Disturbing picture huh. Thats what I thought, but cant let myself not stare at that ass burger. And no, this is not Bynie posting(I'm jacking his postpicture swag).

God. Mornings can be rough sometimes. That's probably why they invented reggae, progressive house and all that smooth shit, to get you back on your feet. That's exactly what I'm doing right now, trying to get back in the zone to party once again tonight.

Got my vitamin water(restore baby) in one hand and headphones in the other, ready to fuck shit up.

UB40 - Cherry Oh Baby
Remember UB40 ? They sure don't remember me. The 80s brought us a bunch of funky music and horrible music. This band surely goes in the funky music category, actually just to drop some random stats on you, they placed more then 50 singles on UK's chart during their career, sold more then 70 millions album. That's some good money. Not going to post Red Wine since everrrryyyone knows this song. Instead I'll be posting an other one of my favorites : Cherry Oh Baby. I can easily imagine a crazy dubstep remix of this one, just saying, it could happen.

Jean Claude Ades - Vallee De Larmes ( Pleasurekraft ' Sideshow' Remix)
This track here was remixed by house producers Pleasurekraft. A quote from their website will resume this song and what it intends you to do :
"Q: Why is Pleasurekraft??
A: Because we are hedonists and when the groove captures you - all you can do is surrender with pleasure.
That's exactly what happens with this song. Wait for the 3rd minute, it sure gets groovy.

Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
To finish this I'll leave you with a classic by Big Joe Turner (RIP). According to some people, Rock n' roll would of never happened without him. Don't know about that but I can assure you this song is fucking great.

I'm getting tired and dizzy doing this post. Time to bounce.

See you tomorrow with some hiphop



tell satan i want my fucking swag back

Short & sweet this afternoon. A blast from the past, and two artists who are definitely killing the game at the moment.

Brenmar- Back Beating

Brenmar is a producer from Chicago currently living in Brooklyn. I don't have too many of his tracks, but the ones I do have are great. He specializes in flipping r'n'b samples into insane club tracks. This is sexy house music that has all the elements of club that you love. It's got bounce, a great vibe, and dancefloor-destroying potential.

Wilco- Via Chicago

I dreamed about killing you again last night, and it felt alright to me.

Probably my fave Wilco tune. Soft and soothing indie rock.

Before you listen to the next song, which features a member of an amazing collective I recently discovered (and which I am doing a HUGE post on next week), I want you to watch to watch this video. It'll be a better introduction to OFWGKTA's whole steez than anything I could possibly write.

Don't understand a single that just happened, right? Now, on to the song.

Tyler, The Creator (OFWGKTA)- Splatter

OFWGKTA, or Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, is a crew of young(15-18 years old)black skaters, rappers, vandals, misfits and producers from the West Coast of the United States. These dudes are honestly fucking awesome, and since discovering their stuff a week ago, I haven't been able to listen to anything else. They've got such an original swagger and style to them, and every single rapper in the crew is also incredibly unique and great at writing raps. Tyler, The Creator (don't forget the comma, people) is the crew's de-facto leader, an extremely talented and fucked-up dude who writes some of the most violent and disturbed raps out there. Don't call it horrorcore though, most of them are too young to have been influenced by any of that stuff.

I'm going to keep it extremely brief for the time being, as I don't want to spoil my huge post next week, but if you dig the vibes and the approach, keep your eyes on this space, I'll be dropping shitloads of tracks and a few mixtapes. These kids are a more violent, more fucked up, and more disturbing west coast wu-tang. Some of the dopest stuff you'll hear this year.

See you on Sunday. In the meantime, we've got a little celebratin' to do. Laters.




Credit: Sarah O Driscoll

Well, it's a grey and rainy mess here in Montreal. I don't know about you, but on these types of days, I prefer to listen to old tunes. There's something comforting about playing songs that you've bumped the living hell out of, I suppose. Not much to say today, besides enjoy.

Freeway- Goodbye
One of the most original love/breakup songs in the history of rap, as weird as that sounds. Freeway rides this unbelievably soulful sample so well that you can't help but listen til' the end.

SIS- Nesrib
Ah, my favorite house song of '08. Germany's maestro of rhythm, SIS, most known for his colossal hit Trompeta, is the creator of this hypnotic and soulful hit, which samples Vanessa Williams' The Right Stuff to amazing effect. This song still has the same effect on me that it did two years ago: I close my eyes, groove to the great beat and dance with reckless abandon (read: flail my arms around like a fool)

Clipse ft Jadakiss, Styles P & Roscoe P Coldchain- I'm not you, rapper
This is the song that really opened up my eyes to Clipse's lyrical prowess. Every single verse is amazing, honestly. Everyone comes correct, and the minimal Neptunes beat allows the lyrics to shine. The wave of "cocaine rap" is often vilified, and often deservedly so, for glorifying a lifestyle that creates social ills, but Malice's verse (the last one) is one of the first times I've ever heard a "coke rapper" be so self-aware and filled with regret. It will go down in history as one of the greatest verses ever, in my opinion, if only because it shows that not all rappers who rap about selling cocaine are unaware of its social effects and pitfalls. Classic.

It shames me to no end
To feed poison to those who could very well be my kin
But where there's demand, someone will supply
So I feed them their needs at the same time cry
Yes it pains me to see them need this
All of them lost souls and I'm their Jesus
Deepest regret and sympathy to the streets
I see them pay for they fix when they kids couldn't eat (so sorry)
And with this in mind, I still didn't quit
And that's how I know, that I aint shit (I aint shit)
My heart bleed but that's aside from the fact,
I live for my kids and theirs and them youngins after that

Damian Marley ft Capleton, Stephen Marley & Drag-On- It was written
I might go slightly overboard with the Damian Marley tunes (I've already posted like 3 of them this year), but that's just because he's bloody awesome. I love reggae with all of my heart and soul, but I just can't listen to it during autumn and winter. Too fuckin' depressing, to tell you the truth. Well, summer is in its death throes, so here's to the last reggae song I'll listen to this year.

Serge Gainsbourg ft Jane Birkin- Je T'aime...Moi non plus
I am an avid fan of Serge Gainsbourg, and you should be too. If you want to know about under-appreciated geniuses of the twentieth century, he's someone you need to look into. Gainsbourg pour toujours.

We've got a whole lot of good stuff planned in the near future. We're working on making your Avenge The Virgins experience a whole lot more enjoyable. Thanks for stickin' around for the ride. We appreciate it.




HAHA! Cal will not be posting hiphop today! WHAT?! Hell yeah, decided it was time for me to dig into the interweb for some more house/electro/dubstep and whatever. My collection was starting to be a bit redundant and old. You know, we always need some new basslines in our lives for us to sleep well at night. It's also good trying to stay on top of our game if you know whaaattt I meeaaan.

Afrojack - Polkadots 2010 (Oliver Twizt Remix)
Anyway, 1st track was originally produced by Afrojack, dirty dutch house god, and then remixed by Oliver Twizt. I had the chance to witness a live set by Afrojack at Mysteryland festival in Holland. Let me tell you that it was fucking packed and crunk house beats for hours. We almost died trying to get out of the tent(we were going to Dirty South's stage) since everybody was trying to get in. Afrojack passed by Montreal not too long ago and apparently he delivered once again. ANYWAY good stuff, good beat, grungy electro bass line.

Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Extended Dub)
Don Diablo has always been producing quality bangers and this one is not an exception. He did this beat for UK act "Example". The original kinda had cheesy house lyrics but this version only has the good stuff. Here's the extended dub, it was released last year but what ever it's still some hard shit. Bangers n' Mash my dear friends

Tim Turbo ft. Spoek Mathambo & Gnucci Banana - Hush (Iggy, Iggy)
We received this track from "Tim Turbo" in our inbox not so long ago and it kinda surprised me a bit because I had never really heard anything like that for quite a long time. It has that funky tropical electronic sound. This track got the attention of big names such as Douster & So Shifty so you know there must be something going on. Germans are known to be party people and this shit right here is a party anthem. Album coming out on October 1st, watch for it.

Weird but very original home made video clip. Fits the mood quite well

We don't post mixes that often on Avenge The Virgins. Actually there's no specific reason why we don't, it just happens like that. I guess we like to concentrate ourselves on providing fresh music to people instead of long ass useless mixes.

But this one right here is an exception to our mix-less blog ahah. It was sent to us by one of our dedicated readers. I decided to give this one a shot because it features a mix of some chill hip-hop and electronic vibes which we don't often find in the most popular mixes nowadays. Perfect mix for the long public transportation rides if you know what i mean ahah. Also categorized as "Blunt Friendly" by the DJ, Taylor Walker

Gucci Mane - Dope Boys (Bird Peterson 2010 Remix) (ripped from drankenstein)
JJ - Ecstasy
Pac Div - Waves at the Prom
Nappy Roots - Aw Naw
Animal Collective - Daily Routine (Phaseone Remix)
Cage the Elephant - No Rest for the Wicked (DJ Slink Remix)
Office Musik (Clockwork Edit) - Weezy
Mos Def / Max Tannone - In My Math (from Mos Dub)
Excision + Bassnectar - Nation
Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu
Wale - Freaks (Bird Peterson Remix)
Nosaj Thing - 1685/Bach
MF Doom - Vomitspit (Metatheory Remix)
Girl Talk - Knife (Grizzly Bear vs. Clipse)
Snoop Dogg - Gangsta Luv (Mayer Hawthorne G-Mix)
Jay-Z + Radiohead - Reckoner's Encore (Max Tannone Remix)
Kid Cudi - All Talk (Chip Tha Ripper)
Fulgeance - Low Club Anthem
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix)
R Kelly - Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)
DJ Shadow + Kid Koala - Third World Lover
Trey Songz - Say Aah (Twerkshop Remix)
Tupac - Do For Love (Vodka & Milk Remix)
Phoenix - Fences (Boombass Remix)
Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)

enjoy, see ya next time


Thizz Music fourth quarter

It's finally over. Given that this is the last part of this short-lived segment, I went slightly overboard on the amount of songs posted. Hope you enjoyed the ride.

First Quarter

Second Quarter

Third Quarter

I'm peaking.

Mac Dre ft Mac Mall & E 40- Dredio
A thizz music post would not be complete without the presence of the late Godfather of hyphy and thizz, Andre Hicks. Mac Drizzy was one of the rare figures in rap music who was both respected in the streets, and completely fuckin' goofy. His raps could go from gritty tales of selling crack on street corners, to staying in a hotel room and eating magic mushrooms with orange juice.

Young Dro- All that money
Personally, I wouldn't recommend popping beans at a strip club, but Young Dro seems to have a different opinion on the subject. Personally, I like to either go on crazy adventures with my friends or go see a DJ, but this Atlanta rapper much prefers to throw stacks of money at stripper's asses while under the influence of MDMA. Hm, don't knock it til' you've tried it, I guess.

Bavgate ft Black Mafia Family- Smoke wit me
This song's subject matter actually has nothing to do with thizzing at all, really. It just personifies that laid back attitude that the west coast is best known for, and it just sounds bloody smooth.

Jackie Chain ft Jhi Ali- Rollin
Probably the greatest song about rolling (which, for the punters, means tripping on extasy pills) ever written, in my opinion. Incredibly accurate verses (these dudes know their subject matter quite well haha) and a classic beat that samples, amazingly enough , the classic trance tune Children by Robert Miles. Jackie Chain and Jhi Ali from Paper Route Records created this southern rap classic a few years ago, and though it received a lot of press and blog attention, not nearly enough people know about this gem. It's the type of tune that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys thizzin', not just rap aficionados. Oh, and the chorus is actually sampled from the original version of the tune posted below, if you didn't know.

Purple, yellow, green, man, I don't give a fuck, I got the whole rainbow inside a styrofoam cup.

Gucci Mane- Pills (Proper Villains remix)
Sampling the Counting Crows' Mr Jones is a gamble that totally pays off in this case. I'm a big fan of the original tune, but this remix takes it to the next level. Proper Villains turn Gucci Mane's pill popping anthem into a 4 a.m. bass heavy creeper. Hearing Adam Duritz's voice, pitched the fuck up, is actually somewhat soothing, strangely enough.

Messy Marv & Guce ft Daz Dillinger- So Hood (remix)
Bullys Wit Fullys meets the Dogg Pound gangster. So Hood is more of a gangsta tune that a hyphy anthem, but the beat was produced by E-A-SKI, who produced a shitload of hyphy tunes back in the day, so you can still hear the influence of that bouncy Yay Area sound.

BONUS (of sorts)

Well, given that the Proper Villains remix samples that Counting Crows song, I just had to check out the video again. I hadn't seen it in years, and let's just say that I rediscovered Adam Duritz's epic dances moves. It honestly looks pretty close to what Bay Area hyphy/turf dancing and going dumb looks like, so I'll throw it up here for your viewing "pleasure". You're welcome.

Oh, by the way, don't do drugs, people. They're bad for you.


Come on feel the Noize

Well well well, evenin' lads. School just started for me and I'm still working that graveyard shift. Therefore, I've decided to substitute sleep with keeping the blog rolling. Let's see how long until I mentally and physically break down for you faithful readers.

For the 50th release on BNR due September 22nd, we are going to be treated to a major EP. "Yeah" is one fantastically smooth and uplifting song, while "1010" is a massive acid track. These 2 songs are like total opposites, but both are splendid and Yeah is simply too awesome.

Boys Noize - Yeah

Boys Noize - 1010


Chemical Brothers - Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)

Check out these clips of Boys Noize @ Mysteryland!

Mondays just got a little better



Laid Back Sunday

Credit goes to Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez for the picture

As suggested by my dear colleagues, I will try from now on to do a weekly segment called "laid back sunday". This segment will mostly feature hip hop/rap songs but also from time to time some ambient/lounge vibes, and as usual I'll try to share songs that you've never heard or seen before. Don't get me wrong, there will be some classics posted, but at Avenge The Virgins we always try to get that rare shit, yaknow. Anyway let's start the show.

Rawdoggs - Moral Of The Story
1st track is a rap songs that I got off an old Big Mike & Nu Jerzey Devil mixtape. It's not a crazzzzzyyy song but I dig the vibe, you'll remember the beat fo sure("Fugees - Ready or Not" in case you don't). I know you have that stupid shoutout at the beginning of the track but what ever that song only got released on this mixtape so there is no other version then this one. This track definitely fits the sunday mood quite well.

Oxmo Puccino - 365 Jours
I've never been a huge fan of french rap, but this artist called Oxmo Puccino is one of the exception to the rule. The first time I heard this song while watching the video I immediately got hooked. I'll try to categorize his sound by saying its soul hip hop but you should take some time to peep his album "L'arme de paix", this dude really has his own style. Very deep lyrics and good beats, he is a talent to discover if you've never heard his stuff before.

The video is very well edited/directed. The images fit the mood of the song perfectly.

Beatnuts feat. Fatman Sccop - Let's Get Doe
To finish this post on a more energetic note I decided to post a good ol' classic by none other than Beatnuts & Fatman Scoop. Remember Fatman Scoop ? The guy that got crazy rich off screaming random shit on other people's tracks ? I know he did other stuff during his career but I still find it fucking hilarious. You know the song, no need for description here.

On an other note, take a look at what the Dutch tourist board decided to do with their subways. I wish Montreal subway system would look like this.

Adios amigos, enjoy your sunday.