Friday, April 25, 2008

JAMZ 2!!

Quite a bit of hip hop/rap in this update, and a few techno/electro house type jams as well, Enjoy!

Mike The 2600 King-Mixin it up for Disobelle

Strawberry Alarm Clock “The World’s On Fire”
I used this track for my remix of Rick James’ “Give it to Me.” Awesome uptempo psych rock song from the group you might recognize as “the guys who did ‘Incense and Peppermints.’”

Doug Surreal & Mike the 2600 King “Give it to Me (remix pt. 2)”I took the last few bars of my Rick James remix and sent them to my dude Doug, who added some keyboard parts and extra percussion. He sent it back and I extended the ESG vocal part and added the James Brown nuggets. It ended up kinda groovy. In 1999, Doug and I started a DJ and production crew in St. Louis called The Litterthugz with Bitch Ass Darius and a few other folks and now he’s living in a wigwam somewhere eating wheatgrass and drinking 808s.

Arcade Fire “Black Mirror (Mike 2600 Party Version)”
We (my design and screenprinting studio Burlesque of North America) design and print all of Arcade Fire’s tour posters and have done a few t-shirts and other tour graphics for them, so I thought I’d be totally sick of their music at this point, but I still really dig it. They’re great to see live in concert too. It’s like a Superbowl halftime show but with good music. When this acapella surfaced, I couldn’t resist doing a remix.

Santana “Mirage”
I extended the drums out of the end of the Arcade Fire remix and threw this great Santana song which I stole from my Dad’s music collection last time I was at my parents’ house. Hi Dad!

Mike the 2600 King “Rumble (Gettin’ it On)”
Big bass cut-and-paste number I whooped up and added a Big Daddy Kane acapella on top of. Rapp attack.

Eric B. & Rakim “Hypnotic”
This is one of those ‘unreleased’ songs that everyone probably has now since everyone has every song ever. Either way, Rakim is still probably the best rapper of all time.

Jermaine Jackson “Erucu”
From the “Mahogany” soundtrack. What a cut.

Breakout “Planet Funk”
B-side of their smash “Planet Rock” 12″ single on Melting Pot Music, one of my favorite new labels (and I’m not just saying that).

Yoko Ono “Walking on Thin Ice”
I overheard her performing at Pitchfork Music Festival last year and that shit sounded like 10 cats getting operated on by a blind, drunken veterinarian. Yo. Shit was not cool. I’m glad this song doesn’t sound like that.

Doug Surreal “Disco Sleaze”
Hopefully everyone will be on Doug’s jock after they hear this track. He did this one like 3 or 4 years ago. Stay tuned for the Motel Crew project.

Boney M “Felicidad”
I don’t think I’ve heard a Boney M song I don’t like.

TMS ft. Jimmy Graham “Get the Feelin’”
It’s like that perfect halfway point between disco and funk.

MSTRKRFT “The Looks”
This song and “Get the Feelin” go kinda really well together. It was outside of the MSTRKRFT show last October in San Francisco that Serg from introduced me to bacon dogs. Shit yeah.

Ghosthustler “Busy Busy Busy (Prince Klassen Young Professional re-edit)”
My dude Klassen introduced us all to this great group out of Austin TX and served up this hot re-edit of their already hot song.

Chaka Khan “Fate”
Girls request Madonna. Women request Chaka.

Stardust “Music Sounds Better With You”
Congratulations to this song for its 1000th appearance in a mix for a blog! We did it!

Cougar Shuttle “Tow”
Wizard of electronic music, astro-physics genius, and casual mathematician, DJing with Cougar probably shaped the way I DJ more than any other individual ever. For real. This guy is a genius and this full-throttle acid song is just the tip of the iceberg of what dude is capable of doing.

Snowden “Kill the Power”
I think I saw my friend Mary wearing a Snowden button a few years ago but first heard this song on my friend Audrey’s radio show and was hooked, so this one is dedicated to both of them.

George Harrison “What is Life”
This is like the better version of “Got My Mind Set on You” from 10 or 20 years before. When is this song from? I don’t even know but I bet Google knows.

Grassroots “Wait a Million Years”
Oldies rock banger.

Mike the 2600 King “Fuck You Pay Me”

Pase Rock “Fingertips pt. 3.5″
This is my favorite song to transition from non-clubby bassy stuff into clubby bassy stuff. Stevie + handclaps + 808s + Lyn Collins drums. What else do you really need?

Say Wut “Futuristic”
This dude has the best formula for Baltimore club music and everything he makes it just nasty.

Bird Peterson “The Jump Off”
I love this guy. He can DJ for 2 hours while only spinning his own music and it’s all incredible. This song is available on the DO IT TO IT 12″ single our crew just released. You can learn more about the record at

Egyptian Lover “I Cry (Every Night)”

Blondie “Call Me”
Girls request Madonna. Cool girls with tattoos request Blondie.

LCD Soundsystem “Daft Punk is Playing in My House”

Daft Punk “Human After All”
Do these really need an explanation?

Danzig “Mother (instrumental)”
Whoa, I’ve been into Danzig for almost 20 years. Still have my original Danzig I tape and I remember exactly where I was driving when my Lucifuge tape snapped… I was heading Southwestish on First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis with Aaron Horkey righ near the parking lot with the Greyhound station in it. I’m still kinda pissed about that.

Soulja Boy “Crank Dat Soulja Boy (acapella)”

Dead Prez “Hip Hop (instrumental)”
Back in the St. Louis days, this one used to clear out the booths and fill up the floor more than any other song at our weekly Litterthugz club night.

Peter Bjorn & John “Young Folks (acapella)”
This one sounds really good over a half-time beat. Last summer, we had a Peter, Bjorn, and a John all working in our design studio at the same time. It was around the same time that this song was huge and it was totally hilarious. LOLZ.

Dawn Penn “No No No”
Special request for my lady.

DJ Beware & MC Gringo-Tamborz√£o Con Scratchy

Looptroop Rockers-Living On a Prayer

Looptroop Rockers-Praying On a Liver

B.O.B (ft. Rich Boy) - Haterz Everywhere (video)


The Toxic Avenger-Defeat!

T-Wrecks-Mixin' it Up
“What Up World! Listen and enjoy…”

01 - Twista - Well It’s Time
“Well It’s Time To Begin”! The lyrics and feel of this song were perfect to start off the mix. It’s a bonus track from Twista’s new album produced by Kanye West, and it samples Feist.

02 - Paul McCartney feat. Michael Jackson - Say Say Say (12inch mix)
I had to throw on a funky 80s joint. Timeless feel good music from the classic duo.

03 - Justice - D.A.N.C.E (DJ Eli & Diplo Remix)
My favorite version/remix of D.A.N.C.E. - I played some David Bowie “Lets Dance” cuts/drops at the start to add some flavor. I cut up some b-more drums over the breakdown at the end while mixing in the next track (adds that turntablist feel to it).

04 - Kid Sister / Justin Timberlake - Damn Girl
I like playing around with songs that have similar track names or lyrics. This is the battle of the “Damn Girl”.

05 - Lil Mama - Lip Gloss (Kid Fresh ReFix)
Kid Fresh and Haterboy murder this one! I’ve been playin’ this one out for a while now. Big up to the Lordz of Fitness!

06 - Slum Village - EZ Up (T-Wrecks Remix)
The synths in the original ‘EZ Up’ were so dope that I had to do a remix. Detroit hip-hop will never die. R.I.P J-DILLA!

07 - Sinden vs Tag Team - Whoomp There It Is (DJ Illo’s 2007 TouchUp)
Another Stylusts production! Illo refreshes “Whoomp There It Is” for 2007.

08 - 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake - She Wants It (Edwin Van Cleef Remix)
Ayo Technology remix that just BANGS!!!

09 - Chromeo - Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Chromeo & MSTRKRFT! Two Canadian duos that are representin’ world wide.

10 - T-Wrecks - Oh Sheila Remix
I freaked it just enough that it still has the flavor of the original track and it bangs louder.

11 - Afrika Bambaataa - Get Up and Dance (Stylusts Remix)
We made this remix recently, so it’s not fully mastered yet. I just had to squeeze this track into the mix and let the people get a sneak peak of what the Stylusts are up to. We have a lot of interesting remixes coming so hold tight!

12 - DJ Neoteric - Stardust vs Nirvana
DJ Drastik put me onto this one. This blend works really well on the dance floor. Big up to Neoteric for holding down Canada’s West Coast.

13 - Stylusts - Playboy Ya Time’s Up!
DJ Drastik and I thought of remixing Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction” because we liked the hard synths in it. The original track seems cheesy to me. It reminds me of Canadian strip clubs and Stephen Hawking. We decided to give the track more ass by adding dirty drums and different vocals. This remix works on the dance floor every time. We’re currently on a mission of remixing cheesy dance/rave songs and giving them some filth and swagger.

14 - Rustie - Preech Master
This beat just seemed to fit perfectly for a transition into the next song. Thanks to Rustie for sending me this one!

15 - Techtwelve & Mike Tull - T-Dot Slang
My boy Techtwelve and Mike Tull made this remix of Kardinal Offishall’s “Bakardi Slang”. The original track is a Toronto anthem - I had to represent somehow. Look out for those Techtwelve remixes!

16 - M.I.A - Bucky Done Gone (Risk One B’fix)
Risk One lets this one thump hard.

17 - T-Wrecks - Way I Are Remix
I made this when the track first came out but I didn’t leak it until recently. Google this one and download it!

18 - Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Pop Rawkus Remix)
There are many remixes of this track but I chose the Pop Rawkus one because it bangs and it fit nicely into the mix. The Cousin Cole - ‘Crank Dat’ remix is real nice too.

19 - 50 Cent - I Get Money (ESTAW Gets Cash Fix)
I Get Money is a big track whether you like 50 Cent or not. ESTAW did up a crazy remix!

20 - Kanye West - Stronger (A-Trak Remix)

50 Cent vs Kanye West, the battle continues! I had to put these two tracks back to back. A-Trak destroys it with this one. Another extremely talented and influential DJ from Canada.

21 - Biggie - Everyday Struggle (Bird Peterson Remix)
Bird Peterson always brings the heat! This track is coming out on vinyl this fall. Be on the look out.

22 - Goldrocc - 93′Til Bmore (Instrumental) / Suzanne Vega - Tom’s Diner
This blend is an outro for the mix. I wanted to go out on a mellow tip and make it a ‘To Be Continued’ type ending.

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