Friday, February 29, 2008

What It Do

Lets get it. Words and parties and drinks and end of the week FTW!


The Roots - 75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction) (video)

Blackthought running over that bassline, kidnapping people and setting them on fire. Rising Down to be released in 2008 on Def Jam.

Santogold Mini Mix

Holla! Just got this direct from MarTelo. This is the minimix he did for Santogold on Annie Mac's Mashup on Radio1. Annie Mac asks 1 or 2 artists each week to cram all of their influences into a 5 minute minimix. Last I knew Aquasky still held the record with over 150 records in their minimix.

Pixies – ‘Alec Eiffel’ (Elektra)
Chickenhead feat. La Chat – ‘Project Pat’ (Hyptonize Minds/Epic)
Sir Mix A Lot – ‘Posse On Broadway’ (Nastymix Records)
The Police – ‘So Lonely’ (A&M)
Bad Brains – ‘Banned In D.C’ (Revelation Records)
Skream – ‘Stagger’ (Tempa)
Santogold – ‘Shove It’ (Atlantic)
The Pretenders – ‘Precious’ (WEA Records)
Khia – ‘My Neck, My Back’ (Epic)
Trouble Andrew – ‘Uh Oh’ (Unknown)
Spank Rock – ‘Backyard Betty’ (Big Dada)
N.W.A. – ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (Priority)
Solid Groove – ‘Overbooked (Switch & Sinden Remix)’ (Atlantic Jaxx)
Lee Scratch Perry – ‘Unknown’ (Unknown)
Nina Simone – ‘Do What You Gotta Do’ (RCA)

MarTelo, Santogold, Kesh

Throwback Fridays - Come To Daddy

Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy. Here is a video from Aphex Twin, a well adjusted Irish lad.

Advanced Warning: Guilty Pleasures

Mad Decent in the building (tonight) Friday Feb,29th! Dirty South Joe, DJ Doc Money and quite possibly Nick the Vintner. Visual stimulation from the one and only System D128. Expect dirty south bangers, bmore club, big room house and absolutely no false metal.

Lulz to teh max enforced. If you don't know, you will...


Advanced Warning: Screaming Bloody Murder Tour

Fools Gold & Dim Mak Present Screaming Bloody Murder Tour April 2008 featuring A-Trak, Sinden, Steve Aoki, Sammy Bananas and special guests at, where else in Philly but, the Barbary. I could totally do without one guest on this tour, but nothing wrong with seeing someone once right?

Screaming Bloody Murder Tour: May 13th, 2008, Barbary in Philadelphia

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Turbostation III

New feature up on Turbostation on Philadelphia Weekly from Jack Schonewolf:

Turbostation are bringing that old feeling back with a monthly party at the Trocadero where the concert hall gets turned into a giant two-floor dance party with various Turbostationers positioned upstairs and downstairs. Bloodbath and the Strawberry Mansion DJs control the main room, spinning hip-hop- heavy sets designed for maximum dancing.

Upstairs, Shawn Ryan, Oh Murder! Inc. and the newest member of the crew, Diamond Girl, provide a room for electronic music fans. For the third edition this month, there’ll even be a rotating cast of DJs in the lobby, providing an eclectic soundtrack for those who want to hang out and not dance.

Check out Turbostation 3 at Trocadero, Friday Feb 29.


Mad Pussy on Thursdays

So Mad Pussy moved to Thursdays at Bamboo. Its like totally awesome now because they moved the upstairs DJ booth to a place that actually makes sense. Brendan is upstairs doing his thing, dropping bangers and what not. Let Me Ride is guest djing downstairs tonight. Smoking patio is open and will be collecting frozen fingers. Girls will be getting drunk for free all night, guys will be getting drunk for free from 10 - 11. Yeah, I think that about covers it.

DJ Sega - Action News (video)

Short sweet, video by System D128 for Action News.

Download DJ Sega - Action News

Princess - Pretty Rave Girl

Trance hop is so big right now.

UPDATE: This track would have been so crucial in like '99. I could have ended so many mixtapes with this track and I would have so much raver pr0n, that yall would be bugging right now. For real, this goes out to Jubilee, the trillest pretty raver girl I know. I see you boo!

a throwback on thursday

Crooked Looks Video Countdown continued...

and number 2 is.....

G-Unit - Good To Me (video)

Wow, so much better than the last video. However, Fiddy make time for Buck, whether its "scheduling conflicts" or whatever. Oh and damn, Fiddy got this youtube video mix thing down, mix in some new shots and whole bunch from old movies. Get that paper.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Crooked Looks Video Countdown

This one is funny but awkward to watch for a straight man (such as myself)...

New Benja Styles Remixes

Hot damn! Here we go again. Benja Styles just laced us with five straight heaters. Mr. Day and Night is getting play on Hot 97 and all over commercial radio. I could use about ten different played (& played & played & played out) hyperbolic sayings, but lets just keep it moving. Download these now. Yes, that is a David Guetta remix at the bottom.
Preview and purchase more Benja Styles remixes at AND
Coming soon...Benja Styles remix 12" vinyl release on Strictly Hits Records

Still available in limited quanities: Benja Styles and JDS: Baltimore Club Music (currently sold out at the Lab)



Afrobeta is a soundsystem from Miami, Florida. Afrobeta was formed in 2006 when Tony "Smurphio" Laurencio met Cristina "Cuci Amador" Garcia. Smurphio provides the "cosmic mix of electronic funk and ghetto-tech house" while Cuci Amador provides the smooth and sexy vocals. Watch the EPK above to find more about this promising duo. See them live at the World Music Conference in March.
Afrobeta space, Watch live performances

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lovely Hoffman - Can't Wait

New(ish) RnB single from Lovely Hoffman. Lovely hails from Boston and has blessed us with this track. Now I usually don't do this, but I'm feeling this. I'm getting open.

Pete Rock - Til I Retire / Best Believe ft. Redman (video)

Video For Pete Rock 'Till I Retire / Best Believe' Featuring Redman Off Of 'NY's Finest' Album Out Now.

Directed By Rik Cordero.

Download Best Believe, Listen to the whole album on Pete Rock's MySpace

Friday: Cosmic Cantina at Space 1026

This Friday, February 29th, come to Space 1026 for Cosmic Cantina. Cosmic Cantina is this year's permutation on Space 1026's dream buffet.
7:00PM A cosmic cafe if you will...start dreaming of your dish
Alien Cuisine!
Moon Pies!
Black Hole Burritos!
Quark Quiche!
Martian Mole!
Food that only appears once every 4 years...
have any questions - email me caitlinemmaperkins at
Price is $5 or just bring your own otherworldly dish.


Santogold - Creator (Scottie B Remix)

Scottie B just blessed us with his remix of Santogold's "Creator". Since we left last our heroine, she has been receiving lots of love from BBC radio, shot two videos, appeared on MTV, has two dates booked for SXSW and is scheduled to perform at Coachella. Meanwhile, her full length album is scheduled to come out later this year on Downtown Records. You can download singles including "Creator" now on iTunes.
Santogold Space

Crooked Looks Video Countdown

Posting one video a day from Philly/NYC band Crooked Looks. These are in order of my favorites...but what do you 5151ers think?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Smoking Ban Workaround?

¡Mirad! ¡Un pistacho fumador!
According to The Star Tribune in Minneapolis St. Paul, numerous bars have been holding "theater" nights allowing for a loophole whereby essentially all patrons are actors. The smoking ban has been in place since October.

Lisa Anderson, owner of Mike's Uptown bar in Hill City, said that last Saturday she staged a "theater night" and packed in four times the usual crowd that has come in since the smoking ban took effect.

Anderson said she has been helping other bar owners who want to put on their own tobacco productions.

"I'm going to continue to do this,'' she said. "It increased my business.''

So will Brian Bauman, owner of The Rock nightclub in Maplewood, which staged a theater night Tuesday and nearly doubled the usual crowd.

At least 10 other bar owners wandered through his bar that night, taking stock of the event's success.

It won't work for every bar or restaurant because some are carving out a niche with nonsmokers, he said.

I wonder if this would work in Philly? Honestly, I've kind of enjoyed the smoking ban. Especially for places like Medusa.

Link (via Reason Hit & Run)

Cosmo Baker - Too Much Posse

Cosmo Baker has just released another incredible mixtape. This 2 hour plus mix is dedicated to the posse cut that used to appear on every rap album.
This was the record where the artist would invite some of his boys to drop verses on a song, and the end result usually ended up sounding like teh best rap party that ever. Sometimes it was a crazy combination of rappers that you would never think would even bless the same city, much less the mic. Sometimes it would end up being the jump start to a legendary career. Whatever it would be, the posse cut always brought the fire.

Here is a collection of some of my favorite posse cuts of all time. The initial list I had was much longer but in the end I had to trim it down. I had to make sure that (for the most part) the entire song played on this mix - I didn't want to leave anyone out. So here it is - let's go!
01: Ice Cube "Colorblind" feat. Deadly Threat, J-Dee, Kam, King Tee, WC & Coolio
02: Jadakiss "Why" Remix feat. Styles P., Common, Nas & Anthony Hamilton
03: Jungle Brothers "How You Want It (We Got It)" feat. A Tribe Called Quest & De La Soul
04: LL Cool J "I Shot Ya" Remix feat. Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Keith Murray & Prodigy
05: Luniz "I Got 5 On It" Bay Ballas Remix feat. Dru Down, E-40, Humpty Hump. Shock G, Richie Rich & Spice 1
06: Bās Blasta "The Rhythm" feat. Fat Joe, Godfather Don, Juju & Lord Finesse
07: Real Live "Real Live Shit" Remix feat. Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, Killa Sin, Larry-O & Lord Tariq
08: Craig Mack "Flavor In Your Ear" Remix feat. Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G. & Rampage
09: Nice & Smooth "Down The Line" feat. Asu, Bās Blasta, Guru, Melo T. & Preacher Earl
10: Black Sheep "Pass The 40" feat. Mista Lawnge, Chi Ali, Chris Lighty, Dave Gossett & J. Jones
11: D&D All-Stars "1 2 Pass It" DJ Mighty Mi Remix feat. Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Fat Joe, Smif-Wessun & Jeru The Damaja
12: Eightball "Pure Uncut" feat. Master P., Silkk The Shocker, Mystikal & Psycho Drama
13: Noreaga "Banned From TV" feat. Big Pun, Cam'ron, Nature & The Lox
14: Red Hot Lover Lover Tone "For My Ni**az" Remix feat. Notorious B.I.G., Prince Poetry & M.O.P.
15: Big L "Da Graveyard" feat. Grand Daddy I.U., Jay-Z, Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut & Party Arty
16: LL Cool J "4321" feat. Method Man, Redman, Canibus, Master P & DMX
17: Pudgee Da Phat Bastard "Think Big" feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Lord Tariq
18: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Money In The Bank" feat. Ant Live, Freddie Foxxx & Large Professor
19: Marley Marl "The Symphony" feat. Craig G., Masta Ace, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
20: Above The Law "The Last Song" feat. Eazy-E, Dr. Dre & MC Ren
21: Showbiz & A.G. "Represent" feat. Big L, Deshawn & Lord Finesse
22: EPMD "The Head Banger" feat. K-Solo & Redman
23: Marley Marl "The Symphony Pt. 2" feat. Craig G., Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Little Daddy Shane & Big Daddy Kane
24: Cool Breeze "Watch For The Hook" feat. Outkast & Goodie Mob
25: Heavy D & The Boyz "A Buncha Ni**as" feat. 3rd Eye, Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Rob-O & Guru
26: The Flavor Unit MCs "Roll With Tha Flava" feat. Treach, Chip Fu, D-Nice, Dres, Freddie Foxxx, Heavy D & Queen Latifah
27: Del Tha Funkee Homosapien "Burnt" feat. Souls Of Mischief & Casual
28: Big Daddy Kane "Pimping Ain't Easy" feat. Ant Live, Scoob Lover & Nice & Smooth
27: De La Soul "Buddy" Remix feat. A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah & Monie Love
29: MC Serch "Back To The Grill" Remix feat. Red Hot Lover Tone, Chubb Rock & Nas
30: A Tribe Called Quest "Scenario" feat. Leaders Of The New School
31: A Tribe Called Quest "Scenario" Remix feat. Kid Hood & Leaders Of The New School
32: Heavy D & The Boyz "Don't Curse" feat. Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Pete Rock, C.L. Smooth & Q-Tip
33: Main Source "Live At The Barbeque" feat. Akinyele, Joe Fatal & Nas
34: The West Coast Rap Allstars "We're All In The Same Gang" feat. Above The Law, Body & Soul, Def Jef, Digital Underground, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice-T, J.J. Fad, King Tee, MC Hammer, MC Ren, Michel'le, Oaktown's 3-5-7, Tone Loc & Young MC
35: The Stop The Violence Movement "Self Destruction" feat. KRS-One, Public Enemy, D-Nice, Daddy-O, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, MC Delight, Just Ice, MC Delight, Ms. Melodie & Wise

Cosmo Baker - Too Much Posse

Friday, February 22, 2008

What It Do

Yes, an actual snow. Assuming it doesn't rain and wash it all away, I highly recommend drunk sledding at the Art Museum. Bring your skate decks, shiny cardboard, actual sleds and a flask. So much fun, especially at like 12 - 3 am. Or go now, either one.


Throwback Jungle and Forward

Lets go way back into time with this one. Break out the glowsticks, PLUR, ROAR and all that. Remember Local 13 and their fruit parties, Evoloution, April Foolz, Skyline and the like. Have that fuzzy warm feeling? No idea what I'm talking about, it's all love.

First up tonight DJ Rap Reid Speed Annalyze is headlining 33Twenty with Swarm and Michael Myers. Its going to be ravealicious and I highly recommend you go to this. You should probably leave the glowsticks at home unless your bringing strings with them ;) Seriously though, Annalyze is a highly accomplished DJ and you should know about Swarm and Michael Myers.

As a bonus, I dug through my old collection and found a CD full of Myster Mason mixes from 99 - 01. Mason gave me this CD after dancing to A Side at the bar that is now Shouk like 5-6 years ago. Here is just a little treat. I'll keep peppering you with the mixes if you like them. Sorry no tracklisting.
Forward Info

Step into the Wormhole (c what I did there?), Ravelinks (still active), Substitution (not updated since 06)

The Music of Lennon & McCartney (part 2)

This clip is from a 1960's UK show featuring "remixes" of Lennon & McCartney songs
Peter and Gordon sing "A World Without Love", Lulu tackles "I Saw Him Standing There" and a nifty little instrumental version of "A Hard Day's Night" by Alan Haven & Tony Crombie

Link including downloadable formats (via BoingBoing)

Throwback Fridays - Feel Me Flow

Naughty by Nature - Feel Me Flow.
Wheres the best place to go snowboarding in the Poconos? Who's got gems? Anybody busting out snowskates/snowdecks today?

No Need for Condoms

VBS presents Hottdogs. A new sketch comedy from the irreverent minds of Vice.

Does it feel good like this? I think we just made a baby...Daddy? Why are you doing this?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Human Be-In feat Spank Rock

Starting Friday February 21st, Brendan Bring'em and Sammy Slice present The Human Be-In: A Gathering of the Tribes. This is a monthly BYOB jawn featuring nothing but a quality audio visual experience. Its BYO so they can go late at the Media Bureau HQ, 4th and Brown. To start things out right they got none other than Spank Rock to rock the mic.

The Human Be-In monthly at the Media Bureau, 4th and Brown, residents Brendan Bring'em and Sammy Slice.

The Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden - Beeper feat Kid Sister

Dope new video for the smash hit Beeper featuring Kid Sister. Guest appearances from Flossy D, Nick Catchdubs and more.

Committee of Seventy: Volunteer on April 22nd

Time to volunteer for the Primary Election!
We are looking for volunteers for a very exciting Primary Election, for the Presidency and especially for the State Senate and Representative races. By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can help safeguard the integrity of the election and ensure that all eligible citizens can freely exercise their right to VOTE! Please see below for details about volunteer opportunities for the April 22, 2008 Primary Election.

Volunteer Opportunities on Election Day:

Citizen Field Volunteer:

Work on a team of 2-3 members (including one driver) and will be assigned to a specific geographic area in Philadelphia. The team travels between polling places, monitoring activity, answering voters' questions, helping to settle minor disputes and directing more complicated problems to the proper authorities.

Office Volunteer:

Work in Seventy's office, answering calls from voters, poll officials and Seventy Volunteers. Office Volunteers will be helping voters find their polling places, giving basic assistance with Election Day rules, directing problems to the correct authorities, and documenting problems that will be responded to by field teams.

Legal Volunteer:

This opportunity is for legal professionals and law students. Legal team volunteers will work on a team of 2-3 members (including one driver) and will be assigned to back up Citizen Teams in a specific geographic area (3 - 4 wards) in Philadelphia. In addition to traveling between polling places monitoring activity, and answering voters' questions, Legal Teams are assigned to more complicated problems that may require the assistance of a legal professional.

All volunteers are required to attend a one-hour training session prior to Election Day. At training, volunteers will receive necessary materials and information for their assignment. We will begin scheduling trainings during the second week of March. Trainings will be held at our Center City office, unless otherwise noted. If you have a group of 15 or more people, we can schedule a time and location convenient to you!

For more information on these volunteer opportunities, or to register go to If you have any questions about these opportunities please call Nina Bloch at Committee of Seventy at (215) 557-3600, ext. 124 or e-mail at

EDITOR: "The Committee of Seventy is a non-partisan organization conducting a permanent campaign to improve the Philadelphia region by demanding ethical conduct of public officials, promoting government efficiency, educating citizens and safeguarding elections." The post previously had a picture of Barack Obama which implied that 70 supported Obama, in fact this candidate is supported by the poster and not the Committee.

one last post...for tonight.

Featuring the following bands

Agent Moosehead
East Hundred
Gemini Wolf
The Hustle
Mike Kotulka

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Two One Five Magazine Round Up

  • Pack of Rats aka Jayson Musson now has an advice column over at Two One Five called "Ask Rats". Key quote to Confused and Jealous: “Y'know, science has long proven that 121% of marriages worldwide fail, and I don't think your husband really means any harm in his correspondence with his past partners, he just knows that one day you two are going to divorce and he simply wants to keep his fuck options open.”
  • Win a Ghostface skateboard deck, T-shirt and a copy of his latest album by signing up for their email list.
  • Or win tickets to see Jill Scott at the Liacouras center on March 7th by signing up.
  • Plus they totally have photos of The Bounce, Back 2 Basics, WTWB, Thursdays at Silk and a whole lot more. Its now at a new address that you can only see if you're logged in. If you haven't been in awhile, its now much easier to navigate but doesn't say who took the photos.

Cristo Hit By Lightning

Interesting photo taken of Cristo in Rio De Janeiro being hit by lightning. Cristo, of course, escaped without harm.


Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah (video)

Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah

Wiz Khalifa with his trance-hop anthem "Say Yeah".

Tonight: Tomorrow's Radio

Tonight! Ian St. Laurent and Brendan Bring'em with the Sureshot at the Barbary. This month features Dirty South Joe. Such a dope flyer. $1 drinks til 11.

Barbary, 951 N. Frankford

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Letter A - Wall Animation by Blu

It plays twice. See more of their animations on Vimeo and YouTube. Visit their blog.

Thanks Awesome Andrea!

215 Magazine Profile

Featuring shots from the launch party and an interview with Tayyib.

New Blog for Let Me Ride

So Let Me Ride has a new address for the blog which you can hop on over to at This wonderful video is from there. They also let us in on a secret that Apt One from the Philadelphyinz will be their guest at the next Let Me Ride. Plus there are also other really cool videos, some I might steal and reproduce here.

Tonight: Sweatheart at the Barbary

You see that right there? Thats Amanda Blank ready to rip your nuts out with her perfectly pink manicured nails. You better hope they're not Lee Press ons either or else they'll probably just come off and then they would be stuck in there like a sliver that just keeps on giving. Thats right folks, Sweatheart performs at the Barbary tonight with the Doyle and Jacci Stallone. It's $5 and you can totally get Colt 45 pounders for like $2. Go ahead and click on Sweatheart below and watch some of their awesome videos. I'm totally going to put on some Winger...

Sweatheart at the Barbary (951 N. Frankford), $5

Chalfant to Discuss Hip Hop and Graffiti

Well known author and film maker Henry Chalfant, most noted for documenting New York City graffiti in the 1970's and 1980's, will visit Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to discuss graffiti photography and hip-hop culture. One of the foremost authorities on New York subway art, he has published articles and lectured extensively on this and other aspects of urban youth culture. Henry's work is well documented in books such as Subway Art (with Martha Cooper) and Spray Can Art and in films: Style Wars (1984), and the recently released From Mamba to Hip-Hop; A South Bronx Tale, a film that presents the evolution of dance in Latino communities in the South Bronx.

This Event is FREE and open to the public.

Join Henry on Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00
Location: Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 PM in the Screening Room (028 University Crossings, 3175 JFK Blvd.

More Info

H20 Feat Platinum - What's It Gonna be

Biggest Chune in the Bassline Scene right now getting hammered by all the biggest DJ's. This is the type of tune that I put on at my house pump it loud as shit and then get the downstairs neighbor to call the police on me. Good thing the rolled out by the time he showed up but this is massive m8.

Shut cha mouth, this chune getttin murdddaad out the box sound boy.

Look out though we might be getting a night at Medusa Lounge to play tons of bullshit bass music with a free keg on the dance floor.

I has Churz Bass Lol Cat Soon...

Monday, February 18, 2008


Featuring the following bands

Agent Moosehead
East Hundred
Gemini Wolf
The Hustle
Mike Kotulka

Dre Day

Happy 43rd birthday Andre Young. Its Dre day and everybody celebrating. Please, please can we have Detox this year?

Marcel Duchamp - Anemic Cinema

Filmed in 1926 using rotating discs. This was officially by Rrose Selavy, Duchamp's female alter ego. Anemic Cinema, a near palindrome, was a collaboration between Duchamp and Man Ray. Their first encounter involved playing tennis without a net, yet carefully keeping score. Here in "Anemic Cinema" the authors explore wordplay intermixed with optical illusions. Duchamp enjoyed words, their sound as much as their meaning. Even his alter ego Rrose Selavy, created for his American audience, is a play on Rose C'est la vie. For Duchamp the interpretation was as much a part of the art, as the object itself.
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
Read more about Man Ray and Duchamp here and at Wikipedia.

Cool Calm Pete and RJD2

good to hear a dope RJD2 beat again.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sunday: 5151 x Dwizz Mixtape Release Party

Calling all high schools. Dwizz, Bang Em in Ya Ear and Famous Family present "Don't Hate Get Famous" this Sunday at Samba. No school Monday, so its about to go down. Free before 10. Philly Vs. Bmore dance teams. DJ Dee Square and DJ Mack banging out the club music. Next week, Gillie da Kid will be gracing the stage so you better Get Down on the Ground.

More info.

What It Do

Looking from near Leblon. Faveal Vidigal to the left, Sheraton Rio the right.

Although, I'm physically in Philly, my heart and mind are still in Rio. I'm glad it warmed up though, makes me feel better.

  • Robotique - disco sex jams at Medusa with Mike Tee and Billy W
  • Turnaround vs Immediate at the Barbary - funk / soul /jams with special guest "DJ" Spank Rock
  • [click] at Fluid with Mixhell (listen to a mix)
  • Dave Mass on leave and playing at Liquid Charm tonight (1207 Race Street)
  • Housed at the Arts Garage - 10 - 4. $10, house music all night long, BYOB, beer/vodka open bar (1533 Ridge)
  • Clockcleaner at PiLam. You've heard the stories, now get your own stuff pissed on by the one of the most hated bands in Philly
  • Broketronica at Inciting.
  • Emynd & Bo Bliz at the Bounce at the Barbary with Strawberry Mansion DJ's. Free entry, pbr & vodka and skate videos 9 til 11.
  • Tastytreats still at fluid every Saturday, still always a good pick.
  • DJ Slice at Bar Noir. Watch out next week, for Slice, Brendan Bring'em and Spank Rock. More details TBA soon.
  • DJ Deejay every Saturday night with Anything U can shake yr hips 2 at Silk City
  • Rizumu latenight at Lava (4134 Lancaster Ave)
  • ITF presents Michael Moore's Sicko. Carriage House, 3907 Spruce 1 - 4 PM
  • Rich Medina at Sundae!!!
  • Latin night at Silk City with DJ's Mizz and Juan the One $5
  • Calling all high schoolers: Hands Up Guns Down is going down at Samba Night Club. Dwizz x 5151 Mixtape release party featuring Dee Square and DJ Mack. Bmore vs Philly Dance off. Lets Get it!!!

DJ Edgar Mixtape 2008

Here is DJ Edgar with the latest release from Flamin Hotz Funkeiros e Progresso. Unfortunately I couldn't meet up with Edgar directly due to his hectic schedule, but I did get to meet his lovely wife in Ipanema. Anyways, I just got an email stating that DJ Edgar is no longer acting as tour DJ for Mr. Catra. He has decided to venture out on his own. He is in the process of booking a European tour in May. Holler at his booking agent here (info [at] barbrasil [dot] se). With a new tour comes new mix, so I present to you a 22 minute mix with baile funk, electro and more.
DJ Edgar Space

Jay Z & Mary J Blige Tix On Sale Tomorrow

Jay Z and Mary J Blige performing full solo sets and together at the Wachovia Sunday March 30th. Tickets go on sale at 10 am tomorrow.

Flash invite and link to purchase tickets.

Throwback Fridays - Baby Got Back

This goes out to all the Brasileiras. Oh how I miss thee...

if you haven't already checked out CunninLynguists....

here's another commercial to sway you....and make you chuckle!

?uestlove vs Travis Barker Drum Off

"Drum-off at The Roots Grammy Jam Session, Feb. 08"

Click the link above for pics from the night. Who is the jawn with shaved side of the head? And who is that in the yellow? I am really feeling that shirt. Anybody? Tom?

Just to keep with the Okayplayer movement, Jean Grae plays dress up for her first single off of Jeanius (a collab album with 9th Wonder) "Love Thirst". Not only that she'll be answering your love/hate/dating/sex questions over at HipHopDX.

(via Nahright)

Consequence - Feel This Way feat John Legend

Consequence - Feel This Way Feat John Legend

Cons' fifth single off of Don't Quit Your Day Job. I still haven't listened to the whole album but there isn't a single that I haven't liked yet. Favorite line:
"I got a formula I use called XYZ
She was supposed to be my ex
And I kept saying why?
Til I pull up in that Z and just drive by"

Watch the other 4 singles here

Thursday, February 14, 2008

DJ Rampage - Valentines Day Mini Mix

Got this in the emails today. Here's a 30 minute mix of Juke, Bmore and Electro. Oh and that is the most awesome valentines day card ever.


DJ Rampage Space

Nicole Rae Styer

Local Philly designer has been getting plenty of love lately. Above is an interview taken from FlyGirls. Also just published is an interview over at Vimby. Purchase her designs in Philly at Topstitch, Vagabond, Art Star, Bambi or online from Etsy.

Nicole Rae Styer Space

Green Porno

Green Porno is a series of very short films conceived, written, co-directed by and featuring Isabella Rossellini about the sex life of bugs, insects and various creatures. The films are a comical but insightful study of the curious ways certain bugs “make love”. “Green” echoes the ecological movement of today and our interest in nature, and “Porno” alludes to the racy ways bugs, insects and other creatures have sex, if human, these acts would not be allowed to be screened or air on television, considered instead as most filthy and obscene.
For more photos, visit Twitch. See an interview and the eventual home of all 8 episodes at the Sundance Channel.

Heat up your fashion takes you inside the annual Crucible fashion show.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

RainyDayz are here...

for the first time. Zion I's producer Amp Live got permission to give away his In Rainbows remix album. You can download it here for free. Now I'm going to go buy the Radiohead album as well (instead of the download I copped whilst pissy that AmpLive was initially snuffed out!)

I'm curious what people think about it. I love it...but i love the art of the remix.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Midweek It Do

Cabide DJ Com O Sampler de Fogo

Sadly I'm back in Philly, this cold weather is terrible. The coldest it was ever got was like 25 celsius. Ok, to warm up a bit here is video from Cabide DJ live with his Fire Sampler. He showed me these videos while I was at his studio at his house. Oh and his house is like a pink palace. Its super bright, you walk into a courtyard and there are 5 different guesthouses. I have video of him using just the sampler that I will post up later in the week.

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Friday, February 08, 2008


Yo whats up Dan usually goes through his myspace shit to post up shit in here.

Basically dude is still out and about. Hopefully he paid for hookers in Brazil, haven' talked to him yet so lets just all cross our fingers that he also filmed parts of it on his camera phone, so UK.

P.S. this post is multi colored for my man Nick the Vintern. He is constantly inspiring me over at the hollerboard that he actually takes the time to write some crazy shit then goes in and makes it multi colors with out hitting himself in the face a couple of times.


Let Me Ride at Fluid Night Club (go to this if you are sick of going to the Barbary)
Skipmode's Futureshock part of the illvibe collection at the Khyber (go to this if you like to get educated on some dance music stuff that you could probably get into in the future if some one would put up Bass tracks for free download on soulseek or what ever the fuck you us. ) Interesting enough there is nothing future or shocking about this night. Just a bunch of 20 somthings (note most are under 21, its that holler) getting wasted at the Khyber.

Cat Power is Sold Out (don't bother trying to go) shit I think I am on the list for this if I would just get out and put the posters up. Go to this if your 29 going on 30 and are one of those riot chick's. When you are waiting outside to get a ticket make sure to kick the dude in the balls after he sells you the ticket on some womans power shit.


Philadelphia Yinz at Medusa Lounge. Go to this if you like cheap drinks and predictable tunes. Expect no parking on the dancefloor or what ever. But if you miss it its cool cause you probably saw them recently at Transit, well you probably missed them at transit so maybe you should see them tonight at medusa. Way better drink prices and I bet 20 mins of Baltimore club from 1:25 to 1:45 and then into two indy rock songs for the ladies in the spot then it closes and people get to sit outside and smoke cigs and talk about not going to RUBA.

MAKE YR BREAK FT. KINGDOM AND OMG MICHELLE LIVE!+DJ SETS BY KINGDOM and BUNNYSTYLE at the bubble house, West Philly on blast (I am going to this cause I am still struggling with my sexuality and chicks dig that shit.)

Yo I am gonna try and do a Bassline set at this so if you want to hear me run some records come out to this. Got that heat.

I bet there is a lot more shit I am missing since I don't have a trendsetting myspace page devoted to getting updates on happenigs in the city. So post up in the comments if some shit is poppin I am missing. So I bet most people read this paragraph more then any other paragraph right cause its like four different colors. I see you Nick The V keep hustling that internet, work them websites like they was them corners and keep working for free thats the best way to get paid.

For the prog-rockers and avant jazz freaks

DEP makes conan a raver?

go to this link and watch conan at the 3:38 mark. HAHAHA. awesome. plus, i like DEP. they make me happy in the pants.

Flamin Hotz 010 Funkeiros e Progresso EP

Man so this took me like a year to fucking make and put out and its so dope to finally see the progress of all my work come together. This is a teaser ep of eight cuts coming off the "Pancadão do Morro: O Funk do Flamin Hotz, Já É?" CD that I am putting out in Early March. Might I add that the CD is dope. Like super dope. No one buys CD's any more so we decided to make the collest most indebpth CD on this subject ever. Its gonna be like 40 pages of information to turn any body into an instant Baile Funk expert. Again super stoked.

Buy the 12" at TTL, Boomkat, Phonica, Tequila Sunrise (PHL), and a whole bunch of places soon.

This blog is so Brazil while Dan is away in Brazil.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Vampire Weekend tonight

Damn fiftyonfiftyone you late as shit telling people that Vampire Weekend is playing tonight.

I bet within the next three months these dudes are gonna have a fucking Aaron La Crate remix. Speaking of which feel free to hit me in the face for giving La Crate any shine on this blog.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Shake That Ass and Do Something Hoe

I am all for womens rights and shit but I just love shit like this.

Its gotta be the Juke in me.


FREE!!! $1 PBRs & well dranks til 11 so get there early and get fucked up!
THE BARBARY IS @ 951 Frankford Ave @ Columbus Blvd


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Nerd out Tax Reform Challenge

Yo who is a home owner reading this blog? Hopefully most of you salty bitchs up on here have realized that you are going to be living in Philly the rest of your life so you might as well buy that row home for 150K before some yuppie indy peoples of an older age come down to your neighborhood and are like it would be so nice to raise our kids outside of NY and still not have a windows on the side of our house and buy the house you have been renting for the past 8 years and all your indy roommates all have to get better bike messaging jobs and upgrade from PBR to Lionshead.

So if you also agree that the property taxs are out of control in Philly especially for the level of service you get in this city then get your ass over to Philadelphia Forward and read what the man Brett Mandel has to say on this shit. Plus he got his nerd on and probably his intern who just graduated from that school at Devry that teaches you how to make video games mad this tax reform game. Its so dope its like the Atari Joust

Click here to play Tax Reform Challenge!

Philadelphia Forward website


Dan is still away so time to learn about the Munis Market. Yeahhhhhh.....

Monday, February 04, 2008

This, That And the Third...first taste!

i've been counting down to the release of this album since i heard about it. OH GOODY GOODY!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Edge of Reason

Just saying for all yall not watching the game TBS got Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason on. I am totally vibeing on this shit between commercials.

Its also my fav Bridget Jones where she goes to Thailand and gets arrested and befriends all the people in Jail. Classic.

Hugh Grant is the man also.

Ohhh shit this bitch is crazy

Yo instead of going to Hurrah I have been buggin out to this video. I totally am pounding pints of Franzia and doing keys and staring at this shit. Some one kick my ass when I get to Medusa.

The Clock

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Holy shit this girl is in love with making bad decisions.

Me and my tattoos

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Hurrahhhh Bitches

Brazil Brasil Brasel Oh Hail

The Plane Ride Back
by my boy Luke B out of Chicago, he just went to Brazil and wrote me this so I tought I would share since Dan is gone. This place is gonna be on and poppin.

Well, I guess this is it. The end of a dream. I will wake up soon, and be in my own bed in my own house in the city I have called home my entire life. But, I don’t want to wake up, because this dream is incredible. I am peering out of the airplane window, looking below onto the night lights of some irrelevant city in the midst of its hustle and bustle, or possibly settling down for an evening of relaxation. Nonetheless, I am sitting on this seat miles above the ground, in a place of meditation. Thoughts and memories of the people we have met in the short, 3-week vacation to Brazil. A short, 3-week vacation that will continue to grow and dance through my soul like the intricate and unpredictable Samba. Some things I will never forget; the culture, the genuine generosity of the people, the mesmerizing views in Rio de Janeiro, the array of music, the intense sun, the passion, the connection with nature, the naturally delicious tropical fruits, the public art, the beauty…It is one of the only countries in the world where a woman will invite you to live in her home as you are falling head over heels for each other, even though you have known each other only a few days. A country where passion and seduction take over the heart and mind, leaving no desire and no will for resistance. A woman of which love is planted born and grown. And through this flower comes me, a soul happily waving in the wind, taken by the strong, Brazilian gusts and set free to sail through the breeze of her warm love. A country where you follow what makes you happy, and your smile is fuller because of it. The same reason why the people are coerced into dance from the sweet sounds of a 4-piece samba band’s enveloping rhythmic grace; in the middle of dinner in an open-aired restaurant in which I have just started to touch my food as I see women all around me get up to sway their hips and move their feet with smiles so large because of this classic Brazilian song which inspires love and beauty in this room all around me, and I’m sure the entire country feels the same way. I’m sure the entire people feel the movement of passion and spirit. I’m sure the entire people feel the urge, feel the need to dance in this hypocritical setting. In this country where poor have no materials, where poor have one room in their house, where the streets are their houses and everyone shares the street, and everyone shares the chores. A country that has so many poor people hungry and skinny is the same country so rich in land that fruit hangs on public streets from public trees ready to grab. A land so vast that it spreads deep into the immense jungle. So dense that humans have never been able to explore the entirety. An exotic country; vast in wealth and hungry for change.

Brazil is a country of people. Not time. Time is different. Time does not hold the same urgency and demands as it does in America. Therefore, the people have more time for seizing the moment. This moment happens to pass by so many people as they rush by late for something else, that they forget to experience these moments that are passing by. And seizing the moment means looking around you. Walking down the sidewalk and looking into their eyes. Their eyes passing you by, walking past you on the slim sidewalk next to a dangerous street of buses and cars dodging and weaving each other. Their eyes quickly estimating your character, quickly assessing your potential. The only country I know where people thoroughly enjoy each other for who they are, because life is short and life is beautiful and the best way to spend life is with other people. A country where people comfortably express their enjoyment with old friends, new friends, and strangers alike; everyone cohesively dancing to the melody. Because strangers are neighbors, and communities are made up of neighborly strangers; and trust and distrust, and conversations and accountability, and structure and order, and freedom and noise, and life and death, and the care for others, and the care for self.

A country of sweat. A country whose people walk smooth and slow under the heat. A heat which pulses the heartbeat to an easy tempo and allows for the mind to relax and forget about the stress of strict punctuality. Where time is not digital, but more like a dream: a surreal pace. Where one’s heart guides him to his path and direction; not worried about those whose eyes follow his shadow out of observance and wonder and what people may think of his actions, only concerned in what feels right. Because when someone is happy, there can be no higher feeling. And this is what feels right. A country whose generosity out powers it’s capitalism. Where business employees redirect you to another shop to better find what you are looking for, rather than try to convince you to buy a product from their store. And in redirecting you, sometimes they will even guide you the entire distance, either out of genuine kindness or possibly boredom. A country whose people must be accountable. A country of minimal privacy. Where what you say will be heard, and blurted, possibly tainted, so you must speak truth, you must speak you, because it will always come back full circle. A country of minimal privacy. Where your music is heard in the other room, in the other apartment, out the open window to the street. Where you are aware of your communities relationships and relations with each other are publicly viewed and assessed.

A country where the rumor is crime. And death. And injustice. And the rumors talk directly to the people; and death haunts directly the people, and crime exists directly in the culture, because survival is difficult and equality is suffering because the poor are hidden from the direct riches of the bounty of the beautiful lands which they live. And the anger is risen directly from the injustice which the people suffer. And the injustice is given directly from the brutality of greed, which stems inequality and hunger. Where nobody is fat because everybody is thin and seemingly underfed. But everybody is fit because everybody has focus and determination and strives for comfort, and strives for existence, and strives for freedom, and thus needs to dance and needs to feel and needs to live because life is vital and life is the needle of the drug and love is the emotion in the sun rays and we need to join together and celebrate the beauty of breath and song.
A country where I have never been assaulted, and never been robbed, and never been taken advantage of. A people whose eyes I have seen. Mistrusted and trusted. Judged and turned to, spoke and listened to. Whose eyes I have learned from, knowledge borrowed and passed along. Knowledge of genuine culture, genuine difference and at the same time acceptance.
A country of loud, passionate talk; on every block can be heard loud vocal expressions of people completely absorbed in their thoughts and feelings, and the will to share. The passion in which Brazilians express themselves can not be compared. The intensity in their eyes, the commitment of their bodies translating their words into gestures, and the onlookers and listeners who are watching and observing the situation before they take a side. The intensity of their thoughts, the confidence of their minds sets them at ease to describe their thought process. Public speaking is a norm, public viewing is the samba in their blood; people watch without being self-conscious. No fear to speak your mind, because if you don’t it is too easy to go unnoticed in this country whose population continues to grow. Where its people can be seen on sidewalks, in the entrances of small shops, sitting at outdoor tables drinking beer, on a bus driving at ridiculous speeds, on the beach between lovers. Anywhere you find Brazilians in mid-discussion, you will find the soul in their words, and in their breath.
A country whose poor neighbor the rich, white neighbor the black, hand and machine work side by side, the lively sea neighbors the lush land. Where a homeless boy sleeps on a millionaire’s doorstep. Where a favela’s ever-growing slum looks eye-to-eye with the high-rises of Copacabana and its wondrous, adoring, and enchanting shores of beautiful beaches. A country of hypocrisy where sin resides right next to paradise, living in close proximity at all times. A country of perjury. Heaven and hell in the same city on the same street in the same house. Where what’s wrong is sometimes what’s right. A country where beliefs and feelings battle each other for control. Religion and passion maintain its disagreeing existence. A country whose tourists arrive stiff and pale and leave tanned and comfortable. A country whose jungle-green and canary-yellow colors inspire song and cheer throughout the entire land, friends and enemies singing with one another their country’s song:
“O beloved,
idolized homeland,
Hail, hail!

Brazil, an intense dream, a vivid ray
of love and hope descends to earth
if in thy lovely, smiling and clear skies
the image of the (Southern) Cross shines resplendently.

A giant by thine own nature,
thou art a beautiful, strong and intrepid colossus,
and thy future mirrors thy greatness.

Beloved Land
amongst a thousand others
art thou, Brazil,
O beloved homeland!”

Where a country like this exists can only be south of the Equator; where heat and sea and lush land and jungle and white sand beaches and racial mixtures, and cops and robbers and good people alike exist all in harmony with each other; good and bad, heaven and hell, right and wrong. A country one must experience in order to know the world’s limits. A country no tourist goes only once. A country exotic to all and dreamlike when told about that it captures the imagination into a story-like image which. It is better than anything you have ever heard. A country, a land, a dream: BRAZIL!!!

Friday, February 01, 2008

Don't forget to send me a Friend Request... As if....

They don't really sing and they don't really have deep songs but ohhh shit is this stuff good. They dropped there first single on Kitsune and now got a full length coming out on the ever so popular XL records. I really wish this show was gonna be all ages so I could really see some bored 16 year old girls look really bored while they sing along to this shit. Yo but seriously this shit is going to pop off tonight at Pure.


Feeling Better

Yo I got some serious posts coming up today so stay on your feet.

Dave P you crazy for this one.

What It Do

This is short and sweet cause I need to catch a flight real soon.

And probably a whole bunch of other stuff so leave it in the comments. I'm off to Rio!!!!

Advanced Warning: Heavy Bass at PiLam

Heavy bass anthems at PiLam (you know the basement jawn where Bang Gang played at) next Saturday. Starkey, Dev79 and special guest Star Eyes. Holler at PiLam

DLake - Bmore of a Hipster

New video megamix from DLake out of Baltimore. The video features "Dance All Night," "White Pants," and "Hot Like a Robot." My favorite is the middle track "White Pants". Banging. DLake and Curtis Vodka are currently booking a West Coast Tour for the beginning of March. Holler at DLake here to book them and download the video. Also be sure to check out and download the Bmore of a Hipster mixtape.


Actual Pain Presents DJ Krames

Brand new mix commissioned by Actual Pain clothing company. Check the track list below. New Krames record coming out on Flamin Hotz sooner than you think.


Throwback Fridays: The Girl From Ipanema

Garota do Ipanema aka The Girl from Ipanema as seen here with Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto.

Bom dia! So I'm heading out to Rio today for Carnaval. I so can't wait. Flamin Hotz 10 just got expedited and arrived today, its Funkeiros e Progresso all fully contracted out, with royalties paid out directly to the artists. Shit is banging, green vinyl, green inside printing, spot gloss and of course some banging funk, out soon at your favorite record store with the full CD compilation out by the end of February. We had to get it expedited so I could take some down to Mr Catra, MC Gringo, Beto da Caixa, Cabide, Sargento and DJ Edgar. Saturday I plan on going to a real baile funk to see Sandrinho play in his home favela Borel. Meanwhile I'm missing Sany Pitbull and Carioca Funk Clube in another part of the cidade. Meanwhile, Saturday day and Sunday day is all about the blocos or street parades. What a tough life.