I love seeing my friends spread their creativity on the global trail. My brother Go Yama is currently on a string of shows in Europe with his label mates on Singapore's Darker Than Wax. He was recently featured on Radar Radio in London, flexing a back-to-back set with DTW founder Funk Bastrd. I want folks to realize that my man Go Yama might be nice on the beats, but homie SHREDS on the guitar. Peep the podcast and vibe out one time.
Vancouver's own Live Evil is a joint effort by Kutcorners & DJ Marvel, two DJs who have gained respect and notoriety through their many collective and individual honors as club DJs, turntablists, and producers. DJ City recently premiered this video of the duo showcasing a live performance of an original track they produced called "Bang That" (not the Disclosure track). As the art of DJing becomes more and more accessible to the masses, lets be reminded by this flick that skills and musicality will set you EONS above the rest.
Oddisee is one of the most versatile Hip Hop artists around. I always give it up to emcees who can produce and arrange their own music, and boy, his music slaps! The Berlin cultural outfit COLORS linked up with wordsmith and his band and let him have a go with his track "Like Really" in their pastel arena. The tightness of their routine, and the wordplay spoken on the mic commands us all to stop and listen. And he definitely gots some choice words to say to a select few. Talking about you, Cheeto. Support the dude and cop some of his albums, go to a show, or repost this video!
Hypothetically, when worlds tend to collide they promptly shift the paradigms of our cognitive understanding of what's possible, way out there, in the entirely of the universe. Technology has always been a bridge towards the advancements in social communication, industrial globalization, and in many thankful cases, human creativity. In this video we have some of the most respected producers and DJs in the game, Stro Elliot, Manwell, and 14kt, combine their talents and ingenuity to create this magnificent composition utilizing the latest performance tools by two giants of the industry, Serato and Ableton. Challenged to utilize only their own original music in this exercise, these three professionals create an auditory voyage that demostrates their prowess on the turntables and pads.
Last week I got to witness Run The Jewels absolutely destroy San Jose and its denizens during their world tour. My God, I felt like I was at a church revival, that's if your typical revival is with several thousand hip-hop enthusiasts of all-ages. It's been a long while since a group like RTJ came around to flip my head on so many levels.
So catching this latest edition of Tiny Desk Concert on NRP with Killer Mike, El-P, and DJ Trackstar threw me off. I mean, trying to express all the energy and bass felt at the concert on that itty, bitty room... I was skeptical with the delivery. But, this is RUN THE JEWELS! Entertaining as f*ck. Enjoy 12 minutes of rawness.