Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DJ Insurance?

Attention mobile DJ's: If you care about your assets (and dont have DJ insurance like me) read this article! How many times have I had a drink spilled on my mixer? Or Russell's turntables caught in a snow storm?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flying Lotus: 10 years later

"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)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Lab students meet Club Lift

Friday, December 18, 2009

Grandmaster Flash On Later…with Jools Holland (Video)

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

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 2009 In The Loop-Special Holiday Issue

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol. 2 (Tracklist & MP3)

“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)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The All Black Boombox Watch

"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

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Self-Promotion for the Working DJ

"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)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Go Go Gadget: NAMM (January) 2010

"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!

DJ Of The Month: Revolution

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.

Producer Of The Month: Timbaland

Timbaland's new album Shock Value 2 out now. Get it. In the mean time, enjoy this classic cut Ginuwine "pony" produced by Timbaland DOWNLOAD HERE

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Been out for a minute, semester is killing me. Found this fresh promo for 3 Feet High and Rising. Respect!

<3 BFish

Monday, November 30, 2009

Lab Gift Certificates

Thats right folks, its that time of year again. Lab Gift Certificates now available! Please call our studio 802-863-8500 for more information

Friday, November 27, 2009

Technics is dead?!

"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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Lab x Burton Snowboards

Recently, under the women's leadership initiative program, four women Burton employees just wrapped up the DJ 101 course. Student Susie Floros put photos and wrote up a nice blog post. Check it out

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vermont Commons Showcase Friday Night

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

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 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,


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Skratch Bastid and Screamin' Jay Hawkins?

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" 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.

How To Be a Successful DJ Part 3: Production

"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

Bodysuit MIDI Controller?

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.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

45 Nano Cases

"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

Do you care about your hearing?

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

Ants In My Pants

Funky post number two = James Brown. 'Nuff Said...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Interns Can Make Music Too

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.

(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

Hope y'all dig it. Work it into your sets! I challenge you.

Stay classy lab family,


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme documentary

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.

RedBull Big Tune 2009: Just Blaze vs The Alchemist

(extended footage) props to 2dopeboyz

Current TV: Embedded

"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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ Preview (Video)

A competitor to DJ Hero already? Let the games begin.

Go Go Gadget: Traktor Kontrol X1

The first DJ controller manufactured by Native Instruments is going to be available in February for  $229. It’s called the Kontrol X1. More from DJTechtools CLICK HERE

Producer Of The Month: Cool and Dre

Cool & Dre, hip hop super producers from Miami, Florida, have produced heavy hitting songs for Lil Wayne, The Game, Justin Timberlake, Rick Ross and many more. LINK

DJ Of The Month: DJ Craze

DJ Craze is the only solo DJ in history to claim the World DMC Champion trophy 3 times consecutively. Check out his tribute DJ set to Roc Raida a few post below!

Monthly Newsletter: November


Monday, November 2, 2009

Funk Education

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!


Illegal downloaders spend the most on music?!

"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

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Get Ready.....Ableton x Serato

"At the BPM show in 2008, Ableton and Serato announced a creative partnership. One year later, theyre gearing up for a big unveiling on January 14, 2010, at the winter NAMM show in Aneheim, California" LINK

Monday, October 26, 2009

DJ Jazzy Jeff x Micheal Jackson

"DJ Jazzy Jeff has teamed up with UNDRCRWN to release a tribute mix cd for the passing of Micheal Jackson" Frrresshhh.. Download HERE Props to Vintage Frames Co.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DJ Hero: Daft Punk Edition

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monthly Newsletter: October (Digital Release Only)

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Eminem x Jay Z-DJ Hero

"announcing the 93-song-in-game tracklist, Rolling Stone revealed the tracklists for both Eminem & Jay-Z’s Renegade compilations that will accompany DJ Hero: Renegade Edition. Hand picked by the artists themselves" LINK

Thursday, October 8, 2009

DJ Anubus presents Step Aside

My good friend DJ Anubus just posted his newest mixtape via Facebook. Dont Sleep!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Souls of Mischief: Montezuma's Revenge

New album droppin'. Enough said.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Go Go Gadget: The Micro MP3 Player

"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

Tribute to Mr Magic

RIP Mr Magic

Producer Of The Month: Emile

Emile is a hip hop producer from Buffalo, New York. He has produced for artists such as Ice Cube, Cormega, AZ, Obie Trice, Raekwon, Kid Cudi and Rhymefest. LINK

DJ Of The Month: The (original) X-Ecutioners

"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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Making the Blueprint 3 Cover

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted over here in a minute. Here's a little treat for you. you should follow the link to YouTube to do it justice.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

How to Be a Successful DJ Pt. 2 (The First Gigs)

"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

DJ Premier – Roc Raida Tribute Mix

Download this mix by DJ Premier. Props to 2dopeboyz.
RIP Roc Raida.

Friday, September 25, 2009

DJ Jazzy Jeff on Ableton Live

Side Note from the Ableton camp "We filmed this a while ago—you'll see that Jeff's using Live 7. Yes, in the meantime he's moved on to Suite 8..."

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lab Radio Station?

More details coming soon....stay tuned ;)

Lab 3D wall paper logo by Nate Cousins

3D Lab logo by Nate Cousins. Designed for your desktop. Just click and drag!

Monday, September 14, 2009

ATTN: College students! This Weekend Only!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Introducing the DN-HC1000S by Denon

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"

Friday, September 4, 2009

Go Go Gadget: Munny Speakers

Not as cool as our custom Munny by Stas but fun nonetheless. The designer Jason Siu has a pretty cool website. Check out the rest of his work HERE

Let the Heads Roll....

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Props to DJ Tech Tools!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

How to Be a Succesfull Dj Pt. 1 by DJ Tech Tools

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

Producer Of The Month: DJ Premier

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.

DJ of the Month: Afrika Bambaataa

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.

Lab Intern Pres DJing Tonight at Rasputins

WRUV's DJ Dan and Lab intern Pres start their weekly residency tonight at Rasputins!

Monthly Newsletter: September

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