Monday, February 21, 2011

//daddy's crate..

//words aren't really going to do justice here.. i'll simply say that i am certainly not the first nor the last to contemplate this young world soon come.. this lil mix goes out to all the dads who have been holding it down, all the recent papas and especially the soon-to-be-fathers. 1st take, no post-production cause daddy ain't perfect. bless..

photography: nina parks

daddy's crate.. dj dmadness.. feb 2011

show me the good life - blu & exile
invetro - organized konfusion
the foundation - xzibit
fetus (belly button window) - nas
seven months - bambu
be a father to your child - ed og & da bulldogs
searching - roy ayers
isn't she lovely - yami bolo
babyfather - sade
little one - bilal
ur daddy loves u (gil-scott heron) - dj asparagus

//Paisley Mixes..

//A while back one of the homies asked me if I knew of any good Prince mixes, or if I had done one for that matter. Live sets yes, but much as I love Prince, I never went in the lab to do something. Intimidating, to say the least. Fortunately for all of us, three seriously dope djs have attempted and succeeded. These mixes explore the deep catalog of a musical genius and living legend, and like a great dj should do, introduce you to lesser-known tracks and versions.

DJ Jaycee - The Lake Minnetonka Suite, Vol.1 (2008)
Joints from '78-'86 era Prince, The Time, The Family, The interview snippets are incredible as well...and if you don't follow The Afternoon Delight, Jaycee's drivetime mixshow on Atlanta's V-103 you might not know what radio should really sound like..

DJ Dredd - Prince "Genius" Mixtape (2010)
Can't say enough good things about this dude Dredd, but I will say he has held down the successful "Prince vs." party in D.C. for 10 years. This mix visits Prince sounds from '78-'90. Check his Soundcloud also for "Prince vs. Neptunes," "Prince vs. Andre 3000," and "Prince vs. Madonna vs. MJ" mixes...he's got one of the deepest Prince collections I've heard.

dj MOma - SEXLOVELY (2011)
I know, I just posted this last week for Valentine's Day, but any mix that starts with "When 2 R N Love" deserves another spin!

//Prince plays tonight and Wednesday in Oakland!!! Bless..

Saturday, February 19, 2011

//GOLDEN welcomes Dion Decibels..

//There's a GOLDEN lining to everything...even in this wet weather. Tonite we welcome the homie Dion Decibels. Been doing his thing for a while in the Bay, he is a selector, mixer and scratcher par excellence.
//Dion has a catalog of mixtapes that are diverse and creative...his mix Fazed: A Tribute to Riding High actually inspired me to do my own sample-based mix Folks get brown in the sunshine!
//In addition to spinning around the Bay, he also has been the deejay for ThinkBeat Radio since 2003, which you can catch every Friday night/Saturday morn 2-4am on 94.1 KPFA and Tuesday 6-7pm on All Day Play.

//Last but not least, Dion also rocks as the turntablist for The GetBack, an artistic collective and band from The Town that has held down many a vocalist at Monday Soul and other great venues, and is blowing it up with their series Get:LiveSessions. Check their latest session with DoD.A.T. on the mic:

//See yall tonite in the Mission for free good music and vibes at GOLDEN. Bless..

Saturday, February 12, 2011

//Valentine's Crate..

//Here are my favorite mixes that are appropriate for Valentine's Day, whether it's the love theme or the vibe of the music itself.. We try to help yall out but if the DJ's doing all the work though, something's wrong lol!

The mixes most definitely speak for themselves:

Neil Armstrong - Warmfuzzy (2005)

ThatGirl - Summer Love (2005)

Sake One - Hardcore Cupcakin' Vol. 1 (2008)
& Vol. 3 (2010)

dj mOma - SEXLOVELY (2011)

Cosmo Baker - Love Break (2005)

Steve 1der - The Book of Love Vol.1 (2007)

DJ Styles - Ms. Jackson If You're Nasty (2011)

Dion Decibels - Hurts So Good Pt. 2 (2009)

Ross Hogg - Love Letters (200?)

//And of course some of my own past mixes, shout to Mixcrate.Com..Enjoy and Bless..