Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Carl Lewis Fail

In the words of Edward Lover C'Mon Son!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wood You

 photo d0aa4bbc-58e2-4987-9813-b45a18fba8c9_zpsf7357975.jpg You can now turn your favourite music downloads into playable records made from materials you have lying around the house. Amanda Ghassaei, 24, from San Francisco has created the world's first laser-cut wooden records using songs from Radiohead and Joy Division. And the software engineer has made the instructions available to download, making it possible to create your own at home.  photo 46ad8982-af69-4baa-a2cc-e53d8b88ec49_zps79c3e6af.jpg Ghassaei previously used 3D printers to print records from her MP3 downloads. She wanted to find a way for people without 3D printers to make their own records, and has designed a way of making records out of paper, acrylic and wood. Ghassaei created a digital waveform file from the MP3 and converted into a PDF. Needles on a record player pick up vibrations based on the shape of the record's surface. The waveform was then cut into the wood using lasers to create the 'shape' of the song.  photo a357f550-6f51-442a-afb2-2878e830ca60_zps059fb848.jpg Because the resolution of the laser is thicker than the vinyl record presses so Ghassaei had to make the grooves twice as larger as they would be on a vinyl record. This means that a wooden record can only fit around three minutes of song onto one side, and this means the song becomes more distorted as the needle moves towards the centre of the record because the sampling rate decreases. Ghassaei explains that if people don't have a laser cutter, they could try a CNC mill or a CNC razor blade paper cutter.  photo 8b346faf-c52d-40a8-aa9c-5d136095282f_zps792f7c1b.jpg She said: 'For me, the most interesting part of publishing these projects is to see where other people take them, and the 3-D printed records were just a little too difficult for an average person to experiment with.' 'I’m hoping that people will download my code and make their own records, or make something I haven’t even thought of yet.' 'Some songs are better suited for this process, songs that are very full in the lower to mid range, but also very sparse overall are best.' 'Idioteque by Radiohead was a great example of this, it has very strong low to mid tones with minimal backing synthetic drums.' 'What I really want to do next is get some 12″ wood rounds, the kind with a live, rough edge and cut some records right into the rings of the tree.' Ghassaei is a software engineer at Instructables. She has put step-by-step instructions on the site, including file downloads.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nicky Barnes

 photo 2ab6057f-4b2c-434e-b6e2-3f8d6c22314b_zps00fab7e2.jpg The original copy of this from the New York times has been on my "wants" list for ever and a day. Even though it came inside the Sunday paper and being NYC there were millions of copies printed you can bet your bottom dollar that most of them were tossed into the trash come Monday morning. It's a cover story on Nicky Barnes a drug dealer from uptown. It's not the man on the moon, Elvis Presley dead or anything iconic that most of mainstream america or anyone else would care about. So why do I? Because it's street shit, new york shit, raw & uncut, different and blaxploitation history. I was finally able to cross this off my list this week when I scored a copy. Check!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Motown On Monday

Here's a glimpse of the "Motown On Monday" party in which I was recent guest dj at. Good stuff!

Friday, April 26, 2013

VNYLST Adaptors

 photo 92f10165-4771-44b8-ae2c-4055013124d4_zps16727cb8.jpg VNYLST will be coming out with these very unique 45 centers soon...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dunk Exchange Sneaker Show

 photo f7a74cdd-060b-43da-b543-3e732b1617c5_zps5419462d.jpg I'll be on music supervision June 1st for the DXC show in Seattle. Got sneakers? Come through...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rakim @ Redbull Music Academy

Lecture: Rakim (New York 2013) from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

Great discussion with the god Rakim and by non other than Chairman Mao. A necessary view & listen imo.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bumbershoot 2013

 photo 7ae1f77d-3ffc-44f2-be25-31474a2de108_zpsc993feb1.jpg The talent line up was announced yesterday and I must say i'm completely honored and humbled to be playing the biggest music festival in Seattle this year along with some amazing talent.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


 photo 60575371-69a4-454f-8464-a35e081de84e_zps81af5178.jpg www.vynylst.com coming soon to vinyl lovers world wide

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rock Box

 photo 2a460cfd-a88c-4964-8496-070a59af1168_zps96e9f05e.jpg Catch me applying foot to ass for the "Rock Box" party 5.17.13 @ Holocene - Portland, Or

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Roland TR - 909

Wow this is fresh to death! I've made a few bad decisions in my lifetime and I must say selling both my Roland TR - 808 and TR - 909 is one of them.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


 photo c23f5c64-6575-4dd6-97b8-d5328eb6b241_zpsac9dde63.jpg A sneak peak at the new 4 way 7" crates VNYLST will be selling on their forthcoming site.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Motown on Monday

 photo 555860_4547517338784_1850762929_n_zpsffe04bca.jpg Join myself along with Lord Finesse for Motown on Monday 4.22.13 @ Short Stop - Los Angeles, Ca.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Faux Electronique Spectacle

 photo 559404_370672916382199_1428124106_n_zpsa0ebb758.jpg  photo ba541d42-6f84-4183-9910-42d64e0b39c0_zps5e3a4fef.jpg Since the birth of Jerome Barbe' DJR 400 portable rotary mixer a lot of djs worldwide have requested he make a 2 channel DJR 200 version. While he has yet to do so, another company introduced this knock off earlier this week. The exterior cosmetics look good and is an obvious complete electronique spectacle rip off. Too bad the craftsman ship and guts aren't. This is basically a cheap imitaion. Don't be fooled...  photo 526e3e4f-6e9b-4769-b3b9-ff713d31f1b2_zps183ad666.jpg  photo 94e0b6cb-a887-4a9c-92ff-e4f0197e259a_zps5ce8b8c3.jpg

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Gotta co sign this guys thoughts on current technology used in the dj world...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sophisticated Momma III

 photo 4956e68a-fc1a-4fa3-a28c-d8fc506f5add_zps395844a1.jpg I return for my third installment at the "Sophisticated Momma" party 5.23.13 @ Havana Social - Seattle, Wa.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

You Can Do It

 photo 42298b74-288b-4a5e-81a9-c59488d8852c_zps638b678c.jpg Just get out your phone and call the number on the add. It will only be $2.00 per minute in addition to your $2.00 per minute cell phone charges.  photo 1ef74062-7d9b-4429-aaf1-ec5077aee6ff_zpsf1cf5a76.jpg

Monday, April 8, 2013

House Shoes

Peep the homie shoes. Never holds his tongue and always keeps it 100.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stunt 101

 photo 605b0d14-de35-49c8-afd2-756608c73ff5_zpsf61816ce.jpg A fully chromed out Rolls Royce Phantom. Only in Vegas.... #Silly

Friday, April 5, 2013

KRS One -vs- Melle Mel

A classic rap battle in Krs' words...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Soul Flexin'

 photo 3f4e4c53-93c2-4497-9a60-d964859a225e_zps0a07d3d4.jpg The Butta Bros. are headed out west! "Soul Flexin" 4.26.13 @ El Dorado - San Diego, Ca.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


 photo 20c7125f-9a57-4165-a3c5-8a62d28744db_zps3fc61efe.jpg Now you know why I don't talk much.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Just Got Paid

 photo fb161744-fd3f-4bec-80f4-5c866ad11ed0_zps9f1f2f9c.jpg "Just Got Paid" my monthly party takes place 4.26.13 @ Barboza Night Club - Seattle, Wa.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools Gold

Haha, pretty funny. I enjoyed this one...