Right now I can’t think of a producer I’m more inspired by than Chanes. This cat is cranking out about an EP a month. Writing a post with 3 EP’s is a first for me, and well worth it. I was listening to The Fringe the other day and was like, “this music has mystic hypnotic powers to it because I can’t stop playing it.” Maybe that additional ingredient is passion, love, or determination, but whatever it is it will keep you listening. When I took off on vacation I dropped in Lifted, BCKWDS, and TRNSFXD. It put me in deep thought and was the perfect soundtrack for it. Ever since I’ve been back they are still on heavy rotation. I normally won’t try and put all this good music into one post, but the way it sounds and provokes good vibes you need this in your life. Buy these and also check out Chanes – Renegade Hands on iTunes. BIG thanks to Chanes for being consistent with that good music. This dude’s got a bright future. And another BIG thanks to My man Ben from Insect Records and House Shoes.
So far House Shoes hasn’t steered me wrong. If you see a project that says, “House Shoes Presents,” listen to it. My man Ben from Insect Records also knows a good artist when he hears one. Chanes has been on our radar for a while and today he has dropped Renegade Hands. The Known is my track. That gets me so hyped to get work done. I can put it on repeat for days. The beauty about Renegade Hands is the rest of it is just as dope. I don’t want to spoil it for you but this album will evoke an emotion in you that will put you at ease. A sense of bliss. Get this album, you’ll be glad you did. Pick up your copy of Chanes – Renegade Hands on Amazon. BIG thanks to my man Ben at Insect Records. And a BIG shout to Austin Texas.
When I met J-1 I never knew how high we would go, and if we had conversations like that I can’t imagine the ones he’s had with House Shoes. I discovered Castles around the time I first met House Shoes and thought it was dope then. Several projects later Castles/My Brother has a deeper meaning, and fills me with sadness and joy at the same time. House Shoes and Miss Jimetta Rose made Castles bring me to tears. I can’t say enough about what my man Greg did visually for this video that brings the spirit of J-1 to life. We’re blessed that this man J-1 made us a family. “tHAT’S MY BROTHER…” BIG thanks to the Animal Kingdom. Blessed.
This is truly the album everyone from Detroit to L.A. has been waiting for. House Shoes is either a marketing genius or he’s winging it, but he has built a huge following that’s been asking for this album. House Shoes dropped a few tracks over the years on several different projects like Starship 27 (vol. 1 & 2), but LET IT GO is all out nuts. You know that album where you are 9 tracks deep and you’re shocked that you are that far into it? LET IT GO is like that, but you’re on the 2nd or 3rd rotation. I was going to mention a few tracks to talk about, but I didn’t skip a track. I will mention Castles (tHE SKY IS Ours) featuring the lovely Jimetta Rosehit me hard every time. /// THE DEER /// House Shoes is dropping the video to these tracks and Time, featuring BIG Tone, is the first one out the gate. I’m sure more are coming. On a side note, buy a physical copy of LET IT GO. It not only has dope packaging design with nice photos by Eric Coleman, but it also comes with all of the instrumentals! I just realized I haven’t even talked about the who’s who on this album. You’ll discover that for yourself and you won’t be disappointed. Enough talking go buy House Shoes – LET IT GO on Amazon. BIG thanks to House Shoes for making an album that I don’t have to skip any tracks on. Keep it going brother.
House Shoes - Goodfellas To Bad Boys ft. Moe Dirdee / Dank Interlude
House Shoes - Keep On ft. Co$$ Aka Cashus King / Helluva
I don’t think I have to tell you about these two gentlemen who are staples in LA’s music scene. Mr. Rhettmatic has a gang of albums and has collaborated with great folks like Eric Bobo, Buff1 and has DJ’d events like the Do Over. And House Shoes, what can I say?! If you know House Shoesyou know he’s not just the guy from Detroit that plays records. Beside the given House Shoes is the connector, producer, co-signer, and coming out with his LP later this year. I’m guessing you’ll get a sneak peek of his album and some exclusive tracks. It’ll be good times. You can count on these cats to bring the heat. And I can’t forget the fellas spinning great tunes Inka One, Ben Diggin, and DJ Analogwill be in the house. Head to Boombox to get a quality show.
I’m a big fan of the HVW8′s artwork and would check their site from time to time. One day I noticed there was a beat tape they sponsored called Attack of THE DEER. I played it over and over and had to meet the cat that put it together. I went to the Jay Stayed Paid event and asked my friend Kyla about J-1 and if he was there. She pointed him out. Clean pumas, fitted hat to match, star tatts on his elbows, and a cobra tattoo on the side of his neck vibing out on a House Shoes DJ set. I introduced myself, and right away we talked about music for hours like we were some old friends catching up. I thought it would be a great idea to have him do a top ten list for B+C. He was down but then flips it with a mix. J was on fire cranking out a mix right after the next. I was trying to keep up because I was doing the artwork for each one. It was always “GO” mode with that dude. A few mixes into it, he called me up and was like lets make this bigger. “Beats+Crates Radio podcast, with guest DJs.” I was like wow, and before I knew it, he had Teeko and Max Kane ready to go. B+C wouldn’t be what it is without J-1.
Our working relationship was a great combo, and he had the projects coming. It was the in between time when Weyez, J, and I would kick it, and that made our bond what it is… family. You can see folks that talked to J-1; he gave them that same attention, and respect. J was always building and growing every time he met someone professionally and personally. J-1 aka THE DEERgrew the Animal Kingdom family worldwide, and touched many, many lives. J-1, you will be truly be missed. Thank you for the music, the laughs, the creativity, and the time. I salute you my brother.
The good folks at (iN)SECT Records sent an email about this Detroit cat Chanes. I was digging the artwork for (iN)TANGIBLES and gave it a spin. I rocked it for a whole day before I went back and read the email again. Chanes has a good blend of, well a bit of everything, and there’s a couple of snippet tracks on (iN)TANGIBLES I can’t wait to here the whole thing.
“We had heard about Cameron Falsetti a.k.a. Chanes, for a while now, I think first from Detroit’s Ambassador, House Shoes, we dug a little deeper and we started to see a young man with an already prolific career. Reaching out to him to see if he would be down to give us a mix for the (iN), We were not ready for what we got, all songs produced by Chanes with 8 exclusive joints. Artwork by Mike Combs”
Yes, it’s Boombox time again! August 6th New York and Detroit with LA style is going to turn Chinatown into the party you want to be at. The ambassador of Detroit Hip Hop and LA’s El Capitan on the 1′s and 2′s, House Shoes. You can always count on him to drop some exclusive stuff. Coming off the high of Sucio Smash’ Underground Selects New York’s Sucio Smash is landing in LA and going to set the turntables ablaze. The evening’s guest hosts are from the Cafeteria Line: TiRon & Ayomari.And always in the place to be are your resident DJs Inka One, Ben Diggin, and Analog. Spinning those grooves that keep your feet moving and the party going. Come on out to Boombox to check out the party. Hope to see you all there. BIG thanks to the Boombox crew for keeping the party moving and the Hip Hop growing in LA.
I really don’t say much about going to this event except…GO!!! If you listen to music in general, you should be there. If you are thankful for the music J Dilla has blessed us with and everyone that he’s influenced, you should be there. House Shoes, Exile, Jeremy Ellis, and the Boombox crew…you should be there. Unless you’re outta town this will be the spot. Come out and enjoy the 4th Annual Celebration of the life & music of Detroit’s finest J Dilla on February 5th. It will be family, friends and good times. Big thanks Inka One and the Boombox crew. Keep doing it big. I’ll see you all there.
I don’t have to say much about this album… I really don’t. The title and the music speaks loud enough for it. I bought Album Of The Year at Fat Beats, dropped it in the CD player on the way home, and drove the long way home to hear it again. When I got home, I copied it to my computer, iPod, and my iPhone so I wouldn’t be without it. It drops today (September 14th), so find the closest record shop and buy Black Milk – Album Of The Year.
All right, let me get to the music. The Album Of The Year has that Black Milk sound, but bigger. If that’s possible…guess it is. Still having that big drum sound, funky samples, hypnotic rhythmic flow, and heavy hitting -with guests like Danny Brown, you can’t help but put it on repeat. The album overall has a complete sound, but each track can hold it’s own. You just have to listen to it people. It’s also worth getting a physical copy. Very clean design with shiny red soil numbers on the cover making a bold statement. Go to or order Black Milk – Album Of The Year from Fat Beats…now. BIG thanks to House Shoes. Black Milk keep making that music.
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