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.
I can’t tell you how much fun I had at SXSW. For the first time at SXSWI rolled out without a plan, and waiting to embrace the weirdness Austin has to offer. My man Butcher Bear from Insect Records and Kone scooped me up from the airport and we were off. A quick stop for some food, dropped off my bags and we were back out to hit up SXSW! Butch took me to this bar with a big outside area and 2 stages. Checked out some friends of his that were rocking out called Football. High kicks, hard guitar riffs and a lot of drinking. Later that night we headed out to catch DJ Skeez and Miz Korona. Real talk catch Miz Koronawhen she comes to your town. Some of that night was a blur, but I’m sure we saw more groups and ended with some pizza… I think. Thursday was jam packed with stuff to do. I headed to the convention center to check out SXSW’s music poster show Flatstock and kick it with the fellas of DKNG. A free poster show is a graphic designers dream. I wanted to buy up all kinds of posters. I could have stayed there all day, but had to keep it moving. Next up the street wasRecord Breakin’s showcase where they were spinning 7″ and 45″ all day. It was at Loft 718 and it had a nice lounge vibe to it. Good music and got to meet some great folks…also scored Lee Fields – Faithful Man album. Thank you Truth & Soul, very dope album. Later that night I made my way to Insect Records’ showcase. Words can’t express how dope that was. I’ll just say you had to be there, I mean look at the lineup! The next day met with Koneand ran into Teeko and the Starship Connection crew. Heard some ill beats from Nameless, and officially met SelfSays. That is my dude right there. Konehad another showcase not that far away, so we all rolled out. That one was something like a private recording session with Kone,Sonnymoon,and Mast. Really dope vibe, and after that some random house party. That was a little crazy, so we headed back to the bars for more music and drinks. Had a wild van ride and meet Lorn and Jeremiah Jae. Nothing but good times. Getting down to the end of my trip Butcher picked me up and we headed to an apartment complex that was having their own showcase, crazy right?!?! There I got to meet a great Austin beat maker named Boom Baptist, and kick it for a bit. It was a great way to end the heavy partying with the sun shining and a pool side showcase. SXSW is something everyone should check out. Go without a plan or with a plan, you are going to see some sh*t that will enrich your life. Next time I’m planning on a longer trip. BIG Thanks to Austin for keeping it weird. Check back for the video.
B+C gets lots of emails everyday, and I’m glad to read them all. When the emails have links that lead to gems, I go bananas. That’s what happened when I got an email from BoomBaptist with a link to his Beat Tape. BoomBaptist posted the Beat Tape to see if folks were getting a feel for it, and I did for sure. I have it in heavy rotation on the ipod now. This beat tape is a little longer then most, but by the time you get to the end you’re waiting to hear some more. If this is what BoomBaptist cranks out on a regular, I can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the next project. Download BoomBaptist Beat Tape here. Check out BoomBaptist on MySpace, BlogSpot, SoundCloud, and Twitter. BIG thanks Thesaurus Rex aka BoomBaptist for sending that in.
BoomBaptist – Crown Heights
There’s music that you have to be in the mood for, and then there’s music that puts you in the right mood. Beats Please! is one that puts you in a good mood. I was on the train the other day feeling a little worn down from the day in day out stuff. I went through a few songs on my iPod, and remembered I had new stuff to listen to. Beats Please! put me back in a good groove. This will put you in a good vibe. I would have to say he covers the Detroit sound great and adds his own twist it. Check out Hi Detroit and you’ll see what I mean. Kylebeats makes you feel it on each track. Since then I’ve been digging around to see what else Kylebeats has out. Download Beats Please! here, and check Kylebeats on twitter. BIG thanks to Gritty Goat for the post.
KyleBeats – Mavelous
Following his successful Crown City Rockers Mix, DJ Chorizo Funk has released another mixtape called Four Finger Rap. This one has 35 remixed tracks where DJ Chorizo Funk is able to seamlessly go from artist to artist such as Kid Cudi, Black Milk, Lupe Fiasco, and Outkast- Just to name a few. This mixtape is def one worth listening to! Download it and hear for yourself! BIG THANKS to DJ Chorizo Funk for keepin us informed! Check out what else DJ Chorizo Funk is up to, or grab some more mixtapes from his MySpace page. Download the Four Finger Ring Rap here.
A-Trak ft. Lupe Fiasco (mixed by DJ Chorizo Funk) – Mastered
When I first read about Carter on IllRoots, I was thinking that this is another down south cat that is a knock-off of Goodie Mob or Outkast. But I’ll tell you when I’m wrong, and this was one of those rare moments. I was totally wrong. The concept of the mixtape is cool with some mixes of other “Carters” in it. The thing that makes this mixtape stand out for me it Carter goes from Jay-Z and Kanye to Little Drangon…that’s just dope. It shows the musical influence that Carter has. Download it and hear what I’m talking about. See what else Carter is up to. BIG thanks to IllRoots for posting it.
Today is the start of the Music part of South x SouthWest, and I can’t go (j.o.b.). But, we are blessed to have a man on the inside that’s going to give us the low down. Nate Dog (Nathan Goldman) is headed to Austin to promote his company DKNG and check out some new music. In between he’s going to keep us posted on what’s new. So keep checking back for Nate Dog’s post.
You ask, “what makes Nate the man to do some music reporting?” Well if you’ve been to the Troubadour in LA, you’ve seen DKNG’s handy work. They make custom music posters for the Troubadour and a gang of other stuff. DKNG are becoming the “go-2-guys” in the music industry, so keep your eyes peeled for them.
BIG thanks Nate Dog for hookin it up. And Congrats on winning HBO’s Flight of the Conchords “Really Arty Poster Search.”