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Seattle DJ enthusiasts should definitely pay attention to this upcoming event on 2/25 at The Foundation nightclub. The Redbull Thre3style competition is happening with six DJs playing cuts throughout the night and being judged by turntable legends DJ Jazzy Jeff, A-Trak and Z-Trip. DJs have to play a minimum of 3 genres and rock the crowd all-night. Despite the crazy corporate sponsorship of this event, Red Bull tends to be a good platform for aspiring MCs, DJs, producers, etc to get their names out there. Get tickets here.
Seattle’s DJ Cide is in the competition this Monday as well. Check out a recent live mix he did to get into this battle.
New year, new sounds – on Thursday, Soundsystem’s bringing the temperature up a few degrees at Moe Bar. We’ll be kicking off 2013 with a set from none other than Sabzi, of Blue Scholars/Townfolk/Phở fame. As always, it’s family – see you there!
Moe Bar // 1.17 .2013// No Cover //21+
I ran into my man Grynch this past Saturday night at a snowboard DVD release party… weird, I know, and he hipped me to the fact that he was dropping a new music video at the top of this week. Naturally, I forgot so shame on me for letting 2wackboys get it up before us here at LxNxM. Check it. The song is from mid 2011 if not earlier but the proper visuals for it just arrived yesterday.
The track is produced by Jake One and features Grynch’s classic Volvo, Golden Gardens beach, Billy the Fridge, a tasty sandwich from Paseo and various other Seattle highlights. Beyond the aesthetic, it also showcases Grynch’s ability to tell story raps better than he gets credit for and stay right in his own pocket while riding a beat.
One of the most satisfying of human emotions is seeing an individual grow into their full potential. Even if we didn’t have anything to do with it, the simple act of growth and change is powerful.
Which is why I’m doubly excited by Growing Up In The Future, the new release from Seattle-area crew Kung Foo Grip (with assist from the FRSH selector himself, Kenny Fresh). It was only a couple years ago that I would see the two emcees in KFG (Eff is H and Greg Cypher) at Seattle’s now gone/much lamented/never forgotten Hidmo – two high schoolers who always seemed to be looking for the next cypher.
Their music then showed real promise, and Growing Up In The Future is their first release that fully realizes that potential. At forty minutes, it’s a legit album in a world of disposable singles. And the quality is through the roof – the songs lope through a post cloud rap landscape dotted with unexpected melodies and mature-beyond-their-years content.
It’s a great album on its own merits, and if it’s any indication of where Kung Foo Grip is headed, we’ve got lots to look forward to.
Stream the whole thing below, and click this bad boy to download.
I know, I know. We’ve been absent bloggers. Sorry about that. Do you miss us? Don’t worry. Last Night’s Mixtape is still alive and well. We’ve just been on a little vacation. We’ll be back in full swing with the blog posts shortly. Promise. For now,we invite those of you in Seattle to our monthly party, Soundsystem, this Thursday night at Moe Bar.
Yes, it’s going to be colder than a polar bear’s toenail this Thursday. But that’s no excuse, party people. It’s the holidays, the last night before winter officially hits, and possibly the last night before the end of the world. Either way, might as well go out with all your friends and dance your asses off to some dope music, right? Exactly. So, if you like good music with lots of bass in it, come celebrate with us. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays, solstice, end of the world, or you just want to party. We got you.
DJs Tang & Toast//12.20.12//Moe Bar//21+//No Cover
It’s been awhile since many of us have heard fresh music from vacationing Canary Sing member Madeleine “Lionness” Clifford but now she’s back with a new single, a new-ish name and a new style that definitely suits her in a big way. Peep the new video for MADlines latest release, “I Need a Moment.” What you’ll take in is a jazzy, sultry, and beautifully shot piece of art that immediately shows maturity and growth.
After moving from Seattle to Oakland to get a Masters from Mills College, some of us in the 206 could only wonder what she’d sound like musically the longer that she stayed away. It’s now been two years and it’s clear that all of that schooling (worldly and academically) is paying dividends. The lyrics and production have a hand-in-glove feel and as long as Maddy keeps putting out music like this, people need to listen.
Come out to Moe Bar this Thursday and join your LNM family for another installment of Soundsystem, the best and possibly only dancehall/hip hop/cumbia/global bass night in Seattle.
This month, we’re featuring Seattle’s one and only Gnotes (Gnawledge Records/SEA/BOS/LA) as our guest DJ. Gnotes is a bona fide renaissance man. Not only does he produce and DJ across genres, but he also raps, plays Flamenco guitar and even played college football. He’s also a cofounder of Los Angeles’ Subsuelo, a monthly global bass party that was recently dubbed “Best Eastside club night” by the LA Weekly.
That’s right, music lovers, Seattle’s best global bass night meets LA’s best global bass night. It’s gonna be a party!
Join us for another installment of Soundsystem and keep the vibes flowing this month as we proudly present our next special guest DJ: CHAACH!!! (NYC-PDX). CHAACH!!! is the co-founder of the NYC-based music label and Baile Funk promotion team XAO PRODUCTIONS. He has worked and performed alongside such artists as Diplo (Major Lazer), Uproot Andy, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Zuzuka Poderosa, 77Klash, Max Glazer and more. This dude has been an active proponent of the global bass scene, rocking parties from coast to coast for years now. He’s just our kind of DJ!
First things first: if you weren’t at Soundsystem last night, I feel really, really bad for you. The vibes were unreal, and DJ Panamami was in official house wrecking mode. Three things that prove last night was amazing:
1) The live percussion section grew from one person to three to five over the course of the night.
2) First they pushed last call back ten minutes. Then they pushed it back ten minutes more. And then again.
3) When the lights eventually went on, the crowd kept right on dancing.
Big shout out to the one and only Panamami for bringing quality all night long, to Gnotes for holding it down on percussion, and to the many heroes on the dance floor – you know who you are. Extra special love to the one and only Carolina, who’s making the move back to Mexico City this weekend – we’ll miss you, lady. Check a few pics below, and we’ll see you next month. CHAMPION SOUND.