We’re past hump day and gearing up for the weekend. Nothing better than walking in the office and having a nice remix from our favorite UK producer Mike Monday waiting for me to play loudly only to piss off the delicate workers in the office next to us. Mike Monday choose Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls’ and turned in the atmospheric original into a late night club banger. Animal Collective is fresh off the their release Merriweather Post Pavilion which comes highly recommended! Look below to stream and grab this remix and if you’re feeling it, make sure to peep Mike Monday’s solo record ‘Songs Without Words Pt. 1’.
Happy Tuesday! Our dear friends at ESL Music just sent me over this amazing mp3 from Chris Joss who released his 5th studio album via ESL in March entitled, ‘Sticks.’ ‘Sticks’ is a psychedelia journey through the Asia, incorporating regional instruments and audio landscapes with a funk twist that captures an irresistible vintage groove that defies categorization. Please check out more from Chris Joss, ‘Sticks’ and ESL music by clicking here. You can also download Danger Buds by right clicking the link below or banner above. Sincerely,
Between SXSW and WMC, J-Boogie, The Whooligan, Amanda and myself took a pit stop in The Big Easy. We rented a car in Austin and took off east on the 10. As we approached Louisiana, the geography turned in a massive swampland with mangroves, sunken forests and amazing glimpses of wild life. We arrived in New Orleans that night with our mouth watering for crawfish, red beans and rice, gumbo, soft shell crab po’ boys, oysters, bread pudding and of course beignets from Cafe Du Monde. Drunk off food, we spent the next couple days exploring the architecture of the French Quarter, huge plantation homes in the Garden District and the spooky above ground graveyards. Our main mission was eating, but of course we had to fit a dj gig in between. On Tuesday night, J-boogie had the honor to rock with Soul Sister, the New Orleans tastemaker and were lucky enough to get a high quality recording. Click the banner to visit the Brooklyn Radio Beat Sauce website where you can download or stream the mix to get a taste of what J-Boogie is all about.
Mention Mayer Hawthorne’s name and watch our designer, Valerie, swoon and get weak in the knees. She’s been geeking out to the Hawthorne for some time now. Soul artist Mayer Hawthorne has been the newest of a flux of artists added to the retro soul genre. But unlike other recent inductees, Mayer Hawthorne sounds like he’s straight up from the Motown era. His tracks are reminiscent of legends like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and similar legends of the genre. His sound has caught the ears of selectors, Giles Peterson, Mark Ronson, and Peanut Butter Wolf.
Stones Throw instantly signed him and his first single has already created a huge buzz. To celebrate the first single, Stones Throw brought it back with a classic heart-shaped piece of wax for vinyl collectors to drool over. Although it’s already been done by the likes of The Manhattans and Bobby Caldwell, it’s still just as cool. We applaud Stones Throw for keeping vinyl exciting and bringing it back!
Add this to your collection immediately…go out to Amoeba and cop your copy.
Posted by: g.win on April 18, 2009 @ 9:15 PM
Posted in: Music
We’ve got a special little treat for you this rainy Thursday! Our beloved Mike Monday has taken 3rd Face’s 2002 hit “Canto Della Liberta” and his own “What Day Is It?,” and mashed them together in a blender to create a new underground banger! Click the player below to listen. If you like what you hear, download the 320kbps MP3 using the link.
Happy Monday folks! Here is the second installment of the DJ Zeph January ‘09 mix. If you haven’t downloaded Part 1, please click here. Zeph is the king of turntable blends and mash ups, combining 2 records of 2 genres that you never thought would ever work together. Make sure to click the banner to redirect to the podcast page where you can download or stream the mix at your discretion. If you dig it, leave some words in the comment box. Peace!
20. Freddie Cruger – Hustle / Common – Go
21. Janes Addiction – Caught Stealin / Jay-z – Encore
22. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger / Kool Keith – Poppa Large
23. Chic – Good Times / Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
24. Queen – Another One Bites the Dust / Fela Kuti
25. White Stripes – 7 Nation Army / Apathy
26. Busta Rhymes – Don’t Touch Me
27. Sean Paul – Burnin / Yaz – Situation
28. Machel Montana – Around the World
29. Lil Jon &Pit Bull – Defense Remix
30. Nina Sky – Move Ya Body / Salt N Pepa – Push It
31. Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina / Outkast – Bombs Over Baghdad
32. Duffy feat. Game – Mercy
33. Kanye West – Love Lock Down
34. Mark Rae – Medicine
35. Chubb Rock – Treat Em Right / Lil Wayne & Mary J Blige
36. Elsewhere – outro
Posted by: Jonthecorner on February 23, 2009 @ 12:41 PM
Posted in: Music
When it comes to blends and mash ups, DJ Zeph reigns supreme. From the infamous duo Zeph & Azeem as well as being the production house of the critically acclaimed L*Roneous ‘Dreamweavers’ album, Zeph has been staying busy rocking shows on Technics around the bay area and beyond. This January Mix is nothing short of a Zeph Classic as he blends new with old, rock with hip hop. Featuring classics of yesterday and new bangers of today, Zeph turns out Pt. 1 of this two part mix quite nicely. Keep your eyes open for Pt 2 dropping in a couple days. Click the banner to redirect to the podcast page where you right click the link to download.
Track List for Pt. 1
1) Hood Nigga / Get it Up – MIA
2) Distortion2static / Roots/ In Da Club – 50 Cent
3) La Di Da Di – Slick Rick / The Rascals
4) Hypnotize – Herb Alpert / Notorious BIG / David Byrne / Brian Eno
5) Go Ahead – Santogold
6) Royal Flush – Big Boi
7) Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers / Common
8) Blister in the Sun – Violent Fems / Azeem
9) Cool Like Dat – Digable Planets
10) Yay Area – E-40
11) White Gurl/ Lets Go All the Way – Sly Fox
12) Live Together / Fly Girl – The Boogie Boys
13) Live Together / Bring Em Out – Nickodemus / T.I.
14) Live Together Remix – Timmy Thomas
15) Why You Wanna / Work It – T.I. / Missy Elliott
16) Thank You / Work It – Sly Stone
17) Make You Feel That Way – Blackalicious / Justin Timberlake
E Da Boss just hipped me to a couple remixes done by fellow bay area and Daly City Records enlisted, Mochipet. Hitting the cusp of glicthed breaks and electro, Mochipet puts his own twist on the club hip hop track making it even more club than before. Also in the package is a nice slowed tempo breaks jam. Click the banner to download!
Lazy Days and Om’s own Fred Everything just dropped the first edition of a Podcast DJ Mix series mixed by Fred Everything himself. Featuring new and exclusive tracks from Crazy P & Om Records as well as a couple classic cuts, this hour long mix will definitely have your feet thumping. Click the banner to navigate to the podcast page where you can either choose to download or stream. Enjoy!