Archive for April, 2009

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Eminem – 3AM Movie Trailer & Track – Exclusive!

April 30, 2009

With Eminem’s second single from the forthcoming Relapse album being leaked well ahead of it’s release i took the liberty of posting the trailer for the track below (which looks ill by the way!)
Like something straight out of horror movie!

And here is the track…

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KeepMeOut.com: This is Brilliant!

April 30, 2009

As we know, everyone and their pets have Facebook accounts, and now with Twitter on a world takeover and youtube making MTV look like Channel U (im not linking these sites for a reason), people have gradually become addicted to social networking!

Now, as im a student/event organizer, my problem is finding the medium. As being online and plugging my events is a vital part of our promotion campaign, however, when you have 10,000 words to write for a project, i should be staying well away.

So say hello to Keepmeout.com

Click the image to keep away from your addicted sites!

Click the image to keep away from your addicted sites!

You basically add the URL of the site that is killing all your life, and then the service will provide you with another URL that you should use to access the service (ideally you should bookmark it and always use it – which i have now done). Happy days!

If you try to access the site more than once within a specific time interval, say 10 minutes – which is how often i seem to be checking ol’ Facey-B, the service will block you and basically tell you your a complete loser and to FUCK OFF and do something productive with your life!

Exactly what i needed to hear to get the introduction to my dissertation done! Brap

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Wolver-lame!

April 29, 2009

As a follower of anything Marvel create and a fan of the whole X-Men franchise (more so with the cartoons though), i must say as usual, i had quite high expectations for the long awaited Wolverine. Now i have a similar feeling to when i walked out of Spiderman 3, and that was with huge disappointment mainly as they used up my favorite character Venom with very little need to.

Now, the problem(s) with this so called ‘prequel’ to the franchise is the fact that they seem to have based everything around a widely regarded hunk in Hugh Jackman, paying very little attention to what their (Marvel and the Hollywood bill payers) larger audience would expect and demand from this title.
As much as i think good ol’ Hugh does what he does well, especially after his dazzling performance at this years Oscar’s (click here to see what i mean) within around 30 minutes i was bored of the site of his huge pecks and decided he needed a shave.

So with no shave and a further hour of basic CGI and even more basic script, i had decided that this addition to the franchise would not take refuge in my DVD collection in six months upon release. It’s just annoying when you know the story line of how the characters were created, but the writers decide it will make more revenue to play with the script and focus more on a few cheesy lines and a helicopter explosion!

So i ask a few questions to myself… why is Sabretooth not named Sabretooth, and has such a huge role, when in X-Men he is a completely different character. We waited for four films to see Gambit and aside from some nice graphics on his poker cards he’s a lame addition to the mutants! Wolverine was my favorite which is probably the same with most of the fans, but now im gonna vote for Prof. Xavier as seeing him hover in that wheelchair of his is more entertaining than anyone else in this saga!

So lets compare… The Dark Knight? Brilliant! Watchmen? Cack! Spiderman 1 & 2? Awesome! Spiderman 3? Average! Sin City? Fantastic! The Spirit? Awful!

I’m not even gonna bother looking for what is next in the comic book film range as it appears that very little ‘comic to film’ writers are producing anything to make these Millhouse look-a-likes quiver in their seats with the excitement of a dramatic entertaining fictional explosion!

At one point i felt like Nelson from The Simpsons stuck in a room full of nerds wanting to pound their faces into their popcorn boxes!

Now that would have been entertaining!!!

Rating: 5/10

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A Breath of ‘Fresh’ air

April 27, 2009

I’ve been down in Pompey just under 4 years now and from coming down here as a DJ/Producer and evolving in to an Event Organizer I have always spent a lot of time keeping up to date with the local scene and whose hot whose not.
As a DJ when you hit a new town you automatically think that you can just jump in and get involved…
Obviously, Pompey isn’t one bit like London so that thought disappeared out the window before i could shout BO!

As an arrogant little kid 4 years ago i did used to judge the local DJ’s heavily. Their track choices and mixing capabilities always used to make me laugh.
When everything i knew was underground from working with the serious clubs, DJ’s, MC’s and atmospheres in London to ending up in a musical mess on the South Coast where DJ’s aren’t talents, they are merely jobs for the uneducated… I had summed up Portsmouth and it’s local DJ’s in a blink.

4 years later im an established event organizer and my hating days have passed and now im good mates with the best of the best down here. Not to say names, but of course i still think most of them are employees of a musical culture rather than talents that should educate the masses to new music.

Where this ends up is with a DJ that goes by the name of Jay Fresh. When i first met Jay he was doing his thing in Envy on a Monday night and i was doing my usual skank out. I always like to chat to the DJ and have a gander at their mixing style, and it didn’t take long for me to be impressed with this chap. Using Serato and VINYL (yeah boy, vinyl) this guy is technically brilliant. CDJ’s or Technics, he’s smashing relentless perfect mixes in and out likes it’s going out of fashion. His track choices on a Monday night are some what shadowed by his corporate employers and do him no justice at all.
I first got Jay involved on one of my events for Revolution last December. I didn’t get to hear his set then cos i was running around making sure SWAY had his Jack Daniels.

Jay Fresh Performing at a 1Xtra Party

Jay Fresh Performing at a 1Xtra Party

Now 4 months later and i decided to get Mr. Fresh back involved with our events again. I knew this guy could handle himself around the equipment and always get a professional swagger from him in conversations, but i must say i was a tad skeptical if he was up to the job for playing a full garage set at Back To The Oldskool.
(Then again, i didn’t take it upon myself to check his MySpace Page and see that he’s been doing Garage since the late 90’s.

Jay and myself have had numerous chats lately and his friendly communications and knowledge with music is somewhat of a ‘breath of fresh air’ (excuse the pun). I must say i went years, i mean YEARS.. Hating the music scene down here and spent years trying to do the events that i love, forgetting to take in that WE ARE NOT IN LONDON! Must be why im not a millionaire yet i guess…

So Jay and i are chatting and this guy could seriously write a book on modern music. A musical brain that fits nicely in to DJ Magazine and should be kept safely locked away from corruption of cack music. Reminiscing the oldskool garage days and the big beatz of a 20th century music scene, i become familiar with a guy that knows the tunes that i know and even the record shops that i lived in for 5 years.

Come last Thursday and Back To The Oldskool i was actually more looking forward to seeing Jay Fresh than DJ Luck & MC Neat. I spent most of the night on the cash desk but could hear everything. Crankie & Bushman and their newly acquired Hercules RMX Console played leading up to Jay Fresh.

I must admit it was an emotional set from Mr. Fresh. I should have taken up his offer of booking the So Solid Twins and MAC to go alongside his set. As expected his track selection was potentially floor stopping and his mixes had me in a dance fueled frenzy in the cash booth. Fresh let loose pretty much every big UK Garage track ever and brought back memories of what it’s like to hear a DJ that lives within their music. His mixing style is far from orthodox and varies all the best traits of a professional musician, not just a DJ! I was overly impressed to say the least and since then have praised Jay for his efforts. I look forward to his next set which actually happens to be this Thursday!
Supporting Young Nate, Mr. Fresh will be let loose once again to turn up the heat for the ravers.

No corporate playlists here… expect the best in Hip Hop/R&B/UK Garage/Grime/Bassline/Funky/Bashment/Afro-beatz. See flyer below for more details…

What i am thinking about last Thursday though… Was it really Jay Fresh or DJ EZ in the building?

Catch Jay Fresh at Liquid & Envy, Portsmouth on a Monday Night, Thursday’s at iAmUni – Club 8 and The Chapel, Salisbury on Saturday’s.

Also tune in to his radio show Wednesdays – 9pm – 11pm 107.6 FM or online – http://www.fireradio.co.uk

Jay Fresh Links:

Fire Radio
Jay Fresh MySpace Page
Jay Fresh Facebook Page
Jay Fresh Download’s

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Messy weekend!

April 27, 2009

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The Monday afternoon recap of the long weekend!! Damn, i planned to go out just on Friday and have a messy one and then have a productive weekend cracking on with work.
Hmm… Ended up getting messy Fri, Sat and Sunday.
Anyone else tell themselves that come Monday they’re gonna get busy and have a productive week?
Seems i do so every week and fail miserably. Then again getting completely smashed can’t be classed as a fail right?

Let’s track back anyway…

Thursday night saw our weekly event at Club 8, Portsmouth called iAmUni and this week was the start of a new brand called Back To The Oldskool.
Headlined by legendary UK Garage duo DJ Luck & MC Neat, we had a solid night of oldskool anthems and bassline bangers.
Supported by the South Coast’s hottest DJ at the moment Jay Fresh Boy did he KILL it! Coming from a DJ angle myself, i must say i was overly impressed with both his track choice and technical ability. That’s being modest too.
So DJ Luck & MC Neat did their thing and we also had a special scenario happen too… Just so happens that N-Dubz & Tinchy Stryder were performing at the Pyramids Center and wanted to party afterward.
At about 1pm im sitting at the cash desk and this little chap with a woolly hat comes sprinting into the club… that was Dappy! Followed by Frazer, Tulisa and a seemingly miserable Tinchy Strdyer. Sure he’ll be feeling better now hes Number One in the charts with Number 1! Decent night!

Friday, i just hit the town with a few pals and Saturday i had a repeated now except without the casino foreplay. Tut Tut!

Sunday was Carnage! And i don’t just mean a messy ordeal, that it was, but it was the pub crawl event Carnage.
Bar crawling to Liquid & Envy armed with a t-shirt and a marker pen i was taking binge drinking to the extreme. Anyway, 2000 students floating about at once is a joke no matter what so it’s all banter! Much to my own problems im now struggling to crack right on.

Monday it is and im spending my time in catch up mode… anyone fancy giving me an assist i have a fiver an hour waiting cos all i wanna do is get involved with my 10 new Xbox games. Not gonna happen with 12,000 words still to write! Somebody say mercy!

In a bit x

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Lookie Here…

April 21, 2009

I’m a little bit Eminem crazy at the moment with 50% of my posts involving him in one way or another. Just copped what appears to be the cover for his forthcoming album Relapse.

Eminem - Relapse

Eminem - Relapse

One word… SICK!

Another SICK album cover, is that of G.O.O.D music’s superstar Kid Cudi. Sick Artwork + Sick Tunez = One ill contraption!

Kid Cudi - Daps & Pounds

Kid Cudi - Daps & Pounds

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Neyo – Part Of The List (Video)

April 20, 2009

The latest video off of his Year of the Gentleman album. This track happens to be my favourite of his and as much as it’s cool to see a video for it… i now know that im gonna hate this track after it gets rinsed on airplays!

Either way… Enjoy!
Shouts to Please Don’t Stare for the hook up… always the first for new music!

***** UPDATE ****** VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED. WILL UPLOAD AGAIN WHEN HIS RECORD LABEL UPLOAD IT!

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