Sunday, October 30, 2005
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A folded hard paper flyer with the words “Hallowasted,” indicating --with no unneeded syllables-- that, #1, this is a Halloween party and #2 you might not remember that fact when you get up the next day.
I however, have an infallible memory which just needs to be stimulated by various pocket artifacts before the full story can be brought to light. And so, here is the story:
At gun point, the clown didn’t look so happy. He begged and pleaded for mercy, but alas, the masked female figure had every intention of killing tonight, and would not be dissuaded because of the mere protests of a carnival worker. Fortunately for him, the plastic gun was filled with blanks, and additionally, made out of plastic, resulting in a disappointing and anticlimactic end to the night. None the less, I took this picture at a critical moment in time so you can share a part in the panic. Thrilling.
The only way such a device can be operated is with careful artistic inspiration and possibly, methamphetamines.
The night took a slightly unpleasant turn as ghostly figures (pictured here) drew out of the fog and made threatening hostile gestures growling repeated demands to “get out of eternal resting place” Apparently though, that’s the limit of their abilities, so we spilled some beer on them and they went elsewhere to complain about their underachieving undead lives.
When I got there Bo Bliz was killin it on the decks and the place was already packed. Dan the swede stepped up next and kept the crowd bouncin with power pills he was dropping. Steven Bloodbath kept the crowd rockin like they were on a cocaine waterslide. At the pinnacle of the night Low Budget came on and had the whole dance floor bouncin, moshing and throwin bows. The place was so hyped I honestly think we woke the dead. The whole place got their gangsta walk on and were bouncin around like they had dressed up as Tigger. Afterwards Emynd & Bo finished everyone off with an ill set as everyone could barely stand up when the music stopped.
Check the pics here to see what ya missed or to relive the hottest Philly Halloween party of '05.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Thank you and just to clarify things from her book My Story via wikipedia:
People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
Ok now that we've addressed that, this Bmore gutter music is damn good. Spaceboy has a new shipment in so go cop yours now cause this is just too ill to miss out on. With Spankrock and Amanda Blank lending guest vocals and Scottie B producing, you can not go wrong with this Bmore gutter education.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
HOLLERTRONIX x MILKCRATE "BMORE GUTTER MUSIC"
BALTIMORE CLUB MUSIC PRESS RELEASE
"The new elctro-clash""
Many people only know Baltimore from HBO's The Wire or national crime statistics. That image of a depressed, dangerous metropolis isn't too far from the truth, yet Charm City's constant urban chaos gave birth to an ecstatic, exciting, and truly original strain of dance music: Baltimore Club.
B-More Club music is already being hailed as "the new Crunk" and taking over the turntables in nightclubs in NYC, London, Paris, and Tokyo. B-More club aggressively melds together the sweatiest and most infectious elements of house, hip-hop, and Miami Bass. Massive doses of superheavy low end are chopped up with uptempo breaks. Repetitive vocal hooks are laid on top of a frantic mix of sex-driven party chants, neighborhood anthems, and snatches of popular songs. The final result is an undeniably hyper, danceable, addictive, cathartic synergy of sound that could only have been made in Baltimore. B-More Club music is revitalizing nightlife worldwide.
Baltimore Club Crack is the first in a series of mixes on Milkcrate Records showcasing the authentic B-More sound. Club Crack rips through the biggest tunes of 1990's Baltimore; many of these now out-of-print classics are selling for $50-100 on eBay due to their scarcity. DJ Scottie B is the creator of the B-More musical genre and longtime collaborator Aaron LaCrate's is one of the producers/dj's leading the B-More sound to new heights.
On LaCrate's soon to be released nationally distributed mix entitled "Bmore Gutter Music" featuring, world famous Hollertronix's Lowbudget and Milkcrate's LaCrate join forces on a manic mix through the streets and back alleys of Baltimore City. During their stay in Bodymore, Murdaland they encounter Ninjatune/Big Dada's newest artist Spankrock who has been making a name for himself on a national tour with M.I.A. for his irresistable stage prescence.
Next they team up with, Spank's partner in crime Amanda Blank for a handful of club bangin exclusive anthems and grind-worthy tunes like, the Aaron LaCrate/Samir produced, "BLOW" and the XXXchange produced, "Grit City" - these tracks are evidence of the future of Baltimore Club music - highly infectous strands of lyrics and beats. "Bmore Gutter Music" is also jam-packed with tons of exclusive bangers produced by Lowbudget and Aaron LaCrate, flawlessly blended alongside the raw-edged classic and hard to find Baltimore Club selection.
This Cd is right on time with musical explosion that is about to take place...
Aaron LaCrate is a DJ, producer, designer, and founder of Milkcrate Athletics clothing label; born and bred in B-More and based in NYC for a decade. Milkcrate is reknown as the orginal music / dj inspired fashion brand driven by its spirit of constant innovation. Aaron has collabortaed with artists and designer from Lucien Pellat-finet, Stash, Futura, James Brown, The Strokes, Scottie B, Mark Ronson, Vans, agnes b, and MOMA.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
“How are you.” A question to answer a question. Somehow though, she’s forgotten herself, and now communicates vividly using soaring hand motions, with the trails from strobing lights throwing in conjecture and highlighting main themes. She’s cutting off to tangents concerning space and stars, exploring the nature of vitality with the enthusiasm of an afterburner. Her perfect, symmetrical oscillations draw a crowd, and with preacher-like influence she speaks to them in quick dips and spins. She’s gone off on a wild rambling rant. And who be any of us to stop her?
I checked out the attic with Freak and met with Zeit und Raum. Hope and Samantha let me know that it means "Time and Space" in English. Zeit und Raum also has a show at each Freak on the last Friday of every month at Fluid. The theme for tonight was Arctic Futuristic '50s and it came off really well. All the models were looking amazing with metallic skirts, baby blues and white faux fur. You can check out their regular collection at Garfield Michael Designs at 4th and Bainbridge.
In the basement the Town Jewlerz were killing it handing out free CDs for their release party of Youth Suicide Fantasy. Tommie Sunshine rocked the attic first and then finished off in the basement. $2 PBRs were flowing and so I headed up stairs.
Cosmo and Ayres had been dropping ill tunes all night so I headed to the main floor to check out the end of their set.
Everybody was getting crazy on the dance floor with Stay Fly and yerple ye yerple, Dipset and The Motherfucking Remix. Lix was on the mic all night hypin the crowd up. Transit stayed open late as upstairs and downstairs poured onto the main floor for the last tracks.
Pleasuretown has been the spot since its a damn good night with a good crowd. Check the pics here.
I've got passes for the new movie Domino about the model turned bounty hunter. Hit me up with an email if you want one. They're good Mon-Thursday from now until the movie stops showing at Regal/UA theatres.
Next Pleasuretown with Felix da Housecat til 8 can only add to madness of this dance party. First up though is The Wednesday Night weekly with live hip hop from Mental Sharp. Then Emynd and Bo Bliz with Menace 2 Sobriety Friday at the Blue Horseshoe and the week after is an ill party with Emynd, Bo Blizz and Low Budget on the 28th followed by Ruboween on the 29th. So fresh to death.
Keep posted on the site as we will be adding interviews from designers, mpfrees and profiles of artists.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
In the basement we'll be rockin the jamz with the Youth Fantasy Suicide CD release party for the Town Jewelerz along with Tommie Sunshine one of urb mag's top US DJ's. Look out for CD giveaways from the Jewelrz.
In the Attic Freak and Low Life present jon.gill wallyc @ deadboy with the industrial and electro sounds.
Finally if that wasn't enough theres an open bar from 10 -11 with special guest Philmore Brown! PBR's will be $2 all night and we'll be partying til 3:30 with visuals by Media Giant and fashions by Zeit Und Raum so you know its going to be crazy.
Its $10 but email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the reduced list for $5. The first four people that sign up on 5151list will receive complimentary entry and the new Town Jewelrz CD so sign up now!
Check the crazy flash intro at
(be sure to sign up with 5151list for a chance to win free admission)
Saturday, October 08, 2005
The good thing about clubs with a ground floor and a balcony overhead is you can make intense eye contact with minimal social repercussions. It's more of a psychological advantage than anything. Your mind says, "She's on a different LEVEL man, she can't reach you." and suddenly you're standing on the other side of a massive canyon, there's no way you'll actually meet.
In reality, getting your ass kicked is only a staircase away...
Rain in the city is a beautiful thing. Not because of the way it turns the ground to a warped refracted pool, bouncing back streetlamps as flickering globs of light. And not because of the sound which muffles the cars and gears churning throughout the city, softening the harsh edges and replacing them with a gentle ambience.
Its because girls who are wearing white shirts refuse to have their night's ruined by a few droplets of water, and so continue to bounce from club to club in increasingly transparent clothing.
I love rain in the city.
Afterwards we headed to Ulanas for White T's and White Belts with emynd, the Swede and Bo Bliz. They killed it as expected. If you don't know about these guys check them out every First Friday with $2 PBRs til midnight, free admission before 11 and only $5 after.
After getting our drink on we headed to Wax for a Friday night dance party. Diabolic from the Town Jewelerz and special guest John Redden from Socket Sundays at Silk City dropped the party jams and got the dancefloor rockin. Check it out every Friday for a danceable spot in Old City with drink specials til midnight