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Boom Like 8/08/08

Roland TR 808Our fave electronic musical instrument blog, Music Thing posted a tribute to today’s date that doubles as a tribute to the boominist drum machine around, Roland’s vintage TR-808 Rhythm Composer. The machine became so ubiquitous in certain musical circles that it’s been referenced in song lyrics, song titles, and even band names. Check out Music Thing’s list: Today is 808 Day ->

The list includes one of DJ Flack‘s fave tracks, Boom Like an 808 by Blaque:

New Chrissy Murderbot Mixtape!

Hi folks, got a new mix of all my fave up-to-the-minute juke – bassline – ghetto – step – sleaze – rave – core nonsense. Lots of exclusive / upfront stuff from myself, my label-mates, and some other assorted pals. (PS to said label-mates & pals–thanks!)

Oh, and this is really, profoundly not-safe-for-work in a couple of parts, so be forewarned.

Download: Chrissy Murderbot August 2008 Mixtape ->

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New Barack Obama Choon!

Hi everybody! I’ve been away for a LONG, LONG time…sorry about that.
Anyway, I just picked up this new Cocoa Tea 7″ called “Barack Obama”, and it’s pretty adorable. To be honest, I am kind of really tired of the Obama sales bonanza that I see going on in my demographic–I mean, I love the guy and fully intend to vote for him, but when I walk into Urban Outfitters (my first mistake) and see no fewer than FOUR different Barack Obama t-shirt designs for sale, I shudder a little bit.
NEVERTHELESS, I thought this nifty Obama-themed steppers joint from dancehall legend Cocoa Tea was cute as hell. Enjoy.

Cocoa Tea; Barack Obama (VP Records)

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Flack Attack

DJ Flack in the LabDJ Flack is back with a bass-heavy mix for Spannered. It’s dope and you should check it:

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DJ Flack; Dub Sickness ->

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Obamattack!

This McCain attack ad equating Obama with Britney Spears and Paris Hiltion is hilarious!

John McCain and Barak ObamaFirst of all, I don’t know about Paris, but Britney was a Bush supporter. Is the ad trying to say Obama is a stupid blond bimbo like the one who voted for Bush before? Wow!

Second, the ad is practically an endorsement of Obama. I mean they’re saying he’s the most popular guy in the world and then questioning whether he’s ready to lead. It’s quite obvious from the images in the ad that he’s already leading.

The one infuriating part of the ad is the claim that Obama will increase our dependence on foreign oil. That’s a classic Republican attack machine lie.

Right now we could increase the fuel efficiency of our cars to 43 miles a gallon, and if we increased the fuel efficiency of our cars to 43 miles a gallon then we would have to import zero oil from the middle east. That is something that we could do right now.

- Barak Obama (Barak TV | Environment ->)

McCain attack ad; “Celeb”:

Post-Tour Recap

Some of you may have noticed I’ve been using Twitter to micro-blog during my mini-tour, but in case you missed that, here’s a recaDJ C Summer Mini-Tour ‘08p of my tour in the form of a tweet log.

  • with added commentary

09:38 AM July 18
DJ C tour kicks off tonight @ the Enormous Room in Cambridge @ Pan Am w. Baltimoroder (Heartthrob)

11:31 AM July 18
On the bus having a chat with a woman who migrated from Jamaica in ’68 about mili’s “my boy lollypop.”

06:46 PM July 18
Ah! Central square in the summer! Its good to be back.

  • Now with outdoor sidewalk seating at restaurants and bars! Talk with pan-handlers while sucking down some muscles in white wine garlic broth.

03:46 AM July 19
Enormous room is my fave club/lounge/bar in the world. Good peoples! Big up to baltimoroder for hosting and rockin’ the house.

Roller Derby in Providence04:54 PM July 19
Watching outdoor roller derby in providence.

  • Providence Vs. New Hampshire in NH’s first battle. Providence won. The main downtown plaza has an outdoor roller rink!

08:37 PM July 19
Most diverse crowd ever! Providence, RI.

  • infants to elderly, every color, gay and straight, poor and rich; literally, this was one of the largest cross sections of society I’ve every seen mingling together at the same event. This all while listening to bands/DJs and sipping on micro-brew beers.

Providenece Indie Arts Fest 0810:05 AM July 20
The Water’s on Fire! Party in the tunnel at Indie Arts Fest in Providence went off last night. Good sweaty fun!

  • I had a great time-slot at the fest, spinning in the tunnel just as the last Indie Arts Fest. band came off the main stage at one end of the tunnel, and the WaterFire fest. was kicking into high gear at the other. This made for a full tunnel of folks ready to get down, and that we did.

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R.I.P. K-Swift

K-Swift R.I.P.I’m getting ready to head out to Baltimore tomorrow for a visit with my man Gregzinho (of Beat Diaspora fame) before my gig in Silver Spring, MD on Friday night. I normally couldn’t be around B’more without ruminating on that city’s club music which has been such an influence.

Now I won’t be able to be there without thinking of B’more’s club queen, DJ K-Swift. She died Monday after a swimming pool accident and the Baltimore club scene is reeling. She’s been a mainstay in the the scene since the early days, and for the past 10 years had been spreading the B’more gospel as a high profile radio personality on Baltimore’s Q92 station.

As a female DJ, K-Swift was rare in the male-dominated scene she loved. She took club music’s raw and raunchy attitude by the horns and worked it. In honor of her life, I’ve made this little remix using an acapella from one her Club Queen albums. Club on, queen!

MP3 Download:
DJ C; This My Juce (ft. K-Swift) ->

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K Swift CD Promo Video:
The Jump Off Vol. 10 – Baltimore Club

DJ C Summer Mini-Tour ’08

BASS FOR YOUR WAIST!!!!

DJ C Summer Mini-Tour ‘08

Beat producer & party scientist DJ C spreads his fiercely eclectic gospel of bass-heavy, bounced-up dancefloor-blends across the land.

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Immediate Heat Wave

Immediate Sounds LogoThe Heat Wave crew in London just sent over this new mix of “Half an hour of jump-up Caribbean rave music.”

the UK sounds of garage, bassline, funky and jungle filtered through the tasty carnival vibes of bashment and soca.

It’s a companion to their new Immediate Sounds club night which will feature heavy doses of said tunes.

Listen:
Gabriel Heatwave and Ben Dubstar; Immediate Sounds Vol 1

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Tracklist:

  • Beenie Man & So Solid Crew – Yagga Yo
  • Ms Dynamite & Menta – Ramp
  • El-B – Shorty (Steppas Remix)
  • Glamour Murphy – What The Woman Want (Acapella)
  • QQ – Screechie
  • Stacy – Let Meh Know
  • Kyla & Paleface – Do You Mind (Crazy Cousins Remix)
  • Geeneus & Zinc – I Try (Instrumental)
  • Vybz Kartel – Stop Gwaan Stush (Acapella)
  • Top Cat & Double 99 – Ripgroove
  • Durrty Goodz – Pum Pum Stealer
  • Tubby – Turbo Shandy
  • Destra & Dizzee Rascal – Flex (Tim Turbo Refix)
  • Plastic Gangsters – Rock To The Rhythm
  • Shabba Ranks – Love Punaany Bad (Baby G Remix)
  • Elephant Man – Nobody Nobody
  • Notch – Nuttin’ Nuh Go So (RCola Remix)
  • Soundclash feat Red Fox & Screechie Dan – Pum Pum Shorts

Beat Research Lab

Beat Research Lab CD CoverI’ll be heading out for a little tour on the East Coast later this week which will eventually wind up at my old haunt, Beat Research at the Enormous Room in Cambridge, MA. Can’t wait to get back on the decks there with fellow riddim methodists DJ Flack and Wayne&Wax!

For the past few years DJ Flack has been teaching a companion course to the weekly party, also called Beat Research. This year he worked with his advanced Beat Research students to put together a compilation of some of their best work and the outcome is a free CD and download album entitled The Petri Disc Vol. 1.

One of my favorite tracks on the comp is DJ Fraze One’s “Dub” remix of Rick Ross’ Everyday I’m Hustlin’:

MP3 Download:
DJ Fraze One; Hustlin (Dub Mix) ->

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Many more where that came from: The Petri Disc Vol. 1 site ->