August 4th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

Beautiful girl in a captain's hat

“Arousal for Chloe: Sinead O’Connor CD, beeswax candles, my cologne, a lie. Beneath the scent of cocnut her hair smells like juniper, even willow. Chloe sleeps across from me, dreaming of photographers flashing light meters inches from her face, of running naked down a freezing beach pretending it’s summer, of sitting under a palm tree full of spiders in Borneo, of getting off an overnight flight, gliding across another red carpet, paparazzi waiting. Miramax keeps calling, a dream within the dream of six hundred interview sessions melding into nightmares involving white-sand beaches in the South Pacific, a sunset over the Mediterranean, the French Alps, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, the icy waves, the pink newspapers from foreign countries, stacks of magazines with her unblemished face airbrushed to death adn cropped close ont he covers, and it’s hard to sleep when a sentence fro a Vanity Fair profile of Chloe by Kevin Sessums refuses to leave me: “Even though we’ve never met she looks eerily familiar, as if we’ve known her forever.”

-Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama

On My Mind - Ferry Corsten


Buy Glamorama here

Buy Ferry Corsten here

D-Troit City

July 26th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

Cameron in Detroit Jersey, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Despite the fact that my entire knowledge of Detroit comes from my roommate who told me that there are no franchise grocery stores in the city and that they’ve got a pretty good hockey team, I’d still put my hands up for the city after hearing this song.

Fedde Le Grande - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit


More Fedde here and here.

More Detroit here.

Straight outta Halifornia

July 16th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

199X’s other contributor, The Persian Prince, finally chimes in:

“My first live hip hop experience that I remember was in impromptu hip hop concert in the apartment above the Black Market in Halifax. Stinkin’ Rich (Buck 65’s old moniker) and Cory Bowles, of Trailer Park Boys fame (then with Truro rap group, Hip Club Groove) set up some speakers out the window and started rapping. The year was 1996 and the track might have been ‘Success without College.’

Those were the days…..”

Success Without College - Buck 65


Expect more from The Persian Prince soon.


July 15th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

ZoidbergA few months ago, my friend Nick got me super into mashups and just recently told me about DJ Lobster Dust.

Nick also told me that Mashup Mondays at Toronto’s Rockwood Club are pretty good. I’m going to hit it up sometime in the next few weeks and I’ll let you know what the go is.

Everybody Do it Again - Jay-Z, Amil vs. Missy Vs. The Chemical Brothers (DJ Lobster Dust mashup)


My Kind Of Girl

July 14th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

You know the girl I’m talking about.
The one that likes to party all the time.
Eddie Murphy can relate.

The best part in the video is the smile on Eddie’s face when he first puts on the headphones. Absolutely classic.

Sharam remixed the song, and their video is also pretty hilarious.

Party All The Time - Sharam

Download (thanks to WDPK-83.7 FM for the hookup)\

Digital Eargasm’s got a couple of other mixes of this track.

These Kids are the Coolest.

July 4th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

(image courtesy of The Lavish View)

Last week, my friend told me that I should check out The Cool Kids.

“I’ve been bumping that shit in the car, windows down, all around the Central Business District,” he said. He lives in Vancouver, and he’s right. This is the kind of stuff you can bump in the car with the windows down.

Where Pharell and Lupe rhyme about skateboarding, these guys talk about riding bikes and stunna shades. I also love the lyrics to their track Bassment Party:

Every party I hop the bar and dance with the chicks on top of that

Bartender be like “get off a that!”

I’m like “not ’til I get rich off of rap!

The Cool Kids - Bassment Party

Starski & The Cool Kids - Stunnas On (Pfunkt’s Wear My Stunnas at Night Remix) (from Palmsout Sounds)


Hot Biscuits has a few more tracks from them, or check these kids out on their MySpace page or buy their Bake Sale EP on iTunes.

Red Hot T-Dot

July 3rd, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

This weekend is going to be huge for Toronto.

On Friday, those Curb Crawlers bitches are going to be hosting a party at Levack Block with the UK’s Scott Cooper. If their promises and multiple Facebook messages about the event are anything to go by, this is going to be the party of the century.

If it’s not, there is always the free Crystal Castles (we posted about them here) and Thunderheist show on Saturday night at the Harbourfront Center.

Here’s some tracks to get you going:

Crystal Castles - Untrust Us


Thunderheist - Jerk It (Jokers of the Scene Remix)


South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Scott Coop Boot)



June 26th, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

At, we love banging beats almost as we much the undead and that’s why we were stoked when we say the poster above promoting Egyptrixx and SEK ONE with some other guys.

To get you fired up, here’s a track from Egyptrixx courtesy of Creamteam.TV


More Egyptrixx here and here, plus you might as well check out what SEK ONE is doing at the always-popular Curb Crawlers blog.

Le Dark Side

June 23rd, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

I’m pretty sure that L’ Empire du Côté Obscur is what the French call the dark side, as in the Dark Side of the Force.

And a track with the same name by french rappers IAM is probably the best french song about Star Wars that you’ll ever hear.


What else would you expect from group whose name apparently means “Invasion From Mars” and whose members have chosen to name themselves after ancient Egyptian pharaohs?

Everyone Loves Tronik Youth

June 1st, 2008 by Ultimate Cowboy

I can’t remember when I first heard Tronik Youth but these days I can’t get enough of their track Laugh Cry Live Die.

Tronik Youth - Laugh Cry Live Die (Eater Remix)

Tronik Youth - Laugh Cry Live Die (Grum Remix)

If you feel like supporting them, buy some Tronik Youth on iTunes or check out their MySpace page.

(Props to TRASH MENAGERIE for the image and the tracks.)