Thursday, October 29, 2009

To The Beat Yall

I realize I've been MIA on the blog lately and I'm gonna try to get back in the regular swing of things. To start things off, here are a couple of disco rap jams that share the same title.

First up is Lady B's classic Philly track from 1979. Her raps... ehhhhh but it's one of the first recorded female raps and she holds her own ok. I buy disco rap records kinda compulsively, so if you are into early rap tracks definitely check this one.

The instrumental for Lady B is a cover of Direct Current's "Everybody Here Must Party," which totally rules, so I've included it as well. It's another Philly track on TEC.

Lady B - To The Beat Y'all | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps



Direct Current - Everybody Here Must Party | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps



The other To The Beat Y'all is much better. Big time boogie/rap jam that you can definitely play out. Big ups to my homie Andrew over at People's Potential Unlimited/Earcave for hooking me up with this one.

Sangria - To The Beat Y'all | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OBSIDIAN_mix

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Obsidian by stainlessinsaness
www.myspace.com/steeleandimage

If you have any questions about this mix just ask -Steele-

01 Infinite Potentials - Strobe Lighting
02 Indigo Pyramid - Key Void
03 Juno Complex - Talking Ashtray
04 Shlohmo - Ghosts Pt 2
05 Stainless Steele - Orange Stardust
06 Zenios - Essentric Vibes
07 Indigo Kids - Indigo Born Kids
08 Mensa El - Tron Voyage
09 Asonic Garcia - Destined Nations
10 Ape Sound Spectacle - Tones
11 Sugar Love - Primo
12 ESP - Untitled
13 Dylan Coltrane - Subterranean Asylum
14 Garfunkle - There's No Time to Waste
15 9 Planets - Space Walk
16 Stainless Steele - Moon Rover Boomin'
17 MoreSounds - Come Unity

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thriller - DJ Apt One Remix



Diva & Jones have a nice house edit of Thriller, but it's not heavy on the MJ (or the Vincent Price for that matter), which is exactly what this spooky time of year demands.

MJ x Diva & Jones - Thriller (DJ Apt One Remix)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Just in time for CREW LOVE II - BOO LOVE!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Derek's Daily 45



For anyone who's not familiar with Derek's Daily 45, it's easily one of my favorite mp3 blogs. Derek is a California based musician and record collector who is generous enough to archive his rare 45s and share them with the world. I currently have a playlist of 100 tracks from him, so I'd say the quality of his posts is unparalleled. Below are links to a couple of my recent favorites to get you started. If you enjoy what you hear, get on his email list and all of the 45s will come straight to your inbox.

The Sorrows - Take a Heart | Get it from Derek | 192 kbps

Lou Courtney - Hot Butter N All pt1 | Get it from Derek | 192 kbps

Unlimited Touch



Here is the second installment of the group Unlimited Touch. They are ill! "Seaching To Find The One" speaks for it self. Download it, play it and love it, I do! Enjoy

Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One | Zshare | Ysi | 320kbps

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ain't No Stoppin, 2009



In light of the Phillies SECOND CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL LEAGUE PENNANT, a re-up of one of the most popular tracks ever posted on DBJ:



McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now (Phillies Version)

Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

If you want the b-side to this, the Eagles version, go to the original post.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crew Love II: Boo Love

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If you're looking for the perfect Halloween rager, look no further..

CREW LOVE II: BOO LOVE

Upstairs: SUBDIVISION (dubstep, heavy bass, electro)
**Featuring THE ABOMINABLE DR. FLUFF, LADY HOWL, STUMBLEJUICE and THE RXORCIST

Downstairs: METROPOLIS (disco, house, techno)
**Featuring APT VON ONE, BILLY WEREWOLF and SHAWN RYAN OF THE DEAD

PLUS: Limited edition shirts from Fresh Melt Water!

$8 / 10 until late / BYOB!

Check it!


Here's a preview of what's to come courtesy of Stumble, DJ Apt One and Flufftronix...

UPDATED MASTERED 320...
LOLZ ROYCE - Chime Dat Shyt | Zshare | 320 kbps

Fred Wesley - House Party (DJ Apt One Edit) | Zshare | 320 kbps

Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (DJ Apt One Drum Edit)
Zshare | 320 kbps


Swag Rave



Earlier this year DJ Apt One, Skinny Friedman, Billy W. and myself set out to record a mix for all of the party people at Metropolis. September 2009 saw the release of Swag Rave, which has only been available on CD until now. We thought it would be nice to present our collaboration to DBJ readers. With jams ranging from Patrick Cowley, The Clash & Grace Jones to Cubic Zirconia, Crazy Cousinz & Duck Sauce, this should be a fun listen for you.

Metropolis - Swag Rave | Mediafire | 65 minutes | 192 kbps

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (DJ Apt One Edit)



I made this on a whim in the airport a few weeks back. I played it at Philadelphyinz a few weeks back and it was the highlight of my night.

Fleetwood Mac - The Chain (DJ Apt One Edit)
Mediafire Re-up | 320 kbps


Thank the Digital Millenium Copywrite Act for the fact that this track is no longer available. Google it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cutty Wants Ice Cream

This is my reggae remix of Limb By Limb over the Ice Cream Paint Job instrumental I whipped up. I played this in front of at leased 300 people at my monthly in Bmore and heads were feeling it. Hope you dig it. Enjoy!

Cutty Ranks & Dorrough - Cutty Wants Ice Cream (Cropsy Blend)
Mediafire | 320 kbps

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Robotique Mixtape 3.0 : Our Fall House


I am happy to offer the third Robotique Mixtape, programmed and mixed with love. The mix was put together using two 1200's, an Ecler Nuo2 mixer and was recorded direct to CD. There was no digital manipulation or computer editing of any sort and the mix was recorded in one take on the evening of October 1. If you are listening through iTunes, I suggest using the "Dance" equalizer setting. Tracklist is available upon request.

For those of you in and around Philly, I have a very busy week - Wednesday is the launch of a new weekly I am involved in called TROUNCE. Finally, there is a dance destination on Wednesday nights.


Friday, we welcome local hero Ed Blammo to Robotique. Saturday, I am opening for Kraak and Smaak at World Cafe Live and then playing into the morning hours at Pi Lam in West Philly. Get in touch for details on that one.

See you soon and thanks for the support.

Billy W - Robotique Mixtape 3.0 - Our Fall House
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Chicago



I'll be out in the Midwest this week. On Wednesday you can catch me at Casba in Indianapolis with Scott Matelic, Action Jackson and DLake. Friday I'll be at EvilOlive in Chicago with my main man DJ Zebo. Hence this tasty, familiar white label edit:

Chicago - Street Player (Edit)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

And of course, Philly heads best be ready for Saturday, when Gavin Holland comes up from DC to rock it out at Philadelphyinz at Medusa Lounge.

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's The Motherfucking Remix Vol. 3



DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven and Cosmo Baker - AKA The Rub - are putting all the tracks from their new joint It's The Motherfucking Remix Vol. 3 up as single track DLs before the CD hits stores.

Go to The Rub's site and grab track number one - Archie Bell's Any Time is Right (DJ Apt One Remix) if you don't have it already.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's the time of the season...





It is now October 1st, which means that it is time for this year's all-soundtrack mix! Shawn Ryan and I worked closely on this one, meeting every Monday night, leaving a wasteland of Dunkin' Donuts cups & wrappers in our wake (Shawn Ryan runs on Dunkin'™).

This one has a distinctly more psyched-out vibe than the last one: you can really feel the drugs kicking in at 19 minutes...and just when you think they're wearing off, it's time for a little ride on a Huey above the jungles of Vietnam (Heading Two Seven Zee-ro).

About a mile up, Big Duke 60 switches the music on, and it's back to dancing naked in a moonlit field. Wraps up with some mysterious sleaze which is sure to leave the disco junkies asking, "Whaaa?".

Listen online at darklorddisco.com

Or right click/control click to download here:
Darklord - Il Suono Scuro 2 | 320 kbps

PS: The track list this year is a bit of a riddle! Who can identify the tunes based on the images provided?

Exclusive Sharegroove Mix!



I met Duckcomb (aka Patrick) and Steve Shakewell of Brooklyn's Sharegroove in the middle of a forest while on acid and an ecstasy tablet. Literally. We were all DJ'ing together at a 3-day party and I was immediately impressed with their records and how they chose to play them. We had a conversation about an eventual Philadelphia booking and finally the time is here.

The Sharegroove boys will be at Robotique this Friday night and they have graciously provided some sonic memorabilia for us to share.

First up is a new mix that the boys constructed exclusively for the Robotique family. Giving us an exclusive mix is like being beat into the gang, only a bit more pleasant.

Download that joint here. (P.S. the Berlin track that opens the mix is a mindblower. You've heard it at Robotique, thanks to these dudes who forced us to go back and dust it off.)

Tracklist:

1. Berlin - "Sex (I'm A...)"
2. Tortuga - "Grand Drum (Instrumental)"
3. Mark E - "Human"
4. Tafuri - "Was That All It Was (Dub Retraction)"
5. Slowhouse - "Untitled"
6. Two of China - "Los NiƱos Del Parque (Corrida Mix)"
7 Mandrill - "Feeling Good"(Theo Parrish Re-Eedit)
8. Curtis Mayfield - "How Do You Like To Be Loved"
9. D'llegance - "Chanson D'llegance (Disconet Remix)"
10. The Cool Notes - "I Forgot"
11. B.T. Express - "Can't Stop Groovin' Now (Wanna Do It Some More)"
12. L. Springsteen - "On Your Knees (Vocal Mix)"
13. Liz Torres - "Mama's Boy"(Dub)"
14. Patrick Cowley - "Primitive World"
15. The Vision - "Sharde"

They've also been kind enough to share a dope Kool & The Gang edit that Duckcomb put together:

Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night (Duckcomb Edit)
DivShare | 320 kbps

Seriously, these are two DJ's you do not want to miss. See you there.

I Hear Music In The Streets Again



I promised i would post the hip-hop track that sampled "I Hear Music In The Street" by Unlimited Touch the other day so hear it is. Rampage The Last Boy Scout's "Take It To The Streets". They slowed down the original and looped it then stole the chorus. I remember hearing this on mad mix tapes when it dropped everyone was cutting up the part where Rampage says "Upside down I'm a turn it out" on some back to back ish lol. Hope you Enjoy!

Rampage - Take It To The Streets | zshare | ysi | 320 kbps

Bambaataa's Theme



OK, so I dropped this at 2099 the other night, and we couldn't get the timeline straight as to the re-use of the Assault on Precinct 13 Theme - did this Afrika Bambaataa track come before or after the Splash Band? Did the Splash Band play the main theme? Did this sample that or the original soundtrack or was it replayed?

DBJ-ers, help a brother out.

Afrika Bambaataa - Bambaataa's Theme (Assault on Precinct 13)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps