Sunday, February 28, 2010

Breathe Carolina

Hey this James I'm the new Intern at The Lab. I was wearing a band shirt and Zack said that is a cool graphic. He asked me what was the band was all about. I said I was feeing this band from Denver, Colorado called Breathe Carolina. You SHOULD check them out go HERE

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ever dreamed about DJing at Coachella?

You might find this hard to believe, but Ive never been to a music festival, so before I turn into a (really) old man, ive been thinking about checking out Couchella-the line up is crazy. But to all my Lab DJ students!!! I also stumbled upon this.....from the Coachella newsleter:

"Ever dreamed about DJing at Coachella?
First there's a catch! With great opportunity, comes great sacrifice. You cannot perform on your own. You'll need at least 12 friends to power all your equipment.
Your friends will be running on hamster wheels, riding bikes, turning hand cranks, riding seesaws among other things to power your turntables and sound system"


Monday, February 22, 2010

Skullcandy X Mix Master Mike Headphones

"Skullcandy and Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys have collaborated on a set of headphones that will make DJs everywhere salivate" MORE

Bobo Meets Rhettmatic (Mixtape)

Bobo Meets Rhettmatic from Bobo Meets Rhettmatic on Vimeo.

I guess this is whats "in" right now-DJ vs the Drummer. Cypress Hill (Bobo) and Beat Junkies (Rhettmatic)?! Thas wassup, get the FREE mixtape HERRRE

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Travis Barker x A-Trak Collab

MTV announced that DJ A-Trak and Travis Barker will be collaborating on a new project including (but possibly not limited to?) a live show in March. Barker has already gained praise through his work with the late DJ AM, and through his various remixes in which he plays live drums. I'm pretty excited to see what comes about.

To quote A-Trak: "One can’t help but think of DJ AM at this time. All I can say is I’m proud to fill those shoes. What I’m doing with Travis will be considerably different, which I think is important. I can’t wait to put my own spin on the concept." (via A-Trak's blog)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Go Go Gadget: Rane 68 mixer

"Introducing the first professional DJ mixer with two USB 2.0 High Speed ports with support for real-time connection of two computers. Two DJs can work in parallel and/or seamlessly transition from one DJ to another" (from Rane Website. Learn more HERE

Side Note: I know this has been announced like two weeks ago but Ive been behind since my travels. This is going to be the ultimate mixer once Scratch Live 2.0 comes out

Djing with the Ipad?

To be or not to be, that is the question. Well, DJ Tech Tools breaks down the pros and cons for us. Check it out HERE

Producer Of The Month: Pretty Lights

"Pretty Lights is the musical vision of the ultra-versatile Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, accompanied in the live setting by drummer, Cory Eberhard"
Make sure to check these guys out at Higher Ground April 4th!

DJ (s) Of The Month: Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa

Jazzy Jay circa (a long time ago) breaking down the art form for yall. Props to Crate Kings

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February's Online Beat Battle

Here are the samples for this months beat battle! GOOD LUCK!
Sample 1
Sample 2

The Lab's In The Loop Newsletter for February 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Superbowl Sunday featuring Jay Electronica

As to not saturate this blog with Jay, I'm combining these two finds into one post. Check out Jay Electronica's thoughts on the Superbowl, and also click HERE for a link to his new song over some Dilla beatage.

Peace out,