Friday, April 24, 2009

Thank (insert deity of choice) It Is Viernes!


Ok so I am at work. i have a new mix. i have work to do, so.... I wont be saying much about this mix other than, i am very excited to post this mix. i will post the tack list later on. so for a long time i have been thinking about just posting my practice mixes, no edits, no checks, no nothing, just a freestyle, off the cuff, sunny afternoon mix... its a bit hard putting this out in the world, warts and all. it may be ugly, it may be pretty, but i actually dont know, i havent listened to it, and i dont plan to either. this is an experiment in, uhm, something. so remember kids, La MoDa loves you. well, not all of you, but most - wait, no thats not true either, we love who we love and maybe you are in that group...hows that? ok seriously back to work america....

Track list to follow..... enjoy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Morning Paper Mix

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Being a yuppie of the utmost standing, there's nothing i like more than a sunday morning/afternoon with the paper, a coffee, and my wife. in my stately home, surrounded by all the gadgets that signal my arrival at massah's house. move over beethoven! i usually tune into one of the jazz radio stations on my realplayer or my itunes radio. good stuff. but sometimes i make myself a little playlist. smoove, easy going, something old, something new. i present to you without much more fanfare: the sunday morning paper mix. hopefully it reaches you on a lovely sunday morning/afternoon, or perhaps you may throw it on tonight as you make an awesome dinner before heading back to the grind tomorrow....wherever you are, enjoy!

track list:
Ethiobirds - Andrew Bird
Spooky Couch - Albert Hammond Jr.
Five Day Morning - The Clientele
The Lengths - The Black Keys
Before You Cry - Camera Obscura
The Makings Of You (backing tracks, take 32) - Curtis Mayfield
Channel 1 Suite (fourtet mix) - The Cinematic Orchestra
Les Professionnels - AIR
How Did We Forget - El Perro Del Mar
Fiction - Belle & Sebastian
Montara - Bobby Humphrey
Buena Vista Socail Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Cry To Me - Bob Marley
Summertime - Chet Baker
Intuition - Feist

track list said and done!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blasts From The Recent Past - The Get up Mix

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With all the introspective, and downer-type mixes I have been posting lately, i felt like i wanted to put something out there to make you feel funky, tap your feet, and get you boogie on, the way mantis does when he drops one of his bangers. Feel free to dance when you listen to this. the songs selected are my personal favorites for the dance floor from 07 and 08. I start it off funky as I try to start off all my uptempo mixes and sets. An homage to the funk era, summer is here, is produced by a friend, and fellow enormous room dj, Dr. Claw. Be on the lookout for this kid, he is seriously ill, his project Electrik Cocaine is not to be missed. Next we hit up the Middle Eastern Vibe that I am so fond of, back to back with pandora and cleopatra in ny. I think its sexy and it sets the tone and says, “hey I aint no run of the mill top 40 dj. Perk your ears up, expand your mind. you can dance to this even if it aint on the radio...” Hot Chip is Hot Shit, nuff said. Listen to over & over, and tell me you don’t wanna dance now. I just couldn’t resist the David Gray drop before the Hot Chip. Don’t deny your love for “babylon”. the mix gets back to the funk but with the breakbeats now thrown in by those breakdance inducing bad asses, the torpedo boys, this is my "baddest mutha". i switch gears and bring back the weirdness to remind you just who you messing with gongloveishow. This is a gem, and i collect gems, africa style. I spend about 20 hours a week in search of new music, and otto’s journey, is one of my favorite finds of all time, by one of my favorite groovey producers of all time - Its that electro with a hint of disco. I played a lot of disco when I was starting out in the clubs. Can you Dig it !?. Back to the future with zdarlight (bag raiders shout it out edit)! The lyrics on this stateless track are dark, moody and have just enough sexy edge to get you into a proper dance zone. The smiles are gone and replaced with the concentrated look of sweating to the beat.

i pull double duty next with the original and the remix of alla som inte dansar, i just couldnt decide between the two. another tip of the hat next to the new generation of club rappers, this remixed version of they wanna know, has got attitude, humor, and a great old school sample. Back to the breakbeats, this time with some innovative synths that reminds me of break dancing. Break out the cardboard for another mosart212 original blend, this time featuring i heard you were dead and baby (breakbot remix). next up is Manila, old school rhyme skemes with a new school sensibility, 12-year-old Michael Smith rips the lyrics up, which are silly, and nonsensical in the way old school rap used to be. I love his voice. It gets the crowd hype.

M.I.A. has been killing it for quite some time, and 07/08 were huge for her. Bamboo banga is my fave of all her party bangers. Its got it all, killer beat, her voice sounds superb, the production is tight, that bollywood sample is perfect. I drop a blend in there with say whoa, an offering by one of my hero’s a-trak, annoyingly young mother fucker doing his thing. i hate/love that! then its back to the marty mcfly tip with a ramones remix blitzkrieg bop by a-trak’s homeboy tittsworth. I don’t like the whole remix, too many break downs for my taste, but I grabbed and looped the last half where things really heat up. And then we have a new take on an old club standby, pump up the jam remixed by the tenderloins. We have another hip hop club mix to protect and entertain, the original song is banging but with this crookers remix, the middle section and the rap by murs, is where its at.

finally I end it with a track from left field, young folks, was a huge summer anthem, don’t front on it, you know you loved it. on a side note, the track itself is based off a great and beautiful song by rodriguez. You couldn’t go anywhere in Boston without hearing someone whistling the hook. The phones remix leaves the lyrics intact but introduces all sorts of nice noise to wind the night down. I fade it out and leave it up to you to figure out what to do next. enjoy!

Nice Day For a White Wedding aka "get up mix" by mosart212

track list:
Dr. Claw – Summer is Here
Arno Elias – Pandora
Nicodemus – Cleopatra in NY
Hot Chip – Over & Over (mosart212 babylon fallin edit)
Torpedo Boys – Give Me a Bass Line (mosart212 badd ass blend edit)
Fourtet – Gongloveishow
Mylo – Otto’s Journey
Digitalism – Zdarlight (bag raiders shout it out edit)
Stateless – Bloodstream (pilooski edit)
Alla Som Inte Dansar – Maskinen (mosart 212 og and new skool blend)
Adam Tensta – They Wanna Know (jeansie fix)
Turntable Rocker - I Heard You Were Dead (mosart212 whoa baby blend)
PNAU – Baby (breakbot remix)
Manila – Seelenluft
M.I.A. – Bamboo Banga (mosart212 on trak blend)
A-Trak – Say Whoa
Ramones – Bliztkreig Bop (tittsworth edit)
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam (tenderloins remix)
Busy P (ft. Murs) – To Protect and Entertain (crookers remix)
Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John (the phones edit)

track list said and done....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Poplock Boogaloo

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Remember that scene in Beat Street when the Beat Street Breakers battle the Bronx Rockers? And it's actually all the dope dancers from Rock Steady Crew throwing down on the floor at the Roxy in 1984? Remember skinny Kay Slay (with a lisp) rapping at the writer's bench?  Totally not surprised by this footage of Jean Claude Van Damme enjoying a breakin' circle on Venice Beach?  If you know what I'm talking about, this mix is for you.  The mix finishes with an electro flare, but for the most part this is the sound of fat laces and fat caps, Kangols and end to end burners, popping and locking and uprocking.  Enjoy...    

1. bronx dogs - mixed blood (mambo roc radio edit)
2. dj junk - damaged brain
3. bronx dogs - 212 (reprise)
4. jadell - come and get some
5. deadly avenger - live at the capri
6. hydroponic soundsystem ft. furious - breakneck speed
7. clockwork voodoo freaks- dead mick's throwdown
8. sugarhill gang - eighth wonder (pressure drop remix)
9. beatbox allstars - livin beat
10. bassbin twins - ESW
11. dee patten - who is the badman
12. osmosis - junglefreak (skeewiff remix)
13. soul of man - gonna keep on (ben chapman remix)
14. criminal element orchestra - put the needle on the record (drumattic twins vs. lee coombs remix)
15. hal9000 - blow 'em out
16. freestylers - don't stop
17. eurythmics - sweet dreams (dj infinity remix)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Get Hip To: Amadou & Miriam

Amadou & Miriam malimixdown

hey hey hey , its Phat Mobert, bringing you the latest in off the charts, off the beaten path, unknown, but-should-be-known-hottttness. In our first installment of “La MoDa presents:” we bring to you Amadou & Miriam, the dynamic, blind, husband and wife, geniuses, from Mali. Rumor has it that Manu Chao, who can do no wrong, in 20 different languages, and a hundred different styles, discovered the husband and wife musicians, playing some small club, or maybe right on the curb, or an abandoned warehouse in Mali. Its not true, but either way it don’t matter much, cause he did the right thing, and introduced us to them. and we are better for it. Amadou and Miriam have been around since the late 80’s/early 90's but didn’t really get going, in terms of world wide popularity (aka US chart success) until Manu Chao intervened. Their sound is a mixture of traditional instrumentation, mixed with rock, and electronica. They have been messing around in the studio as of late with Damon Albarn, the madman behind Blur, and Gorillaz, and The Good The Bad and The Queen. The mix ends with the new single, Sabali, which the super group put together. here is the track list along with the album the songs are on. enjoy!

track list:
Beaux Dimanche – Dimanche a Bamako
Coulibaly - Dimanche a Bamako (bonus track version)
Je Pense A Toi / Mon Amour Ma Cherie – Sou ni tile
Senegal Fast Food (ft. Manu Chao) – Summer Tour EP
Dounia – Sou ni tile
Kirikou – Youssou N’Dour ft. Amadou and Miriam
Booka Mutoto – (if you know what album this is on, challah atcha boys!!!)
Sabali – Welcome To Mali

track list said and done....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Housekeeping: Independent Radio Part 2

[It has come to our attention that the podcasting service we use only picks up one podcast per post, and thus has deprived you all of the genius that is the "several beers later" mix posted earlier this week. We are therefore reposting the second half of that post to allow for more seamless podcast automation. Management here at La MoDa regrets the oversight, and we vow to you, our loyal readers and listeners, NEVER to confuse your iTunes again.]

After a couple of more beers.... we kick the tempo up, and we start to experiment. mantis feels a particular groove, in this case he was feeling that "conscious rap"/ "backpacker rap"/west coast/ "independent" artists type vibe. He plays some great songs at the end of this here mix...the crowd on this particular night, a week after st.-lets-get-drunk-and-call-ourselves-irish-day was small, but receptive. thats all you want right? we'll take love over numbers anyday.

Independent Radio A Few Beers Later track list:

Fast Forward – Lali Puna
195 lbs. – Nightmares On wax
Sun Moon Stars – Mos Def
Talk To Me (live) – DJ Vadim
Cleopatra In New York (Zim Zam mix) – Nickodemus ft. Carol
Because – Bird and the Bee
The Tune – Wax Tailor
My Room Is White (Flying Lotus Remix) – Mia Doi Todd
On Boulevards (Kirlian mix) - Sin
Harvey Daley Mix – Stereolab & The High Llamas
(This Is For) The Better Days – The Bees
The Magicman – Bonobo
Gravitas - Little People
Recognize – Breakestra
Golden Touch (Connie Price Mix) – Blue States
Breakadawn – De La Soul
Bumpin Contraption – Latyrix
2hot 2cold 2touch – Maullem ft. Lyrics Born
Big Beat 3 – DJ Bombjack
Count and Estimate – DJ Shadow
Wildin Out (Kut Masta Kurt remix) – Mos Def & Diverse
Nostalgia – Marco Polo ft. Masta Ace
Klap Ya Hands – Das Efx
Samba Soul – N.A.S.A. ft. Del & DJ Qbert
Belshazzar (Machine Drum Remix) – Johnny Cash

direct download to pt. 2 here