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Friday: Aural Wes Launch Party

Bummed you waited in that absurdly long line in Usdan today and still didn’t get a ticket to Danny Brown? Don’t worry. That’s not the only show happening at Eclectic this weekend (and this one’s free). The long-awaited Aural Wes redesign is finally going live this weekend; to celebrate, Prince Rama and a plethora of Wes artists are performing. Here’s the write-up on Aural Wes:

Prince Rama is a Brookyln-based psychedelic rock band made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson. Later this fall, they will be opening for Animal Collective in London, and they are on the label started by Animal Collective, Paw Tracks. Their music reflects the sisters’ experience being raised in a Hare Krishna-heavy community in Florida (they use sanskirt chants and tribal drums!). Check out their latest single here.

Opening for the show will be Wesleyan’s very own Guy Fridge, who was featured on Wesleying last year and whose music can be found here.

DJ CROOK$HANKS, whose mix tapes have spammed all over this blog, will also be playing a set after Prince Rama.

Date: Friday, September 21
Time: 10pm – 2am
Place: Eclectic

DJ Crook$hanks Gives Mix Addicts their Fix with New August Mix

You’ve been waiting. I’ve been waiting. We’ve all been waiting. But thankfully, our trembling arms that pine so hard that intravenous needle full of our drug of choice (DJ mixes) can rest easily as we get our fix and feel this overwhelming euphoria flowing through our veins while casually avoiding an overdose.

DJ Crook$hanks’ August Mix has dropped. And it features album artwork that a reverse Google image search has led me to believe depicts a young Terry Melcher and his mother Doris Day.

All loving joking aside, this month’s mix from the prolific Wesleyan DJ and in-every-band musician, Adrien DeFontaine ’13, arrived a few days ago and is filled with many things I haven’t heard of but also names I recognize like Ginuwine and Boys Noise. It’s already received comments like, “dope,” “Solid!!!,” and “great work by Crook$hanks this August Mix is so good.” Blast this one at your next party, freshmen.

Stream below, and check out each one of Crook$hanks’ past mixes from the year herehereherehereherehere, and here. Tracklisting after the jump.

DJ Crook$hanks Gets June Mix Up Just In Time

Rounding out the first half of his yearlong (?) monthly mix series, Adrien DeFontaine ’13, aka the Wes DJ Crook$hanks, has just released his latest monthly mix. This one is called “The June Mix” for some reason.

As usual, the mix includes the stuff he’s been feelin’ this past month. As usual, I haven’t heard of almost any of these, but that’s why these mixes exist, right?

But check this out! This month the mix includes two Crook$hanks originals, including the recently dropped “Jackhouse” track, “Swaggerjacked.” So that’s pretty cool.

Play this stuff while you think about vintagey pictures of girls in trunks of cars. That’s what the whole thing is evoking for me. Can’t figure out why.

Stream below and check out the old mixes herehereherehere, and here (that’s six so far!). Tracklisting after the jump.

Crook$hanks’ May Mix Came Out… In May, We Promise

A few days late on this one, but ubiquitous Wes musician and recent pop star Adrien DeFontaine ’13, aka prolific DJ Crook$hanks, has released his latest in a series of monthly mixes consisting of jamz he’s been digging lately. You can bump this all summer while you think about its cool album art with the amusement park at night.

The new one’s got a remix of Usher’s Climax that original producer Diplo worked on, so that’s something!

Stream below and check out the old mixes here, here, here, and here. Tracklisting after the jump.

Crook$hanks is back with another monthly mix

Another month, another mix

Just in time for May, Wesleyan DJ and prolific mix-maker Crook$hanks (Adrien DeFontaine ’13) has finally delivered his April mix of songs he’s been bumpin’ all month long. This time around, we have viral queer rap favorite “Ima Read,” a fantastic remix of my boy Drizzy’s “I’m On One” by $hanks-favorite Unicorn Kid, and a whole bunch of other good stuff for you to check out.

Stream below and click the jump for for the tracklisting. Previous mixes here, here, and here. Thank you $hanks God.

Crook$hanks Drops Latest Monthly Mix


Resident always-super-busy campus musician Adrien DeFontaine ’13 has dropped his latest in a series of monthly DJ mixes under his Crook$hanks moniker. The latest, The March Mix, as always, includes some of the stuff Mr. $hanks has been diggin’ this month, including Unicorn Kid’s “Boys of Paradise,” which he has called one of the happiest songs ever.

Check it out embedded below, check out Crook$hanks’ set Saturday night at WestCo’s Eurotrash rave, and check out his January and February mixes too. Tracklisting after the jump.

Crookhanks changes name to Crook$hanks for second monthly mix

Right now, I’m saying “party rapper Crank$haft was sick last night. :(” But after tonight, you’ll be saying, “party rapper Crank$haft was sick last night!” Am I right?!

That’s right, folks – the Croak$hocks mix for the month of February has finally dropped. I haven’t listened to it yet, but people who did have been  quoted saying “This is HUGE”. What can you do about it? Listen! Download! Listen to more Crack$hack, like the January mix!

Like tracks?  Enjoy lists? Do you like to concatenate strings representing things you appreciate? Click through the jump for the output of the above function!

PSI U #BackInAction

Patrick Newman ’14 apparently believes that a picture says one thousand words. I’m not really sure what the words are in the case above, but the frame LITERALLY says “Almonds and Elephants,” “CROOK$HANKS,” and “Paradise Stomp.” This is because they are performing at Psi U this weekend, at the time and date specified in the top of the frame and also below. Yay music!

  • Date:  Saturday, February 4
  • Time:  10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Place:  Psi U
  • Cost:  Nothing!

Crook$hanks Releases First of Mix Series

Electronic DJ and producer Crook$hanks (Adrien DeFontaine ’13) has just released the first in a series of monthly electronic music mixes. If you’ve seen Crook DJ various parties around campus, including several spots at Psi U and the Grotto, you have an idea of what to expect. This is not music for laptop speakers.

The mix covers a variety of styles, including baltimore club, ghettotech, house, and rap– appealing to a wide audience of electro lovers. Note: this is not a mix of original material (although there is one Crook$hanks re-edit), but a compilation of artists and songs that Crook$hanks “thinks are cool.”

The mix is dedicated to the artist formerly known as Guido Suave (Ethan Cohen ’13), who inspired Crook to start DJing. Suave has since retired his DJ hat. 

Download the mix at Crook’s soundcloud. If that doesn’t work for some reason, there’s a rapidshare.

Track list after the jump.

B.A.P. – Big Ass Party – TONIGHT!

What’s going on tonight? One of those B.A.P.s. What’s a B.A.P.? A Big Ass Party, of course. Come to Psi U TONIGHT, Saturday, September 17th to hear a sample of Wesleyan’s most talented musical performers. We’re gonna start things off nice and funky with Almonds and Elephants (’12 and ’13), a band that’s been getting a lot of attention at Wesleyan for three years running. After that it’s Wesleyan’s own Pat Salazar ’13, aka S…poken Phor, ready to drop some rhymes and show you all a good time. Finally, Paradise Stomp aka Brewster Lee ’13 and Crook$hanks aka Adrien DeFontaine ’13 are teaming up to bring the house down with some diirrty beats. Set list after the jump: