When even 50 Cent is rocking curls, you know that Summer ’11 is getting off to a particularly wavy start. So what better time to release “The Activator Mix” into the world?!?
Fool’s Gold is proud to present a brand-new DJ mix from NegroClash, aka NYC party stalwarts and longtime label friends DJ Lindsey, Prince Language and Duane Harriott. The trio have whipped up a note-perfect collection of funkables perfect for your next house party, BBQ, vacation drive, or any other hot-weather activity that requires that extra degree of jams. No tracklist, just know these are the handclaps, basslines, 909s and good vibes you absolutely need in your life. Plus: it’s hosted by Sun Ra!
If you haven’t noticed already, Treasure Fingers’ podcast series is off to a great start, with new broadcasts from his studio dropping every week, mixing new tunes with casual interview bits from fellow Brooklyn music makers like Codes and Free Magic. The latest episode ups the banter ante considerably: Nick Catchdubs drops by to play some disco raps, then stays to chat with Treasure Fingers about everything from new DJ tips to Australian fashion and hyphy samples. Tune in! Grab the podcast here or subscribe via iTunes.
Following Danny Brown on Twitter means you get FIFA video game tips, cloud rap recommendations, notes on the appearance of NBA players (“Jason Terry looks like he has MD 20/20 in his gatorade bottle”) and best of all, new tracks dropped at will, like “Blunt After Blunt” (produced by Skywlkr) and “Trunk” (produced by Doe Pesci). Grab them now!
Our UK pals Greenmoney are prepping their next release, “Into You,” featuring vocals from Roses Gabor, and remixes from Funkystepz, French Fries, and Cubic Zirconia. It drops next month, but you can preview in this new DJ mix from the duo for Get Me!, which also features a ton of new remixes and other recent goodies.
Our man Treasure Fingers has definitely caught the podcast bug, and has quickly followed up on his debut with two new episodes (featuring Codes and Nightriders / Bit Funk, respectively). You can download directly or subscribe via iTunes. If that’s not enough TF podcast action for you, grab his wonderfully untz-y contribution to Crobar’s BoraMusic Housecast right here (or subscribe via iTunes). Music!
Also: if you’re in NYC this Saturday (6/4) check Treasure Fingers along with DJ Ayres and DJ Shiftee at Best Buy at Union Square presenting a demo of Native Instruments’ Traktor software live from noon to 4pm. See the full details on Shiftee’s site, and watch the live broadcast from the store here.
Check out Nacho Lovers’ contribution to Bicep’s excellent mix series. To hear them tell it, “the last few mixes we’ve done have been quite conceptual so this one was kind of a return to a jacking, dancefloor-based mix. We always strive to make something timeless when we do mixes, so its definitely not a ‘hot tunes of the month’ type mix.” Grab now!
Sammy and Maggie of Telephoned came up with something really special with their “Switchboard” events, which take the cover song / sample flipping vibe of their mixtapes and applies it to a club night. It’s not your average party, which is what has made the three to date so fun and memorable. They return for a fourth round on Tuesday, June 7th at Sargent in the Hotel Chantelle basement, accompanied by guests Tanlines (a “DJ & guitar set”) and dancehall heroine Queen Majesty. Don’t miss it!
To get you in the mood, Telephoned have dropped a new volume of their podcast series, featuring a live set by DJ Wonder, recorded at the last party. He took their instructions to “play some covers and stuff” and turned it into a hour-long journey through quiet storm miami bass, 80s re-works, even an entire mini set of Prince covers. Jam this in your digtal tapedecks all summer (and stay tuned for Wonder’s Foolcast mix, coming soon…) Read More
Download Mayer Hawthorne’s new Impressions EP of cover songs to hear his smoky take on Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn The Lights On.” Says Mayer: “On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it.”