Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Charles Wesley Cooper, III >> April 12, 1977 - January 22, 2009

(if anyone can give me the proper photo credit info, I'd appreciate it. I don't like posting this pic without crediting it.)

I'm saddened beyond belief over this loss. Charlie was always the coolest mofo in the room since I met him in our high-school days. His music
(as 1/2 of Telefon Tel Aviv) was also some of the most sublime music that I've been lucky enough to hear. My heart goes out to Josh and Charlie's family over this tragic event.

via Myspace:

Hello, Everyone.

It breaks my heart to inform you all that Charlie Cooper, my better half in Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away on January 22nd.

We have been friends since high school, and began making records together a decade ago. We have been so fortunate to tour the world together, while at the same time having a massive amount of laughs at one another's expense.

Aside from Charlie's singular genius and musical gifts, I can tell you that he was a total sweetheart of a guy, and a loving friend and confidant to people everywhere. His musicianship was surpassed only by his greater gift to the world - his warmth, his generosity, his unquenchable humor, and his undying loyalty to those whom he loved. In the spirit of honorable mention, however, I should mention that he had a shoe collection that was marvelous, knowledge of hip-hop that was profound, and knowledge of wine that was subtle.

He is survived by a sister, a niece, a nephew, his mother, his stepfather, me, and more adoring friends than the Universe has dark matter. As such, his family and I ask for your discretion and consideration of our privacy during these extremely turbulent waters.

Yours in Music,

Joshua Eustis

Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh yess... You will be mine!

Schlachthofbronx Bidnezz

Schlachthofbronx sent me some new goodies...

If you're not familiar, here's a bit from their bio:

Schlachthofbronx is a dj/producer-trio coming from munich/bavaria/germany/europe/
world doing bassmusic (kuduro, uk funky, bassline, dubstep, bootyhouse, miami bass, b-more, and, as some say, also bavarian bounce, alpinebass or else, you name it)

I've been incorporating them regularly into my own sets, and check out their EP "We Run This" coming out soon on On The Brink.

Timberlee - Gunny Gunny (Schlachthofbronx Rmx) (zShare)
Schlachthofbronx feat. G.Rag & Die Landlergschwister - Schorschl Take 3 (zShare)
Schlachthofbronx - We Nah Fraid (zShare)

Miike Snow » Burial (DJ Mehdi Remix)

Mehdi takes Miike Snow's track "Burial" and cranks out the slow jams, just right for early morning clapping sessions.


Santogold » Unstoppable [feat. Lil Wayne & Drake]

Photo: Santogold 02 by michael alan goldberg

Some gratuitous AutoTune abuse aside, I'm digging this one where Wayne hops on Santogold’s Diplo-produced “Unstoppable” for a new mixtape from his friend Drake.

Grab it HERE from RCRDLBL

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Originally uploaded by rekanize

Just a reminder about this gig...



Wednesday, January 14, 2009


A few remixes of Miike Snow's "Animal" have bubbled to the surface, by two of the heaviest hitters on the market, even! The Treasure Fingers remix will keep you swimming in leg warmers and roller-skates, while the Crookers remix will... well, let's just say that you have to hear it to understand why it defies easy explanation. It suffices to say that the Crookers threw a wonderful curveball, both recognizeable and unexpected at once. Is this the preface to a new direction for Crookers?

Grab both over at RCRDLBL:


Monday, January 5, 2009


Plus, some regular beatboxing as well.

I couldn't tell you why, but I hate when beatboxers
pantomime the act of record scratching as they
emulate it with their mouths... It's not a deal breaker,
there was a time where beatboxers did NOT do that.

Just sayin'
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