My man Black Spade just hit me with two new mixtape cuts just finished out the lab. These won’t be included on his upcoming project ‘To Serve With Love,’ however give you a good idea of what’s in store. You can download them by clicking here.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on August 29, 2007 @ 12:26 PM
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Jason Hodges our favorite man from Toronto blessed me with his special end of July charts…If you don’t find him behind the decks droppin bombs on your head, you might see him at the sneaker store getting all them customs joints that the regular public never know existed.
1. Round Da Way-Border Patrol – Sampled
2. Chelsea – JazzmopperJ – CDR
3. Tighten Up – William Alexander – Flatpack Traxx
4. Sound System – Inland Knights – Funkfield
5. Trip – Mike Frugaletti – CDR
6. Sticky Sheeit – Dj Sneak(Hodges rerub) – CDR
7. Dirty Girlz – Derrick Carter – CDR
8. On the Replay – Anhanguera – CDR
9. A Different Era – JT Donaldson – Imprint
10. I Got That Feelin’- Dreamer G-Mad House
Also be sure to check out his remix on the new Ladybug Mecca ‘Dogg Starr’ remix project in stores now. Click Here to listen online.
Posted by: Jonthecorner on July 30, 2007 @ 2:50 PM
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The Next 1000 is URB’s annual list of bands or artists that the magazine has predicted are
about to make it big. After being carefully screened by the editors and
staff, Samantha James has been chosen for the elite list.
This year, the legendary list has gone broadband, allowing readers to vote
for their favorites. Extended coverage and events are scheduled to follow
for the bands or artists with the highest votes.
I really had no idea what to expect. I hate to admit it, and I hate even more to do it, but I had no Idea who or what Bassnectar was before I got drunk off the madness. All I could coerce out of the sidewalk kids was a completely vague description; “noise, and lots of it.” Seems like it wouldn’t really tell the story about what I was about to see, would it? It was actually just faint enough of a signal to make me nervous with excitement.
Bassnectar’s (Lorin Ashton) entrance into his set was punctuated by an extremely rare and wonderful thing. He adamantly requested that his crowd move from the floor below to the stage. As the first single from his album, underground communication dropped, the collective breath of an entire club was taken away. The bass was so incredibly deep, even in the back of the club, that I wasn’’t sure air was being expelled from my lungs any longer. This feeling was unrelenting throughout the entirety of the show, by the way. The bass seemed to get deeper, and deeper.
The evening was a rollercoaster of tempos. I have never seen a crowd so emotionally tied to a four count, begging to be surprised. The tempo fell, lulled them into security, and then dropped rhythm so quick it could give you vertigo. Recovery was quick, the crowd almost instantly popping to the new set of rules forced upon their ears.
The hip hop sound of the new album seems to be a fairly deliberate move, with an overall push toward his own, already well established distinctive sound. The timing is definitely electronic. But the melody for several tracks, still shows a bay area movement toward the seamless integration of the two sounds. If the eclectic mix of colors and textures adorned by him are any indication of the success of the process it would be considered, in any context, a success.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on April 26, 2007 @ 11:44 AM
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