Monday, November 8, 2010


Singapore’s premium sneaker boutique Limited Edt Vault have killed it again with this second collaboration, the M577BST. This shoe isamazing! The M577BST is a sequel to their previous 577 collaboration, and was created in New Balance’s legendary Flimby factory in Cumbria, England.

This release is significantly more eye-catching than the first drop, featuring the finest premium materials and a head turning colorway. The upper features full grain, crocodile skin embossed and cracked chrome leather! The sole and upper show a scintillating turquoise blue detail that immediately caught my attention, a striking color that effectively offsets the sneaker's black, chrome, and brown colorway. The Singapore Limited EDT Vault release of the M577BST will only have 180 pairs stocked.

Now if the design and colorway of this shoe alone wasn't enough to warm my little sneaker collecting heart; each edition of the Singapore release will come in a royal blue velvet jewel shoebox!! Each box is individually numbered and comes with the M577BST, money bag(dust bag), vault lace locks and a special hang tag that allows each customer VIP access into Limited Edt’s Chamber room, which houses a collection of the rarest sneakers for sale at Limited Edt Chamber, their newest outlet that opened at Marina Bay Sands Shop in Singapore. A special micro site has been created for this New Balance collaboration, so head over to for videos, photos and more information on the kicks.

The M577BST will be released in Singapore on the 12th of November, 2010.
The release will be an appointment only affair. Heads will have to call Limited Edt Vault in advance and set up a fitting time at the shop! Be prepared to be treated like a king!
Experience a sneaker release like no other including freebies, installations including how the NB 577 BSTwas made, a UK factory exhibition to give you an insight on what is so special about the shoe while you enjoy some English tee and bites on us, Get your feet measured, enjoy screenings, get to handpick your pair/number of choice form the Chamber and enjoy a host of priviledges - we can go on an on but we want to save some surprises. - no lines, no queueing just make your appointment time.

It will be released globally at premium sneaker stores on the 20th of November, 2010.

And I want to take a quick second to again thank my friend Eric for the hook-up on this release. Go check out his store FLIGHT CLUB in NYC for all the dope shoes you could ever wanna rock! THANKS ERIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

NEW BALANCE x LIMITED EDT M577BST - Sneaker Releases - Sneaker Freaker Magazine

NEW BALANCE x LIMITED EDT M577BST - Sneaker Releases - Sneaker Freaker Magazine

New Balance 576 Heritage Line Fall/Winter 2010

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New Balance 576 Heritage Line Fall/Winter 2010

Italian sneaker store Shoelosophy presents a special pack of New Balance 576 running sneakers. Entirely produced in the New Balance Flimby factory, the 576 Heritage Line consists of two sneakers coming in dark yellow and khaki colorways, featuring a unique vintage look on the upper. You can get the shoes online here.

More detailed images of the sneakers follow after the jump.

Read the rest of New Balance 576 Heritage Line Fall/Winter 2010

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New Balance WRC 574

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It’s time to improve your Fall/Winter 2010 sneaker collection with the new WRC 574 sneaker from New Balance.  Based on the M574 outdoor boot, this fashion-forward edition will not only look good, but keep your feet feeling dry, warm, and comfortable against the elements.  Featuring synthetic leather and nylon mesh, and D-ring lace hooks among other features, the WRC 574 sneaker will put a definitive touch on your feet and wardrobe. 

I might actually get these. Though I have resisted the New Balance hi tops up to this point. these are fresh and feature a cool innovative mix of materials and colors!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Frontier Ruckus @ The Orpheum Wednesday Oct 13th

I have quite simply fallen head over heels for this band and their new album "Deadmalls & Nightfalls"
They are performing at the Orpheum in Tampa on wednesday october 13th and I can hardly contain my excitement. This is gonna be one of those shows that if you see you will tell people about and if you miss you will kick yourself. Openers Donna Lu and Gates of Eden are no slouches either so this is looking like a pretty great wednesday night for me.

Monday, October 11, 2010

DuckDown 15 year anniversary tour hits Tampa!!

Monday, Oct. 11th, 2010 at 8pm
Duck Down 15-Year Anniversary Tour
Pharoahe Monch
Boot Camp Clik ft. Buckshot

Sean Price
Smif N Wessun

and Skyzoo
w/ DJ Evil Dee
also performing:
Da Villanz
Mike Mass
Club Empire, 1902 E. 7th Avenue
Tix $17 adv $20 day of show

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bassnectar X Deftones "Prince" remix

Bassnectar was just in Florida for a series of dates. He also has a brand new website.
Anybody who saw the shows knows he dropped a new Deftones remix of "Prince."
Rather than put it out for sale on his upcoming EP "Wildstyle" (due out Oct 19) he decided to release it for free from his new site
So go over and pick it up! It crushes! Then grab the new EP at the site in a couple weeks.

Download: Deftones "Prince" Bassnectar rmx

Friday, September 10, 2010

El Ten Eleven , Baths, Ettison, Yolaja friday sept, 10, 2010 Tampa, FL

This is a great line up and a great show at the Orpheum in Tampa tonight!!! Can't wait. Plus, the flyer art is by one M. Delach (of Liquid Jesus blog) and is awesome!!! Check out their blog for a special deal on the show tonight! Check out their article and some music by Baths here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Old Guys are the only punk rockers left

"Upside Down," the first of many ferocious songs from OFF! - a new band on Vice featuring Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross). The 1 minute 19 second banger will appear on the forthcoming October 12th, 7" only release of the bands' 1st EP, which comes with a limited edition Raymond Pettibon print. The 1st EP along with 12 additional tracks comprise the full length debut, First Four EPs, out November 23rd digitally and as a four 7" boxset.
I love the artwork from Pettibon. Takes me right back to the old Black Flag album covers. Awesome!
Download: "Upside Down"

Saturday, August 28, 2010

ESQ & Chikaramanga drop "The Succession" LP on Tres Records

A new jewel just dropped into my mailbox today and I had to post up about it. Let me start off by saying that for my money the most consistent hip hop label in the game today and for the past 5 years or more has been Tres Records. People Under The Stairs, Giant Panda, Shawn Jackson, Paten Locke, C.R.A.C., are just a few of the artists that have called Tres Records home. All the artists on the label are united by one thing: a commitment "to procuring the hip-hop aesthetic while exploring the infinite possibilities of the sampling tradition."
But enough about the label, Let's talk about the new record! ESQ & Chikaramanga are dropping "The Succession." Set for a September 14th release, the album is a collaboration between two like minded hip hop cats. Both tend to keep it dusty and not digital. Vinyl samples, stacks of rhyme books, and the SP-12 are in full effect on "The Succession." This record is for every hip hop cat that I hear complain about music not sounding like it used to "back in the day" (this usually means the early 90's w/ tribe called quest, gangstarr, de la soul, pharcyde etc). ESQ & Chikaramanga are on a mission to prove that "Boom Bap" is still alive and well 20 years later. The cuts are sharp, the lyrics swift, and the beats bang. I don't need much more hahaha. If you get this record and your neck doesn't start snappin' then I'm pretty sure you don't like hip hop. "Cosmic Mellow" is my top track right now but this album is so deeply layered that that could change from one moment to the next.

Download: "Recession Free Mixtape" mixed by DJ Lowkey

you can pre-order the album over at
or pick it up when it drops on Sept. 14th 2010.
Support some underground hip hop fools!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

24 Kilates x New Balance 577 Preview

24 Kilates x New Balance 577 Preview

Following successful Reebok and Asics releases, Barcelona’s 24Kilates previews their new 5th Anniversary project with New Balance. Made in England with the best materials available. Releasing next month. Stay tuned for a full look.

More looks at the 24Kilates x New Balance 577 follow.

Read the rest of 24 Kilates x New Balance 577 Preview

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" Video

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" from tres records on Vimeo.

Look out for Shawn Jackson's 2nd album, "Brand New Old Me" (CD/LP/Digital) In Stores July 27th, 2010. Tres Records puts out nothing but quality material every time. Shawn Jackson's sophomore album delivers the satisfying beats and rhymes that made his debut album "First Of All..." and his collabo with Alex Newman, New Jack Hustle, mainstays in rotation on Hip Hop Flavors radio.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Chip Tha Ripper live in tampa @ the orpheum july 17


Theophilus London this Wednesday July 21st @ Crowbar in Tampa!! lotsa good new hip hop comin' through town lately.
Come out!

Theophilus London -
Peter Baldwin -
Mr MES -
Enzo -
Dat Pittsburgh Kid - -
Aych -
9pm 18&Up
@ Crowbar
1812 North 17th Street – Ybor City

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Balance x Offspring “Covent Garden” Pack

New Balance x Offspring “Covent Garden” Pack: "

Offspring x New Balance

The relationship between Offspring and New Balance was first established in 1996 when they teamed up to create the first store specific Flimby-produced sneaker. The latest release goes back to their roots, highlighting the original Offspring flagship store in Covent Garden with bespoke tongue detailing, a material mix of nylons, suedes and 3M Scotchlite being used throughout. These will be released mid-July.

Read the rest of New Balance x Offspring “Covent Garden” Pack

New Balance 2011 Spring/Summer GORE-TEX MT580

New Balance 2011 Spring/Summer GORE-TEX MT580: "

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The popular GORE-TEX MT580 collection continues onwards in coming releases with a look into two new models. Featuring a perforated upper, the clean uppers carry the familiar robust MT580 stance. Having enjoyed a number of strong colorways in the past, something else to look forward to from the MT580 family.

New Balance 2011 Spring/Summer Sonic Weld Preview

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New Balance re-visit their Sonic Weld technology to release the following capsule. Tonal in its execution, the Sonic Weld concept features a virtually seamless upper to create a clean aesthetic. Three different colors are set to release in the coming months.

Photography: Hypebeast

See more at New Balance 2011 Spring/Summer Sonic Weld Preview

Nike Zoom Soldier IV Cool Grey/Red Plum

Nike Zoom Soldier IV Cool Grey/Red Plum: "


In the past 3 years, The Nike Zoom Soldiers were labeled as LeBron James’ Playoff signature shoes. However, Nike suddenly changed their plan to use LeBron P.S. as the Playoff shoes this year. Anyway, the forth installment of Zoom Soldier is finally launched, with a better look than all previous installment and the LeBron P.S.

The Zoom Soldier 4 combines Zoom Air and Max Air cushioning systems, keeping good balance of the Air Max LeBron 7 (Max Air) and LeBron 7 P.S. (Zoom Air). This particular colorway features a cool grey uppers with purple accents, and finished by a clean white outsole.




Nike Sportswear Dynasty High QS Dot Pack


The latest pack of Nike Sportswear Dynasty High features multicolor dotted patterns and transparent Swooshes. The red plum pair uses black patent leather on the toe and midfoot, while white leather fills out the out box and ankle. The photo blue one flips those two colors.



Gorilla Biscuits x Vans SK8-HI Preview

Gorilla Biscuits x Vans SK8-HI Preview: "

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Hardcore band Gorilla Biscuits and Vans are set to release an upcoming footwear collection. Involving a two-pack of shoes, the SK8-HI is previewed here while a Slip-On will also make its way into the fold. Stay tuned for more details on a release.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blunt Force Trauma Wed June 16th DUBSTEP NIGHT

Download: DJ Lazy's Blunt Force Trauma Mix

Come out to the Orpheum on Wednesday for some dope Dubstep madness. Me and John play extremely grimey low bass frequencies :-)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dynasty's Mixtape Release Party * Sat. June 5th *

THIS SATURDAY NIGHT Come Celebrate the Release of Dynasty's Mixtape "dreampusher"

1313 E. 8th Avenue
Ybor City

Dynasty Will Be Doing An Extended Set
You Don't Want To Miss This

** Please Get There Early **

Doors at 9pm

$6 Cover

music by:

"THE BBQ" Eternia & MoSS ft. Rah Digga & Rage

I remember being on Warped Tour with Eternia a few years ago and thinking how rad she was. I'm glad to see that she is finally getting some much deserved attention. She may be the only emcee in the game with a cooler government name than emcee name but I won't tell ;-)
Check the lead single from the LIMITED EDITION VINYL EP setting the stage for the upcoming full-length "AT LAST" by Eternia & MoSS.
The EP offers the two lead singles from "AT LAST": "THE BBQ" ft. Rah Digga & Rage, and "IT'S FUNNY" ft. Joell Ortiz. The EP also boasts the exclusive "THE BBQ" remix featuring Jean Grae & Tiye Phoenix, along with the "IT's FUNNY" remix featuring Ras Kass. As Eternia bluntly states in "THE BBQ": "cop the record now, before it's a collectible!"

Eternia & MoSS will release their highly anticipated album "AT LAST" June 29th, 2010 on FAT BEATS RECORDS. Please note the new release date...

LIMITED EDITION VINYL EP of "AT LAST" available on June 8, 2010 on FAT BEATS RECORDS. Available online HERE

Download: "The BBQ"

Killer Mike feat Rock D "Swimming" Prod. Flying Lotus

Killer Mike's Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 3 Coming Soon!

Download: "Swimming"

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Balance 1300 2010 summer 1300

New Balance continue the 1300 love with a new pack slated for a summer release. Muted grays and blacks are paired with some strong highlight colors over three similar colorways. Included are fuchsia, blue and neon green with that stellar Flimby-made UK quality. Available later this year at select retailers including Crooked Tongues.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chali 2na & J-Live "Across The Map" leak

Chali 2na's "Fish Market Part 2" (dropping two weeks from today on Decon) finds him paired up with J-Live for a track called "Across the Map." Hope you enjoy it.

Download: "Across the Map"

Monday, May 17, 2010

A-Trak's new mixtape - Dirty South Dance 2

A little something to jump start your Monday - A-Trak's brand new mixtape Dirty South Dance 2, the sequel to 2007's first installment with artwork by Shepard Fairey.


1. Intro
2. Trizzy Turnt Up
3. How Low Can U Bake
4. We Don't Want No Goblins
5. She Got A Dum Donk
6. Whatever You Shoot
7. Ice Cream On Blast
8. Carte Blanche feat. Kid Sister: Do! Do! Do!
9. Twerk That Driver
10. Vampires Going Ham
11. Loonies To Blow
12. Make The Trap Wile Out
13. O Let's Overdo It
14. Donnis: Gone (DJ Craze Remix)
15. Ain't I A Joker

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chali 2na & Rusko "gadget go go"

So I guess this is Rusko week for me! LOL
Jurassic 5 main man Chali 2na just dropped a new song produced by Rusko!

Download: "Gadget Go Go"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rusko Drops "OMG!" on Mad Decent

There is little doubt that as far as America is concerned Dubstep has arrived. From sweaty, smoke-filled clubs in the U.K. the bass heavy, bastard child of garage, grime, & jungle has inexplicably caught the ears and hearts of anybody who happens to take a listen. The genre has it's godfathers (benga, kode9) and it's innovators (Burial, Skream) and now thanks to the Diplo backed, promotional juggernaut that is Mad Decent it seems that it has it's first American Superstar (I mean he's a superstar in America folks...Dudes a Bloody Brit through and through! pay attention). Rusko!
"OMG!" drops like a bomb on the DMZ! Scattering just about everything in it's path. The album has something for everyone. Rusko, born Chris Mercer, not just content to sit back and roll out grimey, sub bass, throb and gristle, cleans up his production and drops glittery, disco ball funk, rootsy dub and even plays with convention by adding southern hip hop icon Gucci Mane to the mix on "Got Da Groove." Oh don't worry, he doesn't disappoint the dubstep massive. Bass rollers abound. The man, alongside his partner Caspa, knows a thing or two about bass wobbles..."Woo Boost" is a dirty, mutated, chunk of the evil bass that simply screams anthem from beginning to end. But suddenly and seemingly without warning Rusko delivers a piece of 2-step, female vocal driven, club madness with "Hold On" featuring Dirty Projectors femme fatale, Amber Coffman.
But enough about the already leaked and over-blogged teaser tracks. The meat of the album is a fulfilling joyride from one end of Rusko's influences and interests to the other. The man eschews the played out, yet oh so trendy, auto-tune for significantly funkier and much more satisfyingly processed Roger Troutman-esque vocals on "You're On My Mind Baby," and "I Love You." Horns, ala "Sussudio" era Phil Collins, swirl their way through a retro eighties driven, synth drum, canyon and somehow end up falling into the earthshaking bass of "Dial My Number." Rusko has obviously been listening to the same soundtrack that Chromeo reintroduced to the world with "Fancy Footwork."
But Rusko doesn't stop there...oh no. "Kumon Kumon" and "Ravers Special" suddenly teleports back to the original hardcore (even before they were calling it jungle) rhythms of the early 90's rave scene. Sped up piano synths, female house vocals, and an amen break intact and waiting for whistles and air horns. Ok maybe the female house vocals were only in my head but I can totally hear them fitting into these tracks.
Rusko is about to be a household name with his recent production for M.I.A.'s latest album and there is little doubt that everyone is gonna have an opinion about the kid. So here is mine. "OMG!" is an astonishingly accomplished debut album from this kid from Leeds. It is the first but I'm quite certain it isn't the last. And I for one cannot wait for whats next!

Download: "I Love You" & "Dial My Number"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Creative Loafing and the Homemade Music Symposium present:
WMNF's "Pre-Heat" Music Panels

Saturday, May 15, 1 - 4 p.m. @ CL Space (1911 13th St N #W200 - in Ybor Square above Spaghetti Warehouse)

$5 or FREE with your HEATWAVE wristband

Be a part of the Tampa Bay Music Scene at this year's Pre-Heat Music Industry panels. Held on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. as a kick-off to WMNF's Tropical Heatwave event, Pre-Heat is presented by Creative Loafing and Homemade Music Symposium, and is a way to workshop, network and gain insight from key players in the Tampa Bay Music scene. This year's event features workshops on copyright and entertainment law with Kevin Astl, Esq., a DJ/producers beat workshop with Young Deacon ( and a demo listening session with Bay Area music critics and radio DJs. Tickets are $5 or free with your Heatwave wristband. Food and refreshments will be served.

Music Publishing and Copyright Law - 1 p.m.

Learn how to copyright your work and the in-and-outs of music publishing and licensing. Presented by Kevin Astl, Esq

Producer/Beat Workshop - 2 p.m.

Hear local DJs and producers demonstrate how they create their beats, clear their samples and gain insight on how they collaborate with MCs/vocalists. Featuring DJ Royce (Versatile Entertainment, Acafool), Lazy (WMNF, Red Tide), Spindiana Jones (Tampa Bay Dream Team), Moderator: Young Deacon (

Demo Listening - 3 p.m.

Our panel of music critics and radio DJs listen to your demos and give their opinions on production and artist development. Featuring Leilani Polk (Creative Loafing), Flee (WMNF), Husky Jon (97x), and Kevin Astl. Bring a cd or mp3 file for a chance to be picked for our randomly-selected-from-the-audience review slot.

Come get some insider music industry knowledge, then stick around for WMNF's Tropical Heatwave that night!


The Artists and Writers Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and incubating the Tampa Bay area cultural community with events such as the Homemade Music Symposium, Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words and the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image.

Please visit for more information

Thursday, April 29, 2010

M.I.A. is "Born Free" Video

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

Fuck anybody who fucks with redheads hahaha. Holy shit is that grapadon from grand buffet at 3:30???

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hip Hop Flavors Radio Pledge Gifts

hip hop flavors on wmnf 88.5
tuesday nights from 1am ta 4am est
streams 24/7 online all week till the next show

next tuesday (not tonight) April 27th
it is the spring pledge drive/ marathon on WMNF
I have some pretty cool gifts for anybody that calls in and makes a donation to the show/station.

for a donation YOU can come in and host the show. play anything you want! be a rad superstar host. talk about whatever you'd like. We'll just run the board and you can go wild hosting your very own radio show. All the fun, none of the hassle!!!

4 pairs of tickets to Cage @ The Orpheum July 9th in TAMPA
1 pair of passes to the MURS "Fornever & A Day" Tour In ORLANDO
1 pair of passes to Nas & Damian Marley w/ Nneka Tour in ORLANDO

3 copies of the Freeway - Jake One album "The Stimulus Package" [ yes with the $$$ packaging :-) ]
1 copy Murs & 9th Wonder "fornever"
multiple copies of several Daly City Records glitch hop releases (Mochipet, dopestyles, th' mole, preshish moments etc)
1 copy Nneka "concrete jungle"
1 copy guru 8.0 "lost and found"
1 copy wu tang clan "return of the wu"
1 copy del the funky homosapien "eleventh hour"
1 copy zion I "the takeover"
1 copy illa j "yancy boys"
1copy rza bobby digital "digi snacks"
1 copy makavelli "the don killuminati"
1 copy dr. dre chronicles the death row classics
1 copy del the funky homosapien & tame one "parallel uni-verses"
1 copy bk-one "radio do canibal" features slug, brother ali, aceyalone, abstract rude, raekwon, the grouch, scarface, black thought, phonte and more!!
1 copy the might underdogs "droppin science fiction" supergroup made up of gift of gab, lateef the truthspeaker & headnodic
1 copy big pun "the legacy best of big pun"

hopefully some of this will interest you and you'll call in and pledge next tuesday. we need all the help we can get to keep the show on the air. thanks for reading and listening to the show!!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Synopse Links Up With X:144 "more fiya" Video

Synopse Links Up With X144 In New Video : Reax Music

Posted using ShareThis

The single "More Fiya" is soon to be released digitally in April on Doxside Music / Domination Recordings!

For more info:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dynasty 2nd Single "Magnificent"

Tampa hasn't seen an emcee (pardon me, femcee) like Dynasty before. It's a rare thing when an artist combines heartfelt storytelling, commanding stage presence, and a deep and palpable audience connection. The skills of Rah Digga, the soul of Lauren Hill, and the ruff neck swagger of MC Lyte. All appropriate descriptions for D.Y. It's easy to make comparisons when you start talking about female emcees. There are so few truly skilled women in hip hop. It's a boys club and as often as not, despite their talent, the girls have to tart themselves up and pander to an overactive and juvenile male fantasy just to get some attention (ahem...Lil Kim...cough cough Foxy Brown).
Not this lady.
Dynasty has been slowly making a name for herself, turning heads locally and all over the world thanks to a co-sign from DJ Premier who put her last single "Femcee" on his "On the Road" mixtape. Her second single "Magnificent" released through Recordpushers Entertainment, may accelerate her journey into the spotlight. A little more soulful and a little less rough than "Femcee," "Magnificent" tells a story of transcendence, hope, and is universal in its themes. Stay tuned in for more from Dynasty and lookout for her debut album "Dream Pusher." The lady is very much an original, and she is "Magnificent!"

Download: "Magnificent"

Predators Trailer

I cannot wait for this one to pop up this summer!!

Predators Trailer

Monday, March 29, 2010

Quadron 'Quadron'

Quadron is a duo whose genesis originates from the reveries of two souls destined to live their existence as a fairytale. Our story begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, when Robin Hannibal encountered Coco O. thanks to the recommendation of a friend. Robin was already a name within Owusu & Hannibal, and Boom Clap Bachelors, but he was ready to continue his collaborations and also seek out new adventures.

In the ingénue of Coco, Robin saw a female muse, singing without effort, speaking in melody. Taking their time to get it right, they started playing together. A year would pass while they gently created the Quadron sound. The music was funky, naughty, soft and delicate, but complicated and natural. Robin creates melodies with lush orchestration and deep beats, intellectual and crisp. Coco layers them with her voluptuous timbre, together completing a chapter of their fairytale soundtrack until a Quadron song is born. Only a few months has passed since Quadron’s album was first exposted to the public, but the artistry of its caliber has a force all its own. When it’s good, it’s good and Quadron is that.

Download: "Pressure"

T.H.E.W.E.A.K. "17 again" video

T.H.E.W.E.A.K., comprised of MC rappers T Squared and Super Hero Supreme. T.H.E.W.E.A.K., (They. Hate. Everyone. With. Education. And. Knowledge), is a group with a direct and refreshing lyrical message which strives to “fight crime via the microphone” and to restore balance in and outside the Hip-Hop community.

T.H.E.W.E.A.K. create music that works towards the comprehension of Hip-Hop culture for both those who choose to accept it and those who struggle against it. Both T Squared and Super Hero Supreme believe that misconception and ignorance can turn to hate; it is from this hate thatT.H.E.W.E.A.K. have taken their name. T.H.E.W.E.A.K. can usually be caught prowling DC or Maryland streets looking for the “wicked and wack.”

DJ Center

“Everything in Time” is a global soul record bringing back a low-end theory and warmth that’s been absent in music as of late. It’s a record for a generation raised on a foundation of Hip Hop and Jazz, but having grown up with a global scope and broader musical palate. It’s Roots music without being Reggae, and Soul music without being a throw back to the past.

As the songs unfold on “Everything in Time” you’re enveloped in lush piano chords, warm bass lines, boom-bap drum patterns, flying tambourines, and soaring horns. The album includes a smoky cover of Rufus and Chaka Khan's anthem, “You Got the Love“ and culminates with the thumping Brazilian tribute titled, “Center's Groove”. The guests Center chose for his album are the perfect marriage to every song. The record features everyone from favorites like Oddisee and Zaki Ibrahim, to the up and coming Gretchen Parlato (who’s worked with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding) and Samia Farah (who’s dub reggae and jazz vocal styles give her an unparalleled uniqueness). The icing on the cake is the remix of “Tout Passe” contributed by the incredibly talented Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers.

The underlying essence of this record is timeless music. Each track is so unique from the next, yet housed under the same soulful roof. Listen unhurriedly, as all great things happen in time.

The Making of "Everything in Time" from DJ Center on Vimeo.

Cookbook & Uno Mas VIDEO

Mike Relm video

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Glitch Mob Single "Drive It Like You Stole It"

Together, edIT, Boreta, and Ooah have amassed a large number of remixes, singles, and mixtapes, but May 25 will mark the release of Drink the Sea, the debut full-length from LA's veteran blap collective. The Glitch Mob opted to drop the album on its own imprint, Glass Air, and has also given us the premiere of the album's first single, "Drive It Like You Stole It." If this track is anything, it's an anthem. Amidst a trademark head-nodding beat heavy with slap, a number of synths vie for the forefront position—like a team of buglers announcing the coming of the beat scene's heroes—before giving way to an arsenal of heavy percussion and reverberated vocal samples.

go over to XLR8R and get "Drive It Like You Stole It"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Takashi Murakame is an "S.A."!!!

but i don't think Kirsten Dunst is...
Kirsten Dunst starred as a Cosplay girl in a music video singing a song called Turning Japanese. The video was produced by artist Takashi Murakami, and directed by McG who also directed that piece of shit movie, Terminator Salvation. Cosplay is short for costume play, and it’s huge in Japan (just like me).

The music video screened at a London show last fall called Pop Life: Art in a Material World.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


De Masticatione Mortuorum, translated from Latin as “On the Chewing Dead,” is an aged manuscript written in 1679 by Philip Rohr. The 330-year-old text discusses a common fear of the time: that some human corpses were capable of rising from the dead and feasting on the flesh of the living.

The creatures described in Rohr’s book consume the bodies of live humans, not only the blood, differing slightly from the modern conception of the vampire. Nevertheless, De Masticatione Mortuorum has played a vital role in the evolution of the vast vampire mythology canon.

Below, a manuscript excerpt is translated from its original Latin to English.

De Masticatione Mortuorum

[Last line of second page:] Our Common People attempt to avert the danger of chewing by placing under the chins of the dead a portion of recently excavated earth, lest they perhaps open their mouths and chew on the attached bands...

[Continued – full first page:] Others, who do not consider this a sufficiently safe measure, before the mouth of the dead is closed, also place a stone and a coin in the mouth, so that in the event that it begins to chew within the grave, it would find the stone and coin and would abstain from chewing. Which fact was witnessed in its time in a multitude of places in Saxonia by Gabriel Rollenhagen: Book IV Mirab. Peregrinat chapter 20, n. 5 in Kornmann. Among the first to bring to light the latter custom of the people is the Excell. Garm. (de Mirac. Mort. manuscript page 28.). Saying How well these follow Ethnic customs, for the Greeks (δανακήν) used to put a coin in the mouth of the dead, thereby paying Charon on behalf of those who were to cross the Stygian swamp. At this point you might say that these are prophylactic remedies of the common people, by which they think to prevent the evil before it falls upon them. For if they truly chew by the action itself of the dead, someone among us might try to drive a pin into them, but it would be a most unfortunate attempt. For they want the exhumed chewing cadavers to be punished by severing the heads, and for them to be transfixed through the middle of the body with stakes driven into the earth. Such was the fate that befell the above cadavers in the year 1345 and 1603, and lastly in the place mentioned. For such a remedy is indeed least approved by the intelligent, for it is morally, physically and politically evil. Morally inasmuch as one sins against God, who forbids [us] to act prejudicially against the dead; for it is indeed a kind of harm wrought to the dead, when they are exhumed, [avoiding which] the pestilential fluid might be prevented from spreading; one sins against the neighbor, whose reputation begins to decline when, having been dug up out of the grave, he is decapitated and transfixed with a stake. One falls into error, for none can benefit by this exhumation of the cadaver; inasmuch as (which are physical disadvantages) the nearby places may be filled with noxious vapors, and there takes place an increase of pestilence fomented by the Devil itself, who without doubt intends to achieve this end by means of the mastication. For which reason also the Theologians consulted by other experts regarding this evil gave their answers, lest anyone should presume to violate graves, and wanted them preserved intact and the cadavers to be unmolested.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brother Ali & Justin Timberlake?!?!

from the twin cities AV Club site…“Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s Million Dollar Cowboy Bar’s first-ever hip-hop show certainly seems one to write home about: Hometown hero Brother Ali played the sold-out release party on Sunday for JH Snowboarder Magazine, when some dude in the crowd hopped on stage and started beatboxing.

“Me being me, I snatched the mic from him and he got off stage,” Ali posted to his Twitter. He quickly found out who the mystery dude was: Justin Timberlake. Apparently, Grammy-winning pop stars have more right than the average man to rock mics alongside the Brother: “I ran and grabbed him and he beatboxed while I freestyled for about 15 minutes,” Ali tweeted. Though the sound quality in the video clip below leaves something to be desired, the energy the odd pairing riled up is undeniable.”

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Datsick - Gecko

Holy shit! I think I just had a brain aneurysm...

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New Balance Spring 996 purple fade & aqua fade


The New Balance CM996 returns for in two colorways. Both sneakers come with a fading effect on the upper, one in white/acqua, the other one in grey/purple. They made nice use of suede, leather and mesh on the upper, applying the effects on multiple layers of the sneakers. Both sneakers are now available from Mita.