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Deep, moody contemporary R&B. Pretty much lap dance central if you were in a strip club where the strippers are the internet 20 somethings really into Aaliyah.
I will be doing a rare guest DJ spot with some old and new homies this Sunday. Hope my Brooklyn friends will stop by for a few.
MTV 1993 Rock N Jock Basketball
This can never happen again, and if it did it wouldn’t be nowhere near as memorable.
Shot using an Olympus Trip and Fujifilm 400
Tim on this series: “Very unprepared and sleeping in a small hire car, Scotland is freezing compared to Mexico where I’d spent the majority of the year. The very first photo of the trip was the highway shot, a personal favorite.”
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Turntable Lab Radio’s most recent show is now available for download featuring Brainfeeder’s Tokimonsta. Yours truly opens the episode up with the Lab’s Current Rotation, then Toki takes over, and we wrap up the episode with an interview.
Fortune posted this earlier in the week discussing how the iPhone won over Japan. Keeping in mind the country has been light years ahead of anything coming from the states, cellphone makers are being forced to make unfortunate decisions and further drives home my point on the dilution of unique culture and technology. Yes the iPhone is a great step in cellphone technology, but is also maybe the greatest deception in smartphone history. Japan, don’t do it!
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Mark LeVine (@culturejamming) is professor of Middle Eastern history at UC Irvine and distinguished visiting professor at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University in Sweden and the author of the forthcoming book about the revolutions in the Arab world, The Five Year Old Who Toppled a Pharaoh.
Good read linking Public Enemy to James Brown to African Roots. You must learn.
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Future Soul / Hip Hop / Head nod ish from Jay Scarlett. Tracklisting in the link, but just feel it, you don’t need all that other stuff.
My thoughts exactly.
There’s almost an unfair amount of talent in these screen grabs. You can also not help but marvel while being ecstatic that Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Nigel Rogers all got together in a studio. Even more astonishing is that those sessions will actually be available for fans worldwide.
Random Access Memories • May 21st, 2013 • I can not fucking wait.
You can now customize Roshe Runs on Nike iD. Goddamn.
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center officially opened 40 years ago on April 4, 1973. At the time of their completion they were the tallest buildings in the world.
These photos, taken shortly after the World Trade Center was completed in the early 1970s, are part of the DOCUMERICA series, a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to photographically document subjects of environmental concern in America during the 1970s.
Find more images from DOCUMERICA at “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” now open at the National Archives in Washington, DC.