I essentially got into what got me into this little point I'm @ now - the beats, the music and this mini blog. RBMA 2007, and Jay Scarlett were the ppl I thanked. (shouts to Torsten, and good look this past weekend).
But when we got on music, I had to mention this dude that I 1st met via Jay in late 2007 and that was P.U.D.G.E.
Born in Jamaica, Queens NY, P.U.D.G.E. path to music was destined.
Born of a bassist and band member father and a mother who was described a LOVEr of music, he picked up his father's bass @ the age of 10. @ 15, he started to spin vinyl and came the DJ gigs.
Soon, and in a natural progression, P.U.D.G.E. eventually started to tinker with production.
He then joined forces with the production massive VCJ in 2001. He eventually moved to LA in '04 and has been prodicing full time in since 2005.
After making some noise by entering and winning beat battles form NY to LA, he's been diligently working away on riddims in LAX amongst the well documented and accomplished beat music milieu, and some have taken notice.
On calendar are releases @ All City (double A side with Dibia$e) and as well, one of the most anticipated sequels: Beat Dimensions 2. He's also done collaborative works with Front2Blaq out of Germany and Kissey Asplund among others. Unbeknownst to many, P.U.D.G.E. spits and as he put it - he couldn't help it. His dad held a mic and he loves the rhyme. Look out for vocals from him real soon...
Why the Best Un-Kept Secret?? I toyed with a few titles, but the fact of the matter is that no set gets played without a P.U.D.G.E. banger. He's put out the kind of material that has made most rate him out the gate. All who I've introduced P.U.D.G.E. too have all had that agape look. Like, "WTF?? WHO IS THIS?" After releasing my last mix in Dec 2008, someone on a message board made this comment:
i was fuckin head noddin the entire mix but lets say between 26:00-28:00 i was doin that shit so hard i could feel shit crackin in my damn neck. good job man. last one was dope as well. - warrensid
He spoke of a P.U.D.G.E. track entitled 'Ruined My Record'. You can find that original post here and that joint on that afore mentioned mix.
Regardless, I hope all will keep a close eye on dude. You can find him in and around the LA area gigging, hanging out @ the Airliner during a Low End Theory or as I did, @ the famous Do_Over @ the Crane.
HudMo, Exile, P.U.D.G.E., ur boy, Ty G of HVW8 circa Oct '08 @ Low End Theory
Make sure to show him some love on his myspace and stay tuned.
In the mean time, I've created a snack pack of P.U.D.G.E. sets and mixes. In it are mixes he made for Lord Jay Scarlett and AmpSoul Generation, and the other for the infamous Dublab out of LA.
Download it here. Nota bene - it's it's large file, be patient.
Whilst you wait for the download to complete, you can take in another joint: Someone To Snuff, courtesy of P.U.D.G.E..
Enjoy. I did.