Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Top Albums of 2008

1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (mad 'Pitchfork-ish' of me, but hey, it's a good record)
2. Jazzanova - Of All Things
3. Q- Tip - The Renaissance
4. Menahan Street Band - Make the Road By Walking
5. People Under the Stairs - Fun DMC
Exile - Radio (technically '09, but since the promos are out it makes the list)
7. Misled Children - Misled Children Meet Odean Pope
8. Jake One - White Van Music
9. Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It
10. Bronx River Parkway - San Sebastian 152

Top Songs of 2008

1. Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Find a Way
2. Mayer Hawthorne - Just Aint Gonna Work Out
3. Kings Go Forth - One Day
4. Cosmic Force - Trinidad Bump
5. Chin Chin - GG & the Boys
6. Johnny Hammond - Fantasy (Faze Action remix)
7. Zed Bias feat. Jenna G - Let Me Change Your Mind
8. Kanye West - Love Lockdown (DJ B.Cause remix)
9. Speedometer - The Real Me (DJ Format remix)
10. Trav Williams - Moment

I'm not too good at making these lists. I always end up forgetting something mega, but there you go. Hopefully I won't be smacking my forehead like Homer Simpson later.

Damn, I can't believe it's been a year since I started this blog. Thanks to the folks who've been checking on the regular and everyone leaving comments (even the dude who tried to shoot an anonymous dis @ my PUTS remix - I see you).

Happy New Year! Here's to doing it big in '09!

Black on White Affair - Auld Lang Syne (Light in the Attic)

Have fun and be safe, peoples!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Damn, I think that might be the longest gap between posts ever. I've been in LA for the past few days working with Exile. Expect another post later tonight or tomorrow.
We now resume our regularly scheduled programming.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Home Stretch

Just in the nick of time, my Marvin Gaye edit made it into O-Dub's 2008 year-in-review over at Soulsides. Big thank you to him and everyone who's bought the record (it sold out in less than a week. Not sure how many more will be pressed).

I'll be posting my own "Best Of" list before the end of year. My kids are out of school so if you're wondering why I'm not as thorough lately, see the post below...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Merry prt. 2

More holiday cheerz. Yay.

Haha, for real, this season is always stressful, so here's a few cuts to play while getting drunk with your co-workers, djing for drunken co-workers, hanging ornaments on your tree, lighting your kinara or menorah, or just plain trying to grab some ass under the misletoe. I GOT YOU.

Catalist - Soulful Christmas

Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas

& my all time favorite...

Donny Hathaway - This Christmas

BTW - Check out my man Catalist. He's one of the most talented people I know. Real speak.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What's Going On

Now available @ TTLab

Just to clear some things up... I've been reading about how I added this and that to the song - I did not add any additional music to this. I just re-arranged some of the music and added an alternate vocal track of his, then harmonized it with parts of the OG. I originally made this just for myself, but someone heard it and wanted to put it out, so I did.
Marvin Gaye is the G.O.A.T. to me and I didn't want to mess with what, to me, is a perfect song. Hopefully people understand where I'm coming from with this and realize it's not about anything I did, but bringing certain elements of his into focus.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Rainy Days & Mondays

Shout out to Karen Carpenter, but you cannot get the bol down.

Looks like winter is finally here. It's been pouring all day and it's supposed to get worse, so I got the fireplace firin', turntables tablin', coffee coffyin' and the computer putin'...

Richard Barbary - There Was Never, Ever, Anyone But You

Steve Parks - Still Thinking of You (classique!)

Anvil Band - Nice Vibes (no cheese edit)

Kellie Greene & Co. - Zodiac Suite (Air)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Tittsworth remixes featuring yours truly, Trackademicks, Sammy Bananas, Bird Peterson & more now available at the internet's favorite retailer, Turntablelab.



Big Daddy Kane remix done by request for the bearded wizard:

DJ Day - Here He Comes RAW*


Merry Merry

Be-all-to-end-all mix of Christmas funk, courtesy of Jared Boxx & Daptone Records.

Soul Santa - JBX

*edit* - I shoulda known O-Dub would beat me to this!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

No Ras Trent

Found another blend I did a while back of Kaya + Quantic. Simple and plain mang, but it works.

Kaya Swing (DJ Day)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

M.U.S.C.L.E. Men (on Films)

They could have done this all kinds of ways. Why they chose to ruin my childhood memories of M.U.S.C.L.E toys, I'll never know.
I still want one tho.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Never As Good As the First Time

I was going through old beats today and came across a remix I did of "Four Hills". I don't even remember why I made it, (I think I was learning Ableton?) but I thought I'd post it for the hell of it.

"All Arapaho traveled through four stages, or "hills of life", childhood, youth, adulthood and old age."

DJ Day - Four Hills Remix

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and remembers the real deal.
Peace and have a good weekend everybody

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slum Village - Drop the Drums

Early Slum Village demo posted up by T3 over on his Night Gallery blog (by way of my man Hubert).
SV on some fast ish? This has 1992 written all over it.

Slum Village - Drop the Drums

Monday, November 24, 2008


Dropping this week...

Tittsworth ft Nina Sky & Pitbull - Here He Comes (DJ Day Remix)

Tittsworth ft The Federation - Drunk As F*ck (Meterhead "Blue Monday" Remix)

Tittsworth ft Pase Rock & Kid Sister - WTF (Sammy Bananas remix)

Tittsworth ft Diamond K - Tear the Club Up (Bird Peterson remix)

Tittsworth ft The Federation - Drunk As F*ck (Trackademicks Remix)

Tittsworth ft Nina Sky & Pitbull - Here He Comes (DJ Day Instrumental)

T&A Records

You can hear it on DJ Ayres new mix "We Run This" (right click/save)

Kanye West - Heartless
T.I. - I'm Illy
Lil Scrappy & Lil Wayne - Stand Up
Killer Mike - Aye O
Madlib ft Guilty Simpson - Blow The Horns On 'Em
Young Jeezy - Circulate
Q-Tip - Won't Trade
Murs - Can It Be
Maino - However Do You Want It
Nadastrom - Pussy Loop
Tittsworth f. Nina Skye & Pitbull - Here He Comes (DJ Day Remix)
Big Daddy Kane - Raw 91
Trevor Loveys & Affie Yusef - Fakerz
Bingo Players - Get Up (Diplo Remix)
DJ Mujava - Township Funk (DJ Rob 3 remix)
DJ Ayres & Nadastrom - Fired Up
Underworld - Ring Road (Fake Blood remix)
Morgan Geist - Detroit (Carl Craig remix)
D. Ramirez and Dirty South - Shield
Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam (LSB remix)
Glitch - Stringles
Jokers of the Scene - Acidrod
E-40 & Neyo - Competition (+ the greatest drop of all time)
Josh Xantus ft Jadakiss - Lets Ride
The Lox - It's Like That
Jadakiss ft Jay-Z - Who Run This
Devin the Dude - Thinkin Bout U

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Fearlessly human is the best way I can describe Zoe Strauss' photography. After years in the making, Ammo Books have published America, a collection of photos from her journey through America in search of THAT REAL SHIT. And she has captured it in abundance. Please believe it.

America @ Amazon

Thanks to Cosmo for the heads up.

Friday, November 21, 2008 me

I don't know how I managed to miss this last year, but in my defense dude puts out a gang of schitt!
Here's Waajeed's cover of Tom Browne's "Funkin' For Jamaica" to set your weekend at ease. Peace to everybody who came through the gig last night. It was on some RANDOMNESS, but I had a good time. Saw some folks I hadn't seen in a minute too.
Be cool and have a good weekend, ya'll.

Waajeed - Jamaica Funk (feat. Monica Blaire)

shout out to FWMJ for the heads up

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Am Your Mind

Dope Roy Ayers re-edit by my man Sal Paradise (yes, I said it, dude)

Roy Ayers - I Am Your Mind prt.2 (Sal's Nostalgia edit)

I know I've been kinda "meh" on the blogging tip and I don't really have an excuse other than being sorta busy (and kinda lazy), so perdón.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Better late than never

A couple random jammy's for the weekend...

Rehash - Month Four
(you really need to cop this record if you can still find it)

Kings Go Forth - One Day
(I really need to cop this record if I can still find it)

More info: Rehash Kings Go Forth

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

yeah, it's the live guy with glasses

Blame Uno back in the mix with a new single, "Disturbed" feat. Sean Price and Exile on production.
This is off his forthcoming album Days After Days feat. Black Milk, KanKick, Oh No and tons of other folks. I've heard it and trust me, this shit is FIYAAAH! Please support my man and go buy the single. It drops today.

Blame One feat. Sean Price - Disturbed (courtesy of 33Jones)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hot, Cool & Easy

It's been a week like no other. Every emotion under the sun has been felt and unfortunately, one of those has been sadness with the passing of reggae great, Byron Lee.

Here's a couple of my favorite songs in remembrance and a song of mine that was partly inspired by his music.

Byron Lee -Express Yourself
Byron Lee - Hot Reggay
DJ Day - Sunday

Have a good weekend everyone. There's a lot to think about.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Words can't express how I feel right now.
I just broke down and cried for the first time.
It has finally hit me.

Congratulations America. We did it.

Reactions from around the world

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chin Chin

Why am I just now hearing about these dudes?

Chin Chin - GG & the Boys

Shot out to Manyoo for the heads up

I'm Only Human

Zo & Tigallo (producer Zo & Phonte from Little Brother) covering 80's songs? Yes plaese*

Zo and Tigallo - I'm Only Human
Zo and Tigallo - Africa

*Courtesy of my man Dr. Delay

& needless to say...

Let's make it.

Friday, October 31, 2008


my lil homie

I'm not that big on Halloween (and you know I'm already burnt out having kids), but I had to do something for today...

Here's a quick scratch sentence I made for Halloween a few years ago. I got the bright idea to dress up and lurk at the gig all night without anyone knowing it was me, then bust out with my superawesomescratchroutine. People figured it out in about 20 seconds.

DJ Day - Halloween cuts

Here's a couple other random (and I do mean random) records I dug out that are quasi Halloween and/or evil related.

Aphrodite's Child - The Battle of the Locusts

This schitt ^^^ will NOT be for everyone, but I can get down with some stuff like this. There's a little surprise in there for the scratch nerds (D-Styles headz know the deele).

Franco Micalizzi - Bargain With the Devil

This is from an Italian horror movie soundtrack I came up on a while back. The movie is basically Rosemary's Baby goes to Italy, but the music is pretty ill.
This last cut is more on a Halloween porno vibe so you might want to save it for the end of the night.

Have a good weekend y'all - don't be (too) stupid!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Choice is Yours 2008

Austin, TX – October 29, 2008 – Dres of the platinum-selling hip hop group Black Sheep has revitalized the 1991 hit The Choice is Yours, rewriting lyrics and donating his time and services to create an innovative pro- Obama voter initiative video. Partnered with Austin based creative teams at Voodoo Cowboy Entertainment and Super!Alright! Media in an all-volunteer effort, Dres re-recorded and shot the updated version of The Choice is Yours in Austin, Texas in just under two days.

Corny? A little, but I'm a sucker for schitt like this.

Download the MP3:
The Choice is Yours (Tasters Choice Mix 2008)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Workable Wednesday

Here's a mixable 8 bar intro/outro edit I did of Q-Tip's "Move".
The Renaissance is dope and definitely worth dropping ends on when it hits Nov. 4th.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Pioneered This

The first time I ever heard this record was on Michael "Mixxin" Moor's "Militant Master Mix" radio show on KCRW (dude was also responsible for helping break everyone's favorite DJ savior, DJ Shadow BITD). We used to trade tapes of his shows and he was always way ahead of his time. Michael Moor was a legend in the Los Angeles music scene and unfortunately not enough people know about him or give him the props he deserves. His show helped shape my sound and gave me hope that there were other people out there making the kind of music I wanted to create. This one goes out to him. If anyone has any of those old shows please drop me a line.

The Wreck Allstars (Kenny Dope) - Hit Em Like This

Militant Master Mix - 7/31/93 (courtesy of DJ Marioka)

R.I.P. Michael "Mixxin" Moor - January 1960 - April 2006

Friday, October 24, 2008

"after that black, come back and rewind that"

The motherf*ckin man DJ SCRATCH ON THE MIX. This is one of the illest mixes I've heard in a minute! Dude is a legend and he kills it on this one. All classics and breaks.

DJ Scratch Presents - The Rare Groove Edition

Have a good weekend yaaaaawl...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Bread

Here's a track off the new Daily Bread 12" I did with Aloe (and Dr. Oop who wasn't credited on the song I'm posting [?!]). The project was supposed to be a throwback type of vibe on some Pharcyde/ '93 Til Infinity era ish. In other words - fun. Yo, what happened to peace fun?! Fools seem to forget all about that nowadays.

Daily Bread (Aloe Blacc & DJ Day) - That's That (feat. Dr. Oop)

Alright y'all, I'm off to the dentist. Wish me luck. I don't fear needles and all that, but I'm not looking forward to it...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Riker vs. Bear

A few years ago my man BSides (sorry, no info available at this present time) made an album of beats titled Riker vs. Bear. It was given out to friends and passed around on Soulseek and then he went in a totally different direction musically, making more commercial rap beats and producing music for The George Lopez Show. It's been a while since I've talked to him, but I still listen to this record from time to time. Today was one of those days.

BSides - African Spirit
BSides - Wax Bubbles
BSides - Just a Beat
BSides - New Cut Up Song (secret weapon schitt right chyeah)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Like You Say You Do

As you can probably tell from my posts this week, I've been on mellow mellow (right on) mode and so I'm gonna end it on the same note. I recently got a promo of the new Menahan Street Band album and it's just as good as I thought it would be. Most people will know them from Jay-Z's "Roc Boys" (Jay basically rapped over the title track, "Make The Road By Walking") and from various other projects with The Dap Kings, Antibalas, El Michaels Affair, Joe Bataan, Budos Band etc. (basically that whole ill community of musicians coming out of New York). I've been a fan of all those cats for years and it's good to see them finally get some shine. I also posted up one of my favorite Lee Fields 7"'s that he recorded with some of the band. This joint will be worth $ one day - TRUST!

Enjoy and have a good weekend, y'all...

Menahan Street Band - Tired of Fighting

Lee Fields - Do You Love Me

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sweden's got...soul?


The voice coming out of this face does not compute, but Paul Mac Innes is one soulful cunningham.
I'm sure I'll get a late pass on this one, but Mukatsuku Records (UK by way of Japan...releasing a Swedish group...yeah.) just dropped a limited 7" by Paul Mac Innes & T.B.O.I. that I'm digging in a major way. I bought (yes, paid for!) the MP3 I'm posting below, so if you're feeling it, go to iTunes or Amazon and support these dudes by copping their new self titled album.

Paul Mac Innes/T.B.O.I. - What You Do