Got a great new discoy-summer lovin song playing non stop from Ghosts of Venice on his first original release with SFFTW favorite Solid Bump Records. This is exactly the type of song that puts a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. There are four great remixes included with the Her EP, my favorite being the White Girl Lust remix with vocals added. You can stream the entire EP and download the Chopin remix on Solid Bump’s Soundcloud page. Links to buy the tunes are also included. This is a great start for your TGIFriday morning!
For an added laugh check out the hilarious interview of Ghosts of Venice by White Girl Lust below.
Now that the summer weather is finally arriving in San Francisco it’s time to kick off our shoes and enjoy the sun. This mix is perfect for naps in the grass, walking around the city, or whatever you might be doing with a big smile on your face. It contains an eclectic combination of hip hop, pop, indie rock, electro, and maybe a few more genres that are impossible to pinpoint.
This has been the soundtrack to my extremely hot and humid summer on the east coast and I’m excited to say that I’m relocating to the west and best coast in less than 2 months. I can’t wait to bring this vibe to the bay area.
Let me know what you think and as always, enjoy the jams.
Ellen Page Intro
01 Fatboy Slim – The Joker (Steve Miller Band Cover)
02 The Shins – Australia (Peter, Bjorn, & John Remix)
03 The Roots & John Legend – The Fire
04 Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (Chrome Remix) ft. Wu-Tang Clan
05 The Kickdrums – Tell Me Stories
06 Stevie Wonder – My Cheri Amour (DJ Scene Remix)
07 Andre 3000 – Behold a Lady (SR Intro Edit)
08 Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets Remix (Audio1 Edit) ft. Chiddy Bang
09 Aeroplane X Friendly Fires X Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris
10 Erik Hassle – Hurtful (Penguin Prison Remix)
11 Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On (SR Intro Edit)
12 MIA – XXXO Remix ft. Jay-Z
13 Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter Remix (Audio1 Edit) ft. Tinie Tempah
14 Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano (Vocal Edit)
15 Miami Horror – Make You Mine
16 Sky Ferreira – Stand Back (Stevie Nicks Cover)
17 Zero 7 – Destiny (Fred Falke Remix)
18 Princess Nyah – Butterflies (Donaeo Remix)
19 Kid Sister – Daydreaming (Telephoned Dreams Version)
20 Calvin Harris – Stars Come Out
21 Drop the Lime – Sex Sax (Club Mix)
22 Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
23 Cee-lo Green – What Part of Forever
San Francisco’s own Solid Bump Records recently threw us some new heat from producers Adulture & OCD Automatic. Their song Paper Cat has an amazing buildup and has been getting a lot of play from dance DJs all over. Check out the remix below from New York’s Free Magic and pick up the favorite Sammy Bananas remix at Turntable Lab. Enjoy this one when you hear it out in the clubs and keep an eye out for all of Solid Bump’s local parties!
Last year Deep Sang’s summer-themed mix Beachball Bugaloo was pretty much the soundtrack to my summer. He is the perfect DJ for that chilled out vibe to get you in the feel good mood. Obviously I was super excited to see that he just put out a new mix based on one of the top labels in mainstream retro disco music, Warner Brothers.
This is a tribute mix to one of my favorite disco labels of all time, Warner Bros., that I made for Marcus Dowling’s music/culture blog, TGRIonline.com. Most of these are big time classics, but I’ve tried to throw in a few surprises from WB subsidiaries like RFC, Whitfield, and Curtom as well. It’s always a tough thing to make a tribute mix for a label like WB that had so many hits, so I can’t call this a “best of,” but it’s definitely got a lot of my favorites on it. Hope yall like the tunes, and if you’re on soundcloud don’t forget to leave a comment telling me how awesome/wack you think it is!
So check out the mix below and start getting that warm and fuzzy feeling inside! To download click on the link to go to the Soundcloud page.
1. New Birth…Deeper
2. Chaka Khan…Some Love
3. Ashford and Simpson…Stay Free (Dimitri’s Edit)
4. Linda Clifford…Runaway Love
5. Lamont Dozier…Going Back to My Roots
6. Ashford and Simpson…It Seems to Hang On
7. Love Deluxe…Here Comes That Sound
8. Candi Station… When You Wake Up Tomorrow
9. Eumir Deodato…Whistle Bump
10. Mighty Pope…Sweet Blindness
11. Undisputed Truth…You + Me = Love
12. Stargard…Wear It Out
13. Ashford and Simpson…One More Try (Dimitri’s Edit)
14. Prince…Just As Long As We’re Together
15. Miroslav Vitous…New York City
16. Sly & The Family Stone…Remember Who You Are
A hipster favorite last year, the 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack is filled with somber vocals and beautiful instrumentation making it perfect for a cool summer day. I somewhat enjoyed the soundtrack on first listen but found it hard to repeat, sounding more and more like something I would want to hear on a rainy, depressed day. That’s where this new mashup mixtape, 500 Days of Weezy saves the day(s). Producer My Sick Uncle (not quite sure what kind of name that is) took various Lil’ Wayne vocals and mellowed those often intense songs down with the instrumentals of the 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack. It results in a great mix that keeps you feeling good without getting down or intensely raged out as the original songs alone might have done.
There have been some amazing animated movies out lately and one of the factors that grabs adults to hit the theaters is the music entertaining throughout. Soundtracks, if done right, can be especially great because they are a compilation of several artists. When that is someone such as Pharrell of N*E*R*D fame you get an especially enjoyable album. Check out my favorite track, “Prettiest Girls” by Pharrell and pick up the whole thing for pretty cheap at Amazon. His production is such a unique sound and he nails it in this movie.
Hey-o! Just finished a mix I’ve been working on for a minute and figured I’d share it with y’all. It’s a great collection of hip hop that’s come out recently and includes most of the favorite artists out now. I’ve made some edits to the songs too to help improve the flow of the mix.
These tunes are seriously perfect for walking around the city, getting ready to go out, or partyin’ it up with a group of friends. Just make sure you remember to swagger like us..
1 Lil’ El Intro
2 Chris Brown ft. Lil’ Wayne & Swizz Beatz – Transform Ya (Emynd’s Extended Intro)
3 Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne & Young Jeezy – I’m Goin In
4 Cam’ron & Mase – Get It
5 Chalie Boy ft. Slim Thug, Juvenile, & Bun B – I Look Good Remix
6 Dorrough ft. Jermaine Dupri, Soulja Boy, Jim Jones, & Slim Thug – Ice Cream Paint Job Remix
7 New Boyz ft. Bow Wow – You’re A Jerk Remix
8 Ying Yang Twins – What’s Up
9 Ludacris & Shawnna – Everybody Drunk
10 DJ Felli Fel, T-Pain, Sean Paul, Flo-Rida, & Pitbull – Feel It
11 Trazz & Drake – All They Wanna Talk About
12 Dorrough Music – Walk That Walk
13 Gucci Mane & OJ Da Juiceman – Wasted Remix
14 Big Boi ft. Too Short & George Clinton – Fo Yo Sorrows
15 Wale – Contemplate
16 Snoop Dogg – Baller’s Night Out
17 Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz – On to the Next One
18 Wale & Gucci Mane – Pretty Girls
19 Kanye West Outro
Although the tour won’t be coming to the Bay area, this almost makes up for it. Six heavy hitting DJs contribute to this solid mix with some of not only the greatest songs out now but also a slew of their own productions. DC’s Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom) and Tittsworth team up with New York’s DJ Ayres, and Los Angeles’ DJ Haul are an amazing combo and we’re jealous of the cities that get to experience this live. Luckily, they all go on tour frequently and you should see them here sometime soon.
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Jahdan Blakkamoore – The General
Crookers feat. Kardinal Offishall and Carla-Maria – Put Your Hands on Me (Solo Remix)
Armand Van Helden – Hear My Name (Solid Groove Hear My Rub Mix)
The Toxic Avenger – The Fall (Switch Remix)
Noob & Brodinski – Peanuts club (Beataucue Remix)
Will Eastman – Feelin’ (Nadastrom remix)
Dave Nada – Apocalypse Theme (12th Planet & Flinch Remix)
Zombie Disco Squad – The Duke Sound
The Brown Acid – Try Humanity (Zomby’s Vitamin E Remix)
AutoKratz – Stay The Same (Rogue Element Remix)
Tiga – What You Need (the Proxy Remix)
Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood remix)
Meterhead – Les Aliens
Little Boots – Earthquake (Dekker and Johan Remix)
Krames – Sick Wid It (Meterhead Remix)
Mowgli – London to Paris
Alvaro – Make if Funky
A1 Bassline – Here Come Da
Act Yo Ages – Night of the Hornheadz (Bird Peterson remix)
Passion pit – Little Secrets (Jack Beats remix)
Lily Allen – It’s Not Fair (Annie Nightingale Far Too Loud Bassline mix)
Tittsworth ft Nina Sky & Pitbull – Here He Comes (Stretch Armstrong remix + Nadastrom remix)
La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats remix)
A1 Bassline – 8oh8
Busy Signal – Da Style Deh (Douster remix)
Vybz Kartel – Birthday Fuck
DZ – Jah Prayer
Dave Nada – Inner City Club (bootleg mix)
Yo, time for the weekly Spin Class to start off the weekend. Two great DJs have contributed to this mix, marking the one year anniversary of their monthly party The Player’s Club in NYC. Skinny Friedman, one half of DJ duo the Philadelphyinz, has been traveling the continent with Fools Gold Records rapper Izza Kizza and will be visiting the SF area in November, date and location TBA. He starts off the mix, and Fools Gold artist Sammy Bananas rounds out the second half.
You will be immediately drawn to this mix by the first infectious song, Mayer Hawthorne‘s ‘Maybe So Maybe No’ which I haven’t been able to stop listening to. Check out the video here that features the legendary LA Sunday afternoon party, the Do-Over. Combined with a grip of other killer tunes to keep you dancing, this mix is perfect good-mood music.
Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So Maybe No
Maino + Swizz Beatz – A Million Bucks
Chip the Ripper – Get That Money
Jay-Z – Venus v. Mars
Izza Kizza + Colin Munroe – Connect The Dots
Kid Cudi – Make Her Say (Sammy Bananas rmx)
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
Skinny Friedman – Heaven and Hell (Vibrant Chop)
Wale + Lady Gaga – Chillin (Skratch Bastard rmx)
New Boyz – You’re A Jerk
Gucci Mane – Running Back (Skinny Friedman Sunchips rmx)
Nikki Minaj – I Gets Crazy
Ol Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Skinny Friedman Can’t Wake Up rmx)
Rick Ross – Yacht Club
Three Six Mafia + Chamillionaire – Doe Boy Fresh (U-Tern rmx)
Major Lazer – Cash Flow
Washed Out – Feel It All Around
Sammy Bananas – Twisted/Why
Camp lo – Black Nostaljack
Ugk – Pinky Ring
Dorrough – Ice Cream Paint job (DJ Apt One rmx)
Rappin 4-Tay – Playaz Club
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