Sunday, October 31, 2010

7L - Music To Be Murdered By

Happy Halloween!

Recently, 7L dropped a new Halloween mix, Music to be Murdered By. He handed it to me last night, but things were getting a little out of control so I wasn't able to properly express my gratitude. 7L's knowledge of music is so vast that he can make a specialized mix like this and have it be better than any other DJs' on the planet. Download it over at Fully Fitted and check out my favorites below.


"The following is a mix of horror soundtracks, library records & some straight up suspenseful music. One of my main hobbies is collecting foreign movie soundtracks. With Halloween coming up, I figured now would be a great time to get some use out of them. Enjoy!"

Sample A -
Sample B -

"You took off your gloves to touch her, didn't you? Didn't you, you son of a bitch? You touched her with your bare hands!"


Sample C -

Sample D -

Friday, October 29, 2010

Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters!

I had a chance to work a little bit with Hadley Murrell on the upcoming "Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set" CD, a career retrospective of one funky ass group - Freddi / Henchi and the Soulsetters. Check out this television appearance they made in the 1970s, and learn a little bit about the collective's history below!

To underground DJs and other discriminating urban hipsters, Freddi/Henchi and The Soulsetters are well-known as ‘The Prophets of Funk’ responsible for their all-time classic Dance album full of infectious early 1970s monsters. In Colorado, frontmen “Freddi Love” Gowdy and “Henchi” Graves earned over three decades a reputation as an indefatigable, Boulder-based musical party act popular on the state’s college circuit.

But the roots of Freddi and Henchi actually stretch back to the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona, in the mid 1960s. It was there that group members first established their exciting stage presence through live shows at long-gone local night clubs. And under the guidance of producer Hadley Murrell, they created their fun-loving recording identity as the good humored Crown Princes of Funk.

"Crown Princes of Funk" is a historic package that hopes to help make sense of the sometimes confusing Freddi/Henchi/Soulsetters back catalogue, which between 1964 and 1975 included records on multiple labels under varying names and with assorted spellings.

"Crown Princes of Funk: The Last Set" Available 11.23.10 on Wind Hit

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Will C. x Get On Down - Recreational Man

Last month, Get On Down commissioned me to put together some visuals for the latest Keys Open Doors event, which featured DJ Riz, The 45 King and The Bladerunners. It was quite the night! Hearing "This Cut's Got Flavor" booming out of the speakers was perfect. Anyways, I'm hoping you'll enjoy this a little more than the people who had to watch it on loop for an ennnntiiiireee night. They didn't get to hear the beat I synched the footage to either, so let's call this one a world premiere!

Monday, October 25, 2010

It Has Arrived - Will C. x Facebook

"Like" this page or I will be as startled and pissed as this Dad if you wake him up-

BlackBook Magazine Feature On "80 Blocks"

Check out BlackBook Magazine's new feature on 80 Blocks From Tiffany's HERE

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Zodiac Extension (Video)

Zodiac Extension (from "Evil In The Mirror" )

Crank this shit up and get busy!

I decided to put some visual accompaniment to "Zodiac Extension." Things just got weirder!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"80 Blocks..." Coming November 23rd!

80 Blocks From Tiffany's will be released November 23rd! I'm excited to see that some blogs are already showing it love! I've seen samples of the finished product and it does not disappoint. The hard cover book the DVD is housed in is amazing (shouts to KARMA for the ill design as always)!

The reprint of the original Esquire magazine article by the late Jon Bradshaw, titled Savage Skulls, is quite a juxtaposition to the film. Although shocking in its own right, the film allows the viewer to witness the camaraderie of the youths featured in the film, as they crack jokes and sometimes even play things up for the camera. However, the article touches upon situations the film can not. I say "can not" because no gang members were foolish enough to do some of the awful things they indeed did in the presence of a film crew. The article, however, depicts some truly heart breaking and terrifying situations. If you cop the DVD when it's released, I urge you to not be intimidated by the length of the article. It is quite the article!

I don't know if I've already said this in a previous post, but shouts to David Hollander (Wax Poetics) for putting together a wonderful forward to the book and organizing the bonus features! You're the man!

Now that I'm (somewhat spontaneously) typing out some shout outs, I can't leave out Gary Weis, the Director of the film, and Joan Churchill, the Director of Photography. Aside from creating a work of art back in 1979, they were also essential in making this re-release possible! Victoria Allen and Carolyn Pfeiffer-Bradshaw are two wonderful people who helped us make the reprint of the Savage Skulls article possible. Everybody at Broadway Video, your willingness to facilitate the film's re-release gave me a great project to work on!

I haven't had an opportunity to ramble on about what went into making this release possible as much as I've been hoping to, but most likely I'll be able to post up some pictures of the finished product in the near future. In the meantime, here's some links to other sites discussing 80 Blocks...


Peace Magazine


"A loose, unobtrusive, and, given the lawlessness of the organizations, rare glimpse into brutal South Bronx gang culture, 80 Blocks captures a struggling community driven on tension in which emotions run dangerously high, populated by what Churchill terms 'people about to burst into violence.'...'There’s no actual mention of hip-hop in the film, yet it’s one of the most hip-hop films ever made.'

[says ego trip’s Jeff Mao].”

Friday, October 22, 2010

Seeerious, Seeerious... Get On Down Announces Upcoming Reissues

Get On Down just announced three of their upcoming reissues and they are all bangers. Breakwater's 1980 Splashdown, Kleeer's Intimate Connection, and Faze-O's Riding High. If these don't ring a bell with you, be sure to check out the below video. You might be surprised at what you hear!

These three remastered albums will be available November 23rd. I like your style Get On Down. I've been wondering though, where the hell are the members of Breakwater on their album cover? It looks like the deep end of a swimming pool, but those benches for them to sit on seem very uncharacteristic of a pool's deep end. I'll leave it at that and remain confused.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nothing Will Get Me To Watch the 2010 Scream Awards

Not even this amazing remake of the Back To The Future trailer...

Word to Marty McFly, and word to Marty at JTTS for hipping me to this!

Nothing beats an original...