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Sunday, April 3, 2011

88 Keys Raw Dawg Blog

I'll be honest, I really don't like tumblr for the most part.  Call me an old salty hater, but I'm just not feeling the format.  I think it promotes a lot of lackluster, low effort blogging.  There are, however, some people who use the world of tumblr for good.  88 Keys, who is responsible for the Raw Dawg record cover blog, is one of those people.  Keys, who wakes up every morning and starts making beats before doing anything else, uses the blog to show us the cover of the record he listens to first every day.  The blog has a very intimate vibe and I can't get enough of the beautiful record covers.  For a cover art junkie like me, this blog is a dream come true.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye Part One- DJ Spinna

Marvin Gaye's impact on music is immeasurable and impossible to sum up in one post.  Luckily for me, DJ Spinna put this essential podcast together to wish Marvin a happy birthday.  Hopefully you caught it when it came out last year.  If not, I'm posting it today for your listening pleasure.  Happy birthday Marvin.  Thank you for touching so many lives with your music.


"Storybook Girl"- Jack Tradez

 Storybook Girl @jacktradez by DJ Rebelion
The Internet keeps reminding me how many talented people are out there that I still know nothing about.  The other day I got a tweet telling me to check out Jack Tradez and his song "Storybook Girl".  I had never heard of the artist or the song, but I've been trying to do a better job of checking out material from people I'm not familiar with.  Truth is, a lot of stuff I get sent from new/unfamiliar artists turns out to be really good.  I'm learning that if you get too jaded from a few people hitting you up with trash, you'll miss all of the good stuff.  That said, this song isn't just good, it's great.  How can you not love a very professional and polished looking black and white video, a soul sample beat, and nice lyrics to boot?  Check out the video and a free download of the track, compliments of DJ Rebelion.