Saturday, September 26, 2009

Dillanthology3 Listening Party

Hola familia,

Soul of the Boot Entertainment & StrangeTribe Productions announce their 1st surprise in conjunction with DJ Rich Medina party SAT OCT 3rd! Official Dillanthology3 Listening Party compliments of Fusicology! Support DJ's will spin select tracks from this 3rd release that pays homage to on of hip hop's past pioneers, JDILLA!


Official Press Release from Rapster Records:

In his brief 32 years J-Dilla, otherwise known as Jay-Dee or James Yancey created and shaped a new sound for Hip-Hop that inspired beat smiths, MCs and music lovers around the globe. With an incredible line of production credits for De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, Common, D’Angelo, his own crew Slum Village and so many more it is little wonder that J-Dilla has been described as a visionary, a genius & the quintessential producers’ producer by some of the most respected names in the game. The fact that both Pharell Williams & Kanye West name him as their major inspiration speaks volumes to the influence of his distinctive “Dilla sound”.

His own albums “Rough Draft” & “Donuts” on Stones Throw, “Welcome 2 Detroit” & “The Shining” on BBE Records” stand out as masterpieces of modern music production and capture the imagination of producers, DJs & all music lovers across the world..

In the final part of the Dillanthology trilogy, we present a collections of tracks from his classic solo albums and the Jaylib album with Madlib, the album features guest spots from Guilty Simpson, Black Thought (The Roots), Phat Kat, Commom and D’Angelo.


1. J Dilla - WorkinOnIt
2. Jay Dee - Pause
3. Jaylib - Raw Sh*t
4. J Dilla - Nothin Like This
5. J Dilla - Anti-American Graffiti
6. J Dilla - Glamour Sho75 (09)
7. J Dilla - Won't Do
8. J Dilla - Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson
9. Jaylib - The Red (Inst.)
10. Jay Dee - It's Like That
11. J Dilla - Crushin' (Yeeeeaah!)
12. J Dilla - Reality Check feat. Black Thought
13. Jay Dee - Featuring Phat Kat
14. J Dilla - So Far To Go feat. Common & D'Angelo

For more information visit:

Don't forget get to BACK ALLEY SOCIAL early on SAT OCT 3RD!


Stay tuned for ain't over yet!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

HOPE Campaign: Austin Launch DJ Party

Hola familia,

Start ACL weekend with us at the HOPE Campaign!



Click link above for Facebook Event details!

RSVP here:


Papa Chop

Friday, September 18, 2009

Al mio Amore

Hola familia,

I am blessed to have such an amazing partner to journey life with, Raina Ester Lakshmi Dasi Gradford! Sometime conflict between our energies propels me to reflect on my controlling personality. It can resemble "Clash of the Titans" at time between us. Big personalities, huge aspirations, and our every changing sensibilities make for a special dynamic that ranges from the blissful highs and the emotional lows. We work amazing together and fulfill each others needs most of the time. When you find the one that is your soulmate, it can be extremely changeling! With that said, I love my partner with all my creativity, controlling personality and of course my heart!


Papa Chop

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Deviation by DJ RICH MEDINA

Hola familia!

Get down to this mix by DJ Rich Medina: Deviation

Rich Medina DJ Set by souloftheboot

Mark ya calendars!


StrangeTribe Productions


Soul of the Boot Entertainment


DJ Rich Medina (Philly/NYC/JUMP-N-FUNK) 12- Close

with special remixed collab from

Martin Perna (Ocote Soul/Antibalas/ESL Music)

Peligrosa DJ's (ATX) 10:30-12:00

DJ Chorizo Funk (ATX) 9 -10:30

Visuals by C Jackson

Video by uLOVEi

Saturday OCT 3rd at Back Alley Social (Former Whiskey Bar)

9PM to 3AM plus!

$8 at Door
$5 with Facebook RSVP (Limited)

Contributing Sponsors:



Event Links:



This is Rich Medina's 1st ever performance in Austin, and the collaborations with Austin's own Martin Perna is going to be extremely
unique (remixing live new tracks from Coconut Rock, the new release on
ESL Music)

Don't miss the hottest late night ACL After Party on SAT night!

Guest appearances to be announced soon!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

MJ 3000

Hola familia,

Take a detour from the media is shoving down your throat to experience imagineIAM. Based in Lafayette, LA this group is the other project running parallel with Bad Chad & The Good Girls.


Just read these reviews:

guarantee you will be blown away by the fresh, completely unclassifiable sounds of this young artist." -Anji Bee, California |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
...The hyper-syncopated rhythms of opener 'Merry Go Round' could be geographically located somewhere between NY freak indie from Gang Gang Dance/Animal Collective, charged West African tribalism and Brazilian favela funk, (which would dump it somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic)...somehow combines quasi Derek Bailey-ish guitars with a menagerie of vocal exclamations and clattering percussion to once again leave your head spinning but your face grinning at the lunacy of it all. Expect the unexpected -Boomkat, UK
Freaking weirdo avant indie pop tunes -hardwax, Germany
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Imagine Animal Collective were obsessed with Liquid Liquid instead of Beach Boys: psyche freak funk lunacy. -Joe Muggs (The Wire), UK
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| "Pure class EP. The Hand on the Plow boys did well in grabbing this guy. This is going to be one of those Eps sought after by many for a long time to come." -Fun In The Murky, Canada
...this music is coming from somewhere totally different; somewhere where dance music and avant experimentalism collide in a way that leaves you totally bewildered and wanting to hear more. The tracks on "Merry Go Round" are totally crazy - yet utterly catchy and just so much damn fun that it's almost infuriating! Frantic percussion, garbled vocals, off-beat rhythms and crazy hooks. It's hard to gauge what the hell this music has come from - early Boredoms material shoved through a disco-not-disco filter? MIA after she's been force fed mind-bending drugs? Stephen Malkmus during the geeky-jibberish "Slanted & Enchanted"-era Pavement, conducting Konono No.1 in some obscene, acappella violation? Who knows! -picadilly records, England
"the clearly, -brilliantly- insane imagineIAM dropped a contender for maddest single of 09...Tribal-psych-bitches brew madness from the Louisiana based production nutter ImagineIAM...coming off like a mutant M.I.A cut...charged with a kind of baile-punk abstraction; Fela meets down n dirty bluegrass in Rio, whilst pounding down the street with Animal Collective. -warp record's bleep, UK
...super unique.Everything raw sound, furthermore daily necessaries and percussion instrument and voice etcetc…So the dance music which is born! The american southern Louisiana idea young priest... jet set records, Japan |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
a single style in its kind. Something which transcends even the concept of the unclassifiable artist...prove to us that to make different music and really planing is always possible today. still music, France |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
Little could prepare you for this sonic assault of percussive madness, vocal mayhem, guitar grinding, and what's even more surprising is that we're talking dance music here! Well, our take on dance music anyways. Imagine Robbie Basho and John Fahey jamming with Konk with an Arthur Russell production and you might get an idea... heltah skeltah radio, Paris |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
i listen to the music as i listen to a heartbeat, a sustaining force of life; i listen to the music, primitive and authentic as the original man was in his creation; sophisticated and wise as he is in his evolution; earthly, carnal, quivering and exhausting as as orgasm and then reassuring as the third step one takes after getting off a roller-coaster; nourishing as holy communion, satisfying as sleep to as insomniac. what magnificent creature, what magnificent creator conjures these sounds and syllables? what potent force, what share of the divine allows him, bids him, beckons him, to inseminate the air around him with fluid sounds, with liquid words? and what will be born after his seed germinates in the moist air or the arid ground? this i must ponder. -professor P., Texas

So make your own determination of this energy.


Papa Chop

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

DJ Rich Medina Event Poster

Here we go!


Big thanks to Mauricio for the dope design!

Get at him here:

Let's show Rich what Austin is made of......pack the Back Alley Social!

More soon....


Papa Chop