Wednesday, February 24, 2010


___U P C O M I N G E V E N T S___

:::t h i s w e e k e n d :::

t hursday
f e b r u a r y 2 5 , 2 0 1 0
- Bristol Bar @ 10:00pm - Digirattii, White Skulls, Mike Stone
- Scarlet & Grey Cafe @ 10:00pm - Survivalist
f riday
f e b r u a r y 2 6 , 2 0 1 0
- Ravarri Room @ 9:00pm - Six Gallery, A Fortiori, Slow Claw
- Circus @ 9:00pm - CHURCH
s aturday
f e b r u a r y 2 7 , 2 0 1 0
- Rhumba Cafe @ 9:00pm - Arpeture, the Beatdowns, Fort Shame
- Circus @ 10:00pm - JUICY 4: CJ Townsend, Mark Mayhem, Peto & Flek
- Due Amici @ 11:00pm - O-GEE!: Unaffili(8)d, SJ Kwest_On.

::other upcoming events:::
- Monday, March 1, 2010 - yashi bellomy, trains across the sea, vikesh kapoor, the heligoats. house show, w blake ave. ($2 donation) byob
- Friday, March 5, 2010 - Get Right @ Club Icon. Detox, Johnny Cashola. 231 n 5th st. (18-20, cover. 21+, free.)
- Saturday March 6, 2010 - Rude @ Bristol Bar. DJ Moxy, DJ Abyss.
132 e 5th ave. (no cover.)
- Friday, March 12, 2010 - saying good riddance to winter @ The Basement. Afortiori (OH), Aficionado (NY, Phantods (OH), Family of the Year (CA), Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned (NY). 391 neil ave. ($5.)
- Saturday, March 13, 2010 - Scion Rock Festival f/ Cannibal Corpse. 4 venues in Columbus. (free with RSVP) for more information:
- Saturday, March 20, 2010 - AllEyes Manifest EP Release @ Oldfield's on High. alleyes manifest, pseudo slang, PATH, dj self help, modill, shintower music. ($3.)
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - AP @ Skully's Music Diner AllEyes Path, Survivalist, Pinebox, ID Monster

- Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Ruckmoor, Blundo, Flipside Groove, New Water Moonshine @ the Basement. 391 neil ave. ($6.)
- Friday, March 26, 2010 - HurtPeople, HurtPeople album release @ the Crackhouse. line-up TBA. grant ave and gay st. (free.) byob

to add an event, please e-mail information or link to:

dr. manhattan - texas

i can't get this track to store on my 4shared for the life of me. here's 40 seconds of it, just so you know kind of how sick it might be. right?

la coka nostra - fuck tony montana

little bank take big bank if it's got the muscle.

cex - the way back machine

you can make your very own poison, despicable man,
begin by keeping him a boy for as long as you can.
and when the voice in his head says that everything's wrong,
let him think we'd be convinced, but only with the right song.

jaguar love - bats over the pacific ocean

menomena - the late great libido



so many dynamos

when we were machines

let's laugh about it later


american vultures


fuck yeah.

temp - the truth is in the works


the unicorns - innoculate the innocuous



Monday, February 22, 2010

hurtpeople hurtpeople @ theBasement, 2/6/2010

Hurt People Hurt People-Welcome back sports fans from josh keating on Vimeo.

Hurt people Hurt people- flying fucking folding chairs from josh keating on Vimeo.

Hurt People Hurt People- Love that. Where'd ya get it? from josh keating on Vimeo.

Ruckmoor 03.25.2010

i'm not sure if you were aware...

but columbus had some wild shit goin' on in the 1980's.

for your consideration...

check that out...

shit you missed in columbus hip-hop: PART FOUR


exhibit a (not columbus):

exhibit b (columbus):

exhibit c (not columbus):

exhibit d (columbus):

final summation: nothing.

(day late, dollar short.)

stay tuned for more shit you missed in colubmus hip-hop. (i promise i'll have something more substantial next sunday).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

shit you missed in columbus hip-hop: PART THREE

OK, it's likely that most of the people who read this blog either know these guys or were actually at this show.

if not, this is another moment in columbus hip-hop THAT YOU MISSED. (i missed it and i regret it very deeply).


1. jared (DJ PATH) has noticeably developed some decent swagger.

2. michael (ALLEYES MANIFEST) has mad swagger.

3. i define "swagger" is an appropriate level of confidence combined with well-honed mic skills.

4. sebastian actually exists still.

5. as the lyrics in this cut develop, they become more anthemic while remaining innovative and introspective.

6. smelly basements are a damn good place for good vibes.

7. i have a copy of AP's first EP and i could probably get some decent scratch from some awkward-white-boy-who-got-into-hip-hop-late-in-the-game-hipster in montana when they blow up... if i actually ever wanted to sell it.

stay tuned for more shit you missed in columbus hip-hop.

YouTube is not a cold dead place

this guy doesn't know how to roll a blunt.

this is not going to match much sense until about 4 minutes in. if you get bored, skip to that point. there is some humorous dialogue throughout.

ok, at this point, i hope you've already rolled a better dutch than that guy so you can vibe on this:

and while we're here, vibe on this:

Friday, February 12, 2010

GoDieKid 99 cents show

...was some bullshit. i got ripped off at the door for a penny!
Ruby Tuesday, thursday, 02.11.2010
.i am mute
.alleyes path
.hurt people hurt people

all in all, a careful party. surprisingly.
i missed most of i am mute's set, unfortunately. sorry guys.

alleyes path with DJ selfhelp on the decks.


hurt people hurt people

no refunds.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

shit you missed in columbus hip-hop: PART TWO

it gives me great pride to know that ILLOGIC hails from our beloved capitol city.


1. illogic is the shit.

2. i'm really bummed i missed this.

3. i really hope you, the reader, didn't miss this.

4. illogic is the shit.

stay tuned for more shit you missd in columbus hip-hop.

Friday, February 5, 2010

link role call

BirthRage! tomorrow night

come out for the slam dance birthday bash.
-line-up: lemia belus. highfive, atom bomb, pinebox, postscript. hurt people hurt people. a fortiori.
-6sv, hphp, and heymasup shirts available at the
-check this week's Columbus Dispatch Weekender section for an article on a fortiori.
-hear hurt people hurt people, fresh out of the studio.
-snowball fight outside, going on all night.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

canibus @ Mozaik

Canibus @ Mozaik, Feb 3rd, Columbus, OH

i don't claim to be a OG hip-hop head by any means in this city. i know there's people out there way more qualified to tell you about last night. but i know that there are way more interesting and unique rappers that could have been on stage reppin' the 614 last night too though.
nonetheless, i give respect and props to those who came out and got on stage last night, as well as canibus and his touring crew. it was a valiant effort.

mozaik was packed last night with a strange mix of characters. the sound was subpar and there was a lack of beats behind the freestyles. maybe this was an effort to mimick an actual cypher. but if you have the PA hooked-up, and the record decks right there, why the fuck aren't you playing music?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Def Jux Records going on haitus

Posted on 02/03/2010

Dear Inter-web, fans, friends and JUX family,

People keep asking me what's up with JUX. There's been some talk, there have been some rumors. Some half true, some way off. Reports of our demise have been mildly exaggerated. Here's what it really all boils down to: (read on)

This year, a decade after starting DEF JUX and after overseeing the releases of some incredible albums including the forthcoming release of my dear late and great friend Camu Tao's brilliant "KING OF HEARTS" LP, I'm stepping away from my duties as artistic director for the label to concentrate on what I love most: being a producer and an artist full time. This is something I've been contemplating for a few years now, and can't think of a better time or, with the eventual release of Camu's record, a more poetic way to transition into a new direction.

This means change for JUX. Of course we'll still have our website, we will still sell our catalog, merch and more as well as bring you news and updates on all our projects and artists. We will be releasing "KING OF HEARTS", a DEF JUX remix compilation, a 10 year anniversary retrospective and some other goodies. But then as a traditional record label DEF JUX will effectively be put on hiatus. We are not closing, but we are changing. The process is already underway, and the last several months (for those wondering what the hell we've been up to) have been spent dealing with the technical aspects of wrapping up the label in it's current form and re-imagining our collective and individual futures.

In 2000 starting a traditional record label made a lot of sense. But now, in 2010, less so and I find myself yearning for something else to put my energy into. I also see newer, smarter, more interesting things on the horizon for the way art and commerce intersect, and as an artist and an entrepreneur, I'm eager to see them unfold. The evolution of this industry is, in my opinion, exciting, inevitable and it would be nice to see the DEFINITIVE JUX brand be a part of it. In other words, maybe we can turn this hoopty in to a hovercraft.

All business aside, and regardless of what form JUX may inevitably take, my focus for the immediate future is going to be back-to-basics. The fun stuff: sitting in the studio and immersing myself in music, performing it for for my fans when the time comes and whatever (or wherever) else might be out there creatively for me. Thats how it all started and that's how the next phase will begin. The days of me dedicating the majority of my time and energy into providing JUX with a constant stream of physical releases from multiple artists are on hold for the time being. My heart (and what little common sense I possess) is telling me to simplify my focus and it has always been my policy to listen to my heart.

Truly, DEF JUX has been amazing to be a part of. So many good people. So much fun. I feel very lucky to be friends and collaborators with people who have affected and continue to affect my life and work deeply and indelibly. Working with the likes of Amaechi Uzoigwe, Jesse Ferguson, Jason Drake, and Katy Eustis at JUX as well as allies like Kathryn Frazier (biz3), Michael Bull and Lisa Socransky-Austin (to name only a few) has been incredible. These are people who worked for generally meager wages because they loved what they did and they believed in the artists and the idea of DEF JUX. Anyone would be lucky to have worked with even one person as dedicated and passionate as all of them are. They are true champions of indie music and they (and too many others to mention here) have my gratitude and loyalty forever.

None of it would have existed, though, if not for the artists. Artists who rolled the dice on us the same way we did on them, and were there with us as we battled it all out. CAMU, MR LIF, AESOP ROCK, MURS, CAGE, ROB SONIC, HANGAR 18, CHIN CHIN, CANNIBAL OX, THE PERCEPTIONISTS, RJD2, DESPOT, SA SMASH, YAK BALLZ, CRAYZ, THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS, DIZZEE RASCAL, DEL, P.F.A.C, ACTIVATOR, COOL CALM PETE ... the list goes on. I consider them all geniuses at what they do. Every victory that they have had and will have will always feel like a victory for myself and all of us at JUX. It's been a joy to create and even struggle with them all. It has not always been easy, but it's almost always been fulfilling. I only hope the work we put in together helped build a path to their collective futures. They have my sincerest well wishes and genuine respect.

Lastly and most importantly are the fans... holy shit THE FANS! Our fans are no joke. I can't tell you how humbled I am to have felt the love and respect that they have shown us all. Even when we did things they didn't like, they stuck around. This was their label as much as ours. We answered to them, and yet they respected that we did what we loved, nothing more and nothing less. We always will. You are why we do any of this, and I'll never be able to express how much your support means to all of us. I think I speak for all of us Jukies when I say I love making music for you and can't wait to make more.

Until then, on behalf of everyone here at JUX and from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Founder/Artistic Director/Recording Artist

HP HP in the studio

you wish you raged all night like these guys.

"we recorded a gold album in the passed 8 hours. what'd you do all night? SLEEP?? WAMP!"
i sat in with Aric Jones of Central City Recordings for a midnight madness session with Hurt People, Hurt People. last night marked the beginning of the band's studio sessions for their full length album, geared for release this spring.

to hear Hurt People, Hurt People,
come out to BirthRage!
at the Basement,
this Saturday, February 6th.