ONCE UPON A TIME RICK RUBIN
It all started in 1989, I visited my brother in Canada, where he was living with my dad.
We went record shopping, probably one of the first time I was buying my own records,
my first real choices let’s say. Before that I was just the little brother, listening to what the family was listening, following my brother’s music taste ; Pink Floyd, Led Zep, Metallica, The Cure etc…
I ended up with a bunch of cassette tapes : RUN DMC “Tougher Than Leather”, THE CULT “Electric” and BEASTIE BOYS “Licensed to Ill”
Don’t ask me why, but a funny name appeared on the credits of each tapes!
produced by RICK RUBIN
No need to lie to you, at that time I did not know what was the meaning of it and I don’t think I really cared…
Skateboarding was all I had, every week-end, then almost everyday, I cruised in the streets of Paris. Naturally (thanx to Thrasher magazine)
I discovered SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and DINOSAUR JR (but we don’t need them here)
And again! THAT name RICK RUBIN was written in the credits, even in capitals on the back of the records.
Who’s that guy ?
Is he the manager of the bands? nope
Is he running the label or something ? nope… errr I mean YES! not always,
but wait, are you telling me that man created DEF JAM with Russell Simmons ???? The label of LL COOL J, BEASTIE BOYS, PUBLIC ENEMY… OUI it’s him!
Oh I see now, he’s also behind the clash AEROSMITH vs RUN DMC “Walk this way”, what’s wrong with that man, sorry I meant how cool is that ?
I remember watching the video on MTV (hello Headbangers Ball!), probably one of my first musical shock, that man is a genius!
Time goes on and here we are in 2008, Ed Banger records is only 5 years old, we released JUSTICE first album and the band is touring the USA.
RICK RUBIN is running Columbia records from his house in Malibu. Our friend Kevin works at Columbia emailed me saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!
“guys” (me speaking) “i just got a message saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!”
“shut up Pedro!” (the boys spitting on me)
“and he wants to meet you…” (me almost crying, yes yes I’m not shy sharing this with you now)
We drove all the way to Malibu and entered RICK RUBIN’s world. For privacy reasons I will not speak about it here.
Rick asked the boys about sampling, compression, and few other producers fantasy, me I was just dreaming (awake)
We hang out, had a tea and took this memorable photo.
Time goes on and here we are in 2011, Ed Banger records is now 8 years old, we just released JUSTICE “Audio Video Disco” second album
and the band is about to tour the world.
“guys”(me speaking) “i just got a message saying RICK RUBIN loved the album AGAIN!”
RICK RUBIN is running Columbia records from his house in Malibu. Our friend Kevin is now Dilpo’s manager emailed me saying RICK RUBIN loved the album!
I will not waste your time repeating the same jokes…
I prefer to share with you this piece of music, the kind of story you hear about someone meeting his hero.
RICK RUBIN accepted to RUIN (or remix) JUSTICE new single
Not only it’s a dream, it’s an honor to have him on board.
Monsieur DJ Double R I salute you!
Pedro “Busy P” Winter
Just finished up this remix I did for Gotye since the original is finally hitting the radio airwave in the states.
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know [DLake & Morsy Remix] by DLake
5 days away from the release of his Echo Boom mixtape, Cris Cab brings along ‘The Gully God’ Mavado and Wyclef to help him out on this newest release. A verse from the most respected reggae artist in the game today, mixed with high energy production and a beautiful chorus, “Rihanna’s Gun” once again showcases Cris’ diversity as an artist while still maintaining his signature vocals and giving the fans something to move to!
Rihanna’s Gun ft. Mavado & Wyclef by Cris Cab
The new video for Miles Jones song “No More” featuring fellow Toronto musician Marinda, off his album “Runaway Jones”. Miles is currently in the studio recording his follow up LP “The Jones Act”, for release later this year. The video was directed by A’s Alleyne for AMD Collective.
It’s no secret that SL Jones is a dedicated fan of screwed music; growing up in Little Rock, just a few short hours north of Texas, the budding rapper was raised on the original Screw tapes that made their way north up I-30. Screwed music has permeated his own music dating back to the release of his 2009 mixtape C.O.L.O.R.S., and now SL has teamed up with Atlanta’s DJ DiBiase to release The Number 23: S.L.A.B. Edition (Screwed x Chopped).
The tape, clocking in at 15 tracks, pulls from SL’s 2011 mixtape The Number 23, and includes fan favorites “Paper Cuts,” “Trapped Out” featuring Yo Gotti and Pill, and more. The true standout, though, is “Swervin’,” featuring Houston’s own Trae Tha Truth, with the two rappers trading bars over a drifiting piano loop that sounds right at home at its new slowed, crawling pace.
For DiBiase, who’s been making a name of his own DJing around Atlanta, releasing mixtapes, and now co-curating his ongoing Presidential mix series with DJ Burn One, it was a shared love for the style that inspired him to add his touch to The Number 23. “We have a mutual appreciation for screwed music,” explains DiBiase, “so it was only right to slow this one down for all the screw heads from Little Rock to ATL and beyond. Po’ up, light up and enjoy.”
Download The Number 23: S.L.A.B. Edition here: http://media.sljonesmusic.com/SL_Jones_DJ_DiBiase-The_Number_23-SLAB_Edition.zip
For a free download of this track click: http://hulkshare.com/3izqqnkqnhi1
new video from Villa Rosa featuring I Self Devine, directed by Greg Grease. Villa Rosa’s visuals “borrow” quite a bit from City Of God. Villa Rosa is Muja Messiah & Maria Isa, featuring Rhymesayers I Self Devine.
I Self Devine – LA State Of Mind ep (Rhymesayers)
New collaborative project from Brooklyn’s TK Wonder and Manhattan-via-Stockholm’s Kissey called Wonderkiss are giving out a FREE EP called ‘Heartfukk (Part 1)’, featuring the singles ‘Dont Break Me Off’ / ‘Get Down & Dirty’. Crafting a future-pop sound that’s as dramatic as it is raw, the EP features TK Wonder on vocals/lyrics, and Kissey on full production duties. TK’s hypnotic voice slides through Kissey’s heavy, bouncing synths and slabs of bass with ease, ranging from mellifluous multi-layered choruses to fierce double-time rhymes.
Xterminator Prod., Royal Ras Prod. and Kush-I.net present to you the first music video from the ever loyal never partial, Jesse Royal. The video was shot in Kingston, Jamaica by Royal Ras Production and directed/editted by Samo ‘Kush-I’ Johnson.