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Thursday, September 30, 2010

TRIBES AT WAR NAS DAMIAN MARLEY ft K'naan OFFICIAL VIDEO



Gotta say I snubbed this album save for a few tracks ("Nah Mean" and "As We Enter"). But this track came up on shuffle the other day and I've been pumpin it out of my speakers quite a bit since then. Has a Buju Banton feel with K'Naan and Nas spitting fire. DIG IT

Womp Womp Fest October 2010



Ready for this?

Steve Aoki - Thurs Oct 28, Boston
Boys Noize & Rusko - Fri Oct 29, NYC Webster Hall
Deadmau5 - Sat Oct 30, NYC Roseland Ballroom

What?!

All interested parties get at me! What a Halloween weekend that will be

Monday, September 27, 2010

Savoy - Life of the Party



Damn it...found another one I couldn't resist. These guys were at Electric Zoo but I didn't catch them. From what I read there were about 30 people there at the beginning of their show but once it ended there was a full tent, so I guess that means they tore down the house. I looked them up today because I saw a picture of them performing and they had a drummer (naturally I was inclined).

Mobbing - "Ohm-o-genik"



I was trying to limit my electronic music uploading to 1 song today but I couldn't avoid throwing this one up.

Adam K & Soha - Who Cares Really (Original Mix)



A little progressive for you on this gloomy day. This was a Pandora find today at work and I was really diggin' it. Reminds me a lot of Deadmau5 sounds from his Random Album Title CD, comparable to "Alone with You" and "I Remember." I'm going to do more digging on this duo but I was pleasantly surprised by yet another Pandora discovery.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Weekly Series: Theme Song of the Week



In a new weekly segment I'm calling "Theme Song of the Week" - title may change - I will be choosing a song that best describes the past week. After spending a few days in Jamaica with work this past week, I think "Welcome to Jamrock" by Damian Marley is a fitting choice. I especially like this live version from the Jimmy Kimmel show, mostly because Damian says "Jah, Rastafaraaaay" and that was a phrase commonly exclaimed by my co-workers. Hopefully my life will stay interesting enough for me to continue to find interesting songs that narrate my life. Currently watching my fantasy team get powned, thanks for showing up team.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Police increase weekend presence - Vermont Cynic

Police increase weekend presence - Vermont Cynic

Fuck off Burlington police. Seriously. Things have sucked up there since Labor Day weekend of my sophomore year, which was 2007. Partying is a part of college whether people like it or not and it will happen regardless of police presence. The cops are just creating more work for themselves when they undoubtedly have more important things to do. Unreal.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

A-Trak - Robot Rock - Lollapaloosa 2009



SOMEONE TEACH ME TO CUT LIKE A-TRAK!!!

DJ Premier Can Make Any Rapper Sound DOPE



Another find thanks to WERS. I bought Luda's first CD, Back for the First Time, when it came out. I think I was in seventh grade at the time and "You's a Hoe" was hilarious to us at that age. I've always been hot and cold with Luda. I like some of his songs ("Southern Hospitality," "Saturday," "Area Codes") and others I could do without ("Stand Up," "Move Bitch" "Act a Fool"). DJ Premier, producer of this latest Ludacris song, has been in the game for a long time. He's dope, he's the illest. He's famous for being half of Gang Starr. This song shows that Premier can take a mediocre rapper and make him sound like the hottest thing around.

Swizz Beatz Has Pharrell And Q-Tip To Thank For Justice Sample

Swizz Beatz Has Pharrell And Q-Tip To Thank For Justice Sample

Old news, but just another example of dance/electronic music steadily on the rise in the U.S. Hip hop has definitely played a role in that as exemplified in Jay-Z's BANGER "On to the Next One" using a sample of Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." I'm a fan of both songs and I love recent collaborations between hip hop artists and international electronic DJs/Producers. A-Trak is a perfect example of this. Formerly Kanye's personal DJ, A-Trak spins at shows and fuses the hippidy hop with the electro. When I was searching A-Trak, I found this gem featuring Lupe Fiasco. Why hadn't I heard this before??

Celebrate the Return of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia with this Season 3 Blooper Reel!



One of the best shows on TV is finally back. Although I haven't watched it yet I am very excited. For those of you who don't watch it, you have no excuses.

The Daily Show Gets Olivia Munn (And I Get More Excited to Watch the Daily Show)

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This is probably old news (from this past summer), but the Daily Show recently acquired Olivia Munn as a "Senior Asian Correspondent." Olivia is a 30-year-old self proclaimed nerd who was made famous from her days at the TV channel G4 as host of "Attack of the Show." Olivia is my new Hollywood crush, hands down. Half Asian, half American, dark, sexy and a great dirty sense of humor. If I could marry her, I would but because I undoubtedly can't, I will admire her from afar.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sub Focus, Rusko, Deadmau5, Grooveshark

Labor Day weekend saw me venturing to a small town called New York City for a 2-day electronic music festival called Electric Zoo. Taking place at Randall's Island (a walk over the East River via the RFK bridge from Harlem), this was only the second year it had occurred, but managed to rake in 67 of the world's best DJs and electronic acts. Those of you who know me well have heard all about it from me - from the weeks leading up to it to the days following it. It was an amazing experience with personal highlights such as Rusko, Pretty Lights, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize, Claude VonStroke, Glitch Mob, Afrojack, and of course Armin Van Buuren (the world's #1 DJ 3 years in a row). I'll admit I'm pretty new to the electo scene, stemming back to my study abroad experience in Australia where all you would hear in the clubs was electro. My friend Brian is really into the scene and was very knowledgeable about DJs and the hottest jams. Rusko was the one DJ I knew very little about and is now someone I can't stop listening to. If you've ever heard of Dub Step, this is one of the pioneers. His song "Hold On" has been on heavy rotation with me, but I prefer the Sub Focus Remix:



Because I liked that song so much, I decided to investigate Sub Focus. Turns out he is also a Brit and dabbles in the drum and bass side of electro. Here is one of the tunes I really enjoyed:



My last comment is in regards to the widely popular producer/DJ Deadmau5. Recently this Ontario, Canada native (real name Joel Thomas Zimmerman) was the "House Artist" on MTV's Video Music Awards. I thought this was pretty cool, as he is by no means a mainstream artist compared to their other featured artists (although his exposure through the awards show will definitely push him forward). Deady, as I like to refer to him as, was one of my first favorite electro producers with songs like "Alone with You" (a song that often came up on Pandora - I fell in love with it).



In my opinion, every album release by Deady has gotten significantly worse. This came to a head when I downloaded At Play 3, his third release in a series of "At Play" compilations made to make you move. It sounds like he just took a bunch of drum loops and put them together. Take a listen, am I wrong? Step your game up kiddddd (this might be considered tribal but it just doesn't cut it compared to what i know and love).


Um, Come Work for NESN?

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Sainz-incident-draws-cultural-moral-lines?urn=nfl-269542

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Watermelon Headshot



Probably the most hilarious video I've seen this week. Yeah, it's Tuesday.

WERS is the Best Radio Station in Boston

Welcome to the first of many blog postings, where I will often be writing about music, sports, pop culture, and anything else I feel like. If you know me, you know music plays a huge part in my life - whether it's listening to it in the background, playing the drums, or seeing it created live. I wanted to use this primarily as an outlet to share my latest favorite tracks and to possibly spur debate. I don't know how often I'll be posting, but figured I'd give it a go.

WERS is the best radio station in Boston. Why? I am currently listening to three hours of commercial-free reggae. After that? Four hours of underground/non-top-forties hip hop. Mix in some electronic and I probably wouldn't turn it off.

Here's a track I heard last night: X-to-tha-Z you say? Yeah, he's back. With long-time West coast rapper Kurupt. I was listening to this song in the background and heard X's unreal flow, so I had to give it a few more listens. Dope track.

Also one of my newest favorites is N.E.R.D.'s "Hot-n-Fun" featuring Nelly Furtado. Throw that one on at your next rager.

Xzibit - Phenom - Music Video - Ft. Kurupt & 40 Glocc

N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (Official Version) ft. Nelly Furtado