Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
B Fish was kind enough to share the Tron HD trailer and here goes the official single release Daft Punk: Tron Legacy. Rumor has it that Daft Punk is producing the soundtrack. Props to Wyatt for the link! Download
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Summer is definitely in full swing as we are about to enter the first (and last) August of 2009! If you own a laptop (as most computer using people do these days) you know that the more you use your machine, the hotter it gets. Unlike humans, machines are not yet able to sweat to cool off. However, machines just like humans do operate better at cool temperatures. Thanks to our friends over at lifehacker.com and chillu.com, check out this cooling rack that you can make at home on a budget. Namaste -Yogi G-
"Rock Camp provides a forum for students between the ages of 11 - 17 to work closely with area professionals on the fundamentals of rock music performance" (from website)
Hip Hop meets Rock. Derrick and I will be doing a presentation next week at Rock Camp Great program.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I know a Nike SB commercial with P Rod has nothing to do with the Lab but I like skateboarding and this song is classic
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ahh yes, the good ol days. Scratching for hours in your bedroom and recording sets to cassette tape. This mix is literally one full hour of Q Bert and A Trak scratching to two different beats-side a and side b.
CLICK HERE to download
-A special internuts find brought to you by ZJ
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"About 3 months ago the boys over in Auckland took a small step forward with their ubiquitously conservative software, Serato Scratch. Along with a host of bug fixes and tweaks version 1.9 added 6 samplers, and the ability to record directly into those samplers from a MIC" MORE
Props to DJtechtools.com
Friday, July 17, 2009
Here's an interview with A-Trak from about a year ago explaining stuff like how he got his roots in hip-hop, the direction that he's moving in, and why. For those of you who aren't familiar with A-Trak, he won the DMC world championship at age 15, and he's currently the producer for Kid Sister. He toured with Kanye as his DJ for a few years, and I think he's still his DJ but I don't know because now Kanye is singing about this and that, and I don't know if he brings a DJ to his new style of shows. He might. Who knows? A-Trak's brother is Dave 1 from Chromeo.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So all of the studio members have been coming in and logging their time so that they can win the $200 gift certificate to DJdeals.com. Well we have an update on the hours of all our studio members. Here are the three with the most hours so far. In first is Pat Wyld with 37.26 hours, in second is Josh Decatur with 36.25 hours, and in third is Janet Laduca with 32.25 hours. It is pretty close so be sure to come in and get your hours up so you can win the gift certificate
P.S. Summer Meberships are now called Studio Memberships because they will continue for the life of the lab.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Since ?uestlove is the DJ of the month, I figured that I'd post an entry showing how he is probably the drummer of the month. This video was taken of him by someone else without him knowing. He can keep the beat while eating sandwiches, texting, and tweeting. He truly is the funky drummer.
That brings me to my next point. Questo has been releasing various mixtapes entiled the Funky Drummer Volume 1, The Funky Drummer Volume 2, and so on. He's currently at volume 3, and I uploaded that for your enjoyment. All of the songs on the mixtapes are songs that he has been a part of in one way or another. If there's interest in the other earlier mixtapes, I can definitely post them on the blog. Hope you can dig it. Here's "The Funky Drummer Vol. 3":
What up everyone. It's the scratchaholic, Kanga, bringing you another cool tid-bit on scratching. I saw BFish's post on the application for beat production. Well, of course I had to see if there was a scratching app and low and behold there is! Peep the MixMeister. It uses any sound file off of your I-Phone's library. Check out the video on their site! Just don't forget that vinyl will always be the most original. Respect!!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I know a lot of people want to get hip to good hip hop, but don't necessarily have the fundage to do so...but fortunately for you I came across this fresh site which is chock full of sweet east coast and west coast albums from '84 to now...you can check it out here.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We usually post on hip hop producers but I felt like switching things up-besides The Lab is a fan of ALL music types :) Deadmau5 pronounced "dead mouse" is a progressive house and electro house producer from Toronto.
Jump Around Remix and Moar Ghosts N Whatever are sure bangers for your club sets
YouTube won't allow embedding of the actual music video so follow this link to check it out: Dio - Aye ft. Sef
...just a couple dudes from Amsterdam on a trip to Brooklyn, NY to film an old school hip hop style music video...
Props to Chris Parmer for the link!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Yo guys, you all know who A-dog is. well Nike just flew him out to Portland for the new dope mix that he made. The new mix is called Nike 6.0 and its off the hook. Im stoked for it and you can all check it out and get the link to download it at A-dogs blog. Don't miss out on this mix.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Hey guys, for those of you who didn't know i'm a musician :P
my myspace is VAKKUUM'S MYSPACE
I am featured on two blogs as of now for editing the upcoming Bloody Beetroots remix of The Proxy's "Who Are You"PNYKLB
download at your own risk due to vulgarity and use of the "F" word.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
A lot of you know Quest Love as the drummer for the famous Roots band. Did you know hes also an ill DJ? This Sunday night July 5th at Craig Mitchell's new night club LIFT DJ Quest Love will be throwing it down (like gravity) ..Cant wait
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Happy hump day everyone! Its your friendly neighborhood scratcher Kanga bringing you a little known secret on google video. This was sent to me by someone about a year or so ago. They thought I had never seen it! What's that? You may have not either? Well then you're missing out on the greatest documentary on the art form of Djing! From interviews with originators such as Grandwizard Theodore (the inventor of the scratch) and Grandmixer DXT (Rockit) to innovators such as Craze (3 time world champion) and Q-bert (uh... need I say more?). Don't sleep on this one of a kind, award winning journey through the history of The Dj!