Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Hump Day Dance



Wednesday is poppin' off on lower Greenville tonight. Nature is back in town from PR and holding down his Taxi Fare residency with a ton of new Reggae tunes. Further South, our dude Ctrl Alt Del is playing a Dj set at Detour (The Cavern downstairs). Get up get out and get sumthin'.

-SBR

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reunited



Tonight Nature and Rerog will be filling in for me at Top Notch. These dudes have a history of playing insane 4 turntable sets together back in the days at Rubber Gloves. They have not spun together in years. If you get a chance, swing through The Cavern. This one goes down in the books!

-SBR

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Party x Broken Teeth





Friday night's party at Zubar was packed full of good looks. Big ups to the Broken Teeth crew for throwing together a successful back room brawl. Gsquared was in the building for the first time in months shooting photos (linked below). Thanks to Prince Will, Tony, Keith, Mike and Mario for getting down with us. Shout outs to everyone that came out. There were a lot of new and old faces in the spot. We love you D-town!

THE PARTY :: PHOTOS

-SBR

Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekend Double Up



The weekend starts tonight at Zubar with our monthy The Party. We will be joined by our homies Broken Teeth, who have assembled an all star line up in the back room. We got Select and myself in the front and Keith P, Prince William and Schwa in the back. It's going to be bonkers!

Tomorrow night we will be in Houston. The Party has been gaining major momentum over the last year. Last month was our 1 year anniversary and we had 900 heads through the door! Let's do this again. It will be Select, Dayta, El Roy and I holding it down. Drapped up and dripped out. Houston let's GO!

-SBR

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Top Notch :: Rehash Edition



Tonight my good friend High-C of Rehash will be joining me at my weekly, Top Notch. High-C has been putting out vinyl releases since 2001 and will have some 12" singles and 45's on hand tonight. If you want to see a highly skilled dj play a all vinyl set, swing through this evening. Dude kills it!

Taken from the Rehash site ::

Rehash is the production/DJ duo consisting of High-C and Wilson from Dallas, Texas. They're the two like-minded vinyl nerds who brought you the critically acclaimed "Last Part" b/w "Mind Under Matter" 45 in January of 2001. This effort constituted the first release on their privately owned and operated label RM-Sound which has since seen 3 more 7"s, two 12" EPs, as well as a 70 minute mix CD. Outside of RM-Sound, Rehash has been featured on a number of singles, compilations and DJ mixes over the years.

-SBR

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RE-UP Mixtapes!

RE-UP!! DJ SELECT PRESENTS: SELECTONS VOL 1.

live recording from home!


ZSHARE DOWNLOAD

"indie rock shuffle"

1. Paris is Burning (cut copy remix) - Ladyhawke
2. Hold On - Holy Ghost!
3. Cross the Dancefloor (chromeo remix) - Treasure Fingers
4. Stuck on Repeat (fake blood remix) - Little Boots
5. Little Bit (CSS remix) - Lykke Li
6. Colours (fred falke remix) - Hot Chip
7. Hearts on Fire (holy ghost! remix) - Cut Copy
8. Happy House - The Juan Maclean
9. Blind (frankie knuckles remix) - Hercules & Love Affair
10. Sea Lion (chromeo remix) - Feist
11. Breaking it Up (pocketknife's loosefoot remix) - Lykke Li
12. Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip

Dj Select presents: Summertime vibez

live recording from home!


ZSHARE DOWNLOAD

1. nuyorican soul - Nawtilus
2. R.B.M. - summertime
3. Kenny Dope - Boomin in ya jeep
4. East side hoods - smile
5. willie colon - che che cole
6. segebaum - sabo & zeb
7. masters at work - funky sensation re edit
8. nu shooz - i can't wait
9. aretha franklin - Rocksteady
10. positive force - we got the funk
11. indeep - last night a dj saved my life
12. slave - just a touch
13. rockers revenge - walking on sunshine
14. freeze - pop goes my love
15. de la soul - saturday disco edit
16. esg - moody
17. Spottiotti Vazilando J boogie blanco edit

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

4 Duos & Top Notch





If you have been to Top Notch in the last two weeks, you have probably noticed that I have been playing videos on the movie screen across from the dj booth. This week I am teaming up with my homies over at 4 Duos for the video action. They will be putting together a dvd full of recent footage and debuting this months montage as well. Remember this is all Texas skatebording! Swing through Thursday and get down with us.

TOP NOTCH THURSDAYS
THE CAVERN (upstairs)
W/ DJ SOBER // FREE

Monday, April 06, 2009

INDIE ROCK SHUFFLE - NEW DJ SELECT MIXTAPE

SELECTIONS VOL. 1 "INDIE ROCK SHUFFLE LIVE FROM THE BLOCK"


TRACK LIST

SELECTIONS VOL 1. "INDIE ROCK SHUFFLE"

1. Paris is Burning (cut copy remix) - Ladyhawke
2. Hold On - Holy Ghost!
3. Cross the Dancefloor (chromeo remix) - Treasure Fingers
4. Stuck on Repeat (fake blood remix) - Little Boots
5. Little Bit (CSS remix) - Lykke Li
6. Colours (fred falke remix) - Hot Chip
7. Hearts on Fire (holy ghost! remix) - Cut Copy
8. Happy House - The Juan Maclean
9. Blind (frankie knuckles remix) - Hercules & Love Affair
10. Sea Lion (chromeo remix) - Feist
11. Breaking it Up (pocketknife's loosefoot remix) - Lykke Li
12. Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip

SORRY EVERYONE LINK FAILED YOU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD IT HERE !!!!

INDIE ROCK SHUFFLE ZSHARE!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Taxi Fare Vol 3. Best of Dancehall 2008




TAXI FARE Vol. 3 Best of Dancehall 2008 is uploaded and ready for download. 2008 was such a big year for Dancehall music. So many huge tunes, huge moments. From Usain Bolt's 9.68 seconds to Mavado and Cocoa Tea's hair raising Barack Obama anthems... Jamaica was on fire last year!!

I really tried to bring the excitement of this past year's music and events to the mix, covering all the the big tunes like Sweep, Nuh Linga, So Special, No Games, 100 Stab... Tunes that at their own particular point in time were literally the hottest joints in the dance. I definitely want to say thank you to everyone that came out and supported Taxi Fare over the last year and a half. There's NOTHING else like it in Dallas and it has been pure pleasure playing this music for you every week.

Tonight's Taxi Fare will be the official CD release party. I'll have a limited run of physical copies with full artwork for sale at the spot. These are gonna go FAST so make sure to hit me early to lock a real deal copy. Digital download it here...

DJ NATURE :: TAXI FARE VOL.3 Best of Dancehall 2008

-Nature

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Houston Anniversary



This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of The Party in Houston. I have said it before and I will say it again, Houston knows how to get rowdy! With 900 heads through the door, Boondocks was a real sweatbox and at times it felt like the second floor was going to cave in. Houston, thanks so much for riding with us over the past year. We are looking forward to rocking with y'all in 09! Big Big ups to the following people: Shawn, Dayta, Squincy, Gracie, El Roy, Johnny Moon, K. Rose, Katrina, Perla, EV, Mel Boogs, Lily, Cashless, Matt, Denise, Waldo, Druski and everyone else that gets down!

I YEAR PHOTOS :: ONE OCTOBER NIGHT

-SBR

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Satin Sheets Vol.2 :: Backseat Music




Hot of the press, Satin Sheets Vol.2 Backseat Music is now available for download. This is the second installment of the Satin Sheets mixtape series. Volume 1 was well received and I hope Volume 2 continues that nostalgic feeling. I tried to give it that backyard summer BBQ vibe. Dust off that old Ghetto blaster and burn a copy to put in rotation! Big shouts to Erykah, Ahmir, Queen Majesty, Nature and Remixalone (Murdered the cover homie!) High quality download available below, nothing less. This is grown folks music family!

Tomorrow's Top Notch will be the official release party. I will have tracked copies of the disc on hand. Swing through!

DJ SOBER :: SATIN SHEETS VOL.2

-SBR

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Newness From Cultura Fina




Cultura Fina just dropped a couple of fresh new shirts *pictured above. You can cop them at Adikt.

ADIKT
3839 McKinney Ave Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75204
214.559.6154


-SBR

Monday, March 23, 2009

SXSWEST




Above are a few Polaroids I shot at SXSW this past week. Big shout out to Gorilla vs. Bear for having me play their third annual Gorilla vs. Booze showcase. I had a lot of fun doing the Sirius radio spot and jamming out between bands. All of the performances were on point. You can get the inside scoop and peep tons of flicks right HERE.

-SBR

A-ONE :: GRUSTLE VOL.1



Our boy A-One just dropped a new hip hop mixtape GRUSTLE VOL.1. This dude has been in the game longer than most and is still one of the illest! This mix was bumped on the way to ATX and made our drive much more enjoyable. Side note * Grustle was recorded in one take, no multitracking whatsoever! Get with that. Track listing and link below.

1 - Intro - a.one
2 - Rich Boy Ft. Kardinal Offishall - Drop
3 - Jae Millz - Five O
4 - Kid Cudi Ft. Collie Buddz - Day 'N' Nite (a.one edit)
5 - Damm D - Love Me (a.one edit)
6 - The Dream ft. Lil Jon - Let Me See Your Booty
7 - Beyonce ft. Jay Z - Diva
8 - Busta Rhymes - I Got Bass
9 - Big Tuck ft Fat B - Not a Stain On Me (a.one edit)
10 - Lil Keke ft. Birdman - Im a G
11 - Dorrough Music - Walk That Walk
12 - Young L.A ft. T.I. - Aint I (Rmx)
13 - Keri Hilson ft Lil Wayne - Turn Me On
14 - Lil Wayne ft. Jules Santana - Birds Flying High
15 - The Notorious B.I.G. ft Talib Kweli - Young G's
16 - Fat Joe ft. Ron Brownz & Lil Wayne - Windin On Me
17 - Kanye West – Heartless (a.one edit)
18 - Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain - Blame It
19 - Estelle ft. Sean Paul - Come Over
20 - John Legend - Greenlight (Reggae Mix)
21 – Outro – a.one

A-ONE :: GRUSTLE VOL.1

-SBR

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SXSW



There are quite a few things going on during spring break, SXSW related or not. I am headed out of town this afternoon to go get lost in the SXSW madness. I will be playing the 3rd annual Gorilla Vs. Booze showcase on Thursday. If you are planning on attending this event, get there early...the Peacock is not that big. If you are in the D on Thursday, Top Notch will still be going on. The homie Luke Sardello will be holding it down. If you haven't ever heard this dude play, this is a good opportunity, he kills it! Also, peep WSJR for a listing of other local shows.

Satin Sheets Vol.2 is done and pressed up. If you are in Austin this week, find me and come grab a copy. An online version will be available post SXSW. Track listing below.

1. Xscape - Just Kickin' It
2. Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
3. The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
4. Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life ( An Ode To Hip Hop)
5. Adina Howard - It's All About You
6. The Roots - Silent Drop?
7. 702 - Steelo
8. Total - No One Else
9. Soul For Real - Candy Rain
10. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
11. Keyshia Cole - Let It Go
12. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
13. Maxwell - Matrimony: Maybe You
14. Sade - Kiss Of Life
15. Jaheim - Just In Case
16. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
17. Midnight Star - Curious
18. Eric B. & Rakim - What's On Your Mind
19. En Vogue - Hold On (Hip Hop Remix)
20. Mary J. Blige - Real Love (Hip Hop Mix)
21. Keith Sweat - Twisted

-SBR

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Show



Red Bull is throwing a free show tomorrow afternoon. The line up looks like this.

Sober // Big J // Z-Trip

Show starts at 4pm. RSVP here :: Redbulldetour@us.redbull.com

-SBR

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Charles Harper (1922-2007)



A Solo exhibition of original paintings and prints by Charles Harper opens at The Public Trust, Saturday March 7, 2009 (6-9PM). The exhibition runs through April 31, 2009.

Charles Harper (1922-2007)
Born in West Virginia in 1922, Harper's formative years were spent on his family farm. This upbringing shaped and inspired the direction of his visual language which began to take shape at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. It was there he met his wife and fellow artist Edie Harper. He would later go on to teach at the Art Academy while they raised their son Brett.

To this day, the images of Charles Harper are tightly woven into the fabric of our visual landscape. Harper's unique visual language rose to prominence with his contributions to Ford Times, as well as his work produced for the Audubon Society and the National Park Service. However, he is most renowned for his illustrations in The Golden Book of Biology. It is in this publication that one can see his effortless command of illustration and design.

His geometric style, which is synonymous with mid-century Modernism yielded some of the most compelling and timeless images of nature and wildlife. In a career that spanned 60 years, these depictions of nature have influenced generations of contemporary artists and designers, including Ryan McGinness whose work was exhibited alongside Harper's in the exhibition series, Graphic Content, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In late 2007 a 400 page monograph titled, Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life, was authored by internationally acclaimed designer Todd Oldham and published by Ammo Books.

In an interview with Todd Oldham, Harper discussed his simplified forms:

"I don't think there was much resistance to the way I simplified things. I think everybody understood that. Some people liked it and others didn't care for it. There's some who want to count all the feathers in the wings and then others who never think about counting the feathers, like me."

This exhibition will consist of vintage serigraphs and original paintings. The Public Trust is honored to present the work of Charles Harper.

The Public Trust
2919-C Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
214.760.7170
www.trustthepublic.com


-SBR

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

SAS SATURDAYS



Listen up Ladies and Gents. My fellow crew mate Select and homie Schwa are starting up a new monthly, SAS Saturday. It goes down every 1st Saturday in the backroom of Zubar. Their idea behind the monthly is to create a vibe and night that they would actually want to hang out at. SAS will concentrate on Funk, Soul, House and various other genres, reflecting mostly on classics. Don't expect the newest fidget remix or hyped up blog track, just an intimate night of good music.

SAS SATURDAY
MARCH 7TH
SELECT & SCHWA
ZUBAR (backroom)


-SBR

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Horse In The Hospital?




Today I was asked to open up for the legendary Kool Keith. The show takes place this Friday evening at The Loft. Apparently Keith will be concentrating mostly on material from his Dr. Octagon & Dr. Doom aliases. If you are a fan, this is one show that you don't want to sleep on. I have two pair of tickets up for grabs. If you are interested in attending this show for FREE, email me your favorite Kool Keith lyrics, line, quote, moment, etc. to will@decadeclothing.com.

P.S. Bring your Space Doo Doo Pistols!

-SBR

Denim after Dark - Thursday - North Park


7-9 pm.
$25 off all denim
drinks!!!
tunes by me!
rsvp @ dallasevents@madewell1937.com

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tonight :: Dallas & Houston



A couple of parties to check out if you are in the Dallas or Houston area. Awwready!

-SBR

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Playboy :: Lovers Rockin'



This just in. Our guy Playboy dropped a new mix for Valentines Day. I know Valentines has come and gone but grab it anyways! Feel good, timeless Reggae music. I caught up with Playboy last Wednesday while he was filling in for Nature at Taxi fare Wednesdays. He tossed this mix my way and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. If you get a chance to check dude out live, do so. Start by grabbing this mix. Real deal folks.

Check back for a full interview in the near future.

PLAYBOY :: Lovers Mix 2009

-SBR