Entries from February 2008

Scion Presents Daptone Records Remixed

Date February 29, 2008

Scion presents Daptone Records Remixed, a special edition compilation of remixes pulling from the catalog of Brooklyn-based, independent, funk and soul label, Daptone Records. This release is a continuation of Scion’s championing of independent thought and progressive urban culture through music-based initiatives. Scion’s commitment to artistic expression provides a platform for passionate musicians to focus […]

Surreal & The Sound Providers – True Indeed

Date February 29, 2008

In honor of The One EK’s birthday, the Top Rankin Hi-Fi is dropping this hip-hop gem for all. The critically acclaimed production duo known as the Sound Providers team up with Tampa Bay-based emcee Surreal. Jay Skills and Soulo, the two-man hip-hop production team behind the SPs have been blessing eardrums with their “back-to-basics” format […]

Shambhala – The Lotus Of…

Date February 27, 2008

This album was discovered by The One EK while strollin’ down the sidewalks of Little Five Points…where everyday is Halloween. Not in a storefront window or from a sketchy character selling stuff out of his trunk, but literally just lying on the sidewalk. Guess it was his lucky day or perhaps there is an unknown […]

Joe Bataan

Date February 20, 2008

Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Rhythm and Blues, Salsa, Disco, Latin Funk, Latin R&B, Latin Jazz…What hasn’t Joe Bataan sung? Joe Bataan was born in 1942 and grew up in Spanish Harlem, East Manhattan, NYC to an African-American mother and Filipino father. His birth name was Bataan Nitollano. His musical experience started on the street corner singing […]

Commence Khao Lak Ups And Downs

Date February 18, 2008

1. The calendar hit one year for me living here in Thailand during the first week of February and to mark the event, I moved to another province. Left for Phang Nga early on Saturday the 9th while still in a drunken state from the farewell drinks consumed the night before. So far, the first […]

NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Date February 18, 2008

I’m going to let pictures and video give the explanation on this one. Dwight Howard…you are unbelivable my friend. Congratulations! Gerald Green was mad creative also, but nowhere near the level of D12. The most important part…the video footage of the dunk contest. I know you’ll watch it twice. [wp_youtube]ubq3DMZlGK0[/wp_youtube]

Venturing Onward

Date February 7, 2008

1. I’m leaving Phuket and moving to Khao Lak in Phang Nga. I decided to take a job as a teacher at The Sarojin resort, and I’ll be moving this weekend. I could write forever on my experience here during the past year, but I’m going to refrain from doing so as it’d end up […]


Date February 6, 2008

Baraka is one of the most stunning movies I have ever seen in terms of cinematography and will forever remain my most favorite non-verbal film of all-time. I’ve watched the film on numerous occasions and it strikes a chord deep within me each and every time. During one viewing and meditation, it took my mind […]


Date February 6, 2008

A documentary about turntablism from the South Bronx in the 1970s to the global base it currently possesses. The world’s best DJs, beat-diggers, party-rockers, and producers wax poetic on beats, breaks, battles, and the infinite possibilities of vinyl. Featuring DJ Q-bert, Mix Master Mike, Rob Swift, The X-ecutioners, Cut Chemist, DJ NuMark, DJ Craze, DJ […]

Rim Rockers

Date February 3, 2008

It’s two weeks and counting until the 57th NBA All-Star game, and, more importantly, the 24th NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The lineup this year features the following rising stars: Gerald Green aka G-Money, Ice, High 5 (when he was #5). The defending dunk champion rocks a 48-inch spring in his step and has no qualms […]

DJ Alibi – One Day

Date February 1, 2008

Mikhail Galkin, aka DJ Alibi, was born outside of Moscow, Russia in 1986. He’s been steeped in music his whole life. At 4, Alibi picked up a violin, then a piano, a trumpet, a bass, a guitar, and others to follow. At the age of 12, Alibi’s family moved to Toronto, Canada where his love […]