Check the new Maxxi Soundsystem 12" on Kojak Giant Sounds doing damage all over..
Mr Rob Fahey aka BlackLodge Alphabet City with the heavyweight modern boogie cut "Turn Me Up" is featured on the upcoming "Underground Disco" 2CD-compilation on Ministry of Sound. Check here for more details.
"Fantastic", "awesome", "super groovy", "fuckinnnn huge!", "outstanding", "perfect", "highest order" etc. Who needs press releases these days? Hear for yourself.
"In early 2008, seven artists employed by Fat Beats New York decided to form a rap group. We call ourselves the Brown Bag AllStars. Every day we sell records to customers who want good, honest music. We figured we knew enough about the subject to make it ourselves. We were right. Our roster is like a 40 oz. A-Team. We've got Audible Doctor, rapper, producer, and Fat Beats manager; J57, rapper, beatsmith and assistant-manager; Koncept, rapper and ultimate bar fight champion; Soul Khan, rapper and pornosseur; E Holla, dj, father, and FatBeats.com webmaster; Element, dj and man of relaxed expectations; and Goo, a dj and genius mixing engineer. Our numbers are great, but our energy on stage is unlike anything else in New York today. We will bring the same spirit and liveliness to any stage we step on that we have shown at packed venues throughout New York City. What began as a bunch of drunk dudes running Fat Beats became one of the brightest prospects in the independent hip hop scene. We don't believe in VIP sections. Everybody is welcome at a Brown Bag AllStar party. We hope you enjoy it."
- J57 (Fat Beats, NYC)
Here it is finally, Traveller´s guide to the music that matters.
Huge thanks to Antti + Vomiting Small Man for putting in serious work.