Sunday, August 30, 2009


A Dutch designer has come up with silkscreen bed sheets that resemble cardboard with a chunk of proceeds going to a homeless charity.YOU CAN GET SOME HERE(AND FOR MORE IMAGES).

Even Sicker Live.

Saw this video online from the Ecstatic tour. I was there.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


As I'm sure a lot of you already know, DJ AM passed away yesterday. AM had been gaining more and more attention in his last years. He released the Fix Your Face mixtape with Blink 182's Travis Barker last winter, and shortly afterward he survived a plane crash that killed everyone else on the plane aside from Travis Barker. It's a tremendous loss for the DJing community, and he will be greatly missed.

Type AM in to your Serato BPM to deny trainspotters in memory of DJ AM. Here's the Fix Your Face Mixtape that he did with Travis Barker.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Lab x Maven x American Apparel

Dont this miss this weekends Back to School deals with Maven and American Apparel And yes students of the Lab will be throwin' it down!

Saturday, August 22, 2009



Friday, August 21, 2009

DJ Jazzy Jeff x DJ Hero (Video)

Jazzy speaks on his role with video game DJ Hero

De La Soul in Burlington Tonight!

For all you music junkies out there in Burlington Vermont, we have a serious old school super group in town tonight. De La Soul is going to tear up Higher Ground at 9 tonight. See you at the show!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Controller One

What up Lab bloggers. It's your friendly neighborhood skratcher, Kanga, bringing you another equipment review. This time it's the Controller One. What makes it unique is that the pitch fader can also be selected to work on a melodic scale! So, instead of moving the pitch fader and getting a percentage of speed change, it automatically adjusts the pitch to the desired note. This way a turntablist can actually "tune" the turntable. Each of those buttons next to the pitch fader will instantly change the note of the record thanks to Vestax's super accurate motor. Check out Ricci Rucker using it here. Save up your pennies all you skratchers out there. Beep, ahhhh, fresh ya'll, peace!


Guest Blogger Number Uno

Whats up interweb land! This is D Cutz live from The Lab! I will be guest blogging for the next couple of weeks with music related news and shananagins to make your head spin. Keep an eye out!


DJ D-Cutz

Dam-Funk opening up for De La Soul

Yo guys, most of you probably know that De La Soul is coming to higher ground tomorrow night, and opening up for them is Dam-Funk. Dam-Funk is signed by stonethrow records and they are sick. They are a mostly instrumental band instead of hip-hop but they have some sick stuff. If your going to the De La Soul concert be sure to get there early so you can see Dam-Funk holding it down.

Grandmaster Flash Thursday Goodies

Parts 1 and 2. Enjoy.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Lab is getting drinks!

We're getting a vending machine and need your help! Please complete the survey to let us know what you want to drink.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Roots Single

Just released over on Okayplayer, the Roots just dropped their new single off their upcoming album.  Its pretty fresh!  Enjoy!  (Also, I figured out how to post the Java mp3 player, so we can link you directly to streaming songs! Woo Ha!)

You can get the single for free on Okayplayer's site.

The Roots - "How I Got Over"


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Propellerhead Makes an Upgrade

Propellerhead, the company that brought us Reason, has announced it will be making an upgrade this September when their new program Record drops. Up until this fall producers using Reason would have to use an alternative program to record in vocals, samples, etc. To read, watch clips, and learn more about Record Click Here


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mixtapes = Kryptonite for Producers

Young producers have the ability to expose their music through mixtapes.Although, the magazine Scatch discusses why mixtapes, in our day in age, are not the route producers want to go and gives ten reasons why. To read more Click Here


Are the days of the Superproducer over?

"There are no guarantees in today’s music business. And record labels no longer have bundles of cash to throw at the big guns. Instead, they are scouring the Internet for younger, hungrier (i.e., cheaper) sources for beats, trying to get more bang for their ever-dwindling bucks." To Read more on this Click Here


Friday, August 14, 2009

Snoop Dogg on SportsCenter

Now if you don't know, I am quite the sports fan. The other day when I had it dialed to ESPN, and this was what came across my screen. Despite disliking both Michael Vick (who just signed with Philly) or USC, still a good video.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

M.O.P + Sesame Street - Ante Up

Sure its been seen already...but I just wanted to put something up, I haven't in a while.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Roxorloops...Beatboxing Extravaganza!!!

Hello interweb world! I was scanning the depths of youtube and I stumbled across the best beat boxer in ze world! Funnkkyyy

Serato Scratch Live 1.9.1

Woke up this morning to a nice little surprise in my inbox. New improvements for Scratch Live 1.9.1! Bout time they add a little more to the sample player

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

La Haine

A French Documentary. This is the buck wild intro!

Behind the Beat: DJ Spinna's Studio

Check this out. DJ Spinna giving us a tour on his studio. Props to 2dopeboyz

Monday, August 10, 2009

Go Go Gadget: The Musical Kettle

The musical Kettle by Naoki Kawamoto
Turn that annoying whistling sound into your favorite tune?!
Get Familiar

Studio Membership Contest Update

I just wanted to fill everybody in on an update of the 2009 Studio Membership Contest. Just a reminder, The Lab is currently running a contest for the Studio Member who puts in the most practice time during the summer. The winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to, a locally owned online DJ store. The current standings are as follows:
1. Pat Wyld-Total of 47.26 Hours
2. Josh Decatur-Total of 38.58 Hours
3. Janet Laduca-Total of 36.25 Hours
4. Chris Messer-Total of 36 Hours
The contest is open to any studio member. Be aware, there are only 14 days left to put in hours for the contest. Namaste -Yogi G-

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Daft Punk to tour once again!

at least now i know how to book Daft Punk...PANCAKES!!

Friday, August 7, 2009


If you haven't noticed, your boy BFish (me) is currently revamping the blog. I wasn't feeling the regular template so I thought I would mess around with it. Any feedback or ideas would be greatly appreciated! Leave a comment on this posting, and help me pimp it out. Also, I was bored and threw that picture together, hope you all enjoy it.

I look forward to hearing from you guys.


Michael Jackson Remixes

So I was over on Nah Right, and they just threw up this post about MJ Remix Suite 1. Pretty interesting. A little overdone if you ask me, but you can check out some of the sample songs over on the Nah Right post. I would link you directly, but I can't just shamelessly rip off someone else's blogging. It's shady!



Jay Electronica - Dear Moleskine

What's good everyone? On Wednesday I managed to get out to the Mos Def concert at Higher Ground. The opening band Rough Francis was FRESH, with a throwback 70's punk rock feel to it, which was very cool. And while Mos Def's set was really interesting (lots of percussion and Michael Jackson tributes) the part of the show that stood out to me the most was the set by Jay Electronica. It was really impressive. He did a lot of talking to the audience, which gave it a much more personal feel. It wasn't just a hip hop set, it was a performance. He also dropped some lyrics over J Dilla's Gobstopper beat, which was fire. He has a very unique sound, and really great production. Not to mention I got to meet him over at the bar, genuinely nice guy. Above is a part of his new music video that is coming out, the back beat and the cinematography are fresh. P.S., get it Hi-Def for best results.



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Proxy

Young 19 year old Russian producer & DJ Proxy has been working his butt off on finishing his album by October 2009, and becoming known to the world. By the end of 2009 "Proxy" will be rolling off peoples tongues like "Salsa"
below is a track off the album i managed to get a hold of in (256kbps) you may recognize the song from a certain movie *cough cough Predator*. Enjoy!
DL Link

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Big Boi @ Seaworld

Nothing need be said. Enjoy.


Monday, August 3, 2009

DJ of the Month: David Guetta

"David Guetta is a French DJ. In 2008, he was elected as World DJ No. 5 and best house DJ by the British DJ Mag" His most recent club hit with Akon can be downloaded HERE

Tron Legacy Theme (4 Reals)

I know, I know, ZJ posted the crydaluv rework of this track i stumbled upon, BUT! this my friends is the "OFFICIAL" Daft Punk Tr2n theme in 320 glory. enjoy fresh as always


MSTRKRFT'S AL-P is back with the classic MSTRKRFT sound you knew from their first album "the looks"
enjoy this remix banger in (320)

R.I.P. Baatin

For those of you who aren't hip to Baatin, he was one of the original three members of Slum Village, J Dilla's original group. He passed away Saturday, at the tender age of 35. This leaves only T3 as the last remaining original member. The current Slum Village lineup also includes Elzhi and Illa J (Dilla's brother.) A major part of the Detroit hip-hop scene, Baatin will be missed. Be sure to grab SV's Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1) - its a staple of any hip hop collection.

Rest Easy, Baatin.


Korg's EMX-1

Yo, what's up Lab Bloggers? It's ya scratching homie, Kanga. A friend of mine from outta town who is into drum n' bass showed me this video over the weekend. It's of Detroit Techno using the Korg EMX1. It's a drum looper, synth and everything else you would possibly need to make dope beats LIVE. I really like the slider control on the left that is used to seemlessly change the pitch of sound effects. Now, I'm not really that into RPM music but, man, could you imagine scratching over this? It'd be off the chain! Plug your computer into your mixer and start practicing your double time scratching!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

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Producer Of The Month: Boi-1da

Boi-1da, is a Canadian hip-hop producer from Toronto, Ontario. He's best known for his work with Drake (best I ever had) and is rumored to be working on Outkast's and Dr Dre's new albums.
Drake~Juice (produced by Boi-1da) DOWNLOAD

P-Rod x Nike SB x Ice Cube x Kobe Bryant (Extended Video)

Here goes the full length from the post I made last week. Props to 2dopeboyz!