Posted on Mar 9th, 2009
This Friday on The FADER’s “The Let Out” on East Village Radio, they had ATLien and Killer Mike associate Pill by to kick some rhymes, and whaddayaknow, one of the tracks he goes over just happens to be Trackademicks’ “Topsidin” instrumental from the “Enjoy What You Do / Topsidin” single (available here and everywhere else digital music is sold, vinyl on its way!) Sure, it’s a “freestyle” in the most literal sense, but as always it’s cool to hear other rappers on our stuff.
Pill “Topsidin (EVR Freestyle)” [mp3]
Elsewhere on the internet airwaves, you can listen to this extensive Trackademicks interview with Streets Is Talking Radio right here. “In the words of Mac Mall, this interview is full of ‘Nathan But Game,’” says Track. Grab it!
Posted on Mar 5th, 2009
If you were up on your FG Twitter last night, you would have known to tune into WNYU 89.1 FM to check A-Trak guesting live on DJ Eclipse’s Halftime Show, which was celebrating its 11th Anniversary. Other guests include Primo, Da Beatminerz, and Tony Touch, all dropping that real schittt: crazy rarities, homemade clean radio edits, and (of course) lots of wicky wickies! Stream the archived broadcast here. Also Nick says “Go Bobcats!”
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2009
The latest edition of NYC party photog Nicky Digtital’s “Pre Party Jamz” mix series comes courtesy of our own Sammy Bananas, who drops everything from dancehall Tracy Chapman covers to Aeroplane’s remix of Friendly Fires “Paris” to motherfucking BILLY OCEAN so safe to say it is packed with jams, pre-party or otherwise.
Download the mix here (and while you’re at it, snag Nick Catchdubs’ contribution to the series), and check Sammy at 4AM in Philly this Friday (3/6).
Posted on Feb 26th, 2009
The latest edition of the We Make It Good mix series (what up Pretty Titty!) comes courtesy of none other than Crookers, who turn in a blend of Italian jams both old (vintage 45s and tambourine tracks) and new (their own shit) along with bangers from the usual suspects (Rusko, Mujava, Oizo) so basically what we’re saying is you should go check it out here.
There’s a ton of big things coming up this year for the duo, including remixes for megapopstars, sure-to-be-triumphant Coachella and Sonar gigs, and…A FOOL’S GOLD SINGLE! The forthcoming Crooks release will feature a finished version of new track “What Up Y’all” (the leaked demo is already a hit, word to Hype Machine) as well as exclusive remixes of their fan favorites “Knobbers” and “Embrace The Martian” by DJ Gant-Man and Seiji of Bugz In The Attic fame. It’s sounding great so far, and we’re excited to drop it on you fine people next month. Stay tuned!
Posted on Feb 20th, 2009
BlogTO has an informative new interview with Scott from Nacho Lovers about gear, technique, and frommage. Also new to the interwebs this week is the great “Acid City” mix by the other half of Nacho Lovers, Andrew Ross, and his bud Brandon Sek of Curb Crawlers. The mix is in support of their party next week and there’s lots of new techno-ish goodies, tracklist after the jump! Read More
Posted on Jan 29th, 2009
Tonight TTC is having a big party in Paris to celebrate their 10th birthday. In honor of this milestone I’ve decided to give away a freebie! This is a song I made with TTC a little over 2 years ago. It was featured on my Dirty South Dance CD. It’s called “Quitte La Piste” which means “get off the dancefloor”… telling lame dudes to vacate so that we can take over, of course.
GRAB IT HERE.
Bon anniversaire les gars…
Posted on Jan 27th, 2009
Things you might not know about Sammy Bananas: he has a rather large collection of 90s independent rap vinyl (L Da Head Toucha!) and composes for jazz flute. Things you already know (and love) about Sammy Bananas: he is one damn clever DJ!
The young lad is headed down to Australia for a few shows next month and put together an enjoyably funky new tour mix that leans heavy on tracks from the red continent. Listen close for the surprises!
Sammy Bananas “Aussie Tour Mix” [mp3]
Tracklist and tour dates after the jump. You can also party with Sammy stateside this weekend in Chicago and Wisconsin, all that info’s after the jump too. Read More
Posted on Jan 27th, 2009
Following this weekend’s Radiohead love, the JOTS boys find their anthem “Baggy Bottom Boys” hitting the top 10 charts of everyone from UK beat heroine Annie Mac to German house don Sharam Jey to Italian distortos Bloody Beetroots to international blog obsessives Grindin. More to come!
(Sidebar: always wanted someone to call their list section “Who Charted?” but alas…)
Meanwhile, the Jokers’ sooper scary tech remix of The Subs’ “My Punk” is out now, and you can grab it at Discobelle or Fluokids. Their remixes of Congorock’s “Runark” and Bag Raiders’ “Fun Punch” will be out on FG shortly, along with a bunch of other mixes for other artists/labels, so stay tuned…
Posted on Jan 26th, 2009
Earlier this month Mike Baker (of Trackademicks’ Honor Roll crew) dropped his debut EP online, and you can download it here. It’s 5 original tunes and 4 freestyles over some particularly creative beats (Metro Area, yes please!) More on Mr Baker at his blog, a one-stop shop for new music and classy jawns.
Posted on Jan 22nd, 2009
Go download this new promo mix from Treasure Fingers at Discodust, featuring a slew of new remixes, unreleased previews, and full-time favorites. Tracklist after the jump. Read More