Sydney-Allyson Banta of L.A. Girlfriend drops her latest MV for her single ‘Gentlemen‘ off her anticipated VIVA LP which is set to release April 9th. The album addresses many romantic and sometimes lovelorn realities of life. Sydney retains her heavy synth production and continues to grow her sound by mixing analog elements. Really excited for this LP release. Make sure to stay connected with her here.
Happy Birthday A-Trak.
Last night marked the first show of A-Trak’s ‘April Fools’ North American tour at Check Yo Ponytail 2. The Montreal-born turntablist took to the stage at The Echoplex for the first time and put on a blood pumping performance loaded with bangers that had the crowd bouncing all night.
Chicago’s own Sasha Go Hard held it down for all the ratchet girls. Following the release of her Round 3 mixtape which dropped back in February, Sasha has been garnering popularity online as one of the leading ladies at the forefront of Chi-town’s drill movement, alongside artists like Chief Keef and Lil Reese.
Just Blaze was in the house in support of A-Trak; the pair will hit the stage together in May as part of A-Trak’s European tour.
Happy Birthday and cheers for the buzz, A-Trak.
On this weeks Noise Nod segment, Jamie Nod put together a couple of his favorite reggae and dancehall tracks to groove to. Download it for free here.
UB40 – Tyler
Black Uhuru – Vampire
Wayne Wade – Lady
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
Peter Tosh – Wanted Dread and Alive
Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston
Pupajim – Amplifier
The Jamaicans – Ba Ba Boom
Miike Snow – Animal (Mark Ronson Remix)
What’s up my inter web fam! Again, this set is for you. I’ve gone through a lot in the last couple of years, lost a couple of people, had a few taken away… and even with all of that, when I took a step back (putting this track list together with Ma) and looked at everything I have, I smiled. I never thought I would be able to share my style, my music – with thousands of people! I’m so grateful for connecting with Knocksteady, the Donuts and everyone in between. Most of all, really appreciate the camaraderie I’ve enjoyed with Michelle (Mimusa). This will be the last recorded set we do together on KUCI for awhile, if not ever. Without her direction these VS. mixes would not be the same. Shout out to my Shiver crew, and shout to my grandmother and her sister, rest in paradise you two.
Speaking of Shiver, my good friend Samantha’s birthday just passed. My cracked out, pumped up Nympho 2.HOE remix is for you boo. Thanks to Beltran for the Tinashe track, and thanks to Vi of Brokebeats.net/LA CANVAS for taking me to all those shows. I threw a lot of Giraffage in this set because I love his music, and he was great live.
Xxplosive feat. Hittman, Kurupt, Snoop – Dr. Dre
Nympho 2.Hoe (feat. Rustie, Borgore, Dr. Dre, TNGHT, Starkey) – dr. oc2pus
Command (Original Mix) – Starkey
Command (DS1 Remix) – Starkey
Close 2 Me – Giraffage
Birthday Sex (Yarin Lidor Remix) – Jeremih
Jump The Gun (Jakwob Remix) – X & Hell
Thinking (Radio Edit) – Submotion Orchestra
Rain (Two Fresh Remix) – SWV
Film Noir – Stinkahbell
Still Can’t Stop – Flux Pavilion
Tidal Wave (Flosstradamus Remix) – Sub Focus
Fucking Problem feat. 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar – A$AP Rocky
After Hours feat. T3 – Onra
If (Katranada Remix) – Janet Jackson
Daft Punk vs Phoenix (feat. Alex Metric, The Tremulance) – dr. oc2pus
This is How We Do IT (Viceroy Jet Life Remix) – Montell Jordan
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk
All For You – Air Zaiire
More Than Me – ELIPHINO
Prone – Boddika & Joy Orbison
You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix) – AlunaGeorge
Even Though feat. XXYYXX (Reid Remix) – Giraffage
R.E.J. Bit – Joe
The Last Night On Earth (Giraffage Remix) – Tinashe
We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) Lemaitre Remix – Netsky
We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) – Netsky
Control feat. Ria Ritchie (Joe Goddard Remix) – Disclosure
Home – Giraffage
Take This Up – Star Slinger
Thinkin’ Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg) – Frank Ocean
White Noise (Hudson Mohawke Remix) – Disclosure
Cry Wolf – B-Ju
Alive (Sticky Remix) – Toddla T & Shola Ama
Baby Let Me Finish – Bwana
Let Me Put My Poems In You – Coco Bryce
Rude Boy (TC Remix) – Rihanna
Fade (feat. Maiday) Wilkinson Remix – Jakwob
Without You (feat. Kerry Latham) – Lapalux
We caught up with George Watsky while he was on the road touring throughout the states. He talks about low budget strategies he used for Cardboard Castles, his acting career, and Steel Wool Media.