It’s a sad sad week. Longtime supporters of Om and friends, Fat Beats has announced that they are closing their New York and Los Angeles locations. The indie hip hop retailer was once a mecca for a massive collection of beats ranging from mainstream to the underground. They were the go to people for anything hip hop related. The NYC store is closing on September 4th and the Los Angeles store on September 18th.
Fat Beats definitely held it strong. Mad love for Mark, Chris, Johnny, and the rest of the Fat Beats retail crew!
Posted by: g.win on August 19, 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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Good friend Paul Harris of Dirty Vegas fame is offering a stream and download of his August 2010 promo mix. Full of big room tech house, this August Mix is perfect for the 2-5am hours. Besides working on a new Dirty Vegas album, Paul recently has combined forces with Alex Tepper producing high quality tech and tribal house. Stream or download the mix below.
Check out the new music video from Brooklyn based downtempo group, Si*Se. The Latin track, ‘Buscare’, is off their latest GOLD EP.
The video was directed by Churchie Hill with post production by Chris Haney. James Bond (played by U.F.LOW aka The Crystal Pharoah) goes in search of the Golden Mic for his partner (played by Carol C). Obstacles played by Ryan Farley, Morgan Phillips and Neil Ochoa.
Bassnectar killed it at Outside Lands this year. So much that the huge generator that could literally power a city block was overloaded and shut down for 10 minutes. There was no power anywhere to be found and the crowd was left confused. I found a mega-phone behind the stage and immediately gave it to Bassnectar where he was able to communicate the message to the people. Finally, the power went back on and havoc pursued. If you were there, you might have been lucky enough to grab one of the big Bassnectar beach balls blowing around in the crowd. Check the videos and photos below to get a better idea.
Our friends at URB.com got to hang with Thes One and Double K at Outside Lands 2010. The fog may have been looming over SF, but that didn’t stop PUTS from kicking off the 2 day concert in typical PUTS party fashion. Check out the video here.
Get your Halloween costumes ready, Underworld are booked to headline Hard Festival’s Haunted Mansion 2010. The event will take place at the Shrine in LA over two days on October 30th and 31st. Underworld would be playing live on Sunday, October 31st.
Joining Underworld live will be A-Trak, Booka Shade, Crookers, Busy P, Brodinski, Bloody Beetroots, Erol Alkan, Rusko, Fake Blood, Boys Noize, Mr. Oizo, Calvin Harris, and many more.
From Fred Everything: This is the first part of my humble tribute to my favorite record store in the world who, sadly, closed its door 2 weeks ago. I was fortunate enough to be a part if this store as a salesman in the mid/late 90s and continued as a customer until they closed. This mix focuses on the 96-99 sound, one of my favorite time for House Music. Thx to Christian Pronovost for the years of dedication and to my good friend Phil Larochelle for helping down memory lane with the tracklisting of this mix. This was all done Live, 2 turntables and a mixer. Recorded on a friday afternoon, our weekly Record store day in Montreal. Enjoy!
2.Nuyorican Soul-Mind Fluid-Nervous
3.Faze Action-In The Trees-Nuphonic
4.Salt City Orchestra-Issue One-Paper
5.Mateo & Matos-NYC Style-Spiritual Life
6.Idjut Boys-Beatin’ On Dave-UStar
7.Mutabaruka-Dis Poem (Reel Houze)-Guidance
8.Black Science Orchestra-Save Us-JBO
10.Jedi Knights-One 4 Maw-Global Communication
11.Moodymann-I Can’t Kick This Feeling-KDJ
12.Mood || Swing-Do It Your Way-Groove On
13.Todd Edwards-Save My Life-I
15.Atmosfear-Dancing In Outter Space (MAW)-Disorient
There have been plenty of great documentaries on the birth of movements of music (see one of my favorites, Maestro). Chicago’s Five Magazine, takes a stab at the birth of Chicago house. Featured in the video are the likes of Mark Farina, Colette, James Curd, Justin Long, Diz, Green Velvet, Lil Louis, Lego, Mazi, Mark Grant, Santiago & Bushido, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Trent, Stacy Kidd, and many many more.
Round 4 – Here is round four of a photo shoot Samantha James did with 17 year old photographer, Jacqueline Rivera of She’s Jack. Check it out here.Samanatha James “Subconscisous” will be out soon featuring remixes from Eric Kupper, Marques Wyatt, Them Jeans, Nacho Marco, and more.