Saturday, October 10, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Harold Feinstein's Coney Island, Al Satterwhite " aRound New York" and Daniel Arsham Sculptures at the Leica Store Los Angeles
Monday, September 14, 2015
Tall Black Guy has become one of my favorite Hip Hop producers out there.
He's a humble cat who makes beat making a thing of ease and splendor.
Just a collection of some of the smoothest styles I've heard in a long time.
Head over to http://www.tallblackguyproductions.com/ for more info on tours,
Here are some of the finest examples of this man's very young but lucrative future
and a hip hop prospect on the rise.
DOOMSTARKS - Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM "Lively Hood"
Apparently thr DOOMSTARKS album is supposed to drop in 2015.
Unfortunately I've heard this one before.
I will do my due dillagence and keep you posted.
DOOMSTARKS - MF DOOM and Ghostface Killah
Special Thanks to : Masks
Monday, August 10, 2015
Playlist Retreat 2015 - DJ Jazzy Jeff brings the brightest minds together to preserve the future of Hip Hop
I get into this debate with my partner here at Upperhands all the time.
"Why can't artists get together and make music more often?
What else do these guys have to do?
They're artists... so make art".
Well here is why.
And I don't mind it at all.
Imagine being able to assemble some of the most amazing artists and minds of a given genre of art
into one place where their talents and intellect could crash into each other like the Big Bang theory?
Well DJ Jazzy Jeff imagined this happening and decided to bring it to his backyard...
and living room...and basement.... and kitchen.
Along with the DJ company Serato, DJ Jazzy Jeff acted as if he were the
Professor Xavier of Hip Hop DJ's and producers
and assembled the illest crew of artists you could ever want to be in one room together.
DJ Spinna, Tall Black Guy Productions, Z Trip, DJ Scratch, Shortkut, Rich Medina, DJ Day,
Young Guru, Lord Finesse, Four Color Zack, Stro Elliot, DJ Numark, Daniel Crawford, Scratch Bastid, DJ Cash Money, Sonny James and more
Without further ado...
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Serato present :
Playlist Retreat 2015
The entire Playlist Retreat 2015 crew
Dj Jazzy Jeff, Rich Medina
DJ Spinna, Lord Finesse
Z Trip and Taku
DJ Jazzy Jeff
That's some Grammy award winnin floppy right there!!
Questlove in da house!
This is early in the morning at the #PlaylistRetreat sharing & receiving scratching knowledge with @skratchbastid @djday @djjazzyjeff @hedspin & @djspinna. I was explaining to my DJ Brothers that back in the day we never named scratches. I never knew what a "Flare" was but as I watched @skratchbastid teaching @djspinna how to flare I was like damn! I've been doing that scratch to "Pump Me Up" since the mid 1980's & never knew that was a Flare!! So I was showing them in this video with both hands & @skratchbastid confirmed that it was a Flare. I learned the scratch language that morning. Later on @djday taught me a different CRAZY scratch pattern that I have to master. Knowledge is power. As @djjazzyjeff told me, "We've been Masters for Decades, now it's time for us to become Students again". He's absolutely rightA video posted by Turntable Whisperer (@djscratch) on
MY... AAA... DIDAS! @djcashmoney12 was one of the first DJs I ever saw do doubles routines and still keep the party live. I started DJing in the 'turntablist' era, and seeing him rock a crowd of 1500 in France in 2002 changed the way I approached incorporating scratching and juggling into my shows. #PlaylistRetreatA video posted by @skratchbastid on
Another fly on the wall moment brought to you by @djjazzyjeff (AKA Jeffesor X) and the #PlaylistRetreatA video posted by Z-Trip (@z_trip) on
#Repost @djjazzyjeff with @repostapp. ・・・ #Repost @djday with @repostapp. ・・・ @djspinna and @djscratch = unfadeable on the 45s #PlaylistRetreatA video posted by Yusuke Nagashima (@yusuke_nagashima) on
I watched this young man go from a kid striving to conquer his peers in DJ battles to Mastering his craft. @shortkut #PlaylistRetreat #Beast #ISP BeatJunkiesA video posted by Turntable Whisperer (@djscratch) on
@djday does not mess around on the cut #PlaylistRetreat #cmon #scratch #pioneerdj #realdjsbreakrecords #makeitfunky #djscratch #djspinna #shortkut #djjazzyjeff #breaks #freshmodeA video posted by Alvaro Zamora (@deejayesub) on
The god @djcashmoney12 flipping #DeadPrez into #Reggae at the @PlaylistRetreat. #DJ #PlaylistRetreat #TurntablistA video posted by DJ Zimmie (@djzimmie) on
A video posted by THUGLI (@thuglimusic) on
A video posted by Tall Black Guy (@tallblackguyproductions) on
@DjJazzyJeff rocking that @dhon82 remix at 45 to Life... #DJMS9 #PioneerDJMS9 #Pioneer #Serato #PlaylistRetreat #DJLonnieB #TheLBXA video posted by DJ Lonnie B (@djlonnieb) on
@skratchbastid & @mrsonnyjames gettin' busy on the new Pioneer DJM S9 mixer. You crazy for this one, Jeff *Hov voice*! @djjazzyjeff @playlistretreat #playlistretreatA video posted by MATTHEW LAW (@matthewlawofficial) on
Special Thanks to : Parents just not understanding Hip Hop.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This one goes out to the beat tape heads!
Chock full of the chillest chin stroking beats out there written and produced by
one of my favorite underground hip hop beat makers out there, VERSA.
Click on the player to also access a free download
of the 30 minute tape and for more VERSA beats,
check the man's Soundcloud! YA HEARD!
Special Thanks to : Anyone out there keeping underground Hip Hop beats alive.
Everyone who is into Dub Reggae out there just "Up Ya Lighta"!!
"Up Ya Lighta"!!
"Up Ya Lighta"!!
Scientist is back with a whole slew of content for us in the form of a new
vinyl record series!!
Scientist - Wins the World Cup
The Final King Tubby's Session
Scientist - Meets the Space Invaders
Scientist - Encounters PAC - MAN
Scientist - Heavyweight Dub Champion
Scientist - Big Showdown
Special Thanks to : Duke Du Rock and Smash Le Funk getting me into Dub Reggae, Scientist, Being only feet away from King Tubby's original speaker system here in Los Angeles a couple of years ago.
STUSSY collaborates with A Tribe Called Quest NEW Clothing Line
For an In Depth look at how this project came about,
check out this piece written by Peter Rosenberg of Stussy!
Special Thanks to : People's Instinctive Travels and the Many Paths of Their Rhythms, Citing Low End Theories to anyone who will listen, Marauding at Midnight, These Beats, Rhymes and Life that pump through my veins and a constant outward Love Movement for those who are down with the culture.