Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Studio 4ocho

When we were young we didn't have much. The age old story of young kids who make something out of nothing.

I'll never forget that fateful visit to the Goodwill in Gilroy with the homie Lydon. I don't remember what we were looking for but once we found it, we found ourselves. The Quick Shot Studio 4 was a toy made for children to produce their own audio bits. Be it radio show, remix or otherwise, the Studio 4 unit enabled you to mix an 1/8" input, with a mic, and a handful of onboard sound effects you could dub down to it's onboard tape deck.
If my memory serves me, it had a $4 price tag on it but that day happened to be half off of electronics day. We went halfers on a $2 piece of gear that would go on to be a cornerstone of our creativity for years to come. Over time we would end up with a bunch of proper music gear but our Quick Shot Studio 4 would still get plenty of play. I still have cassette tapes that were recorded on that thing and it now serves as the backdrop for this website. Someday they'll make their way into the universe, till then I'm going to cop a second one to keep in my office at work.


Happy Holidays Y'all!

xoxo,
Frankie

Friday, June 1, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hi Haters

All these guys have put out dope new albums this year:

Aceyalone
Czarface (Inspecta Deck, 7L + Esoteric) + MF Doom
Del The Funky Homosapien + Amp Live
Dr Octagon (Kool Keith, Dan the Automater, DJ Q-Bert)
E-40 + B Legit
Evidence
MURS
Talib Kweli
Tech Nine
Zion-I

And these dudes have albums on the way:
Blueprint
Lyrics Born
Mr Lif
MC Paul Barman

There's probably a bunch I am missing (feel free to add to the list in the comments!). Point being, there is always good music being made, chill off of criticizing the wack youngsters and support artists who are constantly grinding! Cheah!

L

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Mackadocious

Happy Birthday to the mackadocious one, pinche Guy! He and the Mrs are mosting in the Europe, and likely doing awesome stuff and playing music in super cool French places. Here we are in San Jose after adopting an orphaned pizza that was like 70% uneaten.

Pizza
 

G-Town BizCayne
Viva la FOCHO guey! Got to cruise the G a bit and max out, was the best way to transition back to the grind. Operation Back to BAYsics is fully underway, should be back by G-Fest. Until then, trying to hold onto them motherland vibes for as long as possible (I'll do a post about India soon) and make music while I do the day to day thang. Ready and inspired to root myself back in Bay soil and sprinkle game in a major way.

For all of us who are physically separated from the Bay currently, this should get you hype. Bless up yall!! YEE!!





Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kite from L to the...

So International. Trying to find neutrality in the motivation of the masses of foreign tourists who see my people as invisible, or at best, less than. Pero, y que!? Im living a little too much, think I caught slight heat stroke on a run this morning. Either way, Ive been writing everyday, thinking well, just doing. The socials wont get the juice no more, they wheezin it too much. Imma be here with these thoughts, I hope to catch yall in the cypher. Nothin but love for the clica, cuz we hella mad out here lit right now! ✌

L