Monday, March 21, 2011

New Music Monday Senor Kaos

Been listening to Senor Kaos
regularly since coming across his mix-tape at Brooklyn Radio

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big up! "Sir Coxsone " Dodd


I'm starting my tribute to Dj's with this man, "Sir Coxsone" Dodd, a pioneer in what has become a modern staple, the DJ/Producer.

Dodd began running sound systems in 1954 after a short stint living in the U.S. exposed him to R&B music. He went back to Jamaica with a few records and started the Downbeat Sound System. Dodd would import new records from Miami and New Orleans to play for eager Jamaican audiences. Dodd eventually set up five different sound systems, each playing nightly. He would hire other DJ's to run the parties including a young Lee "Scratch" Perry.

Eventually the R&B trend died out and Jamaicans began to record their own music in search of a new sound. It was around this time that Dodd met Roland Alfonso and Don Drummond, founding members of the Skatalites and began the legendary Studio One.
It would be at Studio One where a young Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer would get their start recording classic Ska and rock steady tunes like "Simmer Down".

"Sir Coxsone" went on to record a hefty amount of classic reggae, ska and rocksteady through out the 60's and 70's and started the careers of many of the genre's heavy weight artists. Unfortunately, like many famous record producers he was also a shister and would often under pay musicians. By any account the man is a legend, and would no doubt influence the evolution of Hip Hop via a young Jamaican transplant named Kool Herc. RESPECT!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Pendleton's Waiting On You/Comming Down

Bought this at Turntable Lab about a month ago. There is literally no information about The Pendleton's on the internet but you may know Myron & E. from their release It's a Shame on Now Again Last February. Throwback Boogie Funk from California. BUY IT HERE.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I know this song has been out for almost 2 months which makes it old as shit in the age of the interweb but whatever. This is for all of my music loving homeys who don't know what Pitchfork is.

Anthem of the Spring. A hipster disco masterpiece.

Toro Y Moi "New Beat" by carparkrecords

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Blog Schedule 2011

Alright, I've decided to give this blog some structure and consistency. Meaning a whole new schedule of weekly content. Here's the rundown.

Mondays will be for new music. I'll review new artists, songs, albums. Whatever, as long as it's current and banging. BANGING!

Tuesday is going to be dedicated to vinyl. I'll wax nostalgic about favorite records of mine and the times we've had.

Wednesdays will be DJ fan boy day. I'll pick a different DJ every week and discuss they're impact on the art form and culture.

I'm dedicating this day to hip hop history. Starting from the very beginning, before Cool Herc, back to the Jamaican sound systems and then forward. Every week a new Chapter.

I'm reinstating Honey Knuckles Radio. A random mix of whatever I'm listening too at the moment.


And that's it. I'm taking the weekend off. WINNING!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

N.E.R.D God Bless Us All

Only now giving N.E.R.D's latest album "Nothing" due attention. The Neptunes(Chad Hugo and Pharell Williams) are arguably the most influential producers of last decade, with notable pieces of the pie going to lil Jon and Timbaland (childhood friend of The Neptunes) as well. These albums are more or less the duo's geeky pet projects. They never receive much critical attention but are always impeccably produced. Something a nerd can appreciate.