Posted on May 23rd, 2007 by Nick Catchdubs
Big Pun (RIP) may have put it best…YEAAAAHHHHHH BABY!!!
12″ vinyl singles for “Control / Damn Girl” are in stock at Turntable Lab and en route to fine record stores around the globe. The big homie Dust LaRock provided full color artwork, and the final product looks amazing. Seriously, we held it in our hands this morning. Don’t sleep!You can still cop official mp3s from iTunes and Beatport as well.
Also big big big shout to Cipha Sounds for dropping “Control” this past Saturday in his More Fire Mix on NYC’s Hot 97. DEEJAYS AROUND THE WORLD, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
Posted on May 12th, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
Posted on May 2nd, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
What up friends!
“Control” is produced by Armani XXXChange of Spank Rock and “Damn Girl” is produced by A-Trak. The single also features an exclusive juke remix of “Damn Girl” by Chicago’s DJ Gant Man along with some instrumental / scratchapella goodies for the deejays. BUY BUY BUY!
Posted on Apr 30th, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
Rising: The Cool Kids: “I Rock” and “’88″ [Stream]How does repetition become invention? Because for all of their old-school tropes (EPMD-style photos; Eric B.-style gold ropes; big, goofy sneakers), the Cool Kids somehow avoid sounding old. The Chicago duo’s beats are simple and their flows are slow, methodical, and clearly enunciated. But their simplicity is exciting because of its nuance.
For instance, “’88″ consists mostly of big, echoey drums and occasional guitar stabs, but it repeatedly threatens to become a different song with brief tweaks of the backing track. The same goes for “I Rock”– formerly known as “Mikey Rocks”– which features plenty of panning and electro sounds in the spaces between its spare, trunk-rattling beat.
The Cool Kids rap with the same nuanced simplicity. Clever punch lines reveal themselves as palindromes of vowel sounds– 19-year-old MC Mikey says “The side of my dome is a zone you could never find” in “I Rock”– and a declaration like “The concept of rocking shows is so old” is as thought-provoking as it is irreverent.But nuance can be imperceptible without something more immediate accompanying it, and sometimes the Cool Kids just want to “kick it like kickstands.” That kind of goofiness is another thing that sets them apart from the rest of the current rap pack, indie or mainstream. With their head-nod-inspiring boom-bap beats and clever lyrics in common language, maybe they’re just “bringing ’88 back.” But something about it feels like the future.
Posted on Apr 21st, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
THE REST ARE UP HERE:
JUBILATION MOTHERFUCKIN VESTIBULES!
Posted on Apr 16th, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
Posted on Apr 14th, 2007 by Mr Goldbar
Ideally, the best hotel room # you can possibly hope for is Room 112 (where the players dwell).
But like, what hotels have rooms on the first floor? Maybe if you’re at a Comfort Inn or one of those No-Tell Motel deals you can luck out…but I digress.
The point? Check A-Trak and Kid Sister in this XLR8R TV clip about hotels in Austin during South By Southwest. There’s a guest appearance by an iron.
Posted on Apr 10th, 2007 by Nick Catchdubs
MORE FOOLS ON THE FORK COMING SOON…