Awww yeah. For those that don’t know, my homies Tim Zawada and Xander have been running a great bi-weekly party over the past few months called SoSoDisco. I played one of their first parties last year and it was crazy fun. They recently moved the night from Between Lounge to Lokal, and Saturday is the official re-launch party. Xander, Tim, and David Drake are all crazy disco aficionados, so its cool I get to rock with them and put my hip-hoppy spin on some disco, house and funk jams. We would LOVE to see you out Saturday to come celebrate with us. Oh yeah, more HUGE shows being announced soon.
1. The Glitch Mob – “Drive It Like You Stole It”
2. Lloyd Banks feat. Juelz Santana – “Beamer, Benz Or Bentley”
3. Jay-Z – “American G-Funk (The Knocks Remix)”
4. Cam’Ron – “Amber Lamps”
5. Classixx – “I’ll Get You (Gigamesh Remix)”
6. Hot2Def – “Up & Down”
7. Jammer – “Better Than (Lorn Remix)”
8. Them Jeans – “Flying Rats (djdstar Remix)”
9. Young Money – “Bed Rock (Emynd Pillow Bass Remix)”
10. California Swag District – “Teach Me How To Dougie”
Big ups to my dude DJ Drastik for winning the Canadian finals of the Red Bull Thre3Style Battle! Peep the video below, its pretty fresh. Good to see a former DMC champ doing well in the club game. Two heats have been held in the US so far, and I’m told Vajra won the Denver heat. Big ups to him as well.
Sidednote: How the fuck is Red Bull NOT having a Chicago heat??? You telling me youre having a Dallas AND Houston finals but nothing in the midwest? WOW.
Its new segment time here at BIGONCE.COM, fresh DJ vid of the week (applause).
So anyone that has known me for a while knows I’m a huge video nerd, especially when it comes to battles. Watching DMC and ITF videos coming up really shaped who I am as a DJ, and made me want to do more than just play records in a club. I was always into scratching and trick mixing as a kid, but getting my first real DJ video in 1998 (X-Men in X-Ercise Vol 1) completely changed my life.
A few years later I purchased the 2003 DMC US Finals DVD, and this routine here completely flipped me out. It took me probably 30 views to really grasp what this dude was doing, and also made me really shift my focus from scratching to beat juggling. So here we go, the inaugural DJ vid of the week is DJ Shiftee at the 2003 DMC US Finals.
Got three gigs this weekend, covering two different states. Friday I’m in the hometown of the Chi, opening up Tonic Room with the homie DJ TREW. (If you want an idea of what goes down at Tonic Room on weekends, click here). After that I’m off to Streetside Cafe to close out the monthly Rapture party along with DJ Moppy, Lokua, and Raj Mahal. Last month was INSANE, this month will be even better!
Saturday I’m heading 90 miles north to the frozen tundra of Milwaukee to rock the Rick Jameson Experience Two Year Anniversary party at Jackalope Lounj!!! I’ll be sharing the bill with MKE’s two best DJs, Why-B (aka Rick Jameson himself) and Kid Cut Up. The Kid and I are also premiering a special 4 turntable set, and trust me…. its ridiculous. Anybody in the 414, you cannot afford to miss this.
Peep the Rapture and RJE flyers below, hope to see you out!
1. Prince – “Kiss (Kid Cut Up Remix)”
2. Mobb Deep – “Got It Twisted (DJ Aristocat Kids With Guns Remix)”
3. Haji P. & MF Shalem – “Mouth Fulla Gold”
4. Breakage & Newham Generals ft. David Rodigan – “Hard (Caspa & The Others Remix)”
5. Gyft – “They Just Don’t Know”
6. Usher feat. Nicki Minaj – “Lil Freak”
7. Freeway feat. Young Chris – “Microphone Killa”
8. Doc Delay & B. Cause – “Girls Just Want a Sexual Seduction”
9. Sukh Knight – “Ganja Dub”
10. XXXchange – “Better Than You”