Thursday, April 29, 2010
That’s right. New Slum Village which was premiered by DJ House Shoes on KPFK radio yesterday. Produced by the late great J. Dilla. Thanks to hiphop-n-more.com for sending this over.
Download here – Lock It Down (Prod. J Dilla) (Radio Rip)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Miss TOKiMONSTA is one funny bunny if you ask me! Just found this on her website and clearly somebody got Cosmicly Intoxicated last night. Check out what she says about “Almost Free”.
So every blue moon, I get kinda of drunk and feel like making some music.
Here’s the story:
I get home after an awesome night at Low End Theory, then I see my rhodes still hanging in the living room because the 300 lb beast requires more than what is within my own abilities to carry up a flight of stairs to my studio. I felt the urge to make an all rhodes song, so I pseudo jammed on the rhodes and recorded directly into the mobile audio interface I use for my live performances. I didn’t even grab a proper mic to record the percussion–I recorded directly from the shitteous mic on my mac. In which, the percussion consists of me banging and tapping the top of the rhodes body, my car keys, and my snaps. The overall process was just me recording and looping bits into Ableton, then recording more layers, etc. So in total: 1 rhodes (for music and percussion), a pair of car keys, 1 mobile audio interface, 1 mac, 1 drunk girl. So yea, just layers and no edits, but minor EQing to cancel out the hiss from the unbalanced cables I was using. See? Doesn’t take much to make a song.
Listening to the song today, it makes sense that I made this song inebriated because I don’t think I’d make the same key choices if I was sober. Regardless, it has a nice chill vibe so I thought I’d share it with whoever is interested
For the life of me, I can’t remember why I named this song “Almost Free.”
TOKiMONSTA – Almost Free
@ THE CROSBY 2-25-10
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
First of all thank you for listening, This Project was alot of work and so much
fun! when i started this, Originally I started this, I wanted to make this lp with
Only the MPC, in the end, it was about %80 MP and the rest editing. I've
Had my MPC 2000 about a year (year and a half if you count the pawn shop).
its an outdated process, very enjoyable, i now can fully appreciate PC beatmaking.
I want this to sound like a late 90's beat tape, tape hiss and all Raw, u know?
i missed out on that period so i thought I'd relive it briefly. I knew cats that worked
like this but i was only Djing back then.
Why Pop Tarts? cus i looove them! Following the themes of Donuts(Dilla),
Fresh Brownies( Kev Brown)Nowalatas(14KT),etc.
I hope you enjoy it.
There will be more from this project(remixes,B-Sides,and vocal versions)
so stay tuned
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Here is their official video for "New Sheriff in Town" off of SOS's second album, No More Heroes (Anti-/Epitaph Records). This clip was shot in Orlando and directed by Carl "Video" Verna. After the jump you can watch group member DiViNCi perform his 3 MPC routine. The crew will be heading out to France for the next month, and you can check out their tour schedule after the jump as well (also check this out, some real interesting info about their unique new method of touring).
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Digging in the crates - The digging in record crates to find rare pieces of music that can be used for new productions, has long been a ritual of a scene within the music culture. Since the mid-20th Century it is called sampling, when digitized sound samples of existing musical works are edited, rearranged and used in modern music productions.
An interactive installation offers possibilities to explore sampling as a production technology of contemporary music. While modified turntables are used to navigate dynamic data visualizations, information graphics as well as auditory contributions are helping to understand complex contents and relations. Besides the history of sampling or technical backgrounds of the digitization of analog audio signals, visitors can also obtain information on the dissociation of sample-based productions and other musicological phenomena such as remixes, mashups or covers. As a highlight of the exhibition the visitor can slip into the role of a producer and goes on a fascinating search for suitable samples, which will be found on soul, funk and jazz records of the 70s and 80s.
Depending on user interests, Digging in the Crates offers different approaches to the topic. The visitor acts in a totally free interaction-space, which allows him to consider sampling from completely different perspectives. The straight interaction with information is just as important as the possibility to deal with "sampling" in a passive way. This means the user can slip into an active role in which he has full control over the visualized information as well as taking a rather passive attitude to get inspired by the interactions of others.
Digging in the Crates aims to describe the sampling culture in all its aspects, characteristics, and influences. Not only the understanding of the creative process as a craft but also the effort and creative processes associated with sampling should be communicated authentically.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Boundless Radio sits down with DJ, crate digger, and producer Large Producer to discuss the perseverance of real hip-hop and the influence of Main Source. Large Professor also talks about some of his most notable work including “Live At The Barbeque” and “Looking At The Front Door”, then reveals his favorite record of all time, Bohannon’s Stop & Go.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Onra is the natural progression of beatmaking, chopping up 80's funk instead of 70's soul, im really looking forward to this lp .The album will satisfy beat heads, admirers of boogie artists like Dam Funk, as well as hip-hop/soul enthusiasts. All production is handled by Onra himself, and features guest appearances by Olivier Daysoul, Buddy Sativa, Reggie B, Walter Mecca and T3 of Slum Village.
The first 12" single features the title track "Long Distance," dropping April 2010.