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I’m back baby!

January 22, 2009

Speaking of back…


I will have some new material to speak on in the next little bit, but in the meantime…


“You’re gonna love my nuts” – THE SHAM-WOW GUY IS BACK!

January 4, 2009


If this guy can do with one finger, you’re gonna be able to do it with your whole hand.




Keyshia vs. Mary – A dissection of two distinguished ladies

December 29, 2008

So sue me, I’m only starting to get into the amazing talent that is Keyshia Cole. I wasn’t really feeling that track she did with Kanye a while back, but always knew she had an ill voice. “Let It Go” was the first song of hers I had in serious rotation. And now with that 2Pac joint AND that fine family viewing known as her reality TV show all up in the mix, I’m fully on board, looking to get retroactively get her catalogue in my repertoire.

That being said, I can finally see why more people have been making comparisons between her and my reigning queen of soul, Mary J. Blige. Most are cosmetic I know, and I highly doubt Keyshia is making a serious stab at the crown like that, but it feels like the people that groom her (stylists, video directors, song arrangers) are placing Cole soooo close to Blige that it leaves people no other option but to compare.

Par example:

Mary J. Blige – “Everything”
directed by Hype Williams

Keyshia Cole – “Heaven Sent”
directed by Benny Boom

It’s like what Russell Peters said: the media places two images together, doesn’t say anything about them, but lets the media draw their own conclusions. Like a picture an asian person coupled with a car accident. You’re left with the question “What do you think?”

Mary J. Blige ft. Smif ‘N’ Wessun – I Love You (Remix) (1995)

Lil’ Wayne ft. Keyshia Cole – “I Love You” (2008)

Sequels always suck, and no one’s ever really done well for themselves being the second coming of some big name (see: Sean Lennon, Frank Sinatra Jr., Nick Carter, lol). Keyshia will definitely find her own lane and will rule all in the years to come, but the powers that be need to dead all this jockeying for position. Mary’s one of those artists that is going to be around for a long time, so that’ll be a very large shadow that you’ll have to run far away from to not be under.

Making all that noise on the floor above us…R.I.P. James Brown

December 25, 2008

Plus this is ill clip of him cooling out the fires in the height of civil unrest in Boston. He had that power.

I should have taken that night off in January ’06 to see him. Here’s to never living in regret.


December 10, 2008

On Thursday December 11th, Social Experiment and Universal Music Canada fete one of hip-hop’s most consistent and unanimously respected artists: Common, and the release of his latest work: Universal Mind Control.

With a career that spans 15+ years, 8 albums, and a countless number of quotables, Common has told his life story on wax. And by doing so, we’ve watched a man grow and mature into a person we can believe in, and in turn, be inspired by.

From his most introspective verses (“Retrospect For Life,” “Be,” “Resurrection”) to his tales of love (“Come Close,” “The Light,” “I Want You”) and social change (“The People,” “Theme For Assata” “The Sixth Sense”), Common has proven himself a multi-faceted artist, able to speak to you on many levels, but retaining the same level of honesty, emotion, and lyrical prowess with every song.

“Universal Mind Control” is no different, as Common takes his approach to a club setting, making people move, his way. With production by The Neptunes, and appearances by Kanye West, Cee-Lo, and more.

Definitely one of the hottest releases this year.

DJ Mensa provides the tunes, with a special retrospective of Common’s hottest bangers and obscure tracks that deserve their due.

Special giveaways all night long courtesy of Universal Music Canada

Definitely a Thursday night that no one should miss.

See you there


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December 8, 2008

While most of my time this month is caught up doing a bunch of corporate gigs and such (stuff I wouldn’t really promote to the public), here are two parties I most definitely co-sign and invite all of you to come out and partake in the revelry.

My peoples at CONTRAMAG.COM (shouts to Trung and Mel B!) are having their year-end wrap party @ Rolly’s Garage, which is this wicked venue (think change your oil by day; dusk til dawn rager by night) owned by the homegirls girlsofierce. I’m running big tunes along with Yo-Ev, Jae Sun & Selector Bones. This party is RSVP only, so take this as your cue, get yourself on the guest list and reach out!

Just so you know, I’ll be running the early set, then heading over to Swerve, so if you want your slice of mensa, arrive promptly at 8!

The week following will be the third installment of the MAIN INGREDIENT put on The Academy and my dude Wan Luv. If anyone was at the second one on Thanksgiving, you know that myself, DJ Agile, and Sean Sax, got it in HEAVY and tore down the spot. We’re upgrading ourselves and having this big jam upstairs at Revival. Soulful vibes through eclectic selection all night long.

Make it a date, and come through before the holiday season kicks into full gear!


December 8, 2008

The ubiquitous DJ Ayres of the Rub get its in with a tribute to trap star YOUNG JEEZY.

1. Gangsta Walkin (ft Dank)
2. We Can Play This Game
3. Put The Whip On It
4. Come Shop Wit Me
5. Ain’t I
6. Trap Or Die Intro
7. Thug Motivation 101
8. Gangsta Music
9. Don’t Get Caught
10. Talk To Em
11. Soul Survivor (ft Akon)
12. Go Crazy (ft Jay-Z)
13. Top Back Remix (TI ft Young Jeezy)
14. Grew Up A Screw Up (Ludacris ft Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy)
15. 4 Kings (Young Buck ft TI, Young Jeezy & Pimp C)
16. 3 AM (ft Timbaland)
17. J.E.E.Z.Y.
18. You Know What It Is
19. Go Getta (ft R Kelly)
20. Go Getta (Remix ft Bun-B & Jadakiss)
21. I Luv It
22. Hood Nigga (Gorilla Zoe ft Young Jeezy)
23. Diamonds (Fabolous ft Young Jeezy)
24. 5000 1’s (DJ Drama ft Jazze Pha, TI, Young Jeezy…)
25. I’m So Hood (DJ Khaled ft Ludacris, Big Boi, Lil Wayne…)
26. White Girl (USDA)
27. Out Here Grindin (DJ Khaled ft Akon, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy…)
28. Superstar Remix (Lupe Fiasco ft Young Jeezy & TI)
29. Corporate Thuggin (USDA)
30. They Know Remix (Shawty Lo ft Young Jeezy)
31. What They Want
32. Don’t Know You
33. Put On remix (ft Kanye West & Jay-Z)
34. Diamonds (Slim Thug f. Young Jeezy – DJ Ayres & Winslow Turner Porter III Remix)

1st & 15th (Pretty Much) Mix Series
Volume 5: DJ Ayres 12.01.2008

My dude Neoteric out of Van-Titty taking it way out there with his latest mix!

01 – Bell X1 – Flame (Chicken Lips Mix)
02 – Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
03 – Alan Parsons Project – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (The Twelves Remix)
04 – The Plugs – Imaginary Friend
05 – Beni – My Love Sees You
06 – Hot Chip – Like We Breakdown (DFA Remix)
07 – Jape – Floating (D.I.M Remix)
08 – Pryda – Rakfunk
09 – DVAS – Society
10 – Miami Horror – Make You Mine
11 – Les Rhythms Digitales – Dreamin’
12 – Ladyhawke – My Delerium (JBag Hot Pop Remix)
13 – Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Kris Menace Remix)
14 – Lykke Li – Lit Bit (Autoerotique Bootleg Remix)
15 – Midnight Juggernauts – 45 and Rising
16 – Roland Clark vs The Montanas – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix)
17 – The Hours – See the Light (Calvin Harris Remix)
18 – The Aston Shuffle ft Tommie Sunshine – Stomp Yo Shoes
19 – Cassius – Feelings For You (Les Rhythms Digitales Dreamix)
20 – Ocelot – Our Time (Treasure Fingers Remix)
21 – Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
22 – Ladyhawke – Back of the Van
23 – Felix Da Housecat – Ready 2 Wear


DJ Benny B’s latest mix taking a look back at the best of the early 00’s filter/french house movement! Very necessary!

2. Fab g – Straightforward
3. Knee Deep – 212th Street
4. Africanism Allstars – Block Party
5. Onephatdeeva – Bad Habit (ATFC Club Mix)
6. Junior Jack – E Samba
7. Tanga Chicks ft Dimitri & Tom – Brazil Over Zurich
8. DJ Spen Presents Deepah Ones – Freak
9. Troublemen – Something Good
10. J Majik & Kathy Brown – Love is Not a Game (Julius Vocal Mix)
11. DJ Nekbath – If You Want Me
12. Ian Pooley ft Rosanna & ? – Coracao Tambor
13. Hi Phazers – I Know
14. Armand van Helden – Sell Deh Pussy
15. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough (Vocal Club Edit)
16. Kojak – You can’t Stop it
17. Dajae – Everyday My Life (Junior Jack Main Mix)
18. Armand Van Helden ft Duane Harden – U Don’t Know Me
19. Fafa Manteco – Good Time
20. Angry Mexican DJs – Didn’t I (Pussy 2000 Mix)
21. Bob Sinclar – I Feel for You (Erick Morillo Re-Edit)



December 8, 2008

Samberg’s coming into his own with this one, pun intended.

16:9 format for you letterboxin’ muthaheffas!


December 8, 2008

Was $22M worth your dignity, Oscar?

Let’s hope our boy knows when to get out when the gettin’s good.

Shouts to my dude Be of the Legend’s League.


November 4, 2008