This past week, Food Gold assembled a wild crew and hit up Trinidad for a few days of liming, eating and partying at weird Indian clubs that played Turbo Soca and Wham. Included in our brigade were noted journalist Mr. Michael Calderone, recent Harvard grad (Phd Philosophy) and resident food photographer Sam Goldman, yours truly and our host with de most Mr. Trini Chris aka @jillionaire or that dude who is always yelling racist shit @diplo on twitter. If you need a hook up down there Chris is your dude and he will make sure you get crunk and fed.
Check out our take on some local favorites like roti, SHARK AND BAKE and doubles after de jump, you maco man! Read More
The duo also decided to liberate some more DJ friendly extended versions of tracks from their mixtape for all the selectors who have been supporting the project from jump. Go download this zip for Telephoned renditions of “Use Somebody,” “Don’t Go / No No No,” “Do You Mind,” “Turnin Me On” and “Million Dollar Bill.”
Buy the OG single (featuring vocals by Shyvonne, incredible remixes from Todd Edwards, L-Vis1990 and Bok Bok, and b-side banger “You”) on iTunes, Beatport, Turntable Lab and everywhere else fine digital music is sold, as well on limted 10″ (with “Mind Reader” and “You”) from Acephale.
It’s all going down at Europa (98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn NY) from 10pm till the end of the world! We even get an extra hour because the clocks go back at midnight. All 18+ ghouls are welcome, it’s $10 at the door or $7 with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be t-shirt giveaways from Mishka featuring the Dust La Rock artwork above, and the party is your only chance to snag em!
As we mentioned earlier, Chromeo bring their signature robofunk to NYC next Friday with an intimate Irving Plaza show. But if R Kelly has taught us anything (and lets be honest, he has taught us many things), after the show it’s the after party – which in this case is a FG-presented evening at Webster Hall featuring DJ sets from Chromeo, our very own Kingdom, and longtime homie (and new BK neighbor) Vin Sol. Not to be missed! It’s only $1 before midnight with RSVP.
For more Chromeo goodies, check out DJ Anonymous’ blog for his extended “disco edit” of “Night By Night” and hit Green Label Sound for the original + a brand new Skream remix of “Night By Night.” Or hell, why not just grab it from this gigantic embedded widget!
I can’t believe I’m writing another eulogy for a close friend and icon just a few short weeks after AM’s untimely passing. I apologize for taking a few days to write but quite simply, I had to muster up the strength again. The pain and sorrow that I have felt in the last few days are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. But I do it out of duty, because I owe so much to Raida and it’s so important for me to honor his legacy, so here goes…
At the very core of me, before all else, before the party rocking, before the producing and remixing, before the record labels, before Kanye, I am a battle DJ; a very ambitious one who strived to be the absolute best. When you’re this passionate about your craft, when it feels like your true calling in life, you have icons in whose footsteps you want to follow. Any battle DJ will tell you about the countless hours that they spent on a daily basis studying videotapes of the champs. When I was 13, 14, 15, that was Roc Raida to me. He was the 1995 DMC World Champion and I won in 97, so he was my direct source of inspiration. I remember the feeling that I got as a kid watching his videos: he had so much attitude and confidence. He was so fast. To this young Jewish whippersnapper from Canada, he was such an embodiment of New York and hip hop! Roc Raida just seemed untouchable. Read More
Check out Kingdom in LA and SF (and the OC!) this weekend and next week – full dates and info after the jump. You can also read more about him in the latest issue of The Fader, on stands now with Drake and some vampires on the cover. If that’s not enough, Kingdom’s remix of Kid Sister’s “Right Hand Hi” is out in a matter of days, and his debut single “Mindreader” is being designed and remixed as we speak, with FG digital and 12″ single (and Acephale 10″) on its way. Regal! Read More
Anyone that truly knows my musical inclinations knows that DJ Quik is in my Top 5 of artists of all time. So the fact that I am on the same bill with him has me JUICED.
The one thing that I can say about him is that he has always been ahead of the curve, able to do what others in his genre could never think of doing. Back in middle school I remember watching PBS right before Reading Rainbow was about to come on, when all of a sudden “Quik’s Groove III” came on as the soundbed for the station ID!
Working with musicians like El Debarge and Raphael Saadiq, as well as a high level of live instrumentation, have only helped solidify him as a pioneer of sophisticated grown-folks gangsta rap music. Did I mention Suga Free?
If you’re in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA and you ain’t at Ruby Skye in SF this Thursday, that’s when you’re lost… In Life.
It’s going down tonight at the legendary Fillmore in SF!
I’m excited because I get the opportunity to rock with the Pharcyde – all four of them!
Its crazy because this group has achieved what many groups only aspire to… crafting a hip-hop “standard”. For real though, this song is on “Happy Birthday” status (and I’m not talking about the Birfday Song…).
Check out what Congorock whipped up for Dim Mak’s gang of punk provocateurs All Leather on this remix of their tune “I Don’t Hate #$%^, God Does” (thanks to RCRD LBL for the family-friendly title edit).
Also be sure to bookmark Congorock’s Tumblr if you haven’t already, he’s posting up show flyers and random goodies like this Sega throwback.