Blog - January 2010

My man, Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers just landed in Brazil for a week long trip with Gift of Gab, DNAE Beats and more. Catch Day 1 of his Video Blog below.

Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 25, 2010 @ 12:32 PM
Posted in: Travel

Spike Jonze makes his return to the advertising world with the Absolut Vodka funded short film entitled “I’m Here”. The trailer made it’s world premiere at Sundance this past week. The trailer promises that it is a “robot love story”. The full film will debut later this year.

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Posted by: on January 23, 2010 @ 7:27 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

In need of some visual stimulation while getting your learn on? is doing a big wrap up of the most popular science related stories of 2009. There are some amazing shots that you need to geek out to.

Click Here To Check it Out.

Posted by: on January 23, 2010 @ 7:15 PM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

Planning to attend Sonar later this year? Why not live it up at the brand new Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona. I can only hope that we might be able to get to check this place out. Centrally located and designed and furnished by Spanish-Born architect, Patricia Urquiola, the 98-room follows Urquiola’s unique clean and linear theme.

The hotel officially opened in November of 2009.

Click Here To Read More About the Hotel @ The Cool Hunter.


Posted by: on January 23, 2010 @ 6:53 PM
Posted in: Travel

The mysterious Balearic pop artist, JJ, has been getting a lot of play. Her track, “My Way” features Lil Wayne, sampled from a track he recorded with Trina. Sincerely Yours is giving away the two new tracks from JJ’s forthcoming album “jj nº 3” (on Secretly Canadian).

Fom Sincerely Yours
OK, jj went to malaga to have some fun, get some sun and 2 albums done. it was back in the fall of 2008 when they had both lost their virginity to insanity and were looking for moments of clarity. a plane to spain felt like a reasonable opportunity.
so with money in the bank, nobody to thank, it started with a drank.
and a couple of hours later the on the 29th of september they had felt the first breeze coming in from africa, sweet winds of melodies pure and true. And now, it’s time to give it away to you, of course for free, for you to see how vacation could be. so, let go, cause this is my way.

Catch JJ on Tour this spring with The XX and Delorean.
03/22 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
03/28 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/31 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/02 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/04 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
04/05 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center
04/06 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
04/08 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
04/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
04/12 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight Lounge
04/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
04/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

MP3: Listen and Download JJ “My Way” Feat. Lil Wayne (Via Sincerely Yours) – Right Click To Save

Posted by: on January 23, 2010 @ 12:00 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads

We’ve gathered some of our favorite tracks from Mike Monday’s “Songs Without Words” and turned to the likes of Mark Henning, Hugo, Justin Martin, Hedberg, and even Mike Monday himself for remix work. Underground, deep, funky, techy, and strange…there’s a little for everyone on this single. The single, properly titled, “Remixes Without Words” is out now exclusively at Beatport and it’s charting.

Click Here To Purchase It Exclusive At Beatport.

Listen: Mike Monday “Salieri Complex (Hugo Remix)”

Posted by: on January 22, 2010 @ 2:56 PM
Posted in: Music

An 80’s kids dream come true? Star Wars and Adidas have teamed up for a limited edition run of custom Star Wars fits and shoes that is really bringing the inner geek out. The first run dropped last wednesday including shoe models of Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Jedi and Princess Leia plus a Darth Vader warm up jacket including a cape and light saber holder. Another run drops February 23rd that includes the Yoda, Tie Fighter, X Wing, Milenium Falcon and AI Models. Click here to see the full line and check the the examples below.

And here’s me in my new Vader Suit:

Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 22, 2010 @ 2:35 PM
Posted in: Style

Another absolutely extraordinary and interesting project by the one and only, Gilles Peterson:

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura / The project

Posted by: Alvaro on January 22, 2010 @ 12:20 PM
Posted in: Music

The merciless crunch upon the magazine industry still heard via an echo of unemployment this past decade seems to foster two very distinct points of view among readers: Going digital is either a sign of failure or the new frontier. Though there’s nothing like glossy pages and heavy cardstock covers under your fingers, mags are turning out to share a similar destiny as vinyl — there will always be a craving for them in certain circles, but the mainsteam trend points at those three little w’s.

This brings us to Self-Titled magazine, a New York-based online publication with six digital issues under its belt featuring the likes of Jay Reatard (RIP), School Of Seven Bells, Florence & The Machine and more. It comes out dukes-up on its social media profiles, claiming to be “reinventing what it means to be a music magazine in an age of blogs and half-baked writing.”

That kind of statement’s got some bite to it, but in a way that makes you want to know more.

On it’s Facebook page: “Self-Titled is a music magazine that has nothing to do with music. At least not in the traditional sense of self-important ‘criticism’ and profiles that read like regurgitated press releases. Yes, we print reviews and full-on artist features, but we also pride ourselves on answering the questions others don’t ask.”

Now, this is all kind of interesting because they also run a blog, but damn if this didn’t make us want to crack open an issue (virtually, of course), the latest of which you can read here here.


Self-Titled on Twitter:
Self-Titled on Facebook:
Self-Titled blog:
MP3s: Discobelle blogs Pocketknife’s Self-Titled Magazine Mix: Pocketknife – Self Titled Magazine Mix (From

Posted by: admin on January 22, 2010 @ 11:24 AM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

Groove Armada just dropped the new music video for the second single, “Paper Romance”. The track features SaintSavior and Fenech-Soler. The single drops Feb 23rd and features remixes from Zombie Disco Squad, Doorly, Urchins, and more. The US version will feature remixes from Classixx, Dan Deacon & more.

Posted by: on January 21, 2010 @ 12:54 PM
Posted in: Music


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