Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ignition - Love Is War (Original Ocean Drive Mix)

Kingsize - 2004

Two years ago, on a trip to SF, I stopped by one of my favorite record stores on earth, Tweekin Records on Haight St. Quite an interseting trip to the store it proved to be. I was talking to the dude in store about some of stuff I was into at the time: DFA, Headman, Playgroup ... funky disco punk. I asked if he could pull some cool new records for me. He handed me an extra fat wax stack which me and my road dawg Olde Toby spent hours going through. Alot of great 12"'s were discovered/bought that day. It would also be the day I was introduced to alot of my current favorites. He handed me some record by Booka Shade VS M.A.N.D.Y. called Body Language, as well as a bugged out record called This Is Sick by some dude named Solid Groove. This was also the first time I'd ever heard of a cat that goes by the name Lindstrom. Wow, thanks dude from Tweekin for keepin me, as always, just barely ahead of the curve. Not ahead enough to take credit for anything, but enough to feel just a little cooler than everyone else. I'm not sure wether he handed me this record, or wether I just listened to it because it had a Chicken Lips remix on it. Either way, it's awesome.

Ignition - Love Is War (Original Ocean Drive Mix)

...and so is that Chicken Lips Remix, which you should buy the 12" for. I mean really, really good.

Tweekin Myspace
Ignition Myspace

Friday, April 20, 2007

Four Twenty Dude

Here are some weeded out gems for your 4/20.

Badroxx - Marijuana (Delicious Grooves - 1996)
The Chi-Lites - Stoned Out Of My Mind (Brunswick - 1975)
High & Mighty - Weed (Rawkus - 1999)
Jigsy King - Give Me The Weed (VP - 1995)
Keith Murray - High As Hell (Jive - 1998)
R. Kelly - Sex Weed (Jive - 2005)
Toni Braxton - You're Makin' Me High (LaFace - 1996)

Get all stoney n shit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Reaping All The Benefits

Recently I've been doing what I like to call Ableton Calisthenics. Basically just getting used to using it and figuring different shit out. I'm still at pretty low level of the game, but to get shit crackin I made:
An Edit (warning:sax)
A Blend (warning:bandwagon rider)
A Mix (warning:blog house)
Here's the track listing:

Lindstrom – Violent Group
Space Cowboy – Big City Nights (Dub)
Surkin – And You Too
Thieves Like Us – Drugs In My Body
Bumblebeez – Black Dirt
Chromeo – Tenderoni
Shitake Monkey – I’m Gonna Take You Home (The Glass remix)
Federico Franchi – Cream
Sebastian Leger – Pluton
Na├»ve New Beaters – Bang Bang
DJ Eli – Planet Nazareth
Heavy D – In Living Color Theme (Sta Remix)
Paul Woolford – Erotic Discourse
Jape – Floating (Alex Metric Remix)
Hystereo – Resistance
Larry Tee ft Princess Superstar – Licky (Herve Remix)
Stretch Armstrong – Nah Nah Nah (demo)
Jesse Rose And Sinden – Me Mobile (Duckbeats Riddim)
Mekon – Yes Yes Y’all feat Roxanne Shante (Glimmers Remix)
Sally Shapiro – I’ll be By Your Side (rude 66 808 remix)
Outkast – Prototype (DJ Jones and DJ 2nd Nature Remix)

Also, if anybody missed out, DRIVE-BY BANGERS is back online.
coming in August 2007. Go hang with The Hundreds.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Alpha Team - Speed (Hardcore)

Strictly Hype - 1992

This is truly a great track. It basically sums up, to me, what we used to refer to as techno in the early 90's. It used to get a lot of run on the amazing but short lived MARS 103.1 radio station here in LA and was co-produced by DJ Attack (RIP), who ran the infamous Underground Construction label. This record has the most insanely incredible sex breakdown rivaling French Kiss. I don't believe I'll ever get sick of listening to Speed fuck Trixie while trying to break his speed record...

Alpha Team - Speed (Hardcore)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Black Strobe - Paris Acid City

Source - 1997

If you want me buy your record, put Acid in the title. Seriously. There are so many amazing records incorporating that word. From the OG's like Maurice's This Is Acid, to Thursday Club's A Place Called Acid to recent gems like Les Visiteurs Snoops Acid Drop or Wink's 516 Acid. I could go on and on... and I'd love to but I'll spare you any further acid facts. I'm not trying to go all Tim Leary on y'all. So, to get to this record... I bought it unsolicited at Satellite in 97 because it had Acid in the title, listened to it a few times in my doormroom and have had it in a cardboard box til a few weeks ago, when I went through the box and found some real heaters (more to be posted soon.) It turns out this is the first ever Black Strobe record. I can now say that I was listening to Black Strobe 10 years ago. Take that all you recently converted hipsters.

Black Srobe - Paris Acid City

Buy this sweet new remix compilation thing.

And just for fun, here's what happens when I type acid into my iTunes:

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tony A's Roadium Mixtapes and the Birth of Hyphy

In the late 80's and early 90's DJ Tony-A of Hi-C fame would sell his mixtapes at Torrance's Roadium open air market. He would get freestyles from the all the west coast locals like Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Tone Loc, JJ Fad etc. I guess the demo version of "I'm Your Puppet" blew up off of one and got radio play and turned Hi-C imto the star he was on the west coast back then. He just recently re-released these mixes which you can cop form his website: Tony-A.com. Do it, they're fucking rad.

Here's a lil heat from some of those tapes...
Hi-C Freestyle/Intro
Hi-C - I'm Not Your Puppet (Demo Version)
Eazy-E Freestyle/Intro
Tone Loc Freestyle

Which brings me to my bullet point. While listening to the Hi-C mixtape, I noticed a track by Rodney O & Joe Cooley called "Say It Loud" to which I think we can attribute the birth of Hyphy!

Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Say It Loud (1990)

You'll hear what I'm saying when it hits the 0:45 mark.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Gift For The DJ's

I've never been a huge fan of Mr. Dizzee Rascal or his music. But I gotta say that this joint is cuh-razy bangin' and has been stuck in my head (pauz) since the first time I heard it. I did a very simple extended DJ edit deally. Here ya go.

Pussyhole (Mike's DJ Edit)

Monday, April 9, 2007

Norman Cook (I Heart Series pt. 4)

(the following is from a correspondence w/ one Sean Donson on 4/08/07)

: Dude do you have that song Ghetto Girl by Mighty Dub Katz? I need to hear that shit. Been too long. Might it be included in the inevitable I Heart Norman post?

Mike B:

Donson: Dats my boy. Get shit done bra.

(end correspondence)

That convo took me back to 1996, when we were sitting inside bassbin's at a rave while Oscure & Fester were doing their trademark 2x4 set. When the "I Can't Explain" sampled guitars of "Going Out Of My Head" dropped we just kinda looked at each other like "dude, what the fuck is this awesome shit?" Sean busted a fatty trainspot and caught the name on the 12" : FATBOY SLIM. To this day I continue to buy all of this man's work on Vinyl no matter how crappy it can get (see: his most recent album) and it's no small feet. This guy has made so much shit it's rediculous. For those who don't know, Norman Cook is also known as: Cheeky Boy, Chemistry, Fatboy Slim, Feelgood Factor, Son Of A Cheeky Boy, Sunny Side Up, Urban All Stars and Yum Yum Head Food and was in Beats International, Double Trouble, Freak Power, Fried Funk Food, The Housemartins, Mighty Dub Katz, Pizzaman and Rockaway Three. He's also the genius behind Southern Fried Records which continues to put out really cool records.

Stretch And Vern - I'm Alive (Fat Boy Comes Alive)
Grandslam – 1996

Da Mighty Dub Katz - Ghetto Girl
Southern Fried – 1997

Midfield General - Devil In Sports Casual (Fatboy Slime's Does My Beat Look Big In This Mix)
Skint – 1997

Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer
(Fatboy Slim Remix) Slut Trax – 1997

Son Of A Cheeky Boy - Comma
Vicious Grooves – 1998

Mike & Charlie - I Get Live (fatBOY slim Mix) Regal – 2000

Markus Nikolai - Bushes (Norman Cook Club Mix)
Classic/Southern Fried – 2000

Fatboy Space
Southern Fried

Thursday, April 5, 2007

REDFOO's "Smack Em Wit A Dick"

More than a few people have asked for this track... I play it out all the time and it was on the Knish Hit Squad Mix. Donson made it clear in a comment he left that it simply had to happen. So I hit up Mr. Foo himszelf and he gave me his blessing to post it here. Foo has a rich and storied past, present and future in this music shit so keep paying attention. For anyone who knows whats up he produced Ahmad's "Back In The Day" and released a string of dope underground 12"'s in the late 90's. He's been DJing out in LA lately and making some dope new shit to be unleashed soon enough...
And just in case you haven't been paying attention, this is that thing where the Chris Rock crunk rap routine is brilliantly placed on Armand Van Helden's The Funk Phenomemon.

REDFOO - Smack Em Wit A Dick

Go to Foo-space!!!
and do feel free to peep the ever-intriguing:

PS... Foo got so hyped the first time I dropped this shit at Banana Split he filmed it on his cell phone and put it on youtube. That's really FORILLA.

Monday, April 2, 2007

RIP Monroes

I've been playing at a spot on Melrose Ave here in LA called Monroes since april of 04 and have had some really fun times in that bitch. I've had 2 birthday party's there and tried my hand at promoting for a short while.
Last saturday, the 31st, would be the last night of it's existence as we know/knew it and it was pretty damn fun.
The entire night was recorded, so here's a lil' souvenir for all the friends and fam that were there for the epic last night or that came through over the years. (And BTW I was working with a broken cross fader up in there... not making excuses, just sayin'. I was basically just using the volumes on their busted-ass Allen & Heath, which has a shitty fader to begin with.)

Live at Monroes Closing
PT 1
PT 2
PT 3

I got drunk that night, children can you tell where? When you find it, turn the page.


You may notice some extra hot blends being dropped left and right. Many of these came courtesy of my Hollerboard home-bro, Ross Hogg from SF. Yearn no longer... cause here's the ones I played. Dancefloor ready.

R. Kelly- I'm A Flirt (Ross Hogg Boxing Remix)
Rich Boy - Throw Some D's (Ross Hogg Jah Love Remix)
Mavado vs Diddy - Weh Dem A Do Last Night
Tears For Fears vs T-Pain - Go Dumb and Shout