Archive for June, 2008

MacJams Hip Hop / Rap, vol. 3

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

MacJams Hip hop / Rap, vol 3 continued:

Love by Professor X
Broken (Remix) by spitlogic
GRINDIN HARD by SOLDIERZ
Call Me Holistik by Holistik
Funk Wit Me by BeccaJohnson/DJ French Toast/Bud
todayyouareyounG (by Em Carmen) by atonalis
Listen Good by DJ WERD
Weaponz by Roll
They Don’t really know by GodSuhn
Cult of Anubis (Spitlogic) by Karmatoburn
Bluze [Explicit] by zoswater22
Universal Hug by Dj French Toast

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MacJams Hip Hop / Rap, vol. 2

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

MacJams Hip hop / Rap, vol 2:

Especially 4 U by bjack
Cult of Anubis by spitlogic
Taking Over – The Truth by Mr. S
Outa Breath by Dj French Toast
Body Movin’ (Remix) by perceptualvortex
Hostile by ynot
Off the Top Freestyle by zoswater22
Town Demo by Roll
Sneak Attack by DJ WERD
Till da Fat Ho Sings by GodSuhn
Hiphop Dont Stop – DJ French Toast
I Wanna Be A Power Ranger by Professor X
Fort Minor Remixed – Remember The Name by PantaGorian
i ‘AM nEW by jasontsotos
Really Wanna Do by Jamie foe

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Benjamin Ingram (Benny): DJ French Toast

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

DJ French Toast is one of the more prominent hip hop artists on Macjams. His real name is Benjamin Ingram (Benny), born 3/29/1978 in Hibbing, Minnesota. Benny currently resides in Phoenix AZ, is a truck driver hauling sand, dirt and other materials for construction. He also takes beats and words and makes another kind of construction: hip hop.

Some of my favorite DJ French Toast tracks (from years earlier) have been deleted, but before he took them off the site I was able to include two in the Macjams Music Podcast #9 highlighting hip hop and rap music, never posted as a MacJams podcast but included in the Mining The Database episode Macjams Hip hop/Rap, vol. 1. Check it out.

What are your early musical influences?

“My first real connection to music was crickets and frogs. I would sit out back on the porch and listen to nature talkin’ it up. Also birds, I loved bird songs. I guess I was little like 4 or 5 when I really started to make the connection between the sounds and music. My parents didn’t listen to music when I was growing up only the occasional song. They never had the radio on in the car. My father (Rik) hated and still hates the radio on when he is driving. They rarely watched TV and when they did it was PBS – or my mother (Jo) loves game shows in the morning. They were more talkers and person to person interactions, games and cards. So basically all my musical taste and style is my own. (more…)

Hip Hop / Rap, vol. 1 (w/ Podcast)

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

MacJams Hip hop / Rap, vol 1 includes an unreleased hip hop/rap MacJams Music Podcast as well as a ton more tracks from the genre. Feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list. Thanks… (more…)

Soul, R&B and Funk – vol. 3

Monday, June 16th, 2008

The playlist for Macjam Soul, R&B and Funk, vol 3:

Talk About Love (Soul Tribute) by CR
All I Know by heatherbrooks
Lil’ Peanut – Hectorious
Super Hero by I. Spike
So I Float On by eniqo
Let Go by bjack
Flavor Of Love by dapickle
Hey!! by psexnyc
Supa Star (mix 1work in progress) by HipHopMoses
Jakuzure Frog by jesushairdo
YOU AND ME w/Karmatoburn by thoddi
I feel good by vneck38
Shine Your Light by telefan
My Wish by MiMi
Taste the Fire! by LunaTrick
(Life I’ve) Come by steck
Wake Up (Pooey Remix) by pooey
Enough to Stay by dlb
You Came Searchin’ by pablatone
You by CR
Sing Hallelujah Remake by tltate
Mixed Cycles by HenriROGERsoloandbands
Taking Us Out – Hectorious/Resolution
SUNSHINE by Sweet79
Funk on the Rocks – Done w/DWL by sloparts
The Same Herd – multicollab by Thoddi – Norway, Kevmikwa – USA(drums), moviz – UK, damiengh – USA, DWL – UK, sisters – USA, moorlandt – Belgium, jiguma – Australia, ledebutant – USA, Dadai – USA (sax), Alannah – Canada, Timothy Devine – and his kids – USA.
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Soul, R&B and Funk – vol. 2

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The playlist for Macjam Soul, R&B and Funk, vol 2:

SHED SOME LIGHTby maintain-usa
Misery by CR
Neighborhood Kids by Hectorious
Duke’s funk by art
Dance Me by clwedel
Something I can’t take w/Timothy Devine by thoddi
Reflectionz by itsfenom
its not fair by reigan9999
Tell Me You Want Me by trbeat
Mourning Rain by ***itiswotitis***
Mighty Cracker Fly by I. Spike
Playa Like Me by therandbsinger
Foolish heart by arian
No More Tricks by n.j.
Used to be SO Influenced by steck
Hold on by danml69
Not Gonna Cry by dodo
Kiss (Heather Brooks Band) by Hectorious
Funk Wit Me (With Music by Bud ) by Dj French Toast
The Rhythm of Life by art
Father To Son by psexnyc
Last Night by FlatRock2
Envy Game (kcmix1) by kcsaito
EZ4U by QUEENROYAL
No Glamour No Lights by Soulman4270
Blue Moon 2 by MasaK

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Folk/Folk-Rock Music – vol. 10

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Folk Music – Vol. 10 – in which I highlight more contemporary folk & folk-rock. Please feel free to drop me a note if you have ideas to add to this list or add song page URLs to the comments section below… (more…)

Texas Threesome: Jack Hemby/Terry Pearson/Pat Robinson

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Three Macjammers were band mates in the “old days” and have reconnected recently to share their old and new music on MacJams: Jack Hemby, Terry Pearson and Patrick Robinson. Two of them have nearly the same member name (davisamerica and davisamerica2), and when I contacted one of them for a blog interview, I didn’t realize they were more than one person. It was Jack’s idea to combine everyone into a single interview. Sounded like fun.

Their stories include brushes with Stevie Ray Vaughn (Jack actually turned him down when he wanted to join their band, before anyone knew who he was), Led Zeppelin (before they became famous) and others, but the real story is how their own lives are interwoven with each other… and how the Internet brought them back together after years apart. As Michael2 put it, “Psychedelic hooligans with guitars and stolen church speakers, looking for the beach in Dallas.” Survivors.

I’ve never handled a threesome, so bear with me… (more…)