Friday, March 9, 2012
DjFuze of Digital Underground murders WillieMaze's Intro from Willie Maze on Vimeo.
At Dream Day 12 this year, I introduced Dj Fuze as "one of the most relevant OG dj's in the Bay, and one of the most relevant djs now" and not many can claim both. Yesterday, I was in the lab with the legendary (platinum recording artist) Dj Fuze of Digital Underground fame working on a mix for our Thursday night party *ULTRAwave* with SakeOne of (((Local1200))), he casually jumped in and murders my intro for me (thanks) and flexes his other skills in the process... Oh yeah mix will be out next week, free copies at *ULTRAwave* at Somar Thursday!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Claps, snaps and lunch table boom baps.
This morning I came across Dj Eleven's remix of "Go To Work feat. The Pimps of Joytime by J Boogie's Dubtronic Science.
At first listen, it feels like a good night percolating with the promise of welcome consequences. Beckoning synths, sharply timed drum programing, and a clever vocal chop color the elevated feel of this track, then Eugene Tambourine's keys do work to take it there. Hear we see a Dj Eleven that is reverently citing his sources of electric funk party music that set a thousand funky rap tunes in orbit... a wink backward to boogie forward.
download it here
Remixes are an exhibition of choices. Dj Eleven made some damn good ones here.
Infact, he's celebrated for making excellent choices... night after night and on 11.11.11.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
New video dope from Josie Stingray of The Honor Roll crew! Dope how she casually flexes brilliance and references to her devastating shoe game. Been one of my favorite MCs since I first heard her in 2007 or so...
Can't wait to release our collaborative project that's yet to be named. It's KILLING me to hold on to the first three tracks... nothing I've heard in the last few years is as well written, passionately delivered, and styled the f*ck out! If you're hungry for what rap has been missing... look no further. Trackademicks is jokingly listing it in the Honor Roll vault as "The adventures of Josie Maze and WillieStingray." Ha.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Laughed for the entire 15 minutes of design time for the graphic. Stay tuned...
Sprinkle East NY (WillieMaze Refix) - E-40 feat. Suga T
Sprinkle East NY (Dj WillieMaze Remix) by WillieMaze
Friday, March 4, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
This is dope, tapes were a way of life. TDK was ubiquitous in those days, as a brand of choice, but also in graffiti where I grew up near the 23rd street yards. Those yards were the center of Oakland's graffiti culture and inevitably someone, usually Dream, would hold court and tell stories and we'd end up listening and laughing rather than painting. Dope to hear Nas look back on the days when cassettes were the method of capturing and sharing music. Nas and TDK better hope the RIAA isn't listening.