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.
That old geezer that plays Christmas carols on the grand piano in David Jones, better watch out. Joyride is coming for your spot. He has a new mixtape covering Christmas classics. Give Bing Crosby a rest and throw this on during Christmas dinner.
Shake, grind, and jig your way into 2013 with a nostalgic R&B tribute of ludicrous proportions! Each Player Haters Ball has seen Goodgod reach peak party mode with a live band serenading the Danceteria with cheeky covers of those feel-good nostalgic jams everyone knows and loves.
This special NYE edition of The Player Haters Ball will take over the full venue! The Left Eyes ft. Milan Ring will be recapping all the best tributes of the year including Destiny’s Child, The Neptunes, R Kelly, TLC and more! For every other moment, DJs Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Mike Who will be keeping the feet moving and the inhibitions low with Hip Hop, R&B and Soul selections from the past, present and future!
Keeping things loose limbed in the Front Bar is Smart Casual (Jingle Jangle) and Daniel Darling (Yo Grito!/Kill City Creeps) serving up rollicking dancebarn stormers ~ garage rock, blues, rhythm, soul, exotic groovers and beyond.
An all-round sure-thing for a memorable New Year’s Eve!
R. Kelly – She’s Got That Vibe
TLC – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
N.E.R.D – Things Are Getting Better
Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Kelis – Flashback
R. Kelly – Slow Wind (Feat. Sean Paul)
Beyonce – Naughty Girl feat Lil Kim
Destiny’s Child – Independent Women, Pt. 1
Jay-Z – Change Clothes
TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
R. Kelly – Thank God It’s Friday
NSYNC – Girlfriend (The Neptunes Remix) [feat. Nelly]
Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ (Remix) ft Lil Bow Wow, Da Brat and
Beyonce – Baby Boy ft Sean Paul
R Kelly – Thoia Thoing
Cam’ron – Thoia Thoing Remix
TLC – Sumthin’ Wicked This Way Comes ft Andre 3000
R. Kelly – Bump N’ Grind
R. Kelly – Ignition Remix
Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
R. Kelly – I’m A Flirt ft. T.I. & T-Pain
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes – The Block Party
Destiny’s Child – Get On the Bus ft. Timbaland
TLC – Silly Ho
R. Kelly – Same Girl ft. Usher
R. Kelly – Same Girl Remix ft. Usher & T-Pain
R. Kelly – Best Friend ft. Keisha Cole & Polow Da Don
I only got there at midnight really unsure what I would find when I opened the doors to that dark burrow buried at the back of Goodgod Small Club. To my surprise I found a packed room and a dancefloor in full swing.
Thumping Caribbean rhythms and so much booty shaking. When the night was done we were picking up discarded bum cheeks dislodged during violent ass moving.
Thanks to the Dance Central crew for an awesome performance, and everybody that jumped in the circle.
Look out for the next party, last Saturday of January 2013.
It is on again. Some of Sydney’s best dancehall reggae DJs join forces again for a night of Caribbean rhythms and salacious dancing. In addition, we have added Mike Who to line up as he returns Latin America.
Tun up – Cham feat o
Rude Wine- Iceman (sexy bak riddim)
Grab and Wine Busy Signal (sexy bak riddim)
Man Mu Nuh Waila- Beenie Man (bada bada riddim)
Faded- Sean Paul (bada bada riddim)
Self Help RIddim- Dubbel Dutch
Dickie Riddim- Schlachthofbronx Feat Warrior Queen
Miss Fatty – Milllion Styelz (Thornato Remix)
We A Tek It Off – Aidonia (Catalog riddim)
Kling Klang Riddim Version- DreSkull
Mc Order- Kling Klang Riddim (Mike Who Special)
So We Do It- Popcaan- (Kling Klang Riddim)
Champion Bubbler – Tifa-(Kling Klang Riddim)
Certain Law – Mr Vegas (Murlo Refix)
Mad Mi- Busy Signal
Bubble Up- Keida
Uucko tight- Aidonia
Algo Pasa Que Planeta- Zonora Point
So Di Ting Set- Million Stylez ( Cosa Nostra Riddim)
Dem a Pree- Mr Lexx (Cosa Nostra Riddim)
Style- Spragga Benz (DNA Riddim)
Can’t knock You Gal ( DNA Riddim)
BadMan a Kill Dem- Popcaan (Juicy Riddim)
Come Here Girl- To-isis (DJ Theory remix) (Flatlands riddim rmx Project)
Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-riddim) – R2Bees ft Sarkodie & Nana Boroo
Loudspeaker Riddim- Version- Dre Skull
Hot Like Fire- Beenie Man (Loudspeaker Riddim)
The System- Popcaan (Loudspeaker Riddim)
El Hueso- Boogat- (Poirier’s Loudspeaker Riddim Refix)
Money Ah dem Good- Lady Chan & Dreadsquad (Screw Dem Riddim)
Mind Travelling- Million Stylez (Screw Dem Riddim)
Punani – Douster – feat. Spoek Mathambo (Original Mix)
Go Easy- Ward 21 ( Sickhead mix)
Real Gallis- Busy Signal (So Shifty Remix)
Diplo Rhythm- Diplo
Seriously when doesn’t the Dopeman deliver, 100 percent hands down one of my top 5 fav dj/producers of all time.Kenny Dope is the definition of legit, from his seminal work as one half of MOW, as well as dropping all matter f heat on some of my most cherished 12’s and comps, to tastemaker, ridiculously dope dj, and Head honcho of KayDee the list is too long to continue. Anyone who isn’t down with Kenny Dope needs to do get acquainted with one of the most significant figures across more styles of music than you care to know about. This Mixtape Mondays we check another all 45’s mix of funk, soul and original breaks from the man himself. Listen below or sign up to his Newsletter to download and cop regular heat. LONG LIVE THE DOPEMAN!!
I wanted to leave this mix to post towards the end of the year to have some sort of grand finale or retrospective mix of the year post, but i got impatient and wanted to share with anyone who hasn’t checked it yet. Soul Sisters Stand Up, is a mind blowing mix put together over the course of two years by two of the most legit dj’s worldwide, The Gaff and Skratch Bastid. These two dons of the turntables pay tribute to the female soul, funk and Rnb vocalists of the 60’s nd 70’s the right way. This mixtape is done proper, real mixing, tight blends, tidy cuts, tasteful doubles and littered with original sample sources. There isn’t really much more i can say to get you to download this mix, easily one of the most hyped tapes of the year and with due respect. Download, share with crew, kiss me later.
This Mixtape Monday Goes legit. The one and only Cut Chemist live in the mix covering all matter of heat from between 1973 through to 79 on the disco, funk, soul and original breaks tip. Cut Chemist certainly needs no introduction,Without a doubt one of the most influential and amazing DJ/Proudcer, Crate Digger and tastemakers of the last 20 years. He has had his fingers in way too many musical pies ranging from production duties for Jurrassic 5 and Ozomatli too His collaborations with Shadow, mind blowing live shows as well cameos in Movies and docos. If your still interested get acquainted HERE.
For now get your Monday Morning blissed out vibes on to this ridiculously good set.
It was a little controversial and not well received by all. I heard quite a few complaints from women saying – “How can a man win a Dancehall Queen contest?”. However, the majority of the mob decided and Jose took home the much sort after Rum filled Watermelon and was crowned Dancehall Man Queen in our Dutty Dancing Contest.
All together this was an amazing night. The dancefloor stayed packed with bodies grinding the night away to the best of new and classic dancehall reggae hits. Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Basslines and Nick Toth throwing everything they had at the crowd.
Make sure you are back in late November for more tropical riddims and gringos talking patois. Booyakashaaaa!
If you missed out here is a little taste of the musical vibes…
Listen: Busta Rhymes ft Vybz Kartel – Wine & Go Down
Mixtape Mondays with the bros from Paper Plane Project. These dudes have just dropped a solid mix paying homage to the electric piano. The mix focuses on current international soul/jazz-infused hip hop and beats all made using their favourite instrument. I remember the first time PPP came through Stolen Records with hype brewing around their first album, since then they have continued to push and evolve their own unique sound, Finishing off a second instant classic album called Miles Apart. Which by the way you can cop on their bandcamp here MILES APART.