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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/)

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!

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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This Month in America

Earlier this month Barack Obama won the US Presidency. At Grant Park in Chicago hundreds of thousands of people celebrated in unity as he gave his victory speach. It was an incredible experience, but I didn’t realize ’til the next day, when I saw this AP video essy, just how incredible:

That was Tuesday, November 4, ’08. Three days later I had a gig in Chicago, at Bass Goes Boom, the montly party at Lava. I decided to start my set with Obama’s speach. The crowd went wild! Unfortunately I was too busy dancing to pay attention to my mixing.  None-the-less I think today — Thanksgiving — is a good time to share the mix.

DJ Mix, MP3 Download:

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

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More pictures from the night here ->

Tracklist:

  1. Barack Obama “Victory Speech at Grant Park 11/4/08”
  2. Renfro “Half-Life of Happiness (Salva Remix)”
  3. Shaggy “Rub A Dub Wi Want”
  4. Shaggy “Hear This”
  5. Fergie “London Bridge (REWIND)”
  6. Arrested Development “Tennessee”
  7. M.I.A. “Galang (Caveman Remix Instrumental)”
  8. Milanese “Caramel Cognac”
  9. Mochipet (feat. E da Boss & Bicasso of Living Legends) “Banana Split (Frikstailers Remix)”
  10. DJ Prab “Aatama RMX”
  11. KW Griff “Respect (Mooqee & Russ Cuban Edit)”
  12. Shantel “Bucogeasca Dub – feat. Mahala Rai Banda”
  13. Dizzee Rascal “Pussyhole (Oldschool) (Radioclit Remix) (Schlachthofbronx Remix)”
  14. M.I.A. “U.R.A.Q.T. (DJ C Mix)”
  15. Milanese Vs. Busta Rhymes “Touch it Billy”
  16. Gorillaz “Clint Eastwood (2-Step Mix)”
  17. Stanton Warriors “Get Wild feat. Big Daddy Kane (Bassbin Twins Remix)”
  18. Schlachthofbronx “Shot in Your Belly Dub Mix”
  19. Ghislain Poirier (feat. Face-T) “Blazin’ (DJ C Mix)”
  20. DJ C & Zulu “Animal Attraction”
  21. Si Begg “Are You A Big Boy Dj”
  22. Unknown Souljah “Jesus Walks (ft. Kanye West)”
  23. DJ C “Clown Dub (ft. Ssion)”
  24. DJ C “Du Ting”
  25. DJ C & South Rakkas Crew ft. New Kids “Mad Again (Du Ting Mix)”
  26. DJ C “In This Dub”
  27. DJ C “Nu Strut Dub”
  28. DJ C “Juice Dub”
  29. DJ C “Whistle Dub”
  30. Scuba “Twitch (Jamie Vex’d remix)”

Election Season Wrap Up

Shooting out Peace GrafLets begin with a brand new political bounce-step track from DJ Flack, the title of which sums up part of our longing for change right now:

Mashit Exclusive MP3 Download
DJ Flack “Ready for Peace” ->

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Now for the recap. We began blogging about this historic election back in Feb. when Snoop Dogg was on Larry King discussing the race between Barack and Hillary. There were many more posts to follow. Here are some highlights:

Fosforo “Cumbia de Obama”

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Barack chillin’ with the Cool Kids

Cool Kids with Barak Obama

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Cocoa Tea “Barack Obama ->

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M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)” ->

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M.I.A. “Boyz (Remix ft. Jay Z)” ->

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M.I.A. “Boyz (Remix ft. Wale)” ->

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Tomorrow I’ll be in Indiana to help get folks to the polls, after which I’ll be heading over to Obama’s election night party in Chicago’s Grant Park, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed for updates.

Lets win this! Don’t forget to VOTE!

DJ Elected

DJ ElectedLast time I was touring around Europe DJ Elected invited me to play at one of his Harlem Jungle parties in Amsterdam. I can’t remember exactly how we made contact, but I hadn’t been aware of his music before that. Since that time I’ve become a big fan. He’s been producing and releasing some serious tunes on his Sirkus Recordings label, in addition to making some great bootleg/remix tracks and dope DJ mixes. Here are some examples:

MP3 Downloads:
DJ Elected “Elected @ Hype Beach” DJ Mix ->

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The Streets “Who Dares Wins (Elected Edit)” ->

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There’s more free music over at the Sirkus Recordings site, including this wicked Skream and Elephant Man mashup.

You can buy Sirkus Recordings tracks here ->

DJ Elected “Elected @ Hype Beach” Tracklist: Continue reading

M.I.A. Sparks the Boyz to Talk Politics

Mr. T and Nancy RagenI’m noticing an emerging theme; M.I.A. has been inspiring some hip-hop activism on her remixes. I’m glad to see her and Jay Z (!) taking the lead by talking about leadership. Jay seems to realize that his piece of the bling-pie will be eaten by someone much more wealthy than him if he doesn’t speak up and push for change.

Gotta get Bush out the chair.
Give Obama the floor.
Lets bring back Ragen,
at least we were gettin’ that raw.
These Politicians don’t give a s***
The hood’s still gettin’ ingnored

– Jay Z

Not sure what he means about Ragen but…

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Prey with our troops
and hope for Obama

– Wale

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Then there’s this Paper Planes remix by Rock City that I posted recently.

I ride for Obama
I ain’t messin’ with McCain
Stop the War on Terror
Cause we ready for a change
Gas prices to high
Plus these jobs ain’t payn’
I ain’t a politician
But my N**** I’m sane

Obama ’08
Doesn’t that sound great
My president is black
Yours is a disgrace

– Rock City

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M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)” ->

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DJ C “Mas Hits” Album (Free Download)

Over the past year DJ C has produced and released a whole slew of mashups and remixes, many of which have been available as part of our Free Tunes series. For this release we present those mashups all together as a free download album entitled “Mas Hits.”

Album of the year- Boom Blokk: Bonn, Germany

You can preview and download all the tracks below, or download the full album .zip file and you’ll also get a few secret, extra-special bonus tracks. If you missed the teaser mini-mix (leaked by Time Out Chicago), and music video check them out – >

Free MP3 Album Download (.zip file)

DJ C “Mas Hits” (16 track free album)

Massive mashups and ridiculous remixes

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Preview and Download Individual Tracks

DJ C (Ft. Chris Isaak, The Supremes, Switch, & Stereotyp); Set Me Free From This Wicked Game ->

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DJ C ft. A1 Bassline, R. Kelly, T.I. & T-Pain; Somebody’s a Flirt ->

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DJ C & The Heatwave ft. Britney Spears; Perogatives Change ->

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DJ C (Ft. Lexie Lee, Fugees); Lexie La ->

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DJ C (Ft. Ghislain Poirier, Face T, & T.I.); Blazin’ Hurts ->

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DJ C; Since You’ve Been In This Club (Dub Mix) ->

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Big Whoop! (DJ C, Ripley, Kid Kameleon, & Tones); Ooh Wadda Doo Dadda (Big Whoop Mix ft. Timbaland, Magoo. & Sebast) ->

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DJ C (Ft. The Jackson 5, Steven Marley, Naughty By Nature) The ABC Traffic Jam (Armed With Harmony) ->

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Apple Juce Kid ft. Van Halen & The Supremes;
Jumpfast (DJ C Refix) ->

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DJ C & The Heatwave ft. Rye Rye; Shake Change ->

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Fuck Fuck Fuck (DJ C Mix) ->

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DJ C (Ft. E-40 & Shabba Ranks); Ghost Woman – >

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DJ C; Since You’ve Been In This Club (Kelly Clarkson Vocal Mix) ->

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Spreading the Virus With “Paper Planes”

MIA Paper Planes CoverWayne pointed out this post on Vibe’s blog about the abundance of M.I.A. “Paper Planes” remixes floating around. I had already collected a bunch over the past year, but recently they’ve been popping up like mushrooms on shit after a rain storm. Many of them seem to be legit/official (or semi-official) versions featuring prominent rappers like 50 Cent, Jim Jones, and Bun B.

To top it all off, the new T.I. track “S.L.U. (Swagga Like Us)” features a “Paper Planes” sample as the main refrain. M.I.A. repeats “No one on the corner has swagger like us” while T.I. and his brothers in top-40 rap Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and Kanye West, do their thing over the top.

In light of this situation I felt the best thing is to make a mixtape, reggae-style, on which I juggle the “riddim” — in this case Diplo’s crunked-out, Clash-lifting beat.

DJ Mix Download
DJ C “Paper Planes Mix (M.I.A. Diplo et al)” ->

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Here’s the Obama one, fam. Let’s win this election!
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M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)” ->

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DJ C “Paper Planes Mix” Tracklist

  1. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Rock City Obama Version)”
  2. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Original Chorus)”
  3. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Afrikan Boy & Rye Rye Remix)”
  4. M.I.A. “Paper Planes Freestyle (ft. Trey Songz)”
  5. M.I.A. “Calle13 vs MIA (Villa Diamante Mix)”
  6. M.I.A. “Paper Planes Guacharaca”
  7. M.I.A. “Tengazako (Diplo’s Paper Planes RMX ft. Esau Mwamwaya)”
  8. M.I.A. “”Paper Planes” (ft. 50 Cent, Clean Version)”
  9. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft Bun B & Rich Boy)”
  10. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft. Jim Jones)”
  11. M.I.A. “Paper Planes (Remix ft. Freeway)”
  12. M.I.A. “Paperplanes (Instrumental)”
  13. Rihanna “Umbrella (Acapella)”
  14. T.I. “Swagga Like Us ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z”