The Significance of DJ Premier

The Significance of DJ Premier

I was hanging out Friday evening with some friends from my official 9-5 gig when Christina Aquilera’s “Ain’t No Other Man”, produced by DJ Premier, began playing in the background. Conversation started and I found myself making my case for why I consider DJ Premier to be the greatest producer in Hip-Hop. Why is Primo … Read more

Break Mix Kings

I definately consider myself to be a digger who is on top of his game, but most of all I am a fan. So… here are my favorite break mix dj’s to keep your cd and tape decks (old school, right?) dusty. 1. Soulman 2. Conmen (Jake One & Mr. Supreme) 3. DJ Muro 4. … Read more

Diggin’ Finds 9-30

I’ve been fighting the urge to dig for a while, but finally found myself venturing out of Boston and into in a thrift store looking for some goodies today. It was definately not worth the $3 toll to get there as I only found a some really common joints. But hey… it was still diggin’, … Read more

My New Book

Maybe someday I’ll actually get around to writing my own version of Crate Diggin’ for Dummies, but until then we’ll just have to imagine how wonderful it would be.

Science Skateboards Mixtape

The DJ Semantik x Science Skateboards collaboration. The 60 minute product minute mix features the finest classic 90’s era Hip-Hop & Breaks mixed to perfection. Check out their boards and designs… you’ll be glad you did!

Vintage Party Flyers

For a fairly young dude, I’m soooo old school and sometimes wish that I had been around and active during the birth of Hip-Hop. This attitude is very well represented in my musical releases and cover artwork and I give a lot of credit for my style and inspiration coming from those who represented so … Read more

10 Vinyl Record Digging Secrets

Someone recently heard an advance copy of my soon to be released 100 Breaks Part 2 mix and asked how I found all the samples. The funny thing is that I really didn’t have a clear answer and was forced to sit back and analyse all the record research and digging habits that have become … Read more

Diggin’ In Chi-Town

I made a trip to the Chicago recently and came to the conclusion that I have a full blown record problem. My first destination immediately upon landing at O’Hare airport, after picking up the comfy Ford Taurus rental w/GPS from Avis of course, was Dusty Groove records. After getting stuck on the Dan Ryan Expressway … Read more

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I’m Back!!!

Ahhh yeah… It’s been a while since I’ve been around, but we’re finally back in effect with a number of changes and completed projects, including the redesign of Crate Kings and development of my other site Own The Frame, which is centered around the subject of lifehacks and office/personal productivity. I hope that everyone like … Read more