At 11pm, when the club was empty, we had those doubts that every party host has – “Shit, nobody is going come. Nobody likes us. Think I will eat some worms”.
Fortunately, we avoided a diet of worms. By 12 midnight, the dancefloor was already heaving and a line gathered outside the door of Tatler as folks squeezed into our tropical basement party.
With Charlie Villas, Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Tropicante and Sr Bolivar throwing down Caribbean Rhythms more pineapples were kissed, inflatable palm trees were danced with, and all were merry.
Here is a mix I did to keep you going till the next party in mid-August!
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)
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
This Mixtape Monday we rewind to Jeremy Sole’s mind blowing set from Coachella, wish i was there for this. The mix is a live recording so you can get your mind teleport on and pretend you had enough money to go. The mix like Sole’s production and influences cover’s so much ground, genre hopping and uncovering sounds from all corners of the globe with a unique chaos factor that seems to string everything together. Dude has impeccable taste and is a super tight dj. For me this mix was totally inspiring to see a dj spinning whatever the hell he wants and doing it so well. Get your global education class on with this live mix packed full of vibes.
Jeremy Sole- Live at Coachella
Here is a Cumbia inspired Whitney (R.I.P) dubplate from Sole.
Earlier in the year I had the chance to venture to the amazing country that is Colombia. Due to our shoestring budget we decided to roll through both Cali and Medellínkind of briefly in the pursuit of both sun and coastal vibes in the north. So after a few overnight buses, which by the way were totally safe and free from any Guerrilla hijackings, we eventually made it to our final destination and a place i am 100% coming back to, the Caribbean Coastline in particular Santa Marta and Cartagena de Indias. Amazing cities, warm and friendly locals, white sand beaches, palm tress, turquoise water and plenty of fresh fish and cheap beers made bunking down in shitty hostels and enjoying a balanced diet of tuna and rice for 4 weeks all worthwhile.
The podcast is rooted in the tropical ritmos originating from the Carribbean coastline of Colombia. Some classic Cumbia, Palenque, and Salsa, with bits of hip hop and digital cumbia from some newer groups making moves throughout Colombia and Latin America . This is by no means anything in depth, just some tunes of Colombian origin i stumbled across during my travels and thought fitting to share. Saludos, Mike Who
A few years back Buenos Aires Label/club night and Artist agency ZZK provided me with my first taste into the relms of Digital Cumbia. As a label ZZK have continually pushed forward thinking Global bass and tropical vibes. Their Roster is on point and if i do say so myself their artwork is always impressive. The roots of ZZK lie in South America but their sound has spread throughout the world undoubtly influencing global bass and electronic producers worldwide. I’m really hoping i get the chance to check one of the much hyped Zizek club nights when i roll through Buenos Aires later in the year. Do yourselves a favour and get familiar with the label here ZZK.
Here are some tunes/remixes from a variety of the ZZK roster that have been staples for me. I’m going to have to start a club night when i make it back to Sydney so i can one day get a chance to play some of these tunes louder than my shitty home stereo.
You can’t really go out partying according to the Lonely Planet, you end up at tourist trap Irish Pubs with the same uncooth backpackers all around the world. We take you off the beaten track on a sordid musical contiki tour of our planet. Expect everything from Japanese Ragga, Colombian Cumbia vibes, Moombahton, French Soul, Thai Club Hip Hop, K-Pop, Dancehall and so much more. Don’t forget your toothbrush.
Anubis – En Un Dia De Esos (Prod Dj Dacel)
Diafrix – Before You Go ft Jane Tyrell
La Methode – Maximum (Bassnecter Remix)
Zonora Point & Douster – Algo Pasa en el Planeta
Feelstyle – Su’amalie/I Ain’t Mad at You
Hocus Pocus – Hip Hop ? Ft The Procussions
Poirier feat. Boogat – Kalima Shop Titi (Uproot Andy Remix)
Red Astaire – NYC (Salsa Mix)
Vybz Kartel – Benz Punanny (So Shifty Edit)
Toto La Momposina -Curura
Magoo & Timbaland – Indian Flute
Betty Chung – Bang Bang
Thundamentals Feat. Vida-Sunshyne – Check My Fresh
Fisto & Othello – So Much to Say
GD and TOP – Knockout (prod Diplo)
Cypress Hill – Loco en el Coco (Insane in the Brain)
Mala Rodriguez – Yo No Mato El Tiempo
Thaitanium & Nara Chompoonit – Ta Lueng
Jay-Z ft Fela Kuti – American Gangster (MikeLove’s Nigerian Gangster Remix)
Quantic & Nickodemus – Mi Swing Es Tropical
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy mix)
SABO/CASSADY – Esa Loca Cumbia
Sonora vs Calle – MOTIVATION RIDDIM (Mike Who rerub)
Cecile – Tip Me
Anita Tijoux – Como Ves
Paul Devro – Oh Yeah
Schlachthofbronx – Chambacu (Samim Remix)
Daniel Haaksman feat. MC Miltinho – Hands Up (Original Mix) [feat. Seguindo Sonhos]
113, Mohamed Lamine & Magic System – Un Gaou A Oran
Tosh – Push It Boy
Ivan – Dutty Shot
Tony Matterhorn – Dutty Wine
South Rakkas Crew feat MC Gi & Mr Dockery – Hands Up Brazil (Double Up Riddim)
KillaQueenz – Double Up Feat. Lady Chan
Shourentai – Ueuetengoku (Yammie-Choice Mix) (Double Up Riddim)
Ben L’oncle Soul – Soulman
Sabo & Zeb feat. Andrea Monteiro – Sanguebom (J-Boogie RMX feat. Iggy Mon)
Zonora Point – Dame Yerba ( Daniel Klauser remix)
To-Isis – Come Here Girl (DJ Theory remix)
Los Rakas – Ta Lista (Sonora remix)
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U miss me? Yeah I know there has been a big Shantan shaped hole in the heart of Sydney, but I have returned to your radio with a swag of Cumbia, Salsa and other Latin Grooves.
To get it started we also invited one of our favourite DJs to pay tribute to one of our favourite artists. The right honorable DJ Naiki San plays a set of Gil Scott-Heron classics mixed with the Hip Hop artists that sampled him. Rest In Peace!
Bobby Valentin – Amor a Medio Tiempo
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto A Mi Tierra (Cut Chemist Remix)
Quantic Soul Orchestra – She Said What? (feat. J Live)
Niña Dioz – Criminal Sound (El Hijo De La Cumbia Remix)
Bomba Estéreo – Feelin
Dead Prez – Dead Man’s Shoes
Linda Lyndell – What A Man
Salt`N`Pepa – Whatta Man
Fame – What’s It Gonna Be
Frank Ocean – Novacane
DJ NAIKI GIL SCOTT-HERON TRIBUTE SET
Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Masta Ace – Take A Look Around
Gil Scott – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Kanye West – My Way Home ft Common
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – Delta Man (Where I’m Coming From)
Slim Thug – Coming From
Gil Scott Heron – Angel Dust
The Game – Angel ft Common
Gil Scott Heron – Legend In His Own Mind
Mos Def – Mr Nigga
2Pac – Ready 4 Whatever
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – 1980
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – Angola, Louisiana
PM Dawn – Paper Doll
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle
Gil Scott Heron – The Klan
Little Brother – Make Me Hot
Gil Scott Heron – We Almost Lost Detroit
Grand Puba – Keep On
Gil Scott Heron – We Almost Lost Detroit
Common – The People
Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Brown Skin Lady
Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter In America
DJ Ralph – Latino and Proud
Kinfolk Kia Shine – So Krispy (Kinky Electric Noise Cumbia Nativo Remix)
Bomba Estereo – Fuego
Rye rye – Shake It To The Ground (Cumbia Remix)
Systema Solar – Bienvenidos
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Yeah… umm… I am much more comfortable asking the questions, than having to come up with opinions and stories on demand. Even so, I did have a most pleasant time when I was given the opportunity to appear on Colombian English language radio show Jack Radio broadcast from Medellin’s University of Antioquia.
Run by two upstanding American gentlemen, Jeff and Robin, the show plays a range of amazing music from around the world with a special commitment to showcasing Colombian talent. The show is just one component of their empire, which includes Colombian music, fashion and culture magazine, Jack Magazine, and some darn good parties.
Chickity-Check out this episode of Jack Radio for a bit of Cumbia, Moombahton, Reggaeton, Reggae, Colombian hip hop and myself showcasing some Australian hip hop.