Sunday, October 10, 2010
The Kitchen Has Moved!
You can catch us HERE now:
Saturday, October 02, 2010
The Kitchen: Temporarily Closed For Renovations!
As those of you who follow me on twitter already know, The Kitchen is finally making the jump from this cot-awful Blogger platform to wordpress and our own custom domain! It's been a good seven-plus years but probably at least two or three years too many on this archaic platform. Seeing what you can do on wordpress, I realize how much of a bloody idiot I've been for sticking with Blogger all this time, and not even the new version of Blogger either - I had made too many tweaks and customizations on this creaky old site to want to start from scratch when Blogger upgraded their platform so never made the switch. 2005 style, baby!
Still seven years and almost 2½ million unique hits later, we've managed to catch some plaudits and props along the way even though we were looking amateur hour status as far as the site's opitcs. Mercifully, thanks to the homie, Rafi Kam at Oh Word and his generous offer, finally making hte jump to wordpress was not only easy & relatively painless but also CHEAP! The new site has been in development for the past few weeks and is pretty close to being ready to launch. There's still some tweaking of the format and porting of assets from this version of The Kitchen to the new one to do but Different Kitchen 2.0 will be officially ready to launch with a fresh but still familiar feel within the next two weeks, possibly sooner, by my estimation.
I could keep posting here in the meantime 'cos, believe me, I got more than enough stuff to post, but frankly I'm kind of tired and I have a million other projects & opportunities I need to be working on anyway on so I'm gonna wrap up things here for now and concentrate on getting the new site ready to rock. To make up for the lack of posting I'll probably be more active on twitter though.
So, to those of you who come here regularly looking for that ole' different or next sh-t, first off: thanks for the years of support but also walk with me and/or keep checking back here for an announcement of when Different Kitchen 2.0 will be ready to go. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and see you on the other side.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
New Music: Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
FIYA SH-T!!!! Rock records with big drums on them are always a winner in my book!
(to be honest I don't think this song is actually that new but the video is kinda newish, I think....)
[video via TOFlo.com]
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock
New Music: Escort - Cocaine Blues
Yes I'm running a day late with my usual Hump Day posting of indie/electronic/alternative vibes - and??! This one's a little disco-punky kinda like The Phenomenonal Handclap Band (with a huge bite of the bassline from People's Choice's "Do It Any Way You Wanna") - I digs...
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock
New Music UNKLE feat. Lupe Fiasco - The Runaway
Reworked track from UNKLE's last album, Where Did The Night Fall on their new six song The Answer EP that dropped on Sept. 14 featuring the kid,. Lupe Fiasco. There's another joint with Lupe too (see EP track list below):
The Answer EP Tracklist:
01. The Answer (ft. Big In Japan - Baltimore)
02. Separate Half (ft. The Lumerians with Rebecca Coseboom)
03. Country Tune (ft. Gavin Clark)
04. The Runaway: Lupe's Revenge (Lupe Fiasco vs UNKLE Reconstruction)
05. Follow Me Down (ft. Sleepy Sun) (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
06. Heavy Drug (Reprise)
10/23 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/25 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
10/28 San Francisco, CA - Regency
10/30 Guadalajara, Mexico - Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10/31 Mexico City, Mexico - WODA
[props Jeff at Rocksteady LA]
Labels: Indie/Alternative Rock, James Lavelle, Lupe Fiasco, UNKLE
New Music: Florence and the Machine feat. Gilbere Forte - Dog Days Are Over ( Yeasayer Remix)
I'm starting to really like this Gilbere Forte kid. Click the tag below to hear previous music by him.
[via Gilbere Forte]
Labels: Gilbere Forte', Indie/Alternative Rock
New Music: Cheap Thrills - Cleanin Jigga's Juice (feat. LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z & The Notorious B.I.G.)
Hot or not?
[via Cheap Thrills]
Labels: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Mash-ups, Notorious B.I.G.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
New Music: Soulbrotha - Christ My Only Hope ("Last Hope" freestyle)
'Christian' hip hop that ain't actually too bad. Shout to long time Kitchen supporter, Soulbrotha for reaching out with this joint and for using a beat produced by T.dot beatsmith Rich Kidd...
Soulbrotha - Christ My Only Hope ("Last Hope" freestyle) [direct mp3 download link]
Soulbrotha online - twitter | website | bandcamp
Labels: Andreena Mill, Drake, Rich Kidd, Soulbrotha
New Mixtape: Droop-E - BLVCK Diamond Life
"Droop E, acclaimed Bay Area rapper/producer and son of the legendary lyricist E-40, has partnered with clothing lines BLVCK SCVLE and Diamond Supply Co. for the release of his highly anticipated mixtape titled BLVCK Diamond Life. The BLVCK Diamond Life mixtape brilliantly blends street and soul by fusing Sade tracks with Droop-E’s innovative rhymes."
1. BLVCK DIAMOND (INTRO) FT. MATT BLAQUE AND LAROO Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “Sally” from Diamond Life)
2. LIKE A TATTOO Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “Like a Tattoo” from Love Deluxe)
3. I'M LOADED FT. E-40 Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “War of the Hearts” from Promise)
4. CHERISH THE BAY FT. YA BOY AND BAY VALENTINE Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “Cherish The Day” from Love Deluxe)
5. HIGH IN THE SKY (INSTRUMENTAL) Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “Smooth Operator” from Diamond Life)
6. SADE INTERVIEW
7. HUNGRY FT. 1ST PLACE AND WORK DIRTY Prod. By Kristo and Droop-E
(Samples “When Am I Going To Make a Living” from Diamond Life)
8. DREAMS Prod. By Droop-E (Samples “I Will Be Your Friend” from Diamond Life)
New Music: Fred The Godson - Move A Little Different feat. Styles P
Some solid NYC hip hop, I f-cks with this!
[via Shawn Prez, Hen Roc & InFlexWeTrust.com]
New Music: Nottz - Blast That feat. Black Milk
Some of that ole' boom bap sh-t you know I love from Nottz's debut album, You Need This Music out Oct 26th (aka my Dad's birthday!). C'mon DJ's: mix this one with that Miguel/J.Cole joint in your sets:
Alt.mp3 download link:
Nottz - Blast That feat. Black Milk [mediafire]
[via RapGeek / Thomas of Biz 3 PR]
Labels: Black Milk, Nottz
New Music: Paul Wall - Stay Iced Up feat. C. Stone & Johnny Dang
Johnny Dang (aka Texas grill specialist, TV Johnny) is rapping? This sounds a couple years out of date and Paul Wall is still spittin' that same ole' about his grill but somehow, I still end up liking this!
Alt. mp3 download link:
Paul Wall - "Stay Iced Up" feat. C.Stone & Johnny Dang: main | instrumental [sendspace download links]
Single comes from Wall's Heart of a Champion album in stores now....
Paul Wall online - website | twitter
Better late than never....
Download the Swishahouse – Summer 2010 (Mixtape) HERE. [mediafire download link via Plastik Crack]
Swishahouse online - website | twitter
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
New Music: QuESt - Inner Sense (Produced By M&D)
Indie rock aficionados, help me out here: what is that beat sampling??
Alt. mp3 download link:
QuESt - Inner Sense [usershare]
[via QuESt / OCSupreme]
New Mixtape: Mickey Factz - I'm Better Than You
Sounds pretty good but I woulda sequenced it slightly different. It starts off a bit flat but picks up pretty quickly a few tracks in or maybe you disagree:
Just 'cos I know some of you more time-challenged (or lazy) readers don't check everything posted so this is the track that most bloggers are throwing up separately:
Mickey Factz - "Paradise (Remix)" feat. Fat Joe & Bun B:
I like "We Young" too - that could have been on the real album (maybe it is?) IMHO.....
[mixtape uploaded by Hypetrak but why is this not up on GFC-NY yet??]
Labels: Mickey Factz
New Music: Drake feat. Swizz Beatz & Mary J Blige - Fancy (Remix)
One of the stronger tracks off Drake's Thank Me Later album gets the remix treatment as originally teased by his performance of it at the VMA's (see pic above):
[via DJ Decko]
Labels: Drake, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beats
New Music: Soulja Boy Tell 'Em feat 50 Cent - Mean Mug
I don't understand why this record exists! On a semi-related note though, I am reading 50 & Robert Greene's The 50th Law book and to my surprise, I really like it!
[via 50 Cent / grandgood]
Labels: 50 cent, Soulja Boy
Music Video: Maino feat. Joell Ortiz & Morgan Heritage - Ask Me About Brooklyn
Still miss Brooklyn. Bedford & Fulton, Fort Greene and all Bed-Stuy: stand up!
Labels: Joell Ortiz, Maino
Music Video: Prophet - Ode to the Classics
Wish this kid wasn't waving his gun around in the video 'cos other than that coonish antic, I like where he's coming from: respect for the classics and real mic skills. You don't need the toast, fam - just spit!
Labels: Coon Picnic
Monday, September 27, 2010
Music Video: Drop - Head Up, Chest Out
Know nothing about this dude excedpt the song is from his forthcoming mixtape, Based On A True Story hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Prostyle with intro's from Diddy and Fabolous, just dug the song. Y'all?
Drop online - myspace | twitter
Labels: Quit Hatin' the South