We did it yall! Another year in the books, and what a year it has been. Music has made as much of an impact in 2014 than in any other time in the culture. Whether it was seeing youngsters like Bobby Shmurda and Dej Loaf rocket to notoriety with their respective street anthems, or watching established artists like Beyonce and Jay Z take the world by storm with their well publicized ‘On The Run‘ tour, or even being one of the 300 million people to witness Nicki Minaj “break the internet,” this year was full of moments that kept us talking, singing along, or jaw dropping. With the web continuing to play such a large part in how we discovered, shared, and critiqued new music this year, it made sense to us at 1200squad to show homage and pay respect to the internet DJs; the guys who tend to pick up on what’s heating up online before it even winds up on your favorite station. So, in keeping up with discovering new music and honoring those that do it best, we head to NYC and check in with the premier DJ at PNCRadio.fm – DJ Vega Benetton. Read more…
Everyone seems to be getting in the holiday spirit, and the internet is the beneficiary. Production group Cookin Soul are allowing you the chance to download their Jet Life Drum Kit. Over 300 sounds and drums used to create their signature sound that helped shape records from Curren$y, Fiend, Sir Michael Rocks, & LE$. Download it here.
Miguel surprises the internets with a 3 song EP. Dogg Pound member Kurupt makes a cameo on the one of standouts from the 3 track presentation. DJs can download this now at 1200squad.com.
West Coast MC Dom Kennedy offers a little California flavor in the middle of the chilly season. I like that. DJs can download this now at 1200squad.com.
With less than a week before Christmas, Wale gifts the internets with a bonus from his upcoming Festivis mixtape. DJs can download this now at 1200squad.com.
While currently stationed in South Africa, Yasiin Bey links up with the king of Cape Town Petite Noir for a revision of his single from King Of Anxiety. DJs can download this now at 1200squad.com.