Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tonight @ Solera.

Petey Wheatstraw & Myself will be rocking the Solera rooftop tonight from 10pm-2am so come on down to enjoy some $3 sangria plus dope summer time cuts. Cheah!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Scott Sasso speaks on life before 10. Deep from 10 Deep on Vimeo.

This is Scott Sasso, the person behind the streetwear brand 10 Deep, based out of New York.

This guy came from writing graf and then onto making or creating a t-shirt brand that is now known throughout the world. This is a speech he gave at a high school in NY a couple of months back.

See...when you really want something and have a vision....things happen.

via Hypebeast/Emeka Obi

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


It's been a few weeks since news of Dash Snow's fatal night with the old H train was reported but Hypebeast put these photos up of the Deitch Projects memorial in NYC.  Pretty interesting look at Dash's life.

Triple Double @ Triple Rock Social Club!

Petey Wheatstraw of our Wants Vs Needs family is getting down tonight at Triple Double, thats held every Tuesday at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis.

Come out and get those 2-4-1 specials til midnight and also...

in such great fashion...this event is also FREE.

Come through and support your homie and mine!

Recovery @ Caterpillar Lounge!

Yo! If you're up for a little Wants Vs Needs during your week then please come check me out at Azia/Caterpillar Lounge in Minneapolis! Im holding it down from 10-2am every Monday, playing jammie jams to help you ease into your long, hard working week!

Theres absolutely no cover and hella cheap happy hour specials.

Good music AND cheap food...its how you'd want to start your week off, right?!

Also, if you dont know by now, you can follow my antics of randomness @

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Downloadable/glorious/free Wants Vs Needs mix.

The first Wants Vs Needs was way back in June, dare I say when Summer was warm, and one of the giveaways was a mix-CD by myself and Espada. To keep the CD more exclusive I never put my mix on the web but all that's passed so here it goes.

Track listing:

Wants Vs Needs Intro-Anton
Hot(I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved)-James Brown
Cherzchez LaGhost-Ghostface Killah
Party and Bullshit(Ratatat remix)-Notorious B.I.G.
Blow The Whistle(b.cause hermanos edit)-Too $hort
Go!(King Most Remix)-Common
Be Thankful For What You Got(DJ Day re-edit)-William DeVaughn
Walking Into The Sunshine(Larry Levan mix)-Central Line
Hold On-Holy Ghost!
The Eraser(XXXChange mix)-Thom Yorke
Sex Shooter-Apollonia 6
Lights & Music(Boys Noize remix)-Cut Copy
You're Gonna Need Me-Dionne Warwick

Some photos are up on our Flickr page.

Check out the Wants Vs. Needs Flickr page for some party photos:


Myself, Jimmy 2 Times, and Last Word are filling in for the Attitude City guys down at Club Jager. Come down and do a dance.

923 Washington Ave N.
Disco & House & Rap & Boogie & R&B & ...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This weekends festivities...

So Gold and I are going to be holding down the first two hours in the side room at the ever fantastic party known as Bomp this Friday. It will be a good time, I swear. Go.

Saturday I am going to be playing records (yes, actual records) with a handful of other DJs at First Amendment Gallery for the opening of Ways of Seeing, a solo show by Mike Cina of You Work For Them. Come down and say hello!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Friday, July 17, 2009

St Louis, Mo

Love from Petey Wheatstraw and Garv.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So Gold - Wants Vs Needs // Studio Mix



datA - So Much In Love
Maroon 5 - This Love (Cut Copy Remix)
Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend (Eli Escobar Remix)
Rocca - The Road
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Holy Ghost! - Hold On (So Gold Remix)
Louis La Roche - Be Brave

Here is the newest mixtape from myself for the Wants Vs. Needs series this month! I hope you all enjoy it and come through to support the event this Friday, the 17th @ Club Jager!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wants Vs Needs Hits Japan!

I recently was out in Japan and guess who came with me?! Yes, I had to rep the crew. Hit up my Flickr page for more photos of the trip!

F L I C K R.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Men Of Leisure

With two parts wordsmith one part dj genius it's impossible for anyone not to enjoy the three man party crew "Men Of Leisure". Comprised of lyricists Adam "Snakebird" Garcia (The Pressure) and Damien "Espada" Vasquez (Wants V. Needs/Fighting Mondays) and their DJ, "rocker" Mike "the 2600 King" Davis (Burlesque/RSE Radio) "Men Of Leisure" is the School House Rocks for party making. They may not be able to tell you how a bill becomes a law (they can) but they'll definitely put some conjunction in your function! Their music is packed with catchy hooks and lyrics with just enough call and response to keep you involved but not to distract. Not only will they make you dance and get you involved but they'll also crack a few jokes along the way. Nothing about the Men Of Leisure is simply just about "listening to music", it's an entire experience so be sure to grab their EP "Men Of Leisure" free after the jump!!!

Jake Schaefer
Rhymesayers Entertainment

Monday, July 6, 2009

That new new

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Michael Jackson Tribute

City Pages 2009 Club DJ of the Year, Jimmy 2 Times got at me this week to do the artwork for a tribute mix that he made as an ode to the late King of Pop, Micheal Jackson. The mix covers a variety of tracks from throughout Jackson's career. Download it free here.

You can find Jimmy catching wreck along side a handful of other party rockers this Friday in the First Ave VIP Room at his monthly party Get Cryphy. See you there.


Rooftop jumpoff

Every Thursday this summer the dude Superbrush 427 is hosting a dancing/dranking/cold chilling party on the rooftop of Solera. If you haven't made it down yet, you should. Great music, a different DJ every week (including some of your favorite Wants Vs Needs peoples), being outdoors, no cover, and drink specials = win.