This is a project that recently dropped from some fam in the far north of Chile in Iquique, a place i like to call my home away from home.
The Hommies fly the flag high for weed rap, sun, beach life and blissed out vibes that seem to go hand in hand with this part of the country. Made up collectively of Art Biz, Okram, Jo$e Spaace, Sanel y Dj Bootleg aka Discos G, These are some talented dudes from a place you should def check into if your in that part of the world.
Burn one down, check the tape and if your ever travelling through make sure you look them up, more than hospitable crew!
This Saturday Knee Deep is back to warm your winter bones . Your favourite three freaks Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and Mike Who have come directly from the velodrome to the discothèque to provide you with the finest Disco, Boogie and Future Funk heaters. This month they have also enlisted the special guest duties to one of the countries finest on the wheels DJ Shan Frenzie to take you on a ride through his deep crates.
The last two Parties have heaved with late night crawlers vibing till the almighty call of the burger gods. So once again we suggest you come and join us in the depths of the Tatler bunker and unleash your inner freak.
Here is a uber special mix by Mike Who that you can stretch or skate to at home before Saturday.
Just incase anyone wanted to know the sample from the start is from quite possibly one f the greatest ever dance scenes from a movie. This will be recreated live on Saturday at Knee Deep.
Yep you heard it here, your favourite trio of Sydney outdoorsmen have left their golf clubs at home and instead taken to the water for the second instalment of “KNEE DEEP”, this time flanked by special guest, one half of Paper Plane Project, their Perth via Sydney compadre Mase Boogie. Expect nothing but the finest Boogie, Disco and Future funk vibes in Sydney’s best kept dimly lit den, Tatler. Cheap drinks, late night crawlers and as you all know rolling distance to burgers. PLUS the girl on the bike said she’s coming to hang out and shoot lazers from behind the booth, you don’t want to miss that!
Where:Tatler, 169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
When:10pm Till Burgers
Who:Yelo Magic (Love Bombs), Resort Styles (Love Bombs), Mike Who ( Astral People, Stolen Records)
+Special Guest Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)
Only 10 bones + BYO Soul Glo
Oh yeah here are some freeloads you will most probably here because were nice like that.
London based badman Murlo has been a favourite on the show for some time. With a constant output of nothing but quality originals, remixes and edits popping up all over the most hyped blogs on the internet it only seemed right to hit up Murlo for an interview and a mix. Thankfully for us and you he was down.
Ok so for anyone out there unaware of the man called Murlo, can you give us a short breakdown of what you do?
Hi, I’m Murlo. I’m a DJ / producer Based in the UK, London.
Your now based in London after originally growing up in the Midlands of England and then spending time in Brighton. How have you found the shift from being outside the bubble? and has being amongst everything in London had a positive effect on your own music and motivation to get busy?
I was DJing and occasionally making music when I was down in Brighton but the transition to London really kicked me up the arse in terms of making more music. I love it here, obviously London has an amazing legacy of music so to have that as well as an active group of producers and promoters making things happen it makes it a great place to live.
Your sound is a super refreshing approach to Dancehall, Soca and Bashment with healthy doses of uk bass vibes. What were your first introductions to Uk Bass and Caribbean music?
When I lived in Brighton I started djing at parties; playing grime, garage and uk funky. The more I got into it the more I looked back at the early roots of the genres and that’s when I started getting into dancehall, soca and SA house.
What draws you to making these kind of tunes?
I’m a big fan of melody, and the energy as well.
London is a huge city and forever been the Centre of forward thinking club music, Do you see any overlap between scenes? For example can you go out and hear Dancehall and in the same place hear Grime or Uk Garage? Or are the scenes all pretty segregated?
Yeah I mean the dances I go to usually have a range of genres in the night. I’d say the London sound encapsulates all the genres you mentioned so its kinda standard you’d hear garage with grime and dancehall with funky. You get some nights that focus on a specific genres like hip-hop but I mean even those nights I’d hear a bashment tune or two.
You recently had a remix on a release from one of our Melbourne Homies Mat Cant’s “Make Believe” ep, which was a killer remix by the way! Are you working with any other Australian producers? please tell us there are some plans to come out to Australia in the pipeline?
ah no, nothing more yet, would love to visit Australia though, never been!
In your spare time if you have any, what sort of tunes do you listen to? Any guilty pleasures?
Haha well I listen to alot of r’n’b. That aint a a guilty pleasure though, just pleasure.
Who do you consider producers to lookout for in 2013?
So many! Samename and Major Grave are producing some of my favourite grime at the moment. Also some big releases to come from Famous Eno and swing ting this year.
What’s the plans for the year ahead? Anything we should be looking out for from your end release wise?
Yeah im sitting on quite a lot of stuff at the moment, hopefully I’ll see it released this summer on various labels. Other than that im just gonna keep making tunes.
Lastly Tell us about the Mix you have sent through for us?
It’s a live 2 hour mix of whole heap of sounds that i cover, best have a listen and take it all in.
Thanks and large up for taking the time to have a chat and sending us this mix.
Some big Murlo remixes that haven’t left our crates since they first got there all FREEE.
Pineapple Republic is our Bi Monthly late night Tropical Pachanga, in your favourite below sea level den, Tatler. The last one was heaving. Pineapples were caressed, people got low and selectors ran the dance with deep Latin and Caribbean heat.
Expect more of the same with your local heros Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Alongside The Colombian connection Sr. Bolivar and Tropicante, plus our special guest Huwston.
And to get it all started the night will feature dance performances from the 101 DOLL SQUADRON! SQUAADDDDD!
It’s only 5 bones all night long. BYO Pineapples and tropical attire, and palm tree installations
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.
Tonight sees the launch of a new bi monthly party called “Knee Deep”, brought to you by 3 chums and a whole heap of special guests.
Set in the Tatler bunker just on the outskirts of the cross, with a killer sound system and a dim lit dance floor. There will be vibes, dance, and drunkeness, as local homies Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and our very own Mike Who go deep on all matter of Boogie, Disco, Future Funk, throwback house and whatever other tangents they and you want, till your feet say yes but your mind says burgers. Happy peeps, cheap drinks, and rolling distance to Oporto.
Only 5 bones before 12 and ten dollars after. Come Dance!
Also here are so free tunes that you will probably here on the night. Freeeeee. See you in the bunker.
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
Winding through to the end of Dilla Month i only thought it would be appropriate to blog this mix i put up about two weeks back.
This is the first in a three part series of mixes I will be doing to say thanks to easily one of the most talented and forward thinking minds period. Jay Dee single handily changed the way I and I’m sure countless others listen to hip hop and music in general. I was a late appreciator of this man’s genius and after giving myself the time to properly digest alot of Dilla’s music in in my own time on my own terms it was mind blowing realising all the amazing joints he cut solo as well as for some of my favourite groups, it only seemed right to go ahead with this mix. In all honesty I said to myself I would stay away from ever doing a Dilla tape because it has been done so well by so many amazing dj’s and producers but something else told me if this tape gets one more person hyped to delve a Little deeper into his immense back catalogue then it’s all worth it. This mix is basically a bunch of some my first introductions to tracks from Dilla, some classics, some b sides, instrumentals and some remix’s that bump more than the og’s, again it is only a scratch on the surface of this man’s body of work, stay tuned for parts 2 and 3. Please enjoy, pass along and share with friends, fam and appreciators.
All Sydney peeps the Official Genius Of J Dilla Tribute night goes down on the 2nd of March, with a live band and some of Sydney’s finest on the Turntables all paying Tribute to the late great Jay Dee. All proceeds going direct to Ma Dukes. http://www.facebook.com/events/236211166514705/?fref=ts
Download: A Tribute To Jay Dee By Mike Who
Mike Who intro
Jay Dee Bullshittin_’ (Remix Instrumental)
Jay Dee – Whatever You Want (Feat. N’dea Davenport)
Jay Dee- The One
Janet Jackson- Got Till It’s Gone (Ummah Jay Dee Mix)
J Dilla- So Far To Go Ft. Common And D’angelo
Mood- Secrets Of The Sand (Remix) (prod. by Jay Dee)
The Pharcyde- Y (Jaydee Remix)
J Dilla- Illasoul (Instrumental)
Common-Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
T-Love- Who Smoked Sunshine Instrumental
Slum Village Feat. Jazzy Jeff – I Don’t Know
J Dilla- Circus
Busta Rhymes (Feat. Rampage The Last Boy Scout) – Whoo Ha (Jay Dee Bounce Remix)
J Dilla- In The Streets
Slum Village- Players
Jay Dee- Heroin Joint
A Tribe Called Quest feat. Tammy Lucas- 1nce Again
A Tribe Called Quest – Keeping It Moving
J Dilla- Won’t Do
Slum Village- Fall In Love (Remix) Instrumental
Slum Village- Raise It Up
J Dilla- We F’ed Up (feat. Frank-N-Dank)
J Dilla- Say It feat Ta’Raach and Exile
J Dilla – It’s Like That
Jaylib- React (Feat. Quasimoto)
J Dilla- First Time feat. Baatin
Q-Tip- Let’s Ride
The Roots- Dynamite
Slum Village-Look Of Love (Remix) Instrumental
1st Down – A Day With The Homiez
Common-Funky For You (Feat. Bilal & Jill Scott)
The Notorious B.I.G.-Goin Back To Cali (J Dilla Remix)
Four Tet-As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)
Illa J- We Here
J Dilla- Think Twice (ft. Dwele)
Slum Village- Hold Tight (Remix) (Feat. Q-Tip)
J Dilla-The Best That Ever Did It
MP3: Slum Village- Players
MP3: Four Tet-As Serious As Your Life (Jay Dee Remix)
MP3: Slum Village- Hold Tight (Remix) (Feat. Q-Tip)
As An Added bonus check out the Homie and one of Sydney’s finest on the mic Ellesquire doing his thing over Fall In Love below.
Also on the Dilla Month roundup we get a tribute from Sydney Mc making moves Empress Mc in the form of a Free 11 track download on her bandcamp page. Heat over Dilla Instrumentals. Download Here.
With no shortage of goodness in Sydney rolling through January and leaving a heap of people broke and drunk one too many nights a week, February continues to Deliver. This Friday the 8th of Feb see’s Golden Era don’s, ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s, Kool Keith, TR Love and Ced Gee grace Sydney shores for the first and most likely ever time. They are here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of there much loved Critical Beatdown album. Supported by Sydney mainstays Big Village’s Loose Change. Along with Dj’s Frenzie and Mike Who. At only 50 bones a ticket it’s a no brainer for any golden era Hip Hop fans. Tickets through Moshtik ..DO IT!!