Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Diplo & Douster - ON

Our boy Douster just dropped this track with Diplo today and in his words is "the summer banger". I must say there are definitely some other Douster tracks I am looking for most notably the remixes he has been working on with Mad Rad. I can't help but toot our own horns, okay? DOWNLOAD HERE Video below

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mad Rad @ Sasquatch

Mad Rad is playing Sasquatch Sunday on the Yeti Stage from 5:40-6:25pm. NPR & KEXP will be streaming our set at 7:35pm online in case you miss it. Pretty exciting stuff! CLICK HERE to listen in.

Remember two years ago?

Remember Fresh last year??!

The Crossover

I miss AI.

Had to post this with it:

via Chief

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tactic / Supremo EP


My main dudes in Portland, Ben Tactic & Lincoln are some solid dudes. They grind. Tuff. Ambassadors of pushing the most future thinking Bass music parties in PDX. Got a chance to play with them again last month at Holocene and as always, had the time of my life flexin' wit em. The dude Ben just kills it on the moombahton tip. Not big hands in the air rave anthems, but sexy vibes to make girls sweat their week long troubles away type stuff. Peep the press release below and lets get to dancin'

Portland Oregon via Kansas City dj & producer Ben Tactic brings some thick tropical vibes with his new Supremo EP on Think 2wice Records. Both tracks are firmly rooted in moombahton, the much talked about new dance music genre that fuses elements of reggaeton, cumbia, dancehall and Dutch house. The title track, Supremo, fuses the traditional dem bow drum patterns found in moombahton with a classic b-boy sax sample and percolating synths. The second track on the release, Coroa de Ouro (Crown of Gold), is built around a sample of children singing in Portuguese.

Ben Tactic is best known as 1/2 of the dj & production duo Tactic along with Brent Tactic. Their remixes and original productions have been released on labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 $weat (Numbers), Palms Out Sounds, Slit Jockey and their own label Think 2wice. Ben also helps run the ground breaking club night Bubblin in Portland that has featured the regional debut of artists such as Roska, Dave Nada, Ramadanman, Kyle Hall, Nguzunguzu, Distal and Dre Skull.

Supremo EP by Tactic

Thursday, May 26, 2011

MANDILLA's - A Face In Time

Pun(c)ution gallery presents, new work by Ms. Mandilla !

 (graphite on wood panel, 36" x 48")

"Embracing age in a world of botox and tummy tucks.  I choose to dive deep into the wearing age as a chronicle of a lifetime.  And question: when we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity?"

"While working on this series my curiosity grows every time I see someone wonderfully wrinkled with stories and those wrinkled with wisdom. I have a strong urge to hear the mystery's explained, I want to hear the conversations between those stiff wrinkles. In these portrait's I get to indulge in making up my own stories of each while confronting all the fears of aging."

Come out. Drink some drink. and Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I haven't posted in a while, so I think its about time. I've been loving this girl called Gvcci Hvcci [pronounced Gucci Hoochie]. I found out about her through an artist named Ritualz who featured her in his latest EP titled Ghetto Ass Witch. The lyrics to the song and the sound of her vocals made me want to find out more about her. She's still quite a mystery but she's entertaining w/ dirty and sometimes almost evils lyrics which I find pretty creative. I wrote her and asked if she had a release coming out and she says she'll have a mixtape out sometime this year but for now, here's a 2min crazy video by her called Crack The Whip (Cut The Rope).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Death Grips - Guillotine

Lar showed me this song a few weeks ago, and soon enough the rest of the guys started to see the video on their own and it quickly became an anthem in the van on tour. That was until we heard the rest of their record.. YAH!!

Kreayshawn - Gucci Gucci

Yerp. She's cute, has got some bars, but is this THAT DOPE?!?!? I cannot hate, I dig it, but I'm still not sold.

CHBP 2011

You see any familiar names in there? OFS & friends all up in that bitch!

Japan Benefit

Thursday with Metal Chocolates, Truckasauras, & SOTA. You should go there see a great show and support a great cause.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sharlese vs. Darwin in a R&B Battle

Sharlese and I are VERY opinionated about our music, which often leads to heavy discussions and even a bit ball breaking. The most recent disagreement came this morning in the shape of two nu R&B acts. In Sharlese's corner is Frank Ocean of LA's newest lil' stars, Odd Future. In my corner is Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye, or better known as The Weeknd. Download both records below and voice your opinion so we can put this argument to rest! GO!

The Weeknd 'House Of Balloons'


Frank Ocean 'Nostalgia, Ultra'


Dembowsky - Dembow


Dembowsky is undoubtedly the new term in Paris, used to describe the feast of all that is tropical and Latin. This has all been made possible by Ecuadorian duo Jorge Flores & Santiago Rosero who now call Paris home. Upon arriving in the French capital three years ago, the team wanted to bring more of a Latin sound to a normally stuck in there ways French Electro scene (blah). The result of this is the new Dembow EP that just dropped today on Coco Bass Rec. The whole job is free, as in all of the releases on Coco Bass. Get involved. Get Dembow on it.

CBR009 Dembowsky - Dembow EP

01. Veldt (Dembow Genesis)
02. Baila
03. Papi Cholo
04. DamnBowsky-ky
05. Pibe Jaguar (feat. Sara Hebe)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

P Smoov Remix - Johnny's

So I remixed Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's "Johnny's Theme".
I made this remix at 4 in the morning by sampling the vinyl which Mr. Amaker so generously gave me. The next morning (oops I mean same morning) when I woke up and listened to it, I dug it. I sent it off to Brent. He dug it too. So did his publicist. So did his record label. Now you should.

Now get it.

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Johnny's Theme - P Smoov Remix by psmoov

A Love Story.. In Milk

A very cute short video about two milk cartons that fall in love. Real emotion here, folks! Please recycle.

A Love Story… In Milk from Catsnake on Vimeo.

Revok x Augor x MSK

Two of my favorite writers team up to hit this Dark Knight Billboard.

Augor x Revok x The Dark Knight (video Logan x Keegan) Meatpost.com from Meat Post on Vimeo.


Check out his blog HERE

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Javier Estrada / Ritmos Del Mundo 3

Cover Art by Alejandro Núñez Ferrara

So the dude of the moment in Monterrey right now is Javier Estrada. Standard. You can pretty much here a new tune from him everyday over at it his SoundCloud page. Homeboy is making the most crazy acid flashback inducing rhythms in Mexico. His new release, Ritmos del Mundo 3 is nutz. Remixing everything from Lorna's 'Papi Chulo' to his Huaracchozo flip of California Swag Distirct's 'Teach Me How To Dougie' (R.I.P. M-Bone) Plus loads of originals and other nasty edits. So now take your ass to the bottom and download the whole thing for free. Large Up Monterrey.


1 DJ Javier Estrada – A Ritmo de Crunk
2 Dj Javier Estrada – The Power Of Cumbia
3 Dj Javier Estrada – Ritmo y Sabor
4 Dj Javier Estrada – Mexican Crunk
5 Dj Javier Estrada – Crunkaton
6 Lorna – Papi Chulo (Javier Estrada Remix)
7 Skrillex - Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Javier Estrada Remix)
8 Dj Javier Estrada – Night
9 Heyo - (Javier Estrada Remix)
10 Dj Javier Estrada – Maniac Saya
11 El Niño y la Cumbia Cumbia – (Javier Estrada Refix)
12 Dj Javier Estrada – El coyote Loco
13 Lalo Mora Pesado – Mi Casa Nueva (Javier Estrada Remix)
14 Cali swag district – Teach Me How To Dougie (Javier Estrada Huaracchozo Remix)
15 Dj Javier Estrada – Revenge
16 Re Derb – (Javier Estrada Remix)
17 Somebody To Love (Javier Estrada Remix)
18 Violentao – Maria y Jose (Javier Estrada Remix)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bazzerk: African Digital Dance


The first I heard of Mental Groove was around a year ago thru the Saga Africa EP they released. Tunes from Douster, Myd, Lazy Flow & Radioclit that painted a picture of a crazy tropical rainforest rave. Their next release comes from the duo Jess & Crabbe in the form of a double cd, 27 track compilation entitled, Bazzerk: African Digital Dance. This collection of tunes is a perfect picture of the upfront bass sounds of the African continent right now. Down below is the preview & it drops June 20th.

BAZZERK - African Digital Dance V-A Compilation ( CD1 Trailer ) by BAZZERK

01 O Babo - DJ Ketchup
02 The Revolution - DJ Zizisso
03 Hino Dos Mil Mambos - DJ Nedwyt-Fox
04 Rádio Oxigénio AM - DJ Marfox
05 Stereotype (Original) - Diamond Bass
06 Lamissy - Pacheko
07 Um Ano de Namoro - DJ Ketchup
08 2º Round - DJ Dú Marcel
09 Windek - Cabo Snoop
10 Takule Kuya - Bruno M
11 È Para Vacalhar - DJ Nigga-Fox
12 Xtraga - Brâulio ZP
13 Melodia De 2011 - DJ Santiago
14 Do Maiorão - Brâulio ZP

BAZZERK - African Digital Dance V-A Compilation ( CD2 Trailer ) by BAZZERK

01 Nerima Funk - Captain Bubbles
02 Tarefa - DJ Patrick feat. Os Vagabanda
03 Carambola - Laton 2 Segundos feat. Heroy & Paraíso
04 Nosso Regresso [2O11 version] - DJ Wilson
05 Na Paz - DJ Rick & DJ Wilson
06 O Último Grito - DJ PM
07 Batida Com Emoção - DJ Santiago
08 Tribalismo (Instrumental) - Batida
09 Dança do Scomba - Bruno M
10 Mo Choro - DJ Patrick feat. Black Power
11 [BONUS] Instru Coupé Decalé - Zaza Twins
12 [BONUS] Stereotype (Global Bass version) - Diamond Bass
13 [BONUS] Doutro Mundo - DJ Wilson

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cedaa / No Northwest EP


The homeboy Ill Cosby's Seattle based label, Car Crash Set has been going from strength to strength within the past year. To mark the labels 50th release, CCS are dropping four different EPs in tandem by four different artists hailing from the Pacific Northwest. First up to bat is the Bellingham badman Cedaa. The EP contains his signature sounds of spaced out juke drums & lush pads that transports you to a misty wooded, off beatin' trail somewhere in the hills of Bellingham. Check out 'Palomino' to see what im getting at. I smoked some DMT to this song a couple weeks ago and have not been the same since. Misty mountain Shaman vibez. Get involved.

Palomino (Mediafire)

Monday, May 16, 2011

NGUZUNGUZU / The Perfect Lullaby


I played with the dudez Daniel & Asma or better known as Nguzunguzu back in October of last year. Ever since than, they have been a massive influence on what I call Bass Music these days. Every release they drop is magic. Their new mix tape which dropped a couple months ago 'The Perfect Lullaby' is no different. Have had this on repeat the past couple days & its not getting old. Filled with r&b sounds of the 90's & spaced out future who knows what genre it falls under music. Get involved. Make out with a chick music / take a walk through the park during a sunny Sunday type mix.

Nguzunguzu – Boy Is Mine (Harp Edit)
Ciara – Flaws and All (NGUZUNGUZU Edit)
Ciara vs. Stereotyp – I Run It / Swagger Barefoot (NGUZU Edit)
Ja Rule ft. R Kelly & Ashanti – Wonderful (DJ P&P Productions Zouk Mix)
DJ Cratera – Mundo Perdido
Ashanti vs. SaLeZ – Foolish/Pura InspiraçaO (NGUZU Edit)
Amerie ft. DJ Lo – One Thing
DJ Boda – Tarraxo Suave
The-Dream – I Love Your Girl (Peejay Zouk-Fusion Remix)
DJ PutO cOx – Pensamento 2010
Nicki Minaj – Wave Ya Hand
DJ LaGaRtInHo ft. DJ Antomax – Tarraxa Para Mim Minha Menina
DJ Daycard – Kompronde Mi Palabra (Zouk Version)
Young Joc ft. Gorilla Zoe – Coffee Shop (DJ Gildo Remix)
DJ Nate vs. DJ Tiba – Young Bangas Tarracha (NGUZU Edit)
DJ Tiba – Soft Style
DJ Barata vs. Beyonce – Desilusão/Beautiful Nightmare (NGUZU Edit)
Elinho – Cabolove
DJ Dream_Fox – Ela sabe para que éé…
Kingdom – Lil Tears
DJ Fofuxo – Preta Chinesa
DJ NS – Sensual Tarraxinha
DJ Nedwyt-Fox – Meu Próprio Estilo

NGUZUNGUZU / The Perfect Lullaby

Fresh Poster

Come July, you better go.

More Posters

It's been a long day... But I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In The Water

The young boys of Beat Connection dropped their newest video for "In The Water" which adds to their list of another tripped out perfectly made gorgeous video to compliment their music. I'm excited for these guys and how much love they are receiving. Check.

Beat Connection - In The Water from Panaframe ▲ on Vimeo.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Birthday Posters

Sometimes you can't make a client happy, even if that client is your brother. My brother asked me to make a poster for his son's 2 year birthday party. After last year's poster, I definitely will do this every year.

This year he said this: "Don't feel obligated to use a picture of Bennett, but rather make it like one of the posters you normally make." I then went through some old mags and papers and decided to flip a 60's porn movie poster into a 2 year old's birthday poster. I don't know why, but I thought it was a brilliant idea. They ultimately loved it, but felt it was a little to raunchy to put up at the party. So instead, I made a two headed duck poster which I must say fits swimmingly for their party.

Too much?

Two ducks.

Raphael Saadiq - Good Man

Originally posted by Stephan Gray: "This is one of the filthiest music videos I've ever seen. Fucking Gorgeous."

Mayer Hawthorne - Impressions

Mayer aka Haircut just dropped a free download of covers the other day on Stones Throw and I must say it's a good continuation off of his album. This boy got some soul, and my lady likes him so I sometimes do feel blogged to share with you what she loves. FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

What he had to say about these covers:

"1. Work To Do
This one features my live band, The County: Quentin Joseph on drums, Topher Mohr on guitar, Quincy McCrary on piano, and Joe Abrams on bass. It was recorded live in a radio station studio somewhere during our Winter 2010 US tour. The tapes recently surfaced, but nobody can remember exactly where we were. The song is originally by The Isley Brothers, and that’s the only version I was familiar with until we started playing it in our live shows and people would come up to us and say “hey, loved your cover of Average White Band!”.

2. Don’t Turn The Lights On
My favorite track from Chromeo’s latest LP. On the surface it’s an electro-funk, dance floor filler, but underneath is a brilliant love ballad with lyrics that reminded me of something from Tyrone Davis. Dave1 (of Chromeo) told me the song is about a guy who falls in love with a ghost, so I wanted my version to have an eerie, ghostly feel to it. Quincy McCrary played the creepy piano solo at the end.

3. You’ve Got The Makings Of A Lover
Textbook Northern Soul from a little known Dallas, Texas group called The Festivals. I was digging for records in NY with my homey DJ Kurse, and the shopkeeper played the 45 in the store. Both of us immediately ran up to the counter and said “yo! what is THAT?!”. The original version was recorded in the late 60s, and the mix isn’t very good. I wanted a version that I could bump. Quentin Joseph played the drums and we recorded them at Sam Beaubien’s studio in Detroit. That’s Sam playing the trumpet as well.

4. Fantasy Girl
This song was written and composed by an amazing man from Pasadena named Steve Salazar. He was born with a heart condition and passed away at the young age of 27. Before he died he recorded one incredible album of demos in the mid-70s with a band called Shorty’s Portion. Peanut Butter Wolf found a copy of the album and I loved it so much that he gave it to me (thanks Wolf!). The vinyl had a handwritten note tucked in the sleeve that was addressed to anyone who could help the band with management, a record deal, radio airplay, etc. I’d estimate there were less than 300 copies pressed. That’s my Dad playing pedal steel guitar and Topher Mohr shredding the guitar solo on my version.

5. Little Person
Jon Brion is not from this planet. He penned this song for the soundtrack to Charlie Kaufman’s film “Synecdoche, NY”. I didn’t get the film at all, but I really got the soundtrack. The original has only female vocal and piano, but I always heard a larger arrangement. Hubert Alexander played some of the piano and I did everything else.

6. Mr. Blue Sky
This one also features my band, The County, and was recorded live, in one take, in a tiny makeshift tent, at a festival in Dour, Belgium. "

Dash EXP - Soundview Mix

Dash stay grinding!! Dude is always making my ceiling bounce, always playing randomly out of town, and always doing it bigger than any of you probably know. It's good to have him on team. This mixtape is a build up to his release for the upcoming Soundview EP on Hot N Heavy Recordings out May 16th.

FREE DOWNLOAD - 'Soundview' Mixtape - 'Soundview' EP Out May 16th on Hot N Heavy by DashEXP

01. Jamie Grind - Footwork [Fortified Audio]
02. Munchi - Tomma Essa Porra [T&A Records]
03. Dash EXP - Soundview[*Hot N Heavy]
04. TRG and Dub U - Losing Marbles (2562 Remix) [Hotflush Recordings]
05. Jean Nipon - Stamina (French Fries Remix) [Institubes]
06. GuGu - AC Riddim [DVA Music]
07. Sepalcure - Taking You Back [Hotflush Recordings]
08. Mosca - Square one (Bok Bok remix) [Night Slugs]
09. Samo Sound Boy - Five [Palms Out Sound Dub]
10. Dash EXP - BX27 [*Hot N Heavy]
11. Astronomar - Back to the Beat [Dub]
12. Boddika (Instra:mental) - When I Dip [Nonplus]
13. Samo Sound Boy - Rattlesnake [Trouble & Bass Dub]
14. Dash EXP - Knock Out (Dickhead Funk) [Dub]
15. Toddska - Gal From England [Girls Music]
16. Whistla - Pillowtalk (Para Remix) [L2S Recordings]
17. Submerse featuring Resketch - Fruit Salad [Fortified Audio]
18. Dash EXP - Friends [Dub]
>>> Chris Brown - Look At Me Now [Jive]
19. Cedaa - Hypnotiq (Juxta remix) [Dub]
20. CanBlaster - Clockworks [NightShifters]
21. Dash EXP - Manor Ave [*Hot N Heavy]
22. CRST - Put A Spell On You [Deep Thrills]
23. Headhunter - Chasing Dragons [Idle Hands]
23. Dash EXP featuring Astronomar- Gypsy Cab [*Hot N Heavy]
25. Christoph Andersson - Gestalt (Cedaa Remix) [Dub]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Balloons MTV Brazil


Balloons - MTV Brazil from Dulcidio Caldeira on Vimeo.

Pay Me In ASS

The 87 Stick Up Kids website led me to this great video. How can you not love it? The Get Busy Committee are ex members of Styles Of Beyond and now rapping in strip clubs apparently. Regardless, this is my shit right now.

SOTA - Altered State EP

Mad Rad is hitting the road with our guys next week, so download their new EP that came out today. Alive is my jaaaaammmmmmmm. DOWNLOAD HERE

"SOTA's latest project, 'Altered State' -- is a collection of 7 songs produced in-house and is some of our best work to date. Following the release of our debut "SeaCal" in April 2010 this free EP shows a marked progression in the musical styles and tastes of the three"

87 Stick Up Kids Mixtape

We rocked a show with these guys on tour in LA, and we had a great time kicking it with them. They do a monthly at a strip club and I really like track 10 on their Mishka mixtape that you can DOWNLOAD HERE. Best of luck to the LA homies doing their thing on this Mishka tape.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Champagne @ Vera

DAMN!! My guys got this crowd hyphy.. congrats on all the success to my dudes who have been touring touring touring. Stay up to date with CC on their new TUMBLR. Really, I must say, I am blessed to have such great friends that have so much talent and creativity. The sky is the limit.

No Theft

Sometimes you gain inspiration from people that you don't even know. And sometimes you build a rapport with those people based on like minded thinking, creative projects, and a mutual respect. Please check out NO THEFT and his great poster work. I've been checking his work out since P first put me onto Le Grand Cru, a group of designers, artists, and musicians from where P grew up, that are now working in Seattle as well. They've shown OFS love and we always show it back.

This video below, is what prompted me to blog about No Theft today. I am very jealous of this idea and think it's brilliant. Using a beet for his art on the Japan compilation that Le Grand Cru is putting out made me go back to the drawing board for this current poster I'm working on. Pick up the compilation HERE.

Japan Compilation, by LE GRAND CRU from LE GRAND CRU on Vimeo.

Shabazz Palaces - City Arts

One thing I love about being on tour is the amount of time I have to myself to listen to music. During the three weeks we had with Mash Hall, I can tell you that we all were playing our favorites, our own music, and stuff that isn't even out yet.

The new Shabazz record definitely struck a chord with everyone in the van. I don't know the name of the song, but while driving, Darwin played one song like 8 times in a row. It's great to see the love these two have received and it's much deserved. Black Up, the band’s debut on Sub Pop, comes out June 28. Check this great cover story about Shabazz in this month's addition of City Arts HERE.

Here is "Lost Foundling" a song they dropped about a month ago for your listening pleasures.
Shabazz Palaces - Lost Foundling by subpop

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Let us celebrate with a little Mother music, shall we? Don't forget to call your moms.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pusha T - Can I Live

Hadn't seen this nor heard of it.. being on tour you miss a lot of things. But like this rework of the Jigga classic. Pusha going 9 years strong.

via Chief

Friday, May 6, 2011

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Opening Day

A glimpse into the day that was... I do wish there was a little bit of dialog. I'd love to hear what they were talking about while stretching, drinking hot tea, and walking thru the tunnel. Regardless good work gents, and Stephan Gray.

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS (My Oh My Opening Day) from GMP on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mad Rad x SOTA Poster

We are doing a bunch of shows with State of the Artist later in May. Tell your people.. thanks!

OCnotes - Medicine

For someone nursing a bad knee, this is definitely helping my lay around the house lifestyle. Sir Otis is back with another alliance of whipping good beats, sounds, and grooves. DOWNLOAD HERE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kanye at Coachella

People have been talking about this performance since it happened, and I'm glad I had a chance to watch the whole thing in it's entirety. Kanye puts on a great show but is it really the greatest thing since sliced bread? I think not. None the less, you gotta love Yeezy.

Video: Kanye West at Coachella 2011 (Full Concert) from IAN+BE on Vimeo.