Podcast

Ruff Mix Mondays: Spooky Sunburn Edition!


Lots of cool things crackin’ at the back end of the month so take a look, you won’t be pissed you did…

SPOOKY SUNBURN TOUR W/BRZOWSKI!

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As noted on both fliers we’ll be all over the left coast for about 10 days, catch us if you can!  Here’s a list of them in non-flyer form…

Thursday 6/20 @ Benbow Room in  West Seattle, WA
Friday 6/21 @ White Noise at Columbia Theater in Seattle, WA
Saturday 6/22 @ Diablo’s Downtown Lounge in Eugene, OR
Sunday 6/23 @ The Holland Project in Reno, NV
Monday 6/24 @ TBA in Sacramento, CA
Tuesday 6/25 @ The Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland, CA
Wednesday 6/26 @ Johnny V’s in San Jose, CA
Saturday 6/29 @ Syrup Loft in Los Angeles, CA
Sunday 6/30 @ 3pm In-Store Access Hip-Hop in San Diego, CA
Sunday 6/30 @ 9pm at Kava Lounge in San Diego, CA

Subways & Sidewalks #16: Spooky Sunburn Edition

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My newest podcast for Rapreviews.com!  Features as much music as I could get from all the heads we will be rocking with on the Spooky Sunburn Tour: The ILLusionists, Open Mike Eagle, Tramlife, John Cue Publik, and unreleased Brzowski.  Plus new and unreleased joints from Hood Internet, Cars & Trains, Gregory Pepper & Madadam and more!  It’s worth the hour in the background while you are doing something else…

Metallica – Seek & Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)

John Cue Publik – Press Save

Brzowski – Whorebar

The ILLusionists – Finally (feat. Jori Teran)

Atrak – Piss Test Remix (feat. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

POS – Get Down (feat. Mike Mictlan)

Brzowski – Friendly Fire Redux (feat. Seez Mics of Educated Consumers & Ceschi)

Cars & Trains – Stay Awake (feat. Open Mike Eagle)

Tramlife – Jammin with My Friends

The Hood Internet – We’re Backwoods Famous (feat. El-P)

Easy Star All Stars – Billie Jean (Mister Vibes Remix)

Esh The Monolith – Hip-Hop Ruined My Life (HALO Remix)

Solroc – Funky Izms (feat. Kev Brown & Mr. Lif)

Gregory Pepper & Madadam – House On Wheels (feat. Noah23)

Psyche Origami – Unreleased

Homeboy Sandman – Cedar and Sedgwick

Gitana La Bamba & Chelsea (of Drala) – Pink Moons

John Cue Publik – Par 3

Mega Ran – On My Level (feat. Brzowski)

 

Brzowski + DJ HALO – Harbinger

Hot off the griddle bi-coastal joint Brzowski and I whipped up recently, not for the tour necessarily, but it just got finished a little fast because of it.  So here she is our tour promo track…it’s actually quite dope.

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Tuesday is Recycling Day…and I Looooove Recycling


Whattup Whattup!!!  So this week is Turkey filled awesomeness combined with annoying & awkward family interactions…pretty sweet!!!  Luckily I was hatched so I will just be doing my thang thang on the holiday; maybe a turkey sub from Subway.  I hear Jared loves em’…

So this week I have TWO artists of the week recycled from Adam’s World Blog and a brand spanking new Subways & Sidewalks Podcast!!!  A veritable feast for the mind and ears…WHOOOOAAA BLOSSOM that was corney!!!  Call me Nebraska from now on…

 

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: BOP ALLOY (Substantial & Marcus D)

Substantial was one of my original Artists Of The Week when I started this feature back in 2006. Since then he’s gotten married, moved from Brooklyn back to his original home of Maryland, release a couple albums, and had a child. The one thing I don’t think he’s done is sleep, because even with all that going on he still found the time to link up with Seattle producer Marcus D to create Bop Alloy. This week I caught up with both Substantial and Marcus D to find out more about the Bop Alloy project, including how they came together for it, the musical direction it goes in that will have longtime Substantial fans cheering, and why they’re so big in Japan.  For Full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

 

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NOTAR

Born in New Haven, CT, Notar’s had two huge influences that have affected him from day one. First there’s his family’s work ethic. Having owned a grocery story in Hamden for generations, Notar’s never known a time when his family wasn’t doing for self. Second is his family’s musical side. His father was a trumpet player and it wouldn’t be long before Notar followed in his musical footsteps. Half Italian and half Lebanese, Notar went his own route musically, and it’s done him well. An emcee backed by a full band, Notar recently caught the ear of Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, who started a label and quickly inked Notar to a deal.
Now residing in NYC, Notar has made a name for himself in the hip-hop scene there, as well, most notably at Freestyle Mondays. This week I caught up with Notar to find out more about his music, how the closing of Sin Sin, which was the longtime home of Freestyle Mondays, affected him, and how seriously we should take his blog’s title of Notar for President.  For Full article visit Adam’s World Blog…

 

SUBWAYS & SIDEWALKS; HALO RE:mix Edition

A brand new (Literally, I did it last night) Subways & Sidewalks Podcast for your ears with the focus on this episode being…ME.  Yup you guessed it, my ego maniacal ways got the best of me when I was searching for themes and I decided to focus on remixes and more specifically, MY remixes.  Don’t worry other remixes get love in this episode too…sheesh!  Check the playlist below…

Intro
Dizzee Rascal – Sirens (HALO Remix)
Grand Buffet – Things that go Bump in the Night (Ultimate Club Mix)
Plastic LIttle ft. Amanda Blank & Ghostface – Crambodia (Pink Skull Remix)
Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass (HALO Remix)
Break
Serengeti – Crystal (HALO Remix)
Uffie – SUV (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Elle Goulding – Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)
Iron Lyon ft. Vordul Mega – Spiralin’ (HALO Remix)
Break
Domer – Mello Me (HALO Remix)
JR & PH7 ft. Evidence – Bow Down (HALO Remix)
Bisco Smith ft. human?, Grimace & Esen – Railroads (HALO Remix)
Dante LaSalle ft. Aztek – Dead Weather (HALO Remix)
OUT

If this sound like something right up your alley, then please feel free to click the album art above or the link HERE to download it.  If you’re a bit on the fence, ‘eh I dunno, do I really want this dude taking up my HD space?”, then please check the stream @ Rapreviews.com. Either way do check it out; I put a whole TWO HOURS of my time into it!!! That’s blood, sweat and tears…

 

 

Tuesday is Recycling Day and I Looooove Recycling!!! Double Shot Edition…


Wassup, Wassup!!!  Just got in from the road with Pseudo Slang with enough time to Bounce the New Subways & Sidewalks Podcast and get it posted to Rapreviews, make it to my Morning Show on WPKN (which BANGED btw), get back report playlists to my various reporting agencies and now here we are…all alone, finally.  Did you miss me last week???  I missed you…Heading back out to VT till Monday so it’s not a choc-a-bloc week in the halodoesntsuck labs, but I got some tricks up my sleeve.  Namely two weeks of Artist of The Week; J Ross Parrelli & M.A.E. as well as the new Subways & Sidewalks ft. Jesse Abraham.  So let’s get down to it suckaface!!!  Errr…I’m sorry…delicate flower.

Artist of the Week (Last Week); J Ross Parrelli

As I’m sure you all know by now, I’m very open to recommendations when it comes to music. When my homegirl, super talented fine artist Blair Urban, told me I should link up with her friend J Ross Parrelli I added her on various social networking sites and we started talking. I also started listening to her music. Months passed and I came back to her work a number of times. There was really no defining it. With elements of reggae, soul and hip-hop Parrelli and her band have created something original, and I love when artists can still do that in 2010, and do it with instruments rather than a computer.
This week I caught up with Parrelli to learn about her musical history, how she’s been livin since she moved to NYC, and the three places you’ll never find her.  For full article, visit Adam’s World Blog…

Artist of the Week (This Week); M.A.E.

I first heard of M.A.E. in passing when someone told me about the duo while I was heading to Homeboy Sandman’s album release party in June. I stayed aware of the music they were making, checked out their video for “Fuck Dancing,” and took a listen to their free EP More. The jazz tinged production and great lyricism that showed a high level of wit and personality really impressed me. This week I caught up with the M.A.E. duo of Express The Motif and Indigo (pictured L to R) to find out more about their work, how they’re going about making sure they’re original, and how they really feel about dancing.  For full article, visit Adam’s World Blog…

Subways & Sidwalks Episode # 3 ft. Jesse Abraham

Had the pleasure of getting one of the NYC underground’s best up-and-comers in studio to kick it with me for Subways & Sidewalks Podcast # 3, check out some of his music, talk about Yoga, give the back story of ‘Halo Doesn’t Suck’ and much more!!!  You can also check the Podcast at my syndicated home @ Rapreviews.com (Biggup to Flash for agreeing to carry a ridonkculous fool like me). Good times were had by all and no animals were hurt in the production of this podcast…which is strange, because I usually like to sacrifice something to my god Zorgo before I do a podcast…must have slipped my mind to give thanks to my vengeful and merciless GOD.  Next Time, Next Time…

Whuttup Wednesday; Tour Edition!!!


Hey Hey!!!  Coming at you live from Starbucks in Portland ME (Ohh how I hate them in real life, but LOVE their internet on tour) for the first date of the Zero Gravity Hip-Hop Mini-Tour.  Looking forward to meeting tons of new peeps, having fun, destroying stages and hopefully selling some GODDAMN CDs.  Well, now that that’s been said…feel free to come out to the dates and get a free Hi5 from yours truely (Low5 costs extra, sorry it’s the economy, talk to Alan Greenspan)!!!  With all the Tour odds and ends to wrap I have slacked on getting all these things I promised done (SXSW 2010; Collected Interviews from the Dirty Dirty, New Ruff Mixes, etc.).  Fear not!!!  Next week will be Choc-A-Bloc full of Halodoesntsuck goodness…now let’s stop with the rambles and get to the meat of the this post…Artist of the Week!!!  This week’s Artist of the Week actually also got mention in my latest edition of Subways & Sidewalks ft. Sketch tha Cataclysm (which you can Listen to HERE…or Download HERE).

ARTIST OF THE WEEK; WILLIE GREEN

Many great producers don’t get the face time they deserve, which is why this week I made a trip behind the boards to catch up with beatsmith extraordinaire, Willie Green. Originally from Hartford, CT, but now residing in Brooklyn, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Green’s work, but just don’t realize it. He has production credits on the Super Chron Flight Bros’ latest album, Cape Verde, and on Premonition’s just released The Build. Green’s latest solo release is Dirty Jordans and when he sat down with me we discussed the album, why he likes the idea of dirty, rather than clean, Jordans, and what he has in common with some other famous Willie Greens, including an NBA player and an organic farm.  For full Article visit Adam’s World Blog...

SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS THIS WEEK!!!!

Whuttup Wednesday!!!


Sup, Sup, SUUUUUPPPP!!!  Yeah, so I am super freaking amped about three things today 1) the amazing Subways & Sidewalks Podcast that I made with godAwful yesterday, 2) Rocking in Boston tonight @ Good Life Bar and finally 3) taking my new MacBook Pro Laptop out for it’s club debut (it’s gonna be tiiiiiightsauce to the maxxx).   I got a full day planned today so I don’t really have much time to gabbb it up with ya (well damn, I had no idea it meant that much to you…tomorrow I swear.  Cool???  Great!!).  Without further pomp and circumstance here’s the Brand New SUBWAYS & SIDEWALKS Podcast ft. godAwful…Click the cover art below or the link to download…

Subways and Sidewalks Episode #1; godAwful Music and Much More!!!

Tuesday is Recycling Day and I Looooove Recycling…


Holy Snap Cakes!!!  Just wrapped the new Subways & Sidewalks podcast with godAwful and it is BANGIN’!!!  No lie, I am really excited about this one…damn I need to do it more often.  Whew!!!  I was feeling like warmed over dag (if your of the piker persuasion) doo, but had some Crunk Juice (thank you sponsors!!!) started rocking the 1’s and 2’s and feel FANTASTIC now…so amped!  Anyhow, the podcast will post tomorrow in my podcasts page, so be on the looks for that.  ALSO tomorrow I am taking over Good Life Bar in Boston, MA for ‘Kitchen Sink’ to blow out eardrums and make heads dance till they get sweaty…check the flyer for details, if you are in the Boston area I STRONGLY recommend attending this hump day spectacular (and not just cause i am the DJ) there will be live art from Auks One upstairs, a crazy drink menu and tons of good times had by all.

Click the Flyer to peep the FB invite!!!

Now, onward and upward with this week’s edition of Artist of the Week, so thoughtfully provided by the good folks over at Adam’s World Blog…This week features none other thaaaaannnn, Ukulele playing rapper Jon Braman…aaawwww snap!!!

A couple months ago I was at an event in the city when a friend of a friend started telling me about Jon Braman. Now, bear in mind, I hear a lot of people telling me about a lot of artists, so it takes something really interesting to get my attention. As soon as she said Braman was a rapper who played the ukulele, getting my attention was no longer an issue. After what seemed like dozens of missed opportunities to check out Braman’s work, his album, Climatastrophunk, finally arrived in my mailbox. Really interested in knowing if combining the ukulele and hip-hop could work, I put it on. It was an oddly perfect marriage, at least with Braman at the helm. His lyrics are meaningful, and at times downright beautiful, and his vibe matches those qualities perfectly. Braman describes some of the inspiration behind his music, saying “being able to sing out your fears as well as your hopes and dreams is a pretty good feeling.” This week I caught up with Jon Braman to find out more about the man, his music, and what exactly a Climatastrophunk is.

For Full Article check Adam’s World Blog…

Jeah!!!  Jeah, Jeah, Jeah!!!

Friday Treat…Six Feet Deep Podcast!!!


Whuttup, Whuttup!!!  Here is the Six Feet Deep Podcast for you…no Hour segments though.  It will update as time goes by, to be hour segment zips with playlists, but for now, you are stuck with a 167MB file.  Download it here or click the flyer…