorning genre convention and relentlessly embracing the new. Informed by a love for Detroit techno, Chicago house and hip-hop, encountering drum & bass in its mid-90’s golden era was the catalyst for him to develop his musical ideas and begin to lay the foundations of his career as a DJ & Producer. Check out this interview (in Dutch with subtitles) & get your hands on "Great Lengths", my favourite track from the LP is "Natural Selection", enjoy
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World famous UK street artist Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop is the street artist’s first film and captioned in the trailer as being “The world’s first street art disaster movie”. The Banksy film which did not make the film festival’s catalogue was secretly screened at Sundance.
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The time has finaly come, 100% pure classic hip hop via L.A. MC & DJ/producer Blu & Exile are bringin' the heat to S.A. this September, the 3rd at Zula in Cape Town (Stand UP!). Can't wait to see Exile do his thing on the MPC (i'm a beat head yo)
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Peep Hollywood Holt's super clean one-shot music video. Taken off his forthcoming mixtape out on the 28th of August, more on that later. Incase you didn't know Holt is part of the new breed of MC's out of Chicago, namely The Cool Kids, Donnis & Million $ Mano.
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Dig this, download/listen to my mix of original hip hop samples. THESE ARE THE BREAKS!!
shout to WE-ARE-AWESOME.COM for the pic
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
To all the ladies packing out there this for you.....wait a minute this could be a fake.....take a close look. Is a gigantic multinational corporation really likely to let slip through an ad that misspells the word "ambassador"? Why would someone create a fake Nike ad? Honestly i don't care, i like the idea though
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
Kid Cudi teams up with Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij for “All Summer”. Visit the site to download the track.
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