Posts Tagged ‘ Records ’

Wanna Play A Game Of Rhythm Roulette?


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If you start making music for the Diplomats before you’re supposed to graduate from high school, you better pray that you’re consistently at the top of your game. That’s what araabMUZIK has been doing and then some. The Rhode Island producer has made a name for himself, in more than one way. His live MPC sets are dizzying and his imagination behind the boards is still expanding. He also miraculously survived a gunshot to the head in an attempted robbery in Harlem earlier in February. But he pushed through and released his album Dream World in July and produced Joe Budden’s last album Rage & The Machine.

As you can assume, it was only a matter of time before we got araab for Rhythm Roulette. We hit up Moodies Records in the Bronx and ended up with CDs from Blue Magic, Diana Ross & The Supremes, and The Dramatics (he’s not messing with vinyl). Then back at the studio with his AKAI MPC, araabMUZIK chops up samples and does what he does best. Layer after layer, he builds in his signature sound and producer drops for what could be the intro to the next Dipset album.

Just Blaze – “Rhythm Roulette” From The Sprite Corner


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Fans of music production know Just Blaze for his numerous accolades and contributions to various genres. However, we bet they didn’t know Just can create album-worthy joints on the fly. After listening through three randomly selected records and deciding only one of them was good enough to use, Just began to create a soulful and hard-hitting beat with sped-up choir vocals weaving in and out of the track. In the end, he thought the beat sounded so good he wanted to dip from The Sprite Corner to finish it up at his studio.

DJs! How About ‘Netflix’ for your favorite Vinyl Records?


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Digital music sales have taken a dive, and meanwhile, vinyl is in the midst of a huge swell that probably won’t let up anytime soon. So what has 2015′s vinyl surge wrought? VYNL, or Netflix for records.

The service is pretty straightforward, although rather than picking particular albums you want to rent, a la Netflix, you select from VNYL’s categories—which are called #vibes. This is where it goes slightly adrift, but we’ll focus on the service because it’s a cool idea. Say you want #work or #danceparty or #betweenthesheets. You pick one of those and each month you get a pack of LPs to play. You can keep what you want for as low as 12 bucks a record, and send back what you’re not feeling at the end of the month.

It’s worth noting, though, that there are other similar services cropping up, such as Vinyl Me, Please, which costs $23-$27 a month. We haven’t tried either service, but the idea behind them seems like a good way to bulk up on vinyl if you’re just getting started And it’s a good thing to get into—probably the most worthwhile way to own music in a world of immediate but downgraded music downloads.

Hey Mr. Dj, Spin Some Desserts


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                    Jolene by Dolly Parton. Candid pear with sweet red wine reduction.

For this amazing Vinyl Desserts at 33 RPM series was taken by a photographer known as Philip Karlberg and set designer / chef was Mattias Nyhlin. Associating each image and recipe to a particular song, they listened to different music to find the right song for each image. Spinning on records, the visual of the image and the sense of how the food will taste all comes together in a playful way.

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                   Where is my mind by Pixies. Panacotta.
 
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                    Here I go again by Whitesnake. Cheesecake with jelly.
 
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                   Nuthin but a ‘G’ thang by Dr Dre feat. Snoop. Pancakes, chocolate mousse & cream.
 
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                    Don’t look back into the sun by the Libertines. Sundae surprise.
 
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                   You can call me Al by Paul Simon. Fruit Carpaccio.
 
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                    If I had a heart by Fever Ray. Raspberry sorbet, mint ice cream and fig.

Counterbalanced Turntable by Hammacher Schlemmer


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Listening to records is old school cool. Vinyl is still in circulation so having a means to play them is important. The sound quality might not be that great so investing in a newer design might be best. Gadget brand Hammacher Schlemmer put out a Counterbalanced Turntable that delivers crisp, clear sound. Equipped with all kinds of high tech mechanisms including dual counter-rotating decks that spin counter-clockwise to cancel out unwanted noise and twin plinths that can’t transfer sound. This design won the Best Sound High Fidelity Award by Munich High End which is the biggest high-end award to be had.

Ion IT27 Vertical Turntable


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Ion IT27 Vertical Turntable is a small wall-mounted turntable. Requires only 4 AA batteries to power up, this turntable is best for those who have space issues. Ion IT27 Vertical Turntable  features built-in speaker, volume control and a recorder.

Slaughterhouse ft. Cee Lo Green – My Life (Behind The Scenes).


A good behind the scenes look at a video or record is always entertaining, but not too many have Eminem in jeggings, getting fed grapes by an anonymous assistant.  Take a look at the Slaughterhouse doing their thing with Cee Lo Green while filming the ‘My Life’ video.

Behind the Scenes: Shanell feat. Lil Wayne & Drake – So Good.


Check out some dope behind the scenes footage from Shanell’s newest video titled ‘So Good’ featuring Lil Wayne and Drake.

Tyga – Rack City (Official Video).


The video for the well known club banger “Rack City” from Tyga dropped a few days ago, and much to my surprise, was a bit more than I had expected.  In the same vein as the simplistic video for “The Motto”, my expectations were set at seeing Tyga throwing money around a colored background, and some Meleena Hayes looking hotties strutting around the screen.  But the video has a bit of a story intertwined into it, which hinted to a pseudo throwback to the days of “Thriller” when video’s were like movies.  Althought the “plot” for this video is a bit confusing, and just kind of ENDS out of no where, I applaud the effort put into not just having another “Make It Rain” video.  Check the method below.

Long Exposure Photos of Spinning Records.


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Towards the end of every shift at work, there’s a time period named “Last Call”, where I ask my assistant to go grab me as many drinks as she can carry, so we have something to sip on while we break down our equipment and prepare to leave.  There have been a few times, where as a result in the sudden boost of alcohol, things get a little blurry… including the records I spin.  However, I was unaware that there are photographers out there that capture this effect and make stunning Chromatic RPM pictures using long exposure.  I stumbled across a series of said photos yesterday, and have been trying to decide which record I’d like to buy the most.  (Photos by Paul Octavious)

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