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GZA vs Blonde Redhead – Labels (JChan Rimshotz Remix)

I was a big Blonde Redhead fan in grad school – flipped this GZA track with drums sampled from their cover of Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Slogan.’

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Mobb Deep – G.O.D. Pt III (JChan Mariana Remix)

Another Mobb Deep remix – this time with a sample from Maria Bethania’s “Mariana, Mariana” (also used by Madvillian and Damu the Fudgemunk). Continue reading

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Success – Fat Joe (JChan Hustlin’ Remix)

DJ Premier’s remix of The Large One’s 95 single is my vote for best Primo beat of all time – it encapsulates everything I love about vintage Primo production: Tight, booming, head-snapping beat, a crazy hypnotic loop and that classic East Coast roughneck sound he helped mint. Continue reading

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Dame Dash in China

The Wall Street Journal blogs about Dame Dash’s forays into China:

Mr. Dash and Mrs. Pecot have since organized several shows across Asia over the last year and half. Members of DD172′s U.S. crew – including, among others, Ms. Eddy, rockers the London Souls (watch their music video, “Old Country Road,” set in Hong Kong) and producer Sean O’Connell – have performed alongside mainland bands Re-TROS and Hedgehog, and former Chinese DMC Turntable champion DJ Wordy, in Thailand, Beijing and Shanghai. In Hong Kong, Mr. Chan, a founding member and chief lyricist to seminal rap group LMF, bonded with Mr. Dash over their shared love of hip-hop.

The talent went both ways – a year ago, Mr. Dash set up New York gigs for Re-TROS and Hedgehog – two bands that have toured extensively in Asia but had never been to the U.S.

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Cut Chemist Coming to Beijing March 2nd

Former Jurassic 5 DJ Cut Chemist is coming to Beijing courtesy of No Go Die for a show on March 2nd at Yugong Yishan (which seems to have a chokehold on the city’s live hip hop scene at the moment). TheBeijinger will have an interview up in the last week of February – stay tuned.

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A Primo Pic from Minesmedia

My man and videographer Luke Mines sent this pic of him and DJ Premier at Sundance in LA shooting publicity for ReGeneration:

“I was shooting at a PR event so he had to move on to the next interview. I told him that I had seen him in the Ice T documentary I saw at Sundance… At one point he said he was into rodeos cause he’s originally from Texas. Erykah Badu was sitting nearby and he was like ‘Erykah knows what I’m talking about.’ Erykah is a nutter man.” Continue reading

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X-Factor: Rob Swift Plays Yugong Yishan on March 15th

 

Turntable legend Rob Swift is set to perform in Beijing on Thursday, March 15th at Yugong Yishan. According to the press release:

“Venturing off into my solo career helped me realize I was just beginning to scratch the surface of my true potential.” Swift says,

“the worst thing one can do to an artist is limit them and I started to feel stifled creatively. My departure from the X-ecutioners was a necessary one cause it freed me from all constraints.” Swift’s post-9/11 beat collage War Games (2005), his third solo album, featured guest shots from The Large Professor and Bob James. “Of all my albums, War Games is the one I’m most proud of because I figured out a way to use my skill on the turntables to make a political statement. I went beyond showing off how fancy my cuts were and actually said something that was socially relevant through scratches.” Continue reading

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