Chuck Inglish Slaps Da Bass

For our latest video installment we linked up with one of our favorite producer/rappers, Chuck Inglish, to discuss what bass means to him. According to Chuck, “The definition of bass to me, is that heartbeat. It’s that thump. You know what I mean. It’s that drums. It’s that ass.”

 

Watch the full video to go deep into bass with Chuck, and check out some stills below that we took during our shoot. To shop the Boombot Bass Station, click here.

 

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Boombotix Presents ODB Week

New track “Obey Me” found at the Wu Mansion RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH Zumiez

Boombotix_ODB_week_web-poster_2015-11-04This week, our crew wanted to take a moment to reminisce and celebrate the birth and passing of an artist we hold close to our heart. As ODB and his family would have it, we’ve decided to get turnt up with a commemorative week coinciding with a release of a long lost track we found at the Wu Mansion. Events throughout the week commemorate the life of ODB (Russell Jones), who died on Nov. 13, 2004, just two days before his 36th birthday.

“The week is going to expose a lot of young music listeners to one of the most creative hip-hop artists ever,” said Mustafa Shaikh, Vice President of Marketing & Rhetoric at Boombotix. “A lot of his creativity came from Ol’ Dirty Bastard simply being true to himself. We hope these series of releases and events do justice to his legacy.”

Earlier this year, RZA was exploring the archives of tapes stashed at the Wu Mansion when he came across the unreleased recording. The single from the late Wu-Tang Clan legend, “Obey Me,” is embedded in a limited edition Boombot REX speaker, which also features two remixes by Shash’U and High Klassified and is now available through Boombotix.com and Zumiez stores.

“Ol’ Dirty never made mainstream decisions,” said RZA, creator of Wu-Tang Clan and Head Abbot of Product and Content Development at Boombotix. “This project is not only a unique way to market new music and get people talking about their personal experiences with tunes, but it exemplifies the type of originality that he would have wanted from his own releases. I think he’d be proud to know his legacy lives on.”

The track is classic ODB. It’s empowering and it sends a clear message around the attitude ODB lived by.

ODB WEEK OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

Nov. 10- Get ODB ID’d with a Welfare Card and Wu-Tang Name Generator

Starting tomorrow, fans can head over to ODB’s Welfare Card Maker on Boombotix.com. Users will be given a unique Wu-Tang nickname and be able to place their own headshots into Jones’ iconic welfare card. Jones’ welfare card was featured on the cover of his first album, “Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.”

Nov. 11- Young Dirty Bastard Collabs with ODB on a Music Video Release

Boombotix will debut a new music video for Shash’U’s remix of “Obey Me.” The music video will feature Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son, Bar-son Jones (professionally known as “Young Dirty Bastard”). Look out for it on RollingStone.com.

Nov. 13- Zumiez Stash Party 

The week will finish with a party thrown in conjunction with Zumiez. Zumiez Stash members will be able to attend the party held at The Wick in Brooklyn.

“By creating this celebration week we are really honoring my husband and his legacy,” said ODB’s wife and administrator of the estate Icelene Jones. “I believe the fans will really enjoy the new music Boombotix is releasing”KSA_VSF_YDB_0F0A5397

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Odd Future x Boombotix Limited Edition Speaker Released

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Odd Future is always creating a stir with their outlandish statements, eccentric marketing efforts, and of course, their incendiary music. Naturally, we thought it was only right to do a collaboration with them. More recently, the collective has seen some turmoil as each talented individual artist has sought out to define their own brand and style. Wu-Tang Clan experienced a similar fragmentation in earlier years which ultimately ended up bringing us fantastic pieces like Cuban Links and Tical 2000. Odd Future’s members have been putting out some amazing work too. As we crafted this project with their team, we wanted to capture a special moment; A moment where a posse of likeminded creatives come together to build something off the chain.

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The limited edition Odd Future Boombot REX and Boombot PRO speaker set is fitted with Odd Future’s revered doughnut. The tonal anagram graphic is wrapped around both models. The PRO also features an inlaid Odd Future donut badge on the grill for those needed the next-level bling. We also tried to include a freshly made doughnut in the package, but the FDA threatened to hit us with multiple safety violations.

Find one at the Boombotix Store online or exclusively at Zumiez retail stores nationwide.

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If you’ve never seen an Odd Future music video, I highly recommend giving this one a watch with an open mind.

Boombotix Launches Achozen on the Boombot PRO

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This week is a historical for us here at Boombotix. Along with the release of the Boombot PRO, we’ve worked with RZA to tie in a digital content release under Achozen. RZA has worked closely with Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down to help us create a unique blend of hip-hop rock-metal. When I first heard the album, my first reference was the Blade Soundtrack; It incorporated heavy bass lines fused with guitar riffs creating a vibe that could have come off the tables of KRS-One. It’s hard-hitting, guttural, and masculine, and yet, there are no cuss words!? The Achozen project has been an active discussion on internet forums starting in 2008 when the group released its first song, “Deuces.” This LP has a number of artists jumping on to help produce and we’re glad to wrap this into the launch of the Boombot PRO.

The Boombot PRO features eight exclusive songs from the as yet unreleased Achozen LP. Described by Odadjian as an organic record developed from musicians “just mixing beats and crafting sounds,” the album features other top names such as George Clinton, and John Frusciante. This endeavor revives 90’s-era nostalgia for garage bands famously known for jamming through the night.

“It was really just two friends playing beats and trying to mix them together,” said Odadiian. “I didn’t want to be a Wu-Tang Affiliate, or a System Of A Down affiliate, I wanted this to be its own entity.”

The Boombot PRO is designed for those that demand the highest level of audio performance. Later this week we’ll get in deep detail about the design, but the basics are that the speaker incorporates pro-tuned acoustics, built-in flash storage, the rivaled Boombotix clip-on design and a waterproof hybrid construction that is capable of withstanding submersion up to three feet. Released with the PRO is the smaller version, the MINI, which boasts only five ounces of weight and sound that rivals all other speakers of equal size.

“We’re turning the table on how musicians and fans view music and creative input,” said RZA. “This project has been ready for a long time and releasing it with this new content strategy creates a special moment for the artist and brick and mortar retailers to drive excitement around music.”

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Boombotix Partners with Grateful Dead for 50th Anniversary

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We’re happy to announce the release of a limited edition Boombot REX for the final tour of the Grateful Dead. We’ve worked closely with Rhino Records/Grateful Dead team to craft this design to reflect the long standing legacy of this group.

With a big focus on content, we wanted to incorporate several tracks that capture the journey through their careers. Each limited edition Boombot REX will also come with a link to download three classic Grateful Dead songs: “Truckin’,” “Ripple” and “Touch of Grey.” David Lemieux, the band’s official archivist, chose these three songs because of their importance to the Grateful Dead’s career.

“’Touch of Grey,’ to many people [this] is the song that put the Grateful Dead on the map,” said Lemieux. “Debuted live in 1982, and released in 1987 on the hit album ‘In The Dark,’ ‘Touch Of Grey’ was a Top 10 single, growing the Dead’s audience by a huge amount virtually overnight. Many people felt it was the success of this song that brought the Dead from status of cult band to mainstream success.”

Two “Miracle Tickets” to the sold-out June 28th concert in Santa Clara, Calif. will be hidden in one customized red, white and blue Boombot REX featuring the famed “Steal Your Face” and original 50th anniversary artwork. The speaker with the “Miracle Tickets” is being sold through Target.com.

We developed the project in conjunction with Warner Bros. Music Group for licensing of the musical compilation embedded in the limited edition Boombot REX.

“This partnership furthers our goal to put music back into the consumer’s hands,” said Mustafa Shaikh, director of marketing for Boombotix. “With the recent announcement of Robert “RZA” Diggs as our head of product development, we expect further collaborations with music lovers just like this one.”

The Grateful Dead Boombot REX will be available exclusively at Target.com. See if you can be one of the few to score a “miracle” ticket.

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