Saturday, January 30, 2010

Exile & Sake @ ELBO Tonight + Keyshia/Exile Edit

Tonight it's going down at the Elbo Room!
Exile, Sake 1, F.A.M.E., and the 4onefunk DJs. 'Nuff Said.

Here's an edit from a few years back - I re-arranged and chopped Exile's amazing "Melon" (the watermelon man flip) around the Keyshia Cole vocals.

I Should Have Cheated (melon re-edit)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Grapevine - Sock It To Me

This one is somewhat "rustic", part of the reason being that my copy of the Deacons joint is pretty well/over loved. I tried to use the EQ to get the mix just right, but in general I consider it a pretty lo-fi draft and should be for ipod use only :) The Deacons track used here is essentially an instrumental version of the Syl Johnson recording "Come On Sock It To Me", as recorded on Twilight.

Through The Grapevine (sock it to me mix)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Love's Coming At Ya - Instrumental Edit

Here's a new edit of a M. Moore jam from '82 - tried to work lightly around the vocals while extending the beat out with a few accents and quick turnarounds.

Love's Coming At Ya (instrumental/dub edit)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Little Bit Of Love Is All It Takes

Here's something new, the classic N.E. vocals over Le Scratch Funk's "From Scratch" drums on MPM. Planned on just making the quick blend/edit but after playing with the Juno a bit I added subtle layers throughout the track. Grab 'em both or take your pick :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Doc Delay & B.Cause: Jukebox Wizard

Here's a newly finished and fun pop/rock blends project done with the always awesome Doc Delay, something we started when he kindly put me up for a few days as I was visiting New York a year ago. Check him out over here, the guy is constantly turning out cool music & great mixes. Keep in mind these are separate tracks rather than a "mixtape" format. Liner notes by Sasha Frere Jones.

"New York and San Francisco meet in key to bring you the best song sandwiches both sides of the Mississippi."

Jukebox Wizard (zip file)

“I have no idea who this guy was. He arrived around 7:45 PM, ordered a beer, took a sip, and just sat there and let the beer turn to lawn water. That was it. He just sat and stared. He had on these dumb mirrored shades and wore a Dungaree jacket. He could have been 21, 41, I have no idea. He never talked to anyone. Everybody thought he was blind, but he never stumbled or fell or used a cane. Not in front of me at least.

At some point, when nobody else was using the jukebox, he went over and layed his hands on it. No—I got that wrong. He layed one hand on it and stuck out the other arm like he’s Trent Reznor reaching out to touch the black dragon. Some song I know we got on the jukebox, like “White Rabbit,” starts playing. Except it’s not that song. It’s that song plus The Police or something else from the radio. Most people liked it OK. People bought him beers, but he never touched them. This one guy gave him a twenty and the kid did nothing but stare at him. After he did his thing, he sat down and ordered another beer, took a sip, and then left.

I haven’t seen him since. I kinda liked that one with Yes and Lionel Richie. It was angry and sad. I think the kid had, like, a GPS in his coat to pick up radio signals but Pedro patted him down and all he had on him was a pack of those Christmas Trees you hang from your rearview mirror. Dude was somewhere else.”

- Bartender. Bill's Bar and Billiards, Omaha, NE

New Music: F.A.M.E. Truthpics EP

The homies Teeko, Max Kane and Malaguti have a dope new EP out!
F.A.M.E. is a conglomeration of synth, mpc and controller one turntable manipulations with a warm, layered and soulful result. Go to their page to keep up with the group.

Truthpics EP