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
Posted on Jan 20th, 2009
This Friday (1.23) I’m psyched for the latest edition of FLASHING LIGHTS, my party with DJ Ayres and Jubilee. We took December off and people kept asking when the next one would be. The answer is Friday, duh. It’s also my born day, Louisahhh! is in town from Turntable Lab LA to guest with us, and Ayres bought hella glowsticks. We recorded a new promo mix for the occasion!
FLASHING LIGHTS MIX #2 [mp3, right click + save as]
Tracklist and party flyer after the jump, click here to download Vol #1, see past party pix and more. And most importantly roll through Mehanata in NYC this Friday and get dancey with us! Read More
Posted on Jan 14th, 2009
This Crookers remix of Miike Snow (hey we heard of that guy) is not only a enjoyable little detour for Phra and Bot, but a perfect soundtrack for morning coffee getting, afternoon coffee refilling or late night coffee de-jittering. Sooooooothing. Download it for free on this handy RCRD LBL widget.
Posted on Jan 13th, 2009
Sometimes when I’m zoning out after hours of staring at the computer, I daydream about how Maggie Horn and I will one day have a group called “Telephones” in which we cover current pop hits. In reality, we already do this it just doesn’t have a name yet! The promo photo will be the two of us sitting next to each other, Maggie with a ram’s horn up to hear ear and me with a banana up to mine.
Until that happens, you’ll just have to make due with Maggie’s solo material, namely her BRAND NEW Siren mixtape. It features tracks by yours truly, Blaqstarr, Curses!, Ninjasonik and more. You can download it right here. All you NYCers best come check us out the release party tomorrow night at Webster Hall (full flyer after the jump). Don’t forget to RSVP to get in free. Then you can swing by and catch me at The Player’s Club afterward. Read More
Posted on Jan 12th, 2009
The European reissue of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite” (featuring the massive Crookers version, along with additional new mixes commissioned by Data/Ministry Of Sound) gets its official release today, after 1,000,000+ YouTube views, heaps of pre-release press, and, y’know, being one good-ass universal tune. Pick it up digitally or on vinyl or CD single (both pictured) in your favorite shop, international friends!
Meanwhile in the US of A, the latest rapper to join Pitbull, Jim Jones, Collie Buddz and Joell Ortiz in posting up homemade versions of the original “Day ‘N’ Nite” is none other than Jermaine Dupri. Check JDs “So So Def Remix” right here:
Kid Cudi f. JD, “Day ‘N’ Nite (So So Def Remix) [mp3]
Posted on Jan 9th, 2009
DJ Benzi and Plain Pat collected a litany of new and old Kanye West remixes for their Sky High mixtape, which is finally out in official form (“This new version is not like the crappy webrip that was floating around, and is properly mixed and mastered” says Benzi). The KW reworkers include a who’s who of FG fam and friends, like A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, Eli Escobar, Kid Cudi, Stretch Armstrong and many more talented folks. Download it free right here.
Posted on Jan 7th, 2009
Today’s RCRD LBL-ing continues, with this brand new Treasure Fingers mix of Miike Snow’s “Animal.” Bleepy! Once again, grab it for free from this handy widget.