Thursday, May 31, 2012
After a brief break for Memorial Day, Versedays is back with Episode 5 live from the Roundabout Records headquarters. Check out my exclusive interview with DJ Fono who produced the track we are featuring this week (Good Times), and catch a taste of what's to come on my upcoming album release Big Dreams: A Tale of 2 Sides.
Special thanks to DJ Fono for the appearance, and Mal behind the camera.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Rising DJ/Producer duo The Knocks recently dropped a mix from their Memorial Day weekend set in Ibiza, and as usual the boys delivered immensely. Download their exclusive mix of some Nu Disco/ Funk below...
It's about that time, after an incredible Stanley Cup playoff, we find ourselves at the final two. I am proud to post that this year, my New Jersey Devil's have the honor to play for their forth Stanley Cup in team history. Led by some young talent, a coy head coach, and the greatest goalie to ever play, the Devils are in a great position to raise lord Stanley once again. Their opponents? The high flying L.A. Kings. A team that was made famous by superstar Wayne Gretzky back in the 90's, but unfortunately never got a chance to kiss the cup. I am expecting a well fought battle as game 1 begins tonight at 8pm.
Above you can view the media day press conference from veteran hall of famer Martin Brodeur. I had the pleasure of meeting this man twice in my life from autograph signings at local Jersey shopping malls. He was not only someone I admired but often imitated during my youth hockey days. Watching this playoff run has really gave me a sense of nostalgia, and I could not be happier to witness his chance to earn the Devils one final championship before hanging up his skates for good. My prediction, Devils in 6. Let's go Devils! #REDNATION
Video of the week goes to the homie representing for the West Coast, Compton Menace. Menace has been consistently providing us with some real dope joints as of late. Affiliated with Game's Money Gang team, Menace delivers a great performance on this laid back California summer jam. Check out the official video for "For My Real Niggaz" (F.M.R.N.) directed by Dreamer Nation's Peter Johnson above.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The kid is back with his third installment of his mixtape series Words From the Burbs, and Jonny held nothing back on this one. Perhaps a more evolved, and eclectic selection of beats on this tape can be described as nothing short of exquisite. The heat is on in South Florida and it's not coming out the Triple A. Download WFTB 3.0 for free exclusively below, and thank me later.
**Also make sure to check out this round's Lyrks/Dutch collabo on "Let You Go", a refreshing R&B switchup with a smash hook provided by Zion Birdsong**
Jonny Lyrks- WFTB 3.0 (Free Mixtape)
Saturday, May 19, 2012
It's that time of the week, Versedays Episode 4 is up for your viewing pleasure. This week's featured verse is a single off Big Dreams: A Tale of 2 Sides called "In the Clouds" produced by my man DJ Fono. We stopped by Case de Nikko for the latest photoshoot featuring R&B vocalist Cohen. Special thanks to Nikko Capria for letting us in the building, as well as Cohen, Mal, and Riki Cheung for taking part this week.
Like the verse? Check out the original track it was featured on right here:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
What happens when one of the biggest hit single bands of the year sings another one of the years biggest hit singles? Well this of course, take a listen to Fun. (We Are Young) performing a rendition of Gotye's "Somebody I Used to Know". Also featuring on the female vocal, is Hayley Williams of Paramore. Check it out above.
Download Kanye West Lost in the World (Tiesto Remix)
Remix of the week goes off to Tiesto. Dude has been doing it for so long and he strongly delivers with this dope remix of Kanye's Lost in the World. The official song hasn't been released yet but here is a downloadable rip off his BBC Podcast "Tiesto's Club Life". Check it out above.
Check out Dave 1(of Chromeo) and A-Trak throw down for the Fools Gold Block Party that went down in NY some time ago. Also appearing on stage is Craze and Just Blaze. For those who aren't familiar with A-Trak (who is one half of Duck Sauce), this dude is so incredibly talented on the turntables. The only real comparable skill in my eyes would be the late great DJ AM. Really dope video of the fellas running through everything from old school hip hop to Nu-Disco jams. The NY hipster crowd ate up every note. Watch above (for about 30 minutes) of some of the things these artists are capable of.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Check out the third installment of Dreamer Nation's newest online promo series "Versedays" broadcasting a random verse at a random location exclusively featured on the Dutch fan page:http://www.facebook.com/planetdutch
Like the Verse? Check out the track it was featured on right here:
Dutch- What They Want (Produced by Daft Punk) (Featured on TRON soundtrack)
Shot/Cut: Brian "Mal" Malaspina
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Okay, okay I know I'm a few days late on this and Johnson (@Johnsonsworld) has been talkin this mixtape up to me all week but I finally had the opportunity to check it out. Meek certainly opens up lyrically on this tape, avoiding the predictable "Like A Boss" flow. Gotta respect him here and cosign features he has in attendance. Stream it, download it, whatever...just check it out below.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Video of the week comes directly from Haitian artist Young Slay. Talk about an artist with a message, I had the pleasure of checking out his album sometime last month and this joint really touched home. So naturally when I heard this would be the first video off the album I reached for my macbook. Featured on the track is the talented Jonny Lyrks who always comes correct. Watch the premiere of "Food in My Belly" and spread the love.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
It's about that time again, Versedays, episode 2 is up for your viewing pleasure. Watch me kicking the verse from my newest leak "Time" directly from the Sonic Drive-Thru. Enjoy and share with your friends. Like the verse? Listen to the full track right here: