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Super Fresh Friday: Avalanche


Have some (alot actually) great videos (mostly) to share with you today so take a 15 and kick it; nobody smokes anymore right?

Qwel & Maker – Long Walkers

The G4 duo is back after some buzz from their recent remix contest (shouts to the winner Mane Rock!) and a mega-mix of their new record Beautiful Raw courtesy of DJ Bizkid up on Soundcloud, they give us Long Walkers…with a free download to boot.

Vice TV Staying Out of Prison

The first installment of Vice TV’s Staying Out of Prison featuring recent cult sensation via his regular column; the homieBert Burykil really shines with a very real account of what can happen once you get stuck in the US prison system.  Raw and hilarious at points, definitely well worth the 18 min run time.  Looking forward to Episode 2.

Thelonius Tut – Get Hi ft Calest

As Saturday April 20th is a holiday to some, I though it only fitting to run this song from Tut featuring Calest with Johnny Ganja on the boards.  It’s the first single from a forth coming Tut EP out this Summer; video is shot, edited and directed by the triade as well.  Chemistry…

Willie Green – Promises ft. Rachel Costello

Second single off his stellar throw back dance (yes, dance!) album We Live in the Future and it’s really a perfect anthem for good NYC spring weather.  Really good 80’s dance pop with a heavy jazz influence, a great job on the boards by Willie Green on this digital only piece.  Check the whole record at the Fake Four Distro Bancamp.

JNaturaL – Push Away ft. Eligh

PUSH AWAY COVER

JNatural is back this summer with a new record called Bad Woman Rising with the first leaked track out on her new clothing line’s site HALSEYAN and avail for FREE download for a limited time.  The track features Eligh of Living Legends and produced by Eligh, I know, it’s bizarre right?  So why not check Halseyan and get some new gear for the spring, girl.  Then bump that new new w/Eligh; bitches love Eligh…

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Thugg Thursday!


Aww Snap!!!   Life has really been getting all up in my ass these days, so I better work it out huh?  Well I have been and to that effect I have a short and sweet rocker for you today with three (count them!) THREE incredible new tracks from some of the most ahhhmazing talent of 2011.  Peep game and enjoy!

NEW MUSIC

Qwazzar & Batsauce – Till it’s Done (Galapagos4)

 

 

 

 

 

Brand spanking new track from the Duo’s new Album ‘Bat Meets Blaine’ due out on Sept 13; a scant 4 months after the release of their first record (pictured above)…when the chemistry’s there use it.

 

The Metermaids – Graveyard Shift (Prod. By 9th Wonder) (Strange Famous Records)

 

 

 

 

 

These cats have been the HOMIES for a minute now and I can’t be happier about their success, they deserve it for real!  Their new record ‘Rooftop Shake’ comes out on Strange Famous Records Sept 6th and it’s gonna be a BANGER.  I would advise getting a preorder on this one…

 

Astronautalis – Dimitri Mendeleev (Fake Four Inc)

 

 

 

 

 

Apparently this track is BURNING up the blogs and internet; as you can tell it made it to my site…mooo whooo hahahaha!  But seriously folks, this is a solid track, and from what I can tell the whole album is gonna be ILLMATIC style dope.  Plus Andy is just a really cool guy to boot.  Check it fool!!!  His 4th LP ‘This Is Our Science’ will drop on Fake Four Inc September 13th.  COP THAT, COP THAT!

FIN

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!

Whuttup Wednesday!!!


Hollerate!!!  So things are getting hectic around the Halodoesntsuck studios…August is gonna be a BEAST; Two weeks on the road with Pseudo Slang (Chicago artist on Fatbeats Records, check the link!!!) and two private events the following two weekends!!!  Oye Veh!!!  But, it’s gonna be good time for sure…since I was absent last week with Artist of The Week you get a DOUBLE shot this week (awww snappy son!!!) so let’s get into it so I can bask in the reflected glory that is Adam’s World Blog’s Artist of the Week.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; SINTEX (last week)

A lot of artists like to say they can see the future of music, but how many have actually been to the future? According to Sintex, he has, and it was the inspiration for his 2009 album, 2020. Originally from Ohio, but now a Queens, NY, resident, Sintex’s story is an interesting one, and not just because of the time travel. Sintex had an extremely religious upbringing, and when I caught up with him this week he discussed it with me, as well as the way in which he rebelled against it. Also, since Sintex claims to have been to the future, I grilled him on when we’re going to get hoverboards, flying cars and robot maids.  For Full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; SOCE THE ELEMENTAL WIZARD

I’ll admit it, I probably should have been aware of Soce (pronounced So-Say) The Elemental Wizard a while ago. He’s a part of the NYC hip-hop scene and we have a lot of friends in common. Ironically, it was Iowa’s own Coolzey who, in a way, introduced us. During the 12 week run of Coolzey songs on this site one of them, week ten’s “Graduation Day,” was produced by Soce. Soce tagged me in a Facebook post about it, and alakazam, suddenly I was introduced to the wild world of Soce The Elemental Wizard. This week I caught up with him to find out more about that wild world, including his love of wizardry, how being openly gay has affected the way he’s been received within hip-hop, and how he scored the best website name on the planet.  For full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

INTERVIEW; PROLYPHIC (of Prolyphic and Reanimator)

As Strange Famous Records continues to mount an impressive roster of artists, I would like to take a look back at one of the beginning artists and albums they dropped from Prolyphic & Reanimator ‘The Ugly Truth’.  This records is Choc-A-Bloc full of jams that will make even the biggest hater’s head nod a lil bit.  Had a chance to sit down with Prolyphic when they first released the record waaaay back in 2007 and get his thoughts on eveything from his humble beginnings with Galapagos4 as one half of Stick Figures (alongside Robust) as well as how he linked up with both Sage and Reanimator.  Click the picture or link above to download; the zip come packed with treats two tracks off the album cover art and more!!!

Be on the looks this week for TONS more content for you to rock the F out to over the weekend!!!  SHIZAAAM!!!!