Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 10:33PM
Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 02:22PM
It may be nine years before we get a proper follow-up single to "Watch My Feet," but I suppose we're lucky enough to get Dude 'n Nem MySpace gemlets like "McDonald's" and now "The Christmas Song," which are pretty magical in their own right.
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• Dear Dude 'n Nem…
• Dude 'n Nem – "Watch My Feet (Disney Mix)"
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 12:37AM
Etienne began putting his stamp on the Parisian music scene in the mid '90s. It was around the same time that Air, Daft Punk and Cassius all made it into the international pop spotlight. While Etienne remained revered among critics and dance music circles, his hometown brethren enjoyed world tours and major label success.
He may not have become a household hame, but his impact on the city's musical identity was crucial. The electro-house currently associated with Ed Banger and Daft Punk was largely shaped by Etienne's early output.
Live on Neptune is a six-track live EP recorded in Versailles back in June. All the tracks were reworked pretty significantly from their original versions. "Am I Wrong" was originally released as a single in 2000–here's its live version from the EP:
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Buy the Live on Neptune EP from iTunes.
Bonus Video: "Am I Wrong" Original Version
Monday, December 10, 2007 at 06:44PM
Our original plan for this entry was to post 20-something tracks spanning across the 15-year timeline of Pimp C (aka Chad Butler) and UGK. However, a few of our dot com brethren beat us to the punch in ways with which we could never compete. Two outlets in particular have given us UGK and Pimp C treasure troves. XXL posted a whopping 54 tracks of C-related material. (Fader did us the justice of archiving links of all nine XXL posts—you can find the 54 tracks within said posts.) Also, Matt Sonzala, best known for his blog HoustonSoReal, did a three-hour Pimp C tribute on his radio show Damage Control on the evening of December 4th, which was the same day C's body was discovered. The show featured call-ins from people close to C, and Sonzala received a text, which he read aloud, from Bun B.
XXL and Sonzala have this Pimp C tribute thing on lock, and it leaves little work for the rest of us. So I've decided to focus on newer C-featured tracks that came out this year, since everyone else seems to be posting the "legacy" tracks recorded way back when. I won't pretend I'm some old school UGK fan—I honestly just got into them in the past few years. But I think the 2007 Pimp C was dropping some joints that are just as good and potentially as important as the circa '91 UGK tracks on which everyone is focusing.
I've also included some of my favorite audio interviews and spoken segments by the one Sweet Jones. The man was seriously like a modern-day Richard Pryor.
Big up all the media outlets (on and offline) who have put respect and responsibility first and reported C's life and legacy rather than a bunch of speculative booty chatter about the manner of his passing. Obviously we're all curious about his untimely death, but the autopsy and toxicology results won't be available for another eight weeks. So let's continue to respect Chad's family and friends by celebrating his work and saving the rest for later.
Oh, and it's probably understood, but _all_ the following content is very, very NSFW. (And if you don't know, now you know.)
Gucci Mane [ft. Pimp C & Rich Boy] – "I Know Why"
Project Pat [ft. Pimp C] – "Talkin' Smart to a Pimp"
Lil' Keke [ft. Paul Wall & UGK] – "Chunk Up the Deuce"
Pimp C [ft. P.O.P. & Lil' Keke] vs. The New Pornographers – "Knockin' Fablez Down" [mash-up by ABX of The Hood Internet]
Fonzworth Bentley [ft. Lil' Wayne & Pimp C] – "C.O.U.L.O.R.S."
Pimp C speaks on the XVII compilation
Pimp C interview on Atlanta's 107.9 FM
Pimp C interview with Bo-Bo Luchiano on Dallas' 89.3 FM
Pimp C on life and death
• Call for Pimp C tracks
• R.I.P. Pimp C
• Pimp C Apologizes in All Caps
• AiMT EXCLUSIVE: UGK [ft. Outkast] – "Int'l Players Anthem (Pink Skull Mash by Luminfire)"
Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 03:34PM
The good people over at Eskimo have peddled some divinely fresh headphone disco singles this year, many of which are guaranteed to make our top singles list. "Pacific Air Race" is the latest of the batch.
There's not much to report on Belgian duo Aeroplane as of yet. (People are way too elusive these days.) "Pacific Air Race" will be their second release on Eskimo.
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The "Pacific Air Race" single drops next week.
Badly Drawn Boy – "Promises (Reverso68 Remix)"
Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 01:47AM
This is something I should have done a _long_ time ago. Here are fixes for all three exclusive tracks. They were down for a while. Now they're back like cold sores. They're all 320 kbps. Please download, share, repost accordingly.
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em – "Crank That (Bag Raiders Blend by Luminfire)"
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Timbaland [ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake] – "Give It to Me (Luminfire's Orinoco Mix 'n Mash)"
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UGK [ft. Outkast] – "Int'l Players Anthem (Pink Skull Mash by Luminfire)"
Full Track (Direct)
P.S. One day soon I'll get some more exclusive content up (even if it kills me).
• AiMT Exclusives
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 08:40PM
If starting a Blogger account is like putting out a 7-inch on an indie, then getting your own domain is like inking up that first major label contract. And getting _two_ domains and mapping those domains to your blog is like skiing in the Alps while receiving word on your Generation 2 iPhone prototype that you've just gone quadruple platinum and that your new fragrance is outselling Sean Jean seven to one. Well folks, we got our two domains. Sufficed to say, we're suddenly doin' it real big.
Now pay attention—this is where it gets complicated. We got both antsinmytrance.com and aimt.us. Why aimt.us, you ask? Um, cos it's adorable. Tiny URLs are all the rage right now. I hear they're becoming a hot item this holiday season. So antsinmytrance.com redirects to aimt.us, and aimt.us is what you'll see in your browser. But we're considering antinmytrance.com to be our "focus" domain just to be extra confusing, and we'll advertise using it.
(Don't worry though, antsinmytrance.squarespace.com still works in case you're too lazy to update your RSS reader.)
Oh, and the new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internet may seem like a big place, but when you grind as hard as us, you see how small it really is. It's merely a playground for champions. We'd estimate that we take up about 5% of the total traffic on the web right now. Someday we'll probably have our own OS.