Sunday, August 24, 2008

//Red Alert

Meet DJ RED-i, who just might be the tightest selector in Manila and is a cool-ass homie to boot. On our honeymoon in the motherland me & Z had the great opportunity to link up with kindred spirits:

RED's lady SOUL FLOWA, an established dj in her own right, called us up the day after we touched down in Manila to invite us to spin with them at their Thursday weekly called Rouge at the "MCafe", the Cafe of the Ayala Museum in Makati. The next day, they
were taking us digging at secret cutty spots, putting us up on local designers like TeamManila, and flipping records at their fly crib over some iced San Miguel Red Horse.

Red put me up on knowledge that Lupe Fiasco's "Kick, Push" is driven by a sample from an old Filipino record by Celeste Legaspi.. and dropped actual facts with many other ill records he pulled from his shelves.

Celeste Legaspi "Bolero Medley"

On top of all that he laced me with hella volumes of dope mixes we bumped on the beach. Out of all of them, my favorite is called My Show and really exemplifies his eclectic taste and smoove style.

The intro makes me smile every time i hear it: "Well, you see, we are scientists of sound/We're mathematically puttin it down!" Tune in to the A-1 sound:

DJ Red-i | My Show - Mixtape Vol.5

Big shout out to Red & Astrid, thanks for holding us down in Manila. This one goes out to you brother, freshly ripped from the 7" vinyl from one of my favorite riddims of all time, Dave Kelly's Gangster's Anthem. 1ne luv.

Donovan Steele "Red Eye" (Mad House, 1994)