Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blazar

Chris Lute and I contributed the music for Blazar, a student produced Space Action web based game. It was submitted to the Independent Games Festival being held in San Francisco on March 23.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Live Cab for HOVA (Bruce Manor/Athens Pyramids November Mix)

For those of you who missed it, here is the recording from this weekend's Live Cab for HOVA performance. The first 3/4 is from Bruce Manor Saturday, the end is from Athens Pyramids the night before. (44 min.)
Thanks to Burtless, Kramer, the Ryans, Thought Beat and everyone else who came out to see it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Live Cab for HOVA

This Friday and Saturday I'll be doing live mixes of Death Cab and Jay-Z at Athens Pyramids and Bruce Manor. Shows start at 10p, they're free!

Like mash-ups? Check out Viva La Hova and Death Cab for Hova

I’m generally not a big fan of mash-ups between hiphop and (soft)rock songs, but a project that has mashed up songs from Jay-Z and Coldplay has gotten a lot of attention recently, and it is actually worth listening to. It’s called Viva La Hova, and it combines miscellaneous songs from Jay-Z with Coldplay counterparts in what actually sounds quite good! What I found to be even more interesting is a similar project which uses Death Cab for Cutie songs and pair them with Jay-Z songs.
The Jay-Z / Coldplay mash-up has, as already mentioned, garnered quite a bit of attention from various music media outlets, and it was even mentioned by Chris Martin himself. Albeit a little cryptic because of copyright laws and such, Martin said he enjoyed listening to it, and indirectly encouraged you to go download and give it a spin. The remixes were done by two DJ’s who call themselves Mick Boogie and Terry Urban, and you can download the entire thing at the official Viva La Hova website.
A similar project I stumbled upon by accident is called Death Cab for Hova, and it’s essentially the same concept, but instead of Coldplay it mixes Jay-Z songs with the melodies and lyrics of Death Cab for Cutie. The mixing itself doesn’t sound quite as fluid and well done as the ones on Viva La Hova, but in my opinion Death Cab for Cutie’s songs pair better with hiphop than those from Coldplay. The mixing was done by a guy who goes by alias of DJ An-log, and you can read more about it and listen to the tunes here. I’m especially fond of the mix of Crooked Teeth and Encore called, appropriately enough, Crooked Encore, so be sure to check it out!
[via Coldplay Music via silent sound waves]

Monday, November 10, 2008

ACRN's Pre-New Years Live Cab Preview

I'll be previewing Live Cab for HOVA at ACRN's annual Pre-New Years bash tonight at The Union. It runs from 9p-2a, $3. Should be badass.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Viva La HOVA


Mick Boogie, who I opened for earlier this year, has put out a mash-up of Coldplay and Jay-Z entitled Viva La HOVA. Check it out.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Epic DJ Weekend


Here's the rundown on my 6-shows-in-5-days DJ marathon:
[free] Halloween party on 15 Elliot St. at 10pm Friday, October 31
[free] "Beeroween" day party at 10 N. High St. November 1st, around 3-4pm
[free] Burn Unit at Beaver Ranch at 8pm November 1st
[$2-3] Block Rockin' Beats at Athens Pyramids Hookah bar at 11pm
[free] Pre-election hip-hop shop at The Union, 10pm on Monday, November 3rd
[free] Burn Unit at Bruce Manor, 8pm Tuesday November 4th

Monday, October 27, 2008

Election Day

I'll be spinning at Hip-Hop Shop's super-dooper election eve bash on Monday, November 3rd at 10pm. It's at The Union and it's free!
Tuesday, November 4th I'll be playing with an experimental group, The Burn Unit, at Bruce Manor (221 W Union St). The time is sometime -- be there or be somewhere else.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Backdrop Release Party

I'll be playing downstairs at 19 South from 10-12pm on Saturday night, there's a $3 cover if you're under 21, free otherwise. Even if you hate my music you should come see one of the other awesome groups!
October Fist
Grade School
Jesty Beats
The Red Army
DJ Josh Crafter

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Live Cab for HOVA

Just announced a few dates for Live Cab for HOVA, a live mix of Death Cab and Jay-Z. I'll be doing Athens Pyramids Hookah Bar 11/14 (still spinning every Friday) and Bruce Manor (221 W Union) 11/15.

Local DJ mixes things up at hookah bar

Andrew Logan, otherwise known as DJ An-log, has managed to keep costs low in a field where equipment can cost thousands of dollars.

Logan uses innovative ways to keep his music affordable for both his fans and himself, but he hasn’t done it alone.

“My parents support me a lot, so that is really important,” the Ohio University junior said. “I don’t do a whole lot of gigs for money, so I don’t think that I could do it without them.”

Logan, who is studying music production, has been DJing for almost five years, but he did not begin playing live in Athens until last fall. At this time, he began to promote himself and his work on the Internet.

He advertised his Death Cab For Cutie and Jay-Z mash-ups, which include Black Plans and American Stairs, on Facebook, YouTube, and his personal Web site. These methods brought attention to his music, but only cost on average $6 per week, Logan said.

Logan then offered his services to Soly Bata, owner of the hookah bar Athens Pyramids, 5 Mill St., who booked him to perform for free every Friday this quarter.

“I like to do it, and that’s a great venue for me to do whatever I want and work out things in my set and have fun and not have to worry about disappointing people who are paying me,” Logan said of the opportunity to play at Pyramids.
Bata said that Logan’s musical style is the “perfect match” for the relaxed atmosphere he wants at his bar.

“I try to keep things student-oriented, and Andrew offered to DJ,” Bata said. “It’s a great partnership.”

Using samples from songs ranging from popular rap, old school hip hop, reggae and break beats, Logan can play for up to three hours at his show.

“Playing to sober people who are just chilling and smoking hookah is the ideal venue for the type of music that I want to play,” he said.

Logan uses his Web site to promote these shows as well, posting “Pyramixes,” which are full sets from his shows at Pyramids. He also plans to use the Web site to release his first original music — a collection of down-tempo tunes — sometime during Winter Quarter.

In addition to playing his weekly set at Pyramids and releasing new music, Logan will bring his “Death Cab For Hova” project to life by playing the albums in their entirety over the course of two nights, Nov. 14 and 15, at Pyramids and Bruce Manor, a house-show venue on Union Street.

While Logan has many plans for upcoming months, he is realistic about his future as a DJ.

“I would love to do it as a living, but I don’t know how attainable that is,” he said. “But no matter what I end up doing as a day job, DJing will be something that goes on at night.”

[via The Post]

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hip-Hop Shop and Enter The Wu-Tang Party

Two upcoming shows this week:
Hip-Hop Shop is a bi-weekly open mic for DJs, MCs and poets. It's Monday night (9/22) 10 PM at The Union and it's free!
Enter The Wu-Tang Party is a Hip-Hop Congress sponsored party at 19 South. $3 over 21, $4 under. It's Thursday (9/25) at 10 PM.
Oh, and I'll still be spinning at Athens Pyramids every Friday night (11 PM)!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My YouTube Fame

Someone did a cover of Dirt into The Dark, the audio isn't great but you get the idea...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Athens Pyramids

I'll be back at Athens Pyramids Hookah Bar every Friday from 11 PM to roughly 2 AM. As always, a mix of downtempo, hip-hop, reggae and more.

Monday, June 23, 2008

College Night @ Babylon



I will be spinning club and dance music for College Night at Babylon FĂștbol CafĂ© Tuesday night (June 23) at 10 PM.

3501 South Jefferson Street
Falls Church,VA

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

DOXCITY & BRAKENROX PRESENT.....
LIVE @ CASA CANTINA
HIP HOP AT ITS FINEST
Featuring:
Doxcity
Dysfunktional Family
D Jones
Caution Crew B-Boys
DJ An-Log
DJ Ceven
$5 - 18 and up!!!

Here's the facebook event.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hip-Hop Show Saturday @ Casa

I'll be spinning at Casa on Saturday night for a hip-hop show, I'll put more details up soon.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

May Show Update

I'll be doing a DJ Workshop at Athens Pyramids tomorrow, May 5th, from 6-8. Hip-Hop Shop will be at The Union at 10. I'll also be playing a "Spring Fling" dance to benefit ResLife's Relay For Life team; it's at Nelson South Pole on Thursday, May 9 at 8.

Happy Moms' Weekend

Here's a treat for those of you who missed last night's show at The Pyramids - a mashup of RJD2's "Work" and 2Pac's "Dear Mama."

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mothers' Day Fashion Show

I'll be playing the Mothers' Day Fashion Show in Baker Ballroom this Saturday from 1-3PM.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Technics Vs Marvel Shirts

I have about ten different Technics shirts, but this really puts my collection to shame. There's an entire series, and I would get one of each if they weren't £25...

[via Gizmodo]

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pyramix Episode 2

I'm very proud to announce Episode 2 of The Pyramix. This episode is way more hip-hop and it's hardly the most diverse mix in the world, but some artists just mix better, you know? Here's the tracklist, subscribe info's at the bottom:
  • The Roots - Mellow My Man
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
  • The Fugees - Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • Black Star - Respiration
  • Nightmares on Wax - Know My Name
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Crew
  • DJ Numark and Pomo - Bad Luck Blues (Mobb Deep Twisted)
  • Dangerdoom - Sofa King Remix
  • Nas - The World Is Yours
  • Gang Starr - Full Clip
  • RJD2 - Two More Dead (B.I.G. Big Poppa)
  • The Roots - Proceed
  • Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
  • Non Phixion - It's Us
  • Hieroglyphics - You Never Know
  • RJD2 - Ghostwriter (Jigga That Nigga)
  • A Tribe Called Quest - We Can Get Down
  • Nightmares On Wax - Damn
  • The Roots - Stay Cool
  • Atmosphere - Always Coming Back Home to You
  • Nightmares On Wax - Morse (Izzo)
Here's the feed. Right-click it and select "Copy Link," then in iTunes, go to the "Advanced" menu, select "Subscribe to Podcast..." and paste! Or click here to view it in your browser! Running Time 1:22.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mick Boogie

I'll be opening for Mick Boogie in Athens on April 19th. Venue is TBA. I'm pretty damn excited, this should be a very cool show.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Athens Pyramids

I'll be playing Saturdays at Athens Pyramids this quarter, starting this Saturday (April 5th) around 10PM. Get ready for a mix of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and downtempo. Admission is free! See you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Athens Pyramids

My weekly DJ shift at Athens Pyramids will resume April 4th or 5th, depending on whether I move back to Fridays or not. Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Woop, Woop - Sound of The Police!

Thursday night I was spinning up on Court Street selling grilled cheese with Hip-Hop Congress when, around midnight, a police officer comes to cite us with a noise violation. Bad news bears; this is a $200 fine and you must appear in court. Luckily it turns out that this officer happens to be a DJ. Not only that, but when he went to OU he deejayed for Hip-Hop Congress! Because of this we managed to get off with a warning. Sweet.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Death Cab for HOVA on WOUB

I did a mix of new and old Death Cab for HOVA material on WOUB last week, you can stream it from here. New material includes:
Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls/Technicolor Girls (Jay-Z/Death Cab)
Threats/High Speed (Jay-Z/Coldplay)
Buy You a Drank/Under The Bridge (T-Pain/Chili Peppers)
Hello Brooklyn/What I Got (Jay-Z/Sublime)

Downtempo @ The Pyramids

...will be Saturdays at 10 PM for the rest of the quarter. Also there will be a $1 cover at some point. Thanks to everyone coming out week after week!