fist of the tripping monk

diary of a subversive monk.

Mystery Russian OST, 1978. Beautiful wistful melody? Check. Heavy drums? Check. Dark basslines? Check. I think we have a winner. This one’s definitely a keeper. #Lp #records #ditc #dustyfingers #samplerporn #russia #melodiya


Dicran Jamgochian - Armenia’s Violin Ensemble Jazz Orchestra: This record is a trip. It starts out sounding like your standard ethnic/traditional Armenian folk record, then the B-side hits you out of nowhere with this funky ass groove from left field. Score! Hooray for obscure Armenian jazz funk! #Lp #records #ditc #dustyfingers #raregroove #breaks #samplerporn #armenia


Mystery Russian LP. This one kinda has a Los Angeles Negros vibe. Good old romantic ballad funk. #ditc #Lp #balada #gangsterballad #samplerporn #melodiya


Just came up on a collection of old rare Russian and Armenian jazz/private pressings. Craigslist ftw! #Lp #records #ditc #dustyfingers #safetyfirst

Just came up on a collection of old rare Russian and Armenian jazz/private pressings. Craigslist ftw! #Lp #records #ditc #dustyfingers #safetyfirst


Apr 6th at 11AM / 0 notes

tripmaster blues teaser


Mar 30th at 11AM / tagged: dojo. studio. lab. office. / 3 notes
My sanctuary. #office #studio #lab #dojo

My sanctuary. #office #studio #lab #dojo


thank you @djqbert @djdstyles and @shortkut for inspiring me once again, taking me back to my youth. straight killed it tonight!! ISP forever bitches! #skratch #invisiblskratchpiklz #isp #turntablism #timetoskratch

thank you @djqbert @djdstyles and @shortkut for inspiring me once again, taking me back to my youth. straight killed it tonight!! ISP forever bitches! #skratch #invisiblskratchpiklz #isp #turntablism #timetoskratch


fed up with not being able to express myself wearing other people’s brands, I decided to create my own. thanks @zomanno! #exclusive #notforsale #formebyme #diy #fuckyobrand #beyondhipster #zenflux

fed up with not being able to express myself wearing other people’s brands, I decided to create my own. thanks @zomanno! #exclusive #notforsale #formebyme #diy #fuckyobrand #beyondhipster #zenflux


my muse came to visit me last night for a brief, yet passion filled rendezvous. and as always, she was gone by morning. she likes to come and go on her own accord, with no consideration to my needs. she is actually more like my mistress, that filthy slut. and yet, like a sucker i eagerly await her next visit in anticipation…

tripmaster treats 2014


one of the listening stations at poobah records in pasadena. #skratch #dj #turntablism #notdjqbert

one of the listening stations at poobah records in pasadena. #skratch #dj #turntablism #notdjqbert


thrift shop excavations. this one triggered my spider sense. looked on the back… produced by David Axelrod? score! #records #vinyl #lp #axelrod #ditc #diggingforgold #samplerfood #ninjaintuition

thrift shop excavations. this one triggered my spider sense. looked on the back… produced by David Axelrod? score! #records #vinyl #lp #axelrod #ditc #diggingforgold #samplerfood #ninjaintuition


Nov 6th at 9PM / 3 notes

various background music accompaniments for your creative endeavors…


not that I really needed another mixer, but hot damn it was only $10! swap meet ftw! SCORE!! #vestaxpmc05 #comeup  #skratchnerd #skratch #beepaahfresh #dj #swapmeet

not that I really needed another mixer, but hot damn it was only $10! swap meet ftw! SCORE!! #vestaxpmc05 #comeup #skratchnerd #skratch #beepaahfresh #dj #swapmeet


courtesy of dj icy ice

courtesy of dj icy ice


"…hardcore rap also features boom-bap drums that knock to the bone marrow and dusty, crackling, looped samples. Nowadays there’s a throwback element to this subgenre, that was forged in the ’90s…In many ways hardcore hip-hop has become synonymous with “real” or “classic” hip-hop, but the ethos remains the same: integrity above all else." 

Oct 16th at 6AM / tagged: hardcore hip-hop. / 0 notes

Max Bell, LA Weekly


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