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Now that I’m three mixtapes deep made from using the Djay app, I’ll try not to enjoy making them on my phone too much. This time around, I stood in front of Joe the Art of Coffee near Parsons for about 45 minutes tapping away on my iPhone mixing this playlist. Stream on Mixcloud and view the tracklist below.
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Tracklist for DJ Treats Presents: Phone Tap Part 2
“Trip.Fall’ – Denitia and Sene
“Me” – Erykah Badu
“Hyph Mngo” – Joy Orbison
“Callin’ On You” – Drake & Sango
“Your Body” – Peter Hadar
“Chosen Fools” – Salvatore Freda
“Loveee Song” – Rihanna feat. Future (Brenmar Remix)
“Ooops” – Tweet (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
“Goin’ Great” – Keswick
“Whatchu Want From Me?” – Homeboy Sandman
“Atom Anthem” – D Prosper feat. Jay Electronica
“Whip Appeal” – Frank Ocean
“Selectah” – Mz. Bratt “Selecta” b/w Chuck Upbeat “Ain’t Gonna Lose” (Regent Street Remix)
“Hot Gyal” – Chippy Nonstop (DJ MKIII Edit)
“Wild for the Night” – A$AP Rocky feat. Skrillex
“So It Goes” – RATKING
Here’s the product of an afternoon sitting with the Djay app, while I nursed my sprained ankle back to recovery. P.S. Since I’m feeling like my old self of deejaying with reckless abandon, I re-purposed this Star TAC photo.
Phone Tap Tracklist
“Safe Sex, No Freaks” – Funkmaster Flex & The Ghetto Celebs
“All Gold Everything” – Cassie feat. Trina & Lola Monroe
“Freaks” – French Montana feat. Nicki Minaj
“El Tigeraso” – Maluca
“La Hora de Volve” – Rita Indiana
“Los Poderes” (Kingdom Remix) – Rita Indiana
“Keep It Moving” (LOL Boys Edit) – Jeremih
“Chit Chat” (Clubhouse Remix) – Cajmere
“Gare Du Nord” – Carte Blanche
“21st Century Life” *DJ Mehdi Secret Disco Dub) – Sam Sparro
“Jackrock” – Cassius
“Anyway” – Duck Sauce
“Into the Night” – Azari & III
“Set It Off” – Diplo feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex
“Moombahton” – Dave Nada
“Look At Where We Are” (Major Lazer Extended Remix) – Hot Chip
“Higher Ground” – TNGHT
“Drop That B” – Salva
“Sally (That Girl)” – Gucci Crew
“Let It Go” – Butter
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My first mix using the Djay app opened me up to a new world of mixing. For over 10 years, most of my mixes have been true to the tradition of two Technics turntables and a mixer. It’s not like I have been hesitant to embrace technology—I use my laptop, and Serato and get by just fine with that. What’s a DJ to do though when in transit though? Tapping away at the cue points, triggering effects at my fingertips in a recording on my iPhone, why the hell not?! Even though I deviated from my comfort zone of turntable hardware, I wanted the mix to sound thematically like what I’d play when I’m slumped over at a party watching the crowd dance in a belligerent rage. It’s more than just aggressive drinking of alcohol to lower inhibitions. The liquid courage changes the mood; you’re greasing the wheels to a conversation; good and bad decisions get made; there’s a memory in every beat even if you might not remember it the next day. This mix illustrates how it all goes down.
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Whenever you can’t reach me, I could very well be indoors with music playing too loud to hear myself think. Below is the product of one of those recent occurrences which happened during Winter Storm Nemo. Click the link to listen on Mixcloud.
Cabin Fever February 2013 Tracklist
1. D. Prosper – “Merkaba Revisited“
2. Fabolous – “Transformation”
3. Flatbush Zombies – “Friday”
4. Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z & Dr. Dre – “3 Kings”
5. Rick Ross feat. Meek Mill – “Perfectionist”
6. Obie Trice feat. Eminem – “Emulate”
7. Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
8. French Montana feat. Chinx Drugs – “I’m A Coke Boy”
9. Curren$y feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Scottie Pippens”
10. RATKING – “Comic”
11. DJ Shadow – “Artifact”
12. Munchi – “Vamo A Darle Slow”
13. Baauer – “Harlem Shake”
14. ETC!ETC! & Brillz & Diplo feat. Whiskey Pete – “Bueller”
15. Waka Flocka feat. Drake – “Round of Applause”
16. Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
17. Rihanna – “Pour It Up”
18. Justin Timberlake feat. Beyoncé – “Until the End of Time” (Brenmar Remix)
19. Jamie Xx – “Far Nearer” (Ollie Macfarlane Bootleg)
20. Distal – “Temple People”
21. Burial – “Exit Woundz”
22. Benga – “26 Bsslines”
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Space on my iPhone has been scarce between my favorite DJ sets, to mixtapes and EPs eating up its memory. Sure there’s Spotify, Soundcloud, and Mixcloud that stream music offline which could open things up for other downloads. Still I’m stuck in my ways using mp3s from my iTunes. So for your listening pleasure, I’ve listed my Top 21 of 2012 (plus 1 Honorable Mention) below for you to stream. If you’re actually viewing this post on a mobile device, do yourself a favor and download the Soundcloud and Mixcloud apps and add some of these mixes to your favorites list for the forthcoming New Year’s Eve festivities. Hit the jump and press play. Let the list begin
Upon entering IMOK, a venue on 247 Eldridge St., DICE THE GOD told me to trap it up all night. He was referring to the soundtrack to the streets: the musical testaments for outlaws or would-be criminals who glorify selling drugs, and of course there is the other group of individuals addicted to the euphoria by doing intoxicants. Strip club anthems that inspire white collar to blue collar hustlers to make it rain, those are always fair game.
The range of genres goes from southern rap, to ’90s hip-hop, to the electronic dance hybrid of the former is what I played during my first outing at the weekly party known as Bible Study. In preparation for the event, I put together a mixtape playing off the theme of religion. It’s a touchy subject, so I kept it simple highlighting moments where G-O-D appears in the title, or where the devil is an inspiration for how fiery of an MC they could be, like Big L’s “Devil’s Son.” Listen to that short compilation. The next one promises to be as spiritual to exercise the demons of trap life. Below is a glimpse of last week’s party. RSVP for this Thursday.
Keeping Austin weird.
The latest offering from DJ Mick Boogie takes selections from the lineup at the Mass Appeal x Decon x Karmaloop showcase at SXSW and gives you a sense of what to expect next week.
Last time Mick Boogie and I crossed paths, our Leaders Of The New Cool project for Complex raised a flag for a wave of talent like The Cool Kids, Fashawn and The Knux. Here we are again with one of those moments.
I had an idea to compile some of my favorite Alchemist collaborations with guys like Fabolous and Raekwon, but the tape didn’t sound as cohesive as a collection of productions for Mobb Deep. At some point I’ll complete my original idea for Chemical Imbalance. For now, The Infamous Adventures of Mobb Deep & The Alchemist Vol. 1 is my best mixtape thus far. Sidebar: In case you watched The Chemistry Files doc produced by The Alchemist and Neil Diamonds, you’ll appreciate the soundbytes I used to give perspective to the legacy of the Mobb and ALC. Scroll down for the tracklist and audio.
1. Prodigy – Intro
2. Mobb Deep feat. 50 Cent – The Infamous
3. Prodigy – Return of the Mac
4. Prodigy – Gun Love
5. Mobb Deep feat. Nas – Dog Shit
6. Prodigy – Keep It Thoro
7. The Alchemist feat. Nas and Prodigy – Tick Tock
8. The Alchemist – Chemistry Files Interlude
9. The Alchemist feat. Prodigy, Illa Ghee and Nina Sky – Hold You Down
10. The Alchemist feat. Prodigy and Nina Sky – Keys to the City
11. Mobb Deep – Win or Lose
12. The Alchemist – The Realest Interlude
13. Mobb Deep feat. Kool G Rap – The Realest
14. Prodigy – Nickel and a Nail
15. O.V. Wright – Nickel and a Nail
16. Keak Da Sneak feat. Prodigy and The Alchemist – That Go
17. Mobb Deep – When U Hear The
18. The Alchemist – Tight Interlude
19. The Alchemist – That’s That
20. Prodigy feat. Cormega – Three
21. Prodigy – Veterans Memorial Pt. 2
22. Prodigy – Trials of Love
23. Prodigy – Stop Fronting
24. Prodigy – The One and Only
25. Prodigy – Keep the Heels On
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Here we are, one year later. So much has changed since a little graphic novel series became the next uber-cool franchise. The thread of young slacker Scott Pilgrim having to defeat his girlfriend’s seven evil exes to unlock her love is the story. Universal would inevitably put some major coins behind it to bring Brian Lee O’Malley’s creation to Sony Playstation and of course the box office. In following the evolution of the graphic novels, I had fun creating my own wish list of songs fellow fans would enjoy based on the artists referred to in the author’s published playlists and his references to them on promo T-shirts worn by the characters. Fast forward a year later, we are five days away from the epic conclusion with the sixth and final book, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour due on July 20th. After the jump, I’ve laid out six ways to get re-reacquainted with Scott Pilgrim and friends.
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