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TheBlendedLense
Silver Spring, MD
An eclectic DJ developing his talents in videography, photography, and web design.
Recent Activity
Not many videos can step up to the lyricism of rappers like Kendrick Lamar, but Calmatic does in "Cut You Off." Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
Props to Pharoahe Monch and The Bed-Stuy Film Co-op for this innovative collaboration. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
Winning 3 of the 5 Grammys he was nominated for, Skrillex has become a name synonymous with Electronic Dance Music and Dubstep specifically. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
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Listen to the pioneering producers, DJs, and MCs as they tell the history of the international underground craze known as Dubstep. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
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Performing behind a mask and often times playing drums, SBTRKT stresses the importance of appreciating an artist's music without focusing on the artist's race, class, or ethnicity. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
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The legendary DJ Screw (Robert Earl Davis, Jr.) became internationally famous for his unique style of DJing pitched down freestyles after his untimely death due to heart complications in 2000, but during the 1990s, he lead a Houston based underground that expanded throughout the South and Midwest. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
I don't often just put up a song without a video...but the sound of this one is so tight, I had to put it up. Check it out ASAP, Essex (UK, not NJ) freaked this one! Lapalux drops his EP Febuary 7th. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
Spike Lee's School Daze (1988) stands alone as a classic film, but far too often the music score is overshadowed by the star-studded cast. With contributions from Phyllis Hyman, Terrance Blanchard, Kenny Barron, and DC's E.U. (Experience Unlimited), Spike, Stevie Wonder, and Lenny White produced a timeless soundtrack. "Be Alone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
This is the MPC heavyweight champion of North America. Originally from Providence, RI, he's made beats for Cam'ron and Dipset, Fabolous, Jadakiss and many others. Check out his story and watch him play live. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at TheBlendedLense
Gotta love it when artists produce 10 minute mini-movies like this. This is a classic track for all my Deadmau5 and Kaskade fans out there, and Stephen Graham (Al Capone from Boardwalk Empire) adds his own nice touch delievering the "10 Rave Commandments." Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
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This DJ mix features classic R&B, Disco, House, and Techno club bangers from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
Ryuichi Sakamoto has become one of my favorite artists due to his wide range of creative talents. Not only is he a great pianist and composer, but he is also a gifted actor and writer. After receiving degrees from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, much of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
A classic track from 1985 sampled 10 years later by LL Cool J and Total. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
Some dudes got it. Some don't. Freddie got it, and this joint has a nice lil West Coast groove to it too. Check out the Freddie Gibbs' Cold Day In Hell mixtape. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
The Legendary Roots Crew. New album. Short film. Listen, and watch at least twice. Mi Hermana, Vero, pulled my coat tails on this one. Good share! Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
Check out the guitar solo at 1:48 of "Super Stupid" and then listen to the guitar solo in "Alive" at 4:51. Now. I'm not necessarily saying Pearl Jam stole Funkadelic's sound or anything, but "good artists take, great artists steal". Both groups would likely not hesitate to admit they drew... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
Sheila E (born Sheila Escovedo) is a legendary percussionist and entertainer who continues a family tradition of live music. She has worked with artists like Prince, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, and Ringo Star, and has released 6 albums as a solo artist. This performance gives you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
I love both songs and wanted to highlight the the similarity of the titles and chords, but also the great difference in their atmospheres. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
I met people from all over the world when I DJed out there...and not just Central and South America like folks might suspect, but also Russia, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Ghana. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
This DJ mix is definitely one for the bass heads, dubsteppers, and ravers. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
This is one of my first tracks. I had originally planned to post another DJ mix last Friday, but I ended up working on this instead. Let me know if I should have stuck with the original plan... :) Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
I love the song, and I definitely tip my hat to the director, but the main reason I had to post this video was because of double dutch. This video features the internationally renowned Jumpers In Command. Check them out for yourself to see what all the hype is about. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
The Infamous Foundation: Mobb Deep's The Infamous Album Review by DJ Sash Chachere Following up the legendary releases of the previous year such as Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, Nas’ Illmatic, and Outkast’s Southernplaylisticadillacmuzik, 1995 held its own special place in Hip Hop history with releases like 2Pac’s Me Against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at TheBlendedLense
Continuing the Country Rap Tune tradition (see "Underground Kingz" if confused), Big K.R.I.T. put it down for Meridian, Mississippi, Southern rap, and creative Hip Hop in general in 2011. His name is an acronym for King Remembered In Time, but he's already earning a reputation as one of the rawest... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at TheBlendedLense