Most working DJ’s maintain fairly comprehensive holiday crates for Halloween, St. Patricks Day, etc. Don’t even *think* about walking into a club tomorrow night without a working edit of Thriller. Our homie (and edit machine) Chazz Rockwell just dropped a dope ‘Frankenstein’ (pun intended) edit of this MJ classic which unites the OG with some hype and tasteful remixes from the likes DJ Fabian, Discotech, and others.
*FM mixshow DJs, this version isn’t radio clean!*
We’ve featured our friend Chi Duly on the blog in the past – he’s back with a new deep housey remix of everyone’s favorite club anthem by ILOVEMAKONNEN. Vibes.
“Next” is a cool little “reggae” blend of “Too Close” I stumbled upon on soundcloud late one night. Nice opening set material.
Chicago’s DJ STEP is making waves right now, and we’re proud to say we’ve featured him on the blog in the past. Don’t let the title of this stellar remix fool you – Step channels some latin/salsa heat on this one. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy and it’s been a huge hit w. my open-format crowds. Ben, you’ve outdone yourself with this one. Download now.
Refer to the diagram for a more detailed explanation. Dale!
Welcome to New Orleans: A tribute to New Orleans Funk and Soul is the work of New Orleans native, DJ Personify. Raised in the Crescent City, the die-hard Hip-Hop fan learned early on that many of the samples he discovered originated in New Orleans. He soon became infatuated with the Funk and Soul music recorded there and has spent the better part of the last twenty years immersed in the culture of those records. Personify’s passion for New Orleans’ music and culture extends to the present day and is manifested in this DJ mix masterpiece. Lovingly compiled, all of the artists featured on the mix are native to New Orleans with the exception of Hugo Montenegro who plays alongside Al Hirt (a New Orleans native) and The Headhunters, who are included here because of their work with Bill Summers (a life-long New Orleanian). All songs and samples used on this mix were recorded from vinyl sources.
To start things off is an unedited 100% live mix of the last 30 mins of last week’s Brunch at the W San Francisco. I used a Pioneer DJM900, 2 CDJ900s and 2 Novation Dicers. Artists include Croatia Squad, Justin Martin, Chris Malenchak with remixes of songs by Blondie, Henry Krinkle and Tracy Chapman. It was recorded in the afternoon so it’s on the chill side. Suggested uses: Sunday BBQ, At the beach, pre gaming at the crib or laying down with someone sexy.
Who’s got the look? Prince got the look. And we all got love for Prince. If you don’t love Prince that’s okay you just don’t get it yet. Or your just not that into music, which is also okay but that makes me question why you are on a music blog right now. I am a firm believer in different strokes for different folks when it comes to music but if your a music nerd and don’t appreciate the purple one then your a little suspect in my book.
It’s been a busy month for Mr 1999: First off, Prince just released a new album called ART OFFICIAL AGE (FREE STREAM) that you really need to be listening to. To me this album is right on par with Purple Rain and all his classic albums from the 80s and 90s. Secondly, Prince just released another new album called PLECTRUMELECTRUMARTOFFICIALAGE that is also a fun listen. This one is more on the rock tip and shows why he’s considered one of the top guitarists in the world. Third, 2000Down’s own DJ Alykhan teamed up with Dave Wrangler to put together an extra funky, extremely groovy, and absolutely purple all prince inspired mixtape called Purple Life. This is a very well done mix and believe me when I tell you I would be the first one to shoot down a poorly done Prince mixtape. Oh, apparently USA TODAY THOUGHT PURPLE LIFE WAS PRETTY MUCH AMAZING too. (DL Link in description)
DID YOU KNOW Alykhan is up for Rochester’s top club DJ by Rochester City News? He did kind of single-handedly bring this blog back to life and kept your crates extra fresh so definitely GET YOUR KARMA POINTS UP and TAKE A SECOND TO VOTE FOR HIM (voting ends Oct 17).
You made it this far and that deserves a purple treat, how about a pack of custom Prince edits from me to you~
Erotic City (Isaac Jordan Drum Edit) – Prince
FunknRoll (Isaac Jordan Edit) – Prince
I Would Die 4 U (Isaac Jordan More Drums Edit) – Prince
Little Red Corvette (Isaac Jordan Drum Edit) – Prince
Raspberry Beret (Isaac Jordan Drum Edit) – Prince
U Got The Look (Isaac Jordan edit) – Prince
When You Were Mine (Isaac Jordan Edit) – Prince
2000Down Fam in Toronto – see you on Saturday! I haven’t been able to make this in the past because I was always gigging - super excited to be skipping town with a small crew from WNY to catch what is sure to be a phenomenal show.
To be fair, Portland’s Doc Adam never left. Sorry for the clickbait. At least we didn’t ‘upworthy’ you by saying something like “DOC ADAM STAYED HOME ONE AFTERNOON AND YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT”
Consistently putting in work, he stays getting rave reviews. Adam is a friend of the blog, and an incredibly talented DJ. His soundcloud stream is always packed with new edits, remixes, and live mixes from parties I wish I could’ve attended.
He’s put some really dope stuff online lately, including several new productions. I chose to highlight a few of them here, but show his soundcloud some love for even more gems.
this paltry offering does little for a man with the undisputed reputation of being a no-holds barred open-format sensation with very deep crates. His ‘live at the continental firehouse’ mix hasn’t left my phone since I re-downloaded it sometime ago, and I am grateful that he continues to bless the internet with quality music and the occasional tweet about martial arts.