Friday, March 28, 2008

A New Breed Of New Wave - A Mix Of Alternative Dance Rock and Breakbeats

No words can describe how ecstatic I am still feeling right now with all the very cool and encouraging (even sometimes flattering) comments that all of you guys have given me; from my "virtual" blogger friends and buddies to fellow DJs and to more new friends popping up into the comments and chatbox sections giving me a shout-out of some sort. Thank you to everyone once again and I promise you the best in music mixes, remixes and mash-ups and even suprises once in a while. :)

For today's upload, I'm thinking of pumping up some breakbeats once more, for a change that is, since I remember my last Breaks upload was still back in June of last year (check out "Bring The Noise - Some Crunchy Breakbeats" for some flashback) and another one in in July of the same year (check out "A Joyful Rebellion - When Rock and Dance Music Collide"). So for all you Breakbeat fans out there, lucky you.

This time, however, it would be more inclined to the dance rock/alternative edge rather than pure Breaks. In reference to the title of my post, I've mixed songs from some of the most promising underground and even mainstream alternative bands of today, whose music reminded me of old school 80s New Wave, from Peter Bjorn and John, Coldplay, The Fray, Interpol, She Wants Revenge, Moving Units, The Kills, Death Cab for Cutie and more. Have also some stuff from Fatboy Slim, The Wiseguys, and DJ Shadow bringing in those funky breaks.

Now if you want something uniquely noisy, but funky and danceable at the same time (slam dance that is), you might enjoy today's mix set.

1. Idioteque - Radiohead (The Beatmeister's Remix)
2. Clocks - Coldplay
3. The Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
4. The Good Ones - The Kills
5. The Heinrich Maneuver - Interpol

6. Written In Blood - She Wants Revenge
7. Bleed It Out - Linkin Park
8. High Noon - DJ Shadow
9. Everybody Needs a 303 - Fatboy Slim (Plump DJs Remix)
10. Short Skirt, Long Jacket - Cake
11. Soul Meets Body - Death Cab For Cutie
12. How To Save A Life - The Fray
13. What I've Done - Linkin Park
14. 100 Years - Five For Fighting
15. Hella Good - No Doubt

16. Start The Commotion - The Wiseguys
17. Starlight - Muse

Have a listen to this mix and prepare your own mosh pit to jump into!

Friday, March 21, 2008

My Tribute To Wacko Jacko - A Different Approach To Michael Jackson

First of all, thanks a bunch for the ovelwhelming response that I got from everyone. It was really nice to know that a lot of people are appreciating the hard work that I put into this blog and in sharing my passion for music globally. So please, keep 'em comin! :)

And now, on with today's upload . As you may very well know, I am very much welcome with your requests and if I remember it right, someone asked for a Michael Jackson MegaMix and voila, wish granted my friend. I was thinking about making something like this for a long time now, but haven't got the chance. Luckily, I had one and didn't waste any time and went through with it.

BTW, a bit off topic, I've noticed recently that everything that is 80s seems to be coming back; from music to fashion to hairstyle to TV. I, for one, bought a new pair of "Sebago Docksides" last weekend for myself just to re-live that 80s spirit. I remember owning several pairs back then (while dancing to "Rock With You" :)), but sadly lost them all. So when I saw it in the mall, I immediately purchased one without hesitation. Thanks to my loving wifey for granting me my retro wish. :) Here's a shot of my nu shooz...

Anyways, going back to MJ, what better to way to bring back the 80s than to resurrect an 80s pop icon, Michael Jackson, that is. As a bit of a background, here's an excerpt from his biography found on the net.

"Michael Jackson never imagined he would be America’s Pop icon when he made his first music video. He had the entire world dancing to his tunes when he crooned ‘Rock With You.’ His exceptional dancing style had people craving to emulate him. This musical prodigy made history over the years to come. And he still inspires millions.

King of Pop, Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. MJ, as he is fondly known began a musical career at the tender age of 5. He started a phenomenon with his music and dance techniques. Today, although plagued with controversies, MJ still reigns despite the numerous setbacks in his career." Taken from

So let me help you re-live those 80s memories, Wacko Jacko style with this different kind of mix. You may notice that I haven't included all of his hits, but most are my personal faves including collaborations with the likes of Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and the latest from Will.I.Am. Also in the mix are superb mash-ups with Afrika Bambaataa and Q-Tip, and also covers and remixes by great DJs like Z-Trip as well.

I've also made this mix in line with the 25th year annivesary of the biggest selling album of all time, "Thriller." So sit back, relax and "Beat It!"

1) I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix)
2) The Girl Is Mine (feat. Will.I.Am) (R.E.E.O. Mix)
3) Beat It (Wicked Whistle Mix)
4) P.Y.T. (Hot Tracks Remix)
5) Billie Jean (Hot Tracks Remix)
6) Get Up and Rock (feat. Afrika Bambaataa) (Spintech Mash-Up Mix) - nice mash-up from a fellow pinoy DJ
7) Breathe Don't Stop (samples "Don't Stop Til' U Get Enough) (feat. Q-Tip)

8) Wanna Be Starting Something (Album Version)

9) Thriller vs. Mama Say Mamasa Mamakossa (The Beatmeister vs. Ron Costa Mash-Up Mix)
10) Smooth Criminal (Soul Revenger Electro Remix)
11) Say Say Say (feat. Paul McCartney) (Ghetto Monkeys Mix)
12) State Of Shock (feat. Mick Jagger) (50th Street Mix)
13) P.Y.T. (Marquis Remix)
14) Rock With You (2k3 Remix)
15) Man In The Mirror (Cover) (Hed Kandi Club Mix)

Now wouldn't it be nice to start practicing those "moonwalk" moves once more???

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Your Comments/Messages Are Very Much Appreciated

Have noticed lately that the comments and/or messages have been slowing down, but the download stats are spiking up. It's kinda bit frustrating coz' as you may very well know, this is what keeps me inspired to do these music mixes and share them to everyone without expecting anything (monetary that is..) in return. Just a simple thank you or hello is very much appreciated. Also, am really trying my best (even though it's quite hard for me sometimes to juggle my time between work and doin' mixes and writing for this blog), to update regularly and provide you with all the new music and beats, be it retro or fresh, which I know you might enjoy, as much as I do mixin' them. So please do provide me with your thoughts and comments, good or bad, and I would greatly appreciate them. Even requests are very much welcome, as long as I have the material. PEACE!

Friday, March 14, 2008

The House Innovator - An Armand Van Helden MegaMix

Armand Van Helden (born 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a record producer and remixer whose biggest commercial successes came from his remixes of the 1996 Tori Amos song "Professional Widow", which reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, and his own track "U Don't Know Me" which was Number 1 in the United Kingdom in January 1999.

Best known for combining different genres of music like funk, hip-hop, rock, electro and incorporating them into four-to-the-floor beats.

Van Helden released the Killing Puritans album in 2000 (also on Armed Records) which contained the dance hit, "Koochy". His single "Why Can't You Free Some Time" made the number 34 in the UK in 2001. His New York: A Mix Odyssey album released in 2004 produced two hits, "Hear My Name", a collaboration with Spalding Rockwell which reached number 7 on the Billboard dance chart, number 34 in the UK, and the top 40 in Australia; and "My My My", which reached number 4 on the world internet charts, number 5 in the Belgian and Dutch charts, number 6 in Australia, number 15 in the UK and top 30 in the world dance charts. (See Wikipedia for more).

Have compiled some of his best tunes and remixes in one mix set. Hope you enjoy it.

1) Full Moon (Album Version)
2) U Don't Know Me (2007 Remix)

3) A Girl Like You (David Spoon Remix)
4) NYC Beat (Detroit Remix)
5) The Funk Phenomena (2006 Slice & Case Remix)
6) My My My (2007 Klaas Mix)
7) Witch Doktor (BSOD Remix)
8) Touch Your Toes (feat. Fat Joe and BL)
9) Can't Stand Losing You (Mika Vs. Armand Van Helden)
10) Like Something 4 Porno - Felix da Housecat (Armand Van Helden Remix)

11) When The Lights Go Down (Backstage Sluts Drama Remix)
12) Koochy (Album Version)
13) Hear My Name (Extended Version)
14) Ali In The Jungle - The Hours (Armand Van Helden Remix)
15) This Ain't Hollywood (DJ Froz Extended Mix)
Here's to a different twist in house...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

M.O.P. Mix 6 - A Slow Groovy Mix by DJ MoProd

First of all, have been down with the flu and feeling under the weather the past week, which was why I wasn't able to answer some of the messages and comments. We've been experiencing quite a bit of freak weather here in Manila, which might be the reason why most people are sick.

Anyways, on with the music. Am uploading a short, but sweet mix by my buddy, DJ MoProd from Houston. It's his second installment from his M.O.P. Mix series and today's set comprises some slow 80s groove and 90s R&B and HipHop.


1) Friends - Amy Stewart
2) If I Ruled The World - Nas
3) Make It Easy - Sybil
4) Ms. Jackson - Outkast
5) Back To Life - Soul II Soul

6) Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison

7) It's Like That - Mariah Carey
8) Love Will Be Right Here - SWV

Nice one, MoProd and keep on mixin' buddy!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rap + Guitars + Hippie Beats = A Cool Alternative Mix

Let me jumpstart your week once more with somethin' unexpected. Here's a mix I did containing some of my favorite alternative rock tunes, circa 2000-2003 (if am not mistaken). Once again, I'll try my very best to make this blog interesting and not just concentrate on one or two genres.
I'll be taking you back to the time when there was an explosion of alternative rock incorporating rap and hip hop beats with a DJ/turntablist as a member of the band (am I hearing Linkin Park and Incubus). If you were a fan or even just enjoyed the Beck'ish sound, some rap metal and alternative rock, you've come to the right place.

It's also a good thing, my buddy, djDoc, shared some of his CultureShock tunes, which are nice remixes of these classic alternative rock tracks as it really doesn't change the structure of the song and remains just like the original with some added flava. Once again, thanks man!
For today's mix, you'll be hearing funky laidback to sometimes loud grungy and rap metal tunes from Beck, Jack Johnson, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Fatboy Slim, Lo-Fidelity All Stars, Cypress Hill, Dave Matthews Band, Limp Bizkit, Sugar Ray, Incubus, Modest Mouse, Beastie Boys and more.

1) Diskobox - Beck
2) Name Of The Game - The Crystal Method
3) Rock Superstar - Cypress Hill

4) Friends + Family - Trik Turner
5) Drive - Incubus
6) This Love - Maroon 5
7) 19-2000 - Gorillaz
8) Where Its At (Ultimix) - Beck

9) Nookie - Limp Bizkit
10) In The End - Linkin Park
11) Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
12) Flake - Jack Johnson
13) Crash Into Me (Fatboy Slim Remix) - Dave Matthews Band - my ultimate fave of all the tracks here.

14) Float On - Modest Mouse
15) Battleflag - Lo-Fidelity All Stars
16) Gangsta Trippin' - Fatboy Slim
17) Alive - Beastie Boys
18) All Star - Smash Mouth
19) Every Morning - Sugar Ray
20) Praise You - Fatboy Slim
21) Crazy - Gnarls Barkley - my wifey's fave
22) Butterfly - Crazy Town
23) Ch Check It Out - Beastie Boys

Just remember that life would be boring without some twists and turns...