Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Fodder: Joaquin Phoenix knows a Renewed Mind IS the Key!

Ok... I don't really rehash posts because I'm usually on to the next, but this post is the product of two of my last posts... If you were worried about our boy "J.P." having a meltdown at Funkmosphere in LA... You might be able to find solace in the knowledge that he has found truth that a "Renewed Mind IS the Key... as seen below:

The Soup: Joaquin Phoenix 10/31/08

Is it just me or could this be Christian Bale's attempt at musical stardom as well?...

uFck Yeach.


Dance off the turkey.

uFck Yeah.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fool’s Gold Remixed Tour (Belated) Recap

Better tarde than truant! Check out Catchdubs' wrap of last month's Fool's Gold Remixed Tour over @ the Fool's Gold Blog.


Monday, November 24, 2008

A Little Dragon Breath doesn't smell... It STANKS (like James Brown, of course)!!!

Little Dragon- "After the Rain" Live @ Cafe Du Nord in SF 11/23/08

It's kind of funny that I haven't mentioned Little Dragon on the blog yet. In fact I can already name at least one person who is mad at me for not hipping them to the group or telling them about the show ahead of time...

I apologize. Even I didn't understand their complete importance until last night.

Ever since I got up on them about a year ago, I have been blown away. Their self-titled debut slaps from front to back, with influences spanning soul, hip hop, downtempo, dub, D&B, electronic, rock and jazz in a new fresh way, a perfect cocktail here in Trackademia.

Last night, I had the pleasure of checking them out for the first time at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.

The show was Amazing. Impactful. Minimal. Important.

I don't need to say too much about it. The crowd was crackin' (don't forget, the Bay still goes DUMB... Even at a Little Dragon show!). I haven't witnessed a band play together with this much ease in ages. And Yukimi is beautiful. There, I said it.

And to make it even better, during the intermission, they played Stereolab and LCD Soundsystem... A Perfect night for Trackademicks (that doesn't involved getting that @$$ or C@$SSSH).

Um, Yeah.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chuuuch! Renewed Mind is the Key...

What do get when you mix

-Tears For Fears' "Shout" intro
-Destiny's Child's "Independent Women"
-A Trackademicks-styled pre chorus
-The Holy Spirit
-Pop Locking

A Renewed Mind!

The Renewed Mind is the Key from Lehrthing on Vimeo.

Shout out to Robin and Darren for this one!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

From the Bay to LA with Trackadeezy and the Honor Roll... Again... Part 2

Honor Roll @ Dam Funk's Funkmosphere party @ Carbon

Our last few days in LA were quite eventful... Chillin in Culver City @ Carbon for Dam Funk's party Funkmosphere with a special guest appearance from Oscar Award Winning "J.P." , filming what looked to be a perfect contender for a new episode of Celebrity Rehab, LOL.

I also had a chance to speak with Zoe at the show at Cinespace...

We also spent a good amount of time eating @ Tender Greens... and chillin' TO THE EXTREEEME!!! YEAH!!!

Also had some meetings and did some work too...

Had a chance to kick it with the homies of Laundromat United- Lambo, Capski, and Rosa... Shout out to Lambo for hookin' up the show... shout out to Capski for the FRESH videos you see here...

Trackademicks Show @ Cinespace

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

From the Bay to LA with Trackadeezy and the Honor Roll... Again

"Nothin' on Me" Live @ Cinespace 11/18/08

Tuesday Night was a ball @ Cinespace... Thanks to all the folks who came out and supported! The Fresh Coast was definitely in full effect!

Fun, Fun Fun!





DJ Tap.10... Actually smiling in a picture!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Latarian Milton Chronicles.

Now those who frequent my blog know that I don't post anything purely for kicks, but today, that all goes out the window.... I present to you The Latarian Milton Chronicles...

Latarian Milton- 1st interview: If you're mad, steal the SUV and go on a joyride!

Latarian Milton- 2nd interview: When she says no to chicken wings, beat her and get em anyway!

Latarian Milton- 3rd Interview: Maintain your "Swag" on the hot seat. LOL.

Latarian Milton- 4th Interview: The American Dream can be yours too.

I know this is old, but it never gets old.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chromeo x Bacardi x Fool's Gold Remixes= Hot Fiyah!

Honor(able) Disclaimer: Saying that you're supporting Trackademicks by drinking Bacardi is a weak excuse if you're underage!

From the desktop of A-Trak:
I’m surprised we didn’t do this earlier! Chromeo is my brother with our childhood friend, Fool’s Gold is my label… It’s only natural to get Fool’s Gold producers to remix Chromeo. Yet it took Bacardi to make it happen. Bacardi’s B-Live program brings you these funkier-than-thou remixes of the slick album closer “100%.” You all know Treasure Fingers from his infectious two-stepper ‘Cross The Dancefloor’ and multiple remixes as of late. If you’re up on your new releases you probably heard Nacho Lovers’ inaugural and timeless single “Acid Life.” And to flip things a little we recruited Bay Area rapper-slash-producer Trackademicks, whose single “Enjoy What You Do” is just about to drop! Start downloading…NOW.

Chromeo “100% (Treasure Fingers B-Live Pemberton Mix)”
Chromeo “100% (Nacho Lovers B-Live Pemberton Mix)”
Chromeo “100% (Trackademicks B-Live Pemberton Mix)”

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fool's Gold @ Cinespace in LA this Tuesday!!!

Bringing that Fresh Coast Renaissance to LA this Tuesday... It will be going down!!!

Class is in session!

I will be performing along with fellow Fool's Gold homies Jokers of the Scene @ Cinespace this Tuesday.

This is guaranteed to Crack.

If you are within 100 miles of LA LA Land, bribe a designated driver and come FOOL with some GOLDen State Greats, Honor Roll Style!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SF Bay Guardian "Goldies" Award Ceremony Today!!!

Today I will be attending the "Goldies" courtesy of the SF Bay Guardian... Should be interesting.

This being my first award and all, I'm not quite sure if I should prepare an acceptance speech, hehehe... I probably won't, seeing as no one wants to hear the vain ramblings of yours truly... trust I could speak at the podium for hours...

If you are in SF tonight, come through!

111 Minna on 2nd between Mission and Howard

9pm | 21 and over | no cover charge!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The People Want Change.

Change is in the air. I inhaled a bunch of it walking around SF yesterday. True, its that time of the year where the seasons are changing, but what I got a whiff of wasn't from the chimney. Not from the rainclouds. Not from the ocean breeze. Nope folks... I'm talking about social Change. A Change driven by the people. People like you and me.

Change is not stagnant.
Change is not solid.
Change is not stiff.
Change is not sameness.

Change can bring hope.
Change can be hard to accept.
Change can be unpopular.
Change can lead brighter future.

Yesterday the people voted for change. They chose hope. They chose the unbeaten path... They chose...


You know how we do!
In Yo Face, Suckaaaaasss!

Specifically, I received a 2008 Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Award
... a GOLDIE yall!

If you're in the Bay, go pick it up! If not, you can read my full page article right here!

Bay Area Stand Up!


Okay, I think I'm done now.

Oh yeah shout out the the other winner last night... It's about time we had an "Other" running this country!