Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Vault In The Mix Presents: Shut Up & Let Me Mix - The Ting Tings Mixtape - A Mega Mix By THE BEATMEISTER

The Ting Tings is one of a few current bands, which definitely caught my attention. Along with their catchy lyrics and melodies, they definitely sound retro for me, having that 80's New Wave sound, like a young Altered Images (no wonder they did a cover of "Happy Birthday" from The Vault playlist), SSQ or Eighth Wonder, or whichever female-led old school band you might compare 'em to.

An English rock duo of Jules De Martino (drums, guitar, vocals, piano) and Katie White (born 1983) (vocals, guitar, bass drum), they are originally from Leigh, Greater Manchester (which probably explains their New Wave influence).

They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill, Artist Studios in Salford. They have released four singles on their current label Columbia Records UK, including the single "That's Not My Name" which charted straight to Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 2008. The album We Started Nothing was released on 19 May 2008 and also charted at Number 1 in the UK.

'Have compiled some of their best tunes for a non-stop weekend treat that am sure every fan or a first-time listener would most definitely enjoy.

Tracklist In The Mix:
1) Intro
2) Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
3) Be The One (Bimbo Jones Club Mix)
4) Shut Up & Let Me Go (Haji & Emmanuel Remix)
5) Fruit Machine (Dave Spoon Vocal Mix)
6) That's Not My Name (Tom Neville Mix)

Another delicious treat courtesy of Totally Mixed Up and The Vault In The Mix for y'all. So please continue to drop by here and also tune in to The Vault On Live 365 and In The Mix for all the classics and latest tunes and never-before-heard mixes and remixes.

To Download:
*Click on ONE of the pics for the DL link.
*Click PLAY for a sample of the mix.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Refurbished Bass In Your Face - Miami Bass-Dirty Raps Mixx Version 2a - A Modified DJ Mix By THE BEATMEISTER

Another first for Totally Mixed Up...

After publishing a sample of this mix set just last week, am now reposting a modified version along with the download link. Just thought of adding, omitting and rearranging some of the tracks to add more zest to the mix as I've also just recently acquired some more boomin' tunes.
Hope everyone would still enjoy this re-mixed set. This one's more nasty, but yet still tolerable for all you conservatives out there.

Revised Tracklist:

1) Doo Wah Ditty (Nasty Version) - 2 Live Crew
2) One & One (Clean Version) - 2 Live Crew
3) Feel The Bass - Dynamix II
4) Give It All You Got - Afro Rica
5) Sally (That Girl) - Gucci Crew II
6) Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
7) Move Something - 2 Live Crew
8) Somethin' 2 Dance - NWA
9) Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
10) Don't Stop The Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata
11) The World Class Wreckin' Cru - Juice
12) The Dream Team Is In The House - LA Dream Team
13) 808 - Blaque
14) Love You Down - INOJ
15) Welcome To The Bass Planet - Maggotron
16) C'mon Ride The Train - Quad City DJs

I won't be posting the download link anymore for the first one, but you can email me if you still want that one.

To Download:
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*Click PLAY for a sample of the mix.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another Day, Another Crossover - The Beatmeister's MastaPlann MegaMixx featured on SoulSonic TV

It's deja vu for me, as another MegaMix of mine of OPM Hip Hop was featured once more back at my good friend, SoulSonic TV's Pinoy Hip Hop blog. It was July last year when he first posted my MegaMix featuring the late great Francis M and this time around, another icon and familiar face in the Pinoy hip hop scene (back in the 90s'), MastaPlann, was also featured over his friendly neighborhood blog.

For more authentic Pinoy Hip Hop stuff, events, exclusive videos, unreleased tracks and mixes, please visit SoulSonic TV, the only Hip-Hop culture newsletter in the Philippines, which has now evolved into a video-magazine blog, giving a bird's eye view of Filipino Hip Hop around the globe.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome To The Bass Planet - Some Miami Bass and Dirty Rap Jams - A DJ Mix By THE BEATMEISTER

'Still remember that mixtape my cousin lent me back in the day, during those New Wave days, and hearing somethin' different indeed caught my attention. Very precisely mixed by another legendary mobile at that time, BURNSCODE (whose members were also alumni of our school), that collection of classic dirty rap tunes mostly from 2 Live Crew, like One and One, Me So Horny, Doo Way Ditty, Sally, Throw The D, We Want Some P*^&sy, and more, wowed me up big time and it may sound weird, but it was also one of the mixes, which inspired and influenced me much to get into this hobby of beatmatching and DJ'ing.

Dirty rap, also known as booty rap, porn rap, or sex rap, is a subgenre of hip hop music that contains lyrical content revolving mainly around sex and sexual subjects. The lyrics are overtly sexually explicit and graphic, often to the point of either cartoonishness or extreme offensiveness. Musically, dirty rap often contains a distinctly bass-driven sound, as the subgenre actually arose from the popular Miami bass rap scene. However, dirty rap has recently been heavily influenced by Baltimore club, Ghetto house, and ghettotech.

In 1986, the controversial rap group 2 Live Crew pioneered "dirty rap" with their Miami bass debut 2 Live Crew Is What We Are. With the graphic sexual content of their X-rated party rhymes and songs such as "We Want P#$sy," 2 Live Crew garnered much negative publicity. However, it wasn't until their 1989 As Nasty As They Wanna Be that dirty rap became a legitimate genre. Unlike previous 2 Live Crew albums, As Nasty As They Wanna Be featured much less humorously sexual songs and much more gritty sexual songs, with critics citing the album as "outright pornography". The album featured the hit single "Me So Horny", as well as "D.K. Almighty" (AKA "Dick Almighty"), "C'Mon Babe," "Dirty Nursery Rhymes," "The F#$k Shop," and "If You Believe in Having Sex". After being attacked by conservative critics, censors, and attorneys, 2 Live Crew responded with the 1990 album Banned in the USA, a much more political and angry album. However, Banned still featured the group's signature sex raps, including "Face Down, Ass Up" and "Strip Club."

The Crew returned to their utterly pornographic roots with 1991's Sports Weekend: As Nasty As They Wanna Be, Pt. 2, which was lambasted by many critics as running the sexually deviant lyrics of "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" into the ground. From "Sport's Weekend" onward, 2 Live Crew continued to make dirty rap and party rap.

On the other hand, Miami bass (also known as booty music or booty bass, a term that may also include other genres, such as dirty rap), is a type of hip hop music that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The use of the Roland TR-808 sustained kick drum, raised dance tempos, and occasional sexually explicit lyrical content differentiate it from other hip hop subgenres.
Luther 'Luke Skyywalker' Campbell of 2 Live Crew played a key role in popularizing Miami bass in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The group's 1986 release, The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, became controversial for its sexually explicit lyrics. 1989's As Nasty As They Wanna Be, along with its hit single "Me So Horny", proved more controversial still, leading to legal troubles for both 2 Live Crew and retailers selling the album (all charges were eventually overturned on appeal).

BTW, all tracks included have no profanities and explicit lyrics as I've mostly used the clean and edited versions so as not to offend anyone, so NO PARENTAL ADVISORY required. (hehehe, don't wanna end up like 2 Live crew if you know what I mean, hahahaha)

1) Intro
2) Make It Mellow - Missy Mist
3) Supercats (Yeah Boy) - Rodney O & Joe Cooley
4) Don't Stop The Rock - Freestyle
5) Feel The Bass - Dynamix II
6) One And One (Clean Version) - 2 Live Crew
7) Square Dance Rap - Sir Mix A Lot
8) Give It All You Got - Afro Rica

9) Sally (That Girl) - Gucci Crew II
10) Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
11) Move Something - 2 Live Crew
12) Somethin' 2 Dance - NWA
13) Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
14) Don't Stop The Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata
15) The World Class Wreckin' Cru - Juice
16) The Dream Team Is In The House - LA Dream Team
17) 808 - Blaque
18) Love You Down - INOJ

Excellent for testing your subs (whether it be Kicker's, Rockford's or JL Audio's) full potential, this mix will definitely give you that THUMP your car audio setup has been craving for a long time. So roll down those windows and blast your amp's gains to full and take another blast-from-the-past Miami Bass and Dirty Raps journey. Enjoy and don't forget to leave some comments if you loved the set!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Presented By The Vault On Live 365 - Follow Me Down - The Vault In The Mix Numero Quatro - A DJ Mix By THE BEATMEISTER

A Special Easter treat to everyone, some classics and dark wave tunes all in the mix. Also featured in one of The Vault In The Mix Saturday sessions.

Expect a triple treat from one of my fave goth bands, THE MARCH VIOLETS, and tried and tested classics from U2, MARC ALMOND, THE BIBLE, SEONA DANCING, RED ROCKERS, and THE CURE.

Carefully prepared and mixed to rock your i-Pods and boom boxes once more. Another must have for all hard core wavers out there.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Start: Apr 11, '09 8:00pm (PST) / Apr 12, '09 12:00 NN (Manila)
End: Apr 12, '09

Tune in for another night of non-stop music mixes from The Vault resident DJs & special guests.

[From 80s Synthpop, darkwave to obscure new wave hits]

Mixes by:


Only from The Best Obscure Music/Mixes on The Net