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May 1, 2009

Dante is a scrub

Another great interview at unkut.com with Dante Ross. Parts 1, 2 & 3.

April 11, 2009

Nobody won.

I've always heard a connection between "Lesson 3" and "Magic Number," with the same beat and the "what does it all mean," but I never would have thought that they just sampled it all straight from "Lesson 3." I thought you couldn't do that. I thought it was against the sampling code or something. But this really good 3 Feet High And Rising making-of interview tells how they didn't really think anything out, and just did whatever sounded good at the time.

March 13, 2009

I'm white

and I like this stuff.

PS - Is that De La Soul?

February 11, 2009

kapelka = gefilte

I just always assumed that "kapelka" was some type of liquor.

Q-Tip - "Behind The Scenes: What Is Kapelka?"

from the Q-Tip mixtape at jperiod.com.

October 1, 2008

Reckoner (DOP Remix)

Radiohead - "Reckoner (DOP Remix)"

There are some much better remixes this time, which probably has to do with the easier time signature. Although I went in the direction of changing up the structure of the song, my two other favorite remixes have kept the structure the same and just re-did the song in a different style. I really like this 8-bit remix and the string quartet version.

September 25, 2008

Major Dork w/Pubey Lewis & The News

Rihanna w/Jay-Z - "Umbrella"
Fat Boys - "Human Beat Box"

July 16, 2008

Paid In Full

they actually had to borrow most of it

July 12, 2008

Recidotone #004:

In honor of x amount finally joining the world of the iPhone, my previous ringtones have been updated with iPhone compatible files. Simply drag into iTunes and they should be ready to sync.

And here's two new ones (iPhone versions only):
Stephen Colbert - Your Phone Is Ringing
7L & Esoteric - "Be Alert" (aka The Transformers Theme)

June 8, 2008

The Rip


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May 19, 2008

Dirty Drums

"011" sounds quite a bit like a DJ Shadow track. "012" has more of a 70's psych/funk feel, probably because of the live drums. Background here. Official site here.

MRR-ADM - "011"
MRR-ADM w/Malcolm Catto - "012"

(via Strictly Beats)

May 13, 2008

on a black TDK tape

...another lost hip-hop treasure. From an interview with Johnny Juice Rosado, one of the supposed many that did the actual scratches on PE albums, on unkut.com:

The next night, A Tribe Called Quest was doing 'Scenario'. I got pictures of that shit, too. It was me, Dinco, Busta, Jarobi was there - everybody was in that motherfucker - Dres from Black Sheep was there, both of 'em, Chris Lighty, Mase and Pos from De La, all them motherfuckers rhymed on 'Scenario'. I can't find that copy - I have that tape somewhere in my archives, lost in my attic or some shit. Everybody rhymed on it but Q-Tip, and the best motherfucker on that shit was Posdnuos. He fuckin' destroyed it, and he ain't even like the beat! And after he finished rhyming, everybody went back and rewrote their rhymes!

We was at Unique Studio, that motherfucker finished rhyming, he came out and goes, 'That shit was wack.' That's what Pos said. In the middle of his shit, everybody was like, 'Damn, yo!' That's how nice that shit was. He made 'em turn off all the samples, 'cos they had like 15 samples in there. They had an 'Engine Number 9' sample, that shit by Wilson Pickett, they had four or five samples on there that came on for different people, and Pos didn't like none of 'em so he just rhymed to the drums, and that motherfucker destroyed it. That shit wasn't even close."

So how come they took Pos and them off the final version?

JJ: I have no idea. Mr Lawnge from Black Sheep rhymed one of the verses from [a song] he eventually put on his album - which was real wack - and Baby Chris Lighty's shit was horrible. He's not a rapper.

That take must go on for over ten minutes?!

JJ: Yo, I remember the rhymes on that shit, man. Phife said: 'Slammin' emcees like if my name was Ric Flair/But since I'm dark just call me Coco Beware!' That shit was crazy. Dres ripped that shit, he said some shit about, 'Never chose to listen, never chose to look/Never saw the movie, never read the book/Never something something/Never read the paper/Like Encyclopedia Brown I chose to close the caper!' Even Mase rhymed! Mase's shit was dope. He said: 'I got gift of gab and gift of hustle/Yeah I'm fat but I still got muscle/Some motherfuckers still wanna tussle/I smack that ass without no trouble.' That shit was kinda funky.

So you have that version of 'Scenario' on cassette?

JJ:Yeah, but I can't find it. When I made a copy of it, it wasn't finished - I didn't realise that later it would be a totally different song and it would become the song it did. Now I'm pissed off that I can't find that shit! Four or five people that I know that heard that tape at one time are like, 'Juice, you have to find that fuckin' tape!' It doesn't even say 'Scenario' on it - it actually says 'Unique Recording' right on it, on a black TDK tape. I remember that shit to this day and I can't find that bitch!

May 5, 2008

Radiohead - Nude (DOP Remix)

Hit the VOTE button.

Radiohead - Nude (DOP Remix)"

April 6, 2008

You Are The Best

(You are the best)
Keep fighting and trying
(To pass the test)
So try to keep fighting
(You are the best)
Fight your best fight
And try to fight best
Try your best
Try to fight through the test

(You are the best)
Fight try test fight try best
(You are the best)
Try fight fight try best try test fight
(You are the best)
The best

March 27, 2008

The title of my next album:

"Dr Pepper for the ears"

March 26, 2008

...12 cars, 5 planes, 10 acres of land, a wedding reception...

To the muxtape crew.

December 4, 2007

mentally Holiday Inn

smoothed on the Best Western tip
with an assisted living appeal

(via Mic To Mic)

December 1, 2007

The best soap from the heavens above, that's Dove.

Ghostface speaks the truf.

(via So Much Silence)

November 11, 2007

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Shillak,

Ween - "Your Party"

Love, Mr. & Ms. DOP

I would say this song sounds a lot like Flight of the Conchords, but that wouldn't be very respectful of Ween. It's probably more accurate to say Conchords has taken a few notes from Ween.

November 5, 2007

True Hip-Hop Stories

as told to (just call me) D-Nice

via So Much Silence

October 30, 2007

Va-J-J

"Now, vajayjay's just a given for me," Ms. Rhimes said. "It's a word I use, a word my female friends use, a word I've heard women in the grocery store use. I don't even think about where it came from anymore. It doesn't belong to me or anyone at the show. It belongs to all women."

No, it belongs to Paul Barman.

MC Paul Barman w/Princess Superstar = "MTV Get Off The Air Part 2"

August 26, 2007

Interlude: Found

The search is over.

1619 Bad Ass Band - "Step Out"

August 22, 2007

jbiz's liver is named dwc

DJ Assault - "Ass-N-Titties"

August 14, 2007

Recidotone #002:

Possibly maybe yesterday's loops were a little too much for your family, punk rock, or businessman. Here are some shorter ones.

ringtones in your phone all day:
Bob James - "Nautilus (Ringtone)" iPhone
Money Mark - "Cry (Dust Brothers Remix Ringtone)" iPhone
Björk- "Possibly Maybe (Ringtone)" iPhone

your phone call is disturbing Q-Tip:
Beastie Boys - "Get It Together (Q-Tip Ringtone)" iPhone

August 13, 2007

Recidotone, first in a series. #001:

With the introduction of new do-everything cellphones, and hacks for said phones that allow your own ringtones, it's time for us to start making our own. I'll start with some straight loops.

A robotic, futuristic, George Jetson ringtone:
Craig Mack - "Flava In Ya Ear (Ringtone)" iPhone

Geechie Suede got cha wiiiide:
Camp Lo - "Luchini (Ringtone)" iPhone

100x times better than "Axel F":
Van Halen - "Jump (Ringtone)" iPhone

(My personal fav) For all the doo-doo chump punks:
Digital Underground - "Humpty Dance (Ringtone)" iPhone

June 26, 2007

a whoa

Shadow & Cut recreating De La's 3 Feet High And Rising with nothing but 45's? (drool)

May 29, 2007

you guys bring the sauce

Clark and Michael

April 26, 2007

Sopranos Hooray

I live and die for Sopranos
this is Sopranos today
I give props to Sopranos
so Sopranos hooray...


April 24, 2007

Unsigned hype #002: Peter Pan Syndrome

Continuing the series with a band that I know very little about, other than the fact that I really like all 4 songs I've heard. The lead singer sounds a bit like Regina Spektor, but with only half the accent. "Sic Endgame" definitely sounds like a demo, but it's a great song nonetheless. "Like Braille" is newer, and has a much fuller band sound. Check the rest of their music out on myspace.

Wendy Darling - "Sic Endgame"
Wendy Darling - "Like Braille"

April 2, 2007

Do you understand how rap works?

The Daily Show has been bringing back the funny lately, mostly due to the new guys (John Oliver) coming into their own and some great guest correspondents (John Hodgman, Demetri Martin, Larry Wilmore). Wilmore especially, and no more so than when he teamed up with John Oliver last week for a report about the "N-word".

It took me forever to find a non-edited clip.

March 13, 2007

Everybody Loves Hypno-Toad

March 1, 2007

2 Bigg MC

he came to, turn this just-like-a-mini-mall out!

[via unkut]

December 29, 2006

Top 10 RSF8ATML in 2006

RSF8ATML = Rap Songs From '88-'92 Added To My Library

1) The D.O.C. - "Lend Me An Ear"
2) Special Ed - "Come On, Let's Move It"
3) Big Daddy Kane - "Wrath Of Kane"
4) 3rd Bass - "Brookyn-Queens (UK Power Mix)"
5) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - "Girls I Got 'Em Locked"
6) The Jaz - "Put The Squeeze On Em'"
7) Father MC - "Lisa Baby (Hip Hop Fat Mix)"
8) Double J - "Double J'z Tantrum"
9) Divine Styler - "Get Up On It"
10) Everlast - "I Got The Knack"

Thanks to the following blogs for much of the above: Unkut, RapChwast, To The Break Of Dawn & Bust The Facts.

PS - From my count, 7 of those songs contain James Brown-related samples.

December 25, 2006

R.I.P.

James Brown (1933 - 2006)

December 2, 2006

more blubber than a Ruben Studdard

A new Ghostface album is about to drop. After hearing the first track that uses Eric B & Rakim's "Juice (Know The Ledge)" instrumental and another track that is based around this, you'd think it was one of those bootleg mix albums, but it's a real Def Jam release. I edited the first 2 minutes out of "Ghost Is Back" because it's just Ghost and (I think) Tracy Morgan yelling at each other about New Years, which sounds 100 times more entertaining than it actually is.

Ghostface Killah - "Ghost Is Back"
Ghostface Killah - "You Know I'm No Good (w/Amy Winehouse)" (Amazon)

November 29, 2006

Ergo, love.

How To Avoid a Staff Mutiny
Michael Scott
Regional Manager, Dunder-Mifflin Paper Co.

November 28, 2006

***ERIC IS A FAG***

Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence
Although if you want the truth, try the Colbert Nation's Wikiality.

November 14, 2006

don't a mess with me, vanilla face

House has got my back.

November 2, 2006

Power Song, first in a series. #001:

I dare you to play Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone" in the middle of your workout and NOT break into a full out sprint.

September 27, 2006

Take a penny, leave a penny. #003:

Black Sheep - "Whodat?"

A new Black Sheep song in 2006 couldn't possibly be any good. Could it?

September 8, 2006

What a long, strange trip-hop it's been

I'm not sure I agree with most of what's on this list of trip-hop precursors, so here's two of my own.

Donovan - "Get Thy Bearings"
Issac Hayes - "Walk On By"

dance, ya know it

The Rev. Al Sharpton supports Tucker Carlson in "Dancing With the Stars":

We are living in trying and uncertain times. That’s why now, more than ever, we need a strong leader who will stand up for what we believe. Better yet, we need a leader who will dance for what we believe. Tucker Carlson is just such a dancer. Watch Tucker do the cha-cha and then call in your vote to make sure he advances to the next week’s show. You can call as often as you like. Remember: Voting in celebrity dance contests is not just your right in this country, it’s a privilege. … If you sit back idly and fail to perform your civic duty, lesser dancers could win this competition. America simply cannot afford that.

[via reality blurred]

September 7, 2006

trip-hop, we hardly knew ye

Blah blah blah, trip-hop!

Mono - "Life In Mono"
Mono - "Life In Mono (Alice Band Remix)"

September 6, 2006

where have all the trip-hop gone?

I should have explained two things yesterday:
1. That was the first in a series of trip-hop posts
2. I always try to only post songs that I don't think my fellow Recidivists already have in their collections

Prince Paul likes vocal samples that go "ah one, two; ah one, two" and so do the Al recommended Sneaker Pimps.

Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit)"
Sneaker Pimps - "6 Underground (Perfecto Mix)"

September 5, 2006

what ever happened to trip-hop?

My definition of trip-hop has always been hip-hop beats with a singer instead of a rapper. I guess one could consider the Gorillaz or Gnarls Barkley to be trip-hop by that definition. For me, the last good trip-hop album was the first Goldfrapp record, before she got all glammed-up and started rocking the poodle head.

Pale 3 w/Goldfrapp - "Bodo"
Goldfrapp - "U.K. Girls (Physical)"

September 1, 2006

Now I’ma Network admin by trade..

I don't have any other reason to link to this article, other than the fact that the one-and-only Kool Kim of the UMC's name-dropped Recidivism's very own X amount in the comments.

UMC's - Jive Talk

August 24, 2006

let me see that...

How does one remix a classic cut-n-paste track? Get a bunch of the original records, add some new but still pertinent vocal samples (or Sisqo), and update the scratch techniques. Amazingly both the ’89 Skratch Gangstaz (DJ Pone & Snayk Eyez) and the Scratch Perverts (2-time DMC Team Champs) update classic cut-n-paste tracks - by Double Dee & Steinski and Grandmaster Flash respectively - without ruining them. Neither are necessarily better than the originals, but they're both entertaining.

’89 Skratch Gangstaz - Extra Credit (Lesson 3 Remix) (Amazon)
Scratch Perverts - Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel (Amazon)

August 16, 2006

I really thought it was "hold on"

I learned two things from this week's Rockstar: Supernova: the correct lyric is "oh Lord" and black people love Phil Collins covers (quick cut @1:28).

From I Love Music:
the coolest thing about "in the air tonight" is how he was performing it live on stage one time and he totally witnessed this murder by this dude right there in the audience so then he got the cops to come to the next show because he figured the guy would be there again and so he performed the song again and during the climactic part he sings "it's no stranger to you or me!" and points right at the murderer and the cops move through the crowd and arrest him! and then phil collins wrote this song about it all! which... he performed ... when ... it ... uh... happened.

August 15, 2006

Elmo is an annoying tool.

Elmo refused to be interviewed for this column.

a tropical contact high

Per the introduction, both The Beatles and The Beach Boys will max out The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s at 5 songs each. Neither of the originals of these Ben Kweller covers will make that list (some for more obvious reasons than others), but that hasn't stopped me from listening to both of them non-stop for the past week.

Ben Kweller w/Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes - "Wait" (Amazon)
Adam Green w/Ben Kweller - "Kokomo" (Amazon)

August 1, 2006

Beck on Hank Williams

Beck - Your Cheatin' Heart (Amazon)
Beck - (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (Live on KCRW)

July 30, 2006

bring that beat back

Despite what your favorite MC likes to think, the most important ingredient to a good rap song is the beat. Anything the rapper does is a distant second. Do you think "It Takes Two" is one of the greatest rap songs of all time because Rob Base is a great MC?

Now we all know that Public Enemy is not what they used to be. But is it really due to a huge drop in Chuck D's skills, or the lack of Bomb Squad production? To prove that it's the latter I submit Exhibit A: a track off last year's New Whirl Odor but this time with a vintage N.W.A. beat.

Public Enemy - "Superman's Black In The Building (Mauly T Remix)" (Amazon)
N.W.A. - "Real Niggaz Don't Die" (Amazon)

July 26, 2006

40 f's - that's his name

Hilarious Louis CK jokes from 2001 followed by the exact same jokes told by Dane Cook in 2003 except decidedly less funny.

July 11, 2006

Shame on me!

Unsigned hype #001: Summertime music alert!

As I am always on the lookout for the next unsigned hype, my minions have reported back from Southern California with an EP from a band called The Botticellis.
Because it's melodic California pop you get the obligatory Beach Boys reference, but there's also been some nods to The Shins. I think they sound like Rooney, but The Botticellis 5-song EP already has better tunes on it then the other guy's 11 track LP.

The Botticellis - "Killing Spree"
The Botticellis - "The Timing"
Self-titled EP is unavailable for purchase, but you can download two more of their songs from their myspace page.

June 30, 2006

Gettin' Down To It

In 1969 at the height of James Brown's career he recorded a jazz album with the Dee Felice Trio. It features versions of such Frank Sinatra standards as "That's Life", "All The Way" and "Strangers In The Night". After recently playing it for my James Brown & Frank Sinatra loving Dad he remarked, "I can see why I've never heard of it." Touché. There are however two jazzed-down James Brown originals that are very good.

James Brown - "Cold Sweat"
James Brown - "There Was A Time" (Amazon)

If, like me, you hear the opening to "There Was A Time" and think, "I should sample that. It would make a great early 90's hip-hop track." Just know that Chubb Rock beat you to it 15 years ago.

Chubb Rock - "Treat 'Em Right" (Amazon)

June 27, 2006

Swingle... In Space

I don't know for a fact if that's a sample of the Swingle Sisters in this new Cut Chemist track, but I do know that he used a chunk of this song for that Jem remix he did from last year.

Cut Chemist - Metrorail Thru Space (Amazon)

June 26, 2006

I thought you should know

June 8, 2006

what did Craig Mack say?

Computer! How ya do boy?

Mr. Lif - Murs Iz My Manager (w/Murs) produced by Edan (Amazon)

June 3, 2006

"Nerds are going to be soooooo mad."

I was going to make this link describing some of the tracks on DJ Shadow's upcoming album as a comment to one of the previous Shadow posts, but this picture by B+ is so great, I had to put it up proper.

May 24, 2006

Power Song

Zack de la Rocha & DJ Shadow - "Instrumental 3"

May 18, 2006

Reasons to live in LA

Reserved for George Bluth

There's Largo and then there's sales of props from your favorite TV shows. I am currently drawing a blank on what the perfect item would be to buy from this. Tobias' cut-offs? Buster's claw? The banana stand? A cornballer?

(via this via that)

May 5, 2006

Beastie Boys vs The Mohawks

X asked me about other good Beastie Boys fan remixes. Here's the entire list. Feel free to find all those and pull out the three good ones. I have two that use source material from Alan Hawkshaw's library funk band The Mohawks. You may remember them from the classic break "The Champ". The first one is by The Soulsavers. It is semi-legit since it was pressed on wax. The other is credited to a P3ibol.

Beastie Boys - "Alive (Soulsavers Remix)"
Beastie Boys - "Intergalactic (Incredible Thump Mix)"

The Mohawks - "Beat Me Til I'm Blue"
The Mohawks - "Senior Thump"

May 1, 2006

Happy Birthday, "Planet Rock"!

24 years ago this month Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" was released. In '92 Tommy Boy did a 10-year anniversary project. An unknown at the time, DJ Shadow was asked to contribute a remix.

Edited excerpt from an interview with DJ Shadow in 33 1/3's book on ...Endtroducing:

The next thing I know, a guy named Albee from Tommy Boy is asking me to remix Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock," which is one of the most influential records ever made, bar none. I accepted because I didn't want to blow this chance at an inroad with Tommy Boy. This was the first time I had set foot in a real studio on my own. Tommy Boy gave me a dub of the original 2-inch reel. I had no idea what reels were. This was all so new to me. I had no idea how we were going to do it. There was an engineer. Fortunately, he was able to help navigate. I didn't know how to sync things up. I didn't know how I was going to do it. Tommy Boy gave me $750 up front, and that was going to pay for food, gas and studio rental for that one day. I had to go in and do it all in one day. I was terrified. But we got through it. And the result, I thought, was OK. I mean, back then, I felt like everything I did was OK. But I was crushed because I sent the result to Albee at Tommy Boy, and then I couldn't get him on the phone for two weeks, and then, when I did get him on the phone, he goes, "Uh, yeah, I got it, I got it. You know, we were all real disappointed." I just go, "Oh, what? Really? What do you mean?" And he's like, "Yeah, it just wasn't happening." I was crushed. It was also when I learned a major, major lesson: never do anything just for the money.

So, gathering dust on a shelf somewhere is DJ Shadow's remix of "Planet Rock". While DJ Magic Mike's remix below is great stuff, everything else on the 10-year anniversary remix album is not. So was Shadow's remix really that bad? We'll probably never know. Recently there was a panel discussion about the making of "Planet Rock". It sounds like it was both boring and had some great moments. We'll probably also never know who “Man with 808” was.

Afrika Bambaataa - "Planet Rock (Bass In The Planet Mix)" (iTMS)

April 30, 2006

Girls do that?!?

Foo Fighters - "Darling Nikki" (Prince cover)

April 28, 2006

Televised Programming Bulletin. #010:

This Sunday on 60 Minutes:
Stephen Colbert On Insincerity.

April 20, 2006

what wubida whena

Fatboy Slim remixes it:
James Brown - "Payback (The Final Mixdown)"
Jean-Jacques Perry - "E.V.A. (Fatboy Slim Remix)"

April 19, 2006

The Right Thing To Do

Jack White Coke commercial.

It initally reminded me of Gondry, but it was done by a Nagi Noda. He ripped off his own video for Yuki's "Sentimental Journey".
Make sure you at least fast forward to the very end.

April 15, 2006

neither them or Parker Lewis knew us

Fun post over at unkut.com about Corky Nemec aka Parker Lewis, Ed Lover's birthday party, and MF Doom.

April 14, 2006

If this were The Breaks...

I would play this J-Live track right after the Cut Chemist from earlier in the week.

J-Live - "Don't Play"
Mass Influence - "All Out"
L'Roneous Da'Versifer - "L'Chemy" (Amazon)

April 13, 2006

Cal Tjader's "Soul Sauce"

One of my all time favortie bossa nova songs plus a remix.

Cal Tjader - "Soul Sauce" (Amazon)
Cal Tjader - "Soul Sauce (Fila Brazillia Remix)" (Amazon)

April 11, 2006

bossa nova samples

Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All-Stars - "Desafinado" (Amazon)
as used in Beck's "Readymade"

Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá (w/Maria Toledo) - "Saudade Vem Correndo" (Amazon)
as used in The Pharcyde's "Runnin'"

April 10, 2006

Bossa-Hop or Hip-Nova

Cut Chemist's other new track from the forthcoming The Audience's Listening. And the bossa nova vocal sample.

Cut Chemist - "The Garden" (iTunes)
Astrud Gilberto - "Berimbau" (Amazon)

April 7, 2006

Random Instrumental Hip-Hop

At least twice as long as it needs to be, but X will like it anyway.

Mantronix - "King Of The Beats" (Amazon)

April 5, 2006

Random Rap. #008

The original BBD. With a Prince vocal sample. On the strength!

Black By Demand - "Dearly Beloved" (Amazon)

April 4, 2006

Random Rap. #007

DJ Mark The 45 King in '87 on both the beat and the mic.

The 45 King - "A King Creation"

(via Unkut.com)

April 3, 2006

Random Rap. #006

Bear witness.
I'm the one that does the rockin', all my sounds are legit.

Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - "I Gotta Good Thing (Remix)"

(via the now dead Vinyl Addicts)

March 31, 2006

It's just my opinion, but it's true.

April Fool's Day PSAs

March 29, 2006

something, something

We previously discussed the Ultimix, which is not to be confused with an Ultimatum Mix. Those are all done by the Stereo MC's. And knowing is half the battle.

Jungle Brothers w/Q-Tip - "Black Is Black (Ultimatum Mix)"

March 22, 2006

Televised Programming Bulletin. #008:

This Sunday is the Ricky Gervais episode of "The Simpsons". If you weren't sure about recording it, that live action intro that was floating around the net will be used as the actual intro.

Also, tonight is the premiere of what I hope will be the horribly fantastic "Unan1mous". It's good to know that it's only a half hour show. Should be easier to get through even if it's not quite the "Paradise Hotel" I hope it is.

March 20, 2006

Blazin out Yo La Tengo

According to last night's interview on MTV2's Subterranean, this song is a rip-off of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River". It was also going to be a Hey Dr., what song is this?, but we all know how slack he is these days.

Hot Chip - "Playboy"

March 18, 2006

die muthaf#!*a, die muthaf#!*a, die

I wish I still had a radio show, so I could do a whole show about tracks that have been taken to court because of sampling. I would obviously ignore this judge's decision and play "Ready To Die" anyways (and have a fun time making a clean version before the show.) I love imagining the song being played in court. "You ready muthaf#!*a? We gonna kill yo ass." I would then play the following:

Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo w/Geto Boys & Ice Cube - "Two To The Head"

March 16, 2006

Jack Black's Nacho Libre Confessional

A Tale of Two BJ's

The Amazing Race's unfunny hippy B.J. Averell used to put on shows at Harvard with The (US) Office's funny intern B.J. Novak.

March 14, 2006

Videos shows the visuals of jams today

I got an unsolictied email for a site posting a bunch of music videos, and it has surprisingly good stuff. gbh.tv

Vitalic's video for "Poney Pt. 1" is nicely done. They also have the second Kanye West "Heard 'Em Say" video with animation by Bill Plympton. The Michel Gondry version is here.

March 10, 2006

suckered you but not your friends

Do not waste your time with this album of Radiohead covers. Rjd2, Cinematic Orchestra, ?uestlove. It's just not very good. But here's the video for the only OK track: Mark Ronson with Alex Greenwald - "Just". I think I spotted some Banksy in there. But what's up with those lame Kid-N-Play moves at the beginning?

award tour

Fresh off what is sure to be a breakthrough performance at SXSW, Dirty On Purpose - March 21 @ The Earl. I can probably swing some guest list action if anyone wants to go.

EDAN in the place to be, in the place to be, in the place to do it, yo we gots to do it. May 30 @ Drunken Unicorn.

March 8, 2006

sexy metal pants

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March 2, 2006

Ernest Penfold

While Dr. Red Duke is in New York, maybe he can visit with some of Shillak's old friends and hang out with Danger Mouse, or Pelican City as he was known when he recorded the 2000 album Rhode Island.

Pelican City - "The Northside"
Pelican City - "Chestnut Park"

February 27, 2006

I judged it by the digging

Outtakes from 33 1/3's upcoming book on Paul's Boutique.

February 24, 2006

rock that nurse technique

Beastie Boys on youtube:

Rappin' With The Rickster, Mike D on a date, and parts of the infamous Beck, Thurston Moore, Mike D interview on 120 Minutes.

February 23, 2006

Yeah x7, Uh-huh

I think I could like the Black Eyed Peas if they didn't subscribe to the R. Kelly method of lyric writing, à la make it up as you record it. If you can get through the first 45 seconds of this track, once Black Thought starts this is pretty good stuff. But it really starts banging when the step drums and Chali 2na come in.

Sergio Mendes (w/Black Thought, Chali 2na & Will I Am) - "Yes, Yes Y'all"

February 22, 2006

Whoa, that's a feeling.

What is it exactly? What is this thing that is a feeling but is so much more?

Quisling

[also via TSOYA.]

February 15, 2006

Radiohead - "The Gloaming (DJ Shadow Remix)"

February 13, 2006

now that's what I needed

bbd1.jpgOnce upon a time, the great Bell Biv DeVoe made a video for their song "Do Me!". In that video the original album version of the song played as an intro and then switched to the remixed version. That remixed version is only available in a much too long format and never with the album version intro. So I have created an edit that comes very close to the version in the video. I added the album version to the beginning and edited out the instrumental stretches from the remix. Hip hop smoothed out on the R&B tip with a pop feel appeal to it.

Bell Biv DeVoe - "Do Me! (Video Edit)"

February 11, 2006

Theme Song

The R is merely short for Recidivism, dig? I just got lazy and dropped the ecidivism, like when you drop to your ecidivism.

Eric B. & Rakim - "The R (Remix)"

February 9, 2006

That guy's kind of a tool.

Steve Carrell stars in the best sitcom on TV and has one of the biggest hit movies of last year. Colbert gets his own show. Nate Corddry lands on this thing and now Rob Corddry gets his own show. Maybe The Daily Show really is the new SNL for comedians wanting to make it big.

February 8, 2006

I promise to feel the news at you

There's nothing special in this Newsweek "golden corner" article, but I sure do love that picture.

February 6, 2006

Where in the world is

Carmen Sandiego Radiohead?

February 5, 2006

I can't go for that

but I can go for some Yacht Rock.

February 4, 2006

like some Wesley Snipes with the blonde hair

The Dix - "From The Top"

February 2, 2006

The Lou Barlow vs. The Jon Spencer

Someone recently pointed out to me that the band name Folk Implosion is a play on the band name Blues Explosion. I never realized that. Here's a good track from their last album.

The Folk Implosion - "Fuse" [Amazon]

February 1, 2006

jerkish Turkish beat

Possibly my favorite non-Christmas Muppets song. The way Jim Henson(?) says Pachalafaka at the 1:20 point cracks me up everytime. Listen to the song before you find out what it means.

The Muppets - "Pachalafaka"

January 30, 2006

Prince. Prince?

Michael Jackson insists that James Brown introduce....

January 29, 2006

a DOP remix #002

What I did on my Christmas vacation: watched Aqua Teen Hunger Force on my ipod, and made this remix.

Beastie Boys - "Triple Trouble (DOP's Hustler Remix)"

previous Beastie remix can be found in the comments here

January 28, 2006

tuesday is pizza day

Ween's latest album, Shinola (Volume 1), is a self-released compilation of tracks that never made their previous albums. Besides the obligatory explicit distorted vocals, Michael McDonald send-up, and jazz-backed jewish spoken word piece, there are a couple of very good songs on it. There's one that sounds a bit like Spoon, and a great Prince song. One of the two songs below even has the Muppets on backing vocals.

Ween - "I Fell In Love Today"
Ween - "Someday"

January 26, 2006

the office lush

Dear Kate,
       I hope this letter finds you in good health. Stop taking your shirt off.
Love, Dad

Warning: use your spoiler button on the first 2 paragraphs

January 24, 2006

a DOP remix #001: first in a series

From the OOP 21st Century MixMasters - The Millenium Collection: The Best Of Everything:

Prince - When Doves Cry (DOP Remix)

January 18, 2006

she climbin that polin

Today I was listening to Dr. Red Duke's favorite radio station, 95.5 The Beat, when I heard what I have to assume is currently his favorite jam. Knowing the good Dr, he wishes he could bump said jam at his lesiure instead of being at the mercy of some DJ. So here you go Red, because I assume you've been wanting it.

T-Pain - "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)"

January 17, 2006

burning bush!

burningbush.jpg

January 14, 2006

Kool Keith #004: bees turn to C's turn to B's

Remember when x showed up at that one poker game and he kept repeating "M-A-N-E spells mane"?

Kool Keith - "M.A.N.E." [Amazon]

January 12, 2006

Kool Keith #003: Ricky Ricardo, Guy Lombardo

I was browsing through soulseek one day when I came across a user with a large number of rather rare old school hip-hop tracks. Most of what I download was either of extremely poor quality or incorrectly labeled. This Ultramag remix was of the latter. I have no info on this remix other than that it is not the East Coast or West Coast mixes.

Ultramagnetic MC's - "Poppa Large (Remix)"

January 11, 2006

Kool Keith #002: Hip House

If ever there was a rule to follow it's that all house remixes of rap songs are horrible. This is the exception to that rule. With samples from "Planet Rock" and Bobby Byrd's background "Yeah! Woo!" yells from Lyn Colins' "Think (About It)" you almost can't go wrong.

Ultramagnetic MC's - "Travelling At The Speed Of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)" [Amazon]

January 9, 2006

Kool Keith #001

Everything you need to know about Kool Keith (aka Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dooom, Dr. Gerbik, Dr. Ultra, Big Willie Smith, Black Elvis, Keith Korg, Sinister 6000, Rhythm X, Keith Matthew Thornton) can be summed up by the following interview excerpt from the Critical Beatdown [Remastered] liner notes:

Back then T La Rock, Just Ice, us, LL [Cool J], everybody was using the big words. You know, 'Construction!' 'Destruction!' 'Corruption!' Those were the words to rhyme with back in the day. Everybody was still using '...ation'. 'Concentration!' You know, like KRS, 'Dedication! Frustration! Imitation!' We were the first guys to go more into words that wasn't '...ation', but they were still big words. You know, 'Circulatory', 'Attitude'. We took it to that level. I was just having fun. We were reading a lot of UFO books, satellite books, space books. Documentary stuff. We took words out of magazines. Popular Mechanics - I would read that. I was reading a lot of other stuff. Me and Ced would just read more books that had big words. And we would watch a lot of programs that were elevated. Like Star Trek.

Kool Keith - "Get Off My Elevator"

There was no...

We had simply planned to track down one of his many mug shots and add it to our site's large collection.

Thoroughly engrossing background-check of James Frey's supposedly non-fiction best-seller "A Million Little Pieces" by thesmokinggun.com.

If you need other ins to the 6 page recount:

Frey has become something of a literary rock star, attracting crowds at book signings that jam stores to capacity and prompt comparisons to established draws like David Sedaris and Dave Eggers.

He has said that the film [version] is being directed by Mark Romanek.

January 4, 2006

Fresca Tree

I was cleaning out my TiVo and found this old clip from back in July. Still makes me laugh.

Won't U Please B Nice

"All that matters to me is that I can continue to make irritating music which will baffle and enrage." - Nellie McKay

December 30, 2005

Age Of Consent

The trailer for Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette".

Looks very Wes Anderson to me.

December 15, 2005

Merry (Dirty) Christmas

To: Recidivism

Dirty Boyz - "All I Want For Christmas (Dirty)"

From: DOP

December 13, 2005

the dreaded blind-fold sniff test!

Flavor of Love

December 10, 2005

deck the malls with bows of holly

Run-DMC lay claim to the two greatest Christmas rap songs of all time. "Christmas In Hollis" is the undisputed #1. #2 is:

Run-DMC - "Christmas Is" [Amazon]

To Sam Flanagan: taking this entire song and adding a couple of quick edits of "Frosty The Snowman" does not a mash-up remix make.

December 5, 2005

nutting out an idea

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December 4, 2005

101 Greatest Hollywood Bass Flicks

Top # lists are so subjective that I always feel like something should be higher or lower, but at least I usually discover something that I didn't know about before. Such is the case with the following:

100 Greatest Miami Bass Songs - It's a crime that Luke's "I Wanna Rock" is near the bottom of the list at 79. but I did re-discover a song I heard once in a club back in '95. A song so horrible that you can't help but like it. #43 Soundmaster T. - "2 Much Booty (In Da Pants)"

101 Hottest Hollywood Skin Flicks - I don't think I'm alone in complaining that Boogie Nights deserves the #1 spot. On the plus side I need to find #30, Malicious. (Don't miss the second sentence in the write-up for that one.)

December 2, 2005

Random Rap. #005

Percee P is the comeback story of random rap. After standing outside Fat Beats and selling his homemade compilation for years, he's been showing up again on records such as J5's "A Day At The Races" and Edan's "Torture Chamber". He's since signed to Stones Throw where he is set to release a Madlib produced album.

Percee P - Lung Collapsing Lyrics

Bonus: Edan w/Percee P - Torture Chamber (Cut Chemist Remix)

December 1, 2005

Random Rap. #004

Freshco might be my favorite "random rap" MC. As part of the prize for winning something called the New Music Seminar's "Battle for World Supremacy" in '89 he released a 12" on Tommy Boy with Miz, no not X's favorite wanna-be WWE wrestler, but the winning DJ of the same contest. Everything else you ever wanted to know about Freshco can be found on his imdb entry, which I believe was written by his 5th grade nephew for show-and-tell.

Freshco & Miz - We Don't Play

November 30, 2005

Random Rap. #003: Yo, gimme some guitar!

Warning! The following song does not contain any actual guitar, but it does contain more Funky Drummer.

If I didn't tell you this was by Jewel T you might think it was early LL Cool J. Keep an ear out for the Dr. Octagon "as the Technics turn" sample.

Jewel T - I Like It Loud

November 29, 2005

Random Rap. #002

For those of you who can't hear Funky Drummer without song titles whizing by in your head, you might want to skip today's "random rap" song.

I've got no idea who Kev-E-Kev or Ak-B are, but Listen To The Man is great '88 hip-hop and would fit perfectly next to Big Daddy Kane or Ultramagnetic.

November 28, 2005

Random Rap. #001

This week's run of music will cover both the random rap phenomenon, and all those mp3 blogs you gave up on weeding through every week. Note: for my purposes I am not going to necessarily stick with the '87-'91 range when labeling something "random rap", as evidenced by the following track from '95.

There's just something about Dunt Da Dunt Dunt by Boostin' Kev that I love. He sounds a bit like Biz, but I think it's the "chick, chick here and a chick, chick there" sample in the chorus that really does it. I can image playing this on The Breaks everytime I needed to follow up some other slower rap song.

November 17, 2005

wait

I'm glad the Yeah Yeah Yeahs did an acoustic version of Maps before someone else tried to do it.

November 16, 2005

pulled apart

Supposedly written on the same day as "Creep", Thom Yorke wanted "Motion Picture Soundtrack" to be on OK Computer but the rest of the band decided to leave it off. It was re-recorded with the church organ for Kid A but having heard this version first, I tend to prefer it.

in this little box

Mr. T, Burt Reynolds and Dennis Hopper will soon be the voice of your GPS-enabled car. Make sure you listen to the sample Mr. T audio on the right side.

November 15, 2005

red hair with the curls

I know nothing about this version of Fell In Love With A Girl. I'm not even sure where I got it from. What I do know is that I like it and so should you.

November 14, 2005

I can't help myself

I read once that Oasis thought Ryan Adams' version of Wonderwall was better than their own. I'll let you make up your own mind on that one, but the one thing I will tell you is that dude ain't gonna win any beatbox contests.

November 13, 2005

Live Acoustic

This week I'll be doing one live acoustic track per day. First one is Weezer's No One Else. This was recently on the Deluxe edition of the Blue Album, but was originally a b-side on the Say It Ain't So single. It's from a live acoustic set for 99x. [Amazon]

November 12, 2005

The bass is taking away from the vocal

I think we're all familiar with the Dirk Diggler classic "The Touch", but how many of us know that it's actually a cover of a song off The Transformers: The Movie - Soundtrack? Here's the original:

Stan Bush (bio) - The Touch

and the music video - his guitar shoots lasers!

Stan also has a brand new album out called Shine.

November 11, 2005

To Scale And To Time

The Shins Live @ KXCI - Pressed In A Book
- When I Goose-step

November 10, 2005

get ready to cancel HBO

December 4th is the last episode of Curb for the season. The new season of The Sopranos satrts on March 12. And there's nothing in between.

People who don't listen to Creepy Wet Walt... are dumb.

Word.

I didn't really care for last night's episode too much. Mostly because I never bought the Shannon/Sayid love story. But if even half the stuff in this article is true, I was sorely lacking in my background spotting abilities last night.

Leftovers

Ugly Duckling w/Grand Puba - Something's Going Down Tonight [Amazon]
Jurassic 5 - Chali 2na Comin' Thru [Amazon]

November 9, 2005

Megamixes

KRS-One - Hip Hop Vs Rap (DJ Spinbad Remix)
Tenacious D - Explosivo (Mocean Worker's Megamix) [Amazon]

November 8, 2005

Fast (Not) Rap

Amon Tobin - Yards [Amazon]
Cut Chemist - Drums Of Fire

November 7, 2005

Podtropolis

- torrent site for iPod content.

A day old and already it's got some good stuff. Here's hoping that it's all formated correctly, unlike what initially popped-up here.

Fast Rap

Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo - Kool Is Back [Amazon]
Big Daddy Kane - Nuff' Respect [Amazon]

November 5, 2005

Mash Mash Mash

Bobby Brown as James Brown & Mike Tyson as Count Biz Markie perfom "Monster Mash" on Jimmy Kimmel.

November 1, 2005

I'm not here to make friends. I'm here to attack people.

This goes perfectly with the previous post, but you might want to wait until after tonight's epsiode of The Office to read it.

October 28, 2005

finally

You don't need to read the article. I just wanted to post this sentence:

Kanye West ... didn't get a rise out of the audience until he blurted out, "White people, this is your only chance to say nigga," referring to his song "Gold Digger."

October 26, 2005

Spike Jonze + Dave Eggers =

October 23, 2005

just your favorite DJ savior

Shadow's been dropping some guest production here and there lately. There was a track off the Lyrics Born remix album and a remix of the UK band Keane. Both were OK, but nothing great. Then he did a track off the new Cage album. Jello Biafra also guests and does a horrible George Bush impersonation. So I found the instrumental to the track and edited out Jello.
Grand 'Ol Party Crash (Edit)
here's the original too if you want to hear it: Grand 'Ol Party Crash (w/Jello Biafra) [Amazon]

Then last week a Shadow produced track called 3 Freaks by Keak Da Sneak featuring Turf Talk appears. I guess they're some Bay Area rappers that you wouldn't think Shadow would associate with. Either way, the breakdown at the end is great. Play it loud and the rapping doesn't matter.

October 21, 2005

Cassette Jam

October 18, 2005

Blurst, Cromulent, Jebus, or Dickety

There are just too many possible SLs to pick from with this wikipedia list.

Ricky Bobby

Just like this was all you needed for the 40 Year Old Virgin, John C Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen are all you're gonna need for that upcoming Will Ferrell NASCAR comedy.

October 12, 2005

The World's Tallest Nebraskan

September 30, 2005

Pasadena

This was one of my favorite shows before it got cancelled. I'm so excited to be able to finally see the whole thing. It's way better than Desperate Housewives and written by Mike White. But not funny Mike White. Dark, twisted, trashy, hot-mom-seducing-her-daughter's-boyfirend Mike White.

September 29, 2005

IM @ WORK

Yo X, what's that web page to help you get around the IM port blocking at work?

September 23, 2005

desmond = devil?

What Walt says is backwards. I took the liberty of recording the audio and ran it in reverse. The first thing he says is, 'Press the button.'

September 19, 2005

Ba furst

September 12, 2005

Little Barrie

Every review I've read about this group either has a reference to them being a "jam band", or how lead singer Barrie Cadogan is a supposed guitar virtuoso. If I went by either one of those two, I'd never even give it a first listen. It's just some good funk to me. 3 listens through the album and it really only falters towards the end with the two 5+ minute songs.

Free Salute
Greener Pastures
[Amazon]

Dirty Vegas

more like dirty t-shirt

September 10, 2005

Auction the Slurp

A bunch of people got together over at Soul Strut to auction off rare records to benefit the victims of hurricane Katrina. Young Einstein from Ugly Duckling, Thes One from People Under The Stais, O-Dub, mr. jeigh and many others were all participating. I wanted to join in, but I didn't really have any records that were as rare as what they were selling. So instead I thought I'd acution off a CD on eBay. I'm kinda shocked at how much I was able to raise with a still sealed copy of Brainfreeze.

September 9, 2005

Are you getting a lot of that, Mr. Vice President?

First time I've heard it. (explicit lyrics)

Michael Brown = Gareth Keenan

“I did learn a lot from David. I learnt from his mistakes. We’re very different people; he used humour where I use discipline. And I learnt that nobody respects him. And in a war situation, if you want your platoon to go over the top with you to certain death, it’s no good saying to them ‘Please come with me lads, I’ll tell you a joke.’ It’s a direct order ‘Come with me.’ And they’ll go ‘Yes, he’s got good leadership skills, let’s all go with him to our certain death’.”

September 3, 2005

Mike Myers' reaction

priceless.

September 2, 2005

Angry Dragon and the Whistletips

My brother's new 2 man acoustic-punk-all covers band. Their cover of John Denver/Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving On A Jet Plane" got them 3 more gigs next month.

August 5, 2005

on the map

Nice little article on the uses of google maps. Cell phone towers is kinda cool. Urinals is funny, although incomplete. But the most impressive (and scariest) is the Georgia Sex Offenders. It's got crime details and mugshots of each offender, but it's also very unsettling if you find that one of these guys lives near you. (Sorry X, but you better keep a close lookout for some of those guys.)

July 30, 2005

I'm bored 5: and I'm out

Radiohead's "Exit Music (From A Film)" as covered by:
Brad Mehldau - used in the movie Unfaithful
Scala - the all teenage girl choir from Belgium

July 29, 2005

I'm bored IV: psychic like Gary Spivey

Willie Bobo - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries -- sample source for Styles Of Beyond's Survival Tactics
Dan The Automator Remix

July 28, 2005

I'm bored (part 3): in the place to be

Keeping the [P]ortishead thing going:

John Martyn - Glory Box -- a [P] blues cover
Tom Jones w/Portishead - Motherless Child -- lots of stuff gets attributed to [P] incorrectly, this is the real deal

July 27, 2005

I'm bored 2: electric boogaloo

Portishead - Beth Gibbons = Jimi Entley Sound

Charlie's Theme - a nicely funky original
Apache - like the Bongo Band version but without the bongos

July 26, 2005

I'm bored

I decided to take the week off from work and just do nothing. So I am happily bored. Thought I'd post some music to pass the time. I might even make it a regular thing and do it every day this week. Starting off with some '89-'90 rap.

Uptown - Dope On Plastic
Above The Law - Untouchable

July 19, 2005

It's Your Thing

Mostly for Chamby: Moistworks did a nice post on the greatest song of all time.

July 18, 2005

drums of death

This next one is, the first song on this week's Subterranean.
3 straight listens and I still just hear those drums.

Autolux - Turnstyle Blues

July 16, 2005

Larry & Ricky

together at last

July 2, 2005

Lost In The Desert

Last year as a Christmas present to my brother I helped him mix and add drums to a bunch of songs he had written. He decided to actually press up CDs when it was done and has been selling them on the web through CD Baby. They also gave him the option to submit it to a bunch of online stores such as iTunes. So now it's there.

June 27, 2005

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

This is the new "it" band. Below are tracks from their self-titled, self-released first album. If you like it you can find more from the guy who wrote their Pitchfork review and from their own website. And if you end up surfing to their website, make the jump over to my friend Joe's band Dirty On Purpose (Yes, they stole my initials and they know it) and download the very good Mind Blindness.

Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away
Gimme Some Salt

June 24, 2005

Miss Gongenitalia 2

The Muppet Show's Statler & Waldorf are now reviewing movies on Movies.com.

June 6, 2005

A DOP with a tune on a holiday

I'm about to leave for a much needed vacation, but I wanted to drop some more music before I left. So here's a couple random tracks:

Handsome Boy Modeling School (w/Kid Koala & DJ Shadow) - The Runway Song Pt. 2 I have no idea why they left this off their last album. It would have been the best song on that junk by far.

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (Live MSU 10/22/1966) Second ever live performance of the song. It's pretty much just drums, organ and bass plus Mike Love on the "woo woo machine".

Badly Drawn Boy - Road Movie As far as I'm concerned, the only BDB song pre-Bewilderbeast that's worthwhile.

June 1, 2005

718-498-1043

The Paul's Boutique 10th Anniversary Tribute Album

Waxin' & Milkin'
High Plains Drifter (3 Adrocks Version)
Navin's Special Purpose

May 31, 2005

freemp3 freeway

This guy is posting insane x-amounts (that's very good, isn't it) of full album mp3s on the daily. Most links use the rather annoying rapidshare site, but if you download between 9-11pm they loosen their restrictions.

May 30, 2005

Bossa

In honor of this cold holiday, I present a/some song/s to play either when it gets warmer, or if you wish to dream about it being warmer. First is the only Bebel Gilberto song I like, probably because it's produced by Amon Tobin. Second is the original Tobin song he re-used for his Gilberto production.

Bebel Gilberto - Samba da Bencão
Amon Tobin - Nova

May 24, 2005

The Great Gonzo Eats A Rubber Tire To "The Flight Of The Bubblebee"

from digitalbits.com:
Disney has officially announced the DVD release of The Muppet Show: Season One for 8/9. The long-awaited 4-disc set will include all 24 first season episodes, along with Jim Henson's original pitch reel for the show, a gag reel, the original pilot episode and a feature called Muppet Movies.

also: Sony has announced the release of a Breakin' Collection (featuring Breakin, Breakin 2, Beat Street and an exclusive bonus disc) on 8/16.

Romanek, Glazer, Corbijn, Sednaoui

New Directors Label DVDs announced for release on September 13th.

May 23, 2005

abacus porn

Conan O'Brien on the future of television.

May 17, 2005

On The Left

The only song I liked on Björk's Medúlla was "Who Is It". Then X's new favorite goes and just kills it on the remix (in a good way). I'm including another mix of the same song since it's basically a better version of what was on the album, but compare how Pascal Arbez edits the vocals just slightly on the chorus to make it that much better.

Who Is It (Vitalic Mix)
Who Is It (Fruit Machine Mix)

May 14, 2005

Believing Is Art

I've been told that I need to give the new Spoon album another try. But while I'm doing that, you need to listen to their 2001 album Girls Can Tell. I'll get you started:

Everything Hits At Once
Me And The Bean

May 13, 2005

Franklin back from the dead?

with twins?!?
start reading at "Hallelujah!"

May 11, 2005

Shook Ones Pt. III

Stevie Wonder - So What The Fuss (Remix w/Q-Tip)

Interesting combinations.

Note: this is not a mash-up, but a legitimate remix.

May 10, 2005

the Mac daddy on the left

Not owning a Mac, but getting closer to one day buying one, I only really follow the ipod stuff. So I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on problems with Tiger and this video ipod possibility. That includes you, Shillak. Get in the game!

What would be the scientific purpose of killing it?

Revenge.

May 8, 2005

February April says...

Is anyone interested in seeing Feist on Tuesday at the Earl? Rumor has it she performs a must-see-and-hear song featuring multiple live loops of her voice upon one another. $10 and she's in an opening slot, so it hopefully won't last too late.

May 3, 2005

Family $%&#suckers.

"Deadwood"-speak week at Salon.

May 1, 2005

I also take requests

x made the request, so here it is: the only worthwhile track off the new Prince Paul Itstrumental album.

Prince Paul - Flattery (w/Steinski)

bonus: Steinski - Vox Apostolica

April 30, 2005

there are stanzas never meant to rhyme

Nice acoustic set from James Mercer here. I like it because now I can finally figure out the lyrics to Sphagnum Esplanade. Mixed Nut will like it for the very nice version of One By One All Day.

April 28, 2005

badly photocopied cover

X-Amount, check this out: Chilly Rob-B reminds me of all those horrible promo CDs we used to get at The Breaks.

April 27, 2005

Z-Trip's album isn't any good

The majority of mashups these days (or really ever) suck. These two do not.

DJ John - It Takes Two 2 Kiss (DJ EZ Rock vs Prince) - I wish I had done it
Mix Master Mao - Sweet Home Country Grammar (Lynyrd Skynyrd vs Nelly) - simple but effective

April 23, 2005

sampling is back

I couldn't help but like his sampling for "Crazy In Love" last year, and now Rich Harrison is back at it again. Take a Meters break, add a bongo hit from Apache, and even I can't help but love Amerie's "One Thing".

April 22, 2005

calorvisión & jack

from tvnow.com:

Nickelodeon Movies announced today that Jack Black will star in an untitled future film to be written by Mike White and Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), who will also direct. The movie will center around the exploits of a Mexican priest who moonlights as a mystery, masked Lucha Libre wrestler in order to save an orphanage destined for closure. Black & White Productions and Nick Movies will produce the feature, which is based on a true story.

x-amount, that's very good, isn't it?

Universal has just announced the DVD release of Carl Reiner and Steve Martin's The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition on 7/26 (SRP $19.98). The film will be available in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include the Learn How to Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" and The Lost Filmstrips of Father Carlos Las Vegas de Cordova featurettes, the film's theatrical trailer and production notes. Other extras are TBA.

April 19, 2005

my favorite color is math

some unreleased Edan for you:

Just Listen - this appears to have become Polite Meeting (Intro)

Funky Rhymin' - featuring your 2 favorite breaks of all time

April 16, 2005

Hey, Beast-master's On

Interesting article about a possible HBO sitcom by Louis CK.

Deadwood fact or fiction.

never rock fila

Spike Jonze Adidas commercial

April 15, 2005

NT

Nobody's posted any music today, so here's some generally new hottness to bump while mowing your lawn this weekend.

Jem - They (Cut Chemist Remix)
Daft Punk - Robot Rock

PS - That's the only track I even remotely like off the new DP.

April 14, 2005

Franklin Comes Alive

April 12, 2005

Verve Remixed 3

Here are the only 2 songs you need off this comp:

Astrud Gilberto - The Gentle Rain (RJD2 Remix)
Jimmy Smith - Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix)

Music To Go

Who's interested in me posting some music for everyone? I'll host it off some other account, and it'll be stuff I don't think everyone already has, but might like. Comment if you're interested, because I'll only do it if everyone's going to download it.

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