This post is for the DJs out there. The internet remix game is on SMASH! If you’re rocking Serato these days, you’ve hopefully come to realize that the internet has a wealth of booty to offer. This is the first of a series of post I plan to do on the great mixes floating around. Some cats out there are really putting in work (B.Cause is the dude). While I already miss vinyl (though I still buy), and it’s amazing to see things evolve so fast and make new things possible that weren’t an easy option with only records. Some of these new DJs will never know vinyl. Those of us looking to dig a little deeper are making our own cuts and edits as we can bring them out of the lab and start playing them immediately. Also, we’re hitting up the forums/blogs and networking to get exclusive tracks and offering up trade. So, I figure I’d start it off with one of my own and let it loose here to try to get at some new people and see if there’s DJs out there reading.
And by the way… fuck a “mashup”. I don’t even know how that term came to be, since DJs have been playing different records and acapellas over each other since the shit started. This is nothing new. I digress…
Now I myself am not a “Top 40″ DJ. I can stand a little bit and even make an effort to sprinkle them into the mix here and there. BUT I’ve always felt it’s more fun to figure out more creative ways to rock a crowd and give the people what they want at the same time. Since the requests for the hot radio songs never stop, these white label and bootleg remixes are always fun. Some never see the light of day, but I’m always trying to come up with things. Since I’m actually warming up to some of Kanye West’s new album so I figured if there’s some dance floor longevity here it’s worth putting in some work on the remix tip. I’ve been playing the shit out of Showbiz & A.G.’s Soul Clap these days, so in an effort to retire it for a while I’ve repurposed it here. This isn’t anything crazy or more than a couple hours of work, just wanted to give a little insight on how these things come to be. This mix was actually put together by slicing together two different DIY style acapella rips I found online, which is why it sounds a little funny in a few places. I’ll cut this here and make with the goods.
Kanye West – Stronger (JBlow Clap Mix)
DJs out there – If you want a higher quality version of this mix, hit me up and let’s trade some tracks.
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Daft Punk Louis Vuitton Mix
Apparently it’s a mix by Daft Punk for a Louis Vitton show. They actually work Kanye’s cut into their mix which I thought was pretty interesting. It’s worth a listen. From Discobelle.