Thursday, January 29, 2009

clash of the titans | euclid tavern | 1.30.09


January 30th 2009
The Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
10:00pm-?????
FREE



FEATURING:

Upstairs

10:00-11:30 - Secret Sauce vs. Emplate
11:30-1:00 - Truck Stop Tourist
1:00-2:30 - Moose vs. Jason Burns
2:30-4:00 - DSurr vs. Mike B
4:00-5:00 - Atypical vs. StyluSoul
5:00-6:00 - The CMHA Boys: Dwreck vs. Stout XTC

Downstairs

10:00-11:30 - Funk Detective vs. Dan Moore
11:30-1:00 - Zeno vs. Brian Hyatt
1:00-2:30 - Nox vs. Encyclopedia Brown
2:30-4:00 - Randomseed vs. Bolus
4:00-5:00 - Evasion
5:00-6:00 - James Edward

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

amen!


"Free at last. Free at last. Thank God, Almighty. We are free at last." - MLK, Jr.



Saturday, January 10, 2009

mbm sample origin: vintage chanel ad

Electronic breakbeat/sample masters Meat Beat Manifesto incorporated the audio from this commercial in their 1990 LP "Satyricon." The album is one of my favorite albums ever, so it was really cool to find the actual commercial.

Friday, January 09, 2009

may the force be crispy, and topped with butter and stuff

I'm still in disbelief that I failed to find a box with one of these inside of it on Christmas morning. Damn, Santa, don't you remember how many of my childhood afternoons were spent creating ultra-violent soap operas using my bookcase as a giant space station for my Star Wars action figures? One of these days I hope to watch the computer animated Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network from the beginning. I keep catching bits and pieces of it, but it's a serial thing so I'll have to start from the beginning and hope to Yoda that it's not as bad as The Phantom Menace.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

stoutxtc - this. is house.

Check out this live mix by one of Cleveland's premiere house DJs.
(click the title link to download the mix)

Stout hosts the BeatMatrix on WRUW 91.1FM on Monday nights 9pm - 11pm EST. You can listen to the show online at http://www.wruw.org

warhol paints debbie harry on an amiga


Warhol: Yeah, it's great. It's such a great thing.

MC: What more can you say?

*laughter*

strictly for the househeads

Attention househeads. Go directly to the Strictly Rhythm website and join their mailing list. Once you join, you'll get exclusive access to their DJ mixes which currently include heavy hitters like Todd Terry, Osunlade, Quentin Harris, and 'Little' Louis Vega among others. Not a bad deal for a free membership! Thank me later. You can also purchase much if not all of the Strictly Rhythm back catalog (in digital download format or on vinyl(!!!)), as well as other merchandise. Strictly Rhythm if you were sleeping through the 1990's is the legendary power"house" and arguably the most important and most influential house music label in the U.S. if not the world. If anyone's interested in shopping for an early graduation/birthday gift for me (I mean, c'mon, May is really not that far away!) the grey t-shirt in the merchandise section would be the perfect gift idea. I'd probably never take it off.

Anyhow, you can't go wrong with a label boasting tracks from house heavy hitters such as Masters at Work, Roy Davis, Jr., Kings of Tomorrow, Maurice Joshua, George Morel, Armand Van Helden, Mood 2 Swing, Osunlade, DJ Sneak, DJ Pierre, Barbara Tucker, Crystal Waters, King Britt, Josh Wink, Roger Sanchez, Joey Negro, David Morales, and Todd Terry to name a few.

If you need a refresher of the Strictly Rhythm sound:

Aly-us - Follow Me
Harddrive - Deep Inside
Harddrive - Just Believe (Tony Humphries mix)
Essence - Moments in House
The Untouchables - Dance to the Rhythm
Sun, Sun, Sun - Curious
Tech Nine - Slam Jam
Circle Children - Zulu (Change mix)
Circle Children - Mamba Mamba
Hardhead - New York Express
CLS - Can You Feel It
George Morel - Let's Groove
DJ Pierre - Love Trax
DJ Pierre - Love Izz
DJ Sneak - Keep on Groovin' (Ian Pooley mix)
Wink - Higher State of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk mix)
Endangered Species - Ping Pong
Lou^2 - Freaky (Bar Heads mix 1995)
Black Orchid - Baby Baby
Club Ultimate - Carnival '93
Afro Cube - Muevete Mama

this is the jam

I cannot get this out of heavy rotation, no matter what I try to do. I just keep going back to it. Roy Ayers and big phat breakbeats are a match made in heaven.
Methinks everybody must love Roy and sunshine and big phatty breakbeats, and so everybody must listen to this effin' brilliant track:

THC - Sunshine [Awesome Records, 1993]

and here's the original goodness:
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine

audio deja vu

Tonight's action-packed Winter premiere of the FX network's plastic surgeon drama Nip/Tuck was great for many reasons, one being the hot tunes included in the episode. They featured The O'Jays' "Back Stabbers" as well as Mark Ronson's cover of The Smiths' "Stop Me If You Think You Heard This One Before." So, I was looking into cover versions of songs online and found a site dedicated to archiving a database of cover songs. Check out Secondhand Songs if you're interested in who covered a certain song or who did the original version.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

the way-back-when rave machine

1993

Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_R4rkZIkSY

Njoi - Drumstruck ep (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgN4llKiHlo

Krome and Time - The Slammer (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-rerMDLc8

DJ Solo - Darkage (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThRu5TX93Ck

DJ Solo - Axis (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN3L5F9FGBo

THC - Sunshine (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoDz-17eGQ

The House Crew - Euphoria/Nino's Dream (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3iPmMUGTlg

Johnny Jungle - Flammable (Tango Mix) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-U87VJoQ7U

D.U.B & Longsy D - Return of De Dread (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDZgZ3N1AE4

Mother - All Funked Up (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXi7IW6xGHE

All Boxed In - ...Happen (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi5FWI5mhVg

Blunted Dummies - House 4 All (Definitive - 1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8syerb6D2vI

X-Press 2 - Music Express (Pierre's New York Garage Mix) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUyEiPprFyg

Mike Dunn (MD III) - The Pressure Cooker (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcUI0_B4FE

Dajaé - U Got Me Up (Cajmere's Underground Goodies Mix) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtCsg-NfRM

Cajmere feat Dajaé - Brighter Days (Underground Goodie Mix) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvPjZfIYKVc

Masters At Work - I Can't Get No Sleep (MK Dub) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdCfUKuHmHY

Saint Etienne - Who Do You Think You Are (Aphex Twin remix) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMs3Jker18

X-Press 2 - London Express (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-swkfawCirY

Smooth Touch - House of Love (In My House) (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN2HhArcGa4

CJ Bolland - Camargue (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsrdANlEz8I

Harddrive - Deep Inside (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKIv-mSIsYI

1992

Obscure FM - Michael Jackson Is In Heaven Now (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqifF9FMJYE

The Prodigy - Out of Space (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4eav7dFvc8

Age of Love - Age of Love (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT9pH9C7Oew

Messiah - Temple of Dreams (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzR8YT6P3Sw

Westbam - Mayday (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EL0SxaIaFU

Messiah - There Is No Law (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HroEuVI2XmU

Gypsy - I Trance You (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn_-FohaB2o

Jam & Spoon - Stella (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr0BTsorsfk

Eskimo & Egypt - Welcome to the Future (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thyVofMg8aE

Interactive - Elevator Up and Down (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gqay6kn5p0

Utah Saints - Something Good (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUxhNWDlGts

4 Hero - Cookin' Up Yah Brain (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ7n6675n1U

DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Ganja Man (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9pBe3AyeOo

Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era - Peace and Lovism (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wHLxwao3k

Krome and Time - Manic Stampede (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRkeDkArxaM

Krome and Time - This Sound is for the Underground (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mowpJfFD6E

DJ Nex - Fluid (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YSN_A8EKp0

Acen - Life and Crimes of a Ruffneck (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WVehNWwR1Q

DJ Red Alert & Pepsi - Slammer ep (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usL2-gPrnFE

Phuture Assassins - Future Sound (2 Bad Mice remix) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huhIoRHcZJs

SL2 - On A Ragga Tip (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXCN1DhHTZA

Urban Shakedown - Do It Now (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxOVULje5fc

Acen - Trip to the Moon (pt 1) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8v7dRXuzEw

Acen - Trip to the Moon (pt 2) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfMlQJ5SeFo

Acen - Trip to the Moon (pt 3) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6TT0J0pPsQ

Acen - Close Your Eyes (remix one) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2eko6Ix-Sc

Altern8 - Brutal-8-E (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORNltrdTpdc

Altern8 - E-vapor-8 (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrKZ9Po6aYA

Ohm - Tribal Tone (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykkBFZLxilA

Jambo! - Drumattack (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KQp9GymLVI

Fix - Flash (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV3f18GXbEs

X-Press 2 - Muzik Xpress (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs8MyAAsjSo

Lectroluv - Dream Drums (All Over Sound Factory Mix) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGjNc0yNJt8

Latour - Blue (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp27wheP4OQ

Liberty City - Some Lovin' (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5qyIdqAyCk

Speedy J - Something for Your Mind (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV_FtWTh6L8

N.R.G. -The Real Hardcore (I Need Your Lovin' Like the Sunshine) (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLBfIy-UvXg

Jonny L - Hurt You So (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbVDYWbXVCM

2 Fabiola - The Milky Way (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDcEwTzPFh8

Golden Girls - Kinetic (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmOy_ENseNU

The Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAW05bzcKS8

The Nighttripper - Tone Exploitation (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNtUVuEpUas

Opus III - It's a Fine Day (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v82t4aFwy90

Urban Hype - Trip to Trumpton (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXYa_qklKPc

Misteria - Who Killed JFK? (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOf3nlyz8ew

Sound Factory - Understand This Groove (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=607xxgj5AE0

Smart E's - Sesame's Treet (1992)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_fXDfZR-4U

1991

Apotheosis - O Fortuna (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A8xOez_CLw

Moby - Go (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjnskNlb3TQ

The Future Sound of London — Papua New Guinea (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCoCTkC0oL0

Altern8 - Activ 8 (Come With Me) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_bL0hFyslg

The Prodigy - Charly (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-8pUOlm8E

The Prodigy - Everybody in the Place (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v27AM_Qv3fs

Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0NGQ_bTg18

2 Bad Mice - Bombscare (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c03VkOCyOLo

2 Bad Mice - Ware Mouse (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEntHwbe0zo

2 Bad Mice - Hold It Down (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k57FTJKf-r4

Unity - Unity (Future Sound of London remix) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=878vB5hzzPY

MI7 - Rockin Down The House (Chop Mix) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UumXa4HI5E4

D-M-S - Love Overdose (The Haps mix) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI-ql_LPPHI

Human Resource - Dominator (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGF7u6tjTg

L.A. Style - James Brown Is Dead (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctZLPE153x4

Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (MAW remix) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXiIxH2-5_s

T99 - Anasthasia (Dub Mix) (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyiXSwoSmrI

Praga Khan ft Jade 4U - Injected With A Poison (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exh27L9znXg

Format - Solid Session (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpbT6gqiOYA

CLS - Can You Feel It (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OnYa2Gt0CY

Those Guys aka Basement Boys - Tonite (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCtZwifnRi0

Coco Steel and Lovebomb - Feel It (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJ76MpsRbo

The Untouchables - Dance To The Rhythm (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkL2Xvz6x84

808 State - Lift (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFIzcucxn_k

Altern 8 - Infiltrate 202 (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z12Y5VY2R7Y

Tranquility Bass - They Came in Peace (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaPURVBciso

Radioactive Goldfish - LSD is the Bomb (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxpWVHVtHYU

Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives (1991)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4OmnqRzFiM

1990

4 Hero - Mr. Kirk's Nightmare (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THCj2AJuNVE

LFO - LFO (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd4NrlzHX0I

Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhqJBGISNT4

The Shamen - Move Any Mountain (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-o15Xmaz2A

Tricky Disco - Tricky Disco (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKTEXhc6IyY

Pyschotropic - Hypnosis (SL2 remix) (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1GgJDXfohQ

Orbital - Chime (12") (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHnIq7CPZX4

Robert Armani - Circus Bells (DanceMania original 1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITJsWaIl7mo

Njoi - Anthem (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5GWMbj-klk

The Scientist - The Bee (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqdyCJuMdo8

Psychic TV - Alien Be-In (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JGhXiXRA8s

DHS - The House of God (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVRPEDOVJzk

A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funky Dredd - Freedom (Rough Mix) (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV8sKdOLVIU

1989

Black Box - Ride On Time (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2sjAnu_5ek

Greater Than One - I Don't Need God (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjslqLHUlDM

Steve Poindexter - Work That Motherfucker (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnHB4L702Xw

808 State - Pacific State (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUhyFfuHGUg

808 State - Cubik (Ex:el LP version) (original version - 1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxoFUiihvr0

Reese - Rock to the Beat (KMS Records 1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZuuPVk8e9Q

Lil Louis - French Kiss (Vocal Mix) (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEBbKTj4iMQ

1988

Lil Louis - The Original Video Clash (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSZrT1S33E

Maurice - This is Acid (Original Mix) (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMJ6O9iiuvY

Maurice Joshua - This is Acid (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWzY1bcTYiM

Mike Dunn - Magic Feet (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rWEjbfrKB8

Lords of Acid - I Sit on Acid (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPvnGjX7A_w

Ecstasy Club - Jesus Loves The Acid (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxNTemZVxpw

S-Express - Theme from S-Express (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP_2qjzj73Y

Bomb the Bass - Beat Dis (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-FrRccfy5U

Armando - Confusion's Revenge (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWu2VV4--7Q

Hithouse - Jack to the Sound of the Underground (Acid mix) (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jCromomLPM

Jungle Brothers - I'll House You (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdzwx0Pf8Uo

Inner City - Big Fun (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omfiVkkJ1OU

Inner City - Good Life (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=998P6HEzCdI

L.N.R - Work it to the Bone (House Jam/Indigo - 1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65c8TPHuOsM

Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6V9WBTJlhw

Phuture - Acid Trax (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZyMqVAWb5w

Phuture - We Are Phuture (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMabqhWfreA

Chip E - Time To Jack (The Acid) (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXqcdNp7dcQ

Armando - 100% of Dissin' You (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBGSM_d0Ma0

Armando - Land of Confusion (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AmU9HXFDiM

Adonis - H.O.U.S.E. (Acid Mix) (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViL98wjclek

Phuture Pfantasy Club - Spank Spank (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojcqOlwbIZs

Lidell Townsell - As Acid Turns (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2pS3cDhBCc

Raze - Break 4 Love (1988)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQyJWlSMCdo

1987

M|A|R|R|S - Pump Up the Volume (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfYZ-b3D43w

Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx7BHmfne2U

Ragtyme Featuring Byron Stingily - I Can't Stay Away (1987)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlPfg5WHph8

1986

Steve "Silk" Hurley - Jack Your Body (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQcg-dRg5h4

The House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House - House Nation (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbEhyozEdE4

Adonis - No Way Back (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMshcL5P7vI

Sleezy D - I've lost Control (1986)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUFI8lDg-oc

1985

JM Silk - Music Is The Key (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN87qnyhAbM

Model 500 - No UFO's (1985)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWequCl6pm8

1984

Jesse Saunders - Funk You Up (1984)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKSfm0MWYt4

1983

Kraftwerk - Tour De France (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPowpIRVOuY

Cybotron - Clear (1983)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I280cxs2jvA

1981

Kraftwerk - Numbers (1981)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfhJXYxImTU


Monday, January 05, 2009

lost returns


Because You Left is the first episode of season 5 of Lost coming Wednesday January 21st, 2009 at 8PM EST on ABC. Click the title link for a sneak peek.

If you haven't watched Lost, or are not caught up to season 5 yet... you can watch all the episodes for free online here. So what are you waiting for?! This is the best show ever ever ever times a million.

Further your Lost knowledge acquisition at Lostpedia.

You can catch up on seasons one through three in 8 minutes and 15 seconds here. This is the official recap, but beware, it's all spoilers!

eff you, penguin!

Stiffy found this pure evil blog that cracks me up so much. It's extreme mean to the point of hilarity. So, if you're in the mood for non-stop, relentless dissing of cute creatures of nature, then check out Eff You, Penguin!

(Shout out to Lala, because I know you think this blog is the funniest thing since Drinking Out of Cups, too.)

storytime with fluffee


FLuffee's stories are entertaining. He's got lots of crazy stories along the lines of News of the Weird. Click the title link to watch FLuffee tell a good story or two (or thousand) via YouTube.

Also check out:

You're Killing Yourself Wrong!

Pilot Falls Asleep While Flying Plane


Alien Attacked by Wife