Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NYE!!! Honor Roll @ Club Six Tonight w/ Laundromat United!!!

Last Night was EPIC.

Time to do it again.

I heard through the grapevine that Phife will also be in the house tonight...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Highlights: The Birfday Never Dies!!!

Last Friday my closest friends and I went out and ran amuck for my birthday. Here are some of the [appropriate] highlights of the night... From Palomino to backstage at the Independent...


Track & Lyrics Born & Pita Bread for the hummus.

1 O.A.K. and his wet dream.

The Jacka & D-Sharp @ Icon Lounge in SF.

Bike Maker & party people.

And don't for get... TONIGHT is the night!

Join the Bay Area's most beloved party as we throw up the peace sign to 2008 and make bedroom eyes at 2009, while celebrating the birthdays of four Bay Area superstars!!!

Celebrating the birthdays of:


Four GOOD arguments for Capricorn Supremacy...

Arrive early for a FREE COPY of PST 2008 CLASSICS selected by DJ Sake1 and the PST Family, highlighting our favorite songs from 2008. This is a LIMITED edition CD we are only producing 100 of them so COME EARLY! First come first served...

Rocking the party on the wheels of steel will be PST resident DJ Sake One and Honor Roll's own DJ Tap10. As usual, we will be rocking the spot with 360 degrees of soul music.

Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve with the HONOR ROLL!!!/ Birfday Celebration!!!

As if this week hasn't already been one of the busiest in Honor Roll history (just on the kickin' it side... I'll give full details tomorrow) we're not even done yet. The main event is coming up this Wednesday at Club Six in SF. This NYE, we'll be getting down with Ali Shaheed Muhammad as the guest of Honor in the basement. We'll be in room three where the music runs free, along with the homies Lambo and Capski of LA's Laundromat United crew... I'll be hosting and Tap.10 will be spinning as well... This is guaranteed to CRACK! Plus its one of the more inexpensive alternatives of the night... So come hang with us as we usher in the New Year with STYLE and CLASS... literally, we gon be schoolin' yall... get ready for some special treats...

Also Tomorrow night, we will be celebrating Capricorn Birthdays @ 330 Ritch for PST tomorrow!!! This will be epic... you already know you're gonna hear this , along with a bunch of new Honor Roll exclusives from DJ Tap.10... My mom might even come out for this one... GET READY...

Friday, December 26, 2008

::Exclusive!!! Stadium Status::Happy Birfday to Me!!!

New Classic Material: Trackademicks- "Happy Birfday To Me!"

A gift for the vain at heart for your very special Born Day... Play it LOUD, Say it PROUD.... "Happy Birfday To Me!"

Written By ME*
Produced By ME*
Arranged By ME*
Shot By ME*
Edited By ME*

ME* is Trackademicks!


Come out this Tuesday to 330 Ritch in SF for my birthday celebration @ PST. This tuesday is like the Birthday Edition... Hella Capricorns in the house so you know you'll be in good SOLID company... shout out to L-Peezy, and all my other December Caps!

uFck Yeah!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

6 Degrees of RANDOM: Child Chorus, Tevin Campbell, Prince Movies and Poetry.

Here is an example of the Child Chorus used in a non-post-apocalyptic setting- and probably the best execution ever. I mean its just a merry wonderland of old folks teaching happy children the joys of creating angelic music. I should recreate this with MPC's and ASR's and preteens... This video reminds me of the place I used to work...

Tevin Campbell & Quincy Jones- "Tomorrow"

Tevin's touching video got me thinking about Graffiti Bridge, which I just saw for the first time last week. Interesting film... kinda like the sequel to Purple Rain... for the sexually charged, spiritually awakened 12 year old. No, really.

So many bright colors.

And Ingrid Chavez.

Dancing. To 909s laid by Prince. Reciting Poetry.

Speaking of poetry, "White Collar, Blue Collar, Pop Yo Collar"!

And of course... All this got me thinking about my favorite Prince Movie, Under the Cherry Moon... WRECKA STOW!!! (8:45 into the clip...)

Under the Cherry Moon

Oh Yeah, more Tevin, covering Prince's "Shhh (Break it Down)"

Ok, I'm done!
Merry Christmas Eve... And Happy BirFday to me on FRIDAY!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fool's Gold Holiday Party/ NY Weekend

I spent this past weekend in NY for the Fool's Gold Holiday Party and had a blast. I got a chance to hit up Santo's Party House for Q-Tip, Rich Medina and Vashtie's weekly, A-Trak and Kid Sister's holiday shindig, and The Rub's Anniversary Warehouse Party. The weekend was dope. I saw snow in a urban setting for the first time.

Everything was great except for JFK and the flight back to SF. A Nightmare. When it comes to aesthetic appeal, functional layout, communication infrastructure, and overall expericence, JFK Airport gets one large, massive, unavoidable, overdue FAIL.

Here are pictures of ME.
And some other people, of course.

Star struck with Primo.


Dave 1 of Chromeo.

Kid Sister, Cipha Sounds.

Kid Sister.

Benji B, Blu Jemz.

Blu Jemz and DJ Tap.10.

Dust La Rock.

DJ Morsy.

Sammy Bananas.

Roxy Cottontail.

Nick Catchdubs.

DJ Booth of Jokers of the Scene.

DJ Ayres.

DJ Eleven.

DJ Booth (JOTS), J2K (Flosstradamus), Trackademicks (ME!), Dave 1 (Chromeo), Nick Catchdubs, Dust La Rock, XXXChange, Pase Rock, A-Trak.

Also, here are some other pictures of the Fool's Gold Holiday Party...

Oh Yeah... and FRIDAY is my birthday!!! More about that as the week goes on...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Winter Solstice: I Can See the Sun in Late December...

Stevie Wonder - I Can See The Sun In Late December - Beat Club 1973 -
Stevie Wonder - "I Can See The Sun In Late December" Beat Club 1973

Today is the first day of winter. And because I'm in NYC to for the Fool's Gold Holiday Party, I'm really feeling it! I'm partial to Spring/Summer, but I can't front on my birth month...

I used to play the Roberta Flack version of this song to death in college. The intro and outro are my favorite parts...


Friday, December 19, 2008

Tonight: Fool's Gold Holiday Party!!!

Live and direct from the Empire State...
During the holiday season...
In Times Square...

I think this video accurately displays the feelings and sentiments of the hour...

Hope to see all the NY folks out tonight... Its going down!

Snow is fun to play in, just not in the city... Shout out to the homie L-Pain, visiting the perfect snow to play in.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Art of the Child Chorus: Post-Apocalyptic Cinema Edition [blogpost] 101

I have always been obsessed with the Child Chorus. It is a sacred art. In particular, I am enamored with its connection to post-apocalyptic cinema. There is nothing more perfectly complementary to the threat of certain death for the human race than an eerie, emotionless sea of juvenile moaning. Take a look...

Tina Turner- "We Don't Need Another Hero" theme from Mad Max

Blue States- "Season Song" theme from 28 Days Later

G Tom Mac- "Cry Little Sister" theme from The Lost Boys

I Ain't Playin'...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The One-Hundredth Blog Post.

Trackademicks x D-Sharp x The Lvvr x Red Light x Joyo Velarde video shoot

Friday, December 12, 2008

Myx Music Label Launch: Joyo Velarde

Lyrics Born "Hot 2 Def" feat. Joyo Velarde and Charlie 2na (of Jurassic 5)

Last night I got a chance to catch Joyo Velarde @ the Boom Boom Room in SF for the launch of Myx TV's new label. I was excited because this was her first show headlining. She did a lot of material off of her upcoming album, dropping Spring 2009. The album is going to be fresh... Its about time!

Also, It was like a who's who of Bay Area Hip-Hop in the house... folks from Myx, Quannum, Skyblaze, ABB, damn near all of TRUE , and of course the Honor Roll, just to to name a few. Chief XL of Blackalicious was in the house as well! Oh yeah and a whole bunch of my twitter homies... There were also performances from Keelay & Zaire and Jern Eye.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tittsworth's Twelve Steps: T&A Remixes out now!

Tittsworth's Twelve Steps: The T&A Remixes are out! Remixed by DJ Day, Sammy
Bananas, and yours truly! Get the vinyl now @ Turntable Lab!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Havana "Nitelife" feat. Trackademicks

The homies over @ Skoolcraft just leaked an exclusive sample off of Havana's up coming album... Produced by and Featuring yours truly! Get ready for her new album Entervention  in 2009.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grammy Nominations: 2 out of 5 ain't Bad!

The Grammy nominees have been announced and I am pleasantly surprised this year. Specifically, in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance, two of the songs were remixed by yours truly! Just in case you forgot, here are the video's below....

Kenna- "Say Goodbye to Love" (Trackademicks Remix) featuring Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Janelle Monae- "Many Moons" (Trackademicks 'Yall Better Shut Up' Remix)

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Name's Bond... Diddy Bond.

Sean John Bond... Oh and Jaime Foxx is also trying to be 007 as well...


2008 San Francisco International Auto Show

This past Friday Night, the Bike Maker and I went to the 2008 San Francisco International Auto Show at the Moscone Center...

This is what I'm talking about...

they're finally back...

And I'm trying to fool with every generation of Camaro...

And since I can't be Iron Man...

I'll take his R8...

And the A8 too...

The Dodge Challenger is probably one of the dopest throwbacks...

Let's just hope they don't blanket the world like the Charger did...

And when I finally reach 007 Status...

I'll take an Aston Martin along with the Tom Ford wardrobe...

If I ever move to Miami with nouveau riche rap star dreams...

A gentleman's Ferrari...

And normally I'm not a Porsche dude...

but a half a mil for some jet engines in the back seems reasonable...

And usually for me its 'Maros over 'Stangs...

But the Shelby and I are in good standing...