Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nickodemus is definitely one of the raddest producers in recent years for me. I'm always curious to see what he's doin' next and his tracks have always been a staple in my record bag for years. I always liked how he fused various ethnic music genres together to rock the dance floor.
He's worked with some major heavyweights such as Quantic, Jay Rodriguez, Zeb as well as Nappy G. Aside from his own production, he's done remix duties for the likes of Nina Simone, Billy Holiday, Thievery Corporation and label mates Pimps of Joytime.
Not only does Nickodemus make dope music but he throws amazing parties as well. His "Turntables On The Hudson" parties are probably the longest running jam in NYC and if you've ever been to one I'm sure you get what I'm talking about. His DJ sets, like his production, are influenced from all angles of the planet. Expect to hear everything from raw funk, hip-hop, dub, samba, latin, afro, callipso or even middle eastern traditional music.
Here's his newest mix which he did for Eclechtech Radio. Listen HERE
Nickodemus - La Lluvia(Hird Remix)
Q-Tip - I Believe
Nicodemus - Sun Children(Red Astaire Remix)
The Spy From Cairo - Jenaty
Flowering Inferno - Deela & Professor(Going Down)
Pimps Of Joytime - Benita
Ocote Soul Sounds
Jose James - Darkness(Simbad Remix)
Nickodemus - The Love Feeling(Christian Prommer Remix)
Eduardo Castillo - Submersible
The Spy From Cairo - Ana Arabi
BUY NICKODEMUS VINYL HERE
Here are some of my fave Nickodemus jams:
NICKODEMUS - SUN CHILDREN
NICKODEMUS - MI SWING ES TROPICAL
NICKODEMUS - FUNKY IN THE MIDDLE
NICKODEMUS - GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME
Monday, November 23, 2009
Lately i've really been feeling that filtered disco house sound that has been filling dancefloors across the globe in recent months. I think 2009 has been a great year for electronic music in general but in my opinion, there are more appealing house jams that have dropped in 2009 alone than in countless years past. This track reminds me a bit of the jams DuckSauce (aka: Armand Van Helden and DJ A-Trak)have been dropping and although Dutch producer Rubix doesn't have quite the discography as these two heavyweights this jam is still a dancefloor killer!!!
Rubix // Baiser Sur La Disco
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I got a fever...and the only prescription...is more DISCO. More and more these days I find myself digging for those old disco/electro boogie jams that I just can't get enough of. After spending hours trying to track down some of these gems i'm no longer surprised at how often i see the words "Larry Levan Edit". So many classic tunes come to mind when I hear the name Larry Levan, and I can thank the homie DJ Hubbz for putting me onto him with his routine using the Larry Levan edit of "Walking into Sunshine" by Central Line.
Here are a couple of tunes from the man himself to get you through the week, and if your looking for more info on this legendary disco bad-ass you can find his biography HERE
Jimmy Ross//First True Love Affair//Larry Levan Edit - Mediafire
Instant Funk//I Got My Mind Made Up//Larry Levan Edit - Mediafire
Larry Levan//Weekend//JP Edit - Mediafire
Monday, November 16, 2009
It's that time again kids, SUPER HAPPY DANCE PARTAY numero 5 is this Saturday night, November 21st 2009. Were proud to be hosting this event at a great new venue, Studio 538. This time around we'll be teaming up with our good friends at Schitz Popinov to bring you 2 rooms of SUPER HAPPY SCHITZ!!!
Advance tickets for this bad-boy are only $15 and are available exclusively at Beatstreet Records in Vancouver. For all the updates/info/contests/blah blah blah... hit up the event page on Facebook.
See you in the dance!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
As were nearing the end of the 2009 calender year, I can look back and honestly say that this year has been great for new music. There have been so many huge tunes that have dropped this year and it has brought new life to some of the genres i've paid little attention to over the past couple years. With that being said, every once in a while i'll come across an older jam that instantly becomes the hottest shit in my crates.
Huge thanks to the homies over at Dollar Bin Jams for putting me on to this record. If you haven't checked out their page before it's highly recomended, I give it 2 woos' way up.
Sangria - To The Beat Ya'll - Divshare
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I don't think Mat needs any sort of introduction but if you've been living under a rock for the last 1o years then you should know he's one of Canada's top DJ's. The guy can flip through 4 genres of music before you can get a shot of whisky down your throat! On top of all that, Mat is one of the nicest guys/DJ's I've met since I've been on the left coast. If you wanna peep more "REALLY GOOD" stuff you should head over to his website www.matthealien.com.
Here's the first of many dope mixes to come from his podcast!
Really Good Podcast Mix Series #1 Mat The Alien Dubstep Mix Oct 2009 by MatTheAlien
So the Homie Czech just dropped three new mixes for all you party peeps to check out! Each one is different in their own way but one thing is constant, they all are all chunk full of funk! Czech is by no stranger to the west coast breakbeat scene(He practically started it!!) This guy really turned me on to breakbeats way back when, when I was just a snowboard bum living in Whistler. I would rock out to his sets like no other! Anyways, back to the future here and Czech is still killing it and I would have to say he's been one one of my biggest influences! partying and spinning with this guy will leave your liver scarred! NO JOKE! Great guy and a great DJ! Now get your download on party peeps!!!
Bucket Of Grease - Mix Tape by Dj Czech
Lazer Disk - Mix Tape by Dj Czech
Shambalah Breaks - Mix Tape by Dj Czech
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: AVI SHACK, HUBBZ, U-TERN & EVO
Been meaning to post this for a minute since Avi sent it to me but I've been way too busy(and pretty forgetful....). This is a mix from Avi's radio show THESE ARE THE BREAKS. This just isn't any mix it's his 10 yr Anniversary mix. The show has been going for almost thirteen years now! A lot of heads tune into this show each and every friday from 12-1pm(up until last year he would rock out form 12-2pm!) to hear an assortment of sounds. One week Avi could drop the jazz knowledge on ya where he basically flaunts his record collection, the next week he might drop a "hard to find" disco set on ya or maybe he'll switch it up and drop an 80's hip-hop mix or a full on dub set! That's what makes Avi's show so good, you get the best of the best from all the dope genres!
Not only is Avi a dope DJ and a well known record collector but he also runs one of the dopest independent record shops in all of Canada Beat Street Records. Aside from all this the dude still manages to find time to coach his kids in hockey and soccer too! We usually get him out to spin with us now and again at THE PAYBACK but now that hockey season is in full swing I doubt we'll get him down until next spring. If you ever get to see this guy spin or even DJ with him, it truly is a treat!
I remember not long after I had started working at Beat Street I got a call from this guy one Friday afternoon. He told me he was a limo driver and he had picked up Bill Cosby at the airport. Apparently, Bill Cosby was in town for a show at one of the casinos or some shit. Anyways, the driver stated he had Avi's show on in the limo while he was bringing Cosby to his hotel. Cosby told him to turn off that "jibber-jaberish" that he had on in the limo. I thought it was cool that the driver felt inclined to call so Avi knew he got dissed by BILL FUCKEN COSBY! Funny shit! That being said I lost a lot of respect for Bill Cosby that day and I don't think I watched The Cosby Show since!
Here's the mix in all it's glory! It's over an hour long and it's a dope mix of old-school electro, freestyle & booty bass. Lot's of dope cameo audio drops too! You can thank me later! Ez
Monday, November 9, 2009
I met Wash on-line awhile back. He hit me up cause he had heard one of my mixes on-line. We would chat regularly and talk about tunes and trade tunes. This guy and his crew throw parties all around Brazil and from what I can tell they are the purveyors of the funk/breaks scene down there.
I'm gonna be heading down there in March of 2010 to tour with this guy and I can't wait! The Homie Stickybudz just got back form Brazil touring with Wash and I heard nothing but good things! I can't wait to get down there cause I love Brazilian music and I've always been infatuated with their culture!
Here's what Wash has to say about himself:
DJ Wash, 30 years old started his DJ career in 2002 and has since played shows at countless clubs and festivals all around Brazil and recently did a 3 months tour in Europe
He is involved in several partnerships with labels and producers from around the world and is working towards sharing new kinds of Funk and Breaks music with the public.
He runs two crews in Brazil. Funk the System and Butter Music. The first more into funky breaks and the second with electronic and slippery music.
Living in Sao Paulo. Producing parties, djing and now working as a tour manager.
Just promoted Stickybud`s (Good Groove) tour and did the same in August for Rex Riddem (Fort Knox / Nappy Riddem) in Brazil.
Here is his latest mix for a Radio Show in Brazil
Godfather - Tombee RMX
Mind Power (Regrooved by Basement Freaks) - James Brown
Danger (No Trick mix) - UPSTATE REMIXES
Grapevine RMX - Marvin Gaye
Grip like a vice - Lebrosk (rework)
FREAKHOP PART 3 - AUDITED BEATS
The Essence (Rockmaster Rus B GO GO Remix) - Choclair
Can I Have It Just Like the Old Good Times - Basement Freaks
The Breaks - Dublex Inc. Remix - Kurtis Blow
URB - Neighbourhood Romeo
Take You Back - The Breakbeat Junkie & DJP
In da house - The Breakbeat Junkie
Night Owl (All Good Funk Alliance remix) - Neighbour & Think Tank
Jam On The Breaks (Neil T's Wikki Free Zone) - Neil Tomo
How Gee Is The Party - Funktomas
Ed Royal - hiphop to funk feat. BadKat & Lady Daisey (Nick Fonkyson remix)
Shift - Fort Knox Five
Beastie - Mr Patron
(((FUNK THE SYSTEM)))
And as an ADDED BONUS I got another link for all you funky peeps! Tune in and listen to Stickybudz slay it on Brazilian radio!!!
ENJOY PARTY PEEPS!!!
Monday, November 2, 2009
SO YEA, I'M SURE THE WORLD REALLY NEEDS ANOTHER NO DIGGITY REMIX, BUT FUCK YOU, I'M GIVING ONE TO YOU ANYWAY.
JUST A QUICK BLEND OF ALAN BRAXE AND FRED FALKE'S INTRO WITH A CHOP OF THE INFAMOUS VOCALS FROM BLACKSTREET'S NO DIGGITY. AS OVERPLAYED AS THIS TUNE IS, IT'S STILL SEEMS TO GET A GREAT REACTION AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.
Blackstreet - No Diggity (DJ Soo Intro Blendit)
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