Just got this from West coast homie Vaughn (U-Tern) via facebook:
"Any one remember that short-lived genre in the late 80's called "Hip-House"? If you were around for that era you were either the hardcore hip-hopper that kind of hated what it represented, or you were in the club losing your shit to "I'll House You" by the Jungle Brothers. I wanted to see what it might sound like in the present day, an experiment if you will. So I took a gang of current house tunes, some classics and a bunch of acapellas and made it happen."
Wow, holy shit.
U-Tern - Hip-House 2008 (zShare)
Frankie Knuckles vs Pimp C - Baby Wants To Ride
AC Slater vs Trick Daddy - Bassline Time
Soul Grabber vs Trick Daddy - Soul Grabber Pt. 3
Paul Johnson vs Rick Ross - She Got Me On
Franz N Shape vs Rick Ross - Angel Gate
Christian Alvarez vs MIA - Intergalactic Voyager
C-Mos vs T-Pain - 2 Million Ways (Axwell Remix)
Bob Sinclair vs Rick Ross - Everybody Movin'
Sound Factory vs Pitbull - Understand This Groove
Paul Johnson vs Pitbull - Get Get Down
DJ Gregory vs Lil Wayne - Attend
Unknown DJ vs Lil Wayne - Bass Tronic
Voodoo Chilli vs Lil Wayne - Look What You've Done To Me
Rainer Weichhold vs MC Luscious - Bamboo
Pest vs MC Luscious - Pat Pong (Solid Groove Remix)
Kerri Chandler vs Rakim - Bar A Thym
Fred Falke vs Rakim - 8-08pm @ The Beach
Claude VonStroke vs Kool G Rap - The Whistler (Jesse Rose Mix)
The Martin Brothers vs Kool G Rap - Dum
Supermal vs Hotstylz - Bigger Than Big (Lifelike Remix)
The Juan Maclean vs Hotstylz - Happy House
The Juan Maclean vs Pack - Happy House
Soha vs Pack - Gardens
Da Sunlounge vs Ludacris - Do You Wanna
Claude VonStroke vs Ludacris - Whos Afraid Of Detroit
Shur-I-Kan vs Outkast - Vacated
Swirl People vs Outkast - Ride The Pony
Solid Groove & Sinden vs Iconz - Gotta Get Up
Kerri Chandler vs Iconz - Useless
Inland Knights vs Snoop Dogg - Not Crazy
Steve Silk Hurley vs Snoop Dogg - Jack Your Body
KC Flight vs Run DMC - Let's Get Jazzy
EDMX vs Run DMC - Whiskey Lima
Jump vs JVC Force - Funkatarium
Frankie Knuckles vs JVC Force - The Whistle Song
Aly-Us vs Kanye West - Follow Me
B-Capracara vs Kanye West - Flashback 86
I Cube vs Notorious BIG - Oblivion
A Guy Called Gerald vs Jay-Z - Voodoo Ray
Juergen Paape vs Jay-Z - So Weit Wie Noch Nie
Thomas Bangalter vs The Clipse - On Da Rocks
Stay up on U-Tern's radio show + his remixes, projects, and DISCOveries through his blog.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Just got this from West coast homie Vaughn (U-Tern) via facebook:
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
We're bringing LA's Dilated Peoples (Rakaa Iriscience, Evidence, DJ Babu) to town this Friday for their first Ottawa appearance. Some of you might know Babu from his DMC & ITF (International Turntablist Federation) involvements & titles, but most of you are probably familiar with the 2001 Alchemist-produced "Worst Comes to Worst" group track. It'll be nice to have the boys come through.
Dilated Peoples ft. Kanye West - This Way (zShare)
Doors 9pm, 19+
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St. (NEW VENUE)
Tickets: $25 advance @ ticketmaster.ca
Or @ Top of the World, End Hits, Vertigo,
The Lay Up, Norml, Rugged Culture
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I just bumped into this 5 part VBS TV special on Houston's historical spot in the rap game. From syrup sippin' and 3 mph driving, to never-ceasing mixtape grinds and DJ Screw's (RIP) chopped & screwed ways. I had to watch.
I used to be all about the southern steez. The first spot I lived at after moving out of the fam's place was this house with 3 fellow basketball players, brothers Colby & L-Dog, and big man Chubbz. Ball and loud music, all we cared about. Perfectly soundproof pad too. Soundsystems and computers were never turned off, and all playing southern mixtapes like they were going out of business. Bathroom would boom with "SOUTHERN SMOKE!" track intro yells (why so often DJ Smallz, whyyy?) during showers, while the living room filled with sounds of Trae, Webbie, Mi'ssez, Stat Quo, Sleepy Brown, and Da Backwudz. I miss the days.
"Screwed In Houston", all 5 parts below. Enjoy.
So UK's Calvin Harris is in Toronto this Friday, Montreal on Saturday... and, ofcourse, no Ottawa date around it. What a shitty deal. Woulda been nice to see him live, or even a dj set to hear some of his newer production.
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat (Calvin Harris remix) (zShare)
And you can't forget about his Dizzee Rascal production.
Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me (produced by Calvin Harris) (zShare)
Monday, August 25, 2008
This is too filthy. I first heard the track about 2 months ago and, while frantically missioning to find the mp3 today, ran into the video. The killer South African dancefloor sound is courtesy of Attridgeville township's DJ Mujava. Video is legit too.
It'll be out on Warp Records next month.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Neither new joints, but both legit. Graeme & Joshua with some Sam Sparro and Rye Rye spice.
Sam Sparro - 21st Century Life (The Count & Sinden sidewinder remix) (zShare)
The Count & Sinden ft. Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls (zShare)
* More of their material back here.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Anything Buena Vista related gets me. My dad has always been all about the Cuban sound, so I've grown to love talents such as Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, & Compay Segundo. The same type of appreciation that I have for "Barefoot Diva" Cesaria Evora.
Coldplay - Clocks (Buena Vista Social Club edit) (zShare)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
More Kardi Kardi Kardi. This time with the always great Jazzy Jeff, off his 2007 released "The Return of the Magnificent" album (which also features Rhymefest, Method Man, J-Live, Big Daddy Kane, Jean Grae, CL Smooth, Biz Markie, + a slew of others).
DJ Jazzy Jeff ft. Kardinal Offishall - She Was So Fly (zShare)
Bloc Party's new "Mercury" (music video back here) getting some love from UK's Herve & Chi-town duo Flosstradamus. Both edits bang well.
Bloc Party - Mercury (Herve Is In Disarray remix) (zShare)
Bloc Party - Mercury (Flosstradamus remix) (zShare)
Friday, August 8, 2008
- I love Rhymefest (props to Ronson for Allido-ing him up with Wale).
- I like Chamillionaire 'cause I've always found he kinda looks like a dog (am I the only one who sees it?).
- I like Jada 'cause he used to get shit on by everyone (note: 40% of NYC + Beanie Sigel + 50 Cent + Bill O'Reilly = everyone).
- I love Aladdinesque beats. I'm all 'bout em.
- I like fun facts.
- Fun fact: Jada got robbed by Gucci Mane a few years back.
Rhymefest ft. Chamillionaire & Jadakiss - What's Up (zShare)
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Sunday night was mad messy. The Redbull Flugtag Competition afterparty had homies Raph & Aaron (Team Canada) sharing the tables with fellow EH! Team member Illo. It was at a huge venue that, when not booked for concerts or special events, only opens its doors Saturday nights for the uber-tanned top40 house bottle service loving peeps. The inter-club connected block party with the 2 neighbouring venues mixed the crowd up and had their usual clientele wylin' out to hipsterrific dancefloor ragers. The familiar fam (Redbull reps, Jokers of the Scene, & close friends) ended up crowding the stage and almost shattering it from perfectly timed group jumping. Bigups to Illo for passing the mic & letting me splurge my inner reggae self with drunken Red Rat lyrics. Big sorry to Gaby for hitting her in the face with a speaker & making her head bleed.
Here are a few of Aaron's (DJ Grandtheft) joints:
Bad Yard Club - In De Ghetto (Grandtheft remix) (zShare)
Lil Wayne - Lollipop (Grandtheft hiphouse remix) (zShare)
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Grandtheft remix) (zShare)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Mapei (above) & Sinden never disappoint.
Stuffa & Andy ft. Mapei - Pretty Girls (Sinden remix) (zShare)