wmc - 2009 | top 10
just came back from Miami for this year’s Winter Music Conference - a convergence of electronic music lovers from label folk to artists to the fans that make it all possible. Was my first year there in the sun and sand and the word for the week : ridiculous (thanks Spinnerty). TOP 10 (in no particular order) - Cuban cafe con leche -Raw Fusion party @ Jazid -beatboxing @ the beach...
you can't do this with an mp3
artist iRI5 recylces old cassette tapes to make glorious portraits of artists .
grown kids radio lauches in san francisco
“Being a kid is easy. Being a Grown Kid is on some next level ish.” - gkr collective Grown Kids Collective’s newest love project on Pirate Cat Radio is DOPE! The bay area is holdin’ it down on the airwaves with some of San Francisco’s most foward thinking dj’s and producers. Brown Majik, Spinnerty,...
Tasty spinach salad - for two -fresh spinach leaves (2 handfulls) -grape tomatoes (10-15) -celery (2 sticks) -rasberries (5 diced) -chopped walnuts (a handful) -artichokes quartered (one small jar) MIX IT ALL UP! with a tiny bit of butter and a pinch or brown sugar and cinnamon sautee the walnuts and artochokes in a small saucepan until golden brown and sprinkle on top of your salad. ...
Friends We Love - A little show about big things
Friends we love is a very fresh take on the art of video documentary profiling young artists worldwide. Founded by this crew of two, FWL has become a respected brand in the media industry garnering tons of press in the New York Times, Fader and the Guardian UK to name a few. nice one. Check out the latest video here featuring author Thembisa M. Mshaka:
NextAid returns to WMC
Nextaid, one of my favortie non-profits utilizes music to expand awareness of the AIDS orphan pandemic in Africa. This year, they return to the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami to mobilize the electronic music community with a lineup of top tier musicians at “Beats Build Hope”. For more info go to www.nextaid.org ************************************************************ ...
Cuts so sweet they're like sugar!
Sugarcuts Music’s own Dhundee, holds it down with his heavy mixes of nusoul, jazz, hiphop soul, triphop, house, funk, rare grooves and then some. Splendid, really. PEEP the Sugarcuts podcast here and see for yourself.
San Diego's own Deep Rooted
Proud to link ya’ll to this San Diego hiphop quartet, Deep Rooted, as they have been holding it down for like shiet, 7 or 8 years in this city. This time they teamed up with LA’s Exile on the fresh dancy sounding “Closer” track. Peep the review on ohdang! mag. peaceeeeeee
New Spinnerty podcast on a Deeper Groove
A new jackpot for me is this site called A Deeper Groove which has serveral (glorious) podcasts available for streaming as well as download. Here you will find a mixture of “deep house, broken beat, nu jazz, hip hop, soul, reggae, latin and interplanetary sounds”. LISTEN HERE to San Francisco based Dj/Producer Spinnerty’s lastest mishmosh
The Rules Apply To Everyone
Techcrunch, a blog I started to follow after working at a PR firm where the majority of our clients were (mobile) technology start-ups has an interesting and slightly trollish/arrogantly written story up today by the site’s founder, Micheal Arrington. I do have to give him credit for being a good writer and having valid content in this post, but that’s as far as I’d go. ...
I’m SO proud to add this viral video of Hey Joe Records and the Illfonix show, the radio show I cohost here in San Diego. It’s all about bridging bebop to hip hop and introducing people (all people) to music they may not know. It’s all about the music.
"The price of Williamsburg really pushed out a lot...
Indie rock trivia time: What do TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Blonde Redhead, Saul Williams, Massive Attack, the Knife, Foals, Architecture in Helsinki, and, um, David Bowie all have in common? read the full article @ PITCHFORK
Beatsauce Radio: Bad Synthesizer
Check out Beatsauce radio now on Brooklynradio.net w/ left coast selektah J. Boogie’s Bad Synthesizer mix
Steven Lopez x Erykah Badu: After Midnight Series
Read and watch video about Steve Lopez’s newest art+music combo pieces in this Juxtapoz piece
a very enterprising young lady
Today, a good friend of mine sent me this link and said “dood this is awesome, If I didn’t still have this job, I would totally do something like that”. Friend, I think you SHOULD do it! kthxbai xx, jm
YouTube will block music videos in U.K. →
beef over royalties.
Obama unveils new education plan
If you can’t tell, I love the rapper and cutie pie they call Q-Tip. He has been one of my favorite emcees since i learned of hip hop and continues to stay close to his roots producing quality music that does not deviate from real-ness Here is a great interview with Travis Smiley & Q and his story of multiple (5) record label changes just to put out this last album. he’s a...