Wednesday, December 19, 2007

We're Having A Bashment Party


Another week goes by and I'm still not unpacked. I decided to have lengthy dig in my digitized vinyl playlist and at first glance, thought I couldn't do nothing for ya man. But then realized that maybe it was time to post up some shit that your everyday working DJ could actually play. I mean, old DJ Sneak rips and FYC dub versions are fresh and all, but how about some shit you could actually play at a club while people were there? Why not.
For those of you who used to see me play back in the "vinyl era", you know that I pride myself on my stellar collection of reggae bootlegs. I've ripped a lot of these to play out over the years and will now step all your collective reggae game up with a few choice jammy's from the arsenal.

First off, I Wayne's hit Can't Satisfy Her pon de Bad Boyz Riddim
Second is Cutty Rank's The Stopper over a reggae-fied Next Episode riddim, aptly titledThe Next Reggaesode.
Here is true club classic which can be played pretty much anytime anywhere:Real Reggae Love.
This next one is from one of my favorite reggae bootleg series, the Sound Klash Ammo series.Capleton - Tour (Sound Klash Ammo Re-Fix)
Here's yet another one over Bad Boyz which always goes over quite well. Though the beat is kinda too quiet, or the acapella is too loud or something.
This next one kills, and though I was never a huge fan of Jadakiss's Kiss Of Death, Cham just sounds really correct over this beat.
And finally, here's a nice one to mix in with your R&B set.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Edit-ma Paradiso

I got a few edits here that are just kinda collecting dust.


Here's one I did of the Jackson's State Of Shock which was a duet between Michael and Mick Jagger.
The Jacksons - State Of Shock ft Mick Jagger (B's ShOcKiNg Edit)
Did you know that the song was originally recorded with Freddie Mercury?



... and on the more punk side

The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (B's Edit)



I actually just did this one at work this morning... so it really ain't that dusty I guess.
The Brothers Johnson - You Make Me Wanna Wiggle (B's Edit)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

No B-Side This Week



Sorry y'allz. Just moved last week and all my vinyl is boxed up. So I got no new rips.
Here are some Busta Rhymes tracks that I posted in a Busta thread over at The Hollerboard. More or less the best of the slept on.

Genesis
As I Come Back
Turn It Up
Party Is Goin On Over Here(might be my favorite busta track)
One Two Shit (A Tribe Called Quest ft Busta Rhymes)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nothing But The Funk



A few weeks ago I played at a special edition of The Do-Over called The Left-Over. That day, I heard one of the best sets I've heard in years. The DJ's name was Dâm-Funk. He played some funky ass shit and the best part was that I'd never heard any of it before. He had unreleased Roger Troutman joints and just record after record (yes, I said record) of fire, mostly in the 80's funk/disco/soul arena.
He also played one of his own tracks, which i believe to be quite fiery.

Dâm-Funk - Sidewayz (Stones Throw - 2007)

It's from a recent Peanut Butter Wolf/Stones Throw compilation called 2K8 B-Ball Zombie War, which doubles as the soundtrack to NBA2K8. It's got a few other tracks you should definitely peep by the likes of Arabian Prince, MF Doom, Dilla & Q-Tip.

Dam (pronounced Dame) has a weekly party here in LA called Funkmosphere which I plan on checking out soon. It's apparently off the chain as per Peanut Butter Wolf himself.
I also heard he used to play keys for Warren G ... that's what I call cred folks.

Cherry Chocolate Rain!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New Years Eve Of Destruction



San Francisco, I'll see you soon. Buy your tickets folks... I heard this one is selling out for sure.




****To clarify, I am not affiliated with Mad Decent. This is a typo. I was booked for the party by the good folks of Mad Decent and the promoters assumed I was affiliated. We all know what happens when you assume.

*******To double clarify, I think Mad Decent is a fuckin' sweet label and I applaud their contributions to the world of music.
Go buy some of that shit!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 24


Arista UK - 1997

This was a relatively unnoticed Armand Van Helden creation. He did a speed garage remix of the track for the UK 12" and it's probably the worst thing he ever made. Off beat acapella, phoned in bass line and the same drum kit he'd been using for years at that point. This was kind of a dub version of that atrocity that was on the b-side and it's pretty kind bra.




Puff Daddy & The Family - It's All About The Benjamins (Mo Cheddar Mix)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Buy It, Use it, Break it, Fix It


You know you liked that Tried By 12 Remix that Spider did. People who know whats up certainly do. It was quite a big track for me last weekend, just ask anyone who came to LAX last Sunday. Now it's time to do your part and buy it! Whats $4 versus a lifetime of musical bliss.

buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!buy it!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's Our Anniversary



Today makes it one year of MBVSDG. I couldn't decide whether I would just quit this madness and chalk it up to a year long social experiment or if I was gonna do a super post celebration of some kind. I think I'll do neither. Instead I'm posting one of the most important recordings ever in American music history. Oh, and I'm not pulling the plug on the blog, because I like it. Chuuuch, preach, tabernacle.

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 23



Frontline Records - 1996

Unerneath our gruff exteriors, we all love Jungle. Last week at Cinespace Dan O played a whole set of it and set it off crazy! I then ran into my homie Nate at Banana Split on Sunday and he was going on about how much he loves Drum & Bass... And oh yeah, my buddys and current electro kingpins LA Riots; reformed junglists. The truth is, there is a lot of really fucking good jungle, I've always repped for DJ Zinc and the rest of The Ganja Kru... This remix is a murderous one.



Bonafide - Super Bad (Zinc Remix)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Remix SKAnday


The acclaimed Palms Out Sounds posted that thing I did with The Specials' classic Gangsters. It was part of Remix Sunday 90. Wasn't that nice of them?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Major Corporation


This is one one helluva blog. Have fun reading french!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 23


IRS - 1989

This is what I like to refer to as giving up the goods. Though this is a somewhat easy to find dollar bin record, I've never heard anyone else play this. It was on the B-Side of one of the many 12" pressings of this massive late 80's hit. It's super funky and was edited by Chep Nunez, who died shortly thereafter. To me it sounds a lot like the shit folks are trying to replicate now. Which is cool with me, because I like this track, as well as those.



Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (Driven Crazy Dub)

*though the picture says Side A, the other side says Side 1. But it's definitely the b-side, buhlee-dat.

**oh, and by the way, what happened to comments? Is that not cool anymore?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Murdera

My homie DJ Spider made a dope remix of the mid 90's underground classic, Tried By 12. His friends made a video for it. It's an extra special sneak peek into the life of a white DJ superstar who makes BMore remixes.



The MP3 will be available to buy in the next few days... I'll post a link when it is.

Here's the OG video which is one of the ghetto-est videos ever. As it should be.



My homie Des was the rapper on that record and he had some heat! I gotta dig up the demo he gave me a few years ago and post some of it soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 22


White Label - 2000

Jaques Da Booty is Felix Buxton & Simon Ratcliffe who are better know as Basement Jaxx. Here's a sweet old school house vibe remix of an R&B classic from one of their many excellent white label releases.



Cherelle feat Alexander O'Neal - Saturday Love (Jaques Da Booty Remix)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wale @ Cinespace Tonight

I'll be djing for Wale as he performs at Dim Mak Tuesdays at Cinespace tonight. Pase Rock, who killed it at Banana Split last week will also be taking the stage. Come see some rap for once!


I dip, you dip, we dip.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 21


Virgin - 1988

This song pretty much rules in all it's incarnations.



Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (There's Nothing Wrong Sukka Mix II)

Suffer For Fashen



My homie and international player DJ Fashen just sent me his most recent mix entitled Supastah. It's really sick.

DJ Fashen - Supastah

Click here for the impressively long tracklist.

As a bonus... as featured in the mix, here's Fashen's mash of Does It Offend You, Yeah's Battle Royal vs The Pop Lock It Drop It Remix. It's been getting getting tons of run at Banana Split via Mr. Steve Aoki.


And make sure to peep Fash's ill blog : Ahi Tuna & Waffles

I'm A Genius...



...well, at least according to Franki Chan over at iheartcomix. Thanks duder!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (Sir Graves Remix)


I played this at Banana Split last Sunday and it was definitely the track of the night. It was like 1:35am, the floor was getting a lil' bit lazy and it seemed like the evening may have been running it's cool down lap. As soon as this dropped, it was like a meth-amphetimine shot in the eyes of all those in the vicinity. The original is one of my favorite tracks of the last year and this remix really breathes new dancefloor life right up it's dumper. Rock that shit homie.



Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (Sir Graves Remix)

Sir Graves In Space

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE(s) number 20

Two Pop's, one post.

Yesterday, as usual, Eli Esco and I were discussing lower level Wu affiliates Dark Skinned Assassins. That led us to Pop Da Brown Hornet, who I've always really liked. He's got a great voice and strong delivery and made some rad songs. Here's the B-Side to the classic Black On Black Crime, which is one of the best indie rap 12"'s of the 90's, as per Eli.
*** I just noticed that the second verse is definitely dude from Dark Skinned Assassins... what a full circle!












Pop Da Brown Hornet - GP Connection Smoke - 1996

I then was digging through the P's for that 12" when I came up on Pop Megga's Ghetto News 12" from the same year. It uses a loop from Jane's Addiction's Ted Just Admit It and is produced by Casanova Rud!













Pop Megga - Raw (Are You Sure?) Profile - 1996

Monday, October 29, 2007

Muscluar Halloween



My buddy Dan Sena is a good DJ and a good promoter (he's also got some production in the works!) He throws a weekly in OC called Busy Work at Detroit Bar on Wednesdays. Lucky for us all, Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year and he is having me as a guest, along with a great new addition to the frightfully impressive Modular label: Muscles! His new album, Guns Babes Lemonade, has been getting a lot of love in my car lately, particularly the tracks Sweaty* and Futurekidz. Check it out!



*Muscles - Sweaty

Sunday, October 28, 2007

DJ Sneak (I Heart series pt. 5)



DJ Sneak can, at the same time, make the deepest funkiest tracks and the hardest house ever made. He co-produced Digital Love, arguably Daft Punk's finest hour and has remixed the Backstreet Boys. Thats what I call both extremes. Since the early 90's, this member of Da Mongoloid crew has been a prominent player in House music and has released records and remixes on basically every label out there. His mixtapes, particularly the Green Bush series, are also excellent. From the very first time I listened to one of his records to the last time I saw him DJ (which was last year) Carlos Sosa has been one of my favorites.


DJ Sneak - Amiz
Relief - 1994












DJ Sneak - All Over (My Face)
Downtown 161 - 1995












Track Assassin - Jungle Boogie
Catalyst - 1996












Killer Loop ft DJ Sneak - Broken (DJ Sneak Mix)
End -1997












DJ Sneak - Sneak's A Freak Henry Sreet - 1997











Dope Smugglaz - Married to the Music (DJ Sneak Remix)
Perfecto-2000













Pussy 2000 - It's Gonna be Alright (DJ Sneak Vocal Edit)
V2-2001













DJ Sneak - I Dropped My Glowstick
Magnetic - 2002












Green Velvet - Shake & Pop (DJ Sneak Remix)
Relief - 2006












Sneaky Space
Sneak-apedia

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Joachim Garraud - Rock the Choice (Lifelike Rmx)



Fuck Me I'm Famous - 2005

On paper, a french filtery Lifelike remix of a record that samples Devo's Freedom Of Choice, sounds like the best thing ever made. It actually is not. It's still really good though, and at the right party, at the right volume, the sounds you are about to hear, can be devastating to your ear-ear-ear-ear...



Joachim Garraud - Rock the Choice (Lifelike Rmx)Direct Link
Joachim Garraud - Rock the Choice (Lifelike Rmx) YSI

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 19


Metalbox - 1997

I hate it when I have two back to back Weds B-Sides... I just feel all like "it's been a whole week and I haven't even shared my really hard to find music for free." And with oink gone I know you guys need all the free shit I can muster! Hey, guess what? Here's another awesome house record from 1997 aka the most talked about year up in this bitch. It just happens that way. Can't help it. Steve Loria used to play the bejeeziss outta this one. And he was the man. You should really check some of his old mixes which are up at one of the best websites i've ever seen*.



Green Flame & Mr. G - Who Knows

*though this one is right up there.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 18


Tape Kingz - 1996

Featured on not 1 but 2 dope DJ Premier mixes, this flavorful morcel from G-Depp (who would later go on to drop the extra p and sign to Bad Boy) was the B-Side to a DJ LS-One & DJ Dummy party record on Tape Kingz. 1996 at it's randomest.



G-Depp - Head Over Wheels

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Saga Of TTL LA Radio



As some may know... last month The Knish Hit Squad (DJ Trident & myself) were featured on the Blu Jemz hosted TTL LA Radio which streams over at Scion.com. It was alot of fun. Pase Rock also did a set (killed it) and an interview (fucking hilarious.) Now that it's been taken down, I figured I'd post the uncensored mp3's. (The ones that streamed were cleaned up (by yours truly) because the Toyota folks gotta keep it clean.) So here's a chance to revisit these treasures or hear them for the first time if you were too lazy to peep the show while it was streaming.



Knish Hit Squad Live DJ Set on TTL LA Radio
Knish Interview



Pase Rock Live DJ Set On TTL Radio
Pase Rock Interview



Blu Jemz Live DJ Set On TTL LA Radio

So a couple weeks ago, Blu Jemz had his blackberry stolen just days after losing his sidekick which I beleive was replacing another lost phone. I saw him on IM and started talking shit when he hit me with this:


I had to take a snap shot. Something about that icon and the bubble text... It's just perfect.
To add insult to injury, here's a picture of him and his girlfriend Lax wearing matching shirts:


Seriously though, James & Lax are the shit.

Shout to DJ Haul aka The King of Scion Radio. He also has a funky fresh show over there. Check out all the dope shows up at Scion Broadand including shows hosted by The Rub, Roy Davis Jr, Mark The 45 King, Franki Chan & more...

And peep the new TTL LA Radio featuring Eli Escobar, Curtis Vodka, Lloydski & Roger Yamaha (with a guest appearance by me!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE number 17


Tag - 1996

I don't wanna talk about where I was or what I was on the first time I heard this. I just wanna make that perfectly clear. What I will say is that if all Tribal House was this rad, I'd listen to more of it.



Playboy - In Da Jungle (MOD Wheel Safari Mix)