Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Bruiser Brigade had their own McLaughlin Group roundtable show? News and commentary on the issues of the day… bitch. Until that glorious moment occurs, we’ll have to make do with interviews like this one, where Danny Brown’s go-to producer Skywlkr talks beatmaking, metal and more with the always on-point Passion Of The Weiss. For more Skywlkr beats, check his Bandcamp, and for more POTW Bruiser coverage, check their extremely thorough “making of XXX” piece. (And PBS get at us about the show!)
You’d think a guy like A-Trak would be spending Valentine’s Day boo’d up with swimsuit models. No! He’s dropping DJ edits on the internet cause much like Trick Daddy, Trizzy luh the kids. Go “like” his Facebook to download two exclusive DJ edits: a housed up take on one of Kanye and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne jams, and a big room blend where Waka Flocka and Drake party with Jacques Lu Cont. Party time, excellent…
If you consider “pop” a dirty word, Telephoned are the filthiest act you’ll hear all year. Somehow, frontwoman Maggie Horn and producer / DJ Sammy Bananas still manage to turn even the guiltiest of radio pleasures into indie-approved party jams we can all be proud of. Ring Ring is their first EP of originals on Fool’s Gold, harnessing the good-time energy of the group’s cover-heavy mixtapes and live sets to fuel three brand new songs that gleefully hopscotch from new-wave inspired r&b (“Last Time”) to shuffling funky house (“The Vow”) and the title track’s roller rink disco vibes. There is a smoke machine. Get involved and grab it now on iTunes.
Telephoned will be celebrating the release tonight with a live performance at Hotel Chantelle in NYC, showing off the moves they honed opening Chromeo’s sold-out Business Casual tour, and the infectious stage presence Pitchfork called “the most fun thing we saw at SXSW.” Win Win (Vice) and Skinny Friedman will also be DJing the party, and it’s free with RSVP. Read More
Our UK bruvs Greenmoney will be rocking Room Three of Fabric this Friday (2/17) with Rinse FM’s Monki, Martelo, Seb Chew and Smutlee. They put this mix together to give you a taste of what’s in store, download for maximum vibes.
Duck Sauce almost came back with the Grammy, next year they’re bringing home three for the family. Meanwhile, check out their red carpet interviews (and Armand’s jacket).
Note to our international friends: the uploaders of these clips (CBS and the Grammy organization, respectively) may have disabled viewing outside the US. Nothing we can do there. Just trust us that AVH’s fit is STUNTASTIC. Read More
Our NOLA homie Chase N Cashe just dropped a brand new mixtape, The Heir Up There, hosted by DJ Drama. Like everything else the Surf Club drops, it is strictly the highest grade wave. Download now from Dat Piff.