Entries in Arkansas (73)

Thursday
Jun302011

NOLA bounce set tonight in Fayetteville



Just a quick heads up that I'll be spinning alongside Shortfuze and Bizar tonight at Smoke & Barrel for Shortfuze's Double Tough monthly, and I'll be doing an all New Orleans bounce set from around 11 until midnight. AND I'll be giving out download codes for an accompanying mix. I will only make the mix available to Double Tough attendees (at least for the time being). So I hope to see you out! If I don't, you'll get no bounce murzick :\

I'm very stoked about this. I've got SO MANY tracks to rip through, and I'll be transitioning very quickly, so don't let your ears blink.
Thursday
May192011

Tyler, the Creator [ft. 607] - "Yonkers (Remix)"

607photo by On tha Grind
I've been having conversations lately about how OFWGKTA could be the rap Nirvana. And that totally sounds like some corny Rolling Stone op-ed piece, but in other words, Odd Future could inspire a legion of imitators and completely reconfigure the hip-hop mainstream. If this happens, you can bet that 95% of mainstream rappers who have become popular since '96 or so would be out of a job. You can't just go 10 year rhyming earnestly about cars and money and then comfortably change lanes into OFWGKTA territories. It'd be a train wreck. This is evidenced by recent impossibly boring "Yonkers" freestyles by N.O.R.E., Styles P and Ace Hood.

607, on the other hand, has no trouble whatsoever jumping on "Yonkers" and completely murdering 16. This is the first flip/remix 607 has graced AiMT with in something like 15 months. This one's long overdue, and it's "Yonkers," so yeah, NSFW:

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Lord Six is working on a new earFear album with Bobby, so hopefully we'll get another goody or two out of him before he's done recording. In the meantime, you can stream the entire "old" (December, 2010) earFear album on the right sidebar, or go watch the epic video for "Facebook Fraud" right now if you missed it.

Also catch 607 opening for Big K.R.I.T. in Little Rock on June 3.
Wednesday
May182011

Baby Armie, Mandelhog and DJ E-Yo at JR's tomorrow



Just a quick heads up that I'll be DJing alongside Mandelhog (Messy Sparkles' DJ alias) and The Concrete Schoolyard's DJ E-Yo. It will be a highly eclectic night. No telling what we'll end up playing.

Here are a couple of goodies in the meantime, including an unfinished remix for Architecture in Helsinki I got commissioned to do back in '07.

Messy Sparkles - "Thank God"

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Get Messy Sparkles' new album over at his Bandcamp page.

Architecture in Helsinki [ft. Macromantics] - "Heart It Races (Baby Armie Unfinished Remix)"

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Tuesday
Mar152011

Fayetteville expat/director Mike Anderson aims to direct a short film for Javelin



Mike Anderson, a Fayetteville director who relocated to Brooklyn last year, has started a Kickstarter campaign with Javelin to raise money for a Western-themed companion short film to the band's new 10-inch, Canyon Candy, out on Luaka Bop. From the looks of the promo (which starts at 1:40), we can expect more of Mike's trademark colorful greenscreen antics, only this time in fully fleshed-out short film form. This is exciting because Mike only has super short promo bits available for viewing over on his Vimeo page, so it will be nice to see something lengthier.

Javelin has $7,456 in pledges out of their goal of $9,500. And with 24 days left, it looks like they'll make it. Pledge here, and read more over at Altered Zones.
Friday
Mar112011

Crizzly in Little Rock tonight at Sub Kulture



Just a quick heads up that San Antonio dubstep champ Crizzly is headlining tonight's Sub Kulture at Downtown Music Hall in Little Rock. Here's his take on L.A. Style's '92 techno classic "James Brown Is Dead":

L.A. Style [ft. Big L] - "James Brown Is Dead (Crizzly Remix)"


I'll be opening alongside Wolf-E-Wolf. Stoked!
Friday
Feb042011

Eliot Lipp in Fayetteville Tonight

Eliot Lipp

Just a quick heads up that Eliot Lipp, a longtime key player in L.A.'s beat scene, will be at George's tonight. I'm not exactly sure how so many Fayetteville kids are up on Mr. Lipp, but I'm guessing the local festival circuit has played a big role. If you can brave the weather, try to come out and encourage local promoters to book more acts like this. We're in dire need of it.

Lipp recently dropped an album with Leo 123 under the name Dark Party but hasn't recorded much solo work lately. Here's a cut from his '09 LP, Peace Love Weed 3D:

Eliot Lipp - "Sand Castle"

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...and a remix he dropped last year:

Madis One - "Driest Lakes (Eliot Lipp Remix)"

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...and a mashup I did with the Lipp track "Gordo" back in '04:

Ciara vs. Eliot Lipp - "Goodies (Baby Armie's 'Gordo' Blend)"

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Fingers crossed that the weather doesn't delay dude's flight.
Tuesday
Jan042011

earFear - "Facebook  Fraud"



Veteran Arkansas rapper and recurring AiMT favorite 607 has just dropped an album with his brother Bobby for the New Year. The duo goes by earFear these days. They put out a pair of albums back in the summer, and this new album, G33KS G0N3 W​!​LD, marks 607's—drum roll—35th album, complete with a Devin the Dude feature. Stream the whole thing over on the sidebar or over at earFear's BandCamp page.

If you read AiMT with much regularity, you probably already have the skinny on Lord Six, so I'll spare you the long bio. But dude's been crushing it in Little Rock for just about as long as my adult brain can remember, and this track may be his catchiest, most noteworthy one to date. Honest viral potential here:


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Get another 607 goody after the jump.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

Tanner Beam - The Lost Cosmonauts

Tanner Beam - The Lost Cosmonautsimage by Alex Tomlinson
Fayetteville expat and top-level Traktor effects Dungeon Master Tanner Beam just hit me up with this excellent spacey set. It starts out ambient and downtempo and gradually nestles cozily into a classy seesawing between Balearic disco and smoothed-out minimal tech-house. As a bonus, Tanner threw one of his own tracks (under his Fashionista guise) into the mix. Not mad at all.

Tanner recently relocated to D.C., and if you live there, you should totally book him.

DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Leave Mr. Beam a timed comment on The Lost Cosmonauts on SoundCloud, and he'll hit you back with a 320 kBps direct download link.

Track list after the jump.

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Thursday
Nov112010

Baby Armie - Always the Movement

Took me forever to find the OG Walmart font.
I've done some low-key one-offs here and there over the past year, but this is my first "proper" mix in OVER a year. My schizophrenia as a DJ isn't slowing down—since I launched AiMT, I've thrown down disco, electro, bmore, Bollywood, and who knows what else. This time around it's a full-on dubstep set. It's meant to be a companion piece to the new Dubstep Thursdays at Speakeasy.

This particular mix has more Baby Armie exclusives than any other I've put out. I'll be posting them individually in the coming weeks (and you can grab that G6 jernt after the jump for starters). It's also steeped with A-state friendliness: unreleased tracks by Wolf-E-Wolf and Sleek, an unreleased 607 flip as well as his killer Basement Jaxx one, and exclusive blends by yours truly, including one of Fayetteville rapper and Concrete Schoolyard co-host T.Jay's new track "Breakfast & Biggie." (Cop it off iTunes.) Oh! And most importantly, there are multiple Walmart references to round out the Arkansas vibes. Enjoy!

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Track list and a goodie after the jump.

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Wednesday
Sep222010

Beatpunks at Fix tonight

Beatpunks

Just a quick heads up that OKC is taking over Fix in a matter of hours, and it's officially an AiMT-sanctioned affair. RSVP here.

The curiously plural one-man entity Beatpunks will be headlining. Alongside him will be Mikey Patron and Fix resident EQ's new project Diamond Life, a tag team affair with OKC's Daniel Rockwell, debuting their live set.

See y'all there. Beatpunks and Diamond Life goodies after the jump.

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