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Kid Kameleon “Extremely Small and Precise Sounds Part 2” DJ Mix

Kid Kameleon “Extremely Small and Precise Sounds Part 2″ DJ MixBack in ’07 Mashit partnered with Kid Kameleon and the London-based music and culture portal, Spannered to bring you 2 mixes of low-end revelry. Now we’ve decided to ally once again.

Kid K is back with the bass, but this time the treble is tweaked in a most explicit manor. The sounds are “extremely small and precise.” That’s how the Kid describes this breed of esoteric, minimal-dubstep-esque material. Give it a listen and define the genre for yourself:

Download:
Kid Kameleon; Extremely Small and Precise Sounds Part 2

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Tracklist:

  1. Arovane; No.8 Amx
  2. Sideshow; If Alone Feat Paul S.Hilaire
  3. El Rakkas; Seas of Disease (LV Remix)
  4. Taal Mala; Plus
  5. Shackleton; (No More) Negative Thoughts
  6. Simple; rO
  7. 2562; Kontrol
  8. LV and Josh Idehen; Face of God
  9. El Rakkas; I and I  
  10. Peverelist Ft. Pinch; Revival
  11. Appleblim; Vansan (Gatekeeper Remix)
  12. Gatekeeper; Blip
  13. Appleblim & Geiom; Shreds
  14. Ramadanman And Appleblim; Justify
  15. Kanye West; Love Lockdown (Flying Lotus Remix)
  16. Burial; Shuttle
  17. Mount Kimbie; Taps

Now go check out Kid Kameleon; Extremely Small and Precise Sounds Part 1 over at Spannered.

And for old time’s sake listen back to the last Kid Kameleon-Mashit-Spannered colab, the Aim High and Aim Low mixs.

Must Be The Beer

I had an interesting experience DJing in Portland, OR last night. It was similar to something I once witnessed at a gig in Ghent, Belgium. The more wild, crazy, hard & heavy I was willing to go with the music, the more the crowd responded and danced.

The opposite is generally the norm in Chicago, Boston, and really most places I’ve played. The more familiar the crowd is with the music, the more they dance. If I go a bit too left-field the dance-floor clears in a hurry. When that’s the case I find myself dropping a track like “Waterfalls” by TLC to get the crowd back on the floor. Last night, after I’d play some classic dancehall or an Eric B & Rakim track, I’d begin to lose ’em and had to play super-esoteric dubstep or breakcore to fill the dance again.

Today I had brunch with my friend Paul AKA Strategy who runs the Community Library record label, and he observed that Portland seems to have a crew of working-class party kids who who are gravitating toward extreme music. The breakcore/dubstep events like the one I played at last night are drawing upwards of 700 enthusiastic, sonic-freaks. This crew is unlike the folks Paul referred to as “hipsters” who represented a gentrification of underground culture and who, at this point, gravitate toward more mainstream sounds.

I’ve witnessed what Paul’s taking about in Chicago too. The hipster club-nights tend to specialize in forms of music that have bubbled to the top; weather it’s electro-house, ’90s revivalist stuff, or ironic mashups. DJs at those nights might be able to drop in a dubstep track for underground cred, but if they were to play more than a couple they’d be in danger of losing the crowd.

Obviously there’s a time and place for mainstream dance-party action, but I wonder why there’s not more place for underground experimentation. I don’t mean nights of specific music like “Stictly acid-crunk all the time!” In my view that’s were genres steer off the cliff. When drum & bass, dubstep, etc solidified into something definable their specialty club-nights became a bore.

With that in mind. Check out Strategy’s “A Rainy Night in Portland” mix for XLR8R ->

I never realized Nu Shooz was from Portland!

Party Like It’s 19-Naughty-9

I’m headed to a New Years Eve party in Brooklyn tonight and was asked if I had a danceable version of “Auld Lang Syne” to drop at midnigt. I didn’t. Instead I made this medly of some memorable pop hits from the last decade, kicked off by a classic, Glen Miller version of “Auld.” Enjoy, and happy new year!

MP3 Download (68 Tracks in 55 Mins):
DJ C; Party Like It’s 19-Naughty-9 –>

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Tracklist:

  1. Glen Miller; Auld Lang Syne
  2. Britney Spears; Toxic
  3. Chingy, Ludacris, & Snoop; Holiday Inn
  4. Tweet; Oops (Oh My)
  5. Beyonce; Diva
  6. Radiohead; No Suprises
  7. Jay-Z; Dirt Off Shoulders
  8. Baby Cham; Ghetto Story
  9. Outcast; So Fresh So Clean
  10. 50 Cent; PIMP (Bombist, Post&Bim Rmx)
  11. Jay-Z; Run This Town (ft. Rihanna)
  12. Shaggy; Angel
  13. Timbaland & Magoo; Indian Flute
  14. Rihanna; Umbrella ft. Jay-Z
  15. Red Hot Chilli Peppers; Scar Tissue
  16. Blu Cantrell; Hit “Em Up Style (Oops!)
  17. Destiny’s Child; Jumpin’, Jumpin’
  18. Eve; Let Me Blow Your Mind
  19. Fabolous; Can’t Deny It
  20. Fat Joe & Terror Squad; Lean Back
  21. Jay-Z & Beyonce; Me and My Girlfriend
  22. P Diddy; Bad Boys For Life
  23. Snoop Dogg; Drop It Like It’s Hot
  24. Shaggy ft. RikRok; Wansn’t Me (Soundwasta’s Let It Be Me Mix)
  25. 50 Cent; In Da Club
  26. 50 Cent; I Get Money
  27. Brandy; What About Us
  28. J-Kwon; Tipsy
  29. Kanye West; Golddigger
  30. Tiger Ranks; Party With Me
  31. Lil’ Mama; Lip Gloss
  32. Beyonce; Single Ladies
  33. M.I.A; Galang (Diplo Remix ft. Lil Vicious)
  34. Busta Rhymes; Pass the Courvoisier (Ft. Pherell)
  35. Mark Ronson; Just Ft. Alex Greenwald (Radiohead)
  36. Rihanna; Pon Da Replay
  37. 50 Cent; Candy Shop (Instrumental)
  38. Cham & Beyonce; Crazy In Love Remix
  39. M.I.A.; Pull Up The People (Carrasco! Amerie Remix)
  40. Jay-Z; I Just Wanna Love You (Give It To Me)
  41. Remy Ma; Conceited (Instrumental)
  42. Snoop Dogg; Beautiful (Ft. Pharell)
  43. Busta Rhymes; Touch It (DJ Tameil Mix)
  44. Missy Elliott; Work It
  45. 112; Peaches and Cream
  46. Lady Sovereign; Random (A Brucker & Sinden Mix)
  47. Kelis; Trick Me Twice (Heatwave Remix ft. TOK)
  48. Gwen Stefani; Hollaback Girl
  49. Gnarles Barkley; Crazy
  50. Gorillaz; Dare
  51. Justin Timberlake; Sexy Back
  52. Gwen Stefani; Wind It Up
  53. Missy Elliott; Gossip Folks
  54. The White Stripes; Seven Nation Army
  55. Enur Ft. Natasja; Calabria
  56. Gorillaz; Clint Eastwood (2-Step Mix)
  57. Sean Kingston; Beautiful Girls (Suicidal)
  58. Ludacris; Roll Out
  59. Dr. Dre; Forgot About Dre (Ft. Eminem)
  60. Jay-Z; Big Pimpin
  61. Usher; Love In This Club
  62. Chamillionaire; Ridin’
  63. Amy Winehouse; Rehab
  64. Rick Ross; Every Day I’m Hustling
  65. Lil Wayne; A Milli (Hollertronix Remix)
  66. Hurricane Chris; A Bay Bay
  67. Damien Marley; Welcome to Jamrock
  68. Outkast; Hey Ya

Baile Frik

The Frikstailers are a Cordoba Argentina based electronic music duo. 1/2 of the team, DJ Rafa Caivan, came through Chicago last year with the Zizek Records tour and I had the pleasure of spending a day showing him ’round the Chi.

They’ve got a new record out which features Mashit’s own MC Zulu on a couple of tracks, including a remix of “Ransom the Senator.” Here’s a teaser for ya:

Frikstailers “Baile Frick (Original Mix)” ->

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And here’s what the label has to say:

Revolt Into Style is a new UK based label with an international outlook. Our aim is to release quality music
across genre and style, releasing work by the freshest producers and bands from Argentina’s electronica scene and new talent from Europe. Our working relationship with Latin American label Pino Rec is the foundation on which the business is built. We plan initially to focus attention on the talented producers and artists on the Pino Rec roster, and ultimately to nurture creative collaborations between European and Latin American artists.

On our debut release, the ‘Baile Frik EP’ the Frikstailers come very correct with the title track, a breakbeat baile funk bomb, before remixing Chicago’s MC Zulu to stunning effect; Truthfully is a reggaeton-cumbia-hip hop hybrid, while Ransom The Senator is a glitchy dancehall banger. Also present is an electro booty remix from Peter Digital Orchestra (who releases twisted bleeding-edge hip hop under his Fulgeance moniker.)

Baile Frik EP vinyl is available at Juno Records (http://www.juno.co.uk/labels/Revolt+Into+Style/)

BOUNCEMENT: Starkey, MC Zulu, DJ C, Timid @ Lava

Aight, folks! Starkey‘s comin’ in to make his Chicago debut on Friday and we thought you might like a taste of what to expect at this sure-to-be-blazin’ party.

Video: Starkey Live Mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 1 “Generation Bass”:

cranking out a steady stream of his own remixes, bootlegs, and 12″ tracks. This past year saw the release of his full-length debut Ephemeral Exhibits (Planet Mu), as well as the appearance of [Starkey’s] more club-bumpin’ tracks under his Moves!!! alias… [He] tops the roster at Lava on Friday, taking the headlining slot for what marks his Chicago debut. The opening sets belong to Timid and DJ C — the latter of whom will be performing with Chicago dancehall mic-masher MC Zulu.

– Graham Sanford; Gapers Block –  Read more ->

Here are some free MP3s by Starkey plus Bouncemnt party-mates DJ-C & MC Zulu to wet your wistle:

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Farewell, ’08. I’ll Miss Your Music

Well, here we are in 2009. The turn of the century is almost over. The Oh-Ohs have been too NAUGHTy. It’s time for change; Lets get some ones in our two thousands!

But that’s for next year. Right now I’d like to take a look back at last year. I was asked by the 88 Music Blog to submit one of those top 10 lists that everyone seems to do around the new year, and here’s what I cam up with:

DJ C’s Top 10 Tracks Most Dropped in a 2008 DJ Set
(in no particular order, with links to buy or find out more)

Speaking of DJ Elected (mentioned in the list above), he’s got a couple awesome new mashups out. Here’s one:

Modeselektor Vs. The Fugees “Ready or da Macca” ->

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You can get the other one — Strategy Vs. Beyonce & Sean Paul “Strategy Bwoy” — at Elected’s Sirkus Recordings site ->

Notice a theme? That’s right, they’re both instrumentals from the Shockout catalog:

Sirkus Recordings Presents Shockout Mashups

Sirkus mashed up two favorite Shockout Beats and put some
easy lyrics on them. Dancefloor ready uhban digestive.

Happy new year folks. Here’s looking toward the teens!

DJ C @ Beat Research

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The Bassic party at Goodlife rocked! Thanks to all those who came out and danced, and to Jam2 and Dabu for holding down the decks with me.

At the end of the night the lights came on but the crowd was not done, and neither was I, so it’s to be continued this Monday night at the Beat Research party, Enormous Room, Cambridge. Here’s the lowdown:

Monday, December, 29, ’08
Beat Research @ The Enormous Room
w. DJ C, DJ Prezdivka, DJ Flack, Wayne&Wax
567 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free
RSVP on Facebook ->

Here’s an exherpt of my set at the opening night of Beat Research in March of ’04:

DJ C @ Beat Research, March 22, ’04 ->

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Most likely though, Monday will probably be more like:

DJ C “At BassGoesBoom (Lava, Chicago, 11/08)” ->

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Tracklist here ->

The Squire of Gothos

I’ve been lovin’ these guys’ bassline raver tracks. They just sent over the DJ mix below which is a great showcase of their sound.

A couple of their tracks are posted for free DL over at Palms Out Sounds and they’re definitely worth checkin’, but I highly recommend their digi-EP called “Rave Lord” which is available at Juno Download ->

DJ Mix MP3:
The Squire of Gothos “Forest Gateaux Mix” ->

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  1. Nas “life’s a bitch (Squire remix)”
  2. Squire Of Gothos “Sandpaper Riddim”
  3. Destiny’s Child “Independant woman (squire Remix)”
  4. Squire Of Gothos “Jonas’ Birthday”
  5. Squire Of Gothos “Graftin’ Every day”
  6. Squire Of gothos “?”
  7. Onyx “Slam HArder (squire rough remix)”
  8. Delacy “Hideaway (Squire of Gizzle remix)”
  9. Adina Howard “Freak Like Me (Squire’s Hired Goon remix)”

Cardopusher & Pacheko “ThisTroy” EP To Be Released 12/9/08 on Mashit

Buy “ThisTroy” @ the Mashit MP3 Shop ->

Cardopusher and Pacheko; “ThisTroy” is out now in the Mashit MP3 Shop. Listen and download ->

Pacheko gave us 3 mixes of his track “Green Bull.” 2 of them will be on the EP but we’ve decided to give one away as a teaser.

Free Promo MP3:
Pacheko “Green Bull (B Bull Mix)” ->

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