THE DKA LIFE


Childish Gambino “We Ain’t Them”

Just saw this song and these photos posted over at Childish Gambino’s blog IAmDonald.com, thought I’d share them with you kind folks.  It appears this will be the first song on his new mixtape….titled errrr ‘Mixtape’.  Looking forward to that tape.

Sidebar: Wonder what the thought is behind using Drake as the poster.   Anywho, can’t wait to see him again in June in the 305.

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DKA out.

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The Weeknd Live in Ft. Lauderdale

A week ago I drove up to Ft. Lauderdale from where I am right now,  Little Torch Key.

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Now don’t get me wrong Little Torch can party its balls off, but last Wednesday I had to leave my cabin and go see The Weeknd.  I been followin him since Bendey first introduced me about a year ago. And it just so happens he was havin’ his first South Florida performance…hell the guy has only performed a couple times in the US so far (he’s Canadian).

It was my first time at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale and I gotta say the place is pretty sweet for concerts.  First come, first serve for spots, two levels, plenty of bars to access, and judging by the aroma of the venue, little to no security.

…see what I did there?

 

There weren’t any openers.  Just the Weeknd himself.  Sadly I didn’t get that close to the stage, (sorry DKAliens), but it allowed me to move around the area and get different shots.

ImageAs for the concert itself, his performance was okay, I enjoyed it.  With time I think he’ll have better stage presence, he still has a lot of time to grow.  Abel definitely has a large following and I still think its only a matter of time before he floods the radio waves, however his music is definitely darker than his buddy’s, Drake, so time will tell.  His trilogy of free mixtapes were fire.

I was happy he played my favorite song of his, Glass Table Girls (see above).  Anyways, after the concert, and probably during, I’d estimate that about 17 new babies were conceived.  The Weeknd knows how to set dat mood.

In other news, in a couple weeks I’ll get to see Frank Ocean at the same venue, pretty pumped.  Fast forward to August and I’ll be seeing both of them at Lollapalooza in the Chi #huzzah.

DKA out.



The Weeknd’s ‘Thursday’ Mixtape
August 21, 2011, 10:24 AM
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If you liked The Weeknd’s first mixtape, House of Balloons, that I posted here awhile ago, you’ll be sure to love this.

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Darker than ever before, Drake’s new right hand man doesn’t disappoint.  I feel the only proper way to listen to this is with a lady friend, a pint of alcohol, a jay and/or pain pills (tsk tsk The DKA Life can’t condone that kind of behavior).  But anyway, I don’t know what else to really say, dude is tryin’ to stay mysterious and his marketing plan is working, people are pheening for more material.

DKA out.



The Weeknd “Trust Issues” Remix
June 25, 2011, 12:00 AM
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The Weeknd releases his version of Drake’s new song “Trust Issues”.

Dude has the blogger’s on lock.  This was released less than a half hour ago.  The DKA Life working for YOU. ha.

Enjoy.

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Still waitin’ on his mixtape ‘Thursday’ to drop sometime this summer…

DKA out.



Playlistings XI: Summer Release


Yup.

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Well friends, the wait is over. Playlistings has returned for a special Summer Release.   Bendey and I couldn’t hold it back, there are just too many dope songs that you need to be jammin’ to this summer.  Some of them you’ve probably heard before if you’ve kept up with TheDKALife, but there are a plethora of other new tracks on this edition.

As some of you may know, Bendey’s blog Vivid Underground has been dissolved to make way for Bendey.com.  Bendey has decided to keep his new site professional and use it primarily to display his talents.  Props to him. Go check it out. www.Bendey.com

Here’s what Matt had to say:

“I just wanted to make this one be special. It’s been a while since we (DKA) crashed heads and I think we got a good release here…new, smart, and guaranteed to kick-start anyone’s summer.

As something that I love to do, but suddenly find it hard to set aside time and resources to enjoy; Playlistings has taken a backseat to some of the ‘more important’ things in life. This is the part where you say, “hey yo Bender, man up! I thought you had balls, sir. You gettin’ soft?” To which I would reply with a swift slap to your face. Instead of Playlistings releases coming every few weeks, they may become more sporadic throughout the year, but 10x more special. With this Summer Release, I wanted to communicate that. The design, much like a timeless leather-bound book, should show you’ve got something special here. Enjoy it.”


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We’re both busy.  No guarantees there will be any future releases.  If there are, you will find them released exclusively at The DKA Life.  It will all depend if I have the time to compile the tracks and if Bendey has the time to make a dope cover.  So many responsibilities these days.  Growin’ up sucks.

So without further adieu, I hope you’ve already hit the download button and are eagerly awaiting the status bar to be at 100%.  I think you will be pleasantly satisfied with this Playlistings.  Tell all your friends and family & feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think.

DKA out.

Disclaimer: All of these tracks have been released by the artist’s themselves.  Thus, I find it fair to compile them into one magnificent mixtape.  Upon any request, the link will be removed immediately.

 



Cris Cab “Foreward” mixtape + Drake + Weeknd
June 11, 2011, 2:13 PM
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Make sure you download the new mixtape from the 305 native, Cris Cab.  Only a matter of time before this kid blows up.  Great summer time music.  You heard him HERE first….probably….not really.

Download HERE for FREE!

Here a couple other down to earth songs to throw on your iTunes from some Canadians.

The Weeknd x Drake

Drake- “Marvin’s Room”.  For those late nights you’re hammered and wanna pour your heart out to the ex.
  Download HERE.

The Weeknd “Rolling Stone.”  More beautiful, dark, baby makin’ music.
Download HERE.

Yes.  If you’re up on your music game, you know I’m about a week late on all of these.  But remember kids, school first.

Sidebar: (aw yea, Danner figured out how to embed audio players in the blog, aw yea….by wasting 2 hours of my life that I wont get back)

DKA out.



New Music Galore.

Hmmm where to start.  First, I’ll give a shout out to the homey Amirror, from MSU, who’s EP just made it onto iTunes.  Kid is definitely makin’ his own style.  Its definitely nice hearing somethin’ different.

Go ahead and support him HERE on iTunes.

Next up we got a couple new quality Big Sean joints.  No word if these will be droppin on his album or the mixtape he plans on releasing before the album.  Finally Famous the Album releases June 28th.  I’ll be coppin’ it. (via GMAD)

Big Sean – Not Good Enough [Click to Download]

Big Sean – Home [Click to Download]

New Chiddy Bang! Loved their mixtape Air Swell last summer.  Peanut Butter and Swelly is definitely a must download. Debut album coming soon.

Chiddy Bang – Peanut Butter And Swelly (Mixtape) [click to download]

Here’s a dope track if you don’t already have it.

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I’m off to Vegas.  Deuces.

DKA out.