Archive for December, 2011

31
Dec
11

songs everyone should own: hugo – 99 problems

I was pretty hung over the other night, so I spent the next day recovering and watching movies.  One of those movies was the new remake of “Fright Night,” which was surprisingly good.

What was even better was this song over the ending credits.  For some reason, the whole idea of country versions of hip hop really tickles my fancy, but even more so when it’s done this well.

28
Dec
11

mixes everyone should hear: dj neil armstrong – music for when nobody’s looking

And, I’m back.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, because I got an extra present for all of you.

Do you have any guilty pleasures of the musical variety?  Of course you do.  We all do.  I may get somewhat snobbish about my Led Zeppelin collection, but part of me still pines for Def Leppard.  Luckily DJ Neil Armstrong came along and made this mix full of nothing but guilty pleasures called “Music for When Nobody’s Looking.”

On a personal note, I have been desperately awaiting a new mix from Neil for some time because, as those of you who read this blog may have figured out, I simply love his dirty drawers.  As far as I am concerned the man can do no wrong, and he has a real knack for mining my formative years for tunes that hit all the right spots, mixed with style and reverence.  I discovered this mix last night, and immediately bought, downloaded and digested the entire thing within an hour.

Why?

Because I wouldn’t waste your time if the mix sucked.

It doesn’t, and here’s a little sample of what you’ll be getting:

And while I wish I could float you a free download, I can now honestly tell you that the $6.50 I spent via PayPal for the download was totally worth it.  Check the set list:

Good Bad Music

1) introduction – guilty as charged
2) Say Say Say Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
3) Everything She Wants – Wham
4) The Right Stuff – New Kids on the Block
5) Ladies Night – Kool & the Gang
6) The Rhythm of the Night – El Debarge
7) Give me the Night – George Benson
8) Stay with me Tonight – Jeffrey Osborne
9) Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
10) She’s Fresh – Kool & the Gang
11) Say It Isn’t So – Hall & Oates
12) Time – Culture Club
13) You Are – Lionel Richie
14) Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

The Kareoke Section

15) Eternal Flame – Bangles
16) I Can’t Fight this Feeling Anymore – REO Speedwagon
17) Keep on Loving You – REO Speedwagon
18) Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
19) Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
20) I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boy’s
21) LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones)- Summer Girls
22) I’ll Be Loving You Forever – New Kids on the Block
23) Faithfully – Journey
24) Against All Odds = Phil Collins

The Sleazy 80’s

25) Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back to My Room) – Paul Lekakis
26) We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off- Jermaine Stewart
27) He’s So Shy – Pointer Sisters
28) Heat of the Moment – Asia
29) Your Love – The Outfield
30) Easy Lover – Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
31) Private Eyes – Hall & Oates
32) Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield
33) Photograph – Def Leppard
34) You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

The Pretty 80’s

35) Total Eclipse of the Heart – (The Dan Band / Bonnie Tyler )
36) Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
37) We Belong – Pat Benatar

HunkaBunkas, Club Abyss, Joey’s in Clifton…

38) Another Night – Real McCoy
39) This Is your Night – Amber
40) This Is the Rhythm of the Night – Corona
41) Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap!
42) Where Do You Go – No Mercy
43) Better Off Alone – Alice DeeJay song
44) Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65
45) SandStorm – Darude
46) All Night Long – Lionel Richie

If this sounds like the kind of shit that would tickle your fancy, or maybe the fancy of an important audiophile in your life, then grab yourself a copy from Neil’s site HERE!  Hard copy CD is $10, but digital download is only $6.50.  That’s a fuckin bargain.

07
Dec
11

songs everyone should own: u2 – god part ii (the rubber ring rework)

This little remix give me tingly sensations in my lap area.  Grab yourself a copy fool!

Good job eyeball edits!

05
Dec
11

artists everyone should follow: psychemagik

It is no easy task to DJ for other people.  Imagine going to work at your job and every five minutes some complete stranger walks up to you to tell you how they think you should do your job.  Because, at their core, most DJ’s aren’t interested in being your personal jukebox.  They don’t want to play the new Britney Spears for you, they want to play things you’ve never heard before and make you freak out on them.

This is not an easy task because most people don’t want to hear music they don’t already recognize, let alone try and dance to it. They want to hear the same top 40 crap the radio shits out every day. I don’t think I’ll ever understand this, but thats just me.

But one group that manages to play a lot of obscure old tracks and actually make them feel accessible is Psychmagik.  I worship at the alter of these guys and every remix, re-edit or mix they put out is pure gold…as the remix they did of Fleetwood Mac above can testify to.  Also check out their “Blackout ’77 Mix” below.  This is some top notch ear food here.

There is also this little gem of a two hour mix called “Sunrise” that they dropped the other week.  Pure magic!  Download it over at Test Pressing HERE.  Below you’ll also find their amazing remix of Tony Joe White, who you may recall also rocks.

Or this little psychedelic beat heavy number:

If these tracks don’t hook you then I can’t be of any more assistance today.  Good day.

Follow them on SOUNDCLOUD HERE.

Or FACEBOOOK HERE.

03
Dec
11

songs everyone should own: michael wycoff – looking up to you

This is one of those nuggets that almost everybody recognizes, but no one knows the title or who sang it.  It was Michael Wycoff (FTW,) from his 1982 album “Love Conquers All.”

But you probably knew that.

01
Dec
11

satanic six – 100% holiday mashups and remixes

If you’re like me, most holiday music makes you ill.  I tend to get by on Frank Sinatra and Phil Spector oldies, but that’s about all.

Luckily DJ BC and his friends had a different idea and have compiled this neat little collection for your 2011 season.  Together with DJ McFly, DJ Sshmolli, ATOM, Voicedude and a slew of other bring you a sleigh full of messed up Christmas fun.  Check out the set list!

1. Have Yourself a Santastic Little Christmas (Santastic DJs vs Henry Mancini vs classic breaks)- dj BC
2. Santatage (Otis Redding vs The Beastie Boys vs Run DMC) – Divide and Kreate (Stockholm, Sweden)
3. Party Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (LMFAO vs Brenda Lee) – DJ McFly (Boston, MA)
4. Santa A Go-Go (Wham! vs. The Jackson 5) – DJ Schmolli (Vienna, Austria)
5. Nothing Else Matters But My Favourite Things (Metallica vs Brian Setzer Orchestra) – G3RsT (The Netherlands)
6. Crimson & Chanukah (Adam Sandler as sung by Adrian Roberts vs Joan Jett & the Blackhearts) – A Plus D (San Francisco) vs RIAA (Los Angeles)
7. Wonderland Walker(Peggy Lee vs Fats Domino vs Bjork) – ATOM (NYC, USA)
8. Mashing Christmas (Danny Elfman vs The Supremes vs Jimmy Stewart) – dj BC (Atlanta, GA)
9. Merry Christmas 2U (U2 vs David Archuletta vs Gladys Knight & The Saints Unlimited vs MercyMe) – mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
10. You’re A Loser, Newt Gingrich! (Dr. Seuss & Albert Hague vs Voicedude) – Voicedude (Anaheim, CA)
11. Marshmallow Vanilla Fudge World(Brenda Lee vs Vanilla Fudge) – DJ Flack (Boston, USA)
12. Blenda Ree Mix (Brenda Lee vs Greenhill Dixieland Band) – Martinn (The Netherlands)
13. Pump Up The Holiday (Andy Williams vs Technotronic vs The Osmonds) – mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
14. Let’s Get Our Fa La La On (Justin Bieber & Boyz II Men vs Marvin Gaye) – Voicedude (Anaheim, CA)
15. Viva Home (Pet Shop Boys vs Coldplay vs It’s A Wonderful Life) – Cheekyboy (London, England)

And because it’s the season of giving, the mix is free…although you will find a nice little donation button on their site and I encourage you to give.  So head on down HERE and grab a copy!  If you like it and want more, check out more of these guys holiday capers like:

Santastic V: Snow,Man!

or

Menorah Mashup

Or a whole list of more fun tracks HERE

This is the stiff that winter dreams are made of people!  Get crackin!




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