1. Sure, there's lots of people playing Brazilian shit nowadays. You can get it from people like this, or you can get is straight from the tap. Lemon-Red's new mix is by none other than Bonde Do Role's DJ Gorky. This is the guy who thinks up shit like Alice in Chains as a baile funk song. He does stuff like that for breakfast. So you can imagine what the guy does when given, like, 45 minutes to fuck with. Smashing Pumpkins/M.I.A. perhaps? Lots of carioca shit you haven't heard, too.
2. Grindie. Inevitable? Genius? Download and decide for yourself.
3. Thanks to everyone who sent us the email version of this last week -- whadda we look like, Godsmack fans or something? -- and even more thanks to the folks who ripped it to mp3 form. Because the streets wanted it:
DOWNLOAD: Arthur Magazine pwns Godsmack's Sully Erna, live on the telephone (mp3, via Crooks and Liars)
4. We've given up and given ourselves over to that Yung Joc song, which has us doing silly dances all over the place. Tom Cruise, too. Officially blown up.
DOWNLOAD: Yung Joc, "Goin Down" (mp3)
5: Wayne & Wax breaks out the bubblesalsa chipmunk-soul remix of "Runaway" from the Riddim Method's Lemon-Red mix as standalone track; with Lil Jon shouts, Boston Bounce, and other goodness.
6. Word has it that Kool Keith does not actually own the name Dr. Octagon, or at least believes that he doesn't, and so his latest disc is credited to The Return of Dr. Octagon. As in, that's not the name of the record, that's Kool Keith's name for the duration of the album. Album sampler/megamix/trailer here now:
DOWNLOAD: Kool Keith, The Remix of Dr. Octagon (mp3 via DJ Benzi)
7. Sorry, we waited too long and now you can't download this for free anymore. You'll have to settle for the video.
STREAM: Aksent feat. Beanie Man, "Zingy (Remix)"
8. Baltimore madness:
DOWNLOAD: Rick Ross, "Hustler's Anthem (Sinden B-More Remix)" (mp3, via braap) DOWNLOAD: Baltimore Bass Connection, Blentwell Mix #2 (mp3)
9. The only good thing to come out of the New Cars: they're taking Blondie out on the road with them. But will they play Debbie's new rap song in praise of Lil' Kim?
DOWNLOAD: Debbie Harry, "Dirty and Deep" (via This Big Stereo)
10. THE REAL BEHINDTHEMUSIC: Erica says her career is "like a big pot of rice and beans: You add the sofrito, add the sazon, add the adobo and the final product gets demolished."
(Aksent gets you ready for summer.)