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Rob Viktum

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    You Always Left the Slip Inn with a Story. Here's Mine.

    "So -- what's it like in there?" He was a young medical intern from Baylor University Medical Center and he was in line at The Slip Inn with a group of guys celebrating a bachelor party. "I take it you aren't from here," I replied. "What have you heard?"

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Tape Mastah Steph on Cassette Mixing and What He's Learned from California and Texas

    Nevermind turntables. Stephan Gaulon, aka "Tape Mastah Steph" likes to mix with cassettes. Born in France and imported from the San Francisco area in the early 2000's, we briefly spoke to Tape Mastah Steph in December while gathering a year-end salute to some of our loved lost locals (Tape was clos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Rob Viktum's New Mixtape, Sex Sells, is Out Today

    Rob Viktum is busy these days. Since we last featured one of his mix tape releases, the "Double Cupped Up" for the Dallas based Prep Street, he has formed a label and released an excellent mix tape from Kool Quise, all while keeping folks crowded on the dance floors of Dallas from behind his decks. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Best of the New DJ Nights in Dallas

    The Dallas DJ's star is shining brighter and brighter, but the only way to try to soak in a little bit of their light is to keep up with the rotating and new weekly and monthly gigs on the calendar from all of our favorites and the emerging heavy hitters in the 1s and 2s game. Your dance party is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2010

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan At The Granada Theater

    Wu-Tang Clan; La the Darkman; A.Dd with Picnictyme, DJ Sober and Sore Losers; Rob Viktum and Jay ClippGranada TheaterFriday, December 10, 2010Better Than: Even the most optimistic fan could expect a hip-hop clusterfuck with AWOL members and a late start to be.Kevin TodoraCheck out more photos in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2010

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan At The Granada Theater

    Wu-Tang Clan; La the Darkman; A.Dd with Picnictyme, DJ Sober and Sore Losers; Rob Viktum and Jay ClippGranada TheaterFriday, December 10, 2010Better Than: Even the most optimistic fan could expect a hip-hop clusterfuck with AWOL members and a late start to be.Kevin TodoraCheck out more photos in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Night Moves: 6Blocc vs. Raw and DJ Tyrone

    Ray and Peter Lek​This weekend, The Cavern on Lower Greenville featured 6Blocc vs. RAW from San Diego playing really heavy Dubstep and DnB along with MC Astro on the microphone. Upstairs, DJ Phooka spun some classic hip-hop.At Zubar, DJ Tyrone & Rob Viktum were in the front room, playing every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Bonus MP3: DeepSpace5 -- "Killing With Kindness"

    Fine. It's Christian rap. Whatever. But here's the thing about the 10-piece hip-hop supergroup known as DeepSpace5: They're pretty damn legit, having moved over 100,000 discs since its first release in 1998, and having shared the stage with the likes of KRS-One, Atmosphere and MF Doom. Check the abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Show Announcements: Jackson Browne, Maxwell, Jill Scott And More

    Jackson Browne comes Here in August.​The line that connects dots as seemingly disparate as Nico, The Eagles and Spiccoli makes its way to Grand Prairie this summer as singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne makes a North Texas stop on his world tour with collaborator David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Rob Viktum -- "12.25.78"

    In this week's upcoming paper, Jesse Hughey talks to local hip-hop producer/beatmaker Rob Viktum about his upcoming release, Progress 2. Be sure to keep an eye out for that story, but in the meantime, some added background: As you'll hear/see in the above clip, the record's release is something of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Lounge On Elm Street Gets Liquor License Back In Time For Weekend Shows

    This show just wouldn't be the same without booze. ​The Lounge on Elm Street finally--FINALLY--got back its liquor license this morning, just in time for tomorrow night's Parade of Flesh-billed Fun Fun Fun warmup HEALTH/Times New Viking show and Saturday's Sierra Bravo Productions-billed Off With ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Download: Rob Viktum feat. Donwill & Friends' Aight, New Drink

    ​Last week, we offered you a bonus mp3 from the disc, but, today, Dallas-based producer Rob Viktum's new EP, Aight, New Drink, was posted, in its entirety, as a free download on the web site Rappers I Know. You can go ahead and get a copy by clicking right here. And, if you like your hip-hop more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Rob Viktum & Don Will featuring Phil Nash, Von Pea and Lee Sissing -- "Worth The Wait"

    ​Rob Viktum, long one of our favorite area hip-hop producers, has a new project coming out next week--a collaboration with Don Will, one-third of the very much buzzing Brooklyn-based Tanya Morgan, for an EP called Aight, New Drink.And it features Viktum's soulful beats very much in the environment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Poster Of The Week: Speak Easy At The Lounge On Elm Street Tonight

      Vigilante Music Group has assembled an intriguing lineup for tonight's Speakeasy at The Lounge On Elm Street. Dallas' Original Soul is a rapper for grownups, with thoughtful, positive rhymes over beats that seem equally influenced by chilled-out soul, smooth jazz and organic hip-hop; anyone w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Download: DJ Marvel's No Request, Vol. 3 Mixtape

    DJ Fishr PryceOver on his highly entertaining blog at Fresherthan.com, local DJ Fishr Pryce, who himself is promising a new mixtape in the coming days, has posted a link for readers to download the newest mix from local spinner DJ Marvel, who holds a residency over at Henderson Avenue nightclub Glo. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Download: DJ Fishr Pryce and Mes The Jive Turkey's Stealing Stars Mixtape

    Dj Fishr PryceDallas-based DJ Fishr Pryce is recognizable for a few reasons: One, he's often the man working the ones-and-twos behind Damaged Good$' impressive live displays about town; and, two, he always seems to have a new mixtape on his person, ready to hand out, every time you speak with him.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Hungry For New Hip-Hop Beats? Try Rob Viktum's Snack Packs.

    Rob Viktum hates paparazzi. Thanks to his work with former Def Jux artists Hangar 18 and others, area beat maker, producer, and DJ Rob Viktum's got a resume most area producers would love to boast--hell, the guy even (kinda) remixed "Jenny's Song" for us back in September. So you know he's a good sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Free Stuff Alert: Info-Red Album 'Viktumized'

    In tomorrow's print supplement to DC9, Quia Querisma gives an enthusiastic recommendation of Dallas battle rapper Info-Red's Kaleidescope, praising his verbal versatility and the album's "mid-'90s East Coast Feel (a very good thing)." You can get a taste for the album by checking out a couple of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008
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    April 29, 2008

    Local DJ Rob Viktum Remixes Hangar 18; Def Jux Offers Free Download Of Album

    See, it is about who you know: When the (pretty kickass) independent hip-hop label Definitive Jux--home to El-P, Aesop Rock, Dizzee Rascal, Del The Funkee Homosapien, RJD2, Mr. Lif and more--was looking for a DJ to remix the recently released album from rap trio Hangar 18, local DJ and beatmaker Rob ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Pop's Kid

    DJ Rob Viktum's unlikely upbringing was in—get this—Amarillo

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Monkeys Shine

    Get Frantic with Dallas duo

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    D Does Dilla

    J Dilla died earlier this year at the age of 32. On Saturday, Dallas' hip-hop community turned out to pay its last respects. The career of J Dilla (born James Yancey) was illustrious, if tragically abbreviated. A solid and soulful Detroit beat wizard who produced seminal work with an impressive list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Yo, Don't Have Kittens

    After partaking in last night's incredibly loud Dinosaur Jr. concert, I hightailed it to Tom Cats on the opposite end of Deep Ellum, where New York's Percee P was scheduled to headline the Video Killed the Rapper Tour. The venue listed doors at 9 p.m., which meant that when I arrived at 11:30 p.m., ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Aesop Rock

    Wednesday, January 19, at Tom Cats

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