Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pinky's UP!

This week we have Pearl Dragon and Blythe.. going to get crazy on this one!

Candidt - Sweatsuit & Churchshoes

This shit bangs. Hard. Candidt calls his modus operandi “Bangalang”—a neologism masquerading as onomatopoeia. Or, put another way: a fresh, funky style straight from the soul. Download HERE & HERE.

The Physics - I Just Wanna Beat

This just started my Monday off right.. I'm going to the library. Thanks, gentlemen.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Indian Nick - Digital Indigenous

Our guy Nick from Alaska who runs Homeskillet Records just released a 3 track maxi single. I am loving the song "Electric Indians" which is produced by Smoovie. There's also an Astronomar re-edit as well as some help from Budo. Good shit, now get me some Xtra-Tuffs!


Thursday, August 26, 2010


Darwin & Mash Hall are playing this Adventure School event. Oh baby!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Klever @ Say OK

Personally endorsed by A-Trak, Klever is certainly a DJ not to be messed with. You should see his trophy cabinet. From the age of 20, Klever entered himself into almost every DJ competition there was going proving himself as a an outright genius turntablist. Anyone who has witnessed Klever live seems to confirm the statement found on his myspace biography. He moves crowds in every direction from his roots of crunk, booty, and hip hop to the sweaty sounds of electro, rave, dance-rock, b-more, new-wave, hard rock, and anything worthy to make you rock with finesse. Signed to Craze's Slow Roast Records & due to release a single called 'It Gets Hot' next month, this youtube video from Craze & Klever at Coachella should be a good preview of whats to come this Wednesday at Say OK. LARGE.

OC Notes #pinkysup

OC Notes is joining us for Pinky's Up this week. It is the official prefunk for Say OK. You know old boy is going to drop a lot of gems and mostly a lot of his own original material. Don't be a fool and miss out!

DOWNLOAD HERE for his Mash Hall remix, as well as over a dozen albums he has put out. Roll one up, smoke with pinky high!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Adam Swan Interview

It's been over a year since I've done an interview and felt it was time to start them up again. They seem to be fun for everyone involved.

Adam Swan aka Grippo of Truckasauras was gracious enough to talk to me about their new album "Quarters" coming out in September.

TR: How long you guys work on the new album?
AS: Took forever. Way too long, but we've been playing alot of it live, so Seattle has heard it. We really jumped in and finished in early in 2010.

TR: How many quarters are in your pocket?
AS: Ha! Probably none.. Oh wait, there's 3.

TR: Do you think there is a good balance between the visuals & beats that Truck displays?
AS: From the get electro acts are boring to watch. We're hunched over gear and its not that exciting. We consider the video as our frontman. I catch myself watching them a lot of the time. We wanted Dan to be apart of it with Ryan's idea of Americana. What Dan does, really fits in with our sense of humor and the crowd seems to enjoy it.

TR: Thinking of remaking the Star Spangled Banner?
AS: No, we remixed Auld Lang Syne for New Year's once. We are making fun of and embracing America, and to be able to make fun of something you have to become it. Our bigger shows we break out the flags and whatnot, but after Obama became president it made it harder to make fun of. George Bush made our life a lot easier.

TR: What was your favorite collaboration from "The Truck" show?
AS: I liked the Spaceman/SK beat a lot and the energy they brought. Canary Sing really went out and they can actually sing, I have so much respect for that. Up until soundcheck i wasn't sure it the night was going to work, but then I felt confident. The whole night was a huge huge undertaking.

TR: Worst collaboration?
AS: Mash Hall.

TR: Are you considered hip hop?
AS: Always have been a little bit, one thing about us you cant lump us into a genre. We've been called the future of techno, but we don't think we are even techno. We have an 808 not a 909. Rappers always hit us up for beats.

TR: Was Head Like An Espresso Truck better?
AS: This one more cause it was my birthday, but there were more people at the Espresso Truck. I can't believe we were able to pull either of them off. It says a lot about our music scene thats for sure.

TR: What does Out For Stardom mean to you?
AS: Your hustle, your grind without mincing any words. We are going to keep doing it until we are famous or dead. When you first start making music you think you are going to be famous, yet all of us still work day jobs.

TR: Like FourthCity?
AS: Whether you call it Fourthcity or OFS, it's the same idea. You work with like minded individuals and support each other. You guys have haters, but you don't cater to them. But, as long as you have haters it's good cause you are still moving people. It adds legitimacy. Once you get to a certain point in seattle you get to know everybody. Same parties. That's the beauty of it, everyone is a big family. People are doing their thing, even if you hate it. If they are grinding you can't hate on that grind.

TR: Top 3 bands in Seattle?
AS: Past Lives, Shabazz Palaces, & Flexions. Eventhough my brother is in it, I'll be biased.

TR: Who don't you like?
AS: In Seattle? I don't know.. I probably don't even know what it is. If I dont like something it's probably something that didn't even catch my eye.

TR: Who's ass do you want to kick?
AS: There's just too many. But because of yesterday, the mail carrier that threatened to mace my dog through the front door. That pissed me off!

TR: Who is the future of techno?
AS: Probably Richie Hawtin, I don't know. I don't know, I don't listen to techno. I listen to hip hop.

TR: Favorite pro wrestler?
AS: Randy Macho Man Savage cause of the Slim Jim commercials.

TR: Not because of the rap cd?
AS: The rap cd is incredibly horrible, so bad it's good. It has a beef cut and a dead homie cut, which is essential to a rap album, right? I love thinking about the producers and engineers behind it BEcause they must only be thinking about a paycheck while keeping a straight face.

TR: Who gets the most pussy in Truckasauras?
AS: The married guy, Ryan.

TR: Favorite sandwich?
AS: French Dip with au jus.

TR: Better Segal? Dave or Beanie Sigel?
AS: Dave Segal cause I'm a music nerd and he is the biggest music nerd I know.

TR: Better Freeway? Freeway or I-5?
AS: Freeway.

TR: You good at video games?
AS: I'm not at all, but I get to watch people have some good Skate 3 battles.

TR: Favorite piece of equipment?
AS: My favorite synth is the 303, and my favorite piece of gear in studio is my tape deck.

TR: When was Truckasauras' last tea party?
AS: I don't think we've had one. Last time I drank tea was when I got home from hiking. Tea parties sound dirty.

TR: What kind of truck would you be?
AS: Toyota 4x4 cause I owned one and it was the shit.

TR: What's up with a Mad Rad/Truckasauras show?
AS: Well what's up with one??!? Are you guys playing any? We are booked through October, but we are down.

TR: How was your burger?
AS: Was really good, spicy. Lets yelp this! It was really good, I would eat at Elysian again. I think I need another beer and a shot.

Thank you for your time, Adam. Congrats on the new record, can't wait to bump that shit.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Into The Woods - Breathe Owl Breathe

Breathe Owl Breathe perform "Swimming" at the soon-to-be opened Perierra Creperie Restaurant.

A big fat thank you to Buffalo for hooking this band up, its a little late but Swimming is our new summer jam. It works though because we probably had the lamest summer weather wise and I just wanted to be swimming the whole time.

Oh P.S. I love ofs.

L.A. Riots @ HG Lodge 8/18 for Say OK


Tonight at HG Lodge we got Los Angeles's LA Riots in town for another edition of Say OK. I first heard of these dudes a couple years back when they did some remix work for the homie Atlantic Connection. Since than they have been going from strength to strength with tons a big remixes & signing to A Traks Fools Gold Records. We got em' tonight, so bring dem glowsticks. Your gonna need em. Check out their new single "The Drop'. Just released yesterday on Fools Gold.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How Vinyl Is Made

This is beautiful. It's definitely a major process.. but one has to think, haven't we advanced into a new way to do this? Please fill me in. Via Supreme

Eye Mario System

You can now play NES with your eyes!?!!? Are you fucking serious? Someone tell the nerds over at Truckasauras.

Ratatat "Drugs"

This is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Thanks, Dave.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thomas Gray

A year ago today, THIS happened. Props where props are due. Congrats, Thomas! See you at Pinky's Up this week as my special guest.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Extrahelladope Video

Stephan Gray is back today with another video. This time it's for SOTA & Cloud Nice with the song "Extrahelladope". This guy doesn't stop working does he? I am really enjoying this video, it makes me want to go to Cali. It makes me wish the sun was shining today in Seattle. Good work, gents.

SOTA - "Extrahelladope" (Official Music Video) from Stephan Gray on Vimeo.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Them Jeans @ SayOK Wed. August 11th

Cant stop playing this dudes tune, Balloons. Or that damn remix of The XX's 'Shelter'. This Wednesday at SayOK we got em' for a dj set...(Via The Fader)Jason Stewart, better known to the world as Them Jeans, is a rare mix of diverse interests and unforgettable presence. To categorize him as merely another DJ/producer would be to understate his drive and contributions to the current musical landscape in Los Angeles and increasing influence in the global music community. He has been the driving force behind world famous club night Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace for over five years as both a DJ and promoter, helping to showcase acts as eclectic and renown as Justice, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi. His well thought out, genre-bending sets (spanning from house music to southern rap) have recently seen him gaining recognition from publications such as URB, Vapors, and XLR8R, while expanding his fan base through recent touring throughout North America and Europe. Not content with just furthering his musical craft, Jason continues to pursue his other passions in life which include an uncanny knowledge of food showcased through diehard Twittering, continued work as a talented graphic designer who produces much of the artwork for his own releases and events, and currently has a line of jeans in collaboration with clothing company, GRNapppletree. However, at the forefront of all of this is his relentless work on new and distinct musical creations. Them Jeans’s passion for a wide array of genres and sounds has found its way into his productions in truly innovative ways. It would be difficult to find another artist out there who can credit remixes by Diddy, Soulja Boy, We Have Band, and Munk to their repertoire and have it all fit perfectly. While they may seem disparate, all of his music shares a genuine belief in crafting one-of-a-kind listening experiences that look toward challenging people’s perception of mainstream music and blurring the line between dance music and every other genre imaginable. Alongside the aforementioned remixes due out later this year, popular bootleg remixes done for the XX, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, and Major Lazer are garnering national attention and radio play. Them Jeans is keeping on his prolific creative pace with an original EP of uniquely crafted house music due out in early 2010 and a sea of original music that should only help to solidify him as an artist not to be ignored.

Theam Jeans - Balloons

Mad Rad - "My Friends" CHBP 2010

Here's a video from Block Party that the ever amazing Stephan Gray has put together. We really appreciate everyone that came to block party, celebrated with us, and sang their hearts out. We love you all!

MAD RAD - "My Friends" (2010 Capitol Hill Block Party) from Stephan Gray on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mash Hall Acapellas

Let's go producers... get your remixes in! DOWNLOAD HERE

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kings Icizzle Vid

You remember the guy that did this and this, right? Well Icizzle is back at it! This time, I think he does a great job to a beautiful song by Macklemore, Champagne, & Buffalo. If only Icizzle took the time to hit up the rappers and get them in the vid rapping, it would make this video epic to me. I'm sure they are down, it's not like we have budgets for videos these days.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Truckasauras - Kevin Collabo

DOWNLOAD HERE for new song with Mash Hall.

Then go to this and support these beautiful humans.


I've been hanging with Lucy a lot lately, and she's only going to be around even more for the next month or two. She really enjoys The Muppets doing "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Elmo & India Arie doing ABCs, but this is one of my favorites when I was a kid.

Happy Birthday Obama

Reasons why I care...

He dusts his shoulders off.

He says things like "Nah, we straight." & "How come he got shredded cheese and I didn't?"

He has a jumper.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MSHVB - Where The Messengers Meet

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band has a new record coming out today... so support our friends and go buy their record. Congrats, guys! We will be partying with you this evening.

Jared, Traci, Benjamin, & Marshall looking good.

"En Fuego" Live at SXSW 2009