Friday, November 27, 2009

Time for a Digestif!

wow, so much turkey. food. everywhere. i gained 2o pounds in a week just using my mouth! write in to and i will tell you the amazing secrets doctors and the government dont want you to know! thats right, 20 pounds in one week!

heres my version of a workout: tracks + mixer + alcohol = new mix for the week + peace of mind... let this mix take you out of it, bring you back to last night when you swore you'd never eat that much again and your significant other congratulated you for not knocking out (insert annoying relative of choice here) even tho they kept baiting you. this mix right here, its smooth, buttery, full of phat beats and groovy aromas. love it! give thanks for great music perfectly curated...

Digestif ala Mosart


no track list for this one. if this bugs you to the point where you wanna email me about it -DONT!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Where Them Dimes At?

It's time for another installment of "Polar Opposites," where Mo drops a smooth, buttery downtempo set and I follow it up with jackin' gut-thumping electro madness! I'm in the process of packing for a move at the end of the month, so I've been listening to music that keeps your brain humming and filling boxes with junk. I've been feeling a lot of fidgety house and vocal/booty breaks lately, and wanted to put together a really high energy breaks/bass mix with some of my favorites. I tried to keep it big-room and bass-heavy, with more of a hip hop feel (lots of samples and bootlegs with vocals), and I'm really pleased with how the mix turned out. I included a few current Stanton Warriors stompers, some Krafty Kuts re-rubs, a few 2 Bit Thug remixes, and a few facemelters from Hostage.

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Mantisounds - where them dimes at? by Mantisounds

1. Rico Tubbs - Gangsters (2 Bit Thugs Rerub - Dirty)
2. Vato Gonzalez - Badman Riddim
3. Hostage - I Get High
4. DJ Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (Tim Healey & Deekline Remix)
5. Decibel vs Busta Rhymes - Dangerous (Krafty Kuts Re-rub)
6. Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin Beats (2 Bit Thugs Remix)
7. Hostage - Badman Sound
8. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (Stanton Warriors Remix)
9. Mightyfools - We Want (DJ Icey Recon Remix 2)
10. Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (DJ Icey Remix)
11. Farace & J2K - Booty Aint a Thang
12. Hoxton Whores - Friday Saturday Love (Breaks Mix Vocal)
13. Rye Rye ft. M.I.A. - Bang (Stanton Warriors Remix)
14. Major Lazer - Hold the Line (Golden Gloves Wobble n Shake Remix)
15. Ctrl Z vs The Freestylers - Ruffneck '09 ft. Navigator (RackNRuin Remix)
16. Krafty Kuts v Draxx & Seavers - Rude Boys (Krafty Kuts Re-rub)
17. DJ Motion - Beatz 4 Me
18. Stanton Warriors ft. Gus Gus - Blue (Vocal Version)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

its my turn to do my thang

i think folks who know me would agree that i am the most easy going and yet the most freaked out, anxiety prone dude they might know. Because of that and some other shit on the periph, i have been facing some serious “mixers block” and it has taken me a good while to create something that I am proud of. And here it is. Of course, i just reheard it myself and i hate it, but hopefully you wont feel the same way. But let me know aight. Cause i do it for you.

So what do we have here? we’ve got a real cheesy intro from a terrible short film called “ghost rider” , followed by one of my favorite hall and oatmeal jams - also one of method man’s favoritos… then its on to the pregnant pauses, brief stops and experimentation with noise, i straight up switch directions a few times, and I throw everything into this one, including my kitchen sink which is clogged right now cause i am in too funky of a mood to do anything about it. Just kidding. i think….

direct link to mix



METHOD OD MODERN LOVE – hall and oates

STREETWISE – funkdust


COLD SPIN – kid loco

COCO LOVES THE WAY YOU DO IT (mosart212 blend) – the warheads/ black eyed peas

BETTINA - bola seta

RANA – fat jon

TRACK 7 NIHON/NOIR – the warheads

TWO LETTER ALIBI – chewey benson

PELICAN – ocote soul sounds and Adrian Quesada

NIGHT FIDELITY (mosart212) – regina spektor/ pearlcoder

PARTY (mosart212 interfearance from space edit)– sporto kantes

LAUREL MARTY SCRAPINGS (mosart212 put the breaks on edit) – dirty elegance

JDILLABEAT 11 – j dilla

FOR THE CITY (instr.) – statik selektah

STRIP CLUB – jaylib

SAMBA TRANQUILLE – thievery corporation

MISTER MAGIC – grover Washington jr.


HOOK AND SLING – eddie bo

THE PLUG (mosart212 xtra sauce and sounds fast edit) – bonobo

DIRTY BUCK NUCLEUS (mosart212 blend) – newcleus / dirty elegance / dj spanish fly


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Back from the Dead!

We're BACK! What a summer! The Mighty Mosart moved to Rochester, NY, so Boston's loss is upstate NY's gain. Mrs. Mantis got pregnant with twins, so my whole world has been turned upside down and inside out, in a good way. Summer seemed like one long rainstorm between spring and autumn, now the leaves are falling, and the wind is picking up, and the La MoDa collective is recommitting to hunker down and get back to slangin' them beats!

While we haven't been posting much on the blog (or, for that matter, in our podcast feedburner), both Mo and I have been busy all summer making mixes, cooking up reedits, and dipping our toes in the world of original production, and we'll be sharing the fruits of those labors in the coming weeks and months. We'll probably do a quick round of housekeeping soon, and get some of our better mixes onto the blog and into the podcast feeders, so fear not, fans and followers. This long hiatus will not be for naught!

I'm going to start things off with my favorite breakbeat mix of the summer. Tracklist and direct link to the mp3 is below, flash player embedded for your immediate listening pleasure, and instructions for signing up for the podcast are located at the top right of this page. Hit us up with feedback if you feel inclined!

1. NAPT - Heart of Stone
2. ILS - Hate is an Illness (NAPT Remix)
3. Drumattic Twins - Crazy Love (Peo De Pitte Remix)
4. Bird Peterson - Bird Goes Off
5. Tittsworth - WTF ft. Kid Sister & Pase Rock (Deekline & Tim Healy Remix)
6. Splitloop - Party People (Adsorb Remix)
7. BreakZhead - Going On (Jurassik Remix)
8. Future Funk Squad - Blow ft. Mojo
9. Brothers Bud - The Sting
10. Chemical Brothers - (Saturate (Stanton Warriors Remix)
11. BSD - Get Hype on This
12. Ed Solo & Skool of Thought - When I Was a Yout (Krafty Kuts Remix)
13. The Arsonist - Gimme My (Slim Blue Mix)
14. Si Begg - The Bleeps
15. LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator (Stanton Warriors Remix)
16. Kid Digital - It's True
17. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (Stanton Warriors Remix)