Ghettotech in Toronto?

November 3rd, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

What’s going to be good this week? Probably Syntonics at Supermarket on Friday, November 7th.

Anyone that describes themselves as “Ghettotech” probably can’t be that bad.

I found a couple of their tracks kicking around - they’re defs worth a listen

Syntonics - Droppin’ That Bomb (Gingy Remix)

You can listen to a few more here, or and it looks like they’ve got an album for sale at Electrobounce.

Vade Mecum

October 29th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

This sounds so unbelievably sci-fi fucked-up that I just had to post something about it. I just hope these tracks do it justice. They were the ones I thought of when I saw the picture, and thought about space babes and mechs possibly preventing the end of the world at the hands of interdimensional beings.

Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin

Princess Superstar - Do It Like A Robot (Jon Spencer Remix) (thanks for that one, schlampe!)

The Kills - No Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Bird of Prey

October 28th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

Bird of Prey, collage by Parker

I made this collage out of two pictures from some magazines a couple of years ago.

I still think it’s beautiful.

Here is a handful of beautiful songs.

Sia - Breath Me (Four Tet Remix)

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry

Britney Spears - Breathe On Me

Hit up Goldfrapp on MySpace, More Sia here, Four Tet here and Britney here.

The Persian Prince Hooks Us Up

October 27th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

I hadn’t heard from the Persian Prince in a while, but then I found the picture (from Mardi Noir) above in the latest issue of AIR WAR MAGAZINE. If you know the Prince as well as I do, you’ll check out the mag and see why it reminds me of him.

The same day, I got a message from him on Facebook telling me to check out The Hood Internet:

“The most recent playlist is pretty good set up of mashups….they have all the songs individually available for download if you only like some of them….but i really like the the first R Kelly one…”

R. Kelly feat. Huey vs. Rogue Wave - Hook it Up (via The Hood Internet)

Haute-Couture Ice Cream?

October 25th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

As a follow up to our earlier post about Pharrell, check out the video he made to promote the line of opulent jewelery he made with Louis Vuitton under the name Blason:

We Heart Stuff calls the line of bling “over-the-top” and “distasteful.” That’s kinda makes me want it more.

Also check out the Coco Rosie/Prada video that we covered earlier.

Life On Maui

October 19th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

I’ve only been here for 24 hours and I already I’ve had 3 pretty decent surf sessions and eaten 4 fish tacos. Plus, I’ve been listening to the island’s hottest radio station: Da Jam 98.3. They pretty much play the week’s top R&B/Hip-hop songs a couple of times an hour.

One song they’ve been playing lately that I can’t get out of my head is this one:

Bobby Valentino & Li’l Wayne - Mrs. Officer

In the word’s of the Mix Tape Maestro:

“Does it instantly register as one of the reasons why (Lil’ Wayne’s album) will go down as the classic album it’s been tirelessly predicted to be? Not necessarily, but the next time someone utters the line “fuck the police”, NWA’s rivalry with the FBI probably won’t be the only thing that crosses one’s mind anymore.”

Valley Isle Vagabond

October 18th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

When I was travelling in Thailand, I bought a bunch of bootleg CDs to l isten to. Two of those, Beach House 1 and Beach House 2 have become staples and always remind me of tropical good times. Yeah, they’re Hed Kandi mixes and kinda cheeseball but I know you love that shit. I just know you do.

Fac 15 - Blue Skies

Latin Hustler - Get Away

Ice Cream and Skateboards

October 15th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

(image snagged from The MidWasteland)

A few months ago I wrote about how The Cool Kids rapped about riding bikes and at Pharrell and Lupe were all about skateboarding.

Here’s a couple of tracks that will back me up on the second part of that theory.

Kick Push is a great track from Lupe in which he tells the story of just spending the day rolling around on a skateboard - “a rebel to the world with no place to go.” It is also worth noting the following quote from Lupe that I found in Wikipedia:

“…I’m not a skater and I don’t want to keep putting on the faces of people who’ve been skating for 20 years and actually lived out “Kick, Push”.

Whatevs. He’s still alright with me.

Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push (ESTAW Remix)

Pharrell constantly refers to himself as Skateboard P. I respect that.

Pharrell - Raspy Shit

He also named his brand of shoes Ice Creams. I just think that’s hilarious.

Since Pharrell and Lupe are doing well enough with out me, you should take the time to check out ESTAW’s MySpace. Turns out the kid is from Holland.

Taking Care Of Business

October 15th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

(photo courtesy of Ren Bostelaar)

So I checked out the Cadence Weapon show in Toronto last Thursday, and have to say that I’m now a fan. I hadn’t heard anything by him, but he came recommended by the Persian Prince himself so for $12 at Lee’s Palace, how could I go wrong? I couldn’t, and part of the reason was because he reminds me of Tracy Morgan.

While the video for Real Estate is pretty good (thanks to The Tape for the find), the track is actually begging to be put over top of a re-purposed clips from Glengarry Glen Ross. If I had a video editing program, I’d probably do it myself.

But since I don’t, you might as well check out this 40 minute mix of house music “hosted” by Alec Baldwin clips from Glengarry (via the always-entertaining Canuckflack).

Cadence Weapon - Real Estate

Cadence Weapon - House Music

Cadence Weapon - House Music (A1 Bassline Remix)

Anyways, I gotta dedicate this post to my boy Davey Boy Taylor holdin’ down the real estate game, Van-City style.

There’s more of Roland Pemberton (aka Cadence Weapon) on MySpace or his official site.

Man, after that earlier post about White Collar Wu-Tang and now this one, it feels like it is Take Your Rapper To Work Week or something.

White Collar Wu-Tang

October 13th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

Wu-Tang - Gravel Pit (Disco Villains Remix)