New hip hop albums that I keep on repeat are like great white buffaloes at this point in my life. PRHYME, the new collaboration between DJ Premier and Royce Da 5’9″ has been on heavy repeat for me. If you want golden era hip hop flavor with 2015 seasoning on top, this album is for you. Preem and Royce are on tour so if you see they’re coming to your town, go. I toured with Preem and Pete Rock last year so I can tell you first hand that the live show is gonna be top-notch. I’ll be opening the show in Portland on 3/8.
(DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″)
Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
7 pm / All Ages
Over a delicious cup of coffee, Cutso and I recently agreed that we should do something to help celebrate #DreDay2015 and show our appreciation for one of the greatest musical minds of our time, Dr. Dre. Cutso and I are both nerds and I’ve been messing with 8Bit remixes recently so we decided to flip the seminal classic “Nuthin’ But A G Thang“. Our version has just enough nerd synth to make you nostalgic for your Nintendo but we also gave it enough drums so you can play it in your sets, at Zumba class, whatever.
Shout out to my man DJ 3PM for the video sync.
Look out for more remixes from us very soon…
Every year I go to NAMM with the good peoples from AGI Pro DJ. NAMM is where any company who makes anything related to music performance can show their new toys for the upcoming year. You can see everything from turntables to guitar picks to Corey Feldman walking around dressed up like Michael Jackson. (it’s in the photo album, trust me)
This year I shot my usual videos for AGI Pro DJ talking to DJs and various other figures about what gear they were checking out. I also shook some hands and made some connections for the DJ Documentary. Check out this quick interview with DJ Kevin Scott from Direct Music Service.
There’s more interviews on AGI Pro DJ’s YouTube page along with some great product demos. If you’re a DJ and you’ve never been, I highly recommend checking out NAMM at least once. Click the pic below to check out more photos in the gallery!
I’ve been rocking edits and remixes from Cutso for a while now. I brought him up to Portland and Seattle last week to rock some gigs and we’re extremely overdue for a podcast update so… In this episode we talk about coming up in San Jose’s mobile-DJ community, people getting stabbed at gigs, producing music for the Jabbawockeez and more. Sorry for the delay, the documentary has been eating up the good interviews.
Also, if you need some DJ gear, sound, lights, whatever, visit our podcast sponsor, AGI Pro DJ, and use the code EXTRACREDIT when you check out. You’ll save some loot while supporting a DJ-based company!
To help promote their THRE3STYLE DJ battle, Red Bull booked me for gigs in Quebec City and Montreal last month. It was my first time in Quebec City and I got to play with the 2013 Canadian Thre3style champion Adam Doubleyou at Maurice Nightclub for their 20th anniversary party. Everyone in QC was lovely and the party was fantastic. I can’t wait to go back and explore more. QC has a very European feel (it’s 400 years old) and people have referred to it as “Practice France”.
Moomba in Montreal was crazy as usual (in case you couldn’t tell from the video). They book some of the biggest names in the biz and provide top-notch hospitality. I’ll be seeing both cities again sometime next year, keep an eye out. Click the photo below to check out the full gallery of all the photos.