Def Jam VP, Grammy Award winning producer No ID and Grammy Nominated, Multi-Platimum producer The Legendary Traxster announce their first joint album project for Mikkey Halsted "The Force" Is Here Now!!
Before we drop our debut EP, we're giving away a 14 track compilation of our most exclusive mash-ups and refixes called 'Splice & Peas'. Featuring vocals from likes of Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Missy & Dizzie Rascal over beats from Zinc, Benga, Skream, Mark Pritchard, Mr Scruff and more. Some of the tracks are available to download on our soundcloud page but the finished compilation has a couple more exclusives included so enjoy ride... its a Mashment ting!
Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork - "Another Classic" (M-Phazes Remix)
For the latest leak off Phazed Out, M-Phazes remixes "Another Classic", which was originally featured on the Philly-based producer's compilation album Taking Nowehere, Somewhere that was released in June of 2010. The remix finds Phazes layering a brass section over his signature claps that provide quite the fitting back drop for emcees Burke, Torae and Side Effect to lay down the punches. To complete the cipher, Philly’s DJ Waxwork proves to be an equally dangerous man that can talk with his hands…“send it in a package, gift wrap it, stamp it, with a price that’s nice so you can cop it, rip it out the plastic, insert the compact disc and blast it [boom]…another classic!”
Primal Pop Media provides a never before seen glimpse into the soundscaping methods of ¡MAYDAY! producers Plex Luthor and Gianni Cash. Discussing topics from their own music theory to the benefits of working as a unit. This rare opportunity yields a peek into the the creative process of one of Miami's most explosive bands on the road to their Strange Music debut Take Me To Your Leader, due out March 27th, 2012!
De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present “First Serve” The Album
Courtesy Matt B.
First they brought you ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting from a late-night house party in a Parisian suburb. Then we saw our heroes getting endless grief from Deen’s overbearing mother in the Mrs. Whitter skit. That was all just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times.
‘First Serve’ is many things, but at its heart it is the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes. Two friends, Deen Whitter (aka Plug 2 / Dave) and Jacob ‘Pop Life’ Barrow (aka Plug 1/ Pos), friends from seventh grade, are by their own admission, “different, but the differences seem to complement everything we do.” Their name ‘First Serve’ comes from their motto, “First come, First Serve, get what you deserve.”
After years of laying down demos and mixtapes on the hustle in the hip-hop game, we get the next installment from their world in the form of the ‘We Made It’ skit. All the hard work has finally paid off – Jacob and Deen have hit the big time signing to Goon Time Records to become the next new thing to hit the airwaves.
Due to hit the streets worldwide on April 2nd, through Duck Down Music in North America & Pias in all other territories, the ‘First Serve’ album tells the story of two dreamers in a basement struggling to start their musical career, the battles they face, through to the point that they eventually release their debut single, ‘make it big’ and their hard work and persistence finally pays off. As we know that is rarely where the story ends and the story of ‘First Serve’ is no different. Taking place in an animated world that could have been imagined by Hawley Pratt on Magic Mushrooms, the high spirited and often hilarious journey is pure old school hip-hop; skits, disco, beats, funk, quips, burns and hustlin’ all included. Ain’t nothing gonna stop us now...