Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meet the Twins

So up until 6:43am on Feb. 24, 2010, my favorite twins in the world were the Bassbin Twins, followed by the Drumattic Twins. Hell, my wife and I rearranged our honeymoon to catch the Bassbin Twins in Las Vegas at Club Ice (sidebar: thanks for representing for my honeymoon, Bassbin Twins)!...All that changed when my wife gave birth to OUR twins, Paloma and Bodhi. Words cannot describe how amazing an experience it is, and how proud I am to be a father (or how amazingly sleep deprived I am after a day and a half of doublemint duty!).

DJ Recon, the mad genius behind Monkeys for Helping, suggested a few weeks ago that, in honor of the birth of my twins, I should do a twins themed mix (Recon is an "ideas man," as they say in the "biz," a mad scientist with the ideas and the lazers and the test tubes with the bubbles and the electricity and the bunsen burners and the 1.21 jigowatts). What better reason to collect all of my favorite Bassbin/Drumattic Twins songs in one place and melt faces in honor of the twins that melt hearts (that might sound corny, but when you meet these kids, I DARE you not to turn into a cooing teary-eyed mess. They are fucking adorable!). I even snuck a Capoeira Twins track in there too to round out the theme.

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Don't be a singleton, meet the twins....

mantisounds - meet the twins

1. bassbin twins - the dogs
2. bassbin twins - gun down
3. capoeira twins - to the dawn of the day (slyde remix)
4. drumattic twins - under the lights
5. drumattic twins - sound of the drum
6. evil nine - crooked (bassbin twins remix)
7. aquasky & the drumattic twins - bring it on down
8. mr. no hands vs bassbin twins - adrenaline
9. drumattic twins - twister
10. drumattic twins - the flunk
11. drumattic twins - big buddha
12. drumattic twins - feelin' kinda strange (bass kleph & nick thayer remix)
13. bassbin twins - UFB2
14. bassbin twins - the ruffest
15. deejay punk-roc - my beatbox (bassbin twins busted my beatbox remix)
16. bassbin twins - woppa
17. bassbin twins - whistle choon

Friday, February 12, 2010


(pix by =surround)

So it's my turn to rock your iPods, and for this mix I've gone back to what I know: jackin' beats and funky breakdowns. This mix is awash in BASS and I tried to keep the intensity high throughout. I also made a conscious effort to make this mix familiar and new at the same time; thus, lots of remixes of songs y'all can sing along to. A little Sir Mixalot, some Run DMC, a bit o' Stevie Wonder and some Lionel Ritchie, even a remix of that Robin S classic "Show Me Love." Oh, and a bit of a "fuck you" to Henry Rollins by AC Slater, flipping one of Rollins' more obnoxious "spoken word" rants into a face-melting bassed up workout! (Sidebar: I fucking HATE Henry Rollins!).

Anyhoo, as always, you can enjoy the mix with the embedded flash player below, and even download it from divshare if that makes you happy, but what makes la MoDa happy is when you sign up for the podcast by following the instructions on the top right of this page. It's easy, it's fun, and it blasts our weekly mix madness straight into your iTunes/iPod! While it might cause you to accellerate out of control, or stop you from braking properly, we promise we won't have to issue a recall!

mantisounds - knowhow

1. A1 Bassline - 8oh8
2. Hostage - Achtung!
3. Joakim - Watermelon Bubbalicious (torro Torro Party Remix)
4. Rye Rye ft. MIA - Bang (WTF I Asked for a Kuduro Remix by Buraka Som Sistema)
5. Young MC - Knowhow (Stanton Warriors Edit)
6. AC Slater - Play the Record Again
7. Sir Mixalot - I Like Big Butts (Tom EQ's Cellulite Edit)
8. Run DMC - It's Like That (2 Bit Thugs Remix)
9. Don Nola - Roasted & Toasted
10. Curtis B - Cough and Choke ft. Mafioso
11. DJ Dan & Hatiras - Drop Hits (DJ Dan Unreleased Mix)
12. Black Noise - Knock You Out (Kik the Break VIP)
13. Fake Blood - I Think I Like It (Philly Blunt Mix)
14. Robin S - Show Me Love (Redlight Remix)
15. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (Dirty Monkeez Remix)
16. Lionel Richie - All Night Long (Rico Tubbs Remix)

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ground Hog Daze aka Absurdity Redux

February 2nd, 2010
Dear diary, I am writing from the future. it is very weird here.

absurdity redux

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