Sunday, January 23, 2011
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Bridging the gap between the disco rap of the early 80s and the early sample based hip hop of the mid to late 80s (featured on the two mixes we put together for Classic Material Edition #1) is a rich groove of drum machine led rap tracks characterised by the raw stripped down sound of bass heavy 808 kicks and snappy hand claps. But somewhere else in the melting pot of music released in that same era is the unlikely blend of fast paced electronic beats with dancefloor sensibilities, funk, rap and leftfield European electronica that formed the electro scene of the day.Whilst the sub-genres are plentiful, this mix doesn’t concentrate too heavily on any one of them; West Coast dancefloor cuts from the likes of Egyptian Lover rub shoulders with European pioneers Kraftwerk and East Coast electro rap and electro funk. As with all the Classic Material mixes, classic cuts stand alongside the rare and lesser heard. Originally issued as a bonus track on the Classic Material Edition #1 CD, we’re pleased to make this mix available online in association with Spine Magazine.
Download: Chris Read – Bonus Mix (80′s Electro) [Right Click, Save As]
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It has been said that if an immovable object collided with an unstoppable force, there would be an endless transfer of energy. The same theory could be applied to pro-BMX rider Nigel Sylvester and pro-skateboarder Stevie Williams – two of action sports’ most influential athletes. In the summer of 2011 the duo will join forces to create THE TAKEOVER TOUR, bringing together the the top talent in skate and BMX for a cross-discipline, traveling event that has yet to be seen in the sport.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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INFLUENCERS in-depth Series / STEVE STOUTE from R+I creative on Vimeo.
Last year saw the release of a short documentary titled INFLUENCERS: How Trends & Creativity Become Contagious. The work highlighted the whole notion of trends and how they gain traction and eventually come to integrate themselves into the very fabric of everyday society. The movement has none gone more in-depth as Steve Stoute becomes the first to speak in a greater light. As CEO and founder of brand management firm Translation, he has provided guidance for many icons such as Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, LeBron James and Justin Timberlake among others. The concept of artists and brands as successful collaborators is a central theme to his video.
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Jay Chou finds himself alongside Seth Rogen as the Asian sidekick Kato in the upcoming remake of the Green Hornet. In a role previously held by none other than Bruce Lee, the Taiwanese actor and singer’s retailer PHANTACi has created an exclusive collection to pay homage to his Hollywood debut. Highlighted here is a New Balance MT580 which features a black upper with patent leather, perforated leather and honeycomb printed paneling with green contrasts on the tongue, lacing and outsole. Unfortunately for the time being, the sneaker will not be available for sale.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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DJ MARS- THE WEEK OF THE GOAT from DJ NABS on Vimeo.
Dj Mars speaks on the historic Club Kaya and DJ Nabs old school sundays in the mid 90's.
The club Kaya reunion will be at 595 north on friday, jan 21st, 2011 during the week of the goat featuring all of the original djs, nabs, kemit, doc,mars,jaycee,cowboy,frank ski (northern exposure). special guest djs include toomp,mike swift & a&r philips.
595 north ave
atlanta ga 30318
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For those of you who don’t know, get familiar with Dan Charnas. He has a long history in the entertainment business, but he recently published one of the greatest books on hip-hop of all time. His book is called The Big Payback: A History of the Business of Hip-Hop, and it covers all of the important business dealings that spanned the last 30+ years. It was an honor to be able to sit down with this man for this interview.
In Part 1 of our interview, we discuss: how Dan got the idea to create The Big Payback, and why hip-hop is so obsessed with the business (unlike other genres). Make sure to check back next week for Part 2.
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For all crate diggers out there, a brand new film based on the culture of DJing is hitting the scene this year. Featuring: Casanova Rud, Ultramagnetic MC’s TR Love & Moe Love, Bronx ProducerMoneyBoss Minnesota and Psycho Les of The Beatnuts. Thanks to www.thediggersunion.com!
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DJ Vibe and Get Grounded TV had a chance to spend time with Grandmaster Roc Raida while he visited Beat Street Records in Canada. With the video footage they captured, they put together a nice little tribute to the fallen legend. Rest In Power, Roc Raida.
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