The Roland 808 is a fantastic controller. I can’t say enough good things about it. The main thing I like about it are the Platters. They have a substantial weight and smooth glide to give a a good quality feel. I had the 505 and It wasn’t for me. The Roland 808 is the best controller out IMO.
SO I know this guy by the name of Jam Burglar. Burglar is an “OG” DJ and as of late we have been in contact. JB hit me with this CD a while back and I happen to check it recently. I am guilty of not checking it right away. Life kinda got in the way and with no CD player in my car the listen was put off. Sadly I had to straighten my place up so I am not a total slob so I throw this mix on as I try to become more organized in my life. Listening to this mix made me very productive and I had a great time listening to this masterpiece! In this mix the 80’s are covered, you might hear a portion of a song, you might here just the drums of Tone Loc’s wild thing but never hear the actual songs. There are so many clever little hidden nuggets in this gem you have to listen to it a few times and you still won’t catch it all! SO do yourself a favor, download the mix here………. J A M B U R G L A R 8 0 ‘ s M I X
Just a little Promo..... We have a new LP coming soon on Common Good Records titled "Burgers and Sliders". This is the second installment of our Food series. Its a take on the LA Burger scene capturing a moment of time from the golden era of g funk rap. We had a blast recording this project.
I work for Chris Styles Dj’s and I love working for the guy. One of the gigs he set me up with was for Kelly and her house party In MD earlier this month. Everyone at the party was really fun and came with the right vibes. It was one of those parties where I enjoyed partying while working. Kelly had a great list of songs she sent me prior to the event. I request that people give me a list of what they like because there is so much music out there it is hard guess what a crowd vibe is. Anyways, This was a rad night and I hope to party with this group again. At some point of the night I decided to record a couple hours of the night.
I was the dj at the grand opening of the first Records & Rarities store. Since that time I have been a common fixture. I am a part of the Heavy Spinner Record Club which is also tied to Records and Rarities. They have discounts and meet ups…….. Its really cool. Anyways, They asked me to come in for Black Friday and spin a little. Great times! Thanks for having me!
Unown flipped a Sample from the Low Blow album on Common Good Records and we decided to have a little fun over it. Big ups to CG records. The home of our food projects.
We had no real other game-plan but to have fun. Molly approached me and and asked me to rock on the show. Luckily Unown was available to rock with me. We met at the one love studios in the AM and this is what happened. Big ups to Molly for having us!
Battling is a good way to keep yourself training to learn the things you need to do in a battle and it keeps the sword sharp. It turns me into a nervous wreck but there is that adrenaline rush that (once you get settled) I love. I have been battling since 1995 and although its not my main focus I still want to do well. My main focus is creating music but battling is enjoyable to me. I don’t go into a battle thinking i’m gonna win, I just want to represent well. Ive never had a perfect set and this by no means is perfect but at the same time, after this battle was over………….I partied in DC till the sun came up with Skruff, Jon Jon and Unown. My idea of the perfect day. Alot of the cuts were improv. Although I build my sets, I don’t memorize every cut or juggle. I play into the strengths of what I can do best while I am nervous. I went off the cuff a little on the Craig Mack Juggle and the cuts at the end.
Going to be working with my buddy Shiro on a new EP. Very excited about it! Just messing around over one of his beats.
A lot of the time I spend in my room mixing is really fun and relaxing. Its my “safe place” for me since I have been at this so long. I don’t know what I would do without this outlet in my life.
So I am one of those Portable Dj Modification nerds. There is nothing like creating scratches on a turntable that you put together with parts from people who care about the culture. This was my first Numark PT01 with the following mods: Wrist band platter trick, start stop button, ultra pitch knob, Raiden Fader, lithium battery, hair tie tone arm trick, a platter ring and opened up the radius to the tonearm. This was an incredible turntable what I sold to good friend J Scrilla. Prior to having the infinity platter I had to keep putting the belt on the platter because the belt would slide off. This video is proof that it does happen at the wrong times. The infinity platter is stable and the belt tracks better for better torque but one of the best things to happen since I have purchased the Infinity Platter is that the belt stays on the platter! Available at http://infinityfaders.com/product/infinity-platter/ . I don’t know the company or have a vested interest. Just passing on the good word.
You can catch me Dj'n at world of Beer this Saturday Night (12/2 at 9pm) at One Loudoun Ashburn. I personally love this particular place and had been discussing this with some of the staff while I was a customer. Im glad to have the opportunity to play for World of Beer. If you love beer and music then come on out!
Kcromozone is a incredible emcee/engineer. Kcromozone aka Chuck lives in New York and had his wedding in Brooklyn. What an incredible evening. Chuck had provided a list of what he wanted for Cocktail Hour and Dinner. The reception was a combo of likes from the guest, the wedding couple and my go to wedding folder of music that is a sure shot. Anyways, keeping the blog simple and clean so I won't go into depth, but the party was a ton of fun! Cheers to you Chuck and your Wife. Thank you for bringing me to New York to ensure your evening will be a true party.
Tonight I will be Dj'n a pre thanksgiving set with Childsplay. I have known about Childplay for some time and Have really enjoyed what I have heard. Really looking forward to improvising with him. We had talked a few weeks ago about possibly working on something until we thought, "nah", lets just do what we do and see what happens. Anyways, come out and celebrate with us. Transit is a really long running party. The longest that I know of in the DMV area.
I have so many great memories of my older bro and sis who both loved classic rock. I recently asked my sister for her for a list of classic rock songs that she use to cruise in her Firebird too. This list was completely put together by her. Thank you for helping me with this mix Ang. Love you! It was fun. This was recorded live off a improv. With live music not made on a drum machine, the tempos change quite a bit so it was fun to find different was of transitioning from song to song. I personally really enjoyed the songs and I hope you do too. What a great era.
I remember being a kid a listening to these songs. Im glad my sis was excited to help me out with this. Thanks Ang, Love you!
Wedding Weekend. In preparation for a wedding there is a lot that goes behind it. Its not just showing up but creating music lists that go in line with the Clients I meet. However, right before I met with my clients this week, I got in some practice. The instrumental is by Pete Rock and its titled "Play Dis Only at Night". Cheers