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.
Toronto’s DJ MENSA, MISTA JIGGZ and friends host an all vinyl monthly – and recently released this mix to promote the night. Ninja-like cutting and blending skills – this mix is nothing short of inspiring. Tracklist below. Enjoy.Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
George McCrae – I Get Lifted
Indeep – When Boys Talk
Rick James – Cold Blooded
Fatback Band – Backstrokin’
Vaughn Mason & Crew – Bounce Rock Roll Skate
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
George Benson – Give Me The Night
Change – The Glow of Love
The Jackson 5 – Can You Feel It
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Unreleased Version)
I was put on to GrandGroove’s DJ ROYALE by crew-member and Toronto party rocker Big Jacks. Stumbling upon this mixtape has been a treat, and really allows you to appreciate the depth of Pharrell and Chad’s catalog.
The Neptunes have been responsible for a lot of anthems in Hip Hop, R&B and beyond over the last decade. Royale takes you back with a collection of classics that kept the dance floors worldwide, moving and shaking for the 00′s.
Pharrell Feat. Pusha T – Stay With Me
Pharrell Feat. Snoop Dogg – That Girl
Girls Dem Sugar – Beenie Man Feat. Mya
Kelis – Caught Out There (Royale blend)
Nsync Feat Nelly – Girlfriend
Latrelle – Dirty Girl
Mase Feat Diddy – Looking At Me
Jay-Z Feat. Pharrell – I Just Wanna Love You (Royale Blend)
Toni Braxton Feat. Loon – Hit The Freeway
Fatih Feat. Diddy & Missy – Burnin’ Up
702 Feat. The Clipse – Star
N.E.R.D – Run To The Sun
Latrelle – House Party
Justin Timberlake – Last Night
Usher – You Don’t Have To Call
Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell – Beautiful
N.E.R.D – Tape You
? (Babyface) – There She Goes
Pharrell Feat Gwen Stefani – Can I Have It Like That (Royale Blend)
Nelly Feat. Pharrell – Flap Your Wings
Fabolous – Young’n
I’m A Slave – Britney Spears
Philly’s Most Wanted – Please Don’t mind
Kelis – Flashback
Justin Timberlake Feat. The Clipse – Like I Love You (Royale Blend)
Omarion – Touch
Robin Thicke – Wanna Love you Girl
Michael Jackson – Never Say Good Bye (Neptunes Remix)
Pharrell – Happy (Royale Blend)
The Clipse – I’m Good
Jay-Z – I Know
Nas Feat. Pharrell – The Flyest
Jadakiss – Knock Yourself Out
Snoop Feat. Pharrell – Drop It Like It’s Hot (Royale Blend)
Ludacris – Southern Hospitality
Hey 2000Down fam, Catch me ( DJ Alykhan) on the airwaves tomorrow (Friday, June 26) from 12-2pm w. Toronto heavy-hitter and friend of the blog Mista Jiggz on his radio show, Electric Touch – broadcasting out of Toronto on CHRY 105.5 FM. He’s featured a number of notable DJs on the show, from blog-favorites like Mensa, Fizza and Nick Bike to producers like Duke Dumont! This particular episode will also feature DJ and blendmaster supreme Big Jacks! I’m honored to be on the show, and looking forward to sharing some rare white labels with the world!
I’ll be holding down the “Diggin’ In The Crates” segment of the show (1pm), and my set is gonna be full of left-field disco jams with groovy talk-box solos, some of my own remixes, and a healthy dose of soul, motown and funk.
I’ll be sure to post the recording here after it airs, but tune-in tomorrow to catch the interview and mix!