Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Anthem Heart's Worn To Be Wild Featuring Bight Club And Others!

This edition of Anthem Heart's Worn To Be Wild series brings you a new venue, new acts and of course the ass shaking music you've grown accustomed to. Saturday April 3rd (In a secret location in Northeast) Bight Club will be blowing up the spot with a live performance along with many of your favorite local DJ's including Wants Vs. Need's own Espada. The party gets started at 11pm and goes til 4am. Drinks will be served, dancing will occur, and fun times will be had by everyone!

For more info on the event and more, check some links below:

Facebook Invite (If RSVP'd you will receive the address for the venue)
We'll see you on Saturday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Booka B - "How Low" remix featuring Ludacris

What up party people? WvN homey Booka B dropped this new "How Low" remix featuring Ludacris today. Download link for the track after the jump!

Influenced by the likes of Lee Perry, King Tubby and Prince Fari, Booka B holed himself up in his basement studio in 2004 to begin producing hip hop infused dub tracks for a project called “Low Hold”. The name inspired by his love of the rumbling low end that defines dub reggae and a favorite card game at the time.

Though the songs from “Low Hold” remain unreleased, it’s no surprise to find that Booka B’s appreciation for dub, hip hop and his newfound love for dubstep resulted in this banging Ludacris remix “How Low”.

Download ::

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Portland - Freeway & Jake One at The Fix tonight

The good folks at the bangin' weekly deejay dance-jam The Fix at Someday Lounge have wrangled up a fresh show tonight. If you're in PDX come through and support.

Check here for the Facebook invite and more info.

Flyer design by Dan Kinto / DJ Dundiggy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Triple Double tonight

Pete Wheatstraw!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wants Vs. Needs in SXSW 2010!

So by now we're all hoping you've found out that Wants Vs. Needs will be repping down at SXSW and playing with some of the bigger names in the game. Here are some of the shows that Espada and So Gold are confirmed for....

Wednesday March 17th Espada and So Gold will be playing sets in between some big names in the dance/hip hop scene including Hollywood Holt, Kid Sister, Cubic Zirconia, and Dam Funk. So Gold will be holding down on the inside stage while Espada will be outside. The show's at the Beauty Bar and starts at noon. Check out the Facebook invite for more info.

Saturday March 20th Espada and So Gold will be playing with the legendary Beat Junkie DJ Babu and our homie from Minneapolis Jimmy 2 Times. This event will be held at Plush and music starts at 9pm.

For more info on what we'll be up to down there check out...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Prof's "Kaiser Von Powderhorn 2" Now Available!

Prof's new album "Kaiser Von Powderhorn 2" is now available for download. Make sure to grab that and support local hip hop from Minnesota.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Booka B x Espada "Blame It On The Boogie" Remix

Initially brought together out of a desire to collaborate on a remix,
Mpls DJ's Booka B and Espada worked out this bouncy wobble infused
banger remix of Jackson 5's 1978 classic "Blame It On The Boogie".
Your first taste of their upcoming EP slated for summer 2010.

The original produced instrumental is available for $.99 at The file is 320kbs for all you DJ's out there.

MP3 -

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Afrika Bambaataa x Espada @ Epic Nightclub (March 13th)

Party people get ready for the legend and one of the pioneers of Electronic Hip-Hop performing this Saturday at Epic Nightclub, located in downtown Minneapolis! Opening the night with a very special dj set is our dearest friend, Espada from the WvN crew. Come out and wild out with us! Also, you can purchase your pre-sale ticket here @ Vital's online shop and Rsvp here for the Facebook event page.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So Gold: Nerdy Frames (Auckland, NZ) Interview

Nerdy Frames, based out of Auckland, NZ, caught up with So Gold over the past couple of weeks for very informal interview! Read about the history of his production, musical background and the future of what's to come. Check it out here!

Nerdy Frames | Q&A; So Gold | March 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Saturday March 6th: The Pisces Party

This Saturday March 6th marks Azia Restaurant and Wants Vs. Need's celebration of all things Pisces. Our hosts of the evening (Pisces themselves) will be Thom Pham and Damien Vasquez. Music for the evening will be provided by Booka B, So Gold, and Espada. The party starts at 1opm in the Caterpillar Lounge and goes til close. Azia's amazing happy hour will be available all night. Head over to the Facebook invite for questions and to RSVP. We'll see you Saturday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Karmaloop x Giant Steps x Beauty Bar x SXSW

Yes. Austin, Texas....Espada and So Gold from the Wants crew will be along side some great acts on March 17th! Show starts at 12pm and as can you see, there's more than a few names on there that are worth coming early. Get ready, SXSW!

You can follow us through the whole tour on Twitter! - So Gold - Espada

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do It To It III

My freind/employer/fellow music lover, Mike the 2600 King of Burlesque of North Americas along with a seriously talented lineup of DJ's from around the country have put together the third installment of the Do It To It series. Set to be released later this month, this project going to be full of lots of heaters (the ideas that I have heard about the packaging are sounding fresh too). Mike put together a promo mix for the compilation that you can and should peep it here. I can't wait for this to drop.