Give me a bottle and motherfucking cup, So me and boys can get, What!!! Fucked Up!!!! Yeah Understandâ€¦. Shit is about to go down Philly. Stand the Fuck up. These are your home town heroes the dudes tearing down the Red Warehouse, going later then 2:00 and still giving you what you want. The bols Emynd and Bo Bliz are doing it non stop this year with a big first quarter showing. Pushing Cross Faded Bacon and White Tees White Belts to the limit with a new mix CD dropping for WTHN, new mix dropping on the 51:51 podcast, new record full of banging club hits on Flamin Hotz, new Wire inspired t shirts and still holding down the best party in Philly since 2005. I am so happy to be involved with these dudes and just to support the shit out of some local talent. Even before we sent the promos out on this release we had Scottie B knocking on our door asking for the release so he could drop the hits tonight at Fabric.
Peace to all my dudes in the UK who are gonna see Scottie B, but when he drops those tracks yinz are just getting a taste of that really real shit that is Emynd and Bo. Along with Dan the Swede they are about to destroy this months White Tees and White Belts. The party jumps at 11:00 pm so be there for the free mix tapes and shirt give a ways. As always this party is BYOB with a free mixer bar and goes late. Special late night DJ set by none other then Brendan Bringem who is going to bring that late night heat to this spot. I can not wait to Dip Dip and Fall back son. Look at the pics from last month from the dude Drink Moloko and get ready for another whole night of mayhem.
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Bass Bandits EP is now being stocked at fine retailers all over the world so go cop that. Buy doubles to rock the party with 6 bass heavy tracks from Trouble & Bass. You have to see this record in person. I’ve never seen anything like it before. We could go on and on about how much we love it or how many spins its been getting from the Spank Rock crew but we’ll just post up what Turntable Lab said.
Third release from the Flamin Hotz label, who really got their name out there with that Curtis Vodka joint. People loved that record- I mean people way beyond the bmore resurrection hype and mp3 blog shuffle, they were all over that thing when we played it in the store. This new one from the Trouble & Bass crew is still “bmore” based in sound, but goes in way harder than Curtis (I know Sing Sing drums don’t necessarily equal Baltimore Club, but what else are you gonna call this stuff? I think Blu Jemz coined the proper name “WBB” â€“ White Boy Baltimore or something like that). Whereas Curtis Vodka’s record was vaguely pretty and made you feel good- this shit hits you square in the head and might make you wanna punch somebody. It’s good. Tough call but I think my favorite on here is Math Head’s “Magnum(1),” reworking the Magnum P.I. theme with all sorts of breakdowns and party chants. Not cheesy at all, and barely recognizable if you aren’t looking for it, this one is just clean and effective. For something more straight to the dancefloor gut, check “Uptown VIP(2)” from L.Vis, a sped up remix of Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. The first verse is left intact, but things really get fun when they start fucking with those intro horns (same ones used on “Hips Don’t Lie”) for the remainder of the track. Drop The Lime has two tracks on here, both showing signs of some serious work and more of a grime / dubstep influence. Checkout the slowed down “Juggernaut(3)” with signature dubstep bass drops and the reworking of Ciara’s “Get Up(4).” “Dirty Ride(5)” is a Chamillionaire remix (little late for that), but “Ballers(6)” is an all purpose joint that you could play any time. Another solid one from these guys.
The record release party was a total smashdown in full rave glory with glow necklaces and the party got shut down early cause people were going too crazy. The next night Drop the Lime got punched in the face after getting kicked off the decks for some U2 mashups because that party got too crazy. I think you can get a picture of the power of this record. Check out pictures from 5151 here.No comments
Bass Bass Bass (airhorn) in your face, make your ass shake. Get ready as Drop The Lime and Mathhead are invading the Tritone this Saturday 12/09 on the heels of their huge “Trouble and Bass” monthly party last week to promote the new release on Flamin Hotz Records, and really just to get crazy in another city for a night. Go over here to look at the picturesÂ and read about the music (the comments are out of control on this site) and then go look at how sweaty this dude got.
I mean this is what I totally look to do every weekend when there are just top notch DJ’s in town. Pre-party the shit out of some Sparks and Red Bull and Vodkas, go to a free party where they encourage people to get crazy, then proceed to go crazy and at 2 in the morning when every one has had enough of me I start screaming at them (which is why I haven’t had a date in two years I think, I should really deconstruct this shit) and go to Mansion. Then while I am there all I do is talk shit to dudes who like “Frat House” and just remember how dope the party was twenty minutes ago and how much cheaper the drinks were. Then I leave telling them that I will never come back since I had to pay the ten dollar cover for forty five minutes and usually see people I know and start telling them how much I like Juke and how Juke really needs to get played in Philly.
So yeah then I walk home and usually wake up at 12:00 and walk down to CafÃ© Lift for an impromptu brunch and talk to Tina about her house in Fish Town and then talk to Jenny about her new modern dance that I missed again. Then on the walk home I throw up and get ready to do it all over again, or go to work. Which ever I feel like doing. So come and Get In with Dev 79, Stumbol, Drop The Lime, Mathhead with special walk through appearance by Casi G and 5151. Oh yeah this party is at TriTone which is on 15th and South or something like that. Its right by the Jamaican Jerk Hut from that movie with Cameron Diaz where she sleeps with old men or like sponge baths them. I wonder if that was the inspiration for “My Love”. Which I guarantee will be played several times along with the new “Bass Bandits” EP and I think I would throw some of these in the crowd at the end of the night.No comments
Tittsworth – Eye Whips Pussy (Viscious Pop)
Dopplereffekt – Infophysix (Gigolo)
Twista Feat. Pitbull – Hit Da Floor (Atlantic)
Rod Lee – Bass Drop (Unruly)
Surkin – Radio Fireworks (Institubes)
DJ Boobie – We Be Clubbin’ (Baltimore Breakbeat)
Jonny Blaze – Black Sheep (Blaze One)
Drexciya – Journey Home (Warp)
Ciara – Get Up Accapella (LaFace)
Ayres – Broke Ass Home (The Rub)
Spank Rock & Amanda Blank – Blow (Milkcrate Records)
Rod Lee – Feel Me Pt. 3 (Baltimore Breakbeats)
Like-A-Tim – Ride The Red Rhythm (Like Records)
Nelly Furtado – Man Eater Accapella (Geffen)
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back Instrumental (Jive)
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back (Jive)
Electric Soul – X2 (Direct Beat)
Les Visiteurs – Snoops Acid Drop (White)
Epy – Get Set (TRUST)
Drexciya – Hi Tide (Somewhere In Detroit)
Spank Rock – Put That Pussy On Me Instrumental (Money Studies)
DJ Rod Lee – When??? (Unruly / Club Kings)
Rod Lee – I’ll Be Your Man (Baltimore Breakbeats)
DJ Deeon – House – O – Matic (Dance Mania)
Gwen Stefani – Luxurious (Interscope)
Los Hermanos – Quetzal (Los Hermanos)
313 Bass Mechanics – Pass Out Acapella (Breakin’ Records)
Yo guess who just got laced with the Curtis Vodka EP? Yeah that’s right this is 611 Records and we sold out of Sou Funk (FHZ001) so fast they doubled their order and then ordered the Curtis Vodka release too. Those are selling so well that they are the number 2 and number 3 best seller in the store. Holla. Yeah son we push units, out da trunk.
Yo so the other great thing about this pic is that my boy Tim Baker is pick number 4 on the 611 list with that OVUM release. Tim Baker is the shit representing for the Detroit Techno scene like it ain’t no problem. Yeah that’s right that EP ain’t got no vocals on it. Man that dude has the illest polo sweater game I have ever seen. I was hanging out with him in Union Pier, Michigan and we went from playing croquet to feigning interest in badminton to going down to the beach in like an hour all with his polo sweater tied around neck and those ivory white shoes. Killer dude. He owns a label too called Elphanthaus (no black eye peado) but some how has never put out an EP on his own label. I also once tried to convince him to make electro beats with me on the 303 while juiced in it after partying all night and seeing him at sonotech. Oh yeah I also dj’d for him at the after party were I found out I was really not cool since I worked at Budget and everyone around me owned galleries, was a superstar international dj that just came back from European raves or owned their own home. That morning was a sobering experience while I watched the sunrise on my sister’s house still banged out of my mind thinking about how I too one day will own my own condo in a gentrifying area of Chicago… Tim Baker thanks for also djing my sisters 30th birthday party in New York.1 comment
July 15 th, 2008
Chief Records and Flamin Hotz enthusiastically present the first release of Brooklyn’s crunk-punk duo Ninjasonik. Individually, DJ TeenWolf and DJ Rev McFly have been champions of New York City’s Lower East Side nightclub parties for years and years Part hip hop, part electronic, all punk, Ninjasonik is the latest and most exciting baby of the Brooklyn DIY scene.
June 3rd, 2008
Record 11 on the scene is a tribute to Philly, our hometown. First we hooked up with indie band Hail Social, picked 6 philly remixers, got local artist Thom Lessner for the art and printed it on purple vinyl. Making waves in Philly and turning in phantastic remixes are Designer Drugs, Crimp Yr Hai and Mike Robinson, Kilroy, Benny Brows, Turbostation and Squid from Plastic Little. Available June 3rd on vinyl and digital everywhere.
April 10th, 2008
Over a year in the making, featuring 22 fully mastered funk carioca bangers and 17 artists, Pancadao has been a labor of love. After some missteps with our first release we set out to put a quality CD with more information and a more equitable business arrangement than previously associated with funk carioca compilations. We worked with Greg Scruggs who met with each of the artists, found a lawyer to develop a contract in Portuguese. From there we gathered bios and lyrics for each songs and thanks largely to the good people at Two Brothers (Instituto dos Irmaos) in Rocinha we also have translations. The CD opens up accordion fashion and features 2 booklets with nearly 80 pages of pictures, bios, lyrics and introductions.
Feb 5th, 2008
Coming full circle for release number 10 is Funkeiros e Progresso. Funkeiros is the teaser vinyl for our massive CD project Pancadao do Morro featuring 23 songs from over 10 different artists. We picked some of our favorite songs and ended up with Cabide, Mr. Catra, Edgar, Sargento, Beto da Caixa, Binho, Gringo and Zezinho with 8 funk bangers. Cover features a spot gloss, inside electric green printing and yellow vinyl. A must have for any collector or funkeiro.
October 4th, 2008
Cobra Krames, NYC via VA party starters deliver with jackin beats on Cracker Jackin Eight full on Club House Classics, dance floor ready and crowd approved tracks to fill the floor. He has just put it down with one of the hardest hitting bmore 12s out the box guaranteed to add that extra umph in your set and make em get into some shake off shit.
January 4th, 2008
A late holiday present for yall, Cousin Cole & Pocketknife turn out perfect remixes of folk(!) songs for that exact moment when you need to hear some Bruce Springsteen or Joanna Newsome. Oh yeah and just to raise the bar another 2 levels, its on a full color picture disc and features an Obi Strip. Yeah, this one sold out before it hit stores
December 7th, 2007
Bird, bird, bird is the word. The young upstart from Austin, Texas throws down the gauntlet for our 7th release. Mr. Peterson takes you on sonic trip around the world while playing computer jams and other peoples jams. One of our fastest selling releases, hold on to this and sell it on eBay to make that loot
October 12, 2007
FHZ006 is all about acid boys and acid girls featuring Todosantos direct from Caracas Venezuela. There’s mad colors yo and zebras. This release is our most ambitious to date with a full color 3D cover with custom 3D glasses and a DVD featuring the Todosantos pods and digital tracks for all your serato DJs out there. Pods are the next wave of music, the idea that every track will have a music video to go along with it. Just wait until Serato adds it to their setup and you’ll see what I mean.
July 24th, 2007
Flaminhotz 005 sees the release of Dwizz straight from South Philadelphia High School. When not banging heads on the football field he’s banging beats out of his bedroom. Juke meets Baltimore at 140 BPMs that gets all the kids wu tanging at every block party and birthday party.
February 4th, 2006
For Flamin Hotz 004, we dipped into our own backyard here in Philly and picked up Emynd and Bo Bliz. These guys have been throwing the hottest party in Philly with people from up and down the coast making the trip for White Tees White Belts every first Friday. Meanwhile, they have been receiving heavy amounts of praise for their production from major players like Scottie B and Diplo. Side A is straight Philly Club while Side B features DJ ready mixes you can play out tomorrow.
December 6th, 2006
Flaminhotz 003 sees the release of bass, bass and more bass from NYC crew Trouble & Bass. This EP features 6 tracks ready to make your speakers go boom. The crew pushes the boundaries of genres mixing up all the best parts of bmore, grime, dubstep, hip hop and more. Careful with this one cause it just might make your speakers bleed.
September 6th, 2006
Flaminhotz 002 sees the debut EP from Curtis Vodka. Curtis combines icy Alaskan keys with Baltimore club in a 5 song EP. Featured tracks include “Hey Girl” a remix of Chris Brown. “Shoulder Bounce 06″ a remix of Young Dro’s “Shoulder Lean” and more.
August 30th, 2006
Flamin Hotz 001 sees the release of Sou Funk. This album features the best of baile funk with the clear winner being the Rocky Theme.1 comment
So if you don’t know these dudes get to know them. Trouble and Bass have been killing it the last couple of months with all types of dope remixs and shit from that way out bass place. Go over to there site and check out all of there mixs. Starkbot, Yeah Philly Boyz, just put up a really good mix of some dark underground shit that you need to hear. But our fav mix so far is the Drop The Lime mashment. I had this mix on repeat for like two months. So enjoy.No comments
Oh Snap Turn Table Lab is lovin some Flamin Hotz right about now.
Turn Table Lab said:
The only thing I know about Curtis Vodka is that he posts on the hollerboard and they reviewed his mix cd in the Fader (which we never got, Curtis if you read this, we’re interested), but this guy has put out a ridiculous record of b-more influenced edits (right here) so I had to do a little investigation. And the kid is from freaking Anchorage Alaska! That wouldn’t really mean much if the tracks here weren’t so badass. If you like those kind of emo Baltimore cuts like “Girlfriend / Boyfriend,” you just found your new favorite shit right here. Curtis does these things so properly with mellow keyboards laid on top of the standard drum breaks, the exact right amount of vocals and all the little things that put them above a simple mash up. Enough of pandering though, check the sound on his mix of Cassie’s “Me and You(1).” Shit bumps. And the hip hop remixes are so on point, check “Shoulder Bounce(2)” and “Mary Jane(3);” just drawing on that southern smoke with codeine keys and choppy “Sing Sing” beats to keep your brain moving. Shits like a fucking speedball son! I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t kept up with my Omarions and Chris Browns so I’m not sure who the singer is on “Hey Girl(4),” but that might be the most addictive joint on here. Bonus track is a remix of the OG “Diamonds Are Forever(5).” So soulstrut has their outlet in the Melting Pot label, and now the hollerboard has theirs with Flamin Hotz, is that it? Bring in on, message board peoples got talent.
Also look out Pop Monteral I think CV is going to be making a guest DJ spot. more details as they come together.1 comment
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Our man Curtis Vodka recently got back from a tour through Sweden and Denmark. During the tour he played at a number of clubs (you can listen here), had in store appearances and was interviewed on TV about MySpace. You can check out some pictures from one of the parties here. As soon as we can find the video clip we’ll be sure to let you know.
Curtis Vodka’s record Yeti Bounce is currently available in Philly at Armands and Sound of Market. Turntable Lab has picked it up and will be in stock soon and in Chicago you can get it at Gramaphone Records. We’re making some major moves so you expect it to be in your favorite local store soon.No comments