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.

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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