We recently had the chance to link up with one of our good friends: the world famous DJ Skee. If you haven’t heard of DJ Skee, you must be out of the loop. Not only is DJ Skee responsible for the hip-hop classic “300 Barz” by Game and remixes of hits from various artists, including Jay Z, Kate Perry and Kanye West. He’s also an incredible business man— his portfolio includes a creative marketing and branding agency, record label, management company and a retail lifestyle store chain. Plus, he also has his own web network: Skee TV. We could go on and on about this musical/cultural genius…
Once in a blue moon comes an album that changes everything. Random Access Memories may be the bluest moon you’ll ever see. The most influential EDM artists of all time have taken on a mission to save music and fix what many consider a stale music scene right now- Specifically addressing the current EDM craze that can make anyone, often regardless of talent, a superstar overnight just by playing with some computer programs yet never touching a musical instrument or even a microphone, and has created an army of clone producers infecting speakers across the world with similar soul-less sounds- a far departure from what was felt when Daft Punk exploded onto the scene in the 90’s.
Random Access Memories is EDM losing the Electronic but finding something it so desperately needed, a soul. The Daft Punk everyone expected (and wanted) is clearly dead. RAM is a transition for Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter from robots who brought the mainstream world the best electronic music ever produced to now finding their way back to humanity and reminding people what real music, instruments, and soul feel like.
Hustle Gang/G.O.O.D. Music artist Travi$ Scott just stopped by the Skee Lodge and Skee 24/7 station to premier his first official single “Upper Echelon” alongside T.I., Kris Stevens, and Trae Tha Truth. Stream below complete with an excerpt of our interview about the song + Kanye West & T.I.’s newest artist before the song:
Last night, Prince alongside his new mastermind project of 3RDEYEGIRL launched a west coast residency taking course over the next month. I had the pleasure of being in attendance for both shows and wanted to give you the inside scoop. Check out my full review:
On a chilly Canadian night, Prince kicked off the first of a 9 city, 34 show west coast residency with back to back shows at the Vogue Theatre, an intimate 1000 capacity venue. Seeing one of the most iconic entertainment figures in music history at this stage in his career play anything less than a stadium is few and far between, so I was surprised to see backlash from some against $250 ticket prices (most venues sold out instantly). It isn’t cheap, but compared to other entertainment, how outrageous is it versus sitting courtside at any NBA game (or up close in general at any sporting event), let alone spending hundreds or thousands of dollars at a night club on bottle service? I mean, we are talking about witnessing a legend to legends from a spitting distance, a once in a life time opportunity for most. Luckily, the show and introduction of 3RDEYEGIRL lived up to the price of admission in every way.
[DJ Skee Exclusive]: Grand Hustle CEO T.I. makes a PSA with DJ Skee to announce G.D.O.D: The Introduction Mixtape coming soon featuring the entire Hustle Gang family including T.I., B.o.B., Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea, Shad Da God, Travis Scott, Young DRO, & more, live from Hollywood, CA.
You may have seen the teaser pics, now the unveiling… To celebrate the pastels of Easter (and spring), check out the official DJ Skee x Lacer #GatsNGlasses (aka South Beach) snapback limited edition quickstrike. Click HERE to buy now before its too late (seriously- only 150 made).
(also if you post anything today on Instagram using @djskee #GatsNGlasses we will be choosing a random winner for not only the L.E. hat, but a Tradition prize pack)
Here on DJSkee.com, I decided I wanted to re-post some of my old blogs and articles that have appeared everywhere from Billboard to XXL Mag and see how they stood against the test of time. To start off, upon seeing the fact that YouTube finally is rumored to announce a music service, lets start the throwbacks with an article from 2010 where I proclaimed YouTube to be the biggest music platform in the world and screamed for YouTube to start a music service.
Looks like they finally found what I wrote :) Click read more below for the article…
SXSW, Where will you be tonight? Join me at tonights hottest party alongside Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Tegan & Sara, Atlas Genius, & Josh Baze in Austin for the iHeartRadio Live SXSW showcase at The Main for another Epic night just like last year. Also, check out music from all SXSW artists on 103.1 FM iHeart Austin or stream at http://bit.ly/iheartaustin-dj.