Soon, this song would be a staple at cooler downtown clubs. Meanwhile, Blindstrike (recently revealed to be Riya Dashti, Jake's crush) incapacitates the Flex Fighters with smoke bombs and leaves them in the tunnels before pursuing the Freak Sisters as they attempt to stage a bank robbery. What Does It Take To Reopen A Hotel During The Pandemic? Meanwhile, Nathan and Ricardo begin having issues when the latter's jock like attitude gets on the former's nerves. The Flex Fighters must take down Stretch Monster for good and his Flexarium army. She is actually Dr. Sarah Kamen and blames Rook for knocking her out of the energy business and plots revenge by destroying his generators. After a brief skirmish with Kane and Delta Squad at Rook Tower, the group finds out Rook is hiding at the warehouse where the Flex Fighters got their powers, and Don was accidentally transformed into Multi-Farious. Led by Dr. Racine Cleo/Dr. The effect is similar to dropping by one of the pair’s eclectic DJ sets (Bobbito also DJs under the alias DJ Cucumber Slice), where they are as likely to play Afrobeat, salsa music, or dusty, throwback funk as they are the hip-hop legends they were raised on and helped raise. I can’t cumbia to save my life, but you had better believe I did my damndest to hit those steps and swing my hips in my apartment (alone, with the blinds drawn, naturally). The DJ booth was practically on the dance floor, so it was easy to talk to Frankie, to let him know you were feeling what he was playing, or, if you asked politely enough and he was feeling generous, what the name of a particular song he played was. Rook intends to use Dr. C's "HyperFlexarium" formula to create an army of monsters and conquer the world. They must also deal with Malcolm Kane when the Tech Men attack. For many hip-hop fans, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia’s radio show was their introduction to the most influential pioneers of the genre throughout the ‘90s and early 2000s. address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according Picking up where the last episode left off, Kane and the Tech-Men succeed in enslaving the minds of everyone in Charter City, except for Stretch and Agent Reynolds who both came into contact with a Flexarium-based formula making them immune. Catch Stretch play a set at LIMF this weekend. 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It was “Don’t Believe the Hype,” and the energy on the dance floor jumped up, hearing Chuck’s commanding voice over that half-familiar and half-strange music put together by the Bomb Squad. What vocal work exists ranges from Spanish chants to operatic jazz-inflected squalling. After witnessing Blindstrike trap them in an energy cage, Stretch interrogates Kari and Mari Freak after Omni-Mass tries to seduce them and fails. Branded fugitives by Jonathan Rook, Jake, Nathan and Ricardo become Stretch, Wingspan and Omni-Mass once more when Dr. Don Robertson/ Multi-Farious rampages the city. DEEP was the brainchild of DJ DB, a transplant from London. Over time, Soul Kitchen became a hot spot for established and up-and-coming execs and producers, eager to mine Frankie’s collection for samples. After Omni-Mass's plan to push Smokestack's air form around with a fog machine fails, Stretch turns on the a/c in the disco, causing Smokestack to weaken into an unconscious state, while Omni-Mass disguises his voice and sends Rook Security an anonymous call to pick up Smokestack. All three issues serve as one full episode that takes place before the season 1 episode "Lie Sandwich". The Flex Fighters face a new threat in the form of Quick Charge, a villain with electricity powers. In their last mission, the Flex Fighters discover in horror that Jonathan Rook and Stretch Monster are the same person and therefore, he has been their enemy the whole time. In the B-story, a dark secret regarding the Tech Men and Malcolm Kane comes to light. All of the DJ’s had their lane musically, but in '89, you couldn’t escape Junior Reid’s “One Blood.”. [6], The series is animated by Digital eMation in South Korea.[7]. A new villain named Dr. Dreamscape gives The Flex Fighters some trouble. Working with a retained accessibility consultant, it is planning to implement over time the Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. While battling minor, misunderstood crooks Mortar and Brick, Jake is sprayed with an unknown substance that makes him lose control of his powers. I can still hear Clark cutting up the kicks and Q-Tip’s grunts from the top of “Check...”, Mars was a five story mega club that had a weekly lineup of great local and European DJ's from the dance, hip-hop and reggae world. The RX is the music you need, right now. It is based on the 1970s action figure Stretch Armstrong. While trying to steal some data from Rook, The Flex Fighters have to deal with a new problem... an accident in Mark Armstrong's lab turns Gabe into the new Multi-Farious! 2 Tracks. It is based on the 1970s action figure Stretch Armstrong. Victor Cook also oversaw the series as supervising director, Burke and Wyatt as story editors. The willowy woodwinds on “Mask Off,” the burgeoning mainstream popularity of Latin Trap and reggaeton, and the blasting horns that encompass the victorious boasts of Jay-Z, T.I., and Drake all find their roots in the sounds of NYC street corners where the melting pot isn’t just a figure of speech but a literal organism, a synthesis of a hundred different cultures and languages colliding and crashing into one another to create something new. However, Stretch Monster arrives and kidnaps Blindstrike, forcing the Flex Fighters to chase down their nemesis. Jake Armstrong, Nathan Park, and Ricardo Perez were three ordinary teenagers living in the technological hub Charter City until they were doused in a substance known as "Flexarium" during an accident. The Flex Fighters are considered traitors in Charter City. Pre-order the album here. Jake does some investigating and discovers that Blindstrike is in league with Rook's former partner and co-founder Dr. Racine Cleo (Dr. C for short) who was long thought to be dead. C, who reveals herself to have tried contacting them earlier, the boys arrive in her lab hidden within the old parts of Charter City underground. Although little of modern hip-hop sounds like the jazz, salsa, funk, and soul present here, those threads can often be heard running throughout today’s hits. The series was designed to have episodic stories that also serialize into a larger plot over the course of the first season's 26 episodes. Getting his start in the late '80s and '90s in underground clubs around the Big Apple, Stretch was responsible for introducing the city to artists and genres that remain just as relevant now as then, namely, that he helped usher in a new era of hip-hop, dancehall, reggae-focused club bangers in addition to the world of house music beginning to make its emergence. While fleeing from the authorities, the three take on disgruntled Rook employee Dr. Don Robertson who has transformed into a strange monster dubbed Multi-Farious. access is sought, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you. He had a really wide breadth of knowledge and in any given night, would take you through different genres and eras. No Requests is out January 17 on Uprising Music. Set in a former power plant, BLDG was one cavernous brick structure that, as a club, was one room with ceilings that was at least twelve meters tall - a massive room that echoed unless it was full with people to absorb the sound waves.