Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dec. 18, 2008

From their [impossible to find] record "Clear Lake Audiotorium,"
this is De La Soul featuring a Tribe Called Quest doing a little number called "SH.fe.mC's."

According to wikipedia: "
Clear Lake Audiotorium was a six track promo EP by De La Soul given out to A-list DJ's in 1994..." Damn straight. I was either 13 or 14-years-old at that time, but I was one of the chosen 500 DJs that had one of these in his arsenal...
[thanks, DJ RAGS.]

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

DEC 09

This is my homie Alex B. he plays bass in my band Lipp Service. his beats are crazy! check out his new beat tape for free!

Monday, December 1, 2008

DEC 01

Damn sorry for slacking ya'll.
Here is Sea of Glass by Maurice White.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008



NOV 18

My new single "Beamrider" comes out today. I made these tracks while imagining they were for a sci-fi/thriller soundtrack. They are a bit darker than my usual beats and a little more minimal too. Get the E.P. on Itunes

Monday, November 17, 2008

NOV 17

I would marry Zooey Deschanel in a heartbeat.

NOV 17

Chris de Luca and his boy Phon.o have been whylin out for quite some time now, and I wanna give em some shine on the blog.
I met these guys out in Berlin a few summers ago and they showed me some good food, good tunes and a damn good time!
They are fluent with all diff styles of electronic music but I specifically remeber hearing Phon.o playing Timbaland instrumentals at like 130 & blending it with nasty.
here is an exclusive remix!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

NOV 09

Go download this Black Milk Mixtape. The beats are all fire!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Vh1's top 100 Hip Hop songs of all time countdown
completely snubbed the legendary X Clan...but you
know this blog always comes correct. So here's an
X Clan track from 1990 called "Heed The Word Of The Brother."
...don't sleep...

Friday, October 31, 2008

OCT 31

Happy Halloween...
here's a classic from DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE
called "Nightmare on My Street"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

OCT 30

This is a Prins Thomas edit of
by far my favorite track of 2008.
The original version is 16min
long and is on the new Lindstrøm
album Where You Go I Go Too.
Released on Smalltown Supersound
in 2008. The name of the track is
The Long Way Home (Prins Thomas edit)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

OCT 29

One of the hardest rap songs of all time.
This one is from the mighty Mac Mall off
his first album Illegal Business? It can be found
on the Ses side of the cassette. The name of
track is Sic Wit Tis

Monday, October 27, 2008

Here's the first cut off of Black Sheep's 2007 album "8WM/NOVAKANE"...

Back in 1991 ,the legendary duo kicked-off their classic album
"A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" with a ridiculously over-the-top
violent track where Dres says something like
"yo, who the fuck used my toothbrush??? ",
before he guns down his entire family and then
tries to catch his schoolbus...The song ends when
Dres wakes up to reveal that the silly
version of Black Sheep you just heard was nothing
more than a bad dream he was having...

-yet, somehow, I didn't see this one coming.

Friday, October 24, 2008

OCT 24

Sid Roams aka (Joey Chavez & Tavish 'Bravo' Graham) produced the hardest beat I've heard all year. this is a clip of the instrumental to "Cold World" by Prodigy from Mobb Deep.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

OCT 23

This is a video of me and Eliot (Darkparty)
playing at the Metro (Chicago)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

OCT 22

RAC was Richard Benson and Chris Duckenfield (Swag).
They first released music on the Nucleus label and
later on Warp. Check out some of their other releases.
This is from the Hula Hoops 12'' relased on Nucleus in
1993 and added to their Dimmensions CD released on
Warp in 1994. The name of track is Wavelength

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OCT 21

This is a remix from a Chicago classic
by Common. From his album Resurrection
released in 94. K-Salaam and Beatnick
have been remixing lots of his tracks
look for them online. The name of the
song is Resurrection Remix

Sunday, October 19, 2008

OCT 19

Here's a mix from my brother
Bruce Illest. Go to
for the track listing. The name of the
mix is Dance Contest Winner

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

OCT 14

Your boy is steady bloggin even though
I'm chillin in Argentina. This one is from
Jan Hammer off his "Escape from Television"
album (1987). The name of the track is
Forever Tonight

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OCT 12

Fuck Columbus...this is a remix I did
a while back for the homie Eliot.
It's from his first album and was previously
available as a web download from the
EastDev website. The name of the track is
Neutral (Leo123 Remix)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

OCT 07

So...I've been working on starting a label for a while and this is our first release. It's a compilation with tracks from 6 different artists that I've either known since way back or met along the way. The tracks cover a lot of different styles of electronic music with hip hop being a major influence to all of us as well. It's all instrumental (except zachary sings a bit on his tracks), and everyone will have more material coming out next year. Here is a freebie:
Mindblowin by Jasia 10

click below to hear the album.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SEP 30

It's been a shameful month for the blog
but I'm getting it back on track for Oct.
belive that. This used to be one of my
favorites back in the day when Ice Cube
had the game on lock. It's from Yo Yo's first
album. Produced by Sir Jinx, Del, Ice cube and
released in 1991. The song was actually written
by Del and features Ice Cube and a stunning
saxophone sample. The name of the track is
What Can I Do?

Saturday, September 13, 2008


My homie Alex B made a dope track and there is a skate video to go with it! check it out.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

AUG 31

Adek is one of my favorite writers. I first saw his stuff around town in Tacoma & Seattle when I was just a young hustler. He was up a lot in the bay area when I was there and now I see his shit all over new york. His letters are really bubbly but still grimey as hell. I wanna get in touch w him & try to get him to design a 12" or something.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

AUG 27

I found an edit of the GQ track "Lies" by Theo Parrish on Hype Machine. peep it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

AUG 25

Electronic Beats contributor and ultimate homie John Roberts gets some press for his upcoming ep on Dial! peep it.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

AUG 23

Another West Coast hit from 1994. This
is the Jeep Mix to a classic LA cut. I remember
bumping this in high school. Ahmad was
on top of the game with this one. The name
of the song is Back In The Day (Jeep Mix)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

AUG 20

I did a remix a few weeks ago for these San Francisco guys Cubik and Origami. I tried a few different things with the track before Leo finally brought his MPC over to my studio and helped me knock it out. The original track is dope but it's a very different style than mine so I didn't really know what to do. I took a bunch of sounds I heard in the vocal tracks that sounded percussive and played them like drums underneath the beat. I recorded some vocoder stuff too but only a few pieces of that ended up on the track. I still have a lot of other remixes on the way so we'll see how I do with those (Machinedrum, MuxMool, Nosaj Thing...) I posted this remix on my myspace page but they have an MP3 of it up on the Cubik and Origami media page for free! so go and grab it right now!

Friday, August 15, 2008

AUG 15

One of Cash Money Records best releases.
From 1999 this is Chopper City B.G.'s first
album. Produced by Mannie Fresh the
name of the song is Doing Bad

Thursday, August 14, 2008

AUG 14

DJ Life is the homie and one of the best DJ's I've ever heard.
He usually spins House, Hip-Hop, and R&B so this is
a new look for him. Soulful Drum & Bass mix from
one of LA's finest. Catch him at The Standard hotel if
you are in LA. DJ Life Drum & Bass Mix

Monday, August 11, 2008

AUG 12

Have ya'll have heard of this dude Dam Funk yet???

AUG 11

Here is a super dope jam! I played a festival in North Carolina. The organizers sent a limo to the airport to pick me up like the ture O.G. player that I am and right when I arrived I heard DJ Le Spam Bumping this track. here is E.T. Boogie by Extra T's

Thursday, August 7, 2008


i've been away for a minute but im back now. like eliot said i moved to berlin for now and its pretty alright. there isn't any good rap music here though so i've been revisiting some old favorites. here is the last track on notorious b.i.g.'s first full length album, "Ready To Die." The track is called "Suicidal Thoughts."

they don't sell coogi in germany either.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

AUG 06

I was just on aim with my friend Emily and she sent me a link to this Carly Simon song. pretty dope!

AUG 06

Ok so...before the homie JR got all famous and moved to Berlin we had a night in Brooklyn called Dance Dot Com at this bar near my house. We tried to take the show on the road but some drunk bitch was dancing on the bar at a club in South Carolina and spilled an entire beer on John's laptop : (
we only did a few more party's with DDC but we managed to record a mix one night! keep in mind there are a bunch of shitty mp3's of radio rap songs on here mixed with some good vibes electro so don't get mad at me.
check out the Dance Dot Com DJ Mix

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

JUL 30

I'm on XLR8R TV. Check it out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

JUL 28

These dudes had a hit back in 1990 or so, it was called You Can't Buy My Love. The song was pretty tight but the rap in it sucked. The rest of the record was way better.
This is Make up Your Mind by Kool Skool, it has kind of a Bel Biv Devoe feel to it

Saturday, July 19, 2008

JUL 20

I found this on You Tube about a year ago
and it still blows my mind every time I watch it.
Everybody is talking about gear but this
dude will blow you up with a Yamaha PSR-640.
This is DJ Melucho from Macuspana,México.
I'm about to try and find him and see if he could
hook up a remix... I'm so serious.

Friday, July 18, 2008

JUL 19

The homie Matt Masocco came up to me one day
at work and was like you have to listen to this.
The next couple of minutes changed my life
and I hope they will change yours. One of the
coldest bass lines ever for starters. The group
is The Style Council. It was one of Paul Wellers
projects after The Jam. This was released on 12''
in 1983 by Polygram records. The name of the
song is Long Hot Summer

JUL 18

I remember watching the video to this
back in the day. It was like the ultimate
posse cut to me cause it features Heavy D,
Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Q-Tip, Grand Puba,
C.L. Smooth, and Pete Rock on the beat. He
spits a verse too. Peaceful Journey was the name
of the album it was released by Uptown records
in 1991. The name of the song is Don't Curse

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

JUL 16

Twilight 22 is Gordon Bahary & Joseph Saulter. Gordon used to program Stevie Wonder's synthesizers
Here goes Electric Kingdom by Twilight 22.

Monday, July 14, 2008

JUL 14

Jean Michel Jarre is French. He loves synthesizers.
His outdoor concerts have lasers and fireworks.
He is in the Guiness Book of World Records.
He made an album that had a run of one copy.
He worked with NASA in the 80's to have the
saxophone part in one of his songs played by
an astronaut and recorded in space. The Challenger
space shuttle unfortunately blew up in 86
and that saxophone was never recorded. This is
a song from that album titled Rendez-Vous VI.
The name of the song is Moon Machine

Sunday, July 13, 2008

JUL 14

Here is Say You'll be by Jerome Prister.

Monday, July 7, 2008

JUL 07

Look at this dude posted up on a beach hut strumming that acoustic! I guess that's how you get to live when you're the dude that wrote the Ghostbuster's theme.
This is Get Down by Ray Parker Jr.'s funk band Raydio.

Friday, July 4, 2008


I don't really mess with outdoor gatherings
but if I did I would want hear songs like
this. Here go the video to Ditty by Paperboy.
A West Coast Summer Jam to the fullest.
I would have had the whole video
go down at a carwash or a drive thru.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

JUL 02

Last weekend in New York was one of those where the party started on friday afternoon and went till sunday night. I know Atomly's crazy ass didn't sleep the whole time. At some point he ended up playing this mix on a boat in Queens.
Here is the tracklist:
seth troxler and patrick russell - doctor of romance - circus company
maratrax - funk me (original mix) - oslo
miss fitz - raspberries - unreleased
red nail - i think of you (shaun reeves edit) - unreleased
efdemin - lohn and brot (sebo k mix) - liebe detail spezial
sebo k ft. prosumer - moved (prosumer stop dub) - mobilee
efdemin - just a track - dial
laverne radix - dick control - unreleased
van valen - wobbly h - unreleased
samim ft. big bully - paspd - circus company
audion - snap into it - spectral
function - disaffected - unreleased
atomly - deepspace - unreleased

Monday, June 30, 2008

JUN 30

Bob James is like king of all samples.
Everything he made was so good. This
is from his 1976 album Three. It was
released by CTI records. The name
of the song is Storm King

Sunday, June 29, 2008

JUN 29

This is the Disco version of a song
by vocalist Marta Acuna. It was originally
released on 12'' in 1977 and was
produced by Patrick Adams. The name
of the song is Dance, Dance, Dance

Friday, June 27, 2008

JUN 27

I think if your name is Joe Smooth
this is exactly what your music should
sound like. He's been putting out
House music since the late 80's on labels
like Trax and DJ International. This one
is a little more on the BET on Jazz tip.
The name of the songs is Jackson Park

Thursday, June 26, 2008

JUN 26

The D.O.C has always been one of the dopest
rappers to me. His first album is a classic. He's
from Dallas Texas and used to be in this group
called The Fila Fresh Crew. They put out their
first 12'' on Comptown records in 1988. The
name of theis song is Dunk the Funk

Monday, June 23, 2008

JUN 23

Braxton Holmes and Ron Trent are two
producers and dj's from Chicago. They
put out a 12'' on Clubhouse records in
1992. It was titled 12 Inches Of Pleasure.
This particular track is Ron's Foreplay

Sunday, June 22, 2008

JUN 22

Larry Heard made a track named Can You Feel It.
It's probably one of my top 3 tracks of all times.
He is from Chicago and goes by Mr. Fingers.
Although he is mostly known for his hits from the
80's and early 90's he has been producing and DJing
for a couple of decades at least. This is a mix of him
live from 2006. I got it from
Dude still got that fire. Listen... Mr. Fingers DJ Mix

Thursday, June 19, 2008

JUN 19

Kurious was a dude from Harlem that got a little shine
from his first album. It was titled A Constipated Monkey
and was released by Columbia records in 94'. I'm pretty sure
dude was Puerto Rican and he that he started that thing where
fools would rock ski goggles. The beat was made by
Daddy Rich aka DJ Richie Rich aka the black guy in 3rd bass.
The name of the song is I'm Kurious