Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Man o man, where the hell has the summer gone? It's certainly not over but as the last few remaining months start to dwindle like a carrot zooming down a horse track teasing the ever so graceful "taza de mantequilla" (buttercup the thoroughbread), it's clear that we haven't got much time. Lucky for you, you came to the right place and are about to receive a prescription for just what the doctor ordered; a huge bag of fun, sun, and happiness in the form of a time machine that doesn't actually have time, it freezes it and thus creates The Endless Summer!
That's right, just 2 DAYS from now during the weekend of July 27th and 28th, my mates over at Gotta Dance Dirty and Dub Frequency are teaming up to bring you a Desert Weekender that's sure to have your mind, body, and spirit trapped in a World where seasons don't change and the only language that the natives speak is Summertime Slang. We're talkin' about Palm farking Springs aka the Leather Desert baybay!
If you didn't get a chance to froth at the legendary Saguaro Hotel during Coachella weekend when Dub Frequency packed the place with a list of musical legends from the likes of: A-Trak, Busy P, Aeroplane, DJ Harvey, Tiger & Woods, Poolside, Oliver, Penguin Prison, and many more, than do yourself a favor and do the following:
1.) Watch the Epic Vid Above
2.) Continue reading
3.) Book Yourself a room for the weekend of July 27th HERE NOW
So now that you've already got your room booked and your bags packed, I can tell you more great news! Not only will you be cruisin' troppo style in the desert and enjoying deliciously refreshing cocktails and colds dogs, but GDD and dF have also hand picked a blimp full of All-Star Disk Jockeys (DJs) who will be tickling not only your taste buds and your ear drums but also your private parts umm I mean hearts and your souls! Hailing from the legendary GDD empire, the following legends will be throwin' down mad beats and booty shakin' jamz till your legpits get rashes and your fist pumps turn into fish pumps:
If that wasn't enough to get your schmeckel pumpin and your cha cha' chompin', just you wait... there's more! Bringin' the tropical heat, the tradewind trouble, and the Caribbean charisma shall be the posse they call The No Shirt / No Shoes crew! That's right, the following pool sharks and daytime disco freaks will be gracing the decks by the pool (mojito in hand) and makin' sure that your awesome oasis is properly heated and oh-so-smooth!
So pretty much, this weekend is gonna be EPIC, there will certainly be boss jamz galore plus some special musical guests (Germang Dupree?), and I'm pretty sure that the place will be flockin' with myrts scantily clad in brazillian butt floss and rumors of mario lopez rockin' a banana hammock for the ladies! Ultimately, this is gonna be a weekend you tell your grandchildren about whilst finally riding on your hoverboard! If you haven't done so already, book your room HERE and prepare for a weekend that will freeze you in summer eternally...
if there's anything I can say about this Summer so far, it's that it has yet again managed to amaze me in ways I once thought of as impossible. From a dream Fiji trip to epicly bangin' pool parties, great surf in Jalama, classic times with friends, and countless wonderful memories; it's safe to say that Music has played an essential role in capturing, retaining, and eventually eliciting these awesome memories. With so many great tunes droppin' this summer and so many talented emerging artists making waves, I thought it's about time I share the wealth and bring you all a new mix!
My last 2 mixes have been more suited for those beach party/pool froth days where mumus, mojitos, and myrtles run wild like gazelles in the San Diego zoo. Today, I bring you a mix more suited for those wild nights where you tell your buddy: "Fine, I'll have one beer with you mate, just one" and before you know it, you're takin' shots of wild turkey out of a soggy shoe at the West End/Saloon/Jumbo's Clown Room/Adelita's etc... Consider this mixtape a tank full of fuel to pump into your El Camino strapped with boards in the back, babe in the front, hands on the wheel, and destination set to 1987. Dedicated to those long summer nites filled with fun, froth, and friends, I hope this mix finds you well and that you share the wealth! Without further adieu, I present to you "Longer Nites & Frothy Bites - July Mixtape" by Surf Ambassador Hendo:
Tracklist can be found on my Facebook Page later today. Big ups to Po Po of The Ampal Creative for da art! Want more froth? Cruise out to Palm Springs this weekend and rage with me, the GDD crew, and the No Shirt / No Shoes crew!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
- CALLING ALL MYRTLES - There's a Nu cocktail in town and it's about to start making waves in the Whale's Vagina! Take one part Geisha Twins, one part French Kiss Collective, a dash of disco sauce, a squirt of some groovy basslines, mix it all up, and what do you get? A brand Nu project from 2 funky monkeys: Zac Bolick (Geisha Twins) and Wayatt Potts (French Kiss Collevtive) called City of Groove! Coming soon to a froth venue near you, these dudes will be making some rad chunes and will be looking for some lovely ladies to participate in an upcoming video shoot. So if you wanna froth around in the sand, have a few piña coladas, eat some exquisite caviar, and be featured in their upcoming video, shoot an email over to: firstname.lastname@example.org !
It's too bad my man boobs haven't grown much lately or I'd be there joining ya for the froth fest :)
Monday, July 23, 2012
Amongst the hustle bustle of the real World and city life down here in DTLA, it's nice to take a step out of reality and hang in an 80s disco/funk/surf zone where babes, waves, and raves run rampant like they was goin outta style! Thanks Ronika...
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
First up, here's a croozy lil edit that Lasha Margiani did to Goldroom's latest summer anthem entitled Fifteen (Feat Chela) as remixed by Rotkraft! See if you can spot some of the pro rippaz like Monyca Byrne Wickey, Malia Manuel, Sage Erickson and others...And here's the official video for fifteen (feat Chela) that Goldroom just put out yesterday! Featuring a nice lil myrt duo that froths through the city of angels, see if you can spot some cameos and some local frothing grounds we've been known to frequent...
Here's Goldroom's brand new troppo croozy track entitled "Pacific" which will have ya relaxin' and maxin' in no time...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Although football season is over (I think?), last Friday the Raiders came to Lower Trestles and straight up owned fools! Last year on Friday the 13th a bunch of fools dressed up and took over Lowers with kook sleds and epic costumes. This year, the mob grew bigger and the waves were way better. Check out the following vids below as the Raiders take over Lowers and piss the fuck out of people! Don't be mad, es all fun...
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Hailing from Fance, the Kool Bandits have been cookin' up some good ol' French Touch/NuDisco chunes for the past few months and have recently just released an 80's feel-good track entitled "Gliding Over The City". This track takes you on a journey of pure froth from cowbell start to synth finish! Press play, envision this mystical journey, and enjoy this wonderful ride!
Here's a lil NuDisco HEATER remixed by Patchwork for your weekend! Enjoy and get weird mates!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Just got back from a fun lil' Newport sesh with uncle Russel, Camozliota, and the Myrtle crew. Super fun rippable peaks with 2 to 3 turn waves reaching shoulder high + on sets. Was kinda like this vid my lil bud @CarmensGettingCreepy made...
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Man, The Myth, The Legend, and one of my favorite surfers of all time; Chris Motherfuckin' Ward is back in the house and ready to kick some ass! Recently, ...Lost dropped a teaser for a new mini web-series that starts Today entitled "War(d) Stories"! Here's what those fackers had to say:
"Featuring footage gathered over an entire career, with candid interviews and testimonials of tumultuous turmoil. Through the eyes of the dozens people who "know" him best, we will attempt to unravel the myth, the mystery, the misery, the highs and the lows wherever Chris goes... WARd STORIES -The Mini Series: Debuts globally on Friday, July 13th and will continue until every "Tall Yet True Tale" is told…or until he goes full Charlie Sheen on us."
War(d) Stories Episode One: "The Intro" can now be viewed here on Surfing Mag! Jam packed with soundbites and surfing from legends like Tom Curren, Eugene, Cory, Rat Boy, Bobby, Mason, and any other surfer who's encountered the wrath of Wardo; the intro sets up the chaos quite damn well! Until they open the link on Viemo, you'll just have to watch it over at Surfing Mag and check out the teaser here...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hello bradas and sistas!
This last Monday marked the release of our favorite Tropical Disco innovators' debut album! That's right, Poolside! Having not heard a lot of slower more tropical disco jams until last summer and the release of their legendary track entitled "Do You Believe?", it seems evident that these types of clean/smooth/slower jams suited for chilling at the beach or poolside have been sweeping the southern California shores and the No Shirt / No Shoes decks in particular! But the Poolside fellas didn't stop there, instead, they continued to pump out baby making jams like their rendition on Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" and the ever-so-croozy "Take Me Home". Ontop of these boss jamz, the Poolside mates headed into the studio not only to record their full upcoming album but to also practice their live set which would utilize something rarely found in today's electronic music scene... all real instruments being played by all real humans!
So without further adieu, the fantastic new Poolside album rightfully titled: Pacific Standard Time is here and ready for you to purchase! This album is packed with phenomenal croozy feel-good songs that will leave you comfortably trapped in summer and if anyone deserves your $9.99 more, it's them! These guys are true innovative legends and I constantly ponder whether they sleep at all cause they are constantly hustlin' and groovin'! Cheers to you Poolside bruvazzzz!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
My good mate, the Tropical Rebel that goes by the name of sir Tropicool is back at it with another frothy ass mixtape! This time he's done his magic for the guys over at Solé bicycles and has kicked off what they like to call their "Fixtape Series". Filled with beachy vibes, croozy chunes, and tropical monsoons, you should already know by now that when you hear the name Tropicool that this shits gonna be epic! Give it a listen, download it here, and blast it around like projectile diarrhea!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The mate Brandon over at the phenomenal music blog called The Burning Ear just recently released his Best Songs of 2012 - Part 1 (Jan - June)! Chalk filled with some of the best indie and other tracks as of yet, I was immediately drawn to the number one spot and instantly got hooked. Sitting at number one on his list is Rhye's track entitled "Open". Not only is this smooth ass track super catchy and feel-good, the video is filled to the brim with T & A and all sorts of weirdos getting...weird!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
This Saturday, July 7th Two Thousand and Twelve we're back on da Roof of The Standard Hotel DTLA! Since my radical sabbatical in Fiji, I've wiped away the cobwebs and am ready for some heavy froth action. This time up we've got a few Canadian Legends in the mix from the likes of Jeremy Glenn and Prince Club! You may remember Jeremy's smashing original by the name of New Life, if not here's a reminder: Then we've got Prince Club comin' up on the decks whose got a song named Fruit Boots which off the bat already makes him supa roots (see my ElectroHell Vid for more about Fruit Boots)To top it all off we've got Lordz by the likes of Kedd Cook (La Cave Resident), Rick Rude, and the loc dawgs that go by: Bixel Boys, Tropicool, SAH-Dis-Dick, and Junkyard! If you were anything like me and were over partying on a gloomy ass Wednesday with a bunch of amateurs for the 4th, then this shall be everything you had hoped for and More for a reason to let yo hair down and get completely buck!See you in the Haus Basement...
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Be on the lookout for Vice-Riz-Lord as he continues to make sure that it's Summertime All The Time...