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 email@example.com. 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.
Head over to TheFADER.com to download this excellent JOTS remix of Rob Threezy’s new single “The Change Up,” out now on Nightshifters. “They flip its essence into a deep and gothy dance song,” says the FADER-ers, right underneath a picture of Chris and Linus as gingerbread cookies. Stay tuned for more JOTS vs Rob3 action on the forthcoming “Baggy Bottom Boys” remix digi-EP on Fool’s Gold…
The Jokers are on tour in Europe through the rest of the month and all of June, so be sure to check them in your neighborhood. Next up is a giant Mixmag party at Egg in London on Saturday 5/23. They also answered a particularly cheeky (even by JOTS standards) Q&A for the party, which you can read here.
We were baking out in the desert all weekend with JOTS, so it’s more than appropriate to keep the party going with their death valley of a mix for Actual Pain, Since Our Last Report Many Things Have Changed. Featuring a bunch of new exclusives, industrial throwbacks, and pitch-black tech house, it’s a moody excursion from the boys that you MUST get real weird to! Download here and check the tracklist after the jump. Read More