Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hurrah presents "Independence Day"

On July 4th, 2009, Hurrah presents "Independence Day," starring Jay Yo & Shawn Ryan. July 4 doesn't have to be all firworks and apple pie. Just listen to the voice of our deranged Dragontail narrator...

"Oh shit! The Aliens are taking over! It's been fun Philadelphia. Wait! Can Somebody fly up into the alien ship and upload a virus to knock down their shields? What's that Shawn? You are going to jam their radar with mp3s & wavs? Oh hell yes! Oh, there's more? You are bringing Jay Yo for maximum firepower? OH HELL YES!"

Wait, totally sweet 90's movie references probably don't clear anything up. Hurrah is a dance party at Medusa Lounge, featuring Shawn Ryan and special guest Jay Yo spinning disco, electro, house and more. We've got your post-firework afterparty taken care of. We're going from 10pm - 2am strong with no cover as usual.

Definitely expect to hear this new freestyle jam by Vancouver's Love & Electrik.

Love & Electrik - Sex Video | Mediafire | YSI |320 kbps

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Standing naked in the back of the woods

Drive to the forest in a boogie van...

Public Image Ltd - Poptones (BBC Session) | Mediafire | YSI |320 kbps

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute Mix

We all know by now Michael "The King Of Pop" Jackson has passed away. I feel it is also fair to say we all loved his music since we were kids. I grew up on "Off The Wall", "Thriller", "Bad" and "Dangerous". Those albums have a special place in my musical heart, so I had to make this tribute mix to show my appreciation for the greatest recording artist ever, Michael Jackson.

DJ Image - Michael Jackson Is Dead Mix | Zshare | 27 minutes

Thursday, June 25, 2009

They don't make 'em like this anymore...

Seems like an appropriate time to post this one...

An absolute nugget of genius, showcasing the best of the Jacksons as well as Gamble & Huff. Uplifting strings give way to guitar chords tinged with sadness; a complex and bittersweet melody that you won't hear anywhere else.

It's a Robotique mainstay, and a personal favorite. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face...or will it put a tear in your eye?

The Jacksons - Show You The Way To Go | MediaFire | zShare | 320 kbps

Don't Sleep On This...

There are only 5 or 6 days left to get the files. Get Them.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

RCMP EP is out now

You can now purchase the self-titled RCMP EP at Turntable Lab (Lab Recommended!) and wherever Flamin Hotz records are sold.

And PS - if anybody is in the Bay Area, you can catch me DJing at Ambassador on Thursday night and then at Low Happy Hour at Vessel on Friday. Good times SF!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Block Party

Anthony White - Block Party (at 33) | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

100% Dissin' You

Saturday, June 27th - I'll be spinning at Club VIA in Seoul, by far Hongdae's raddest club. So, if you're in town and English speaking check out this quick edit for a preview.

Armando - 100% Dissin' You (Chris Rogy Re-Edit)
Zshare | 320 kbps

more event info...

Monday, June 22, 2009

June Metropolis

That night RCMP set a new world record for fastest flight from Philly to Italy.

Free your eyes, and your mind will follow

Whoever says they've never purchased a record just for the cover art is either joyless or lying.

More often than not, I simply can't help myself! And so I end up with this: an ever-expanding gallery of funked-out space babes, sci-fi discotheques and monstrous piles of synthesizers.

Aptly titled, I've decided to exclude any direct information regarding the identity of these pieces (though some of the titles are a dead giveaway). Although it's not necessarily the purpose of this post, please feel free to fancy a few guesses!

Darklord Disco Presenta: Cosmic Excerpts | flickr

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

No Regrets

I just drove to Delaware last week to pick up a free house collection from a friend. It was well worth the hour drive, I've been finding a lot of gems in the collection! Here's one from '93 - "No Regrets Dub" by Akema, a smooth joint I'm feeling. Checky Check Check - Enjoy!

Akema - No Regrets (Dub) | Meidafire | YSI | 320 kbps

also, for Howie...

Akema - No Regrets (Club Vocal) | Zshare | 320 kbps

Akema - No Regrets (Deep Vocal) | Zshare | 320 kbps

Akema - No Regrets (Late Night) | Zshare | 320 kbps

Akema - No Regrets (String and Horn) | Zshare | 320 kbps

Monday, June 15, 2009

RCMP - Ibiza, PA

This is it - the RCMP record drops this Thursday at Metropolis (more info on that and this weekend's DC and Pittsburgh shows later). Next week the record hits stores.

So we've got a goody for you. Ibiza, PA is, for my money, the biggest dancefloor destroyer on the RCMP EP. I've played this joint all across the country and it never fails to get hands in the air in an epic 4AM on drugs stylee. That's why the track is called Ibiza, PA- it's that rust belt rave shit.


RCMP - Ibiza, PA
Zshare | YSI | 192 kbps


For a better quality copy of the file (or the epic Cousin Cole remix) - buy the record online next week from Turntable Lab or from one of the many record stores which stocks Flamin Hotz fine products. If digital is more your thing, the record will be available on Beatport via our new label, Young Robots, in several months.

Keep a lookout for the forthcoming video for Ibiza, PA by Didier Clain!

Another track from the EP, The Bird AKA Ignition, is also available for free download. You can hear the whole EP by downloading the RCMP promo mix.

Friday, June 12, 2009


A1 from their 1992 debut 12"

Mood II Swing - Penetration | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

RCMP Promo Mix

This is your first chance to hear all the material from the RCMP EP, plus a little extra Burnso production from the RCMP Remix EP that will come out much later.

RCMP - RCMP EP Promo Mix
Zshare | 192 kbps


1. Mustache Love
2. Mustache Love (Pumpkin Patch Remix)
3. Ibiza, PA
4. Ibiza, PA (Cousin Cole Remix)
5. Ignition AKA The Bird
6. USA Groove
7. USA Groove (Burnso Remix)*

*-From RCMP Remix EP, will be released on Young Robots Digital, Fall, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Shoot Me (With Your Love)

This is one of my all time favorite jams. Huge break, great groove - funky as all hell.

However, the original version fluctuates up to 8-10 bpm just over the course of the intro - which makes it a real pain in the ass to play. I hadn't played this record in years and I recently pulled it off the shelf and did for it what the session players couldn't do - KEEP TIME.

Tasha Thomas - Shoot Me (With Your Love) (DJ Apt One Quantized)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Speaking of funk - this Saturday we've got Philly's funkiest, Kenny Raw, joining us at Medusa Lounge for Philadelphyinz. He's gonna lace a 45-heavy set of funk, disco, classic rap and all that good shit.

Gotta Give It Up

I picked this up for a dollar from a guy selling records on the sidewalk in Park Slope over the weekend. Both tracks are fun little summertime jams: the A-side features a strong vocal courtesy of Jennifer Holliday (making it not really a "dub" at all), and the flip has some pretty righteous guitar wankery going on.

Rodney Franklin - Gotta Give It Up (Club Dub) | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Rodney Franklin - Malibu Shuffle | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Cosmic Journey Through Space & Time With Steve Vena and Darklord

Yes! I was super stoked when seasoned Rocktits! veteran Steve Vena asked me to come aboard the Moxy Hangout Club shuttle, which launches every Sunday from 6-8PM on 91.7FM WKDU Philadelphia. It was the perfect opportunity to play some seriously wild tunes that ordinarily never see the light of day, much less get played in any type of public forum. The end result was truly a cosmic journey, as advertised above. Have a listen if you dare!

"And the legend begins. Today's show featured the dream come true mega-sets of Ryan "Darklord" Todd of Robotique; he really put his money where your mouth was. And as a group we double-teamed the airwaves with science! spacejams! and our huge members,-only egos! huh? A watched pot might never boil but you can watch Mr. Todd and Billy Werner bubble over the edge every Friday at KungFuNecktie."

Steve Vena:
The Fugs - Boobs-A-Lot
Juicy Lucy - Big Lil
Wet Willie - The Airport
Manfred Mann - One Way Glass
Okko - East Indian Traffic
Volker Kriegal - Zoom
The Watts 103rd Street Band - Twenty Five Miles
Marcus Hook Roll Band - Ape Man
Gong - I Niver Glid Before

801 - Lagrima & T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows)
Michael Bundt - Welcome the Astral Dancer
Danava - Quiet Babies
Budgie - Whiskey River
H.O.T. R.S. - Slow Blow
Airto - I Don't Have To Do
Funkadelic - Field Maneuvers
Venus Gang - Love to Fly
the Undisputed Truth - Spaced Out
Goblin - Deep Shadows
Christian Bruhn - Wetten...Dass?
Amadeo - Memories
Klaus Weiss - Dirt track

Steve Vena:
Laghonia - Glue
Birth Control - Buy!

part 1 | zShare

part 2 | zShare

Keep on keepin ohm!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This song is amazing

This song is the best thing that happened to me all day.

Memory Cassette - Last One Awake (Friend Version)
Get it at Discobelle

also, here's another edition of Ryan Nation's Hikikomori Satori. Click to enlarge...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Check out this new Tamborzão mix by Baltimore's Balagan. Here's what he has to say about it...
Forget the 808--Tamborzão is the sound of Rio right now. Where most compilations and remixes that channeled funk carioca/baile funk to non-Brazilian audiences recent years have focused on Miami bass and freestyle electro-influenced beats, favela sound systems now pump a new, spooky and sample-heavy sound called Tamborzão (translation: really heavy drumbeat) across the city. It's got more indigenous Brazilian influences at the surface, along with eclectic sample stabs of everything from PC system sounds to Planet Patrol's "Cheap Thrills" and Woody Woodpecker cackles (Pica-Pau is his Portuguese name). This sound, as I was fortunate to experience it this spring in favelas like Arvore Seca and Cantagalo, is gunshots and flip-flops, soccer championships and drunken sambas... Rio in a nutshell.

Balagan - A Bag Full of CDRs | Divshare | 26 minutes

01) Marinho/Funk Boy - Montagem 3000
02) Bolinho e Bill - Bufalo Bill
03) Passinho da Penha
04) Bonde Zoeira - Barack Obama
05) Os Ousados - Senta Pros Ousados
06) Montagem MSN
07) Montagem Atencao
08) Byano DJ - Montagem Pica Pau
09) Maozinha - Yes We Can
10) Mouzon's Electric Band - Everybody Get Down
11) DJ PT - Montagem Jacare Lacoste
12) Byano DJ - Pão na Manteiga
13) MC Maiquinho - A Zona Sul é Nossa

He was also kind enough to share a track off of the mix with us...

Bolinho e Bill - Bufalo Bill | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Balagan and I will be playing at the Windup Space in Baltimore this Thursday. Philly heads can catch him at I Can Has Bass? at Medusa on Friday, June 26.