NEWJACK HUSTLESOU NDCHECK .:Mar 19 09:.
So I met Chikara Manga of Tres Records and was able to pickup some wax
for the Fresh Crate site. One piece I picked up was NEWJACK HUSTLE
(NEWman on the Beats Shawn JACKson on the raps) I've heard some buzz
on Shawn Jackson and heard some of his stuff. When I first heard the
album I had no idea it was Shawn Jackson. In any event its probably my
favorite Shawn Jackson work. Newman's beats are dope also. My
favorite tracks are Ronald, Last Newport, Suprise and Saturday Night.
Each track is pretty dope but those are my preliminary selections.
Werd up to Chikara at Tres. Check out www.tresrecords.com for more info on the LP, the LP will be available some time next month at www.freshcrate.com. Also look out for some sample tracks on the Fresh Crate Music Samplers on the www.homegrownblends.com podcasts. BTW yo thanks Gav for the Eurolite Case you can see the record lying on it. Yo Kdeezy, Chikara said wuts up also.
Sports Posers .:Mar 16 09:.
Last week there was this big thing on Kobe and Artest talking ish on
the bball court. Here is some of the audio that turned up.
Untitled .:Mar 12 09:.
Character painted in Logan Heights with my friend, Excel.
My First Mixer .:Mar 10 09:.
I was on ebay the other day got bored and got nostalgic. I looked to see if I could find my first mixer and sure enough there it was.
Back in the day the only place you get a mixer that I knew of was at Radio Shack, the flea market or at the beat shop. Needless to say this mixer was pretty wack with no crossfader. Realistic did have a mixer with a crossfader. I found that one too on ebay:
This one was twice as much as the cheap one I had. We didn't have much money back then so all we could afford was the cheap one. DJs these days are spoiled. I had my cheap Realistic mixer in 1988 over 20 years ago.
Monday Jazz .:Mar 10 09:.
About a year and a half ago, I got this email from a guy name Paulius
from Monday Jazz, asking if I'd be interested in making a mix for their
site. They're based out of Vilnius, Lithuania. I guess they got a
hold of one of my mix CD's somehow. Anyway...I was happy to oblige,
and they actually have a bunch of great mixes up on their site. Check
them out at mondayjazz.com.
A link to my mix is down below, as well as their most recent one from my boy Nerstylist out of Union City. The third one is from one of HGB's favorite beatsmiths, Joe Beats. Click to listen; right click and "save link as" to download.
Kutiman: Kutting It .:Mar 09 09:.
Peep this link. http://thru-you.com/
Kutiman engineers a bunch of unrelated youtube videos together to compile 7 tracks. They're all fresh, but 7 is probably my favorite. You can easily follow the original samples that were used in these videos.
Such a sick concept, simple, creative, turning a media site into a canvas. I'm sure we'll start seeing more of these.
Kutiman is a one-man show from Isreal who usually brings his friends to improve his sound. It's a fusion of afrobeat, funk, heavy psych, reggae, rnb, and general groove. His album seems timeless and fits many moods. Below are some tracks from his album.