Next month, A-Trak and Congorock get cross-continental on the Fool’s Gold “Asian Sensation” tour, kicking off June 1st at Zouk in Kuala Lumpur and rocking for two weeks until they end up at Bar Rouge in Shanghai. Stay tuned for more on their electro trek! Read More
Danny Brown, Detroit’s son, is a product of his hometown, just as Big forever wore Brooklyn like a badge…
So says The Fader in their current issue, an all-Notorious BIG tribute that manages to cover all aspects of Christopher Wallace’s icon-dom, from his Bad Boy history to the indelible specter he still casts over modern day rap. You can now read the full Danny Brown profile on the Fader blog – but if you get the chance, be sure to pick up the physical issue on a newsstand near you. It looks damn sharp!
This weekend A-Trak’s Magic 8 Ball Tour finishes up strong with a trio of Canadian shows: Zu Bar in Burlington, Ontario on Friday (5/20), the Telus Theatre in Montreal on Saturday (5/21), and Guvernment in Toronto on Sunday (5/22).
Even though the tour is coming to a close, you can still rep the 8 Ball daily thanks to Karmaloop’s exclusive tee (for guys and gals), still available on their website for a limited time. Coppeth! Read More
Download Mayer Hawthorne’s new Impressions EP of cover songs to hear his smoky take on Chromeo’s “Don’t Turn The Lights On.” Says Mayer: “On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it.”
Check out Kingdom’s “Uptown Buck” (alongside new tracks from our friends Cubic Zirconia, Michna, Drop The Lime and Hussle Club) on the Trouble & Bass-curated Sounds Of NYC compilation for Scion A/V. Drop your email in the lil download widget and it’s yours for free.