the photo is from one of the islands off vancouver, and I took it this summer in the midst of a day of kayaking, eating picnic sandwiches, and finding starfish.
check out the m83 album if you haven’t, as it’s likely to start popping up on a lot of people’s best-of-2011 lists (and you gotta be in the know, right?). to my US people, have a great thanksgiving and take a firm stance on capitalism on black friday. to everyone else, hope your week delivers on your hopes and dreams, and check back here for new tracks every week. stand on a box and shout it out like my people at speakers’ corner.
round two: fight! second installment of wait what wednesday, from childish gambino and bloc party talking about identity, solitude, and desires to disappear while in a brooklyn jaunt to make a bonfire for clay.
the photo is from a show I played at fashion week in toronto last year for ashley rowe‘s show. she set up a warehouse with a bunch of cool props, including old bathtubs with these candles floating in them, and the effect was awesome.
I made this track last weekend after listening to camp on repeat for the last week. childish gambino is making a strong play for my favorite album of the year. check out his record, enjoy this music, and come back each week for new tracks right here. run and tell that like paul revere/antoine dodson and all that biz.
the folks at drinkify have made a pretty cool app — one that’s made especially cool by the fact that it’s given me an official drink, and it sounds like a good one, too. it provides music and relevant drink recipes – thanks to the team at drinkify for a job well done, and I’m especially happy that my drink is contextually relevant: a fancy gin and juice. tweet it here
the photo is of my friend roger looking swagtastic in a suite in vegas. if you agree that he looks cool (and come on, you know he does), you should tell him on twitter: @djten4. it’ll take 10 seconds, he doesn’t know he’s on the art, and it’ll be fun to get him some good @ mentions — it’d mean a lot to both of us (more to me).
I made this track while I was living in rio de janeiro in september, and was psyched to find a hard beat for busta’s verse to go nuts over. enjoy the music, and stay tuned each week for new tracks right here. spread the word like crunchy skippy on rye and all that jazz.
between now and the end of the year, I’ll be releasing a free song every week, beginning this wednesday. it’ll be free to stream and download, have some art, and may even include a fun little story if I’m feeling funny that day. check back on wednesday 11.9 for the first free download. cheers team.
a year and a half ago, I made a record called the notorious xx. within a few days, it was featured on a lot of blogs, some cool newspapers and magazines, and I got to talk to people at radio stations in places I’d never been. it got downloaded a million times, and two weeks later, the hip hop half of the project wasn’t pleased and demanded it be taken down.
well, I’m exhausted. left san francisco friday night/saturday morning on a 1:00 am flight, and after connecting in taiwan, here I am in a nice hotel in bangkok on sunday afternoon. slept a total of five hours and hoping that one day I’ll actually start getting more sleep. the good news is I finished a track on the plane ride over.
originally, I started work on this track a few months ago when an ad agency was pitching a trailer concept for Hangover 2 and they wanted me to make a track with the murray head song. the agency didn’t win the bid, so i was left with this song, which as it turns out, might be the most relevant track possible to release for the one night I’m spending in bangkok. art courtesy of the venerable will reid. bali tomorrow, show details tonight below:
happy to announce that I’ll be headlining a show this weekend at the top club in bangkok, bed supper club. that picture above that looks like a club from the future: that’s the spot. will be playing a mix of my own stuff and a dj set — if you’re nearby, come check it out; it’s going to be a blast. tweet me if you’re coming through (do people say that? I might start).
I’m incredibly happy to announce that I’ll be playing at Bamboozle this year, alongside a ton of acts that I gladly would (and have) paid money to see. I’ll be playing all three days of the festival along with my friend will, who crushes it on the drums — you can see a flattering picture and artist description on the Bamboozle site.
it should be an awesome time, and likely the biggest show we’ve played, plus I’m really looking forward to being back in new york (I went to college there) and seeing all my friends there. so you should come — grab a ticket, come by and say hi to us, and rsvp to the facebook event if your heart so desires. hope to catch you there!