Recommended Listening / DJ Mix
Turntable Lab Radio’s most recent show is now available for download featuring Brainfeeder’s Tokimonsta. Yours truly opens the episode up with the Lab’s Current Rotation, then Toki takes over, and we wrap up the episode with an interview.
Something I made about two years ago I recently found on my hardrive. Did some tweaking and here it is.
I recently interviewed Pedro Winter aka Busy P, founder and main man behind Ed Banger Records, for Turntable Lab. Ed Banger recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary as a label / design powerhouse.
To read the interview, you must learn.
This was a beat I made about two years ago that was a remix of a remake of Shirley Ellis’ The Clapping Song. The remake was done by Austin Funk band T-Bird and the Breaks and was for a remix compilation that I am not sure ever was released. I was trying to get Dallas rappers AdD+ on it, and after a few tries they said they couldn’t write anything to it. So now, in all it’s original glory we have Clap Rap.
I made this beat and it reminded me of my old days when I was in a group called Skyhorse. This sounds like something Care Clusaki could rip. Miss those days.
I didn’t think I was going to ever make another one of these. Losing a dear friend NYE of 2012 put a lot of things into perspective, but it also turned my world upside down for some time. Though Esme had no direct connection to any of my Cloudplum mixes, for whatever reason, my creative mind wandered. Searching for answers, help, maybe Esme herself. I think anyone that was close with Esme died a little bit that day too. I know I did.
Most things came to an end. I struggled to find another voice in another town. Part of the reason I think I opted for Los Angeles was to clear any remnants of the thought. A year has passed, my mind still hazy, but things are slightly better. The year started in New York and ended in New York. What I thought was going to be a new home turned out to be a cleansing of the spirit. Just as quickly as I arrived, I was told it wasn’t meant to be. I came back to New York with more hopes and dreams than ever. I still think about Esme a lot. I think about all the friends I made in Los Angeles. I think about all the bike riding I did. All the thoughts racing through my mind as I had my own little world sitting atop my bicycle.
This mix isn’t about Esme. It’s not inspired by Esme. It’s more than likely nothing she would want to listen to, but it is for Esme.
fall music for cloudplum 5
kandodo: dawn harmonix
lukid: snow theme
yo la tengo: i’ll be around
songs of green pheasant: i am daylights
groundislava: jaspers song 1
jamie xx + gil scott heron: my cloud
i break horses: i kill love, baby
porn sword tobacco: eudaimonia
dj shadow: what does your soul look like pt 4
flying lotus: until the quiet comes
jj doom: viberian sun part ii
dean blunt and inga copeland: 8
the caretaker: mental cave without sunshine
aphex twin: goon gumpas
thurston moore: benediction
the chemical brothers: the state we’re in
i love you esme
With my latest edit pack (A$AP Rocky) being sent out to my DJ email list, I thought it would be cool to go back and revisit my older packs. The first pack I made was for Ghostface Killah’s highly underrated “Apollo Kids” album, the next was T.I.’s “No Mercy” (also criminally underrated), then I started to head back into the classics with a great Slum Village pack. With each pack, I pull my favorite tracks from each album… generally staying away from the “hits”. Hope they come in handy.
Recommended Download / Baltimore Club
Your favorite hoser gets the club treatment from yours truly. Again, something that has been sitting in my Logic folder for months finally sees the light of the day.
::DOWNLOAD + LISTEN::
Taken from Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams.
Finally figured out how to post GIFs that work 100.
This is a GIF I made taken from the pilot episode of Ghostwriter.
RECOMMENDED LISTENING / DJ EDIT
I now made this Moombahton edit up for download. Have fun!
::DOWNLOAD + LISTEN:: Dooze Jackers - Zoo (Kid Kaio Remix) (prince klassen moombahton edit) by princeklassen