Monday, November 30, 2009
SOM drops their new album tomorrow Dec.2 (their first in almost 10 years),featuring production from (whoa) Prince Paul and Domino..
from their website:
This is most eagerly awaited Souls of Mischief album ever! Montezuma's Revenge was created the old-fashioned way, with the MCs, A-Plus, Phesto, Opio & Tajai, and producers, Prince Paul & Domino, in the lab together from the beginning to the end of the recording process. "We rented a house" explains Opio. "Prince Paul came out, we had no distractions, we just did music every day. "It was cool" adds Tajai. "He had concepts, and it's good to have an outside perspective - it was a great process." The result is a cohesive, creative Hip Hop album, the kind of project you'd expect from veterans like Souls of Mischief under the auspices of a genius producer like Prince Paul. Souls first encountered Prince Paul while touring with A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul back in the day. But it was on a more recent tour with Handsome Boy Modeling School that the seeds of this collaboration were planted. So what exactly is Montezuma's Revenge? Tajai comments, "We recorded the album on Montezuma Street." The final product features 18 tracks of the quality Hip Hop you've come to expect from Hieroglyphics, with cover art by esteemed illustrator Steve Lopez (famous for his illustrations of Erykah Badu and others). Of course there's more to the title than the location of the recording, Tajai says "The deeper meaning is this album will make you crap yourself."
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Diesel Turntable & DJ Inspired Bedding.Geekness!
You say that you eat, sleep, and breath production, but do you really mean it? As part of their Lifestyle Home Textile Collection, Diesel has designed and released a set of turntable bedding inspired by DJ’s and producers.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
In this age of Serato and Mp3's, nothin still beats holdin an OG copy in your hand listenin straight from your hi-fi.
A portrait of Vinyl collectors and producers and aficionados. From the owner of a Charlie Parker album worth 10,000 who believes in playing it and prefers mono to stereo to the producers at Norton Records where rock musicians who had fallen off the charts are restored to vinyl to be heard again. To that add the proprietor of Fynl Vinyl, straight out of a Nick Hornsby novel and a homemade Gramophone brought by it's owner and maker to Washington Square Park every Sunday to play a collection of 78's. Produced for WNET City Arts by Howard Silver.