I’ve been a fan of Dallas’ A.Dd+ since DJ Sober put me on to them at SXSW 2 years ago. We stayed in touch about what they’ve had going on and I was geeked when they reached out about doing a remix of one of their tracks. These dudes are dumb talented, grind hard, consistently put out good music, and have a great live show! (If they’re in your town, GO SEE THEM.)
Thanks to Sober for making the connect (and killing the art!) and to Rosalinda for making it all happen.
We’re dusting off our khakis & Chucks for the launch of this summer’s Str8 West Coastin’ series on this Saturday, June 16th. In addition to ringing in Jessica from co-sign and Michelle from Audible Treats’ birthdays, we’re also celebrating the bornday of the one Tupac Shakur. For such a momentous occasion, we had to go big and get fellow Cali
transplant J. Period to come through and join us. Check the flyer for details and the mix to get you in the mood.
The homie Señor Kaos and I just dropped our update of Jeru The Damaja’s “Da Bichez”. In no way meant to disrespect women, we wanted to pay homage to Jeru and DJ Premier’s classic. Now 18 years after its release, Kaos and I re-visited and revamped it. This is the first track off Kaos’ EP, “Mama Said The Sun Rises In The Resurrection”, coming July 3rd, 2012
My good friend Matthew Africa dropped the lastest in his long line of great mixtapes. In the past, he’s done a fantastic job with the massive discographies of DJ Quik, R. Kelly, Gang Starr, and Too $hort (with yours truly). For his latest endeavor, he went after the Herculean task of whittling all of E-40′s work down to the best 40 tracks. And, man, he really did! If you’re a fan of great rappers, creative storytelling, or Bay slaps, you need this in your life.
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!
My remix of J-Boogie’s “Go To Work” feat. The Pimps of Joytime has been getting a lot of great press in the last couple of weeks. Here’s some of the highlights:
In case you missed it, you can listen to and download the track from player down below:
J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Go to Work (feat. The Pimps of Joytime) (DJ Eleven Remix) by 11InchRecords
I’m been scheming on this party for MONTHS. A chance to get some of my favorite DJs together in one place with some of my favorite people and celebrate a day when everything comes up elevens? Yeah, I’ll take that. Here’s the story:
Friday, November 11, 2011
The Red Bull Space – 40 Thompson Street (at Watts), NYC
Music by Mick Boogie, The Rub, Max Glazer, DJ Moma, Matthew Africa, DJ Illo
Hosted by Donwill & Mike Baker The Bike Maker
9PM-1AM, open bar all night, $11.
There are a VERY limited number of tickets available at www.eleven11eleven.eventbrite.com/.
Grab them NOW. Because when they’re gone, they’re gone.
“This DJ Eleven remix of “Go To Work” by J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science is so outlandishly funky that it’s disappointing rooftop lounges aren’t still open to fully experience it. A sweaty apartment will do, though. There’s that sweet, fat old school synth bass, melodic squelches like De La Soul’s “Me, Myself And I” and a simple yet seductive refrain to just be there and dance. Boogie’s new one,Undercover, has more of this, and it’s out now on OM Records.”
Head on over here to download it for free. Or check it out down below in the player.
We’re celebrating the release of Mike Baker The Bike Maker’s new album at FAM (at Von – 3 Bleecker Street at Bowery) on Oct 27th. Come through at 9PM to hear the album, stay all night to party. DJ Tara will be joining us for a guest set and Dee Phunk will be hosting the fun.