Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I found this post on Joe Blow the Sample King. One of my rotating blogs that I dig on.
Download Here ..... Enjoy!
- Boy Brown
De La Soul has been in the game for a minute and clearly is still one of the top members of the hip hop community. Check out track 10 Produced by the infamous DJ Premier HERE
To Purchase the album go to itunes.com
This is your boy Brown's first official blog post! Fisher where you at? ;)
Turbokrapfen has been getting a lot of hype this summer. He designs flyers for acts such as MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, and many more. He has also worked with The Bloody Beetroots in designing their new headphones in collaboration with WeSC. check him out on myspace
Monday, June 29, 2009
What up, ch'all, its Kanga, The Sultan of Skratch coming to you with my first equipment review. What we have here is The QFO turntable/mixer hybrid. It employs a special tonearm that enables the user to play the turntable at a 45 degree angle which means you can strap the QFO around your shoulder and play the thing like a guitar! Now the Dj can mosey his way from back-stage to front and center! The brainchild of Q-bert is the greatest thing to happen to skratch Djs since fast cutting faders and direct drive motors. Check Q ripping it up here. There is a catch, however... The QFO is seemingly unavailable everywhere! Even if you check the vestax website it is listed under their "archive" section. Good luck finding one all you skratchers who are interested. Once I get mine you best believe I'll be the first performer on Church Street to be cuttin' up wax! Ya betta asx somebody!
Yo, yo, yo out there in inter-web land! This is Kanga, The Consultant of Cuts making his debut appearance on The Lab blog. I've been teaching Djing with ZJ now for over a year and I'm stoked to finally be contributing to the plethora of information on here. To get things started, check out the vid I posted of myself cuttin' it up. Be on the look out for scratch tutorials and equipment reviews from yours truly. Keep it breezy, ya'll, beep ahhh fresh.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
For those of you who dont Koushik, hes produces music for the independent Hip Hop label Stones Throw and currently resides right here in Burlington, Vermont. He reached out the Lab a while back and has been sharing great music with us ever since. Download his latest effort Tell Me What You See HERE
Friday, June 26, 2009
Repost from www.presmusic.com
Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009)
As I'm sure you all well know, Michael Jackson passed away yesterday. While you may not be able to hear it in all of my music, he is a huge influence in what I put into the whole music making process. As a lot of you know, I made Iller Thriller, but that's not really what I meant by being an influence. When I make original music I am usually listening to Michael Jackson, both new and old songs, in order to get in the correct mindset. I found a map of all of the people who sampled Mr. Jackson on flickr and it really shows how much of an influence he was on the music community as a whole.
Saturday June 27th update:I found that the same guy, Ethan Hein, had to split up two sample maps because if he combined the work he did with the Jackson Five, the sample map would have just been out of control. A further testament to the fact that this man was a legend. Here's the Jackson 5 sample map.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding him in his later years, he's without a doubt an outstanding cultural and musical icon, and he will be deeply missed by everyone.
Here's a reissue of Iller Thriller without the "buy my shirts" line. Play it at parties, and celebrate his life. Rest in peace Mike.
My favorite Electro noise dj's at the moment The Bloody Beetroots
collab'd with super label WESC for the bagpipe DJ headphones, i just purchased my pair and let me say....THEIR SICK more info below...peace PURCHASE HERE
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just in case you were sleeping last night (it's ok-my bed time is 10pm) and did not get a chance to watch David Letterman, I have a special treat for you all. MSTRKRFT (pronounced master-craft)! One of my top favorite live electronic club banging rockers did a live performance with R&B Superstar John Legend last night. Namaste! -Yogi George-
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
click here for Turbo
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
...Another throwback mix of mine from probably about 5 years ago....done with all vinyl and an old school 4 track machine that i used to freak!
things are crazy different nowadays as far as recording goes...got to give it up to the analog days of recording!!
hit me with a comment and let me know what u think....firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ A_dog presents:DECONSTRUCTING (hip hop culture) 1 of my many takes on keeping it underground in a sense....cover created by yours truly,cut & paste bizness....!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Whats up, I found this new website called jamglue.com. The site lets you download music and make mixes. Get a free account and then you can do whatever. They got contests you can enter for who makes the best mix, or you can get that new song everyones talking about. Heres the link.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Hey it's Pres again. Just letting everyone know that even interns can get up to get down. I've got a show tonight at Manhattan Pizza, and it's free. So basically, if you don't come I'll consider it a personal insult and label you as a hater. No one wants to be a hater so put down the haterade and stroll on down to Manhattan's for some ill jams and some real decent pizza. Bring socks in order to get them rocked off.
Friday, June 19, 2009
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
"As a majority of music fans continue to adapt to the new trend of purchasing music digitally, sales of vinyl surprisingly continue to rise. According to Soundscan, U.S. vinyl sales have increased by 50% so far in 2009" MORE
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hello Friends! This is Yogi George's first post on The Lab's Blog. This week I have a special treat for all you music enthusiasts. Hypem.com is a true gem when it comes to diamonds in the ruff on the world wide web. Hypem works to consolidate 99.9% of the web's music blogs to one central location where you can listen to and then download most any new hot track. Check it out here and learn how you can now stay on top of the freshest and stankiest jams out there. Namaste -George-
Monday, June 8, 2009
"After she lost her hedge fund job in December, Gandy, a Harvard undergrad who also has an MBA from Georgetown, made a list of the things she's always wanted to do, if a lifetime of work and achievement and climbing up the corporate ladder don't get in the way. Near the top of the list: learn to rock a party with a turntable" MORE
Sunday, June 7, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today was Hunt Middle Schools last day of the Lab After School program. Two of our top students Sandi Pasagic and Patricia B-Johnson, were nice enough to share a couple of their instrumental pieces. CLICK HERE to download both tracks. Enjoy and Happy Summer!
Monday, June 1, 2009
The multi talented singing, rapping, keyboard, bass, drums and piano performing artist has been in the game for a long time.
Will I Am has worked with several RnB and rap artists along with his own solo projects and of course, with the Black Eyed Peas. Currently, the group is getting ready to release their next album,...The End Which is scheduled for release on June 6th. Ive been a Black Eyed Peas fan since day one, buy the album when it comes out!
Whats goody Lab heads...as my intro into the Lab faculty i will post up a mixtape weekly for y'all 2 download...it may be 1 of mine or just a mixtape that i'm feeling for u to reference as we move thru the summer.
First of all is a mixtape of 90's hip hop (my favorite era)...i guess this is called the golden era of hip hop,not so many tricks or cuts on this mix. just blending favorites of mine to create a nice musical journey.
so scoop this joint 2 YEARS AGO and let me know what u think.
the cover name references Run Dmc...if u know what song it is hit me up in the comments and i got something for u! big up to fattie b for the cover,this is actually a photo of me djing that he took and made a painting of that i used for the cover.