Posted on Feb 3rd, 2008 by A-Trak
It’s a complete coincidence that Kid Sister and I were booked to perform at New York and LA’s Museums of Natural History on consecutive weekends. The events were unrelated, we’re not on a museum tour or anything.
Both turned out to be awesome in their own way. You already saw what the New York one was like last week… Kiiiinda crazy, with the surprise appearance of a fur-clad Kanyeezy. That one was in the planetarium, so it was very much a multi-media themed room. The LA show this weekend was a lot more like what you’d expect to see in a museum of natural history: a giant dinosaur skeleton when you walk in and a bunch of displays of impeccably preserved yaks, bisons, sea lions (those things are big!) and other cuddly creatures in simulated home habitat backdrops. How many times did I yell “stegosaurus!” on the mic during my set? One may never know. Read More
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2008 by A-Trak
This morning I had to wake up at 6am to go to the airport. In the car I was thinking of the expression “the bane of my existence” and wondered if bane is one of those words that you only find in a specific expression. I’ve never heard the word bane elsewhere. So I looked up the definition on my phone. As it turns out you can also say “the bane of my life”, and bane can be used in other sentences. It means death or ruin. I also learned that there are poison names like wolfsbane that follow the model:
Fast-forward many hours later. I’m in LA getting ready for my show and somehow the Australian city Brisbane pops in my head. And then I think, could Brisbane mean death by bris, i.e. circumcision? An operation gone wrong?
Posted on Feb 1st, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
LA Riots, the latest addition to the Fool’s Gold family, just dropped a new promo mix featuring some of their latest favorites, including their remix of Heartsrevolution’s “Switchblade” and their labelmate A-Trak’s take on Count and Sinden’s “Beeper.” Download it and get the tracklisting after the jump, and check for more LA Riots updates (including their US tour and upcoming mix CD on Thrive Records) on this lil blog right here. Read More
Posted on Feb 1st, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
Flavorpill, Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Nicky Digital (with video too!), Metromix…we’re still trying to collect as many shots from this past weekend’s Natural History fun explosion (the Roc was in the building!) as possible, so post any links we missed in the comments. Video coming soon! Check A-Trak and Kid Sister take their museum mayhem to Los Angeles tonight (2/1).
Posted on Jan 28th, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
This Friday (2/1) new Fool’s Gold signing Treasure Fingers will be DJing at Hugs in Brooklyn (108 North 6th St between Berry and Wythe). It’s free and there will be complimentary Bushmills from 10-11. Big things for this dude in 2008, so get on board early! Treasure Fingers’ debut Fool’s Gold 12″ “Cross The Dancefloor” will be out shortly, backed by some very major remixes – you can hear the original on his recent mix for In-Deed on XM, tracklist and download link (and flyer for Friday) after the jump. Read More
Posted on Jan 27th, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
Posted on Jan 25th, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
“Isn’t it fucked up that you go to the supermarket and you can buy salt and pepper mixed together?” Check out Boston party starter (and message board LOLzer) Red Foxx interviewing Kid Sis about groceries and fast rap in this new online Q&A.
Posted on Jan 24th, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
Our bro (literally!) J2K of Flosstradamus is getting a head start on his spring cleaning by putting a bunch of stuff up on eBay. We’re talking Suicide Girls playing cards, a one night stay at the Trump Hotel King Suite in Chicago (“this gift certificate was in a gift bag i got after playing a set honoring Kanye West at this grammy party last fall”), Oakley shades, Mishka tees, old computers, and more…it’s a bonanza of value, and the closest thing you’ll get to a Flossy D garage sale without moving to the Chi.
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2008 by Mr Goldbar
Blastmaster approved EDUTAINMENT!!!! This Friday (1/25) in NYC, A-Trak and Kid Sister will be rocking the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium along with the Cool Kids as part of Flavorpill’s “One Step Beyond” concert series. A week later (2/1), LA’s Natural History Museum gets treated to more Trizzy/Kid Sis madness when the dynamic duo crashes their First Fridays party series. Some advance tix are still available, get moving…