Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Before I get to the music, I want to give a huge thanks and shout out to Thes, Double K, Grace, Red Bull Music Academy, Recloose, Frank Booker, Serato HQ, Kenny Dixon Jr., Kez, Spelunk, Exile, Mark, Conch Records, Hit It & Quit It, George FM, Base FM, Takas, DJ Mu, everyone who came to the shows and New Zealand on a whole. You all showed me heaps of love and I will be back!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, one of the best things about traveling is hearing local music you would never find out about otherwise. Recloose recommended this album to me and it's been on repeat ever since. Here's a few joints from NZ's own Lord Echo. This record has a million influences and they all blend together to create something unique. I'm feeling it. Here's two very different joints off his Melodies album.
Now I've gotta go wrap some presents and crack this bottle of Yamazaki. Cheers, bro.
Lord Echo - Wang East
Sunday, December 12, 2010
If you're in New Zealand this week, I'll be doing a workshop for Red Bull Music Academy this Thursday breaking down both Ableton and the MPC, and going track by track through a lot of my songs and remixes. Next Friday I'll be rocking with Moodymann, Recloose and Frank Booker in Auckland, and Wellington the night after. Holleur
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
This has been floating around online for a while now (my Radio 1 mix for Gilles Peterson, Blame's Pre-DCD mixtape [as "Set Up"], etc.), but never got an "official" release. Shit, even this isn't an "official" release, but at least folks can finally have the song on it's own.
This was originally for an album, but it didn't really fit with either project Blame and I were working on at the time, so it languished in song purgatory. I've been meaning to post this up for a minute now, so for those who asked, here 'tis...
Fuss & Fight - Blame One, DJ Day & Aloe Blacc
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hey y'all, it's been a while since I've posted some music. I was going through some joints for tonight and found an edit I did a while back of "Long Train Runnin'". I know there's a bunch of these out there, so here's one more for you. Acoustic intro with a healthy bass and drum breakdown toward the end, straight from the multi tracks. Enjoy and don't forget theLIFT tonight!
The Doobie Bros. - Long Train Runnin' (DJ Day Acoustic Intro Mix)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
¡Reunión! welcomes Special Guest J. Sole (KCRW/Afro Funké)
This Saturday, I'll be holding it down with J Rocc after hours at The Lift (RSVP for info and location - firstname.lastname@example.org)
then I'm jumping on the People Under The Stairs - Secret House Party Tour for a few dates before I hit New Zealand next month for the RBMA/Hit It & Quit It Tour. More info TBA soon!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Here's a free download of my "Down Dumbing" remix for the homies Qwel and Maker. Their new album, Owl is out now and pretty much smashes everything else you're listening to.
Qwel & Maker - Down Dumbing (DJ Day Remix)
Qwel & Maker - Down Dumbing (DJ Day Remix Instrumental)
I also have a 10" with Yosaku coming out on BSTRD Boots at the end of Oct. #staytuned
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Finally had a chance to see Dungen live last weekend. One of the best shows I've been to. If they're anywhere within plane, train or automobile distance, go.
This whole album is on some next shit. Highly recommended.
Something for the dancefloor...
Manned Missiles - Chuckles Flavor
In a minute!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
For those that hit me up....Anthem Records has put up the last few copies of the screen printed 7" they made for The Goodfoot's 10 Year Anniversary. Top quality thru and thru complete with pic sleeve and artwork by the one and only Mike 2600. Only 100 pressed so get 'em while you can.
Also, you can download my set from The Do-Over rightcheere
In a minute!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I was blessed to rock The Do Over last Sunday and all I can say is, it was definitely one of the funnest gigs I've done. Jerome Baker set it off with the classics, Bobbito dropped the crazy latin/bossa/funk 45 set, Peanut Butter Wolf did an awesome MJ video tribute and Mayer Hawthorne, Bilal, Rich Medina, DJ Scratch (who sat behind me during my set. No pressure.) and Spinderella were in the house. Audio should be up in a few weeks. Thanks to Haycock, Mr. Strong, Mr. Blacc, Mr. Rules, Mr. Shoes et al. #sotice
I won't be able to post for a minute (see below). After this week I'm taking off to Berlin for a few days with Aloe Blacc to promote his new album Good Things which drops later this month. But first...
I'm going, going...back, back...to...Portland?¿
Yes, yes y'all, this Thursday 9/2 I'll be holding it down at The Fix and Friday 9/3 at The Goodfoot for their 10 Year Anniversary Party.
If you're in town tomorrow, come by Anthem Records for a (very) limited new DJ Day 7" with artwork by Mike 2600 screen printed on the flip #raer. This is a one off for Anthem Records commemorating a decade of good times at The Good Foot and once they're gone, they're gone. There will also be some copies available Friday night at the show. Come say hey and have a drank with me!
Also next Thursday 9/9 in PSP, the one and only DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5/Blend Crafters) will be in the house at ¡Reunión! #ALWAYSFREE
Big shout out and thanks to last month's special guests, King Most and Doc Delay, and I can't forget my man 100 grand, Aimlo who has been killing it with me every week. Seriously, don't sleep on the kid.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
My man is not only a dope DJ, but an incredible producer as well. He just finished working on Kendra Morris' new album and is constantly working on new projects. Get familiar and if you're anywhere near Palm Springs, come through and grab a drink with us. No cover and guaranteed to go down! You can download his latest mix below.
Doc Delay - Galactic Convertible Music
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Every guest I have at ¡Reunión! brings something unique to the table (which is why I have folks come through in the first place), and last Thursday was no exception. This was a night to play what we want, drink, sing, cuss, clown and most of all, have fun.
I went through 3 or so hours and took what I thought were the best parts. The first half was early into about peak time and the 2nd half is the late night IDGAF set.
All vinyl, all live. Enjoy.
Thes One - Live At ¡Reunión!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thes Uno returns to ¡Reunión! this Thursday for another night of all vinyl party rocking, public shit talking and extreme liver abuse. This is a free show so if you're in California, come down to The Ace Hotel, get yourself a room and let's DO THIS!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
My man Ruckazoid (aka Ricci Rucker) just sent me some music and all I can say is holy shit. Dude has been BUSY. He's got dozens of albums on his new site from remixes, to scratch joints, to electro, to boogie/80's, hip hop and everything in between. Guaranteed there's something for everybody in there.
Probably one of the most talented and misunderstood dudes I know (Who else can go from this to this to this?). He's in his own lane and poised to take over this year.
Check it out: http://main.listencompute.com/
Friday, July 23, 2010
#1 of 30 handmade covers for the limited re-release of The Life of Clutchy Hopkins.
I was back in the desert recording some drums and keys with the old coot, and after taking a break I saw this on the table. I asked if it was a painting* he was working on and he tells me it's a one of a kind, handmade cover he's doing for the first handful of The Life of Clutchy Hopkins re-issue. I already copped another one and it's going on ebay once these are gone. Grip & flip.
Get your pre-order:
*Most folks don't know Clutchy is an established painter under a different name. He's also a retired cargo pilot who used to smuggle various 'items' for foreign diplomats and a part time homeless shelter refugee. He says it's for the free coffee, but that's some bullshit.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
If you're in or around Palm Springs this weekend, be sure to check out Ubiquity Records 20th Anniversary Party at The Ace Hotel. No cover, good times, possible/probable debauchery and yours truly.
More info at Ubiquity
Free Download of Exile’s “Radio” BONUS ALBUM in celebration of his upcoming August 31st “AM/FM” release via Plug Research. “AM/FM” will feature various producers remixing the original “Radio” tracks, while various rappers and singers go over the originals. The amount of submissions were so high, not everything could fit on the official “AM/FM” album, hence this FREE BONUS ALBUM for YOU!
Since this is FREE, please support “AM/FM” dropping August 31st – which features Blu, Fashawn, Shafiq Husayn, Samiyam, Free The Robots, DJ Day, Clutchy Hopkins, Evidence, Alchemist, Krondon, Muhsinah, Aloe Blacc, Grouch & Eligh, Take and many more!
To download the full album for free, visit: thedirtyscience.bandcamp.com
1. So We Can Move (Teebs Remix) – 02:44
2. It’s Coming Down (DJ Rhettmatic Remix) – 03:36
3. Population Control (Dibia$e Remix) – 02:15
4. We’re All In Power ft. Lessondary Radio (Von Pea, Donwill, and Elucid) - 02:46
5. Frequency Modulation (Marco Polo Remix ft. Torae & Ruste Juxx) – 02:53
6. In Love (Kan Kick Remix) – 03:34
7. GB (Radio Medley) – 02:19
8. Watch Out! False Prophet ft. ADAD & Johaz - 04:04
9. The Machine (DiViNCi Remix) – 03:09
10. In Tune Static (Mike Gao Remix) – 01:59
11. So We Can Move (Pollyn Remix) – 03:49
12. Exbox Radio (Radio Reject – Bonus Cut) - 01:31
13. OPERAtor Radio (Radio Reject – Bonus Cut) - 01:41
14. Forbidden Radio (Radio Reject – Bonus Cut) - 01:29
15. I’ve Been Dreaming of You (Radio Reject – Bonus Cut) - 02:45
More info at DirtyScience
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Private press soul from Ohio courtesy of Cool Chris from my stop at Groove Merchant a few weeks ago. Every time I hit GM, he always seems to know the vibe I'm on and this was exactly what I was searching for.
A single song doesn't do this album justice (the liner notes alone are worth buying the 2XLP). Something from nothing can't begin to explain this record. Do yourself a favor and own it. Shout out to Numero Group for consistently killing it.
Wee - I'm All Changed
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It's 3am and I'm closing the door to what once was and could have been. Much respect to Miles Bonny and my man Nathan McCoy. This was originally part of the album I started and scrapped, so I'm giving it to you all. I'm in a very different place now, and truth be told, if I don't put this out now it will never see the light of day. There's more where this came from, but for the time being, here it is. Miles Bonny on trumpet & vocals, Nate "Rivel" McCoy on bass and me on everything else. This is probably the last time you'll hear this sound from me for a while.
To be continued...
DJ Day & Miles Bonny (feat. Nate McCoy) - Learning to Fly
DJ Day & Miles Bonny (feat. Nate McCoy) - Learning to Fly (inst)
Monday, May 24, 2010
I just got hip to The Stance Brothers via A-Ko (you remember him, right?). This is new funk/soul (or as they call it, "garage jazz") done right. Someone give up the goods on how they recorded those drums! Cottdamn.
Here's a couple joints from their album Kind Soul on Ricky-Tik Records out of Finland. The first is a top-notch cover of Cannonball Adderley's "Capricon" and an original called "The Strong One" which was only available on 7".
Glad to see folks are still making records like this that have soul and don't come off as contrived or corny. The vinyl version is coming soon, but you can cop the CD/MP3's here in the meantime. Hope to hear more from them in the future.
The Stance Brothers Official Site
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After reading a comment left in this post I did some reading and found out this was all made by one dude...
" Ricky-Tick Records released The Stance Brothers' debut album, Kind Soul in Finland in September 2007.  Teppo "Teddy Rok" Mäkynen produced and recorded the album himself and played all the instruments."
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Just to give you all an update on what's going on with your dude, I've wrapped up my remix for Quantic and I won't be doing any other side project work for a while. I'm about to lock myself in the studio indefinitely. It's long overdue. So, with that said, I'll still post from time to time, but the blog (and the internet in general) is gonna have to take a backseat for a minute. Thanks to everyone who's been keeping up with me on here. I WILL RETURN
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I setup to record live and was hoping to get both Eleven and GLK's sets, but I ran out of room 45 minutes in (d o h). What I DID get though, was Eleven killing shit along with the crowd reaction in the room (I highly recommend copping one of these). I'll be recording and posting more live sets from time to time.
DJ Eleven - Live at Reunión
Thursday, April 15, 2010
DJ Day - Alright (Cross Reference edit)
TONIGHT! DESERT GOLD KICKS OFF WITH REUNIÓN AT THE ACE HOTEL WITH THE GASLAMP KILLER//DJ ELEVEN//DJ DAY//DJ HUGGS//ALF ALPHA//AIMLO
No cover + $1 drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry 9-10:30
Monday, April 12, 2010
New Clutchy Hopkins album, "The Story Teller" drops tomorrow on Ubiquity. I know it's been YouTube city up in here lately, so I'll be dropping some new music this week.
If you're heading out for Coachella, make it a 4 day weekend and catch myself, The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Eleven ( The Rub/NYC), Huggs, Alf Alpha & Aimlo this Thursday for FREE at Reunión!
Call for a special discount on rooms 4/15 (code: Reunion) and RSVP for all Desert Gold events (Stones Throw vs. Fools Gold and much more) HERE
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Who else better than to tackle Dilla's beats than ?uestlove & The Roots? I'm sure some of you are running down a laundry list of other folks, but this is definitely worth checking. They manage to give these cuts new life while keeping the spirit of Dilla intact with the unorthodox approach and looseness. DL the individual tracks below or the whole thing here
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
My man Kon never fails. He just dropped this mix in support of On Track Vol. 3 coming out this April on BBE with partner Amir. This one is really on some other shit. Highly recommended.
Kon - Strong Love
Be sure to check out his blog, Playin' 4 Keeps for more goodness like this.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tenorio Jr. - Nebulosa