Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Useful Tips on EQ’ing your Music (and the DJ's Corner Blog)

"Making remixes, mashups, or original music has gotten significantly easier in the last several years, but there’s still a lot of important factors one needs to know about that are crucial to making something that actually sounds good. The first of which is learning how to properly EQ, a skill that gets passed over surprisingly much. The reason I bring it up is because I found a nice graphical guide to how frequency works, and how you can tweak certain frequencies to boost or eliminate specific sounds" Check out the Guide To Frequency Here. -DJ's Corner

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On another note, we have to say were really excited about a new blog we discovered. Or actually, more like it discovered us haha. Mike Gray hit us up via email earlier today and asked if we would link his blog. After checking it out for only 30 seconds we were sold. Posts from an exclusive interview with DJ A Trak to tips like what we just posted above and information on new music production gear. Thanks Mike! LINK

DJ ROB SWIFT: scratchin with style

Rob Swift has one of the best styles to scratchin ever! We got this from a promotional youtube Rob posted on myspace today. Our good friends Lotus Entertainment booked Rob Swift last year at Plan B Burlington, when it was still jumping off. The show was dope. Rob is good rocking a crowd while adding the fine art of turntablism in. If you happen to find yourself in Williamsburg NY next Saturday, head over to Supreme Trading 213 n 8th st 11211. Rob Swift will be hosting a monthly gig there. Good music and free show! Illin.

Monday, August 25, 2008

'Dance Dance Marathon' September 13th

"Dance Dance Marathon is a fundraiser for Burlington City Arts and a celebration of the individuals in our community who help make our work possible! Teams raise money in the weeks leading up to the marathon to be sponsored to dance. By demonstrating your dancing stamina, you’ll have the opportunity to show your support of BCA and help raise awareness of our community programs"

Friday, August 22, 2008

the greatest music (record) collection for sale!

The Archive from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

"In today’s world, everyone downloads and buys music from the internet, making physical record albums obsolete, which is very sad news for Paul Mawhinney. Paul has the world’s largest record collection that he has been accumulated throughout his lifetime. He used to run a record store, and he would always put away the last copy of an album for himself. Due to his declining health and old age, Paul has decided to put the collection on sale for a mere $3 million when it was appraised at a whooping $50 million, yet no one has given a solid offer. Regardless of our technological advances, sometimes holding an album in your hands just feels a little bit different" (from hypebeast)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

BScene photos (sneak peak) 'In the Mix' Echo Center

Our friend over at the Bscene emailed us these photos (thanks Ben) and will be in this weekends Bscene section! This past Saturday Lotus Entertainment invited us to host a DJ Battle and have to say the whole night was hella fun. Dope art exhibits, fashion show, live bands and dancing by the Cheeks crew. It all went down at the Echo Center.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Does your chain hang low?

The Lab necklaces are now available. Limited run of these specific colors. Get yours before they sell out!


-187 hot rolled steel
-powder coated lazer cut
-weight 1.6 oz
-size 1 7/8 x 2in

Congratulations to the winners of the In the Mix DJ battle 2008


Friday, August 15, 2008

The Million DJ March: August 29th-30th

"On August 30, 2008 DJs will descend on Washington to celebrate decades of service to the entertainment industry. They will listen to speeches from leaders of music groups, founding DJs, and Civil Rights activists all on the dawn of a new election year.

The March and activities will take place from August 29 - 30, 2008 in Washington DC, with the actual rally taking place on the 30 at 10 am, on the National Mall, extending from the Capitol Building to the Washington Monument. Disc jockeys will gather from all over the world to discuss the current state of the DJ, and highlight the true integral importance of their role"

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Neighborhood (back up on it)

Party rap duo Neighborhood is back to work with their new single 'Back up on it.' the official single will be dropping on itunes sometime next month. Peep the youtube and get an inside look with neighbor's recording session. yeayeahh

Friday, August 8, 2008

DJ Inflect 'Creature Feature 4' (with bonus track)

One of our good friends, DJ Inflect also a former student of the Lab, just got back from a vacation in Japan and dropped off his latest mix to us 'Creature Feature 4'. We've been blasting this new mix in the studio and have to say its pretty damn good. DJ Inflect manages to mix several different genres of music into a 18 minute mix and pull it off.....well. We can tell some serious creative thought went into executing this set. In fact, it made Zack (DJ instructor) jealous enough to get off his lazy ass and start working on a new compilation mix haha. DJ Inflect has come a long way since he first stepped foot into the Lab headquarters. We definitely look forward to seeing what he has in store for us next. And of course with permission, he allowed us to post the mix online for all you to check out. Enjoy!!


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Producer of the Month: NOSAJTHING

Honestly, we have to say we've never even heard of NOSAJTHING til Kid Cudi's latest mix ' a Kid named Cudi' was released. A handful of great producers helped with the mix-
Da Dot Genius",Crookers",
Emile" and Plain Pat. But the one track that hit us was
"man on the moon" produced by NOSAJTHING. Vist his website HERE