Jubilation is the name of a long gone nightclub in the south suburbs outside Chicago that gave teenage partygoers their first taste of the ’90s ghetto house tracks that would soon morph into juke and footwork. So its more than appropriate that Flosstradamus take that title for their brand new EP, where the DJ duo of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) use the hyperactive drums and booming sub bass sonics of juke as a jumping off point for new school dancefloor sounds of their very own.
Led by the Kid Sister collab “Luuk Out Gurl” (which Chicago Reader praises for “somehow bending footwork’s freakier elements to the rules of a radio-friendly pop song”) and the XXX-rated Danny Brown collab “From The Back,” Jubilation is a true showcase for Flosstradamus’ club-honed studio skills and willingness to experiment.
WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! We celebrated four years of label-dom last month with NORE, A-Trak, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Party Supplies, Mr Muthafuckin Exquire (with Plain Pat on the wheels), Chase N Cashe, Cubic Zirconia, Nick Catchdubs, LUMIDEE (?!?), DJ Ayres, Jim E-Stack, Michna, and all of y’all who packed two floors of the Tribeca Grand. Peep the sweaty madness in the recap vid – including Just Blaze on cameraman duties! – and check photos after the jump. Read More
Who doesn’t love Sammy Bananas? Assholes, thats who. Not that we’ve actually met any. (Non Sammy Bananas lovers, that is. We’ve met plenty of assholes. This is the music business!)
Check out a bunch of recent goodies from Mr B: a “auto interview” for the groovy folks at Konbini up top, a punk funk-y remix for NYC’s Psychobulidings below, and a bunch of upcoming Cali tour dates this week after the jump.
Check the dates here. Update: Also on the TF Soundcloud is a free download of his track “Take My Hand”. And if THAT’S not enough, peep TF’s new video for “Rooftop Revival” on ScionA/V after the jump! Read More
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