Hey remember this guy? He was on the show about a month ago and apparently he brought a camera crew.
This track is everything right about hip hop. Chilled beat, thoughtful lyrics and an MC with presence. Check the video and make sure you support homegrown talent and live music by seeing this dude when he comes to a venue near you. Remaining tour dates below. Oh and hey, if you close one eye, squint with the other and take a step back, you can see me at the 2:47 mark. Start the timer on my 15 minutes.
Dialextrix “SATELLITE” EP LAUNCH TOUR DATES:
Friday 1st March – Baroque, Katoomba
Friday 8th March – Alhambra, Brisbane
Saturday 9th March – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 16th March – Transit Bar, Canberra
Before rapping and leading a Michael Jackson karaoke sesh in front of today’s youth at the Enmore, Mac Miller rolled through the FBi Studio for a quick chat and a cypher.
Flanked by an entourage of 6, the Pittsburg MC hit us with a hard hitting interview then rounded it off with an awkward-starting-obsenity-filled freestyle. Don’t believe me? Peep the link below.
We also did a phoner with DJ Shortee Blitz. The KISS FM turntablist is kicking off his Australian tour and showed us a thing or two while providing a dope ass 30min set. That too, is also at the link below.
Dynasty – Stay Shinin’ (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Action Bronson – Strictly 4 The Jeeps
Smoke DZA – Kenny Powers
Joey Bada$$ – Righteous Minds
Taku – Stay ft Asaad
Slaughterhouse ft Swizz Beatz – Throw it Away
Lauryn Hill – Mystery Of Iniquity
Kanye West – All Falls Down
J. Cole – Can I Holla At Ya
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls
Mac Miller – America
MAC MILLER FREESTYLE
Mac Miller – Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
SHORTEE BLITZ 1995 HIP HOP MIX (Playlist Coming… Maybe)
Love is in the air and with the help of some friends, love was also on the airwaves.
Valentine’s Day isn’t always about expensive dinners, flowers and Al Green. There’s a wealth of hip hop tracks that happen to get some of us in the mood; and some of those tracks are rachet as hell.
Shout out to Australian C-Grade Celebs Kween G, Levins, Jane Tyrell, Joyride, Scott Dooley, Anna Lunoe, Jimblah, Sky’High and Solo (of Horrorshow) who helped us pop a booty shake, sing into a hairbrush and create such a wonderful playlist. And judging from the SMS line and Twitter account our listeners liked the track selection as well.
On top of that we get seriously sexy with Ultramagnetic MC and pioneer of Pornocore, Kool Keith a.k.a. Dr Octogon a.k.a. Dr Dooom a.k.a. Dr Sperm a.k.a. Black Elvis a.k.a. Black Linen a.k.a. Underwear Pissy. It gets a little creepy as Keith picks three of his favourite love songs.
If you missed it and wanna get all close and loved up with your partner, download the podcast below.
UGK – International Players Anthem (I Choose You) (Ft. Outkast)
Young Jeezy Feat Jay-Z And Andre 3000 – I Do
Meek Mill – Amen (feat. Drake)
Trinidad James – Females Welcomed
T.I. – Whatever You Like
Mary J Blige – Real Love
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Queen Pen – All My Love
Dude N Nem – Mcdonalds
2Pac – Do For Love
Mobb Deep featuring Q-Tip – Drink Away the Pain (Situations)
The Lox – Ride Or Die Bitch
Jimblah – I Can Say
Horrorshow – All Summer Long
Kool Keith – Crush It
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Come Go With Me
H-Town – Knockin The Boots
The Miracles – Do It Baby
Jeremih – Fuck U All The Time (Feat. Natasha Mosley)
The Roots – Break You Off (feat. Musiq Soulchild)
Billy Paul – Me & Mrs. Jones
Amy Winehouse – Me & Mr Jones
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Tiwa Savage Ft Leo 1der – Ife Wa Gbona
Estelle – Come Over
Warming up before any night out is key. Especially if you’re warming up for two of the hottest summer events showcasing a mix dancehall, latin heat and tropical bass – complete with plenty of ass-shaking, grinding, dizzy footwork and dutty wining. Gappy Ranks and Radio Maleme rolled through today and lawd, did they ever show us how to get a dancefloor moving.
Gracing the Australian shores from London, Gappy came at us 110% with a solid interview and a bashment live performance. Melbourne’s RU-CL came in strong with support and hey, during their performance my hips in the studio weren’t the only ones gyrating.
Radio Maleme representing part of the Pineapple Republic, finished the show with a spicy, caliente, tropcial latin heat. Rapid BPM’s, soulful singing and the perfect mix had people calling far and wide wondering who the heck is blowing up the airwaves and where did we get him from. His name is Sr Bolivar and he is from Colombia, folks. That’s right COLOMBIA. Knowing his stuff, Sr Bolivar provided the perfect preview for next week’s Pineapple Republic – a night you will not want to miss.
Want to know more? Of course you do.
Gappy Ranks Feb 9
Pineapple Republic Feb 15
Podcast and playlist, below.
Celia Gonzales – Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (Dj Reaganomics Remix)
Banginclude – Oyemeilo
Los Fulanos – Sobran Cueros (SABO RMX)
Billy The Gent – La Mania (Sabo’s Corto Edit)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Remix)
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Mike Who Edit)
DJ Melo – Que Pasa Que Pasa
Captain Planet – Dame Agua
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Drummer Some
Buena Vista Social Club & Celia Cruz – Guantanamera
Wyclef – Guantanamera
Diafrix – Helicopter
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Thornato Remix)
Popcaan – She Want Hood (Raw)
Erup – Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix)
Deva Bratt – Hot and Ready
Popcaan – So We Do It
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal
Gappy Ranks – Long Time
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora – Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (Mosca remix)
Matanza – Puya (Chong X Remix)
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Dubbel Dutch – Madloopz
Names You Can Trust – Cubano (Dub)
Names You Can Trust – Oye (Dub)
SR BOLIVAR OF RADIO MALEMBE MIX
Dreadsquad – Me Want (Feat. Skarra Mucci, Mandinka Warrior, Alex Hudson)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Frikstailers Remix)
The Clash – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop we From Talk
Zonora Point – Huachita rica (Douster Remix)
DJ Panik – Like This, Like That (Original Mix)
Miramar Vs Topcat – Cumbia del sol (Criollo refix)
Mr Mention – Big Up Sister Nancy
Faraon Bantu Soundsystem – Macaco (Novalima Remix)
Malente – Mash Up The Town
Listen: Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal | Buy Me
There was nothing but hip hop love tonight. All-around nice guy Dialectrix rolled through with a promoter and camera crew and graced the airwaves with an interview and his raps. We have a picture of the set up on our Facebook page and a link to the show’s audio above and below. Have a look and listen and tell us what you think.
Before Dialectrix, me and Mike Who? had another ice cream debate, but more of that in a later post…
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
A$AP Rocky – Get Lit (Durkin Rework)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden (Hackman Dub)
Rudimental – Spoons ft. MNEK & Syron (Woz Remix)_192
Swing ting ft. Fox – Head Gone (Murlo Remix)
Pusherman – Donuts (Original Mix)
Noisses – Run Your Mouth feat. Rtkal, Lady Leshurr, Foreign Beggars
Scrufizzer – Steam
Cortex – Troupeau bleu
Rick Ross Ft Wale & Drake – Diced Pineapples
Taku – Stay ft Asaad
Cash Out ft Trinidad James – M.O.E.
Main Attrakionz – Do it for the Bay feat. Davinci (Produced by Harry Fraud)
Dom Kennedy – Lately (Prod By Troy Noka)
Chux – 925 (Feat. Thandiwe Phoenix)
DJ Nu-Mark – Tonight (Main) J-Live and Lucious Beats
DJ Maseo ft. Mac Miller – I Bring The Soul & He Brings The Funk
Organized Konfusion – Prisoner of War
Dialectrix – What Has The World Come To?
Dialectrix – Stop
DJ Yoda – Wheels
Visioneers – Funkbox (Visioneers remix)
UMC’S – One To Grow On
K Bouns – Never Say Never (Blackjoy Edit)
Sheen Bros – Never Say Never (Whiskey Barons Remix)
Swamburger – Sun Vibes
DJ Yoda – U No Likey Like That ft Roots Manuva & Kid Creole & The Coconuts
If yuh na ‘ear us pon di show, pure island tunes we a’play!
Welcome aboard the tropical express; stand up, wave your flag and grind your hips as we take you to Jamaica, Latin America and select spots in the US to give you the full bashment treatment.
Getting you hyped for this Saturday’s Dutty Dance: Straya Edition, Shantan and DJ Mike Who? kicked off what could only be described as a 2-hour wall-grind, basement party (think Sean Paul Get Busy video). Beenie Man was there, so was Movado, Sean Paul rolled through and so did my girls Tanya Stephens and Lady Saw. Azealia Banks gave vocals to a sick remix and same with Busta Rhymes. DJ Mike Who? added some latin flavour to the mix with a blend of cumbia and salsa music for all you fancy-footing showoffs.
Feel left out cuz you missed the live mix? Well you should because it was of the chain. But, don’t despair, we got a podcast thingy and a playlist up somewhere…
Popcaan ft Busta Rhymes – Only Man She Want
Gaza Slim – Everything Fi Hold Him
Miguel feat. Edley Shine & JButtah (Adorn Reggae ReFix)
Sasha – I Like The Way ft Pitbull
Lady Saw – Do Me Better
Mavado – Last Night (Remix) ft. Joell Ortiz
Tanya Stephens – From You Hot
Sean Paul – Deport Them
Konshens – Bubble Gyal
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Beenie Man – Super Model
Dj Mighty Mi vs. Azealia Banks vs. Dancehall – 212
Lumidee – Uh Ooh FT Busta Rhymes & Fabolous
Danny English & Egg Nog – Party Time
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)
Quantic Soul Orchestra – She Said What? (feat. J Live)
Africando – Yay Boy
Ludacris – Roll out (My business)
J. Cole – Can’t Get Enough (feat. Trey Songz)
Dialectrix & Mr Thing – What Is This World Coming To?
MIKE WHO PINEAPPLE REPUBLIC MIX
Sergio Mendez – Mas Que Nada (Suonho Shuffle Rhythm Renumber)
Red astaire – NYC SALSA (MIKE WHO EDIT)
Tito Puente – Mambo Gozon
SABO/CASSADY – Esa Loca Cumbia
Sabo & Zeb feat. Andrea Monteiro – Sanguebom (J-Boogie RMX feat. Iggy Mon)
zonora point- dame yerba (daniel Klauser remix)
Pastor Lopez – Cumbia De Las Sirenas (Peligrosa Remix)
Phoreyez – White bootleg
LV- Uthando Lwaka (feat. Ruffest)
DJ Clock ft Shisaboy -Ngomso-Hypersonic
Santana – oye como va (freddy fresh remix)
Nouveau Yorican-Boriqua (Douster Remix)
Matanza – Indio Apolinar (Daniel Klauser remix)
Fadda Fox-Wine It Gal (Charlie Sheen Riddim)
Machel Montano-Doh Fraid (Charlie Sheen Riddim) (Charlie Sheen Riddim)
Skinny Fabulous-Waist (Charlie Sheen Riddim)
Spooky-Coolie Clap- Mike Who Edit
General Levy-Tru yuh body (Murlo 4×4 remix)
The Busy Twist- 1995
Magalena- Paul Devro Edit
Bolivar – Merengue
Sonora ft Chingo Bling – Return Of The Cumbia
Chimpo – Skeng Teng Riddim
Riton – Lost My Mind
Wretch 32 – Pop
Chimpo – Drama – Dub Phizix Remix
Dreadzone – Yeah Man (Warrior One Mix)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Blood Pressure
Potential Badboy Feat Yush – I Need A Roof
Was it a secret show? I don’t know. The line wrapped around the corner, so if it was a secret, it was poorly kept.
Diplo or Mike Who? Can’t really tell from this distance…
Who played? Walshy Fire, Jillionaire, Black Chiney and Diplo.
Was it fun? I’m still dancing.
The only low-light of the night was budding videographer and all around nice guy Aiden, got one of his cameras stolen. He was filming the night so that us and the whole world can enjoy it forever in cyber space; until some dickhole decided to pocket something that wasn’t theirs. Not cool. It’d be nice if you gave the camera back. But if you don’t I hope you step in dog poo.
So the new full-length Kanye West video has been released.
If you have 35-minutes to kill have a look. I ain’t gonna lie, I only watched it so that when everyone else started talking about it, I’d know what they’re talking about. I’ll also admit, that sometimes the lines between crap and art get a bit blurry for me.
Whenever I hear of these long play video clips, I wonder what the hell the artist is thinking. I don’t give a shit about a 13-minute music video (let alone 30) and the only time you’ll probably be able to see it is either on the Internet or on Rage at 3am. I just wanna hear the song, maybe see some ass, a nice car, a cool stunt and something in slow motion. Under no circumstances should a music video become a short-film starring the artist and their friends. Case in point: Puffy, Ma$e and J-Lo did NOT need to make a ten minute recreation of True Lies with the track Been Around the World. No one needed to see that. No one.
However, when done right, a mini-movie music video clips can be quite neat (Thriller, Remember the Time, California Love, etc). I just don’t know where to put this Runaway video. I mean, I actually quite like some of the visual aspects; colours, set design, shots and the appropriate use of slow motion. But the dialogue is horrendous at best (he calls the phoenix “baby”), the acting was average and some parts just plain ol’ annoyed me (he took her to a party where they were serving bird!).
The ballet scene was stunning while the scene where they copulate or dry hump is forgettable. The way he soundtracked the clip was also on point with the ballet scene and the end credits (ha!) being the ones that stuck out most – although the auto-tune made me cringe.
Overall, it was aiight. And I bet if he cut the video in HALF it’ll still be aiight.
Larry David is one bad-ass mofo (yep, that’s Vivica Fox hollering in the back) and makes a living telling funny jokes. But what’s not funny is the subject in question: product packaging.
Do you know what’s so appalling? Vacuum packaging or packaging altogether for that matter. Fuck this waste-conscious period where everything is sealed with minimal yet airtight packaging (and fuck the factory robots that are programmed to do so). I’m tired of being thwarted by packaged items that lack a tab, slit or pull-back flap to make opening as seamless as possible. I recently bought a pair of headphones and after an unnecessary period of time I finally broke into the packaging where my finger was promptly sliced open by a sharp edge of plastic. That shit is fucking ridiculous.