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Matt FX gives the inside scoop on Warehouse Parties, Good Eats and Music around the City

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Amon welcomes Matt FX to the show. They talk about a ton of music, a variety genres, a plethora of artists, a gaggle of geese, warehouse parties, tv shows, movies and all while learning the peaks & valleys Matt has endured to becoming the person he is today.

More About Matt FX

Sound Cloud – https://soundcloud.com/mattfxfxfxfx

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mattfxfxfxfx/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MATTFXFXFXFX

Links to the Stuff they Talked About

THE FOOD

Lumpia Shack Snackbar – https://www.yelp.com/biz/lumpia-shack-snackbar-new-york-2

Coppelia – https://www.yelp.com/biz/coppelia-new-york

TV & FILM STUFF

Modern Family –  http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family

Fame – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083412/

The Shining – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

Yellow Submarine (film) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Submarine_(film)

Skins UK – http://www.channel4.com/programmes/skins

Skins MTV – http://www.mtv.com/shows/skins

Russell Brand – http://www.russellbrand.com

The Mighty Boosh – https://www.youtube.com/show/themightyboosh

Rent – http://www.broadway.com/shows/rent/

Broad City – http://www.cc.com/shows/broad-city

THE MUSIC SECTION

Jai Paul – https://soundcloud.com/jaipaul

Diplo – http://diplo.com

A-Track – http://atrak.com

Dillon Francis – http://dillonfrancis.com

Skrillex – http://main.skrillex.com

Mushrooms (Skins us Soundtrack ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfnK1x7x40k

Post Malone – White Iverson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsTskih7_I

Sleigh Bells – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkS_DAB6QA8

Jimmy Eat World – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Eat_World

Blood Orange – http://bloodorange.nyc

Blood Orange – Sutphin Boulevard – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTKgC1XSwgY

Animal Collective – https://twitter.com/anmlcollective

Phantogram – http://www.phantogram.com

M83 – http://ilovem83.com

DJ Green Lantern – https://soundcloud.com/djgreenlantern

How To Make It In America – Mixtape Vol.2 by Mick Boogie – https://soundcloud.com/thefranzous/how-to-make-it-in-america

MICK – http://mick.co

Rap Phenomenon II – DJ Vlad, Dirty Harry, DJ Green Lantern – http://www.datpiff.com/Tupac-Rap-Phenomenon-2-mixtape.503.html

Nicolas Jaar – https://soundcloud.com/otherpeoplerecords/csp06-nicolas-jaar-essential

Matthew Dear – https://soundcloud.com/matthewdear

Ludacris – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludacris

DJ Raff – Latino N’ Proud – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvN2WKUP76w

vcvl – https://soundcloud.com/vhvl

Jarina De Marco – https://soundcloud.com/jarinademarcoofficial/tigre

Tony Quattro – https://soundcloud.com/tonyquattro

GoldLink – https://soundcloud.com/goldlink

Smino – https://soundcloud.com/sminoworld

monte booker – https://soundcloud.com/montebooker

Sángo – https://soundcloud.com/Sangobeats

Zero Fatigue – http://pitchfork.com/features/rising/9802-zero-fatigue-chicagos-next-hip-hop-visionaries/

Chance The Rapper – http://chanceraps.com

Alex Tumay – https://twitter.com/alextumay

James Kurd – https://soundcloud.com/jamescurd

DEEWEE – https://soundcloud.com/deewee-2

Sugar Candy Mountain – https://sugarcandymountain.bandcamp.com/album/666

J Balvin – http://jbalvin.com

Azealia Banks – http://www.azealiabanks.com

Azealia Banks- Slow Hands (Interpol Cover) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAtIGB2jiOk

Azealia Banks – “212” Video (2011) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk

Young Thug – https://soundcloud.com/youngthugworld

Zapp and Roger – http://www.thezappband.com/roger

Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

Nelly – http://www.nelly.net

Women of the Calabash – https://www.facebook.com/Women-of-the-Calabash-174079835995805/

The Beatles – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles

The White Stripes – https://thirdmanrecords.com/about/artists/the-white-stripes

Linkin Park – https://linkinpark.com/

Jet (band) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_(band)

* N S Y N C – http://www.nsync.com

A Tribe Called Quest – http://atribecalledquest.com

De La Soul – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_La_Soul

Freddie Gibbs – http://www.esgnrecords.com

VARIOUS SCENES

Rinsed – https://www.facebook.com/rinsed.it/

Shea Stadium BK – http://liveatsheastadium.com

285 Kent – http://pitchfork.com/features/article/9308-indestructible-room-the-story-of-285-kent/

Market Hotel – https://www.facebook.com/markethotel/

Electric Zoo – http://electriczoofestival.com

Webster Hall – http://www.websterhall.com

Verboten – http://www.verbotennewyork.com

The Limelight – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limelight

Le Bain – The Standard Hotels – http://www.standardhotels.com/new-york/features/le-bain

THE SCHOOLS

Groton – http://www.groton.org/page

Choate Rosemary Hall – https://www.choate.edu

Phillips Exeter Academy – http://www.exeter.edu

Saint Thomas Choir School – http://www.choirschool.org

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School – http://laguardiahs.org

The University of Glasgow – http://www.gla.ac.uk

McGill University – https://www.mcgill.ca

OTHER STUFF

West Village – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Village

West Beth – http://westbeth.org

New Zealand – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand

Williamsburg – https://www.timeout.com/newyork/brooklyn/williamsburg-brooklyn-neighborhood-guide

Bushwick, Brooklyn – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushwick,_Brooklyn

Art Basel – https://www.artbasel.com

Dance-punk – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance-punk

Todd P – http://toddpnyc.com

ShowPaper – http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/38/3/dtg-showpaper-folds-2015-01-16-bk_38_3.html

DIY Band Sites – http://blog.sonicbids.com/5-new-indie-music-sites-that-care-about-diy-bands-music-not-just-social-media-numbers

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Blahzay Blahzay talks Social Programming, Paradigms and the Art of Unlearning

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Blahzay Blahzay

 

Put out the word Blahzay has emerged to give New York Said an hour of his time. We appreciate that. In this episode we talk about his early days in hip hop, eating right, dream hunters, the G.O.B. project with Al Skratch and going inward.

Keep Up with Blahzay Blahzay on Social

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Website

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Show Notes

  1. Out Loud
  2. Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  3. East New York, Brooklyn
  4. Chain your car to a tree
  5. Coca-cola Suits
  6. Lee (Jeans)
  7. red and black lumberjack
  8. Notorious BIG – Juicy (Lyrics)
  9. The Sugar Hill Gang
  10. Grand Puba (Emcee)
  11. Masters of Ceremony
  12. Kurtis Blow-The Breaks
  13. Just Ice
  14. Just-Ice Live 1986 (Feature Mantronix)
  15. KRS-One
  16. ULTRA Magnetic MC’s
  17. Big Daddy Kane (Rapper)
  18. Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator (Video)
  19. Guru (Rapper)
  20. Gangstarr – Soliloquy Of Chaos – YouTube
  21. Gang Starr
  22. Gang Starr – Manifest – YouTube
  23. What is going wrong in the industry?
  24. DJ Premier
  25. Jeru the Damaja D Original
  26. Lil’ Dap (rapper)
  27. Group Home
  28. A what? Protector, a Screener, a Dojo
  29. “I just wanted to get into the park and pick up the mic” –Blahzay Blahzay
  30. Hard rocks are getting weirder
  31. Pivot
  32. Working with Notorious B.I.G.
  33. Mister Cee
  34. What is the prototype?
  35. Notorious B.I.G-Party and Bullshit. lyrics
  36. Gang Starr – Just To Get A Rep – YouTube
  37. Love’s Gonna Get’cha-KRS-0ne – YouTube
  38. The Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya? – YouTube
  39. So you borrowed your mother’s van…
  40. DJ 50 Grand
  41. Easy Mo Bee (Hip Hop Producer)
  42. DJ P.F. Cuttin
  43. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger 1995
  44. Masta Ace
  45. Fat Joe
  46. The Juice Crew
  47. Carrying the crates
  48. Staying focused on the dream
  49. People hunt for your dreams
  50. Thaitanium
  51. Thaitanium Website
  52. M.O.P. (short for Mash Out Posse)
  53. Boom bap
  54. Hot Wax
  55. Stickers
  56. Wu-Tang Clan
  57. Independent business needs to study Wu-Tang
  58. When the East is in the house…
  59. Ice Cube
  60. Blackballed
  61. All Skratch New York Said Episode
  62. Mecury (Record Label)
  63. G.O.B. (Get on Board) providing you with the worldview perspective
  64. Sun Rocking Feat G.O.B. (AL SKRATCH & BLAHZAY BLAH)
  65. No conferencing up
  66. Dres (rapper)
  67. Black Sheep
  68. Trying to break the connection
  69. Vegan
  70. Peeling back the onion
  71. Plants are the real source of protein.
  72. They got to sell you meat
  73. True Master
  74. The art of unlearning
  75. “We don’t think you should rap without a passport” Blahzay Blahzay Quote
  76. Video Music Box
  77. Ralph McDaniels
  78. Hip Hop Pioneer Ralph McDaniels To Host “Video Music Box” 35th Anniversary Concert
  79. I walked away from millions
  80. The industry dark side
  81. Social programming
  82. Understanding the Paradigm
  83. Go inward
  84. Power in the word
  85. Energy doesn’t have a name, feel my energy, feel my name.
  86. How do you have a hit record on the label and nobody even knows you.
  87. You had to be the best of the best.
  88. Uncle Murda

 
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Al Skratch talks Resiliency, The Music Industry and Investing in Oneself

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Al Skratch

On a pretty hot day in Washington Square Park I met up with Al Skratch to talk about his journey through the music industry, life, loss, family and resiliency. We also talked about Al’s new project called G.O.B. (Get on Board) with Blahzay Blah, his early Ill Al Skratch days, collaborations with Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, loving your craft, investing in oneself, travel, no expectations and other life lessons.

Keep Up with Al Skratch on Social

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Website

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Show Notes

  1. Ill Al Skratch
  2. Big Ill 
  3. G.O.B. (Get On Board)
  4. Washington Square Park
  5. Letting go of expectations
  6. Haiti
  7. La Gonâve
  8. Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  9. Harlem
  10. Washington Heights
  11. The Sugarhill Gang (Rappers)
  12. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Video)
  13. Earth, Wind & Fire (Band)
  14. Kool & the Gang (Band)
  15. Whitney Houston (Singer)
  16. Rap is a pattern of rhythm
  17. Native Tongues
  18. Public Enemy
  19. KRS-One
  20. Dres (rapper)
  21. Showbiz and A.G. (Hip Hop Duo)
  22. Diggin’ in the Crates Crew (Hip Hop Collective)
  23. So how many members were there in a group?
  24. The Sixth Man
  25. Ill Al Skratch – Where My Homiez? (Come Around My Way)
  26. Run DMC
  27. Just-Ice (Rapper)
  28. Cold Crush Brothers (Hip Hop Group)
  29. Cold Crush Brothers – The Weekend (Video)
  30. Funky 4 + 1
  31. Funky 4+1 / That’s The Joint (original mix)
  32. D’Agostino Supermarkets
  33. Easy Mo Bee (Producer)
  34. Ill Al Scratch – Chill With That (Easy Mo Bee instrumental)
  35. Kool DJ Red Alert
  36. WBLS (107.5 Radio Station)
  37. The LG Experience (Producer)
  38. When artist actually went to the studio together
  39. Constructive Criticism
  40. The Points (From Panther Soundtrack)
  41. Various Artists- The Points (Panther Soundtrack) (1995 Track)
  42. Leaders of the New School (Rappers)
  43. Leaders Of The New School – Case Of The P.T.A. (Video)
  44. The melodic structure
  45. Michael Jackson ft. Ill Al Skratch; They Dont Care About Us 
  46. Say Less… (New York Said Has a Hat for That Sentiment)- Shout out to Juan.
  47. Ill Al Skratch – I’ll Take Her ft. Brian McKnight (Video)
  48. Don’t Shut Down On A Player . Ill Al Scratch (New Jersey Drive Vol 1) (HD)
  49. Bishop Don Magic Juan
  50. Ill Al Skratch – Don’t Shut Down On A Player (1995) (Video)
  51. Rule Number 1 is self-preservation.
  52. Your mind can take you so many places.
  53. Strong black mothers
  54. Being grounded
  55. Being the best
  56. Throwback New York Said EpisodeDaniel Rush Patton talks Being in a Coma, that EMS Life and Lessons Learned
  57. The best show you ever did?
  58. House of Blues
  59. Prospect Park, Brooklyn 
  60. Junior’s
  61. Advice you would give to someone who wants to be in the music industry? (Serious Artist Only)
  62. Keep writing or producing whatever it is that you do on a daily basis.
  63. Invest in yourself. (i.e. Time)
  64. Align yourself with resources.
  65. Be serious and diligent in practicing your craft.
  66. Copyright and protect your art.
  67. Become your worst critic.
  68. Sun Rocking
  69. Blahzay Blah (Hip Hop Artist)
  70. Sun Rocking Feat G.O.B. (AL SKRATCH & BLAHZAY BLAH)
  71. You put out good energy and it comes back to you.
  72. Have some personal projects that are not around paper.
  73. Funny how the Universe works
  74. The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince
  75. Focus on the family.
  76. Being a man of your word.
  77. Biggest lesson you’ve learned?
  78. You just have to be resilient. You have to be flexible. The tree metaphor.
  79. James Brown
  80. Michael Jackson
  81. Appreciation of family-family first before everything.
  82. The cycle of life, the journey.
  83. “The complexities of New York, that is what I love about it…” Al Skratch Quote
  84. Craig Mack

Our prayers go out to our guest Al Skratch and his family for their losses.

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Food Stories, Music and Good Eats with Singing Chef, Jackie Gordon

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Jackie Gordon

I hope you’ve eaten because today we are talking with Singing Chef, Jackie Gordon . In this episode we talk about fried English muffins, Montgomery’s Cheddar, chicken wings, umami as well as food stories, music and Jackie’s family history.

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