Archive for November, 2008

“Girl, you got a ten-piece, please don’t be stingy!!!”

November 28, 2008

Quite possibly the GREATEST commercial of all time.

BACK TO REGALITY: Social Experiment x DJ ROYALE This Thursday!

November 26, 2008

A few words about 2000 ‘Til…

November 23, 2008

Two and a half years ago, this party started at Tangerine Lounge (RIP), a cramped space famed for holding great one-off parties. The concept was well received based on the fact that it was a music-driven party. Anchored by P-Plus, supported by Merciless, and me playing garbage time, this was the litmus test for the those truly in the know. Yes, we played Jay, Wayne, and Mavado, but we also countered it with Jazzy, J-Dilla, and Shawn Escoffrey. It’s become an institution in the city for those who don’t care about showing face (but still looking good), getting down to the tried and true ish, as well as daring themself to like something left-field and obscure.

The mixes I compiled definitely skew more towards the commercial side of things. HOWEVER, I definitely did not seek to make this a “Now That’s What I Call Music” CD, or a best of this decade. This is my personal take of the songs that have made me love music this decade, as well as the songs that have been well-received at the party. As per usual with all my mixes, my mandate is VIBE. Start off slow, accelerate to a good speed, and end in overdrive.

I certainly needed to take the long view as to what songs were hot. As has been the case with the past few editions of the party, we tend to gravitate towards what’s been hot in the past couple years. I admit it’s only natural, especially when the party had swollen to such large capacities. But some songs from 00-04 era had been neglected, so I needed to rep them in some form or fashion (see Missy Elliott, Glenn Lewis, Ashanti, Young Gunz).

I’m content with the final product, but need to stress that by no means is this the DEFINITIVE sound of our decade. Even after the first mix, I was still able to round up another 300 songs for this double disc, and still had to scale down the playlist two thirds. That’s a lot of heat that had be lopped off. There could probably be at least two more editions of the mix, and one is already in pre-production.

2000 TRILL: Ode To The Dirty South will be having you on lean real soon.

But in the meantime, enjoy not only what I’ve made, but what my fellow DJ’s, promoters, and party goers have defined as the music of OUR era.

Good music exists in our time.

This is 2000 ‘Til.


2000 ‘TIL – 2.0 – THE CHILL EDITION

2000 ‘TIL – 2.0 – THE CLUB EDITION

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY

November 17, 2008

Off of his second album “Once Again”

JOHN LEGEND – EACH DAY GETS BETTER

RIP ODB

November 14, 2008

A day late, but never ever forgotten. Rest In Power, Russell Jones.





NOVEMBER…

November 10, 2008

LONDON, WATCH OUT!

FIRST TIME WITH F1 SOUND!

THE GRAND RETURN!

and of course, every Thursday night…

Incredible B-Boy vid

November 8, 2008

Montreal’s Lazy Legs vs. France’s B-Boy Houte. The definition of inspiration!

DON’T FORGET ABOUT MAC DRE!

November 8, 2008

Shouts to my dude Chankery Harv, who put me on to a whole bunch of Bay Area hyphy ish.

When I was in San Francisco (pause) last year, I met DJ Morse Code, a dope club DJ who’s running the strip now. Mac Dre is widely regarded for the whole hyphy and thizz face movement.In honour of his hometown hero, who met an untimely passing in 2004, Morse Code put together a “best of” mix, to give heads a crash course in what’s good with the Bay. Hyphy may not have blown up the way they wanted it to, but those who appreciate it definitely know what’s up.

DJ MORSE CODE – DON’T FORGET ABOUT MAC DRE

RANDOM BIG TUNE OF THE DAY x SALVATION!

November 8, 2008

BARBARA TUCKER – I GET LIFTED (1994)

and don’t forget about tonight!

salvation-flyer

MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!!

November 5, 2008