Boiler Room TV presents a new episode this week featuring ?uestlove behind the boards. The entire set is a tribute to J-Dilla and features some unheard Roots rehearsal tracks of Dilla beats. I would recommend just downloading the podcast, instead of watching the whole video. These broadcasts always contain a bit more NY hipster douche than I can stomach. As always, someone from the youtube comments section sums up my feelings completely:
I love The Bolier Room concept, but it almost always pisses me off. You have a world class DJ spinning mind blowing sets and what do you have going on in the back ground? Bored looking hipsters looking at their smart phones while half heartedly shuffling about to the beat. Can’t they get a crowd that’s gonna let off and enjoy the experience instead of just tweeting about it?
SXSW Music 2011 was such a craze that I’m still recovering from pure exhaustion, combine that with a mean head cold I caught, and I’ve been slumbering like a hibernating bear. Fear not though, the grand ol recap should be hitting your face in the next few days. In the meantime, check out the instagram photos I snapped, and you may have missed from the ML twitter feed.
Yeah, you read that title right, ML had to cut the procrastination & curb the lallygagging, and to finally go to the madness that is SXSW. About the title, it does say Hip-Hopish, but we touche the whole spectrum in our picks.
If you read this blawg, chances are you subscribe to some of our music tastes, so here are some of our picks from the official showcases (note: we didn’t pick things that would jam up your whole schedule or overlap, because a big part of SXSW is finding and discovering new music on your own…and having enough time to stuff your face with bbq (but…salad for us, please)).
If the following 2 things occur: I am not passed out somewhere, and I have wifi, I will try to have daily updates on the blog. Regardless, be sure to check the twitter, @metallungies where we will have rants, pictures, and deep thoughts about our time at SXSW. Look for a grand ol’ recap next week…or something.
I, like Son Raw, find dance remixes of classic hip-hop tracks repugnant, even offensive. But Dash EXP’s remix of “Everyday Struggle” is actually a worthy Biggie tribute because it keeps the anger of the original and even amplifies it. The sped up vocals bring out an urgency in Biggie’s voice without sacrificing any of the grit. It takes Biggie off the stoop in Bed-Stuy and into the machine city in the Matrix right before Neo fights Mr. Smith.
Bonus: Matty G’s “The Realness,” which gives Mobb Deep the dubstep treatment. Respectfully, of course.
In the Long Island suburban haven of my childhood, there is a large Jewish community. This meant that in the Summer of 2001, I went to at least one bar-mitzvah every week. These parties all had the same exact faces, the same kosher caterer, and the same spiky-haired DJ. This guy had bar-mitzvahs down to a science. He knew exactly what we wanted to hear and nothing stirred up the preteen horny like 112. We sang “Peaches & Cream” word for word and we all clapped it up on “Dance with Me” when Q, Daron, and Mike sang, “If you’re sexy and you know it, clap your hands.” I was all about the Beanie Siegel remix of “Dance with Me” and I still have Jay-Z’s verse on the “Peaches” remix memorized.
As you can imagine, Son Raw’s expert mashup of Skream and 112 hits me in a special place. This takes me back to long hot nights of gelled back hair and virgin pina coladas.
Kanye West made good on his promise to release a new song on Friday with the rich kids posse cut “Monster.” Between joining Twitter and pledging to leak a song every Friday until Christmas, Kanye is making Internet promo his bitch right now. Am I losing it if I think Nicki Minaj’s verse reigns supreme? This is the second of five songs from Kanye and Jay-Z’s EPWatch the Throne, the first being the sloppy “Power” remix. An earlier version was edited, but this is the full, dirty track.
Considering we were one of the first blogs to post the remixes of the 1st single (as well as the Kanye assisted remix), I’m The Shit, off DJ Class’s album, Alameda Coldspring (it’s still bringing us a lot of traffic to this day), it would be criminal if we didn’t post the 2nd single for you (eventually, I know it’s been out for a bit), the fine reader of ML to bump & grind to.
Is 4.20 the new “in” day to flood the internets with dope music (as if on other days there weren’t floods of music already, ha)? Anyway, Diplo compadre Major Lazer hooks up with Santogold Santigold for this track which Lazer aptly describes as something “like a surf rock ragga thingamajig, zeen!’”. Check it out: