Monday, October 31, 2005

L.A. Breakers - Part 1

Last month I took a trip to MacArthur Park to visit the westcoast's oldest breakin' crew the L.A. Breakers. Founded in 1982, the crew has gone through many changes, but despite the rotating door of members, the heart and spirit remains intact as they continue to compete in and win battles across the nation.

Thanks to "Fresh" and "Darkside" for hooking me up.

  • Watch the video here! [3:31/19.44MB QT]
  • Monday, October 17, 2005

    Mashup Music - Part 2

    In this final installment, I took my camera down to the Bootie LA event in Echo Park, CA to see firsthand how the locals get down to bootleg music. And the segment wouldn't be complete without a few words from "the man."

  • Watch the video here!
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    Thanks to Rich Dickerson, Jonathan Miller, Scott Cresto and Dan Butler.

    Monday, October 10, 2005

    Mashup Music - Part 1

    A direct result of the internet age and home computers is the emergence of do-it-yourself music. One such type that has created a huge underground buzz is "mashup" or "bootleg" music. That's where you take a vocal track of one song and literally "mash it" with the instrumental track of another. The end result is a mixed up, bastard pop gem. A great one is David Bowie's "Fame" mashed with Britney Spear's "Slave." Who woulda thunk?

    Take a look inside the "mashup" scene with help from DJs Adrian, Mysterious D, and Mr. Fab. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

  • Watch the video here!
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    Thanks to Adrian, Mysterious D and Mr. Fab for participating and for inviting me to the Bootie LA Event. It was great.