Wednesday, December 24, 2008

FooFaRaw and Happy Holidays From The Lab!

A BIG special thanks to Cathleen Bombard and Tucker Warner for inviting the Lab students :) For those of you who missed out...Foo-fa-raw was a night of frills and flashy finery. A Holiday party that featured local band Waagon, dance performances from the Cheeks girls and DJ sets by The Lab's Advanced Students. All went down at Higher Ground last Friday night. A special thanks to Bite Me Pizza and Redbull for the donations. CLICK HERE to view photos from the event (photo credit: BEN SARLE/B-Scene)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where Stars Are Born

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Exile on the MPC

Exile "Milli" Video from Jonathan Kim on Vimeo.

Someone was kind enough to correct us on the post we made a while back on the "A MPC Joint". Well, kids its not a MPC, its a Roland MV-8000 (Duh ZJ) So to make up for that, check out Exile killin' it on the MPC-with some Hiero and Weezy on the samples! yeayeahh. Props to 2DopeBoyz

Thursday, December 11, 2008

DJ QBert Collection On eBay

The Turntable Toy Store.....
"We're releasing a massive amount of personal items on our eBay store for the holidays. Anything from slipmats to records and even one of the turntables from the Lair of the Octagon. So check 'em out while they're still available..." -Q Bert

20 Classic Hip Hop Album Covers In LEGO

Who doesn't like Legos?! Check out the rest
HERE (Props to Format Magazine)

The Lab in Burlington Free Press Today

The Lab teaches kids the DJ arts

"In a studio overlooking Church Street, students are using technology to create hot beats. The large, spacious room is home to The Lab, Vermont’s Turntablism and Urban Music Production Center"

“Turntablism” is the art of using turntables to manipulate sounds to create music. Business owners Derrick Brown, 25, and Zack Johnson, 26, are anxious to bring cutting-edge technology to kids who want to learn about spinning tunes and music production.

“We chose Burlington and Church Street because it’s all about location,” said Brown.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

How To Turn A Toy Piano Into A Playable Shirt

Here's an Instructable from Mikamika explaining how to rip apart an electric toy piano and wire it into a shirt, turning your chest into a playable instrument (thanks Boing Boing)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Q) What Do I Want For The Holidays? A) A Lab Gift Certificate!

Were not trying to pressure anybody but how dope would it be to get a LAB membership, t shirt, Lab chain and/or lessons for the Holiday!! Talk to your folks and hit us up! Yeah we went there ;) Happy Holidays

Producer Of The Month: The Neptunes

What is it about Virgina that has bred some of the illest producers in the game- Timbaland, Danja Handz and the Neptunes.
Some of the Lab's favorite production from Pharrell and Chad includes work with NORE, the Clipse and Snoop Dogg. The duo has teamed up with Common to produce his latest effort Universal Mind Control. It's scheduled to be released December 9th. Common leaked about 4-5 songs on the internuts and so far we have to say we're not disappointed. Starrr Trakk Riiiderrrs yeahhh