Diggers With Gratitude 2

konfucious

Some of NYC’s best DJ’s join together for Kon’s fundraiser at Santo’s Party House.

Acclaimed DJ, legendary digger and our good friend Kon (of Kon & Amir fame) has been hospitalized lately which has left his pockets flat, not fat. Come out and celebrate helping the homie out, with some of New York’s illest DJs. On the set:

DJ SPINNA,
RICH MEDINA,
ELI ESCOBAR,
COSMO BAKER,
DJ SCRATCH,
& AMIR

Come and Support a brother in arms whose numerous contributions to society have kept asses moving, souls soaring, and panties dropping.

RIP DJ AM

dj AM g.o.a.t.

R.I.P. DJ AM


This is really a sad year for music as another great musician passes away. Not much to say with words. We must remember what he gave to the world and celebrate his life. Amazing turntablist and party rocker, he inspires a generation.

Haven’t had the pleasure of hearing him play? Here’s one of his flawless, thoughtful, and maddeningly creative live mixes:
DJ AM live set from Banana Split 07 LA

His mixtape with Travis Barker
download.

Sad sad sad……

Top 50 Shops -Dime Magazine

dime mag


Dime magazine recently leaked their list of the top 50 sneaker shops in the world. Click here to see if your favorite shop make the list.

Also, just wanted to shout out the allmighty nike for seeding me with some new prototypes. Keep the heat coming….

my love for you is a stampede of horses & pablo escobar’s photog

jetlag at beauty bar

Our friend Esteban recently finished a short documentary on Pablo Escobar’s (the 7th richest man in the world in 1989 according to Forbes) personal photographer for VBS. Check it out Below.

Last time I was out in nyc for that g-shock /kanye party, Este took me to an east village speakeasy named cabin to say what’s up to our homey Mike from dead trees who was slinging beers to supermodels before heading out for a couple dates in Brazil.

That was after earlier festivities w/ Greg & Ease of Mishka who run two parties that night…..one with Andy from the Smiths Djing:

and the second one was mad hipstered out w/ 45 people taking photos -even the village voice has a slideshow up- while Darth Bano from Ninjasonik played in the ex-massage parlour known as Happy Endings…..the party was aptly named popping bottles and getting pregnant and marked the release of Darth’s mixtape for Mishka’s rad mix series….you can download here.

Lastly, our friend Meighan writes for Juxtapoz & her own site - My love for you is a stampede of horses

Please vote for her to win the shortlist arts & culture site prize from Dazed & Confused Magazine.
She writes about new artists pretty(as opposed to the same 20 that seem to get all the press in the world) much every day and has an incredible eye and deserves to win. She will also be curating the upcoming October art show at our space – fourth wall project.

Diggers With Gratitude

dj kon flyer

Diggers with Gratitude……


I just designed the flyer for my homey DJ Kon’s fundraiser(and i’m also playing it)

In case you didn’t know already, every Boston DJ’s favorite DJ has been in and out of the hospital and unable to play his gigs for the last few weeks. Since Kon DJs for a living NO GIGS = NO INCOME!! A few of us have already donated money from gigs to
Kon, but now it’s time for everyone to step up for a great DJ and an even better friend…

$10 SUGGESTED DONATION

EVERY PENNY GOES TO KON + you get to hear Kon
inspired music from Amir, Supreme One, 7L, Ms Thang, Gucci Vuiton & Soul Clap!!!

If you cannot attend or want to donate more money you can send via paypal to djmsthang@gmail.com

Some Masterful Kon mixes here.

Just added :::: Amir from Waxpoetics/ Kon& Amir/ King of digging
Event info here


Our homies Flavorheard just released a fresh mix – download here - filled with afro-latin funk. They also did a 12″ release of some tracks available here:

Whiskey Barons 12″ for purchase

And here’s a freebie for you that reminds me of some Mark Ronson edit…


etta james – 7 day fool (whiskey barons edit)

And tomorrow is a big bike event…..

REG: 1:00PM @ the Fenway Track

RACE: 2:00PM – 6:00PM

BBQ: Columbus Park, South Boston 6:00PM – 9:00PM – FREE with a spokecard, $5 without. ALL YOU CAN EAT (til we run out of course). we will be awarding the prizes for the winners of the race and also holding bicycle-specific side games.

I’ll be DJing the afterparty….

AFTERPARTY: @ Allston Community Darkroom (formerly Blue Zebra) – 119 Braintree Street, Suite 208 in Allston – with DJ Ghostdad/DJ Gucci Vuitton/DJ Mayhem – 9:00PM – ???

Event info here.



Last, Prints of the Rare Rap 12″ poster are going quick – great design by Diggers with Gratitude

A Couple Flyers

weekly dig remix issue launch w/ jayceeoh, kon & vuitton, mr matt & ghostdad.

Sometimes when you answer an interview, you know what quote they’re going to pull and put in blockquotes. The Weekly Dig recently surveyed a bunch of crews – bladerunners, bruno, jayceeoh, kon, fully fitted – about what makes a good remix and they pulled the following quote from me regarding the johnny blaze mix called “black sheep”

it sounds like a unicorn giving birth to rainbows while in the backseat of a cadillac going 95 mpg through harlem

anyways, we’re playing the release party for this issue…

My homeys Kon and the Bodega Girls are playing this Sat w/ Peanut Butter Wolf For free…free dranks also

And Pete the dude's sneaker pimps tour is coming Saturday as well....all ages.

Humandrift At FourthWall

Nick Z – Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local – At Fourth Wall

JUNE 27, 2009 – JULY 5, 2009
Opening Reception June 27 (7:00-9:30pm)
132 Brookline Ave Boston, MA

Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Nick Z, opens Saturday, June 27th , at Fourth Wall Project’s 132 Brookline Ave space. The show is not just a display of new work, but an experimental installation. Vistiors will enter the world of Nick Z.

Nick Z is a mixed media artist who uses his drawings as a foundation to make work that ranges from small scale pen and inks to large scale on site installations. Random phrases, spray-painted images, deceptive caricatures, abstract symbols, sculpture fabricated from found objects and video combine to create intuitively structured environments through which he explores the subjects of wonder, hope, wants, needs, paranoia, physicality, and love.

Since graduating with a BA from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2001 he has spent time living in the cities of Boston and New York making artwork, traveling, and exhibiting globally from Hong Kong to Montreal, Canada and extensively on the East Coast, most notably a two person exhibition alongside Kai Althoff at Gladstone Gallery in New York.

Nick Z has attracted the likes of commercial clients such as PEPSI Co., Converse, and even Neiman Marcus with his eye catching youthful aesthetics.

The opening of Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local follows Nick Z’s inclusion in the North East Edition of New American Paintings.

Gallery Hours
Friday 4-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm


Nick Z ‘s site
Youlovenickz.com

Tribute Mixes

mj


Did you know that Eddie Van Halen Played guitar on Beat it?

A couple MJ mixes for today:

DJ Soul posted this insanely good mix by DJ Jaycee (Of The Aphilliates & Ludacris’s DJ): MJ -the soulful years mix. Download Here

and DJ Ayres has a dope MJ mix as well from the Rub crew’s show on Brooklyn Radio

Dj Ayres Michael Mix Tracklist:
Maybe Tommorow
Never Can Say Goodbye
I Wanna Be Where You Are
The Love You Save
Dancing Machine
Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool
Up Again
We’re Almost There
I Can’t Help It
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Workin Day and Night
Get On The Floor
Lovely One
Baby Be Mine
Say, Say, Say
Human Nature
The Lady In My Life
Dirty Diana
Another Part of Me
Remember the Time
In The Closet
Who Is It
You Rock My World (Remix)
Butterflies
Download Here

Scotty B (unruly Records) b-more mj medley…..for the djs…thumps hard in the big room.
Download Here.

And a non michael mix for everyone who just wants to hear new club rap….by Erik Devereux & Rico Uno who run a monthly in Vancouver called Re-UP….(isn’t there a couple streetwear stores named that??)
Download Here.

1. Lil’ Jon Intro
2. F.L.Y – Swag Surfin’
3. Rich Kids & Young Dro – Patna Dem
4. Kirby Tha Hottest – White Friends
5. Rich Kids – Wassup
6. Yung LA feat. Young Dro – Let’s Have Party
7. Travis Porter – Black Boy White Boy
8. Hurricane Chris – She’s Fine (Halle Berry)
9. V.I.C. – I Love Hoes
10. Juney Boomdata – Assume Da Position
11. SupaSTAAR – Head & Shoulders Accapella
12. The Queenz Boyz – Tenderoni
13. Mouse On Tha Track – Rubbin’ On My Head
14. Payso – Top Tranzformin’
15. Wayne Wonder – It’s Life (Ole Geezer)
16. Tifa & Natalie Storm – Talk Of The Town (Ole Geezer)
17. Mr. Vegas – Born Celebrity
18. Taranchyla feat. Yellow Spider– Cyan Dance
19. Elephant Man – Nuh Linga (Look Gal)
20. Assassin – Dem Nuh Want No Gal (Look Gal)
21. Sizzla – Gal Dem Sittin’ (Disturbia)
22. Capleton – Follow Mi (Disturbia)
23. Busy Signal – The Ol’ Chair
24. DJ Webstar – Dancin’ On Me
25. D-Lo feat. E-40 – No Hoe Remix
26. Ron Browz – I Promise
27. New Boyz – You’re a Jerk
28. Ward 21 & Timberlee – Give It Up

Fear No Art

A small show of artists from around the country (Boston:: Enamel Kingdom. Margaret Singer. Kenji Nakayama. Massiel Grullon. NineRevolutions. Sarah Laws “FunCupcake”. Frantz Cadet. Deme5. Problak. Kwest. Marka27, New York:: COPE2. Lichiban. Pen Tha Black Krayon, Los Angeles:: David Flores. Kofie. Sherm. Werc Alvarez, San Francisco:: Jesse Hernandez ) is opening tomorrow nite….

Sunday, June 21, 2009
at Achilles Project
283 Summer St., Boston
Private Showing: 4 – 6pm
Public Opening: 6 – 11pm

Fear no Art #3, an exhibition curated by Marka27 & NineRevolutions is dedicated to promoting and exposing underground art forms to a larger audience by bringing together some of today’s best artists from Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco

I’ll be djing w/ T-wrexx from NY..

Boston:

ninerevolutions


pro blak

marka 27

Los Angeles : WERC

Lichiban(NYC)


Deme5(Boston)

SHERM (LA)

FunCupCake(Boston)


Jesse Hernandez (SF)

Massiel Grullon (Boston)

Kwest (Boston)

And Judi Rotenberg Gallery has a really good show up right now…..



Do-Ho Suh, “Karma,” 2008, paint on paper, 59.75″ x 41″. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin Gallery.


Roger Andersson, “Quebec Sucks,” 2002, watercolor on paper, 28” x 21″, Courtesy of Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY.

Orly Genger, “Untitled,” 2008, ink and collage on paper, 22.5” x 30.25”, Courtesy of Larissa Goldston Gallery, NY

Last, DJ BabyYu just dropped this amazing mix :B.I.G. – A Tribute To The Greatest Rapper Of All Time…
download here

Tracklist
1. Diddy Introduction
2. Bob Marley – Johnny Was
3. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bob Marley – Hold Your Head
4. The Notorious B.I.G. – Dead Wrong
5. Al Green – I’m Glad You’re Mine
6. The Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets
7. The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
8. Supercat feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Dolly My Baby (Remix)
9. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
10. The Notorious B.I.G. – Me And My Bitch (Live)
11. Zapp & Roger – Computer Love
12. Isaac Hayes – Walk On By
13. The Notorious B.I.G. – Warning
14. Edgar Winter – Dying To Live
15. The Notorious B.I.G. & 2 Pac – Runnin’
16. Diana Ross – Missing You
17. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. 112 – Miss U
18. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Method Man – The What
19. Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Player’s Anthem (Remix)
20. Minnie Riperton – Memory Lane
21. Junior M.A.F.I.A. feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Get Money
22. Sylvia Striplin – You Cant Turn Me Away
23. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. R. Kelly – Loving You Tonight
24. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. 112 – Sky’s The Limit
25. Bobby Caldwell – My Flame
26. DeBarge – Stay With Me
27. The Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance
28. Lou Donaldson – Who’s Making Love
29. Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J & Rampage – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
30. Les McCann – Valantra
31. The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments
32. The Honey Drippers vs. R. Kelly – Impeach The President with My Body
33. The Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
34. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You
35. The Notorious B.I.G. – Kick In The Door
36. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Diddy & Busta Rhymes – Victory
37. Bill Conti – Going The Distance
38. Black Heat – Something Extra
39. Lords Of The Underground – Chief Rocka
40. The Notorious B.I.G. – Machine Gun Funk
41. David Porter – The Masquerade Is Over
42. The Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya?
43. The Notorious B.I.G. – I Got A Story To Tell
44. Lil’ Kim – Crush On You
45. Jeff Lorber Fusion – Rain Dance
46. The Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot
47. James Brown – Coldblooded
48. James Brown – Blues & Pants
49. The Notorious B.I.G. – I’m Jus Playin’
50. Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
51. Mary J. Blige feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Real Love
52. Total feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Can’t You See
53. James Brown – The Payback
54. Mtume – Juicy Fruit
55. The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
56. The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
57. Herb Alpert – Rise
58. Jay-Z feat. The Notorious B.I.G. – Brooklyn’s Finest
59. Ohio Players – Ecstacy
60. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Luke – Big Booty Hoes
61. Idris Muhammed – Crab Apple
62. Puff Daddy & The Family – It’s All About The Benjamins
63. The Jackson 5 – It’s Great To Be Here
64. Last Poets – When The Revolution Comes
65. The Notorious B.I.G. – Party & Bullshit
66. Deodato – Skatin’
67. The Notorious B.I.G. – Nasty Boy
68. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
69. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase – Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems
70. The Notorious B.I.G. – Going Back To Cali
71. Zapp & Roger – More Bounce To The Ounce
72. Diddy Outro