Archive for August, 2011

Psychopomp Featured on Earmilk’s ‘Straight From the Teet’

by Running, Published on August 8, 2011 Earmilk

There’s no exact way of knowing how many songs are released in a day. Whether it be an eighteen second kazoo ditty on Soundcloud, or a Hypem track with 4 hearts, all music deserves a shot. Even on an independent blog like Earmilk, it’s impossible to cover every band/song/remix worth listening too. That’s why Straight From the Teet is back, and this time…IT’S DAILY! My name is Logan (aka Running) and I will be curating Earmilk’s newest old feature, highlighting three up-and-coming artists from three different genres, so sit back and enjoy some good-old-fashioned, non-pasteurized, Earmilk.

READ THE REST :: Straight From the Teet – Crystal Antlers, Rawhead, & Mindthings

Metroland: Tried and True

Photo by Joe Putrock

by KC Orcutt, Published on August 17, 2011 Metroland

The average DJ will show up on time, power through a pre-determined playlist, privately grimace at requests but honor them, pack up when the bar closes and be on his way once he’s paid. One mustn’t ever confuse DJ TruMastr with an average DJ.

“Some people are DJing because it’s their living; it’s their way of life,” Truemaster Trimingham (AKA DJ TruMastr) says. “They are responding to their job. I have a job. It is not to DJ. I have a passion, a hobby and a craft. And that is to DJ.”

Since 2006, Trimingham has been DJing every nook and cranny of the Capital Region from Albany to Glens Falls, touring globally with Atlanta-based emcee J-Live, and rallying the local hip-hop scene as a member of Beat*Shot Productions. This year, for his 39th birthday, Trimingham hosted an event at Quintessence, aptly titled The Music That Made Me, then flew out to Portland, Ore., to play with J-Live the very next day.

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