September 17th, 2010

omar s

playing a party tonight with omar s. i have a feeling it’s going to get a bit out of control with over 400 confirmed guests.

September 10th, 2010


i find myself reading a lot more non fiction these days. there’s something more gratifying when learning about actual events and real people, rather than made up stories. it’s especially intriguing when delving into the history of significant contemporary cultural phenomenon’s closer to my own generation. this latest biography on def jam records certainly was an inspiring tale of big dreamers making the nearly impossible happen and changing the world in the process. similar to what berry gordy did in detroit with motown, rick rubin and russell simmons made history happen with not much more than guts and instinct. a great book with intricate details on the record biz. makes you want to make hits!

just a side note: it’s tragic the days of the self made record mogul are finished. i find it ironic that stealing music has become completely acceptable even at the upper echelon of music producers and dj’s. what’s so shortsighted about this is that very few new artists or producers will ever have the chance again to really reap a proper reward for their potential hit, whereas whole micro economies once burst forth from just that one big record. it’s a shame that because of this, lesser and lesser quality of music is being produced as the real struggling musicians can’t keep financially justifying the effort. and then the music you hear on the radio and in the clubs just keeps getting worse and worse by the year. it’s gotta change.

September 6th, 2010


if ever there was an argument that music can sometimes sound so sublime that it almost translates too ornately to be understood by just anyone, this would be bilal’s gift and his curse. this brilliant musician/singer/songwriter in the truest sense of the word, is stuck in a record industry that doesn’t know how to market him properly if not market him at all. his last album, an r&b masterpiece “love for sale”, was shelved. this is a blight on humanity where 95% of commercial music is fit for the garbage dump. my anger is not so much at all the people who think stealing music is somehow their right, but more the tragic consequences of their actions that lead to a future where only pop stars and top 40 hits have been released for us to listen to.

September 4th, 2010

Derrick May talking about 25 years later.

it is pretty amazing to me that disco only lasted a mere 5 or so years. various other forms of dance music spawned from disco in the early 80’s, another 3 or 4 years. then comes electronic music from chicago and detroit, which certainly had disco roots itself, and this is still going strong after 25 years. i suppose the dance music genre finally morphed into something that within its standard, could consistently remain groundbreaking, without over commercializing itself and self imploding.

September 3rd, 2010

TRUTH IS LIGHT presents…

it’s the end of summer. i’m back in my home post building flood and finally getting lots of work done. we have updated the site and I am pleased to debut this new series of 45’s. keep checking back here for the latest updates and when they will be available as they are all in various stages of production. 7001 is ready to ship.

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