Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wu-Tang Clan Revealed Genealogical Report

Wu-Tang does it again.  Again and again.  The Onion takes a stab at the mythical Wu-Tang Clan and attempts to create a family tree and in the process, researchers Robert Wilburn and Charles Tinsley, identified and catalogued nearly 300 decendants of the Wu-Tang Clan.
"It was an immense project," said Tinsley, who coauthored the 450-page genealogical report. "For instance, it took us months to conclude that Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dirt McGirt, Big Baby Jesus, Osirus, Dirt Dog, and Peanut the Kidnapper were all the same person."
Tinsley further elaborates on the Clan's Shaolin methods, questioning his own manhood:
"While the Clan is generally associated with tales of conquest, slaughter, and 'bringing da motherfuckin' ruckus,' it must also be noted that its members were prolific lovers who expanded the empire by sowing their seed all across the country," Tinsley said. "Who knows, perhaps my very own children are direct descendants of Ghostface Killah."
Have they uncovered all of the Wu-Tang's truths?  Not according to Tinsley:
Tinsley was quick to note, however, that the total number of Wu-Tang descendants was impossible to calculate, and could very well reach into the tens of thousands.

"Many believe that the location of the original 36 Chambers is buried somewhere beneath what today is the Staten Island Mall," Wilburn continued. "Unfortunately, unless that T.J. Maxx shuts down, and the mall's food court goes out of business, we may never know the truth."

"Still, one thing remains certain," Wilburn added. "The Wu-Tang Clan was nothing to fuck with."
Classic.  Go to The Onion for the full story.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Get Up Get Down - The Remix
Fridays @ Shine
364 Water St



HEDSPIN (Eh! Team) vs RICO UNO (Freshest Kids / Rockers NYC) vs SYNAPSE (NYC / Frank 151)

EMOTIONZ (Fresh Coast) vs J PEOPLES (Get Up Get Down) on the mic

JASON LEV (Sound Of Gold)


4 incredible DJs, 4 incredible styles, 4 talents, and 4 dancefloor minded DJs = booty shaking, hands up, hands down, hand claps, singalong, wall banging, wildin, dancefloor grinding, disco dancing, body moving, non stop wall to wall madness!

This is going to be the CRAZIEST BOXING DAY PARTY with a supreme line up of DJs. This might as well be the end of the year party cause it's gonna be a party to end all parties in 2008! The last FRIDAY of the year!

- Hedspin is fackin BACK!
- Rico Uno KILLS the party and OWNS the room every Friday @ Shine!
- Synapse is coming from NYC repping Frank 151!
- Jason Lev is fackin BACK!

- Emotionz rips the mic!
- J Peoples brings the hype!

It's on!  TONIGHT @ SHINE!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

How'd I Make It To The Party 6 Months Late?

A few months (yes months - probably summertime) back I saw this video:

Ok, turns out I've been hella confused for months. Ever since I saw that video (above) in summer I thought Wajeed and Saadiq were deading PPP and starting a new band called "Abundance" with a nu-soul singer as lead and a new third member. So I've been telling people about Abundance but I was hella misinformed about PPP, "Abundance", and "On A Cloud" - the song they talk about in the video. Let's get it straight together.

"Abundance" is PPP's newest album due out in Jan 2009. "On A Cloud" is a song on that album featuring Karma Stewart on vocals. So, PPP is not dead and "On A Cloud" is the lead single which, incidently, has been out and available since early July. Where have I been for the past 6 months?? Seems like I've been puffin on my own cloud.

Now I find out Karma Stewart is featured prominently on "Abundance" and has just released her own EP today, which has been graciously made available as a free download. Karma hails from Austin, Texas (by way of Germany) but now resides in L.A. making the migration in order to be in the studio with PPP producers Wajeed and Saadiq and newest addition singer/songwriter Coultrain.

I'ma let Karma let loose in her own words:
Can you give us a quick rundown of how all the songs came to be [on the 4 track EP]?

Coultrain had written “Withdrawal” and “Waiting In The Wings” prior to me starting to put in work for The Karma EP. When I heard those 2 songs I was like “Whoa!!” He’s such a prolific writer; I was more than honored to be the voice behind the genius of his lyrics, ya know?

Shortly after, Saadiq sent me a couple of tracks that he had produced and there was one in particular that stood out to me. I had told Saadiq that i wanted some straight up funky Vanity 6 meets Prince like track. And thats exactly what he did!! Lol…

So I sent it to Coultrain and he reached into the depths of his funky soul and wrote the song “Look” which was inspired by the late Rick James. It’s actually one of my favorite songs on the EP.

Last but not least, I wrote the song “Love Games” which was produced by Waajeed (and is also one of my faves). This track is so sick I told Waajeed I had to have it!! Through listening to it, the first thing that popped into my head was “Sweet Dreams” by The Eurythmics. From that inspiration, “Love Games” was created and it was a done deal! I’m very happy with how it turned out. [source]

I slept so hard on this one, but I got it straight now. Bringing that Motown and Detroit sound back to its roots, "On A Cloud" is one of the freshest tracks of 2008! Serious.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008



GET UP GET DOWN presents:
COSMO BAKER (The Rub / Brooklyn)
364 Water St
Vancouver, BC

with resident DJs
Rico Uno (Freshest Kids / Rockers NYC)
U-Tern (One Day Later / Beatstreet)

J Peoples and Emotionz on the mic

DJ Pump (Eh! Team / Calgary)
Nina Mendoza (Dipt / Dose)


We've been waiting for months on this one!! It's finally here!!!! School's ALL OVER, Christmas holidays ARE HERE, it's time to GET UP GET DOWN and get funky and celebrate with THE BEST CHRISTMAS party with the BEST DJs in the world. This ain't no joke, read the updated bio below to read what your favourite DJ had to say about Cosmo Baker.

As if that weren't enough we got heavyweights Rico Uno, U-Tern, Emotionz, J Peoples, Nina Mendoza and just added DJ Pump!! Wowza.


- here are some DJ mixes, mp3s, videos, audio

COSMO BAKER - LIVE IN L.A. (youtube video)

COSMO BAKER - MORE LIVE IN L.A. (youtube video)


- this is my favourite year in hip hop history and THE RUB SMASH this mix

- THE RUB - HISTORY OF HIP HOP - from 1979-1999
- a year by year DJ mix of the biggest and best songs from each year in hip hop history
- this is some serious epic shit

HUGE PRAISE for COSMO BAKER from the likes of:

Do you see any of your favs up there? See what they all had to say about Cosmo below or go to the event page for the updated bio:

"Cosmo Baker is hands down one of my favorite DJs. very few dudes can read a crowd like Cosmo, first of all. My man can rock it in so many ways, and he continues to surprise me. Cosmo lives and breathes music and his knowledge runs deep!! He's a virtual librarian of music. After all this is the man who invented the category "Dad Rock." But more than anything Cosmo's a party rocker. And a close friend. Rock on, Cosmo." -DJ A-Trak

"When it comes to keeping the Philly Music tradition going...Cosmo has it locked. His knowledge is incredible and his Crates are deep and his passion and skills makes him one of my favs." - DJ Jazzy Jeff

"Cosmo is everything I think a great DJ should be; versatile, skilled and before anything else, a true tastemaker." - DJ Eli Escobar

"100% pure no gimmicks" - DJ Mr. Supreme

"Cosmo is the club DJ I aspire to be - smooth, seamless, on top of his game, knows exactly what's appropriate at any given time. He'll play the song that I'm totally sure could not be resurrected, and bam - gangbusters. He's definitely that guy." - RJD2

"Cosmo Cosmo Cosmo. I remember when Cosmo got his first mixer and started DJing back in 92. Little did I know that little runt would constantly keep me on my a game like no other cat I know. He is always dropping that "this-ain't-out-yet" game on us and I'm always dropping that "Cell-phone memo-note-to-cop-that-'This-ain't-out-yet'" jam he played. When I grow up, I wanna be like 'Mo." - ?uestlove

"I would sneak into Fluid when I was still under 21 to see Cosmo play at the legendary Remedy, his parties were part of my foundation in Philly. The dude has a sixth sense at turnin' a crowd out." - Diplo

"Cos is a Philly native with more flavor than a pack of Now N' Laters. This flavor comes in handy when he's deciding what tunes you're gonna hear for a few hours!" - DJ AM

"Cosmo’s a rare cat. There aren’t many who can impress me with a funk 45s set, turn around and destroy a rave packed with barely legal hipsters, then pull out a disco twelve-inch that I’d all but forgotten about—and still be one of my favorite faces to see over a pint of beer." - DJ Monk One

"I'm proud to say that I have looked up to Cosmo Baker for years... as far as musical knowledge, party-rockin' and being an all around amazing dude, there is no substitute!" - Tittsworth

"In the biggest DJ city in the world, where every single one of your friends, neighbors and co-workers is spinning a party on any given night of the week, I still go out of my way to check Cosmo Baker play whenever I can. His style never fails to surprise and inspire in fresh ways." - Nick Catchdubs

"Cosmo Baker is a major influence in my musical career. I put him right up there with heroes like James Brown, Afrika Bambaataa, and Masters At Work. He's not a DJ. He's an artist. A soul man." - Dave Nada

"First things first - Where's Cosmo playing tonight? And that's real!!!" - Scottie B

"Everything Cosmo does is straight from the heart." - DJ Day


more info:



Friday, December 12, 2008

Afro-Rico - Original Sample To "Ferg_a_li_c_ious"

This is some serious OG shit.  I could never find this on vinyl and the best I could get to having this was on a blue-ish green label 95-99 Megamix (I think that's what it was called) which was a classic 17 minute megamix of Miami Bass.  It had this little snippet where Afro-Rican dropped but it was such a jerk to find quickly while in the mix (it sat in the middle of the megamix).  Now it's all here - the OG to the Fer-ga_lic_ious track you all love...to hate.  LOL.  I hate that track too so we`re still friends.

A Letter To Common

C-to-the-double-M-O-N - Un_i_versal M_!_nd Control (Planet Rock Remix) | z/s/h/a/r/e
C-to-the-double-M-O-N ft Chest_er Fren_ch - What A Wo_rld | z/s/h/a/r/e

Common dropped his newest album "Universal Mind Control" recently and I came across this and I HAD to re-post it.  
Here's one opinion on Common's new album:

Dear Mr. Sense:

First of all, I would like to congratulate you on releasing your new album, “Resurrection.” I don’t want to spoil anything for you because I’m writing from the future in the year 2024 but we will still talking about that album thirty years from now. In fact, that album is so good, you will be eating off the reputation that album garnered for you for the rest of your life and plenty of people will excuse a lot of questionable material you will be releasing in the near future because of how great songs like “Communism” are. I mean people will be frontin’ on “I Used To Love H.E.R.” like that song wasn’t the fucking shit in 1994 but those people like Shawty Lo records so fuck ‘em. I’m sorry you don’t know who Shawty Lo is yet, do you? He was part of this ass awful group called D4L in the mid ‘00s and beefed with T.I. for a little while over whether or not they actually grew up in this backwater town called Bankhead like anybody gives a flying fornication. I know, it will be as retarded as it sounds. Oh, yeah, that’s right you haven’t met T.I., either. You’ll be playing his father in a film called “American Gangster” in about 12 years so don’t sweat it. I know, it’ll be creepy. Actually, just forget it. All in due time.

Anyway, the reason that I’m writing you today is because I’m compelled to warn you as a fan of yours about the upcoming disaster that will be your future album called “Universal Mind Control” in the year 2008. It’s imperative that you do not make this album. The entire fabric of existence depends on it. “Universal Mind Control” isn’t just bad. It’s legendarily bad. It’s “This is album is so bad it negates the existence of God bad. Like I mean there can’t possibly be a supreme being if he allowed a travesty like this to occur” bad. There’s absolutely nothing salvageable about this album. You need to stop this before it occurs. I’m begging you. Wars started in foreign countries over this album when it was released. You ever see the movie, Scanners? At least, sixty people had their heads spontaneously explode attempting to listen to this album. Please, I beg of you. Do not attempt.

Listen, in the future you will meet a man by the name of Pharrell. He’s this goofy ass skinny dude who wears all types of hideously gaudy clothes, he sings in this hyper annoying falsetto and he’ll have this Asian guy (which nobody can seem to figure out actually does for a living...) follow him around all the time . He’ll try to seduce you by jetting you around the globe in his private plane, have you cavorting with models, and introduce you to a short, motor mouthed actor with an immaculate hairpiece that will soon become you’re best friend. You need to kill him upon meeting him. Despite the fact the man has only about a dozen, truly great songs to his name, he will have garnered a ridiculous amount of unwarranted acclaim and will offer to produce your latest album for you. You must resist. The beats on “Universal Mind Control” are truly hideous and are bad even by his standards. It sounds like this weird amalgamation of Baltimore Club Music, Danger Mouse, and Just Blaze’s worst, most ostentatious impulses in a way that completely fails and causes one to question the creator’s influences. The first time I heard the title track, I was convinced I was listening to an ill-conceived Girl Talk (as if there was anything else) mash-up of some bad Bmore Club and a drunken freestyle that No I.D. dared you to record while drinking orange pineapple juice laced with vodka. And that’s only the opening record! It only gets worse from there. I’m talking records that inexplicably bite Biggie’s flow in a sub-Guerilla Black manner; records that reference Gladiator (and are actually called “Gladiator”) as if “What More Can I Say” didn’t happen; and there’s actually a record called “Sex 4 Sugar. Completely without irony.

And as a bad as Pharrell is on the album, the problem is primarily you. In approximately the year 2005, after doing one too many advertisements for the Gap, the soft feel of their 100% cotton sweaters will cause you to completely lose your ability to rap but instead of doing the sensible thing and completely retire from rap as if you were Mos Def, you will continue to force yourself on the listening public. You will embarrass yourself on this record. Badly. There are songs on this record where there will be no semblance of flow and rhythm on your part. This wouldn’t necessarily be bad if you weren’t rapping about some generic, cookie cutter version of universal love or some hippie bullshit but you are. This album is the audio equivalent of talking to some douchebag named Moonbeam for an hour while he trips on acid and forces you to go to a rave. It ain’t pretty.

“Universal Mind Control” must not happen, Common. You have the power to stop it. You must resist all impulses in the future to do anything that doesn’t sound like “Thisisme,” It will hurt because you will feel that you are better than hip hop but you are not. You are definitely not. Trust me. Lives were lost because of this. This album was directly responsible for the Supreme Court from negating the results from 2008 Presidential Election and ushering in a third Bush term which lead to the death of democracy in America. Lives depend it on, Lonnie. You can change it. Don’t make this album.


The Good Doctor Zeus

P.S. You should also probably drop the “Sense” part of your name. You’ll thank me later.

P.P.S. In the future, you will meet a woman by the name of Erkyah. This will be in your future.

Awesome - Lots of LOLZ in that one.  Thoughts?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Santigold aka Santi White <3

J@y-(Z_ ft Sant#g#ld - Bro)o(lyn (Go Hard) | z/s/h/a/r/e
Bonus: Sant#g#ld - Shove It (Switch remix) | z/s/h/a/r/e
And 1: Sant#g#ld - I'm A Lady (Diplo mix ft Amanda Blank) | z/s/h/a/r/e
Overtime: Sant#go#ld, Ph@rr#ll, Jul!an - My Drive Thru | z/s/h/a/r/e

This ain't about the Jigga man. This is all about Santogold aka Santi White aka Santi. Heart.

Apparently this is new shit from the "Notorious" movie and while it's alright it doesn't quite move me the way Shove It (Switch remix) does it. Shove It is where the "Brooklyn, Go Hard" vocal sample comes from and it's the first song that put me onto the heat that is Santogold. Santi White popped up on GZA's "Legend Of The Liquid Sword" from 2002 and helped pen GZA's "Beneath The Surface" as well as a majority of Res' album but didn't really catch her stride til last/this year. Coldplay tapped her to open their recent tour, Santogold appeared on the latest Converse ad campaign recording a song
(which she steals by the way) with Julian Casablancas (Strokes) and Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D.), and she put out one of the best albums of this year. If that wasn't enough she teamed up with the people's champ Diplo for "Top Ranking" a mixtape in the same weight and vein as Diplo's collabo with M.I.A.'s "Piracy Funds Terrorism".

"I'm A Lady (Diplo Mix)" comes from "Top Ranking" and it utilizies the same sample as LL Cool J's "I Need Love". Amanda Blank is heat as well - she'll get her own post later on. Heart her too. But Santi makes an appearance with Jay-Z and also is featured on Common's new album.
Go Santogold.

I'm a fan.
Seems I'm not the only fan, and rightly so - are u a fan yet?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Guido Fist Pump = Best Website Of The Week

"This site is a shrine to the glory of guidos fist pumping. Guidettes the world over are already going nuts over the jersey shore dancing below. Thank you and keep pumping those fists. Welcome to the next generation of guido fist pumpery. The site is full blown 2.0."
What would we do without the internet? It's gold, pure gold. This is the best website of the week. Period.
It's easy to spot of one these Guidos - real easy:
1) "Blow out" style haircuts
2) Lots of earrings.
3) Wannabe mafia/gangsta.
4) Orange fake tan.
5) Lips tightly pressed together as if air-kissing someone. In every picture.
6) They almost always carry a bottle - not a drink in a glass.
Don't be mad. I'm giving you something to pump your fist to yo. Tiesto - Flight 643

Fack Norris Facts

Friday, November 28, 2008

Does He Make U Mac And Cheese?

Mary Prankster - Mac and Cheese / z/s/ha/r/e

This is the shit!
"All I want's a boy to make me mac and cheese / just straight mac with no (friends?) or peas / but every boy who's made me mac and cheese / has always turned out to be...a violent sociopath".
Wow. All to a rocking hip swinging beat. You can't beat this shit - it's the best. Ladies - heed the warnings cause it doesn't stop at mac and cheese. This has been your after-school PSA. (No it's much better than that - seriously this song rocks).

Still Can't Get Enough Of Nov 4th

obama historic by you.
J@y-(Z) - History | z/s/h/a/r/e

Jigga acknowledges the significance of Nov 4th with a fresh new song. Word on the street is that Jigga, Miss Independent (of Destiny's Child), and Leona Lewis are supposed to be performing at the Obama inauguration on Jan 20th. I think Obama, like his grassroots organizing and new media campaigning can reach a little deeper in the talent pool than that.

What about Daedalus? He made the best 1 minute song while Obama was running against Hilary for the Democratic Nomination. How about Nas? And all the DJ's (from DJ Premier, to Z-Trip, Green Lantern, Noodles, King Most who threw DOWN on Obama mixes and all the artists that got down on those?? I know they may not be THE biggest names out there but reach a little deeper and like your campaign, you'll find people worth fighting for, people outside the margins who are just as important and significant. I`m not hating, I just wanna see a lot of other people get shine.

Related (kinda):
Miss Independent (of Destiny`s Child) vs Mr Pee On The Youth

Forgot About Remixes

D,r D.r$e ft E Mi(n)e M - F()rgOt Bout D.r$e (Morsy Mix) | z/s/h/a/r/e

Morsy has been making noise on the remix tip lately. This is on the dance remix tip much like the "Kic k Dru ms" remix of Thuggish Ruggish Bone. Bonus video below is another remix of this track done by DJ Macca who adds verses from Fifty and Wayne.

This Perfect Pairing Made My Day

C(0).m_ M(0)N ft C## L(O) - M@ke M.y D@ay | z/s/h/a/r/e

I`ve been a HUGE fan of both MC`s since a long while. Definitely since Can I Borrow A Dollar days and since Mr Lo went solo. Wasn`t that huge a fan of the Mob. This is some summertime steez - no wonder he wanted to call it In.vi&.ce.@ble Sum-mer. This happy go lucky song was just what I needed after another moving day. Suddenly I'm craving almonds...

Miss Independent (of Destiny`s Child) vs Mr Pee On The Youth

Be.Y O.n(c)e - I$f I W@s A B()Y (R K#l!y remix) | z/s/h/a/r/e

Classic! R K#l!y goes in on Be.Y O.n(c)e's latest and only he can do it like he can do it. The best part is they're both serious, but the man takes it cause he just pisses all over her (pun intended). The melodrama from both is pure Guido Fist Pump though (I just had to blog about the best website of the week!)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Moving Sucks

Hey Blog World

Sorry I haven't updated in the past week.  I will be back on my game next week.  Just have to get through this week for packing for moving.  Moving sucksnuts.  And it doesn't get easier the more you do it.

If anyone can help move some boxes that would be great.  Doing it today, I think the container has arrived.  Call me or text me yo.


Friday, November 21, 2008

EVENT: COSMO BAKER (The Rub / NYC) - Get Up Get Down - Friday Dec 19th @ Shine

Christmas with COSMO BAKER (The Rub / NYC)
A special Christmas party with the one and only, the legendary Cosmo Baker

GUGD_COSMO_FLYR5web1 by you.

GET UP GET DOWN presents
a special Christmas party with the one and only, legendary Cosmo Baker

Friday Dec 19th
Shine (364 Water St)

Cosmo Baker (born 1974) is a 
New York based DJ, music producer, and turntablist.

Baker was born in Reno, Nevada. In 1976, at two years of age, he moved to Philadelphia, with his mother and older sister, photographer Zoe Strauss. At the age of 16 he was playing at many of the city's nightclubs, including Revival, Sugarcube (with DJ Storm), and Silk City, holding one of the original resident spots alongside 
King Britt at the Back 2 Basics party.

While living in Philadelphia, in 1997 he started a party named 
The Remedy. Bobbito has called this party "The dopest continuous weekly hip-hop jam in the United States".

Baker began traveling to Las Vegas on a weekly basis to spin at his residency at Baby's Nightclub, inside The Hard rock Hotel & Casino. He also started to devote more time to production and recording. Since 1997, he released several records. He also worked on his own solo material, which was by definition hip-hop, but showed as much influence of 
Neil Young as it did by EPMD. "Though I could see him in the booth, I couldn't believe my ears. Franz Ferdinand? The Rapture? Where were the smooth soul jams I dug on his Love Break mix? Once I'd shaken off the initial shock, it started to make sense. Baker rocks the party, and this was how the party needed to be rocked."

In 2003 Cosmo moved to New York and joined DJ Ayres and DJ Eleven as the third member of the collective known as The Rub: a classics and hip-hop party. "The Rub has gained an avid following for hybridizing genres with the aplomb of a skilled gardener. Like Philadelphia's Hollertronix, the Rub's fans dance to 
Stevie Wonder, MOP, Bj√∂rk Justin Timberlake, and Young Jeezy with equal fervor." 

As a member of The Rub, he has performed at the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas (2006 and 2007) and the 
Winter Music Conference during the same years. He also DJs alongside Scott Melker under the moniker "THE CMB." The pair recently released "Live At the Spotlite," a cd focused on New Jack Swing music. Cosmo has had a CD added to a time capsule in Honolulu, Hawaii. Baker was also the winner of the 2006 Scion DJ mixing contest.


EVENT UPDATE: Sammy Bananas (Fool's Gold / Brooklyn) - Friday Nov 21st @ Shine - Flyer




Sammy Bananas (Fool's Gold / Brooklyn)
Friday Nov 21st
Shine (364 Water St)

If you don't know who Sammy Bananas is you're about to find out tonight at Shine.  Not only is he signed to A-Trak's "Fool's Gold" label he's a remixer, producer, and DJ extrodinaire.  Will.i.am ran up to the DJ booth and flipped his lid when Sammy was DJ'ing, Annie Mac (BBC) and DJ AM have heaped HUGE praise on Mr Bananas. He has rocked parties all over the world, from big to small, and he has turned them all out!  He's no stranger to Vancouver and he's going to rock Get Up Get Down for the first time.  This is gonna be awesome.

Sammy Bananas was interviewed on Urban Renewal Project (CFRO 102.7 FM - Tuesdays 10pm-1am).  If you missed it you can grab/listen to the URP Radio Podcast.  When DJ Sage asked Sammy Bananas for his top 5 songs Sammy fired off this list:


Clearly Sammy Bananas comes from the golden era of hip hop and has flipped his favourites and influences into a crazy party experience. You can hear this influence, range, and presence in his remixes and DJ mixes.  Check the links above for the heat.

This is going to be nuts @ Shine.  Can't wait for tonight.

Christmas with Cosmo Baker (The Rub / NYC)

Friday, November 14, 2008

EVENT: The OFFICIAL Three 6 Mafia Afterparty - Friday Nov 28th @ Shine


Get Up Get Down presents

Friday Nov 28th
Shine (364 Water St)

It's going down, for the first time in history - Three 6 Mafia invade Vancity and we've got the OFFICIAL Three 6 Mafia afterparty!! Shine is located in the heart of Gastown and opens from 10pm-3am.

We got Vancity's BEST DJs for the afterparty including DJs:
and special guest
Rob Rizk (back room)
J Peoples on the mic

Shine is OPEN til 3am!!

For table reservations, birthday bookings, Christmas parties, and any other requests go to the facebook event page or email us

more info:

Related (other events @ Get Up Get Down)
The Official Three 6 Mafia Afterparty - Friday Nov 28th @ Shine
Cosmo Baker (The Rub / NYC) - Friday Dec 19th @ Shine

EVENT: Skratch Bastid - TONIGHT - Friday Nov 14th @ Shine with LIVE STREAMING VIDEO FEED

bastid satisfaction guranteed flyer

Got the official tour flyer so here it is.

SKRATCH BASTID (3x Scribble Jam Champ / Juno Nominee)
with LIVE STREAMING VIDEO FEED from the DJ BOOTH to the TV monitors all night tonight

Tonight - Friday Nov 14th
Shine (364 Water St)

Not only does Bastid rock the party and turn everyone into a fan (Jazzy Jeff says he's a fan) but he also has incredible turntable and DJ skills and has THREE (yes 3) Scribble Jam Championship titles to prove it. So we've hooked up a LIVE STREAMING VIDEO FEED so that you can watch the show as well as dance your ass off all night long. It's gonna be nuts so get there early!

Related (other events @ Get Up Get Down):
Skratch Bastid live videos, Scribble Jam battles, mp3, mixtapes and more
The Official Three 6 Mafia Afterparty - Friday Nov 28th @ Shine
Cosmo Baker (The Rub / NYC) - Friday Dec 19th @ Shine

Wood n Soo - Weekend Warrior (4 Turntable Mix)

Wood 'n' Soo - Weekend Warriors (right click)

Got this in the mail but I haven't had time to put it up til now. Wood 'n' Soo have been featured guests at Get Up Get Down and have been rocking parties and making quite a lot of moves this year. Read below for the update.
It's been a busy year for a couple of old chaps like us - between touring the country in May and supporting our hero DJ Z-Trip on Labour Day, it seems like nearly every weekend was spent driving to some remote location to rock a show and party with some of the coolest peeps under the sun. Now, with the cold weather setting in and the festival season nothing more than a memory, we thought it was high time to drop another mixtape on y'awl. Following in the tradition of our previous cult-classics, 'Mangladeshin' and '4 Wheel Drive', we give you 'Weekend Warriors', a full-out tempo tripping, genre grinding, mash'n'grab. Recorded with 4 decks, 2 Serato Scratches and a whole lotta love, this set will bring you right back to those fast summer months while we wait out the cold ones ahead. Hope you dig it, and please feel free to share this with all of your friends. CD copies will be available in a couple of weeks. - Wood 'n' Soo
Tracklisting in the comments

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rememberance Day = Show Hoppping??

It's Rememberance Day today that means it's a holiday. That also means that we can never forget what our fathers, grandfathers, brothers, and sisters have done for us and our country. From war to volunteering our vets are an important fabric in our society thus we honour them all on a special day - Rememberance Day Nov 11th.

Being that it was a holiday it seems all major players in the promotions game decided to throw their own parties. There's a lot of shit to check out tonight and here are my picks:

Start: Marnie Stern @ Biltmore (Timbre)
Marnie Stern - Ruler / z/s/h/a/r/e

Gang Gang Dance are also on the bill but Marnie Stern and her virtuosity of the guitar will be a hard act to follow. This show could possibly be stolen by the opener.

(edit: Marnie Stearn did NOT steal the show - I left during the intermission before Gang Gang Dance but I heard they killed it)

Middle: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Media Club (Sealed With A Kiss)
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Buriedfed / z/s/h/a/r/e
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Woodfriend / z/s/h/a/r/e
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - The Debtor / z/s/h/a/r/e

These 3 songs are perfect for showing off the range and styles of M.B.A.R. (terrible - I know). Throughout the quiet strength of Buriedfed, the hard hitting 70s rock of Woodfriend, and the pop sensibilities of The Debtor you begin to realize the talents of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. He never loses his identity nor his voice. It is the music that is set to match his milk and delivery man never misses a beat.

(edit: I left Biltmore to catch Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson but missed him.  Castanets were good - not I gotta listen to their album. Note: It is incredibly difficult for a new artist to have such a developed sense of self and voice on his debut album but Miles did it and that's the truth about his brilliance)

End: Digable Planets @ Commodore (Tigerstone, Gman & Rizk, Spectrum, Livenation)
Digable Planets - Rebirt of Slick (Cool Like Dat) / z/s/h/a/r/e
Digable Planets - 9th Wonder / z/s/h/a/r/e

Digable Planets were part of the trailblazers in the jazzy hip hop movement. Other leaders included A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Classic shit. Serious.

(edit: Digable Planets will be up tomorrow - sorry)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sammy Bananas - Friday Nov 21 - Get Up Get Down - Fridays @ Shine

Get Up Get Down presents
Sammy Bananas
Friday Nov 21st
Shine (364 Water St)
with DJs Rico Uno / Arems / U-Tern / JP da MC

Rising Brooklyn remixer and party maestro Sammy Bananas lives up to his name by crafting ecstatic tracks that ditch trendy production tricks in favor of pure pop satisfaction. He's already remixed the likes of Chromeo and 45 King, and his latest Fool's Gold EP Braids & Fades is a tribute to the biker-shorted divas of the 1990s, chopping up their r&b hits into uptempo club tracks. The approach has already made fans out of influential BBC DJ Annie Mac and platinum producer will.i.am, who ran up to the DJ booth at Sammy's last LA show to shout "YOU made this?!?" The new record is a follow up to the equally catchy and early 90s rooted High Top Fades EP which saw release in late 2007. 

Early in this year, Sammy stunned the DJ community with his inventive bootleg of N.E.R.D's "Everyone Nose" which he rechristened as "All The Girls." He debuted the remix on the Screaming Bloody Murder tour in which he traveled North America with A-Trak, Sinden and Steve Aoki. The track was played across the world and became a staple in sets by heavyweights like A-Trak and Flosstradamus. Sammy is always working on new material, so keep on the lookout for his remix of Tittsworth's "WTF" coming out on T&A Records as well as his take on Trackademic's "Enjoy What You Do" dropping later this fall on Fool's Gold. Sammy continues to spread his net ever further with a European tour this October, and a trip to Australia planned for early '09. 

"Sammy IS straight up bananas. He ripped it at LAX and I can't wait to have him back!" 
- DJ AM 

"Wow I love these! I don't know which one to play on the radio!"
- Annie Mac 

"In a musical climate where so many DJs and producers are doing the same thing as the next guy, Sammy Bananas is a breath of fresh air. His music is full of character and can be best described by one word: funky"

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