Thursday, December 31, 2009

Money Beets for 2010

Damn, December 31. Another year down. 2009 was the year La MoDa Mixtapes really took off, but also the year half of La MoDa relocated to Rochester, NY (sniffle, pour some of my Colt 45 onto my carpet). 2009 saw the inauguration of the first black president, and then 10 months of thinly-veiled racism, know-nothingism, and general bad behavior by the forces of evil (yup, I said it). 2009 gave us Balloon Boy, John & Kate +8, Tiger Woods the D-Bag, and Sarah Palin the bestselling author (that was difficult to type). 2009 was also a tough year economically, especially for my people in New York, who saw Wall Street rewarded for screwing us all while Main Street (or Flatbush Ave., or Washington Street, or wherever you live) was struggling to make rent on unemployment and looking for jobs that still haven't called back. As much garbage as 2009 gave us, it also took from us: MJ, DJ AM, Roc Raida, Ted Kennedy, Les Paul, Walter Cronkite, Swayze, the list goes on.

All in all, I say "f*ck 2009, bring on 2010!" I'm about to be a dad, La MoDa mixtapes is getting its geographically-challenged groove back, and 2010 is looking to be a much better year. So with that in mind, here's a little party mix to kick 2009 in the ass and lay a big sloppy kiss on 2010. I figured since Mo switched it up with his (bangin') fancy dancey mix for the last installment, I'd lower my BPM and give y'all something that goes well with party dresses and champagne flutes. It starts out classy but definitely gets sweaty by the time the ball drops...

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mantisounds - money beet$

1. jay z - walk away (alex goose instrumental)

2. sade - soldier of love

3. speech debelle - better days revox ft. wiley

4. lauren hill ft. method man - say

5. wale - letter ft. john mayer

6. fort knox 5 - blowing up the spot (instrumental)

7. debilorithmicos - i'm out ft. cise star and akin

8. common ft. lily allen - drivin' me wild

9. the roots - duck down

10. jay z - roc boys (alex goose remix)

11. the revenge - curtis

12. freddie cruger - bap yo head ft. rapadon

13. emiliana torrini - me and armini (simone lombardi mix)

14. marvin gaye - what's goin on (beatnick & k-salaam remix)

15. rox - my baby left me

16. alicia keys - karma (karmastition remix)

17. people under the stairs - hit the top


Bring on 2010!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not so Unhappy

this time around i go for some fancy dancey type stuff in this mix. i started a new job and i have been in a good mood lately. snows starting to fall in the roch. its freezing here. i finally decided that i am going to throw my hat into the dj game come the new year. yup, hit up the clubz in the roch and bring the La MoDa flavor to the masses. wish me luck. i hope yalls enjoy this mix cause i certainly had a blast spinning it out... peace! my serato is acting a fool and it wont let me save my histories, which long story short means no tracklist again... this problem will be fixed soon i hope!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


It's my turn on the mixtape, and since I'm in the middle of unpacking a new apartment, I'm going to offer up a mix I threw together about a month ago. It's sort of a change of pace for me: dubstep. This mix spans different flavors of dubstep, from more reggae influenced tunes to bass heavy remixes of songs you'll recognize (the Bassnectar rerub of Groove Armada's "Superstylin" is ill, and I'm enjoying all the remixes of "Heads Will Roll"), to half speed rave anthems (the Ed Solo track). And since this IS a Mantisounds mix, you know I had to switch it up and drop a few breaks tracks at the end for good measure (the Collie Budz bootleg is fire, definitely listen through the end). I also broke out my miniKaoss pad and played with some filters throughout the mix. Dubstep is a genre that lends itself to effects and filters, and I think this mix came out pretty well with that layer of Kaoss effects.

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Mantisounds - dubwreckah by Mantisounds

1. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Doorly's Dubstep Remix)
2. Ed Solo - Age of Dub
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (LA Boxers Dub Remix)
4. Claude Von Stroke - Who's Afraid of Detroit (JSaxton's Scared Remix)
5. Bassnectar - Art of Revolution x Superstylin
6. the Prodigy - Breathe (Numbernin6 Remix)
7. Bassbin Twins - Whistle Choon
8. Malente & Dex ft. New Kidz - Lions (Bassnectar & Ill Gates Remix)
9. True Tiger - Bare Face What
10. Bar9 - Murda Sound
11. Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Future (FreQ Nasty's Otto Gives Thanks Mix)
12. Chase & Status - Eastern Jam (Lulu Rouge Edit)
13. Jinx in Dub - 10 Tonne Riddim (Phaeleh Remix)
14. Rusko - Sound Guy is My Target
15. Kouncilhouse - Rock Beat
16. Shane the Cutter - Blood Runs
17. DJ Deekline & Ed Solo - Come Booty Collie Breaks