Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I just saw Kanye's Glow In The Dark Tour last night at Nokia here in LA and it is all I can think about this morning. Definitely the best hip hop show I have ever seen. I won't spoil any of the surprises for folks that haven't seen the show yet, but please see it if you can. This is the kind of show that you will sit back in your rocker and tell your grandchildren that you saw way back in 2008.
Here are the rest of the Tour Dates for The Glow In The Dark Tour featuring Kanye, Rihanna, NERD and Lupe Fiasco:
04/24/08 Tucson, AZ McKale Memorial Center
04/25/08 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino Resort
04/26/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
04/27/08 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
04/29/08 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
04/30/08 Austin, TX University Of Texas
05/01/08 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Centre
05/02/08 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/04/08 Duluth, GA The Arena At Gwinnett Center
05/05/08 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.
05/06/08 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
05/08/08 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
05/09/08 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
05/10/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
05/11/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
05/13/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
05/15/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
05/16/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
05/17/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
05/18/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
05/20/08 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
05/21/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre
05/22/08 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace Of Auburn Hills
05/23/08 Chicago, IL United Center
05/24/08 Chicago, IL United Center
05/25/08 Fargo, ND Fargodome
05/26/08 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
05/27/08 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
05/29/08 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
05/30/08 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
06/02/08 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
06/03/08 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
06/05/08 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
06/06/08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion At San Jose
06/07/08 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
06/08/08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
06/09/08 West Valley City, UT The E Center
06/11/08 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
06/12/08 Moline, IL i wireless Center
06/13/08 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
Monday, April 21, 2008
Download: Prince- I Would Die For You
Download: Hot Chip-One Pure Thought
Download: Animal Collective- Peacebone
Download: Mark Ronson feat Paul Smith- Apply Some Pressure
Download: Does It Offend You, Yeah?- Dawn Of The Dead
Download: Enter Shikari- Enter Shakri
Download: Calvin Harris- Acceptable in the 80's
Download: Cinematic Orchestra feat Patrick Watson- To Build A Home
Download: The Teenagers- Love No
Download: AkronFamily- Running, Returning
Friday, April 18, 2008
Download: Aphex Twin- Windowlicker
Download: The National- Mistaken For Strangers
Download: Mum- Green Grass of Tunnel
Download: Pendulum- Propane Nightmares
Download: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings- Nobody's Baby
Download: Santogold- LES Artistes
Download: SebastiAn- Dog
Download: Cut Copy- Far Away
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The good folks over at The Fader have just launched their new digital publication called F2.
The free online mag will be downloadable on their site and focus on one genre per issue and showcase 5 of its emerging artists.
Peep the premiere issue here, with profiles of some of my favorites Cut Copy, Boyz Noise and Jokers of the Scene.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I don't know how many of you have checked out Muxtape yet, but if you haven't it's definitely worth a few minutes of your hectic day. Basically its a really simple site where users can upload a 12 song mix of any songs they wish, and share it with the world. People's "muxtapes" are shown randomly every time you go to the site, so you never know what you are gonna get.
A great way to find new tunes, check out some of my favorite Muxtapes below:
Friday, April 11, 2008
Download: Marco Demark- Tiny Dancer (Deadmau5 Remix)
Download: Mickey Factz- Don't Be Light
Download: Third World- 96 Degrees In The Shade
Download: High Powered Boys- Hoes Get Down (DJ Ayres Party Edit)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Check out this amazing mix of all early 90's dance hits from Saul Mojica.
There's nothing like a little CeCe Penniston to get you through Hump Day.
Also this mix contains Robin S- "Show Me Love" which I heard again in the club last Saturday night and I firmly feel is ONE OF THE BEST FUCKING SONGS OF ALL TIME.
Download: Saul Mojica- Early 90's Dance Mix
Black Box - Everybody, Everybody
Cece Penniston - Finally
Madonna - Fever (Extended 12")
Crystal Waters - 100% Pure Love
Mariah Carey - Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
Saint Entienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Salt 'n Pepper - Do You Really Want Me
Deee-Lite - Power of Love
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman
Black Box - Strike it Up vs. Madonna - Vouge (Bette Davis Dub)
Chic - Chic Mystique
Robin S - Show Me Love
Aretha Franklin - Deeper Love
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Somebody say hoooooo! I just ran across these old tapes of Rap battles from 1982. This particular battle occured at the Harlem World between Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic 5 and Charlie Chase, Tony Tone and the Cold Crush Brothers.
As I listen to this I can't help but think how much FUN these dudes are having. They are just there to party, rep their crew and hopefully win the $800 at the end of the night by blowing away their competitors lyrically. No bling, no death treats directed at rivals and no trumped up dance moves to sell records. Just some old-school fun.
And yes, the audio quality here is not tip-top. These tapes were recorded in a noisy club 26 years ago.
Download: Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic 5- Live from Harlem World 1982
Download: Charlie Chase, Tony Tone and the Cold Crush Brothers- Live From Harlem World 1982
One of my favorite new groups is Sweden's The Tough Alliance, whom I first heard about in the post-SXSW buzz this year. The duo makes what I can best describe as electro-pop, with a little hint of reggae/dub in the mix.
From Wikipedia- " Their live shows have also been given much attention in the Swedish media due to their unusual onstage antics which include swinging baseball bats and singing to recorded music. Their critics claim they glorify violence in general and hooliganism in particular, something The Tough Alliance denies."
Here are a few tracks from them, be sure to check them out on April 6th if you happen to live in Perth (what up, Perth!).
Download: The Tough Alliance-Silly Crimes
Download: The Tough Alliance- Something Special
Download: The Tough Alliance- Miami
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Most of you close to me know that the Digitalism's Idealism record was my favorite electronic album of last year (yes, even better than Justice, gasp!)
I saw the German duo live for the first time last night at The El Rey and it was a killer show. Definitely worth checking them out if they come around your way. Here is a live set from their tour last summer to tide you over in the meantime.
Download: Digitalism- Live from Oxegen 7/7/07