Friday, August 20, 2010
Iconic hip-hop music retailer Fat Beats will reportedly close its doors for good next month with the shuttering of the New York and Los Angeles locations.
After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label's two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales and tribute parties open to the public during their last weeks. Fans can check www.FatBeats.com for updates.
DJ Premier Says:
"The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away," DJ Premier said in a prepared statement. "They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music, and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye."
DJ Eclipse says:
"Anyone that's ever been to Fat Beats knows that it was much more then a record store," longtime manager and underground hip hop king DJ Eclipse told The BoomBox. "Other places claim to host 'where hip-hop lives,' but we really did live, eat and breathe Hip Hop. It was a meeting place for artists, DJs and customers alike. We took pride in promoting and pushing the indie artist that the average person may not have known about. Unfortunately in these times we are suffering from both the state of the music business and the economy. As sad as I am to see the retail portion of the company close I'll always remember the great in-stores we had here and fun times working with the staff."
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Matt & Kim are a dance punk duo residing in Brooklyn, New York. The group was formed in 2004 by Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums/vocals).
The two met while attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Matt is originally from Vermont and Kim is from Rhode Island. Their simple dance-style rhythms and energetic performances have gained them a substantial local following.
This song is off their second album, Grand, was released on January 20, 2009 on Fader Label. They have a do-it-yourself attitude toward their music.They also have wide-ranging musical tastes, including top 40 hip hop.
This is off the "Never A Dull Moment" EP. Ive Been bumping this lately.I havent heard the rest of the EP but if its anything like this then it should be fire. It is available on i tunes from what i hear.