We were first supposed to go to Nigeria exactly one year ago for some Kanye dates but it was canceled because Jay-Z and Beyonce had just gone and they found it dangerous. So when I found out we were going this year I was like “oh great”…. but then I thought: we’re only going for 2 or 3 days and we probably won’t see anything else than the plane, the hotel and the venue so heck, this won’t feel any different than El Paso, Texas. I wasn’t shook anymore. Then as we got closer, they told us we had to get shots against hepatitis A and thyphoid and start taking malaria pills. “How victorian!” said my girlfriend. The band was flying out on the 12th but I had booked this 10.Deep x Fool’s Gold holiday party in New York on that date. Can’t I fly out on the 13th? Isn’t the first show on the 14th? “You can fly with Kanye on the private jet,” they tell me. Alright, if you insist. Read More
The limited edition A-Trak “Capture The Flag” New Era (designed by Skoold In Korectnuss) drops this weekend at select New Era Flagship stores in the US, Canada and Europe. Get the full lowdown over at the A-Trak/New Era microsite. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to hit up the official release party on Friday, Dec. 21st at the New Era store on Queen Street, with tunes provided by our pals Nacho Lovers.
Check out tons and tons of photos from our Holiday Sweat-Out at the 10.Deep site and even more (in classy black and white, no less) in thesetwo Flickr galleries from Mel D Cole. Also, if you didn’t get one of the gift bags (complete with beanie, FG x 10.Deep tee and exclusive all-holiday Nick Catchdubs mix), you can cop at the 10.Deep store.
Last night as we were closing down our holiday celebration, someone made off with A-Trak’s 12″ PowerBook G4. Hit us up if you have any information. Other than that, it was a wonderful night that will go down in the books as yet another epic FG party. Pics coming soon.
Time to dust off the ol’ pad and pen. It’s the return of Alain Blogovitch. Web-Trak 2.0. Did ya miss me? I know, I know, my online chronicles took a severe dip in 2007. But I just finished the European leg of the Glow In The Dark tour with K-Dub and I simply had to let the ink pour. It’s now or never. Walk with me.
We’ve done a couple of Kanye shows since the new album dropped, but the official tour only started with this run. Whole new show, new band, new set, new stage design, new lights, new visuals, new catering. Nu rave? Almost, with all the neon-ness.
Our pals in Ottawa Jokers of the Scene are resurrecting their Disconnected party! “After a three year hiatus, Ottawa’s original ‘electro’ club night has returned to host a new series of dirty ‘lectro and jackin’ houze events featuring some of the newest and biggest names in the game.” And to put their bass where their mouth is, the first new edition will feature special guests VNDLSM (Toronto) and La New Shit (Gatineau). Check it out on Thursday, Dec 20th at Heaven in Ottawa. The JOTS boys have recorded a new volume of their Disconnected mix series to promote the night, and even re-uploaded the old ones. Get all the fabulous zshares after the jump. Read More