It’s OFFICIAL! We’ve been posting here on the new site since January, but it’s taken until mid-April for the whole crew to put together this launch party. WE B FOOLISH. But we also stay busy. Without further ado, on behalf of the entire Mixtape Riot extended famiglia, I courdially invite you all to join us this upcoming Tuesday night at the royal temple of sophisticated-funk: Beauty Bar NYC. Come expecting to sweat. You will. Live performances from Maggie Horn, Miz Metro, and The Beatards plus MTR All-Stars Soul Imperial on DJ duties, free mixtape giveaways, 2 for 1 drinks, and an un-official open bar (find me and I’ll get you a round)! The new mixtape BLAST OFF! mixed by DJ O and me is fressssssh! Come early if you want a physical copy ’cause supplies are LIMITED. Those of you that don’t come out will have to wait to hear the heat.Â
I’m posting up a brand new mashup I did this morning. Serani’s “No Games” (Unfinished Business Riddim)Â is probably my favorite Jamaican tune from the past year. Funny thing is, my first reaction when I heard it from the High School kids I was working with in Crown Heights last summer was that it sounded so much like Tracy Chapman! I know I am not alone. A handful of people have agreed that the likeness is uncanny. Then it was Murphy’s Law who reminded of an actual Chapman original that had a minimal reggae backing beat and would be prime for remix possibilities. The pieces fell into place real easily. Just so happens that I also was reminded this weekend (by a good bearded DJ at a crazy BK house party) of an old school reggae version of another Tracy classic. The other Foxy Brown. Now I’m hyped to make them all into a mega-mix-medley at the end of the party on Tues night. DON’T SLEEP!
Tracy Chapman : She's Got Her Ticket (Chuck Wild Mix)
Serani : No Games
Foxy Brown : Baby Can I Hold You Tonight