DJ C’s Mashit label has been going hard and not even considering going home throughout 2008 with releases from the label boss himself, alongside DJ Flack, Zulu, Bong Ra and Murderbot. Coming on like a bottom end Santa Claus, DJ C dropped some yultide cheer at the tail end of the year with a split release that went some way towards representing the new sound of Caracas – four tracks from the prolific producer Cardopusher (who recently dropped his Hyperdub debut), and three from new kid on the Venezuelan block, Pacheko. It’s not a particular surprise to find this pairing back to back – both seem entwined in each other’s back catalogue, with various remixes and mixtapes ricocheting between them. Pacheko also counts Starkey amongst his cohorts – with another recent split single (on Lo Dubs) and a remix from the Philadelphia producer.
The original version of the track below,”Green Bull”, features on the Mashit single, “This Troy”, however this sprightly bleep’n’bass version is released as a non-EP teaser. It’s a fair reflection of Pacheko’s output thus far – a producer with a cheeky spring in his dubstep, unafraid to rub electro melodies and pop-skank rhythms with his heavy bass treatments. Buy the release at mashit.com.
When it rains it pours! Just as 2008 draws to a close a small slew of my remixes and tracks have suddenly emerged as official releases.
Mochipet: “Microphonepet Remixed”
Daly City Records, U.S (12-inch Vinyl / Digital)
Mochipet commissioned remixes from Berlin’s Crunkmasters Chris de Luca vs. Phon.o, Chicago’s DJ C, Canada vs. Switzerland’s Starting Teeth, San Francisco Glitch Mobster Boreta, Robot Koch of Jahcoozi, and Baltimore’s own Spank Rock DJ Darko.
– PR Copy
Next up is my track “Juce” featuring Brazilian MC Jorge Stylo. This track has been slated for release on Berlin’s Man Recordings for like ever, but wound up on this DJ mix compilation by Australlia’s Bang Gang DJs on Modular:
The Bang Gang DJs – “D Is For Disco, E Is For Dancing”
Modular, Australia (Double CD)
[This] is the most thrillingly forward thinking and downright jacking mix the Bang Gang Deejays are yet to piece together. 68 tracks including [the track ‘Juce’ by DJ C ft. Jeorge Stylo]
– Product description @ Amazon ->
Then there’s this remix I did for New York City’s Sub Swara crew:
Sub Swara “Coup d’Yah Remixes Vol 1”
Low Motion, U.S (CD/Digital)
Ghsislain Poirier moves between dancehall and drum & bass with his ‘Insh’allah’ overhaul, maintaini
ng a fearsome low end presence at all times, DJ C sews things up with a highly entertaining take on ‘Belgrade Riddim’, full of finely chopped breaks and Balkan brass melodies.
Last but not least is this compilation of Boston-centric electronic choonz on which my Boston-bounce track “Acid Bounce” appears. Also features tracks by Dev Null, Vinyl Blight and many more:
“Year Of The Rat” – Compilation
Vermin Street, U.S (CD/Digital Album)
And while we’re thinking about releases, don’t forget tomorrow’s release of Cardopusher & Pacheko’s “ThisTroy” 7-track EP right here on Mashit.
Hitting you with the junglized dubstep, the
fire me up phatty, and rage it raggacore.
@ THE OHM
31 NW 1st ave,
21+ // cheap drinks
music starts @ 10:30pm
- DJ C: Chicago-shockout/mashit records- raggacore/dubstep
- Ryan Organ: pdx-aleutian/offshore recordings- dubstep/jungle
- Senseone: pdx-frontline kingpins- jungle/raggacore
- Penpointred: pdx-reactionary- breakcore/raggacore
- Sarva: pdx-upful riddims-jungle
From the Portland Mercury
(Ohm, 31 NW 1st) DJ C got a couple of big breaks a few years ago. First, legendary BBC radio host John Peel named C’s Mashit Records label of the month, citing the ability of the first few releases to burn up just about any dance floor while mixing any and all genres. Shortly after that Diplo asked C to remix a track he was working on for M.I.A., which proceeded to completely explode, giving a boost to everyone involved. Aside from running and producing music for his own label, C has released tracks on Shockout, Ninja Tune, and Community Library. He appears in Portland for a special “Ragganaught” edition of Reactionary Tuesdays, a new breakcore and dubstep weekly at Ohm. Although DJ C makes it a point to represent a very wide variety of styles, expect a focus on jungle and ragga sounds this time around. – AVA
DJ C “Mas Hit” Mini-Mix ->
Update: The “Mas Hits” album is out now. 16 tracks of massive mashups and ridiculous remixes ->
It’s been just about a year since we re-launched Mashit.com as a blog, online shop, podcast, and all around place for fiends. Over that year Mashit boss DJ C has produced and released a whole slew of bastard-pop-style mashups and remixes, many of which have been available as part of our Free Tunes series.
Now we’ve decided to release those mashups all together as a free download album, along with a few secret bonus tracks. The album, entitled â€œMas Hitsâ€, is out now. This is the teaser, in the form of a mini-mix (leaked here by Time Out Chicago), and music video.
DJ C “Mas Hits” Mini-Mix (’80s Cartoon Music Video Version)
Meanwhile, If this post over at Mad Decent is any indication, DJ mini-mixes are hot right now. Check the Bang Gang DJ’s mini-teaser for their upcoming mix album on Modular which features the DJ C and MC Jorge Stylo track “Juce”; forthcoming on Man Recordings.
The Bang Gang Deejays “D is for Disco, E is for Dancing!” Minimegamatronicmix
Download here ->
DJ C “Mas Hits” Mini-Mix Tracklist: Continue reading
Time Out Chicago / Issue 183 : Aug 28-Sep 3, 2008
Fall Preview 2008 | Clubs
Vital man C
With an online label, global mashing mentality and futuristic dancehall album, DJ C’s got the sonic nutrition you need.
At the crossroads of the genre-blending, digital-remix and bouncing-bass-obsessed international DJ scene, DJ C and Mashit.com have a rep for pushing underground dance culture forward, both online and off. Radio One legend John Peel picked Mashit as his label of the month in October 2004 when the then-Boston-based producer was releasing tracks by DJ C and others with a jungle bent. More recently, DJ C, who relocated to the Chicago area from Boston a year ago, has turned the vinyl label into a download site, podcast and blog that serves as an outlet for his (and his friendsâ€™) mixes, mash-ups, original tracks–even full albums–that don’t tuck neatly into any genre. He’s a DJ expanding his curatorial role online and a Chicago producer of growing influence.
This fall, he’s issuing a free album of all his mash-ups–playful recombinations of everything from Usher and Kelly Clarkson to Southern club tracks–with the working title Mas Hits, plus an album featuring Venezuelan producers Cardopusher and Pacheko for Mashit. He’s also throwing the Bouncement party, which showcases global ghetto-tech, dubstep, bassline, grime, blog tracks and genre blends at Sonotheque on September 21 as part of the Chicago World Music Festival.
For more than a decade, JAKE TRUSSELL (a/k/a DJ C) was a central figure in Bostonâ€™s electronic-music underground, first as a founding member of the influential avant-junglist Toneburst collective and then as one of the resident â€œriddim scientistsâ€ at Beat Research every Monday at Enormous Room. And though he left Boston for Chicago this summer, his influence continues to reverberate, not only through nostalgic memories of parties past but through his label and Web site, Mashit, which he radically retooled and relaunched this fall.