Friday, November 27, 2009

Metropolis November Wrap-Up

Last week's Metropolis was absolutely slammin. One of the best yet. Dope vibes, dope tunes. Here are some flicks and my setlists with some goodies interspersed.

DJ Apt One setlist - 11/19/09


You Should Be Mine - Roger
The Dip (DJ Apt One Edit) - Keith Diamond Band
Act Like You Know - Fat Larry's Band
Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
You are the one - AM-FM
Take me I'm yours - Mary Clark
Back To Heaven - Number One Ensemble
La Vie Continue - Strong On The Funk
Cruel Intentions feat. Beth Ditto - Original Mix - Simian Mobile Disco
Searching To Find The One - Unlimited Touch
all wrapped up - The Evasions - Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps
ms fine brown frame - syl johnson
Dance Across The Floor - Jimmy Bo Horne
Shock Talk (U-Tern Disco Mix) - Shock
try it out - Gino Soccio
Citystreet (Club Edit) - Rhythm Talk


you can't hide from yourself - teddy pendergrass
if you want me - Barbara Roy
Do You Love What You Feel - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
You're The One For Me (12'' Mix) - D Train
It's A War - Serge Santiago UK Re-Edit - Kano
No More No War - Mirage
Call On Me (DJ Apt One Edit) 117-126 BPM - Steve Winwood/Eric Prydz
We Are The People (Jimmy2sox Remix)- Empire Of The Sun
Why Dont You (Original Mix) - Gramophonedzie
I Called U (The Conversation) - ATFC
Sinfonia Della Notte - Original Mix - Dennis Ferrer
Brass Knuckles (Exclusive Track)- DJ Dome & Elvis Suarez


Orient Express - Wish Key
Shaker Shake - Time
Spacer Woman (Vocal)- Charlie
Dancer - Gino Soccio
Danger (instrumental)- The Flirts - Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps
Feelin' Love - Hott City
i feel love- Donna Summer
love comes easy (remix) - vera
Ibiza, PA (Release Candidate 1)- RCMP
Somebody, Somewhere (Lifelike Dub)- Cazals
Plastic Doll (Remixed Instrumental) - Dharma
do you wanna funk - Patrick Cowley
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)- Sylvester
Everybody Dance (12" Remix)- Chic
going back to my roots- Richie Havens
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (The Garage Version)- Inner Life f/ Jocelyn Brown
The Chain (DJ Apt One Edit) - Fleetwood Mac

Monday, November 23, 2009



Emerald Serum by stainlessinsaness

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

01 Shlohmo - Antigravity
02 Low Leaf - Eggshell Skies
03 Bain - Mr. Many Enemies
04 Kenobii - Seahorse Trails
05 Weslee - Better Double Check that Shit
06 Cohoba - Space Love
07 Qwerty Musique - Nip Wety
08 Annu - Alliwant
09 Zenios - Twinkle
10 Muun X Devonwho - Cosma Driftin
11 Nigel One - Returning
12 The Dene Road - On Each Ear & Over Each Eye
13 VO/Phoniq - The Maker
14 Vezzen - Phasers on Stunt
15 Abjo - The Mystery of Things
16 Danimals - Hornet's Nest

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DJ Meistro - Jigawa Groove

All time homie and my partner in crime for the monthly party Dirty Bombs in DC, DJ Meistro, recently came back from a summer in Nigeria and brought with him a ton of afro funk, disco, and rock lps and 12"s. I'm jealous.

Anyhow, he put together a killer mix of some of the best tunes he unearthed, called Jigawa Groove. This mix is crazy, full of funk bombs, disco bangers and some really ill psych rock kinda stuff. Check it here:

DJ Meistro - Jigawa Groove | Soundcloud

He also made a great edit of Buari's Iro Le Pa, off of one of the lp's he scored abroad. He actually came up on a few excellent US lps in Nigeria, kinda surprising, but always nice. This one isn't on the mix so be sure to grab it from his soundcloud or yousendit.

Buari - Iro Le Pa (Meistro's Zoo Road Edit) | Soundcloud | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, November 20, 2009

On Top Of The Bagel Shop

I was in NY looking for records maybe 6 years ago at Fatbeats and I stumbled across this new release called "World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing". At the time I was djing almost every weekend for my B-boy crew DvC so I was always looking for that funky record that could separate me from the other DJs at the jams. Here is one record that helped me achieve that goal. The track off "Love's a Real Thing" that always got the room buzzing is called "Better Change Your Mind" by William Onyeabor which for your information is labeled incorrectly on the vinyl. Hope ya dig.

William Onyeabor - Better Change Your Mind | Zshare | YSI| 256 cd rip

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jimmy Cliff - Peace Officer

Speaking of Danny Krivit and white label edits with shadowy credits, can somebody tell me who does this crazy fucking dub of Jimmy Cliff's Peace Officer?

I think Jellybean Benitez does the ridonkulous Syreeta remix on the other side. If you wanna hear that, you're gonna have to go get your fingers dusty.

Jimmy Cliff - Peace Officer (Remix)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, November 13, 2009

Danny Krivit Edits

Cymande - Bra (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
Mediafire | 320 kbps

Disco Dub Band - Disco Dub (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Lenny Williams - You Got Me Runnin' (Breakdown Edit)
Mediafire | YSI | 192 kbps

Throwback 2 Classics

Here are two classic Hip-hop joints to brighten up your day "Who's Gonna Take The Weight" Gangstar and "All For One" Brand Nubian. These tracks always bring back happy memories for me and seem to lift any room I'm spinning to a better place, Heaven Maybe lol. I have to comment on the way Dj Premier cuts on the Gangstar track, man he just got flavor. Hope ya dig. Enjoy

Brand Nubian - All For One | YSI | Mediafire| 256 kbps

Gang starr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight | YSI | Mediafire | 256 kbps

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Robots In Heat

San Francisco's Robots In Heat just blessed the world with a new mix of deep & funky prog, folk and cosmic jams. As I write this I'm on my third listen and I can only identify "that one thing DJ Shadow sampled that one time". Feel free to leave comments if you can come any closer with track IDs - I'd love to know what half of this stuff is. The sequencing of this mix is top notch too. RIH clearly worked hard to string these grooves together into a cohesive package, complete with smooth, seamless transitions. This ranks with Henrik Schwarz, Âme & Dixon's The Grandfather Paradox as one of the best mixes I've heard this year. Anyone who had RVNG's Purple Brain mix in heavy rotation needs to give this a listen.

Obscured By Crowds comes our way courtesy of Noncollective, who are curating a collection of quality mixes. Be sure to head over to their site for more.

And for those of you not familiar with Robots In Heat's site, he's been ripping and posting mysterious jams for the past couple years. Definitely check it out for a daily dose of WTF?

Robots In Heat - Obscured By Crowds | Direct Link | 60 minutes


With a little nudge from the Robot himself, look what I Googled...

01 Jade Warrior - A Winter's Tale
02 Stomu Yamashta - Tempest Fantasia
03 Shawn Phillips - Prelude To Leaving
04 Shawn Phillips - All Our Love
05 Bo Hansson - Trial And Adversity
06 Steve Hillage - Four Ever Rainbow
07 Lee Michaels - (Drum Solo)
08 Wasa Express - Son Of A Peach
09 Riot - Just Beyond
10 Roy Buchanan - You're Not Alone
11 John Lucien - Would You Believe In Me
12 Reverberi - Cat Casanova
13 Harumi - Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest
14 Masami Tsuchiya - Haina-Haila
15 David Van Tieghem - Remote Viewing
16 Orson Welles - The Late Great Planet Earth
17 Kim Fowley - 1988: Searching For A Human In The Tight Blue Jeans
18 Dissidenten - Grand Babylon Hotel
19 Rhythm & Noise - Monomenon
20 Cheb Khaled - La Camel
21 Tangerine Dream - Rare Bird
22 Bermuda Triangle - Nights In White Satin
23 Jade Warrior - Borne on the the Solar Wind


Yes, I'm talking computers baby.

Haven't you ever wondered about new technology
It plays a major role in our society
I know you think it's so cool to own all those machines
But in the future we'll be doomed cuz they'll own everything


Ooooh kay. Morris Day-esque technology concept album from the dude who (according to Discogs) went on to produce E-40's Dusted and Disgusted and a bunch of other 90s rap from the Bay. However, if you ask me, Discogs is probably wrong - I don't think you put out a soul-heavy electrofunk LP on Atlantic in 1985 and then disappear for almost 10 years and re-emerge as a mob music producer.

Regardless, this is some wild shit.

Circuitry starring Sam Bostic - Computer
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Bonus - a little more on the RFTW tip:

Circuitry starring Sam Bostic - Driving Me Wild
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

DBJ Mailbox - November Edition

DJ Shepdog sent this edit of Take 6's Spread Love:

DJ Shepdog - Spread More Love
Sendspace | 320 kbps

Our friend Scottie from Indianapolis has a new record coming out on Crossfaded Bacon:

Scottie Matelic - Hype
Mediafire | 320 kbps

Canada's Keph Le Roc sent this mix he's worked up, with lots of modern disco:

Keph Le Roc - Tundra Clap Mix
Soundcloud | 320 kbps

Monday, November 9, 2009


These are for Albert in Kenya:

Kerri Chandler - The World Is Yours (Deeper Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Mood II Swing - Penetration
Mediafire | 320 kbps

Mood II Swing - 8 Ways To Knock Down A Wall
Mediafire | 320 kbps

Mood II Swing - I Need Your Luv (Right Now) (Balo's Banji Mix)
Mediafire | 320 kbps