Sat, 28 November 2009
Holiday season is here. In the music industry world "holiday season" means 4th quarter music sales. This translates to labels making sure that they push their biggest artists to rake in the sales after nine months of madness. Traditionally there is a 'gap' of commercial music releases between December and February while the major labels collect on their major investments while independent artists push hard to break new ground. During this time in NYC there is also a lot of opportunity to be busy with DJ gigs. For H&FLO 10 I wanted to highlight new and emerging artists that inspire me to hustle here in NYC. As for the intro, Jonesy and I were flown out to Rome earlier in November to play for the US Marine Corps. Hustle in Italiano = "trambusto."
Tue, 20 October 2009
Life is all about progression: forward and onward. The Jellyfish is on a life- long quest as it drifts into the deep blue unknown. The Jellyfish must concentrate on finding the warm currents to help move itself onward. The Jellyfish floats alone. He is equipped only with poisonous tentacles to disarm prey that attempt to infiltrate his autonomy. In the deep blue abyss, The Jellyfish must be ready to embrace unforeseeable changes that may throw it deeply off course. The Jellyfish's strength during these times are a test of its evolutionary character. The Jellyfish conquers these forces by flowing with the changes of these tides, constantly focused on finding the warm currents. The Jellyfish travels far and wide. He inherently embraces a worldly heroic journey. It is long and hard in this animal kingdom, but the strong are rewarded with majestic self-governing freedom. The King floats alone.
*H&FLO 9- NYC's Vagabond King*
Mon, 10 August 2009
WHAT! 95 degrees in NYC today, humidty 60%. People are like, "Well Texas is hot, Florida is hot, Brazil is hot" ... but NYC is HUMID. Invest your money in Gold Bond if you know what's good...Not only is it humid, but it's still a recession and people in this city running around like crazy trying to figure out where the money went. Musically, everything is out of wack. Matter of fact, I'm sitting inside of Sony Records right now, and the label people can't stop talking about the humidity and the downfall of the industry. Lazy DJ's especially better watch themselves, dudes are hungry and I need to eat...The only way to survive in the music game right now is to be patient, and connect with real music, real art, real truth. And the only way to survive in this city is to hustle... and hustle hard. Living in Harlem, it's the truth that you must be a hunter in the Urban Jungle, or be hunted. To all my hustlers and artists, it isn't easy right now but keep grinding, I shed sweat for all.
Tue, 7 July 2009
Hustle & FLO Podcast Radio 7
"Lost In LA LA Land"
(Under The Influence of California)
I am a New Yorker. There is some sort of parallel universe that exists for people between the east coast and west coast, becuase LA was great to us during Jonesy & my DJ travels to the left coast. Great gigs, hype partying, unique music, ambitious single women, regal and legal ganja, and lots and lots of sun. Jonesy said that he could see himself 'living here,' but I am still true to NYC. But while we were out at Cali doing events for the Black Eyed Peas and remixing tracks for the LINKS, I couldn't help but let the Cali vibe infiltrate my system. For this Podcast I wanted to capture the vibes and sounds that I was listening to and focused on while in LA. I was literally about 10 blocks away from where Michael Jackson died (RIP) and felt instant chills and a shockwave of energy rush through the core of the city and into the Universe. And I am still amazed how some songs that are HUGE in LA can also be UNKNOWN in NYC (and visa-versa)- which is why travel is so interesting...Sitting in hours of traffic on the 405 breathing in smog, we were bumping the tracks selected on this mix. Hopefully you can taste the In & Out Burger and cool pacific breeze in this mix. Be Easy. Subscribe @ FLOsounds.com
Tue, 9 June 2009
Bonus Beats:Every BBQ enthusiast knows that a BBQ without some outdoor sports is hardly a BBQ...So to help you all sweat it out to work up that summer appetite, Hustle & FLO Radio presents to you Scotty Too Dope's Podcast: Too Dope Radio. With the smoothest mixest and tightest electro-gems coming straight from Philadelphia, PA, long time FLO member Too Dope will keep your volley-Ball, horseshoes, and ping-pong tournaments jumping all day long.
TooDopeRadio.com for iTunes subscription
Direct download: Hustle__FLO_Radio_6-_BBQ_Bandits__Bonus__TOO_DOPE_RADIO.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
Tue, 9 June 2009
Damn. It's been a hot minute since we dropped the Podcast. So we came back to drop it like its hot. Hot like the summer. Hot like a hot potato. Hot like hot sauce on fried chicken. Hot like your cousins girlfriend's friend wearing that sexy yet so innocent sundress who just-so-happened to tag along to your boys BBQ and has no idea that now you are about to get your game on...
For the 6th Hustle & FLO Radio Jonesy! and I teamed up for the mix, and are encouraging all to be like us by seeking out as many BBQ's possible and upon arrival hoarding the food, guzzling some brews, sniffing out them sexy honey dips, and slip your iPod onto the sound system and let Hustle & FLO Radio rock the vibes.
Make sure to check out DJ Too Dope's Podcast @ TooDopeRadio.com to get that summer electro sweat!
Upcoming DJ Schedule:
Every Thursday This Summer @ Lily Pond, Hamptons, NY
June 23rd- July 1st: Hustling in Los Angeles
July 10th- @ Frauenfeld Openair Festival, Switzerland
July 16th- @ Hive (Glaurus, Switzerland)
*Always spinning varios locations in NYC
Having a summer BBQ, Rooftop Rager, Pool Party, or Wknd Rager? Holler at the BBQ Bandits: bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, 28 April 2009
Hustle & FLO Podcast Radio 5
"Shouts To Rah- (...the sun god)"
1) Asher Roth (ft. Beanie Sigel)- Perfectionist
2) Rick Ross (ft. Nas)- Usual Suspects
3) Saigon (prod. by Statik Selektah)
4) Dr. Dre (ft. T.I. & Nas)- Topless
5) Clipse (ft. Kanye West)- Kinda Like A Big Deal
6) NORE (ft. Jim Jones)- Shoulders Move
7) Daniel Merriweather (ft. Wale)- Change
8) Kid Cudi (ft. Kanye & Lady Gaga)- I Poke Her Face
9) Lady Gaga- Poker Face (Pete Rock Remix)
10) Bully (ft. Sheek & Styles P)- PE # 1
11) Asher Roth- Live @ NYC Blender Theatre Freestyle (FLO-sclusive)
12) Drake- Houstatlantavegas
13) Lykke Li- Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)
14) Chester French- Jimmy Choos
15) Jade- Up and Out
16) Santogold- Creator
17) Major Lazer (Diplo + Switch) ft. Santogold- Hold The Line
18) Chester French (ft. Bun B, Talib Kweli & Mickey Factz)
19) Menomena- Strongest Man in the World
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Direct download: Hustle__FLO_Radio_5-_Shouts_To_Rah_...the_sun_god.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EDT
Sat, 28 March 2009
H&FLO Radio 4- NYC Get Smacked:
For real for real NYC! It is time to reach deep into the dark corners of the left side of your brain. Spread your ears out and soak in some new vibes...Blast away your current mind state of music, it is officially spring cleaning for the mind ... to this mix. It's time to bust through the dark winter, throw up the middle finger, 'spark up some weed,' and let new music, new energy, enter your body...
Spring Cleaning for Your Ears Track List:
1. Chase & Status- Eastern Jam
2. Snoop Dogg- Snoop Dogg Millionaire
3. Wiley- Gangsters
4. Bersa Discos- Cumbia Murguera (Argentina)
5. Juelz Santana- Shake That Ass For Daddy
6. Rustie- Zig Zag
7. Pitbull (ft. Pharell)- Blanco
8. Rye Rye (ft. Blaqstarr & M.I.A.)- Bang
9. Nue Pourn- Deep Inside
10. A.R. Rahman ft. M.I.A.- O...Saya (Slum Dog Millionaire Soundtrack)
11. Congorock- Runark (His Majesty Andre Growl Remix)
12. Dam Funk- Chocolate
13. D-Block (ft. S.I.)- Get That Paper
14. Jim Jones- Let It Out
15. Daytona- Loose Your Mind
16. Asher Roth- Lark On My Go-kart
17. Brownout- Laredo 77
18. Uncle Murda- Long Kiss Freestyle
19. Fiasco- Steve Herman
20. Stat Quo- Stylin'
21. Young Juggz- Queens Anthem
22. Shoes- Save Their Soles (H&FLO Outro)
Sat, 21 February 2009
Oi! It's Carnival Today! I've been DJing in Rio for nearly 3 weeks now and I have been relaxing like a mother f*cker not really keeping up with any type of responsibilities, just like a true Carioca. Rio is probably the most beautiful city in the world
This mix was recorded live with the homie Jonesy @ an underground club in Botofogo, Rio De Janeiro called Casa Da Matriz. The club is gritty and the people going there will smoke weed and are very open to new music...I am leaving for Olinda in North Brasil tomorrow and will be lost from all contact for 10 days...
1. Collie Budz- Movin On
2. Drake- Novemeber 18th
3. Lil' Wayne- Every Girl (ft. Drake, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine)
4. Jadakiss- Hard Times (ft. Barrington Levy)
5. Jay-Z- Brooklyn Go Hard (ft. Santogold) (Green Lantern Soundbwoy Remix)
6. Ryan Leslie- How It Was Supposed To Be (DJ Rob Dinero Remix)
7. Drake- Best I Ever Had
8. Ryan Leslie- Just Right
9. Collie Budz- What A Feelin (ft. Paul Wall)
10. DJ Webstar- Dancing On Me (ft. Juelz Santana)
11. N.A.S.A.- A Volta (ft. Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Lovefoxxx)
12. Swizz Beatz- Up In This Club (ft. Lil' Wayne)
13. Slim- Glide For Me (Ft. Red Hott)
14. The Roots- Thought @ Work
15. Secret Weapon- Must Be The Music (FLO & Jonesy! Hyphy Edit)
Direct download: Hustle__FLO_Podcast_Radio-_Live_from_Rio_De_Janeiro__02.22.09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT
Thu, 29 January 2009
Wow. A huge influx of dope dope new music came my way since I was in Aspen last week. Major props of course to homie Jonesy for holding down the blogs and the music also. Kid is a BEAST!
Anyhow, this mix has a slew of real slick NYC hip-hop, gems that are really fresh to the ear. Brand new Harlem fire- Jim Jones, Ryan Leslie, Drake ft. Santogold/Diplo, Focus/DJ Premier, and Jay-Z's Obama Tribute.
Don't sleep on the other eclectic joints as well, such as Radio Clit's African influenced track, Nursing Home's ear crunching remix, and an All-American Rejects song that I really dig (even though in the past I have slept on them).
Rio De Janeiro is Next Week. Holla
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