Friday, November 21, 2008

One of My Favorite Mixtapes

When I first moved to NY in mid 1997 I kinda went mixtape crazy... from Canal Street to Sonic Groove, I was just buying mad mixtapes from DJ S&S to Derrick Carter and everything in between.
One night I went to a rave-ish party at Vinyl which had Biz Markie performing. He came out with Keith Murray and it pretty much made me want to tongue kiss the city's butthole. I was having the night of my life, regardless of being being there by myself, but that's the beauty of NY.
I ventured to the back of the club and there was a dude with a mixtape stand. Now, one of my favorite things about raves was the ability to shop for shit while tripping balls at 5am. So shop I did.
One of the tapes bought that night was this one:

DJ JS One & DJ Spinbad - The Cold Cutz Remixes - Side A
DJ JS One & DJ Spinbad - The Cold Cutz Remixes - Side B

When I got back to the dorm room (what up Weinstein!) I put the tape in and was floored. These remixes are so ill. I'd go as far as to say that this is the best blend tape of all times. (Yet another ribbon for Spinbad & JS One who actually hold my title for best mixtape of all times with Rock The Casbah.)
Amazing use of movie samples, great acapellas paired with the perfect beats and a guest scratch appearance from thee DJ Scratch. The Cold Cutz even go as far as to make most of their own scratch hooks for songs, a la Primo. It's just really dope on many levels. Listen carefully to the details. It's 11 years later and I'm still noticing shit.
Also, Side B kicks off with the legendary Hip Hop vs Rap remix. I couldn't even understand what was happening the first time I listened.
I met Spinbad a few years later, I think I talked to him about this mixtape for like 40 minutes... Sorry bro.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Banana Split 2 Year: Experience the Banana

Sunday November 2nd, we celebrated the 2 year anniversary of Banana Split. It was pretty fucking amazing. Easily one of the best nights we've ever had and it was crazy crowded!

Everyone there had a great time, but for those of you who weren't... you can basically re-live the night through this post, as the entire night was recorded!

I kicked off the night with some tasty jams and then AM joined in and we went 1 for 1 for the second half of my set. Thats when things started getting crazy on the dancefloor, as we trying to out bomb drop each other:

DL:(thee) Mike B VS DJ AM Live at Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary 11-2-08

Then AM took over for a little while, joined later by JFK(MSTRKRFT), and then they went 1 for 1 for a bit. At this point we're deep in total dancefloor madness.

DL:DJ AM vs JFK Live at Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary 11-2-08

Then it was time for our guest of honor, the one and only DJ Falcon. He played an amazing set and the crowd response was unbelievable, I was definitely fanning out. He really took the ableton dj style to the max, doing ill live remixing and adding drums here and there. I LOVE THIS MIX!

DL:DJ Falcon Live at Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary 11-2-08

After that, our secret special guest Busy P took over and dropped bomb after bomb on em. New tracks from Tiga, Soulwax, Armand Van Helden, Crookers, Mr Oizo and the like... even some Vampire Weekend thrown in for good measure.
(please notice how scary sebastiAn looks in this pic)

DL:Busy P Live at Banana Split 2 Year Anniversary 11-2-08

Such a fun night.
It made me tired.

Check out the complete photo journalism of the night via Cobrasnake or Glenjamn.

...oh, and we got a commercial now. What!!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

THE WEDNESDAY B-SIDE(s) number 26 : FK Dub Edition

Try to hate... you can't.

DL:Yaz - Situation (Dub Version) (Sire 1982)
DL:Green Velvet - LaLa Land (FK Dub) (Relief 2001)

FK Myspace
FK Website

Turntable Lab LA Radio 2 :The Legend Of Curlys Gold

iTunes >iTunes Radio >Dance > Turntable Lab L.A. Radio on Scion 17

This is where you'll here the most awesome interview of all times.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Left Overs

So last week was the last Do Over... I think I went like 20 times this summer! Too much fun was had and so much wine was drank. Good times.
In an old post I hinted that I was gonna eventually post Stretch's set from this years opener... 6 months later, here it is:

DL:Stretch Armstrong Live At The Do Over 5-18-08 part 1
DL:Stretch Armstrong Live At The Do Over 5-18-08 part 2

I also never posted my set from my second appearance of the summer. Jazzy Jeff was supposed to play but ended up having to leave town so I was the obvious next choice (yeah right!)
My goal was to only play stuff I had never played there, as it was my 4th appearance. I started off with tons of random Wu-Tang joints, moved into some classic hip-hop and breaks and then disco'd my way into a full on groovy house set... enjoy.

DL:(thee) Mike B Live at The Do Over 9-21-08

And if you haven't already... go to Eli's Outside Broadcast and nab Cosmo Baker's set. Definitely one of the best set's I've heard there, if not anywhere!

See ya next summer.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Quadruple Dose Of Lil' Louis

It's Friday and I'm feeling housey. Why not rally around some radness from Lil Louis in his various incarnations? Yup... no reason not to. Let's roll.

DL:Lil' Louis & The World - Why'd You Fall (Epic 1989)
(The opening of this track could permanently send you into psychosis if you're drug intake is too high. Handle with care)

DL:K.O.F./A Lil' Louis Painting - Stormy Black (Do Be Do Mix) (Nite Grooves 1997)
(One of my all time favorite joints. It's deepness knows no bounds and it was played to death by pretty much everyone that year.)

DL:Lil' Louis & The Party - Clap Your Hands (Fremur Mix) (ZAC 1997)
(Murderous bassline, soulful 90's style vox and some real pretty vibes. SO DOPE!!!)

DL:Lil' Louis - Conversation (Mike B's, Pause, Just Blow Edit)
(Hey! look whats back from the dead! The old link went down so I figured I'd throw this back up in here.)