Very excited to introduce the next project to fall under the HOR umbrella called “HOR SESSIONS”. In addition to our forthcoming podcast, HOR Sessions is a vehicle that finds some of the best known, and yet to be known talent throughout DC and beyond. We knew we hit a home run on the first at bat by getting vibe specialist, Chris Nitti to kick things off. Chris has been doing his thing for years wether it’s warming up a crowd at U Street Music Hall, or taking people on a rooftop journey in the District. Chris is also a contributor with our homies over at Blisspop. Get ready to go deep, HOR Sessions, with Chris Nitti.
On a quest to find something different, Jagwar Ma came to my rescue. The Australian duo just curated this immensely interesting mix for The Fader, titled “Livin in the Past”. It kicks off with sample from “Groundhog Day” and the rest is history. ”Livin in the Past” is only thirty minutes long but it’s one hell of a journey. They guide you through the 60s via The Velvet Underground then through South Africa via Miriam Makeba then through Jamaica via The Wailers and through everything in between. It’s unbelievable how cohesive “Livin in the Past” is. Fuck genres. It’s all about ~vibes~ now and Jagwar Ma is coming correct with it.
Jagwar Ma just announced a new album, Howlin’, expected for release on 6/10, so be on the lookout for that. Something tells me these guys aren’t tryna be locked into anything but so far everything from their corner has been hella psychedelic. SO ENJOY LIFE OKAY. That’s what it’s all about.
Tracklist: 1. Bill Murray – Winter Prediction (Excerpt from Groundhog’s Day) 2. Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe (Excerpt from Groundhog’s Day) 3. Jono’s Mangled Mosaic with bits and pieces from: -3a. The Velvet Underground – Here She Comes Now -3b. Jimi Hendrix – Living in the Past (Excerpt from Hendrix Concerts) -3c. Lonnie Donegan – Love Is Strange -3d. J Dilla – Nothing Like This -3e. Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour un Cour -3f. Velvet Underground – Heroin -3g. Primal Scream – Don’t Fight it Feel It 4. Jagwar Ma – Man I Need (Time and Space Machine Dub) 5. Cut Copy – Sun God (Andrew Weatherall Remix) 6. Mester Geraldo e Sua Bateria – Mistura No.1 (Ma’s What Love Dub) 7. Miriam Makeba – Amampondo 8. Storm Queen – It Goes On 9. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray 10. The Animals – The Story of Bo Diddley 11. Oscar Hamond & the Majestics – Soul Finger 12. ? Some faded 7″ ? 13. The Wailers – Simmer Down
HOR has gone from dick jokes and Shitty internet rapers to dick jokes and DJ fails and I’m totally ok with that. This video was sent to my youtube inbox and thought it was a gem. Shoutout to Deejay Sequel for sending me this. He sent me the video but is not the dude “scratching” so please, don’t troll him off the internet. Can you find the multiple offenses in this video? Got any videos you would like to share? Please post/message them to the HOR FB PAGE.
Also here is a callback from the “Female Promo Shoot” post, I don’t think that Juicy M chick gets the point of the post.
Sup yawl. Happy spring. I’m a walking Claritin Pill but WHO CARES it’s Mixtape Monday! Today over in DJ Ayres’ corner of The Intertron, this super rad live mix from Nadastrom and Sabo‘s tag team set at Moombahton Massive Brooklyn was posted up and it’s time to *~*vibe out*~*, yawl. Let the sun go down and turn this mix UP because it’s gonna be just what you need you usher in whatever kinda Monday madness you’re gettin’ yourself into tonight (turn down for what???).
Seriously though. You’ve probably seen Nadastrom and Sabo tear the roof off U Street Music Hall for their monthly Moombahton Massive parties, but this mix is a little different. It’s a bit downtempo, hella chill, and just the right speed to get your body warmed up for the rest of the night. This hour-long set is so seamless and it just goes to show you that bros stick together – these guys are like DJ soulmatez. If you like what you hear right now, Nadastrom and Sabo will be running the show ALL NIGHT at U Street Music Hall this Wednesday, 4/24, for this month’s installment of Moombahton Massive!
The internet gambling game Biff Tannen is back to give you my two Champions for NBA & NHL so you wont have to waste your time following it. Now you can focus your time on watching Antique Road Show or Guy Fieri fuck up someones mashed potatoes. To be honest, I didn’t invest a single dime in the NBA this year after making $4k the previous year. I was still pissed off at the fact Lebron won a title that I change the channel when any mention of the NBA comes on. From what I’ve seen on espn.com and twitter, it looks like the Heat are unstoppable again this year too.
NBA CHAMPIONS: MIAMI HEAT God damn it, looks like they get another ring this year although I’m glad there is no invested interest in it for me this year. I think the days of a NBA team building itself through the draft and free agency are over. Just wait 2-3 years for a really good player to get out of a contract, then flock to one team. The league also needs a healthy Derrick Rose back.
Unlike the NBA’s diva ass, I’ve been all over the NHL this year and as most of you who follow me on twitter know that I am a diehard Penguins fan. Personally Hockey is taking over for me as being the #1 sport over football. It’s a smart game that has to be played the right way but most importantly, there is no showboating. I have become so tired with the NFL and it’s players celebrating after making a 4 yard catch. Even if a player gets a first down or a 20 yard completion they get up, flex, and make a first down gesture. Another thing about that is the NFL is a player fraternity. Players on rival teams helping each other up after a play is totally disgusting. Teams and players don’t hate each other anymore and it’s watered down the sport. Hockey is nothing like that. It’s like a biker gang that looks out for one another. If a player makes a hard check on one of their guys, than the enforcer on that team goes to try and beat the shit out of him. I love it. It’s the ultimate team sport and plus the NHL players don’t mail it in when they know their not making the playoffs. Now that my rant is over, I have to go with my team to win it’s 4th Stanley Cup this year, and that is the Penguins who will win a very exciting Stanley Cup against the Chicago Blackhawks.
STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
There you have it. Picking two #1 seeds to win isn’t exactly something to call your bookie up but thats the way things have gone in both of those sports this year. You have upper echelon teams while everyone else is shit. Come back this Summer as we are going to be betting BIG this season on NCAA football and NFL.
My go-to show in the 90′s was Mystery Science theater 3000. I remember finding it flipping channels through basic cable and landing on Comedy Central. For those who watched Comedy Central back in the day would remember that Comedy Central played mostly stand up performances and older movies like Naked Gun. I was in middle school then so my life consists of sitting on a giant beanbag chair, eating microwave Mama Celeste pizzas, playing NHL 94 on Genesis, and watching Comedy Central. Growing up on Mystery Science Theater, I still go through making fun of real life as if I was Mike or Joel making fun of a movie. It probably also helped me in writing all the reviews for bad rappers too. There are so many to watch that are gold but I thought I would share 3 of my favorites.
So this dude Mala is hella dope. He’s perfected the ingenious way of blending reggae and cuban sounds with understated dubstep. Sounds totally weird but it’s actually really amazing. So, no crazy, obnoxious drops here. Just some really excellent, moving tunes to vibe out to.
This one’s a two hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 so just press play and settle into it. Trust the kid! It’s a worthwhile listen.
Tracklist: mark pritchard – unknown augustus pablo – east of the river nile little roy – hurt not the earth dennis brown – promised land bob marley – running away Rhythm & Sound – Friend aly & robbie – shabby attack mala & aimbad – noche suenos ballaké sissoko & toumani diabaté – bafoulabe mala – body clock delay mala & sgt. pokes – answer me quest – dubfoot mala- lean forward silkie – neckback mala – blue notez coki – intergalactic loefah – punisher mala – torn at the roots coki – serious coki – coral reef fat freddy’s drop – cays crays (digital mystikz remix) compa – alpha pinch – swish (distance remix) mala – miracles las – tic mala – changuito mala – cuba electronica loefah – disco rekka tunnidge – twenty12 kromestar – jedeye kode9 – 9 samourai swindle – last minute googie mala – anti-war dub (VIP) mala – changes (james blake remix)
You can find a lot of weird stuff scavenging the armpits of the internet. Some of it can be gold, but in all honesty, most of it is shit. This might fall under a new category called “shitty gold”. I was looking at a DJ forum when out of nowhere a youtube video started playing. It was this really awkward looking guy talking about learning how to quickly become a DJ. As I started scrolling up and down the page trying to put an end to the dreck spewing out his mouth, I slowed down and started listening so in a way his marketing actually worked. Or did it? Once I found the video and started watching, I noticed he was coming off as one of those late night paid advertisement ads as he was telling you how to learn how to DJ. For a local DJ hack like myself who put in 12 years behind the tables, I couldn’t believe how stupid and out of touch this guy sounded. Keep in mind, he is marketing to someone who wants to become a DJ and doesn’t know where to start. Somehow if you jump on board with this dude you’ll be DJing in no time and living a Ric Flair lifestyle. Wooooo! Lets check the video and yes, 2:13 is when I fuckin died. “Skuss Skuss”
I was blown away by the size of this dudes clown shoes trying to pass this off as legit. For someone giving “tutorials” on how to DJ and especially how to market yourself as one, I figure I would be able to recognize the guy but I’ve never seen or heard of him. Before I pass any judgement on him, I decided to do some further research before putting my Jordan in his ass.
He has a website DJ Sean Gallager, which is this Geocities style template with a bunch of hella corny promo pics. They could have been on our Corny DJ promo shoot post.
Other than that, it’s just pictures of him with different headliners. No flyers or anything. Now I’m not saying the dude isn’t a DJ, but all this looks suspect. Then I looked at some of his other videos and his stench of shady grew even more. Here is a quick video he did called “DJ Lifestyle” DOUCHE CHILL 5000.
The fuck did I just watch? At this point it’s a laugher so now the only way to find this dudes hustle is to pretend I’m one of the poor bastards who is looking to get into DJing and thinking this is legit.
1. Be humble, don’t be a dick
2. Practice - Lock yourself in a room for 6 months. If you have the basics down by then congratulations, you made your first step in the right direction. If not, congratulations, you were meant to be a club promoter.
3. Music production -If you make your own music, the sky’s the limit, if you don’t the limit is the sky.
4. See number 1 again
That pretty much sums it up. Not really saving any existing DJ’s from getting this because anyone with a smart bone in their body knows this video is clown shit. Just in case for the 1% out there, hopefully this post will save you and for the older heads out there, I think this dude reminded me of Don Lapree. he use to sell shitty paid advertisements back in the 90′s if you remember him.