Sunday, August 30, 2009
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
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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!
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.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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, 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
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
"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
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
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 www.DJdeals.com, 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
Friday, August 7, 2009
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!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
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
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
Here goes the full length from the post I made last week. Props to 2dopeboyz!