Awesome music for your weekend

September 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm | Posted in culture, dance, entertainment, music, podcast | 1 Comment

I sure hope DJ Dave Matthias is making a lot of money! His latest mix, Whacked!, is out of this world!

DJ Dave Matthias Whacked!

In what he calls a “mash-up”, Matthias has blended all of your favorite songs from today with all of your favorite songs from yesterday – genius!

Here’s a list of all the amazing beats you’re going to find. I’m telling you, you’re in for a real treat! This will make the perfect soundtrack for your next party!

  1. T-Pain & Akon vs. Bee Gees – Disco Bartender
  2. Eric Clapton vs. E-40 – White Gurl’s On Cocaine
  3. The Killers vs. T.I vs. Outkast – What You Know About That?
  4. Michael Jackson vs. Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous With You
  5. Queen vs. Gwen Stefani – Another Hollaback Dust Up
  6. Born vs. Average White Band – Callin’ Up The Pieces
  7. Gnarls Barkley vs. Prince – Crazy Times
  8. 50 Cent vs. Jim Jones – Flying In Da Club
  9. Violent Femmes vs. Outkast – Ms. Jackson Is Blisterin’
  10. The White Stripes vs. Eric B. & Rakim – Pump Up The Doorbell
  11. The Killers vs. Gwen Stefani – Somebody Told Me To Hollaback
  12. Panic! At The Disco vs. – Panic At The Ghetto
  13. Gorillaz vs. No Doubt vs. Deep Purple – Hella Dare You To Smoke0
  14. Daft Punk vs. Queen – Another One Bites Da Funk
  15. 16. General Public vs. Rihanna – Tender Umbrella
  16. Peter Bjorn & John vs. The Cure – Young Cats
  17. Justin Timberlake vs. Oxomo Puccino – Rock Your Billie
  18. Huey vs. Fedde Le Grand – Huey’s House
  19. Cardigans vs. Justin Timberlake vs. Just Jack – Justin Jack In Love
  20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Green Day vs. Oasis – Golden Boulevard
  21. Tom Tom Club vs. Fergie – Genius Of London
  22. White Stripes vs. Led Zeppelin – Icky Thump
  23. Beenie Man vs. Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles Dude
  24. Spiders Groove – Gotta Have Your Wifey And Your Money
  25. Newcleus vs. Ciara – Jammin’ 1, 2
  26. Oasis vs. Stuck In The Sound – Wonderboy

Did I mention that this is all free? Well it is! Check it out!


Dance Department #97

August 22, 2007 at 8:58 pm | Posted in dance, music, podcast | 2 Comments

Dance Department LogoForget last week’s 100th episode! Podcast #97 is one of the best dance podcasts I’ve heard yet. I still like Dave Matthias’ Rejuvenation for something that is upbeat and relaxing at the same time, but DD97 is something you can really move to! Here’s the breakdown of the beats that are sure to titillate your ears:

  1. Filo & Perry – Anthem (Nic Chagall Mix)
    • A great start, but the best is yet to come!
  2. Shinedoe aka Innersphere – Phunk (Steve Angello Mix)
    • Getting hotter…
  3. Chemical Brothers – Saturate
    • Now you’re talking. Speaking of the Chemical Brothers, have you heard their new album, We Are the Night? Right now I only like a couple of songs, but their music has a tendency to grow on me.
  4. Darren Mase feat. Dirty Flavor – Dirty Playroom
    • This track is hot too. I’d like to see her dirty playroom, wouldn’t you?
  5. Justin Martin – Ghetto Train
    • This is the best track on the podcast; I could listen to it over and over again.

The rest of the podcast is great too, but the first half is the best!  Later on you’ll hear another one of my favorite Chemical Brothers’ songs, Do it Again. You should check it out, and definitely subscribe. It’s free and downloads every week – you’ve always got something new to listen to.

Thanks Dennis Ruyer! Peace, love, and beats!

Kevin Michael: Great Music

July 13, 2007 at 8:00 am | Posted in art, music | Leave a comment

This guy can sing! I picked up his first single some time ago – We All Want the Same Thing – and have enjoyed listening to it over and over again. This past Tuesday he released another single – It Don’t Make Any Difference To Me – that pleases just as much as the first.

iTunes Links

It Don’t Make Any Difference To Me | We All Want the Same Thing

Kevin Michael

Not only does the music sound great, but there is actually great messages hidden in his lyrics. We all want the same thing — don’t we? It don’t make any difference — should it? And those are just the song titles…Kevin Michael is going to be a hit! I can’t wait for his full album release! You’ve got to check this guy out and at least give it a preview. If you don’t have iTunes, check out his web page and click on the audio player at the top of the page.

Prince: Free music

July 12, 2007 at 7:45 pm | Posted in intellectual property, music, news | Leave a comment

Again, just like when I mentioned musicthing, I appreciate when someone with the power to actually do something and make a difference in an industry does exactly that.

Who cares that the record labels aren’t making money anymore?!?  They’re obsolete and eventually most artists will begin to realize that they can make more money and have a larger fan base by giving away their music.  How will they make money?  Ask Prince where he is performing every weekend.  I’ll give you a hint, it’s in Las Vegas and tickets cost more than the price of a CD!

Thanks Prince!  You’re the man!


July 10, 2007 at 6:41 am | Posted in America, culture, entertainment, intellectual property, music | Leave a comment

Now this is the kind of stuff I like to see. I still haven’t written that post on intellectual property that I’ve been promising (verbally) to those who bother to listen to me, but this company/idea is the best step in the right direction that I’ve seen in quite some time.

So what is it? musicthing promotes itself as the next generation recording label. It “opened” its doors for business on 7/4/07, surely to coincide with the spirit of Independence Day.

musicthing is a new kind of music company. We intend to develop a roster of artists much the same way a traditional record company does, but plan to make the music created by those artists available for free online.

I’m listening to their 1st artist, origami llamas, as I’m writing this post and it seems to be pretty good music. I think I’ll go ahead and download it. Ahem, did I mention that downloading their music was free? That’s right, musicthing thinks that music should be free! I agree! There are plenty of ways for music artists to make money – giving away their music just builds a fan base that will spend money on more profitable ventures like concerts, fan merchandise, radio cuts, music videos, and the like.

On second thought, I’m really enjoying this music…

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