Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
"Producer Flying Lotus delivers a holiday gift to all of his loyal listeners with the release of A Decade of Flying Lotus, a collection of mostly unheard projects mixed by Gaslamp Killer" DOWNLOAD HERE (props to crate kings)
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 2:58 PM
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Cool live footage of Grandmaster Flash rockin doubles (in regular turntable stance?)
A free Lab sticker to anyone who can tell me what a Jools Holland is
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 1:49 PM
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Happy Holidays to all my DJs, Producers, and Music Fans! I have a special treat for everyone, The December 2009 In The Loop (make sure to read this one if you want to find out how to save big bucks $$$ on lessons). Namaste! Yogi
|From In The Loop Newsletter|
Posted by Yogi George at 3:17 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
“There was no holding back with this album, I wanted to get the beats out no matter what. I wanted to give my fans a fresh body of music” – DJ Babu
Thats right folks, get ready for DJ Babu's second installment of The Beat Tape Vol. 2. Scheduled to be released Feb. 23rd
-ZJ (props to home slice Chris S on the tip)
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 1:31 AM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
"The good folks at Flud Watches just put another classic retro icon back on your wrist with the All Black Boombox Watch. This push button digital watch comes complete with slick details accurate from the speakers to the handlebar. One quick push reveals a sharp red LED display"-Karmaloop
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 8:41 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2009
"While I’ve made mistakes in promoting, I would like to share a few guidelines and tips that I have found tremendously helpful in promoting myself as a DJ and producer over the last five years in the hope that they should help you prevent the same mistakes" By DJ John Thomas (Props to DJ Tech Tools)
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 1:42 PM
Friday, December 11, 2009
"Founded in 1901, NAMM has been the engine driving the music products industry, enabling both large and small businesses to maximize productivity and reduce the costs of doing business. With more than 9,000 Members in the United States and 100+ other countries, NAMM is ultimately dedicated to expanding the market and giving people of all ages the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of making music" (from website)
Side Note: We're looking forward to Serato and Ableton's announcement on their creative partnership!
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 2:01 PM
DJ Revolution is not your average DJ. In our opinion, one the most well rounded musicians, he's done it all. From the world famous Wake Up Show LA, to his innovate mixtape series (if you havent heard The Wake Up shows Vol. 1-6, your sleeping), to producing for a handful of famous rappers to just recently signing with Duck Down records-not to mention he's deadly on the cut too.
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
"The DJing community and the greater dance music scene mourns the loss of a clubbing staple today. No, Steve Aoki hasn’t hung up his record bag, but rather news has emerged that iconic turntable manufacturers Technics will be stopping production on their universally loved Technics 1200s and Technics 1210s" MORE
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This Friday, Lab graduates Sum One and D-Cutz will be performing at Vermont Common's!
Tickets $10 at the door. Show starts at 6:30pm. VCS is located at 75 Green Mountain Dr off Shelburne rd.
Dont miss this! For more information CLICK HERE
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 5:53 PM
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Yo everybody, I'm back again. I know this may seem like shameless plugging for my remix, but I just wanted to let y'all know that www.firstup.se posted it on their blog, and now it's on The Hype Machine! I'm really pumped on it. So, if you have an account be sure to check it out HERE and click the tiny heart for your good friend Pres.
Until next time,
Posted by Pres at 7:17 PM
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is Skratch Bastid, Scratch (from The Roots), and DJ Starting From Scratch throwing a track together. They just start flippin' the song "I Put a Spell on You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins into a really dope track. Check it out. This should be inspiration to get out and start collabing with your friends, kiddos.
Here's a Skratch Bastid Remix of Kardinal Offishal's "Clear" http://www.sendspace.com/file/tj4h77. It isn't the song in the video, but it's pretty good. The beat reminds me of Planet Rock. Party people can y'all get funky? Yeeeaaaah.
I'll post the remix of this Screamin' Jay Hawkins track when it gets released. It's gonna be hot. Props to Potholes in My Blog for the original post.
(After-post edit): Check out the guy who is playing the Screamin' Jay Hawkins track (DJ Starting From Scratch, I believe) when they start jamming. He's playing serato like an instrument. Definitely ill.
Posted by Pres at 3:18 PM
"Part One of this series covered setting goals and deciding on the direction of your DJing career, and the second installment helped you secure your first gigs. But now that you’ve got some skills and some steady gigs, how do move to the next level of booking high-profile, globe-trotting dates?" (DJ Tech Tools)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This is just nutty. The guy in the video is Peque, a Spanish DJ/VJ/Virtual Drummer who wears a suit that controls Virtual DJ and a couple of other programs that I'm not familiar with. I'm not sure if this is the future of DJing or not, but I think that this might be DJ KAnga's new look.
Maybe, just maybe.
Posted by Pres at 10:29 AM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"The 45 Nano Cases($45 CAD) for the 4th generation iPod Nano. Designed by Contexture Design, a creative duo based in Vancouver, Canada. Made from old cassette tapes.
"45 Nano Cases are made from reclaimed cassette tapes, gutted, routered and rebuilt to fit your 4th generation iPod nano."-LIKE COOL
The Adirondack Audiology Center here in Burlington, is hosting a FREE hearing evaluation this FRIDAY only! If you care about your hearing and the short/long term affects you'll attend this. To schedule an appointment or learn more about Audiology please contact Sasha at 802-922-9545. Dont miss out on this opportunity!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I just put out a remix of the track "Feel It" by Three 6 Mafia feat. Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, and Tiesto. The original track actually isn't out yet. This is the only way to hear it and feel it right now. I know a lot of the posts are relating to hip-hop, and this is more of a club banger than anything else, but that's the great thing about DJing. I can DJ a funk, soul, and underground hip-hop show on the radio during the day, and produce and play club tracks that same night.
HERE'S THE LINK (right/control click + Save As)
In case you feel like exploring and adding music to your catalog, this track and 3 mashup mixes are all available at my website www.presmusic.com.
Hope y'all dig it. Work it into your sets! I challenge you.
Stay classy lab family,
Posted by Pres at 9:03 PM
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Yo guys, I stumbled across this dope documentary on You Tube all about the art of free styling. If you have an hour to kill check this video out. Its got Mc Supernatural, Mos Def, and many more. There are some sick free styles and battles in the video, be sure not to miss out on this one.
Posted by Amos at 7:14 PM
(extended footage) props to 2dopeboyz
"Embedded, A six part special that puts you on the ground and behind the scenes with unrivaled access to your favorite musicians, including Mos Def, Silversun Pickups, Common, the Decemberists and more"-From website. Shown every Wednesday online LINK
Side note: I stumbled on this while watching one of my favorite programs, Infomania on Current Tv (online). They run a series of different shows. Above is an outtake from a Common interview. Check it.
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 12:51 AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
What's up internet! I have some funky blues inspiration for all the aspiring dj's and producers out there. Johnny Guitar Watson is my new favorite artist, and he made straight gold from the beginning to the end of his career. This song definitely earned inclusion on my mixtape!
Posted by DCutz at 4:07 PM
"People who illegally download music from the internet also spend more money on music than anyone else, according to a new study. The survey, published today, found that those who admit illegally downloading music spent an average of £77 a year on music – £33 more than those who claim that they never download music dishonestly" MORE
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 12:45 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
"The Micro MP3 player is small enough(16mm x 25mm x 22mm) that fits right in your ear. But what about my other ear? Fear not, theres a single earbud that runs from the devices USB port out to your other ear. It weights at .28 ounce. It comes with a thin cable that allows you to enjoy stereo tunes while working. Available in 2GB version for $55 and a 4GB version for $77"-Like Cool LINK
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 8:21 PM
"Undeniably one of the greatest turntablist crews of all time, New Yorks legends The X-Ecutioners. Infamous for the technique of beat juggling, The X Men have worked with many famous artists on their albums Built From Scratch and Revolutions" LINK
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 2:26 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
"Here is the next step in our on-going series on building your DJ career. In the first installment we looked at setting goals and deciding in what direction you want to take your DJing career"-DJtechtools. MORE
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 11:34 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Discovered this on the Scratch Live forum. Uh oh might have to replace the Korg Nano soon ;)
"Designed with v1.9 in mind, you get to control loops, cues and samples, as well as scrolling and loading in tracks - all the things you might use your laptop for"
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 12:33 AM
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Interesting article I found on DJ Tech Tools. Share your thoughts!
"First a slight disclaimer. No one can truly promise to give you the secret to success in any field. What we can do though, is pass on some tried and true methods that may help you get there…" DJ Tech Tools
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 6:10 PM
Here's a perfect example of someone whose not only one of the best producers in the world but also a world renowned DJ. From Gangstarr to in the studio with Jay Z, Premier has been in the game for a minute. Check him out live every Friday night 10pm-12am on Sirius Satellite radio.
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 5:42 PM
Lets take it back to the old school. One of the most influential people in Hip Hop history. Afrika Bambaataa aka the "God Father of Hip Hop" helped spread the positive message of Hip Hop through DJing and its culture.
Posted by We are all students of Hiphop at 5:11 PM