Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bollywood Flashback: Kehna Hai Kya

I noticed the other day that I've been neglecting Bollywood (and Bhangra) songs recently!  Not to worry, I went back and found one of my favorite Bollywood songs of all times:  Kehna Hai Kya from the 1995 film "Bombay." Enjoy!

P.S.-More Bhangra on the way too ;) StumbleUpon

Friday, April 20, 2012

Flashback Friday: Gang Starr

The years I spent in NYC were some of my best yet! It's where I learned to DJ, where I got my first solo gig, where I first played in a club, etc. And although there are a lot of Hip-Hop artists based out of New York, Gang Starr has always been my favorite! Here my top 3 Gang Starr songs:

1. "Royalty"- Gang Starr

2. "Mass Appeal"- Gang Starr

3. "Full Clip"- Gang Starr


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Now Playing: I Like That

Kind of liking this song today... It could be good for mixing...

"I Like That" is not exactly the most unique title though, here are a few other songs with similar titles:


Monday, April 16, 2012

Feelin' Extra Mexican Today...Inténtalo Me Prende

It was one of those days when I just got tired to the same ol' Top 40 songs on the radio and I decided to explore outside my usual preset stations. Being in the Central Valley, I immediately ran across a Spanish station playing "Inténtalo Me Prende" by Dj Erick Rincon!   It really feels like a Mexican Song had a baby with a Lebanese Song!   I absolutely LOVE it!  The video wasn't exactly what I expected either!  My favorite part is when the Mexican dancers come in with these REDONKULOUSLY long shoes!  Seriously, how are they not tripping all over each other???


Friday, April 13, 2012

Flashback Friday: P.M. Dawn

Damn! I am SOOOOO ready for summer!  I can see it already:  me kickin' it poolside in the 100°F weather with P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" playing in the background!  I must admit I'm not usually a fan of the same music that plays on"Adult Contemporary" radio, but this song just seemed so relaxing that it sort of hypnotized me... I suggest you don't fight it either :)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's a Girl DJ to Wear?... Nerd Rings!

Not sure why I'm on this Nerd kick recently, but alas, I found yet another Nerd based jewelry item that I think would be the perfect accessory for a DJ gig.  Say hello to these cute glasses rings from ASOS!

WARNING: These little glasses rings are so real looking, you might be tempted to give your finger a noogie... wait... WHAT???

Anyhow, speaking of nerds... here's my favorite song "She Wants To Move" from the group N.E.R.D.:


Monday, April 9, 2012

Random: Ableton & Robot Koch

This weekend I was looking to make good on my New Years resolution by finally downloading Ableton! I happened to come across this video of German musician Robot Koch showing how he creates his music using Ableton.
When they showed him recording the sound of a piece of paper ripping and I just about had a heart attack!  I love that kind of ISH! I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I absolutly LOVE strange and unusual sounds in music, like the baby rattle & crying sounds in Aaliyah's "Find Somebody"...

or the gunshots & cash registar sounds in MIA's "Paper Planes"...

I can't wait to go around recording strange sounds to incorporate in my mixes!  But first I must master Ableton... wish me luck!  In the meantime listen to (& download!) Robot Koch's "Nano" here:


Friday, April 6, 2012

Flashback Friday: K.P. & Envyi

Here's yet another Flashback Friday that will make you ask: "Whatever happened to them?" According to Wikipedia, K.P. & Envyi were yet another 90's one-hit-wonder! But better to have made one hit than no hit at all, right?