i’m waiting for the rice to cook, so, time for The Things I’ve Been Meaning To Say Roundup:
893 & I are looking for an intern/volunteer to help us build a… thing in the internets. Basic MySql and Php skills are needed. Tech wizards are welcome. It will be fun and not too complicated. NYC-based is good but not crucial. file under: net-art, data analysis, search engine deoptimization, clicktrail shacks, the psychology behind decision-making. interested? email muddup at fea dot st.
DJ C’s new blog is awesome. Mashit, Jake, mash it up! Below, a rare paparazzi shot of DJ C emerging from his pink Lamborghini:
I’ll be playing in Austin TX in 2 weeks. can y’all tell me about the good record shops? i’m esp interested in Texan rap & latin / mexican music. Below, a rare paparazzi shot of DJ Rupture as he scratches on a turntable made of paint fumes.
& then there’s Woofah, a great new zine from London (dissensus-scented, they tell me) focusing on reggae grime & dubstep – that sweet bassy space. Lots of interviews (Skepta, Iration Steppas, Pinch); one of my fav music writers, Simon Hampson, in longform; plus the general not-needing-electricty aspect of a real zine. f$ck a blog, let’s xerox!
if Simon’s grime optimism ain’t infectious enough, i suggest you try Anger Is A Gift, a powerful mixtape by Prancehall, with some next-level specials (Ce’Cile!) & dubplates on it, not to mention southern US rap. I slept on this one but wow.