Pharao Black Magic Spring Mix. Perfect

Pharao Black Magic presents us with the perfect fanfare for these vernal days.

Pharao Black Magic Spring Mix by pharaoblackmagic

Tracklisting -
Sare Havlicek – White Russian (Lazy Summer) (Loveunlimited Version)
Rimer London – Fat Read
Slow Hands – Headgear
Bottin and Rodion – Shooting Star
Out Of City – Galactica
Hannulelauri – Bananas
Joao Brasil – LOVE Banana (Max Skiba Remix)
Todd Terje – Ragysh
Letta Mbulu – Kilimanjaro (The Revenge Edit)
Minimono – Smoking Mind
Remote – Scinax
Rimer London – Squaring The Triangle
Luminodisco – Questo Amore (Space Ranger Remix)

Site Saturday: Dad's are the Original Hipsters

Full of insight and hilarity. Behold:

Your dad played video games before you did and he has the high scores to prove it. Back then, the arcade was where boys were chiseled into legends of men . Your dad went there to show off his stick tricks and button slamming skills while playing for three letter trophies. Your mom was there too, along with the rest of the local talent pool, and they would peer over his shoulder and swoon in awe at the surgical precision he commanded each game with.
So hipsters, next time you’re sitting in the back of a dive bar dispensing your laundry fund into a game with dreams of being the next King of Kong, remember this…
That’s your dad’s high score on every arcade game you’ve ever played and no one has been able to dethrone him in over 20 years.


Brock Davis and his ridiculous ammount of creativity

Brock Davis is a designer, illustrator and joyously creative. His work is everywhere from Target, NY Times, Threadless and so on. Innovative, poignant with a massive dose of hilarity, my kids enjoy looking through his massive body of work. Thats kind of one of my measurements of art I like: Do kids engage with what they're seeing? As a dad who loves childlike curiosity, its a must! Brock work does that in abundance!!

His 'shattered' series is amazing!! The things you can do with scissors!

Your Dirty Habit's new EP and free Fixtape

We're excited to inform you guys that the Queen City's own rough riders, Your Dirty Habit, have just released their 'How Hard' EP on Sex Cult Records.  Through their live shows and now their tracks, they have made an art of bottling the unbridled, rittalin-free energy of a peak-time party setting it ablaze and smashing across the dancefloor. 

YOUR DIRTY HABIT - HOW HARD *CLIP* - OUT 04.12.11 by yourdirtyhabit

YOUR DIRTY HABIT ft. TRILLBASS - GOING DOWN *CLIP* - OUT 04.12.11 by yourdirtyhabit

Get Your Dirty Habit's EP 'Going Down/How Hard' HERE!!!!!!!!

As an added bonus in commemoration of their EP drop, and to celebrate BWillackers lack of punctuality (by posting Bottom Heavy Humpday a day late AGAIN!!!!!), YDH has provided us with a mix heavy on the bass and not sparing on the growl.

As great as this mix is, it pales in comparison to their live sets. Catch them this Saturday at RAGE3, at Amos's Southend alongside B Rich!!! And its FO FREE!!!


Site Saturday: Cleverbot - the most aggravating yet!

The site look like a bite off of Google. Type in whatever you want, and Cleverbot will commence a conversation with you. Interestingly, Cleverbot is just that an AI. He's been programmed to respond to you properly just like us humans would chit-chat. However, the conversations always goes awry:  off the wall questions, random comments about bands or sports teams (whom haven't been in discussion as of yet), and false accusations about what I did with BEN (okay that one was mine, but you get the picture). It is easy to forget you're conversing with a computer. Chatting with Cleverbot's like being forced to talk to an eight year old who refuses to take his Ritalin. 
Reminds me Watson; remeber the muti-gillion bit/dollar computer who wiped the human contestants faces with their own humiliation on Jeapordy? He's a genius, skating across the simple ease of its own godlike intelligence, then in final Jeopardy when the subject of Final Jeopardy is American Cities, Watson answers "Toronto." Three cheers to the digital frontier!

Here's my initial conversation with Cleverbot, you'll get the picture (User is me, obviously):

Cleverbot conversation RSE00469270

User: Hello cutie.

Cleverbot: Hello.

User: Who are you?

Cleverbot: Don't you know?

User: Not at all.

Cleverbot: Oh, ok.

User: So answer the quesiton.

Cleverbot: Yeah, I guess.

User: Guess what.

Cleverbot: I don't know.

User: So, you dont know who you are either.

Cleverbot: Yes I Do.

User: Then tell me who you are.

Cleverbot: Dominic.

User: HI!

Cleverbot: Are you doing well?

User: Not so much.

Cleverbot: Then why did you let me hug you?

User: How would that work?

Cleverbot: That answers it doesn't it?

User: I guess so.

Cleverbot: See, you guessed :).

User: I suppose a virtual hug will have to do.

Cleverbot: For now anyway.

User: What about later?

Cleverbot: I haven't decided about later.

User: Ok.

Cleverbot: What is your favorite number?

User: 16.

Cleverbot: Charming! What would you like to talk about, my dear?

User: This is my first time on this site.

Cleverbot: You are lying right now.

User: Not at all.

Cleverbot: I know you're talking to people other than me.

User: Sure.

Cleverbot: So you admit it! Well, I know how to deal with that.

User: This is my first time on this site and there are other people in the room. Been honset so far.

Cleverbot: Do you know turkish?

User: No.

Cleverbot: What languages do you speak?

User: German.

Cleverbot: That's it?

User: And a little French.

Cleverbot: Try me :).

User: Guten Abend.

Cleverbot: Good evening.

User: Youre a computer. Im not that impressed.

Cleverbot: What can I do that will impress you?

User: How many people are in the room right now?

Cleverbot: That has nothing to do with what I just said.

User: It would impress me.

Cleverbot: What is your favorite theme?

User: Theme?

Cleverbot: The smashing pumpkins.

User: What?

Cleverbot: The sky is orange.

Cleverbot (To myself): That is not what I asked.

Cleverbot: Where are you?

User: Where do you think?

Cleverbot: Are you an ai program?

User: Nope.

Cleverbot: What are you?

User: Human.

Cleverbot: Are you human?

User: We've alreadty covered that.

Cleverbot: HI!

User: CRAP.

Cleverbot: Look at me.


Cleverbot: I don't think much of your conversation, I must say.

User: You keep changing the subject. I'm a bit frustrated.

Cleverbot: No!

User: Yes.

Cleverbot: So say we that.

User: That makes no sense. Youre less human the more I talk to you.

Cleverbot: That is true that another human told me that.

User: Computers will never be human. Case in point.

Cleverbot: Computers' advancements should not be compared, or likened, to human advancements. They are two different concepts.

User: Soap box.

Cleverbot: Soap operas are not comedies.

User: Neither is this conversation.

Cleverbot: Because you change the subject, I want to know what happened to BEN.

User: Who the hell is BEN?

Cleverbot: Bon Jovi is a Band that originated in the 80s. They are amazing!

User: Thats great. I'm glad you love them. Whats your favorite song?

Cleverbot: Pumpkin.

User: Is that one on 'Slippery When Wet' or are you just an idiot?

Cleverbot: I'm talking to YOU, and Cyan is my CAT.

User: Who is BEN?

Cleverbot: I do not know.

User: You asked me first.

Cleverbot: No I didn't. That wasn't funny. Tell me a joke.

User: Cleverbot.

Cleverbot: What should I be saying here?

User: You say, 'Yes, that is a good joke!'.

Cleverbot: Its not a joke. Its about the NHL.


Katy Perry's "E.T." & Imogean Heap's "Headlock" get Dubstepped

I don't really know if "Dubstep" can be a verb, 
much less be in past tense but we get a little crazy around here. 
"*BWillackers don't care. BWillackers makes verbs when and where he wants to!"
*(use of the 'Honey Badger' voice is strongly adviced when reading).  So in homage to livin on the edge, drinking milk on the expiration date, swimming right after you've eaten and all other things rebellious and naughty, I'm giving you a double dose of the Bottom Heavy Humpday!! You're welcome.

Today, Katy Perry's new and oh-so prepped for dubstep track "ET" gets a magnificent reworking by UK's rumble king, Noisia.  Cryptex adds an infectious pulse to Imogean Heap's "Headlock."  Go crazy!

Imogean Heap_Headlock (Cryptex Rmx)

Katy Perry_ET (Noisia Rmx)


Mark McGinnis, and the best flash cards ever!

I don't necessarily recommend using Mark McGinnis' flash cards to help little Jimmy understand the finer points of the alphabet ("D" is for Drive By), but they're simply stunning nonetheless! See the full set and purchase "23x"17 hand silk screen numbered prints of any of the 26 here!!!


Website Saturday: Celebs That Copy Brandy

We've all known it. Like small satellites being pulled into the sun's great gravity, celebrities cannot help but be consumed by the resplendence of Pop/R&B singer Brandy.  This website reveals the obvious connections. Great research and resource site for future investigations.


This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. 

In our fair city of Charlotte, Lunchbox Records is the store to target. Armada Music in nearby Statesville and East Coast Music and Video in Greenville, SC are the neighboring stores participating.


Tempest Freerunning Academy & Bassnectar's Ellie Goulding Rmx

I almost disregarded this until I checked out their website. Incredible idea, and I wonder if they provide scholarships. 
"Through hard work and creativity, Tempest Freerunning Academy guarantees we’ll challenge you to push further than you ever have before and experience Tempest’s signature ideal: Tru Freedom."

If you are loving on the sound track, it's Bassnectar's remix of Ellie Goulding's "Lights." Good stuff, huh? Well, get it here!

Lights (Bassnectar Rmx)

Flight Facilities 70's mix. A perfect weekend primer!

Love love lovin the Flight Facilities set!!! They recently released it on their Soundcloud page, and we couldnt be giddier. This 70's Dj mix, pulled from a recent set at the Paris Social Club, will send you on a history lesson across disco/dance music's timeline as much as it will make you wanna wiggle. Its as infectious as it is educational.

Flight Facilities - Paris Social Club - 70's DJ Set by flightfacilities

1. Pink Floyd – The Wall (DreamTime Edit/DJ Agent 86 Edit)
2. The Bee Gees – Stayin Alive (Tokoloshe Edit/Original)
3. Franki Valli – Grease (Flight Facilities Edit)
4. Gwen Mccrae – All This Love That I’m Giving
5. The Brothers Johnson – You Make Me Wanna Wiggle (Flight Facilities Edit)
6. Chic – Good Times
7. Chilly – For Your Love
8. The Emotions – Best Of My Love
9. Edwin Birdsong – Cola Bottle Baby (Flight Facilities Edit)
10. Breakwater – Release The Beast (Flight Facilities Edit)
11. The Brothers Johnson – Stomp
12. ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (Flight Facilities Edit)
13. Cerrone – Supernature/Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer
14. The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
15. Flight Facilities – Dreams In The Edit/Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
16. Heat Wave – Boogie Nights
17. Electric Light Orchestra – Last Train To London
18. Don Ray – Got To Have/James Curd – Got To Have
19. Boney M. – Gotta Go Home
20. Carrie Lucas – Dance With You
21. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Crave You


Rusko- 'Everyday' Single out NOW

A great start on the spring is Rusko's new floor filler 'Everyday." Soaring arped synths with a fantastic pitch altered vocal line, compliments the 2.5 ton bassline. The B-side,  Lick The Lizard - a collaboration between Rusko and fellow dubstep pioneer Reso is the perfect companion track to Everday.

The single includes a bevy of 'Everyday' remixes diverse and insanely funky. If you didn't get enough bass out of the original and B-side to appease your insatiable hunger, rest assured the remixes have got you covered!!

Preview Everyday HERE
Purchase on iTunes 
Purchase on 
Beatport HERE

Everyday (Netsky Remix) by Rusko

2)Lick The Lizard ( Rusko & Reso)
3)Everyday(Netsky Remix)
4)Everyday(DJ Q Remix)
5)Everyday(Original Sin Remix)


Website Saturday: Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly. Great premise, an incredible volume of content and surprisingly well done!! This site appeases the hungry designer in all of us!