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We’re losing a lot of great musicians this year.. Whitney is one of my personal favourite female vocalists (alongside Sade and Aaliyah). It sucks that everybody always makes fun of people when they are alive (Whitney, Michael Jackson, etc.) and then as soon as they pass everyone is all of a sudden a fan and mourning their loss. We need to celebrate and respect our artists while they are still around..
THU NOV 24 – HYDE // HONG KONG
FRI NOV 25 – VERTIGO // KUALA LUMPUR
SAT NOV 26 – FILTER // SINGAPORE
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‘Mixology Mix Show’ on FLOW 93.5 FM – Saturday Nights 9-10pm!Download/Listen/Subscribe via my Podcast
SET 1 – MIXOOGY [FLOW 93.5FM - Aug 21 2010]
La Roux – In For The Kill [Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix]
Demarco – Fallen Soldiers [Wristpect Remix]
The Notorious BIG Feat. Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony – Notorious Thugs
Ludacris – Diamond In The Back
Collie Budz – Come Around [Wristpect Remix]
UGK Feat. Outkast – International Players Anthem
Lil Wayne Feat. Drake – Right Above It
Drake Feat. Nicki Minaj – Up All Night
P. Reign – White Leather
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s
Kanye West – Throw Some D’s Freestyle
Baby Cham – Grounds Man [Wristpect Remix]
DJ Khaled Feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win
T.I. – What You Know
Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up
Lloyd Banks Feat. Juelz Santana – Beamer, Benz Or Bentley
Jay-Z – Where I’m From
J. Cole – Lights Please
Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – Power (Remix)
SET 2 – MIXOLOGY [FLOW 93.5FM - Aug 21, 2010]
Juvenile – Ha
Juvenile Feat. Jay-Z – Ha (Remix)
Lady Saw – No Long Talking (Wristpect Remix)
Cutty Ranks – Limb By Tung (Cosmo Baker & Skratch Bastid Remix)
Lloyd Banks Feat. Lloyd – Any Girl
Cali Swag District – Where You Are
Jade – Don’t Walk Away (Mad Again Remix)
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano (Montreal House Mafia Remix)
Swedish House Mafia Feat. Pharrell – One
Swedish House Mafia Feat. Pharrell – One (MisterMike Bootleg)
This Friday, Aug 20 – Cameo [Waterloo] // Sat, Aug 21 – Skybar Saturdays [Toronto]
Dj Hedspin (Eh! Team Djs - www.theehteamdjs.blogspot.com) x Sharks + Hammers (www.sharksandhammers.com/) have teamed up to put out a mixtape / t-shirt package dedicated to one of the pioneers and best to ever do it, Rakim. This mix contains original samples, unreleased demos, b-side remixes, radio commercials, and interview footage. The t-shirts will be available here (http://sharksandhammers.bigcartel.com/) and at other retailers across North America.
Click below for full tracklist..
Aug 20 – Cameo [Waterloo]
Aug 21 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [Toronto]
Aug 27 – Ultra [Toronto]
Aug 28 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [Toronto]
Sept 1 – NYC
Sept 2 – NYC
Sept 3 – Jay-Z & Eminem Concert Afterparty w/ Alchemist [Detroit]
Sept 4 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [Toronto]
Sept 5 – Woo Lounge [Tentative] [Toronto]
Sept 8 – Seneca College [12-1.30pm]
Sept 8 – Elixir [Hamilton]
Sept 10 – Seneca College [12-1.30pm]
Sept 10 – Empire [Toronto]
Sept 11 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Sept 11 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [Toronto]
Sept 17 – Get Smashed inside Solarium [Toronto]
Sept 18 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [Toronto]
Sept 19 – Canadian DJ Show – Rane Booth [Toronto]
Sept 20 – Blackberry Torch VIP Launch Event [Toronto]
Sept 21 – Blackberry Torch VIP Launch Event [Toronto]
Sept 22 – Blackberry Torch VIP Launch Event [Vancouver]
Sept 23 – Fortune Sound Club [Vancouver]
Sept 23 – Blackberry Torch VIP Launch Event [Montreal]
Sept 24 – Tryst [Toronto]
Sept 25 – Private Event [Cortes Island]
Sept 26 – Manifesto Festival – Nathan Phillips Square [Toronto]
Sept 27-30 – NYC
*October 2010 Dates + Europe & Asia Tour Info Coming Soon!
Recently Under30CEO ran a poll to find out what the top cities for young entrepreneurs were in the United States. Voters were asked to think about resources, schools, events, climate, and the social scene that a young entrepreneur looks for. The results are in and below we have put together the top 10 cities for young entrepreneurs in 2010.
Squeezing into the top 10 Seattle makes its mark on the list. Seattle has always been driven by old industrial companies but more recently newer technology and internet companies have begun to call it home. Companies like Amazon and Starbucks call Seattle home with Microsoft, Boeing and Nintendo in nearby communities.
Seattle’s climate while mild year round is still not ideal with lots of rainy and cloudy days. However Seattle’s location in the Northwest gives it a huge advantage in outdoor activities with forests, lakes, oceans and mountains all nearby.
9. Washington DC
DC is an obvious choice for the list with its ideal location to the political scene. Washington has a large number of attractions like the National Mall and countless museums. The area is also home to leading colleges like Georgetown, American and George Mason University. These schools bring a very active social scene to the city which makes it a great spot for young people along with providing numerous resources for start-ups.
8. Portland, OR
Portland has been referred to as the “greenest” or most “environmental friendly” city in the US. Portland has also been growing faster then the average over the past decade showing the increased interest in the city. Portland is a great business location with lower energy costs then the bigger cities and also air, rail and shipping transportation available to any part of the world.
As with the Northwest cities Portland has a temperate climate and all the outdoor activities one could dream up which makes it great for the upstart adventurer.
7. San Diego
Making an appearance on the list this year in large part due to the climate. San Diego is warm, sunny and dry. The area is also known for its beaches which is a major plus for any young business person.
The city is characterized as wealthy with a major tourism economy. Along with its population (8th largest in US) the city makes an ideal place to build a business.
Chicago is known as one of leading financial centers in the world making it a truly business minded community. The city is located on the shore of Lake Michigan giving it a unique blend of beaches and a downtown life. One reason for not being higher on the list may be due to its nickname “the windy city”. The city has an active social scene and streets like Michigan Ave will appeal to anyone’s recreation or shopping interests.
“The Mile High City”. Denver is a bustling city high in the Rocky Mountains. The city has a lot to offer a young entrepreneur with its numerous professional sports teams to some of the best ski resorts in the country only a short drive away. The winters are cold but for the skier or snowboarder it becomes the perfect city to build a business and hit the slopes.
Boston has a vibrant college community which has a major impact on the overall city. Colleges like Harvard, MIT, Boston College and others contribute countless jobs and revenue to the city. The schools have also attracted the high-tech industry to the city along with many major companies. The city is home to countless start-ups, incubators and resources to entrepreneurs as many college students take a stab at their own business.
The cold winters and high cost of living possibly stop Boston from being at the top of the list.
Austin has built a reputation on being the “live music capital of the world”. However Austin has also become a major tech hub with many start-ups and major corporations calling it home in recent years. Many people in Austin experienced the dot-com boom and bust in the late 90s. The city has a great climate and abundant resources as it continues to move forward as a technology hub with much lower costs of living then places like Silicon Valley.
2. San Francisco
San Francisco is near Silicon Valley giving it no choice but to be a major hub for start-ups and high-tech companies. Start-ups like Twitter and Craigslist call San Francisco home along with countless numbers of small companies looking to make it big. The city is a big tourist destination giving the young community plenty to see and do along with many great west coast destinations only a short drive away. Because of the vibrant tech community networking events, conferences and meet-ups are being held consistently giving new companies a chance to network and learn with the best.
1. New York
This year the #1 city for young entrepreneurs is New York City. New York is the largest city in the United States which gives it just about anything a business or young person would want. There is a major social scene in the city where it reigns with the most bars in the country and also countless festivals, meet-ups and social activities.
The city is one of the leading business centers in the world where things like The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq are housed. In recent years the city has become a thriving place for start-ups and young entrepreneurs. The city is often referred to as Silicon Alley and continues to push forward with its start-up community.
Via High Snobiety
“As part of the inaugural World Basketball Festival – brought together by Converse, the Jordan Brand and Nike Basketball – recording artist JAY-Z will take the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday August 12, 2010, following an on-court showcase featuring finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball World Championship Team.
In addition to his performance, JAY-Z has joined forces with Nike to create an iconic collection of Air Force Ones – the All Black Everything collection inspired by the World Basketball Festival. Nike has donated the shoes to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation who in turn have linked up with eBay on a charity auction that begins on August 12th at www.ebay.com/jayznikewbf. Only two pairs of each of the five designs will be created, one for the winning bidder and one for the man behind the design, JAY-Z.
The entire Radio City Music Hall basketball and musical performance will stream live on http://www.facebook.com/wbf beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT until its conclusion.”
Take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this and let me know your thoughts..
May 01 – ‘Mixology Show’ 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
May 01 – The Drink [The Guvernment, Toronto]
May 03 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
May 07 – Dragonfly [Fallsview Casino, Niagara]
May 08 – The Drink [The Guvernment, Toronto]
May 10 – ‘Toronto Morning Live’ 8.15AM [CHRY 105.5 FM]
May 10 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
May 11 – Traffic Flow Mixshow 5PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
May 11 – Critical Mix 7PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
May 14 – Empire [Toronto]
May 15 – The Drink [The Guvernment, Toronto]
May 17 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
May 18 – Private Event [Philadelphia, PA]
*West Coast USA Tour
May 20 – Cabana Club [Hollywood, CA]
May 21 – Greendoor [Hollywood, CA]
May 22 – ‘Mixology Show’ 9-10pm [Flow 93.5 FM]
May 22 – TBD [San Diego, CA]
May 23 – Jamaican Gold [Los Angeles, CA]
May 24 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
May 27 – TBD [Toronto]
May 28 – Tryst [Toronto]
May 29 – The Drink w/ DJ Payce [The Guvernment, Toronto]
May 31 – Stylus DJ Awards [Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto]
May 31 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
June 04 – Tonic [Montreal]
June 05 – Skybar Rooftop Patio Launch [The Guvernment, Toronto]
June 07 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
June 11 – TBD [Toronto]
June 12 – Touch The Sky Boat Cruise [Toronto]
June 12 – ‘Mixology Show’ 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
June 12 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [The Guvernment, Toronto]
June 14 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
June 15 – Private Event
June 17 – TBD [Toronto]
June 18 – Tryst [Toronto]
June 19 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [The Guvernment, Toronto]
June 21 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
June 23 – Rouge [Montreal]
June 24 – COCA Conference [London]
June 25 – Private Boat Cruise [Toronto]
June 26 – Skybar Rooftop Patio [The Guvernment, Toronto]
June 28 – ‘Redefinition Radio’ Mixshow
June 30 – Wetbar [Toronto]
Please give to the following and say a prayer for those that survived and perished in this horrible earthquake.
Wyclef Jean’s Foundation – Yele Haiti: http://www.yele.org
Hope for Haiti: http://www.hopeforhaiti.com
World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org
A piece by Bryan Espiritu.
Rest in Peace to all the Fallen Soldiers..
Man.. I don’t even know what to say right now.. I guess this is just another reminder from above, that life is very, very short. There is no need to hold grudges against each other, or hate on one another, like so many people do – day in, and day out. There is no point. We are all here for a reason.. Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM inspired & motivated me, and most likely thousands of other DJs. He was an innovator and a trend setter who pushed boundaries and was one of the first to really break ‘the dj’ into the same limelight as ‘the artist’. All of that aside, he was simply a dope technical & conceptual DJ as well..
While news reports are saying he died of drug-related causes [hard to believe, as he said he never drank anything, and had no alcohol on his rider], I just hope that some of his younger fans take this in stride as a learning lesson.. Drugs are no joke; they will consume your life and are simply not worth it.
Although I did not know him personally, I had the pleasure of playing a party with him only a few months back in February [ see: Opening For DJ AM ] & he was one of the coolest, level-headed, and most humble DJs that I have had the chance to play alongside. Thanks for motivating me.. Rest In Peace.
What’s up everyone?
I know, I haven’t been updating nearly as much as I’d like to.. What can I say other than ‘I’ve been busy & haven’t found the time’.
April has been a pretty crazy month so far, but it’s not over just yet..! I’ve been holding down Dragonfly Tuesdays at Niagara’s Fallsview resort & casino (http://www.dragonflynightclub.com), teaching classes Wednesdays at Scratchlab (http://www.scratchlab.ca), playing Saturday’s at D’luxe Lounge (http://www.theguvernment.com), getting out of town to play parties on Fridays, Elevate 09 at The CN Tower (http://www.elevate09.ca), throwing our Guys & Dolls event last Friday at Wetbar, etc.
I leave for LA tomorrow morning until Monday. I’ll be at Cabana Club on Friday (http://www.cabanaclubhollywood.com), celebrating the birthday of my homeboy Mike Danger & rocking 4 turntables with him, and Ivar (http://www.ivarhollywood.com) on Saturday! Big shouts to one of my clothing sponsors Orisue (http://www.orisue.com) for jumping on the night – we’ll have giveaways from them..
New Mixtape, New Podcast, Usher Private VIP Party, 3 Cities in 3 Days, New Saturday Night Residency ‘Live To Air’ 11-12pm, & November Updates..!November 6th, 2008
Damn, that was a long sentence. Before I get into anything, let me just put this out there… Imagine having a blackberry with no letter ‘A’ key. As in, the letter ‘A’ button, which conveniently is the ‘*’ button as well, ceases to function. I tend to break these things fairly quickly.
The last four days have been a mess; not having an ‘a’ key when on the road all day is like having a mouth that works, and a brain telling it what to say, but not being able to physically say it. Beyond frustrating.. The letter ‘A’ also happens to be one of two most commonly used letters when typing!
Thankfully, Rogers will be providing the new phone, and I should have a new PIN by tomorrow. So.. just call me if you need me. To all those whom I’ve sent texts, emails, and BBM’s that sound like you are communicating with a 3 yr old, my apologies!
‘Nuff talking. Getting in to things..
NEW MIXTAPE – DOWNLOAD HERE
DJ WRISTPECT x REDEF x HALL OF JUSTUS PRESENTS
BRIDGING THE GAP V3
TORONTO TO NORTH CAROLINA
HOSTED BY: LITTLE BROTHER
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This one’s fairly self explanatory.. If you are familiar with the last two ‘Bridging The Gap’ series (see: New York & Chicago) of mixed compilations, then you know what to expect. Good looking out to everyone who came through on this project, from both Toronto & North Carolina. Production & emcees are from either of the two cities, and the project is hosted by Little Brother over a year ago when they were in Toronto, promoting their Getback LP. For various reasons (other mixtapes, parties, tours, my own laziness, etc) I never ended up getting back to this until I found out that they were coming back to TO for another tour.. Time flies. I’m happy its out, although wish I got to spend more time on it.. but such is life. Shouts to Big Dho aka MR DOITALL BITCH!
NEW PODCAST – EPISODE 13
LITTLE BROTHER @ MOD CLUB OCT 19 ‘OPENING SET’ – DJ WRISTPECT & SIR LANCELOT
This came to me by surprise.. I decided to log in to myspace (yeah, remember that?) and found myself sorting through a shitload of unread msgs. Finally found this, good looking out to dude for recording it, making sure the levels were good, ripping it, uploading it, tagging it, and sending it to me..!
We had no idea this shit was being recorded. Lance didn’t even know he was going to mic for me.. In fact, about 3 minutes before I told him I needed help handing out mixtapes, he was side stage eating Burger King lol.. We were just having fun.. another 50 minutes of audio! It was a fun night.. shouts to REMG!
Set and tracklist:
01. Lancelot – Intro
02. Drake – Get Over It (Wristpect Exclusive)
03. Common – BE
04. A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
05. Slum Village – Fall In Love
06. Redman – Tonight’s The Night
07. Bush Babies Feat. Mos Def – The Love Song
08. Frank N Dank – Pause
09. Kanye West – I Wonder
10. Outkast – Elevators
11. Camp Lo – Luchini
12. Notorious B.I.G. – 10 Crack Commandments
13. Junior Mafia – Get Money
14. J Dilla Feat. Pharohae Monch – Love
15. The Roots – Can’t Stop This
16. Slum Village – Climax
17. DJ Jazzy Jeff – For The Love Of The Game
18. Redman & Method Man – How High
19. Mobb Deep – Back At You
20. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
21. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
22. Raekwon – Ice Cream
23. Nas – Nas Is Like
24. Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
25. Royce Da 5’9 – Boom
26. The Firm – Phone Tap
27. KRS One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
28. Notorious B.I.G. – Kick In The Door
29. KRS One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
30. Wu Tang – Triumph
31. Pharohae Monch – Simon Says
32. Gangstarr – All For The Cash
33. Gangstarr – Full Clip
34. Gangstarr – Massappeal
35. A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhyme
36. Onyx – Slam
37. Rosco P Coldchain Ft. Pusha-T – Hot
38. Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
39. Mobb Deep – Burn
40. Nas – Made You Look
41. Saukrates – 2999
42. Nas – Live At The Barbeque
43. Ghostface Killa – Daytona 500
44. Jay – Dead Presidents
45. Jay – It’s Hot
46. Jay – Feelin’ It
47. Junior Mafia – Player’s Anthem
48. Luniz – I Got 5 On It
49. Nas – NY State Of Mind
50. JD Era – TO State Of Mind (Wristpect Exclusive)
51. Outast – Aquemini
52. Drake Feat. Kardinal Offishall – The Last Hope
53. Camp Lo – Coolie High
54. The Originals – Sunrise
55. Scarface Ft. Jay-Z & Beanie Siegel – Guess Who’s Back
56. Labi Siffre – I Got The Blues
57. Max Romeo – I Chase The Devil
58. Jay-Z – Lucifer
59. Willie Hutch – I Choose You
60. Aretha Franklin – One Step Ahead
61. Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty
62. El Debarge – All This Love
63. AZ – Problems
64. Kleer – She Said She Loves Me
65. Jay – Dynasty Intro
66. Outkast – Spottieottiedopaliscious
67. Mos Def – Umi Says
68. The Roots Feat. – You Got Me
69. Dr. Dre – Xxplosive
70. Pharcyde – Passin Me By
71. Biz Markie – Just A Friend
72. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
73. Notorious B.I.G. Ft. Method Man – Warning
74. Boosey & Hawks – Library
75. Jay-Z – So Ghetto
76. Honey Cone – Innocent
77. Common – Testify
78. Hank Crawford – Wildflower
79. Kanye West Ft. GLC – Drive Slow
80. Tommy James & The Shondells – Candy Maker
81. Kanye West – Heard Em Say
82. Bobby Byrd – I’m Not To Blame
83. Jay-Z – You Don’t Know
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