Archive for 07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs - Gr8Summer
DOWNLOAD Redlight ft. Ms. Dynamite "What You Talking About (Filthy Disco Remix)"
DOWNLOAD Craze "Grabbin Chocas"
This is footage taken from that Skrillex party at a 200-capacity pub. Of course they start out dropping ƱZ back to back. Actually stays in the Trap for this one. More dubstep flavors after the jump.
This is the Brown Bag AllStars' official Fat Beats tribute track. This is some important ish, because there'd be no BBAS if it wasn't for Fat Beats, as that's where they all met - while working at the legendary record shop. Cameos include DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, Rickey Powell and the entire BBAS. Track produced by The Audible Doctor. Brown Label Pt. 2 EP drops September 4th (the same day I start at Complex) via BrownBagAllStars.com.
DOWNLOAD Curtiss King ft. Glasses Malone & Hit-Boy "Ratchets Still Jockin' (Remix)"
DOWNLOAD Rickie Jacobs "Grow"
DOWNLOAD The Red Giants "Time 2 Roll"
You can't go wrong with Jazzy Jeff: "Presented by LRG and Complex Magazine, Life Colors from legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff is a sonic representation that thinking differently and aiming to change the status quo is something that never goes out of style. Harnessed over 40 tracks that spans both the old and new - including tracks from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Santigold, Slum Village, J Cole, the Pharcyde and many more - the iconic DJ serves as a willing tour guide to bridge the gap between black and white thinking and a colorful renaissance".
PURCHASE Esohel ft. Nitty Scott, MC "Paid Dues" (prod. by Ricky Dubs)
AUGUST 27TH, 2012 - You might have to rename this week “Nappy’s NY Takeover”! With the Down & Durty show going down TONIGHT at The Westway in NYC, you’d think the one like Nappy would be satisfied, right? Word is he’ll bookend this week with a special guest set this Friday Morning (August 31st) on Sway In The Morning, which can only be heard on Eminem’s Shade 45 via Sirius XM! That’s right, with DJ Wonder already having dropped/premiered numerous refixes that Nappy has crafted, he’s now letting Nappy step up to the decks and showcase his sound on a worldwide scale! The only way to know what he will be dropping is to tune in to Sway In The Morning this Friday from 9:30-10AM to hear it for yourselves!
Kasso and the crew previewing the dope "Windows Of Soul" project, which is going down on a block of East Hanover Street in Trenton, from the 21st-23rd of September. Love that S.A.G.E. is forming like Voltron to bring CULTURE like this to the city. All art is being submitted - worldwide - so hit the jump for the flyer and info on how to get things sent out. Good to see Black Collar Biz performing on the 23rd of September as well. Truth.
DOWNLOAD Shawn Lov & Rich Quick "Keep It Lit" (prod. by The Custodian of Records)
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs ft. Teon Pierce & Ryshon Jones "Out Chea (Remix)"
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (8/26/2012)
Should be dope. This'll be going on for the next two hours. Mixmag's posted the full show for those who might've missed it.
Newest/latest from Lyriciss, brought to you by DJBooth.net and Inner Loop. Third entry in his "The Balance" series. Download it so he doesn't have a fit. LOL nah homey goes in, you won't be disappointed.
DOWNLOAD Lyriciss - The Balance EP: Heart
This might be my theme for any car ride I take this weekend. Celebratory status because BITCH I'M COMPLEX! I see a lot of blogs catching onto this one, for good reason. Hopefully you guys fuck with that New Houston sound - probably should peep that recently-released The Inauguration EP, with Floss, Rob Jay and D-Risha. Them boys is a problem!
DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss ft. Fat Tony & Speak! "Ridin Feelin Good"
DOWNLOAD Black Rasslin' Podcast, Episode 45
Fridays were made for Drum & Bass (or is it the other way around?), and Optiv & BTK cooked up a dope promo mix for their forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Fast and furious neuro/tech vibes here, with a number of their collaborative bits thrown between cuts on Virus, Dispatch, Dutty Audio and Shogun Audio, among other bits. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump!
This week's Combat Jack Show is here, and their two-year anniversary edition, Memphis Bleek is the special guest: "In this candid and in-depth interview with M-Easy we discuss the rise, fall and “stumble” of Rocafella Records, his role in the Nas vs. Jay “beef” and much, much more. Is Bleek done with rap? What’s his current relationship with Jay? As always we got you covered". Dallas Penn is in the building as well, and while I haven't gone through the entire episode yet, this episode carries the following disclaimer: "The views and opinions expressed by Premium Pete (@PremiumPete) in this episode are those of Premium Pete and do not reflect the actions of the rest of the Combat Jack Show or PNC Radio, staff and its affiliates. As much as we love Premium Pete, we strongly encourage you NOT to re-enact what your gonna hear in real-life situations". #Newmanati #GetReadyForCombat
This is a weird one. Back when I first heard DJ Wonder drop this, I knew it as just a DOPE Trap tribue to a classic piece of '80s cinema from Brillz & ETC!ETC!. Had no idea that a) Diplo was part of it (although that can be an entirely different discussion) and b) that Chuck Inglish dropped some vocals to this. I can't front - the original of this is my real pick, but in the effort of continuting this EDM/Hip-Hop hybrid we've helped champion, I've taken an executive decision to bring you the newest latest version of this. You can grab this release for FREE via The Jeffrees; it includes the original (which also features Whiskey Pete) and a cut entitled "Swoop".
DOWNLOAD ETC!ETC! & Brillz & Diplo ft. Chuck Inglish "Bueller"
Serious mix from the one like DJ Cable here, done in conjunction with SoleHeaven for their "Kicks N Mixtapes" series. He goes in, trust, with a bit of everything: Trap, Hip-Hop, Grime, dubstep and plenty. 33 tracks in 60 minutes, spanning the globe of what's hot (including some of his own refixes and dubplates). Don't sleep on that or the feature with Cable at SoleHeaven.
Ninja Tune heads Coldcut (well, just Jon More) turned up for Mixmag's MOTW, chopping up some special carnival vibes. This one is to help promote the Ninja Tune Carnival this Sunday in London, which will feature Zed Bias, Congo Natty (!!!), Adrian Sherwood and a special guest TBA. So serious.
It's official, I'm the newest member of the Complex family. Some of you may have seen the early rumblings of this on twitter back in June, but this is something I've held close to my chest, mainly because I hate jinxing things.For the last month I've been in talks with Complex about an opportunity that I won't speak too crazy about right now, primarily because it's not fully fleshed out, and also because I like keeping you guys in suspense.
When I started RTD six years ago, I'd say a small part of me wanted to be given an opportunity to get PAID to WRITE. I've felt like it was something I could do, and the hard work has definitely paid off. I won't go off on a rant or spend an entire post of thank yous, but I do want to shout out heads like Noah, my new leader, my wife Anna, my boy Nappy, supportive peeps like Miss Info, Rizoh and the countless others who've either shouted me out today or in the past about my work, and all of the heads in between. Extra special shouts to Confusion, who will be my mentor on this new endeavor. I will still be around, trust me. Once I get my rhythm, it's going to be a WRAP.
Proper, private celebration is going down at the RTD Compound this Friday at whiskey o'clock, after I say goodbye to my current gig. I'll keep you guys posted on my goings-on while at the new position - we've only just begun. Hit the jump for my celebration/theme music(s).
Quick two-fer for the latest episode of Juan Epstein. Via Rosenberg: "This has some radio stuff in it but it’s mostly just us shooting the shit with one of my favorite people in the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson and Kevin Hart. Pretty dope stuff with another Juan Ep coming in the next couple of days".
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (8/21/2012)
Another Frank Ocean remix, but this one is dopeski. So certified that Skream and Benga already debuted it on their Radio 1 show, the one like Kastle throws his bright lights and deep bass onto one of the more acclaimed cuts from channelORANGE. Not sure what it is about Frank that has producers so ready to flip his tracks (maybe it's the same ish that had people flipping The Weeknd), but whatever it is, I'm glad someone is smashin' it. Also glad it's not so long - that's what she said! Or didn't say. Who knows. Where's my drink?
DOWNLOAD Frank Ocean "Pyramids (Kastle Remix)"
I recently tweeted some info that's got me in a celebratory mood (even if this last week at work is the fucking pits), and this might be the track to drop when I'm a few shots in on the Jameson this Friday at my private celebration at the RTD Compound. This is the second leak from Dom O's Gr8Summer, which drops next week (8/28). This is something to champion when drunkenly realizing how good you truly do have things. Live it up.
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs "Live" (prod. by Sir Flywalker)
DOWNLOAD Bro Safari & Knuckle Children "Freak"
DOWNLOAD MGK "Wild Boy (Styles&Complete Remix)"
This is available on iTunes via BoS' new imprint, Code.