Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NYE 2010 | Shanghaied **** Important Update ****

Due to logistical errors with OM the Shanghaied NYE event will now be at the Graves 601.  Because of the last minute venue change and the loss of space we regret to inform you that Wants Vs Needs will not be playing the event tonight. Unfortunately all of this was out of our hands and we apologize for any inconveniences. All of the crew will still be celebrating at Graves so we will see you tonight. -WVN 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So Gold - All The Places (Wants Vs Needs Mixtape - Dec. 2010)


Here's the newest mixtape from myself that I did to close out the year of 2010! Hopefully it gets people out of that gloomy mood of Winter! Special thanks to everyone involved in this mix and also to my Wants crew for letting me release this as a mixtape to our event for this month of December. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Frank 151 "Holiday Wardrobe Guide" Featuring Jordon Daley

Our friends over at Frank 151 have put together a nice feature of selective pieces to keep you looking warm and fresh during this holiday season! In the mix of it, Jordon Daley, long time friend and WVN homie is showcased and given a commentary about his well put together outfit as well as many other different match ups involving some earth tones and some gray colorways.

Hit up the Frank 151 "Minneapolis Lumberjackers" blog for more on this..

Monday, November 15, 2010

11.19.10 | Wants Vs Needs @ Clubhouse Jager

And we're back to bring you another amazing edition of your favorite monthly dance party, Wants Vs. Needs.

As always Wants Vs Needs falls on the 3rd Friday of every month and November is no different! Our five very handsome and musically talented DJs Petey Wheatstraw, Espada, Anton, Booka B & So Gold will be rocking the party from 10pm-2am so break out your dancing shoes!

Get there early so you don't miss out on this month's limited edition shirt designed by The Pressure. Cover at the door is $3 but shirts are still free and as always there are drink specials on Jameson.

Wants Vs Needs: A party to be Thankful for!


Music At 10pm.
"Real Good Times"


12.04.10 | Buzz @ Sutra Lounge (Atlanta, GA) Featuring So Gold

Buzz, is a new monthly dance night that's coming from the mind of Atlanta's Kid Cedek and he's kicking off the opening night by bringing myself, Obeyah from DC and also drummer phenom Alien Warr. If you're going to be in the city of Atlanta during the weekend of December 3rd then please reach to this event.

Go to So High On Life for more information about this event and other forthcoming projects from Mr. Cedek!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I recently had the opportunity to paint a mural in room #705 at Ace Hotel NYC. As cheesy as it sounds it was based on a lil love note I had wrote for my girlfriend. After changing a few words, I turned it into a love letter for the Big Apple. Here are the pics from the process, big thanks to my girl for lending her steady hand.

Hope you enjoy,



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

R+I Creative Present "Influencers"

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture.

"Influencers" belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.

-- influencersfilm.com
-- facebook.com/influencersfilm

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Alexander O'Neal - What's Missing? (So Gold Edit)


Here's a classic R&B/Soul tune from Alexander O' Neal that I did an edit of. Nothing too special about this other than its been slowed down and has some effects added to the track. As always, enjoy..

Monday, November 1, 2010

Body Language - Falling Out (So Gold Edit)

Another edit/rearrangement I did of Brooklyn, NY based group Body Language. Please enjoy it and go grab their entirely free to download EP titled "Social Studies" at their Bandcamp page.

Crystal Castles - Pap Smear (So Gold Edit)

Please enjoy this edit/rearrangement I put together of Crystal Castles' song "Pap Smear"off their latest album "Crystal Castles II" For other downloads of various remixes, edits and original tracks, visit soundcloud.com/sogoldmusic


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Stu Wyles - Shades Of Grey (Mixtape)


1. Tropics - Soft Vision
2. Lone - To be With The Person You Really Dig
3. Joe - Claptrap
4. C.R.S.T. - Dial Your Operator
5. Velour - Booty Slammer
6. Shortstuff & Mickey Pearce - Tripped Up (Ramadanman Re-Edit)
7. Terror Danjah - Menace
8. Cooly G/DVA - Jelly Roll (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok Remix)
9. DJ Naughty - Quicktime (Roska Remix)
10. Pariah - Prism
11. Sentinels - Love Rhythm
12. Submerse - Back To You
13. KP & Envyi - Swing My Way
14. Cosmic Revenge - Baroness
15. C.R.S.T - Walkin' High and Mighty (Roof Light Refix)

Stu from The Stay Spun dual put together a new mix! Its a bit more deep and mellow than some the tunes and material you've heard him play out during his sets from the past and present. This certain mix has elements of UK Funky, Garage, Downtempo, RnB, Grime, Baltimore Club, and Bass, but are not necessarily easy to classify. All in all, download it and get into a really well done mix that makes your weekend pop!

Check Stu Wyles and his other connect, Cobrablood, along with our Wants Vs Needs homie, Nate McLemore on Wednesday nights at The Wonderous Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis.

Stu Wyles | Soundcloud | The Stay Spun | Twitter

Tuesday, October 26, 2010



Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Hood Internet x Duck Sauce x Young Dro

The latest effort from the Hood Internet‘s ABX combines Young Dro’s “Freeze Me” with Duck Sauce‘s massive banger “Barbra Streisand.” The team of Armand Van Helden and A-Trak released a music video for the single late last month which features cameos from Santigold, ?uestlove, Yelawolf, DJ Premier, Kanye West, Pharrell, Chromeo, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Diplo and with many, many more.

-article and source: Culture Bully

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hennessy x Fools Gold Recordings

Hennessy has teamed up with various artists to make a collaborative custom bottle that embodies each of the person's style and take on art/design in their lifestyles. In this certain post, we have two of the Fool's Gold artists A-Trak and Kid Sister.

A-Trak's art has been done by their actual in-house artist/designer Dust La Rock and Kid Sister has teamed up with Parisian artist Fafi. Check out the other projects coming from this that also involve Steve Aoki, Q-Tip and The Roots at the Hennessy "Blending Of Art" site

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wants Vs Needs :: October Party

21+ :: $3 :: 10PM

See you Friday!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mishka Presents AC & Dell "Right Now" Mixtape


He's the producer, I'm the vocalist" is probably the best way to describe AC & Dell, a duo from Brooklyn and Atlanta respectively. AC also known as AC Slater (of Trouble & Bass), a globe trotting dance music producer and DJ who's music is supported by superstar DJs like Moby and Diplo, is the man behind the controls. Dell "o8o" Harris is the charismatic former front man of TKatz (Thunderkatz) signed with Irv Gotti of The Inc Records/Universal. A multi-talented rapper fusing indie dance music and hip hop, Dell has made a home in the underground, rocking parties week after week.

Brought together by a chance remix and brief meeting at a party in Atlanta, the two talked about future collaboration which came to existence on UK's national BBC Radio 1 when Toddla T asked AC & Dell to put together a remix for a segment on his show. The results were exciting and the reaction was supportive and positive. The two decided to continue in the studio with the goal of a mixtape, which turned into an album of all original material.

On the Right Now album AC & Dell invite the listener into their world of late night underground parties, girl troubles, and jet setter antics. Combining the sounds of hip hop, electronic, and indie rock, the record caught our attention and we've decided to take this independent project and produce a run of physical CDs to distribute along with offering digital downloads.

(via Mishka)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Extra Large

Our DJ friend and designer extraordinaire Mike 2600 is starting a new monthly dance night at First Ave. Check out the blog for some Extra Large mixes and remixes and make sure head downtown to the debut night this Friday with Jonathan Ackerman as the the special guest.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Free mix: Booka B - "1979"

Booka B drops an all new mix featuring joints only from 1979 to support Toki Wright's new dance/lounge night "6,7,8's" at Honey in Minneapolis. All music 1960-89. Focus on 1979 tonight with Booka B!

Download: 1979

Jake Money + ipsofacto

Lazerbeak - Preface to a Legend mixed by DJ Anton

As part of the special pre-order for our friend Lazerbeak's new album Legend Recognize Legend, the homey DJ Anton of Wants Vs Needs dug through Beak's production catalog to bring you the Preface to a Legend mixtape. You can download the mixtape free below but make sure you cop Legend Recognize Legend over at Fifth Element.

Download: Preface to a Legend

Jake Money + ipsofacto

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand

Duck Sauce "Barbra Streisand" from Mr Goldbar on Vimeo.

Alright a fake Barbra Streisand and an entire cast of cameos ranging from Santigold, A-Trak, Questlove, Yelawolf, Chromeo’s P-Thugg, DJ Premier, Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Pharrell, Diplo… you get the idea.

Jake Money + ipsofacto

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Freeway & Jake One "Beautiful Music"

Freeway dropped "Beautiful Music" as an exclusive today over at Nahright. The track was produced by the homey Jake One. Peep the video & download the track below...

Download: Beautiful Music

Jake Money + ipsofacto

Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Jagerfest Is Tonight!

Wants Vs. Needs will be rocking the spot tonight at Jagerfest. It really should be quite the time and you really ought to come have fun with sine it's Saturday and all.

- More info here -

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday Morning

If you haven't already, make sure you check out this mix by Booka B and Espada. It comes with free money back, head-nod guarantee.  

Click here to download for FREE

Friday, September 17, 2010

DJ Espada & Booka B wake you up "Friday Morning"

Wants Vs Needs djs Espada & Booka B bring you their wonderfully executed and concise funk & rap mix!

Download: http://www.sendspace.com/file/pfpwkr

We'll see you tonight at Wants Vs Needs at Jager! 21+, 3 bones, 10PM. Get there early to claim your free limited t-shirt designed by Adam Garcia of the Pressure!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wants Vs Needs: Old School x New School

Another party rockin' weekend with the Wants Vs Needs crew.

Click here for the invite!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

13th Witness x The Reed Space | Photo Installation

Photographer, 13th Witness is having a solo exhibit at the The Reed Space in New York. The opening night is Sept 13th, 8pm-10pm and music is provided by DJ Neil Armstrong (Jay-Z's official tour dj/music director) If you're in NY and from the dates of Sept. 13th-30th then definitely check out this guy's work. Below is a interview with 13th Witness that was set up by owner/founder jeffstaple for a little introduction of who he is and how hes gotten to be where hes at the moment..

More info can be found at The Reed Space

1-2-1 w/jeffstaple feat. 13th Witness from jeffstaple on Vimeo.

Friday, August 27, 2010

All City Championship Weekend!

All City Championship Weekend!! from vincent shim on Vimeo.

EPIC WEEKEND! If you didn't make it this year make sure you do next year!

MCAD Black & White Ball


DJ Espada and myself are opening up for Flosstradmus and Lookbook at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's annual Black and White Ball. The event is closed to the public but I may be able to get some guest list spots so hit me up or find your favorite lovable art student and go with them.

Friday September 3
Childrens Theater (next to the M.I.A.)
9pm - 1am

Party on Wayne.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


One of my all time favorite artists, Richard Serra, sit down with Charlie Rose and discusses some of the process of making his sculptures,



Monday, August 16, 2010

August WVNs

This Friday brings us another edition of Wants Vs. Needs.

Click here for invite

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Insa: UK Graf/Street Artist

Insa has paired up with fellow street artist Inkie to create these Graf gifs out of some pieces they've did recently. Check his blog for more and also past projects that hes been involved in!

blog: I N S A.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Karmaloop TV: A Day With The Buyers At Agenda

Karmaloop TV brings you inside the Agenda tradeshow experience as they follow the Karmaloop men’s buying team through the show. The team candidly explains the ins and outs of one of streetwear’s major tradeshows, and what it takes to standout amongst so many heavy hitters. Get a glimpse at the changes and transformations products go through before they’re stocked at Karmaloop.

via Hypebeast

Friday, August 6, 2010


I was talking to Swoo today and he put me onto his new blog. Check it out here, and check out his gnarly edit below!

Sungwoo Kim - Summer 2010. from swoo on Vimeo.


Love him or hate him, this video is visually "powerful."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

One Last Weekend At Azia.

As Azia prepares to close we, Espada and myself, wanted to have some of our DJ friends come play one last time and TURN THE PARTY OUT in the Caterpillar Lounge. Come party with us one last time and enjoy your favorite Happy Hour appetizers, grab a drink and meet us on the dance floor.

Friday Night DJs:

+++ Bach (Menergy)
+++ Booka B (Basementality)
+++ Anton (Wants Vs. Needs / RSE Radio)

Saturday Night DJs:

+++ Plain Ole Bill (Get Cryphy / RSE Radio)
+++ King Otto (True Believers Crew / RSE Radio)
+++ Espada (Wants Vs. Needs)

No Cover.
Happy Hour All Night.
Music Starts at 10pm both nights.

I am really going to miss this place. The location/food/music/people were all on point.


Stussy x Greensleeves Interview

There's a great interview with graphic designer/dj Alex Newman (Al Fingers) over at Creative Review that discusses an upcoming book and album release on the history of UK label Greensleeves.

Check out the interview here.

So Gold - The ATX Summer 2010 Tour (August 12th-17th)

Austin, Texas! Get ready because next week I will be there enduring a four day tour of your area! Its been months since I was last there for SXSW and now you have me again and ready to crush some dancefloors! Yeah, what a week this is going to be...

First up, we have P*ssy Pop at Plush Nightclub, hosted Dj Fndomntl (I'd post the flyer but this is a family site! :p ) Thats happening on Thursday night, it is a 21+ event and theres no cover!

Friday night, I will be at Red Fez Nightclub, rockin along side Dj QD from The Get Right Kids crew. Party starts at 10p-2am! This is also a 21+ event..

Saturday, catch me at the streetwear shop Complete from 4-7pm. I'll be there doing an in-store performance for their release of a very limited t-shirt in conjuction with Mad Goods and Pure Filth..so, come down, have a few drinks and listen to some 90's Hip-Hop! Following that event, move over to The Beauty Bar where I will be joined by local talent and other member of The Get Right Kids crew, Dj Kid Slyce and we'll be poppin off at 10pm-2am!

Lastly, on Sunday, the Aloft Hotel will be hosting a benefit fashion show/pool party for the Gulf Coast oil cleanup and myself and Dj Fndomntl will be playing 80's/90's music with a little of bit of House and Electro mixed in to make things exciting for this occasion.

There you have it! Come support these parties and organizations with me and the many others involved if you're in Austin, TX next week!

Follow me on Twitter to catch up on all the action, yo!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TSS - Summer Mix 2010

Wow. It seems like everyone is doing some sort of a mix this Season. We had the Wants Vs Needs member, Anton hit his newest mix last week and now The Stay Spun fellas just wrapped up a Summer mix as well! Gotta love endless mixes, hot weather and cold drinks! Heres a little description from them about the mix;

"hey all!

we put together this mix to showcase some of the tunes we've been feeling & have been playing out recently. its funky, deep, hard, fun, & sexy... we made it to be a kind of peak hour, nighttime complement to a lot of the 'daytime' oriented summer mixes that are circulating around right now. this is some: frying in the sun all day, afterparty, late nite, windows down, sunroof open, night sky, spun out house music!!!"

Soundcloud Download:

1. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
2. Cassius - 99 (Tim Green Remix)
3. Jamtech Foundation - Too Fast (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
4. APDW vs Tim Deluxe ft. Sam Obernik - Just Wont It (Mowgli Dub Mix)
5. Zombies for Money - Kolkata (Sticky Version)
6. Dubbel Dutch - Deep Underground
7. Marcus Price and Carli - Var E Naaaken (Bok Bok Remix)
8. Partysquad - Murderer (DJ Punish Remix)
9. Momma's Boy vs. Mikix The Cat - At Night
10. Will Bailey - Slap
11. Rhianna - Rudeboy (Them Jeans Remix)
12. Venom & Damage - Deeper (Doc Daneeka Remix)
13. L-Vis 1990 - Run
14. Ciara - Ride (Spun Edit)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Humidity and Heat Mix.

Put together this mix for you to enjoy as we get into the hottest, most sultry days of the year. Grab your beach towel, some bomb pops and this mix and head to the nearest body of water to cool off and relax. Devour the rest of these beautiful Summer days and nights.

Click here for free download

Friday, July 16, 2010


10pm tonight
Club Jager
No Cover!
Get there early if you want a shirt... Cuz this month's is a BANGER!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Booka B "That Tree Groove" (Snoop x Cudi x Soul II Soul)

Booka B, from the Wants Vs Needs extended family, just hit us with his newest blend! This tune is compiled of Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi's track "That Tree" that was produced by Diplo.
In Booka B fashion, he adds his own flavor to this and lays the vocals over Soul II Soul's "Jazzie's Groove". Definitely an infectious summertime banger and Old School in all the right ways!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wants Vs Needs - July 16th, 2010

Like we always do about this time.

The 3rd Friday of every month is Wants Vs. Needs and this month we're ushering in the beginning of the HOT summer months. You know the party will be cracking with the WVN DJs: Petey Wheatstraw, Espada, So Gold, & Anton - playing the jams to make your toes tap. Make sure too dress cool, take advantage of the newly designed outside bar to avoid those long drink lines inside and cool off with some $5 Jameson specials.

Make sure you get there early to claim your limited July Wants Vs Needs shirt designed by Adam Garcia of The Pressure. What a better way to rep your Minnesota pride than rockin' Paul & Babe.


No Cover
Club Jager
Friday July 16th


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jockin My Fresh "Streetwear Event" - July 17th, 2010

Dennis over at Jockin My Fresh hit me about his party that he's doing at Solera, in Downtown Minneapolis, on July17th! Check him out at Jockinmyfresh.com and follow him on Twitter as well for updates about the party and future events. Click on the flyer to read more of the details as well!

Thursday, July 8, 2010




Sunday, June 27, 2010



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blame It On The Sugar.

Put together this blend with the good friend Booka B.

Click here to download

Mastered by: Mike Swoop
Art by: Anton Pearson