Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday, June 8th 2007 playlist



Been on a DNB kick this week. Can't help it. All the Hip-Hop I've rocked too isn't new. Doesn't help that I don't spend my Saturday night digesting new music AND writing the shuffle (it will be back at some point, trust. Just been working.)... In any case, peep these new DNB cuts:

01/Loxy & Perpetuum "Hope Found" [tough outershell, warm cookie center.]
02/Martyn "Shadowcasting" [nice to see Revolve:R stepping up outside of the DNB realm... sick Detroit meets Dubstep flavours.]
03/System "Planet Ogo" [crazy 12 Monkeys sample. Very chilled vibe.]
04/Ram Trilogy "Titan" [classic.]
05/Jamal "Screwheadz" [loving the intro on this one. Sickness from Rufige #1.]
06/Paul T "Direct Action" [crazy Amen bidness by someone I've never heard of.]
07/Mutt "Hips, Thighs & Alibis" [best DNB track title ever.]
08/Digital "Daylight Robbery" [had that Tilos Radio mix from 2001 on this week - gems!]
09/Steve B'Co "Blood Wise" [Ascenzion bringing that upfront junglistic flavor back; big up the Junior Reid sample as well]
10/Tactile "Techion" [rollin' sound from the Tactile crew's new label.]

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Not even a load of leaks this week, but here's what I got that's poppin':

Dizzee Rascal ft. UGK "Where Da Gs?"
Kanye West's "Stronger": full radio rip / CD quality rip
Kyle Spratt "Slim Sellout" (more info on this HERE - biggup eskay)
Lemiwinks "Fuckin' Gangsta"
Cassidy's got a new mixtape out, hosted by Big Mike & DJ Thoro. Always count on Get Right for that fire: The Hustla's Home
Kid Sister "Damn Girl (Cadence Weapon Remix)"
T-Pain ft. Akon "Bartender (Manny Faces Remix)"
Rainman ft. Lil' Flip "Country Girl"
Crooked I "Hip-Hop Weekly #10 ('You Know My Steez' Freestyle)"

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The boy named claw has a SERIOUS Dubstep mix on the under, entitled "The Daily Grind". I've only been able to give it a brief listen, and skimmed through it, but what I heard was serious. He was speaking of taking Dubstep to another level, a diff. level, and I think he (and like-minded artists) are scratching at something substantial here. Download the mix HERE; grab the front and back covers, done by the one like MONSTA.

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That's it. Cutting this one super short... gotta skate though. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Get Well, Marley Marl!


We're praying for you, homey. Go grab the album, too. And for all you suckers who don't know who I'm talkin' about, get educated.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

khal & DOA link up

Just dropping a lil nugget of good news on my faithful readers: ya boy khal is now the Assistant Editor of the DOA News/Content section, right up under the man like Jeryl. Seriously, read for yourselves. It feels like a long time coming - I've been doing the dubplate digest and this very blog, trying to give the people the info they need. I've also been writing reviews for DOA for a bit, even though I've kind of slacked off (my bust, XO!).

I wanna shout out Jeryl and Sacha for giving the kid a break. And you shouldn't be disappointed: I've already posted up new bits on Metalheadz AND Guerilla Recordings. More to come, seen?

So, any of you DNB label heads/DJs/producers/etc. - send your news bits/tunes/press packages to news@dogsonacid.com. I read everything.

EZ!

The Sopranos, Season 6B "The Blue Comet" [recap+]




Bacala and those fucking trains. That makes twice now that him worrying about those trains got someone shot - only this time, he died over it. (One side note: I was wondering, while watching that scene, why they so dramatically dropped their guns. Slate explains the phenomenon.)

In any case, this episode was class. You guys have already seen it - and for the lot of you who have stopped watching The Sopranos for whatever reason, you've missed out on some of the best episodes of the series.

Do I have any idea on how this tale might end? No. I have suspicions that Paulie Walnuts flipped on Tony to Phil Leotardo, but that's just talk. When you think of it though, from Paulie snitching to Johnny Sack seasons ago, to the infamous painting re-touch to Paulie & Chrissy's battles - I think Paulie might feel he is owed more than he is getting. He has been both loyal and disloyal, so it's hard to pinpoint, but he is the most likely flipper.

It's wild to think that there is only one episode left. I kept telling myself "Oh, they never tie up loose ends - don't even look for it", but now I'm kind of upset that they won't, but I think that's mainly due to just missing one of the best shows I have ever witnessed. One of the greatest dramas ever to hit a television is leaving us in one week, and there is a heaping helping of unanswered questions. I could write a laundry list for a small African village, but what would be the point? The main concerns:

1) What will happen to Tony and his family?
2) How will this affect the rest of the families?

That's pretty much it. You watch a rerun on A&E and see how many of those main characters made it to the end. It's kind of wild when you really do the math...

The one thing that did get my goat was Melfi dropping Tony. No matter what the fuck he has done or said in the past, she stood by him. 7 years, and she was there. If she was uncomfortable, she had plenty chance to end it. Why end it now over one study? And do it so cold hearted. She fucked him and didn't even kiss him, then made him out to be the one in the wrong.

I don't know, I really don't know what else to say... Phil's a prick? We know that. Tony's in a world of shit? No wonder he has the AR-10 close! What more can I say but...

until next time. Finale this coming Sunday.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Mark Ronson/Hard Rock contest CD GIVEAWAY!

I have a special competition where the winner will receive a pretty slick compilation from DJ Mark Ronson and the good folks at Hard Rock (you know, the people with the cafes and shit). The CD, entitled Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock Vol. 1, is a 14-track disc of songs hand-selected by Mark Ronson, who has not only been a monster on the NYC club scene for the last decade, but through his Allido Records label, has helped usher in artists like Rhymefest, and films like the Jay-Z documentary Fade To Black. He is also affiliated with the one like DJ Jus Ske.

This compilation is the first of the Allido/Hard Rock partnership, which is trying to bring "a definitive collection of 'modern' Rock for the new millenium". Here is the tracklisting:

1. “Black Tambourine” - BECK
2. “I Like the Way” – BODY ROCKERS
3. “Everyday I Love You Less and Less” – KAISER CHIEFS
4. “To Be Young” – RYAN ADAMS
5. “Take Your Mama” – SCISSOR SISTERS
6. “Island in the Sun” - WEEZER
7. “Dimension” - WOLFMOTHER
8. “Destination Diamonds” – DIAMOND NIGHTS
9. “Black Betty” - SPIDERBAIT
10. “Bout to Get Ugly” – MARK RONSON feat RHYMEFEST and ANTHONY HAMILTON
11. “June Gloom” – THE LIKE
12. “Tropical Moonlight” - DOMINO
13. “Wicked Game” – GIANT DRAG
14. “Lit Up” - BUCKCHERRY


Not your everyday Rock mix, but trust, it works VERY well. Plus, $1 from each CD sold is going to Jay-Z's Water for Life campaign, which is one of the best causes out there.

This competition is simple: the first person to e-mail me (khaldub@gmail.com) with RONSON COMP in the title will win the prize pack: one copy of the Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock Vol. 1 CD AND a copy of the Mark Ronson "Stop Me" Single. I also have 4 copies of the "Stop Me" single (audio: Windows [hi : low] / Quicktime [hi : low] / Real) which will go to the next 4 people. So, get your e-mail to me quick. I will alert the winners on this site and via e-mail. This competition will end in a week's time.

Shouts to Mark Ronson, Hard Rock, and by boy Mike @ Cornerstone for making this happen.