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Leon Lamont - Breakbeat Jingle Bells

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Leon Lamont - RLRLKK

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A7 - I'm Serious (Leon Lamont Remix)

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Candy Crusher - Oh, No You Don't

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James Bigbooty - The Bigger the Booty, The Bigger the Thrill

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Serato Roland DJ 808

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Zoom iQ5. Recording attachment for iPhone

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Numark PT01 Scratch

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Stray Rescue Benenfit Show- September 3, 2016

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Trader Bob's Tattoo 3rd Annual Tattoo Flash Revival & Costume Party!

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Stray Rescue STL Benefit Show - September 3, 2016

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I'll be doing a live experimental set in support of the benefit show for Stray Rescue STL with a bunch of other bands. I also have a track on the Stray Rescue benefit CD which is an experimental cover of Don't Blow No Bubbles by Bad Brains.

Thundercat - Them Changes

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DJs Are Retarded

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Recently, I was at a local Missouri bar, sitting next to an older gentleman that was controlling the jukebox from his phone via an app.

He was a regular and when people came in they referred to him as "the DJ" and seemed genuinely excited to see him.  He played an 80s New Wave set reminiscent of the early days of MTV.  Since the crowd was older, everyone loved it, including myself.

As a guy hanging out at a bar, I was fascinated by the technology and the app that somehow didn't show up on my radar.  As a DJ, I marveled at how, not only was this guy doing DJ work for free, but he was actually paying to DJ.  Technology really is a double edged sword.  The same blade that cut your bread now cuts your throat.  Dramatic, I know, but that's kind of how it is.

Nobody really respects DJs much these days and I can't say that I really blame them.  While electronic music DJs play alleged "progressive music", electronic music DJs aren't really a progressive c…

TittySucker

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NETHERLANDS -"The Bottom Of The Ocean"

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This is my friend and former band mate, Ava Farber, from the NYC band Gene and Machines in her new rock band on their new label in their new music video. I'm not just supporting a friend, I actually like this band.




What I’m Feeling at the Moment

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During commercial DJ gigs, one of the low points of the night was always when some inebriated bleached blonde would spray her saliva on me whilst requesting a Rihanna song.  I don’t hate Rihanna because I don’t know Rihanna, but I sure did hate her music.  Well, that is until this latest joint she just dropped titled “Anti”.  I never thought the day would come that I would say I like a Rihanna record, but here that day is.  As far as I’m concerned, this is the first Rihanna record and everything else before it is just some BS to get put on.  I don’t how much commercial success Rihanna is going to experience with the MF, but I dig it.








 Since we’re talking about palatable jams, I guess it’s the old man, original Hip-Hop fan in me, but I’m always down for new tracks by young talent with an old school production vibe, which brings us to the teen artist A-F-R-O.  This kid’s flow is off the chain.  Between this kid and Kendrick Lamar, I have a renewed hope for the future of Hip-Hop.  Final…

Steve Bunton & Leon Lamont - 1992 Theme Music

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Steve Bunton and Leon Lamont - 1991 Theme Music

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New QR code generator

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While QR codes are still slowly progressing in popularity there is still hope.  Below is a link to a code generator that also has a sidebar of other useful free tools for your media needs.  Enjoy.


Free Online QR Code Generator

Don't Be A Butt-Hurt Bert.

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One of the luxuries of working with professionals on creative gigs is honesty.  It’s either, “Leon, you were really on tonight.  Good job”  or “WTF?  You were off.  Whatever is going on with you, you need to leave it in the green room and not take it to the stage”.  “A” game is what got you to the gig in the first place,  so when you get that complaint you don’t lose your confidence and freak out, instead you party less and practice more, tell your GF that boat ride before the gig has to wait, or whatever it is you need to do to keep your game from slipping.  Once you step up, you can never step back down unless you plan on quitting soon afterwards.  What’s my point?  When you’re an artist and get constructive criticism, you need to focus on the word “constructive” more than the word “criticism”.  Especially if it comes from someone that’s already doing something that you want to do careerwise. 


Band Loyalty?

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Recently, I had a discussion with some fellow musicians about loyalty among band members.  If there is anyone that can give advice on the subject, it isn’t me.  What I can do is give some examples of what loyalty is and isn’t.  The most impressive display of band loyalty that I’ve ever witnessed is with the band Def Leppard.  People think that if a bunch of guys in a band grew up together, loyalty shouldn’t be an issue.  It’s never that simple, but Def Leppard made it seem that simple when their drummer lost his arm in a car accident at the height of the band’s career.  If there were ever a legitimate reason to replace your drummer, having him lose an arm is probably in the number one spot.  Of course their childhood friend and bandmate threatened to kill himself if they kicked him out, but that’s neither here nor there.  Instead of replacing the drummer, Def Leppard helped their friend figure out how to get a custom kit made that would allow him to still do the gigs with one arm (go…

Bowie and Lemmy

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When it comes to musical influences, I have a vast lexicon of artists to pull from.  Included in that lexicon is Lemmy of Motorhead fame and David Bowie of, well, just fame.  I had heard rumors from people on the East Coast that Bowie wasn’t doing well as I had heard that Lemmy wasn’t doing too hot either from people on the West Coast.  I didn’t know how serious the rumors were until this week. 





When I discovered Motorhead I was a 19 year old, black kid sitting in the living room with insomnia, drinking beer and watching MTV’s Headbangers Ball while my fiancé slept in the next room.  Just when I thought I would nod off, the video for Ace of Spades hit the screen and my eyes widened and my jaw dropped.  I slowly moved from the couch and dropped to my knees in front the TV screen and just stared in awe.  I mumble two words; “Holy shit”.  I fell in love with Motorhead instantly.  Truth told, these days, only two Motorhead songs really exist for me; Ace of Spades and Iron Fist.  The two a…