Don't divide by zero kids.

Seriously, just don't.

I'm about as motivated as Cal this morning (ugh life ain't easy when your morning is at 3 PM).

New release by LA's very own Clockwork, we still have mad respect for this young DJ.  Support his Elevated EP here!

Maximum Balloon Ft. Theophilus London - Groove Me (Clockwork Remix)
The original is somewhat "slow" for me and Rory Phillips' remix has a good groove to it, but they're lacking the diversity Clockwork's remix has. The buildup he does on the "catch the sound, before it blows up" is on point and the drop is perfect party material.

Mr. Clockwork seems to have a very busy future planned with his first show in Canada on November 11th and some upcoming remixes of Miami Horror's "Holidays" & Felix Cartal's "Love".

-B is for banana.

Anna Banana

3 songs ---> no text, FUCK YALL

Pharell - Sympathy For The Devil (Neptunes Remix)
Common & J Dilla - E=MC2
Marvin Gaye - Grape Vine

headache, fuck.




Part 1 : The Man, The Artist, The Legend

It's been just a little over a week since A-Trak played at Theatre Telus. There's one thing that I've learned from past experiences: Alain Macklovitch never disappoints his hometown.

Having grabbed the 1997 DMC award at 15 years of age, A-Trak has undoubtedly come a long way since. From starting up the great Fool's Gold label with pal Nick Catchdubs, to being Kanye's Tour DJ, A-Treezy influence is obvious in today's underground music scene. His turntablist skills and great ear for beats have earned him accolades as one of the best party djs on the entire planet. Any crowd that he plays to leaves the venue in utter amazement. I've seen him 3 times so far, and he always, ALWAYS brings the heat.

Part 2 : The Show 

Dipset - Salute
When your DJ can drop some Dipset near the end of his set and keep the crowd pumped, you know it's on! In my opinion, you know you're seeing one of the world's top DJs when his set goes from some of the biggest electro hits of the moment, to his grandiose take on house music with Duck Sauce, into his dope hip hop selection and the partying never stops.

This video will hopefully show you the full extent of his talent. From the well known Robot Rock beat juggling to his hip hop skills. This clip was posted up on his blog as well as Fool's Gold's blog, farewell Fat Beats.

Daft Punk - Robot Rock
Golden oldie for the electro world. Probably one of the most well known parts of his set along with his hip hop mashups.  Just goes to show that newer isn't always better. Kind of a no brainer when you have A-Trak beat jugglin' this track back to the future.

Riton - Banana Boat Song X Pon De Floor
I had no idea this mashup existed before the show. Guess I just got tired of looking for new remixes of Pon De Floor. Nevertheless, this song will always be a crowd pleaser so originality does count if you decide to go for it. Right Mr. Tally Man?

Just for the steez check out more onstage HD videos here!

Part 3 : The Music

A-Trak - Ray Ban Vision
Ah! Yes, it's all over the blogosphere. A-Trak spent a few years touring with Kanye West and it's a pleasure to see him getting on those hip hop vibes again. This time around he gets on the beat for rising star CyHi Da Prynce. Seems like the shades fade is back and with some futuristic synths and a hard bassline, it's rightfully so. Part of Fool's Gold Vol. 1 compilation out in a few days!

A-Trak -  Trizzy Turnt Up
You ever wonder what happens when a decent producer gets on that New Boyz "Jerking" swag or that Soulja Boy b.s.? Well just press play kiddos. Off of Dirty South Dance 2, free album... What more do you want?

Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand (Matt Sayers Beebs Bootleg)
Simply because we've posted that J Beebz song slowed 800x in the past, regrettably. Funny, and somehow tragic, yet it happens to be one of my favorite remixes of the song along with the Afrojack ones. No matter, the original surpasses everything else by far. Support A-Trak & Arman Van Helden by purchasing the quack here!

Oh, and in case you hadn't seen it...The classic video of his set at the amazing L-A party The Do-Over. Green shirt, oh que oui. Hallelujah, A-Trak.



Things I Dream

Quick one to share some hip hop grooves with you. Didn't have time to think about the post that much so went towards some of my favorite acts and as per the usual they didn't let me down. You always have 1 more song to discover from them. Dropping a track off a recent Planet Asia EP and 1 track from Kno's latest album. Shit is nice.

Kno - Graveyard ft. Sheisty Khrist
Planet Asia - On The Corner (Part 1)

In case tonight is a bedroom chillin' kindanight for you, here's the latest episode from Stones Throw podcasts. It was mixed by Paul White. He usually produces psychedelic experimental hiphop instrumentals. Good vibe.

Adventures with Paul White (36min mix)

cant wait until friday night




Been a long time since we've posted some dirty rap. Quick post to drop some decent stuff that recently got released.

The beat on the Mystikal joint is epic, plus its been such a long time since Ive heard anything from this guy. One by Young Jeezy, classic Jeezy anthem, chyeeeaaaaah. Last one is a bit less "gangsta" oriented ; Freddie Gibs hooked up with 2 members of the Boot Camp Clik for the remix. Gotta love it, this song is pure dope, quality hiphop instrumental right here.

Mystikal - Papercuts feat. Lil Wayne
Young Jeezy - Sleep When I Die
Freddie Gibs - The Ghetto (Remix feat. Sean P & Tek)

Here's the original music video in case you didn't see it yet




la fenetre et les mamelons

Short and sweet this evening. Work has been definitely sapping the energy from my body as of late. Although I seem to be promising new posts every week, I have already started working on the OFWGKTA feature and the new Canadian Club Crunchers. So those will definitely drop this week, stain on me.

A few of these have been overposted, but who cares. Enjoy the dreamy vibes. Preferably with a glass of port and some fine herb.

Grimes- Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
Hot City- Twist(LOL Boys remix)
Bedouin Soundclash ft Coeur de Pirate- Brutal Hearts
ceo- everything is going to be alright

Tonight's offerings will give you little taste of Montreal flavor, with a bit of ethereal Gothenburg synth vibes thrown in for good measure to round off the post.

See you tomorrow.



Laid Back Sunday #6

And another one...

Beautiful day here in Montreal, sun is out and my girl is SMOKIN' ! Once again delivering some "off the radar" goodies. As you probably get to know my posts ; I don't necessarily share the latest stuff. I post the music that I love but also try to find the music that you've never heard before. That's probably the hiphop "diggin' the crates" phenomenon that's been stuck in my head for years. Always on the look out for that good beat.

Jhi Ali - Alabama (Feat. Cooley Da Dude & Big P.O.P.E
A couple months ago, my dear colleague MDMAwesome introduced you to the PRR/PRG(Paper Route Records/Gangstaz). The song he shared with you guys was off a legendary mixtape that was produced at the time by Diplo and Benzi. All the tracks are pure fire, Ive been bumpin' this shit for quite some time and still not tired of hearing these songs. DOPE

CunninLynguists - Caved In feat. Cee-Lo Green
Here I am once again posting a CunninLynguists track. I could possibly not imagine how someone could hate on this group ; they are way too good. Kno is one of the best hiphop producers there is out there, always been producing the freshest beats for them. Actually, you should definitely check-out his album Death Is Silent. Song here is featuring Cee-Lo and is off "A Piece Of Strange" album. This track will evacuate the stress out of your body in no time. Guaranteed.

Trick Daddy feat. Cee-Lo & Ludacris - Sugar (Justus A + B by Luminfire)

Last off ; my sugaaaaar baby. Remix/Mashup (AAAAAAAHHHH Shit, I've said the M word) done by the guys at Ants in my Trance. No description needed, its the beeezzneezz. Fits the Sunday mood perfectly.

In the mean time, get your groove on people. Shake that ass

See you next time sombreros mustachios