Three heavyweights in the form of Blu & Exile and Houseshoes are touring around Australia and New Zealand as we speak, and we in Sydney are lucky enough to have them doing there thing this Friday in the house of awesomeness that is Goodgod small club. They are supported by the always killer True Vibenation with Frenzie and myself on Turntable duties. If you haven’t copped a ticket yet, stop sleeping it’s 25 bones.
Here is a quick mix of all things Blu, Exile and House Shoes i knocked up to get everybody in the mood for Friday night.
Excuse the dodgy mixing, excuse the blaring mic levels, this is what happens when we trade places. The Empress Ichiban gets into the mix live on FBi, playing a mix of new old tropical favourites to give you a rough taste of what you can expect from Dutty Dancing this Saturday at Goodgod Small Club. More details hurrrr
Leftside – Phat Punani
Sasha – I Like The Way ft Pitbull
Lady Saw – Do Me Better
Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Popcaan – So We Do It
stylo G – Yardie vs Rack City
Skarra Mucci – Love Punanny Bad – Rack City Riddim (Kya Bamba Remix)[Chong X EDIT]
Beenie Man – Wine Gal
Adele – Rankin In The Deep( Harvey, K TEL Remix)
DjTiznas & MRBiGK – Rocksteady Boom
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Party Mix)
Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal & Flexican – Bumbaye (Watch Out Fi This)
Top Billin – Sleng Teng Moomba Break
Vybz Kartel Ft Popcaan – CLARKS MASH UP KENNY MEEZ GREGG NYCE REMIX
Maqueda – Can’t Get Enough
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m Corrupt (warped)
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto a Mi Tierra (J-Boogie Remix)
Bunji Garlin – We Done Dey (Iron Remix)
Benjai – Tanty Say (Extended)
Kerwin – Bacchanalist (Extended Mix)
Machel Montano – Vibes Cyah Done (Antilles Riddim)
Sean Paul – Straight Up
Nina Sky – Turnin’ Me On (Black Chiney Remix)
D’Banj – Oliver Twist (Zed Bias Bounce Remix)
Buraka Som Sistema – Komba (feat. Kaysha)
Shy FX featuring Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor – Raver (B. Traits Breaking Bad Remix)
Johnny Osbourne – Buddy Bye
Major Lazer – Hold The Line Remix (Sleng Teng Refuelled Riddim)
Tenor Fly meets Congo Natty – DJ School 1994
Listen: Busy Signal – Bedroom Bully
Listen: Quantic – Un Canto Mi Tierra (J Boogie Remix)
Mixtape Mondays errrrbody, Cheif Boima and Geko Jones come correct with a big mix of African and Latin vibes that join the dots between two of the most exciting continents and cultures. This mix is packed full of heaters you have probably never heard from two of the deepest in the game. Cheif Boima: ” For several years, Geko and I have been following and rearranging the lines that connect Africa and Latin America through our musical explorations.This mix, which touches on Champeta, Semba, Ndombolo, Morna, House, Kuduro, and neo-Highlife, is our latest take on the contemporary African manifestations of Latin music.”
And if you don’t know about the amazing blog that is Dutty Artz get familiar right here. DUTTY ARTZ
Hey remember this guy? He was on the show about a month ago and apparently he brought a camera crew.
This track is everything right about hip hop. Chilled beat, thoughtful lyrics and an MC with presence. Check the video and make sure you support homegrown talent and live music by seeing this dude when he comes to a venue near you. Remaining tour dates below. Oh and hey, if you close one eye, squint with the other and take a step back, you can see me at the 2:47 mark. Start the timer on my 15 minutes.
Dialextrix “SATELLITE” EP LAUNCH TOUR DATES:
Friday 1st March – Baroque, Katoomba
Friday 8th March – Alhambra, Brisbane
Saturday 9th March – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 16th March – Transit Bar, Canberra
UK Beatmakers The Herbaliser, get in the mix ahead of their Australian tour. Plus Sydney soul singer Alphamama and beatmaker DJ Jonah come in for a chat and live performance.
Janet Jackson – If (Kaytranada Rmx)
Cat Power feat Angel Haze – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth remix)
Lotta – Put It On My Tab Feat SL Jones
Angel Haze – Gimme That (prod. by Lunice)
Riton – Lost My Mind
Hudson Mohawke White Noise (Remix)
Spit Syndicate – Sip It Slow (feat. Kai)
Sufjan Stevens – Vesuvius
Mac Miller – Donald Trump
Sole – Donald Trump In the New Guilded Age
Hermitude – Speak of the Devil (Akouo Remix)
The Herbaliser – The Blend
THE HERBALISER LIVE MIX (PLAYLIST COMING… MAYBE)
Dialectrix – Satellites
J Dilla – Ma Dukes
ALPHAMAMA AND JONAH INTERVIEW
Skylounga – Lion
ALPHAMAMA LIVE PERFORMANCE
Alphamama – Bad Apple (Studio Tan Remix)
TUNESSSS Listen: The Herbaliser – Danny Glover ft Twin Peaks
Before rapping and leading a Michael Jackson karaoke sesh in front of today’s youth at the Enmore, Mac Miller rolled through the FBi Studio for a quick chat and a cypher.
Flanked by an entourage of 6, the Pittsburg MC hit us with a hard hitting interview then rounded it off with an awkward-starting-obsenity-filled freestyle. Don’t believe me? Peep the link below.
We also did a phoner with DJ Shortee Blitz. The KISS FM turntablist is kicking off his Australian tour and showed us a thing or two while providing a dope ass 30min set. That too, is also at the link below.
Dynasty – Stay Shinin’ (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Action Bronson – Strictly 4 The Jeeps
Smoke DZA – Kenny Powers
Joey Bada$$ – Righteous Minds
Taku – Stay ft Asaad
Slaughterhouse ft Swizz Beatz – Throw it Away
Lauryn Hill – Mystery Of Iniquity
Kanye West – All Falls Down
J. Cole – Can I Holla At Ya
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls
Mac Miller – America
MAC MILLER FREESTYLE
Mac Miller – Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
SHORTEE BLITZ 1995 HIP HOP MIX (Playlist Coming… Maybe)
A little taster for what to expect at a night of Tropical heat in the depths of small intimate space with a heaving sound system…. we bring you Pineapple Republic, the first edition to a regular ting where some of Sydney’s finest selectors delve into sounds from all around the globe. So come get sweaty, eat some pineapple, frolic amongst the blow up palm tress and meet your future lover.
It’s only 5 bones on the door and it is a fundraiser for the greatest station in the world FBi 94.5 FM.
So come down bring your one pieces and tropical attire and we will provide the vibbesssss..
Warming up before any night out is key. Especially if you’re warming up for two of the hottest summer events showcasing a mix dancehall, latin heat and tropical bass – complete with plenty of ass-shaking, grinding, dizzy footwork and dutty wining. Gappy Ranks and Radio Maleme rolled through today and lawd, did they ever show us how to get a dancefloor moving.
Gracing the Australian shores from London, Gappy came at us 110% with a solid interview and a bashment live performance. Melbourne’s RU-CL came in strong with support and hey, during their performance my hips in the studio weren’t the only ones gyrating.
Radio Maleme representing part of the Pineapple Republic, finished the show with a spicy, caliente, tropcial latin heat. Rapid BPM’s, soulful singing and the perfect mix had people calling far and wide wondering who the heck is blowing up the airwaves and where did we get him from. His name is Sr Bolivar and he is from Colombia, folks. That’s right COLOMBIA. Knowing his stuff, Sr Bolivar provided the perfect preview for next week’s Pineapple Republic – a night you will not want to miss.
Want to know more? Of course you do.
Gappy Ranks Feb 9
Pineapple Republic Feb 15
Podcast and playlist, below.
Celia Gonzales – Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (Dj Reaganomics Remix)
Banginclude – Oyemeilo
Los Fulanos – Sobran Cueros (SABO RMX)
Billy The Gent – La Mania (Sabo’s Corto Edit)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Remix)
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Mike Who Edit)
DJ Melo – Que Pasa Que Pasa
Captain Planet – Dame Agua
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Drummer Some
Buena Vista Social Club & Celia Cruz – Guantanamera
Wyclef – Guantanamera
Diafrix – Helicopter
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Thornato Remix)
Popcaan – She Want Hood (Raw)
Erup – Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix)
Deva Bratt – Hot and Ready
Popcaan – So We Do It
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal
Gappy Ranks – Long Time
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora – Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (Mosca remix)
Matanza – Puya (Chong X Remix)
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Dubbel Dutch – Madloopz
Names You Can Trust – Cubano (Dub)
Names You Can Trust – Oye (Dub)
SR BOLIVAR OF RADIO MALEMBE MIX
Dreadsquad – Me Want (Feat. Skarra Mucci, Mandinka Warrior, Alex Hudson)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Frikstailers Remix)
The Clash – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop we From Talk
Zonora Point – Huachita rica (Douster Remix)
DJ Panik – Like This, Like That (Original Mix)
Miramar Vs Topcat – Cumbia del sol (Criollo refix)
Mr Mention – Big Up Sister Nancy
Faraon Bantu Soundsystem – Macaco (Novalima Remix)
Malente – Mash Up The Town
Listen: Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal | Buy Me
So i have been well and truly off the grid as far blogging has been concerned. For anyone that doesn’t know iv’e been back home in Sydney for about 2 and a half months, after a year away on the South American continent and since coming home iv’e been kind of busy eating ice cream, catching up with fam and friends and playing some really fun shows. But for now i’m going to try and make an effort to post some goodness on the regular.
This is nothing but a few tunes that have been in my crates of late and thought worth sharing with you good people. Enjoy, Mike Who
There was nothing but hip hop love tonight. All-around nice guy Dialectrix rolled through with a promoter and camera crew and graced the airwaves with an interview and his raps. We have a picture of the set up on our Facebook page and a link to the show’s audio above and below. Have a look and listen and tell us what you think.
Before Dialectrix, me and Mike Who? had another ice cream debate, but more of that in a later post…
Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe
A$AP Rocky – Get Lit (Durkin Rework)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden (Hackman Dub)
Rudimental – Spoons ft. MNEK & Syron (Woz Remix)_192
Swing ting ft. Fox – Head Gone (Murlo Remix)
Pusherman – Donuts (Original Mix)
Noisses – Run Your Mouth feat. Rtkal, Lady Leshurr, Foreign Beggars
Scrufizzer – Steam
Cortex – Troupeau bleu
Rick Ross Ft Wale & Drake – Diced Pineapples
Taku – Stay ft Asaad
Cash Out ft Trinidad James – M.O.E.
Main Attrakionz – Do it for the Bay feat. Davinci (Produced by Harry Fraud)
Dom Kennedy – Lately (Prod By Troy Noka)
Chux – 925 (Feat. Thandiwe Phoenix)
DJ Nu-Mark – Tonight (Main) J-Live and Lucious Beats
DJ Maseo ft. Mac Miller – I Bring The Soul & He Brings The Funk
Organized Konfusion – Prisoner of War
Dialectrix – What Has The World Come To?
Dialectrix – Stop
DJ Yoda – Wheels
Visioneers – Funkbox (Visioneers remix)
UMC’S – One To Grow On
K Bouns – Never Say Never (Blackjoy Edit)
Sheen Bros – Never Say Never (Whiskey Barons Remix)
Swamburger – Sun Vibes
DJ Yoda – U No Likey Like That ft Roots Manuva & Kid Creole & The Coconuts