Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sweatheart at Silk City Tonight

and get your Darens basement fix while you are at it.

Friday, April 25, 2008

What It Do

It's Penn Relays weekend and the place is packed. Let's get it in Philly.



A Moment of Silence for Sean Bell

This is a travesty. RIP Sean. One can only hope that one day there will be justice.

Money Folders III Tonight

Tonight, hip hop is in the building at the 69th street lounge (relocated from the Arts Garage). Money Folders III features 5 of your favorite MC's including Reef the Lost Cauze, Nico the Beast, Blessa, Illit and Digs Darklighter. Its also the release party for Reef's Long Live the Cauze Vol II and Nico's No Beast So Fierce. On the wheels of steel No Phrillz, Rest & Big Jim Redz. Due to the venue move, it's strictly a 21+ affair. It's $7 admission and ladies are free before 11. Dom dropped a couple bonus joints on me so enjoy
Watch the video for Money Folders II.

Get Hype with DJ Sega Tonight

"drink specials from 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm - $1.00 PBRs & $2.00 for a PBR and a shot! party 'til you puke..."
Stereo Fa!th is from DC and kills it. You already know about DSJ and DJ Sega. Oh and surprise guests!!

Medusa 27 s 21st.

Throwback Fridays - Stakes Is High

You know them stakes is high.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight: Dirty and Mad

San Francisco's Worthy of Dirty Bird Records (Claude Von Stroke) invades Fluid for Got it Bad tonight with Wally and Marcus Sugars. Free before 11, $5 after. Drink specials til 11.

Mad Pussy is back once again (with the renegade master) at Bamboo. The little deck outside is so totally worth it. Work it out upstairs to Brendan or downstairs to DJ DeeJay. Free drinks til 11, $5 cover if you're on the list.

Rock the Bells 2008 in Philly!

Rock the Bells 2008 is making a stop in Philly this year on August 3rd! Tickets go on sale May 17th at 10AM. Price and venue have not yet been released but the local acts have:


Surprisingly enough even though Spank Rock and Santogold are both on the bill, they will not be playing in Philly. Meanwhile, the Pharcyde have reunited, with all four members playing at all festival dates. Read an exclusive Q&A at Fader in their latest issue with Boosie.

Meanwhile Noz over at XXL seems to be not happy about the Cool Kids invasion. Though Emynd summed it up nicely "I guess hipster rap really is the new backpack rap isnt it?"

South Rakkas Crew Get Mad Again

South Rakkas Crew get mad again with a brand new release on Mad Decent. Mad Decent head honchos picked up Mad Again from the Mix Up and offer up an all star mix treatment featuring remixes from Diplo, Drop the Lime, Boy 8-Bit, Emynd, JOTS, Fake Blood and more. Emynd's Nola Bounce is my highlight, but the Boy 8-Bit goes in hard. Download it now
Download high bit rate from Lab, iTunes quality or buy the beautiful vinyl

South Rakkas Crew, Mad Decent, Boy 8-Bit

Killa Cameo 1xtra Interview Show

Just went over to Cameo's show on BBC 1xtra (time sensitive so go now and listen back) and dude is interviewing the who's who of the new school of UKG Bassline massive. Interviews with all of my favorite producers at the moment, Dj Murkz, Burga Boi, Witty Boy... Listen into the interviews to hear them chatter about inane things, discuss on how they got new tracks that are gonna be bangin this summer but are still getting rinsed on all the UKG radio shows. Shit is just insane and they are confirming what we already know over here. Bassline is not a fad, its a movement.

Get at these prodcures on myspace here

Murkz myspace
Burga Boi myspace
Witty Boy myspace

Bo Bliz & Emynd representing in Bmore Friday

Yeah I know this place is all about Philly but if you are an in the know reader you know we represent for Baltimore any chance we get. So the Bol Bliz and the Re Emynd eR are heading south to the land cradle of Club Music civilzation. Check the City Paper out of Bmore wrting up these dudes.

Shouts out to Senari who is doing her booking thing and promoting tracks. Its kinda crazy how promoting is pretty much all myspace now but I did see some flyers for this in all the cool spots (even at Unruly Headquaters). I wonder who be working the street team for your shit. Reguardless YGG and yeah kitten crew or what ever that bullshit is.

Check the tracklisting for the new Bo Bliz & Emynd mix tapes over at Crossfaded Bacon Blog. Download them below.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

DJ Excel feat Elixir - Throw Your Hoods Up

New mixtape from Skratch Makanik DJ Excel and MC Elixir. Throw Your Hoods Up features 24 track with over 60 minutes of funk featuring your favorite club tracks, originals and remixes. peep the tracklist above with LA Riots, MIA, T2 and Excel's own remix, Blaqstarr and more.
DJ Excel, MC Elixir

Tonight: Ill Makaniks at the Barbary

Tonight hip hop invades the Barbary with Sat One of Skratch Makaniks and Skipmode of Illvibe on the wheels of Steel.

Email 215HipHop to get on the free guestlist before 11.

New Roots: Rising Up and Criminal

The Roots f. Saigon & Truck North - Criminal

"Rising Down" In Stores 4/29, Pre-Order Now!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down the Block

I'm really feeling this song. A fun banger to roll through summer with the windows down sort of track. Sadly nothing else I've heard is anything like this at all. This reminds me of fellow Chicagoans Cool Kids - Black Mags (peddlin down the block...).

  • Kidz in the Hall - Driving Down the Block (zshare) (ysi)

Catch Kidz in the Hall on tour in Philly May 9th with Dizzee Rascal, El-P and more at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets are $15 and you can pick them up at Ticketweb and Relapse Records (608 S. 4th). More info at

B.o.B. - Haterz Everywhere feat Rich Boy

When this song was first making the rounds (over a year ago?) it was a Wes Fif song feat B.o.B. now its B.o.B. feat Rich Boy and no Wes Fif. Still a great song though even better now with Rich Boy.


Tonight: Barack 2 Basics

Since this primary is no doubt invading every aspect of your life, might as well add a party to it. It's a special Back 2 Basics sponsored by

Other fun ways to use Barack's name, why Baracky the Movie of course!

Or just Jang House tonight with Plastic Little and Spank Ro every Monday at the Barbary.

Friday, April 18, 2008

What It Do

Go outside! Barbecue on a friend's roof deck. Drink margaritas outside at Cantina or Pico. Get pub food at St. Stephens or Lodon Grill.

  • Click at fluid
  • Turnaround vs Immediate at the Barbary
  • Robotique: Mike Tee & Billy W at Medusa
  • And Dim Sum upstairs at the Khyber

Throwback Fridays - Slow Motion

Slow Motion for me. I like it like that.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


  • Krames at Mad Pussy at Bamboo with the outdoor deck FTW! Guestlist
  • Sgt. Sass, Gang and friends at Millcreek Tavern in West Philly
  • Mo Money Mo Problems at Silk
  • I still have 3 hours left at work so I'm going to the liquor store to buy margarita mix and tequila. Nothing wrong with that right?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Throw Back Thursdays

Whoa this blog is on a youtube postage fest.... Thought I would post this old school 98 joint. Its crucial

I know you listened to Phish back in the day so don't front...

Playaz Circle - Paper Chaser feat Phonte / We Workin (video)

Video For Playaz Circle "Paper Chaser Featuring Phonte" and "We Workin" off of Supply & Demand In Stores Now!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

XLR8R TV Ep. 55: Bird's Eye View of Austin

Pick up Bird Peterson Joints at Gigacrate and Turntable Lab.

Wu-Tang Clan - Heart Gently Weeps (video)

Heart Gently Weeps from 8 Diagrams feat Erykah Badu.

Tim & Barry TV

These dudes are mad funny and getting some interviews and funny videos... Subscribe to their youtube page here check out that video for Esau Mwamwaya "Chalo", shit is serious... plus add this dude on myspace
Then on to some singer songwriter shit..

just for good measure here is some electro cuts....

Michael Nutter on Colbert Report

Michael Nutter has "dry wit" and was on The Colbert Report yesterday at The Annenberg Center.

Spotted at Will Do

Beyond the Rave

Beyond the Rave is a vampire story set in England's underground rave scene. The movie follows the last hours of freedom of local soldier Ed, who is flying out to Iraq in the morning. With the help of his best friend Necro, he spends his last night in the UK tracking down his missing girlfriend Jen, last seen partying with a bizarre group of hardcore night-time ravers led by the mysterious Melech. But as he catches up with Jen at a party, Ed discovers that Melech's crowd, who are hosting the event, are looking for more than a night of fun, and that not everyone will make it through to dawn.
Episodes begin April 17th at

Jon Krause Interview at Coolhunting

New interview up at Coolhunting profiling Philadelphian artist phi Jon Krause
With a folio that includes some of the world's most reputable publications, Philadelphia native artist Jon Krause has been causing waves in the art world for intelligent illustration and cutting-edge creations. CH caught up with the Tyler School of Art graduate to discuss inspiration, online galleries and transformers.

Mr. Virgo "Eh" 4x4 Bassline Flava

Another massive 4x4 banger from the one and only Mr. V. He is also know as Virgo for all you grime instrumental fans but that shit is tired. Its all about the big basslines of the UKG 4x4 ut ohhhhhhhhh... The main reason I am posting this track is for the half time break downs that are becoming really common in 4x4 tracks. I think they are absolutely essential in the mix and really add that break in a hardcore 140(+) bpm set... I guess thats kinda why I like the tracks with girls singing lines about dudes also cause it really breaks up the grittyness of this shit. Anyways for the real shit check Mr. V 4x4 myspace page to listen to Weekend Lover that is my shit....

Go to HTFRdotcom and get at the Music Hustler record this dude put out. Game Over kills it everytime I freakin drop it..

Jay Z and Bun B in Houston

Wow, I just got goosebumps. RIP.

Spotted over at HoustonSoReal

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Roots - Birthday Girl (video)

Official video for the single that got dumped from the US release: Birthday Girl feat Patrick Stump. The video is sans The Roots but it features porn star Sasha Grey. The Roots stop by The Colbert Report tomorrow at Annenberg theater. Tickets are all sold out but you can wait in line starting at 10 am, to see if there are extras (doubtful). Last night, the Roots participated in A Night of Too Many Stars with Comedy Central to raise money for children with Autism. Today they linked up with Rik Cordero again to shoot the video for Rising Up and we'll post it as soon as it's released.

Unofficial video of Birthday Girl

Rising Down out April 29th, pre order now with or without a t-shirt.

Three 6 Mafia - I’d Rather feat DJ Unk(video)

New video for I'd Rather featuring DJ Unk off of Last 2 Walk out June 24th.

Triple Six dot com (caution, way too much flash)

Friday, April 11, 2008

What It Do

Woohoo! Nice weather, beautiful temperatures and sun dresses! I'm excited.


  • Philadelphyinz at Medusa
  • Hip Replacement Upstairs at the Khyber with Mike Tee and Billy W and friends
  • Make Yr Break - Awesome dance party at Bubble House
  • Shakedown with House music all night long at the Barbary

The Roots - Rising Down (hum drum alt version)

Alternate version of Rising Down was just posted over at Okay Player.
we give you this alternate version of "Rising Down (Hum Drum)" which was made when the original version almost got scrapped due to a sample clearance issue. First one to name the sample in the album version WINS a Rising Down Pre-Order pack of your choice!

Cassidy - Umma Tru G

New Cassidy track over Rocko's Umma Do Me. B.A.R.S out now


Tonight: Let Me Ride at Fluid

Check out the videos from last month:

We Like Shots!

Free before 11, $5 after 5. Fluid Nightclub 613 S. 4th.

Sega and 5151 in Dazed & Confused

Cool off, thinkin we local c'mon homie we major. DJ Sega and 5151 getting more shine in the latest issue of Dazed and Confused thanks to Terrence Teh. Go pick it up on newstands today! Buy 5151 Mix Vol 2: DJ Sega presents Rockstars vs Clubheadz at the lab.

Oh and DJ Sega gets the girls open in Canada.
Link (via KDU)

Throwback Fridays - Brown Paper Bag

Before DJ Khaled's Brown Paper Bag, there was Roni Size and Reprazent with Brown Paper Bag.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bike Porn (SFW)

Now that it's bike season again, I've found that I'm a total bike nerd. Ogling fixies with Deep V's, wondering why you would get the machined ones if you're not going to use brakes etc. I was able to pick up a Ross bike for cheap for craigslist and have been riding as much as possible lately. I definitely still need to tweak it some more but it rides well.
  • Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach, recently documented his bike ogling in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. "The details of the bikes can be loaded with cultural information." Read on as Rob has plenty of pictures highlighting headlamps, seats and bike accessories in general. Link
  • Philly BikeShare moves one step closer to realization on April 30th when City Council votes to investigate it or not. Meanwhile The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia has worked with the Deputy Mayor of Transportation "to create a full-time Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator position in City Hall." This position, hoped to be filled by July 1, will work on updating the decade old city bicycle plan, making Philly even more bike accessible. Link
  • Bike Porn Trailer(NSFW). A bit old, but hey I've never linked it so it's totally new!
  • Fixie freestyle competition
  • Philly Bike Polo! Wedensdays at 7 at Schuykill River Park. Video
Whee! I'm going riding.

DJ Sparks & Solomon - In Love Again

Don't waste my time, just play bassline!

If you're in the UK txt Love to 81700 for Channel U.

DJ Sparks, Mark Dwayne

Monday, April 07, 2008

Scottie B Dj Class Malmo Sweden

If you don't know about Unruly Records and Scottie B yet then please go visit them. Pretty much the best Baltimore Club record label out there right now and pretty much inspired me to do what I am doing over at Flamin Hotz.

But probably my favorite producer that came out on Unruly has got to be DJ Class. This is the dude that is just behind a whole bunch of my favorite tracks. Tear The Club Up, Bombing Head, Stop Snitchin, Do It Girl

If you can find this ep buy it on site for this shit...

I know you wanna leave me
But I refuse to let you go
when you on the bed with me,
you been pleasing me
but there is something else that i need
I need some bombing head
Sweat baby and I won't leave you girl
won't let you go...

I don't have a myspace for Dj Class yet but when I get it you should add him

Dj Class Do It Girl Mp3 192 Killa

PFF Trailer - The End

The End by Nicola Collins. A documentary about East London gangsters playing Tuesday at 9:30 at Ritz East 2 and Thursday at 5 at the International House. More info at PFF.

PFF Trailer - Who is KK Downey

Who is KK Downey? playing tonight at 9:30 at and Wednesday at 5:15 both at Ritz East 2. More info

Failed Ideas In Hop Hop 2

Failed Ideas in Hip-Hop 2 from jeff on Vimeo.
From Its the Real. I've found them to be hit or miss but this one was good.

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (video)

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex

Friday, April 04, 2008

What It Do

Back with a real What It Do for First friday. Still kind of bummed there is now White T's, but hopefully soon enough

  • The Philly Film Fest has started. I admit it kind of snuck up on me. Seg usually informs me of some good stuff but hasn't as of yet. Have any must see picks? Leave em in the comments. Meanwhile CityPaper has 58 reviews. Young People Fucking wins by name alone, too bad there is a link but no review

Madonna - 4 Minutes feat JT and Timberland

I'm just posting this cause it's an awesome video and it has JT and Timberlake.

Black Thought and Malik B. Freestyle from '94

New old heat from Black Thought and Malik B. from 1994.
Originally the last track on Rising Down (couldn’t be cleared because we did not know who the DJ was). Recorded in 1994 at WPPW radio station, peep how young Black Thought sounds.
Download the freestyle.

Download a live version of 75 bars and check a youtube of roots freestylin with Quest and Consequence here.

Young Envy - I Like Her

Another new track from Atlanta, this time from 18 year old Young Envy. Envy appears to be the next to blow up out of Atlanta with what appears to be an imminent deal with So So Def. Full details will be announced this Saturday on SoSo Def Radio with Jermain Dupri. Not content to just rap, he also owns a club in Atlanta with 2smuv entertainment as well as Envy Jeans clothing. Expect big things from the kid in '08.
Young Envy on MySpace

J Rizzle - Hello feat Spyder

New A town banger from J Rizzle - Hello featuring Spyder. I absolutely love this song. Almost has a trance hop feel with a real heavy synth minimal beat. First two verses are by my favorite although the third is growing on me. Compared to the other 4 songs on his MySpace this is such a departure and a good one at that. Sit So High has potential, as long as you can get through the first grating verse, the second is better and the third is much better.
J Rizzle on MySpace

Throwback Fridays - Passing Me By

Pharcyde - Passing Me By.

QD3 presents Rewind, a look at classic videos with commentary from Fatlip of Pharcyde. Link

The Roots - In the Music (video)

The Roots - In the Music
"A Video Comprised Of Live Clips From Tour For "In The Music" Off "Game Theory." Made by The Roots' Lighting Director."

Rising Down out April 29th.

Bonus: Rising Down NY Jam Session, Jam session at The Studio here in philly last week

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Kanye West - Homecoming (video) and Glow in the Dark Tour Update

Here's the video for Kanye's Homecoming.

Meanwhile, Kanye is planning his show for the Glow in the Dark Tour and posting preview pics of the stage and his hologram girls.
People expect me to come with innovative stuff... I'm sure a lot of people expect some neon, lower east side, post everybody dressing like the 80's stuff or maybe the light up jacket from the Grammies, perhaps the robot girl and light spectacle they saw on Youtube from the European run. My friends..... NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! AN ENTIRELY NEW DESIGNED SET!!! ROBOT DESIGNED BY ACCLAIMED ARTIST CHRISTIAN COLON, CREATURE'S BY THE LEGENDARY JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP, LIGHTING BY MARTIN PHILLIPS AND JOHN McGUIRE RESPONSIBLE FOR LAST YEARS FESTIVAL ANNIHILATOR, DAFT PUNK'S PYRAMID, POSSIBLY THE GREATEST LIGHT SHOW OF ALL TIME!! THANKS 2 PAUL, THOMAS AND GUYMAN FOR THE HOOK UP. SIDEBAR, MY SET DOES NOT HAVE A PYRAMID IN IT OR ANYWAY FEEL LIKE A BITE OF DAFT'S SHOW. WE'VE GOT HOLOGRAMS SHOT BY HYPE WILLIAMS!!!
Pics of the stage, hologram girls (kind of sort of NSFW)

Glow in the Dark Tour stops in Philly May 17th at the old Tweeter Center. Tickets run from 34.50 to $100. Buy them from Ticketmaster.

Sega and 5151 on Dazed

Dazed Magazine out of the UK tapped Diplo, Dirty South Joe and Casi from Flamin Hotz to expound on the talents of one DJ Sega.
Philadelphia club nobility talk about 20-year-old DJ Sega (aka Robert Taylor Jr.), the city's most blazing young DJ/producer, and his crazy, scene-defining under-18 Friday night roller skating rink party, Jamz.
Read on for what the nobility have to say. Buy 5151 Vol 2 feat DJ Sega's Rockstars vs Clubheadz at Turntable Lab.

Your Music

Where we wax poetically on the state of the music industry and point you to new developments.
  • Jay Z has just signed a 360 deal with Live Nation to the tune of $150 million dollars. The deal is good for 10 years and will fund Roc Nation, Jay's buissness, man. Still not sure on these 360 deals, does make sense that concert promoters are stepping in. Wonder how long it is before advertising and other ancillary businesses will step in to create similar deals. Link.
  • ISP Music License. Sign up for the right ISP and download all you want in whatever format you want? Brilliant concept in theory. However, how do profits get distributed equitably? Its widely speculated now that any fees collected now by the RIAA are not going to the artists. Blank media in Canada has had a similar tax since 1997. Link.
  • Create an account. Log in. Upload songs, create a mixtape. Check in the near future. Their blog profiles some of their favorites.
  • MySpace and 3 of the 4 major lables have a tentative agreement to launch a music store. MySpace Music will be spun off into a separate entity that the labels will each have minority stakes in. The site will offer free ad supported streaming music as well as downloads. Not sure where this leaves the hundreds of thousands of artists that have built up the site to where it is today... Link
  • Surprisingly, according to reports, Amazon's digital service has not gained ground like many expected. Meanwhile, Apple is number 1, passing Wal-Mart. Link

and finally...

portishead is planning on dropping an album in the coming weeks. i have heard it in it's entirety. it is VERY good and interesting. 10 years has not dulled them.

here is a sample song, Machine Gun. Much of the album is similar to this. dark and trippy, signature Portishead, less "hiphop" flavored.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Lazaro Casanova at 4 AM

This Friday, straight from Miami is DJ/Producer Lazaro Casanova at the Barbary for 4 AM. Lazaro Casanova has been DJing since he was 15 years old. Since then he has toured with MSTRKRFT and LA Riots and is huge in Latin America. Read more about Lazaro Casanova with an interview he did for CoolJunkie. Be sure to stay up to date with the latest house music over at Lazaro's blog Shot Callin.

4AM at the Barbary is every First Friday. This month, entry is free before 11 with complimentary Colt 45. No guestlist and $10 after 11. Coming soon Green Velvet, The Teenagers, Death Set and more. Stay tuned.

Lazaro Casanova - Venganza (Buy on iTunes)

The Roots Picnic - June 7th

June 7th The Roots are Playing at the Festival Pier with Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones + The Dap Kings, Santogold!, Diplo, Cool Kids and more.

Get your tickets now. They're $50, but I think this might be worth it.