Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Last night I was digging through my hard drives and I found some demo mixes from 2005 and 2006. One in particular was intended to be a promo for some clubs in Denver. For whatever reason the mix was never finalized. Figured I better share them before I forget again or the drive craps out. Unfortunately there is no track list but most of the songs are bootleg and white label vinyl. In other words you are going to have a very hard time finding them. In fact I doubt I could even find them and they are in my studio. Yes I said vinyl as in black devilish seductive disks with music on them. The fidelity of the mix was surprisingly impressive. Even when recorded to digital the tracks sound exceptionally analog. FYI this mix is what I like to call actual electro not electro house. This is by no means untsa untsa. Not that there is anything wrong with untsa untsa but I do grow weary 21 year old Ableton DJ kids claiming that they spin electro when its nothing more then house music. This is why when I'm describing electro to people I call it electro electro. Then they are like ahhhhh electro electro. Same thing works with techno. Q: Is this techno music? A: Well yes but its not techno techno.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Not much I can say about MJ that hasn't already been said ...
Mark de Clive-Lowe sent this joint featuring Lady Alma to the inbox and here's what it said:
"we lost a true gem and a goliath in his prime. i don't really have ample words to pay homage and full respect to MJ and his passing... so i'll hand it over to some music. lady alma and i recorded this a while back but this seems an appropriate time to share it with everyone... feel free to share and vibe outtttt :)
rest in peace MJ"
grab the song here:
"I Can't Help It" MJ Remake - Mark De Clive Lowe ft. Lady Alma
SA-RA Creative Partners are dropping a new album, Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, dropping on Ubiquity Records June 23rd. It’ll be a double disc of jazzy, soulful, hip hop intergalactic future sounds. The first disc featuring 17 new tracks and the second disc featuring previously unreleased SA-RA produced beats.
SA-RA - THE BONE SONG 2009
SA-RA - BITCH BABY 2009
I'M FEELING WHAT JUST BLAZE HAS TO SAY ABOUT MOVING FORWARD WITH TECHNOLOGY. SHOUTS TO ALL THE FOLKS PLAYING GOOD MUSIC IN ANY FORMAT - BE IT VINYL, ORIGINAL PRESSING, CD-R, MP3, 8-TRACK, CASSETTE OR WHATEVER. FEEL FREE TO LEAVE YOUR OPINION IN THE COMMENTS.
Ragen Fykes produced by Ohmega Watts. When I heard this, it was an instant connection. Played"Rhythm of the Drum" when I was in Europe. Produced by devonwho, please don't sleep, an absolute genius. Once you hear this, I won't need to explain.
Ragen Fykes "with Love"
Support "Rhythm of the Drum"
Ragen Fykes "with Love"
Support "Rhythm of the Drum"
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Ren, Vinyl Richie and I spent some time today crusin' in the sunshine, eating lunch and talking about how text messaging is taking over. But remember the time before cell phones?? I'm talking pagers/beepers. We were reminiscing over our codes (mine was 177 and Vinyl Richies was 13013) In case you forgot...
I Love you=143
Thinking of you=823
Go to hell=60 2 4377
I miss you=1 177155 400
PAGER-RON C (1996)
(Born in Richmond, raised in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles....)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Stunning new concept art offers a first look at Alice in Wonderland as seen through the eyes of director Tim Burton. The images, released by Disney as Burton works on the remake in London, show Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (pictured above) and provide a fascinating peek at the fabulist director’s vision for Alice, The Red Queen and the movie’s other central characters.
The pictures hint at an elegant, richly textured fantasy world that honors Lewis Carroll’s 19th-century fairy tale while incorporating bits of Burton’s trademark weirdness (check the grimacing flowers in the picture below).
The images are drawn from the world of Alice in Wonderland, as re-imagined by one of the world’s most visually arresting directors. The movie is scheduled for release March 5, 2010.
SOME PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS, OTHERS SPEAK THE TRUTH
Fam, I swear 2 god I won't be participating in anything that makes money off of Michael Jackson's passing. So promoters...count me out...unless it's a totally FREE event. Keep sh*t respectful. 1!!
(Forever true wit' mines!)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
THE ORIGINAL TEEN ANGELS MAGAZINE,CREATED BY TEEN ANGEL,A LEGENDARY ARTIST FROM CALIFORNIA WHO BROUGHT TO LIFE THE VARRIO AND LOWRIDER LIFESTYLE WITH INK.HE HELPED CREATE AND MOLD LOWRIDER MAGAZINE ALONG WITH MY NINO SUNNY MADRID,BUT LONG BEFORE THE PAGES OF LOWRIDER MAGAZINE ,THE LIFE OF THE LOWRIDER WAS BEING INFLUENCED BY TEEN ANGEL.FROM LIQOUR STORE MURALS,TO TRUNKS OF CARS TO PACHUCO CROSS AND BEAUTIFUL ROSE TATTOOS.TEEN ANGEL WAS AN ORIGINAL MEMBER OF BAJITO C.C FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHOS ONLY CHAPTER STILL REMAINS IN SO CAL.,AND WAS PROUD OWNER OF THE ORIGINAL "BAJITO CAR"WICH STILL REMAINS IN THE FAMILY TODAY.TEEN ANGEL WAS A GOOD FATHER AND SOLDIER WHO PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE IN BOTH KOREA AND VIETNAM WAR.HE IS NOW RETIRED AND LIVING HIS LAST DAYS IN PEACE.TEEN ANGEL HAS BEEN POWERED BY MARISSA AND JOHNNIE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND WE ARE BRINGING A FEW OF TEEN ANGELS PAST FEATURES SUCH AS POEMS,DEDICATIONS,AND PEN PALS BACK INTO THE MAGAZINE,WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL ARTIST,STORES,READERS AND SUPPORTERS FOR OVER 30 YEARS OF POSITIVE SUPPORT,WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY GRACIAS AND UPDATE OUR
CONTACT INFO: PHONE (909) 875-6196 9AM-7PM M-F, (EMAIL)TEENANGELS@SBCGLOBAL.NET,MARISSA909@SBCGLOBAL.NET, (ADRESS) P.O BOX 338 RIALTO CA. 92376, WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY OTHER SITE,COMPANY,PROMOTION TEAM,OR ANY ORGANIZATION,ACCEPT ONLY ORIGINAL TEEN ANGEL~ WITH ALL OUR LOVE & RESPECT:JOHNNIE & MARISSA AKA "TEEN ANGELS"
TEENAGE DANCE CRAZE
Last Friday of every month @ The Knockout
GIRL GROUPS NIGHT
3rd Tuesdays @ Casanova Lounge
Every Wednesday @ Delirium
***OOH LA LA***
***SATURDAY JULY 18th***
All Night 60's Dance Party!!!!
very special guest dj
Howie Pyro!!! (Intoxica Radio, Danzig, D Generation) Revolver Records
All SixtieS all night!
I actually am supporting Mos Def with this challenge to to Jay Z, he laid out a viable plan that would be great for Hip Hop and the money would go to charity.
After proclaiming the death of the must used autotune how can the so-called greatest rapper alive ignore such a challenge? Are you listening Jay Z?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Vinyl continues to rock on! According to Nielsen SoundScan, overall U.S. vinyl sales have risen by 50% in just the first five months of the year. With more than 1 million vinyl records sold, compared to 701,000 copies sold last year around the same time, vinyl sales are projected to reach 2.8 million in 09. Rock albums seem to be the most popular with vinyl lovers accounting for more than 70% of all vinyl sold. Country albums which sold just 5,000 vinyl copies last year in the first 5 months, have already tripled that benchmark with 15,000 vinyl albums sold.
On Monday night in New York City, at M2 (formerly Mansion), the nightlife community came out and showed their support for their world, the world of the nightclub. DJs, Paul Sevigny, Jus Ske, Junior Vasquez, The Martinez Brothers, Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, Q-Tip, Funkmaaster Flex and more pitched in to show New York that Nightlife is crucial to a vibrant city… A city that we all want to thrive. Check the statistics in the video below, and log on to Nightlifepreservation.com to get involved.
THE ONE AND ONLY DIRECT FROM LA NOW RESIDING IN THE BAY TOM NOBEL IS GRACING US ON THE TABLES THIS SATURDAY. COME EARLY CAUSE YOU KNOW THE ONLY BUS STOP WITH A LIQUOR LICENSE WILL BE JUMPING OFF EARLY. PLAYING THE BEST IN 2 STEP, BOOGIE DOWN, MODERN SOUL JAZZ BOOGIE
Monday, June 22, 2009
TO DATE WHEN YOU HEAR THE "DETROIT" WHO DO YOU THINK OF? J-DILLA, PPP, WAJEED, DABRYE, THEO PARRISH, MOODY MANN, JUAN ATKINS ETC. THE DETROIT SOUND IS PRETTY RAW AND STRAIGHT FORWARD MAKING THE MOST UGLYIEST OF SOUNDS MAGICAL. THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN AND HE'S MAKING HIS NAME PRESENT WITH ALL STYLES OF MUSIC. COMBINNING JAZZ, MPC CHOPS, R&B, TO CREATE A SOUND HIS OWN. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE NAME SINISTARR. I KNOW YOUR GONNA DIG THIS
SINISTARR - COLLIE PARK 2009