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Archive for April, 2010

If Robots Ruled The World…


 

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It’s not a widely known fact that before I used to sit behind the DJ booth at clubs, I used to sit in a classroom in the Bay Area learning digital animation.  3D animation was my fall plan incase the DJ game didn’t pay the bills, so when I saw 100 digital renders from the best 3D animators from all over the world, I was thoroughly impressed.  Another little tid-bit most people may not know is that when I’m not at work, in the studio, or in a meeting discussing a new project… I’m off somewhere being a nerd.  (I know being a black nerd was illegal until like 2003, but its not my fault, I was born like this).  So when I discovered the displays were ALL robot-related works, I was fascinated.  I hope your just as impressed as I was.

 

 

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Electric Boogaloo


I am a firm believer in the saying practice makes perfect.  I take about 1 to 2 hours every day to mix, scratch, and cut all different types of music.  Occasionally I’ll record my sessions in an attempt to fix my mistakes, and once in a while I’ll do something off the top of my head that I’m very happy with.  This 8 minute take of a mixing session already debuted on http://www.djstorm.com a few weeks ago, but due to an overwhelming demand for a download link, I’m putting up on the blog.  So here for your enjoyment, “Electro”.

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B.O.B. ft. Lupe Fiasco – Past My Shades


B.O.B. and Lupe Fiasco have teamed up to bring you the track “Past My Shades”.  The track is composed of live music mixed with a few digital elements, and is complimented by ‘Bobby Ray’s’ mellifluous singing, and Lupe’s keen lyrics.  A for sure must listen, click the pic to download.

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Past-Future Cars


We are wondering why it is that car manufacturers are tripping over each other inventing boring and redundant “super modern” and “high design” cars, when the end result is a sea of lookalikes. One can no longer recognize a “premium” make from a lower-end car, certainly not by distinctive and recognizable design features.  They are unimaginative, uninspiring and suffer from a serious case of follow-itis. As opposed to being leaders and, in particular, design leaders. We see design tweaks and add-on features advertised as if they were a revolution when in fact, there’s nothing really significantly new or exciting. No wonder so many are giving up cars altogether. Why not bring it back to the golden age?

Who Said Cassettes Were Useless?


Russian artist Erika Iris Simmons has used various methods to construct masterful works of art out of useless mediums.  The results are pretty ridiculous.  I wish I could tell you more about her inspirations for these amazing art pieces… But I can’t read Russian.  Click the pic to see more.

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Eminem Says: No More Relapse 2


Here’s the explanation from Em himself:
“I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title.”

The scheduled date for “Recovery” is June 22nd.

Bet I Bust.


Recently rapper T.I. has been slowly moving back onto the hip hop scene after his incarceration with guest appearances, and features.  But after a video of him recording the new track “Bet I Bust” surfaced on the internet, even the most timid listener could see that Tip Harris was back on his grind.  With this ‘One-take-Jake’ style delivery, and a mirrored image of Harris recording his ad-libs simultaneously, this simple video shows a man on a mission to regain his spot on the throne of hardest working rappers in the game. 

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