Friday, August 31, 2007

213 Exclusive! Azul Mini Mix

My boy Azul of 213 gives us a little 26 minute mini mix that is quite nice.

Check it out.

Azul 213 Mini Mix (Zshare)

And check out the Peace In Iraq Photo project... Click on DP Sound and BSP Contributor Phers Uno Below.

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Wikipedia's explanation...

"Italo disco is a very wide term that refers to various types of European disco and pop-styled dance music, that evolved during the early 1980s in Italy, Germany, Spain and other parts of Europe. Italo Disco music has a distinct, futuristic and spacey sound which was created using synthesizers, drum machines, and vocoders. During the 1980s, the term "Italo-disco" used in Europe to describe all the non UK-based dance productions, including some Canadian ones. In the UK and the USA, Italo-disco was virtually unknown to the mainstream consumer and existed only underground."

Tronik Youth is presenting a Italo Mix every Friday for a week. This is the first one.

Tronik Youth - Italo Disco Mix pt. 1 (ZShare)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The King of Fidget House, Super Producer Dave Taylor aka Switch aka Solid Groove aka Induceve, drops a megamix of all his hits.

Dave Taylor/Switch Mega Mix

St Germain feat. Blaze - My Beat (Solid Groove Dub)
Ms.Dynamite - A Little Deeper (Solid Groove Remix)
Roy Davis Jr - Roy Davis Jr - About Love (Solid Groove Remix)
Sunship feat. Warrior Queen - Almighty Father (Solid Groove Remix)
Edu K - Sex O'matic (Solid Groove Mix)
Spank Rock - Bump (Switch Remix)
Roy Davies Junior - About Love (Solid Groove Remix)
Only Freak - Can't Get Away (Solid Groove Remix)
Playgroup feat. KC Flightt - Front 2 Back (Switch Remix)
Solid Groove And Sinden - Din Da Da
Solid Groove And Sinden - Gotta Get Up
Blaze - Do You Remember House (Solid Groove Remix)
Basement Jaxx - Fly Life Xtra (Switch Remix)
The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (Switch Remix)
X-Press 2 feat Kurt Wagner - Give it (Switch Give it More Remix)
The Chemical Brothers - Get Yourself High (Switch Vocal Remix)
Steve Mac And Steve Smith - Lovin You More (Solid Groove Remix)
Solid Groove - Mad About (Original mix)
Solid Groove - Solid's Rock Groove 1
Blaze - My Beat (Solid Groove Mix)
Infusion - The Careless Kind (Switch Mix)
Hot Chip - Over and Over (Solid Groove Remix)
Pest - Pat Pong (Solid Groove Remix)
Futureshock - Pride's Paranoia (Solid Groove Mix)
Solid Groove & Sinden - Red Hot
Bodyrockers - Round And Round (Switch Remix)
Coldcut - Everything Is Under Control (Solid Groove Edit)
Armand Van Helden - Hear my Name (Solid Groove Hear my Dub)
Solid Groove - Sick Na Good
Dubble D - Switch (Switch Remix)
Faithless - Miss You Less See You More (Switch's Chops)
Radioclit - Mature Macho Machine (Solid Groove & Sinden Remix)
Solid Groove - This Is Sick
Bugz In The Attic - Don't Stop The Music (Switch Remix)
Coldcut - True Skool (Switch Mix Original)
Fatboy Slim - Champion Sound (Switch Remix)
Jaydee - Plastic Dreams (Switch Remix)
Kelis - Bossy (Switch Remix)
Lily Allen - LDN (Switch Remix)
Switch - A Bit Patchy (Original Re Edit)
The Futureheads - Worry About It Later (Switch Remix)
Audio Bullys - Way Too Long (Switch Remix)
Basement Jaxx - U Dont Know Me (Solid Groove Remix)
Nick Holder - Bad Girl (Solid Groove Mix)
Bell X1 - Flame (Solid Groove Remix)
Mattafix - Big City Life (Solid Groove Remix)
Mondo Grosso - Fire & Ice (Switch Vocal Mix)
Mync Project feat. Abigail Bail - Something On Your Mind (Switch Remix)
Solid Groove - Flookin (Solid Groove Remix)
Sharon Phillips - Want 2 Need 2 (Switch Main Mix)
Evil Nine - Pearlshot (Switch Mix)

Dave Taylor/Switch Megamix Mp3 (zshare)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


DP Sound's Phers1, LA's Iron Man DJ, and Balut Eating Champion, drops an exclusive for Booger Sugar Pusher.

One of the founding members of DP SOUND/BRIDGES CREW best know for their events BRIDGES & IRATION. PHERS1 believes the djs main duty is to make sure the dancefloor is constantly moving. To accomplish this task he draws on virtually every genre be it hip hop, dancehall, roots reggae,soul, broken beat, bmore, baile funk, gettotech, crunk, hyphy, soulful house, dnb- you get the picture. You can catch him weekly spinning dancehall @ carbon on Tuesdays and everything imaginable @ pig n whistle on thursdays. You can also catch him every 1st & 3rd Saturday @ the Derby for BRIDGES.

THE BOOTY is a highly addictive mix of Baltimore Club, Electro, and Ass Shaking Goodness.


Monday, August 27, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 8 - Stop Making Sense (1984)

The Eighth and FINAL Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival!

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I've saved the best film for last.

Today's Film is... Stop Making Sense.

Stop Making Sense is the highly acclaimed 1984 concert movie featuring Talking Heads live on stage. Directed by Jonathan Demme, it was shot over three nights in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album Speaking in Tongues. The movie is notable for being the first made entirely utilising digital audio techniques.

This film is arguably the greatest concert film ever.

Turn it up, the volume is a little low.

Thank you for being a part of the 1st annual Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 7 - Wave Twisters (2001)

The Seventh Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival.

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Today's Film is... Wave Twisters.

Wave Twisters (2001) is a completely animated film, also known as the first turntablism-based musical. It is based on DJ Q-Bert's album of the same name.

A crew of heroes, is determined to save the lost arts of Hip Hop. Break Dancing, Graffiti, MCing, and DJing, from total extinction. The lost arts are being oppressed throughout inner-space by lord Ook and his evil minions the Chinheads. The dental commander Dr. Julio Azul DDS, assumed to be secretary Honey Drips, Dental Hygenist/Robot Rubbish, and Grandpa have a series of adventures, synch'd to the music. Armed with the ancient relic known as the Wave Twister (a small turntable/wristwatch, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat the enemies), travel to the far ends of inner-space for a final confrontation with the sinister army of oppressors. The film ends with the team teaching the liberated the lost fundamentals of hip hop.

The film is entirely scripted to match the DJ Q-Bert recording. As such, it can seem a little disjointed at times. It was produced digitally using Adobe After Effects and a relatively small team of animators.

And an added bonus... A new video from BROTHER DVOOA, THE GET DOWN.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 6 - Paris Is Burning (1990)

The Sixth Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival.

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Today's Film is... Paris Is Burning.

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the poor, African American and Latino gay and transgendered community involved in it. Many consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America.

And in honor of the gayest movie of the festival, Here is the gayest mix I have ever heard... certainly with the gayest title.

Fire Island Disco Breakfast 1975

Friday, August 24, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 5 - Dark Side of Oz (1973/1939)

The Fifth Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival.

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Today's Film is... Dark Side of Oz.

Dark Side of the Rainbow (also known as Dark Side of Oz) is a perceived effect created by listening to the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon while watching the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz for moments where the film and the album appear to correspond with each other. The title of the music video-like experience comes from a combination of the album title The Dark Side of the Moon and the film's song "Over the Rainbow."

Although the Dark Side of the Rainbow effect has become famous, its origin is murky. In 1994, fans of Pink Floyd discussed the phenomenon on the Usenet message board At that point, knowledge of who first thought of combining the two works, and why, was already lost.

Since then, several waves of attention rippled through popular culture. In August 1995, a newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana, published the first mainstream media article about the synchronicity, citing Soon afterward, several fans began creating websites in which they touted the experience and tried to comprehensively catalog the corresponding moments. A second wave of awareness began in April 1997 when a Boston radio DJ discussed Dark Side of the Rainbow on the air, leading to further mainstream media articles and a segment on MTV news.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

BSP Film Festival Day 4, Johnny Cash in San Quentin (1969)

The Fourth Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival.

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Today's Film is... Johnny Cash In San Quentin.

JOHNNY CASH IN SAN QUENTIN, a 1969 documentary made by England's Granada TV for British television. It is, by turns, exhilerating and harrowing; among the tunes is a full rendition of "A Boy Named Sue," the rollicking, rowdy smash that in 1969 topped the C & W singles charts for five weeks, while also reaching number two on the Pop side. There are also interviews, some searingly candid, with the prisoners and guards who were present when the Johnny Cash Show packed the big house.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 3 - The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)

The Third Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival

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Today's Film is...The Decline of Western Civilization.

The Decline of Western Civilization is a 1981 rockumentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles punk rock scene in 1979 and 1980. Over the years the film has gained something of a cult status.

Featuring concert footage of legendary Los Angeles punk bands, and interviews both with band members and with the punks who made up their audience, the film offers a look into a subculture that was largely ignored by the rock music press of the time.

Eerily, the promotional poster for The Decline (and the record cover of the soundtrack album) featured a close-up frame of Germs singer Darby Crash supine on stage with his eyes closed. Crash died from a heroin-induced suicide shortly before the film was released (the poster was designed before his death).

Bands included are Black Flag, The Germs, X, The Bags, Circle Jerks, Catholic Discipline, and Fear.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

BSP Film Festival Day 2 - Pump Up The Volume (2001)

The Second Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival

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Today's Film is... Pump Up The Volume.

This film follows the evolution of house music from its birth in Chicago to the myriad of diverse music it has since spawned.

Born out of the ashes of Disco, House music was destined to change the world. This film follows that progression from the underground to the mainstream through countless interviews from the people who made it all happen. Not limited to what we call House music today, it includes the birth of all of the major genres that were born out of it; Acid, Techno, Trance, Drum & Bass, UK Garage, and many more.

Part One

Part Two

Monday, August 20, 2007

BSP Film Festival, Day 1 - Sun-Ra in "Space Is The Place" (1974)

The First Day of the Booger Sugar Pusher Film Festival!

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Today's Film is... Space Is The Place.

Space Is the Place is an 82-minute film made in 1972 and released in 1974. It was produced by Jim Newman, directed by John Coney, written by Joshua Smith and features Sun Ra and his Arkestra. An alternate title is Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra: Space Is the Place. A soundtrack for the film was released on Evidence Records.

Like Ra himself, Space is the Place is one of a kind: part Blaxploitation film, and all polemic parable — a mythopoetic manifesto, made by people who believed in Ra's mystical message as much as they appreciated his Afro-psychedelica.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Thinking About Jamaica

Hurricane Dean is pounding Jamaica right now... My hope is that it doesn't do permanent damage to this country that has given the world so much great music.

Here is a rootsy mix from Dj Prestige for Flea Market Funk.

"Greetings to the Flea Market Funk Family. This weekend I dug deep in the crates and pulled out some Reggae gems from the early to mid 70’s and all the way up until the 80’s. These particular selections are from various 45’s, 12″s, and Lp’s I’ve picked up throughout the years... On this mix I tried to visit some not so popular selections by some well known Reggae legends, as well as some covers, and a few not so known artists doing some hot tracks. There is Dub, Dancehall, Roots, and even some Rocksteady, a lickle bit of it all."

Special Request Mix - Reggae Gems From the Vault. Mixed and Selected by DJ Prestige Live from the Flea Market Funk Studios 2007

2 Anonymous Bhangra Bangers

Random Bhangra songs I found... I like these 2 cause they are fast and can mix well with some of the Electro Baile Baltimore Whatevers.

I can't figure out where I got them (too lazy), and so I don't know what their names are, so they are called;

Bhangra Banger 1

Bhangra Banger 2

Saturday, August 18, 2007

BASS! How Low Can You Go?

Dave Luxe out of Beligum drops some Bass with BASS INVADERS 2.

Featuring tracks from
2 Live Crew, 69 Boyz, A-Trak, Bass Junkie, Disco D, Dynamic Bass System, DJ Slugo,
Lady Sovereign, Lil'Jon, Roll Deep, Splack Pack, Starski n Clutch, Three Six Mafia
and many many more !!

33 tracks, more than one hour of freaky BASS shit !

Dave Luxe - BASS INVADERS 2 (direct link)

Friday, August 17, 2007

To Scene and Be Scene

The Scene was one of the hottest TV shows in Detroit back in the 70s and 80s. Everyone raced home after school to watch The Scene, which came on "LIVE" everyday at 6 pm (or 7, depending on the season) on Channel 62, then WGPR-TV. Then it got replaced by something called "The New Dance Show" in the 90s...

It was kinda like a black American Bandstand, but featured Detroit dancers, folks from the hood, the mall (Northland, Eastland, or Fairlane), from around the block or cul-de-sac, depending on what side of Detroit you were from.

The guy with the mic is Nat Morris, the host, interviewing the many celebrities who came to Detroit to be on the show.

Starkey Live @ Do It, 21st July, Corsica Studios, London

01 - Warren G ft Nate Dogg "Regulate (Starkey remix)"
02 - M.I.A. "Boyz (Tactic remix)"
03 - Daft Punk "The Prime Time of Your Life (Para One remix - Konstruction Edit)"
04 - Clipse "Wamp Wamp (Starkey remix)"
05 - Bart B More "So It Goes"
06 - Ciara "Promise (MOVES!!! remix)"
07 - Lil Mama "No Music (Starkey refix)"
08 - Drop the Lime "Come to Life"
09 - Krames "T to the A"
10 - TNT "Gameshow Riddim"
11 - Drop the Lime "Gats"
12 - DJ Excel "My Baltimore Angel"
13 - Roxy "Breakbeat Science"
14 - Rustie "Diwali Boom"
15 - True Tiger "Bareface What"
16 - Starkey "Say Yes / Pulse X blend"
17 - Starkey "Kick It"
18 - Starkey "Bounce"
19 - Starkey ft Kano "Leak Riddim VIP"
20 - Starkey "Swollen Glands"
21 - Mundo "Big Up"
22 - Wiley "My Mistakes (Starkey remix)"
23 - Radioclit "On Everything ft David Banner & Twista"
24 - The Prodigy "Voodoo People (Wonder remix)"
25 - Lupe Fiasco "Kick Push (Starkey remix)"

STARKEY live @ Do It! vs 7 Year Glitch; 21st July, Corsica Studios, London

Thursday, August 16, 2007


NEW YORK – Max Roach, a master percussionist whose rhythmic innovations and improvisations provided the dislocated beats that defined bebop jazz, has died after a long illness. He was 83.

The self-taught musical prodigy died Wednesday night at an undisclosed hospital in Manhattan, said Cem Kurosman, spokesman for Blue Note Records, one of Roach's labels. No additional details were available, he said.

Roach received his first musical break at age 16, filling in for three nights in 1940 when Duke Ellington's drummer fell ill.

Roach's performance led him to the legendary Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, where he joined luminaries Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in the burgeoning bebop movement. In 1944, Roach joined Gillespie and Coleman Hawkins in one of the first bebop recording sessions.

What distinguished Roach from other drummers were his fast hands and his ability to simultaneously maintain several rhythms. By layering different beats and varying the meter, Roach pushed jazz beyond the boundaries of standard 4/4 time.

Roach's innovative use of cymbals for melodic lines, and tom-toms and bass drums for accents, helped elevate the percussionist from mere timekeeper to featured performer – on a par with the trumpeter and saxophonist.

“One of the grand masters of our music,” Gillespie once observed.

In a 1988 essay in The New York Times, Wynton Marsalis wrote of Roach: “All great instrumentalists have a superior quality of sound, and his is one of the marvels of contemporary music. ... The roundness and nobility of sound on the drums and the clarity and precision of the cymbals distinguishes Max Roach as a peerless master.”

Throughout the jazz upheaval of the 1940s and '50s, Roach played bebop with the Charlie Parker Quintet and cool bop with the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra. He joined trumpeter Clifford Brown in playing hard bop, a jazz form that maintained bebop's rhythmic drive while incorporating the blues and gospel.

He was survived by five children: sons Daryl and Raoul, and daughters Maxine, Ayl and Dara.

Birfday 4x4

New Mix I found posted on the Low-Bee forum board by Faggatronix.

"...This mix features UK niche bassline garage and jacking bass-heavy house by people like Crookers and Herve (as well as our usual peppering of grime, dirty south, bmore and booty)." - Faggatronix

FAGGATRONIX - 4X4 Birthday mix

01 * ? - set your body free [CROOKERS remix] / DJ TAMEIL - i smell pussy
02 * L-VIS 1990 - change the game
03 * STICKY - dr who
04 * FAGGATRONIX - broken promises
05 * DND - got myself together
06 * THE OUTHERE BROTHERS - wiggle wiggle
07 * UNKLEJAM - lova ya [HERVE remix]
08 * DIZZEE RASCAL - stop dat [BOK BOK's SE5 refix]
09 * STARKEY - noreaster riddim
10 * ACID JACKS - mookie
11 * STICKY & GAPPY - inna da dancehall [D&G mix]
12 * DROP THE LIME - come 2 life
13 * FLO-RIDA - birthday
14 * CROOKERS - aguas de parco
15 * LIVE O - dirty skankin
16 * DJ ASSAULT - kill the bitch
17 * DEXPLICIT - good for me
18 * DROP THE LIME - big malice
19 * DJ TRAJIC - 1 2 3 4 all the ladies on the floor
20 * I ROBOTS - frau [BOYS NOIZE remix]
21 * WES FIF ft B.O.B - haterz everywhere
22 * J MIXER - let it all go
23 * H20 - what's it gonna be ft Platinum
24 * T2 - salsa
25 * Keisha Tara Shonda Sabrina Crysta Daronda Theresa Felicia Tenisha Sha'von Monica Monique Christina outro

Faggatronix - Birthday Mix (direct link)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Laid Black

A Cinematic look black at the Players, Pimps, Pushers, and Hustlers of 1970s Blaxploitation Soundtracks, all in one mix by Dj Eddy. Orginally done for the Laid Back Show.

Willie Hutch - Theme of Foxy Brown
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft
Billy Paul - Am I Black Enough for You?
Joe Simon feat. Mainstreeters - Theme from Cleopatra Jones
Herbie Hancock - Death Wish
Millie Jackson - It Hurts So Good
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues
Aaron Neville - Hercules
Don Julian - Shorty the Pimp
The Impressions - That's What Love Will Do
The Blackbyrds - Cornbread
The Four Tops - Are You Man Enough?
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
James Brown - Down and Out in New York City
Edwin Starr - Easin' In
Esther Phillips - Home Is Where the Hatred Is
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful for What You Got
Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto

Featuring sound samples from "Foxy Brown" starring the one and only Pam Grier (see picture above)

Dj Eddy - Players Pimps, Pushers Mix(direct link)


Breakcore, Glitch, Dancehall, Hard Ish.

GlitchBitch - Live Set(zshare)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Shrapnel drops an old school ragga jungle mix... jacked from the Mix Of The Week message board... they haven't updated in months, but people post lots of good mixes in the message board.

Shrapnel - Back In The Day (Old School Jungle Mix)(MediaFire)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Liza Richardson Exclusive!

My good friend Liza Richardson, Host of KCRW's "The Drop", First DJ for the Oscars, and Apple Computer Pitchwoman, drops an exclusive mix for Booger Sugar Pusher.... okay, she did it a year ago, but it's released first here on the olde internet. It's really good. Catch Liza on "The Drop" from 9pm-12am Every Saturday on KCRW.

Liza Richardson - Dubby Techno Mix(zshare)

Saturday, August 11, 2007


One of the most incredible nature videos ever... The Buffalo came back.

The Battle at Kruger.

and in honor of the Buffalo... Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry.

Just added... excellent Buffalo Stance cover by Michael Hedges.

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Lost Anthem

I heard Gingy, a 20-year from Toronto, on the always great, but constantly shut down(due to excessive hits) Chazology around a week ago and was blown away.

The first song I heard was my favorite...


This sounds like one those songs that should become an instant anthem. I played it at Bridges, and people were feeling it. The other one is great too...

Rios For MVP

Plus a mashup Gingy just sent me...

Missy - Wooden Folks (Gingy Mashup)

Really great stuff... This is why I love the internet, because good music gets spread around quickly. Viva la blogs.

Vagina Power


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Frankie Knuckles Hot 97 --->1993

Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles, on Hot 97 in New York, April 24, 1993.

The early 90s represented the sweet spot in house music for me... when it was on commercial radio stations in New York City and Chicago, on the weekends. These mixes are among my favorites.

Frankie Knuckles - Hot 97 4/24/93

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Don't know much about MURK but his mixes are really good. They're hard edged, and have a middle eastern flair to them. Good stuff.

Murk - Jihadcore (direct link)


Chuck Brown (b. 1934) is an African-American jazz guitarist and singer who is affectionately called "The Godfather of Go-Go". Go-go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around Washington, D.C. in the mid- and late 1970s. While its musical classification, influences, and origins are debated, Brown is regarded as the fundamental force behind the creation of go-go music.

This is the song that started Go-Go Music. Bustin' Loose.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Talking Head

There is no one on earth I respect more than David Byrne.

David picks a genre or a theme of music every week or so and makes a 2 hour mix for his internet radio station. This week it's Classical Opera.

David Byrne's Internet Station - Listen!

80s Rescue - Robert Tepper - No Easy Way Out

I think I want to remix this...



Modeselektor - Kill Bill Vol.4(zshare)

Monday, August 6, 2007


I like bass heavy electronic dancehall riddims... there needs to be more of this.
Stereotyp is one of the best.

Stefan Moerth, better known to the music world as Stereotyp, is a hardcore producer. An average Stereotyp production is mind-blowing to say the least, and any DJ that had a chance to test his work in a club environment will testify to this fact. Every Stereotyp beat is bass heavy, 5th Element type futuristic, and sonically altered. And this goes for all genres Moerth retouches and updates, be it Dancehall, Hip Hop or Soul - and he done touched them all.

Stereotyp Live Featuring MC Coppa Mix

Sunday, August 5, 2007

80s Rescue - Martha and the Muffins

Martha and the Muffins were a Canadian new wave synth pop band in the 1970s and 1980s. Although they only had one major international hit single under that name.

This one... Echo Beach.

Kitchen Bhangra

This is officially the most amount of fun a group of drunk straight dudes can have together.



Acid house is an electronic music-oriented subgenre of house music, which emphasizes a repetitive, hypnotic and trance-like style, with samples or spoken lines rather than sung lyrics. Acid house's characteristic electronic "squelch" sounds were developed by mid-1980s DJs who were experimenting with the Roland TB-303 electronic synthesizer-sequencer. Acid House spread to the United Kingdom where it was played by DJs in the early rave scene. By the late 1980s, copycat tracks and Acid House remixes brought the style into the mainstream, where it influenced other pop and dance styles.

UK acid house and rave fans use the the yellow smiley face symbol as the emblem of the music and scene, a "vapid, anonymous smile" which portrayed the "simplest and gentlest of the Eighties’ youth manifestations" that was non-aggressive, "except in terms of decibels" at the high-volume DJ parties [1] Some acid house fans used a smiley face with a blood streak on it, which Watchmen comics creator Alan Moore asserts was based on Dave Gibbons' artwork for the series.[2]

Acid house soon began influencing UK pop music, emerging in a somewhat sanitized form in songs like Bananarama's "Tripping on Your Love" (1991) and Samantha Fox's "Love House" (1989). As well, acid house influences appearing as remixes of pop songs on 12" singles by mainstream acts and in the hit song "Theme from S'Express" by electronic band S'Express in 1988.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, news media and tabloids devoted an increasing amount of coverage to the hedonistic acid house/rave scene, focusing on its association with psychedelic drugs and club drugs. The sensationalistic nature coverage may have contributed to the banning of acid house, during its heyday, from radio, television, and retail outlets in the United Kingdom.

Here's a mix of old and new acid house.


Saturday, August 4, 2007

8-Bit Jackpot!

8 Bit Peoples has a ton of free 8 Bit records for download, for free, under the Creative Commons Agreement... which basically means free, I guess... I guess you have to pay them if you want to use it in a commercial or something.

For those of you who don't know, 8-bit can refer to a style of electronic music inspired by the sound of old computer consoles from the 8 bit era of video games. This music will often reflect sounds from technology that is seen as primitive or "outdated" such as the Game Boy and home made synthesisers.

Four randomly picked tunes to get you started...

Random - Hux Flux Deluxe

Psilodump - Mutiny Of The Robots

Gordon Strombola - Turbo Samba

Handheld - Hardrocker

Friday, August 3, 2007


Take bass heavy dubstep, add some hip hop accapellas and bam Thugstep is born.



Lil' Jon ft. Three Six Mafia "Act A Fool (DJ Nappy Vs. Coki THUGSTEP Mix)"
Young Dro "Shoulder Lean (DJ Nappy Vs. Deadly Habit THUGSTEP Mix)"
Big Cas "Check My Feet (DJ Nappy Vs. Hijack EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"
Birdman & Lil' Wayne "Stuntin' Like My Daddy (DJ Nappy Vs. Luke Envoy THUGSTEP Mix)"
Big Kuntry King ft. T.I. "Throwback (DJ Nappy Vs. Hijack EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"
Unk "2 Step (DJ Nappy Vs. genetic.krew EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"
Allstar Cashville's Prince ft. Yo Gotti "Tear It Up (DJ Nappy Vs. El Rakkas EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"
Richboy ft. Polow Da Don "Throw Some D's (DJ Nappy Vs. Benga EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"
Lil' Wayne "Go DJ (DJ Nappy Vs. Benga THUGSTEP Mix)"
D12 "40oz. (DJ Nappy Vs. Lukr'N'Gully THUGSTEP Mix)"
Young Joc "Goin' Down (DJ Nappy Vs. Juju THUGSTEP Mix)"
B Dub "Do Whatcha Do (DJ Nappy Vs. Boxcutter EXTENDED THUGSTEP Mix)"

DJ Nappy Thugstep Mix

01. young jeezy - take it to the floor f. bonecrusher (nappy vs tes la rok dubstep mix) 02. big kuntry king - throwback f. ti (nappy vs. reform dubstep mix) 03. slim thug - like a boss (nappy vs vex'd dubstep mix) 04. slim thug - diamonds (remix) f. young jeezy, sick pulla, killa (nappy vs emelkay dubstep mix) 05. jase - go hard 06. boss-n-over - self made f. bun b (nappy vs skream dubstep mix) 07. lil wayne - go dj (nappy vs benga dubstep mix) 08. big cas - check my feet (nappy vs. hijak extended dubstep mix) 09. allstar cashville prince f. yo gotti - tear it up (nappy vs el rakkas dubstep mix) 10. brisco - opa-locka (feat. rick ross) 11. 8ball - anotha level 12. riskay - dope girl (nappy vs. reform dubstep mix) 13. the game - dreams (nappy vs paradigmx dubstep mix) 14. 2vm - placita 15. the twilight singers - love

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave, often abbreviated NDW) was a genre of German music originally derived from punk rock and New Wave music in 1976. The term "Neue Deutsche Welle" was first coined by journalist Alfred Hilsberg, whose article about the movement titled "Neue Deutsche Welle - Aus grauer Städte Mauern" (New German Wave - From walls of gray cities) was published in the magazine Sounds in 1979.

The history of the Neue Deutsche Welle consists of two major parts. From its beginnings to 1981, the Neue Deutsche Welle was mostly an underground movement with roots in British punk and New Wave music; it quickly developed into an original and distinct style, influenced in no small part by the different sound and rhythm of the German language which many of the bands had adapted from early on.

The main centers of the NDW movement during these years were Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover and Hagen as well as, to a lesser extent, the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region, Limburg an der Lahn and Vienna (Austria).

From about 1980 on, the music industry began noticing the Neue Deutsche Welle; however, due to the idiosyncratic nature of the music, the focus shifted to creating new bands more compatible with the mainstream, rather than promoting existing bands. Many one-hit wonders and short-lived bands appeared and were forgotten again in rapid succession, and the overly broad application of the "NDW" label to these bands as well as to almost any German musicians not using English lyrics, even if their music was apparently not influenced at all by the 'original' NDW (including pure Rock bands like BAP or even Udo Lindenberg) quickly led to the decay of the entire genre when many of the original musicians turned their backs in frustration.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Amar Singh Chamkila (Date of Birth: July 21, 1961) (Place of Birth: Dugri village, Punjab, India (Date of Death: March 8, 1988) (Place of_Death: Mesumpur village, Punjab, India

Amar Singh Chamkila (Punjabi: ਅਮਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਚਮਕੀਲਾ) (July 21, 1961 – March 8, 1988) was a high-profile Punjabi singer, songwriter, and musician. He is widely touted the most influential icon in the history of Punjabi music. This is an amazing feat as he sang for less than a decade. His partner in music and life was Amarjot.

Chamkila wrote his own lyrics, the majority of which were boyish, suggestive and titillating, and yet fluent, commentaries on extra-marital affairs, alcohol and drugs. The couple’s appeal grew not only in the Punjab, but they quickly raced to international stardom among Punjabis abroad. By the early 1980s, Chamkila and Amarjot had recorded hugely successful LPs on the HMV label and they toured Canada, USA, Dubai and Bahrain. They were also commonly booked for wedding parties, charging a reported Rs. 4000 per performance, an unprecedented amount for the time.

Having arrived to perform in Mesumpur, Punjab, both Chamkila and Amarjot were gunned down as they exited their vehicle on March 8, 1988 at approx. 2 o'clock. A gang of motorcyclists fired several rounds fatally wounding the couple and other members of the entourage.

No arrests were ever made with connection to the shooting and the case was never solved. The reason for the murder is the subject of speculation and is shrouded in mystery.

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...80s Latin Freestyle.


Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, also called Latin Hip Hop in its early years, is a form of electronic music that is heavily influenced by Latin American culture. Performers such as Safire, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, TKA, George Lamond, and Expose are notable performers of this genre. Freestyle originated in New York in the early 80's. It continues to be produced today and enjoys some degree of popularity, especially in urban Latino and Italian American communities. Another popular modern dance music genre, Florida breaks, evolved from this sound.

The music first developed primarily in New York City and Miami in the mid-1980s. It eventually spread to many other cities with Hispanic populations. Initially, it was a fusion of the vocal styles found in 1970s disco music with the syncopated, synthetic instrumentation of 1980s electro, as favored by fans of breakdancing. It was also influenced by sampling, as found in hip hop music. In the 1990s, the electro and hip hop influences were supplanted by house music.