Given that I first started out spinning Drum and Bass back in '99/2000, and will always have a soft spot for the genre, it's crazy how I haven't really kept up with the scene recently. I think the last few joints I heard about were "Marka" and Fracture's "Gert Busy". I digress...
Anyhow, I saw this posted on Khal's blog and had to take a listen.
Mixmag posted mix for this Friday's GetDarker Vs. Drum&BassArena party, which goes down at the Cable club in London. They both drop a great varied selection, including the tracks from their forthcoming RAM records release, plus a number of remixes and cuts fromTeeBee's Subtitles imprint.
Taken from Smoke DZA’s upcoming album on High Times Records. All tracks are produced by Harry Fraud and will feature the likes of Curren$y, Sean Price, ScHoolboy Q, Action Bronson, ASAP Twelvy and more.
I'm a sucker for interior design and home improvement shows (e.g. Grand Designs, Location Location Location), and if I wasn't in the music industry, I'd have probably gone into that field.
As a result, I get geeked at seeing things like this...
Design experts StudioLABhave developed the interior for an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Their challenge was to take the two prewar units that were challenged of light and turn them into one singular living space with three bedrooms.
Wide-plank grey-washed walnut flooring was applied throughout the apartment along with sliding Starphire acid-etched glass doors, high-gloss white lacquer millwork, LED Cove lighting, and custom floor-to-ceiling Ash wood veneered doors.
Make sure you check out StudioLAB's portfolio on their website. It's pretty sick.
To celebrate the life and work of MCA (who sadly passed away last week), Canada's DJ M-Rock has put together this great mixtape of Beastie Boys tunes, featuring a bunch of dope blends and live tracks. Bump this one loud.
An Open Letter To Nyc
Too Many Rappers ft. Nas
B-Boys Makin’ With The Freak Freak
Stick ‘Em Up w/Hurricane
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Make Some Noise
The New Style
Let me clear my throat Bpm 103
Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix)
Shake Your Rump
Aquarius (Let The Sunshine In) by Moog Machine and Headless Heroes by Eugene McDaniels
Get It Together ft. Q-Tip
Danger – Blahzay Blahzay +
Drop – The Pharcyde +
Three MCs And One DJ (Live at MTV Awards 97′)
Intergalactic (Live at MTV Awards 97′)
Ch-Check it Out
Fight For Your Right
Rhymin & Stealin
The New Style
Slow And Low
Pass The Mic
So What’cha Want
So Whatcha Want (Remix) ft. B-Real
Ya Don’t Stop – The Beatnuts +
Skills To Pay The Bills
Here's my collaboration with South African clothing company 2Bop, who are arguably one of the dopest independent streetwear brands out there right now. Given that I have extended family out in SA, I thought it'd be great to link up with them.
Spanning from Hip Hop, to House, Garage, Grime, Miami Bass, and even video game soundtracks, the mixtape is made up of 2Bop's influences over the last 20 years, along with some of my personal favourites, past and present.
I hope you enjoy the mix!
*Capcom Intro* Bhubesii - Contra 2Pac - Picture Me Rollin Clipse - Grindin Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele Keith Murray Feat. Def Squad - Yeah Yeah U Know It Jay Dee Feat. Frank N Dank - Take Dem Clothes Off Souls Of Mischief - 93 Til Infinity *Castlevania Skit* De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays Johnny Kemp - Just Got Paid K.L.F. - 3am Eternal JM Silk - All In Vain Hard Drive - Deep Inside (Edit) Hashim - Al-Naafyish (The Soul) J.J. Fad - Supersonic Afrika Bambaata & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock (Edit) Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt (Edit) Wiley & MJ Cole - From The Drop Mensah - The Resistance Heartless Crew - The Heartless Theme (Edit) Sticky Feat. Ms. Dynamite - Boooo! (Edit) More Fire Crew - Oi! Wiley - Igloo Wiley - Wot Do U Call It? Kanye West & Jay-Z - N***as In Paris Tempa T - Next Hype Rebound X - Rhythm & Gash A$AP Rocky - Peso Spoek Mathambo - Put Some Red On It D Double E - Street Fighter Riddim Juicy J - Geeked Up Off Them Bars Iggy Azelia - My World
This sequel picks up some years into the not-so-distant future as it follows two different protagonists (father and son) in two separate story arcs — one through the Cold War in the 1980s, and another through war-torn Los Angeles in the year 2025. The narrator in the trailer is one Frank Woods, the surviving protagonist from the first Black Ops.
Black Ops 2 will be available November 12. Dun know I'll be reserving my copy at the nearest Game store this weekend...
P.S. I read that the previous Black Ops game did over a Billion dollars in sales? That's nuts!