Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back From The Dead.....

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lots has happened since we last spoke huh? La MoDa played some great shows (big ups to Heather’s Bar NYC! See you again soon) and made some big moves (Rochester here I come). we apologize profusely for keeping yalls waiting so long for new shizz. But here we are ready to start it back again. we will continue to post our “HitRecord” series and we encourage you to check out the first two if you haven’t already. we plan to do that at least once a month. Mantisounds and I have been engaged in some deeply heavy philosophical rhetoric about dj’ing, about music, about doing things for love… the next few mixes and texts we post will reflect some of what we have been thinking, and with that We present to you: “Mosart212 Back From The Dead”

She Moves She (james joyce IS dead edit) – Fourtet /mosart212
Paris (aeroplanes remix) – Friendly Fires ft. Au Revoir Simone
Chic Cheer Chic (mosart’s shake that chic edit) – Chic / DJ Holiday
Little Kids Shaking It Up – Mosart212/ Kings Of Convinience
I Don’t Need a Woman Friend (mosart212 edit) – DJ Cam / Chromeo
Running Joke – Katherine Hepburn’s Voice
Ain’t We Funkin’ Now – Brothers Johnson
Jam On The Groove – Ralph MacDonald
Meow - Cat
Messie Bessie – Shirley Scott
Leave Me Alone – Apparat & Ellen Allien
Freeze and Explode – Cassettes Won’t Listen
Slow Down (mosart212’s Kevin HyperSpacey blend) – EPMD / Faust & Shortee
Oh Yeah! (tepr remix) – Housse De Racket
The Quest (mosart212’s J5 verses edit) – Kool Dj Dust
Groovin’ On Sunshine – Ohmega Watts

a couple of notes on this mix:

i have been practicing, i am always practicing, even if it means i mix in my headphones in the car while the wife drives us around as we look for bottles to return to the supermarket in this recession. Sell my dj gear you say? fuck you! i thought i would kick it with some of my tried and true favorites. Some under the radar stuff, and some obscure shizzle that should throw you for a loop. yes, you have heard some of these tracks before, either Mantis has played them or i have, get over it.

i love “the dead” by Joyce, and i thought it was fitting to start a mix about being in hiding with the intro to a book that is about miscommunication, misunderstandings, and in some ways depression. I have been sitting on all of those lately. i wasn’t sure if this was going to be a dancey mixtape, or a cerebral one, a journey, or a chillpill. I threw on good ol’ Kieran aka fourtet, and thought i would see where he would take me next.

Out early last year, also know as KHV, Katherine Hepburns Voice IS hot shit - here is another doosie by thems. Keep an eye out for them.

The brothers Johnson was one of the first record I bought. one of my own first vinyls. up until then all my vinyl was hand me down and/or my mother’s. she had a hot collection, don’t front. you would too if you stopped being 16 for a second and had a baby and then went right back to being 16… i got this record “downtown” and i was already opened and already scratched, but i was so psyched and so stupid/young that i didn’t actually know this till i got back home. so i tried to go back and return it. they laughed in my face. by the by, strawberry letter 23 by the BJ’s still the greatest of all the versions.

for those of you who have never heard of mr. ralph macdonald (because he is often overshadowed by his more famous cousin Ronald) please check out his site and his music. he’s an old school cat who is an incredible percussionist. he fuses jazz with ambient, even before we knew it was called ambient.

i picked up a compilation a couple of years ago called “Thai a go go” mega insane. i will try to drop some more from this compilation in future mixes. i love the tape hiss in this “meow” recording. i imagine a bunch of sweaty thai dudes sitting around a cramped and smokey studio watching this hot momma do her thing, and then asking her to do it again, and again, and again. especially the meowing part.

“leave me alone” is one of my all time favorite songs. beginning with the major crush on allien, and ending with the infatuation of that hook surrounded by those synth strings. Ugh! And of course, don’t we all know what its like to get to that point where all you want is solitude? I want to have sex with the voice on that last ohmega watts’ jam - if i am talking to you hit me up at 212-mad-love.

that “slow down” edit is one of my best.

Period. hollerate - cause we back....!

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