Monday, December 30, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013




This reminds me of my friend, Luke Powell's photos of the hills of Afghanistan. Photo by Jody Miller

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

#np Negiumbeats: SWEET LIFE EP

NeguimBeats is the latest contribution to the constant paradigm shifts in the movement of Brazil – though "Sweet Life" is devoid of the booming favela funk influence, especially pivotal in the current wave of electronic music. In place is a palatial sonic platter of impeccable arrangements. Typical sounds are tastefully woven together, resulting in an incredibly emotive and ambient soundscape. Shaking off expectations of the tropical, South American percussion based samples, he tastefully relives the omnipresent nostalgia of jazz - blithe stabs of keys and notes resonating with earthy, full-bodied snares, as he does in "Smooth Ambient" and "Life in Abundance". Everything falls into its right place as "Jazz" (featuring Kolombiano) hits the cans, with flowing anamorphic sounds and melancholic reverb of piano keys, exuding a keen sense of longing, ending with the illuminating "Space Traveller", capturing the calming, cosmic ambience. Neguim Beats evokes an innate connection with the listener, fast becoming an anomaly in the relationship between artistes and fans – a vital connection we thrive on at DTW. 

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

#np M e d e e T a y S h u n B e a t t a p e S n i p p e t

"Time to slow it down a little ~ Meditate even . Here is our second beattape compilation of soulful and ambient vibes featuring ~ A-robb . Ahwlee . Dutchmassive . Abhi & Dijon . Fitz Ambro$e . Woodgrainvicious . Wuntwo . Hddan . Iller . Kvze & Chuklegarcon.
Available soon here ~" from London fam, B-Side.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


The new collection from my NYC fam. Check it WEBSITE :: SHOP :: TUMBLR

PRESS: TONY CONCEP mural for #GAP #Backtoblue x #VICE @concepmakelove

I had a chance to help out my old friend from NYC, the homie Tony Concep with his mural that was one of the two winning designs in LA for the GAP Back To Blue x VICE streetart campaign. Loved the piece, he did an amazing job on it.  His new clothing line CNCP Clothing is about to drop, peep it here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

UPCOMING SHOW: I'm showing new work at the BOX SOCIAL group show Oct 5, 2013 Santa Ana, California

I'll be showing my new work along with 21 artists at the BOX SOCIAL event in Santa Ana. If you're in the area, come join us! Shout out to Michael Ziobrowski for making this happen!

Artists, Photographers and Musicians from Santa Ana, along with their peers from LA, NY and D.C., will take over 4,500 sq. ft. in historic DTSA. Check out previous art shows at the space here.

THE SPACE: A large enclosed concrete box to do with as they please. The event is artist driven and will allow everyone to break the mold and take total control of this large blank canvas.

Guests will experience a variety of Murals, Installations, Fine Art, Graffiti, Photography, Film and Music from some of the areas leading creative minds. Our goal is to bring the spotlight to Santa Ana and cultivate the imagination of the community.

Box Social is hosted by X Is The Weapon x StoopDown Ltd. and sponsored by East End - Downtown Santa Ana

6pm-11pm Saturday, October 5, 2013 ||  305 N. SPURGEON ST. Santa Ana, CA


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

NEW RELEASE+BOILER ROOM LIVE SHOW: Tiny Hearts @Jeedo47 @TinyHeartsMusic @HVW8 @boilerroomtv

I was first introduced to Dede and Tim K by my friend, Waajeed (PPP, Bling 47, Dirt Tech Rec) at a Dam Funk function back in Brooklyn (I believe it was 2010). While we were chillin at the show, Jeedo turned to me and said something like, 'watch these two, they are amazing musicians.' (here is the pic I took of them). So when I heard that the three teamed up to form Tiny Hearts, I wasn't surprised at all. I loved Dede's unique voice and was super excited to see what comes out of the blend of Jeedo's signature Detroit-born gritty hip-hop/futuristic techno/ghettotech beats mixed with the duo's avantgarde, cinematic sound. Waajeed, who had a long career both as a solo producer and as one of the founding members of Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP), and the duo Dede Reynolds and Tim K, whom many know from their previous incarnation under the name DEDE, have since been hard at work, and they're finally ready to share their much-awaited debut EP, Stay.
Check out more on their website for news and links to the album, and if you're in LA, come by and watch their first (free) live performance at the HVW8/Boiler Room tomorrow (rsvp info below) or stream it live at

mandatory RSVP at
From the press release:
The comrades of Tiny Hearts (Waajeed, Dede Reynolds, Tim K) met at a bar beneath the J train in New York City. Cadillac margaritas and invisible hands pushed the three to a southside basement for a late night listening session. Resulting remixes led to original mixes, and the group was formed. Voices from the beyond, esoteric concepts and milkshake metrics all played a role in this groups' fruition. The result: a reflection of intention. Waajeed, a founding member of Detroit's Slum Village and Platinum Pied Pipers, was in a period of deep introspection when he met Brooklyn duo DEDE (Dede Reynolds and Tim K). As a key figure in the collaboration, he shapes the sonic palette now known as Tiny Hearts. Tim K is a jazz-trained producer and composer bringing a unique melodic sensibility and lyrical identity to the Hearts. He is the glue of the trio. Dede Reynolds, a nomadic chanteuse, contributes her icy pure vocal texture, creating the stark contrast to Waajeed's gritty tracks that defines the sound. Her love of French pop, vintage fashion and Italian horror shapes the auditory and visual representation of the band. She is the centerpiece of the hearts. The group debuted on the DIRT TECH RECK takeover on Benji B's BBC radio show in late 2012. Circulation and word of mouth created a buzz, resulting in support from KCRW's Garth Trinidad, and countless other radio and club DJs across the globe. After two years of studio incubation, this September of 2013, Tiny Hearts proudly presents its first EP. The four-song album offers a sonic balance of hard and soft, reflecting the undertones of the group's base in Detroit and Los Angeles. The overall ghostly feel of the tracks breathes fresh air into current music. A group of masterful artists and designers contributed to the look of this EP. For the limited release, handmade/hand printed covers were commissioned from artists Cody Hudson and Munguni. Chicago-based Cody Hudson is a rising star in the contemporary art world. He shows internationally and collaborates with Vice magazine and Nike. Japan-based Munguni is an artist whose line drawings attracted Tiny Hearts band members via Instagram. In addition, for its music videos, the group collaborated with two cinematic innovators: The Dario Argento- inspired director Aron Kantor on the "Centerfold" track, and the powerhouse duo of "The Gossip" video director Justin Kelly, and cinematographer Chris Blauvelt, (Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'), on "Stay".
Here is a little taste of the EP

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Water Wigs Women

Water Wigs Women by Tim Tadder


Photography: Frederico Martins


PIXEL CITY by atelier olschinsky

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013


One of my favorite NY live music experiences was a Steve Arrington-Dam Funk-Master Blazter show on a boat ride cruising the Hudson river. This album brought me right back...beautiful!

Known for his innovative vocals on such classics as "Watching You" and "Just A Touch of Love," with Slave, as well as his solo work like "Weak at the Knees" and "Nobody Can Be You", Steve Arrington is one of those “what ever happened to” stories from the soul/funk movement of the 1980s. His songs have been sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Snoop, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and N.W.A. His music also helped create the blueprint of 90’s west coast g-funk music along with Zapp and George Clinton. 
Fast forward, Dam Funk who's brought back funk to the current musical landscape with his version, modern funk, reached out to Steve Arrington to propose a collaboration on Stonesthrow a few years back....the rest is history. With Dam on the tracks and Steve on the vocals and lyrics, something inter-generational has been born. While finishing touches on his LP with Dam-Funk, Steve is jumping into this full steam ahead, practicing hard with an all new band and starting to do spot dates around the US with artists like DJ Quik and Q Tip who are more than up for the idea of sharing the stage with someone who influenced and inspired their careers. New chapter is upon us.
AVAILABLE ON Stonesthrow

Lil Durk - Dis Ain't What U Want (Explicit)

NEW RELEASE: Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus), Earl Sweatshirt, Viktor Vaughn (aka DOOM), Thundercat Team for "Between Villains"

STREAM IT via Pitchfork.

Fhloston Paradigm: @KingBritt, “Chasing Rainbows” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

The latest from King Britt, one of the most versatile producers out there, Fhloston Paradigm EP is out now on Hyperdub, with a full-length album by the same name to follow in 2014. Read more on FADER Mag.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


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NU Heat from $TREETBOi Straight from the back streets of Freak City! Beat by @YungOrca Raps by @OldYoung Recorded @FREAKCITYLA 2013 XXX MU$IC 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Quelle Chris - Addiction Cycles (feat. Cavalier) - OFFICIAL VIDEO

Track # 8 from QuelleChris "NIGGAS IS MEN" 


"A soundscape of chronic insomnia" from BK homie Mr Day Job channeling his inner hood shaman. Bedstuy vibez.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

MeLo-X - Handle It (Dir. by Paul Jung) [Official Video]

Beautiful work from the homie Melo-X.  

Remixing archetypal visual concepts, we take a journey with sonic creator, MeLo-X, through space and time. Paying homage to Sci-Fi films and classics by Jean-Luc Godard, "Handle It" combines the vernacular of Hip Hop and La Nouvelle Vague to take the artist's vision to a new form of expression. 

MeLo-X : /
Handle It Produced by M-Phazes || Director: Paul Jung / \\ Creative Director: Erin Wahed || Executive Producer: Bande des Quatres /
MELO-X | MOJITOS AND LITTLE DRAGON (PROD. BY ABJO), the first release from MeLo's forth coming EP "GOD:HiFi" which is a follow up to his last EP "GOD: LoFi".

FREE DOWNLOAD: Kilo Kish K+ @KiloKish

love her.  DOWNLOAD her mixtape K+ here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


OLD MONEY fam's new Magic Mix Certified Space Trade mixtape is only for the pure of heart. TUNE IN!

They debuted this mix on London's DAZED & CONFUSED, that also featured a dope interview with them. They gave me a huge shout out - so psyched about that! Read it here.

Infinity-in-1 Fresh VIBRATIONS
MADE WITH ORGANIC LIGHT Fire in the Dark! Ghetto has the spark! The time for ascension has arrived!

 Download OLD MONEY's Fire In The Dark mixtape here.

Check our photoshoot back in 2011 in BK here.
Get the Certified Space Trade Tee here.

SONG OF THE DAY: LV feat @Okmalumkoolkat Spitting Cobra (Hyperdub 2012)


SHABAZZ PALACES Boiler Room LIVE Show @BoilerRoomtv

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LIVE: @BILAL "Slipping Away" at the Bellevilloise in Paris, June 2013

"For me, there is no one like Bilal on stage. He is the absolute performer. He is what 99,9% or artists think they are but are not and couldn't be if their life depended on it." Mikael Colombu

Bilal doing an amazing 10mn.+ version of Slipping Away off his latest LP A Love Surreal. Recorded at the Bellevilloise in Paris on the 27th of June 2013. Mikael Colombu Films. Check out more on Bilal's site.

DJ Nombre Apellido - ¡Piérdelo! [Official Video] @NombreApellido_


LEGENDS! @DJTONYTOUCH WEBISODE 42 ft @mclyte @kidcapri101 @FABNEWYORK @koolboblove @DJSKRIBBLE @RealDougEFresh at ROCK STEADY PARK 1995

"This takes place in Rock Steady Park....Amsterdam and 97th....the original setting for the Rock Steady gatherings....This is some raw footage I caught from Fab Five was his last show on Yo MTV Raps..In this clip are so many great legends including our fallen brothers Roc Raida and Frosty Freeze.. Also in this clip is Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Doug E Fresh, Kid Capri, and soooo many more..enjoy." Tony Touch Subscribe for more webisodes here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

OLD MONEY: Rumble in Tenochtitlan [Official Video]

Super excited to see the finished product of my NY artist fam, Ahmad Julian and Andre Oswald of Old Money's video, art directed by MEGA MAX who's also starring in the video along with the beautiful Vanessa Williams. (I  also had a collabo with this crew a few months back debuting on Okayplayer.) Amazing work!

From FIRE IN THE DARK, available for download now.
Art Director: MEGA MAX
Director: A.L.I.E.N.
Videographer/Editor: Jose Infante
Stylist: VSW
Actors: MEGA MAX & Vanessa S. Williams

After well received single premieres at SPIN Magazine and FACT,  Old Money releases their debut via Dutty Artz and A.L.I.E.N. NYC. Stream it now in it's entirety at VICE and download it here.

Ahmad Julian and Andre Oswald are Old Money, a New York based rap, production and DJ duo of Jamaican and Guyanese origins. Their music incorporates the sounds of contemporary Africa such as UK Funky, Dancehall, Kwaito, Kuduro and Hip-Hop while remaining rooted in traditions of pan-African philosophy. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013


ART ON THE SEAM Film by David Freid

Art on the Seam from David Freid on Vimeo.

This is the first 30 seconds of a somewhat longer look at the artwork along the wall in the West Bank. This controversial canvas and politically sensitive barrier has attracted the attention of many international street artists over the last few years, such as Banksy, Blu, JR, Faile, Conor Harrington, and most recently my good friend, Shai Dahan:

POLICA - Wandering Star (Official Music Video)


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

LOW LEAF - June Gloom (official video)


Awesome new mix from the homie, LA-based DJ GroWeyez. #TURNItuP

DJ GroWeyez has been an all vinyl DJ around the LA scene for the past 5 or so years and has been quietly circulating through ears all around. From his work touring with DaM-FunK and Master Blazter to his recent addition to the Soundwaves Radio crew at KPFK, "Weyez" has been on a steady incline, co-producing tracks with Quelle Chris and TianaRenee.
This mix is part of a "Blender" series of "Healthy mixes for the Heart", to be followed up with "BEEtS VOL. 2", "BANANAS VOL. 3" and "NUtS VOL. 4". "tURNIPS" is a high energy blend of current hits (all remixed or blended) and obscure sounds intended to add that kick to your day. 

Look out for many more mixes and other productions from DJ GroWeyez at

Yung Simmie - Phonk A Nigga [Official Music Video:: Raider Klan)

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Produced by Madlib. 12 tracks recorded over a roughly 12-year period. LP & CD come with a peel-off cover sticker revealing Quasimoto's guts; LP with bonus 7-inch single.Release date: June 18, 2013. Pre-order and digital available now, exclusively at Stones Throw.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

FREE DOWNLOAD: Om Unit x Lorn - Obsidian

Jeremiah Jae - "Cat Fight" prod. by Flying Lotus [Official Music Video]

Official video for 'Cat Fight'  from Jeremiah Jae's debut album 'Raw Money Raps'. Produced by Flying Lotus

Friday, May 10, 2013

FREE DOWNLOAD: EVSTGHXST "The Crank & Intuition"

Track 1 of EVSTGHXST's debut LP ::RUBIKSCUBE STAIRCASE:: Download full album for a price of your choice here. 

$TAFFINFECTION: pipedreamz & ghostlee


JJ DOOM is a collaboration between MF DOOM and MC/producer Jneiro Jarel. Order KEY TO THE KUFFS the Lex online store:
Available worldwide via Lex Records:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

FREE DOWNLOAD: DJ Umb’s Arabtronix Mixtape

Love this. Arabtronix Mixtape Vol1 by Generation Bass‘ DJ Umb.  

THE BLACK CONSTELLATION: Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith

Beautiful work! A short film presented by The Black Constellation, a collective comprised of Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. Part twelve of thirteen of the Ode to Octavia Series.


found this while looking for some dance workout music
01 - Intro (Mankind's First Drum)
02 - Yelli Fuzzo - Abande (Shabaaz Foster's Remix)
03 - Shabaaz Foster feat. Samba Mapangala - Malako Disko
04 - The Funkees - Akula ("Super Ninja Pizza DJs" Mix)
05 - Les Ya Toupas du Zaire - Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup (Jamnight's Remix) 
06 - Blackman Akeeb Kareem - Awa Na Re (Shabaaz Foster's Remix)

Support 3rdEye(Sol)ation's A.L.I.V.E. Children's Arts Program [FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN]

The gallery that hosted the first nuMAD NYV show is raising funds to save the free children art mentoring programs that have used to run at the gallery. Bushwick badly needs a place like this, it's a place where local kids and artists can come and chill or create and showcase.

Founders of A.L.I.V.E.(Art Lets Inner Voices Emerge), artists Jose Castillo and Josama Palabra have partnered with Genevra Cross and Art In Motion/Monica Watkins in creating this therapeutic arts project. A.L.I.V.E is a Bushwick based free arts program for neighborhood children. 3rd Eye(Sol)ation is an arts-focused community center in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, that strives to empower and uplift the community through the arts. Our passion is to bring diverse people together while exposing them to a brilliant diversity of art programming that facilitates healthy self-exploration and creative expression.We believe that community can function as the glue that holds its members together in an on-going dialogue and unites them through a shared sense of purpose. 
 For more information on our program or to donate please contact Jose Castillo and visit the website and email

Friday, May 3, 2013

TODAY! BK HOUSEPARTY #nuMAD NYC afterparty & zine release

as some of you may have witnessed or heard, our original nuMAD art show's afterparty (some pics from the opening) was shut down, so we decided to keep it safe this time & move it to a private location. it's going to be the make-up afterparty, my going-away party & the release of a special ltd edition collectible nuMAD art zine collabo (only the first, definitely more coming) by fresh daily & quelle chris & myself. 

it's guaranteed to be a fun night, gonna be in a house that hosted a few 'Spread Love Brooklyn' and other dope events and if the weather is nice, we'll be chillin in the backyard too. big shout out to the fam, the super awesome brooklyn good guys who offered to host and help realize this event! 


rsvp to : for the address (or feel free to text me)


Two of my favs: Vanessa V Williams for MEGA.DOPE.POP

FREE DOWNLOAD: Meridian: MAGIC @meridianmagic debut album is out now

The first full length MERIDIAN album is finally out now-I've been waiting to hear it in this complete form since the first time I've heard the tracks a little over a year ago when we were plotting a collabo in their Brooklyn studio. I felt super honored that they reached out to work with me- I thought the project was amazing and hearing the story behinds its birth made it even more so. It's always extra exciting to see people from my close artists community to manifest & succeed on the next level level. It is big!
Available for FREE DOWNLOAD. Shout to Yohimbe & Bradley for sharing the album at its early stage!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

NAS ~ Pre-Illmatic Demo

11 high quality early demos, some of which previously were released on Nasty Nas (The Original 1991 Demo Tape).  
1. Understanding 0:00 Featuring AZ & Biz Markie | 2. Life Is Like A Dice Game 3:12 || 3. Just Another Day In The Projects 5:51 || 4. Déjà Vu 9:04 || 5. Back To The Grill 12:51 feat. MC Serch feat. Chubb Rock & Red Hot Lover Tone 6. Everything Is Real 17:53 feat. Shapelle || 7. I’m A Villain 20:09 prod by Large Professor || 8. Number One With A Bullet 24:31 feat Kool G. Rap & Whiteboy || 9. Nas Will Prevail (It Ain’t Hard To Tell Original) 28:47 prod by Large Professor || 10. On The Real (Original) 33:45 feat  Akinyele, Screwball, & Cormega || 11. Live At The BBQ 37:13
feat Fatal & Akinyele

QUELLE CHRIS : Green Eyes feat. Tanya Morgan, Fresh Daily, Cavalier [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Oh man, these cats are too much...LMAO!! New video for "Green Eyes" off of Niggas Is Men, a recent project of Quelle Chris feat. Tanya Morgan, Fresh Daily & Cavalier. Directed & edited by Quelle Chris || prod. by Messiah Muzik. Props and miniature eyeware designed by Team Quelle, facial hair grooming by Vidal Sassoon. 

About "Niggas Is Men" : Put together by Quelle Chris with Cavalier and Fresh Daily; produced by Quelle Chris, Messiah Musik, and Sifu; featuring Tanya Morgan, Denmark Vessey, DJ GroWeyez, Chay, and Bwameeks; "Niggas Is Men" is a dusty, sharp cornered 13 track affair. A prelude to Quelle Chris's upcoming Mello Music Group debut proper, NIM is a head-nodding, intoxicating journey through reincarnation, long tokes, the poisoned food supply, addiction cycles, and even hot & crusty hoes.

Available also on  CD 

ADDIS YORK: @DEJAZMACH Spring/Summer Collection

Two new items from the fly new DEJAZMACH Spring/Summer collection are now available online. My personal favorite is the Negus playing card design. In case you might not know, the word negus means "King" in the old languages of Ethiopia & neighboring areas, and is a noun derived from the ancient language Ge'ez verbal root N - G - Ś meaning "to reign." Do your research... Shout to Yafet for putting me on.