Marcus Shadden ‘The Back Burner EP’

One more from Marcus Shadden this weekend that’ll certainly help set off your weekend (and beyond) is his fresh new EP, The Back Burner.

Here, he produces 4 fresh, upbeat productions for 4 oldies but goodies. All hits, but in their own niche way at the time, and now creatively flipped for a mix of modern sounds and nostalgic feels. My favorite is a tie between Ashanti’s “Rock Wit U” and Pharrell & Gwen Stefani’s “Can I Have It Like That”. Can you guess the other 2 flips? Listen below.

And if you’re reading this at posting time and live in the L.A. area, this message is fate. You should go to The B-Side and see Marcus spin live from 3pm-8. Details are below for a guaranteed good time.

ICYMI: Marcus Shadden’s 39 minute end of summer mix “Summer’s Over The Party’s Not!”

Social Con Clothing Fashion Show (Recap)

The good folks at Social Con Clothing and designer Marcus Shadden (you know him from the fire mixes he DJs as well) just dropped a smooth recap video of their Fall Fashion Show here in Chicago. The fresh looks are donned by some sexy models and I can say from being there first-hand that the line turned some heads.

…Especially at the end… which makes this video NSFW….

Haha, ya boy also has a brief cameo at the beginning alongside our own Srirachana.

Social Con Clothing‘s ” Modern American Comfort ” collection featured cut n sew pieces made with organic and natural fabrics. The idea was to create a collection that can be dressed up or down while still being comfortable. The show was featured at NYCH gallery , art district in Chicago. Designer Marcus Shadden @MarcusTheArtist Styled by @TravelAnneStyle Shot by @George_Sol_ Hair and Make up by RefleKTion Salon.

Marcus Shadden “Moonlight Exposure”

The L.A. DJ by way of Chicago and Kansas City, Marcus Shadden, delivers on a new mix that’s a must-download for R&B fans.

Moonlight Exposure is a 50 minute live mix of Marcus’ picks of new jams, throwback gems, and even some reggae — all blended with the smoothness of the music itself. There’s a clear theme of feel-good uptempo R&B vibes that will have you (and your lady-filled party) grooving.

I was hooked from the very start… a hilarious soundbite from Aziz Ansari on Parks & Rec. With that, press play below…

*Tibs Fav.

Marcus Shadden x Peoples Kanye Mix

DJ/producer Marcus Shadden has a great concept on his hands below… and Kanye fans, you should enjoy. Shadden flipped a few of his favorite Kanye beats with seamless transitions that west coast rapper Peoples took care of with no problem. Naturally, this one ends on “The People” — the Kanye produced Common/Dwele record you should recall.

If you like what you hear below, Marcus and Peoples have similar mixes for Alchemist and Just Blaze beats here. All off the new Boarding Pass mixtape, up for download here too.

Marcus Shadden ‘Popsicle Vol. 3’

Here’s a mix, perfect for your end of summer Labor Day Weekend vibes. Let sun and the summer set with Popsicle Vol. 3 courtesy of our friend and homie Marcus Shadden. He always has a knack for mixing in feel-good oldies but goodies with today’s new sounds and this is no different. Starting with “I’m Real” by J-Lo and Ja Rule, splicing in a 2006 guilty pleasure Nelly Furtado & Timbaland’s “Promiscuous” or the smooth new Disclosure remix of “Frontin'”, and filtering in a dash of hip hop in between, Marcus does his thing here. I especially love the close with PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “East Liberty”, given that first lyric. Enjoy this for the next hour below:

Fun sidenote: At the 30 minute mark or so, I sensed the mix had the vibe of Kiesza’s “Hideaway” and thought to myself, this mix needs this song. Sure enough, at the 39 minute mark…

#GWHHRecap: Social-Con WINTER Fashion Show

Back at it again in Chicago. Social-Con hosted yet another fashion show. This time it was all the neccesary fashions that you need for the winter season. This time around, the crowd was even larger than last (and the Fall show was huge). Just before the show started, the place was rocking with some of the hottest music in the night life scene. As the crowd grew hugry for the show, the music started to turn up even more. The anticipation in the building was at an all time high!

Although there were many fans of this show that filled Lumen, clothing lines and many people of the fashion industry filled the venue too. As if this wasn’t enough, there were all sources of media, photographers and other companies there at the venue to learn a little bit of what fashion apparel was hot and would be sported throughout the area of Chicago and other locations of the U.S.

As the show started and the lights focused on the center stage, the crowd roared with excitement. As each model step forward to show off the winter’s fashion apparel, the crowd made sure to show love for the amazing gear that was worn along with the sway on the stage, presented by the models.

The show was a huge success. From the DJ keeping the crowd going, to the model fresh sway presented on stage, to the amazing fashions sported on the stage, I have to say that this was another DOPExHYPExFRESH event!

Big ups to all of the clothing designers, models and DJs that participated in such an amazing event. Also, big ups to the homie Marcus Shadden for host another DOPE fashion show and getting the place rocking as he kepping the crowd live as he cut it up on the 1’s and 2’s.

If you missed this show, take a look at the photo slide show above, it will give you a bit of what you missed.

Photos By: @Camcorder_Banks