Friday, January 11, 2013

The Combat Jack Show (1/10/2013)

Randomly got to see Combat, Dallas and Matt yesterday. Love the #newman family. Via TheCombatJackShow: "New York Times Pop Culture critic Jon Caramanica helped us kick off 2013 as he talks about his journey to the Grey Lady, how artists like Rick Ross are able to survive in Hip Hop’s “post truth” era, how Chief Keef is just as important to the culture as your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper and more. We’re back. Newmanati!"

The Truth with Elliott Wilson: Should rappers do reality shows?

[video] Earl Sweatshirt ft. Tyler, the Creator "Pigeons"

One of my favorite cuts from EARL finally gets a video. Wow. Via RR.

[video] Sean Price "Bully Rap"

Saw the god @Dallas_Penn yesterday on the random. He didn't tell me he hooked up the perfect video for this Sean Price track. #newman

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

PleaseDontStare & RockTheDub Present Face Melting Material

You should know BenHa Meen from a number of spots, either as the man behind or the DJ for The Combat Jack Show. He's been bitten by that dubstep bug! He wanted to put together a mix of dubstep tracks, especially tracks that remixed r&b, soul, and rock tracks, and I helped him with some tracks. This mix is the result. You may have even heard him spin part of this mix on Combat's show a few months back. Everyone from The Weeknd and Frank Sinatra to Ellie Goulding and Future get flipped in this explosive, face-melting mix. It's officially face-melting material. Shouts to the mighty Theotis Jones on the sick artwork!

DOWNLOAD PleaseDontStare & RockTheDub Present Face Melting Material

PleaseDontStare.Com & RockTheDub.Com Present Face Melting Music (A Dubstep Mixtape) by Ben Ha Meen on Mixcloud

Sneaker Fiends Unite: The Best Shoe of 2012

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Truth: Should Meek Mill Respond To Cassidy

Monday, January 07, 2013

DAD: The Revenge of the Rave: Why 2013 is the Year EDM Goes Mainstream

Now that I've got the podium, I have to show you how I view things. DAD isn't about sitting the background - we're in your face, letting you know what time it is! Check out the State of EDM, and where we think it'll be heading as 2013 progresses.

Introducing Do Androids Dance

I announced back in August that I got hired by Complex, but didn't go into details. Now, I can do just that!

Last summer, I saw Complex EIC Noah Callahan-Bever tweeting about EDM writers. I threw my name in the hat for two reasons: one, because I figured "why the fuck not?!", and two, I was kind of tipsy (it was literally like 10 minutes after an episode of Monday Night Raw). What I DIDN'T expect was the pouring of support and props from people I've interacted with over the years, name I won't be out here dropping because I don't play those games, but people like YN and that crew knew the score.

Now, the thing is, no one knew that Complex was starting an EDM blog. I figured they wanted to expand the Music channel with more dance music, but when I got word that there was going to be a legit dance music blog that they owned and operated? It's one of those things where I know it's right up my alley, but I don't want to psych myself out. LONG STORY SHORT, we discussed particulars and I ended up getting the gig...of running the EDM blog. Which debuts today.


Pardon my excitement. In any case, head on over to, where I'll be covering EDM and how it relates to the musical world we live in on the regular. Check out what Complex has to say about it, and spread the word. Follow us on twitter and Facebook, and tell a friend to tell a friend.

Shouts to everyone at Complex, including NCB, OJ, Jacob, Joe, Jack, and the whole crew, especially Julian and Cedar (#superFuchsia). Props to my wife and family for always believing in me. Huge respect to the entire Pigeons & Planes crew, readers and fans for putting up with my EDM posts as well. Shouts to everyone who fucks with anything I've been doing, or anyone who's ever given me a chance to cover music. It's been a long road to now, and we're just getting started!

[video] Theo Martins ft. Maryann Velasquez "Killer"

Taken from Wonderland. Via Pigeons & Planes.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The LO-End Theory: 25yr Anniversary of The Lo-Lifes (1/20/2013)

For all you 'Lo heads. Shouts to @Dallas_Penn.

Mick Boogie - All In: Notre Dame

YFame "Crushes (Maxed Out)"

Home Grown Radio Interviews Jansport J

DJ Cable's NYE Guest Mix For CJ Beatz on 1Xtra