Friday, April 28, 2006

Portishead Essential Mix '95

I recently re-discovered the classic Portishead mix from 1FM, BBC Radio in the UK. I lost the mix when my old comp crapped out and got fucked over, so i had completely forgot about it. This legendary set travels a wide spectrum beats from Trip Hop to Hip Hop, Lounge to Experimental and everything in between. Shear listening enjoyment, download it now!!

Portishead - Untitled (Go Beat)
Portishead - Strangers (Go Beat)
Depth Charge - Number 9 (Vinyl Solution)
Original Concept - Can you feel it (Def Jamm)
Brand Nubian - Punks jump up to get down (Elektra)
ite - Artist Unknown - My thing (Skool Beats)
James Brown - Blind man can see it (Corel)
Barry WhCan't seem to find him (Pye)
Franco Micalizzi - Affano (Cem)
Lalo Schifrin - Scorpio (Viva)
Rhythm Heritage - Theme from SWAT (ABC)
Marva Whitney - Unwind yourself (Famous flame)
Ray Charles - The train (His masters voice)
The Watts 103rd - Spreadin' Honey (Jay Boy)
The Winstons - Amen Brother (Street Beat)
Barry Gray - Theme from Space 1999 (RCA)
Horace Ott - Gordons war (Cobalt)
Jimi Hendrix - Crosstown traffic (Track)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire (Track)
The Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (Street Beat)
The John Gregory Orchestra - Griff (Phillips)
Lou Donaldson - Pop Belly (Street Beat)
A Tribe Called Quest - If the papes come (Jive)
The Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn (instrumental) (MCA)
Portishead - Sour Times (White Label)
Craig Mack - Flava in ya ear (Bad Boy)
Show & AG - Next Level (Payday)
Garg Starr - The ? Remainz (Chrysalis)
Bahamadia - Total Wreck (Chrysalis)
Black Sheep - The choice is yours (Mercury)
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (Jive)
Portishead - Sheared Times (Go Beat)
Nine - Whutch Want (Profile)
Federation - Rusty James (Mo' Wax)
The Mystic Moods - Cosmic Sea (Warner Bros)
Lalo Schrifin - Dirty Harry Creed (Viva)
Gordon Staples - Strung Out (Motown)
Artist Unknown - Street of San Francisco (Silva Screen)
Pretty Prudie - Soul Dreams (Soul Syndicate)
Weather Report - Non Stop Home (Columbia)
The Beatles - Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club (Parlophone)
Stevie Wonder - Light my fire (Motown)
Manzell - Midnights Theme (Vinyl Dogs)
Massive Attack - Karmacoma EP (Wild Brunch)
Portishead - Numb (Go Beat)

Download Part 1 // Download Part 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Simon V - Keep the Faith

Two tracks off the Simon V album, 'Because We Can', got the video treatment. The first one, 'Keep The Faith' features vocal work by 'Shoot The Kitten'. A mind bending digital animation short done by a talented bunch from HDM Stuutgart, wherein a young woman is lost in a world of teched out cyberpace, and as she explores its settings, the world awakens with sound. The video for the track 'Odysseus' is currently in production and will be out soon.

Simon V Website // 'Because We Can' album page

Santorin Recordings

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Dubstep Basics : Toronto

Subtrac is a group that's devoted to paying homage to a frequency register of 100hz and below.Dead set on transforming the GTA and southern Ontario area into a North American hotbed for Dubstep music, subtrac promotes the sound on a monthly basis at Alto Basso (718 College St). For those who are familiar, Alto Basso is a warm and intimate environment that's perfectly sized for such an event. It's sound system is crisp yet boasts a wickedly warm low end.

With that in mind, friday night was goods! The lot of us met up for some eats at Everest on Queen and then hualed it up to Alto Basso on College. A nice little eatery itself that hosts a lounge in the back and a nice sized room downstairs with bar. Thick basslines were the theme of the night and the sound was heavy. Wild drunk times upon the end of the night, Spherix found out just how the Canadian crew gets down! lol.. "i was borrrn in the pub!"

Sub.Trac Website

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

nue shews

Picked up a pair of the Adidas 'Superstar' black shell toes the other day. Haven't had a pair of these in a while..since back in the skating days. Tight, clean, comfortable and styleeee!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Rusher - The Repercussion - Stage 3.5

Rusher - The Repercussion - Stage 3.5

01. Radio Intro
02. Rusher - The Suffering (Barcode Recordings)
03. Spor - Loose it (Renegade Hardware)
04. Desimal - Zero Searcher (Armada)
05. Misanthrop - Heartburn (Unsigned)
06. Cyb Orc - Final Transmission (Phace Remix) (Full Force)
07. Corrupt Souls - Seppuko (Moving Shadow)
08. Desimal - Regrowth (Barcode Recordings)
09. Nphect & Complex - Mofo (Basswerk)
10. Optiv & BSE - Insider (BSE)
11. Noisia - Brainstitch (Shogun)
12. Desimal - Mantra (Barcode Recordings)
13. Noisia - Believe (Moving Shadow)
14. Phace & Nphect - Confront (Full Force)
15. Corrupt Souls & Hyx - Brood-X (oBSEssions)
16. Phace - Species (Subtitles)
17. Noisia vs BSE - Hideous (BSE)
18. Nphect & Dizplay - Botfunk (
19. Misanthrop - The Crank (Unsigned)
20. N-PhoniX - Ephyra (Forthcoming Full Force)
21. Spor - The Eyes have it (Renegade Hardware)
22. Noisia, Mayhem & Pacific - Centepod (oBSEssions)
23. Teebee & Noisia - Lost Cause (VISION)
24. Repercussion - Stage 4 Teaser

Playtime: 59:52


Saturday, April 15, 2006

Niagara Falls

Today was so nice, the lady and I decided to make a trip down to Niagra Falls.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Luke Chueh - 'Possessed'

Toy distributor Munky King, is producing the first toy with Luke Chueh, an artist who has fast risen up the ranks of the LA art scene. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between tragedy and comedy.

The toy is inspired by his painting titled 'Possessed' and is to be limited in release and available soon.. sure to be a hot collector's item.

A favorite artist of mine, check out his work as well as the Munky King site.

Luke Chueh Website

Munky King Website

Thursday, April 13, 2006

'The Dummies'

Well, late nights and long shifts lead to boredom and complete randomness. With some chemical suits sitting around the shop, 'The Dummies' came to life last night and fooled enough people to make the time pass with some laughs. :P

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Arctic Monkeys

Recently picked up the debut album from UK breakout band, Arctic Monkeys, and have been playing the hell out of it. My first exposure to them was 2 months ago on SaturdayNightLive. Didn't know them then, but dug what they were playin. Come the following week, 'The Edge' is playing their single, 'I bet that you look good on the dance floor' every hour. So yeah, a choice album, strongly recommended, go git it!

Arctic Monkeys Website

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Masters 2006

Golf's first major of 2006, and 70th Anniversary edition, went into the record books yesterday, with the 4th ranked player in the world and the man on fire of the moment, Phil Mickelson, gunning out his second Green Jacket in 3 years. With an impressive final round 69, Phil banged out the monster drives and made the sharp approach shots needed to pull away from the pack and seal the deal on Sunday @ the historic Augusta National Golf Club.

Good on ya FIGJAM!

Monday, April 03, 2006

ICR - Empty Pages Album [FREE DWNLD]

"A man who keeps a diary pays,
Due toll to many tedious days;
But life becomes eventful-then,
His busy hand forgets the pen.
Most books, indeed, are records less
Of fulness than of emptiness."
-William Allingham

(00:00) page 01 - theme
(07:12) page 02 - icr & sdd: smooth breakdown
(10:44) page 03 - self-saved
(12:44) page 04 - false light
(16:33) page 05 - chased as rainbows
(21:52) page 06 - changing lanes
(28:26) page 07 - so small
(30:33) page 08 - true what
(34:18) page 09 - walk with you
(37:29) page 10 - then just say goodbye
(40:37) page 11 - moody up
(43:19) page 12 - three some
(46:39) page 13 - night and day
(49:36) page 14 - melting point
(52:58) page 15 - (don't) have to be alone
(58:12) page 16 - miles and smiles
(62:49) page 17 - a leap of faith
(63:35) page 18 - uncertain end

Download // Mirror 1
Some essential audio for that system..and for free too! The man, Zoltan Gol has offered up another collection of some of his timeless works. Quality and Quantity..the man is a machine!