Played a few 45"s from Alex's fat stack in last week's program. Also found in the Live from the Royal Castle LaTec dub mix posted last week these were a few that stuck with me. Beenie Man and Ghost over the Joan Osborne inspired hook, and Lady P Get the Visa (a Sly and Robby production). Grab the rips below. Scratchy but soundsoaped as much as poss without making em sound like tin.
While in NY last week working on tunes and things, Ghostdad bought this :
Its an LaTec 100a record mixing console. Two belt driven turntables, rotary mixing knobs, a Tape IN and a Tape OUT. We started messing around with it, smaashing records into one another then decided to record a mix of these old Dancehall 45s AlexxxChange hAd sitting around.
There is no pitch control so you have to just drop tracks and rub your finger on the platter to make things mix. We used the MoogerFooger through the mic input and got some nice delay effects.It's not the newest rig so there is alot of bleed and wierd sound artifacts, but hopefully that adds to the charm.
While Chris heads out to Coachella this weekend, I'll be heading out to his neck of the woods in Boston. See the flyer above for all the info about me DJing, but I'm really coming to town to scoop up all that left over Easter candy at the dollar stores... Peep Game!
Major re-release from Devlin, Darko, XXXchange, finally hit shelves this week at Turntable Lab, this time with video! This DVD contains five sections totaling more then an hour of crazy footage chopped up by the amazin Canadian &/or to accompany this classic mix. Cover art from government name Mike Davis aka Mike 2600 takes this callabo over the top of awesome dudeliness, but don't be scared to put it on at your party the ladies will love it too! Peep the trailer above and cop the DVD to get the whole truth. Buy it at Turntable Lab
authors note: I remember this mix blowing my mind the first time around. Hearing about the DVD wet my appetite for something good, and &/or totally delivers. This mix is mesmerizing you wont be able to stop watching. I was honored to be able to help out a bit in the final stages and cut the trailer and highly recommend grabbing the whole dvd!
I've been flying around the states a lot lately, but not busting out the camera as much as I used to. Just living in the moment instead of behind the lens, but occasionally... I grab a quick pic with my phone.
Went down to SXSW and had tacos in Texas with the Fully Fitted fam
Bought last minute tickets to WMC and chillaxed with friends
Stayed down by the Beach at a friend's condo... the balcony view!
Had the 2nd Annual OMD Sushi Eating Contest, this years winner: Contra w/ 15 plates
Runner up: Matt Sherman w/ 14 plates
Hung out with Fred Hardley, errr... I mean Kurt from Floss
Spent my last night in Miami at The Standard... One More Day status
Checked in and got a comp bottle to welcome me back
Skipped right on over to Dallas for a gig at the PLUSH nite club
7-11 across the street had "NASCAR TURBO LIP BALM: NITRO LEMON"... For when you need to shift your lips into full gear!
Capone-N-Noreaga's "Rotate" has been my new theme song lately!
Back to what this blog is really about lately, hot reggae jams. If you slept on (thee) Mike B Live At Home mixtape last week you're missing out. Close to an hour of hot dancehall jams (the longest LAH mix to date?). Here are two choice cuts outa the mix selected from Mike B personally. As heard last week on Mofo Radio, made avail here for you downloading pleasure: