CONGRATS SNARKY PUPPY

Big (BIG!) congratulations to Ropeadopers Snarky Puppy for winning the 2010 Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Jazz Act. We don't mean to brag, but...that's three years in a row! (You better) Know why they won by checking this and this, and get ready for an upcoming Snarky Puppy release on Ropeadope.  



DON’T DISS THE DISCO

Maybe disco just doesn't get the credit it deserves? Meet Walter Gibbons, the pioneering DJ of the disco sound in New York's 1970's club scene. Out shined by the emergence of Hip Hop and their similar DJ techniques, Gibbons was still considered a DJ's DJ by developing extraordinary mixing capabilities, which lead to the release of a remix on the first ever 12-inch single. Check out what you may have missed with this new retrospective album.  



WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BLU

International man of mystey Blu has been shaking up the art world for the past decade with his rebellious and unconventional habits. Leading a nomadic lifestyle, his career's major works are the infamous graffiti pieces found around the world. Also, the man is incredibly skilled in the digital realm, creating these amazing videos here. Just who is this guy?  



5 RANDOM THINGS

Found here is a massive archive of MTV's 120 Minutes series. Ultimate Chart is a ranked list of the week's most popular artists and songs. About the NBA Jerseys of Pitchfork Fest here. After the release of his critically acclaimed album Radio, Exile delivers a free collection of bonus tracks to keep fans and followers satisfied here.  And finally, kill some boredom online with Stumbleupon here.    



FREE CLAY ROSS

Don't forget that Ropeadope man Clay Ross has been releasing a new single every month! Amazingly, they're available for free and you must not sleep on them, so catch up with these here, here, and here.  Then, go over and cop this month's track "Street Sweep".  Oh, and don't forget this either.    



STILL SUMMERTIME (MIX)

It's Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie serving up this Summertime mixtape up for you like a volleyball on a beach.  49 songs expertly mixed, cut and spliced - covering anything and everything Summer.  Smooth!  Lots of Summer style to be had - make sure to get yours soon.



WISH I WENT TO CAMP

Big (big) up to the Disco Biscuits who have worked their collective asses off, and the "public" is just starting to catch wind.  Did you hear about camp? and the redunkulous lineup? or did you just laugh because it was the Biscuits?  Nobody's laughing louder than my man Brownie.  Love 'em or hate 'em - the Biscuits have arrived and they 'aint going nowhere.



DANGER LYNCH ON NPR

Director David Lynch and Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) sat down with Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley to talk together for the first time about their collaboration on Dark Night of the Soul.  Dig it all here.