Saturday, December 17, 2011

House Music NYC documentary TEASER

I was working on research for DJ/producer Francois K (Deep Space, BODY & Soul, Wave Music), and came across these documentaries. Legends!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Handbook for the Apocalypse

I used to listen to afro-mystik back when they came out with their Future Tropic album.Azeem who was featured on the album later became the frontman of Variable Unit (Mayhemystics, Handbook For The Apocalypse). way ahead of it's time...diamond sts

holiday party this thursday

Year end holiday house party KATAPULKO style this THURSDAY! i'm unveiling my new mural i got commissioned to do called MAITRI and have a mini house exhibit featuring art by KONOGO.MIX brands KATAPULKO, MEGA.DOPE.POP, VISIONS.18 & ZenithLovesIsis, also coinciding with our new MIXLOG launch

The house features neorustic built-ins and furniture by Spaces For Retreat, a self-sustainable brand and style developed by my friend, designer-builder Kyle Burke.  

FREE DOWNLOAD :: Chief Encore 'Jedi Mind Tricks'

Anyone who appreciates highly cinematic space travel music will appreciate the brilliance of JEDI MIND TRIICKS, the highly anticipated new release by Chief Encore (A.L.I.E.N). Heavy rotation!

Also cop his first release HOUSE TO THE WU here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

ok, i'm watching THIS throne....

KRS-One's 2nd Official Release, AZTECHNICAL off of KRS-Ones 20th Studio Album Entitled JUST LIKE THAT Produced By MAD LION Dropping 1st 1/4 2012 ,on Killahpride Records. PEEP KRS-One's OPEN LETTER BELOW!!

Peace. This is KRS-One! I'd like to personally thank everyone for their show of support toward the release of the "Just Like That" video. I'm not really a big Internet guy myself, but I had to respond to the enormous amount of love we've experienced since the release of the "Just Like That" video. MAD LION ROCKED IT! However, the best is still yet to come.
As you may know, I often use my talents to edutain my listeners and inspire the international Hip Hop community. 2012 will be no different. I feel sorry for those who already think that I preach too much in rhyme, or that I need to retire. On the contrary, I'm just getting started.
Turning the flame up a little more, my next video presentation "Aztecnical" will deal with the myths of 2012, particularly the December 21st 2012 Mayan Calendar "end date". Too many of our people are being led astray by movies, lectures and hype mostly regarding the celestial calculations of the Mayan Calendar. And while other cultures also predict the same "end date" calculations, it is important to point out that all cosmic alignments, shifts and even changes are occurring RIGHT NOW! The question is, how might this affect Hip Hop worldwide? I believe we are about to finally have our "say" in the world. The key word in the next few upcoming months will be "courage", and true courage comes from living rightly. As an international culture, Hip Hop is poised for a great opportunity; my goal is to get us prepared for it, and fear has no place in our collective future.
I am sending this "Aztecnical" video out in hopes that it sparks discussion and dispels fears. The first verse deals with the actual Mayan calculations themselves and shows how governments and corporate entities of all sorts use the fears of the public to their own economic and global advantages. The second verse deals with the conquest of Cortez over the Mayan People and how it was the Mayans' own cultural beliefs that were used against them to cease their lands and resources. The point being, do not allow hype and your own view of the world to lure you into the hands of those only out to exploit you. BE STRONG! BE COURAGOUS! And yes, Knowledge Reigns Supreme. There It Is,Just Like That.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

KONOGOMIX presents: SVN: hi fi [photo recap] & CLOSING PARTY this FRIDAY! RSVP required

Check out the recap photos from the recent MEGA.DOPE.POP installation SVN: hi fi at the DILLON. There is a closing party this Friday. Scroll to bottom for info and peep more flicks on the KONOGO.MIX site here.


FREE DOWNLOAD :: OLD MONEY 'Vanity Jukebox Vol. 13 Pretty Danger MIX'

  Vanity Jukebox Vol. 13 Pretty Danger Mixed by Old Money by sotrvanenyc
Banging new mix from the homies, OLD MONEY. This is just a teaser to warm up the scene for their upcoming series of new releases...don't sleep
CONNECT with OLD MONEY: tumblr || twitter || soundcloud
1. Mad One – House Girls 7 – No War Inside || 2. Old Money – [untitled] || 3. DJ Mujava – Mugwanti / Sgwejegweje || 4. DJ Tira – I Wont Let You Go || 5. Old Money – Mothership [unreleased] || 6. Nina Simone – See-Line Woman || 7. Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up || 8. Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix) || 9. Isa GT – Funketa || 10. Kes The Band – Wotless || 11. Crystal Waters – What I Need (Club Mix) || 12. Maluca + The Party Squad – Lola (Ging Danga) || 13. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Chief Boima Remix) || 14. Lil Silva feat. Sampha – On Your Own || 15. Gelú-Six – In The Building || 16. Baobinga & I.D. – Man Down || 17. Jhene Aiko – Club Stranger (Nguzunguzu Remix)


When people start a new form of expression, it's hard to imagine that in a few decades it's going to be giving meaning to others' lives thousands of miles away, likes these kids in India...pretty crazy. Hip-hop as a whole (before it got overly commercialized) was the dopest art/cultural movement that this past century has seen (anyone who has been involved in street art/music production/dance knows how indebted we all are to the OGs), I'm not surprised that it has become a universal language. "Slumgods not dogs" yes lol!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

NEW RELEASE: Sarah White 'Space Madness'

For those who have been following Brooklyn songstress, Sarah White's musical journey, her second full length album, Space Madness has been the most anticipated project this year. Her signature, sultry voice has mesmerized many and is no doubt going to attract more die-hard fans. I remember getting a sneak peek into some of these tracks in the making throughout the past couple of years, it makes me super happy & inspired to see it finally out. 'Limitless' is my favorite...big shout out to the whole fam! 

Space Madness is a dazzling collection of songs showcasing Sarah White’s remarkable songwriting skills, vocal abilities and her knack for dropping incredibly hypnotic, well refined, electro-acoustic soul bangers. The album is tightly reinforced with stylistically inventive and deep-leaning, future soul-funk productions from multi-talented musician and producer Rico Simon Mendez (a.k.a. DJ Don Cuco) with additional productions from Hadyn, Teddy G, and PoLo (PapaJazz) and vocal contributions from Cecilia Stalin and Nicholas Ryan Gant.Space Madness is an emotionally honest, life-affirming, and gorgeous record, full of unrelenting positive messages. 

Album opener “Reachin' Up” is a compellingly sombre yet blues melting jam which beautifully highlights Sarah’s understanding and sense of classic American soul, while songs like “Fam” and “Nu Life” are positively woozy, future boogie electrosoul transmissions, absolutely lush with impressive synths, string orchestration, and tastefully distorted guitars. All this suspended atop propulsive rhythms and percussions, and Miss White remains consistently arresting, on point, and elegant throughout. It’s truly a beautiful collaboration; a brilliant voice with a forward-leaning, unique musical vision. 

“This album represents a process and a manifestation of what can happen when you keep on, pushing on” - Sarah White 

PLEASE SUPPORT independent artist by contributing/buying the album on or
CONNECT: Cultura Love: website || twitter || Sarah White: website || twitter
Photo by Quazimotto.on.wax 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

KONOGO.MIX presents: KAFE KING Exclusive : VISIONS.18 V.ILLIONAIRE LORDSnapback cap

super-charged limited edition snapbacks by Visions.18 (A.L.I.E.N., KONOGO.MIX). the royal underground is back

VISIONS.18 V.ILLIONAIRE LORD Snapback cap. Visions.18 presents a limited edition design part of the V.18 V.illionaire series. Only 24 made, black snapback with metalic gold embroidery and gold studs. Each order comes with an exclusive Kafe King gift box. An exquisite gift for art connoisseurs and collectors alike. Orders yours now while supplies last. Get it here.


Word! Super awesome to see good friends doing their things...Brooklyn-native, MeLo-X has been getting love on French TV networks, it's about time for some local shine. BET's Follow Friday team did a dope job on this interview filmed at Brooklyn's new underground venue Free Candy. [Click here if the interview doesn't load] Check out also MeLo's most recent feature on FUSE TV, as part of Hip Hop Shop cypher for their season finale show.  
I'm pretty psyched about the new collabo I'm working on with him...can't say too much about it quite yet, but it's gonna be FIRRRE. [here is the link to the mixtape collabo we did together earlier this year]

i'm feeling...HUBBLE by Odelie Chan

Just got this from one of my favorite designers from Paris, Odélie Chan, debuting her new jewelry collection, HUBBLE. Beautiful art direction & photography by Keli. Music: K?M.F.
Check her SHOP here.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Jesse Boykins III - I Can't Stay [Official Music Video]

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