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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Egyptian Snake Eyes


Thanks to the crew over at Daily Diggers for the heads up on this being the 20th anniversary of this amazing Main Source album.  For those who weren’t around 20 years ago, or don’t care, or forgot, Main Source is Sir Scratch, Large Professor, and K-Cut.  These are some funky old school beats, and the MCs will remind you of the days of a young Will Smith. 

This next bit is exclusively for those who have bought this album previously.  If you’ve lost it, had it stolen, scratched, melted, whatever, you can go ahead and pick it up right here.  Otherwise, sod off.

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I’d like to switch gears now that the goods have been dropped and focus a bit of attention on the situation in Egypt.  If you give half a shit about the state of the world, you know what’s going on in Egypt.  One of the lessons I’ve taken away from this, and have had impressed upon me more and more often as time has gone on, is that our stereotypes about other nations are generally misguided.  Egypt has a reputation as a state we must appease or else they will invade Israel and turn it in to an Islamist state.  But we see right there on the streets that the people of Egypt desire a democracy.  It seems to be a fairly modern country with well-educated citizens who are more like Americans than like Martians.  We’ve got a perfect example below, from the good folks at RabbleTV via Prism Magazine:

I really enjoy hearing this woman speak and sincerely hope they are successful in their attempts in taking control of their government and being represented by that government, rather than simply working for the government.  (Yes, I stole that last bit from the video).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Oy! What’s All This Then?

wurdiyouang The Australian Commonwealth’s news services are reporting on a new discovery of ancient astronomy/time-keeping.  The article is… unedited?  They write the location of the stones is a closely guarded secret, but then up under the picture, in the caption, it says the site is known as the Mount Rothwell site.  Well, OK then, let’s find it!  I have yet to actually find the site, but it's around this area;  you can read all about it right here.

If you look around you might find this newfangled ancient stonehenge.  You Yangs East Entrance

Interestingly, the article references scientists from the CSIRO, which is the Australian Commonwealth Scientific Research Organization. Now I’m not sure where the line is drawn between watching shadows grow long and conducting astrophysical research, but if someone could give some insights into the advanced function of this arrangement, that would be awesome!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

DJ Nu-Mark Flipping Toys For The Kids

This is pretty hilarious and awesome all at once.  Check out how he gets this guy to wire up a little “Baby’s First Auto” toy to get some decent and fun samples out.

You can listen to the 20 minute mini-mix that’s been given out right here:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Morlochs Discovered Living Underneath Astoria, IL


You know, I really have no idea what is going on with the Molemen at the moment.  Their website, , is looking nice, but it’s been undergoing an upgrade for a damn long time now. 

Either way, these are some dope producers and MC’s out of Chicago. “From Now Until Forever” is Astonish’s first album out overall and first with the Molemen crew.  This is some dreamy smooth hiphop, where the melodic hooks  play off a solid, if plain, drum line base.  You’ll hear plenty of pianos, wistful guitar riffs, and some vocal post-production to give it that polished feel.  Hard to believe this is just bubbling up. 

Here we’ve got a couple of tracks to preview this album.  I would recommend picking this one up.  It’s got a nice sound, something to really grab your attention and transport you away. 

Broken Dreams – This is a poignant tale told of one of many young black men who found themselves making ridiculous stacks in the drug game, end up with a family, and finish with time in jail, losing it all.  You see, life is long, you fail to check your head for a second and that could be it, especially if you’re up to something stupid.

Life Ain’t Sweet (ft. Termanology) – A pretty simple beat that just seems to grin at you and hint at a sound that could take over the entire track with a tweak here or there.  Termanology spits some pretty basic rhymes, but it’s really Astonish’s cool drawl that takes this track. Check it below.

And to finish off, we have a little bit of comedy via Day By Day Entertainment.  It’s the Roadie Road Show, it’s pretty bizarre and damn funny:

“My man Julian, who did a stint rapping in DIRTY RATS as Cali Fats, is one funny ass dude… check out this clip of some roadie cooking advice…”  --Percy Carey

Friday, February 4, 2011

Back A Minute

Once long ago I got ahold of this CD called “Rave Til’ Dawn”.  This was something we could listen to over and over and over again.  I mean, there was nothing else like it at the time.  The synth’d out sounds, driving bass kick, and random-ass samples were nothing if not fascinating.  Here’s the album I’m talking about, along with the tracklisting.

ravetildawn1 Tracklisting

1. Fuck You [Singalongmotherfucker Mix]

2. Jump! [Mutha Mix] - The Movement

3. Get Ready for This [Orchestral Mix] - 2 Unlimited

4. Can You Feel the Passion [Palladium Mix] - Blue Pearl

5. Dreamer, Dream - Code Red

6. Stylophonia - Two Little Boys

7. Injected With a Poison - Jade 4 U

8. Green Man [Rum & Black Mix] - Shut Up & Dance

9. Take Control - Lords of Acid

10. Million Colours - Channel X


You can listen to The Movement’s “Jump! [Mutha Mix]” right up there.  Also, you might notice 2Unlimited there at track 3.  What’s that?  Yes.  Yes, it is the sports arena anthem of America.  This is some killer music and has some killer loops, samples, and themes to draw from.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Creatin’ A Trend


crownjewelsCrown Royale are Buff1 and DJ Rhettmatic, which is a killer tandem.  DJ Rhettmatic from the Beat Junkies, no shit.
You’ll want to make sure to check out “We Gotcha”.  The galactic beats intro is a terrific hook and Buff’s giving lyrical lessons in largeness.  If you enjoy turntables and MCs, this is pure gold.  (Ya listenin’, Sureshot?)
crownroyale You thought we was done, but we got more.  Yes, the world is getting smaller, Buff.  Here we have the 2Dope EP dropped along with the album.  The highlight has to be, quite easily, 14KT’s remix of “After All” from the EP.  Choral notes under the beat give it an epic feel, really providing the gravity Buff’s lyrics demand on this track.
Check it.  #99.9


Sunday, January 30, 2011


What we have here is an album of psychedelic hip-hop beats straight out of San Diego (yes, , you are being seen).


Take a listen to one of the tracks:

You can get all 28 tracks right    HERE...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Scale Of The Universe

This is a fairly interesting website that allows you to scroll up and down magnitudes of scale, from quantum foam to the largest galaxies.  That ethereal music mysteriously emanating from your computer is coming from this page.


50 Ways To Drop It

So I finished tidying up some verse I had written a few years ago to a beat I can't remember at the moment (since I'm listening to something else at the same time). Anyways, here it is:
And if thought experiments were athletic skills I'd have schooled Big Blues unreal Grant Hill.
Murder innocents, murderous intents, fatal events, n' homicidal mindsets!
Walla Walla is an Elmer Fudd joke, filled with 7th day shit-heads who deserve to get choked!
Got to reap sown wheat, n store heaps to tryst through the mist, before I pick up my feet, n' rest my head while I weep.
Hey Death Row! Ya still live? Large much?? Creep all ya’ want, I never sleep. Chutch.
Demon motherfuckers make it real in this inethical [sic(sick)] world! Bitch.
Let the deej run this, ‘afore I murder the emcee with my BEEP BOOP fists. Robotix.
Did you even play a game at Ruckers, Park? Doubt ya met the King, or the Duck. Fuck. Shucks.
Salt Lake Shitty is the city where we outnumber “No on 1” flitty know-not bitches fifty to fucking one.
Now soar underneath the sun! Jun can hook ya engine metal sintered new material, son.
Now, don’t worry ‘bout my end of the run. Wesley Bum-kiss. Unsic. Hope he gets a damn tick.
Doubt me, n' you’re already licked. Lesson learned too late, too slow, diffusion of the Fick.
Communication is so inefficient.

I smoothed it out while listening to 'Blessings' from You Only Live Twice. I also had it working well with track#12 of the medicine show 11. This was written a couple months after Utah had voted to disallow gay marriage. I also decided to just attack attack attack, because well, who the fsck really cares anyways, aye?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Silencing (A Visual Effect)

A couple of guys up at Harvard (same guys that made the demo vids) published a paper in Current Biology about this optical illusion they call 'silencing'.

These demos were created by Jordan Suchow (suchow@fas.harvard.edu) and George Alvarez (http://visionlab.harvard.edu/Members/George/Welcome.html)

Well, with some creative searching it's been found and sanitized. Robots can't look for everything yet. Get it here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Evidence With The Beatles (2010)

Time to head to the lab. I really don't have time to post up anything at the moment, so for now I'll just recommend you look for Evidence With The Beatles, featuring production from Twiz The Beat Pro. Check back later for the link.

And here it is: DOWNLOAD

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Written Word

A picture is worth 1,000 words. If I write 1,000 words it's all art, but it's OK if you call only part of it art and compartmentalize it from other kinds of art.

So, for any of you still here, let's get ready to rumble.

Us white people are fucking crazy. Seriously, check this out:

I'm also still on Mighty High Coup - To The Moon. Once again, I recommend purchasing it here at amazon. Track 7, Hoody N' Tims, is one I hadn't listened to much initially, but it turns out to be a chill little track. Anyways, I wrote the following at various points in the day:
Chattin' to the Laureates in the corner,
Noble stories at the edge of the border
of the era, new technology is in my mind
all the time, it's fly, when I see the atoms
connectin' to form the hive, also the skies,
'N we try, to ascend this, funny, just pretend this
vibrations got large after Einstein and Bohrs
Duality, particle and wave, now go and get yours
Increase your energy, get down, BASS takes it
Without grumble stumblin' south Sudan animate
primal psyche psycho Islam Khartoum control gate
Hold up... the fuck?
Bluck bluck, with a smile, coz I ain't never held a gun
Yeah, yeah, y'all ain't stunned, grunt
while I behave in a way that blunts the choices
you will make, Bun. Careful, son,
this mind control business can tear 'em asund.
"sample: For every action there is a reaction"
Recast in Iran contra, indicate, fate
is just a state of mind, you'll find
Stick and move, is just act first, react never.
So blast first, jackasses think they clever,
Ideals from Plato are mere sticks that I move
Your reality is my magic trick. Yeah? Smooth.
I just want another dirty rats needle groove.
Clone myself, outre spangled banner strangle
*rrrr*, *haha*, *-ooovve* *lala*

So while I was writing this I would be listening to A-Bomb and Ricky Raw and Cashmere The Professional, so it might seem a little incompatible, but hey it can be spit 50 different ways, I just need one.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday Night Droppers

Welcome back, I've taken a few days off being as I've been ill lately, trying to avoid paralysis. Below we have a remix for Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow", which

I snabbed this from 2DopeBoyz, and wouldn't you know it, they were nice enough to provide a download for the song (good luck finding it on their site). Go here for the mp3.

MF GrimmThe Hunt For The Gingerbread Man -

Hit "play" here for a couple MF Grimm tracks you might wish you had from "The Hunt For The Gingerbread Man"

We've also got a couple reminders for all those at home here in the valley.
Tonight, at the Woodshed, we have Dave & The Death Machine, featuring Whitney Blayne.In The Venue, $5 presale, $10 door; This is the CD release party for Mixmaster Dapper whose "While You Were DJing" drops next Tuesday. Oh yes, get ready for the never to be released mix.


If you can believe it.

And, oh, I'm being told I need to stop now. Peace.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baby Bull

Aye, aye, Cap'n Gloval!
Sorry to knock Self-Scientific down a spot, but I just heard this new producer, Baby Bull. Not every track on here is perfect, but some of these belie a real love of production. You'll hear Detroit house & soul over broken beats, some boom bap sound mixed with spooky low-end electronica, and more. Damn, I wish I had this sound, haha.

Pokemon Hot Damn by BabyBull
Fishy Seals by BabyBull
Thriller (Baby Bull Rmx)

Today Only

These guys are going to be killing the MPC even harder one day.

No time today, like the White Rabbit, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. Click through the image to get an untracked version of Self-Scientific's Changes.

If you haven't heard Chace Infinite and DJ Khalil team up before, this album will get you noddin' along before they bust out the best for last. Apologies for encoding errors if you hear them. Pants.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sports Betting Stats, Mighty High Coup, Self-Scientific, Burnell Washburn

(skip nerd shit)
Skellam P.D.F. for West Bromwich Albion & Fulham F.C.

All data from WorldFootball.net

Alright, so above is a Skellam distribution. It's like a Gaussian distribution, except instead of being the probability for a single random variable X, it's the probability of the difference of two Poisson variables, X-Y.

Poisson variables are ones that occur at random intervals, but with an overall time average, like nuclear radiation. This average is the mean of the distribution and completely determines the probability distribution.

So say you had some radioactive materials, and they're hooked up to a balance such that if the second material becomes 5 grams lighter than the first material a button will be pressed that ignites a nuclear bomb fueled by both materials. Damn. Stakes are high. Do you have anything to worry about?

Skellam distribution.

Put in the half-lives (means) for the materials and check out the probability for A-B > 5. If I had more time and skill I'd put a widget up here specifically so you could check these kinds of every day things. As it stands, we'll just use this for sports betting and odds-making.

In this case the random event is a point being scored. The 'materials' are the opposing teams, the 'half-lives' are the average goals per unit each team scores, and the 'nuclear explosion' is your bank account blowing up.
(Well, not really, since the bookmakers use this method and extensions of it, and then go ahead and artificially set the odds so they add up to over 100% chance for either team winning, and arbitrage the situation to ensure they profit no matter the outcome, much like a hedge fund but arbitrage-ier.)

Hit me up if you're in school now and can get *this* article. I don't want to have to park at or bus to the University.

Now that there above tired me the fuck out. So I'll just leave you with another soulful funk mix, this time by the great Mogpaws over at Invisible Friends. Hit play below, or go directly to their site.
Medium Beneath Media. Bang Around.

Face The MusicHa Ha. Thanks. - Bullett EP

Fade Away.
Burnell Washburn

Face The MusicHa Ha. Thanks. - Bullett EP

This is the first three songs from The White Dove EP (2010). You can find it in Utah, or hit up Burnell at his |___|Space.

Chace Infinite, DJ Khalil, egawd.

Mighty High Coup

Face The MusicHa Ha. Thanks. - Bullett EP

Face The Music (Haha!) From "To The Moon", which you can pre-order at their site. Ricky Raw, A-Bomb, Mr. SOS

P.S. Hit me up if you would appreciate having the new Stones Throw cast w/o iTunes. We can discuss how nice it would be to have.


Alright, quick update, the world needs me out there. Click on through the link for a Hieroglyphics mix by digumsmack. Stream or download. Mmmm. Dig?
Art used w/o permission from Being Lady Lucy.

And something new to wrap things up. This is a sneak peak of one of our own here in the valley. Phil Maggio dropping a couple dimes from his new EP, due out in March, produced by Grounded1 of n1nthCloud.

Or just drop through the link back and say hi to Drasar Monumental.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Mighty Mystic on d'Riddim Lab

Tune in tonight at 8pm in LA, 11pm in NYC, 2am in Rio, 4am in London, and 7am in St. Petersburg. Mighty Mystic will be stopping by to lay down some new sound for all the world's ears.
Tune in to the Riddim Lab each Sunday, 9pm MST

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Destroy. Rebuild.


From SLC to ATL. ; Thanks to the artists, you'll hear (in no particular order) Copywrite, Crown Royale, Guts, K-Murdock & Mega Ran, Ink, Planet Asia, Dead Prez, GMG,

etFucke upsj neuidy8dshuih.

OpponentND 3PM
#15 Notre Dame @ #5 Syracuse - Notre Dame 3PM
Notre Dame like to jack up threes. They've got 5 players averaging between 0.75 and 2.25 threes made per game. Syracuse just got done beating Providence by 7 points and Providence made 8 threes. Check out Notre Dame's threes made against Division I competition.