Archive for February, 2011
Ahhh.. that good ole Fairlight ORCH5 sample.
Here’s a pic that i took when Crook and I stumbled upon a Fairlight on the bottom floor of NAMM this year…
Some random shots from the past few weeks.
(Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Hawaii, Hong Kong)
Here is some killer, fairly high quality footage I have never seen from my personal favorite era of the Bad Brains.
DRE DAY 2011 w/ Mic Terror, The Jordan Years, The Opus. DJs The Comeups, Trew, Big Once, Kool Hersh. + A grip of special guest MCs.
!!! COLT45 HOSTED BAR 9pm-10pm, SWAG BAGS, $20 SACK PYRAMID, PHOTOBOOTH, LIVE ART & VISUALS!!
$10 presales, 21+, doors 9pm. http://ticketf.ly/hBqVQ0
Ground Lift Media, Cold Grums Productions, and the Minnesota – based design collective Burlesque of North America have joined forces to present the 2011 installment of DRE DAY: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Dr. Dre. February is quickly approaching, and this will be our ninth year celebrating Andre Young and his creative contributions to the world of Hip-Hop.
It’s time to strap on your Compton hats and locs and celebrate the music and legacy of one of the greatest Hip-Hop artists of all time, the icon responsible for introducing the world to acts as diverse as N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, The D.O.C., Eminem, J.J. Fad, 50 Cent, Arabian Prince, and so many more. Bring your friends and celebrate the important birth date and memorable works of Dr. Dre!
Dre Day 2010 exceeded everyone’s expectations, and as a result we’ve upped the ante for 2011 with a larger venue, more headliners, and a dozen plus guests MCs! As the unofficial Dre Day Chicago house band, the Funk/Soul collective The Jordan Years perform live-renditions of classic Dre as well as original songs Dre sampled. Chicago’s own Instrumental Hip-Hop duo The Opus takes the stage with live remixes of Dre’s catalog while local hero Mic Terror acts as the Master of Ceremonies. Also featuring DJs Intel, Maker, Trew, Big Once, Pickel, & Kool Hersh, Live video installation by killchnnl, Live art by Rahmaan Statik and Scottfree. Photobooth by Virgil Solis (of Rubyhornet.com).
In continuing with the tradition set by last year’s Dre Day celebration, swag bags and additional Dre Day merch will be available (sticker packs, screen-printed 40 oz. bags), as well as a hosted Colt45 bar 9pm-10pm ($3 tall boy specials remainder of event).
EXCLUSIVE! Official Dre Day Chicago ’11 compilation Deep Covers available for free download at groundliftmedia.bandcamp.com… Contains remixes, edits, & mashups of classic Dre and rare b-sides / album cuts by The Opus, Maker, Big Once, Intel, Pickel, Kool Hersh, and Trew.
More info here.
Andrew Jerningan, aka Phaseone, is an up and coming producer from my hometown of St. Louis. This guy makes some seriously awesome tracks and remixes. Get familiar:
Sup Andrew…what’s good in St. Louis right now?
2 inches of ice on the road if you’re into that I guess…actually there’s some good music poppin’ off including my homie Frank’s untitled project, Safety Words, and U.S. English
I know you had some dj residencies down there. How’s that going?
Actually I don’t… I had one for about a year up until last march but I ended it, needed to focus more on writing & production. I do some shows here and there.
You still have plans on moving to NYC? Why the big move?
Yeah, less than a month away. I just want to do the bulk of the album in a new setting. I have always lived in Saint Louis, my whole life and I’ve always been really inspired in New York, it’s a lot to someone coming from a place like Saint Louis.
Can you tell us more about this album and any other EPs or singles coming up for you?
I just put out a maxi single on limited cassette and cd, two tunes, “Being with You” and “Right & Wrong”, they’re both covers of old r&b tunes. I’m working on an album now that should come out in the fall on Williams Street Records and there will be some guests on it.
Albums or songs that you have been feelin’ as of late?
I fucks with that James Blake album for sure. The new Salva. Starkey was in town the other night so I’ve been revisiting his 2nd album. Some good shit I missed the first time around. Nice dude too.
Enough about music…What are your favorite eat spots in St. Louis?
Lately I’ve been eating Sandrina’s a lot… definitely the best late night food on the Southside…it’s a neighborhood bar with some really good food.
Ummm….shit I can’t think of anything else! What spots do you miss?
Two words: PHO GRAND. I have eaten Vietnamese food all over the country and nothing come close. I also miss St. Louis style pizza from Imo’s.
Anything else we should know about?
You need to check out this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZPquEEa5lI
Shit has me paralyzed. Spend some time with it. It will get in you.
Andrew was nice enough to hit us with a DecibelDevils exclusive 320 version of one of my favorite tracks at the moment. Don’t sleep.