New York artist and photographer Jayne Lies has just released a visual for a remix of Tricky’s Black Steel. Produced by MNTN the track delivers a feeling of paranoia accompanied by visuals that pull from both everyday life and historical found footage. A captivating and politically charged watch you can find more information on LIES TV site.
Today marks the release of Endgame’s new Savage EP under PTP. The London based producer gets some assistance with this remix from producer Yung Sherman. The remix of XOX is flipped and given visual accompaniment through an incredible video that borrows scenes from anime Patlabor 2 directed by legendary anime auteur Mamoru Oshii.
Gucci Mane’s release from prison was widely celebrated by rap fans the world over. The news of his release spread quick and true to form Gucci already released a new track ‘First Day Out the Feds’. His career has not been without it’s share of controversy but through it all he’s been one of the most prolific and influential rap artists of our time. You’d be hard pressed to name a producer or artist he hasn’t worked with at this point. A great primer on his life story is this FADER piece that was released last year.
As a fan of his music I am glad to see that he’s getting so much love. This mix is a tribute to Guwop and features many of my favorite Guwop tracks to date. Listen to it on Soundcloud below or click through directly to it.
While copping gear is one of my favorite things to do, there’s nothing like witnessing a fantastic DJ set accompanied by powerful visuals and a worthy soundsystem. In that regard, the DWMS series has always stood tall as a highlight in New York City’s underground music scene.
Veteran UK Funky/Grime don Champion (Formula/Hyperdub), by way of London, will make his long-awaited appearance in NYC a reality. Rap upstarts Gorgeous Children (VASE/PTP) also return to the city for their second-ever live show here – 1/2 of GC, Gila Monsta, will also play a DJ set. R3LL (Brick Bandits) will cover any thirst for Jersey Club, while Joey Labeija (House of LaBeija) and False Witness (Lit City Trax) will kill with their patented dancefloor mutations in rare B2B fashion.
Third Looks is giving you a chance to get in for FREE:
2. Type “DWMS6” in the Notes section of the Paypal check-out
You will be put on a special list for Friday.
Come through and mob heavy with some of New York’s finest.”
Im exited to present another mix in the series, this time from Deejay Ruckert founder of classical trax and the label Paradise rhythm. Not only is he an excellent arbiter of new electronic music, he’s a skilled selector in his own right putting together this electric 90 minute mix for you guys. The mix goes in many different directions but maintains it’s progressive hard hitting DNA throughout. In Rueckert’s own words he describes the mix below.
I wanted to make a mix that represents raw club music, hence the opening. All the music in the mix is pushing forward the sound of grime and club. Make sure you lookout out for releases from my label, Paradise Rhythm as well as my new curated mix series, Mutations.
Thanks your friend…Deejay Rueckert
Today I’m excited to bring back the Third Looks mix from Brooklyn based DJ and producer owwwls. He recently collaborated with Princess Nokia‘s on her debut mixtape ‘Metallic Butterfly’ and has recorded a uptempo soundtrack filled with underground club music.
For a better idea of what to expect, I asked owwwls to intro the mix
This mix closely reflects my current club music influences. Wanted to put something together hard hitting and atmospheric, with influences of RnB, Trap, and New Bass/Garage, with some Kawaii and Big Room elements.
Full tracklist after the jump
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It’s a beautiful thing when friends come together to create something altogether new. Some of you may have seen a beta cut of this visual at the PTP Pop-Up party a few weeks back but it’s since been re-vamped and set to ‘Verticals’ by Celestial Trax. LIES got behind the lens to shoot the our rambunctious model Juna draped in the Purple Tape Pedigree capsule collection. Choubi and set designer Jeremy also provide creative assists on this. If you’re feeling the video or just know the track record of the previous DWMS events, do come out Friday night for DWMS3.
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Dropping a second mix this week for your listening pleasure. Tony Conquerrah does an incredible raggae show each week on BBOX Radio so I’m honored that he was so down to contribute this mix to Third Looks. Over the years I’ve heard lots of raggae, dancehall and soca in Toronto as it was necessary for every DJ to have that in their crate due to the large Caribbean and West Indian population. There was definitely some nostalgic joints I heard in this mix, but even more exciting are the tracks I’m hearing for the first time in this hour long mix.
I asked Tony to intro the mix in his own words
“At the risk of sounding like a major nerd (which is what all DJ’s are anyway, let’s
face it), you can say that rap music has always been my first love.
But I came up in the 90’s, during a time when dancehall was gun-butting its way into
the hip-hop party.
I mean its always been there, ever since Kool Herc did his own take on Jamaican
sound systems up in the Bronx. And groups like Boogie Down Productions or Poor
Righteous Teachers also wore the island influence like a Dapper Dan leather suit.
Yet it wasn’t until the 90’s that we saw the two cultures so nicely dovetailed
together. Super Cat’s “Ghetto Red Hot” video was getting regular burn on Yo! MTV
Raps. Crossover tunes like “Romantic Call” or “Murder She Wrote” were staples on Hot
97, not just on Flex’s show at night, but right out there in broad day. The
programming had a lot to do with the huge West Indian demographic here in the
tri-state area – but it was also becoming recognized on a nationwide scale – paving
the way for artists like Sean Paul or Shaggy in the latter part of the decade.
While a lot of tunes in this mix were never “hits” in the US (although tunes like
“Action” most definitely were), they are straight bashment tunes, reflecting the
energy of the era when dancehall, or digital, or ragga, whatever you choose to call
it, really came into its own and branched off from the straight-ahead reggae stylee.
And like any good 90’s type of mix, I had to throw in some hip-hop blends for good
You can find Tony Conquerrah on Soundcloud.
We got another mix for you this time by New York based Ibe Soliman. He’s a DJ and producer who has worked with the likes of Faith Evans, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, and Kendrick Lamar. Heading into a Spring, check out this upbeat and fast moving mix that will get bodies moving at your next function.
“Slowly but surely Jersey Club has been creeping into my sets so I put together some songs I dig with some remixes i did, and some other spring time joints.” – Ibe Soliman