This Saturday (2/18) Tammany Hall in NYC is the place to be, cause Cubic Zirconia’s Nick Hook and friends are celebrating the birth of the good Doctor. It’s Dre Day and everybody celebrating! Yes, before making headphones the man was responsible for some of the greatest rap tracks of all time. Come hear Nick, Project Matt and Egg Foo Young (aka Ghostly’s own Michna) drop bombs while you sip on gin and juice (open bar Bulldog from 9-10pm!) Get advance tix here.
It’s not all magazine covers and Grammy nominations for A-Trak of course. None of this would be possible without good ole fashioned party rocking. So be sure to catch Trizzy in a town near you on The Great North American Club Crawl Tour, scratching its way from Canada to Cali and all in between. Full info and advance tickets here.
The Echoplex was the place to be last month, with the Fool’s Gold crew taking over the Check Yo Ponytail party for a night of raps, revelry and BRUISER MOTHERFUCKIN BRIGADE! Danny Brown headlined a night that also featured Kid Sister (backed by Sinden and J2K of Flosstradamus), Main Attrakionz, Party Supplies and Thee Mike B. Check out Spin’s gallery of shots by Nathaniel Turner, a bunch of Shadowscene flicks, video of Schoolboy Q coming out for “Blunt After Blunt,” as well as a megacollection of photos and videos from our homie Glenjamn! Peep more from him after the jump.
If that’s not enough, check the party on NBC tonight when Danny makes his network television debut on Last Call With Carson Daly, airing tonight (well, Thursday morning if you want to get technical) at 1:35 am after Jimmy Fallon. Set them TiVOs. Read More
Check 2dopeboyz for a snippet of “Jay Dee’s Revenge,” which brings Danny Brown and Dilla together in honor of the J Dilla Foundation’s upcoming Rebirth Of Detroit project and a February 10th concert featuring Danny and the artists listed above. Find out more at jdillarebirthofdetroit.com/.
The enormous Bart B More remix of Cubic Zirconia’s “Take Me High” has quickly become a DJ favorite (peep Diplo opening Holy Ship! with it and dropping on his radio show), and the band loves it too. So much, in fact, that they decided to film a video for the remix, with frontwoman Tiombe Lockhart once again pulling double duty on both sides of the camera to direct.
Watch it up top, grab the remix on iTunes or Beatport, and check more CZ vids (and Tiombe’s directorial tips) here.
Cubic Zirconia will be playing their first hometown show of the new year (and their first since opening SBTRKT’s sold-out Music Hall Of Williamsburg gig) on Saturday, February 4th at Drom. They’ll be shooting another vid there as well, so look sharp! We’ll see you there. Read More
Sammy and Maggie are back with a new cover for ya, this time turning Ryan Leslie and Red Cafe’s rap-n-b jam into a “triumphant disco banger,” as Sam puts it. It’ll get you in the mood for their first live show of the year, going down at Brooklyn’s Glasslands on Sunday, January 29th (get advance tickets here) and set the stage for their brand new EP of originals, Ring Ring, dropping on Valentine’s Day, 2/14. Stay tuned…
Our man Rogerseventytwo is leaving on a jet plane to rock down under for a bunch of shows in Australia and New Zealand starting this week. Full dates after the jump, and flyers on Roger’s Facebook. Go dance with him! (And stay tuned for new “You Take Me Higher” remixes to hit the internets soon, accompanying a European re-release on Ministry Of Sound.) Read More