Plenty of Kwaito in last week's playlist. Most of it nabbed from youtube videos. Kwaito is the current pop fair in South Africa and has some serious old school dance classic influence. Most songs feature slowed house beats as the backbone that are totally camp but I kind of dig. Some tunes are way poppy but I'm defenitly feeling the simpler tunes and remixes I've heard around town. Peep the Mjava video above, and the Missy remix below, plenty of others up as well. If you've got an hour or so this WBUR produced Kwaito doc is also worth a listen.
Hip house rarities old and new to my crates also in the playlist. I've got a hip house vocal mix in the works I've promised to put out there by week's end! Stay tuned for that!
A few photos from this weekend's fun, Flavorheard who has Egg Foo Yung in the house, and Bouncement 2 which was one hell of a time. Killer set from DJ/Rupture who I haven't in like 3 years! Good stuff. Join me tomorrow night for more radio love!
Thanks again to Chitown Juke upstart Hotboy Smooth for joining us on the air last week. Check him out as well as the Violator Juke Squad DJ's all over myspace. Listen to the exclusive interview with Hotboy Smootth from last week's show below!
Thanks to Certified Bananas and everyone who came out to the Milky Way this past Friday. Fun photos here. Definitely made for a great birthday! Was way surprised to have a few listeners come out of the woodwork too. Thanks for coming to say hello!
Playlist from last week here. A bunch of new (to me) cuts this week, some thanks to a massive church sale in my hometown I was able to hit up two weeks ago. Never disappoints (I'm pretty amped on the Rare Earth LP I found). More from that stack in this week's show!
We also heard some snippets from the The Bladerunner'sMegamix CD featuring Boston locals 7L and the Razor. In the tradition of edit tapes (and some 12"s like the one that followed in the show) these guys break out the exacto on classic beats and new sounds too for an amazing cut and paste style ride. Looks like they're still dishing out quality remixes for the working DJ, and you can see them at Enormous Room this Friday.
Plenty of other stuff to hit up on the local calendar as well. Also on Friday Second Gallery closes with a party at Hong Kong in Harvard Sq. (DJ's Red Foxxx, Kingdom, and Lone Wolf). Saturday The Miracle Five bring you Sweat2Die at "The Palace" in Somerville. Billed at "true visual ghettotech" I'm not sure what exactly to expect but with acts like trapeze artists, sword swallowers, and bearded ladies on the bill, it may be a serious spectacle. NEXT Friday Flavordudes bring up Egg Foo Young for this month's Clap Your Hands. Next Sat the great DJ /Rupture comes back to town for Bouncement 2 with a bunch of local friends. And on Sunday (the 29th) Baltimore deep house DJ Karizma comes to Utopia at Boston Rocks. Whoa is it Summertime yet?
Join me tomorrow night for a special summertime interview with Chicago's jukeDJ Hotboy Smooth. Same time and place. Catch you then!
Back from my week off and Mofo Radio returns Wednesday, but if you're hard up I'll give you some recommended listening for the next few days. Certified Bananas teamed up with Canada's Smalltown DJ's on a supermix repping North America. Download North American Wildlife from Certified Bananas website. This mix is totally on point and may be a preview of the mayhem these guys are going to bring when they play the Milky Way this Friday in Jamaica Plain.
On that note I'll officially announce my unofficial birthday party this Friday at the Milky Way. Unofficial because it's really a Certified Bananas gig opened by yours truly. But it just so happens to be my birthday's eve so come on out and grab a drink with me! There's seriously nothing I'd like better then to see all the people I know on my B-Day so come check it out! I'll be spinning around 10. CB dudes are going to kill it all night. Come out early to catch all the action!
No Mofo Radio this coming week. I'm headed to Vegas (baby) in a matter of hours! Haven't figured out who's filling in yet but thanks in advance whoever you are!
Holler at last week's playlist. Check that funky Borden's Star Wars theme from the top of the show here. New music in the show from the man Flack, and also from DJ Etan who I sorely missed this past Friday at Great Scott. And whoa I'm sorely missing Kid Sister who's playing Vegas right now! Coming back through New York though so maybe I can catch her there? Anyway I leave you with some more funky Star Wars. Hopefully I'll see Vegas entrainment this good.