Vahé Presents…The Leisure Suite mixes #001-010 (2006-2008)

updated the BLAUG with the addition of yet another audio archive, that of my 10-part mix series Vahé Presents…The Leisure Suite. beginning in 2006 and ending in 2008, this was my first serious attempt at sustaining an entire series of quality tunes, and i guess was generally the golden opportunity i gave myself to hone whatever burgeoning mixing and selection skills i had. going back through them again the last few days, the mixes still hold up pretty well. and i know there used to be a little following back in the day for em, so here they are. all 10 mixes archived and ready for listenin 🙂 click here to start perusing and/or downloading.


Loud Noises (Podcast) – Ep1 & 2

Loud Noises @ SoundCloud

enjoy good unheard of noise, rock & surf pop? (and one assumes more varities of music to come). then peep my mate’s (Justin Steinmetz) new collective podcast, Loud Noises. it’s musical commentary mixed with good muzak, so check out the first two eps in what is sure to be an entertaining & informative series. stream/download ep 2 directly from SoundCloud below, download ep1 from the archives here. PEACE.


Michael Ian Black for Taco Bell

if ur both a Michael Ian Black fan AND on twitter, you’d know over the last 24hrs or so Mike has been on a campaign to get Taco Bell to use him as their next spokesperson. proving that having 1.5million followers can be effective as hell, many of his followers tweeted similar msgs to Taco Bell: and a movement was born. now anyone down for the cause is rockin this campaign poster. i woulda posted this last nite but wordpress was crackin the shits, however, i wake up today and i found that there are now also accompanying ads on YouTube to further convince Taco Bell of their grievous error (that being NOT, up to this point, hiring Michael Ian Black). everybody, “getttt onnnn the BUS”, –Killface.

there’s actually a couple of vids. this first one’s made by animator and composer Spencer Nunamaker (aka mooQuu) (also check out his blog for some interesting shit).

vid #2 is a simple Michael Ian Black + Taco Bell = True Luv 4 Ever equation.

if u wanna keep updated, just search for #mibfortacobell on ze twitter. also, approximately 12hrs ago, Taco Bell responded to the outpouring of tweets with this:

let’s make it happen.


Dartmouth Aires cover Slick Mahony’s “Sex Syrup” A Cappella style

i will never ever get tired of the various ways fans are keeping The Jeep ridin (or KTJR!, which is now the established shorthand for Turquoise Jeep fans). these guys do an impressive job. i love how a capella groups all have this unified swag (you never a see personality-less dunce in an a capella group, and even if they WERE a personality-less dunce, u wouldn’t be able to tell while they were performing). ANYways, enjoy and share.


Dumhi – The Whole World’s Watching (2011)

official website | bandcamp | youtube | twitter | vimeo | myspace

man, the pool of talent that i’ve witnessed emerge via hangin around Okayplayer is astounding. it’s even cooler seeing their talents and artistic skills rise and rise.  Dumhi is the core collective of producer Haj & emcees Shameless Plug & Mash Comp. their latest project is The Whole World’s Watching (WWW), and it’s available now for free (for a limited time) @ their bandcamp page. follow the links above to suss out more of their sounds.

here’s a sample track from the album, Fourth Of July (feat. Reef The Lost Cause).

or sift through the entire release via bandcamp (free download is only available for a limited time, otherwise u can purchase it from any of the links above).


Dilla Month: The Roots – Make Em NV

i know i know, it’s gonna be April soon and i’m still posting Dilla Month shit. what can i say, sometimes i make moves like a tortoise, FULL o’ rigor mortis (i dunno why that quote popped into my head, i guess it’s always been stuck in there). regardless, i’m pushing on into the coming month with more Dilla greatness. apart from a mix of his beats n instrumentals, i’m also working on compiling all the various Dilla tributes into one collection (there are more out there then ppl know of). but to tide myself over i’ve upped a Dilla Joint to YouTube, it’s from a bunch of live re-interpreted Dilla beats from last year played by none other than The Roots.

Make Em NV appears on the Ruff Draft EP. OG version below.


Pete Marriott’s “Quickies” #0001 – The Love

official website | soundcloud | youtube | bandcamp

Pete Marriott, dj/musician/sound-designer/composer/producer, has been on the scene and creating music for a minute. here’s a quick primer vid on who he is and what he does (or click on his SoundCloud page to read an in-depth bio).

as a treat to both fans and fellow beat-heads alike, Pete’s releasing a series of vids detailing his music-making process called Quickies. here’s the debut vid and holy shit that looks like mad fun lol. enjoy.

he’s also got a project available for purchase or free download at his bandcamp page, have a listen.