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Just came across the Critical Past website that was launched earlier this year. It’s a treasure trove of archived footage including videos and photographs. The presentation of the site is key and searching through the database is incredibly easy. Head over there and expect to spend hour upon hour browsing the goods. Quality stuff!

Critical Past

Talk about confused as a mutha when I flipped on the tube and the sport of Kabbadi from the 2010 Asian Games was on. Never had seen it before in my life and couldn’t figure out the object of the game in the least bit. Click here and see if you can tell me what is going on?

Taken aback a bit when I saw the headline in the news that said “Thai Police Find 2,000 Illegally Aborted Fetuses at Buddhist Temple“. Crazy shit from here in the “Land of Smiles”.

The 3J’s, which features Jesse and Josh of the Aggrolites and Josh from ¡Aparato!, serve up a Brazilian-Jazz version of “Free Time” by the Aggrolites off their Reggae Hit L.A. album.

Flying Lotus x Adult Swim dropped the video for “Zodiac Shit” recently. An absolutely killer, tripped-out journey through the celestial sphere and its various representations of the zodiac.

Watching the above reminds me of the work of Vince Collins, creator of some crazy hallucinogenic visuals. Holy insanity!

Ubiquity just put out these super-sick slipmats for your wheels of steel as a part of their commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Groove Merchant record store. Pick up the slipmats here and the choice selections on the compilation here. Fresh!

ubiquity-slipmats

A wealth of amazing photos are to be found in the 2010 National Geographic Photo Contest collections. Haven’t browsed through all of the galleries to pick a favorite, so featured below is the winning photograph from Aaron Lim Boon Teck. Stunning. Click the picture to view the other entries.

2010 National Geographic Photo Contest Winning Photograph

Haven’t had the opportunity to watch any NBA games this year (and it is gonna remain that way all season…again!), but I try to peep the highlights when I can. One thing I do know, Blake Griffin is a fuggin’ beast. Never had a chance to see him in his college days, so seeing his aggressive inside play and how he attacks the rim is a first for me. Nasty!

Watch the highlight reel below (and this more-than-half-court oop which happened this past week before the reel was made) which represents only the first month or so of the season! Here’s the snapshot from the #1 dunk which is completely filthy. If you don’t like this, you don’t like NBA basketball!

Not a supporter of the newly-assembled Miami Heat squad, however the photograph below is sick. Yes, D-Wade’s right pinky looks cut off (looks like some foreshortening going on), and, yes, the perspective makes BronBron look a bit like a mini-BronBron, but the swagger of D-Wade celebrating before the flush is straight boss in my book. Killer snap.

heatdunk

P.U.T.S. reminded me recently of two things I miss from back home in the States. House parties and beer! Would’ve be sweet to check out one (or more) of those Secret House Party shows they did recently and to get wasted on something other than fuckin’ lager beer which is about all you can find here in Thailand. Ugh!

P.U.T.S. - Secret House Party Tour

DJ Day drops some mad flavor on his cut “Fuss and Fight” featuring Blame One and Aloe Blacc. This joint has been featured in a few mixes out there, but here it is in its own glory. Hella nice vibes. Run di reel below for a listen and grab the track here.

Give a listen to “Bina”, the first cut to be served up off of Shawn Lee’s World of Funk set to be issued on Feb. 8th of next year. Been a fan of his for years and his output never fails to amaze me. Truly impressive how much he releases and that all the beats rank as top-notch. If you haven’t already, pick up his interpretations of well-known classical arrangements titled Hooked Up Classics which dropped recently, and, if you don’t have any of his material at all, it’s time to get diggin’!

Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - World of Funk

DJ Nu-Mark dropped this 20-minute mix of Samba, Cumbia, Calypso, Rumba, Afro-beat and Balkan beats as a sampler to his upcoming mixtape of the same name, Take Me With You, which is intended to be a platter you can take with you in your travels wherever you may go. Be on the lookout for his full length, Broken Sunlight, to drop early next year.

DJ Nu-Mark – Take Me With You; Mochilla, 2010 (Right Click to Download)

Nu-Mark - Take Me With You - 20-minute Mix

Recycling some Christmas vibes from a post last year. Wishing everyone who stops by this site a happy holiday season and all the best to each of you in the year to come. Get into the spirit and enjoy these holiday vibes that I’ll be spinnin’ this time of year. Two classic albums that have been present on the hi-fi since childhood, a bit of comedy from the Adult Swim crew, another record that perfectly regrooves the traditional Christmas songbook, choice selections from Bob Dylan’s ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’, and a final platter (…with ridiculously-boss cover art) filled with stone-cold Funk & Soul rarities in the Yuletide tradition.

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Have Yourself a Meaty Little Christmas Six Degrees Records - Christmas RemixedBob Dylan's 'Theme Time Radio Hour' Various Artists  - In the Christmas Groove

Happy New Year
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