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Archive for August, 2010

Live at Magic Stick

Hip Hop Live

I had the pleasure of being invited to DJ for a little bit at the highly successful, Chevy sponsored Epictweetup at the Magic Stick in Detroit. So I was pumped to put together a set to play in the background while guests arrived. I wanted it to be a pretty chill mix, but entertaining at the same time.

Picture taken by Wattyz.

I’m listening through the mix now, and I’m thinking it sounds pretty damn good, considering I haven’t done a live gig since 2004. It was kinda tough to hear how the tracks were mixing while there, but listening to it now, it turned out really good. I think my favorite part was Award Tour mixing in from Super Nova. Unfortunately I didn’t realize to start recording til I was already through the Dilla beats…. oh well. Ok enough talking, here’s the tracklist.

  1. De La Soul – Supa Emcees
  2. Wick Wack – Mellow Soul Fruit
  3. Athletic Mic League – Trouble
  4. Sound Providers – Autumn’s Evening Breeze
  5. People Under the Stairs – The Cat
  6. People Under the Stairs – Schooled in the Trade
  7. A Tribe Called Quest – The Chase, Part II
  8. Digable Planets – Jettin
  9. De La Soul – Breakadawn
  10. No I.D.- Super Nova
  11. A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
  12. A Tribe Called Quest – Jam
  13. Q-tip – All In
  14. Pharcyde – Drop
  15. Digable Planets – Where I’m From (Aural G. Ride 12′)
  16. Shin-Ski – Funky DL / Not The 1 4 Me
  17. Ini – To Each His Own (Instrumental)
  18. Delton 3030 – Time Keeps On Slipping (Instrumental)
  19. M.E.D. Ft. Noelle – Nightlife
  20. Slum Village – Get Dis Money (Instrumental)


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Quick Hitter Two

Hip Hop

I got the itch just to mix up a couple tracks, in preparation for a set I’m doing this weekend at the Magic Stick for the Epic Tweetup. So I wanted to record a quick one, very similar to the first. There are a couple rough cuts at the beginning, but smooths out eventually. This mix is shorter than normal. So, here’s the track listing for you….

  1. Digable Planets – Where I’m From (Aural G. Ride 12′)
  2. Flipmode Sqaud – Last Night
  3. Beatnuts – Fried Chicken
  4. The Pharcyde – Rush
  5. Clever Jeff – Catch Rek
  6. M.E.D. feat. Noelle – Nightlife
  7. InI – To Each His Own (Instrumental)
  8. Gang Starr – DWYCK
  9. J Dilla – The $ (Instrumental)
  10. J Dilla – The $
  11. De La Soul – Copa (Cabanga) (Instrumental)
  12. Big L – No Endz, No Skinz (Instrumental)


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PUTSing Around

Hip Hop

I never get sick of listening to People Under the Stairs (or PUTS). The duo (Double K and Thes One) is one of the most consistent groups I’ve ever heard, when it comes to quality of their album releases. Great lyrics, and even better production. So making an all PUTS mix had been on my agenda since I first started this site, and I wish I would have done it sooner. I did record one a few months back, and even though I don’t practice these, it sounded far too rushed, so I trashed it.

This one, though, is much better. In fact, I’m going to already say that this is one of the best mixes on this site, along side some of the other favorites.

  1. People Under The Stairs – Rhymin with the Bonez (Instrumental)
  2. People Under The Stairs – The Trip (Instrumental)
  3. People Under The Stairs – The Cat (Instrumental)
  4. People Under The Stairs – The Cat
  5. People Under The Stairs – O.S.T. (Instrumental)
  6. People Under The Stairs – L.A. Song
  7. People Under The Stairs – Tour Guide
  8. People Under The Stairs – Earth Travelers
  9. People Under The Stairs – Road Beaters
  10. People Under The Stairs – Back on the Block (Instrumental)
  11. People Under The Stairs – Afternoon Connection
  12. People Under The Stairs – We’ll Be There (10 Seconds Remix)
  13. People Under The Stairs – Acid Raindrops
  14. People Under The Stairs – LA9X
  15. People Under The Stairs – Knuckle Sandwich
  16. People Under The Stairs – The Tamburo 5
  17. People Under The Stairs – Yield
  18. People Under The Stairs – Plunken Em
  19. People Under The Stairs – Schooled In The Trade


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Press Record: Behind the Scenes [Video]

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I’ve been playing around with the iPhone 4 camera a bunch, mainly with recording a couple minutes of a mixing. So I thought I’d post one here, which is a couple minutes of the Down Time mix I did, at about 11 and a half minutes in. This is the setup in action. You may need to up the volume, because the recording volume was lower than I thought.

There is also this other one, which is a video of me mixing some Slum Village tracks: