September 30, 2013

Talking Bad *contains spoilers*

Watch Vince Gillian, some of the main cast from the show and Jimmy Kimmel (?) discuss the final episode. Because, what else are you going to do now that Breaking Bad has finished?

A Soundtrack To Breaking Bad

Download music from the greatest show ever, courtesy of HHIR. The tracks are sorted in chronological order as they were featured in the show.

DOWNLOAD: Music From Breaking Bad

September 28, 2013

Doublefaced Females, Or Something?

Created by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek, 'Doublefaced' is an ongoing series of experimental portraits where a second (or third), rudamentary face is painted with makeup products on the side of a subjects face. Ok.

September 27, 2013

September 25, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Advert

The greatest car ads almost always never feature a car. This one has some stable headed poultry.

Kanye West Has A Chat With BBCs NZs Zane Lowe

Video up top. Below is audio from the entire 60 minute sit down.

September 20, 2013

Evidence's (Small) Vinyl Collection

.5 of Dilated Peoples features on the latest installment of Crate Diggers.

On a related note, below is Ev's 10 Track Commandments, via Scratch Magazine Aug '06.

- If you’re sampling vinyl always do a super low cut to eliminate the rumble form the needle. This allows you to eventually turn the sample up louder.
- When sampling, get a loud signal into your MPC. The louder you sample in, the less gaining you will have to do later, but don’t distort your sample.
- Don’t rely on looking at the wave samples to truncate. Close your eyes and use your ears. When you think you’ve done your best then take a peak at the waves and see how close you were.
- Use as little effects as possible. You can always add more later when you mix. The more reverb you use, the less it slaps you in the face.
- When programming drums don’t rely on quantizing. If something feels more natural a little offbeat, chances are it is.
- Don’t be afraid to sample at a lower sample rate. This can color your track and give an amazing feel.
- Step editing allows you to nudge any instrument without having to go back and tape it in by hitting the pads.
- Time stretching allows you to change the tempo of the sample or drum without changing the pitch.
- Make sure your drums are locked in the way you want them before you start making a bunch of sequences.
- If you do all these steps you will have a good sound coming straight out of two tracks. When you mix, make sure your engineer has heard what it sounds like coming straight out of your box.

43 Rap References In 5 Minutes

TV sports reporter gets his 'rapcast' on. Good luck spotting all 43.

Run The Jewels - Live From A Log Cabin

Two of my favs doing their thing live on MySpace, remember that?
Then go and (free) download Run The Jewels immediately if you haven't already.

September 14, 2013

The Mix Up Vol. Six [download]

It's been a while. Here's another mix up for your ears.

01. Canibus  DJ Clue Freestyle 
02. R.A. The Rugged Man  Definition Of A Rap Flow
03. Blu  Burgundy Whip ft. MED [prod. Madlib]
04. Snoop Dogg – Midnight Love ft. Daz
05. Nas – Doo Rags
06. De La Soul – Get Away 
07. Roots Manuva – Movements
08. Adrian Younge – Enemies [remix]
09. Ghostface Killah – The Sure Shots (part 1 and 2)
10. Captain Murphy – Between Friends ft. Earl Sweatshirt
11. Blu – The Narrow Path
12. Jay-Z / Spirit Catcher – Ignorant Shit / Special Dimension
13. DJ Perservation – Summer Love
14. Black Milk – Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst
15. Skyzoo – First Thing Smoking
16. Frank Ocean – Pink Matter [remix] ft. Big Boy & Andre 3000
17. St. Germain – Sure Thing
18. De La Soul – Breakadawn
19. Digable Planets  Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like That)

320 kbps

DOWNLOAD:  The Mix Up Vol. 6

Click here for The Mix Up Vol.3, Vol.4 and Vol.5

September 13, 2013

Suicide Ducklings

They're only 24 hours old!?

Here's A Drunk Kanye Introducing Pusha T

How nice would it be to have Kanye introduce you to your workmates every morning before you take your seat? Right? "IT'S MOTHER FUCKING <insert name> !!!

Gun Music. Literally.

As part of his ongoing effort to transform weapons into musical instruments, artist Pedro Reyes constructed a fully mechanized orchestra. Titled Disarm, the collection of eight new instruments were built through a collaboration with several musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City.
The team acquired a variety of rifles, pistols, and shotguns seized from drug cartels by the Mexican army and used them to build the musical devices that are controlled by computers and can be pre-programmed to play music. In the video above the Creator’s Project recently sat down with Reyes to learn more about how he “transforms negative instincts into creative instincts.”

September 11, 2013

September 8, 2013

Michael Jordan - Playboy Interview (1992)

Playboy: How did you get the news about Magic?
Jordan: His agent, Lon Rosen, left me a message at practice and he said it’s an emergency, he’s got to talk to me. When I called him back, he told me, “Magic’s having a press conference today. He’s going to retire. He tested positive for HIV.”
Playboy: Where were you when he told you?
Jordan: I was driving home. I almost drove off the road. I said, “This has to be some kind of sick joke.” He said, “Well, Earvin wants to talk to you.” So he gave me Earvin’s number and I called him at home. He was as calm as you and I. I said to him, “Damn, you’re calmer than I am. I’m about to drive off the road.” He said, “I just want you to continue on with your life. I’m going to be fine, my baby’s going to be fine, my wife is fine.”
Playboy: Before Magic’s announcement, did players ever talk about AIDS?

Eddie Murphy - Delirious (1983)

Here's some 80's quotables from a young foul-mouth kid from Brooklyn, named Eddie. You already know.
Spotted at TSS

September 6, 2013