DIRTY CAR ART by Scott Wade
Friday, September 24, 2010
Spolarium - Reasons and Meanings (Produced by DJ Arbi Won)
When I was starting out and when Soundclick was the shit, I bumped into this truly inspirational song. Spolarium is a group formed by two legends in my eyes, DJ Arbi Won and Proof Positive. The project didn't jump off as I dreamed it would and while I heard they recorded some songs, this one was the one kept me hungry in the game. In this song we see DJ Arbi sampling a Bill Withers classic song, Can We Pretend -- one of my favorite DJ Arbi Won collaboration tracks ever. This song is a heavy favorite between me, Arkane and Psylent back in the day.
Can we pretend, that from now on, there is no yesterday.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
PHD - The Most Anticipated (Produced by Traumatik)
PHD's song The Most Anticipated which appeared on the Knowledge Born free giveaway CD back in 2007 for The Community show -- was recorded a good year earlier than that. It was spoken that this track was to make the label's first all Turbulence artists compilation which was then entitled "SOUL IMPRESSIONS" -- well that CD never materialized during that time. This would be my favorite Traumatik produced track of all time and well being that I was too jealous about this beat, I still had to jump on it. Yes, yours truly provided the "THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE SHUT DOWN" congos portion of the song. Word up! Traumatik at his finest!
Here's a run down of some of the people in this picture and what they're currently up to now. Just to show you how much we're still putting in work and what progress these people have been giving the scene.
1. Ron Henley - currently MIA but will be hitting the studio for his solo album and the second album of Stick Figgas. Despite his absence, his song "Biglang Liko" is a heavy contender for song of the year this year. Man he's got my niece memorizing the hook on that song!
2. Loonie - The Ones Who Never Made It x FLIPTOP x SUNUGAN BATTLE LEAGUE, need I say more? And all that, just this year.
3. Ryan Andres a.k.a. Psylent - currently taking up the bar exam to fulfill his path as a soon to be lawyer. Last seen performing for the BEATBOX ROUNDUP dispatching keys while beatboxing.
4. A.N.E. - Gave you this summers national KICKS ANTHEM with WHO KNOWS, produced by DJ Arbi Won.
5. Roo - I heard he's in Guam, making a living and hollering at the honeys as usual.
6. Chrizo Seneres - You already know, this year alone -- Chrizo has delved into producing Margaux Cortez's debut album. Released FORGET ABOUT IT (GRAE x MASTAPLANN), produced a track for AMP for the upcoming TAKING BAKKK THE CITY project KASE x SOULFIESTA, recently hosted Sunugan's live interviews during the event, will be working on ILL-J's ESCROW STOCK album next month and releasing GRAE with Marquiss this coming November 29.
7. Quest - JOIN THE QUEST: REVOLUTION album close to 5,000 copies sold. Will be appearing on ASAP in 2 weeks time. October 22 marks the date of his album launch at Eastwood Plaza for free, which tentatively includes Gary V doing a set to open the night. 90% done with his endorsement deal with Adidas, just wrapped up recording for MAGIC 89.9's station ID, placing BACK TO LOVE in both the radio and video charts, 2nd single PARTY LIFE video shoot currently being planned. The rest, well I can't tell you yet.
8. ILL-J - currently finishing up the bar exam and preparing to leave of a conference he is being sent to in Malaysia later this month. After the bar, expect ILL-J to be back in the studio to record his 3rd album, ESCROW STOCK.
9. Monique - putting her debut album recording on hold to help Peoples Future get their corporate game up and the first woman I know heading her own Dope Love music imprint under Locked Down Entertainment. She has also been actively crafting her make up artist skill through various shoots around the metro and recently bagged a cover shoot for a magazine.
10. G-MONEY - he is currently the leading their family business, one of the biggest insurance firms in the Philippines. Greg Mercado Jr. has been active in this family business over the past 2 years, he also was the reason behind local hiphop's involvement in the whole Gawad Kalinga movement.
11. Datu - SUNUGAN BATTLE MC - you know the drill.
12. Domnic Nuesa a.k.a. Arkane - currently devling into film, he has given you videos such as Beyond, Beyond; both version of Back To Love and is doing some under water filming as of late. You can catch him in Batangas swimming away, scuba diving and expect a short film from this Turbulence visionaire soon.
13. Prolifik - dude has been on the sneaker hunt for the past few years, occasionally recording through his group SAME TEAM. Check out his latest adventures and kicks purchases at WWW.YOURDAILYDOSEOFMARC.COM
14. Gino Feraren a.k.a. Nimbusnine - So Wonderful music video, directed by August Espino will be out soon. Currently been recording for various projects (GAP x N9, TAKING BAKK THE CITY and his debut album in the works).
15. Jess Sabater a.k.a. PHD - the A&R of Turbulence Productions, currently incharge of TEAM 2012. Just recently wrapped up half of the recordings for Turbulence's first ever posse track entitled TITANS. Pushing the GRAE album for November and wrapping up the Gold Barz album. Jess Sabater is also in charge of making sure the cohesiveness of Turbulence albums beats-wise is up to par to the concept of the albums being done. He also just wrapped up his verse for the QYORK produced DITO LANG song which also include PKSO, KNOWA, AMP and NIMBUS.
16. Billy Mercardo a.k.a. Jalil - currently doing the 9 to 5 and occasionally making beats. See him work his beats for 2011 releases.
17. Jonan Aguilar - Mr. Real Name No Gimmicks just released his anticipated mixtape which includes old collaborations, Los Indios Songs and new joints such as Pilipino Ka. He recently stole the show in Music Museum and has been performing around the metro and abroad. He has also been the person behind the MIKROPINOY show at Ka Freddie's which also held the Sunugan Battle Royale - with Dello winning the title.
WHAT DO YOUR PICTURES SAY WHEN YOU SEE EM?
Nimbusnine - So Gone (Produced by B-Roc)
DOWNLOAD SO GONE HERE.