Thursday, April 24, 2008

BAPE store on Melrose Ave now open

Legendary Tokyo streetwear brand BAPE (aka: A Bathing Ape) opened the doors to there 23rd retail store on Melrose Ave.

BAPE Store Los Angeles
8001 Melrose Avenue
Los Angelese, CA 90046

For full story and more photos check out the article on SUPERTOUCH

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Santogold - Unstoppable/Starstruck

Santogold - Unstoppable

Santogold - Starstruck

while we are discussing Santgogold, did anyone else notice the Budweiser commercial?

Seen Not Scene on Music-versity Hub and You Tube

Futurebound- Viper/DNB Arena Podcast

Brand new mix from Futurebound

Futurebound's Myspace
Viper Recordings' Myspace
Viper Recordings' Website

Click here Futurebound Mix :mp3: 69:26m

1. Futurebound & Matrix – Womb – Viper / Metro
2. Futurebound & Matrix – The Edge – Viper / Metro
3. The Militia – Let Loose (TC Remix) – Shogun
>>> Dillinga – Goin In – Test
4. Subfocus – Triple X – Ram
5. Clipz feat Hollie G – Ugly – Audio Zoo
6. Subfocus & Brookes Brothers – Late Run – Ram
7. Baron – Turn Up The Sun – BBK
8. Futurebound vs Brookes Brothers – Dawn Treader – BBK
>>> Hazard – Selector – Ganja
9. Nu:Tone – System (Matrix & Futurebound remix) – Hospital
10. Brookes Bothers – Crackdown – Viper
11. Peshay – Don’t Think About Me – Infrared
12. TC & Subfocus – Borrowed Time VIP – D-Style
13. Psidream & Pacific – Throwback – Unknown
>>> Ram Trilogy – Titan – Ram
14. Shimon & Andy C – Skirmish – Ram
>>> Roni Size – Snapshot – Full Cycle
15. Commix – Be True – Metalheadz
>>> Clipz & Die – Good 'Ol Days – Full Cycle
16. Shimon & Sanj – Untitled – Audio Porn
17. Upbeats vs White Stripes – Icky Thump
>>> Dillinga – In The Grind – Valve
18. L-Plus – Middle East Sun – Viper
19. Die & Clipz – Back Inside – Clear Skyz
>>> Baron – Red Head – Virus
20. Chase & Status – Judgement – Ram
21. C4C – Sleeper Cell – C4C
22. TC – Driver – D-Style
23. J-Majik & Wickaman – Fleshwound (G-Dub Remix) – Viper
24. Shock One – Untitled – Viper
25. Hive – Neo (2008 remix) – Violence
>>> Icicle & Nympho – Franky Mountain – Ram
26. Die – Dirty Games (G-Dub remix) – Chronic
27. Subfocus – Timewarp – Ram
>>> Fresh – Foreigner – BBK
28. DC Breaks – Romper – Viper
29. Metrik – Zero Gravity – Viper

Ron English leaves his mark on Hollywood

Propaganda aficionado Ron English left his infamous mark on Hollywood.

full story on: SuperTouch

Monday, April 21, 2008

DJ Weekend-Hipsters in Heat: Coachella' 08 Mix

Geremia - Bonde Do Role
MIA - Boyz (The Twelves Remix)
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Guns and Bombs Remix)
Justice - DVNO (LA Riots Remix)
Prince - 1999 (B Rich's NYE Workout)
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Elektrochemie Remix)
Uffie - Pop the Glock (Curtis Vodka Remix)
JunkieXL - Today
Calvin Harris - Disco Heat
Kid Sister - Pro Nails
The Rapture - The Devil (Metric Remix)*
Midnight Juggernuats - Tombstone
Data Rock - Princess (Morgan Z Remix)
Para One - Midnight Swim (Surkin Drop)
Spank Rock - Race Riot on the Dancefloor
Boyz Noise - Lava Lava
Tegan and Sara - Back in Your Head (Morgan Page Remix)
Simian Moblie Disco - State of Things
Goldfrappe - Oh La La (Phones Edit)
Santogold - Creator (Scottie B Remix)
Black Lips - Veni Vedi Veci (Diplo Remix)
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (Jesse Rose Mix)
Kraftwerk - Aerodynamik (Hot Chip Remix)
Busy P - Chop Suey
House of Pain - Jump Around (Deadmau5 Remix)*
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars (Pornophonics Remix)
Yo Majesty - Club Action
Yelle - A Cause Des Garcons (Sta Remix)

Download DJ Weekend- Hipsters in Heat: A Coachella 2008 Mix

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Messinian & LA's True Pseudo & Jayvon

DNB / Nu-Electro /Hip Hop afficienado Messinian (of Planet of the Drums Fame) recently teamed up w/ fellow DNB / Nu-Electro hybrids True Pseudo & Jayvon


burn it up--produced by Jayvon

True Pseudo

noise in here--produced by True Pseudo

throw it away--produced by True Pseudo

cant hide her--produced by True Pseudo

BIOS Breakbeat I/O System - FREE Mix

Originally posted by BIOS BOT

Release (Breakbeat Science, BIOS, Fokuz, Chicago)

BIOS Studio April Mix

Chicagos up & coming star Release steps up with this new BIOS mix right in time for the start of Spring - check out this nice, bubbling mix... enjoy!

Introduced to electronic/dance music in the late 90s through the soulful sounds of Chicago House, dj release (Michael Velez to some, Ike to most) spent the early days of his career collecting and recording mixtapes by US rave scene innovators like Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Miles Maeda, Paul Johnson, among others. It wasn’t until he came across classic mixtapes by Chicago jungle pioneers Phantom 45, Casper, and Danny the Wildchild that he fully identified with electronic music through the ever-evolving, futuristic sounds of hi-speed breakbeats.

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Dan Marshall – Crazy (Zero Tolerance RMX) – BIOS
Brother – Blue Notes – Industry
Nu:Tone – Mrs. Jones – Hospital
Spectrasoul – Seeing Stars – Nu Directions
Zero Tolerance – Goes Around – Shogun Audio
Random Movement – Believe No Other – Westbay International
Switch – Lovechat – SGN:LTD
Submorphics – Rejected – Dub
Alix Perez – Stray – Shogun
Zero Tolerance & Mosus – Call Waiting (feat. Steo) – Liquid V
Lynx & Nu:Tone – East To West – Brand:Nu
Mixmaster Doc & Dan Marshall – Exodus – Forthcoming BIOS
Spectrasoul – Falling Down – Nu Directions

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Benefit Beats 004 out on Promo: Crisis Loan - Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My (VIP Mix)

Benefit Beats 004: Crisis Loan - Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My (VIP Mix) Social Security out on Promo now

Crisis Loan of Social Security fame unleashes a massive VIP mix of Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh My on Benefit Beats

Haven't heard of Social Security?
You ask:
Who are they?
Where did they come from?
Can they help me fill in
Seekers Allowance claim form?

You soon will!!!!

Social Security is the musical meeting of minds of two Muhammed Ali Latif (also known as Child Support) and Inzabaat Ali
(otherwise known as Crisis Loan). That’s the ‘who are they?’ They grew up in the ghettos of Tottenham and stick close to their
roots which covers the ‘where did they come from?’ and as for ‘can me fill in my JSA claim form?’… leave it out mate, you need to be a physicist to work those things out!

Crisis Loan and Child Support started off their musical journey at an both inspired and influenced by music from all over the world. Artists Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Sade, Michael Jackson, Al Martino, Tony styles of music ranging from Classical Asian Kawali to Rare Groove, Rock to Indie and Jazz and Blues found their way into their lives and
create and share their own musical vision was born.

Child Support kicked off his career under the guise ‘Zoobie MC’ over the sets of Nicky Black Market, A-sides, London Electricity, High Fabio, and Asian producer Talvin Singh. Meanwhile Crisis Loan had up his hard earned pennies to buy a set of turntables and the lads their hand to DJing. Of course from there the natural progression their own music and in ’99 the brothers pooled their resources and themselves a studio PC and got cracking with Cuebase, Reason and other software they could get their hands on. With a veritable virtual sounds they soon got picked up by none other than the legendary Creative Source imprint and Social Security had their first of many releases.

Following on from that impressive start Social Security now have Hospital sub-label MASH, DOA’s Under Construction, Formation, Structure, Exceptional, Diagram and Jungle legends Congo Natty collective belt. Not that they’re resting on their laurels, with their Benefit Beats already onto its third release and more planned on the way than you can shake a sonic stick at, Social Security are at the top of their game.

Both Crisis Loan and Child Support class themselves as “21st Century Producers” and strive to create all kinds of beats, everything from Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop and R&B to Bhangra and Eastern Drum & Breaks, that serves them well, bringing diversity and fresh flavours with production.

“Social Security are producers for the people, we make the dance floor and ignore the politics that are an ever
virus in our beautiful scene.” - Crisis Loan 2006

“The future for Social Security is you. As long as you exist we exist. As long as you love our music we will continue to make it for you. That is why we set up our aptly titled label. It’s all about the people benefiting from our beats.”
- Child Support 2006

Rubik Podcast/ Rubik Digital: April 2008

New April 2008 Rubik Podcast Mix Up by Kubiks!!!

Available from the I-tunes Store by searching for Rubik Podcast as
a Free Subscribable Podcast or available for Direct Download as a 192 mp3 here:

http://rubikpodcast. com/File/20kubiksrubikpodcastnine. mp3


1. Future Engineers - Bionics (ESS Remix)
2. Future Engineers - Bionics Original
3. Dan marshall - Exodus
4. Kallous - Flick of light
5. Carlito Addiction (Kubiks Remix) - Supergrass
6. Spectrasoul - Reasons why
7. Lynx Alix Perez - Alleigence
8. Zero T Survival - DUB
9. Icicle - Lost Hours
10. Redflower (Kubiks Lost souls Remix) - Rendered
11. Kubiks & Calculon - Android on Steroids
12. Subterra - Serengenti
13. Amaning (Blame Remix) - Landslide
14. Brookes Brothers - Crackdown (Viper)
15. Pentagon & Ethix - Rejection

Also Check Out the latest Release on Rubik Digital by
Pentagon and Ethix
available on sites such as Beatport

A Pentagon and Ethix - My Melody
A rolling liquid tune from the Japanese masters of funk, this song is great for the club and the Ipod
AA Pentagon and Ethix - Rejection More of a dark half time affair, Rejection shows the versatility in their production. One for the heads! Pentagon and Ethix on Myspace
Check out the clips on our Myspace Player!

1984 & Animal Farm get a facelift via "The Fairey-Con" Shepard Fairey

Since around 2006 Penguin Books has been trying to "Revamp" old classic book covers.

In their latest attempt, they comissioned Obey's, Shepard Fairey to design new covers
for 1984 & Animal Farm

in other "Shepard" news, last week NPR interviewed Shepard Fairey about his Obama Poster.

Shepard Fairey on NPR



mp3s available for download at iTunes Music Store NOW.

please help us spread the word and repost.

http://phobos. apple. com/WebObjects/MZStore. woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=277015937&s=143441

Monday, April 14, 2008

Klever-Killer Kontrabad Aussie Tour Mix!!




Clipz feat. Hollie G - Ugly

Stumbled upon this video on You Tube...
Artist: Clipz feat. Hollie G
Title: Ugly
Label: Audio Zoo

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Björk - Wanderlust (NEW VIDEO)

Click here to watch Björk - Wanderlust

Let's Go To War.. check these guys out!!

photo by: Take More Photos

Came across theses guys on myspace...
There wasnt too much info on their myspace excpet that they are out of Toronto and on Last Gang Records
if you are into the likes of Cool Kids, Chromeo, Spank Rock definitely check these guys out. Click the link below
LGTW Myspace

LGTW Live Show Promo Video

SeenNotScene on:
Audio-Tongue Blog

Shit attracts flies..Moby has the hots for Britney?

Click the image above to read the article.

Source: The Sun

Twisted Individual in San Diego Tonight (Thursday April 10th)

Thursday April 10, 2008


special 2 hour b2b set by:
Soulidify b2b Phrenik
(dnbtv. com, peer pressure rec, sd)

resident talent
(Allen & Heath, Heat)
mc Ridda
(TSTV, Bass Dynasty)

coming MAY 15th
Wallkrawlers BDAY/Stateside Pre Party

@ U31 Cocktail Bar & Lounge
3112 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104


Towards the end of 2001, and the start of 2002 something very exciting was happening in the world of drum and bass. For one man, years of hard work in the studio where finally beginning to get the recognition they deserved, and a fresh exciting sound was gradually filtering into sets of all the top flight DJs. One man and one album was about to, as one veteran put it, “change the game”.

Twisted signed to Formation Records back in 1998, and for his debut produced ‘Wales’, the biggest track on the now legendary “World of Drum and Bass” album. For years he sat back perfecting his roll, waiting his turn as deep, dark, industrial sounds dominated all the big raves. Early tracks such as ‘Boom Shanx bw/ Robitix’ on 5HQ, ‘Nail Bomb’ and the now much sought after ‘Twisted Indivudaltron EP’ featuring ‘Sick Bag’ and ‘Crankshaft’ however caught the ears of some of the top dogs, finding their way into the boxes of Grooverdier, Shy FX, Ed Rush and Optical amongst others.

Having released a few tracks on other labels, Twisted decided it was time to start his own label as a side project to work he was doing on Formation. Around the start of 2000 he set up Grid Recordings, bringing in his old friend from the pirate station Shadow FM, Zen for the first release. Releases from himself, Rayner, Accidental Heroes and a then unknown DJ Hazard followed over the next couple of years.

Seeing that he was onto a good thing with his new apprentice in 2001 DJ SS entrusted the seminal ‘Lighter’ into the hands of the Twisted one to see if he could bring it up to date. Whilst working on his debut album he pieced together two of the biggest tunes of that year in the form if his ‘Lighter remix’ and the ‘F-Word’. The next move Twisted made was one not even the best marketing man could dream up. Whilst most opted for the standard sultry D&B look for their photo shoots Twisted had the bright idea of crashing into a field of sheep, in a wheel chair, wearing a gimp mask and a straight jacket. The ‘Tooled Up!’ LP had arrived.

Proving that he could mix the rough with smooth the ‘Tooled Up!’ LP on Formation Records showcased the Twisted sound - from the off beat tribal rhythms of ‘Gimp Mask’ (still championed by DJ Marky to this day), the smooth liquid of ‘Dafodills’, the Full Cyclist ‘Crap Rinse Out’, along with Groooveriders favourite, the sub heavy ‘Gusset Gravy’ Twisted had crafted an album that would get heads talking, and the crowds jumping.

Following the success of ‘Tooled Up!’, Twisted found himself in the spotlight, as remix offers and DJ bookings began to flood in. In the months before and after Tooled Up dropped, Twisted reworked J Majik's ‘Tell Me’, Jaydee’s ‘Plastic Dreams’, Benny Blanco's ‘Remember Me’, DJ SS’s ‘Rollidge’ all to spectacular effect, with his re-lick of Simon Bassline Smth's ‘Junglist’ even finding it’s way into the Top 75.

Having been the DJ before he was the producer, playing on Shadow FM, Ruud Awakening and other pirate stations in London before his move to Leicester, Twisted was now able to showcase his skills on the decks all around the world. Picking up regular plays at all the major UK promotions including Slammin Vinyl, One Nation, Telepathy, Best of British, United Dance, Accelerated Culture, as well as residencies at all the Formation and World of Drum & Bass nights all over the World, Twisted is now an exclusive member of the top flight of D&B DJs. Always armed with a bag of fresh dubs to unleash on the crowds, his explosive partnership with MC Biggie has smashed many venues over the past few years. In this time Twisted has also been fortunate enough to have his travels take him all over the world, notching up stamps in his passport and champion hangovers everywhere from Germany to Estonia, USA to Australia, Spain to Brazil and pretty much everywhere else in-between.

As with any popular style of music, when something is successful, the masses will follow, and soon the Twisted clones started to fill the shelves of all the record shops. Not a man known for his restraint, in 2003 Twisted got back in the dungeon and cooked up a message to all those he felt were ripping his sound. ‘Bandwagon Blues’ exploded onto the scene and instantly became an anthem with rewind after rewind ensuring this was a front runner in every DJs set. Off the back of his previous success and other tracks such as ‘Rusty Sherrif's Badge’, ‘Heavy Metal’, and ‘Hand Grenade (feat APB)’ Twisted found himself up for 3 categories at the 2003 Accelerated Culture Awards. Much to his disappointment his hectic touring schedule meant that he couldn’t make it on the event, but MC Biggie stepped up on the night to receive his awards not only for Best Tune for ‘Bandwagon Blues’, but also Best Producer of 2003.

Since then Twisted has not stopped. 2004 was filled with tours and DJ bookings that took up the majority of his time. As a result of this his output from the studio quietened down as he spread the Twisted sound around the world, gaining new fans in every city. He still found time for releases on Formation, New Identity, Reformed though, including his collaboration with DJ SS and MC Skibadee on ‘Deal with the Matter’, and his remix of DJ SS’s ‘Like a Bird’. Tracks also appeared on his own Grid and Zombie imprints as well as remixes for TOV, Architecture, and his massive ‘World of Music’ re-lick on Back to Basics amongst others.

In 2005 Twisted’s focus began to turn towards his own baby, Grid Recordings. Over the previous two years the label had been clocking up some tasty releases from the likes of Total Science, Baron, Zen, Influx Datum, Surge, Ron, Simon Bassline Smith as well, of course tracks from Twisted and Biggie. Alongside the newly set up Zombie Records, which was to cater strictly for the dancefloor, Twisted began getting his house in order. An album compilation set things going nicely and the ‘Hung, Drawn & Slaughtered’ project pulled in tracks from new faces on the block such as Heist, Nightwalker and Dirty Fingers alongside the usual suspects Total Science, JB & Spice, DJ SS as well as a number from XRS. This was as well as calling in Zen, Generation Dub and original veteran DJ Kane to step up on remix duties. A triple vinyl and double CD which featured MC Biggie were well received by fans and press and got the label moving in the right direction.

Having moved back down to London, Twisted is now turning all his attention to building Grid and Zombie, and with a new team behind him things are looking up for 2006. With fresh talent from close to home, and also the other side of the world to feature on the label, alongside the likes of DJ Marky and Clipz who are also soon to feature, the Grid camp are stepping up a gear. Whilst still hitting the road on a regular basis Dj’ing up and down the UK and abroad, Twisted is also now back in the studio, with fresh enthusiasm and fresh goals.

Still able to conjure up those crazy names to compliment those crazy b-lines, you know when you tune in your radio and hear names like ‘Swan Cake’, ‘Bog Monster’ and ‘Magnum Juice’, there is only one Individual behind them – Twisted Individual


Starbucks: the spread eagle corporate whore

Most of the time I try to avoid Starbucks.
Not just because of their divide and conquer attitude towards mom & pop coffee shops, but because their coffee is not as good as people think. By over-roasting and doubling the recipe, they are perveting our taste buds.

But we all have our weakness and every now and then I do have a craving for a foo-foo soy tofffe nut latte.

So this morning, upon arrival to work, a co-worker shows me Starbucks rebranding and their attempt to change it's image.

2 ironic things to note:

1) Their departure from the green logo.
Does this mean that Starbucks is admitting they never had, nor ever will, any intentions to be environmentally friendly in this day and age of everyone going "GREEN".

2) Their return to the whorish spread eagle siren... Luring sailors (consumers) to their ultimate demise of being hooked
on strong, over-roasted and over priced coffee.

An article on the Wall Street Journal's Buzz Watch"
mentions that CEO Howard Schultz expects the retro cup to draw attention. “I think the logo’s going to be somewhat disruptive,” Mr. Schultz said. “We want people to talk about it.”

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Album Leak!!! Atlantic Connection Tomorrow's Not Enough

Atlantic Connection

1. Intro / Tomorrows Not Enough Ft. Deviant
2. Can’t Destroy Love Part 2 ft. Minds One
3. Good Hood Review Ft. Tali & MC Armanni
4. Touch This (Subculture) Ft. Kemst
5. Danger Zone Ft. Lynx
6. Soul Musiq Ft. Youngman
7. Depth Charge Ft. Minds One
8. Day Dreamers Ft. McClain Sullivan
9. Interlude to LA
10. Been Around the World Ft. Julz & Lady MC
11. Hollywood Freq Ft. Whiskey Pete & Julz
12. Rocksteady (LA Riots VIP)
13. Heat of the Groove Ft. Mental Sharp & Pouya
14. Set Sail Ft. Illy Emcee
15. Another Love Song Ft. Pouya
16. 5’Oclock World Ft. Deviant
17. Outro to Paradise

"LA based AC drops his debut album, a Hip Hop / Drum & Bass concept album featuring a wide array of vocalists & producers hand picked by AC from all over the globe. The likes of Lynx, Tali, Youngman, Mental Sharp & Armani all pass through to bless the album. Dropping in May this will be the soundtrack to your summer."

"...couple of tracks from Atlantic Connection, this cat is apparently well known in the UK Drum 'n' Bass and dance scenes (I wouldn't know) but is from LA. Do US D'n'B producers long to break the UK market in the same way most UK artists ache to conquer the US? I don't know, answers on a postcard please. Anyway, I really do digress. 'Touch This' featuring Kemst, is a soulful and chilled break beat Hip Hop affair and you'll be glad to know that, despite the title, it's not about touching anything rude so you wont have to cringe for 6 minutes and 7 seconds. Instead just let the silky vocals and vibes wash over you. 'Heat of the Groove' does have a title that suggests some new jack swing-esque shenanigans but actually it's another chilled but more straight up Hip Hop track with a simple sung chorus and an MC (Mental Sharp - cool name) with an unoffensive voice chatting his thoughts. Nice stuff, I wanna hear more. Check his myspace page, the track 'Good Hood Review' on there is a bit of banger! Flippin' 'eck, so's 'Can't Destroy Love'! Download the sampler for the 'Tomorrow's Not Enough LP' here."

"This May, Los Angeles based music producer Atlantic Connection drops his debut album on his own independent label, Westbay Recordings. Aside from this hot ass LA Riots remix, his album consists of tracks ranging from future hip-hop all to soul, and then all the way back around to dance. It usually takes some pretty serious production to sway me from my dance likings, but something about this dude has my ear open.
After the sampler was over I ventured over to AC’s myspace to hit up some more of his tunes. Some other beats I was getting into were “Around The World”, “Can’t Destroy Love” and “Touch This”. I decided to throw the remix up because LA Riots just fit the bill for the blog, hip-hop and all that isn’t really my bag, but either way, if you want to hear some solid beats you should check out his myspace page."

Nasty Nate, better known as Atlantic Connection, sorts out the leaked goods from his debut album out next Wednesday, May 26th. Taken from the forthcoming Tomorrow's Not Enough LP is an LA Riots remix of the previously released Westbay single Rocksteady and a new original featuring Kemst titled Touch This. Get a preview of the entire album here.

"Our good friend ATLANTIC CONNECTION got himself a new album entitled 'TOMORROW'S NOT ENOUGH' comin' out on MAY 26. To help celebrate this, he's let us leak one of the tracks along with an LA RIOTS remix of another...don't be shy"

Atlantic Connection

Source:The West Bay Blog