Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Guru in a Coma :(



Such sad news about a hip hop legend. After suffering a cardiac arrest Guru is now in a coma. read the rest of the article here

Friday, February 26, 2010

Nikki Farquharson

I'm so inspired by this work! I've seen this a couple of times on some design blogs but I never visited her site! I love her style of collaging, her use of hand draw illustration mixed with photography. The bright colors mixed with black and white. Its nice that you can see the actually pen marks in her illustrations giving it a wonderful hand done touch.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Carnival 2010

click for larger images!!!








I stumbled upon these images just now online! They are amazing!!!! I had the opportunity to go to Carnaval In Salvador da Bahia once a few years back and it was definitely an experience everyone should have once in their life. I would love to go to carnival in Rio or Trinidad some day.

I love Samba and used to perform samba and afro brazilian a couple of years back and kinda fell out of it! These pictures inspire me to want to be part of that culture again.
Check out the rest of the images HERE! Give this photographer some props, he's amazing!

Erykah Badu - Window Seat

1st single from the upcoming album New Amerykah Part 2!!!! I love Erykah and would love to see her again. The last time I saw her believe it or not was in 1997. Damn long time ago. I got caught once trying to sneak into one of her shows on a rainy night jumping over a fence and sliding down a muddy hill! hahahahah good times.

You'll Find A Way (Fame Dance)

I caught part of the Fame movie on my flight a couple of weeks ago and actually thought this part was pretty cool. One of my favorite songs from Santogold/Santagold whatever she's calling herself these days.
check it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Monday!!! Musinah - Once Again

Can't find the og and since i haven't worked out a player, here is a DJ Daru remix of Musinah's Once Again.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5

Damn! I don't even know how this gear was ever cool! So funnnnny.


The Message

Die Antwoord, Taxijams

Taxijam presents Die Antwoord from taxijam on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

so i hear its dilla month...

Here is one of my favorite tracks from dilla off of the Donuts album.

J Dilla - Two Can Win

Monday, February 1, 2010

I've fallen in love with Die Antwoord

DIE ANTWOORD! What, haven't heard? Dope!!! Check out their website. The design is on point, the pictures are awesome, the music is sick, Yo-Landi is hot, beats are crazy! They make me want to visit South Africa tomorrow. hahhaa, they are just so different and interesting. i really can't wait till the album drops.
check it
http://www.dieantwoord.com/







fly free!!! scribbles and tunes!

A doodle I did for a co-worker who is leaving. Originally doodled on a napkin in a meeting. I scanned it in and colored it in in photoshop. Everytime I read the "fly free" I think of Erykah Badu - Honey and sing the lyrics "fly free baby fine with me, I'm in love with a bumble bee".



Erykah Badu - Honey (live)

Random Monday! Afro-Mystik - Devious Rythms

a little tropical dance track for you.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Check out Freeway's new CD packaging

Being that this is my field of design (packaging) I thought it would be relevant on my blog. Pretty clever no?

DJ Skream

dubstep! love all the crazy dark sounds

VonD ft. PhePhe - Show Me - Skreamix


DJ Skream - Metal Mouth

Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Monday! James Brown - Night Train

Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T.

Gets real funky at about 1:38!!!
see who's sampled below.


3rd Bass - "Portrait of the Artist as a Hood"
Capone-N-Noreaga ft Tragedy - "Thug Paradise"
Funkmaster Flex - "Live from the Palladium"
Jazzy Jay - "Jazzy Jay on the Scratch"
K-Solo - "Real Solo Please Stand Up"
Lauryn Hill - "Sweetest Thing"
LL Cool J - "I'm Bad"
Prodigy - "Funky Shit"
Schoolly D ft Mekon - "Skool's Out"
Tragedy Khadafi ft Capone - "Thug Paradise"
Twin Hype - "Nothin' Could Save Ya"
UTFO - "Get Down"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

WHaT?!?!??!!??!

Not a Reggaeton fan.....I don't even know what to say :/
mini daddy - el niƱo mas bonito

Thursday, January 21, 2010

scribbles and tunes!!!



M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun and "BANG", they go well together, no?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nite Jewel - What Did He Say

This song reminds me of an 80's track. Love the bassy synths.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Random Monday!!!

Bloodstone - Natural High
Here's a lowrider oldie for you!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mazzy Star - Give You My Lovin & Five String Serenade

My two all time favorite Mazzy Star songs! Hope Sandoval is lovely!



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - I Wonder If I Take You Home

This was my jam back in the day! My fave all time song as a child growing up. Would dance do the smurf, the freak! haha!!! At around 2:15 check out the girl with her hair tied up in a unicorn horn:) I wanna see someone rocking that today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

scribbles and tunes!!!

If you don't know... I'm a graphic designer from 9-5, specifically in the packaging and branding industry. I have a habit of doodling and scribbling all over EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING. You should see my design briefs, lunch napkins, notebooks and sketchbooks. They are covered in scribbles and doodles. What else am I going to do as I wait for huge files to save.

So, I've started a collection of them over the years and thought, why not add some of the artistic (if thats what you wanna call it) me to this blog. So I thought of the idea of scanning in one of my scribbles and adding a tune I felt suited it the best. So here goes the first one.

cooties

and the song I'd like to pair it up with is, Blame - Music Takes You (Two Bad Mice remix) because to me they look like a bunch of confused old school ravers!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Random Monday! KMD - Peach Fuzz

Most of my random shuffles keep falling on hip hop for some reason, def not a bad thing. Here's a classic for you. check the now MF Doom in the vid. Used to be part of this trio and used to call himself Zev Love X.

KMD - Peach Fuzz

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I love Yukimi!

Little Dragon - Never Never


Little Dragon - Feather (Dimman remix)

I live in Brooklyn baby!

Roy Ayers - We live in Brooklyn, baby

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Zapp & Roger - Dance Floor

I'd rather be groovin' on the dancefloor right now, but instead I'm at work in front of the computer staring at photoshop and illustrator. Don't get me wrong I do love my job as a graphic designer but right now I'm in a funk mood. This was when auto tune was good, not like all the crap coming out now.

Live performance of Dance Floor

Monday, January 4, 2010

Zed Bias - Neighbourhood '99 and '09

I love Garage music. Feeling allll the bassy stuff coming out of the Uk...
dubstep 2-step, broken beat, I love it all. Here is one garage track for you. Originally released in 1999, it has been remixed for'09, 10 years later. I think it came out sometime in October so not too late.
check em both!

Neighbourhood '09


Neighbourhood 1999

Random Monday! Dr. Dre - Xxplosive

This is a good one! Hot west coast beat! When Erykah did bag lady to this track I was loving it!
Dr. Dre - Xxplosive

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bibio and DJ Cam, Same sample???

I love both of these songs and I believe they use the same sample. I just don't know what it is but I like it!

Bibio - Lover's Carvings


DJ Cam - Dieu Reconnaitra Les Siens

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

Here is a funky old song to start off a funky new year!
Donald Byrd - Lansana's Priestess