Archive for June, 2009

Spank Rock

June 28, 2009

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This post has been written by the lovely Leroy aka. Justin Smith (Check Hot Generation’s MySpace for his profile)- cuz I was too lazy to write it =oD

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Spank Rock is a group from Philadelphia, consisting primarily of MC Spankrock (Naeem Juwan) and a host of other collabs, with affilliations to the Baltimore Bass Connection (BBC). Their music is in line with the Baltimore style mash of hip-hop and electronica sounds. Spank Rock’s 2006 debut YoYoYoYoYo has traces of 8-bit which isn’t usually sounds associated with hiphop.

Benny Blanco’s D.A.N.C.E mashes Justice’s electo/dance/pop anthem with Mos’ Def and Spank Rock (his 2007 EP ‘bangers and cash’ is actually a collaboration with blanco)
I’m personally a bit of an electrohead, and have lately been starting to get into my hiphop- So this has been a pretty cool progression. If you like your Hip Hop, Baltimore or Electro, Spank Rock is a winner, or at the least an interesting listen.

Remixes/Collabs:
“Back it Up” in Ed Banger Rec 3 by Feadz 2008
“D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice (Benny Blanco mix feat. Spank Rock & Mos Def) 2007
“Keep My Composure” from Brotherhood by The Chemical Brothers (2008)
“Shove It” from Santogold by Santogold (2008)
“Ultraviolence” (Remix featuring Spank Rock) by Heartsrevolution (2009)
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Spank Rock’s 2006 album ‘YoYoYoYoYo’ proved to be very popular in the underground Baltimore scene in the US and caught more music listener’s attention as the famous Ed Banger Records worked it into Vol. 3 with “Back It Up”. They also have a second album released in 2007 – Benny Blanco & Spank Rock Present: “Bangers and Cash”
I’ve put up links to “Back It Up” as well as the “D.A.N.C.E Remix” which I HIHGLY suggest you take a look at as you will not be disappointedd! mmkay?!

Links:
Spank Rock MySpace
Spank Rock Facebook (Yes – The time has come to put up facebook links as myspace is dying)

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Muv’s Mix

June 28, 2009

Hope you guys haven’t forgotten already about MUV aka. Chris the local Perth DJ. He’s made up a little something for everyone!

“Hey guys

heres the link to a bootleg i did yesterday

3oh!3 – Don’t trust me vs The proxy (Muv’s Bootleg Mix)

Enjoy”

Hellz – New Summer ’09 Collection

June 25, 2009

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WELL- I know I’m putting up heaps of brands that I have featured already but I like to keep up to date with the new seasons. Especially with Hellz! These guys have amazing hot attitude and while this is the Summer ’09 season- you could always imagine wearing the clothes in a nice hot summers day while you’re stuck under the covers this winter.

I featured Hellz back in January this year – so their winter line is what I can wear nowww!!! Have a look and it may be of some inspiration to you.

Links:
Hellz Clothing

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Random Thing of the Week

June 23, 2009

This is basically a new type of Rubik Cube for the blind. Instead of using colours- it uses different materials that give out different sensations.
It uses:
Metal
Wood
Textile
Rubber
Plastic
Stone

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If you think the Normal Rubik Cube is easy- try this for a challenge!

Links:
Rubik Cube

Plastic Little

June 20, 2009

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This is all about Baltimore group Plastic Little:
Shit… okay…. so we’ve been making music since the summer of 2000… or was it 2001? I can’t really remember.
For a bunch of smooth rappers- they are very very articulate in their writing! =oP

It’s a tad hard to get any info on these rappers except for the information on their MySpace! But from what I gather- this bunch is all up for having fun while doing what they do best. Plastic Little is made up of:
Jayson Musson aka PackofRats
Michael Stern aka SQUID
Kurt Hunte aka No Body’s Child(NBC)
Jon Folmar aka Jon Thousand
Si Young Lee aka DJ Si Young

Here’s a link to a place where you can stream “La La Land” which I suggest you have a listen to right nowwww…

Since the release of She’s Mature, Plastic Little has been able to tour in the US as well as England (the rest of Europe will see our feet on their precious old world soil pretty soon. Prepare the lambskin condoms and proper sacrifices.), and we’ve entered Phase 1 of working on our next album. What’s ‘Phase 1’ like you ask, dear myspace lurker? Well, it involves alot of drinking and sitting around, then calling up the other members in Plastic Little and being like “Yo Jon, check out this new rap line i thought of: My penis is like a monsoon in your poom-poom! Pretty soon I’ll have another half a bar! I love rapping!” Yep. We’ll be done in about five years.

Check it out !
do. it. right. now.

Links:
Plastic Little MySpace

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Insect Collective Art

June 16, 2009

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Luke & Paul are amazing surreal/abstract artists that have showcased their work everywhere. Their website shows some of the creative talent to these two have produce some deadly art! They’ve created a collective in 1998 and thus Insect was born-

“After scaring the creative community with their off-the-wall surrealism & working with major world-wide clients for 18 years.”

Major clients include Adidas, Levis, Nike, Boxfresh & MTV.

This collective have designed the new Prodigy album ‘Invaders Must Die’ along with ‘The Time & Space Machine’

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Links:
Insect Homepage
Luke
Paul

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Ike & Cee

June 10, 2009

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Ike & Cee is basically a website created in Sydney where many different fashionable bits and pieces can all be found in the one place.


We have a vast array of designers from all around the world that showcase a variety of products from the latest street wear available to the hottest sneakers hitting the streets.

We cater for all ages from toddlers learning to walk to the old rockers from way back.

It’s an awesome online store and it’s just great for Australians because you don’t have to pay HUGE international postage and handling costs- They also accept paypal which is handy!

ENJOY!

Links:
Ike & Cee Site

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Muv

June 5, 2009

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Chris Muvceski is one awesome DJ who seems to be on his way up, soon to be playing with Hickey (Daniel Dalton). I suggest everyone remember the name! He plays really good beats with awesome heavy bass which I know a lot of you out there are loving.

Check out the interview:
How did you come up with the name?
My last name is Muvceski and my mates started to call me Muv in highschool.

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Chris, I’m 21. And I live pretty close to Perth CBD on the exquisite Beaufort St. I’m originally from Sydney; I chose to come back to Perth to make a name for myself here and try to get Perth on the map.

What did you do before the starting?
I was going to school

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Close to 8 years ago I got into making NRG music, and it sort of took off from there. Thank fuck that I’m not doing that anymore, but in the same sense I’m happy it got me on the path that it did. I was actually a very shit DJ/Producer until 2007 then for some reason things just started clicking.

I wouldn’t say it was hard things just pan out along the journey.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yes, very big plans! In my attempt to get Perth on the map in the next two/three months I’ll be starting a record label called Kamche Rec. But I can’t tell you anymore at this point, so stay tuned!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmm I’m going to put a few:

Zombie Disco Squad vs Swedish House Mafia – Leave the dance behind.
Tiga – What you need (Proxy Remix)
Laidback Luke – Generation Noise (Riva Star Rechunk)

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Blow dryer

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
Hmm Don’t stop till you get where you want to be.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Super Kent

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?
Yeah you could definitely say so.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
My first gig I did was back to back and anyway prior to leaving my house the other half of the duo was like “hey we don’t have to bring headphones they have some there” and i was like… “i’m pretty sure we have to bring headphones man every dj brings their own headphones”… somehow he convinced me that we didn’t have to bring headphones. by the time we got there i think 10 or 15 mins before set time we found that there was no headphones in the booth, and nothing looks worse then going up to bar managers and promoters asking them if they have some spare headphones! haha valuable lesson learnt.

Be sure to catch MUV playing at Shape on July 4th!! Plus download Muv’s Mini Mix!!!

Links:
Muv MySpace

Random Thing of the Week

June 1, 2009

Check this post out about some very creative synthesisers that actually works too. The picture shows that the Brisbane artist is ridiculously accurate in his creations!

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Click Here to check all of it out!