Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fools Gold Vol.1 Compilation is OUT NOW!!!

Trackademicks and a whole host of other dope ass artists round out this new release from the house that A-Trak, Catchdubs and Dust La Rock built - Fool's Gold Records!!!


1. Treasure Fingers f. Haley Small – Keep Up
2. Vega – No Reasons (Tensnake Remix)
3. Sammy Bananas – Move Your Body
4. Trackademicks – The Best Stroke
5. A-Trak f. CyHi Da Prynce – Ray Ban Vision
6. Kid Sister – Don’t Stop Movin
7. Lil B – Freeze
8. The Suzan – Animal
9. Flosstradamus – Cape Town Get Down
10. LA Riots – Control Your Tuba
11. Congorock – Babylon (Riton Remix)
12. Kingdom f. Tiombe Lockhart – Remember
13. Jokers Of The Scene f. vitaminsforyou – Power Slave
14. Nacho Lovers – Zero Time

Get it from these respectable retailers: iTunes, Amazon and Opening Ceremony

Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Spank Pops - "Beautiful Noise" video directed by Aris Jerome

New visuals for the title track off Spank Pops and Doctor J's Beautiful Noise EP.

And like Spanks "Make It" video, this clip is directed by up-and-coming-no, wait-he's-already-here video auteur, Aris Jerome.


Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Monday, October 18, 2010

CMJ - WEDNESDAY 20, 2010: Quality Control Marketing Presents The Official CMJ Showcase

And ya don't stop! (I'm loving the rap cliche/sayings today)

Catch Spanks and myself once again over at Southpaw in Brooklyn representing the most studious crew in rap music. We're gonna be doing a somewhat different set than the previous night's party, so it'd be beneficial to your life for you to check both of these showcases out, if you're in the NY area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Here's the press release on this event:

"Quality Control Marketing Presents The Official CMJ Showcase – CMJ Music Festival, Brooklyn, New York
October 20th 2010!

The Official Showcase is sponsored by FWMJ’s Rappers I Know

Quality Control Marketing in conjunction with FWMJ’s RappersIKnow.com present the Official CMJ HipHop Showcase. Live at the Southpaw, 125 5th Ave. in Brooklyn NY. The diverse power packed lineup includes Tanya Morgan (Brooklynatti), One Be Lo (Michigan), Grillade (Bay Area), Magestik Legend (Michigan), Neek The Exotic f. Large Professor (NYC), Honor Roll (Bay Area), DaVinci (San Francisco), Truthlive (Bay Area/LA), YC The Cynic …(NYC), Jah C (NYC), The Problemaddicts (Massachusetts) and Fresh Vetz (NYC)

If you are in or around NYC for CMJ be sure to come out and support as we host a wonderful night at Southpaw in Brooklyn."

Mike Baker the Bike Maker


WHERE BROOKLYN AT!??!?! (Fatman Scoop voice)

Myself and Spank Pops (HNRL represent!) will be rocking along with a buncha other dope up-and-coming artists, as well as some surprise guests!

It's gonna be hella fun, and hella dope music, so come on out!!!

Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NEW HNRL MUSIC: Trackademicks - "Stop It" feat. Mistah F.A.B.

Released by: HNRL Music
Release/catalogue number: HNRL 0001

Here we go!

The third release in the HNRL singles series, is also the second single off Trackademicks' upcoming State Of The Arts album, (which drops in November).

This song features frequent Trackademicks collaborator, Mistah F.A.B., and is definitely the fly shit.

Enjoy, and get ready for another single next week!

Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mike Baker the Bike Maker - "Food For Thought" video

Mike Baker the Bike Maker - Food For Thought from HNRL on Vimeo.

Back at you once again with another video off my mixtape Body Of Work

Like "Strut" off of Now Or Never, "Food For Thought" is one of those instances where I felt like I needed to wax poetic on something I was feeling hella much. In this case it was Larry Heard/Mr. Fingers' contemplative classic "Can You Feel It".

Shot, once again, by Rob Critical of HA Critical, and assisted in the camerawork department by Charles Yi of The Mighty Fifty, this video was shot in Downtown LA during the summer at "magic hour" - that perfectly complementary time of the day when the sun decides to match the tone of this video we shot right here. It makes things a little more special for you, the viewer, to experience, as well as me, the artist, to provide.

Hope you enjoy!

Check it out on youtube as well if you have problems viewing Vimeo - HERE

Mike Baker the Bike Maker


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

F.A.M.E. - Nightcap feat. Mike Baker the Bike Maker

The good homies Teeko, Max Kane & Malaguti of F.A.M.E. (Fresh Analog Music Experience) asked me to rock with them, and before you know it, this joint was born.

You may have heard it on Body Of Work already, but this is the whole shebang! Peep Mugpush on the geeeeeeee-tar at the end!

Check it on out over at Blind I For The Kids for today's exclusive track, or even right HERE.

Mike Baker the Bike Maker

NEW HNRL MUSIC: 1-O.A.K. - "Me & You"

Here we go again!

drops Me & You, the second release in our new HNRL single series.

<a href="http://hnrl.bandcamp.com/track/me-you">Me &amp; You by HNRL</a>

From the desk of the HNRL:

He’s been putting in overtime with his work for others but we’re geeked to finally share his own debut single, “Me & You”. Co-written alongside fellow Honor Roller Trackademicks and produced by 1-O.A.K., the song’s percussive backbone combines smooth synths over a stutter-step breakbeat to create a lush soundscape matching the song’s theme of love caught in uncertainty. “Me & You” has 1-O.A.K. assessing an atmosphere in which loose lips sink ships: his girlfriend’s confidantes have labeled him a player. With confidence and conviction, he urges his love to take a leap of faith – “If love is for the birds then meet me in the clouds.”


Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NEW HNRL MUSIC: Trackademicks - "Fool on the Hill" feat. Phonte

Trackademicks - Fool On The Hill feat. Phonte by The Honor Roll

And here we go!

Trackademicks and Phonte flexing over some Bay Area "MobbPhistiPopWave"

The second consecutive week of new HNRL music!

This single also marks the beginning of our HNRL singles series.

Glad you're with us from the start.


Mike Baker the Bike Maker

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mike Baker the Bike Maker - BODY OF WORK is out now!!!

Download full mix as separated tracks HERE

Mike Baker the Bike Maker: BODY OF WORK Mixed by Capski

1. Refreshing
2. Golden Girl feat. Trackademicks & 1-O.A.K.
3. Food for Thought
4. Nightcap*
5. Automatic feat. 1-O.A.K.
6. Lovely Feeling
7. Air it Out
8. La La La*
9. DJ Eleven - Every Freakin'* (DJ Ayres Remix)
10. Ronson EVR Intermission
11. Kenna - Say Goodbye to Love (Trackademicks Remix)
12. Affirmation
13. Do the Dew* feat. 1-O.A.K.
14. Humdinger*
15. I Excel
16. Weapons
17. Modern Love
18. Mile High*
19. HNRL feat. MoxMore, Trackademicks, Whiz, Spank Pops & Josie Stingray
20. Wanting Things
21. Out the House* feat. 1-O.A.K., Whiz and Vinroc on scratches

Original songs produced by:
#4 - F.A.M.E.
#8 - Vinroc
#9 - DJ Ayres
#13 - A.D.D. Productions
#14 - Doctor J
#18 - 1-O.A.K.
#21 - Sophomore
Mixed by Capski - http://lightcommand.tumblr.com/
Cover concept - Mike Baker the Bike Maker
Cover photography - Sisilia Piring
Cover design - Cheryln Quan


Mike Baker the Bike Maker