Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Collective Story

I'm sure you have noticed the Collective logo at the bottom of some of our event flyers. Collective is a skateboard shop run by our good friends, Chris Goulet and Andy Ohlin. Tomorrow we will be celebrating their one year anniversary in conjunction with The Party at Zubar. Collective has hooked up giveaways from Chocolate, 4star, Vans and there will be Red Stripe specials all night. Get there early and avoid the's going to be packed for sure! Below are a few questions that Andy and Chris took the time to answer. Get familiar. Oh yeah, go check out the shop!

How and when did you guys meet?
A He needed a ride home and when he got in the car I was playing Mobb Deep "Hell on Earth" and he asked me if I had heard the new Mobb Deep CD. I really thought he was retarded for two years after that. He also was wearing Wu-Tang Jeans if that tells you anything.

C I met Andy at The Foundation or Slab depending on where your from it was on 121 & Harwood in Bedford. He inward heeled up this gap there in his Etnies Raps and then sold me a 101 board.

I remember seeing both of you hazing little kids at Freestyle back in the day. How long have you been skating and or making fun of the less fortunate?
A I will have been skating for 20 years in November. I got a Vision Gator a week before I turned 11. I think It started the day we met. He pushed mongo and you know that shit can't go unpunished. He has followed my lead ever since.

C I started skating in '94 and I have always been a sarcastic little prick. I was at Freestyle multiple times a week for years, (during the golden era of freestyle). I think I made fun of everyone who went there at least once. I have so many good stories from there.

Obviously the shop has been around for 1 year. How long was the idea for the shop brewing? What was your goal with the shop?
A I had 3 goals:
1. Make it close to a bar.
2. Hire dirty skanks.
3. Have a safe place to do blow.

C I know Andy has always been running a shop (out of his trunk), but for me it really started brewing about 4 years ago, but I have to say, it was more of a frost brewing though.

The goals were get it open, keep it open and support skateboarding first and foremost.

How do you feel about the DFW skate scene? I see alot of younger kids hitting you guys up. Is skateboarding growing at a faster rate than ever before?
A DFW has always been the most hating scene ever and It always will be. This has been the case long before most people started skating. Look at all the shitbags from here, myself incuded. This place is awesome!

C We have a strong skate scene here, most of the kids have fun, film and have a good handle on what real skateboarding is. The ProActive side of skateboarding here is really blowing up.

I know you guys have a skate team...who are the local rippers putting it down?
A Fuck, I didn't even know we had a team. I am just in this for the money.

C In Dallas we have: Zack Ater, Mark Desouza, Michael Tang, Kennedy Cantrell, Kenny Hampton, Sean Reyna.

And Houston we got:
Robert Lim (NY via H-town), Guru Khalsa, Erik Ostos, Ivan Lavigne and Eric Croft

Then we have Mefford, Hodge & Schorman.

I also know you guys are music heads. Give me five tracks you are bumping, new or old.
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
That entire mix CD you made for me is awesome.
The Aunt Jerichos - Fresh Kiss goodbye smell
Lightning Chair - Metal Savage Burgers
DJ Bassett Hound - Skittles Bite Back
Track 7 by The Furious 5 year olds

The Game - 300 Bars & Running
Prodigy - Illuminati
Willie Nelson - Pancho and Lefty
Prodigy - Mac 10 Handle
Mobb Deep - We Dont Love Em

last but not least. Any shout outs, rants, raves, beefs, skate tips?
A Shout out to T-Jack, MD, Lactose and give one out for the old Gipper. Last but not least...Megathon I love you. Oh one more...Geogia O'keefe the founder of Pepsi Cola, forever in my heart.

C Thanks to all our supporters and future supporters. Thanks to our haters who only prove we are making a positive impact. And last but not least, Investigate 9/11.

Above is a special ad that I personally created for Collective. Enjoy!


Cut Copy :: Ticket Giveaway

Ok, listen up. Our good friends over at Granada Theater hooked us up with several pair of tickets to next Tuesday's Cut Copy / Presets show. If you want these tickets, shoot us an email to the following address explaining why you should get the tickets. Please include your full name as it appears on your ID and put Cut Copy in the subject title of the email. Get to it!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Yo, so I know everyone in Houston is getting back on their feet after the tragic hurricane Ike. What better way to do that than "dance your pain away" this Saturday @ BOONDOCKS x THE PARTY monthly jump off! Which If you haven't realized yet, happens the LAST SATURDAY of every month. Shout out to Shawn for having us! If you were there last month, the show with Faux Fox was a blast! DAYTA of NANACHILL will be joining us for the night! Shout to all of our homies who all ways make it hot...Johny Moon, Dayta, Squincy, El Roy, EV and everyone else in the city of the Trill!


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Monday, September 22, 2008

Hands Up :: Excel

YOOOO! If you missed the last Hands Up, you missed Excel throwing down the nicest sets I have seen in a looong time. One word, Skills! Thanks to the people that came through and kept the dance floor poppin'. Big big up to Dylan Skeletar for bringing out her crew in full force! Blelow are the photos from the night.

Also, as an added bonus, I attached a link to Excel's 95 Klassiks mix that I mentioned in the interview. If you like early 90's Hip Hop, grab this!




Above photo :: Michael Hawkins


Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Just got this new mixtape from the "FLASHING LIGHTS" weekly jump off in NYC @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY. Which features residents DJ AYRES, NICK CATCHDUBS, AND JESS JUBILEE. I will be in the spot playing as a guest on October if you are in the NYC come check me out and definitley go on a friday if you want to dance your ass off. Here is a mixtape they just released for the weekly. Download and enjoy! Shout outs to Jess Jubilee last year was dope in nyc! Much love to the dude Catchdubs!!

tracklist and dj's mix are color cordinated....

DJ Ayres + Nick Catchdubs + Jubilee

Funky Green Dogs - Fired Up (DJ Ayres "Pre Dave Nada" demo edit)
Maurice - This is Acid (Radio mix)
Salt n Pepa vs Wink - Push It Higher (DJ Ayres Crooklyn Clan mash)
Matty C - Sooo Real
Puzique - Don't Go
Dirty South and Axwell - Open Your Heart
Paul Johnson - Feel My MF Bass
Douster - This Shit (Jim Sharp 'This is That' remix)
Alan Braxe - Addicted

A-Trak - Say Whoa (Boys Noize Remix)
Henrik Schwarz, Ame & Dixon - D.P.O.M.B.
Lil Bo Tweak - Dub Be Good
Roland Clark & The Montanas - Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix)
Nacho Lovers - Acid Life (Eli Escobar Remix)
DJ Sega - Brighter Days
Christian Martin - Elephant Fight (Justin Martin's Jungle Remix)

Claude Von Stroke - Blow The Whistler (Hookerz & Blow Edit)
Jesse Rose & Sinden - Me Mobile (Duckbeats Ringtone Riddim)
Hijack - Party People
Human Resource - Dominator (Hostage Ravemix)
Lil Mama - No Music (Starkey Refix)
Bassbin Twins - Woppa
Rico Tubbs - Born To Bounce
Coki - Spongebob

download right here


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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


My home dudes over at KEY CITY have got some heat coming out of Dallas.....THIS IS SERIOUS! Not only did they make the shirt "THE SCENE IS STRONG", which is available right now at KEY CITY. They have also recently teamed up with Estate La for a Kixpo fitted hat. These dudes showed me, Big J, and Joe skillz a lot of love on there first shirt release "The Scence is strong", which features the 3 of us in different poses from some of our craziest moments. I know for a fact my picture was taken at our first party with Roxy almost 2 years ago @ zubar. I support these dudes 100%....they are repping their city, they got love for what they do and come on any shirt with me on it?!? YOU GOT TO GET THAT HAHA!

Shout out to Andreas, David, Dre, C S Rucker, Dustin, and all the homies @ KEY CITY!

Cinelli x RVCA x Mellow Johnny's

You know the Central Booking boys love them track bikes and our dude Sober holds down the art aspect of the posse, but all things aside, I got the place to be on Thursday in Austin. Cinelli and RVCA collaborated with some of the worlds finest contemporary artist for this special event. I highly recommend anyone in Texas to come to Austin, our last event at Mellow Johnny's for Rapha was crazy.

More info here: Pressure
More info here: Pressure SF

Mellow Johnny's
400 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78701

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Monday, September 15, 2008


I had the very fortunate opportunity to play at Ray Noland's Got Next opening this past week. Chicken George and myself were the music for the night and the art was top notch. There were pieces from Noland, Shepard Fairey, and HVW8 to name a few. I did not get my hands on one of the screened posters for the events, but I did get some decent pictures of the night. Thanks to Ty from HVW8 for hooking me on this one.

- prince klassen

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Sunday, September 14, 2008


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dj Excel :: Reckless From Philly 2 Texas

I first heard wind of Dj Excel several years back on my first trip to Philly. I was checking out local boutique store UBIQ when I came across some mix cds. The one that stood out (trackilist & cover) was Excel an Sat One's "95 Klassics" mix, one of the best early nineties mixes I had heard to date. Excel combined skills on the cuts and blends and the tracks he chose were top notch. Dallas get ready because Excel is rocking out with us at Hands Up this Saturday and it's going to be madness! I heard that he just MURDERED it at the RUB party this last week in Brooklyn. Come by and pre game it with us at the Centre BBQ and then head over to The Loft for the realness!

Tell us who you are, who you rep, what you do.
Who am I? I'm one of the few real turntablist DJ's still in the mix & on the grind. I'm Excel, representing Philly, representing good music, representing the Skratch Makaniks Crew.

Philly born and raised? When did you first get in to djing?
I am born and raised in Philly. I started djing at age 11. I was always into music. I started messing with records just off of g.p. I scrounged up turntables, a mixer and random records and taught myself from what I heard. Being from Philly that flavor and funkiness on the turntables came from legends like Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Tat Money, etc.

I know you have done a little battling and rep. Scratch Makaniks. How did you guys all meet up?
Most def when I was younger, battling, playing parties and making mixtapes was the blueprint. They are guys I grew up with... my influences, my peers, my friends. These guys are the Skratch Makaniks.

You mentioned doing the radio thing for a while. Did you have a mix show andhow long did you do that?
Yeah, I did radio for about 5 years or so. I did some guest spots on Power 99 and a few college stations in the area. Then I worked at 103.9 WPHI, which then became 100.3 the beat. I did a few mix shows on there. It was a urban station. I then went to work for Wired 96.5 WRDW. Jay Ski and myself did all the mixing. When he moved on, I took over all the mix shows and was on 3 times a day as well as 4 hours straight on the friday nights. I was playing everything from old school hip hop, to current top 40, to mash ups, to even reggaeton. I worked at the beat for 3 years or so and did the wired thing for almost 2 years. Radio was a great experience and I got to meet really good people. I've also done shows for Sirius and XM Radio. I may revisit it in the future but I had to leave because of all the traveling & other work that I do.

Give us 5 records you are feeling right now. Also, I know you have mega deep crates. Give us 5 Excel classics...shit you will forever bump.

Aight! Let's see....

1. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Excelarator's Pjanoo Remix)
2. Sam Sparro - Sidewinder (Count & Sinden Remix)
3. Capleton - Everybody Hands Up (Sega Remix)
4. Mic Terror - Juke Them Hoes
5. Revolution f. Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Styliztik Jones - Funky Piano

1. The Gap Band - Early In The Morning
2. James Brown & The J.B.'s - More Peas
3. Beatnuts - Are U Ready
4. Gza - Breaker, Breaker (Remix)
5. Chicago - Streetplayers

What up with that Philly sound? You got those hand skills?
Haha! Good Lookin homie! Maaaannn, that's the Philly OG Blueprint with djing. Ask any REAL DJ from Philly. They'll tell you... That's the "Philly Sound". It's what makes us unique on the wheels. I think a lot of people lost touch with that in the past serato/computer DJ world. It became too easy for any person to call themselves a DJ. Some of the masses don't know the difference anymore between talent and trash. So of course, when I play I do my best to make everyone have a good time and to school them on what the music should sound like when it's sliced and diced properly.

Any shouts, rants, raves, fashion tips?
Super shout out to Dallas and all of the south! I'm excited to be in the hood rockin with ya'll! I haven't been down there in a min. we're gonna make it disco crunk!!! Of course shout out to ya'll for taking the time to put this together. I really appreciate it, for real! Last but not least, Big up to the whole SMC, Philly and all the supporters world wide! I got mad love for all of ya'll!

Oh... Respect to LA & my west coast homies! Gomez Warren, The Perfect Strangers! That's gonna be my new home in January.

Fashion Tips. Hmm... Less color in the gear. Wild Out on the hats & kicks! That's my twist I've been on.



01. Proxy vs. M.I.A. - Raven In My XR2 (Excelarator's Turbo Stomp Remix)
02. Fake Blood - Mars (Excelarator's Pump Up The Volume Edit)
03. MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Nite Bootleg Remix)
04. Herve - Cheap Thrills (Armand Van Helden Remix)
05. The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers (Disco Villains Remix)
06. T.I. - What You Know About That (Meterhead Remix)
07. Will Roc f. Dallas Austin - The Definition Of Bounce (Exasperated In Bmore Remix)
08. Crystal Castles vs. Health - Crimewave (Lazertag Remix)
09. Eric Prydz vs. Excel - Excelarator's Pjanoo
10. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Scottie B Remix)
11. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (OG)
12. T.I. f. Jay Z & Kanye West - Swagger Like Us
13. Santogold f. Amanda Blank - I'm A Lady (Diplo Remix/Excel's Edit)



Prince William, Keith P. and I have joined forces to give Dallas a little taste of what it's been missing, Prince William and Keith P. playing under the same roof! These two guys are extremely talented dj's. Both are really knowledgeable when it comes to the history of dance music. They will be dipping into all types of house, electronic, grime, uk garage, 2 step, bass line, fidget, classic and everything in between. As a music nerd, I always seem to get excited when I see either one of these fine gents play a set. I will be joing the line up for the night and I have a lot of new tunes up my sleeve.

We will be giving out free HAPPY MEALS some point during the night. Try to get there early to snatch that burger. Shout outs to Kripsy Ones AND Unit One!


Friday @ The Lounge 2810 Elm St. Deep Ellum


Monday, September 08, 2008

Top Notch :: Luke Sardello

Ohh Wee! Get your boogie shoes out for this week's edition of Top Notch Thursdays. My guest this week will be none other than Luke Sardello, a true staple in Dallas dance music. I first remember seeing this dudes name on early 90's warehouse party flyers around town. I remember bumping some of his classic House mix TAPES in my CRX. Those were the days! Luke has been kind enough to answer a few questions posted below...good stuff. He also sent me a super smooth Deep Disco mix for your listening pleasure. Be sure and swing through The Lounge this Thursday, it may be the only time you get to catch an all vinyl rare Disco, Boogie, House and Electro Rap set.

Tell the people who you are, where you are from and what it is that you do.
My name is Luke Sardello, born in Dallas, avid collector and connoisseur of vintage vinyl. Like Rerog I'm catching up on The Wire, but I'm on season 4 courtesy of those BKK street vendors. I'm also a sometimes Moby impersonator.

How long have you been djing/ collecting records? What sparked your interest in djing?
I started DJing in '88 when a friend in high school turned me on to Chicago house music. Which at the time sounded like nothing I had heard before. The raw home-produced tracks had a certain energy that I had never heard in music before. I started buying records at local record shops and even a couple of head shops that had records. I have been collecting ever since. I worked at Bill's in the late 80's and left to open a short-lived store in Uptown in the early 90's. From there, I ran a couple of house music labels called Doghouse and Icon. I am also about to kick up a disco reissue label this fall, focusing on small unknown releases that for whatever reason never got much distribution.

Musically, I started buying and playing house music in the late 80's. Just like anyone who really loves this, you end up researching and exploring the history of where we are. So with that, I started looking at disco records that have been sampled in house records and eventually that's what lead me into collecting and playing everything from disco to soul and funk to jazz to hip hop.

I have heard rumors abourt how crazy your collection is. Approx. how many records are in your collection?
I'm not even sure anymore. My guess would be somewhere around 30,000. It's enough to take up a couple of rooms and be furniture in others. I mainly collect 12" singles from just about every era and genre. I've got a pretty wide range of soul, funk, latin and jazz LP's as well.

Why do you prefer vinyl over cds or Serato, especially for playing out?
I'm certainly not opposed to Serato or CD's. I use CD's in certain situations. I've always preferred vinyl because I'm able to make a better connection to what I'm playing when I can see the cover and feel the vinyl. There's also the issue of sound quality. Which is more noticable mostly in home-produced music, because there are a lot of producers that don't have to go through a mastering process if they're not pressing to vinyl. So I've found a lot of stuff on digital download sites like Beatport to have a tinny unmastered sound. The other side of the coin is that I'm also too lazy to go back and record stuff I do have on vinyl to CD. Plus if most people are using Serato, there will be turntables anyways so I just assume bring vinyl.

I also collect (and sell) vinyl because it's still got a huge following, particularly overseas. There's a market out there for certain genres where the demand far outweighs supply. So if you are selling the right records, there's a lot of money to be made.

I remember seeing you play out at some warehouse parties in the mid nineties. I actually have some old tapes from parties I believe you had a hand in throwing. How did you get into throwing these events? Also, Dallas at that time seemed to be looked at as a really good place for parties, would you say we were ahead of most cities at the time?
We really didn't know what we doing other than trying to throw something we thought we'd have fun at. Derrick Carter was doing promotions at Cajual in the early 90's and me and Tim Shumaker were running a local underground record pool and would hit him up for free records, so we started throwing parties by bringing him in to play at places like the old smoke stacks. That is where the W hotel sits now. It used to be just a bunch of old unused warehouses, a large pair of smoke stacks with a large dock and the Levy Street warehouse.

Who were the main people/ crews making moves in Dallas back in those days?
In the late 80's, there wasn't anything close to what Starck Club was doing. Mike Dupriest was playing stuff no one else would touch and to a lot of people he introduced underground dance music to Dallas. I also must mentioned Derrick Wright, who worked at Bill's and turned a lot of people onto buying underground dance records and to that extent had a great influence on a lot of people early on.

It seems the focus in the early 90's shifted more to renegade parties over clubs and bars. We would work with the Hazy Daze kids on and off. They would throw the really large ranch parties out of town. The main people there were Sean Holland, Cle, and Mike Constantino, who also had a store in the mid 90's called IGS. A lot of those people moved away and for whatever reason (police crackdown or lack of interest) that type of party has kind of died away.

What are 5 records are you really feeling right now? New or old, 12" or LP
The biggest reason my record collection is out of control is that I'm influenced by so many types of music, so with that in mind, 5 things I'm feeling right now:

1. Gary Davis - The Professor Here - Chocolate Star - 1982
Originally released on an 8-song LP of which maybe only 500 were pressed, but has been recently reissued by Rong Music with new re-edits; really raw disco/sort-of-discorap jammy

2. J.K. & Co. - Suddenly One Summer - White Whale - 1969
Kind of a hard LP to track down, but it's on iTunes; listen to Fly and see if that couldn't have been Radiohead if they were around back in the late 60's.

3. Freestyle Fellowship - Cornbread (from the Inner City Griots LP) - 4th and Broadway - 1993
How'd I miss this? I must have been in some other world when this came out. Most of the album is good too.

4. The Spiders - People Deceive - RCA - Late 60's
Just found this on a trip to Mexico; late 60's psych that was a product of the small but influential hippie scene in Guadalajara.

5) Jerome Derradji - The American Boogie Down - BBE - 2008

As a DJ, I'm always looking for cool mixes. There are always certain mixes that have been highly influential to me, so it's natural to include a whole comp of mixed songs. This is a current favorite (which I didn't know was even out, so I thank you for pointing it out to me) mix of mostly rare and obscure early 80's soul and boogie from the Midwest.

Anyone you want to shout out, give credit to. Any knowledge you would like to drop?
Just a friendly wave to those Rehash dudes, Chadwick Doogie, Wil and Rerog; my dudes and sometimes competition in this record game. And to my true dogs, Toffee Nut and Kona.

Top Notch Thursday :: September 11th
@ The Lounge (2810 Elm Street) FREE!



Cyber Bones

If you missed the Tony Bones show, you can still peep it online.

Visit the current exhibitions section of The Public Trust to view the work from Dallas artist Tonybones' first solo show with the gallery, which ran until September 6th, 2008.

The Public Trust has also released Tony's first print editions which can be purchased at The Art Prostitute Store.

Upcoming :: The Public Trust on September 13, 2008 the gallery will open its first solo exhibition of new work by Steven Hopwood-Lewis. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 7-9PM.



Go support and register to vote :: BARACK OBAMA.

Click on flyer for close up view.


If you were a teenager during the 90's...

There was no term "hipster", you wore baggy clothing unless you were punk rock, and you listened to "alternative" rock along side hip hop. Some of my fondest 90's memories include Doc Martins, baggy jeans, KIDS, skateboarding and the list goes on for days. Our main man Nick Catchdubs over @ FOOLS GOLD just put out a new mix featuring 90's alternative classics. He released this as a promo mixtape with MISHKA NYC (shout out to Greg!) Mishka always puts it down and there mixtapes are all ways on point! Click on the link to down load mix.


Here's the track list...

1. L7 - Pretend We’re Dead
2. Sonic Youth - 100%
3. Folk Implosion - Natural One
4. King Missile - Detachable Penis
5. Beck - Beercan
6. Dinosaur Jr - Start Choppin’
7. Meat Puppets - Backwater ‘
8. Pavement - Cut Your Hair
9. Nirvana - Sliver
10. Foo Fighters - I’ll Stick Around
11. Porno For Pyros - Tahitian Moon
12. Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
13. Tripping Daisy - I Got A Girl
14. Primus - Wynonas Big Brown Beaver
15. Body Count - There Goes The Neighborhood
16. Offspring - Come Out And Play
17. Rancid - Roots Radicals
18. Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
19. Weezer - El Scorcho
20. Green Day - Longview
21. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
22. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade
23. Bjork - Army Of Me
24. Soundgarden - Outshined
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
26. Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (Live @ The Tibetan Freedom Concert)
27. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man (Live @ Woodstock ‘94)
28. House Of Pain - Shamrocks and Shennanigans
29. Cibo Matto - Know Your Chicken
30. Breeders - Cannonball
31. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
32. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
33. Sublime - Doin’ Time
34. Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
35. Faith No More - A Small Victory
36. MC 900 Foot Jesus - If I Only Had A Brain
37. Everclear - You Make Me Feel Like A Whore
38. Toadies - Possum Kingdom


Sunday, September 07, 2008


Here's a new track Mr. PASE ROCK just put out with KOORI GIRLS.

Press release on the project ::

We’ve been working with volunteers in Australia to provide an outlet / resource / music education center for underpriveledged and indiginous youth in Australia. Between offering a space for kids to come and learn dj’ing and production technics, Heaps Decent has been linking them up with established artists for workshops, recording and the possibility of an international release - such as this track.

“Koori Girls” features the 16 and 17 year old King Sisters (Heather and Janey), produced by Spank Rock’s Chris Devlin (aka Chris Rockswell) and featuring vocals from Pase Rock. The King Sisters are two of the girls who came in to Heaps Decent studio for workshops, and “Koori” is another term for indigenous or aboriginal, with more of a spiritual identification. 100% of the proceeds from these releases go directly back into the Heaps Decent initiative - look out for upcoming collaborations from M.I.A., Radioclit, Diplo and more.

In addition to this and the previous Heaps Decent release, “Smash A Kangaroo” (produced by Diplo), Australia’s Parklife Festival is also donating a portion of ticket sales to Heaps Decent.



Friday, September 05, 2008


If you didn't know by now FAUX FOX is releasing a new album "ALL THAT REMAINS". We already had a CRAZY H-Town jump off, so expect tonight and Saturday to be bananananananas! Tonight we are at THE LOUNGE with Faux Fox and special guest HAWATHA! If you didn't see Hawatha get down with Faux Fox this last time @ PRINCE WILLS benefit then you are in for a treat tonight!

Here's a youtube video clip for those who haven't seen what these extremely talented gents can do.


Thursday, September 04, 2008


Yo. Hope everyone has had a "hot" summer....literally can we not get this heat to stop? I'm ready for the winter and fall....hmmmmm. But, I wanted to share these 2 new mixes from our friend NICK CATCHDUBS. First mix is a dose of house, which includes everything from PASE ROCK,DJ SEGA, AND NACHO LOVERS....just to name a few. I haven't really stopped listening to this since I got it.. now it's your turn..SLICK

The second mix to check out is KIZZALAND. This is a mixtape with Izza Kizza and Catchdubs. I've heard some of this dude's stuff a while back...and he is bringing the heat. NO BULLSHIT. Just download both of these tapes, hit up Catchdubs and peace!!



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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Top Notch :: Rerog Edition

You may or may not know but I am starting up a weekly Dj night that will take place every Thursday night at The Lounge, located at 2810 Elm St. I will have guest Djs joining me on most of the weeks. There is no one genre or format I will be sticking to, all of my guests will be doing their own thing. The first installment of Top Notch goes down this Thursday (tomorrow), and features guest/ friend/ local badass...Rerog. Below are a few questions I cooked up for Rerog, so you can get familiar with the man himself. Peep game.

Oh, and roll through on Thursday!

Tell everyone who you are and what you do.
I am Rerog. I collect records, DJ those records, make music, and lately I have been catching up on The Wire and Trailer Park Boys thanks to Netflix. I toured and made music with Astronautalis for 5 years, and now I just call him and drunkenly ramble about the new Young Jeezy record.

If memory serves correctly, I think you and I got in to djing around the same time. What sparked your interest in djing, how did you get in to it?
Baby G is the main reason I wanted to start DJ'ing, hearing him on 100.3 JAMZ back in the day. Also, when I first learned that 12"s had bonus songs and remixes, thats what finally sold me. I had to have those exclusive songs. I met a DJ named Roski in 95 or so and he started showing me the basics and I just took it from there. I barely left my room for a year after I got my first turntables.

How did you and Nature meet up? Give us some insight on the famous Rubber Gloves Wednesday night. What made those gigs so special? Any one night or particular story that comes to mind when you think back on those Rubber Gloves gigs?
I was actually working at a record store called Spinmasters on Northwest highway, and I sold Nature his first turntables. That was the first time I remember meeting him. When I moved up to Denton for school in 98, we just started hanging out, drinking and scratching, and we started the Wednesdays in January of 99. I don't think I had a real job for over 2 years thanks to that gig. Part of what made that night different was that underground hip hop was new to most people, so it was different and exciting. The BYOB aspect of it was a big help too, not a lot of people realize that Rubber Gloves started out as just a little room with no bar and we literally had people bringing in coolers full of beer. Hot women dancing, plus cheap booze usually equals a good time in a college town, and we had the best party in town. As far as the most memorable of those nights, it has to be natures going away party. Lots of groups performing, tons of DJ's, both inside and outside, kegs of beer, and a slam dunk contest. Others would be themed nights we had, like the superhero theme where we played old Superfriends cartoons and gave away a bunch of action figures.

How long did the Wednesday thing last?
Nature and I held it down for about a year. When he moved to PR I kept going for another year, and kept doing shows there regularly untill I started I moved out of Denton. Rubber Gloves is where Astronautalis and I did I first live show in 2001 and it was our homebase and favorite spot to play.

Give me 5 records you are feeling right now. Anything.
Most of the music I listen to is old soul, funk, salsa, or rock but here goes:

Ray Barretto - Hard Hands
Baby Huey - The Baby Huey Story
Astronautalis - Pomegranate (I didn't work on this one so it's not a shameless plug!)
The Soft Machine - S/T
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Honerable mention for a little street cred:

Young Jeezy-The Recession

What kind of stuff can we expect to hear from you on Thursday?
Thursday, I'll be digging into my 90's West Coast and South crates. A couple things I'm looking forward to playing are:

Crooked Lettaz w/ Pimp C- Get Crunk
Big Moe- Tops Drop
Comptons Most Wanted- One Time gaffled Em Up
Keak Da Sneak- Super Hyphy

Any shout outs, rants, BBQ tips?
When you BBQ, always have more food and beer than you need.

Top Notch Thursdays
@ The Lounge on Elm
2810 Elm Street :: FREE!


Centre Piece

Check out this spotlight on VIMBY TV with our dude Phillip. Big ups to the Centre crew keeping it fresh!

Keep your eyes peeled for a back to school BBQ event we will be doing with Centre in the next couple of weeks.


Cotton Bellz Mix

Our girl Roxy Cottontail is back at it again. She just hit us off with her brand new mix "Cotton Bellz". This mixtape was made for clothing line Hellz Bellz...holding it down for all the fly ladies! Cotton Bellz contains a diverse mixture of tunes, guaranteed to have a hand full of jams for just about ANYONE. Don't sleep, this tape is slammin' for real! You can grab it here and scope the track listing below.


1 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2 SNAP into EMF - Discotech
3 This Charming Man - The Smiths
4 Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
5 Music by Night - Spiller
7 Negative Thinking - Death Set
8 Homecoming - The Teenagers
9 Back to The Underground - Agent 99
10 Look at You Now - Agent 99
11 Super Positive - Mealticket
12 Lyin' Ass Bitch - Fishbone ft. Lisa R. Grant
13 I Wish You Were a Beer - Skandalous
14 Carnival - Bikini Kill
15 Worked Up So Sexual - The Faint
16 She is Beautiful - Andrew W.K.
17 Polly Wants A Crack Rock - Desert Sessions
18 He Did It - Detroit Cobras
19 Darling Boy - Checkered Cabs
20 The Secret - Hepcat
21 City - Tracy + the Plastics
22 Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt - We are Scientists
23 Agenda Suicide - The Faint
24 Date With the Night - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
25 I'm So Hot For Her - Rolling Stones
26 Shut Up And Let Me Go - Ting Tings
27 Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
28 Pass This On - The Knife
29 You're My Disco - Waldorf
30 Overdose - Tomcraft
31 Worry About it Later (Switch Remix) - The Futureheads
32 Helicopter (Weird Science ft. Peaches Remix) - Bloc Party
33 Slut? - Avenue D
34 The Way - Klaas
35 Flashlights + Explosions - Royskopp
36 Tony the Beat - The Sounds
37 Sometimes - Les Rythmes Digitales
38 Drumtrax - Joakim
39 Where's Your Head At (Klaas Remix) - Jean Elan/Basement Jaxx
40 Out There On The Ice - Cut Copy
41 Candy Girl - Soviet
42 I Love U (Bart B More Remix) - Larry Tee
43 This Time (Klaas Remix) - DJ Antoine
44 Anyway You Choose To Give It (Boy-8-Bit Remix) - The Black Ghosts
45 To the Bobmobile - Bobmo
46 Rippin Kitten - Golden Boy w/ Miss Kitten
47 Brooklyn (King Honey Remix) - Plastic Little
48 Little Bit (CSS Remix) - Lykke Li
49 Ladytron - Discotraxx
50 I Get Around (Midnight Juggernaut Remix) - Dragonette
51 Lady Dragon Slayer - Crossover


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Rock You Like A Hurricane

This past weekend was a little on the crazy side. Zubar was packed to the brim on the early tip and off the chain as usual. The next day we drove in to Houston to rock out as everyone else was evacuating! Faux Fox joined us on our journey and rocked the socks off of the Boondocks crowd. Below are links for the snap shots we grabbed over the weekend. Don't forget to check Kid Rae's site and our Fashion sidebar...we missed a couple of photo posts.

Also, we have the Faux Fox album release in both Dallas and Austin this weekend. Venues listed below.

D-Town - The Lounge on Elm Street // 2810 Elm St.

Austin - Whisky Bar // 303 W. 5th St.