TGIF always starts off with an ice cold beer and a glass of tequila.
Wax and I met up with our good friend Davy Nathan to check out his new set Jazz Crimes at the Rockwell. Davy is an established keyboard player who has developed into an astounding Musical Director working with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, and Brian McKnight.
A performance shot of Davy isn’t complete without a little motion blur to capture his energy, and that’s not the tequila talking.
After a few more drinks we ended up on a high-speed chase en route for a hearty meal.
The only time you’ll catch me at Pinks is when there are no lines.
This guy was mad cool; he hooked it up with extra chili.
Spicy Polish Dog, the Nacho Cheese Chili Dog and the Bacon Chili Cheese Dog. Besides the horrible stomachache I dealt with in the morning, it was a successful start to the weekend.
We kick off our Noise Nod segment with an electronic/hip-hop playlist from Knocksteady newcomer, Jamie Nod. Download for free here.
1. Fields - XXYYXX
2. Ungirthed – Purity Ring
3. Cbat – Hudson Mohawke
4. Higher – Just Blaze x Baauer
5. Yaow – Baauer
6. Jealousy – The Purist ft. Danny Brown
7. Higher Ground – TNGHT
8. Big Beast – Killer Mike ft. Bun B, T.I., Trouble
9. The Full Retard – El-P
10. Jaded Future – Birdy Nam Nam
11. After Light – Rustie
Calling all High School and Jr. High students! Knockstudy is back in action and applications have opened up for the new year. Start signing up if you’re interested in taking an MC Writing class, Beat Making Class, or Film Class. Scheduling is listed here. Shout out to Bresee Foundation for always holding us down.
Big shouts to the men who made this event possible– Mike and Ryan. They run Atlas, a very pristine skate shop in San Mateo that gave me nostalgic feelings of how HUF used to look when he was posted in Tenderloin off Sutter Ave.
JMSN came by to sing a couple songs off his album Priscilla and talk about his vibe, vision as a music video director, and how he got affiliated with TDE.
JMSN’s more of a vibe, you know it kinda went with where I was going with the music and it just worked…I don’t know it just felt good.
On directing MVs…
They’re made to be emotional and to convey all the emotions you don’t even want to think about. I’m not doing it in a way to where you know its like I’m gonna show you this just cause I can.
On meeting TDE…
Man its all people talking to people like we all somehow knew someone or other that knew each other…and Dave Free who manages all them was hitting us up to chill…and at the same time Soundwave was hitting me up, but they didn’t know they were talking to me at the same time…so it was all this interweb of connections.
Jessie Ware is a British singer/songwriter who’s been on my radar since last year after I heard Disclosure‘s remix to her hit song Running. Ware’s personality shines just as much as her vocals do…I smell wifey.
This man wouldn’t stop raving about how much he loved Jessie Ware so I tried to get him to buy me an album. Found out that he didn’t love her that much.