It has been a while since I have posted any books that I have illustrated. I got to say that I have definitely been busy creating some amazing illustrations based on some awesome stories!
This is one of the newest children’s books I have illustrated. I am a fox by Loren Ouellette. It is a cute little short story about the day in the life of a little fox. Check it out on Amazon and Kindle today!
My buddies over at Life of Dad have announced that their app has finally been released in the iOS and Android stores! The app is great and includes just about everything from the main Life of Dad website as well as an awesome ability to take photos and add some really cool filters to the amazing photos you take. I used the Beauty and The Beast filters for our screening a few weekends ago and I was very impressed with how easy the app is to use.
As mentioned the app is available for free for iOS and Android, so be sure to search it out and download. It’s free, what else could you be waiting for?
It’s here! For the last few weeks my good buddy from Canada (DJ Digikid) and I (83rw) have been working on our latest team up mix March Madness 2017. The time for release is now so be sure to check out this intense EDM mix whenever you can. Listen in the car, office, home, gym or where ever, this mix is certainly set to get your feet moving.
Starting back in 2004, DJ Digikid and I started working on a mix together entitled International Alliance. It was a fantastic mix of blends, exclusives, and other amazing hip-hop tracks. Thirteen years later International Alliance is back. This time however, not as a mix, but as a movement. International Alliance is about uniting DJs across the globe together to build an awesome collection of music for all to enjoy. DJ Digikid kicked off the new International Alliance social media sites on Facebook, Instagram, Mixcloud, and Soundcloud so be sure to follow them to connect with this growing community. We’re kicking this off with March Madness so hopefully we do not disappoint.
So what’s with 83rw?
I can imagine what you’re wondering. What’s with this name 83rw? What does it even mean? Well, when I first started DJing, I called myself DJ R Dubz. It was cool for the time but as I got older I wanted something that signified that I was getting older, so I went with Dr. Williams, which is a play on my last name and initials. I am obviously no doctor and with the closure of the hip-hop podcast and website in 2009, I felt like it was time to switch things up again. So I went with something short and sweet. Hence, 83rw. So that is where that name came from. It’s my DJ name and my online handle for things outside of St. Louis Dad. It doesn’t sound as interesting when you read it out like this but I still like it… Oh well.
Back to the mix. March Madness features a variety of EDM styles, remixes, and artists. I was able to secure an exclusive track specifically for this mix from another Canadian buddy named DJ Krueger. Now, Krueger has been a part of my small musical circle since 2005 and since working with him is always a pleasure I reached out and asked if he was up for providing a verse or two for the mix. He happily agreed and after a few weeks of hounding him for the track he finally obliged and provided a verse set atop of Kiiara’s Gold. The track is awesome and I am also releasing it as a remix single because that’s just the type of guy I am.
With all of that out of the way, be sure to give March Madness a listen. I think you will really enjoy what DJ Digikid and I have put together. And while you are at it, grab the download for DJ Krueger’s track with Kiiara. It’s just as fantastic and is a great addition to just about any playlist. I know it’s not exactly about parenting or even specifically dad related but hey this dad has to have hobbies too and why not showcase here at St. Louis Dad. It’s okay to work on projects that do not involve your children. Maybe one day I will get my kids on the 1’s and 2’s but for now, it’s all about me. Just a note about the mixes, they do contain some language that may not be suitable for younger listeners or for a work environment, so be sure to listen in consideration of others.
01. MYTHIC – Servin’ Feens
02. Kendrick Lamar vs. DJ Snake – M.A.A.D. Propaganda
03. Excision & Dion Timmer – Africa VIP
04. Yellow Claw ft. Juicy J & Lil Debbie – City On Lockdown
05. Boombox Cartel – Jefe
06. Helix – Bussa (Woogie Remix)
07. Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee (LUCA LUSH Remix)
08. Migos – T-Shirt (Awoltalk & Filip Remix)
09. Herobust – Dirt Heater Tea (YUNGJULIAN Remix)
10. Skellism, Terror Bass & Lil Jon – In The Pit
11. A$AP Ferg ft. ScHoolboy Q – Let It Bang (MEGAMAOR Remix)
12. JOYRYDE ft. Freddie Gibbs – Damn (AWAL Bootleg)
13. Galantis – In My Head (Slushii Remix)
14. The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Karetus Remix)
15. A$AP FERG – Let It Go (Riot Ten Remix)
16. Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles (BVNDS Remix)
17. Dirty Audio – Gorilla Glue
18. Excision x Space Laces – Throwin’ Elbows
19. Megalodon & Stabby – Lazer Torpedo
20. Bare & Henrix ft. Cali Ruler – Double Up
21. Formal One – Ninja Cat (Terra BLVCK Remix)
As mentioned above, here is DJ Krueger’s latest track where he is featured on Kiiara’s Gold. Be sure to grab the download because it is just waiting for you to enjoy. Like what you hear? Well expect some more mixes and what not from me as well as the rest of the International Alliance crew in the future.
Listen to Kiiara ft DJ Krueger – Gold (Remix) – Download MP3
So that’s it! Be sure to stay on the lookout for more mixes and throwbacks coming to St. Louis Dad!
As I have mentioned in the past, there is a lot more to me than just my kids. One of those things is that I used to DJ back before kids. Back then it was mainly hip-hop but now-a-days I typically will mix some electronic dance music (EDM). I don’t get opportunities as often as I had in the past so when a chance comes up to do a little mixing I will take up that chance.
Earlier this year I reached out to my buddy up north in Canada and asked him if he was interested in working together on a new March Madness mix for this year. He agreed and we began work on our mixes. Along with our mixes DJ Digikid also started something that we had created years ago, but to see what it has morphed into now is incredible. I’m not gonna mention what it is until Friday’s March Madness release but it is a pretty cool idea that I hope many will enjoy.
So in preparation for the latest March Madness 2017 mix from me and DJ Digikid that will be released tomorrow, Friday (March 10th) please enjoy a throwback to 2015 with a previous March Madness mix. There is some choice language in this mix, so beware if listening at work. If you can put in some headphones and enjoy!