Lost Dreams

Friday, February 4th, 2011


I spent a dreamy week on the Valley Isle over Christmas.

Here’s a track from Digits

Digits - Lost Dreams

Catch him at The Boat in Toronto on February 17th. Then, listen to more Digits on 199x.

Maui Daze, Kihei Knights

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I’ve spent a few good weeks relaxing on the Valley Isle with my buddy Dave. Our time has been divided equally between surfing mild tropical waters and drinking cold, American beer.

Dave also hooked me up with Bullion’s mashup of J Dilla and the Beach Boys, entitled Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee and it is the perfect album to listen to while driving through the sugar cane fields on the way to another session in the water.

The Sonic Mine Field has a great write-up on the Bullion album, so go give it a read. In the meantime, you can listen to a couple of the tracks here.

Bullion - Let’s Go Away For A While (J Dilla and The Beach Boys Mashup)

Bullion - Here Today (J Dilla and The Beach Boys Mashup)

To see more on 199X from The Valley Isle, check out these posts:

Valley Isle Vagabond


Life on Maui

Then check Bullion on Myspace

Expert Traveler

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

On my way home from a little holiday jaunt over to the valley isle, airport security directed me away from the lineup of American cattle and towards the queue for Expert Travelers.

Finally - some recognition for the amount of time that I’ve spent at airports.

They still made me take off my shoes, and I was subject to additional screening because I forgot to take an American nickel out of my pocket.

Here are some airplane-related tracks that you can cruise the skies to.

Daft Punk -Voyager

Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinister’ - Diamond Life (I just love those Hed Kandi cats)

Coyote - Too Hard (Aeroplane Remix) (snagged off of Palms Out)

Life On Maui

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

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

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

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