Archive for October, 2010

All That Scratching

October 26, 2010

a classic article from The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine

Worldwide DJ Movement centered in the Bay Area
by Billy Jam

Hip hop and all its components, including DJing, emcee-ing, breaking, & graffiti, may have been born in New York City back in the seventies but it is the Bay Area where the current world wide renaissance of the entire genre and in particular the DJ as artist or rather “turntablist” is centered. For several years now such Bay Area DJs as the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, the Space Travelers, Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ Shadow have each been, not only keeping alive the art of the DJ, which was pioneered in New York, but also advancing it to new creative heights while simultaneously educating a whole new wave of rap and hip hop fans about the DJ. READ MORE

Photos from Prince vs MJ in Portland

October 25, 2010

It’s been a while since our last party in Portland and it was good to be back and see the usual suspects; Anthony, Jamilah, Jonathan and Julian. There were plenty of b-day celebrations in effect, a bachelorette party, some crowd surfing, and Julian’s Let’s Go Crazy/Kiss performance to top the night off. I’m telling ya, you just never know what’s gonna happen at a PvsM party. Enjoy photos from the event here. Portland, I’ll see you on New Years Eve for a very special edition of The Prince vs Michael Experience.

Photos from Prince vs MJ in Seattle

October 24, 2010

Seatown knows how to party! People dressed like Michael, Mr. T and Prince. NPG were in full effect and there was an impromptu MJ dance off on stage when I played Bad. Michael Henrichsen’s birthday party helped make our party thee party to be at, and Iva Handfull’s burlesque performance to Darling Nikki was the icing on the cake. You can enjoy photos from the party here.

Welcome 2 Chicago

October 15, 2010

Saturday, October 16th @ Beauty Bar
1444 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60620
the fun begins at 9pm / $5 / 21+

The Prince vs Michael Experience returns to Chicago! Prince and Michael Jackson fans go toe-to-toe on the dance floor as DJ Dave Paul (Bomb Hip-Hop/San Francisco) mixes album cuts, remixes, rare tracks and classics from his extensive music collection on the turntables.

2010 Hip-Hop Cash Kings

October 7, 2010

I don’t know how Forbes can publish this list since there’s still three more months left in the year, but here it is:

01. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63 Million
02. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30 million
03. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21 million
04. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20 million
05. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17 million
06. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges – $16 million
07. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus – $15 million
08. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley – $14 million
09. Pharrell Williams – $13 million
10. Kanye West – $12 million

a clip from the movie Scratch

October 4, 2010

For those that don’t know I was in the 2001 motion picture Scratch directed by Doug Pray. Here’s a clip.

Photos from Saturdays 80’s party

October 3, 2010

For more info, our gig schedule and to view photos from our 80s parties click here.

THAT 80s SHOW : If you grew up in the 80s come by one of our parties and relive the decade, and if you weren’t around in the 80s come experience what you missed. Bust out your retro gear be it new wave, punk or hip-hop & enjoy this flashback to the 80s. Like… totally awesome – gag me with a spoon!

What is a Sony Video 45?

October 2, 2010

by Jeff Harris

Since its debut in 1981, MTV had taken the idea of broadcasting music videos 24 hours a day and turned it into a national phenomenon that captured the American television audiences’ imagination. Not only did it give musicians a new way to creatively and artistically express themselves, but it also gave record labels another venue other than the traditional method of radio to promote and create awareness for new music.

In the Spring of 1983, The Sony Corporation in collaboration with a handful of major record labels, made an effort to capitalize on the enormous popularity of music videos by offering them for commercial sale, as well as to discourage people from taping their favorite videos off TV. Sony Video 45’s offered a high quality alternative and were originally released on VHS or Beta (remember those?) video cassettes (some titles were even issued on 8-inch laserdiscs) with stereo sound, and usually contained anywhere from 2 to 4 music videos of a particular artist. Each title had a running time of usually 15 to 20 minutes and retailed for $19.95 and under.

Artists who released Sony Video 45’s included Tears For Fears, Duran Duran, Missing Persons, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, The Motels, Thomas Dolby, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, The Scorpions, Berlin, Mike Nesmith, Todd Rundgren, Utopia, etc. Though the majority of the titles released were by rock and pop artists, there were a handful of titles released by jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie and Stanley Jordan.

Many of these titles sold quite well, and the Duran Duran release which contained the videos for “Hungry Like The Wolf” and “Girls On Film” won the group the very first Grammy Award given for Best Video, Short Form in 1984.

By 1987 with sales declining, Sony quietly discontinued manufacturing Video 45’s in favor of full length music video releases, which the public saw as a better value for the money. However during it’s brief time in existance, the Sony Video 45 made an impact and many of the titles have become rare and sought after collector’s items by fans of 80’s pop culture.

House of Pain – Jump Around live 1992

October 1, 2010

For a blast to the past peep this video of House of Pain performing “Jump Around” at our Bomb party in 1992.

House of Pain performing “Jump Around” live at the Bomb party at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco on June 7, 1992. I had booked House of Pain before their song was released to radio stations. By the time of their show (their first time performing as House of Pain) the song was starting to become a hit. The DAT machine was only working in one channel during their performance so the music wasn’t on point but the show was still great. You can’t see everyone on the second floor but all 1,000 people in the place were jumping and the camera bouncing up and down is from the floor bouncing. Yes, that is Everlast wearing one of the original first Bomb t-shirts. Damn we used to throw some killer hip-hop parties.