Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Throw Back Gap Commercials

I remember the Rob Swift/Shortcut bit but who remembers Daft Punk dancing with Juliette Lewis?! Awesome

Just Two Kids Running it.....

Just two kids who are putting Vermont on the map, is how I would title it. Their mission is simple, "We are a team of two young 17 year old kids from Burlington, Vermont, that make and share content for the public to watch and enjoy!"-David and Gray.
But nonetheless, these kids are doing something special. Make sure to check out their blog HERE

Firefly Launch Party

What is Firefly magazine?
“It’s the first Web site dedicated entirely to Vermont teens and young adults,” said Barre native and UVM grad Sue Duke, one of the creative forces behind fireflymag.com.
(from website)

Symptoms New Skate Video Coming Soon

"Good Things Come To Those Who Skate" is the title to the new Vermont skate film coming out soon directed by Travis Card. This is his third full length feature. My good friend and old roommate would share his stories about being on the road filming skaters worldwide on a zero dollar production budget. Theyre always entertaining and inspirational-not to mention the skaters in the video are raw and amazing. As of now, I dont have an exact release date but be on the lookout for a special screening.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Noteworthy: Crowd Control Tour

Everyone on this bill is dope. But personally, Im looking forward to Donnis Check out his 10 Deep mixtape JUMPY

Monday, March 22, 2010

Electro Wars Coming Soon! (Re-post)

The Electro Wars Final Trailer from Stephen Alex Vasquez on Vimeo.

Since I am a big fan of electro i thought that everyone would appreciate this trailer for a movie. For more information go HERE


Friday, March 19, 2010

Finger Drumming 101

How to do mpc pad finger drumming from Brandon Murphy on Vimeo.

I have always been impressed with people who can play the drums on an MPC and make it sound like the real thing. I've also never really had a great method to putting my drums together for ease of use with a midi controller. This guy, Brandon Murphy, produces music and has been using an MPC for awhile. In this video he explains a method that he uses to make drumming on an MPC (or MPD) both easier and more realistic sounding. I'm gonna see if I can rock this in Ableton using Drum Racks.

Next step: playing the MPC with one hand while looping piano chord progressions and doing jazz improv with the other like Miles. I have my work cut out for me. Definitely check it out. There's some good info here.

Also, get outside. It's so nice out today in Burlington.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Granny DJ Rocks Paris Clubs?

This proves my point..your never to old to start

More Dilla

I just finished making this Dilla papercraft, and the previous post about the donut shop serato set reminded me to post this up for people who like the man's beats, as well as arts and crafts. You can download the files HERE (via rbst) to print out and make one yourself. My favorite thing is the mini MPC-3000.



Monday, March 15, 2010

J Dilla-Donut Shop

"Serato and Stones Throw have teamed with the J Dilla Estate for the official J Dilla Serato release, Donut Shop. This is 2 discs with six J Dilla tracks, 2 sides with Serato Control Tone (for use with Serato Scratch Live DJ software), and 2 donut slipmats in a package designed by Studio No.1" GET IT (from Stones Throw website)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 27th FREE Sampling Seminar (Reason)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Noteworthy: Serani March 25th Higher Ground

And if you dont know, now you KNOW

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dr. Dre x HP (Video)

Im not one to post ad's up but the doc and the dude from Flight of the Conchords makes it worth while

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DJ Rob Swift - "Rabia- 2nd Movement" Music video

Mr Rob Swift himself just sent me this via email (im on his spam list hooray!) He's getting ready to head overseas for the release of the Architect now available.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In The Loop Newsletter For March

March Beat Battle!

Here are the samples for this months beat battle! Good Luck!

Sample One: Lenny Williams "Cause I love You" Click Here
Sample Two: Luther Ingram "If loving you is wrong, I dont want to be right" Click Here

Go Go Gadget: MIDI

Ponder this: What if Dave Smith never invented MIDI? Instead of talking about new inventions, we've decided to honor this segment to the creators of music technology and the world theyve helped shape....GO GO GADGET.

Rave-a-Palooza 2010

Rave-a-Palooza 2010 from Two Kids From Vermont on Vimeo.

Lab graduates David Biral aka D-Kid and Josh Decatur aka D Cutz rocked a (sold out) Higher Ground rave last Saturday night. Their hard work and dedication to the artform of DJing is going to pay off one day. And I look forward to seeing them take it to the next level :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Got Vinyl?

If any DJ were to put Burlington, Vermont on the map-it would have to go to DJ A DOG. And perhaps maybe his massive record collection too. In this digital age, more and more vinyl 'true school' DJ's are converting those old dusty records to wav and mp3's. I remember growing up in the vinyl age (9 years ago) and racing to our local record store to get the new gems. But of course when I show up, the staff would tell me 'oh A Dog was just here, better luck next time' He managed to snatch up most of the goodies. Buying vinyl wasnt like buying a cd where you would always have ten copies of each, no vinyl if you were lucky you would only get two copies of each. But of course, beat juggling DJ's would always want two copies. According to A Dog's blog, his record collection will be on sale at Burlington Records by the end of the week. I'll be there ;)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Interview with DJ Mana

Friend, mentor, legend, Turntablist wizard DJ MANA, has been my inspiration for starting the Lab. You'll learn a lot from this dude. We hope to bring him down for a scratch workshop in the near future. Stay tuned

Producer Of The Month: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Well this is exciting, on top of the post I just made about the US Open, my good friend DJ ANUBUS is opening for DJ JAZZY JEFF-night prior to the Skratch Bastid show. Not only is Jazzy amazing on the decks but also a talented producer! Get wit it

DJ Of The Month: Skratch Bastid

I didnt know much about this dude until my friend Ian over at Burton Snowboards asked me if I wanted to DJ at the US OPEN next week. Skratch Bastid will be closing the party down Saturday March 20th at Stratton Vermont. Cant wait!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The Lab would like to thank all of the contestants who entered into last month's beat battle. It was close, but one beat stood out from the rest. This beat belongs to Seth Turiansky and is titled "Someone's Comin" (Love You So). To listen to all of the beats entered click here and scroll down the page. Contestants consist of Kevin F. Green, Calvin Elmore, Bobby Samuels, and Seth Turiansky. Let me know what you think..... To all of you producers out there, lets see what you've got and be sure to enter into the online beat battle for March. Samples will be posted tomorrow afternoon. Holla! - Your Boy Brown