Karmaloop TV just posted up Derick G’s footage from our Rap Party in Miami at The Standard pool. This was a special daytime party we threw two days before our Grand Central blowout, and MAN!!!
If you missed it, you missed out on an all-day B2B DJ bro sesh featuring A-Trak, Craze, Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Brodinski, Nick Catchdubs, Dave Nada, and Mike B playing rap favorites down by the water for all manner of dancing friends and lovely folks. Check the great photo galleries from Kirill Was Here, Glenjamn and Just My Photoblog (digital and 35mm), with some of our favorites after the jump. Read More
Before the big FG Miami extravaganza this weekend, we figured why not warm things up with our friends?
RAP PARTY is just what you’d expect from the name: an afternoon of rap jams spun b2b from A-Trak and Craze, Busy P, Mehdi and Brodinski, Nick Catchdubs and Dave Nada, and Sammy Bananas and (Thee) Mike B. It goes down from 3-8pm at The Standard and is free with a donation to the Red Cross’ Japan relief efforts. We’ll see you there!
Check A-Trak and a bunch of our buds in LA next weekend for Hard Haunted Mansion. Busy P & Brodinski are among said buds, and they also happened to put together a promo mix for the party (featuring Duke Dumont’s awesome “Thudding Like Elmer” remix of LA Riots’ “The Drop,” out now on FG) that you should download immediately.
This Thursday (6/10) our own Sammy Bananas and Telephoned will be performing at the always-jamming YoYo party at Notting Hill Arts Club in London. In a nice bit of timing, Busy P and Uffie will also be in the building, rocking for the Uffie album release. They’ll be joined by Ali Love along with the YoYo residents, Seb Chew and Leo Greenslade (one half of FG’s Greenmoney). Festivities! You don’t wanna miss this one.
I was only back from Europe for 2 weeks when I boarded that cheap charter flight where they fed us President’s Choice TV dinners and headed back to Ye Olde Continent. First stop, Paris. I was booked to play a Vice party with that tall frenchman known as Busy P. Before the gig they had an Ed Banger in-store at Virgin where a special guest was advertised. That was me, I’m special. Hard to keep a surprise when I’m the only guy on Serato, going on stage to make sure they have the turntables plugged right. The Virgin Megastore is really big and it was fun to have an all-ages audience. They had us playing on a mixer that I don’t know and I spent my whole set looking for the “crossfader on” switch, but aside from that it went well! Read More
Time for one of my long-winded tour novelas. I recently wrapped up a European tour that spanned the whole month of May, one which I arbitrarily named the Upper Crust Tour at the last minute, in honor of that beloved chain of sandwich shops found in almost all train stations. After doing a whole bunch of tours with other people — the Fool’s Gold fam, Mehdi, Kanye, etc — I felt like going off to clubland (Europe) and back to raw DJing practically every night for 4 weeks. Of course I wasn’t literally by myself the whole month. In most cities I was sharing bills with friends from either continent. But it did feel like a pilgrimage to the land of the DJ, and on off-days I would often link up with other producers and work on music. I loved it. I started a Flickr page towards the beginning of my trip so you can catch my full set of pics here. Let’s dive into it. Read More