Monday, June 02, 2008

It List: Monday


We've added a bunch of new tracks to our MP3 Section if you want to take a look... it's just below Sally's photos on the right. Here we go:

Rob Viktum/Mr. Dibbs (Fallout Lounge): It's pretty clear these days that Def Jux sort of created an underground hip hop culture all on its own a few years ago, and many of the people who took inspiration from that scene seem to be suburban white dudes who can't ever shut up about "real hip hop" while using words like "sell outs" and "corporate" and "old school" to describe what they believe to be the sorry state of current hip hop as they ponder the era of retro to which it should return in order to save itself. I don't know if either of these performers, both respected staples in Dallas' turntablist DJ scene, adhere to the aforementioned beliefs, but man, some of those dudes can be really annoying sometimes, especially when you consider how musically risky and downright strange some "commercial" hip hop has become when compared to the jazz/funk based stuff you'll hear many of these backpack hip hop heads support. Didn't Gang Starr and Tribe and Guru and Pete Rock already master most of that stuff like 15 years ago? Anyway, this isn't a dis on this unannounced show, considering that I don't know exactly what these dudes will play over the course of their sets (which have gained respect from most in the local hip hop community), but it just reminded me of my beef with backpack... for some reason.

Cool Out (The Cavern): Sober will join Big J at Cool Out this evening.

Paul Slavens (Dan's Silverleaf)

The Photopgraph is Rob Viktum, Mr. Dibbs and Fab Five Freddy

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

jerry garcia is being held in the denton jail.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except, you know, Viktum HAS worked with Def Jux...
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2008/04/local_dj_rob_viktum_remixes_ha.php

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jerry garcia like the ice cream???

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, like the ashes..............

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Rob Viktum just remixed Hangar 18s album, Sweep The Leg. And Dibbs, well he's on another level. Not sure if this is just a put down or a rant, but never the less; it's an ignorant statement!

11:53 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

531-- who links to observer stories? and what makes you think i didn't know that?

1153-- I specifically stated that this was NOT a dis of either of the DJs.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Vik said...

i dont consider this a diss....

12:34 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I'm glad, because it wasn't. I guess I was trying to start a discussion about hip hop in general more than anything else.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous NOTORIOUS V-I-G said...

Well we had a great time last night and the DJs were on point big up to the LOS HIPHOP GUYS,Dibbs, and Rob Vik...this party was really just to wind down the tour w/ Dibbs and Rob...and turned out to be real live.....thanks for the coverage we shot jr...

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nah

9:12 PM  

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