Brand new remixes of “Last Beat” and “Beeline” (featuring Marisela) from the talented homies Kutcorners, DJ Ayres, Matty C, and Nightfall drop today. Listen at Soundcloud, buy at iTunes, Juno, and Beatport!
My homie and running collaborator Mike Baker and I teamed up again. And did we have fun! Check out the new joints in the Soundcloud player and then go buy them from iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, and Juno.
There’s even a video for “Mike Check”!
Thanks to everyone that made the 11/11/11 party such a great success. It’d take all day to name everyone individually, but special thanks are due to:
The Red Bull Space for having us and Bushill’s USA for providing lots of booze.
Moma, Max Glazer, Mick Boogie, DJ Illo, Matthew Africa, Ayres & Cosmo for the great music and Donwill & Mike Baker on the hosting duties.
Namane for helping to make the whole thing happen & Matt Arlyck for keeping the crowds at bay & Kenny Rodriquez for documenting the whole thing. You can see all of the photos here
And, much thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!
At my other other other job, at 11 Inch Records, we’re celebrating the release of “Diamond”, the solo debut by Kutcorners. It is an absolutely irresistible track that explores the best of 80s New Wave and Boogie and features the vocals of Curtis Santiago. Kutcorners channels the sounds of Luther Vandross, Nu Shooz, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, all the while adding a crisp production twist that kills modern dancefloors. There’s also additional remixes of “Diamond” included in this EP from an incredible array of producers: PPP/The Bling 47 Group’s Waajeed, San Francisco’s J-Boogie (OM Records), Kutcorner’s Canadian brothers Audience, DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz), and New Zealand’s She’s So Rad. Plus, it also has illmatic art by the one & only Kalani Fujimori.
Kutcorners’ debut with Curtis Santiago, “Diamond”, is hitting online stores tomorrow on 11 Inch Records. Check the Soundcloud player for the original version, “Aviator”, and all the heat heat hot remixes from Waajeed, J-Boogie, Audience, DJ DRM, and She’s So Rad.
The folks at Turnstyle just posted a little piece on 11 Inch Records, plus a clip of an interview I did with DJ Platurn on AllDayPlay.fm You can check out the piece here and the full interview on YouTube up above or over here
The only days I wake up well before the alarm clock goes off are the days that I’ve got a new release from 11 Inch Records hitting the stores. So at 7:15 this morning, I was up-and-at-’em banging away at buy links & facebook sharing and the like spreading the word about yet another release that I’m really genuinely excited about. I’ll let the press release tell the story:
After years of rocking shows around the world with his partners in Tanya Morgan, Donwill has finally taken time to carve out his niche as a soloist. Following the critical acclaim of Tanya Morgan’s first two LPs “Moonlighting” and “Brooklynati”and his solo project, “Don Cusack in High Fidelity”, the native son of Cincinnati has teamed up with 11 Inch Records to release a single off of the album entitled “Love Junkie”.
The Wallpaper produced a-side is a funky ode to one night stands. Germany’s So Shifty flips it into a dancefloor filing UK Funky-influenced bass heavy banger. And “Look At Me”, an all new b-side produced by 1-O.A.K. of the Honor Roll, calls out all the silly behavior that goes on at music industry parties the world over. And, of course, Kalani nailed the art once again!
Head over to:
and buy this today!
Featuring art by Kalani and remixes by Vancouver’s Kutcorners, Fool’s Gold’s Sammy Bananas, Emynd of Philly’s Crossfaded Bacon crew, Sticky Noodles (Cobra Krames & DJ Morsy), Audience (Ottawa’s DJ Illo & Kaem) and Young Robots/Philadelphyinz representer Skinny Friedman, The Kickdrums “Something’s Gotta Give” EP on 11 Inch Records can be found at these fine establishments:
We’ll be celebrating the release at Brooklyn Bowl tonite from 8PM on with The Kickdrums performing & DJ sets by Terry Urban, Tilla from The Kickdrums, and myself. It’s free all night!
I’ve been a fan of The Kickdrums since I first heard their David Axelrod flipping “Just A Game” in 2009. But Fitts & Tilla have been on their grind a lot longer than that and their discography is crazy. They’ve produced for 50 Cent, Chamillionaire, Joell Ortiz, Little Brother, Ray Cash, Ben Harper, and Good Charlotte, to name a handful of their credits.
On Feb 21st, I’m dropping their ‘Something’s Gotta Give” EP on 11 Inch Records. (It includes remixes by Kutcorners, Sammy Bananas, Emynd, Sticky Noodles, Audience, and Skinny Friedman.) But first! It’s time for a look back at some of my favorite of their jams. With appearances by the RZA, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Joell Ortiz, Wale, Young Chris, and Peter Bjorn & John, I give you The Kickdrums at their finest.
DJ Eleven & The Kickdrums – That’s Them!
The Kickdrums – We Can’t Go Home Anymore My Love
The Kickdrums – Just A Game feat. Joell Ortiz
Kanye West – Good Morning (The Kickdrums remix)
Kid Cudi – Sky High
The Kickdrums – Things Work Out
Peter Bjorn & John – Nothing To Worry About (The Kickdrums remix feat. Wale and Young Chris)
The Kickdrums – I’m Gonna Dress in Black
The Kickdrums – Optimistic Captive
Ben Harper – Lay There And Hate Me (The Kickdrums remix)
The Kickdrums – Love Buzz
The Kickdrums – Perfect World feat. RZA (remix)
The Kickdrums – Love Is A Drug
The Kickdrums – Somethings Gotta Give (Kutcorners remix)
Over at my day job at the 11 Inch Institute for Higher Learning, we just dropped our newest release from Matty C, Vancouver O.G. & all around great individual. Matty flipped a sample of hair rockers Poison into a disco house banger. (Kutcorners turned in a ill dark post punk remix and DJ Apt One murdered an italo disco version!) And for Discotheque, Matty took it back to the club.
You can purchase the whole EP at these fine establishments:
For more info on Matty C, you can check him out on Soundcloud, Twitter, and the amazing White Light Mix series he co-curates. You can also check out the promo mix Matty did for this release, which includes all the tracks plus other gems from the 11 Inch Vaults, over here.