Jul 29

The Oakland Fox Theater show from DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist’s Renegades of Rhythm tour which used vinyl borrowed  from Afrika Bambaataa’s historic record collection.  Available on Shadow’s site exclusively on VHS.

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Jul 22


Blueprint, Supastition, and DJ Rare Groove were just in van accident in Iowa.  Blueprint wrote a detailed account of it on his blog, but miraculously, they are all okay.

If you are able, please consider donating to the GoFundMe to help them recover from the accident.

They have been on tour supporting King No Crown and are still trying to make arrangements to get to the final dates:

7/23/2015 Osh Kosh WI @ Reptile Palace
7/24/2015 Traverse City MI @ The Hollow
7/25/2015 Ann Arbor MI @ Blind Pig
7/26/2015 Pittsburgh PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
7/27/2015 Freeport NY @ Bamboo
7/28/2015 Manchester NH @ The Shaskeen
7/29/2015 Portland ME @ Asylum
7/30/2015 Boston MA @ Middle East Downstairs
7/31/2015 Buffalo NY Studio at The Waiting Room
8/1/2015 Columbus OH @ Double Happiness

Incidentally, the video for “Persevere” features the van and footage from live shows…

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Jul 16

Two of our favorites together: Bill Withers is as snappy as ever in conversation with Aloe Blacc at the 10th Annual ASCAP “I Create Music”  Expo 2015 which was held in April-May.   If we can only get them together on a track…

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Jul 13


Coming this Saturday! The Bay Area Sneaker Pop-Up Event moves to Treasure Island.

Farmers Market Hawaii will be there with exclusive drops.

Sneakers/Models/Music/Apparel/Food Trucks
DJ Rick Lee in the Mix

Treasure Island, 1 Ave of the Palms, SF CA 94130
12-6 PM
All ages

Advance Tickets:
(early admission tickets are still available)

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Jul 09

Always happy when something like this hits our inbox…DJ Center & Footlong Development teamed up to release a new 7″ from Prince and Quantic band member Sly5thAve. Live dancefloor cover of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk.  Check it.

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Jul 02

mearIf you’re in SF, you won’t want to miss MEAR ONE’s largest show to date.  Opening Saturday, July 11th at White Walls Gallery 886 Geary St in SF from 7pm-11pm.

“Suppression and Oppression have left us disconnected from each other, ourselves, and the universe, from ancient wisdom, knowledge and understanding of all that was, is and could be. Yet despite what lies secret behind our vaults, I can’t escape the fact that we are all these subjects, they belong to all of us. For what has endured the whole of history is the idea of spirit linking us to a universal connection of a higher dimension, and our liberation exists somewhere within this context; the conscious solid world is but temporal in our eyes, castles made of sand await the hands of consciousness to reinterpret its matter.” – MEAR ONE

, 2/13/15, 3:13 PM, 16C, 9000x11016 (0+983), 150%, Repro 2.2 v2,  1/12 s, R78.8, G52.3, B68.8

, 2/13/15, 3:13 PM, 16C, 9000×11016 (0+983), 150%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/12 s, R78.8, G52.3, B68.8

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Jul 01

The new video from Kendrick Lamar for “Alright” was filmed in the Bay with lots of local details.  The perfect narrative for this song.

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence. Sometimes I did the same. Abusing my power–full of resentment, resentment that turned into a deep depression…”

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Jun 24


Phesto from Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief will be showing solo phestography this weekend at Fort Gallery, 3906 24th St (at Sanchez) in SF from 12-6pm.

To see more of this work, follow him on instagram @phestohierosoul




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Jun 19


Capping off a perfect day in Oakland, join Hieroglyphics tonight at The Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave beginning at 9pm.  New non commercial hip hop sprinkled with some Afro Beat and Funk Breaks.   Hieroglyphics vinyl & tee sale during the first part of the evening.  21+  $5 cover.

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Jun 17

Lots of great musicians trying to get their next projects off the ground:

Rob Swift:

and Blackalicious (3 days left!):


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