Ooooohweeee. The music supervisor for our favorite TV show Broad City is putting out original music under the moniker Scooter Island and it is smooth as all get out. That’s only to be expected though as it was produced by our longtime DID love Obey City. Scooter Island’s self described brand of “rooftop music” will find its final form in a full length album due out next spring. It may be chilly around these parts, but we’re definitely dreaming of the day we can take these rooftop vibes outside where they belong.
Life keeps on moving for Chief and Danger. Here’s what they’ve been up to this Fall.
Danger – Life has been crazy. As far as projects go, I’ve been curating a monthly playlist of my favorite new music which you can subscribe to or stream here. I’ve also been throwing a brunch party in Brooklyn called Freshly Squeezed at Baby’s All Right that’s been a chill daytime thing with a mix of hip hop/dance/rnb. There are no shows planned in the immediate future but I’ll be sure to let you know if you happen to follow me on Twitter.
Also not quite a project, but I’m now working for Converse’s recording studio in Brooklyn managing all of their editorial content! Pretty exciting!
Chief – Life has been very busy for me as well. I’ve toned down blogging/DJing to produce a new musical project called Midnight + Mustafa with Minneapolis-based vocalist Adriana Rimpel of Malamanya and Vandaam. Our first two singles should be out within the next couple of weeks, and we’ve also just dropped a mix to let you know what we’ve been listening to this Fall. You can follow us on Soundcloud/Facebook if you’d like to stay up to date.
Doja Cat – Beautiful (prod. Iman Omari)
Tink feat. Jeremih – Don’t Tell Nobody
Jon B – They Don’t Know
SZA – HiiiJack
Bok Bok feat. Kelela – Melba’s Call
Lil Silva – Mabel
Musiq Soulchild – Mary Go Round
Majid Jordan – Her
Liz feat. Tyga – Don’t Say
Our brothers at All Things Go are taking the next step and putting on a festival this September in DC. The event, taking place September 13th at Union Market, will feature performances from Future Islands, Tove Lo, Haerts and more. We’re definitely looking forward to jamming out to some fresh tunes in the sunshine. Grab your tickets here before they sell out!
Activia Benz‘s new Activia Frenz compilation is great. Activia Benz / Slugabed agreed to make a mix for us last year and didn’t, so I’m going to use this opportunity to publish our stellar interview.
How did Activia Benz come about?
Greg: We were in the Pub and we wanted to start a record label.
Jake: SO WE DID!
What artists are on the label?
Jake: Deech, 813, Arm Watches Fingers, Eloq and a few more..
Greg: FROM BELARUS, RUSSIA, SCOTLAND, DENMARK AND A FEW MORE PLACES…
How did you decide to release them on your label?
Greg: We like their music
Jake: COS ITS GOOD!
Is there a specific style or sound you’re trying to articulate?
Jake: A good one!
Greg: RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPES!
Are Activia’s releases going to be pressed on vinyl?
What’s in this mix?
Greg: An even warm blend of eastern spices
Will there be an Activia showcase that we can look forward to anytime soon?
Jake: There’s a very real chance we will do a meat raffle at some point.
What race is the most scared of snakes?
What’s a crocodile’s favourite card game?
Greg: Is it snap?
Jake: IT’S SNAP, LOL!
What did Bart Simpson say when he was surprised in a furniture and homeware store?
Jake: I don’t know, what did Bart Simpson say when he was surprised in a
furniture and homeware store?
Jake: Very clever.
Jake: Your welcome. Thanks also to you.
Greg: Yes. Thanks. Great!
Jake: We were in the pub when we wrote this. Where were you?