Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
DJs, remixers and producers on the forefront of technology, watch out. Serato and Ableton are happy to announce a partnership which will pave the way for the future of Digital DJing. With shared artist rosters from hip-hop (DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nu-Mark, A-Trak) to electronica (Paul Van Dyk, DJ Sasha), both Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live are renowned as the premier performance platforms in clubs around the globe. While Serato’s Scratch Live excels in vinyl emulation, music library control and lightning quick hands-on scratching, Ableton Live provides the tools for production, on-the-fly remixing and beat creation" (Thanks DJ DEALS)
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 9:14 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
"The record industry lost a landmark battle last spring, when a court said that merely printing "not for resale" on an unsolicited promo CD does not prevent you from reselling it -- and certainly does not prevent me from buying it. The judgment establishes that "first sale" -- the legal doctrine that says that once you buy something, it's yours -- is still alive and well. This The Legality article unpacks it all for you:" -Boing Boing
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 6:48 PM
Friday, October 17, 2008
Mike Porrata (Tick Tick/The Lab Music Productions) just sent us his newest single, Bombs Over Casbah. Finally! ZJ has been harassing Mr Device a while now to give up the official copy. The remix contains Outkast's Bombs over Baghdad a cappella and a Rock the Casbah sample-which is both refreshing and fun. Were sure you'll enjoy it as much as we do. Say Word
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 3:12 AM
Thursday, October 16, 2008
One of our students yesterday complained about how he bought doubles of Super Duck Breaks and they were both warped. Bummer. There have been many ideas on how to fix warped vinyl-i.e leaving records in the sun and bending it back yourself, laying them on a flat surface and leaving books on top for months on end, to literally cooking your records back into shape in a oven? Solution....
The DFV-1 is a LP flattener that uses precision heating and cooling to basically iron your vinyl back into shape. Retail price $1480 (ouch) MORE
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 11:39 AM
Monday, October 13, 2008
Bang! A hip hop instrumental series produced by Peter Cloutier, mixed and arranged by ZJ. A bit on the mellow side but nevertheless, if your feelin the production from heavy hitters like Timbaland, Cool and Dre, J Dilla, Neptunes or Kanye West-you wont be disappointed. Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD HERE (Fixed Link)
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 9:02 PM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
"These days, when you go to clubs, deejays (or the poor excuses for them) are normally carrying less weight. With all respect to vinyl culture, lugging records has become a form of self-torture now that Serato and Traktor pioneered the revolution of mp3 DJs. But in case you’re the type to use samples when putting the stamp on your mix, KueIt a new program that launched a week ago replaces the need to use hardware like an MPC"
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 11:50 PM
Saturday, October 4, 2008
We had our Open House event today and we'd like to thank the people of all ages who came in to check us out! We had our students provide live music as well as a few of us outside to catch the ears of Church Street visitors. Be sure to check out our pictures taken from the event today here and come Thursday make sure you pick up a copy of Burlington's BScene to catch our article!
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 7:13 PM
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hey it was only a matter of time before the Doc hit the spot! The highly anticipated (and long over due) album DETOX is scheduled to come out sometime before years end. In a recent interview with Dre, he said this would be his final solo effort! Like whoa?!
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 7:36 PM
In preparation for our open house this Saturday, we felt the Lab could use a face lift. So last night our good friend Pete came through and blessed the Lab wall's. We documented the early steps of his artistic work. CLICK HERE to check out the photos. We didnt stick around for the whole thing cause some of us have to get up early haha. But yall can see the results this Saturday! Say word
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 4:09 PM