Posts Tagged ‘royale’

GIVING IT UP FOR THE EXTENDED FAM

March 5, 2009

One of the best things about being in an industry with like-minded peers is that they’re always going to be your inspiration to do more with the craft. That said, I have to tip my hat to my mans’n’em for busting out the gate with some genius concepts for mixes.

One of the deadliest dudes on the decks this side of Durham is my man DJ Riccachet, half of Sweet Touch Foundation.

His latest work is in concert with his monthly jam for the music connoisseur: HEAVY ROTATION. It is god damn fire. Weaving through genres and eras, voices and vibes, Rick flexes his sonic knowhow something crazy. Shouts to Thera-P, Merciless, and Young Jedi, Wan Luv & Roundtable Ent.

HEAVY ROTATION V.2 – DJ RICCCACHET HOSTED BY WAN LUV

1. NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – PARTY & BULLSH*** (STF! REMIX)
2. DURAN DURAN – NOTORIOUS
3. BARBARA MASON – ANOTHER MAN
4. RENE & ANGELA – I LOVE YOU MORE
5. JAY-Z – ENCORE (STF! REMIX)
6. BABYFACE – THERE SHE GOES
7. LUV & LAUGHTER – I SURRENDER
8. CASSERINE – WHY NOT TAKE ALL OF ME (REMIX)
9. LALAH HATHAWAY – LET ME LOVE YOU (REMIX)
10. HI-FIVE FEAT JAY-Z – SHE’S PLAYING HARD TO GET (DJ CLARK KENT REMIX)
11. YVETTE MICHELE – DJ KEEP PLAYING
12. AFTER 7 – CAN’T STOP (JRFLO EDIT)
13. SWV – RIGHT HERE (FUNKYMAN REMIX)
14. LORD FINESSE – RETURN OF THE FUNKYMAN
15. PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH – GOOD LIFE
16. A.D.O.R. – LET IT ALL HANG OUT (PETE ROCK REMIX)
17. MAIN SOURCE – FAKIN’ THE FUNK
18. JUNGLE BROTHERS – J-BEEZ COMIN’ THROUGH
19. KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO – POISON
20. BIG DADDY KANE – RAW
21. BOBBY BYRD – I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL
22. TAMMY LUCAS – IS IT GOOD TO YOU (STF! REMIX)
23. MELANIE FIONA – GIVE IT TO ME
24. JANET JACKSON – LOVE WILL NEVER DO (STF! REMIX)
25. JOY LESLIE FEAT RYAN LESLIE – I KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE
26. LISA STANSFIELD – BEEN AROUND THE WORLD (REMIX)
27. GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS – I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE (THE RANDY WATSON EXPERIENCE)
28. NE-YO – NOBODY
29. USHER FEAT PHARRELL – DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL
30. AALIYAH FEAT SLICK RICK – GOT TO GIVE IT UP
31. WHITNEY HOUSTON – THINKING ABOUT YOU
32. BILLY OCEAN – NIGHTS (FEEL LIKE GETTING DOWN)
33. Q-TIP – MANWOMANBOGGIE
34. DJ JAZZY JEFF FEAT KARDINAL OFFISHALL – SHE’S SO FLYY
35. THE ROOTS – THOUGHT @ WORK
36. COMMON FEAT KANYE WEST – GO (STF! REMIX)
37. MGMT – ELECTRIC FEEL (JUSTICE REMIX)
38. KANYE WEST – PARANOID
39. ART OF NOISE – BEAT BOX
40. KANYE WEST FEAT NAS/KRS-ONE/RAKIM/DJ PREMIER – CLASSIC (STF! REMIX)
41. SAUKRATES FEAT JD ERA/MATHEMATIK/TONA – FADE AWAY (REMIX)


HEAVY ROTATION V.2 – DJ RICCCACHET HOSTED BY WAN LUV

At this time, no one’s harder on their grind (PAUSEEEEE) more than the kid DJ Royale. In a month, he’s gone in with no less than 4 mixes to bop you while you ride the subway (much like a ‘Lo Life, but that’s another story). His lane has been that street rap. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but he’s found his outlet to get it to the masses with his hopefully bi-monthly RE-UP mix, hosted by Big Philly. Here, Young Rot goes in with a tribute to exiled Dipset rapper Cam’Ron. Shouts to Committee Design for the throw-up!

COOKIN’ UP – CAM’RON
I USED TO GET IT IN OIHO – CAM’RON
Topless – Dr.Dre Feat, T.I & Nas
Tia Told Me – 50 Cent Prod. FRANK DUKES!!
MURDAGRAM 2009 – MAINO , RED CAFÉ, UNCLE MURDA & BUSTA RHYMEZ
Hardtimes – Jadakiss feat. Barrington Levy
Magic City- Jadakiss
That Ain’t it – Young Jeezy
Turn My Scale on -Young Jeezy
Turn My Swag On (freestyle) – Fabolous
COOKIES WITH SOME APPLE JUICE – CAM’RON
Blow Dub ’09 – Max B
CONGRATULATIONS – DRAKE!
Do What It Do – 50 Cent Feat. R.Kelly
Promise –Ron Browz
I Be In The Hood – Jay Rock Prod. Bangladesh
One Army – Nipsey Hussle Feat. Jay Rock & 2 Pac
Can’t Hide The Truth – Nottz Feat. Kardinal Offishial & Corey Gunz
On A Mission – Havoc Feat. Prodigy

DJ ROYALE – The Re-up February Edition Part.2 – HOSTED BY BIG PHILLY

Finally…and FINALLY, is what could very well be the introduction of GRAND GROOVE DJ’S that they so rightfully deserve. Big Jacks and Royale have been talking about this concept for the longest time, and for it to finally to fruition is definitely an achievement. Paying homage to one of their favorite NYC blend tapes, G-Bo the Pro and Double R’s #21, GG update the tape for the times, blending hot songs of the 2000’s with old school standards. Destined to be an ipod classic. Cop it quick!

Shalamar – for the lover in you (g-bo and double r revisited)
Janet Jackson – let’s wait awhile (grand groove’s juicy mix)
The Isley Brothers – between the sheets
Zapp & Roger – computer love (grand groove’s boomin mix)
Eugene Wilde feat. McGruff – gotta get you home tonight
Juicy – sugar free
Marcus Miller feat. Mary J Blige – much too much
Alicia Keys – no one (grand groove mix)
Marvin Gaye – sexual healing
Gregory Abbot – shake you down
Patrice Rushen – you remind me
Ne-Yo – so sick (grand groove mix)
Collage – get in touch with you
Mary Jane Girls feat. Big Daddy Kane and Nice & Smooth – all night long (grand groove re-fix)
Keni Burke – keep rising to the top
Gwen Guthrie – they long to be (close to you)
Mtume – C.O.D. (grand groove mix)
New Edition – a little bit of love (grand groove re-fix)
Bernard Wright – who do you love
Surface – happy
Sade – paradise (grand groove mix)
Lloyd feat. Lil’ Wayne and Rakim – paid around the world (grand groove mix)
Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett – don’t look any further
Kleeer – intimate connection
Keyshia Cole feat. Missy – let it go (grand groove mix)
Midnight Star – curious
Patrice Rushen – feels so real (grand groove’s go mix)
Jocelyn Brown – somebody else’s guy
Frankie Beverly & Maze – before i let go
Gap Band – outstanding
Fatback Band – i found lovin
Alicia Myers – i want to thank you

GRAND GROOVE DJ’s PRESENT: OL’ SCHOOL R&B FLAVAS

Toronto has the best DJ’s in the world, hands down.

INTIMATE CONNECTION: THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT PRE-VALENTINE’S JUMPOFF!

February 10, 2009

Valentine’s Day is that special day dedicated to you and your soulmate.

Consider Intimate Connection as the night for you and your sidepiece, mistress, and Mr. or Mrs. “Hit It and Quit It.”

Prep all the skeletons for your closet this Thursday as special guest DJ’s Big Jacks and Royale throw down all the skanky tunes to get down and deplorable to.’

The best of R’n’B, hip-hop, 80’s disco and boogie, reggae, house, and more!

And do remember: What happens at Octopus, stays at Octopus…unless Jill or Taurean get a picture of what went down, and then it gets posted on the blog!

THE DETAILS

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
with DJ MENSA
playing urban classics, old and new
open minded and bass heavy

EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT
@ OCTOPUS LOUNGE
293 Palmerston Ave.
19+/No Cover/No Dress Code/Be Easy

October…

October 1, 2008


opening vibes provided by yours truly!


and, of course, every Thursday night