Friday, September 4, 2009

Representing the RVA - CJ Milli Owns the Hour

Whether it was in middle school listening to the radio with my cassette tape cued up to record, or now when everything is just a right click download away, I’ve always been a fan of the mixtape. With the popularity of Myspace Music and the overall digitalization of the industry however, the internet has been flooded with a ton of mediocre material and great mixes are a dime a dozen. Once or month or so I find a mix thats worth talking about and ladies and gentlemen the mix below is the perfect example of a top notch production. In an age where many djs are regurgitating the hits, CJ Milli sets herself apart with her custom mash mixes and a consistent and powerful track list. Add to that the occasional rock vocal and the acapella verse that even the late DJ AM would be proud of. Keep it up and come out to Cali again soon

RPRSNT RVA - 60 Minutes with CJ


Transcendental Tracks - Episode 1

Welcome to Transcendental Tracks! On a weekly basis I will post an article highlighting a group whose work cannot be classified as a single type of music.

For my first post I'd like to share a band that I believe to be the posterchild of genre-transcending music. Subtle is a six-man group out of Oakland, CA that I stumbled upon one night on a local late-night TV program in San Diego. After hearing just one song I knew these guys were something new and incredible. They combine rap, rock, jazz, electro, indie, acoustic, and classical music to create a sound and style unlike any other band.

Their live performances are totally unique and frontman Adam "Doseone" Drucker (of cLOUDDEAD and Themselves fame) entertains and bewilders audiences with his between-song stories of "Gunts", desireable blood types, and the terrible nature of Anthony Keidis's lyrics and wife. They have 3 solid full-length albums for sale on itunes, but if you want to be even more impressed, see them LIVE!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Allow Me to Introduce Myself...

Hey all you music-lovers,

My name is Sean I was fortunate enough to be asked by the good people at Bauhaus Beats to start regularly contributing to the blog. I play in multiple bands, the most notable of which, The Theory of Funkativity, has provided me the opportunity to spend the last 4 months traveling around Southern California playing shows and opening for such bands as Shiny Toy Guns, Iron and Wine, Sara Bareilles, N.E.R.D., Frankie J, Motion City Soundtrack, and the Cool Kids.

I am currently at school studying to become a filmmaker, but music always was and is my biggest passion. I hate to shamelessly plug my own band, but it would mean a lot to me if musically educated, creative people like you would give us a listen and let us know what you think.

Here is our website:

in the "media" section you can listen to our full-length album in it's entirety for free.

My love for electronic music stems from the 5 months I spent living in Paris, France. Having many of the biggest names in the DJ world a short metro ride away from me made learning about the genre extremely easy and fun.

I don't pretend to have flawless taste, but I sure as hell know what kinds of music get me movin'...and I hope that the music I share with you makes you as happy as it makes me.

The Theory of Funkativity - Something to Say

The Theory of Funkativity - Clean Cut

The Theory of Funkativity - Morning (Out)