Worried about all those callaries you are about to consume on turkey-day? Well, come to SOLAS on Thanksgiving Eve and burn them on the dance floor. Yours truly, DJ Color TV, and DJ Lazor will be rocking the turntables all night long from 10pm. We'll be playing all your favorite music, from electro to old school to pop to rock, its an eclectic mix that you don't want to miss. Its an NYCelectro.com party! Click through for directions and more info.
This past Monday, Novermber 15th, everyone's favorite non-DJ, Girl Talk, released his 5th album entitled "All Day". You can download it for free. I have been listening to it and its everything you would expect from Girl Talk these days, and its great! Mashups/remixes times 10. One of the best parts of listing to this is that he does many of these mixes live. Some are pre-mixed (obviously), but for the most part, its live. Click through for the download link, more album art, and the track listings.
Looks like one of history's biggest digger (for records), Afrika Bambaataa, now uses Serato. I don't really blame him, after all, records are heavy. It was Sutra's 6th year anniversary and the lineup was DJ June, Tony Touch, and Afrika Bambaattaa. It was some seriously good music. But did Bambaataa bring it as hard and are his crates as deep as expected? Also, what does it mean for DJing considering Bambaataa is no longer using records? Click through to read more and for more pictures of the event:
This is no new concept to most DJs with many/a few years under their belt, but its very useful. Most DJs mix on the 1 (of the beat) and there is nothing wrong with. But, for those of you that have the need for something different, then this article is for you. Click through for examples, an explanation on "dropping on the 4", and some pretty sweet (basic) music theory.
Its pretty rare to get an explanation on what someone is doing on a battle/juggle routine, especially for free. I have learned many technics from many different DJs on some basic/advanced juggling concepts, but nothing really like this. Watch the video, its a great breakdown, and if you apply yourself, you should be able to copy it pretty quickly. Also, click through for DJ Shiftee's tribute to the DMC's "The Golden Years" video.
DJ Shiftee “Hot Chip DMC Routine” Tutorial/Breakdown
This Halloween was a bit nuts, as it is almost every year. But this one was special. I dressed up as Jimmy McMillan from "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party. He is running for Governor of NY this electron, November 2nd 2010. I got the pleasure of meeting him in front of my house and he is an interesting character. Check out the video below. Click through for more videos of the real Jimmy McMillan:
Update: Election results are in and Jimmy McMillan got 2615 votes for Governor. Thats 6th place, out of 8 people running. Not too shabby for "The Rent Is Too Damn High" party. That was actually on the ballot too, lol.
The Rent Is Too Damn High, Jimmy McMillan meets Jimmy McMillan, Halloween 2010