Required Summer Listening

Diplo Moombahton Mix
MDWWR #67 Diplo’s Moombahton 2k11 Mix by diplomaddecent

DJ shaun d (its about to go down) (maddecent)
ludachris -the potion (gta mix)
dillon francis – masta blasta
N2deep “last night a dj saved my life”
dj shadow – organ donor extended overhaul
Diplo & skrillex – amplifire
cassius slay – based
Heartbreak & ToddlaT – that jeffery
Dillon Francis & Diplo – Que que (torro torro mix)
Dillon Francis & Diplo – Que que (alvaro mix)
south rakkas crew get mad again ()
missy elliot – get your freak on (alvaro and punish bootleg)
MIA – pull up the people
MIA – galang
Adele – rolling in the deep (jammie xx / heatwave mix)
Heartbreak and Munchi – Face off
Bangles – walk like an egyptian
Beastie Boys vs Major LAzer -”dont play no games”
Breeders – cannonball
Flippa mafia -majorlazer dub
metele bellaco – (munchi mix)
La Factor – papi chulo
Shalimaresde Ahora (?)
Jwls – bashin
Gwen stefani – hollaback girl
Boyfriend – Vodka House
Diplo – Horsey
cecile ft General Degree – nananana
YYY – heads will roll (Amac edit)
Alex clair – up all night (nadastrom mix)
Localocalo- Miguelito Crack
Time Takers – she blows (dillon francis mix)
Dj Ayres – Hip hop/ warzone
Black keys – tighten up

Dillon Francis & Diplo- Que Que Feat. Maluca on iTunes:

Moombahton is a recent invention by the homey Dave Nada. Sounds like chopped and screwed dutch house and reggaeton with a heavy dose of dubstep elements(builds, drops, layered vocal sample)

Great interview with Dave Nada at the Fader.

Mos Dub – Mr. Universe “Official Video” from JB Sapienza on Vimeo.

Ghost Funk + Mos Dub by Max Tannone

Great blend mixtapes by Max Tannone. Definitely worth a listen.

Ghostface over afro-funk = Ghost Funk download here.

Mos Def over Dub Reggae = Mos Dub download here.

Something Beatles Covers Mix By DJ Ian Head

Lovers Melt 2 by Flying Lotus

Writetoeat x Jack Purcell 75th Anniversary

Shouts to Converse for sending these over. Wore them yesterday and i gotta say the zip/lacing makes no sense, but looks pretty cool. Fashion over function at spaghetti junction….great fabric choices on this one. Happy 75th birthday Jack Purcell!

Product Review: Supreme Skate Tool : B

Really dope idea, but it wasn’t machined correctly. The Hex nut adjuster for trucks didn’t work on mine. Not even close. Bum out. Sold it on Ebay for double though, so it gets a “b”.

Rappin With Two Ricks

Rappin with the Rickster was a public access tv show with Ricky Powell following his life and work photographing the early Def Jam roster, a young Larry Fishburne, smoking blunts w/ “Hand on the Pump” era Cypress Hill, and exploring the high rises of the new york rap elite.

My friends over at Five Day Weekend sent me a promo copy and I gotta say it’s a great DVD for the collection. The show itself gives candid access to a time in hip hop and NYC that we all have a warm fuzzy memory of. Rare footage of Dr. Revolt, a young Sofia Coppola, Warhol, Basqiat, Dr. Revolt, Dondi, RunDMC, fellow highsnobiety contributor Dante Ross, and countless others are the real gem here.

    Rapping With The Rickster = B+

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Richard Avedon at the MFA

On the other side of the Ricks who photograph is iconic photographer Richard Avedon. The MFA gave me a nice preview of the show last week and I was transported to a time when the world was more glamorous and the mode of fashion was elevated sophistication instead of our current state of Kardashians and voyeuristic exploitation. The Paris Nightlife section of the exhibition was particularly strong with some his best work and some of the MFA’s best presentation.

Go visit the MFA. They just redesigned and have great film screenings as well as amazing bands in the courtyard.

Drug Rug w/The Tune-Yards at the MFA Courtyard from Boston Phoenix on Vimeo.

Lastly, a preview of our upcoming project w/ Lacoste!

LACOSTE Legends brings together 12 legendary collaborators from the worlds of music, media, design and retail, to create an exclusive collection comprising 12 shoes.
The 12 Lacoste LEGENDS are: Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B, Sébastien Tellier, Stones Throw Records, Japanese designer Ato Matsumoto, fashion designers Christophe Lemaire and Tim Hamilton, Sneaker Freaker, i-D Magazine, Shoes Master, Bodega, D-Mop and Parisian fashion store Colette.
The 12 LEGENDS footwear designs reflect the broadly diverse personalities and creative talents of each of the contributors, and confirm their legendary status as the foremost trend-setters and opinion-leaders from across the globe.
To celebrate the launch of the LACOSTE Legends project, LACOSTE hosted a glamorous party at Berlin night-spot ‘Stadbad’, with sets from Stone Throw DJ James Pants and Jazzie B.
The 12 designs go on sale with selected global distribution on 12.12 – the 12th December 2010.

For more details on the Lacoste Legends range and the 12 collaborators, visit

Writetoeat x Weezer x Snuggie

Universal Records was kind enough to send me one of these Weezer Snuggies. Best promo item ever. I can now hold a baby while watching tv on the couch and still carve a pumpkin AT THE SAME TIME.

Great promo video as well.