Posts Tagged ‘ Clubs ’

The Past and Future of Baltimore Club Music.


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Thump has just released a new video featuring DJ Technics where the Baltimore club don sits down with DJ Ayres to talk about the golden days of B’more.  It’s future, it’s past, and it’s effect on modern culture.  As a DJ who grew up listening to DMV area music (D.C., Maryland, Virginia), this is an interesting look into the music that some were never introduced to, and others will never forget.

Ludacris feat. Usher & David Guetta – Rest Of My Life


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Ludacris has released a new single off his upcoming eight studio album, ‘Ludaversal.’ ‘Rest Of My Life’ features appearances from Usher and David Guetta (who also produced the song). It is the third single off the forthcoming album. With the success of ‘Jingalin” and ‘Representin” still lingering, ‘Rest Of My Life’ has a new vibe for Ludacris. With David Guetta producing the song, the EDM sound has given a new feel to correlate with the flow of Ludacris’s raps. The high energy dance beat from Guetta mixed with the hip-hop and R&B feel from Ludacris and Usher gives ‘Rest Of My Life’ a very diverse and unique sound that we haven’t got to hear from Ludacris yet. The powerful beat breaks in the song provide a good balance of hip-hop and pop. “I’m on a journey, yeah, I’m on a roll/Sometimes gotta close my eyes, just to open my soul/And tonight is the night, I gotta feeling that I’m about act a fool/So if you go fix some drinks me and Usher are about to break some rules.” Though the rap verses from Ludacris are as solid as they have ever been, Usher provides the melody in the chorus. “If you live for something, you’re not alone, my friend/So fill up your cup and, lift your lighter, and toast to life.” ‘Rest Of My Life’ is a new page in the novel of Ludacris, but with all the talent in this song, there’s no doubt that ‘Rest Of My Life’ is going to be hitting hard over the speakers in clubs for quite some time.

The World’s 50 Best Bars.


Drinks International, based out of the UK, has published its version of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards, with the World’s 50 Best Bars list.  From secretive speakeasies that require walking through phone booths, wardrobes and hidden, unmarked doors, editors and bar professionals around the world selected their picks for the best bars around the world.  While New York and London dominate the top 10 list, watering holes from 16 countries are represented along the way, including bars from France, Spain, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.  About 100 of the world’s top bar professionals contributed to the list, including the Playboy Club’s Salvatore Calabrese, King Cocktail Dale DeGroff, Esquire’s David Wondrich in the US and diamond ice-carver Hidetsugu Ueno.

Here are the top 50 bars in the world, according to a panel of 100 bar professionals and Drinks International.

1. PDT, New York
2. Connaught, London
3. Artesian, London
4. Death & Co, New York
5. Milk & Honey, London
6. American Bar at the Savoy, London
7. 69 Colebrooke Row, London
8. Drink, Boston US
9. Harry’s New York Bar, Paris
10. Black Pearl, Melbourne, Australia
11. Pegu Club, NY
12. Dry Martini Bar, Barcelona
13. Eau De Vie, Sydney
14. Bramble, Edinburgh
15. Employees Only, New York
16. La Capilla Bar, Mexico
17. Merchant Hotel, Belfast
18. Nightjar, London
19. Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco
20. Buddha Bar, Paris
21. Skyview Bar, Dubai
22. The Varnish, Los Angeles
23. Tippling Club, Singapore
24. Milk & Honey, New York
25. 878 Bar, Buenos Aires
26. Der Raum, Melbourne
27. Callooh Callay, London
28. Clover Club, New York
29. Door74, Amsterdam
30. Tommy’s, San Francisco
31. Floridita, Havana
32. City Space, Moscow
33. Matterhorn, Wellington, NZ
34. High Five Bar, Tokyo
35. Le Lion, Hamburg
36. LAB, London
37. Boadas, Barcelona
38. Dutch Kills, New York
39. Worship St Whistling Shop, London
40. BarAgricole, San Francisco
41. Papa Doble, Montpellier
42. Quo Vadis, London
43. Lounge Bohemia, London
44. Mayahuel, New York
45. Mutis, Barcelona
46. Ruby, Copenhagen
47. Rules, London
48. Hemingway Bar, Paris
49. Zuma, Dubai
50. Star Bar, Tokyo

The Araab Muzik Show.


Weather it’s live, on video, or in any other medium, someone playing the MPC live is always amazing to me, the same way it is for anyone to watch any artist produce live music.  The M.V.P. of the MPC, Mr. Araab Muzik, is a world class musician that has transcended the label of a simple “beat maker”.  Luckily for his fans, he’s on tour, all over the U.S. and has recently put out a docu-video proving his dopeness to those who remain unfamiliar.  But if you’re already up on your Araab music, keep looking at the top of the screen for the tour dates streaming by.