Monday, August 29, 2011
So y'all know about my dude Dash Speaks, right? Dude loves hip-hop. Dash is always all, "Blah, blah, hip-hop, blah, this, that, the other." And then I'm all, "Durr, blah, Soulja Boy, bleh, etc." And then the kid just kinda looks at me funny because I'm such a simpleton. Whatever.
Anywho, Dash just released a bunch of hip-hop remixes. Ten, to be exact. And they're fire. If you're into that whole downloading in bulk thing, cop the whole release here. If you wanna preview some tracks first, peep four of them on SoundCloud. If you wanna have party time without leaving the loving embrace of Panda Toes, stream his "Are You That Somebody" remix below. It's the one.
Aaliyah featuring Timbaland - Are You That Somebody (Dash Speaks Remix) by Dash Speaks
P.S. Come hang out with Dash, NSR, and me while we DJ at The Blind Barber (10th Street and Avenue B) this Wednesday.
EDIT: I'm at The Blind Barber next Wednesday. You can still go this week. Like, NSR and Dash will still be DJing. And I mean, I'll almost certainly be stumbling around the spot. I'm just sayin'. You know. Don't expect to hear OD Morrissey all night, that's all.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
You know Young Edits, right? Aussie? Makes OD edits? All of which are tasteful and spectacular? You know who I'm talking about, right? Well if not, it's about time you got acquainted. We'll start with his edit of Stevie Nicks's "Smiling at You." So good. Starts out chill, heats up heavy, etc. Yo. Literally so awesome. Like I just wanna curl up in a ball in bed and magically float to some party where I'm surrounded by beautiful women standing in a semi-circle telling me how much they love my DJing. So ill.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
So before you get the wrong idea. This. Is. Not. A. Joke. This here Spice Girls song is a heater. And yo. I don't remember it. Like at all. "Wannabe," "2 Become 1," "Say You'll Be There," and "Spice Up Your Life" all played a pretty big part in my upbringing. But "Who Do You Think You Are"? Nah, don't really remember it all all. But it's funky and fresh. A nice little disco pop gem. Kind of obsessed. Like really obsessed. Holy crud, phenomenal.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Goodness gracious. Earthquake in New York City. Didn't feel it. Slept through it. Did not, however, sleep through all of the miserable Twitter jokes that stemmed from the earthquake. I even made one of my own! How fun! Anyways, the video for Avicii's "Fade Into Darkness" is here. I dunno. Can't really get behind the video. But like. Yo. The track? Such a good look.
Oh. And don't forget to peep the kid Janski's remix of the song.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Guys. Guys. Wait, guys. Are you there? You know I DJ, right? Not that I DJ particularly well. But like. I have gigs and make mixes and blah, blah, blah. Friendly Greg, that's me. And this right here is a mix I threw together on a whim yesterday morning. Bangers from names like Cameo. Prince. Earth, Wind & Fire. Pet Shop Boys? Is this what I usually end up playing at my gigs? Not so much. Is this what I wish I were playing at every last gig? Absolutely, dogs.
The Perspiration: Hug Motivation 102 by FriendlyGreg
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I had a full post ready to go for today. But then I peeped the Fool's Gold blog and, well, things changed. Because the kid Party Supplies seems to have a new tape out. And it's spectacular. Taylor Swift remix, Arcade Fire remix, "Home" remix, this remix, that remix, etc. Remixes on remixes on remixes. Or are these edits? Or covers? How are these supposed to be classified? Regardless. Party Supplies is one of the first kids I met after moving to Brooklyn, and he's most certainly good peoples. That said, he's an even better producer. Check it:
Party Supplies - Firecrackers
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Drop Out Orchestra are kind of killing the game. I became familiar with them through their remix of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant," and I've been obsessed ever since. Anyways, they just whipped up a remix for Paul Weller's "Starlite." Naturally, it's quite enjoyable. Oh, and it's a free download. If you like the remix, be sure to check out the original here. If you like that, do some buying.
Paul Weller- Starlite- Drop Out Orchestra Remix by IslandRecordsA&RUK
But no joke. Drop Out Orchestra are kind of murdering the remix and edit game. And their originals are spectacular as well. Peep the rest of their work here.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
So I was a massive Crookers fan for a hot minute a few years ago. Then I got too preoccupied listening to Soulja Boy to care about anything else. But they're back, and it's good. What's more, they've brought French Fries along for the ride. Oh, and Annie Mac just posted the latter's remix of the former's "Bust 'Em Up" up as a free download on her SoundCloud.
Crookers present Dr Gonzo - Bust 'Em Up (French Fries Remix) by Annie Mac Presents
OK. And The Magician. I mean, is he not the champion of the world? His Magic Tape series is a thing of pure beauty, as is every last one of his remixes. I mean, the dude is quite literally unstoppable. And the chap went off and crafted a beast of a remix for Wolf Gang. So incredible. It all comes together so perfectly around the 1:46 mark. God, I want this in my life more than anything. Ugh. Simply phenomenal. (Sounds a bit like horse house near the end, no?)
Wolf Gang "Stay And Defend" (The Magician 'Caribbean Disco' Remix) by TheMagician
Monday, August 8, 2011
I told you goofballs about Janski a few months ago. Sounds like a good kid, no? Yes. Good kid, better DJ. And his first official release just dropped today on Mainstream Records. Spoiler alert: it's a progressive house banger. I couldn't find any full track previews anywhere, but the snippet below will give you the general idea of what's poppin'. And you can buy the tune here.
MSREC006 - Janski - Express (Original Mix) by MainStream Records
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Yo I mean, I'm not really all too into dubstep. Not. My. Bag. But I love pop music. And then I heard "Katy on a Mission," and I was all, "Hell yea, poppy dubstep! Good lookin' out, world!" But then that disaster of a Britney single happened, and I fell out of love with poppy dubstep almost as quickly as I'd fallen in love with it. And then Sabi's "Wild Heart" came along. And is it even remotely surprising that the cut's a banger? She's been featured on something like ten trillion commercially successful tracks in the past month alone. Oh, and it was produced by Dr. Luke. Duh.
Sabi - Wild Heart by officialsabi
Unrelated: Azari & III's "Manic." The song? Spectacular. The video? Samesies. Cop the full release when it drops on Turbo.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
OK. So my favorite person in the galaxy (ex-Panda Star Breck Elizabeth) went to school in Kansas. And one day she was all, "Ayo Greg, I'm friends with this dude that's, like, a way spectacular DJ." And I'm all, "Yea, sure, whatever. Idiot." And then she's all, "Nah, for reals." And I'm all, "Whatever, idiot." Anyways, fast-forward a few months. I'm in Kansas. My gig gets cancelled. The kid Norrit pops in out of nowhere and is all, "Yo guy, you can DJ at my weekly with me." Fast-forward a few hours. Some frat star is screaming at me until I agree to play Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and a biker girl is screaming at Norrit for playing playing the wrong Black Eyed Peas song. Then I played "Bangduck," he played "Bangkok," and everyone got drunk.
Pointless story, right? Right. Anywho. Norrit and I have since become buddies. And as is the case with most of my friendships, I am far and away the less talented individual in the relationship. Me? I can't be bothered to put on pants all day. Norrit? He's busy releasing his new EP on Palms Out Sounds. It's awesome. Wanna listen to it? The whole thing's streaming on his SoundCloud page. Wanna hear my favorite jam of the bunch? Bam:
Macuso by Norrit
Buy the release on Juno. Now.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Aight. Lemme start by saying that finding out that Soulja Boy did not in fact purchase a fifty-five million dollar private jet with four bars and a private bathroom was a massive letdown. I mean. Like. I guess in retrospect I was a complete and utter dolt to believe that story in the first place. But. I mean. Like. It's Soulja Boy, you know? Dude's my hero, and I'm fully confident that he's capable of quite literally anything and everything. Again, hero status.
Anyway, dude has a new track out. Called "Swag Daddy." And it's great. (Duh.) Beat's heavy, screaming's scream-tastic. Soulja's flow reminds me of the way a sobbing kid tells his or her parents about why he or she is crying. Rambling on and on and out of control, pausing ever so slightly to take deep, gasping breaths. Plus Rick Ross-esque ad libs. God, I'm so obsessed with Soulja Boy.
"Came out the water like a pretty-ass dolphin."