Halodoesntsuck Site Relaunch!

Happy Birthday America!!!

So the site has been remixed (literally just in time) and overhauled totally to make way for exciting new additions that I am sure to get slacking on updating immediately.  First thing’s first I updated all the pages content so you can get a better idea of what I have been up to in the Live Events page, see AND hear all my newest remixes and tracks in the Producer & Remixer page.  I spiffed up the Official Releases, Free Mixes and  Podcasts page as well as condensed my Broadcast Show Archive to just one handy dandy page (no more blah show archive and this show archive) with sweet title headers for easy navigation.  I changed much general aesthetic (why you gotta get all aestheticamalogical on me son?) of the site as well: new banner, fonts, background, etc.  Lastly, and this is the biggest deal, I will start posting other people’s music on my site on a regular basis along with periodic album reviews (really this time not like when I started the site and ‘said’ I would).  Please always feel free to comment on it!  I think that’s about it for the overhaul news, thanks for checking the updated site and if you have any questions or whatnot <holler.@.your.boy>, you know where I beez.

New Ish for Your Earhole…

Hear is the first installment of other cats music on my site.  This post is HUGE with something for everyone (well maybe not everyone; I don’t have country or jungle or symphonic music, but thanks for bringing it up…jerk) but, I will try to be posting 3-4 new tunes a week from now one.  Up this week is tracks from Last Child, Dirty Vegas, Justice, Co$$, Hess is More, SBTRKT and more.  Please click all the links an support these labels and artists.  Peep game fool!

Last Child – Last Child Speaks

From the Amazing ‘Humble and Low’ EP which was recorded in early 2000’s but shelved until now.  I remember to homie Haiku in Chicago playing it for me on tour about 4 years ago and being blown away by the incredibly poignant, forcful, and ultimately depressed his lyrics were.  A TRU throwback to a bygone era in Hip-Hop history (ala Funcrusher Plus, Cannibal Ox, The Lucy Ford, etc.) where dusty breaks and well penned lyrics met on the regular.  RIP Last Child.  Available @ Galapago4.com, be on the looks for the G4 edition of Subways & Sidewalks verrrrry soon!

Dirty Vegas – Little White Doves (Penguin Prison Remix)

Disco flavored remix of the track from the stellar new LP from Dirty Vegas ‘Electric Love’ out now on OM Records.

Hess Is More – Creation Keeps the Devil Away (Piano Version)

Alt version of the fantastic new track by Hess is More. Downtempo funkiness for sure, great early evening track. Single out now on Nublu.

Co$$ – Spaceman

Voted ‘Most Underrated LA Rapper’ by the LA Times, Co$$ has been making a name for himself for a while now.  Title title track from the 12″ EP is full of analytical flows over jazzy piano loops with a little twist to give it that West Coast flavor.

Justice – Civilization (Radio Edit)

The label that put this out wasn’t lying, it is a BANGER!  Gritty bass pop for your Q Zone…New album will be out later in 2011 on Ed Banger.

SBTRK – Wildfire

Jump off track from SBTRKT’s debut LP and it’s goooood!  This one has been burning up my broadcast shows since I got it in the mail.  Out now on Young Turks and you can peep SBTRKT’s site for more audio as well

Monopunk – Expo Warning (G-Dub remix)

Brand new track from stellar DJ/Producer from Scotland on Electro/Dubstep label from Amsterdam, Basserk.  Really bouncey drums with that gritty synth you know and love.   I just happened to have recently done a Podcast for the fellas as well which you can check out HERE…

Cassettes Won’t Listen – The Echoes

New track from the BK now LA Transplant homie.  Great music, plain and simple…taking that producer based indie rock to the next level.  Also check the new collective he has formed with long time friend and collaborator Bisco Smith called Daylight Curfew as well as their group called The Freeze Tag.  Be on the looks for The Freeze Tag Subways & Sidewalks coming out soon!

Lastly, I will be periodically posting videos that I am feeling or are throwbacks to my youth or whatever, it’s not going to be a regular thing just an add on to my site post every so often…This video is HILARIOUS, old skool MTV from the liquid television days (I still have the VHS compilation).  Peace to my sister Rikki (who is a really stellar photographer and blogger) who found this video in the wilderness that is YouTube.  Enjoy!

Tuesday is Recycling Day and I Loooove Recycling!!!

PUNK ROCK!!!! Was feeling a bit down today doing my Morning Show on WPKN, finished strong with a punk rock set of Rancid, NOFX, Op Ivy, Bad Religion and am feeling much better…something about spring and punk rock are like Paddington and Marmalade, they just go together.  So before I get into the Artist of the Week, peep this video of my favorite Bad Religion song of all time…American Jesus (as me for what the song means sometime…Holler!)

And for good measure…Blatz…

OK, Ok, ok…now that you have been all amped up from those two videos, let’s get into the Artist of the Week, Premonition!!!

The first time I heard Premonition was the remix to “Double Time” that was on the Spills & Jesse Abraham album Alphabutter. The song featured half a dozen of NY’s finest and when Premonition’s verse came on my initial reaction was “damn, who’s the dude with the deep-ass voice of God?” Then I started listening to his lyrics and thought “damn, the voice of God has some serious skills!” Over the next few months I’d run into Premonition at a number of shows and find that in addition to being able to shine on a track he can also rock a mic live. A truly passionate emcee, this week I caught up with Premonition to find out more about that passion, who’s going to end up on his future tour bus, and his strange connection with comedian Judah Freidlander.  For Full Article click the link to Adam’s World Blog HERE…

That’s all for now…Don’t forget to check the Live Dates section for a show I will be doing this Friday in Danbury CT for a great cause (I am donating more than my $5, you should too), the Bisco Smith interview (click the link to download) I posted yesterday aaaaand the updated Six Feet Deep & Morning Show pages.

Ruff Mix Mondays!!!

Ha-lo, ha-lo, ha-lo…how was the weekend???  Swellmaticalicious???  I hope soooo…Today I don’t have a music project for you, buuut it is a very well produced interview I got from the homie Bisco Smith @ SXSW and is the first part of a Series I will be posting here as well as broadcasting on my Morning Show on WPKN.  I call it “SXSW; collected interviews from the Dirty Dirty”.  I will be posting them regularly on Wednesdays, buuuut since I didn’t have any production stuff to post this week…here we are 2 days early for the first segment.   I am a poor planner, what can I say…simply click the photo below or the link HERE to download.

Interview Comes Chok-A-Blok with goodies; copy of the interview, two tracks off ‘The Broadcast’ (Freshwater & Morning Breath LeParisite Rmx), JPEGs of the visual art associated with ‘The Broadcast’ aaaaand a picture of my ugly mug interviewing Bisco.  All…FO’ FREE!!!  It that doesn’t get you excited, I suggest you check you pulse…you may be deceased.  Also!!!  Peep one of the videos (Morning Breath) that are posted on the front page of Bisco’s Site, it was shot on location @ WPKN for much of it and produced by the good homies @ Lasek X Video Production…Peep Game…

Lastly, I have updated the Six Feet Deep and Morning Show pages with easily digestible 50-60 min segments of both shows for all of April and the first week of May.  Peep a few random segments for you download pleasure, simply click the link and you’re off and running!!!  Again, it’s all FOR FREE so take a chance and hear something amazing…it could change your life (seriously, I am not kidding about that).

Morning Show 4.27.10 Hour 3

Six Feet Deep 4.7.10 Hour 2

Morning Show 4.6.10 Hour 3

Six Feet Deep 4.14.10 Hour 3

Morning Show 4.13.10 Hour 2