Cassettes Won’t Listen

Beat Tape Tuesday!


Download-Beat-Tapes

Got a few items for you to rock in your iPod rotation (formerly Walkman) for the next few weeks so take a look, listen and get to know these great producers…

Edison – Dehydrated Water EP

This dude really blew me away after getting the KILL SWITCH split with Doomtree’s Lazerbeak and seeing him last night open up (quite literally) the night for Busdriver and Aesop Rock in Oakland I had to throw a post up about him.

Edison Website, Twitter, Soundcloud

Captain Murphy – Between Friends Ft. Earl Sweatshirt (Dfalt Remix)

Also known as Cassettes Won’t Listen, DFault will be releasing an instrumentals collection called the Helsinki Beat Tape Part 1 on Daylight Curfew this summer.  Get to know some of his earlier works with a track from his Ableton (yes the actual company) collaborative release ‘Greyscale’.

Lord Faz – LoVEE the Beat Tape

Some really great meat and potatoes beats here from the helmsman behind BeatTrotterz with a heartfelt dedication…

This beat tape is a tribute to Virginie “Vee One” Malet
(February 7th, 1974 – March 30th, 2011) who was my Love, my best friend, my partner in crime, one of the most talented journalist in the Hip Hop shit and music, the smartest and most loving woman I met in my life, and the only human being who ever understood me and knew me as no other.

 

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Thugg Thursday…


Yo, Yo, Yo!  Almost working for the weekend and whatknot right (I like aliteration, sue me).  Have some great vids to share, a flyer for an upcoming gig, a link to my most recent archive on WPKN.org and lots of other nonsense to waste your day till the clock says it’s time to go home.  Word UP…or Down.

Videos

Geto Boys – Bring It On

This week’s thugg pick is an old school track that is totally without a doubt ahhhmazing, hilarious and dope all rolled into one 8 min posse cut opus with every gangster rapper from the 91-94 era ever on it (sorry MC Eight, ya didn’t make it on there).  It’s Bring It On by the Geto Boys and I’ll just let the video speak for itself…

I wake up every morning screaming ‘Somebody Slaughter Me!”

Cassettes Won’t Listen – Into The Hillside

Official video from the homie who is currently one half of The Freeze Tag and killing it on his own with the new album Kevinspacey.  This is my favorite track from his slept on instrumental only album released about two years ago.  Enjoy!

The Freeze Tag – The Hustle

Speaking of The Freeze Tag, here is the first video in the series that follows the adventures of ‘Hamster Kid’ though his adventure throughout the record titled with his namesake.  Ahhmazingly smooth visuals in this video, I am sure the series will be popping up again…

I.E. Merge – DMC World Finals Routine 2004

For all my Turntablist nerds!  This is probably the best routine I have ever seen, very clean, well paced, rhythmic, just incredible…Peep game!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream W/DJ HALO

Ohh Snap!  Fun times will be had @ Soda Bar Brooklyn on this evening!  FB Invite coming soon.  I just really like the moon and stars so I thought I would share with you…sue me.

This Week’s Mornings On WPKN Archive

The archive of my show on WPKN this week ft. guest hostess with mostest Beka Foley and an interview with Archie Bang to boot…Enjoy!

Mornings on WPKN Archive 

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!